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Bedford Township Non-Profit Groups
About This Page:
The purpose of this page is to provide information to the general public concerning non-profit groups located in Bedford Township Michigan. If you would like to have the information concerning your non-profit group listed on this page please e-mail Gene Stock.
Click here to view the Bedford Great Facebook Page.
Click here to view the video "Bedford Great" Watch this fantastic short video concerning Bedford Township Michigan! Spread the good word about Bedford Township, please share the video with your friends.
Bedford High School Alumni Association:
Click here to view the Bedford High School Alumni Association home page on the Bedford Yes web site.
Click here to view the Bedford High School Alumni Association Facebook Page.
Bedford Township Farmer's Market:
Click here to view the Bedford Farmer's Market Facebook Page
Chick here to watch the video (Part 1 of 2 videos) of the Bedford Township Board Meeting on April 16, 2013 where the Bedford Township Farmer’s Market was discussed. Here is a list of various times on the video where discussion took place:
Current Newspaper Articles and Video concerning the Bedford Farmer's Market:
Toledo Blade February 17, 2014: Call goes out for vendors, volunteers;New farmer’s market seeks to open May 24
Bedford Now February 4, 2014: Bedford Farmer’s Market Finds Home At YMCA
February 4, 2014: Click here to watch video of the BZA meeting where the Farmer's Market was approved.
May 21, 2013: Click here to view video of May 21, 2013 Bedford Township Board Meeting where the Farmer's Market was discussed. Dennis Steinman spoke about the Farmer's Market during public commentary (approximate. 3 minute mark on the video). Trustee Paul Pirrone gave an up-date concerning the Farmer's Market at the 28 minute mark on the video.
May 14, 2013: Click here to view video of May 14,2013 Bedford Township Board Meeting where the Farmers Market was discussed. During public commentary (approximate 1 hour mark on the video) members of the Bedford Beautification Committee spoke about the Farmer's Market. Trustee Paul Pirrone gave an up-date concerning the Farmer's Market at the 1:21 mark on the video.
Monroe Evening News May 9, 2013 Editorial (this editorial was also published in the Bedford Now on May 25, 2013: "Don't Rush Bedford Market"-"Bedford endeavor shouldn't be rushed to market"
Toledo Blade April 22, 2013: " Bedford to get farmers’ market legal concerns addressed"
Bedford Now April 17, 2013: “Farmer's Market Plan Approved; The new market would replace one held since 2008 by the Temperance Action Committee”
Bedford Township Safe Routes to School:
Welcome to the Safe Routes to School Project for Bedford Township. This page is where you can get information on the planning, organizing and development to make a safe way for our children to walk, run, bike or hike to our community schools and neighborhoods.
Please get involved in making our community a safer place for everyone to travel throughout Bedford Township Michigan. To get involved with Bedford Township Safe Routes to School Program please contact Michelle Bork
Click here to view The Bedford Township Safe Routes Facebook Page
Click here to view the web site for the National Safe Routes to School Program.
Click here to view the web site for the State of Michigan Safe Routes to School Program.
Information from Chairman Michelle Bork:
April 27, 2013:
Right now we need two teams of people:
1) Engineers - 4-5 or more? This is a BIG one, without them, there is no project.
2) Parents, students, and concerned citizens willing to spend 1 morning/afternoon walking 1 mile of roadway taking pictures and jotting down notes on what they experience on their walk. 35 or more people for this would be great!
There is a total of 7 miles of roadway that we think would be a good start for our Safe Routes to School:
Jackman Road from Smith to Temperance, Sterns from Douglas to Lewis, and Dean from Douglas to Lewis. These routes would all lead to JRE, BJHS, and BHS. This would be a GREAT first phase of building safe walkways in our community. We will just need to come up with a date for this "Walking Audit". Mid-late May would be the best timing.
Michelle Bork firstname.lastname@example.org
May 16, 2013
I have been doing some heavy research about the whole Safe Routes Project. First, I talked to April who is part of the Safe Routes program. She told me that we would only be responsible for the survey and walking assessment part and that the road commission would take care of the planning, engineering, and blueprints.
