“Sorry! Wrong Chimney!” auditions coming up

Bedford PlayersBedford Players will be holding auditions for their fall production of  Sorry! Wrong Chimney! by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears on August 24th and 25th from 7-9pm at the Bedford Players Theatre.

The theatre is located at 1408 Bedford Highway, in the All Saints Anglican Church hall. If possible, please show up for 7pm.

This play is a wacky, light-hearted Christmas farce full of mistaken identities and zany foul-ups, with a smattering of slapstick comedy.

David Tuttle is moonlighting as a department store Santa so that he can buy his wife, Samantha Tuttle, an expensive gift for Christmas.

He tells her he’s working late at the office, but she finds out he isn’t at the office.

Problems ensue with the secret because of Sam’s phone call to the office and the constant barging in of their neighbors, William Weldon and his snooty wife Natalie.

William is a psychiatrist who loves to hypnotize people. Add a slightly off balanced Santa burglar (Kris Kreigle), his tough gun moll Sheila and a hypnotized dancing, stripping and confused policeman into the mix to add to the merriment of this rollicking tale.

Each character is different from the other and the physical comedy adds to their diversity.

The production will run from November 5 to November 21, 2009 (Thursdays to Saturdays).

For more information visit www.bedfordplayers.ns.ca or contact Jill Curley, the director, at 477-2170.

Interested in a Bedford Skate Park?

LeBrun Centre in BedfordThis just in in the new Fall/Winter 2009/10 REC program catalogue:

We would like to talk to interested youth who would love to see a skate/bike park in Bedford.

We are going to host a meeting of interested youth on September 9 at 6pm at the LeBrun Centre in Bedford.

If you are interested in this idea, please contact Lana McMullen at 490-4674 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scary things are happening at the library

Bedford Public LibraryEnter your spooky tale or shivery story in the 20th annual GHOST STORY WRITING  CONTEST presented by Halifax Public Libraries and the Helen Creighton Folklore Society.

Make up your own story or retell a story that you’ve heard before in your own words. The best ghost stories will spook you and they’ll do it without a lot of blood and gore.

Pick up an entry form at your local library or print one from halifaxpubliclibraries.ca. Entries can be mailed or dropped off at any branch until August 22.

For more information, call 490-5748.

Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Bedford locals enjoy ice cream from the new Cold Stone Creamery located inside the Tim Hortons in the Village Centre plaza.

Bedford locals enjoy ice cream from the new Cold Stone Creamery located inside the Tim Hortons in the Village Centre plaza.

Kids in Bedford were very disappointed when Dairy Queen shut its doors in April.

But as of last week, Bedfordites welcomed with open arms the new Cold Stone Creamery, located inside the Tim Hortons in the Village Centre plaza.

Located at 930 Bedford Highway, the Creamery offers different flavours of ice cream, as well as “blizzard-like” creations.

Not only is Tim Hortons a popular hang-out spot with adults; it has now opened its doors to everyone, big and small.

Tim Hortons Inc. and Kahala Corp, the parent company of Cold Stone Creamery, have combined these two brands.

“The combination of these two strong complementary brands has created a positive consumer response in U.S. test locations,” said Dan Beem, president, Cold Stone Creamery. “We look forward to introducing our premium ice cream indulgences to the Canadian market and leveraging Tim Hortons’ tremendous market share and reputation for quality and freshness.”

Cold Stone Creamery will hold its grand opening event on Thursday, August 6, 5-9pm.

Anyone for tea?

Tea, ice cream and fresh berries and other goodies are sold daily from 2-4pm at Scott Manor House on Fort Sackville Road in Bedford.

Tea, ice cream, fresh berries and other goodies are sold daily from 2-4pm at Scott Manor House on Fort Sackville Road in Bedford.

RCMP warn citizens of bank scam

RCMP logoRCMP are advising citizens of a recent trend of bank fraud taking place throughout the province. Three incidents have been reported to police within the Yarmouth and Lunenburg areas within the last month.

The fraud involves a male caller indicating he is an employee of a particular bank and is conducting an internal investigation on an employee. He requests assistance by asking for your participation in an undercover operation by withdrawing large sums of money from your bank.

After the cash has been withdrawn, he requests you meet him in a parking lot so he can retrieve the money. Once the money has been handed over, the male asks not to discuss the situation for 72 hours as it would compromise the investigation. Within a few days, the male calls back and the process is repeated with additional cash withdrawn.

RCMP believe there are two individuals operating this fraud throughout Nova Scotia and there have been similar incidents in New Brunswick. One of the suspects is described as a white male, 50 to 60 years old, medium build, wearing a ball cap.

RCMP are advising the public to be vigilant in protecting yourself against loss of personal and financial information. It is important to note that the bank or police will never ask you to participate in an undercover operation. If you suspect or know you are a victim of a fraudulent scam, contact police.

National Defence gives warning of Bedford Rifle Range

national-defence-warningDay and night firing exercises will be carried out at the Bedford Rifle Range until further notice.

The range consists of Department of National Defence controlled property situated at approximately 1 km north of the town of Bedford and is lying west of the Sackville River at the junction of Highways 101 and 102.

If required, a detailed description of the range may be obtained from the Formation Construction Engineering Officer at CFB Halifax.


Small arms ammunition, pyrotechnics and similar explosive objects are a hazard to life and limb.

Do not pick up or retain such objects as souvenirs.

If you have found or have in your possession any object which you believe to be an explosive, notify your local police, and arrangements will be made to dispose of it.

The danger area is clearly defined by range boundary signs.

No unauthorized persons may enter the area, and trespassing is prohibited.

Deputy Minister
Department of National Defence


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