Bedford Firefighters Present: Bedford Thanksgiving Classic 2019

Bedford Firefighter Nick Anderson is hosting an exhibition hockey game between the Town of Bedford, MA employees and Alumni vs The Bedford High School varsity hockey program. This game is scheduled for Friday Nov. 29th at 12:40pm at The Edge Sports Center and has come to be known as the “Bedford Thanksgiving Classic.” Proceeds from a 50/50 raffle will be going to benefit the hockey program whereas admission fees and an additional set of raffles will be to benefit the Asperger’s/Autism Network, . They are a local 501 (c)(3) nonprofit based in Watertown, MA with an excellent record for how they use money donated.  Autism is near and dear to me as my oldest childhood friend has 2 wonderful children and they are both on the spectrum.

Bedford Town Trail Walk Saturday November 2 at 9:45 am to Wilson Mill Park and Burlington Landlocked Forest, Led by Mark Levine and Sharon McDonald, Town Historian

Have you ever heard of the Wilson Mill? The corn it ground was vital to the town three hundred years ago… Alas, it is long gone! But the millpond remains, and the little stream still rushes over the rocks down a shallow gorge. It has become a Bedford town park located on Old Burlington Road just yards from where Route 62 goes under Route 3. Come and stand beside the water and listen for a few minutes while Town Historian Sharon McDonald recounts stories about the old Wilson Mill.We will then explore the Wilson Mill Park, the Burlington Landlocked Forest, and (depending on the group and conditions) Bedford’s Old Rez Conservation Area.

Bedford Town Trail Walk to Old Reservoir Conservation Area Saturday October 5 at 9:45 am, led by Dan Hurwitz

Please join the Bedford Trails Committee for a free Trail Walk to the Old Reservoir, Valente Land, and Corey/Page Road Conservation Areas. This area has ponds, streams, and hills, as well as open and dense woods. The walk will be moderately paced about 3 miles, lasting about 1 – 1 1/2 hours. When and Where:   We meet at 9:45 AM at the parking lot  behind the Bedford Free Public Library (7 Mudge Way). Alternatively, you can meet us at the Old Reservoir trailhead at the back northeast corner of the Shawsheen Cemetery near the fence corner (see map and additional information at:, where we will leave at 10 am sharp.

Egg Drop Draws Young Designers to the Bedford Free Public Library

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bethany Templeton Klem, Head of Children’s Services at the Bedford Free Public Library reported that more than 14 individuals and teams competed in the Library’s third annual Egg Drop Contest on Thursday afternoon. The contest is a feature of the Library’s Summer Reading Program

With Ms. Elaine and her helper dropped the containers from on the balcony above the library’s second-floor stacks. A giant plastic tarp covering the carpet was surrounded by children and families watching each drop and guessing whether the container would protect the raw egg, or if it would “SPLAT!”

Moving On ~ JGMS Eighth Graders Become the BHS Class of 2023

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Kevin Tracey, Principal of John Glenn Middle School, welcomed parents and graduates to the 2019 Moving On ceremony. After thanking the community-at-large and the school community, Principal Tracey addressed the graduates. “I am very proud of you.  You truly are an amazing group of young ladies and gentlemen…from the students who impress us daily in our classrooms to those who relish the stage or displays their prowess on the courts or athletic fields.”  Tracey went on to share the impressions of JGMS teachers and staff: “This group of students are kind, fun, appreciative and they adhere firmly to a sense of justice and always act in advocacy for those in need.  In short, they look out for each other.” After adding further compliments from teachers and staff, Tracey concluded, “I have no doubt that the members of this class are destined for success and greatness at first in high school and then in life.  My hope is that as you grow into adulthood, you develop passion and joy for what you do, which  mirrors the joy that you have brought me, your teachers and staff.” Yadkira Delgado led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Sahana Kumar presented the honors essay, a reflection on her time at JGMS. A pair of students who exemplified what Tracey described as exemplifying the school motto, HEART, Peter Benson and Maya Brewster, received the Principal’s Award.