Week in Review: Feb. 4- Feb. 10
1366 Technologies opens up a plant in Bedford, the results of the Lane School Soup-er Bowl are and, oh yeah, a blizzard.
1366 Technologies last week held the grand opening of a 42,000 square-foot Bedford factory where the company will manufacture solar wafers. The 25 megawatt manufacturing facility, located at 6 Preston Court in Bedford, will employ 100 people and will focus on the production of the Direct Wafer.
Despite a 25.6 percent increase in single-family home sales in 2012, the total number of foreclosure deeds in Bedford increased last year, according to statistics gathered by the Warren Group, the Boston-based real estate and banking information publishers for New England. At the end of 2012, Bedford had a total of 2 foreclosure deeds, compared to the one completed in 2011.
In case you missed it, the results are in. We have a winner of the Lane School First Annual Soup-er Bowl. The week before Super Bowl XLVII, Lane School faculty challenged students to raise 1,128 non-perishable food items (47 from each class) for the Bedford Food Bank. Students more than met the Soup-er Bowl challenge, nearly doubling their original goal with a total of 2,122 food items raised by Friday, Feb. 1.
If you need help looking forward to summer months now that we have a few feet of snow on the ground, think about ordering a Community Supported Agriculture farm share with World Peas for the spring, summer and fall of 2013. World Peas has a Bedford pickup location, and you can get a variety of fresh, local produce every week from June to October.
Oh, and in case you missed it, Bedford got hit with a blizzard Friday and Saturday. Check out our storm center to look back on all the live updates from during the blizzard.
Right after Gov. Patrick lifted the travel ban on Saturday, Bedford Patch took a drive around town to see what Bedford looked like buried under a few feet of snow. Check out our video of the snow removal process, and check out our photos to see exactly how high the snow was piled.
Do you have any good pictures from around town during the blizzard? Send them in! You can upload them to our gallery here.
Most importantly, make sure you remove any snow from your roof. With rain forecasted for Monday, any snow will get heavy, and you could be at risk for roof collapse. We've got some tips on how to avoid roof collapse here.