Gallery Walk & Talk ~ ‘On Growing Up’ ~ At the Bedford Free Public Library on Sunday, February 9, from 4 to 5 pm

On Growing Up, the Art Steering Committee’s current show at the Bedford Free Public Library was curated by Bedford photographer Astrid Reischwitz. The exhibit features photographs by a pair of accomplished artists. Suzanne Révy and Tira Khan each photographed her children – Révy’s sons and Khan’s daughters.

Révy and Khan will lead visitors through the show and talk about their work during an artists’ reception in the library from 4 to 5 pm on Sunday afternoon, February 9.

In Our Bedford Backyards…. An Occasional Series about Nature’s Creatures in Bedford

Over the past few weeks, social media has carried multiple posts about coyotes, and more recently on January 7, about a possible mountain lion.

A Facebook discussion was begun by Erin Campbell on Tuesday morning. “A large tan cat-like animal with a long tail ran across the road [at Middlesex Community College] …. bigger than our golden retriever, and it really looked like a long muscular cat…. ” wrote Campbell.

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.

Slippery Words and Sticky Words: Teflon and Velcro in the Month of Elul

G’mar Hatima Tova: Yom Kippur begins at Sunset on October 8, 2019, and ends at Nightfall on October 9, 2019

Barbara Ostfeld became Judaism’s first ordained female Cantor in 1975 after a course of study at Hebrew Union College’s School of Sacred Music. A long-time friend of Senior Minister John Gibbons, Cantor Ostfeld spoke about Yom Kippur at First Parish, Unitarian Universalist on September 15, the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Elul, just in time for Jews to begin preparations for the High Holidays.

Three Printmakers, Three Friends: A Journey in Art and Friendship

Anita Feld, Maria Green, and Doris Smith have made art prints together for several years. They have studied printmaking at the DeCordova Museum, Middlesex Community College, and at the Maud Morgan Center for the Arts as well as taking other printmaking workshops in the area.

Runners in the 25th Danny Oates 5k

Bedford photographer Bob Bass has taken part in the Danny Oates 5k for many years but was sidelined for the 25th and final running of the race. That didn’t stop him from being there with his camera, and he has shared his images with The Bedford Citizen.