March 3, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
A entertaining bit of local television!

2019 Mr. WB Contestant Introductions

Video Courtesy of WBTV
Historical Tidbit:
Where is the Centre of Old Bridgewater?

  
For some inexplicable reason, the settlement of Bridgewater had failed to fix and establish a centre, despite frequent and pressing admonitions by the court of New Plymouth.
  
In 1656, Bridgewater had incorporated into a distinct township, without a center or definite borders, when a grant of 300 acres was made to Capt. Miles Standish. He was given the land, provided it came not within the court's grant of Bridgewater. Because of this, it became urgently necessary that the centre of Bridgewater should be fixed in order to ascertain its limits and extent. When Southworth knew where Bridgewater ended, then he could claim his land.
  
Finally in 1659, the centre was marked by a White Oak Tree, small in stature, standing on high ground. This location now has a stone marker on the East and West Bridgewater line along the south side of East Center Street. The tree also bore the initials C.S. This stood for Constant Southworth of the New Plymouth court committee. The Plymouth Court shows no entry recorded until 1695 regarding the marking of the centre. In the end, it was the Court of New Plymouth not Bridgewater itself establishing the centre of Bridgewater township!  

Respectfully submitted, Robert Lundquist 

Resource books: Old Bridgewater Tercentenary 1656-1956. History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater by Nahum Mitchell.
Town Hall
65 N. Main Street
  508-894-1200
Mon, Tues & Thurs 8a - 4p
Wed, 8a - 7p, Fri 8a - 1p

WB Public Library
80 Howard Street
508-894-1255
Mon, Thurs, Fri 10a - 5p
Tues - Wed 10a - 8p
Sat 10a - 2p
 
Council on Aging
97 West Center Street
508-894-1262
Mon - Fri 8:30a - 4p
COA

Food Pantry
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
3:15 - 5pm
Spring Street School
2 Spring St WB

Congratulations!
Bob Olivieri
 won
 lunch for 4 at Connemara Senior Living, Campello dining room (value $60) sample menu


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

You could win a 
Jump Start Training Package and six free sessions from Get in Shape for Woman 
180 Winter St, Bridgewater
Brockton Symphony
All-Beethoven Concert
Sunday, March 3
3:00 p.m
Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant Street, Brockton.

Fire up your winter with our all-Beethoven concert! Starring the gifted international piano competition winner, Aleksandr Poliykov, the Symphony brings you the complete spectrum of Beethoven's musical power and majesty, concluding with his mighty 5th Symphony!

Under the direction of Maestro James M. Orent, the Brockton Symphony features the most talented musicians in the Brockton/South Shore area, performing professional-level symphonic music for our communities.  Tickets in advance: $20; $15 seniors/students with ID.  Additional $5 at the door. Always FREE for 18 and under!  

Admission to this concert venue is limited to 325, so please purchase your tickets in advance. Visit  www.BrocktonSymphony.org , check us out on Facebook, or call 508.588.3841.
LEGO Club
Wednesday, Mar. 6
 6:00PM - 7:30PM
 
The West Bridgewater Library Lego Club is for boys and girls grade 3 +. Have fun making projects and participating in fun contests and challenges. West Bridgewater students only please.
Check out the great art work done in Ms. Pistorino's French 5 class after their unit on Impressionism. Great stuff!
STEM Fridays
Friday, Mar. 8
2:30PM - 4:00PM
Upper elementary students get to explore engineering, coding, robotics, legos with expert retired teacher, Tony Gelfi. Teamwork, problem-solving, and creativity are all part of the agenda. Snack will be provided.
Bridgewater Farm Supply is Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store

Keep your floors clean, avoid slips and protect your porch floor this winter! Our stall mats can do it all!

 1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Don’t pay to file your taxes.

If your household earned less than $66,000 in 2018, you can file both your federal and state returns for free using MyFreeTaxes.com. 

This is the only free, national, online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit. United Way has made it available to over 100 million U.S. taxpayers as part of our fight for the financial stability of every person in every community.

