VSO Corner with Chris Buckley

Monthly Show with Veterans Services Officer Chris Buckley. This is the September-October 2021 Show.

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EBCOA News Update with Kathleen DiNapoli - October 2021

Monthly New Update from the East Bridgewater Council on Aging, anchored by Kathleen DiNapoli.

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Historical Tidbit:
House of Honorable J. S. Allen

Born in East Bridgewater in 1831, James Sidney Allen, at the age of 17, began to learn the shoemaking trade. He started a business of his own in East Bridgewater, then moved to Brockton. He lived in West Bridgewater and Brockton, then returned to East Bridgewater in 1855 where this house was built in 1854.

Image & Story courtesy of the EB Library Historical Collection and James Weidenfeller
Internship Opportunity

*Graphic Design

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To participate email resume: events@buzzaround.info
Town Hall
175 Central St

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616

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

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

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
Renee MacDonald
won a $10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck
Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of a
$20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips from Independent Consultant Katie Ray!
Board of Selectmens Meeting 10-12-21

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The United Methodist Church Thrift Shop Invites You!

Store Hours:
Wednesday: 1:30 - 5:30p
Thursday - Saturday: 10a - 12p
54 N. Central Street
Fall Bake Sale Fundraiser for Community Coalition for Change
Now - Nov 15, 2021

Please join us in our Fall Bake Sale Fundraiser in collaboration with Rustic Crumb Bakery. A local bakery in town.
Thanks for your support and Happy Holidays.
Apple pie $20
Apple/cranberry pie $20
Molasses cookies $10 (pkg of 10)
Pumpkin spice cupcakes (pkg of 6) $24
Parker house rolls (pkg of 12) $15
Rosemary artisan bread $10

*Pickup for orders will be on November 24, 3 - 7p at St. John's parking lot* 

Please place orders here:
Riverdale Murder Mystery Party
Monday, Oct 18th
6 - 7:30p
Community Room at Library
The town of Riverdale has another crime on its hands. Someone has been murdered at prom, and everyone—including Archie and the gang—is a suspect. Can you and your friends piece together the clues and figure out what happened?
Formal “prom” attire is optional but encouraged!
For teens in grades 7-12.
Registration is required, here. Please wear a mask for this indoor program. Thank you!
Contact: Angie Howes 508-378-1616 x1309 ahowes@sailsinc.org
Asian Studies Film Series: THROW DOWN
Thursday, Oct 21st
5p - 7:25p
Maxwell Library, Room 013

Join Dr. Sean Allan in Maxwell Library for a screening and discussion of Hong Kong film Throw Down, directed by Johnnie To. The Asian Studies Film Series is open to the BSU Community and the public.

For more information on this event and more, visit the Master Calendar for Bridgewater State University.
Massasoit Theatre Company
Student Ensemble Presents The Importance of Being Earnest
Friday, October 22, 7p
Saturday, October 23, 7p
Sunday, October 24, 7p
Massasoit Community College, Brockton Campus
Outside between the Fine Arts and Humanities Building by the satellite dish
Seating is limited for this outdoor theatrical event so reservations are highly encouraged. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 508-427-1234 or visiting their website!
Fall is the best time to start your lawn and the best lawns start with the best loam! Call us today for your delivery!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Training Active Bystanders
Sat, October 23rd
10a - 12:30p
FREE Online

Training Active Bystanders (TAB) teaches how bystanders can interrupt harmful situations and generate positive actions.

TAB is also about responding positively to helpful behaviors, and engaging with people beyond your normal circle.

This training is for Bridgewater and surrounding communities. Contact: beryldomingo@quabbinmediation.org.
The training is free thanks to a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.
The 2nd Annual Jack O Lantern Extravaganza
Sun, October 24th
5:30 – 8:30p
Belmont Street Soccer Fields
A walk-through maze of pumpkins carved by Viking high school teammates and other Halloween surprises! 100 participants per half hour slot. If it rains, we will have a drive through experience for the whole family to enjoy! Children 1 and under do not need a ticket to enter.
Candy Bar BINGO
Friday, October 22nd
6:30 - 7:30p
Central School Cafeteria
*This event is for CENTRAL SCHOOL students and ONE adult guest ONLY! The link will close when capacity is reached (200).
*Entry Fee: One FULL SIZE candy bar of your choice. (If your student has an allergy, please bring their favorite candy bar to be put in a separate allergy friendly bin that they can choose from.)
If you have any questions - please email centralschoolptopresident@gmail.com 
Eat well, Laugh often, Love much
Feeling hungry for something different?
Visit our Facebook page for a list of our current specials.
Click on location for full take out menus!
(781) 300-2600
Take out only

(508) 378-9335
Open for Indoor Dining & Take out

(508) 456-4460
Indoor & Outdoor Dining & Take out
Mold Guys Restoration
Mold Guys Restoration services both residential and commercial buildings. If you ever need mold remediation services, water damage repair, air duct cleaning etc., contact Mold Guys today!

(781) 910-5029
Massasoit Theater Company Announces Auditions for Next Show
Sunday, October 24th
12 - 4p
Massasoit Community College, Brockton Campus, Fine Arts Building, Large Theater

The MTC announced the auditions for their rendition of World War II Radio Christmas to be held in December. Scripts will be provided.

