Today's Features

  •     Ruth Crouch has been the manager at D. Reynolds for 32 years, but she's known about Bedford as the pie lady. As a sideline, she bakes pies to order.

        “I made six this morning before I came to work,” she said when interviewed the day before Thanksgiving. 

        All told, she's baked 220 this year. That includes more than 40 for Main Street United Methodist Church's bake sales in July and August. Each year she contributes at least 40 for this fundraising event.

  • The Shepherd’s Table served its annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday, feeding 106 people turkey with dressing and gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie.

        It’s a labor of love. The Shepherd’s table provides free hot lunches to people in Bedford who are in tight financial circumstances.

  • Julius Hinsch, a resident at Carriage Hill in Bedford, turned 100 years old on Nov. 24.

        And he has some advice for the young folks of today: “Get a job and work hard.”

        Born in Germany on Nov. 24, 1908, Hinsch moved to the United States 80 years ago, settling in New York. He has been a resident at Carriage Hill since 2002.

        Hinsch has a daughter who lives at Smith Mountain Lake and a son in New York. He also has two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  • The Bedford Museum held a luncheon Nov. 13 to honor its volunteers.

        “It’s just actually a token of our appreciation to those who volunteer at the museum,” said Annie Pollard, chairman of the museum’s board.

        Pollard said that volunteers provide wide range of skills to the museum ranging from computer skills to providing information for books on Bedford area history that the museum produces.

        One current project is scanning ledger books to create digital images.