December 1, 2019 ~ Building East Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time
The Union Congregational
Church Fair

The Fair was blast last weekend. There were baked goods, quilts.... and tons of awesome people!
Photo credit: J. Rose
Historical Tidbit:  
Edward Hobart
In December of 1936, Edward Hobart, treasurer of the Carver Cotton Gin Company for 48 years, passed away. He was born in East Bridgewater in 1866, graduated from Harvard College in 1889. A memorial tablet stands at the intersection of Plymouth & Whitman Streets. It is named Edward Hobart Square. 

Charles Nutter said of him: "He was a good employer and a true friend, during the 21 years I was an employee. We were always sure of frank and courteous treatment from him, and I am sure he had the respect and good will of all of us. He was conservative but shrewd in business and rich in experience." 
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Town Hall
175 Central St 508-378-1601
Mon 8:30a - 8p
Tues - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p; Fri 8:30a - noon

EB Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616
Mon & Tues 9 - 8 ; Wed, Thurs, Fri 9 - 5
Saturday 9 - 2 

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Mon 8a - 6p
Tues - Thurs 8a - 4p
Fri 8a - noon  

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm and last Saturday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month

Community Meal
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm open to all.
A donation is appreciated.
United Methodist Church 54 N. Central St EB
Nancy Ferreira
 won a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman,!

You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
5-6ft Christmas Tree from Nessralla Farm Store, 318 Plymouth St, Halifax
Tree Decorating Contest
Christmas on the Common is once again upon us! The annual tree decorating contest will be held on the night of the lighting of the town tree, December 5, 2019 . The theme this year is "A Christmas Packed with Memories". "Packed" to honor Bob Parkard who past away this year, he was the head of the Christmas Parade for our town for years.  The ornaments should be safe for the birds and the environment. Feel free to reach out to me very soon if your group is interested in decorating a tree this year. We would love to have you decorate a tree this year and keep the tradition going. If you think you need 2 trees because of the size of your group I can work that in as well. Feel free to share my email with other groups and neighbors. All are welcome! The more the merrier and the merrier our little town will look!!!  
MarySue C. Moore
Kiwanis 2019, Past Secretary and Board of Directors
Dec 7th is the BIG DAY!
Getting close!! Does anyone have any questions about the parade?
Staging: Industrial Park on Laurel Street. All participants should be entering from Laurel. Participants can report to staging and get their assigned space number from any of the volunteers or shuttle bus monitors. Vehicles in the parade can get their space number as they drive in/check in.
NO drop offs should occur on Spring Street - large vehicles and deliveries may occur on Spring - too dangerous to drop off children in that area.
NO unaccompanied small children will be allowed on the shuttle bus.
Floats must be decorated and in place by 9am- judging begins at 9:15.
Shuttle stops: Saint Johns AND the Jr/Sr. High School. Look for "Shuttle Stop" signs. Get on the shuttles EARLY - they fill up quick and traffic slows them down.
PLEASE take all coffee cups and other items with you when you leave the staging area - BRING IT IN TAKE IT OUT.
There will be 2 porta-potties at the staging area. No trash buckets.
Veggie Tales Party
Fri, Dec 6th
6:30 - 8:30p
Community Covenant Church
400 Pleasant St.
All children welcome! Feel Free to wear your PJ's for a showing of "The Best Christmas Ever" and cookie decorating.
Kiwanis Club
Christmas on the Common
Sat, Dec 7th
9:00a - 3:00p
East Bridgewater High School
Here is this years registration for the craft fair. Please complete and return it if your non-profit would like to participate. All of us at the East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club thank you.
~Albert Anderson

Name of non-profit organization:  
Contact person/advisor: 
Email address: 
Phone number: 
We will be selling: 
We are able to participate this year:
Please send form to Albert Anderson @
Help BSA Troop 29
Ripley Family Annual Teddy Bear Collection
Sat, Dec 7th
Donate at Troop 29's demonstration table at E.B. Jr/Sr H.S. during Christmas on the Common
Our goal is to fill the Scout Tent with Teddies! 
Troop 29 is gathering a collection of Teddy Bears and stuffed animals for children who are in the hospital for the holidays. For safety's sake all bears must be NEW with no loose parts or hard beans. All bears will be sealed in plastic and kept secure until delivery. Thank you from The Ripley Family and Troop 29 for your support and generosity. 
BVC Special Speakers - Teen Challenge
Sun, Dec 8th
The Old Colony YMCA Gymnasium
635 Plymouth St.
If you or anyone you know struggles with addiction, please join us. All are welcome.

