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Bedford News

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 ...

Take home a telescope, right from the library

Bedford library cardholders may take home an Orion StarBlast 4½-inch reflector telescope – just like checking out a library book. The Bedford Library Foundation purchased the telescope from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society’s Library Telescope Program. Astronomical ...

The Fresh Market opens up store in Bedford

On Wednesday, June 27, The Fresh Market held it’s grand opening at Bedford Mall. Activities included chef demonstrations, food sampling throughout the store and drawings for The Fresh Market gift cards. A reusable shopping bag and sample-sized bag of the company’s gourmet ...

Lions Club awards scholarships

The Bedford Lions Club’s 42nd annual memorial scholarship program awarded two $1500 tuition scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who are Bedford residents. The awards are funded by a donation from former scholarship recipient and current businessman Gary Chartrand. In ...

Bedford Men’s Club hosts annual Carbonneau Cup Golf Tournament

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

Kroker announces new Bedford business

Stephen G. Kroker has opened Kroker Home Inspection PLLC in Bedford. Kroker Home Inspection provides home inspection services in New Hampshire for buyers, sellers and homeowners. Kroker is a licensed New Hampshire home inspector with more than 40 years of experience. Kroker is also an ...

Little River Band to play the Palace

Little River Band will take to the Palace stage in Manchester on Friday, July 13. Originally hailing from Australia, the band was formed in Melbourne in 1975, though most members in the current line-up live stateside. Their chart successes include the hits “Lonesome ...

Head-on accident ties up traffic in Bedford

BEDFORD– A head-on crash on Route 114 tied up traffic for about an hour Saturday as police from at least three communities worked to clear the scene. The accident occurred in the area of Old Bedford Road and was reported as a “major” head-on accident by police at ...

Turn your pool into an outdoor gym for added health benefits

It’s time to open the backyard pool and begin a new season of outdoor living. For most pool owners, a quick dip and relaxing ride on the raft are beautiful things to look forward to at the end of a hard day. But this year, you may want to consider how you can easily turn your pool ...

Adventure5k obstacle fun run is back Oct. 13

CANDIA – On Oct. 13, nearly 1,000 athletes will take on natural and man-made obstacles over the course of a 5K through the woods of New Hampshire, just outside of Manchester. The new Adventure5k location will be Liquid Planet Water Park & Zip Lines, which offers significant ...

Council mulls residency requirement

The Town Council has proposed amending the town charter’s six-month residency requirement for the next town manager. The proposed amendment would increase time a town manager has to become a Bedford resident from 6 months to 18 months. Town Councilors Bill Dermody (chairman), Ken ...

Local Fourth of July events promise fireworks, parades and music

Looking for something great to do on the Fourth of July? Here's the scoop on local activities, fireworks, parades, concerts and more. To see statewide listings, visit http://www.nh.com/fireworks. Amherst The following events will be held in Amherst to celebrate Independence Day. July 3 at ...

CERT director ready for town emergencies

When a blizzard hits or flood waters rise, it’s all hands on deck to keep the community safe. While first responders tackle the immediate dangers, members of Bedford CERT provide support by handling the more mundane essentials of disaster management. Those who are interested in ...

Ex-BHS student attends leadership education program

Danielle Munoz was in Orono, Maine, for Maine NEW Leadership, a six-day, nonpartisan public leadership education program provided at no cost to 28 college women with a variety of backgrounds, ages and majors throughout Maine. Sponsored by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the ...