July 19, 2020 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
Quail Release
Bridgewater’s Tiffany Gimbal & niece Lilly check out the quail release at Planet Subaru, Hanover.

500 birds! Northern Bobwhite Quail populations have declined by estimates of 90+% and tick populations are out of control. Planet Subaru and MEND - A Regenerative Movement, teamed up to restore the ecosystem. Quail is an organic tick borne illness control, because they LOVE to eat ticks!
Story, video & images: J. Rose
Historical Tidbit:
The First Home of BSU
The first home of Bridgewater State University was in the first Town Hall located on the lot where the New Jerusalem Church is today. This picture was probably taken from the Congregational Church steeple, about 1870. The building is somewhat of a mystery in that it was never owned by the town and was the Town Hall for only about 10 years. There was an apartment in the basement and it is said that the women's cooking was very distracting to the college students trying to study in the hall upstairs. After the college moved out, it was used as a furniture shop and eventually taken down to make room for the church in the early 1870's.

~Respectfully submitted,
David Moore  
The Search For An Internship During COVID

By Sasha Rockwell When my Junior year at Bridgewater State University started in the Fall of 2019, I knew it was the perfect time to take advantage of learning opportunities on and off-campus. But I didn't expect it to go the way it did.

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Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
Mon - Thur 8a - 4p, Fri 8a - 1p Services available through phone, email & website only
Check Town website for needed updates
Public Library
15 South Street
Mon - Wed 9a - 8p 
Thurs 10a - 5p, Fri & Sat 10a - 2p
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
The Bridgewater Senior Center is closed to the public. However, the following services will continue: Meals on Wheels and medical appointment/grocery store transportation services.
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
Thursdays - 10a - 1p
1st Monday of each month from 6 - 8 p
Ellen Hurteau
won a $10 gift certificate to Mama Deb's food truck. Enjoy delicious fresh Italian food or purchase some sauce to take home. Go to  mamadeb.biz   for upcoming food truck events.

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

You could win a $50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins.
The clean revolution
CURBSIDE PICK-UP Bridgewater Public Library
Monday - Friday
10:00a - 2:00p
The Bridgewater Public Library is happy to provide contact free curbside pick-up! Simply place a hold through our online catalog or call us for assistance. You will be notified when your hold is available.Available holds can be picked up Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00AM and 2:00PM. When you arrive, please pull into one of four designated curbside pick-up spots and call the library. Provide your name and library card number, and we will process your item and bring it out to your car. Please remain in your car during this process.
All returns of library materials must be placed in the library's drive-up book drop located at the exit of our parking lot.
Questions can be directed to  bwpl@sailsinc.org.
Library patrons can still check out ebooks and audiobooks through OverDrive and we are actively working to increase the materials available to our patrons on this platform.
Check out OverDrive  here.
Available for iPhone®, iPad®, Android, Chromebook, Windows 8 & 10, Kindle Fire HD.
Contest time!
Want to WIN this prize bag filled with books? This bag contains chapter books including WONDER, which is the entering fifth grade summer reading book for B-R schools.
It’s easy! Register your child to track their reading this summer with Beanstack and the Bridgewater Public Library. After you register your child (or if you already registered them and want a chance to win!), type WIN in the comment section here . For this contest, you must be registered by Thursday, July 23 at NOON ! Winner will be randomly drawn and notified via email. Sign up is easy and free! Visit bridgewaterpubliclibrary.beanstack.com and register today!
Diane Edgecomb presents "Once Upon a Fairy Tale"!
Join us virtually for a delightful re-telling of unusual fairy tales.  From enchanted bears, to determined princess, to a wild ride with a fairy-band.
Diane is known for transforming into the characters in her tales bringing each story to life.
This event is funded by a grant from the Bridgewater Cultural Council.

