Bedford News

Operation Cookie acomplished

More than 1,000 people enjoyed an ice cream sundae at The Common Man family of restaurants, and Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains are receiving the benefits. This was the fifth year Common Man chefs created a dessert with a popular Girl Scout Cookie and ice cream, and donated a ...

Former BHS student takes a hard look at college

Bedford High School graduate and college sophomore Jonathan Kirsch will present “What I’ve Learned in College” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Bedford High School theater at 47B Nashua Road. For all college-bound seniors, juniors and their parents, this is an ...

Scholarship applications due in June

The Richard K Harvell Post 8401, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Bedford, will continue its Memorial Scholarships program. Any Bedford resident who will pursue a secondary education during the 2012-13 school year is eligible to apply. Scholarship applications may be requested either by mail from: ...

Funds raised for the Bedford Police Department Honor Guard

Blowin’ Smoke Cigars, in conjunction with Carrabba’s Italian Grill of Bedford hosted a fundraiser to help the Bedford Police Department initiate a Police Department Honor Guard on April 19. This event raised more than $1,700, which was presented to the Bedford Police ...

Plant sale to be held May 19

Members of the Bedford Garden Club create container gardens in preparation for the club’s annual Plant Sale from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Bedford Town Hall on the corner of Meetinghouse and Bedford Center roads. Perennials donated by members and annuals, perennials, herb ...

Bedford Police mourn loss of Sgt. Gary Norton

On May 11, Bedford Police Sgt. Gary Norton was found dead in his Newbury home, he was 48 years old and had served with the Bedford Police Department for 15 years. No information has been realeased at this time, however, Bedford Police Chief Bryfonski confirmed Norton’s ...

New Hampshire’s top financial executives honored

Financial executives from Families in Transition, CentrixBank, LRGHealthcare, Resonetics, and Contour Design were honored for their leadership, asset management and community commitment at New Hampshire Business Review’s Financial Executive of the Year Awards Breakfast at the ...

Lurgio students to hold Memorial Day program

Members of the community are invited to attend the annual Memorial Day program presented by the Pod 7 South students at Ross A. Lurgio Middle School. The program will be held 9:30-11 a.m., Thursday, May 24, in the Bedford High School Theater. Gov. John Lynch will be in attendance this ...

Canine commitment

Bedford Girl Scout Troop 22910, as part of its community service project, provided donations to Canine Commitment of New England, an animal rescue facility. The fourth-grade troop made more than 70 dog toys from recycled materials. The girls also collected donations throughout the community, ...

Culinary Adventure promises night of food, fun

Quick! Name three rock stars. If you said Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney and Daughtry, you wouldn’t be wrong. If you answered Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Michael Symon, you also would be correct. The exploding world of superstardom has busted down double doors in restaurants everywhere ...

The utterly amazing life of Bedford resident George Orr

Think all of Bedford’s early residents were boring farmers? George Orr was an 18th-century Indiana Jones. Born in Bedford in 1734, of Scot-Irish stock, Orr was orphaned as an infant and raised by an aunt in what is now Windham. At age 16, he went to sea on a merchant vessel for what ...

Joppa Hill seeks 50-year lease with Bedford

Spring time is time of rebirth and new life. At Joppa Hill Farm in Bedford, this is no exception. Last week, the farm welcomed two baby lambs to accompany the sheep, pigs, cows, goats and other farm animals. The Education Farm at Joppa Hill is a nonprofit organization that seeks to educate ...

Looking for travel buddies for the summer?

Imagine you are on the beach, enjoying the beautiful summer weather with your family and friends. The tide is on its way out, the seagulls are begging, and the sun is scorching. As you reach for your sunscreen, you notice your two favorite penguins, Peter and Penelope. The Bedford Parks and ...

Councilor hopes to bring business skills to bear

One of the new faces recently elected to the town council is not entirely new. Bill Jean, who has already begun to serve his three-year term as a town councilor, held the position in the past, when he was appointed to serve out the term of a councilor who resigned. Jean took some time away ...

Bedford police looking for alleged bank robber

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Kevin Geary, who they say robbed a bank Monday afternoon. Investigators say a white man, standing about 6 feet tall, entered the Bank of America branch at 46 S. River Road about 1:45 p.m. Monday. The man, who had dark hair and a goatee, handed the ...

Pets of the Week for May 11

Lucy Hello, I’m Lucy! I’m only 8 months old and very gentle. I love to explore new places and am happy to play with cardboard boxes and tunnels. I would make a great first time pet or be a treasured friend in a bunny experienced home. I can’t wait to meet you! ...

Seeking all heroes For the second year, The Cabinet Press is asking readers to help us to recognize some of our local heroes. A nominee could be a neighbor who organizes a benefit for a family having financial troubles or someone who helps in an emergency – anyone who goes above and ...

Bedford Strawberry Festival is a tasteful affair

Strawberries are one of the first crops to ripen in the spring, signaling the advent of warmer weather. Here in Bedford, it’s the appearance of strawberry shortcake that truly indicates the season is underway. The fourth annual Strawberry Festival, sponsored by the Friends of the ...

Memorial School hosts day for grandparents

Memorial School will host its Grandparents and Senior Citizen Visitation Day on Wednesday, May 23. Activities, including guided tours and class room visitations, will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by light refreshments in the cafeteria. A choral performance will be held at 11 a.m. in the ...

Events scheduled to ease middle school transition

Several events are scheduled to help students make the transition from McKelvie Intermediate School to Ross A. Lurgio Middle School. ? An information night for parents of incoming seventh-graders at Ross A. Lurgio Middle School will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 15, in the Bedford High ...