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Bedford News

Candidates: Time to upload information for our Voter Guide

Attention, candidates for all local offices in the Sept. 11 primary and the November election: If you want to be part of the online Voter Guide run by the Nashua Telegraph, Cabinet and Journal newspapers, it’s time to get to work. The Voter Guide, which will be part of the ...

Pets of the Week for July 20

Linda Hi, I’m Linda! I’m a pretty young calico lady, only 3 years old, and I was born with only one eye. It doesn’t hinder my movements – I can jump just as high as anyone! I’m here because my owner developed health problems and could no ...

Alleged Manchester bank robber arrested in Mass.

The probable cause hearing for accused bank robbery suspect Joel Gordon was waived to Superior Court on Thursday, July 12. The hearing comes after Joel Gordon’s arrest June 23 in Andover, Mass., at the Andover Inn. “The Manchester Police Department had an ongoing ...

Acting manager wears many hats

If Crystal Dionne has to requisition a new piece of furniture for her office, chances are it will be a hat rack. As Bedford’s director of finance and personnel, tax collector and acting town manager, she needs somewhere to put the many hats she wears throughout the day as she ...

Friends, family remember woman known for contagious laugh

Five years ago, Bedford residents John and Robyn McGilvary rode their motorcycle from New Hampshire to Wyoming. “My brother’s kids were in a rodeo out in Wyoming, so Robyn and I and our friends traveled across the county,” John McGilvary said. “We ...

Bedford resident to perform in ‘Grease’

Courtesy photo. Jennifer Ryder, of Bedford, will play Patty Simcox in the Teen Actorsingers’ production of “Grease.” Pictured with Ryder is Alex Hebert, of Tyngsborough, Mass., as Eugene. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 20; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ...

Bedford VFW post awards scholarships to local students

The Richard K. Harvell Post 8401 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars recently awarded scholarships to 12 local students. Post Commander Gary Backus noted the academic and community service achievements, as well as the courses of study and future plans of the students, during the July 9 ceremony at ...

Women’s Club garden tour a blooming success

Honeybees buzzed amid the nectar-rich gardens, showcases of scent and color surrounding one local school and the homes of five Bedford residents participating in this year’s self-guided Follow the Blooms Garden Tour, an event co-hosted as a fundraiser by volunteers from the Bedford ...

Bruce Jacques returns to the Shaskeen Pub

Bruce Jacques will once again bring his unique brand of musical comedy to the Shaskeen Pub in Manchester at 9 p.m. Friday, July 20. Imagine dueling pianos without the pianos, add one guy, music with backing tracks and a guitar, a splash of audience participation and a rollicking good time, and ...

New businesses flock to the Bedford Mall

On June 27, the Bedford Mall made history. It was the first New Hampshire location to welcome The Fresh Market grocery store. The Fresh Market is just part of the resurgence the Bedfor Mall has seen over the past year. The mall welcomed new businesses such as Kohl’s and Pet ...

Financial education all part of his day’s work

When it comes to understanding how to manage our finances, most of us are in the dark. Student loan payments and credit scores, mortgages and 401ks – there’s so much information, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and give up. Bedford-based financial educator Peter ...

New ARL-NH director of events and communication announced

Paula Mattis, president and CEO of the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, has announced that Laura Montenegro is the league’s new director of events and communications. Most recently, Montenegro was in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, where she spent two years creating and ...

Manchester Community Theatre Players partner with New York City talent

William Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage.” That’s certainly true for the Manchester Community Theatre Players, who are bringing actors from New York City to present a different Shakespeare play each week. “Our role is producing ...

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 ...