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Bedford News

Bedford High School photo day planned for Aug. 28

Bedford High School students will have their school pictures taken Tuesday, Aug. 28, the first day of school, in the school gymnasium. Order forms will be mailed to students’ homes. Students are requested to bring their order forms to their sittings, whether or not they will be ...

Memorial Elementary School to hold meet and greet

Memorial Elementary School, 55 Old Bedford Road, will host a series of meet and greet events Monday, Aug. 27. Meet and greets for grades 1-4 will take place from 1:30-3 p.m., with morning kindergarten from 1:30-2 p.m. and afternoon kindergarten and K-plus from 2:15-2:45 p.m. For more ...

Riddle Brook Elementary School to host meet and greet

Riddle Brook Elementary School, 230 New Boston Road, will hold a series of meet and greet events Monday, Aug. 27. Meet and greets for grades 1-4 will be held from 1:30-3 p.m., with morning kindergarten and K-plus from 1:30-2:15 p.m. and afternoon kindergarten from 2:15-3 p.m. Students are ...

Media Day held for n ew town manager

Bedford’s meeting room was filled with laughter and discussion Aug. 15 as Town Manager Jessie Levine performed her first duty for the town – a press conference Questions varied from what is the most difficult challenge as town manager to her favorite author ...

Women’s Club seeks members

A mid-summer break from organized activities is drawing to an end for the Bedford Women’s Club. Those interested in joining can stop by the club’s annual coffee – a meet and greet for new members – at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, on the lower level of the ...

Bedford, Manchester teens win dance scholarships

Four area Southern New Hampshire Youth Ballet dancers received scholarships at this year’s Regional Dance America Festival held in Montreal. Local recipients include Brianna Hawkins, of Bedford; and Emily Apple and Amelia Lawrence, both of Manchester. Alexandria Hebert, of ...

News Digest: FIT gets donation; Ameriprise advises on 401(k)s

Pediatrics center donates to FIT birthday program The partners of River Road Pediatrics, of Bedford, recently donated $400 to Families in Transition’s “A Birthday to Remember” program. FIT, a Manchester- and Concord-based homeless services provider, hosts ...

People: Linder inducted

Linder inducted into public health honors society Bedford resident Carly Linder graduated from Drexel University’s School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health and was inducted into the Delta Omega National Honor Society at the School of Public Health’s annual ...

Local residents turn sunroom into bedroom

Suzanne Rankins, Kimberly Buckner and Alice Jenkins, all Bedford residents and members of Bethany Covenant Church in Bedford, volunteered their time and talents to transform a sunroom into a bedroom at New Life Home for Women and Children. Through donations of furniture, linens, curtains and ...

Martial arts teacher teaches women defense

Self-defense is one of those skills every woman should know and hopes she’ll never have to use. To that end, Mark Harbinson, owner and chief instructor of ATA Martial Arts of Southern New Hampshire in Bedford, has been offering women’s self-defense seminars free of ...

Pets of the Week for Aug. 17

Sammie Are you looking for a big, friendly handsome cat? I could be your man! I’m a 5-year-old neutered male that came in with my sister, Gracie, when our owner died. I’m an easygoing boy that loves to be brushed and will give you hugs! I’m an indoor-only cat ...

Bedford pageant winner delivers anti-bullying message

Competition can serve as a true test of character: revealing the best, and sometimes the worst, attributes in people. Recent Miss New Hampshire Collegiate pageant winner, Holly Franz, 18, however, proves that competition can be a chance to show one’s outer and inner beauty. On ...

Fisher Cats baseball season draws to a close

Located on the banks of the Merrimack River at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, the Fisher Cats baseball team will close out its 2012 season at home beginning Aug. 23. Rick Brenner, president and general manager of the Fisher Cats organization, called the season “a ...

Ameriprise financial adviser attends 401(k) conference

Victor Kwitkiwski, a business financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial, recently attended the firm’s 401(k) Success Conference. Retirement industry experts presented information on 401(k) plan design, business development strategies, ways to improve participant outcomes and ...

Bedford’s River Road Pediatrics donates to FIT birthday program

The partners of River Road Pediatrics, of Bedford, recently donated $400 to Families in Transition’s “A Birthday to Remember” program. FIT, a Manchester- and Concord-based homeless services provider, hosts bimonthly birthday parties for its youth participants, ...

CoCoRaHS seeks weather watchers in Bedford and surrounding communities

Weather watchers seeking an outlet for their interest might consider joining CoCoRaHS, the oddly named but well-respected “citizen science” project that is adding to the nation’s understanding of precipitation, as well as predicting floods. The program stands for ...

Bedford Education Foundation announces $10.5k in grants for town schools

The Bedford Education Foundation has announced the awarding of seven grants totaling $10,580 for 2012. These grants will reach all levels of education in Bedford, from elementary to high school. Kate Schoedinger, reading specialist at Lurgio Middle School, received a grant to bring author Katy ...