Bedford News

Herbs are the word

AMHERST – Dandelions are so easy to despise, as their yellow flowers give way to coarse, flat leaves that mar our carefully cultivated lawns and a tap root that seems to go all the way to China. Norma Weinberg wants gardeners to embrace their dandelions – or at least tolerate them. In a ...

Eagle Scout Court of Honor held for Ryan Dinndorf

On Friday evening, May 5, there was an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at the Bedford Presbyterian Church. The ceremony was held at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Bedford Presbyterian Church to present the award of Eagle Scout to Ryan Dinndorf. Ryan is Eagle number 110 in Troop 414. About 50 ...

Bedford Garden Club’s spring sale slated for May 20

With the help of many volunteers, the club will transform Bedford’s Town Hall, 70 Bedford Center Road, into a room filled with hundreds of plants. The sale will feature perennials, annuals, herbs, and ground covers, many of which come from member’s gardens. Some commercially grown plants ...

Join the Manchester Community Music School Summer Band

MANCHESTER – Do you play an instrument? Did you play one in high school but haven’t picked it up in years? Whether you started playing your instrument two years ago or 50 years ago, you are welcome to join the Manchester Community Music School Summer Band. Conducted by Ed Doyle, this ...

Annual Taste of Milford set for May 19

MILFORD – Last year, the Taste of Milford sold out, with 750 people showing up to sample food and drink from more than 25 local chefs, bakers, caterers, candymakers and baristas. That’s why organizer Wendy Hunt advises people to buy their tickets early for the Friday, May 19, event. From ...

Bedford schools sending 4 teams to DI Global Finals

At the end of May, 25 students from the Bedford area have the opportunity to show what they have accomplished at the Destination Imagination Global Final tournament in Knoxville, Tenn. The teams are: The Mind Blowers, from Peter Woodbury School; Eat Your Greens, from Ross A. Lurgio Middle ...

Men’s Club sponsors speaker for school workshop

The Bedford Men’s Club has provided a donation to sponsor the keynote speaker at the Ross A. Lurgio Middle School’s Stand By Me workshop to be held Friday, May 19, at Southern New Hampshire University. All seventh grade students are invited and encouraged to attend. The mission of the ...

Elevate Health Studio to celebrate one-year anniversary

Join us at Elevate Health Studio on Friday, May 19, at 4 p.m. as we celebrate our one-year birthday. There will be food (by Copper Door), drinks, music by DJ Gregg Gelinas, fitness challenges, games and hefty membership discounts. Located at 43 Constitution Drive, Bedford.

Fur a good cause

AMHERST – Sherry and Rick Tobin call themselves crazy cat people, but their six cats are their children and they love them, and all other cats, for that matter. That’s why, for 23 years, the couple has been hosting a fundraiser for Kitty Angels, a non-profit, all-volunteer cat rescue ...

Blue light can have harmful effects on the eyes

Visible light is more complex than you might think. Stepping outdoors into sunlight; flipping on a switch indoors; turning on your computer, phone or other device – all of these result in your eyes being exposed to a variety of light rays that can have a range of effects. Most people are ...

Parks and Rec recycles tennis balls

BEDFORD – The Bedford Parks and Recreation Department has purchased two bins for recycling tennis balls. Did you know: • 125 million tennis balls are sold in the U.S. annually. • There are 250,000 tennis courts in the U.S. • 200 tennis balls are discarded monthly per ...

Bedford Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale

Hundreds of plants will be for sale at the Bedford Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 20, from 9-11 a.m., at the Bedford Town Hall, 70 Bedford Center Road. This is an opportunity to stock up on reasonably priced sun and shade plants, perennials, annuals, herbs and ground covers, ...

Start from Seed

HOLLIS – There’s nothing like gardening to make you feel one with the Earth. You plant a tiny seed, and it grows into an herb or a vegetable you can feed your family. But buying baby plants in plastic pots disturbs that all-natural feeling a bit. How about biodegradable pots you don’t ...

A number of tree farms grow in New Hampshire

Have you ever noticed a green and white Tree Farm sign posted on a property along the road? Do you know what that signifies? Many people think “Tree Farm” means rows of Christmas trees, or something similar, but it is so much more than that! Tree Farms range in size from small family 10 ...

Lurgio students take top honors at National History Day Competition

After months of research and hard work, four groups from Ross A. Lurgio Middle School won awards at the National History Day New Hampshire State Competition at Plymouth State University on April 2. Those placing first or second in their division have the honor of representing the state of New ...

Robotics team takes top spot at challenge

BEDFORD – Bedford robotics team Tech Tonix took a top spot by advancing to the semi-final round, and brought home the Control Award in New Hampshire’s first annual FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship, held last month in Wolfeboro. Tech Tonix, a rookie team made up of eight Lurgio ...

Junior Investors launches Helping Heroes Initiative

BEDFORD – Local community organization Bedford Junior Investors (BJI) has recently launched the Helping Heroes initiative to benefit Liberty House, a non-profit dedicated to providing substance-free housing, food, and clothing to local veterans in need. From now until May 25, 2017, BJI will ...

Bedford Girl Scouts donate to Kids’ Closet

Bedford Girl Scout Daisy Troop 20559 purchased 18 new pairs of sneakers, and collected an additional 85 pairs of gently used sneakers for the Kids’ Closet of Manchester. The Kids’ Closet was created by a Manchester teacher to help students in need. They have an urgent need for sneakers ...

Behind the scenes

AMHERST – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and a unicorn? Why not? Lucy Spencer and Frances Saxton welcomed all of the ideas that the 11 children threw out during their Saturday morning theater class recently. The two actors gave the first of eight weekly sessions called “Fairy Tale ...

Men’s Club aids Prosthetic Project

The Bedford Men’s Club proudly donated $500 to the Future Prosthetic Project. The Academy for Science and Design in Nashua and e-NABLE are working to develop 3D printed prosthetic hands and arms for those in need of an upper limb assistive device. Harun, a student at Peter Woodbury School ...