Bopha Malone Joins C4RJ Board of Directors

Submitted on behalf of Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ)

Bopha Malone of Bedford has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ). Malone is a vice president and Regional Business Advisor at Enterprise Bank where she supports business development and sales efforts for the bank. With her husband, Tom, and their two children, she has lived in Bedford for three years.

Looking Back to April 15, 1775 ~ The Human Cost to the Town of Bedford

By Michael Rosenberg, Chair of the Bedford Selectmen, and delivered by Selectman William Moonan during Bedford’s 2019 Pole Capping ceremony

The National Park Service is already making plans to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the beginning of the American Revolution – the actual word is sestercentennial. That’s only six years from this month. And, as was the case in 1975, the two-year celebration — for the entire country — will start with liberty pole-capping at Willson Park. Sestercentennial begins here.

But before we start making party plans, let’s take a few minutes to consider the human cost to this town in 1775 and for years beyond.

7th Annual Bedford Rotary MEALS for KIDS Event

Submitted by the Rotary Club of Bedford

Editor’s Note: Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Middlesex Community College, Bedford ~ 9 to 11 am or 12 noon to 2 pm

The community is invited to join the Bedford Rotary’s seventh annual MEALS for KIDS food packaging event.  Help us feed the world’s hungry in partnership with RISE AGAINST HUNGER, along with 300 of your friends and neighbors, members of 4 Rotary Clubs, and over 100 employees from Anika Therapeutics and BAE Systems.

This is a joyous event with hundreds of people working together to make it all happen.  Join us on Saturday, April 27, for one of two shifts – 9:00 to 11:00 AM or 12:00 to 2:00 PM.  Or, if you can, come at 9:00 and stay until 2:00.  Register at www.bedfordmarotary.org.   Middlesex Community College (MCC), 591 Springs Rd. in Bedford, generously hosts this event annually. 

Bedford DI State Tournament Recap: TEJKMO and Skittlworms Advance to DI Globals

By Jennifer Cunningham

It was a beautiful day at WPI last Saturday, March 30. The first day of real spring sunshine, with jackets finally shed and short sleeves abundant.  Activities were not atypical for a college campus – games of soccer on the quad, some outdoor snacking, lounging in hammocks, music drifting over the scene from some unknown source.  But it wasn’t only the undergraduates enjoying this glorious day.  Approximately 90 groups of young artists, scientists, engineers, and problem solvers, three Bedford teams among them, had descended upon Worcester for the Destination Imagination State Tournament.  In between bouts of enjoying the weather, they were busy testing their drones, adjusting their pneumatics, building their sets, and steadying their nerves for a  day of competition against Massachusetts’ best.

Bedford Explained: The Bedford Minuteman Company ~ Pole Capping

By Town Historian Sharon McDonald

Every year, on a Saturday morning in early April, hundreds of Minutemen and women from nearby towns appear on the Bedford Common. At 10:30, fifing and drumming begin. The colonial units, company by company, step off and march down the Great Road, banners waving. With a puff of smoke, muskets now and again fire unexpectedly and onlookers start.

Editor’s Note: Bedford’s 2019 Pole Capping ceremony will begin with a parade to Willson Park, stepping off from Bedford Common at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 6

Bedford’s Best Small-Town Celebration? It Could Just be Pole Capping ~ Saturday, April 6

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Bedford Minuteman Company kicks off the region’s Patriots Day celebrations with its annual Pole Capping ceremony on Saturday, April 6.It’s one of Bedford’s best ‘small town’ days, with companies of re-enactors arriving at dawn, gathering on Bedford Common, then marching to Willson Park to raise a Liberty Pole.

All Aboard for Destination Imagination 2019

By Linda White

Congratulations to the Bedford students who have clearly demonstrated they possess the requisite creativity, imagination, and drive to reach their destination and successfully represent Bedford in the 2019 Destination Imagination challenge tournaments.

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