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  • New London Academy Color-A-Thon
    Sports Editor Sports@Bedfordbulletin.com         A cold wet rainy Saturday for some means curling up with a blanket and a book or television show, however, for the New London Academy Elementary School it meant time for fun fundraiser Last Saturday.     Rain didn’t stop the Color-A-Thon from happening. The New London Academy Elementary School held its first Color-A-Thon on Saturday, Sept. 26. “It has been our biggest fundraiser yet,” said PTA member Abby Wilson.
  • Fat Tire Bike Weekend
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     The Centra Health Fat Tire bike weekend took place this past weekend at Falling Creek Park. It kicked off Friday, June 10 and finished up on Sunday, June 12.     The Bedford Co. Recreation Department decided in 2006 to put bike trails into their parks. “In 2007 we started promoting Bedford County as a mountain bike trail destination,” said Kenny Palmer the Operations Coordinator for Bedford Co. Parks and Recreation.
  • Take a shot at love
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     The Bedford County Recreation Department held its first indoor tennis and archery camp this past week for youth in the area. The camp was held at the old group home gym near Falling Creek Park.     With the camp doing so well, Coach Dave Eckes has decided to hold another camp. “We are also going to be offering another camp July 11-15,” he said.
  • Youth learn from high school athletes
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sport@bedfordbulletin.com     The Jefferson Forest boys baseball team hosted its youth baseball camp last week, June 7-9.     The Cavaliers had 65 participating youth ranging in ages from five up to 12 years old. Coach Ryan Gilleland split all the youth into age groups and had different stations where the youth would work on certain aspects of the game.
  • Adventure Riding
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Rob and Kathleen Gore, owners of Reba Farm Inn, home of Soaring Saddle, decided to move to Bedford 20 years ago to start a horse farm. “In northern Virginia it’s mostly horse stalling, so we wanted to make a major move, finish raising four kids and have horses back in our lives,” said Kathleen Gore.     Reba Farm Inn and Soaring Saddle is located in Bedford, near Johnson’s Orchard.
  • Andrew Thomas received gold in discus
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Three Bedford County participants received silver and gold at the Virginia Commonwealth Games track and field event on Sunday, July 24.     Shannon Thomas and son, Andrew Thomas, along with Jordan Patti competed on the hottest weekend in July against people in their age group from all over Virginia.
  • Pure Pro Wrestling
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com   Montvale has been home to the Pure Pro Wrestling matches for almost a year. The group of wrestlers travel around to different states to put on the events. 
  • From Connecticut to Virginia
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Solcum’s Appaloosa Ranch started in Connecticut before moving all 52 horses down to Virginia.     “My mom started the farm. Growing up she used to ride the cows and her father didn’t like it so he bought her a horse. He wouldn’t feed her horse so she had to take the horse down to do pony rides in the evening to earn money to feed it,” said owner April Solcum.
  • Being safe on the water
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Editors Note: A 17-year-old teenager from North Carolina was killed in a boat v. jet ski collision Sunday. The teen was a passenger on the jet ski. As of Tuesday morning, no charges had been filed and the investigation was ongoing.     While summer is underway and everyone heads out to Smith Mountain Lake for some fun on boats and jet skis, Game and Inland Fishery sergeants are working hard to make sure the lake stays safe.
  • Keeping up tradition
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Keeping up the horse farm tradition, Otteridge Farm has been training horses, students and breeding since the 1950’s.     Eileen Beckman passed away six years ago and her daughter Eileen ‘Randee’ Beckman and daughter Katie Gardner are keeping the farm running.