Honoring Bedford’s Legendary Jeff JHO Hoyland on National Camera Day

By Julie McCay Turner

More than 200 parents, coaches, colleagues, and young people streamed onto Sabourin Field on Saturday afternoon to celebrate National Camera Day and honor Bedford photographer Jeff JHO Hoyland. If you’ve ever read any of the sports stories in The Bedford Citizen, you’ve seen Jeff’s work, or perhaps you watch Bedford Snapshots on Facebook where everything is collected in albums by topic and by season.

Bedford’s 2019 Summer Concert Series Begins on Thursday, July 11!

Submitted by the Bedford Recreation Department

Sponsored by the Bedford Recreation Department, the Town’s summer concert series takes place on Thursday evenings, and the music begins at 7:30 pm at the Town’s “Activity Complex,” along Mudge Way, with plenty of easy parking.

The concert venue boasts a vast lawn adjacent to a playground, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, a walking track, a skate park, and numerous athletic fields. And, it’s across Mudge Way from the Bedford Free Public Library.

Bring a blanket or your folding chairs, and scroll down to see the concert list!

Summer Solstice Festival Notches A Success for Bedford

Submitted by the Town of Bedford

The Town of Bedford held its inaugural Summer Solstice Festival, including a German-style Biergarten, on June 22 on the Bedford Town Common. The event drew a large multi-generational crowd with over 1,600 attendees over the five hours. The weather cooperated for the most part with sunny skies and warm weather with the exception of a brief but torrential downpour toward the end of the event.

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.

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