New Public Art in Bedford– A Collaborative Effort!

Submitted by Alyssa Sandoval, Economic Development Director

The images on the utility box reference both the nearby garden maintained by the Bedford Garden Club and the bicyclists who frequent the area at the end of the Minuteman Bikeway – Courtesy image (c) Sean Hagan, 2019 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

Bedford’s newest public art project uses a standard utility box located on South Road near Railroad Avenue in the Depot Area as a “canvas” for a community art project. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Summer Solstice Festival ~ Saturday, June 22 ~ 10 Days and Counting!

Submitted by the Town of Bedford

Bedford’s first Summer Solstice Festival is a free, family-friendly event featuring a German-style biergarten by Notch Brewery, food trucks, lawn games, and music. Relax and enjoy the beautiful and historic setting of the Town Common.

Six food trucks will be serving everything from dumplings to barbecue, including Moyzilla, The Cod Squad, The Whoo(pie) Wagon, Chez Rafiki, Papi’s Stuffed Sopapillas, and Uncle E’s BBQ Express. From 1 pm to 3 pm, enjoy music from local singer, Rick Skehan, featuring hits from the Rat Pack through the 90s.

The 2019 METG Student Musical Theatre Awards

Submitted by POMS, Images (c) Emily Mitchell

The Bedford crew was delighted to discover that last year’s BHS production of SEUSSICAL served as the event picture for the evening’s ceremony outside the Berklee Performance Center

Congratulations to the cast and crew of JGMS’s production of GUYS AND DOLLS, JR., who took home two MET Musical Awards, for Best Choral Ensemble and Best Sound Design & Execution. The MET Musical Awards ceremony was held Monday, June 10, at the Berklee Performing Arts Center in Boston.

A group of nearly 30 students, teachers, and parents from Bedford traveled to the MET Awards, with bus transportation covered by a grant from Bedford Patrons of Music Students (POMS). The students enjoyed dinner together in the Berklee neighborhood before reconvening in the auditorium for the awards ceremony.

Local Photographers Discuss Copyright in the Age of Social Media and Photo Sharing

By Jordan Stewart

What began as a group of roughly a dozen Bedford residents passionate about photography has grown, and now draws around 80 members. The photo group is a part of the Bedford Center for the Arts and is a supportive, close-knit community which meets twice a month. They meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (except July and August, when the group breaks for the summer), and host events such as photo sharing days and discussions surrounding the more technical aspects of photography.

Bedford Teams Travel to Kansas City for the 2019 Destination Imagination Global Finals

Submitted by Destination Imagination of Bedford

Team TEJKMO in Kansas City – Courtesy image (c) 2019 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

Two teams of Bedford students, along with approximately 1100 other teams from 38 states and 11 foreign countries, descended upon Kansas City on May 22 for the 2019 Destination Imagination Global Finals, a competition and celebration of the creative process in a multitude of science, engineering, and arts-based domains. 

POMS Announces the Winners of its 2019 Scholarships

Submitted by the Bedford Patrons of Music Students (POMS)

Every year the BHS Music Department honors its graduating seniors with eight scholarships, sponsored by POMS (two each for vocal, band, and orchestra; one Spirit award and one memorial award).

The scholarships were announced and awarded at the BHS Vocal and Instrumental Concerts on May 16 and 22, respectively. Each concert was followed by a dessert reception sponsored by POMS, to honor the scholarship winners and graduating seniors. 

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