Essential Oils 101
Saturday, Mar. 9
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Laura Hohengasser of Hope 'n Health Essential Oils gives a Basics class. Free and open to all!
At the West Bridgewater Public Library

WB Board of Selectmen Meeting Feb 20, 2019
Video Courtesy of WBT
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
March 9, at 5:30 p.m.
The First Church of West Bridgewater, 29 Howard Street, will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on Saturday,
The meal will include a New England boiled dinner, rolls and Irish soda bread, grasshopper pie and assorted beverages.
Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults; $5.00 for children (under age 12).
Reservations are needed and may be made by calling the church office at 508-587-3118 (if no answer, please leave a message with the number of adults (and) children planning to attend) you may also email the church at  firstchurchwb@juno.com
Prophett Funeral Home

Preplanning is SMART Planning


 508-697-4332


Bridgewater * East Bridgewater
THE CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP
199 W Center St, West Bridgewater

Contact us!:
508-510-6124

Spring is around the corner... and our Annual Golf Classic is back!! Look for registration forms soon on our facebook page. Sponsorship and raffle opportunities will be available as well! We can't wait to see you on the links!
West Bridgewater - 2019 Spring Athletics Registration



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Old Colony Planning Council Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Announcement
I am reaching out to introduce the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Meetings.
March 21st at 12pm at
The Old Colony Planning Council
70 School Street, Brockton
&
March 21st at 6 PM
East Branch Library
54 Kingman Street Brockton, MA

The objective of the BPAC is to support ongoing local, regional, and state planning efforts to support multimodal urban and suburban mobility; enhance and expand current infrastructure; improve safety; and raise awareness of pedestrian and bicycle movement within the region. It is envisioned that the committee will meet quarterly at key stages to review, discuss, and provide insight on the analyses of existing conditions, assessment of needs, the development of recommendations and implementation strategies, and the refinement of any studies and plans.

Best wishes,

Jimmy Pereira
Community/Transportation Planner
Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC)
Old Colony Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
70 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508-583-1833 Ext: 215 
Fax: 508-559-8768
Pictured from left to right are:
Dave Moses (Statera Financial), Alyssa Rizzo (Conscious Leadership), Karen Dayton (Mansfield Bank), Katie Dustin (JED Insurance), Meri Anderson (Coval Anderson Coval LLC)
 Volunteer Event with 6° Networking at Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles

6° Networking is a professional services, membership networking organization with 2 groups in this region- Mansfield and Easton. In addition to our meetings, we come together monthly to volunteer at non-profits in the surrounding areas. We enjoy getting to know one another in a fun setting and giving back to our communities.

Meri Anderson passionately suggested Keeping Pace because she and her twins received incredible support from them. On February 4 th, we had an amazing time reorganizing their diaper room and library!
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Jump Start Training Package and six free sessions from Get in Shape for Woman 
180 Winter St, Bridgewater

Historical Tidbit Question:
What was the center of town marked by originally?

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T he Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
Adventuring
Sometimes it's hard to get started. Sometimes I didn't know in which direction to go. If you are like I was, overwhelmed with to much too take care of, too many problems to solve; all solutions seem like dead ends. Questions like: "the car needs attention, but then how do I pay the phone bill? How am I going to work?" took all my attention.

How in the world was I going to work on anything for myself? Goals, career? Anything?

On top of that, the insecurity of “making the right choice,” lack of confidence and the existing demands on my time (caregiving, work) made the task of moving forward insurmountable.

So I had to frame it in a way I could wrap my brain around it… metaphorically. Maybe it will work for you.
I looked at goal setting like it was an adventure. That helped, imagining myself as pioneer, looking for a place to settle. I’ve got my eye set on a mountain in the distance. That’s my goal. It’s going to take a long time to get there, but every step gets me closer. On the way I go through meadows, valleys. I hit hard winters and lush summers. All the while I have my eye on that mountain. Knowing, that is the goal. Almost there, I walk through this beautiful valley, with an easy flowing river, lots of trout. Fertile ground for a garden and a protected place to build a south facing cabin, it looks ideal. But the mountain is close. I keep going.

Finally I reach my goal. I get to the top of the mountain. The view is incredible. As far as the eye can see, there are rolling hills, trees, rivers. An eagle is flying above. But I can’t stay on that mountain top. There’s no food, no protection. Then I remember the valley I walked through. The ideal place, and I hike back down the mountain, and settle in that valley.

The point is, I never would have seen the valley if I didn’t set my goal to climb the mountain and walk toward it.

It took me 10 years to get here, and I actually feel like I have only reached the base of the mountain. On this journey so far, I raised 4 wonderful monsters, completed my graduate studies in Theology, and was married and divorced a second time. As you can imagine, I definitely hit some cold winter days on that journey. But I also had sunny, “gone fishin’ days. Life happens no matter what direction you head in, so there’s no point in standing still. We KNOW nothing will get better if we don’t change something.
To quote my favorite author, Dr. Seuss, whose birthday is March 2nd. “ And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed) …So… be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way! “ ( Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss)

Our adventure awaits~ Jacquie
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