https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Centerfest is Saturday! https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/centerfest-saturday <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/centerfest-13_miller_3_col.jpg" alt="From entertainment to food, artisans to a Kids Zone,Bedford’s showcase event will have plenty for all ages to enjoy. For more information on Centerfest and other fall events this year look inside at our Fall Events Special Section." title="From entertainment to food, artisans to a Kids Zone,Bedford’s showcase event will have plenty for all ages to enjoy. For more information on Centerfest and other fall events this year look inside at our Fall Events Special Section." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bedford&rsquo;s showcase event, Centerfest, will be held this Saturday, Sept. 22, kicking off festival season throughout the county.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;There will plenty for all to enjoy at this family event.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Centerfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring two entertainment stages, a Kids Zone, food galore and some 120 artisans and vendors.<br /> Bedford PD teams with Angels of Assisi for event https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/bedford-pd-teams-angels-assisi-event <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vet_super_friendly_pit_bull.jpg" alt="Seiya, the very friendly American Pit Bull, enjoys some attention from Bedford Animal Control Officer Rhonda Armsworthy." title="Seiya, the very friendly American Pit Bull, enjoys some attention from Bedford Animal Control Officer Rhonda Armsworthy." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Bedford Police Department sponsored an Angels of Assisi clinic at the Westgate shopping center recently.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The clinic provided low cost vaccines for dogs and cats. A rabies vaccination cost $5. Vaccinations for distemper and parvo in dogs and distemper in cats were available. By noon, nearly 80 animals, almost all of them dogs, took advantage of the clinic, which also included&nbsp; a weigh-in and a brief veterinarian check. Micro chipping was available.<br /> The smile said it all https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/smile-said-it-all <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sheriff_d_0886.jpg" alt="Corporal Sonny Daniels looks at Starlin Gray and her son, Nicholas. Corporal Daniels and Brandi Hudson saved Nicholas’ life at Smith Mountain Lake." title="Corporal Sonny Daniels looks at Starlin Gray and her son, Nicholas. Corporal Daniels and Brandi Hudson saved Nicholas’ life at Smith Mountain Lake." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The sheriff&rsquo;s office last week honored several deputies and a citizen, for their efforts in saving lives.</p> Providing food for others https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/providing-food-others <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gleaning_c_4_col.jpg" alt=" Society of St. Andrew gleaners gather apples in an orchard. Gleaning insures that fruit and vegetables do not go to waste." title=" Society of St. Andrew gleaners gather apples in an orchard. Gleaning insures that fruit and vegetables do not go to waste." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A modest metal building next to a farm field in Big Island is the national headquarters of a ministry that salvages massive amounts of fresh produce that would have otherwise gone to waste.</p> Centra BMH sponsors new Fitness Court at Liberty Lake Park https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/centra-bmh-sponsors-new-fitness-court-liberty-lake-park <img src="https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/sites/www.bedfordbulletin.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/centra_fitness.jpg" alt="Pictured : front - Diane Ludwig (Centra), Patti Jurkus (CEO, Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital), Mayor Robert Wandrei; back – Courtney Holdren (Board Member, Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital), Sonia Jammes (Assistant Town Manager), Councilman Bryan Schley, D.W. Lawhorne (Public Works Director), Bart Warner (Town Manager). " title="Pictured : front - Diane Ludwig (Centra), Patti Jurkus (CEO, Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital), Mayor Robert Wandrei; back – Courtney Holdren (Board Member, Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital), Sonia Jammes (Assistant Town Manager), Councilman Bryan Schley, D.W. Lawhorne (Public Works Director), Bart Warner (Town Manager). " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The town of Bedford will be the first site in Virginia for a &ldquo;Fitness Court,&rdquo; receiving a grant from California-based National Fitness Campaign, creator of the rotational station outdoor gym.<br /> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; The Court will be located at Liberty Lake Park and will be free to the public through the grant.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The town is partnering with Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital as a sponsor.<br /> Four vie for 3 seats on Council https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/four-vie-3-seats-council <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Voters in Bedford will be able to choose from a field of four candidates who will fill the three seats on Town Council up for election on Nov. 6. Bedford&rsquo;s town councilmen serve on an at-large&nbsp; basis,&nbsp; so&nbsp;&nbsp; voters&nbsp; will cast votes for three candidates. The top three vote getters will serve on Town Council.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The candidates include Bob Wandrei, Darren Shoen, Bruce Hartwick and Steve Rush.<br /> <br /> Bob Wandrei<br /> School board discusses rising cost of FMS project https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/school-board-discusses-rising-cost-fms-project <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; After a work session in which the Bedford County School Board listened to a lengthy presentation on personalized learning, the school board took on the issue of an increase in the projected cost of the Forest Middle School (FMS) expansion.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Kenneth Thacker spoke to the school board about the cost increase. Thacker represented VMDO Architects, the firm hired to handle the expansion project. Thacker had spoken, Monday evening, to the board of supervisors about the cost increase.<br /> Youth deer hunt provides intro to hunting https://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/youth-deer-hunt-provides-intro-hunting <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The last weekend of September is designated by the state as a time to introduce youth to deer hunting. It&rsquo;s just before deer season starts, so there are no adult hunters in the woods.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;In Bedford County, local hunter safety instructors will hold a youth deer hunt at Kennedy&rsquo;s Orchard on Sept. 29. Vernie Kennedy, who owns the 288 acre tract of land, which has been in his family since 1813, is a long-time firearms and hunter safety instructor.<br />