Inviting Your Haiku Contributions in Celebration of the Minuteman Bikeway’s 25th Birthday

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Minuteman Commuter Bikeway is turning 25 this year, and there’s a haiku contest administered by Arlington Public Art. Among the public art installed on the Bikeway for the birthday celebration, a series of haiku will be stenciled on the path for walkers, joggers, and cyclists to enjoy.

The Citizen hopes that Bedford writers will submit a lot of entries! It’s a simple format: Three lines, with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third.

Submit Your Bikeway Haiku by August 20 ~ Celebrate the 25th Birthday of the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway Celebration

Submitted by Suzie Enos
Bedford Friends of the Minuteman Bikeway

The Minuteman Commuter Bikeway will turn 25 years old this year. The towns of Arlington, Lexington and Bedford will celebrate on September 29th (the week after Bedford day) from 11 am to 3 pm. To celebrate 25 years of going places, Arlington Public Art has championed Bikeway Haiku, asking for submissions of haiku from local users of the Minuteman Bikeway. Dozens of haiku will be selected and painted (temporarily) on the bikeway for the celebration.

Celebrating a Quarter Century: Job Lane Barn Turns 25

By Julie McCay Turner

Led by timber framer Tom Musco, a sizeable crew of Bedford Rotarians and members of the Job Lane Farm Museum raised the barn that stands alongside the Job Lane House on Saturday, July 26, 1993. The Job Lane board transferred ownership of the barn to the Town of Bedford, on November 4, 1994.

Marking the barn’s 25th anniversary a group of children gathered at the museum to raise a mini-barn while their grown-ups and veteran barn-raisers celebrated the past quarter century.

Doo-Wop DeVille ~ ‘Rain Date’ Concert Scheduled for Thursday, August 16 at 7 pm

Submitted by the Bedford Recreation Department

Doo-Wop DeVille, the nine-member ‘doo-wop’ show band whose original concert was rained out earlier this month, will perform at 7 pm on Thursday, August 16 in Bedford’s ‘Activity Complex’ located along Mudge Way, across from the Library and Bedford High School. The venue offers plenty of free parking and is located near the Tot Lot playground, athletic fields, basketball and tennis courts.

The Bedford Citizen’s Summer Reading Week: Sherry Harris ~ ‘I Know What You Bid Last Summer’

By Linda White

Author Sherry Harris – Courtesy image (c) all rights reserved

A good mystery in your book bag any time of the year is a good thing. This summer, make sure you include I Know What You Bid Last Summer, the fifth book in the Sarah Winston Garage Sales mysteries series written by Sherry Harris who was nominated for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. All of the books in her Sarah Winston series are set in Bedford. You will enjoy identifying the references to our local landmarks, shops, and restaurants.

Some of you may have had the privilege of meeting Sherry Harris in person during the years her husband was posted to Hanscom Air Force Base or during the years they lived off base in Bedford. She is quick to share that her time here was very special and was her primary reason for using Bedford as the setting for the Sarah Winston series. She and her family now reside in Virginia. However, she graciously agreed to participate in this article via email exchanges.

Summerstock to Present Disney’s ‘My Son Pinocchio, Jr.’ ~ Thursday, August 9 at 2:30 and 6:30 pm

By Jessica Martin

Bedford Recreation’s Junior Summerstock program is proud to present this year’s musical: Disney’s My Son Pinocchio, Jr. This classic “whale of a tale” is sure to delight audience members of all ages. There will be two performances: Thursday, August 9 at 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm, in the air-conditioned John Glenn Middle School auditorium. Admission is FREE! Donations will benefit the Bedford Summer Adventures Neighbors Helping Neighbors Campership Fund.

The Bedford Citizen’s Summer Reading Week: Jim Petipas ~ ‘The Cows Go Moo!’

By Linda White

It is difficult not to smile, tap your foot, or sing along when you meet the group of cows who love to laugh, sing, and dance created by Jim Petipas. The Cows Go Moo! is a colorful, light-hearted, visually busy board book, and a humorous romp for children. These are not ordinary cows confined to the barnyard. These are cows with an exciting lifestyle who have the privilege of going moo in a wide variety of locations and settings.

In the Library Gallery: Curators as Artists

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The current show in the Gallery at the Bedford Free Public Library, Curators as Artists, will be on display through September 12, 2018.

Each member of the library’s Art Steering Committee is an artist in her own right, and this show celebrates their work. Jean Hammond creates artist’s books, journals, and sketchbooks; Astrid Reischwitz is a renowned photographer; and Carol Rissman works with clay, creating beautiful ceramics

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