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In the May 2018 print edition

Apr 27, 2018 06:00AM ● By Pamela Johnson
Bellingham is gearing up for its 147 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony--only it won't actually take place on Memorial Day. The town has a long-standing tradition of holding the event on the weekend before the actual holiday, the thinking being that, because it's a long weekend and the official kickoff of summer, many families go out of town. By celebrating the weekend before, everyone gets to enjoy the festivities. 

The only bummer--and it's a minor one at that-- is that the Memorial Day committee has once again asked that parade participants do not throw candy to the crowd because of "the solemn meaning of the holiday."  I'm sorry, I could be wrong (in fact, I most probably am) but I just don't think that throwing candy for little kids to chase after during a parade translates to disrespect for veterans. Don't the Shriners drive around in silly little cars? And aren't people  dressed as clowns and other cartoon characters? Throwing candy would certainly be inappropriate during the ceremony that will be held at the gazebo at the conclusion of the parade since that is the time and place that calls for dignity and respect. But during the parade? Nah. (As I said, I'm probably wrong, but that's my take on it.)

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Here's a quick peek at the May issue. To view the PDF file in its entirety, scroll down and click on center of the newspaper icon. Thanks for supporting the Bellingham Bulletin! 
Jim Hastings speaks at last years Memorial Day ceremony

Bellingham’s 147th Memorial Day Parade, Ceremony Set for May 20 - Apr 27, 2018 06:00AM

Gerard Dubois will be the Grand Marshal for Bellingham’s 147th Memorial Day parade and ceremony on Sunday, May 20, at 1 p.m. A native of Bellingham, the 72-year-old Dubois served... Read More » 


2018-19 slate of officers sworn in by Town Clerk Ann Odabashian L-R Pamela Johnson  Bellingham Bulletin Julie St Pierre Middlesex Bank Michael Tuite Charles River Bank  Kerry Pickering Dean Bank President John Orthman Moody Street Group SecretaryTreasurer Sue Grady myFM Josh Forget Frank Webb Home behind Grady Ro Kilduff Costello Realty  Vice President Sue Ranieri Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Members Updated, Officers Sworn in at April BBA Meeting - Apr 27, 2018 06:00AM

At the April meeting of the BBA, members listened to an update from Town Administrator Denis Fraine on what's been happening and going to happen in Bellingham. The Town Clerk swore in new... Read More » 


Shown above L-R are Alex Gonfrade Jake Meisner coach Paul Jacques  JB Tselikis Jack Bennett and Cee-Jay Laquerre

Mount St. Charles Nine Has Six Links to Bellingham - Apr 27, 2018 06:00AM

The Mount St. Charles varsity baseball team has a dominant Bellingham connection. Five of its players hail from Bellingham, and the head coach, also a Bellingham resident, is well-known... Read More » 


Dr Burton J Stein and Dr Sarah R Stein

Personal Touch in Dentistry Is the Priority for the Doctors Stein - Apr 27, 2018 06:00AM

In this age of chain dental clinics that often include as many dentists as some hair salons include stylists, it’s becoming increasingly rare to find a family dental business... Read More » 


About Wind- and Tree-Related Damage Claims - Apr 27 2018 0600AM

About Wind- and Tree-Related Damage Claims - Apr 27, 2018 06:00AM

What a tough winter this ended up being for tree- and wind-related damage to our area. Many of our clients called in claims after high winds or blizzards toppled trees and branches... Read More » 

May 2018 print edition




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