🚔Congratulations to Officer Olivia Church
the newest member of the West Bridgewater Police Department!
Officer Olivia Church graduated July 23, 2021 with the 70th ROC from the MPTC Plymouth Police Academy.
Welcome to the department!
Story & left photo credits: WB Police Dept FB Page
Right photo credits: Francine Church (Officer Church's mom, Francine, putting badge on her)
Historical Tidbit: Home Deliveries
Pictured: Fruit Peddlers with Draft Horses and Covered Wagon, circa 1928
Back in the early 1900's, going to the store was not a very common practice. Twice a week the grocery man would travel around town in the morning with his horse and wagon, visiting every home, and take orders for the dry goods that were needed. It would have been an item that the homeowner could not grow or raise themselves such as flour, coffee, tea, etc. That afternoon he would return to each home with their delivery.
There was also a gentleman from Middleboro who would come around with his wagon selling meat. He was the butcher and usually came once a week. He would have a large drawer on the back of the wagon where the meat was kept and would cut what you wanted from the meat he carried that day. He would also take an order if he didn't have what you wanted.
Respectfully Submitted: Sue Basile
Photo Courtesy Of: Wikipedia
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WB Public Library
Council on Aging

1st & 3rd Wednesday each month 3:30 - 4:30p
Proof of residency is the only requirement.
Spring Street School
2 Spring St
Monica Armstrong
won a $15 gift certificate to
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter

Enter for this weeks prize of a
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Lobster Roll Sale!
Reserve by Aug 3rd
Friday, Aug 6th
11:30a - 1p - curbside pick up
First Church of WB
29 Howard St.
$15 includes: no filler lobster roll, potato chips, homemade brownie and drink.
Call 508-587-3118 to order. Leave message for how many rolls and beverage choices (water, Coke, Diet Coke, or Sprite).
Park Day Applications Available!
Park Day is Sunday, September 12th
10a - 5p
War Memorial Park
Reserve your spot now!

Any questions email WBParkDay@aol.com.
Blood Drive
Thursday, Aug 5th
8a - 1p
WBMSHS-Learning Commons, 2nd floor

Mark your calendars to donate!

Temple Baptist Church FREE VBS
August 4 - 6, 9:30a - 12:30p
Children ages 5-12 can participate in free crafts, games, bible lessons, prizes and fun.
Temple Baptist Church is located at 540 Manley St., West Bridgewater.
For more information and to register visit their website or call 508-583-5190.
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WBYAA Fall Sports Registration
Registration Closes Sat, Aug 7th
*In Town Soccer for Boys and Girls - all ages
*Travel Soccer for Boys and Girls - all ages
*Girls Softball - all ages

If you have any other questions, please contact wbyaaa@gmail.com.
FREE Concerts & Shows are Back This Summer!

Monday Aug 9th: 6 - 7:30p
Town Hall Gazebo
Friends of Southbound

Tuesday, Aug 10th: 6 - 7p
Friendship Park Playground, Howard St.
Johnny the K

The Town of West Bridgewater is pleased to once again present the 2021 Summer Concert Series!
All events are free, thanks to support from the West Bridgewater Cultural Council and our other sponsors!

Food and drink will be available for purchase, provided by WB's Scout Troop 25.

Museum Passes

Reserve a pass for the date you will visit the museum.
A SAILS library card is required to borrow all passes.
Only one pass per family.
Passes are made available through the generosity of the Friends of the Library

Any questions please call (508) 894-1255.
Do you have a child entering Kindergarten at the Spring Street School this Fall?
Saturday, August 21st, 10 - 11a
Monday, August 23rd, 1 - 2p
Wednesday, August 25th, 6 - 7p
Come to one or all three programs!!

The West Bridgewater Library is having several Welcome To Kindergarten Meet and Greet programs in August. This is a great opportunity for children entering the Spring Street School Kindergarten Class to meet their classmates and enjoy music, a story and a craft followed by free time to play.

Please register at westbpl.org or call 508-894-1255 for more information.
Wampanoag truths and traditions crucial to Mayflower story

As part of a set of speeches from each of the four Mayflower 400 nations, Paula Peters from the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe speaks from her heart about the work that has gone into raising awareness of the shared history of the nations and confronting ...

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West Bridgewater Farmers Market
On the Green at the First Church
29 Howard St.
Visit the West Bridgewater Farmers Market from
4 - 7p on Aug 10th & 24th, and Sept 14th & 28th!
WBYAA Pound Fundraiser
Wed, Sept 8th
6 - 7p
WB Middle Senior High School Football Field
$10 per person for 1 hour - ages Kindergarten through Adult
There will be music, raffles, snacks & WBYAA gear for sale.
Can register through afternoon of event, 9/8/2021.
West Bridgewater Native is Riding High
left-cover from 3/19/21, article pic in center, right-cover 2/19/21
Dorothy Douglas, Dorrie to her friends and family, grew up riding horses in West Bridgewater. She is now one of the top equestrians in the country. Dorothy recently took time out of her busy day training and competing in Ocala, Florida to talk with me. "I am currently competing in the hunters and jumpers events at the World Equestrian Center," said Dorrie. WEC is the largest equestrian complex in the nation.

Dorrie's family operates Stonecroft Farm. Horse showing was a huge part of her childhood. She went on to college and wound up taking some time away from the equestrian life. "But," She said, "I always saw myself coming back to horses."

She has worked for MTM Farm for the past 10 years and is thankful for the opportunities she has had. Dorothy's favorite horses over her years of riding? MTM Through the Looking Glass who she rides right now, and she remembers fondly S & L Elite, which Dottie rode when she was starting out.

It was a pleasure to talk with Dorothy. She said she loves to be exposed to the level of competition where she is in Florida, but that it is always nice to come back home to West Bridgewater.

Story Credit: Jen Bellody
Photo Credits: J. Rose

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Historical Tidbit Question:
What would the gentleman from Middleboro come around with in his wagon selling?

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