Bedford News

Local man changes lives in Panama with Engineers Without Borders

BEDFORD – James Macpherson, a structural engineer with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. in Bedford, recently spent a week stationed in Hato Rincon – a remote mountain community in Western Panama that is home to the indigenous Ngobe-Bugle people, as part of a program led by Engineers Without ...

A father of Base ball?

Editor’s note: The term “base ball” is the old name for the game. MONT VERNON – Daniel Adams was a persistent man. Born in Mont Vernon in 1814, he practiced medicine with his father before moving to New York. After work, he loved to play “base ball,” a crude forerunner of modern ...

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Amherst woman joins Bedford branch of Coldwell Banker BEDFORD – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England is pleased to announce that Amherst resident Carmen Murray has joined the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Bedford. As a sales associate, Murray will provide ...

USA top Dentists survey recognizes 257 N.H. dentists

MANCHESTER – New Hampshire Magazine shared 257 reasons to smile with the announcement of its 2017 Top Dentists. The list includes specialist and general dentistry practitioners from throughout the state. In celebration, New Hampshire Magazine hosted a reception to honor and recognize winners ...

Local youth to perform in ‘Oliver!’ at the Palace Theatre

MANCHESTER – The Palace Theatre is proud to kick off its Citizen’s Bank 2017-18 Performing Arts Series with “Oliver!” The toe-tapping take on Charles Dickens’ famous novel has gripped audiences for over half a century. With multiple Tony Awards to its name, “Oliver!” is a must-see ...

Playoffs: Hot action

A morning of free fun is a sure bet for spectators at the Nashua Senior Softball League playoffs, feisty competitions for guys age 60 and up. The playoffs at Yudicky Field on Route 111A in Nashua begin at 9:30 a.m., on Monday, Sept 18. They continue on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Sept. ...

EmbroidMe of Nashua and Bedford announces changes

NASHUA AND BEDFORD – EmbroidMe of Nashua and Bedford is excited to announce that the EmbroidMe name is changing to Fully Promoted/ EmbroidMe. This new name better embodies the wide selection of products and services that the company offers its customers, including apparel, promotional ...

New agents join LAER Realty Partners

Bedford – LAER Realty Partners, the third largest real estate company in Massachusetts with 24 locations and nearly 400 agents, is pleased to announce the addition of two new agents, Admir Becirevic and Jesse Seibert, to its Bedford office located at 265 South River Road. Admir and Jesse ...

Little ducks in a row

WILTON – Pretending to be an animal like a cat, dog or frog comes naturally to kids, and so does dancing, hopping and singing. That’s what they do and more during Amanda Barrick’s yoga classes. Barrick is bringing children’s yoga to the Wilton- Milford area and has opened a studio in ...

Men’s club sponsors Friends of Aine 2017 Kids Try-athlon

The Bedford Men’s Club was a sponsor with the Friends of Aine 2017 Kids Try-athlon, a Bedford event held Aug. 13 at the town pool and Bedford High School. The event is a swim, bike and run race for all kids age 4-15, no matter their athletic ability. It is an opportunity for kids to ...

NH Poetry Out Loud expands high school literacy program

As New Hampshire educators continue to find innovative ways to engage their students, high schools will incorporate the Poetry Out Loud program into their English Language Arts curriculum again this school year. The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has opened registration for the 2017-18 ...

Home & Hospice seeks volunteers

MERRIMACK – Home Health & Hospice Care is looking for people to volunteer their time to provide visits to hospice patients in the greater Nashua and surrounding areas. Volunteer support helps patients and their families feel less alone during a difficult time. A volunteer can make a ...

Bedford Rotary hears from school official

The Bedford Rotary Club invited Bedford Superintendent of Schools, Chip McGee, to address the club on Aug. 16 at its regular breakfast meeting. McGee said the new school year budget is $72 million for 4500 students, at a cost per student of $13,000. He also said health care costs for teachers, ...

Area man named certified SCORE mentor

Anthony “Tony” Ferreria, of Derry, has been named by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE as a member of the volunteer nonprofit organization and a certified small business mentor. SCORE, an arm of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is a national association with more than 13,000 ...

Off the Beaten Path

WARNER – Vacation in New Hampshire tends to mean two things: the lakes and the beaches. And for good reason: They are lovely and filled with fun things to do. But with more than 17 million people expected to visit the state this summer and fall, they can get crowded. For enjoyable day trips ...

Like it or not, it’s time to focus on the fall

It began with thunder, lightning and the downpour of downpours. It ended with silver lightning striking for the second straight year. Let’s face it, the Summer of 2017 is over. This week’s start of the regular high school sports season with soccer, golf, and soon field hockey underway marks ...

Registration now open for 2017 ArtWalk Weekend

NASHUA – According to City Arts Nashua, Early Bird artist registration is now open for the 13th annual ArtWalk Weekend, downtown Nashua’s premier arts festival. “Based on artist and attendee feedback, last year’s ArtWalk was considered a great success by the over 150 artists that ...

Update on PFOA waterline extension plan

MERRIMACK – Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics provided an update on its efforts to provide public drinking water to Bedford properties impacted by perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Three design estimates to provide public water to 61 properties in Bedford, which were ...

Study: Girls on the Run transforms young lives

EXETER – As students prepare to head back to school, many parents are looking for after-school activities that provide a safe and structured space where children can learn skills and be physically active. Girls on the Run offers this and so much more. A recent independent study provides ...

Bedford man wins service award

Paul Mikkola, of Bedford, is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Service Award from Michigan Technological University. The award was presented to Mikkola by Michigan Technological University Alumni board of directors at its annual alumni dinner and awards ceremony on Aug. 4. Paul ...