Bedford News

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 ...

Guinta honored by health care council

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier health care companies and organizations, honored congressman Frank Guinta as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” at a May 1 award ceremony in ...

Bedford’s Galway to head USNH board

The University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees elected Richard Galway, of Bedford, as board chairman at its annual meeting June 19. His term runs for one year beginning July 1. The 27-member board is responsible for the oversight of the university system, which includes the ...

Reilly joins New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Joseph B. Reilly, of Bedford, joined the board of directors of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation on June 21. The organization marked its 50th anniversary during the week of June 17. Reilly is the co-founder and president/CEO of Centrix Bank. Before working at Centrix, he served as senior ...

Information manager is town’s go-to tech guy

Whether it’s a printer gone awry, a user-unfriendly computer application or a need for a new laptop, there’s one person to whom Bedford’s many departments turn for help: Brian Davis, the town’s information manager. In between troubleshooting and ...

Three habitats on display in Van Loan Preserve

When the Van Loan family donated a conservation easement covering 68 acres of its land to the Bedford Land Trust in December 2000, it did more than preserve land close to the town’s historic center; it offered an opportunity for the town’s people of all ages to exercise ...

Bedford High releases third-quarter honor roll

Bedford High School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2011-12 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Christina Anderson, Corinne Berntsen, Olivia Blake, Michael Leonard Brown, Hannah Verlie Clarke, Victoria Cormack, Scott Daly, Reema Danaf, Madison Earnshaw, Amanda ...