Bedford News

Share-ing the holiday spirit

MILFORD – Christmas starts in July for Mariette Facques when she visits craft shops in the Lake Winnipesaukee area, takes the crafters’ business cards and hopes they aren’t booked for the first Saturday in December. Facques was one of the founders of Share, the local safety net for ...

UNH’s Knight, Kennedy honored

BOSTON – Amherst’s Trevor Knight and Jake Kennedy, of the University of New Hampshire, were among four Wildcats named to the 2017 All-New England Division I Football Team on Tuesday. The others were Neil O’Connell of Leominster, Mass., and Portsmouth’s Rick Holt. The four helped ...

Bedford High School announces first quarter honor roll

Bedford High School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Scott Anderson, Emet Baker, Marina Braga, Hannah Burdick, Laura Callahan, McKenna Casey, Brycen Catania, Victoria Chartier, Carley Citron, Thomas Claussen, Daniel Cronin, ...

Soul of a town

AMHERST – Milk and bread. Beer and kitty litter. General stores are convenient when you need something, but they also give people who live in small towns much more: a community gathering spot. Sure, churches, barber shops and cafes can fill that role, but the right kind of store probably ...

Phyllis Stibler honored with women’s leadership award

MANCHESTER – The Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America, held the second annual Women’s Leadership Reception to recognize some remarkable women for their commitment to youth character and citizenship development. The event was held on Nov. 1 at Camp Carpenter in Manchester. Phyllis ...

Drop off Toys for Tots donations at local Allstate offices

REGION – As the holiday season quickly approaches, hundreds of local Allstate agency owners throughout the Northeast are teaming up with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to spread holiday cheer. Through Friday, Dec. 15, select Allstate agency owners’ offices will serve as donation ...

New-look Silver Knights reloading

NASHUA – They have no general manager or assistant GM right now, but don’t worry, the Nashua Silver Knights have plenty of players for the 2018 season. You just may not recognize too many of them. There are only about a half dozen holdovers from last year’s championship team, due in ...

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 ...

News Digest

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 ...

News Digest

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 ...