Bedford News

Bumble or bust

Members of the Merrimack Valley Beekeeping Association – a group of around 100 beekeeping enthusiasts from Merrimack, Bedford, Hollis and many other towns – recently assisted with a hefty donation to the beekeepers and the surviving bees of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, regions ...

Bedford students get immigration lesson on ‘Ellis Island Day’

Editor’s Note: This is a monthly column offering the inside scoop on academic achievements, upcoming meetings and more happenings in the Bedford School District. Students attending all three elementary schools in Bedford recently participated in a day of activities designed to teach them ...

News Digest for Jan. 11, 2018

BCTV weekly meeting schedule BEDFORD – Next week on BCTV, the live meeting on channel 22 will be a WBNH-LPFM Radio Board of Overseers on Monday, Jan. 15; a Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16 and a BCTVBoard meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. ...

SJCS Meals on Wheels celebrates 40 years of giving back

St. Joseph Community Services (SJCS) Meals on Wheels commemorated 40 years of service to Hillsborough County communities. One hundred twenty five guests celebrated recently at their Carpenter Center in Manchester. Community diner, Helen, who recently turned 101, danced the night away to the ...

Bedford Garden Club decorates for the holidays

As part of the Bedford Garden Club’s beautification mission, the group has designed and installed seasonal greenery in planters and/or wreaths at the main entrances to the Bedford Town Hall, Bedford Library, Town Offices, Town Hall, Bedford Library, Burleigh Triangle, Police and Fire Safety ...

Tick watch: Beware of the bugs when temps are warm

Black-legged ticks – deer ticks – that carry Lyme disease are out there and still active. Tick season remains in force in Merrimack, Bedford, Hollis and Brookline, along with most other Southern New Hampshire towns, which until this week, had experienced a temperate start to the ...

Front row seat

MILFORD – Bob Hug had a front-row seat to rock ‘n’ roll history and has the photos, and their contact sheets, to prove it. In the mid-1970s, San Francisco was the place to be for music lovers and Hug wound up studying photography at the San Francisco Academy of Art. He took his 35mm ...

Thanks for Giving raises $85K

BEDFORD – The annual Thanks For Giving event held at all T-BONES and Cactus Jack’s restaurants raised $85,000, a record total for the unique fundraiser that gives a $10 dining coupon back for every $5 donation received. The annual fundraiser started in 2005, and has now raised an ...

Enter 2018 Top Dog contest

To enter the Top Dog Contest, email one photo ( as a PDF or JPEG/TIFF file) of your top dog to Lori Radke, Town Clerk at lradke@bedfordnh.org. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 29. The winner is selected by the town employees and will be announced in mid-January. The winning ...

BCTV weekly meeting schedule

Next week on BCTV, the live meetings on channel 22 will be the Planning Board on Monday, Dec. 18 and a Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 19. On channel 23, there will be a School Board Budget meeting, on Monday, Dec.18 at 6 p.m. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise ...

Music school gets $10,000 grant

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Community Music School is proud to announce that Granite United Way’s local volunteer-led Community Impact Committee has awarded the Music School’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Music Outreach Program with a grant for $10,000. This grant will enable ...

Theater group to perform abroad

MANCHESTER – Theatre Knights, Manchester’s award winning self-funded theatre company at Manchester West High School, has recently been invited to perform in a Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland the summer of 2018. This very pricey trip would be an amazing opportunity for the ...

Management advisory firm hires new official

MANCHESTER – Peter R. Milnes, chairman of INEX Capital & Growth Advisors, announced that Jodi K. Hoyt has joined INEX in the new role of human resources director. Hoyt will report directly to Milnes in his capacity as CEO and will provide senior level human resources strategic planning ...

PTA casting for ‘Under the Sea’

AMHERST – The Amherst Parent-Teacher Association is inviting kids and adults ‘under the sea’ for auditions for its 66th annual PTA play. In April 2018, the PTA will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” for its largest fundraiser, which generates upwards of $15,000 for vital ...

People helping people

MILFORD – For some of us, the lucky ones, home is a sweet word, and our homes are as necessary to our psychic health as air and water to our bodies. For thousands of people from places like Syria and Afghanistan caught up in the ongoing refugee crisis and living in tents or grim metal ...

Holiday happenings in Greater Bedford

‘Lights on the Hill’ event this weekend CANDIA – Celebrate Christmas at the 21st annual “Lights on the Hill” from 1-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. Activities happen in historic 19th century buildings beginning at the corner of Route 27 (High Street) and South Road in Candia (Exit 3 off ...

BCTV weekly schedule

Next week on BCTV the live meetings on channel 22 will be a Conservation Commission meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12, a Town Council meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13 and a Water and Sewer Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7:45 a.m. On channel 23, there will be a School Board meeting on ...

BCAF accepting grant applications

MANCHESTER – The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund is now accepting applications for grants to be awarded early in 2018. Applicants should submit a completed application and all required information no later than close of business on Dec. 13. Information and an application are available ...

New Girl Scouts alumnae association

BEDFORD – Tricia Casey, director of advancement at Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains announced Monday the launch of its new Alumnae Association, open to any adult who is, or ever has been, a registered Girl Scout. The association is free to join and offers members the opportunity ...

Knights of Columbus, local church donate $12K to food bank

MANCHESTER – The BedfordKnights of Columbus and members of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Bedford recently joined together to raise $12,215 during their 2017 Turkey Drive to support the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire. The Bedford Knights of ...