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Bedford News

Irish immigrant fought natives and British

John Burns led a challenging life, sailing to Boston from Londonderry, Ireland, in about 1740 and soon settling in the wilderness that would become Bedford. He married two women named Ann, fathered 10 children and lived to see at least 21 of his 65 grandchildren. Burns was no stranger to ...

Pets available for adoption

Even if you can’t attend the Bentley Commons Dog Show, you can still adopt an animal in need of a home. Here is a sampling of some of the animals available for adoption at the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire. For more information on these and other animals awaiting adoption, ...

Manchester museum celebrates Girl Scouts with special exhibit

Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Ga., on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA has a ...

Garden club elects new officers

On Monday, June 18, the members of the Bedford Garden Club elected a slate of officers for the 2012-13 term. Kris Rodriquez was named president. Donna Erhardt and Kathy Mandeville were named co-vice-presidents; Pauline Richard and Joan Wilson were named co-secretaries; Jeanne Popielarz and ...

Dogs strut their stuff at elderly housing show; public invited to join

t may be a dog-eat-dog world, but at the Bentley Commons in Bedford, dogs can find peace at the fourth annual Bentley Commons Dog Show on Thursday, July 19. “This is not a sanctioned, official dog show,” said Bentley Commons event coordinator and marketing assistant ...

Former Nashua hockey player making name as an artist

Kyle Mosher, a Boston-based collage and cut paper artist, has spoken with reporters from The Telegraph on numerous occasions, but never about his art. The former Nashua High School hockey player once chatted regularly with the paper’s sports staff, never imagining that injuries ...

Bedford synchronized swimmer places at regionals

The Greater Manchester YMCA’s Catalinas Synchronized Swim Team competed at the 2012 Region D Intermediate and Age Group Championship at the Andover YMCA in Andover, Mass., in May. In the 13 and older Intermediate Figures, Sarah Hannaford, of Bedford, placed first. She also placed ...

Camp Allen names new members

Camp Allen recently named three new members to its board of directors: attorney John G. Cronin, James Masingill and Daniel Duhamel. Cronin is a founding shareholder of the law firm Cronin & Bisson, P.C. He is also a manager member of Barristers Closing & Title Services LLC and a ...

Air Force 2nd Lt. Daniel Enos

Daniel Enos, of Bedford, was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force on May 18. He graduated this spring with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a minor in aerospace studies from the University of New Hampshire. While at UNH, Enos was a member of the USAF ROTC program ...

Gas leak on Commerce Drive under control

On July 9, The Bedford Fire Department released Nixle alert, warning residents of a natural gas leak at 17 Commerce Drive in Bedford around 10 a.m. That same day, a separate emergency alert occured over a gas main break at at 4 Technology Drive, off of South River Road, across from the Irving ...

2012 Jimmy Fund Little League

Boys and girls from Bedford will take a swing at cancer. As a part of the 2012 Jimmy Fund Little League Program, presented by Extra Innings, these children will raise funds to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The program, in its 26th year, ...

Ride for Robyn Mcgilivary

On Saturday, July 21 there will be a motorcycle ride in memoruy of Robyn Mcgilivary, who lost her battle with cancer at the age of 52. The ride will start from the Macy’s parking lot in Bedford, which will leave at 10 a.m. and head to the Kona Mansion in Moultoborough. Mcgilivary was ...

USS Columbus reunion set for Sept. 12-16

Navy and Marine Corps shipmates who served on the USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944-76 and the USS Columbus (SSN-762) past and present, are invited to share memories and camaraderie with old friends and make new ones. Contact Allen R. Hope, president, at 1-260-486-2221 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or ...

Pets of the Week for July 6

Artemis Hi, there. I am Artemis, a small, 1-year-old female. I came to the shelter through one of the Rescue League’s outreach programs. My owner could no longer care for me. I am timid due to my prior circumstances, so I think a quiet home would suit me best. I like my head ...

Bedford recognizes three new Eagle Scouts

An Eagle Scout ceremony was held Saturday, June 23, at the Bedford Town Hall to recognize Eagle Scouts Zachery Ruppel, Sage Belanger and Daniel Baker. About 130 people attended the event on a hot Saturday afternoon, upstairs in the theater room. After the ceremony, presentations were made ...

Historical society preserves town’s character

When a person experiences memory loss, it affects their personality and character. The same can be said of a town that is unaware of its own history. The efforts of the Bedford Historical Society have helped to keep Bedford’s personality and character vibrant and alive. The ...

‘Follow the Blooms’ Garden Tour in Bedford this weekend

With summer here and flowers in full bloom, two Bedford clubs are offering the opportunity to see some of Bedford’s most amazing gardens. On Saturday, July 7, the Bedford Women’s Club and Bedford Garden Club will sponsor the “Follow the Blooms” Garden ...

Milford Area Players move Shakespeare to 1935

In the theatrical world, nothing helps prolong confusion like a door. Misunderstandings and mistaken identities can flourish on a set where characters are able to storm quickly in and out of rooms, easily missing those individuals who could set the record straight. Achieving maximum mayhem ...

Not Your Mom’s brings back ’80s musicals

For every successful musical like “Fiddler on the Roof” or “Chicago,” there’s a flop like “Dude” or “Via Galactica” that barely saw the spotlight of day. Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater is ...

Bedford antique car, truck show to feature raffles, judging and food

n the week leading up to the its antique and classic car and truck show, the Bedford Historical Society’s meeting place, Schoolhouse 7, is packed with a variety of raffle baskets and hand-painted signs in preparation for the big day. “This year is going to be more ...