In the News
Traffic is the topic of two stories this week: An informational neighborhood traffic meeting on July 22 drew residents experiencing increased traffic, in part because of changes at the Route 62/Old Billerica Road intersection. There are short takes about roads and traffic ~ a new occasional series to share bits of information The Citizen has gleaned. And The Scallion checked in from West Bedford when road work and paving operations left neighbors feeling isolated.
The Board of Health issued a summer reminder about bats and rabies prevention. The Council on Aging announced a new networking group for job seekers over 50. The Volunteer Coordinating Committee has released a call for residents interested in having a say in Bedford’s boards and committees.
Rep. Ken Gordon was among the legislators voting to pass the $1.3B community climate resiliency projects bill in the Massachusetts House.
Marty Renzhofer profiled the Mass Warriors, a semi-pro football team that is calling Bedford’s Sabourin Field its home turf this season.
The Bedford Citizen posted one obituary last week:
Board and Committee Meetings
The Citizen watches Town board and committee meeting agendas to highlight the most interesting topics in the coming week’s meetings. Check the posted agendas and meeting locations for all of this week’s meetings on BeTC, The Citizen’s Calendar, or the Town website.
In Other News
The Bedford Free Public Library’s 2019 Egg Drop is history, and also somewhat historic in the number of eggs that made the drop without going SPLAT! this year.
Middlesex Community College has announced Walk-In Registration for the fall semester. Bedford TV held a successful open house recently and announced new orientation classes for individuals wishing to learn video or podcasting skills.
Do you have unused bicycles cluttering your cellar or garage? Bicycles for Humanity will transport them to Botswana, and all you need to do is deliver them right here in Bedford from August 20 through September 2, no matter their condition.
Thanks, Stacy Kershaw, for so many great hot weather gardening ‘hacks’!
Coming up This Week – Events You Want to Know About!
- National Night Out ~ A Community Block Party sponsored by the Bedford Police Department – August 6
- Bedford TV Orientation – August 6
- One-Night Back to School Self-Defense Night for Teen Girls and Young Women at Callahan’s Karate – August 7
- Junior Summerstock – Bugsy Malone, Jr – August 8 at 1 and at 7 pm
- Touch-a-Truck at the Bedford Library – August 10
- State Rep Ken Gordon’s Office Hours – August 10
Ongoing Multi-Day Events
- Conversations in Color, paintings by Marina Thompson at the Bedford Free Public Library, through September 18
- ‘Gone Fishing’ ~ The Bedford Citizen‘s Annual Vacation Week – August 19 to 25
- Bicycles for Humanity – August 20 to September 2
- Summer Hours at the Bedford Free Public Library – Closed on Sunday until Labor Day
- The Carlisle Road Compost Center is open – Wednesdays and Saturdays
- Cycling for Seniors – Monday mornings ~ 10 am to noon ~ until the snow flies
- Book a Librarian – Wednesday evenings
Day-by-Day Events List
- National Night Out at the Bedford Police Department – August 6
- One-Night Back-to-School Self-Defense Night for Teen Girls and Young Women at Callahan’s Karate – August 7
- Touch-a-Truck at the Bedford Free Public Library – August 10
- Job Lane House museum tour – August 11
- Replanting Lives Uprooted by Mental Illness – August 14
- Reception for Janet Powers art exhibit ~ The Gallery @ First Parish – August 14
- Art-making and Wine – August 16
- Hazardous Household Products Collection – August 17
- ‘Gone Fishing’ ~ The Bedford Citizen’s Annual Hiatus – August 19 to 25
- Job Lane Museum Tour – August 25
- Open House and Informational Night presented by the Bedford Police – August 28
- Labor Day Holiday – Town Offices Closed and Trash / Recycling delayed to Tuesday – September 2