Fawn Lake Update: Selectman Fleischman Speaks to the League of Women Voters of Bedford

By Meredith McCulloch

Selectman Margot Fleischman presented an update on the Fawn Lake restoration project at the League of Women Voters of Bedford Annual meeting on June 23. Fawn Lake is the largest body of water in Bedford and has been a significant area for fishing, canoeing, ice-skating, and simply enjoying nature.  Other than humans, visitors to the lake include ducks, beavers, bears, a variety of birds and yes, even fawns.

Over the years, the town has tried several times to remove water lilies and other plant growth that have begun to engulf the lake. If left untreated, eventually it would become a smelly swamp destroying habitats and fostering mosquitoes. 

The Bedford PMC Kids Ride ~ A Letter to the Community

Submitted by the 2019 Bedford PMC Kids Ride Team

This past Saturday we hosted the 15th Bedford PMC Kids Ride at JGMS.  The event was wonderful in many ways:  watching little ones navigate the obstacle course on “Wally’s Way” and seeing so many children (and adults!) head off through the balloon arch on scooters, tricycles, and bikes in support of such an important cause. It was especially meaningful to celebrate last year’s pedal partner, Stella Downey, who recently had her 1-year cancer free appointment. She and her twin brother Thomas spent hours on the obstacle course, much to the delight of their parents, family, and friends.

Bedford Troop 194 Wins Arthur Smith Commanders Trophy

Submitted by Bedford Boy Scout Troop 194

After many months of instruction and preparation, Bedford’s Troop 194 brought the Arthur Smith Commander’s Trophy home to Bedford for the thirteenth time. The scouting competition is held annually by the American Legion at Camp Collier in Gardner, Massachusetts. The weekend program consists of a series of events, which are designed to provide a competitive arena in which the boys demonstrate their skills in Scout-craft, teamwork, and Scout Spirit.

Bedford TV Plans to Live-Stream JGMS 2019 Moving On Ceremony on Monday June 17th!

Submitted by Bedford Television

Bedford Television will live-stream the John Glenn Middle School 2019 Moving On Ceremony from Bedford High School, beginning at 6:00 pm on Monday, June 17th. Online coverage will be available on our YouTube channel.

YouTube:  Visit https://www.youtube.com/user/BedfordTVMA. The first video on Bedford TV’s Channel will show an icon that says “Live Now”. Click on the video to begin watching.

DVDs of the ceremony are available for pre-sale now: https://bedford.tv/buy-dvds/

Bedford Cub Scouts ~ A Sleepover on Old Ironsides

Special to The Bedford Citizen

Happy Cub Scouts in the morning after sleeping on board – Courtesy image (c) 2019 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

Cub Scouts from Bedford Pack 194 spent a night aboard the USS Constitution (aka Old Ironsides) this past weekend. This was a unique opportunity for scouts ranging in ages from 5 to 10 to experience life aboard the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat, docked right in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

CSF Awards Night ~ Scholarship Awards, and Surprises

By Dot Bergin

More than 200 Bedford graduating high school seniors were awarded scholarships on May 29 at the annual CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars Awards night, emceed by Mike Rosenberg, whose genial wit as he handed out the awards delighted students, parents, and friends alike. The ceremony took place at the Bedford Doubletree Hilton Hotel and was filmed by Bedford TV.

Record Number of Runners at 4th Annual BEST PTO Color Run

Submitted by BEST PTO

On Saturday, June 1, the Bedford Elementary Schools Together (BEST) PTO held their 4th Annual Color Run Fundraiser.  Over 890 runners registered this year, which is a new record for this event in Bedford since its first year in 2016.  The success of this fundraiser allowed the BEST PTO to raise over $30,000 for the Davis and Lane Schools.

Reasons to Ride: An Update on Stella ~ the 2018 PMC Bedford Kids Ride Pedal Partner

Submitted by the Bedford PMC Kids Ride

Last June, over 200 riders gathered at JGMS to ride in the 14th Bedford PMC Kids Ride. Some were riding in support or memory of a family member or friend who battled cancer. All were there to raise funds in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.  We had the privilege of hosting Stella Downey- a beautiful happy 18-month-old girl who was battling cancer. 

Last week, I received an update from Stella’s parents, Fio and Ben. In her recent appointment at the Jimmy Fund clinic, Stella and her family received the wonderful news that she is cancer free.
Stella is living proof that we can beat cancer. We need to continue to ride, raise money, fight and hope that we will find a cure for all cancers. And that Stella’s success will be one of many we can share.

Stella and her twin brother Thomas (age 2 and 1/2) will be riding in the upcoming PMC Kids Ride on June 15th at JGMS. Stella is living proof that we can beat cancer. We need to continue to ride, raise money, fight and hope that we will find a cure for all cancers. And that Stella’s success will be one of many we can share.

Local Photographers Discuss Copyright in the Age of Social Media and Photo Sharing

By Jordan Stewart

What began as a group of roughly a dozen Bedford residents passionate about photography has grown, and now draws around 80 members. The photo group is a part of the Bedford Center for the Arts and is a supportive, close-knit community which meets twice a month. They meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (except July and August, when the group breaks for the summer), and host events such as photo sharing days and discussions surrounding the more technical aspects of photography.

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