🌱 Joppa Hill Farm + Volunteer Of The Year + Record Low Unemployment – Patch


Hello all. It’s me, Paula Constance, your host of the Bedford Daily — here to tell you all the most important things happening in town.

First, today’s weather:

Hot with variable clouds. High: 94 Low: 72.

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Here are the top stories in Bedford today:

  1. Good news, New Hampshire! The unemployment rate in New Hampshire has hit a record low, state officials said Tuesday. Even though restaurants still struggle to find workers, New Hampshire Employment Security said the state currently only has a 2 percent unemployment rate. Richard Lavers, the deputy commissioner of New Hampshire Employment Security, said New Hampshire has had “the lowest unemployment rates in the Northeast” throughout 2022. Lavers noted that “the record pace of hiring and job creation is expected to continue.” (WMUR)
  2. The Girl Scouts of the Green and the White Mountains, which has its headquarters in Bedford, New Hampshire, named long-time volunteer Michelle Elfson the Volunteer of the Month! Elfson has been a great support in her community,” they wrote in a recent social media post. Elfson also said the Girl Scouts offers her daughter, Abby, so many more opportunities, from “horseback riding, zip-lining, to whitewater rafting and more. (Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains via Facebook)
  3. Have you visited the Educational Farm at Joppa Hill? The farm, that’s open 365 days a year from dawn until dusk, is free to visit. They have a farm stand and online store, gardens, and of course, farm animals, from chickens and sheep to rabbits. The Educational Farm at Joppa Hill in Bedford also has volunteer opportunities, including farm ambassadors, chicken caretakers, and sheep/alpaca sherpas. You can find out more here: (EFJH)

Today in Bedford:

  • Open Paint -or- Grab & Go (11 a.m.)
  • Clocks, Rounds, Door Hangers and more. (6:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The Canvas Road Show: “We still have six spots left for next week’s Art Camp! 🎨 Not sure you are going to like it? Or maybe you just want to try out one day? We have drop-in options too. Don’t miss Monday as we will be TIE-DYE shirts!” (The Canvas Road Show via Facebook)
  • Bedford Athletic Club: “It’s not too late to register for next week’s summer skills training!” (Bedford Athletic Club via Facebook)

More from our sponsors — thanks for supporting local news!


  • Summer Concert on the Plaza: Veronica Robles Mariachi Band. (July 21)
  • LoVeSeXy is New England’s Premier tribute 2 the music of PRINCE! (July 22)
  • Bluegrass BBQ (July 23)
  • Averill House Vineyard 5 Year Celebration! Wine, Tie Die, Music & Gourmet. (July 24)
  • Bedford Garden Club Mum Sale. (August 8)
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That’s it for today. I’ll see you around!

Paula Constance

About me: Paula is a freelance writer, author, and award-winning media producer. She is committed to media projects that empower, engage, and help make the world a better place. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter.

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