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Dispatches from Ireland – Anam Cara: A Shelter for Artists and Writers

There is quiet industry in the countryside of West Cork, housed in a pretty house with robin’s egg blue shutters, gorgeous hydrangeas and a plaque on the stone pillar at the driveway entrance: Anam Cara. Originally it was a home — and it still is — but since 1998 it has been where Sue Booth-Forbes [...]
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Obituary: George O. Southwick

SOUTHWICK, George O. Formerly of Bedford and Boca Raton, FL, July 5. Husband of wife Nancy (Haley) Southwick and the late Barbara (Codwise) Southwick. Father of Robert and his wife Angela and daughter Marcia and her husband Peter Bolduc, his five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and his sister Phyllis Forsyth. Graveside service at Shawsheen Cemetery, Shawsheen Rd., Bedford on Aug. 22, at 10:00 A.M. For obituary please visit www.bedfordfuneralhome.com
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Planning Board Delighted by Progress on Coast Guard Property

By Marya Dantzer “Two months ago, we didn’t think this would be possible,” Planning Board member Jeff Cohen marveled, voicing surprise and delight with which the Board greeted news that the U.S. Coast Guard has agreed to work with the Town and the Bedford Housing Trust to secure purchase of the government’s surplus property at [...]
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A Little More Culture Please…….

Submitted by Bedford Boy Scout Troop 194 The skies opened up, it poured and poured and poured. Then, just like clockwork, it stopped. The adventure was ready to begin, and so were the thirty travelers who had been anticipating this journey for many months. Last December, the Bedford Cultural Council approved Troop 194’s grant request [...]
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Obituary: Hazel Palmer

PALMER, Dr. Hazel Passed away on July 22, 2014. She was 94. Dr. Palmer was an archaeologist receiving her B. A. from Radcliffe College in Greek Archaeology. She later received both her M. A. and a Ph. D. in Classical Archaeology from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Palmer did a fellowship in Greece at the American School of Classical Studies. Dr. Palmer worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ma. as Assistant Curator. Dr. Palmer was recruited by the OSS during the Second World War as she was fluent in multiple languages and served in Italy, Austria and Greece. She is preceded in death by her parents, Philip A. Palmer and Alice Decator and sisters Lois Steele and Phoebe Rideout. ...
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Obituary: Mary E. Donahue

DONAHUE, Mary E. (Magurn) Of Bedford, on July 21, 2014. Loving wife of Richard M. Donahue. Beloved mother of Michael Donahue and his wife Dina of Westford and Timothy Donahue and his wife Lauren of Stow. Beloved grandmother of Reilly Donahue, Olivia Donahue, Cameron Donahue, and Brienne Donahue. Also survived by sisters, Katheryn P. McCoy of Arlington and Claire Horan of Arlington, and several nieces and nephews. Mary was very active with the Bedford Social Club. She also served as Town Administrative Assistant for the Bedford Tax Collector's office for over 25 years, retiring in 2008. Funeral from Shawsheen Funeral Home, 281 Great Rd., BEDFORD, on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael's ...
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Boardroom Bistro Restaurant to Get New Owners and New Name

The Boardroom Bistro Restaurant at 54 Middlesex Turnpike will soon be getting new owners and a new name. David Smerling and Jeff Goldberg who opened the restaurants, will still own the office building where the restaurant is housed. The new restaurant which has a preliminary name of Cucina D, is expected to feature a new Italian cuisine based menu and should be getting the Boardroom Bistro's existing liquor license. Stay tuned for more details.
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Obituary: Ralph R. Ragan

RAGAN, Ralph R. Of Bedford, on Tuesday, July 15. Resided in Lincoln, MA for many years before moving to Bedford in 2000. Born on November 27, 1923 in Ridgeway, Missouri. He was the beloved husband of Ruth M. Ragan for 63 years. Devoted father of Julie Malkin of Cincinnati, OH, Jennifer Hubbell and her husband Richard of Yarmouth ME, James Ragan and his wife Sandra of Topsfield, MA. Cherished grandfather to Emily and Elizabeth Malkin, Nate and Laura Hubbell, and Kathleen and Timothy Ragan. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a memorial service for Ralph on Tuesday, July 22nd at 2:00 at Carleton Willard, 100 Old Billerica Road, Bedford, MA 01730. A celebration of Ralph's life will be ...
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Obituary: James I. Stockwell

STOCKWELL, James I. Stockwell ("Jim") Passed away unexpectedly July 14, 2014 at age 84 following complications from surgery. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Elsie Stockwell (Elsie Wear). He is survived by five children and five grandchildren. Mr. Stockwell was born in 1930 and grew up in Boston's suburban north shore. He graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover in 1948 and from MIT in 1952. After serving in the USAF as a Lieutenant from 1952-1954 in the Korean War, he returned to the Boston area, living in Cambridge with his wife and five children through the mid-seventies. He and Elsie also resided in Newton, Brighton, Orleans, Duxbury, and lastly Carleton-Willard Village in Bedford; all in Massachusetts. Mr. ...
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Obituary: Marlene R. Kelliher

Kelliher, Marlene R. 80, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away July 11, 2014. Born in Clarence, NY and lived in Bedford, MA. Marlene received her degree in Languages from Wells College in Aurora, NY. A high point of her college career was her junior year spent Studying in France. Marlene worked as a language translator at the Library of Congress and worked with displaced persons in Europe after WWII. Marlene was a loving mother who took great joy in raising her four children and spending time with her grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter, Ruth, parents, Ruth and Harold, and brother, Roger. Survived by her loving husband Daniel of 55 years; daughter, Kathleen (Miles) Mann; sons, Michael Kelliher and ...
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Obituary: Robert J. Magovern

MAGOVERN, Robert J. Of Bedford, July 4. Beloved husband of Barbara (Ernst) Magovern. Devoted father of Scott and his wife Kathryn of North Chelmsford and Daniel and his wife Christina of Hudson, NH. Dear brother of Dwight Magovern of East Longmeadow and Janet Stoffregen of Peabody. Loving grandfather of Cassandra, Emily, Evan and Connor Magovern. Funeral service at The First Baptist Church, 155 Concord Rd., Bedford, on Fri., July 11, at 11:00 AM. Visitation at the Bedford Funeral Home, 167 Great Rd., BEDFORD, on Thurs., July 10, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the The First Baptist Church of Bedford, 155 Concord Rd., Bedford, MA 01730 or to Shriners Hospitals for ...
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Obituary: Manuel E. Lopez

LOPEZ, Manuel E. Of Bedford, July 3. Beloved husband of Frances (Isidro) Lopez. Loving father of Melinda Lopez of Bedford and Mary Lopez of Boston. Brother of Christian Lopez of Atlanta, GA and Maria Cristina Lopez of Miami, FL. Loving grandfather of Maxine Lopez-Keough and Madeleine Siegal. Visitation at the Bedford Funeral Home, 167 Great Rd., Bedford, Wed., July 9 from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bedford Council on Aging, 10 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730 or to Running Strong for American Indian Youth @ www.indianyouth.org. For obituary and directions please visit www.bedfordfuneralhome.com
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