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Monday, November 28, 2005

Christmas Art Fest December 11th

On Sunday December 11th there will be a Christmas Art Fest, 101 Northfield Rd. in Bedford OH.

The event takes place 1-7PM

Featured artists include:

Toni Tomazic
Becky Elliott
Linda Shaw
Silvia Heller
Jovian Designs
The Loving Spirit Collection of Jewelry

Features Items Include:

Hand Painted Furniture
Custom Designed Greeting Cards
Illustrated Children Books sold by Illustrated
Designer baby bibs and blankets
Designer knitted apparel
Quality Art, original paintings and prints

Christmas Art Fest, 101 Northfield Rd. in Bedford OH.

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Christmas in Bedford Falls Festival Dec. 10th.

The annual Christmas in Bedford Falls festival will take place in Downtown Bedford, 12 Noon to 4PM.

The festival will feature a holiday raffle that may enter by shopping at any participating Bedford business and spending $10 or more between Nov. 25th and December 10th.

Participating businesses include:
Arabica 720 Broadway
Carol James Florist 451 Broadway
Cyber Pete's Internet Café 665 Broadway
Beach Club Tanning 622 Broadway
Bedford Floral 691 Broadway
Bedford Historical Society 30 South Park
Bedford Music 659 Broadway
Dairy Queen 401 Broadway
LaGra Jewelers 674 Broadway
Star Glass & Fine Art 704 Broadway

Ice Sculpting
Sponsored by UHHS Bedford Medical Center.
Olmsted Ice Co. Will carve 3000 pounds of ice into a Christmas design (weather permitting)

Other activities include:

12 Noon Santa Claus arrives by train at Bedford Falls! Greet Santa at the HistoricTrain Depot on the Commons & tour an old fashioned caboose.

12Noon - 4PM Horse-drawn wagon rides boarding at Doty & Miller, 600 Broadway & Arabica, 720 Broadway

12Noon-5PM Christmas Art & Music at Star Glass & Fine Art, 704 Broadway. Featuring Dan Morgan, pianist and works of art by Thomas Kinkaid.

12Noon-5PM Bedford Schools Student Art Display & Reception, Doty & Miller, 600 Broadway

12 Noon-4PM Polar Express read by Jan Deems at Doty & Miller, 600 Broadway. Refreshments served.

Mail your letter to Santa at Doty & Miller, 600 Broadway (former post office), in a special mailbox with express service to the North Pole!

12Noon- 4PM Annual Christmas Open House at Bedford Historical Society Museum, South Park on the Commons. Christmas story told by Lynn Jones. Refreshments served.

1PM- 4PM Visit Santa at Walgreens, 647 Broadway. Free photo with Santa.

1PM-4PM Annual Open House at The Purr-fect Place, 715 Broadway. Open for Holiday Shopping.

12Noon-4PM Visit the Burning River N-Trak Train display.

Music & Entertainment

Location: Veterans Park

1PM t0 4PM Bedford High School Madrigal Singers
Bedford Middle School Heskett Hand Bell Choir
Lutheran Church of the Master
First Baptist Church of Bedford

Plus Caroling along Broadway


Star Glass & Fine Art 704 Broadway
Beach Club Tanning 662 Broadway
Main Street Donuts & Café 658 Broadway

Christmas in Bedford Falls is sponsored by the Bedford Chamber of Commerce.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Announcements from the City of Bedford

Odds & Ends from City Hall...
Leaf Collection: has begun.  Rake leaves to the tree lawn.  DO NOT PUT LEAVES IN THE STREET (You will be issued a citation for littering.Per City Ordinance 532.04)  Raking leaves into the street blocks catch basins and storm sewers. 
The CIty will run 4 machines and make continuous rounds until leaves are collected.
Please try to avoid parking on public streets during leaf collection.
Xmas tree collection:  The tree chipper will make the rounds until Xmas trees are collected.  Please place tree on tree lawn and make sure bags and ornaments have been removed before pickup.
Snow Removal: When snow exceeds 2 inches, a parking ban is put into effect.  No parking on any city street. (Ord 5641-86) Making is easier for plows to clear the streets.
Snow removal from driveways & sidewalks are the property owner's responsibility.  All snow from driveways or sidewalks is to remain on your property.
Rockside Road bridge: Construction will commence in the Fall of 2005 and will be completed in Summer 2006.  Traffic will be maintained at all times, but expect inconveniences and possible delays.
Christmas in Bedford Falls:  Scheduled for Saturday Dec. 10th 12 noon to 4PM at Bedford Commons Square.
Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony & Historic Marker Dedication: Wednesday Nov. 23rd at 6PM.  Santa Claus will stop by, and refreshemnts will be sold by the Bedford Firefighters Local 1683.
Blue Bag Recycling: Distribution of blue recycling bags to residents will start Summer 2006, as well as with the Spring/Summer Newsletter and the Good Neighbor guide.
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Tree Lighting ceremony on the Square Wednesday November 23rd.

The City of Bedford Holiday/ Xmas tree lighting ceremony will be tomorrow November 23rd on the Bedford Commons Square at 6PM.
Immediately preceding the lighting ceremony will be a dedication of the historical area marker for the downtown Bedford area.
For questions contact City Hall at (440) 232-1600.
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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Release from the Lisy for Council campaign

Well folks the votes are in:
Councilman Ron Lisy                    222votes     39.36%
ex-Councilman Warner Baten    342votes     60.64%
The Voters have made their decision.  Unfortunately it was not the decision we hoped for.
Thank you for your help and efforts during these four years.  We were able accomplish some good things.  That cannot be disputed.
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Sunday, November 06, 2005

Bedford City Council to take eminent domain steps against Meadowbrook Plaza.

At the Bedford City Council Meeting on Monday November 7, 2005 the Bedford City Council will pass a resolution to further the public purpose of economic development at the underperforming Meadowbrook Plaza.
I have been a consistent critic on the conditions at Meadowbrook Plaza.  An excellent opportunity for the City to gain new city revenue, and improve the appearance of the area is the re-development of Meadowbrook.
Monday night we will take the first step in making this re-development happen.
If you would like to attend the Council meeting, the session begins at 8:00 PM at City Hall.  There will be an opportunity for public comment at the meeting.


Friday, November 04, 2005

Plain Dealer Special Election Section

For those of you who haven't seen the print version; The Plain Dealer conducted a survey of candidates for office in all communities in Cuyahoga County and surrounding counties, including Bedford.
The survey consisted of questions that each candidate was asked to address, and their answers were printed in the special section on Sunday October 30th.  (Answers that were determined to be off topic by the editors were not printed).
The entire survay is also online at
Check it out.
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