Bedford News

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 ...

Henry Arlinghaus named Musician of the Month

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Community Music School would like to congratulate Canterbury resident Henry Arlinghaus on being named Musician of the Month for March. Henry, now 21 years old, has been attending the Music School for 8 years. He started studying piano with Elizabeth Hodges in fall ...

Craftworkers’ Guild awards grants to local teachers

Four teachers in the Bedford schools have been awarded grants from The Craftworkers’ Guild to support arts and crafts education in their classrooms. Kathy Parker, an enrichment teacher at Riddle Brook School, has been awarded a $500 grant to create a Maker Space Station. This will be a ...

7th grader wins 2017 NH National Geographic State Bee

KEENE – Abhinav Govindaraju, a seventh grader from Ross A. Lurgio Middle School, Bedford, took top honors at the 2017 New Hampshire National Geographic Bee held March 31 at Keene State College. The state champion received $100, a medal, the National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World, 4th ...

‘Kookooland’ author tells HBHS students to ‘Be fearless’

Hollis Brookline High School English teacher Ann Melim was reading “Kookooland” and realized she had a question about a certain part of the novel. She decided to email the author, Gloria Norris. The two began a conversation that culminated with a visit from the author on April 10. ...

How your garden grows

AMHERST – A garden isn’t just for growing food, it’s also a place to renew your body, mind and spirit. That was the gist of Ellen Ecker Ogden’s recent talk to the Amherst Garden Club. Ogden is a garden artist, speaker and cookbook author based in Manchester, Vt. Her slide presentation ...

Trader Joe’s to open location at Bedford’s Market and Main

MONROVIA, Calif. – Trader Joe’s, a unique, neighborhood grocery store with foods and beverages ranging from the everyday to the exotic, has signed a lease for a new location in Bedford. The store is scheduled to open in the second half of 2018. The store will be approximately 13,000 square ...

Local student aids Honor Flight

Nicholas Cannone, a senior at Bedford High School, is assisting Honor Flight New England through his Senior Project. Honor Flight New England is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to sending our nation’s veterans to Washington D.C. free of charge. Nicholas has been raising funds and ...

Matthew Delamater is promoted to Eagle Scout

On Saturday afternoon, April 1, there was an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at the Bedford Presbyterian Church. The ceremony was held at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Bedford Presbyterian Church to present the award of Eagle Scout to Matthew Delamater. Matt is Eagle number 106 in Troop ...

Miss New Hampshire 2017 competition planned

DERRY – The Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program announced that 28 local title holders will compete to become Miss New Hampshire 2017. The 71st annual competition will take place at Pinkerton Academy’s Stockbridge Theatre in Derry from April 27-29. Each of the contestants qualified at a ...

Filling a Need

MILFORD – They’re only first-graders, but they know why they’re making and painting ceramic bowls. The bowls will help people who “don’t have much,” Maria Dudley said as she and her classmate Nadia Tlapa painted their bowls last week. The handcrafted pottery is being made by ...

Men’s club hosts Town Council Candidate Forum

On Feb. 15, Bedford Men’s Club President Dante D’Amato moderated the BMC’s 2017 Town Council Candidates’ Forum. The forum was held at the BCTV studios and broadcast live on BCTV channel 22. The program will be re-broadcast before the March 14 Town Meeting. It is also available for ...

Last call to submit 2017 scholarship applications

The Bedford Firefighters Association announces the application for the 2017 Norman Richards Scholarship. Applications are available at bedfordfirenh.com. The scholarship is open to legal residents of the town of Bedford. The applicant must be a senior in a secondary school at the time of ...

Master Roofers celebrates 75 years in business

MANCHESTER – 2017 marks the 75th anniversary for Master Roofers, one of greater Manchester’s largest and longest standing roofing contractors. Several promotions and events will take place throughout the year to show appreciation to the Master Roofers’ customers, partners, employees and ...

Bedford High School students raise money for Easterseals NH

Amanda and Jessica Butura, Bedford High School juniors, presented a check to Easterseals NH Presdient & CEO Larry Gammon to benefit their substance abuse programs in Greater Manchester. Their love for collecting antiques had inspired this fundraising event. Through Concord Auction Center, ...

Sullivan Construction supports Easterseals New Hampshire

BEDFORD – Sullivan Construction supports Easterseals New Hampshire with sponsoring one of the N.H. Special Transit buses. The Easterseals NH Special Transit Service fleet of 100 vehicles transports people with disabilities and special needs to various places in the community. Of that entire ...

The scoop on cats

MILFORD – Cats are not solitary creatures, as some people think. They’re sensitive, and above all, they need to feel secure. Monique Chretieu, an animal behavior consultant from Dracut, Mass., gave a slide presentation about creating a happy life for your pet before a standing-room-only ...

Mental health outpatient clinic opening in Bedford

BEDFORD – Additional mental health services will be available in Bedford and the surrounding communities. Psychiatric Wellness Center is accepting new patients for April. This means the addition of two Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners to diagnosis and treat mental health ...