Bedford News

Off the Beaten Path

WARNER – Vacation in New Hampshire tends to mean two things: the lakes and the beaches. And for good reason: They are lovely and filled with fun things to do. But with more than 17 million people expected to visit the state this summer and fall, they can get crowded. For enjoyable day trips ...

Like it or not, it’s time to focus on the fall

It began with thunder, lightning and the downpour of downpours. It ended with silver lightning striking for the second straight year. Let’s face it, the Summer of 2017 is over. This week’s start of the regular high school sports season with soccer, golf, and soon field hockey underway marks ...

Registration now open for 2017 ArtWalk Weekend

NASHUA – According to City Arts Nashua, Early Bird artist registration is now open for the 13th annual ArtWalk Weekend, downtown Nashua’s premier arts festival. “Based on artist and attendee feedback, last year’s ArtWalk was considered a great success by the over 150 artists that ...

Update on PFOA waterline extension plan

MERRIMACK – Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics provided an update on its efforts to provide public drinking water to Bedford properties impacted by perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Three design estimates to provide public water to 61 properties in Bedford, which were ...

Study: Girls on the Run transforms young lives

EXETER – As students prepare to head back to school, many parents are looking for after-school activities that provide a safe and structured space where children can learn skills and be physically active. Girls on the Run offers this and so much more. A recent independent study provides ...

Bedford man wins service award

Paul Mikkola, of Bedford, is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Service Award from Michigan Technological University. The award was presented to Mikkola by Michigan Technological University Alumni board of directors at its annual alumni dinner and awards ceremony on Aug. 4. Paul ...

Kiwanis Club of Manchester donates $18K to local groups

MANCHESTER – Kiwanis Club of Manchester recently donated $18,000 in grants to six local organizations that share the club’s mission of enriching and improving the lives of Manchester’s children and youth. These organizations include: UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, MY TURN, Queen City ...

Vermont blanks NH Shrine team

Make it two in a row for Vermont. Fair Haven’s Dylan Ellis scored a pair of touchdowns and Vermont stifled New Hampshire for a 19-0 victory in the 64th Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl on Saturday evening at Spartan Stadium in Castleton, Vt. It’s the second straight victory in the series for the ...

Follow the red lines

AMHERST – When Steve Hale came up from Louisiana to New Hampshire for graduate school in the early 1990s he had little interest in hiking. What did interest him was birds, and he did his Ph.D. thesis on the Bicknell’s thrush, a small bird that can be found in the high mountains of New ...

60th annual NH Antiques Show this weekend

MANCHESTER – For six decades, the annual NH Antiques Show has upheld the tradition of bringing fine quality antiques to New England. The NH Antiques Dealers Association date for the 60th annual New Hampshire Antiques Show is through Aug. 12 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester. This years’ show ...

Signs of wildlife abound in Bedford’s backyard – Part 2

In part one of our article, we looked at a few of our fine furry and feathered friends who coexist with us here in town (namely, birds, beavers, porcupines and turkeys). With your “wildlife radar” turned on and tuned in, you’ll see evidence of those critters (and a few more we’ll ...

Bedford Farmers Market celebrates National Farmers Market Week

BEDFORD – The Bedford Farmers’ Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 6-12. As demand for local food continues to grow, so too have the opportunities for America’s farmers to market fresh food directly to the consumer. According to ...

Cannone, Collins, McCahill to play in Shrine Bowl Saturday

Bedford natives Nick Cannone, Connor Collins and Jack McCahill will play one more high school football game. Cannone and Collins, who played for Bedford, and McCahill, who played at Trinity, will line up for New Hampshire in the 64th Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl against Vermont at Saturday at ...

Sweet summer

Trending that day were roomy white bee suits with attached mesh veils. The occasion was a summer picnic held Saturday, July 15, with 43 beekeepers in attendance at the Hollis property of Mike and Diane Mattock. A hive opening to peek at the honey bees residing among the couple’s five hives ...

Restaurant raises $112K for camp’s van, oncology session

CASCO, MAINE – Managing Partners from 17 Texas Roadhouse locations throughout New England, as well as six individuals from the Texas Roadhouse Corporate office in Louisville, Ky., visited Camp Sunshine for the Texas Roadhouse Oncology Session. Not only did the long-time corporate partner ...

Bedford Lions Club chosen for Hannaford Cause Bag program

BEDFORD – The Bedford Lions Club, a nonprofit committed to charitable causes for sight, medical relief, community functions and scholarships, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Cause Bag program for the month of August. The Hannaford Cause Bag program, launched in October ...

News Digest

Local man receives professional engineer license BEDFORD – Jason Hill recently received his New Hampshire professional engineer license. Hill serves as a project manager for TFMoran, Inc. in the civil engineering department. He has over 15 years of experience, including site planning and ...

14 Bedford residents riding in Pan-Mass Challenge

NEEDHAM, Mass. – On Aug. 5 and 6, 14 riders from Bedford will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of raising $48 million for critical research and cancer care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. During PMC weekend, more than 6,200 cyclists from more than 40 states ...

What’s bugging you?

LYNDEBOROUGH – Out of the 23,000 species of insects found in New Hampshire, only a small percentage are considered pests. But we do hate them, especially if we’re gardeners. They go after our carefully tended vegetables, flowers and trees, chewing on leaves and roots, damaging buds and ...