December 1, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
WB Cross Country Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA)
All State Championships ~ Great Job Team!!!
Image credit: Laurie Mitcheson
Image credit: Laurie Mitcheson
Image credit: Deborah Kennon
  Historical Tidbit:
Remembrances of an Earlier Christmas Time

As told to me by Martha...

"In December Mom Watson would make English plum pudding...I remember the year I got the 'dime' added in the pudding mix. I have no idea where she got the rum from. I don't remember anywhere they went to buy it. Dad would buy ingredients and yeast to make his beer, that I hated the smell of, but no liquor in those days, during the depression, that I know of. I remember the pudding hanging in the cheese cloth in the pantry for 5 days to get ripe. I loved going in there and smelling the pudding, and I remember Dad lighting it at the dinner table. That was the only time we ever ate in the dining room. We always went up in the woods on the Indian trail and Dad would cut down the tree, then we made popcorn and cranberry strings. I don't remember any balls to add to the tree. The night before we would yell up the chimney in the living room to tell Santa what we wanted... I asked for a doll and some chocolates, and I got them! I also remember on Christmas mornings how Mom and Dad Watson would sit in his big chair, listening to the radio through the big horn with a dog on the front, Big Ben was chiming, and they would cry together... They missed England so much. The Watsons came to America around 1918 after they were married."
sue and her plant 2011
Respectfully submitted, Sue Basile
Town Hall
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  508-894-1200
Mon, Tues & Thurs 8a - 4p
Wed, 8a - 7p, Fri 8a - 1p

WB Public Library
80 Howard Street
508-894-1255
Mon, Thurs, Fri 10a - 5p
Tues - Wed 10a - 8p
Sat 10a - 2p
 
Council on Aging
97 West Center Street
508-894-1262
Mon - Fri 8:30a - 4p
COA

Food Pantry
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
3:15 - 5p
Spring Street School
2 Spring St WB
Congratulations!
Diane Ribeiro
won
4 tickets to the
WB Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast
on Dec 8

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
Thanksgiving Football!
WB won the "Battle of 106", 42-0!
Now off to the Superbowl!
Photo & Story Credit facebook.com/wbridgewaterschools
Holiday Book Preview
Wed, Dec 4th
7:00 - 8:00p
West Bridgewater Public Library
Come preview the latest book gift ideas for everyone on your list. Book talk in the gallery, then purchase titles from Trisha Peterson of Easton’s Paperback Junction, who will be coming with plenty of copies of all the previewed titles. Cash or check only for purchases.
For more information: westbpl.org
Save the date!
WB Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast
Sun, Dec 8th, 9:00 - 11:00a
Chili's Bar & Grill, 726 West Center St.
There will be games, crafts, face painting and raffles! Breakfast includes a choice of muffin, donuts, juice or milk.
One FREE 4x6 photo with Santa per family!
$5 per child with a $20 cap per family.
Adults and children under 2 are free.
BRIDGEWATER FARM SUPPLY

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
Join us for the WBPTO's Annual Breakfast with Santa.
Sat, Dec 14th
9 - 11a
Rose L. MacDonald
1 Stepping Stone Dr.
  • There will be games, crafts, face painting and raffles!
  • Breakfast includes a choice of muffin, donuts, juice or milk.
  • One FREE 4x6 photo with Santa per family!
  • $5 per child with a $20 cap per family.
  • Adults and children under 2 are free.

Brockton Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops
Sun, Dec 15th
3:00p
Oliver Ames High School
100 Lothrop St., Easton
Celebrate the holidays with your family and friends. Dr. Emilian Badea has chosen your seasonal favorites, along with exciting soloists, sing-alongs, and fun surprises.

Order your tickets at the discount price HERE.
Adult $25, Senior $20, Child/Student with ID FREE. Tickets at the door will be an additional $5. For questions: Symphony Line 508.588.3841
BETHEL MEDICAL GROUP
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Comprehensive healthcare for every member of your family.

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WB Conservation Commission Mtg
Nov 19, 2019
Video courtesy of WBTV
2020 Census

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WB Selectmen Mtg Nov 20, 2019 &
Water Commissioners Mtg
Nov 18, 2019
Videos Courtesy of WBTV
Enjoying Fall Images...
take time to relax!

Photo credits: Mary Wright Julius
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
5-6ft Christmas Tree from
Nessralla Farm Store,
318 Plymouth St, Halifax

Historical Tidbit Question:
How would Martha tell Santa what she wanted for Christmas?

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Buzz Around West Bridgewater.

On December 4, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Amanda Lobsien, Jacquelyn Rose, Greg Venezia & Beyonnie Whitaker.
Guess what?

You really do NOT HAVE to get all caught up in big store shopping. Take control of your life! When you are looking for ideas & inspiration... shop local . Your blood pressure and your schedule will thank you.

When you buy from an independent, locally owned business, a greater portion of your money is then used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — strengthening the economic base of our whole community.

Check out these benefits:
Reduce Environmental Impact (Less driving around for everyone.)
Keep Our Communities Unique (Unique stores add charm.)
Support Community Groups (Guess who is sponsoring the sports teams?)
Create More Local Ownership and Jobs
Invest in Community (Local businesses are owned by your neighbors.)
Get Better Service
Better Selection for You (Selection is decided in response to you, the consumer.)
Better Public Services (Businesses pay local taxes.)
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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