Faces of Bedford Returns!

Submitted by Bedford Youth and Family Services

Many of you may remember the Faces of Bedford Photo exhibit that debuted Bedford Day, Saturday, September 16, 2006, at Bedford Town Hall. Sponsored by the Violence Prevention Coalition (VPC) and funded in part by the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, the project was part of the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate program at the time, and was supported by a grant made possible through the generosity of their program sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The exhibit contains 27 photos and family descriptions, showcasing the diversity in our community at the time.

The VPC chose to highlight 30 families of all types, including people who have grown up in Bedford and chose to raise their own families here,

Bedford’s Local Cultural Council Grants 23 Awards

Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Cultural Council

State Senator Mike Barrett, State Representative Ken Gordon, and Judith Mabry, Chair, the Bedford Cultural Council, have announced the award of 23 grants for cultural programs in Bedford, or for Bedford residents. From Chair Mabry, “The Bedford Cultural Council is delighted to announce its grants for the FY 2019 year totaling $10,984, awarded to 23 grantees. We are proud to be able to support the arts and cultural community in Bedford and are grateful to both the Massachusetts Cultural Council and to the Town of Bedford for their ongoing support.”

Grant recipients include Bedford Embraces Diversity, the Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet, Bedford TV, the Bedford Historical Society, the Girl Scouts, a community Utility Art Box Project and the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society.

Short Takes from the Bedford Housing Partnership

By Dot Bergin

Are you interested in fair and affordable housing for Bedford?

If so, there is now an opening on the Bedford Housing Partnership (BHP) as the result of the recent resignation of Chair Kris Washington, which was announced at the January 31 meeting. To apply for the open slot, you may contact Bedford’s Volunteer Coordinating Committee.

The Village at Bedford Woods

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