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Bedford News

Sanborns file for Bedford seats

Last week, state Rep. Laurie Sanborn, R-Henniker, the assistant deputy majority leader, and her husband, state Sen. Andy Sanborn, resigned from their positions because they moved from Henniker to Bedford. On Thursday, June 7, Andy Sanborn filed with the secretary of state in Concord for the ...

Chocolatiers carry out family dreams

It’s hard to imagine how you can improve on a chocolate assortment – unless, of course, you packaged it in an edible chocolate container. Though it may sound like an impossible dream, it’s everyday reality at Stella’s Fine Chocolates in Bedford, where ...

Bedford Cub Scouts study weather with help from Michigan

Last fall, Chris Carter, Cub Scout den leader for Wolf Den 6 in Bedford’s Pack 5, found an inflated balloon in his backyard. “I saw something shiny and pink in a bush,” Carter said. “It didn’t belong there. I went over to investigate and found ...

Pets of the Week for June 15

Meg Hello, I’m Meg. I am a 4-year-old female pixie-bob mix. That means I have a cropped tail, not a long one like most cats. Pixie-bobs are said to be highly intelligent, and I concur! I have no desire to be in a home with other cats, but dogs are OK. I am an indoor/outdoor cat, but ...

BHS’ Savannah Walcott to study music at UMass Lowell this fall

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each year, the Bedford Journal profiles an outstanding senior at Bedford High School leading up to graduation. This year, BHS senior Savannah Walcott was chosen. How many 18-year-olds do you know who can juggle, play the saxophone and lead a marching band? All in a ...

Follow the Blooms tour will offer inspiration

Gain gardening inspiration by taking the Follow the Blooms Garden Tour from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 7. Sponsored by the Bedford Garden Club and the Bedford Women’s Club, the tour will showcase five gardens with charming plant and water landscapes. A unique school garden that ...

Bedford Men’s Club to host Carbonneau Cup Golf Tournament

The Bedford Men’s Club will host its annual Carbonneau Cup Golf Tournament on July 27 at Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown. The annual tournament, in memory of past President Michael Carbonneau, helps the club raise funds for important programs in town. The club is looking for ...

‘Hams’ join in national public demonstration in Bedford

Despite the Internet, cellphones, email and modern communications, whole regions find themselves in the dark every year. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber-optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. The one consistent service has been ...

New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute promotes ImPACT program

The New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute, which has an office in Bedford, is educating coaches, athletic directors and athletic facilities across the state about its Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing program. The institute is mailing an educational poster to promote the ...

Best Buddies holding tennis challenge to benefit disabled

Calling all tennis players and tennis enthusiasts: The Best Buddies NH Tennis Challenge will be July 26-29 at Pinkerton Academy to benefit Best Buddies NH. The tennis challenge will continue the tradition of the Dana Ball Charity Tournament that was recently retired after 20 years. Players ...

Granite State Ambassadors honored at AMBIEs

On June 7, more than 100 New Hampshire information specialists were recognized for their volunteer efforts at an award ceremony held at Bedford Town Hall. Granite State Ambassadors are volunteers, industry professionals and residents of New Hampshire who have been trained and certified as ...

Bedford Women’s Club awards scholarship to former police woman

Some of the ladies at the Bedford Women’s Club luncheon held May 17 at the Manchester Country Club were unaccustomed to seeing Jessica Humphrey – a 10-year veteran of the Bedford Police Department – wearing fancy duds instead of a gun belt and uniform. Humphrey, ...

Best of NH party in Manchester will benefit the hungry

The New Hampshire Food Bank is asking Granite Staters to support an important fundraising event this summer – the annual Best of NH party, 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Proceeds from the event’s ticket sales will help feed ...

Kimball and Smith join Family Phyical Therapy Services, Inc

Cathy J. Leer, director of Physical Therapy, announced June 4 that Sara J Kimball and Kathleen Smith have joined Family Physical Therapy Services, Inc. (FPTS), at the practice’s Chichester and Bedford locations. Kimball joins FPTS as office administrator. Smith joins the professional ...

The Fresh Market to open Bedford store

The Fresh Market, Inc. will open new store in Bedford on June 27 at 79 S. Road in Bedford, marking the company’s first store in New Hampshire. “We are excited to open our store in Bedford and to expand our reach into New Hampshire,” said Craig Carlock, the ...

Bedford construction company to build an expansion at Pinkerton Academy

Eckman Construction, of Bedford, recently broke ground for two new buildings at Pinkerton Academy in Derry. “We are very pleased with the Academy Building Eckman recently built for us, and are happy to welcome their team back to our campus for another project,” said ...

Bedford man sought in connection with bank robbery

On Monday, June 11, at about 12:10 p.m., Manchester Police responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the TD Bank at 293 S. Main St. On arrival, they met with the teller who reported that a man had entered the bank and produced a note demanding cash. While no weapon was seen, ...

Girard switches to FM

Richard H. Girard, host of Girard at Large in the Morning on AM 1250 WGAM announced a new partnership with New Hampshire Family Radio WLMW 90.7 FM. With its transmission antenna located on Mount Uncanoonuc, Girard at Large will be better able to serve suburban communities West of Manchester, ...

Using Technology with Outdoor Activities

Local author and outdoor enthusiast Steve Priest will present “Using Technology with Outdoor Activities” from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, in the McAllaster Room of the Bedford Library. Do you know how fast you walk or run? How far did you walk your dog? How many miles did ...

Women Inspiring Women celebrates fifth anniversary

Women throughout New Hampshire are taking charge in their personal and professional lives. “There are lots of women starting businesses in New Hampshire,” said Leslie Sturgeon, founder of Women Inspiring Women. “Women are heading in a great ...