Old Bridgewater Historical Society is excited and pleased to announce the Keith House is getting some very much needed TLC!! Feel free to drive by (but please don't bother the workers!). A special thanks to Jerry Lawrence, Willie's Painting of Waltham, and the West Bridgewater Lion's Club for making it all possible. Phot & Story Credits: www.facebook.com/oldbridgewater
Historical Tidbit
John Cary: The Plymouth-Pilgrim

John Cary was born around December 1610 near Bristol, Somersetshire, England. He was the first Cary to come to America, joining the Plymouth colony in 1634. John is said to have been the first Latin School teacher in the Plymouth Colony. In 1639 he settled in Duxbury, where he had a farm, but was one of the first to move from Duxbury to Bridgewater. He married Elizabeth Godfrey in June 1644 and had 12 children, six boys and six girls. His house was a quarter of a mile east of the meeting house in West Bridgewater. John was one of the proprietors of Bridgewater and one of the first settlers when the town was incorporated in 1656. He was the Constable of Bridgewater (1656), the 1st Town Clerk of Bridgewater (1657-1681) and was also a Selectman (1667-1679). John Cary was among the most respectable of the first settlers and his family one of the most influential in the town.  He died on October 31, 1681, in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony.
 
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The 2020 Book for Business & COVID-19 Recovery Resource Guide 
 
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  • Area Dining
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Metro South Chamber of Commerce Works For YOU!

JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL "WALK IN THE PARK" TO SUPPORT SURVIVOR SAFETY!

Our virtual walk began Oct 17th and will end with a live stream virtual celebration on Oct 31st at 11a.

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS HAD A SIGNIFICANT AND DANGEROUS IMPACT ON VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
BE PART OF WHAT HAPPENS NEXT ON A SURVIVOR’S JOURNEY TO SAFETY,  HEALTH AND WELL BEING!

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State Election - Tuesday, November 3rd
2020 Presidential Election
Pick one of the 3 ways to vote:

1) In Person: Tuesday November 3, 2020
• Polling Hours: 7:00a - 8:00p
Primary election November 1st
General election November 3rd
• Location: Town Hall 65 North Main Street

Return your completed application to:
65 North Main Street, West Bridgewater, 02379
If you have already requested Vote By Mail - track your ballot here.

3) In Person Early Voting
Now through Friday, October 30th
Location: Town Hall
  • Saturday/Sunday 9:00a - 1:00p
  • Monday/Tuesday 8:00p - 4:00p
  • Wednesday 8:00p - 7:00p
  • Thursday 8:00a - 4:00p
  • Friday 8:00a - 1:00p

Deadlines: The deadline to request absentee/vote by mail ballots for the Presidential Election is Friday, October 28th at 5:00p.

WB COA is Here to Help!

The office is still closed to the public. Staff is on hand to assist you.

Please call at 508-894-1262 or email MMATHER@WBRIDGEWATER.COM.

Find the COA newsletter for October here.
Mice, voles, and other pests will start looking for a warm place to spend the winter. We sell a variety of products to help keep your home rodent free.

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Rubber Duck Drop

The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters will be hosting a rubber duck drop on Facebook Live Saturday, November 7th at 2:00p.
Purchase your ducks online - one for $5 or three for $10!

Cash Prizes
Closest To Target - $250.00
2nd Closest - $100.00
3rd Closest - $50.00
Most Outlying Duck - $25.00

All proceeds go to local community service!

WB Public Library 2020 Fall
Book Talk for Kids
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Grants Rental
Homeowners & Landscapers,
RENT, DON'T BUY, the best tools for your fall cleanups!

We have many sizes and styles of leaf blowers to help you clean up your property quickly and efficiently!

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WB Friendship Park Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Three years of hard work! Great job everyone!


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Image Credit: Lauren Fer
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America the Beautiful
Seriously.
There is so much beauty.
*Majestic landscape
*Public lands, deep natural beauty, where I can wander in deep thought and connect with all of creation.
*Religious & speech freedom: I can think and say what I want.
*A society that accepts and encourages me, a woman, to develop my own business concept.
*And a government and community who assist when life throws curve balls.

While HOW these things are achieved are hotly debated… enough to drive a person over the edge during an election…
Just the fact that they CAN be openly debated is another thing that makes us beautiful.
And so I would like to share with you America the Beautiful 2020. New words for a new world.
Enjoy.
And please don’t forget to vote.
~ Jacquie 

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