Bedford News

United Way challenge raises more than $100K for nonprofits

MANCHESTER – On Oct. 1, 25 Granite United Way business supporters and their guests boarded a bus to Gillette Stadium for a New England Patriots game. It was a fun and eventful conclusion to the 2016-17 “Get on the Bus” Stebbins Family Challenge Match that raised over $100,000 for ...

Tourney supports NH food bank

Workplace Benefit Solutions of Manchester, a HUB International company, and the New Hampshire Food Bank, raised $105,500 during the WBS Harvest Golf Classic on Sept. 18, to support the food bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire. In partnership with Feeding America, a nationwide ...

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Manchester Community Music School presents free concert MANCHESTER – Join us at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Grace Episcopal Church,106 Lowell St., as the Manchester Community Music School presents the first performance of the 2017-18 Music’s on the Menu Free Concert Series – ...

Hannaford Cause Bag program selects Bedford food pantry

BEDFORD – The Bedford Community Food Pantry is committed to feeding the food insecure residents of Bedford has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Cause Bag program for the month of October. The Hannaford Cause Bag program launched in October 2015 and is designed to support ...

SCORE chapter installs new group of officers

The Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE recently installed its new slate of officers for fiscal year 2018. Ed Izzo, of Nashua, will serve as chairman; Roman Geletkanycz, of Bedford, will be first vice chairman; Robbie Grady, of Hooksett, second vice chairman; Geoff Geoffrion, of Merrimack, ...

Where the Wild Things Are

AMHERST – “My Dad’s head would explode,” at the idea of leaving fall leaves on the ground or letting daffodils and other weeds run rampant on his lawn, Alicia Geilen told her audience at Parkhurst Place recently. But if you want to attract interesting critters to your backyard, skipping ...

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U.S. Department of Education honors Riddle Brook School WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that two First District schools, Riddle Brook School in Bedford and Belmont Middle School, have earned recognition by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue ...

EmbroidMe named Small Business of the Year

NASHUA AND BEDFORD – EmbroidMe/Fully Promoted of Nashua and Bedford was recently recognized by the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce, receiving the organization’s 2017 Business Excellence Award for Small Business of the Year. This special recognition by the chamber holds a special prestige ...

St. Mary’s Bank awarded prestigious LEED Gold Certification

MANCHESTER – St. Mary’s Bank announces that its McGregor Street headquarters has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification (LEED). This rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and ...

Keller’s #365 project

MILFORD – To get better at a craft, do it religiously every day -that’s the idea behind Keller Nunley’s video project. Each day, for a full year that started in February, the 24-year-old film school graduate has been making short videos – each are one to two minutes long – of places ...

BCTV schedule for the week of Sept. 29

BEDFORD – This week on BCTV the Historic District Commission’s meeting will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. on channel 22 on Tuesday, Oct. 3. All archived meetings can be viewed on demand by visiting www.bedfordtv.com. Also, visit our website to view the live stream of all three BCTV channels ...

The benefits of New Hampshire’s many trees

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.” (William Blake). It’s hard not to consider trees (with or without joy) as one drives around our town and state. New Hampshire is the second-most forested state in the nation ...

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 ...