George Washington Toma Appliance & BuzzAround Give Thanks to our Essential workers!
A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our Essential Workers Everywhere. They have made sure our groceries are available, our sick are cared for, the gas pumps are available, and the list goes on. They work. They expose themselves to the risks and get it all done.
To all of you, thank you!

This month our readers have submitted stories about Essential Workers near and dear to their heart & we've been distributing gifts for them from Bridgewater Farm SupplyBeauty Counter w/ Christine HarkinsBridgewater Square Chiropractic and Color Street with Katie Ray.
Thanksgiving Day we announced the winner of a new dishwasher from Team Toma. We had a random drawing from the Essential Workers names that were submitted.
Congratulations Kellie Hailey, RN from Bridgewater, you won a brand new dishwasher!
Historical Tidbit:
Macy's
Macy's was founded by Rowland Hussey Macy, who between 1843 and 1855 opened four retail dry goods stores, including the original Macy's store in downtown Haverhill, Massachusetts, established in 1851 to serve the mill industry employees of the area. They all failed, but he learned from his mistakes.

Andy the Alligator, 1933 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Bettmann Archive / Getty Images

Macy moved to New York City in 1858 and established a new store named "R. H. Macy & Co." on Sixth Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets:1102 On the company's first day of business on October 28, 1858 sales totaled $11.08, equal to $312.83 today.

As the United States prospered during the Roaring Twenties, so did New York City’s iconic department store—Macy’s. After going public in 1922, R. H. Macy & Co. started to acquire competitors.Macy’s flagship store in Manhattan’s Herald Square expanded in 1924 to cover an entire city block stretching from Broadway to Seventh Avenue along 34th Street.

To showcase the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space at the start of the busy holiday shopping season, Macy’s decided to throw New York a parade on Thanksgiving morning. In spite of its timing, the parade was not actually about Thanksgiving at all but Christmas.
Which was the beginning of rolling out Christmas right after Thanksgiving. Macy's small business dream became big.
Shop your hometown small businesses. You'll be supporting dreams!

Story credit: J. Rose
Town Hall
  508-894-1200


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

1st & 3rd Wednesday each month 3 - 4p
Proof of residency is the only requirement.
Spring Street School
2 Spring St, WB
Congratulations!
Theresa Haley
won a 45 minute Reiki-treatment with Jacquelyn Rose!


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.
St. Ann’s, First Church, and Cochesett Methodist
Every year for the past thirty-six years, the town has come together to provide gifts for children in need. It has expanded each year!

For Covid adjustments: there will be no “giving trees,” instead we ask you to purchase gift cards that will be distributed to the families, Project Grad Teen Moms, and senior citizens. 
Every child should have Christmas gifts! 
 
One gift card will be given to each Senior on our list, along with a small goodie basket. Items for the goodie baskets, such as toiletries, slipper socks, boxed cookies, candy, or other items suitable for seniors, may be dropped off at Linda Santry’s home, 54 Tiffany Circle, WB, or call Linda at 508-586-6535 for pickup by December 6th. Gift cards should be put in an envelope marked “Christmas Sharing” and left at one of the churches.
 
Additional information on this event can be found on the St. Ann’s & First Church website. Please contact Linda Santry with any questions. 508-586-6535 or linda@santry.org.
Holiday Toy Drive
November is the month of the military family. Like many other families our military families are struggling at this time too. A Holiday Toy Drive was organized to benefit local military families. Please see the flyer here and if you would like to donate a new unwrapped toy you may send it to school with your child and your classroom teacher will collect it, or you may drop it off at the WB Public Library or WB Town Hall. Thank you for your support.
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.

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Athletic Boosters Logo Fundraiser!!
Check out the items available including: Backpacks, blankets, umbrellas, tumblers, masks, power banks, chairs, apparel and so much more!

Contact for questions:
Andrea Matta at andreamatta@outlook.com 781-962-1175
Donna Hulme at dhulme24@gmail.com
617-835-2815

For more info on what the WB Athletic Boosters does go HERE.
Board Of Selectmen Meeting
Nov 18, 2020
Video Courtesy of WBTV
The 2020 Book for Business
When Metro South is Home, Everything is
Within Reach

 Our region at your fingertips!
* area dining * lodging *public golf courses * recreation * community demographics, regional and economic data, and a complete membership listing.

Metro South Chamber of Commerce Works For YOU!
Particle & Wave: Paper
Clay Illuminated
is a groundbreaking, traveling, international exhibition featuring 45 artists from across the globe who are redefining the potential of the ceramic arts and representing a commitment to their craft. Curated by Peter Held, exhibition provides historical information about the evolution of paper clay as an artistic medium and showcases the amazing diversity of form and expression that exists in today’s growing global community of artists.
Fuller Craft Museum Current Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10a – 5p
Please check www.fullercraft.org for details.
Thank you and congratulations to
Mrs. Wohlen,
Spring Street School secretary, who is retiring after 23 years in WB. We appreciate all you have done for the students, staff and families in West Bridgewater. We wish you a happy and healthy retirement!

Story & Photo credit: facebook/wbridgewaterschools
BEAUTY COUNTER 
CHRISTINE HARKINS
Stonecroft Farm

*Holiday Gift Certificates*
Lessons * Boarding * Sales
* Indoor / Outdoor ring
Ride our safe,
school horses. 

Lessons for ages 4 & up 

36 years experience

$55 / 45-min lesson

108 Belmont St, West Bridgewater
(508)245-3432

Far-reaching advantages to shopping local.
By supporting local businesses, you are in turn supporting your local economy; significantly more money stays in a community when purchases are made at locally owned – rather than nationally owned – businesses. The U.S. Small Business Association and the U.S. Department of Labor report the positive impacts of small, independent business on local economies.
*Local businesses are more likely to utilize other local businesses.

*For every $100 you spend at local businesses, $68 will stay in the community.

*Independent retailers return more than three times as much money per dollar of sales to the community in which they operate than chain competitors.

*Small businesses employ 77 million Americans and accounted for 65% of all new jobs over the past 17 years.

*Local businesses are owned and operated by your neighbors! They care about and are invested in the well-being of your community and its future.

*Local businesses are more accountable to their local communities and donate more money to non-profits.

*Supporting local businesses is good for the environment because they often have a smaller carbon footprint than larger companies.
Shop local, every day!!!
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.

 Historical Tidbit Question:
What year was the original Macy's store established?

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 December 2, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Buying Local is SMART

  • Smart use of your time (less driving around & small businesses can prepare your purchase for you in advance)
  • Maximum effective use of your money (more control over the quality of what you purchase & who you are supporting)
  • A+ customer service
  • Return dollars to your community, funding your local emergency services, schools, DPW, COA & Library
  • Tangible benefits to you, your community & the shop owner.

Be a SMART consumer, make a difference, Shop near home!
TIP: When you look up a product, write your town next to the item in your search...that will provide businesses close to home.

Happy Shopping! ~ Jacquie 
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Sebastian Ladoulis, Janice O'Brien & Jacquelyn Rose

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