Free Self-Defense Nights for Women and Teen Girls Announced by Callahan’s Karate and GrooveWrx

Free Self-Defense Nights for Women and Teen Girls Announced by Callahan’s Karate and GrooveWrx

Submitted by Callahan’s Karate and GrooveWrx

Jennifer Buckley of GrooveWrx (l) and Winnie Callahan of Callahan’s Karate (r) trade shirts to announce the free empowerment workshops they’re offering in May – Courtesy image (c) 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

During the month of May, Winnie Callahan, Co-Owner of Callahan’s Karate, and Jennifer Buckley, Founder of GrooveWrx and The Girl Power WrxShop, will offer their Self-Defense & Physical Empowerment Class to the community at no cost.

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Bedford Saves Energy, One House at a Time

Bedford Saves Energy, One House at a Time

Submitted by Sue Swanson for Mothers Out Front

Remember the yard signs about gas leaks or the red shopping bags supporting Bedford’s NetZero initiative? They represented earlier campaigns by the Bedford team of Mothers Out Front to reduce the use of fossil fuels in our town. Mothers Out Front is passionate about reducing the effects of fossil fuel consumption on our planet and our children’s future!

And we are not alone! Last fall, Special Town Meeting voted to begin the journey toward becoming a Net Zero community. This vote showed Bedford’s commitment to reducing the town’s dependence on fossil fuels through a combination of greater energy efficiency and an increased use of renewably sourced energy.

We invite you to become a “Hero for Net Zero” by participating in our new campaign: “Bedford Saves Energy, One House at a Time!” Save money, reduce energy use, and help move Bedford closer to becoming a Net Zero community. A Mass Save® No-Cost Home Energy Assessment is a straight-forward way to increase energy efficiency in your home and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

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Additional Rte 225 Bridge Closures – April 23 to 26

Additional Rte 225 Bridge Closures – April 23 to 26

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Rte 225 bridge repairs will continue next week: Sunday, April 22 through Thursday night, April 26.

On those nights the bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Traffic will be detoured and drivers are advised to seek alternate routes.

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Celebrate Earth Sunday Outdoors: Attend a Special Fawn Lake Eucharist at 4pm on Sunday

Celebrate Earth Sunday Outdoors: Attend a Special Fawn Lake Eucharist at 4pm on Sunday

Submitted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Chuch

All are welcome to a joyful outdoor Eucharist this Sunday at 4 pm at Fawn Lake, sponsored by the Green Team at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Park in the lot off Sweetwater Ave.

The service will feature music by Judy Criscitiello (fiddle) and John Mitchell (guitar), creation-care themed prayers and a celebration of Holy Eucharist.

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Bedford Explained: Nike Missiles in Bedford?

Bedford Explained: Nike Missiles in Bedford?

By Gene Kalb

As The Bedford Citizen enters its sixth year we are bringing our readers a new feature called “Bedford Explained.” While I’ve lived in Bedford for over 25 years, there are things around town that have made me curious, but after seeing them so often those curiosities have become part of the scenery. But those things have a story, so The Bedford Citizen is working with the Bedford Historical Society to bring our readers explanations about those things that make us curious.

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Rotary Sponsors “Meals for Kids” Project on Saturday, April 21

Rotary Sponsors “Meals for Kids” Project on Saturday, April 21

By Jeffrey Epstein

Each year, some 270 volunteers, both adults and children, come to the Bedford Rotary’s Meals for Kids event, packaging meals that will help feed hungry children in poor developing countries. But for all the years he has been coordinating the event, the Rotary Club’s Bob Cassidy says he gets the biggest kick from watching the kids.

“It’s a blast!” he says. “I enjoy watching the reaction of the kids” who appreciate that their efforts are assisting other children elsewhere.

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Curbside Yard Waste Collection – April 23 to 27

Curbside Yard Waste Collection – April 23 to 27

Submitted by Ed McGrath, Bedford’s Recycling Coordinator

Curbside collection of yard waste will take place next week, April 23-27, and the Department of Public Works is having Republic Services pick up bundles or barrels of tree branches as part of next week’s curbside yard waste collection.

“The DPW is fully aware of the challenges Bedford residents are facing with the clean up from last month’s storms. Our crews are still working on cleaning up the schools, parks, and cemeteries,” said David Manugian, Bedford’s Director of Public Works. “To help residents clear their property, the DPW added tree debris to next week’s collection.”

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Bedford Rotarians’ Service Honored by District 7910

Bedford Rotarians’ Service Honored by District 7910

Submitted by the Rotary Club of Bedford

Two Bedford Rotarians were recently honored by Rotary District 7910. Monday, at its Celebration of Service Heroes, Paula Gilarde and Marc Hamilton were among the 25 Rotarians from across the district recognized for their embracing of the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self”, through their service to people around the globe, in their community and their club.

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Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day: Wednesday, May 2

Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day: Wednesday, May 2

Submitted by Healthy Bedford

Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day will take place on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Walking or biking to School is an option to consider on almost any day, but event days are extra special. Families are encouraged to walk and bike to school.on their own or to join one of the special events that Healthy Bedford has planned for Massachusetts Walk Bike to School Day.

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