Bedford News

Bunny Bowl raises $1k

On Saturday, April 14, members of the Greater Manchester and Nashua Board of Realtors (GMNBR) Community Service Committee gathered to raise $1,080 for The Salvation Army’s Kids’ Cafe. The Kids’ Cafe in Manchester, was established in 1994 and offers structured ...

Caouette named Realtor of the Year

The Greater Manchester and Nashua Board of Realtors has named Michael Caouette, of Bedford, as its 2012 Manchester/Nashua area Realtor of the Year. Caouette is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan in Bedford and has been an active member of GMNBR since 2002. He served as the ...

Robbins, Farley open investment firm

Bob Robbins and Colleen Farley have formed Robbins Farley LLC. Robbins and Farley, formerly with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, will offer customized investment services, as well as an array of financial products and services through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network. “In ...

Inaugural class of Bedford CERT graduates

The Bedford Community Emergency Response Team will graduate its first class of trained volunteers at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Bedford Old Town Hall. Twenty people participated in more than 20 hours of training over a four?week period to learn about triage, search and rescue, and fire ...

Bedford Eagle Scouts honored

On Sunday, May 20, a Troop 414 Eagle Scout recognition ceremony was held at Bedford Presbyterian Church for Patrick Hayward and Jonathan Reeks. About 100 people attended the ceremony, which took place in the church’s sanctuary, followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall. After the ...

Historical society essay winners

The Fifth Annual Essay Contest of the Bedford Historical society was announced on Wednesday, May 23. The Memorial Elementary School fourth grade winners were: in first place, Riley Chon, second, Avery Hudson and third, Katherine Zimmermann. The Riddle Brook Elementary School fourth grade ...

Free self-defense program for girls, women

Have you ever been in a situation where you wish you knew how to defend yourself? Do you worry about your daughter being able to protect herself against unwanted advances? The senior instructors at ATA Martial Arts of Bedford are holding an open-house and seminar on self-defense for women. ...

Bedford student reaches National Geographic Bee Top 10

Seventh-grader Neelam Sandhu, 13, from Ross A. Lurgio Middle School, placed in the top 10 at the National Geographic Bee national finals held at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 24. “Sandhu is the fifth student to compete in the National Geography ...

VFW, Legion posts hold memorial ceremony

Sunday morning, May 27, the annual Memorial Service was held at the Bedford Presbyterian Church. Members of Bedford VFW Post 8401 and Bedford American Legion Post 54 attended the 9:30 a.m. service and then marched to the Bedford Center Cemetery for a wreath-laying ceremony. VFW Commander ...

Join a summer reading club

Summer is upon us, and that means it’s time to read. Read about travel, read a mystery or read to learn about something new. Whatever your interests, we have something for you at the Bedford Public Library this summer. We have an outstanding summer reading program for children, but ...

‘Let’s Dance’ at Manchester’s Palace Theatre

Belinda Bridgeman Academy of Dance presents a “Let’s Dance” program at Manchester’s Palace Theatre. Merrimack’s Belinda Bridgeman Academy of Dance will present ensemble work for two performances on June 3. Celebrating their 29th season, BBADs ...

McKelvie hosts health information night

A health information night for parents of incoming fifth- and sixth-grade students will be held Wednesday, June 6, in the cafeteria at McKelvie Intermediate School. Fifth- and sixth-graders will have health class as one of their integrated arts. Parents will have the opportunity to discuss the ...

Phillips Exeter Academy

Charles T. Minicucci, Grade 10, earned highest honors for the Winter 2012 term at Phillips Academy in Exeter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Minicucci, of Bedford.

St. Elizabeth Seton Youth help village in India

Last summer the seventh- and eigth-graders of St. Elizabeth Seton’s summer EDGE programs raised and donated $2,100 to Operation Blessing to build a well in developing country. The group has recieved word that the well was completed in a small village in India. Nipani Gaon is a small ...

More light shed on sgt.’s death

New Hampshire Assistant Safety Commissioner Earl Sweeney has confirmed that Bedford Police Sgt. Gary Norton died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. On May 11, Norton, 48, was found dead in his Newbury home. Norton was also an active member of the Road Dawgs Motorcycle Club. Norton and another ...

Bedford residents react to state Senate IB vote on HB1403

The state Senate’s vote against HB1403 has some residents pleased and others vowing to continue the fight against the International Baccalaureate program offered at Bedford High School. HB1403, would have prohibited foreign bodies or organizations from governing public schools and ...

Bedford resident keeps others informed about Lyme disease

In recent years, ticks have surpassed bees, mosquitoes and poison ivy as the top concern of outdoor enthusiasts. With so much information out there about ticks and the diseases they carry, it’s helpful to have someone knowledgeable on the topic point out the important bits. David ...

Popular vacation spot faded through the 1900s

The Uncanoonuc Mountains have been a cherished and loved part of New Hampshire for centuries. These mountains lie in the southwest corner of Goffstown and stand side by side. South Uncanoonuc Mountain, the smaller of the two, can easily be seen, with television and radio antennas sticking ...

Pets of the Week for May 25

Merlin I’m Merlin. I’m a very mellow 10-year-old male cat. My colors are a mix of brown and black. Because I am not too active, I prefer to be in a home with older children. I like to sit on your lap or beside you and purr as you scratch my belly or behind my ears. ...

Couples aim to break cloth diaper world record

Two Bedford couples participated in the Real Diaper Association’s attempt to break the Guinness world record for most cloth diapers changed at one time. The event took place worldwide at some 300 locations, including one station at Elliot Hospital in Manchester. According to Three ...