Bedford News

Bedford Bulldog Basketball Camp registration opens

The 2012 Bedford Bulldog Basketball Camp is now accepting registrations for its fourth annual camp at Bedford High School. There will be one session this year, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 18-22 at BHS. The cost is $185 per child. There is no online registration. Applications must be sent by mail. This ...

Pearson steps down fom the BRG

Doug Pearson has resigned as chairperson of the town’s Business Resource Group. At the April 11 Town Council meeting, Bedford Town Council Chairman Bill Dermody commended Pearson for the work he had done. Dermody said that although the Business Resource Group was not completely ...

Bedford Garden Club’s spring plant sale

The Bedford Garden Club will hold a plant sale 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Bedford’s Town Hall, 10 Meetinghouse Road. The event will be filled with plants donated by Garden Club members and friends, plus perennials, annuals and vegetable and herb plants from a Bedford greenhouse. ...

Household Hazardous Waste Day scheduled for June

The town of Bedford will conduct a Hazardous Waste Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Bedford Town Garage, 19 Chubbuck Road. This is a one-day event for Bedford residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste. Residents must have a valid transfer station sticker on their ...

The Bedford Lions Club awards local scholarships

The Bedford Lions Club monthly dinner meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Weathervane Seafood Restaurant, 393 Route 101 West, Bedford. The May 8 meeting will feature the announcement and presentation of two $1,500 tuition scholarships to the Bedford resident ...

Comedian Seth Meyers to perform at Bedford High School

The Bedford Education Foundation will hold its BEF Comedy Night, featuring Bedford native Seth Meyers, at 8 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the Bedford High School auditorium. Meyers, who recently performed in Boston, was born in Bedford and is a graduate of West High School in Manchester. He is an ...

Breakfast honors seven women of New Hampshire

Each year, New Hampshire Magazine selects a group of women who illustrate the power and imagination of a facet of New Hampshire life. This year, seven artisans were recognized as Remarkable Women of New Hampshire at a breakfast May 1 at the Bedford Village Inn. “We’ve been ...

Pets of the Week for April 27

Keera Hi, I’m Keera. I’m a 6-year-old spayed female, affectionate and quiet, who loves to sit by you and be a part of your life. Nice, like-minded cats are fine by me; I have even been known to head-butt a few. I’ve been living in the office, and the staff will ...

Chief worked his way up the ladder

When disaster strikes and you’re confronted with a house fire or a medical emergency, it’s comforting to know that the person in charge of your rescue is not only a seasoned professional, but a friend and neighbor, as well. Town resident and Fire Chief Scott Wiggin has ...

Firemen’s Ball to provide for tools, scholarship

The flowers are blooming, the weather is warming, and the end of school is approaching. Springtime is in full throttle this April, but with the few early beach days comes an unusually dry season. “It’s extremely dry out there. An unfinished cigarette could start a ...

Girl Scouts donate cookies to service members

Thanks to donations from cookie customers, veterans’ groups, and Girl Scout troops, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains loaded 986 cases of Girl Scout Cookies at their Bedford headquarters onto a moving van bound for Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth on April 18. ...

Study: Bedford recycles 19-23%

Shana Potvin and the Riddle Brook School’s Destination ImagiNation team were set up at the transfer station last Saturday on a mission: to increase the recycling efforts in Bedford. The group watched from afar as a gentleman unloaded a cardboard box from his pickup truck and headed ...

Vernal pools a breeding ground

Vernal pools are unique, temporary bodies of water that provide critical breeding habitats for some amphibians, such as wood frogs and spotted salamanders, and invertebrates, such as fairy shrimp. These pools provide a safer breeding ground for these species than permanent waters because ...

Man has milk bottle collection focusing on Bedford, Manchester

om Wageling doesn’t cry over spilled milk. Instead, he may just take the bottle. Wageling has been researching and collecting antique milk bottles since the 1970s. His collection includes more than 100 bottles, primarily from Bedford and Manchester. His collection ranges from the ...

Bee Gees tribute band plans concert Friday

You should be dancing with “Stayin’ Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees,” at the Palace Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 27. Hailing from Toronto, Anthony Mattina, Todd Sharman and Mitch Morrison become the brothers Gibb in an evening of music that spans the ...

Animal Rescue League announces Volunteer of the Year for 2012

Kip Degen has been recognized as the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire’s Volunteer of the Year. The award was created in 2004 to commemorate the 100th birthday of the organization. Degen received the award for 2012 for donating his time to the welfare of animals. “Kip ...

Dog Licenses available for purchase

Dog licenses for 2012 are now available for purchase. All renewal licenses are due annually by April 30. After May 30th, late fees will apply, and owners of unlicensed dogs will receive a civil forfeiture fine of $25. Residents who no longer have a dog or need additional information should ...

Ogmundson to perform at library

The last performance of the 2011-12 Sunday Concerts at the Bedford Library will be from 2:30-4 p.m. May 6. Will Ogmundson is a well-known as a pianist and composer throughout New England.  He has written the music for numerous musicals including “Pollyanna!” and his music ...

Tickets available 74th annual Bedford Firemen’s Ball

The Bedford Firefighters Association will hold its 74th annual Firemen’s Ball from 7p.m-midnight, Friday, May 11, at the Manchester Country Club. The event is held by the association to raise money to purchase equipment for the ambulance and fire department. The fundraising also ...

Annual plant sale at Peter Woodbury

Peter Woodbury School will hold its annual plant sale from 11a.m-1p.m. on Saturday, May 12, in the school gym. Plants include annuals and perennials, vegetables and herbs, and garden-themed gifts made by the students. There will also be baked goods available for sale. All proceeds benefit the ...