Submitted by Massachusetts’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
Bedford is one of 20 Massachusetts communities -Athol, Auburn, Bedford, Billerica, Dracut, Groveland, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Milford, Montague, Newburyport, North Adams, Reading, Shelburne, Shrewsbury, Spencer, Stoughton, Topsfield, and Wayland – to receive a $15,000 Downtown Revitalization Award through the Baker-Polito Administration.
The 2019 awards were presented by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Janelle Chan in Topsfield on February 7.
Submitted by the Bedford Chamber of Commerce
Jen Rosier, founder of PrepU Admissions and Test Prep has opened a new office at 52 Great Road in Bedford.
PrepU offers a full suite of SAT, ACT, and SSAT prep and college counseling services. Jen is also the owner of Tutor Doctor Suburban Boston, an in-home service offering private tutoring and academic coaching for all ages from preK to adult
Submitted by: Mark A. Venuti
Many customers of Starbucks in Bedford may have recently noticed changes in art work inside the store displaying a military theme. In honor of Veterans Day – on Monday afternoon, November 12, 2018 — the Bedford Starbucks was dedicated as the company’s 52nd Military Family Store.
The purpose and perks of a coffee shop are to provide a community center by bringing together all members of the public. Through this Military Family Store concept, the Bedford Starbucks will enhance that community feeling by furthering the relationship between the town of Bedford residents and the Hanscom and Veterans Administration communities.
Submitted by the Bedford Children’s Center
Wednesday marks one year that the Johnson family gave all their faith and heart to Children’s Hospital Boston and the date when their daughter Sofia had her third life-saving surgery on her heart. Her first surgery was performed when Sofia was just three years old.
By Erin Sandler-Rathe
Middlesex 3 Coalition held its final event for the year on December 6 at the new DCU Operations Center in Chelmsford. DCU co-hosted the event with ahp Architects.
Judy Burke, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at Middlesex Community College, moderated a panel discussion on the economic outlook for the region in 2019. On the panel were Dr. Mark Melnik, Director of Economic & Public Policy Research at the University of Massachusetts’ Donahue Institute; Peter Milano, Senior Business Development Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development; Peter Farkas, Executive Director for the MassHIRE Greater Lowell Workforce Board; and Dr. Scott Latham, an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Submitted by Bedford Cub Scout Dens 7 and 8, Pack 194
Cub Scout Noah Anderson-LaPorte in a MedFlight helicopter – Courtesy image (c) Kristen Mattson, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image
On the evening of November 28th, the Webelo-age (4th grade) Cub Scouts from Pack 194 visited MedFlight Boston at Hanscom Civil Air Terminal. The Webelo scouts consisted of boys from two dens – den 7 and den 8. Eleven cub scouts attended the tour, however, the group was over thirty with siblings and parents. The MedFlight facility at Hanscom’s Civil air terminal is brand new having recently moved from the military side of the Hanscom facility.
Submitted by the Bedford Chamber of Commerce
Get in the holiday spirit this season while you visit some of Bedford’s most beautiful homes. The Chamber of Commerce Holiday House Tour sponsored by Suzanne and Company is a fundraiser for the Chamber, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Charles Hume Scholarship awarded annually to a BHS graduate who will be studying business in college.
This year’s tour will begin at 1 pm on Sunday, December 9, and the houses will close at 4 pm. The tour is focused on West Bedford, with a balance of antique and contemporary homes. A special feature of the 2018 tour will be a horse-drawn wagon to transport visitors to each of the houses; the Chamber thanks Dan Carroll of Revise Energy for sponsoring this unique transportation.
Submitted by Bedford Recreation, Economic Development, Healthy Bedford and the Bedford Chamber of Commerce
Join friends and family as Bedford enjoys this much anticipated and newly-expanded community tradition — the 4th annual Winter Walk-About and Community Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1, 2018.
Bedford Recreation, Economic Development, and Healthy Bedford, in collaboration with the Bedford Chamber of Commerce, invite you to walk our Town Center, enjoy the lights, shop and dine locally, and celebrate winter’s arrival.
Special activities are designed to encourage everyone to stroll, shop, savor, and socialize as Bedford kicks off the winter season.
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Should conversation lag as you gather with friends and family over the Thanksgiving table, you can share the results of The Citizen’s unscientific poll of the town’s pizza places.