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  • Now you can check out a telescope from the library

    By Jack Gross

    President
    Blue Ridge Astronomy Club

        The Bedford County Public Library System has a new telescope to lend out to anyone who has a library card for awesome views of the night sky.     
        This instrument is a great introduction to the galaxies and stars that fill the sky. With this easy to use and transport, telescope, you and your kids can see the craters on the moon, most of the planets, including the rings of Saturn, and Jupiter’s  four moons.

  • Now you can check out a telescope from the library

    By Jack Gross

    President
    Blue Ridge Astronomy Club

        The Bedford County Public Library System has a new telescope to lend out to anyone who has a library card for awesome views of the night sky.     
        This instrument is a great introduction to the galaxies and stars that fill the sky. With this easy to use and transport, telescope, you and your kids can see the craters on the moon, most of the planets, including the rings of Saturn, and Jupiter’s  four moons.

  • Honoring Becky O’Conner Wuergler

        Last Sunday, December 4 at the Big Otter Mill there was a Memorial Plaque Dedication to Community Leader & Big Otter Mill President Becky O’Conner Wuergler.

  • Group hopes to help area youth

        Bedford’s newest group of CASAs have a variety of reasons for getting involved in the lives of local youth.

  • Christmas season kicks off in Bedford

        The Christmas season has officially arrived in Bedford with a tree lighting this Friday and the Christmas Parade on Saturday.

        Bedford Main Street Inc. is promoting a wide range of events throughout the season and sponsors this weekend’s events.

  • Festival of Trees lights up Bedford Welcome Center

        The eighth annual Festival of Trees is now lighting up the Welcome Center on Burks Hill Road.

  • BHS seeks help

        Penelope needs some help.

        The lovable 4-year-old dachshund mix was given to the Bedford Humane Society with some severe medical problems.
        Most notably, she had an extremely large bladder stone inside her, causing immense pain, that had to be removed.
        According to Carole Eagon, the Humane Society received Penelope about a month ago because her owners could no longer take care of her.

  • Bonds that never die

        Soldiers in combat often form close bonds that last for life, and sometimes after death.

  • SOLAR POWER FACILITY TO BE DEVELOPED IN BEDFORD

     

  • D-Day Memorial to get new welcome center

        April Cheek-Messier, president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, donned a hard hat last week for a ceremonial ground breaking for a new visitors’ center.

        “The last time I had a hard hat on for an event here was 16 years ago,” she commented.
        At that time, the only structure completed a the Memorial was the arch and the plaza around it. Everything else was yet to be built.