Goats, and Bears, and Ice Cream ~ Oh, My!

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Do you suppose that Bedford’s bears know that the New England Patriots are playing ‘Da Bears’ at Chicago’s Soldiers Field on Sunday afternoon?

Heidi at Bedford’s Blueberry Goat Farm may have a thing or two to tell Bedford’s bears about the Patriot’s GOAT. She and her pals were filmed by a crew from NBC Channel 10 before last week’s game – Click this link to view the clip and hear the announcer mention Bedford.

Davis School Teacher Receives Rugby Refereeing Award

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Kelly Craven, an Assistant Teacher at Davis School, recently received the Game Official of the Year award for girls rugby from the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, or MIAA. The ceremony was held in May at MIAA headquarters in Franklin, MA, where 23 of the state’s top referees were honored.

Bedford Fire Department Open House ~ Saturday, October 13 ~ Celebrating National Fire Safety Month

Submitted by The Bedford Fire Department

The Bedford Fire Department invites local families to an open house, at the Bedford Fire Station, 55 Great Road, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., to learn more about fire safety. October is National Fire Safety Month and during the open house, families will learn about fire prevention, meet your firefighters and enjoy free Papa Gino’s pizza.

100 Years Ago This Week: Bedford News in the Concord Enterprise ~ October 2, 1918

Selected and transcribed by Dennis Ahern

Editor’s Note: The eighth in our Friday series examining the news about Bedford that was published in the Concord Enterprise 100 years ago this week; to contact the author, please email thebedfordcitizen@gmail.com


The Lexington high school was closed Thursday and Friday of last week. Owing to the many cases of influenza, local schools have been closed until October 7.

Minuteman Commuter Bikeway Celebrates 25 Years

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Entering Bedford – the view from the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

Scores of cyclists traversed the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway on Saturday, September 29 to mark the historic rail trail’s 25th birthday.

The Friends of the Minuteman Bikeway set up a bicycle repair station and free ice cream donated by Bedford Farms was distributed by the Bedford Chamber of Commerce. Dave Enos and his touring bicycle ferried jazz harpist Deborah Henson-Conant (along with her electric harp and its speaker) along the Bikeway, providing music to passersby.

The day in pictures:

Visit a Solar-Friendly Home in Bedford as Part of Saturday’s National Solar Tour

Submitted by Suzy Enos

The National Solar Tour is the largest grassroots solar, renewable energy and sustainable living event in the nation. Any homeowner, business, school, place of worship – anyone with solar or renewable energy – can host. The term ‘tour’ is used loosely. The intent is to allow someone interested in solar or other technologies to visit a site and see local renewable energy in action.

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