Bedford News

Bedford High School IB Program under fire

A recently passed New Hampshire House bill could mean big changes for Bedford High School. The bill, HB 1403, prohibits foreign bodies or organizations from governing public schools. The bill singles out the International Baccalaureate program, an honors program, because the ...

School holds Family Fun Night

Submitted photos On Thursday, March 29, the Peter Woodbury School celebrated Family Fun Night. Students had the opportunity to purchase tickets to win themed baskets or a teacher raffle. Raffles included lunch or games with teachers and a chance to slime the assistant principal. All money was ...

Trails behind ski area to close

Adventure5K and McIntyre Ski Area have announced that the trails behind McIntyre Ski Area and the area around Westin Tower area will be closed to the public April 27 in preparation for the Adventure5K race that will be held April 28. The trails will reopen April 29, after ...

Landscaping to be demystified

Even before gardening caught fire as a national pastime, husband-and-wife team Gordon and Mary Hayward were busy creating and tending the 11/2 acres surrounding their Vermont farmhouse. Gordon is a landscape designer and author of 10 books and numerous articles. Mary honed her gardening skills ...

HAM radio introduction and class April 14

MANCHESTER – An introduction to ham radio and class will be offered 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Manchester Red Cross Blood Center, 425 Reservoir Ave.. Ham Radio, also known as Amateur Radio, allows people to communicate via radio. Distances covered may be a few miles ...

Bedford neighborhood prepares for cleanup

For the sixth year, residents of Greenfield Farms will clean up litter throughout their neighborhood. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, residents will collect trash throughout acres of common land, a town soccer field, roadsides and sidewalks. “We get a great bunch of people ...

Smoke Shop holds a fundraising event for BPD Honors Guard

On Thursday, April 19, from 5:30-10 p.m., Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Blowin’ Smoke cigar shop will host a fundraiser for the Bedford Police Department Honor Guard. This event will be at Blowin’ Smoke Cigar Shop, 132 Bedford Center Road, Bedford. Tickets are $40 ...

Bedford participates in national Take-Back initiative

The Drug Enforcement Administration has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Residents can turn in outdated or unwanted prescription drugs, with no questions asked, at the lobby of the Bedford Police DepartmentNo syringes will be ...

Memorial to hold spirit week

Memorial Elementary School students are encouraged to show their school spirit during the upcoming School Spirit Week. ? Monday, April 16: School Color Day. Wear Memorial clothing or blue, the school color. ? Tuesday, April 17: Stuffed Animal Day. Bring your favorite stuffed animal to ...

NH Tourism launches “Reach The Summit” fourth-grade video contest

CONCORD – New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development officials announce the launch of a new “Reach the Summit” Video Contest to encourage fourth-grade classes in New Hampshire to explain and demonstrate why visitors should come to the Granite State. ...

BYC to perform ‘Winnie the Pooh’

Bedford Youth Performing Company performers in grades 1-6 will present “Winnie the Pooh Kids” at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at McKelvie Intermediate School at 108 Liberty Hill Road in Bedford. Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search ...

Centrix Bank sponsors community events

Bedford, N.H. - Centrix Bank will sponsor three upcoming community events, including the 6th Annual Springtime in Paris Gala, the Twentieth Annual Historic Preservation Awards, and Taste of the Nation Manchester. The 6th Annual Springtime in Paris Gala is an annual fundraising event hosted by ...

Burke Advertising Develops New Brand for Ares Structures

Bedford, NH – NH-Burke Advertising was recently hired by Ares Structures to develop a new brand and online presence for the family-owned construction firm. Ares Structures, headquartered in Manchester, NH is one of New England’s framing and general contracting companies for ...

Burke named agency of record by First Colebrook

Burke Advertising, a Bedford-based advertising firm, has been named agency of record for First Colebrook Bank, one of New Hampshire’s oldest banks, tracing its roots back to 1889. “First Colebrook Bank is one of New Hampshire’s iconic financial brands,” ...

Pets of the Week for April 6

Kelley Hi, my name is Kelley. I am a 6-year-old spayed female. I am a very friendly girl who likes to sit in your lap or sleep in a cozy bed. I do well with some other animals but also would be happy as your only pet. I am a huge fan of catnip and know how to use a scratching post. If you are ...

New councilor learned tact in military

In this week’s Up Close, we’ll introduce you to another new member of Bedford’s town government: Mac McMahan, who recently was elected to the position of town councilor for a three-year term. McMahan took some time away from his preparations for the new town ...

New ordinance targets burglars

The Bedford Police Department and Bedford Town Council are working to keep stolen goods out of local shops. On March 28, the Town Council unanimously voted to approve a new pawn shop ordinance, suggested by the Police Department. The ordinance will help prevent burglars from selling stolen ...

Learn about disaster preparedness through Bedford CERT program

Goffstown’s former Community Emergency Response Team training officer, Ron Michaud, is known as “The Water Boy.” “During emergency floods, I would fill up the back of my truck with gallons of water and pass them out to workers along the Piscataquog ...

Bedford High School finalist for NH Excellence in Education Awards

Bedford High School students took to the microphone to tell a special group of New Hampshire educators what it means to be a part of the Bedford High School community. The high school is one of the finalists for the secondary New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards, or the ...

Search family roots at library

If you have ever watched the NBC reality TV show “Who Do You Think You Are?” you may be curious about tracking down your personal family history. If you aren’t familiar with the show, we have the first season on DVD. At the Bedford Public Library, we offer ...