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June 19, 2020 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Around the Garden
Pictures from Veterans Garden Inc .
Veterans Garden Inc. is a nonprofit organization established in April of 2018. Their mission is to help veterans and their families grow and heal from the invisible wounds of war by sowing seeds and relationships with others through gardening.

www.veteransgarden.org 870 W. Center St., WB
Historical Tidbit: 
The First Church of West Bridgewater

The First Church of West Bridgewater at 29 Howard Street is the fourth physical building of a much older Congregation.  
The First Church building is thought to have been a log type structure, located on River Street near the Rev. Keith Parsonage, and built about 1661.  
In 1671, a large building was constructed near what is now Central Square and served as a church and meeting house.  
A third Church was built in 1739 on the same site.  
The current First Church was built on Howard Street in 1801 and for many years served as a House of Worship and the place where various civic events were held. 

Info From: 
Town Hall
  508-894-1200

Check town website for needed updates.

WB Public Library
508-894-1255
 
Council on Aging
508-894-1262
COA

1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
2:30 - 3:30p
Spring Street School
2 Spring St, WB
Congratulations!
Jane Hopkins
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
Welcome WB's Newest Officer!
West Bridgewater's Police Department welcomed their newest officer, James Kundicz!
Story and photo credit: WB Police Department Facebook
Welcome West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School's New Assistant Principal!
Mr. Brandon Frost is now the new Assistant Principal of the Middle/Senior High School. He came from Marshfield High School. We're very excited to have him on our team!

Story and photo credit: WBMSHS Facebook page
2020 WBYAA Drive-In Movie Night
Sunday, July 26th
7:45 - 10:15p
Town Hall Parking Lot

Save the Date! Due to COVID-19, the WB Youth Athletic Association are switching things up a bit for Movie Night this year. Instead of setting it up on South Field, it will be held drive-in style in the Town Hall/St. Ann's parking lot! 
They rented a larger screen and an FM transmitter, so you'll be able to tune in from your car! 

This year's movie will be Onward, and the film will start at approximately 8:15p. Please note that the Snack Shack will NOT be open, so feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks.
We're looking forward to seeing everyone there!
For more information, contact their Facebook page for the event.
Metro South’s Live Virtual Networking Groups 
Upcoming zoom dates
7/22 2:00 - 3:00p,
7/23 10:30 - 11:30a,
7/28 10:30 - 11:30a,
7/29 2:00p - 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
areinertson@metrosouthchamber.com
(508) 586-0500 x 231
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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Chapters Book Club Meeting on the Lawn
Tue, Jul 21st
4:00 - 5:00p
West Bridgewater Public Library's book club will meet on the lawn of the WBPL to talk about J. Courtney Sullivan's masterpiece, Saints for All Occasions . Masks and physical distancing will be the norm.
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
REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS ARE BACK !
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.
The Bridge Coffee House is Open Again!
Bridge non-profit coffee shop reopened their doors on July 16th after temporarily closing due to COVID-19. For now, they'll be be open Thursday-Saturday until they get back into the swing of things. If you're looking for a new place to work from or just need to get out of the house, go enjoy a delicious drink with them! They're thrilled to be serving their community again.
For more updates, check out their website: www.bridgecoffeehouse.com
Story and photo credit: The Bridge Coffee House
MAMA DEB'S
SWEET ITALIAN SAUCE
Mama Deb's Italian Food Truck is
on the road!

Your Italian Favorite Meals plus Mama Deb's Frozen Pizza and retail sauce.
Check out our menu and locations at www.mamadebs.biz

Contact us to come to your neighborhood, graduation, wedding, private or corporate event.

Check out our Facebook  www.facebook.com/mamadebsauce
Paperback Junction
School summer reading books
in stock!
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
508-238-3034
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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www.gofundme.com
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 .
 
Y ou 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).
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
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

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:
When was the third time that the 1st Parish church was built?

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'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 bias (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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