On Growing Up ~ In the Library Gallery through March 11

On Growing Up, a new show with work by Tira Khan and Suzanne Revy will be on display in the gallery at the Bedford Free Public Library, 7 Mudge Way, through March 11, 2019.

Please join an artist-led Gallery Walk and reception from 4 to 5 pm on Sunday, February 9.

Bedford Women Develop Environmental Curriculum, Earth Circles

Bedford residents Maureen Oates and Janet Powers are lifelong environmentally conscious people. Their childhoods featured regular outdoor life – Oates at the beaches and in the forests of San Diego county and Powers with summers in the Adirondacks. Oates, a high school biology teacher who became involved in environmental education projects in the 1970s, worked with both science and social studies teachers at all grade levels and was for seven years the Director of Education for Maine Audubon Society before her retirement.

In a New York Minute: Adulting 101

Please welcome back a former “Voice”, Brooke Shamon, who graduated last June with the BHS Class of 2019.  Several of her submissions last year spoke about the college application process and her mixed emotions around graduating and leaving Bedford. Brooke is now settling into her freshman year at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York and offers this reflection as she prepares for her return to Bedford for Thanksgiving break. 

November is Substance Abuse Awareness Month in Bedford

November has been recognized as Substance Abuse Awareness Month in Bedford since 1998.

The month serves to enhance community awareness of alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems that may exist among children, adolescents and adults.

Official US Veterans Day Poster Designed by Bedford VA’s Teresa Harrington Honors All Who Served

Each year the Veterans Administration’s Veterans Day National Committee chooses a commemorative poster, selected from artwork submitted by artists nationwide. It is distributed to VA facilities and military installations around the world, across cities and towns in our nation.  It also serves as the cover for the official program of the Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery.

This year’s official Veterans Day poster was submitted by Teresa Harrington, a Voluntary Service Activity Assistant at Bedford VA, to honor all Veterans, especially her late father, WWII Combat Veteran James M. Battcock.