Bedford News

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 ...

Bedford High School Theatre Company does Shakespeare

By LORETTA JACKSON For The Bedford Journal Sixteen student performers from the Bedford High School Theatre Company who recently presented Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” wore sneakers and casual street clothing, costumes set off with accessories that included capes, popcorn and an ...

‘A new science’

AMHERST – Planning a trip in March? Be warned. March 2018 could be very stormy, said Rob Carolan – who should know. Carolan is president and chief meteorologist of Hometown Forecast Services in Nashua. He and his crew provide forecasting and severe weather warnings to clients that ...

Souhegan facing security issues; group to visit

AMHERST – The school board is not asking for extra money for security cameras in its proposed operating budget for Souhegan High School, but security turned out to be a major focus of the school district’s Feb. 5 Deliberative Session. After board member David Chen complained that the ...

Program at The Way Home helps empower those in need

MANCHESTER – In early 2017, desperate, and in an increasingly abusive relationship, Tori and her young son, Camren, packed up their few belongings and left their home in Concord. “We literally had no place to go,” she said. “But we knew we couldn’t stay where we were. We had to ...

New Digest for Feb. 9

Planning director talks growth with Bedford Rotary Growth is happening in Bedford and more development is on the way, town Planning Director Rebecca Hebert told the Bedford Rotary Club at a recent meeting. Bedford’s area is 32 square miles, with a population of 22,700 and a mean household ...

BHS announces honor roll for 2Q of 2017-18 school year

Bedford High School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Morgan Ats, Emet Baker, Lia Berman, Angelika Bouley, Marina Braga, Jack Buffett, Hannah Burdick, Laura Callahan, Nathan Campbell, McKenna Casey, Victoria Chartier, ...

Bumble or bust

Members of the Merrimack Valley Beekeeping Association – a group of around 100 beekeeping enthusiasts from Merrimack, Bedford, Hollis and many other towns – recently assisted with a hefty donation to the beekeepers and the surviving bees of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, regions ...