Special to The Bedford Citizen
The Citizen is delighted to share this image of Peter Burke cooling off in his new, personal pool. He said, “I came home to find a new bin in my driveway so I filled it with water and sat in it.” Given Friday’s high humidity and warm temperatures, it was a perfect solution!
Submitted by the Art Steering Committee
The Bedford Free Public Library Community Show will be held from November 2019 to January 2020. The show is a biennial juried exhibit of art by artists who live and/or work in the Bedford area. Submission of entries is tentatively scheduled for November 15 and 16.
By Elizabeth Hacala
To expand The Bedford Citizen’s coverage of news about people in and connected to Bedford, we now offer the opportunity to share the transitions and celebrations in your life.
By Meredith McCulloch
The speakers at a First Amendment and the Free Press program on May 13 had advice for concerned citizens: “It is a 365 day per year job to be a public citizen,” ‘Richard Lodge said, urging voters to be active beyond the election season. Lodge, the editor of Daily News of Newburyport, was one of the panelists at a NEFAC (New England First Amendment Coalition) program sponsored by The Bedford Citizen. The ability to know what government is doing is the purpose of the Freedom of the Press guaranteed through the First Amendment of the constitution.
Submitted by Ed McGrath, Bedford’s DPW Recycling Coordinator
The Bedford Department of Public Works is holding its Spring Recycling Event on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at the DPW building at 314 Great Road.
Among the items to be collected: Textiles, paper, scrap metal, fluorescent lamps, items containing mercury, sealed acid batteries, rechargeable batteries, propane tanks for grills and camp stoves, tires, and fire extinguishers.
By Julie McCay Turner
In fewer than 24 hours, the Stop and Shop strike that affects Bedford’s 71 employees, as well as 31,000 workers across several states will be one week old. A resolute group of workers remains on a picket line in front of the Bedford store from 8 am until 8 pm each day.
Susan Tammaro, a 45-year Stop and Shop employee, thanked residents and shoppers for observing the union. “I applaud the Town of Bedford,” Tammaro said, “residents have baked and brought food, the Bedford police officers have been cordial and supportive. It makes me feel good that our workers are supported by the community.”
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Outdoor burning is an approved way for getting rid of yard waste until May 1, with an outdoor burning permit and pending daily approval from the Bedford Fire Department.
You must call 781-275-7262 x 5307 on the day you wish to burn. If the recording says it is okay to burn for this day, please leave your permit number and your address. You may call this number for permission to burn any time after 9:30 am.
By The Friends of Fawn Lake
Anyone who has started a grass roots effort knows the long road that is facing them in terms of turning a vision into a reality. Members of the Friends of Fawn Lake and the Fawn Lake Committee are so proud and excited to know that the end is in sight and that the vision to save Fawn Lake will be a reality sooner than later!
Submitted by the JGMS Performing Arts Department
The John Glenn Middle School Performing Arts Department will present GUYS AND DOLLS JR., the classic musical about gamblers and missionaries, April 4 through 6 in the JGMS auditorium.
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
The JGMS musical, Guys and Dolls, opens at 7 pm on Thursday, April 4, with a second evening performance on Friday, April 5 and a 4 pm matinee on Saturday, April 6.