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Business

  • Going out of business

        There has been a hardware store at the corner of South Bridge Street and Washington Street for more than a century.

        The building was built in 1897 and it originally was called Burks-Ramsey Supply. It was a different business in many ways back then. The Bedford Hardware name came in the late 1940s. Burks-Ramsey sold the 1897 versions of many of the items Bedford Hardware sells today. But the store also sold plow parts and wagon wheels.

  • Bedford Yoga grows

        Business at Bedford Yoga Center has grown to the point that Helen Maxwell has expanded. Her previous studio had less than 300 square feet.

        “Now we have about 1,000,” she said.
        “We would get to a certain size in there and people would quit coming because they felt there was not enough space,” she commented.

  • Chamber honors local businesses

        Susan Martin, president of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, noted that attendance at the Chamber’s annual business awards dinner has grown to the point that it’s getting hard to find a venue big enough to accommodate the event.

        Thursday night’s dinner filled the Boonsboro Country Club’s dining room and an overflow crowd in another room watched via live video link.

  • Vaccine helps keep recruits healthy

        A vaccine developed here in Bedford County has virtually eliminated what Colonel Arthur Lyons, an Army doctor, called the “scourge of basic training camps.”

  • Search for cemetery leads to benefit

        A couple of events are scheduled for Gross’ Orchard next month.

  • BMH celebrates six decades of serving this community

        Gibo Luck has served on the Bedford Memorial Hospital board for the better part of five decades.

  • Bedford Memorial Hospital sponsors Health, Wellness Fair

        Bedford Memorial Hospital held its Community Health and Wellness Fair, Friday morning.

  • Sister to Sister Catering & Coffee House

    By Patricia C Held

    Contributing writer

        Helen Walters pairs a passion for cooking with a flair for hosting at her Sister to Sister Catering & Coffee House in downtown Bedford.
        Growing up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Helen described family dinners at her home as never dull. “We always had company and there never was a boring moment.”

  • Hobby leads to business

        Laura Credle, owner of Star City Stitchery has been sewing since she was a child. Her grandmother taught her to sew and her grandfather, who owned a sewing machine repair business gave her her first sewing machine when she was eight.

  • Dr. Gladwell retires

        Dr. David Gladwell, a Bedford optometrist, is calling it quits.

        Actually, he retired a couple of years ago when he sold his practice, Bedford Family Eye Care. However, he continued practicing on a part-basis with the practice. It’s been a slow retreat into retirement for Dr. Gladwell, who is now 70.