For more information, contact Adam Joy at adamrjoy@gmail.com.
Frankenstein Escape Room
Monday Oct 25th
5 - 6:30p
Help find the monster's brain in Frankenstein's lab! Race against time to solve clues and escape the room! Ages 8+
Please register each person in your group - including adults, if they're participating, here.
Please wear a mask for this indoor program. Youth Services 508-378-1616 x2 ebplkids@sailsinc.org
Rubber Duck Drop
Sat, November 6th
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters presents the Rubber Duck Drop! To enter, buy your ducks on their website for $5 per duck or in bundles of 3 for $10, or scan the QR code above. The closest 3 ducks to the target after the drops, and the most outlying duck will be awarded cash prizes!

This will be a Facebook live event so you do not have to be present for your duck to win, just purchase your duck and watch it drop!

Visit their Facebook page for more information!
Raking all those leaves breaking your back? 

We have leaf blowers in just the size you need to tackle your job. Give your back a break.

Whether your project is big or small, we can help!

Work smarter not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950
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Movies at the Council on Aging
Tuesday, October 26th
The Witches of Eastwick (R) 1987
Three small-town friends, Alexandra (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon) and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer), each having lost the man in their lives, are feeling unfulfilled -- until a furtive stranger, Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson), arrives and begins courting each of them in turn. Eventually, Daryl tells them that they are witches. But as the three friends spend more time at his mansion, enjoying themselves and learning about their powers, they begin to worry about Daryl's ultimate intentions. Comedy, fantasy.
2 hr. 2 min.
Please call the COA to sign up: 508-378-1610.
General Quarters!
Monthly Roundtable Discussion
Wednesday, Nov 10th
Council on Aging
Please join John Cowan, East Bridgewater resident and WWII enthusiast, for discussions about WWII. What events led up to the war and what events followed? Interesting discussions come from people who experienced history, lived during that time and contributed to it, or those who remember relatives or friends who served. This monthly group is open to all!

Please call the COA to sign up: 508-378-1610.
Find YOUR Bliss with
In Person classes at The She Shed, every Saturday at 9 am!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective. 

(508) 331-3564
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Theresa McNulty Named East Bridgewater's 2021
Citizen of the Year!
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters has named Theresa McNulty as the East Bridgewater 2021 Citizen of the Year. Theresa has been an active volunteer giving a helping hand to those in need in East Bridgewater. Whether it is support for struggling families, advocating for special needs individuals, or facilitating food and clothing drives, Theresa has been there to help.

Ms. McNulty will be honored, with the Bridgewater and West Bridgewater Citizens of the Year by the rotary on Thursday, November 4th at 7p at the Commercial Club in East Bridgewater. Information on tickets and sponsorships can be found by contacting Mike Kryzanek, Club President at 677-922 0453 or by email, mkryzanek@bridgew.edu.

Theresa has been the director of H.U.G.S. (Help Us Give Support) for the past 11 years; coordinating many elves in providing Christmas gifts for 95 to 115 EB families each year. She is currently on the Recreation Commission, completing her 8th year. Previously, her service to EB included 6 years as Selectman and 3 on School Committee and 3 on the Head Start Policy Council. Regionally, Theresa initiated and has operated the Supply Sacks program for 17 years to provide emergency backpacks to foster children all over the Metro South region. And as a co-founder and treasurer of the BuzzAround, (beginning in East Bridgewater 11 years ago) Theresa's support for building community has been unwavering. Theresa has a heart of gold and is always willing to help those in need. Congratulations to our dear friend for this well deserved honor!
East Bridgewater Welcomes New Minister

Rev. Dr. Gordon Crouch joined the East Bridgewater Union Congregational Church, this past September. Rev. Crouch is originally from Connecticut, and he graduated from Dickinson College in 1991. In 1994 he earned a Masters in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and later that same year he was ordained. Rev. Crouch had been the minister at the UCC church in Hopkinton, NH since 2000, and during his tenure there he earned his Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling.

Rev. Crouch and his wife, Robin, look forward to becoming settled in EB and contributing to life in our community. Welcome to the community!

Story credit: Lenore Christensen
by Richard A. Hoehn

Rev. Dr. Gordon Crouch of Union Congregational Church is organizing a discussion group on "We Carry the Fire."
In this book, Hoehn describes how our religious values should lead to actions that “result in tangible outcomes in the real world: people live instead of die, democracy is strengthened, nature is restored, and the human spirit flourishes.” This group will also meet twice a month for an hour, but only for a total of 5 gatherings. Email Gordon if you are interested in participating.
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a:
$20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips from Independent Consultant Katie Ray!

Historical Tidbit Question:
At what age did James Sidney Allen begin to learn the shoemaking trade?

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 October 20, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
"Do not dwell in the past, 
do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~ Buddha

"I have great respect for the past. If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going. I have respect for the past, but I'm a person of the moment. I'm here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I'm at, then I go forward to the next place."
~ Maya Angelou

"If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past." ~ Baruch Spinoza

"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space." ~ Johnny Cash
Rafiki: "It doesn't matter, it's in the past."
Adult Simba: "Yeah, but it still hurts."
Rafiki: "Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it." ~ Lion King

We need to deal with our past pain to let go of it. Otherwise the pain just rears its ugly head one way or another; showing up in the worst places... in anxiety attacks and quick judgements. 

Be at peace. Face it; mourn it; to forgive. 

You may never understand, but don't let the story someone else wrote be yours. Be the hero of your own story. ~ Jacquie
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