Submitted by Carol Amick, Bedford Garden Club sale chair
The Bedford Garden Club wishes to thank the community for its overwhelming response at our annual Geranium, Perennial and Floral Arrangement sale held May 11th.
We sold out almost all the beautiful geraniums, Gerbera daisies, verbena, and creeping phlox; hundreds and hundreds of perennials dug from the gardens of Garden Club members as well as non-Club members found new homes to beautify and please local gardeners.
By Emily Prince, Bedford Mothers Out Front
On behalf of Mothers Out Front, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to Town Manager, Sarah Stanton, and Facilities Director, Taissir Alani, for their commitment to reducing Bedford’s carbon footprint.
By Destination Imagination Teams
TEJKMO – Grade 5: Tyler Munsie, Eliza Dickert, Jacob Loroutas, Kevin Visoka, Mina Belir and Owen Walton and
The Skittleworms – Grade 7: Ada Cooprider, Toby Favalora, Rachael Hsu, Evan Kelly, Hayden McAllister and Jane Stewart
We are so grateful for all of the family, friends, neighbors, and supporters who ate at Ginger Japanese Restaurant on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, as part of the Destination Imagination Fundraiser. Thanks to your support, we were able to raise significant funds towards the registration expenses for the two Bedford teams representing Massachusetts in the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Kansas City in a few weeks.
By Diane Cohen
We would like to thank family, friends, community, and all that have reached out to us personally by phone, texts, emails, and comments on the opening of the Minuteman Diner.
By Sarah Legge
My 3-year-old son was bitten by a tick this week. We found the tick embedded in his head as we put him to bed on Tuesday, April 2. We had been a few hikes over the weekend in our neighborhood (including one at Fawn Lake in Bedford), which may have been where he picked up the tick. Or it may have come from our backyard, hopped off our dog, or from a walk at his daycare (also in Bedford) earlier in that day. We weren’t expecting to have to worry about ticks so early in the spring, but, sadly, that was a mistake. I’m writing to share this experience and to encourage you to reach out to your representatives to support an increase in funding for tick-borne diseases and Lyme disease prevention in Massachusetts.
The Greene family would like to thank the town of Bedford for all their support after we lost our son Tyler on March 23rd, 2019. The Bedford community has reached out to us in so many ways and this is providing us with so much comfort during this hard time. We live in a special town.
By Nancy S. Asbedian
Thank you, Bedford voters, for supporting my write-in candidacy for Regional School Committee on March 9.
The experience of standing at the polls was most invigorating. It reaffirmed my faith in Bedford to watch voters stream by — new residents, long-time residents, young and old.
By Emily Mitchell
It may be March, but it’s the season of thanksgiving around here—namely, to the voters and volunteers who helped elect me as Bedford’s newest Selectman on March 9. Since Election Day, life has been a whirlwind: I was sworn in and attended my first Selectman’s meeting (on the other side of the table, that is) on March 11, and I’m now gearing up for Town Meeting on March 25 (with a new start time of 7:00 pm!). I’m re-familiarizing myself with Open Meeting law, making sure I fully understand and can answer questions about the articles I’ll be presenting at Town Meeting, and discerning which committee liaison appointments I’d be best suited for.
By Bill Moonan
Thanks to all the Bedford residents who made my re-election to the position of Selectman possible: those who helped my campaign, and those who cast a vote for me on March 9. Thanks to the many people who added their names to a letter supporting me which appeared in your publication. Thanks to the many individuals who took the time to write personal letters supporting me. The public support of all of you, both signers and letter-writers, was critical in my campaign.
By Chris Gittins
Town Election was one week ago today. One week isn’t a great deal of time to reflect – particularly as much of my week has been spent catching up on things which took a backseat for the past two months! I’m sure that I’ll have more thoughts as time passes, but allow me to share my initial thoughts.
Congratulations to Emily and Bill on their election as Selectmen. Emily’s commitment to accessibility, livability, and inclusivity will build community in ways that are important to me, my family, and to Bedford. I value Bill’s commitment to creating a Bedford Museum and to establishing a Bedford Cultural District. I appreciate his offer to work together on matters that I spoke to, including environmental issues. I will take him up on that.