Letter to the Editor: Thank You for Helping Bedford to Glow on Christmas Eve

The Bedford Minuteman Scholarship Trust thanks everyone who purchased luminaries this past year. Special thanks go to Paul and Neil Couvee and their staff at Chip-In Farm and Suzanne Schmul Koller of Suzanne &  Company, both of whom were responsible for over 250 kit sales.

Letter to the Editor: Bedford Santa Thanks its Many Volunteers

The 2019 Bedford Community Santa Claus Project concluded its 74th yearly run, delivering 1422 gifts to 420 households in Bedford on Christmas Eve. 

It takes many volunteers to make a successful event, and we had many dedicated and talented volunteers that supported the 31 teams that covered the town this year.  We thank them all for their efforts. 

Volunteers for this year include:

The Bedford Citizen’s 7.5-Year Decade: Looking Back before 2020 Gets Underway

The Bedford Citizen began publishing on June 30, 2012, with a story about the departure of School Superintendent Maureen LaCroix. Since then, thanks to scores of writers and volunteers, we have published more than 7,800 stories (incorporating a staggering 16,000+ images).

Thank you to our readers, our writers, our donors, and YOU as The Bedford Citizen heads into a new iteration of the Roaring Twenties.

Gathering to Celebrate Diwali in Bedford

After Anitha Reddy Yajnik and family settled in Bedford, she wished to explore and embrace the town’s Indian community.

Yajnik’s search became an easier task than she had first imaged. “I decided to form my own community,” Yajnik said, at first going through her daughter’s school directory and emailing anyone whose last name sounded Indian. “I had 18 people in my house the first meeting that day.”

Yajnik moved to Bedford in 2011 and helped organize Bedford’s South Asian or Desi community. The community, including those from Pakistan and Bangladesh, held its first Diwali festival in 2013.

A Holiday Gift You Can Make for Your Children’s Future

Have you considered adding Mother Earth to your holiday gift list this year?

Many of us in Bedford have been concerned about warming temperatures, fires, floods, droughts, climate variability and how little seems to be happening despite the magnitude of the problem. Bedford Mothers Out Front has some simple actions you can take this holiday season to help protect our planet and our children’s futures. 

Suzanne & Co ~ Holiday House Tour ~ Home for the Holidays

The Bedford Chamber of Commerce and Suzanne & Co. invite you to take a tour of seven beautiful decorated Bedford homes. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Charles Hume Scholarship, presented annually to a Bedford High Senior. Tickets are on sale at Great Road Gallery, New England Nursery, and online at www.bedfordchamber.org

Ticket prices – $20 for Adults, $15 for Seniors 65 and over, $10 per child (8-12 years and must be supervised by an adult).  

 A special thanks to Dan Carroll of REVISE ENERGY  for sponsoring our Horse & Wagon

 

Letter to the Editor: Thank You from the Bedford Community Table/Pantry

I wish to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Chuck Connell for taking on the task of organizing and running this year’s Turkey Trot.  Also to Callahan’s Karate and WT Phelan Insurance for sponsoring the event, and to long-time contributor Bedford Florist for donating the floral arrangements for winners in particular areas.