Bedford News

Local business leaders to be honored for going above and beyond

The Business and Industry Association will honor local business leaders at its annual business meeting and member reception, to be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. May 8 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester. BIA will present the “Above and Beyond” awards to several individuals that ...

FairPoint recognized Doyle of Bedford

MANCHESTER – FairPoint Communications recognized its outstanding sales leaders at the annual company-wide sales gathering recently, among them was Jim Doyle of Bedford. Ten Granite Staters were singled out for their top performances in meeting customer needs and outstanding service, ...

Bedford college student wins scholarship

Mackenzie Robert, of Bedford, will receive a $5,000 scholarship to continue her education for sharing online how she enjoys exercising her First Amendment rights during a national celebration of the First Amendment on Bill of Rights Day 2011. Currently a student at Belmont University, ...

Local artist attends New England Institute of Art Professional Photography

Madonna Lovett Repeta, of Studio Photography by Madonna in Bedford, completed the 51st annual session of the New England Institute of Professional Photography. The event was held at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, Mass., in early April. Repeta participated in a weeklong course ...

ARL-NH offers Camp Critter

The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire is offering Camp Critter, a weeklong, day summer camp for children ages 7-11. Camp Critter is for children who love animals. Camp sessions cover responsible pet ownership, safety around animals, dog bite prevention, animal behavior, wildlife and more. ...

Ken Hawkins runs for State Senate

State Rep. Ken Hawkins, R-Bedford, announced his candidacy for the District 9 State Senate seat April 11. “For the last 2 months, I have been talking with my longtime friends and colleagues in Bedford and across the District. I am so pleased and encouraged with the tremendous support ...

Dionne signs on for 120 more days as town manager

The town council has announced Crystal Dionne will serve as the acting town manager for another 120 days. Bedford Town Council Chairman Bill Dermody said the council will work with a hiring agency to find five to six applicants for the town manager position. Dionne said she will not apply for ...

Recreational music at the library

Residents are invited to attend the Recreational Music Making Society, sponsored by the Bedford Public Library, from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, and Thursday, May 31. Recreational music specialist and local music teacher, Paul Bordeleau, will host the program. The sessions will be held in ...

ARL-NH has feral cats for adoption

Several feral cats are ready for adoption at the Animal Rescue League of NH in Bedford. These cats have been spayed or neutered, have all their vaccinations, and most have been micro chipped and/or ear tipped. They also have tested negative for feline aids and leukemia. Feral cats are outdoor ...

BHS parking permits on sale

Bedford High School parking permits for rising seniors and rising juniors for the 2012-13 school year will be on sale in the school’s front office until May 31. To be eligible for a parking permit, all school obligations, such as book fees, must be taken care of. Forms may be picked ...

American Legion seeks Boys State nominees

The New Hampshire American Legion will hold its 65th annual Boys State program July 1-6. Boys State is a six-day “learn-by-doing” experience in the American way of government. Young men completing their junior year of high school are encouraged to participate in the ...

Girl Scouts learn first aid

On March 16, Bedford Girl Scout Troop 20800 invited the senior Scouts of their town to join them in learning the importance of first aid and the work of nurses and firemen at the Bedford Presbyterian Church. Jessica Jaques and Nicole Marini, two emergency room nurses from Elliot Hospital in ...

Senior project supports juvenile diabetes

Bedford High School student Miranda Collette completed her senior project April 7. She held a Festival of Colors Dance Party for Bedford High School juniors and seniors to raise money for juvenile diabetes. She was able to raise almost $600 in donations.

Expo will showcase state’s products, services

Business NH Magazine and Millyard Communications will host the Made in NH – Try It & Buy It Expo at the Manchester Radisson Hotel from April 13-April 15. The Expo is dedicated to showcasing the variety of quality products and services made in New Hampshire. “The ...

Bedford students’ artwork to be featured during NH Philharmonic concert

aving your artwork incorporated into an orchestra performance is an honor for any artist, regardless of age. For a group of Bedford students, it’s the crowning achievement of their fourth-grade art careers. As part of the New Hampshire Philharmonic’s “Drawn to ...

Pets of the Week for April 13

Bernie Hi, I’m Bernie! I was found as a lost cat. People say I seem to be a real gentle, calm guy who’s about 5 years old. Would you like to come over and meet me sometime? I sure could use a loving, understanding friend. I’ll be watching for you! Dakota Hi, ...

Bedford students named to deans lists

Colby College Jennifer N. Cox and Adam N. Spierer, of Bedford, were named to the fall 2011 dean’s list at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY Lauren Brodeur, of Bedford, was named to the fall 2011 dean’s list at Fairfield (Conn.) University. ...

Farm offering more under director

The words “executive director” normally conjure up images of business suits and board meetings. For Annette Handy, executive director of the Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, those words mean mucking out stalls, keeping a close eye on a pregnant sheep and teaching visitors ...

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 ...