Bedford News

PTA casting for ‘Under the Sea’

AMHERST – The Amherst Parent-Teacher Association is inviting kids and adults ‘under the sea’ for auditions for its 66th annual PTA play. In April 2018, the PTA will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” for its largest fundraiser, which generates upwards of $15,000 for vital ...

People helping people

MILFORD – For some of us, the lucky ones, home is a sweet word, and our homes are as necessary to our psychic health as air and water to our bodies. For thousands of people from places like Syria and Afghanistan caught up in the ongoing refugee crisis and living in tents or grim metal ...

Holiday happenings in Greater Bedford

‘Lights on the Hill’ event this weekend CANDIA – Celebrate Christmas at the 21st annual “Lights on the Hill” from 1-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. Activities happen in historic 19th century buildings beginning at the corner of Route 27 (High Street) and South Road in Candia (Exit 3 off ...

BCTV weekly schedule

Next week on BCTV the live meetings on channel 22 will be a Conservation Commission meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12, a Town Council meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13 and a Water and Sewer Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7:45 a.m. On channel 23, there will be a School Board meeting on ...

BCAF accepting grant applications

MANCHESTER – The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund is now accepting applications for grants to be awarded early in 2018. Applicants should submit a completed application and all required information no later than close of business on Dec. 13. Information and an application are available ...

New Girl Scouts alumnae association

BEDFORD – Tricia Casey, director of advancement at Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains announced Monday the launch of its new Alumnae Association, open to any adult who is, or ever has been, a registered Girl Scout. The association is free to join and offers members the opportunity ...

Knights of Columbus, local church donate $12K to food bank

MANCHESTER – The BedfordKnights of Columbus and members of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Bedford recently joined together to raise $12,215 during their 2017 Turkey Drive to support the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire. The Bedford Knights of ...

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 ...