Bedford News

Bedford High School seniors receive Josephine A. Fearon Scholarship

The Bedford Women’s Club is pleased to present the Josephine A. Fearon Scholarship to two high school seniors who are residents of Bedford. Educator and president of the Bedford Women’s Club in the mid-1940s, Josephine F. Lane Fearon established the Bedford Women’s Club Scholarship for ...

Eversource gifts $38K to United Way of Greater Nashua

NASHUA – United Way of Greater Nashua received a gift of $38,000 from Eversource Energy, as a “corporate gift” to United Way’s current workplace campaign. “The United Way of Greater Nashua has been serving the neighborhoods where we work and live for decades, providing an important ...

Pan-Mass Challenge Kids Ride raises close to $35K for Dana-Farber

MANCHESTER – The second annual Greater Manchester Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) Kids Ride proved to be another success as 98 bicyclists, ages 4-13, turned out to ride in the name of research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The June 3 event was held on the campus of Saint Anselm ...

NH residents invited to vote for nonprofit to win IMPACT award

BOSTON – New Hampshire residents are invited to vote for their favorite local nonprofit organization to receive the Red Sox Foundation’s fourth annual IMPACT Award and $10,000 donation! The 2018 IMPACT program will donate a total of $75,000 to 15 New England charitable organizations, which ...

Nominations sought for Stay Work Play Rising Star Awards

Stay Work Play is accepting nominations for its ninth annual Rising Stars Awards. Each year, the nominations reveal the emerging young leaders and organizations making a positive impact in their communities and helping to shape the future of New Hampshire. An initiative of Stay Work Play in ...

American Legion Post No. 54 honors Ross A. Lurgio students

For many years the Stevens-Buswell Post No. 54 of the American Legion has participated in the awards ceremonies at the Ross A. Lurgio Middle School. This year Post Commander Ben Bahoque and Adjutant John Graham continued that tradition. The Citizenship Award recognizes students who have ...

Bedford School District shares student’s winning essay

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the State House in Concord, The New Hampshire State House Bicentennial Commission (NHSHBC) recently sponsored a statewide Bicentennial Essay Contest. Any child between the ages of 5 and 21 that resides in New Hampshire and is a public, private or home ...

Scholars

Bryant University The following local students were awarded degrees this spring at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. Thomas Vailas graduated with a Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree in Finance; Elizabeth Wardwell graduated cumma cum laude with a Bachelor of Science ...

Girl Scouts launch first-of-its-kind training program

BEDFORD – On May 17, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains partnered with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield New Hampshire, the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester and with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire to educate staff and volunteers on the invisible disabilities of ...

Bank of New Hampshire adds member to commercial banking division

BEDFORD – Bank of New Hampshire is proud to announce that Edwin Killam has joined their team of commercial banking professionals as Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking and Team Leader. “We are pleased to have Ed join the Commercial Banking Division at Bank of New Hampshire,” ...

Kiwanis Club of Manchester awards $75,000 to city parks and rec

MANCHESTER – The City of Manchester, Parks, Recreation & Cemeteries is being awarded $75,000 over the next three years as the Kiwanis Club of Manchester Major Emphasis Project. With the awarded funds held in a CIP account, up to seven park areas citywide will be renovated including five ...

St. Mary’s Bank awards 2018 scholarships

MANCHESTER – Baking, biology, marine sciences, biomedical engineering, wildlife ecology, nursing and speech pathology. These are the varied programs of study chosen by the recipients of the 2018 St. Mary’s Bank scholarships. On Monday, June 4, the bank awarded $10,000 in scholarships. The ...

BCTV weekly meeting schedule features town council, planning board

The live meetings on BCTV channel 22 next week will be a Planning Board meeting on Monday, June 11 and a Town Council meeting on Wednesday, June 13. On BCTV channel 23, there will be a School Board meeting on Monday, June 11. All events will begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. All archived ...

Bedford resident to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s in Nashua June 21

BEDFORD – Each June people around the world, including Judy Loubier of Bedford, will unite to participate in The Longest Day, an event dedicated to all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The Longest Day is a part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness ...

Members First Credit Union hosts casual Friday to benefit CASA

MANCHESTER – Members First Credit Union employees take casual day seriously. Each Friday, employees give $5 to dress down in jeans and other casual attire to support local charities. Members First recently donated $470 from the Casual Friday Fund to CASA of NH – Court Appointed Special ...

Bedford group helping to create ‘WISE’ seniors

As Director of Community Relations for The Arbors of Bedford, now a Benchmark Senior Living memory care community, Paula Whittier meets daily with families and seniors who are confused about everything from veteran’s benefits to medical care planning. “Aging is not easy,” said ...

Granite United Way celebrates community leaders

MANCHESTER – Granite United Way hosted its Southern Region Annual Celebration recently. The evening was filled with award presentations for donors, agency and corporate partners and volunteers. The event was sponsored by the Catholic Medical Center, The Provident Bank, NH Healthy Families, ...

Bedford Women’s Club celebrates another good year

During its annual Spring Luncheon held May 17, the Bedford Women’s Club celebrated its charitable donations to organizations which impact Bedford residents. It also installed the 2018-19 officers and directors. The Bedford Women’s Club held their final luncheon of the year in the Carriage ...

Bedford Town Council looking for oldest resident to receive Boston Post Cane

BEDFORD – Do you think you are the oldest resident of Bedford, or do you know someone who might be the oldest resident? The Town Council is looking for the oldest resident to become the recipient of the Boston Post Cane, which is traditionally given to the oldest resident. In order to be ...

New restaurant planned for former Shorty’s location on Route 101

BEDFORD – Tom Boucher of Great NH Restaurants, owner and CEO of T-BONES, CJ’s, Cactus Jack’s and the Copper Door, has announced plans to develop a new restaurant concept that will be located on Route 101, at the former location of Shorty’s Mexican Restaurant. Boucher, a longtime ...