October 22, 2010

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Save the Date!

SUNDAY, DEC 5, 2010

Bedford, Mass. —

Did you know that for the 24th year in a row Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a special trip on their sleigh from the North Pole to Bedford for the first Sunday in December for the annual Rotary Breakfast with Santa?

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus, on Dec. 5 at Bedford High School 8 am to 12 p.m. for a yummy breakfast including Whole Foods pancakes, Welch's juice, scrambled eggs, sausages, pastries, Starbucks coffee and more.

Smile pretty for the free photos by the professional photographer. In the silent auction and raffle there are dozens of great prizes are available such as Celtics tickets, a dream ride in a police car to school, a sweet smelling Christmas tree from NE Nurseries, and a party at the Bedford Fire Station. Many more prizes from local businesses are available too.

Many elves from Rotary, Callahan's, Girl Scouts, The Interact Club (The Rotary Club for High School Students) and Destination Imagination will lend a hand.

Again this year - bring your Toys for Tots contributions.

Don't miss special visits from the Lowell Devil Dog, and Minnie and Mickey Mouse.


October 8, 2010

To the Editor:

The Rotary Club of Bedford would like to thank all those who helped to make the September 11 Remembrance at Springs Brook Park possible. On a day in which we were drawn together to remember and reflect, we were struck by the tangible support of our community.

Thank you to Denis Freeman and the Bedford Department of Public Works for the chairs, podium, site preparation and the beautiful job that they do to continually maintain our beautiful park.

Without them, our task on that day would be considerably more difficult, and we
appreciate their help immensely.

We thank St. Malachy’s choir for their beautiful music; having a full church choir
added immeasurably to the morning. We thank Rev. Betsy Waters of the First Church of Christ for the wisdom of her remarks and for giving her time to us so generously.

We thank the Bob Latina and the Boy Scouts for posting the colors.

Thank you to Bedford Minuteman reporter Susan Ellis and photographer.

Our gratitude to Nat Brown and New England Nurseries for the gift of the Purity Japanese Andromeda to the families, to Bob Mead for his conception and delivery of this yearly, deeply moving ceremony, to attendees from the Bedford Fire Department, and to Selectman Walter St. Onge.

Finally, we thank the 100 or so participants who came together to share in a meaningful remembrance on a beautiful September morning,


Cliff Rober

President, Rotary Club of Bedford

September 20, 2010

Storyteller! Robear will visit Rotary 9/20/10

Join us for 3 original Stories by Robear

* Life of the Party
* Harvey's Mother's Funeral
* Outlandish Characters

note: Bedford TV(Madeleine Altmann) will join us to tape this presentation

September 1, 2010

9-11 Memorial Observance

9-11 Memorial Observance

The Rotary Club of Bedford invites all interested citizens to a brief memorial service in observance of the events of September 11, 2001.

It will be held at 9-11 Memorial Park at Springs Brook, 200 Springs Road, on Saturday, September 11 at 10:30 AM.
The service will include a blessing by Rev. Betsy Waters of Bedford’s First Church of Christ, and music will be provided by the St. Malachy Parish Choir, of Burlington. Rotary President Cliff Rober will preside.

All are welcome. All ages. This invitation is warmly extended to Bedfordites and members of all surrounding communities.

Memorial Park is located along the road leading to Springs Brook Park near Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans' Hospital at 200 Springs Road. To reach it, take Routes 4/225 to Hillside Road. Turn right on Hillside, following signs to the V. A. Hospital. After passing through the 4-way intersection with Page Rd, take the first right into the park.

Please extend this invitation to all.