Faces of Bedford Returns!

Faces of Bedford Returns!

Submitted by Bedford Youth and Family Services

Many of you may remember the Faces of Bedford Photo exhibit that debuted Bedford Day, Saturday, September 16, 2006, at Bedford Town Hall. Sponsored by the Violence Prevention Coalition (VPC) and funded in part by the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, the project was part of the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate program at the time, and was supported by a grant made possible through the generosity of their program sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The exhibit contains 27 photos and family descriptions, showcasing the diversity in our community at the time.

The VPC chose to highlight 30 families of all types, including people who have grown up in Bedford and chose to raise their own families here,

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Town Election, 2019 ~ An Invitation to submit Letters to the Editor and “Political Ads”

Town Election, 2019 ~ An Invitation to submit Letters to the Editor and “Political Ads”

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

With contested races for Selectman and Library Trustee on the ballot for Bedford’s March 9 Town Election, we invite you to share your thoughts and opinions through Letters to the Editor. Several letters have already arrived, and they will begin to post on Monday, February 18, in the order of their receipt.

A person or campaign must take responsibility for the letter’s content and agree to be listed as the writer in its byline.

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Moving Forward After July 30 Special Town Meeting Zoning Changes are Disallowed by the AG

Moving Forward After July 30 Special Town Meeting Zoning Changes are Disallowed by the AG

By Julie McCay Turner

Margaret J. Hurley, Assistant Attorney General Chief, Central Massachusetts Division, wrote to Town Clerk Doreen Tremblay on February 1, 2019 to notify the Town that Warrant Article 3, the initiative to rezone the Navy hangar parcel from Industrial A to Residential C, voted at a special Town Meeting on July 30, 2018, was disallowed upon review.

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An Obituary: Jeffrey L. Kroll

An Obituary: Jeffrey L. Kroll

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Jeffrey L. Kroll passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Growing up in Lexington near the Bedford border on Page Road, he was embedded in a group of Bedford, and he continued to visit Bedford each day to walk the dogs in his care behind the home of a long-time family friend.

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The 2019 BEF Bash ~ A Roaring Good Time!

The 2019 BEF Bash ~ A Roaring Good Time!

Submitted by Bedford Education Foundation

On the evening of Saturday, February 2nd, the biggest party of the year for Bedford’s schools once again roared onto the scene at the Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington. The Bedford Education Foundation’s (BEF) annual fundraising extravaganza – the BEF Bash – transformed a typical hotel ballroom into a “Roaring 20s Casino Night”, bringing close to 200 residents and business community members back in time to enjoy a wonderfully festive evening, all to benefit the BEF’s mission to fund creative and innovative initiatives at all four Bedford schools.

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First Church to Host Second Annual West Virginia Mission Festival on Saturday, March 9

First Church to Host Second Annual West Virginia Mission Festival on Saturday, March 9

Submitted by First Congregational Church

Bedford’s First Congregational Church, 25 Great Road, will host its second annual West Virginia Mission Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The celebration will feature Appalachian music and story-telling, a Southern-inspired dinner, Cake Walk, a sweet-and-savory food sale and a variety of children’s activities. A suggested donation of $15 per person or $40 per family, covering dinner and entertainment, will be collected at the door.

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