Articles posted on 08/17/2017
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A Busy Season: The Bedford DPW’s 2017 Mid-Summer Update

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen Bedford's Department of Public Works is always busy in the summer, but 2017 is filled with substantial projects. With thanks to Town Engineer Adrienne St. John for these updates:

Stay Hydrated: H2O Benefits Your Mind, Especially in Hot Weather

  Submitted by Bedford Youth and Family Services Drinking water is typically associated with staying physically healthy and fit, but did you know that it affects your ability to think and your mental health? When you do not have enough water in your system, you may feel light-headed and have trouble focusing on simple tasks. […]

Balloons Signal Pine Hill Crossing Open House

By Dot Bergin Pine Hill Crossing’s first open house on Wednesday evening drew a stream of visitors, eager to see the newly renovated units that are now available for lease. Family groups, seniors, singles, and young couples toured two of the three-bedroom houses. The “model” home (link to kitchen photo and other photos) has been completely refurbished and is in move-in condition. The new kitchen includes refrigerator, granite counter tops, microwave, and washer and dryer. The walls are painted a soft gray. Wood flooring covers the living room, with gray carpet in the bedrooms.

Liljegren Field: Part 2, Constructing a Wetland Replication Area

By Julie McCay Turner An Order of Conditions issued by Bedford's Conservation Commission required that the Liljegren Field project must replicate the wetlands lost during the construction of the new fields behind the high school. The site chosen was the already marshy area between Veterans Memorial Park and the back of Page Field. MJ Cataldo of Littleton is the contractor for both the new fields and the wetland replication project; they installed the original baseball field behind the high school. That field is being realigned, and the area has increased to include the formerly wooded area along Liljegren Way, making way for the addition of a new multi-use field and amenities. A gallery of images of the new pond - Click each one twice to view it at full size.

Middlesex Community College and Lowell Spinners Establish New Scholarship / Internship Opportunity

Submitted by Middlesex Community College Middlesex Community College and the Lowell Spinners baseball club have established a new scholarship and internship opportunity to support MCC students. The Lowell Spinners Annual Scholarship is part of the Spinners Scholars program, made possible by team owner Dave Heller and the Lowell Spinners. This annual scholarship was established to benefit students from the Merrimack Valley who exhibit a high level of integrity, academic excellence, an interest in sports, a demonstrated desire to improve their community, and a willingness to commit to making one’s future in the Merrimack Valley. The recipient will also participate in a paid summer internship with the Spinners organization.

The Rotary Club of Bedford: Building the Best Bedford, BRIC by BRIC

Submitted by the Rotary Club of Bedford With its long history of community service, the Rotary Club of Bedford will embark on a bold step for identifying new projects this fall. In September, Jacquelin Apsler, Bedford Rotary Club president, will roll out the program that will be known as BRIC2, Bedford Rotary Ideas Challenge. The new community service program will be open to students, citizens, and workers in town including Middlesex Community College.


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