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Today's Features

  • Pete Jensen, a Bedford resident, just returned from what might be termed a victory lap.

        Jensen is a Navy veteran from World War II. He served aboard an LCS (L). Termed “Mighty Midgets,” they were the craft that everybody wished they’d had at D-Day.  Based on the LCS hull, a type of large landing craft, these craft could accompany landing craft right to the shore during an amphibious assault.

  •     Join the Friends of the Bedford Public Library, Inc. on, Saturday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m. as they host Angela Esterling in concert. The concert held in the Bedford Room of Bedford Central Library is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 per person collected at the door. For more information call 540-586-8911 or visit www.friendsofbedfordlibrary.org.

  • The Bedford Host Lions Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Club is  active in the community helping to provide eye exams and glasses for those who qualify. The Club also helps with eye screening for the schools and they also help the Red Cross with their Blood Drives. The club works with the state and international Lions to provide help in a lot of different ways. If you would like to learn more about the Lions or would be interested in coming to a meeting,  call Jim McSlarrow at 586-4712 or Margaret Anderson at 586-0082.

  • Bedford County Parks & Recreation and Travel Lovers is sponsoring a trip to Charles Town, W.Va., on Thursday and Friday, September 16 & 17.  Package includes round trip motor coach transportation, one night at The Inn at Charles Town; breakfast at The Inn; $20 per person slot play and sightseeing.  Cost is $119 per person for a double room; $109/triple; $99/quad; and $185 single.  For additional information call either Bedford County at 540-586-7682 or to register call Travel Lovers at 434-385-5192.

  • A bout of bad health may have saved a man’s life nearly 70 years ago.

  • Though most of the members of the band Solrevolt have a common background in law enforcement, it’s their music that is the binding factor — not their job.

        In other words, according to band member Rick Drewery, their jobs might have brought them together, but the music is what really matters. And now they have produced their own CD.

  •     Carriage Hill is now under new management.

        T. J. M. Properties, of Clearwater, Fla., purchased the retirement community last year. According to Chris Davis, Carriage Hill’s executive director, T. J. M. specializes in assisted living, skilled care and independent living facilities. He said that facilities like Carriage Hill are the heart of what the company does. It currently has 11 facilities and acquiring Carriage Hill was the beginning of an expansion into Virginia. He anticipates having two more by the end of the year.