Dayspring Christian Pre-School:
Dayspring Christian Preschool is a Christ centered preschool now accepting registrations for 3 and 4 year olds. We specialize in kindergarten readiness and give tours throughout the week. We maintain low tuition to be an outreach ministry to the community. We are located inside Northwest Christian Church at 1590 West Temperance Road. For more information please contact us at: 734- 847-7414.
Click here to view the Facebook Page for Dayspring Christian Preschool.
Bedford Community Players:
Click here to view the Bedford Community Players Web Site
Click here to view the Bedford Community Players Facebook Page
Citizens For Fiscal Responsibility:
Click on the graphic to the left to view a copy of the press release sent out to the media on July 17, 2014 by the "Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility"/
Newspaper Articles relating to the "Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility":
Toledo Blade June 23, 2014: THE PEOPLE SPEAK OUT; Bedford advised to pare down school levy; Board told at meeting similar plan also will fail ( This article includes info concerning "Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility")
Bedford Now June 18, 2014: Bedford Residents Raise Concerns Over School District’S Bond Issue ( This article includes info concerning "Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility")
Temperance Action Committee
What Is TAC?
An arm of the EDC (Economic Development Corporation), TAC is an informal group of Temperance-based individuals whose mission statement is to address issues relevant to revitalizing downtown Temperance. Their efforts focus on maintaining the unique identity of Temperance, as distinct from that of Bedford township as a whole, while striving to effect positive changes that will benefit business owners, residents and visitors alike.
Why Was TAC Formed?
In August of 2003, despite a booming population, Temperance’s village center and our downtown business district, were in a downward spiral. The EDC concluded that a motivated core group was needed to address these and other concerns. A public meeting was held seeking interested individuals to help revitalize downtown Temperance; TAC was the result of that meeting.
Who Belongs To TAC?
Anyone with a vested interest in downtown Temperance may attend and participate at TAC meetings – those interested in historical preservation, residents, landowners, business owners, etc. Positive input and active participation are welcome.
When Do They Meet?
Regularly scheduled meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Most meetings are held at the Ivor Lindsay Senior Center. Meeting times & locations are posted on the Cable station’s community calendar and listed in the Bedford Now and Bedford Press newspapers.
What Have They Accomplished So Far?
Participated in re-establishing the Temperance Village limits.
Helped write the Temperance “Village Overlay.”
Assisted several new businesses to open in downtown Temperance.
Spearheaded the Temperance “Adopt-a-Road” campaign.
Sponsored the Temperance “Community Garage Sale.”
Actively encouraged residents and businesses to hold a cleanup campaign.
Worked with Monroe Bank & Trust to develop an attractive site plan.
Helped plan, with Monroe County Waste Management, the first hazardous waste pick-up day ever held in Bedford.
Facilitated the formation of the Tanglewood subdivision’s block watch.
Re-energized the Bedford Welcome Committee.
Designed attractive signs to designate the village limits on all 4 sides of town.
Our Current Priorities Are:
Install the signs to designate the village limits.
Establish a Farmer’s Market within the village limits.
Help develop a streetscape to make downtown Temperance more attractive.
Encourage participation at TAC meetings by local businesses
Regularly scheduled meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Most meetings are held at the Ivor Lindsay Senior Center located on Lewis Avenue. For a copy of the agenda for the next meeting contact:
Gail Keane: email@example.com or call 734-847-7965
Adopt A Road Information
Click here to read information concerning the Adopt A Road program.
Click here to view the safety video for Adopt A Road
Click here to view the current scheduled pick up dates for the Adopt A Road Program
Click on the graphic at the left to download information concerning ordering "Adopt-A-Road" Shirts.
Click here to view a larger photo of the shirt logo.
Click here to read the story published in the Bedford Now concerning the new shirts.
Click here to read the story published in the Toledo Blade on July 23, 2012 concerning the new shirts.
If you have questions concerning the Adopt-A-Road program in Bedford Township please contact Gail Keane: 734-847-7965
Bedford Now September 10, 2013: Temperance Action Committee Considers Options; Future under EDC
February 10, 2012 WTOL-11 Toledo: "Temperance residents furious about turn lanes."
February 6, 2012 Bedford Now: " Proposed Lewis Ave.-Temperance Rd. project draws concerns"