Bedford News

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 ...

Pets of the Week for June 29

Melon I’m Melon, a Parson Russell terrier. I recently turned 4 years old. I was found as a stray, but I’m very friendly and know some basic commands. I get to go to the shelter’s training class, and I am happy to work and learn for treats and for attention. In ...

Bentley Commons hosts annual dog show

For the fourth consecutive year, Bentley Commons at Bedford, an assisted living community, will host its annual dog show to benefit the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire on July 19. The show begins at 2 p.m., with registration for dogs and their owners beginning at 1 p.m. Registration fee ...

Resident celebrates July 4 by re-enlisting

Instead of playing dolls, Elizabeth Hagen, 30, grew up shooting guns with her father, Paul. A Bedford resident and Manchester High School West graduate, Hagen knew at the age of 6 that she would serve her country in one capacity or another. “As a child, I pictured her with long ...

Local scholars honored

Bryant University Christopher Beaulieu, Allison Brann, Sean Foote, Lauren Howson and Gregory Hughes, of Bedford, were named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. Clark University Juliet R. Tripaldi, of Bedford, graduated this spring from Clark ...

Bedford teen hosts second annual Glory Project

S tanding in front of the bulletin board at The Inside Scoop, Bedford High School junior Emma Benson could not be more excited. “I just put up this flier today,” Benson said. “I really want people to come.” The flier announces the second annual Glory ...

Chef demonstrates how to grill with marinades

With summer upon us, chef Ben Knack will demonstrate the art of grilling with marinades Saturday, July 7, at the Bedford Village Inn. Knack said he and fellow chef Paul Callahan will showcase several cooking steps and techniques with different marinades. “We’ll include ...

Follow the Blooms Tour in Bedford

On July 7, the Follow the Blooms Garden Tour in Bedford will take place at five different Bedford gardens and one vegetable garden from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The individual gardens will showcase water features, swimming pools, garden rooms, perennial beds and borders, raised planting beds, terraces ...

Senator Jeanne Shaheen speaks in Bedford

On Friday, June 22, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen addressed members of the New England Council at a congressional roundtable luncheon at the Bedford Village Inn. Shaheen discussed economic issues facing New Hampshire and other current Congressional issues. Earlier in the day, Shaheen spoke at ...

Beford Lions Club awards first Armand J. LeBlanc Trade Scholarship

The Bedford Lions Club announced that Manchester resident Michael Whitney is the recipient of the first Armand J. LeBlanc Trade Scholarship for $2,500, funded jointly by the family of late longstanding club member Armand J. LeBlanc and the Bedford Lions Club. Whitney has enrolled for the fall ...

Bedford Firefighters Association awards BHS seniors

The Bedford Firefighters Association recently awarded two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in Bedford on June 14 at the BHS awards night. Seniors Julia Murphy and Stephanie Stevens from Bedford High School were each awarded with a $1,000 scholarship for college from the Norman ...

Campbell wins Merit Scholarship

Derryfield School senior Cameron Campbell, of Bedford, has won a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship. Campbell was one of five students in the Manchester school’s senior class to score within the top 1 percent of students nationally (16,000 out of 1.5 million students) on their PSATs ...