August 11, 2019 ~ Building West Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time
West Bridgewater Water Commissioners August 5, 2019
Video provided by West Bridgewater TV
West Bridgewater Conservation Commission August 6, 2019
Video provided by the West Bridgewater TV
Historical Tidbit: Howard Seminary for Women
The Howard Collegiate Institute began its classes on October 2, 1883 for girls and young women. Funds to start the school were provided by Capt. Benjamin B. Howard, born in West Bridgewater on March 2, 1788. It became known as The Howard Seminary for Women. It was a separate enterprise as a private high school with buildings on the same campus as The Howard High School. Drury Hall and Packard Hall were buildings for this school. Howard Seminary was known as a wooden building 100 feet away from the Howard High School.

Information Credit: West Bridgewater Public Library Digital History Collection
Photos: Three female students in chemistry lab; six equestriennes on horseback in front of Drury Hall
Town Hall
65 N. Main Street
Mon, Tues & Thurs 8a - 4p
Wed, 8a - 7p, Fri 8a - 1p

WB Public Library
80 Howard Street
Mon, Thurs, Fri 10a - 5p
Tues - Wed 10a - 8p
Sat 10a - 2p
Council on Aging
97 West Center Street
Mon - Fri 8:30a - 4p

Food Pantry
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
3:15 - 5p
Spring Street School
2 Spring St WB
Joanne Keith
won a
$15 gift certificate to
       Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman, MA!

You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
     12" Big Flowering Hibiscus Pot
($21 value)
from Nessralla Farm Rt 106 Halifax
Martin Richard Foundation Shoe Drive
My Happy Place Nutrition is collecting gently worn shoes for the benefit of the Martin Richard Foundation. My Happy Place Nutrition is collecting donations until mid August to help support a friend running in the Chicago marathon for team MR8 to support this great foundation. Simply drop off any gently worn shoes (4 S. Main St., WB) and ask for a raffle ticket as a thank you. Information retrieved from My Happy Place Nutrition.
Laughter Yoga
West Bridgewater Public Library every Tuesday at 11a. Adults come meet up for a fun way to stay healthy! This is a 1/2 hr seated exercise that uses yogic breathing and laughter to help keep bodies full of oxygen and relieve stress. Information retrieved from the West Bridgewater Public Library.
Teen Essay Contest: This I Believe
This summer the West Bridgewater Public Library teen essay contest prompts teens between the ages of 12 - 19 to write a short statement describing "a belief or value that they hold dear and how they came to own this value."
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Essays are due by Friday, August 16th at 5pm .
Winners will be announced on Friday, August 23rd.
For more information, contact Library Director, Ellen Snoeyenbos:
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm &
Pet Store!

Great harvest this year?
Can your bounty and eat it all year long! We have a large selection of canning supplies.
Stop in and pick up yours today!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
(508) 697-0357
West Bridgewater Farmers Market
Tues Aug 13 & 27, 4-7p
On the green in front of 1st Parish Church
29 Howard St
There is no charge for a vendor to attend! Anyone interested just show up on the days of our market with their own tables and chairs! We do ask for an email address to contact you and a list of what you would be selling.
Respectfully Submitted, Kathy Williams
Toddler Book Club
Thur, Aug 15, 7:30 - 8:30a, young children from ages 2.5 to 4
Join the toddler book club located at the library. These stories are sure to please your children and encourage early reading!

Maximum is 15 toddlers, registration is required please call (508) 894-1255.
08/07/19 WB Board of Assessors Mtg
Video provided by West Bridgewater TV.
Under an Argentinian Moon: Observations of a Lunar Eclipse
Wed, Aug 21 6:30–7:30p at West Bridgewater Public Library
Dr. Martina B. Arndt, professor of Physics at Bridgewater State University and some of her students will share their experiences witnessing this summer's total lunar eclipse in Argentina. Learn more about our moon, the incredible phenomena that is a lunar eclipse, and the interesting adventures they had in their journey.
Free & open to all!
Call today to get your
air ducts cleaned!
An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
Read our Blog: CommonSpots4Mold
(781) 910-5029
West Bridgewater COA Community Services
Health Screening Clinics - every Wednesday from 9a-1p at COA, 97 West Center St
For more information call the COA 508-894-1262
Shakespeare in the Park
Sun, Aug 18th starting at 4p, entertainment beginning at 5p, War Memorial Park, River St.
The Old Bridgewater Historical Players are excited to present their rendition of Shakespeare's, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and folding chairs. Food and refreshments will be available on site for purchase. This is a free event with a suggested donation of $5.00. Come and enjoy a night of classic theater in the park! Information retrieved from, Around the Common.
WBYAA Movie Night
Sunday, August 25th at 7-9:30p the WBYYA will be hosting their fourth FREE annual movie night located on South Field, N. Main St. The nearby Snack Shack will be selling discounted snacks. Movie starts at 8p. Bring a blanket, or lawn chair, and bug spray.
More details here.
Douglas R. Grogan, Jr., MD,
Jennifer Hall DiFalco, MD
Janis A. Shakr, FNP, BC
Susan Andrea,

Accepting New Patients


111 Torrey St, Brockton (508) 588-1200
Where did the summer go?

111 Torrey St, Suite 1, Brockton 
Kanopy Now Available to Library Patrons!
The West Bridgewater Public Library is excited to announce Kanopy is now available to all West Bridgewater Public Library card holders! Kanopy is a movie and television streaming service that allows you to stream from your computer or via their app on your smart TV, smart phone, or other streaming device.Just sign up at or download the Kanopy app to your smart device. Information retrieved from the West Bridgewater Public Library.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
12" Big Flowering Hibiscus Pot
($21 value)
from Nessralla Farm Rt 106 Halifax

Historical Tidbit Question:
Who provided funds to start the Howard Collegiate Institute?

Email us your answer at: 
Please include your name, phone number, with your answer.  Prize Box Rules
By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's 
Buzz Around West Bridgewater.
On August 14, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers
So here we are... 10 years into this fabulous thought experiment

"What would happen if we congratulated, supported, and promoted every little bit of volunteerism and good - doing that we could find?

What would happen if we let everyone know about the good goings-on in their neighborhood?

After 10 years of listening and sharing, we know what happens:
people show up at events, they participate in fundraisers. Grassroots organizations find the volunteers they need. We see what a wonderful place our village is.

Our community bands together, and makes things happen. Ideas become real.
Thanks for taking the time to read and to join in the fun. We love to create a buzz... because we all need good news! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Tarah Gervais, Christina Montana,Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
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