Sunflowers In Bridgewater
Jenn Owen captured a picture of beautiful sunflowers growing in front of the Saint Thomas Aquinas church in Bridgewater. They are a very popular sight for the people who take daily walks by them.
Picture credit: Jenn Owen
Metro South’s Live Virtual Networking Groups 

Upcoming Virtual Events via ZOOM:
7/22 2:00 - 3:00p
7/23 10:30 - 11:30a
7/28 10:30 - 11:30a
7/29 2:00 - 3:00p

Connect with potential customers, existing chamber members and friends in the Metro South community from the comfort and safety of your homes/work spaces. Every member attending will be asked to give a 60-second pitch (who you are, and what you do) and and then we will have an open discussion with the group. Space is limited, so please RSVP in advance.

Questions? Contact Lexi, program director
(508) 586-0500 x 231

Watch Challenge for the Movie "13th"
"13th" is available for viewing on YouTube and Netflix. In the movie, made in 2016, filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. Scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. This film is not appropriate for children.
Diversity & Inclusion Community Empowerment (D.I.C. E.) invites individuals to watch the movie and participate in a facilitated ZOOM discussion group. Thursday, July 23rd from 7-8:30p with your Bridgewater - Raynham neighbors.
Following watching the movie, consider these questions: 1) What were the emotions that surfaced for you as you watched to film? 2) What thoughts surfaced for you as you watched? 3) What aspects of the film were new information for you? 4) How do you understand racism? 5) If racism was eliminated from our country, what would society be like & how would people interact with one another?
D.I.C.E. is a network of community members interested in ensuring that Bridgewater - Raynham demonstrates respect, appreciation, and value for diversity and inclusion. Through this network, we exchange ideas and challenge each other to think in new ways about how our evolving communities can foster an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can live, thrive, and succeed. Click to join the FB group.
Shared from Central Square Congregational Church
Help The Environment, Recycle Your Plastics
U.S. companies want our recycled plastics. There is a growing demand for sorted plastics here in the U.S. Currently, Massachusetts recycling facilities are sorting your plastic bottles, jugs, jars and tubs and selling them to plastic recyclers right here in the USA. Companies buy, clean, flake, or pelletize plastic into a raw material for making new consumer products, packaging, automotive parts, construction materials, and even 100% recycled Adirondack chairs. For a 1 minute overview of what happens to your plastic after you place it in the bin,  check out this video .
You can help ensure your plastic gets a second life by:
  • Keeping it clean!  As a Smart Recycler, you’re careful to empty, rinse and recycle only those plastic items that manufacturers can use – bottles, jugs, jars and tubs. Avoid the “wish-cycling” trap: just because that fork or spoon is made of plastic, doesn’t mean it’s recyclable.  
  • Driving demand. By choosing products made out of recycled content, we have the power to drive demand for more recycled feed stock. Check out the Buy Recycled Products Directory to find products made with recycled materials, which is known as post-consumer resin (PCR).

Plastic recycling is worth the effort as long as you follow the rules. If you can’t recycle it, consider not buying it and using an alternative (reusable bamboo forks and spoons for example).
Working hard to make patients comfortable & healthy!

Physical distancing • spaced appointments
• bacterial cleaning between patients. 

Take care of yourself – See your chiropractor today!
63 Main Street, Bridgewater (508) 697-0050
Friday, July 10th, Governor Baker rescinded his temporary order suspending all local shopping bag laws and banning the use of reusable bags. 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent update on transmission indicates that the virus spreads primarily through the infected respiratory droplets emitted during close contact with another person, hence the continued need for face masks.
Banning re-use of bags was a precautionary measure, erring on the side of safety, and the MA Dept of Public Health recognizes the public health problem created by the damage done to our environment with plastic, and so is now encouraging their use again. 
BSU Class of 2020 T-Shirt
The Class of 2020 shirt designed by classmate Savannah Miller, '20, is now available for free for all graduated seniors!
Get your limited edition BSU Class of 2020 T-shirt shipped to you at your home for free by visiting this link:
(Non-2020 grads can purchase for $10)

Also, a reminder: Anyone from the #BSUGrad20 class who wants their graduation photos featured at the ceremony can upload them at bit.ly/bsu2020grad ! #ThisIsBSU.
We have what you NEED this summer!
Come see what we have to make your home or farm the best it can be! Shop us today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater  (508) 697-0357
Books For Brockton: Brockton Public Library organized by ...

