Bedford News

BCTV weekly meeting schedule includes planning board, safety committee

Live meetings next week on BCTV channel 22 include: BCTV Board of Overseers meeting on Thursday, April 19; the Planning Board meeting on Monday, April 23; the Highway Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 24 at 7:15 a.m. and the Conservation Commission meeting, also on Tuesday, April 24. ...

American Red Cross seeks volunteers to install smoke alarms

MANCHESTER – The American Red Cross is seeking people to volunteer their time and help save lives at the Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event on May 5, 2018 in Manchester from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. “Sound the Alarm in Manchester and be part of the nationwide ...

Manchester Development Corporation names board chairman

MANCHESTER – At its annual meeting in March, Manchester Development Corporation (MDC) named Don St. Germain chairman of the board of directors. St. Germain, executive vice president and chief lending officer at St. Mary’s Bank, joined the MDC board in 2015. MDC, a nonprofit that supports ...

Make a ceramic poppy to honor veterans

The Craftworkers’ Guild, in coordination with the local Richard K. Harvel Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Stevens-Buswell Post of the American Legion, invites members of the public to join guild members in making life-size ceramic poppies that will honor veterans as part of a ...

Bedford Boy Scout Troop 5 to host yard sale

BEDFORD – Warmer weather is finally on the way. As we shed our winter coats and welcome the spring weather, many of us are clearing out some clutter around our homes. Bedford Boy Scout Troop 5 is standing by to receive all those spring cleaning donations from basements and ...

Man’s passion for guitar repair gives the gift of music

MANCHESTER – It’s 9 a.m. on a Monday morning. While most people are just grabbing that first cup of coffee and getting settled at their desks, 20-year-old Tristan Aho can be found busily at work in the Manchester Community Music School instrument library refurbishing donated ...

World of wheels

AMHERST – Bicycles are so common we forget they weren’t always here and that the history of two-wheeled, human-powered transportation is long and complicated. Zip Zamarchi, from Eliot, Maine, was in Amherst recently to talk about bicycles and display some of his collection of antique ...

Chorus preps for spring concerts

New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus, whose membership, audiences, popularity, and demand for performances have increased significantly in recent years, consists of 40 singers, an artistic director, an accompanist, support staff and board of directors. The chorus is rehearsing for its 20th annual ...

Field trips and more

The Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department now offers Camp Trek, an innovative Teen Adventure Camp in addition to its traditional Naticook Day Camp, located at Wasserman Park, 116 Naticook Road. Camp Trek, open to town residents and also to non- residents, was launched last year and ...

New Digest for March 30

Volunteers, sponsors sought for Wounded Warrior softball camp: Manchester – Twenty children between 8 and 12 years old from around the nation, who have undergone an amputation or have a missing limb, will participate in weeklong, daily softball camp. The camp will take place at Southern New ...

School district, town election results for Bedford

(* = Elected) • Town 2,448 ballots were cast; 14 percent) • Article 1: Election of Town Offices Town Council (three-year term) Julio C. Nunez - 525 votes Emma Carole Paradis - 695 *Melissa Stevens - 1,160 Matt Sullivan - 679 *Bill Duschatko - 997 *Phil Greazzo - 819 Trustee ...

American Red Cross and Unitil host 2018 Everyday Heroes Awards

CONCORD – The New Hampshire and Vermont Region of the American Red Cross and Unitil are once again honoring heroes in New Hampshire by celebrating “everyday people” and the heroic things they do in their communities. The Everyday Heroes Awards are celebrated all over the country and ...

Dressing girls around the world

The heartbreak that surely is a part of swaddling a Haitian newborn in newspaper because there is no better fabric is similarly matched by the greed of human traffickers on the prowl for young Haitian girls unkempt and clothed in rags. Currently, a “Dress a Girl Around the World” campaign ...

Fantastic Fundraiser

NASHUA – If you’re a former Major League ballplayer or prominent sports celebrity and a phone call comes in from George Katis, you’re definitely taking it. That’s because Katis, a prominent businessman in Manchester and Nashua, treats them well for a good cause in his fundraising work ...

Bedford couple participates in Scholastic Art Awards ceremony

Tom and Diana Hayes, north region representatives of the Young Marine Artists Search, were invited by Bedford resident Scott Chatfield, executive director of the Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire, to address the 19th annual Scholastic Art Awards New Hampshire Ceremony at Pinkerton Academy ...

Bedford Men’s club hosts council forum

The Bedford Men’s Club Town Council Forum was held Feb. 15 at the BCTV studios and council chambers. The event was hosted by Bedford Men’s Club President Dante D’Amato. Six candidates for town council were asked questions on various current event topics. The live event was taped for ...

School board meeting on BCTV March 6

There are no live meetings next week on BCTV channel 22 or BCTV channel 23. All archived meetings can be viewed on demand by visiting www.bedfordtv.com. Also, visit our website to view all three BCTV channels – 16, 22 and 23 live online. There will be a School Board Candidates Debate on ...

Local woman graduates US Air Force training

U.S. Air Force Airman Taylor D. Browning graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, ...

NH Womenade groups raise $1.75M for families in need

A remarkable network of grassroots organizations called “Womenade,” are providing New Hampshire families short term financial assistance when they have nowhere else to turn. Since 2005, these local organizations have raised and distributed over $1.7 million to more than 5,000 families. The ...

Theatrical group kicks off 2018 season

Bedford Off Broadway is opening its 2018 season with Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies,” directed by Aaron Foss. In this hilarious comedy, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose ...