Butterfly Garden with
marked stones.
Image credits: J. Rose
 East Bridgewater Garden Club Turns 90
1930 to 2020 ~ The Garden Club made plans last fall to celebrate the 90th anniversary in several ways. However, Covid 19 has impacted nearly all of those plans. Everything from the annual plant sale to monthly meetings have been cancelled as they should have been. That is one reason why getting together for the dedication felt so special. The redbud tree was dedicated and given to the town in honor and appreciation for all of the members over the past nine decades who decide to work together to fulfill the club's objective for: " betterment of home grounds, civic plantings and the protection of trees, plants, birds, bees and butterflies."  

DPW Director John Haynes and the DPW employees were very helpful advising the 90th Anniversary Committee on selecting the tree and planting it.  The redbud tree will remain small. In the spring, numerous pink flowers will appear everywhere there's a nub on the branch. It will bursts with color. Stop by to see it. It is located within the circle at Sachem Rock near the butterfly garden ( another EB Garden Club project) to the left of the Center at Sachem Rock building. 

EBGC president is Carol Lefeber and the chair of the 90th Anniversary Committee is Vince Adornato. About 10 members gathered for the short presentation.  The plaque was donated by VInce in memory of his wife, Pam.   
Respectfully Submitted, Lenore Christensen
Image credit : Vince Adornato
Historical Tidbit:
First Auto in East Bridgewater
"It is generally agreed that the first automobile in E.B. was owned by Mr. Charles L. Nutter; it was a Stanley Steamer often found chugging along our dirt roads as early as 1906."

Information from the East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Commemorative Booklet
Photo from Wikipedia
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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Town Hall
175 Central St
Email & Phone contact only
Check the town website for important updates

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616
Email & phone contact only

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Email & phone contact only

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30p - 2:00p and last Saturday from 9:30a - 11:00a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
Joanne Keith
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

Community Garden Plots For Grabs At Covenant Church
Covenant Church is located at
400 Pleasant Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333

Covenant Church in East Bridgewater has garden plots open for anyone interested in growing. They have 5 unclaimed plots (about 5' x 3' raised garden bed). $10 per plot. The money goes toward mowing and water usage.
Marriage Intentions by Appointment Only starting July 10, 2020 Until Further Notice.
Due to the increased volume we will be providing service for Marriage Intentions by appointment only. We respectfully request that you schedule your appointment no sooner than 2-3 weeks prior to your planned wedding date. Also, you must provide a confirmed date and officiant name.

Please contact Katie Cavanagh at 508-378-1600 ext. 1010 to make your appointment.

We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Visit the East Bridgewater Town website for more information on marriage licenses and fees.
UCC of EB Roof Fundraiser
"Hello, my name is Ashley Lauzier and I am a member of the Union Congregational Church in East Bridgewater. My parents got married at this church and I have been going there ever since I was born. Last year I became a Pampered Chef Consultant and learned that I could hold fundraisers for different groups or people. I decided that I would like to hold a fundraiser and help the church raise money to fix the roof. This fundraiser will start July 1 and end on July 24.

It will be an online fundraiser so you don’t even have to leave your house! A group will be set up on Facebook and I will post recipes, games, cooking/kitchen tips, and I will be making videos as well for you to see different products in action. If you have any questions you can ask them in the group or you can message me through Facebook. You can order anytime throughout July, but the last order should be in by July 24 . I look forward to holding this fundraiser and sharing cooking tips and tricks with you while we raise money for the new roof!

Here is the link to the fundraiser! You will be able to click on the link and then click the “Join Group” button. If you are on Facebook you can search “UCC of EB Pampered Chef Roof Fundraiser” in the search bar. After I see your request, I will accept and you are all set! If you have friends or family that would like to place an order as well feel free to invite them to the group!"
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Bridgewater Farm Supply
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
EB Youth Basketball Registration Open
Registration now open! Basketball clinics for kids going into kindergarten through 9th grade.

Sponsored by EBYBA and run by the EBHS Viking Varsity Basketball Program. Please see attached flyer AND registration form online for all the details!

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

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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.
Metro South’s Live Virtual
Networking Groups
Up coming 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
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).
Dance Theater of New England
An old-fashioned candy store
with a TWIST
Large selection of nostalgia candy!
All those goodies from your childhood! 

Mon - Sat: Open til 8pm • Sunday 'til 6pm Come check us out!

Online orders!

(781) 447-2639
785 Bedford St, Rt 18, Whitman
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:
Who owned the first automobile in East Bridgewater?

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, Sasha Rockwell, Jacquelyn Rose, Kayla Rose
Oh Yeah, we've got bias.

In my quest to learn, I am 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 fun adventures. ~ Jacquie
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