Join me in making a real difference. Brockton Public Library provides access to educational & cultural programs and resources to the greater Brockton Area, free!!! Brockton Library Foundation ... taking this a step further ... is giving away...

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Music & Movement at the Bridgewater Senior Center
Tuesdays: July 21, 28
10-10:45a & 11-11:45a
Please call the center to register 508-697-0929.

Greetings Bridgewater & Beyond,
We hope you enjoyed the holiday and Boston Pops. This week starts small-group (8 seniors per group) outdoor programming for Bridgewater seniors.
Join Alyssa DiMaio, board-certified music therapist at Sing Explore Create, LLC for an hour of music, movement, and socializing. We will dance, sing, and learn ways to use music for relaxation and relieving stress. The goal of the group is to stay active, have fun, and reconnect with people in the community! The senior center building remains closed and all social distancing protocols will be followed to insure everyone’s health and safety.
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way

To contact Elder Affairs Director:
Take classes from home with BLISS THROUGH YOGA !
Offering Svaroopa® Yoga classes via Zoom

Now Booking Yoga Therapy &
Private Yoga Sessions
In home and in studio sessions available

Contact Janice to register

Find YOUR bliss at Bliss Through Yoga!

Yoga for the Rest of Us!

75B Scotland Blvd
PTU Annex, Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564

Paperback Junction
School summer reading books
for all area schools!
Call, message or email and we will have your order ready for you!

Proudly serving our community for 35 years

619 Washington St.
South Easton
Bridgewater COA Zoom Chair Exercise Class now EVERY Wednesday & Friday!
Hello friends of the Bridgewater COA,
Please join instructor Wendy Moore for a full hour of evidence based exercise class designed especially for people with arthritis.
Participants should have handheld weights (soup cans could work well), a paper plate, and a kitchen towel. If you have a TheraBand please have that also available. If you need weights or exercise tubes, please email Wendy directly wmoore143@gmail.com. 508-697-0929
Have fun and enjoy!
Meeting ID: 931 4349 5863
Password: 300615
Nature Watch With Outdoor Writer & Photographer Mary Wright Julius
Mary is Executive Secretary and Newsletter Editor for New England Outdoor Writers Association.
Thank you for sharing with us, Mary. This is great inspiration for us to get outside and enjoy nature this summer.

Left: A cormorant dries its wings.
Middle: Queen Anne's Lace is in bloom.
Right: A great egret stalks along the edge of the river.

All photo credits: Mary Wright Julius
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins. The clean revolution

Historical Tidbit Question :
What stands on the lot today where the first home of Bridgewater State University was located?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around. 

On July 22, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by:   Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, & Kayla Rose.
Oh Yeah, we've got bias.

In my quest to learn, I'm diving into this thought process: each of us looks at the world though our own lens. There is no "one way to see things" Everything we do and say is shaped by the cultures and attitudes we were raised with.

"I think unconscious bias is one of the hardest things to get at."
~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
~ Robertson Davies,  Tempest-Tost

"Optimism is normal, but some fortunate people are more optimistic than the rest of us. If you are genetically endowed with an optimistic bias, you hardly need to be told that you are a lucky person - you already feel fortunate." ~ Daniel Kahneman

"It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.”
~ Jonathan Swift

"We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't.”
~ Frank A. Clark
I hope I never stop learning about this wonderful, miraculous world we live in.

Each time I overcome a fear to experience a new concept, idea or group of people, the rewards are HUGE: there's
satisfaction & appreciation and it's down right FUN!
I have learned my biases (oh yeah, I've got them, BOY have I got them!) get in the way of that.
And it has been totally worth it to figure out what they are and why they are!
Have a great week everyone. Wishing you all great adventures. ~ Jacquie
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