We're Your COMPLETE Garden, Farm & Pet Store!

We're your one-stop shop for all the supplies you need for all your furry friends!

Stop in today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Holiday Share Party East Bridgewater
Business Association (EBBA)
Friday, December 13th
6 – 10p
TJ Smith's Victorian House 13 Cross St, EB
Join Us For The Holiday Share Party! We'll throw the party, you grab your colleagues and come enjoy! All businesses welcome! This year we are throwing an 80's Party! Come decked out in your best 80's attire! 

Tickets are $30 and include:
Cocktail Hour & Appetizers * Italian Style Dinner Catered By Johnny Macaronis * 80's Music So You Can Bust A Move On The Dance Floor * 80's Trivia & Prizes * Yankee Swap Gift Exchange * Dessert * Cash Bar & More!

To attend please RSVP
Rose Culp 508-378-7459
or Heather Wood
We hope to see you there! Please feel free to share the event invite with other businesses!
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East Bridgewater HUGS
HUGS Giving trees are up at the EB Public Library, Center at Sachem Rock.
Thanks to Anne and Russ at EBCTV, we now have a tree in their cable studio at the EB JR/SR High School too.
Virtual Tree
Thanks to Aimee, we now have the option of shopping for popular items on our Virtual tree online. If you have no time to shop or take a look at any of our tree locations, this could be your solution. Just click and purchase the item. It will be shipped directly to us. What could be easier??
Check out the East Bridgewater HUGS page for more updates on the virtual tree.
St. Lucia Christmas Tea
Sat, Dec 14th
Community Covenant Church
400 Pleasant St.
 To sign up, or for more info, contact
Eat well, Laugh often, Love much
Order Your Holiday Catering Early!

Gift Certificates available at all our convenient locations!

150B Industrial Dr., Halifax (781) 300-2600  
582 West St., EB (508) 378-9335
1300 Plymouth St., EB (508) 456-4460

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Pinches & Pounds
Homemade fudge makes a great hostess gift! Check out all our special holiday snacks to make your holiday parties extra special!

785 Bedford St. * Whitman
(781) 447-2639
7th Annual Healthy Food Pantry Drive

Huge thanks to EB Insurance along with EB Board of Health, Lavallee Wellness and EB Central School ... teaming up to collect items for the EB food distribution centers.

EB Central School children collected over 5,000 food and pantry items. These generous donations were brought to their classrooms for a slightly competitive competition and then delivered to local community food pantries.

For 7 years EB Central School families have come together for this important event to help make it successful. The EB & St Paul Food Pantries appreciate your generosity!
If you need a hand, please contact:
EB Emergency Food Pantry
Union Congregational Church, 105 Pleasant St Call (508) 378-2874 EB Food Pantry FB
Distributions: 2nd Wednesday from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm and last Saturday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church, 210 Center St EB (508) 378-3760
Distributions: 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month
Nessralla Farm
What will you find at the farm today?

Apple cider! Made of sugar, no water, no preservatives!

Stop in and pick some up today!

318 Plymouth St. Halifax
(781) 294-1767

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(508) 331-3564
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Photo credits: Mary Wright Julius

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5-6ft Christmas Tree from
Nessralla Farm Store,
318 Plymouth St, Halifax

  Historical Tidbit Question:
When did Edward Hobart pass away?

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The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Lobsien, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Gregory Venezia & Beyonnie Whitaker
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Now that you know this, you can breathe easier, have more fun shopping and support your neighbors rather than driving around. It improves the quality of each day. Enjoy your week! ~ Jacquie
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