June 2, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Great Job Troop 66121!

For the second year in a row, the Girl Scouts of East Bridgewater’s Junior Troop 66121 put together care packages for children in foster care on Friday May 24th.

With donations from several local businesses, the 5th graders filled 27 backpacks with blankets, toiletries, composition books/pens, locally made lip balm, flashlights, and inspirational messages   send to local children in the foster care system.

The backpacks will be donated to the non-profit organization Friends of Foster Care. These kits are distributed to foster children on the first night they enter foster care in an effort to help children adjust during this difficult time.
The girls gathered at St. John's Church in East Bridgewater on Friday and created personal cards to place in each backpack. The items used to fill backpacks were donated by Target, CVS, and Troop 66121’s cookie profits.

It was a valuable lesson for the girls about empathy, giving back, and gratefulness. One of the girls, a 5th grader at the Gordon W. Mitchell School in East Bridgewater said, “It makes me feel good inside to do this.”

Respectfully submitted, Lori Watson
Historical Tidbit:  Stone-Arch Bridge
This is one of the short electric cars crossing the stone-arch bridge over the Matfield River at Vinton's Corner. 
The bridge was built in 6 weeks at a cost of $3,766.14. 
It was completed in September of 1889.
~Information and photo from James Weidenfeller, East Bridgewater Public Library 
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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
Carla Bean
 won a
$30 Gift Certificate to C.N. Smith Farm, South St East Bridgewater

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

You could win a
45 Minute Reiki Treatment from
Jacquelyn Rose
Monthly Meeting & Presentation on Workplace Diversity

Networking event in East Bridgewater, MA by East Bridgewater Business Association (EBBA) and 2 others on Wednesday, June 5 2019

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town hall
Annual & Special Town Meeting 6/10/2019

Photo by Jim Weidenfeller
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm &
Pet Store!

Farmers and pet parents alike, we have all the supplies you need to keep your animals, happy, healthy and comfortable!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Town Administrator Screening Committee
The East Bridgewater Board of Selectmen is seeking residents interested in serving on a five- to seven-member Town Administrator Screening Committee. The committee will work with municipal executive search consultancy Community Paradigm Associates to screen applicants for East Bridgewater’s next Town Administrator.

The committee will review résumés and application materials of candidates and conduct initial interviews. The committee will select three Town Administrator finalists to be presented to the Board of Selectmen.

Residents are asked to submit a letter of interest, noting the strengths they would bring to the committee, to the Board of Selectmen’s office by June 11, 2019. Letters of interest may be submitted via email to: Rebecca Johnson at rjohnson@ebmass.com.

The Town Administrator Screening Committee is expected to be appointed by June 19. The work of the committee is projected to begin in late June and be completed by the end of July.
2019 Summer Fun Stroll / Scavenger Hunt

Games event in East Bridgewater, MA by East Bridgewater Business Association (EBBA) and Body Love Wellness Center on Saturday, June 8 2019

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Treat Yourself to a YUMMY Lunch!

We're Open: Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm  
Sunday: 8am - 2pm

12 Temple St. * Whitman
(781) 447-1064
Call today to get your
air ducts cleaned!
An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
(781) 910-5029
Annual Beginning of Summer Dale and the Duds Concert on the Common
Thursday, June 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm

To the best of everyone’s recollection this concert has happened every year for at least the last 35 years. Knowing how much the people of East Bridgewater look forward to it as the unofficial end of the school year and the kick off to summer, the Kiwanis Club has voted to assume sponsorship of the concert since it was not planned for this year.

How can you get involved? You can help defray the costs of this unbudgeted Kiwanis event by making a donation (no matter how large or small--Every bit truly helps).

We’ll see you on the common!
~ From the EB Kiwanis Club Facebook Page
The 2019 East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, August 5, 2019. Sign up sheets are now available. This year's tournament is being held in honor and memory of Roger Boucher. A special flyer is also included with this year's sign up sheet.

Both of these PDF files can be found, and downloaded from our web site HERE
SALON Esprit

Lighten up and shorten up for Summer at
(508) 378-1530
225 Bedford St, East Bridgewater
Carriage Crossing
Come sample our Sampler and catch some great entertainment at McGuiggan's Pub !
546 Washington St, Whitman
 (781) 447-7333
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

On Saturday, June 15th the East Bridgewater United Methodist Church will be hosting a murder mystery performance by the Watermelon Alligator Theatre company.

The performance will be held at 5:30 PM at the church on 54 N. Central St., East Bridgewater. The show costs 15$ per a person, to make your reservation please call 508-378-2814.
Respectfully submitted, Toni Finlay
Tell your Teacher how SWEET they are with a
gift basket!

Candy by color • 
Old Fashioned candy • Sugar, Gluten & Peanut Free selections • Jelly Belly jelly beans • and Ty Beanies!

785 Bedford St. * Whitman
(781) 447-2639
10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950
4th Annual Sydney Craven SparkleFest
East Bridgewater Town Common.
Saturday June 15, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm
The event will include a 5K run through the town of East Bridgewater, as well as a family fun event called

The SparkleFest will include pony rides, arts and crafts, food vendors, bounce house, lawn games and plenty of other activities to entertain children and families, as well as booths promoting local businesses. sydneycraven.com/5k-tutu-run
Senior Recital 2019 - May 17, 2019

The Class of 2019's final recital!

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Yoga for the rest of us!

Join the New Beginners Class!

Sundays @ 6:30!
Space is limited. Call & register today!

More movement, less stress!

484 Bedford St, E. Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564

East Bridgewater is Such a Special Town.

I want to thank all the scouting packs and troops. The Girl Scouts, Pack 28, Troop 29, & Troop 32. They all spent the morning (Saturday May 25) decorating the grave of every veteran at our EB cemeteries. Without these groups it would make it a very long task. Thank You.

Thanks to everyone who made Memoral Day services such a meaningful event.
Please let us know at the Patriotic Activities Committee know if we have missed a grave their are many graves and a few new names we may have missed. If we did miss it I'll make sure we get a medallion placed to hopefully not miss it again.
Thanks Everyone ~ Commander Paul Connell, Fred Bates Morse American Legion Post 91 of East Bridgewater.
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Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
How long did it take to build the Stone Arch Bridge?

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We live in a miraculous world with wonders around every corner. Your life is here for you. Welcome to it!

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." ~ Bertrand Russell

"The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone." ~ Karen Salmansohn
Wait no longer, if you need a jumpstart, explore your local library. ~ Jacquie 
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