February 16, 2020 ~ Building East Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time
Dress A Girl Gathers Momentum

East Bridgewater's Maureen Hill with her first dress completed at Bridgewater's Dress A Girl Around the World Dress.
Thanks to Claire Levasseur Kirkcaldy for sharing this picture.

From the Dress A Girl website: " We dream of a world  in which every girl has at least one new dress. We want girls to know that they are worthy of respect, and that they are loved by God."
For more information: www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com

Historical Tidbit:
Home of James 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.  The street number is now 230 Pleasant St.
Mr. Allen was a selectman, member of the school committee, Representative to the General Court, 1881-1883 and was a state senator from the Plymouth Second District. He had five children.
Image and information Courtesy of James Weidenfeller & the E. Bridgewater Public Library History Collection
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Town Hall
175 Central St
Mon 8:30a - 8p
Tues - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p; Fri 8:30a - noon

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616
Mon & Tues 9a - 8p ; Wed, Thurs, Fri 9a - 5p
Saturday 9a - 2p

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 12:30p - 2:00p and last Saturday from 9:30a - 11:00a

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 - 6:30p open to all.
A donation is appreciated.
United Methodist Church
54 N. Central St, EB
Bobbi Resendes
 won a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins. The clean revolution facebook.com/cleanbeautycorner

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

You could win a
One Free Svaroopa® Yoga Class at Bliss Through Yoga. Located at Physical Therapy U
75 Scotland Blvd, Bridgewater
East Bridgewater Business Association
Scholarship 2020
EBBA offers an annual scholarship in the amount of $500 for one graduating senior attending any accredited school (or home-schooled in agreement with EBPS) currently residing in East Bridgewater. Applicant must be pursuing further education in a business related career, including but not limited to management, finance, design, entrepreneurial or trade activities. 

Applicant must submit a resume which includes:
Contact info for student and high school, clubs, music, sports or any extracurricular activities, awards, work experience, and community service (we are particularly interested in East Bridgewater related volunteer efforts). 

Please submit a brief essay describing how East Bridgewater impacted your decision to choose a business related career. Must be received by Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at East Bridgewater Business Association, PO Box 25, East Bridgewater, MA 02333. Decision is made by April 17, 2020.

Selection Process: 
Applications will be read by a sub-committee of the EBBA: called the Scholarship committee, comprised of 4 members. They will read and vote on applicants.  3 of 4 members must agree on which student to receive the award. Excluded entries: members of the EBBA Board of Directors and their immediate families are disqualified from applying. 
Once awarded student needs to attend an East Bridgewater Association Meeting to receive their payment of $500.  www.facebook.com/EastBridgewaterBusinessAssociation
Books Needed
The East Bridgewater Friends of the Library would love your gently used books for our next book sale on March 13-14. Please drop books off at the front desk of the library. No textbooks please. Thank you!
George Washington Toma
TV & Appliances
Stop in for your Free Cherry Pie
this Weekend at
George Washington Toma!

Brockton & Weymouth

(781) 335-6435 •  Gwtoma.com
Girl Scout Cookie Booth
Friday, February 21st
5:00 - 7:00p
7 Eleven
52 North Bedford Street, EB

Find more locations where you can buy cookies and support the girl scout  here .
February Vacation Events at the Y

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Remembering Randy
Saturday, February 29th
EB Junior - Senior High School Auditorium
143 Plymouth St.
The Julius Family invites you to join them as they gather to honor and remember Randy Julius.
We're Your COMPLETE Garden, Farm & Pet Store!

We have everything you need to keep yourself, your pets, fish and feathered friends safe safe, and warm!
Stop in today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357

Free Darwin Day Science Lectures
Dr. Patricia Brennan
Friday Feb 28th
Events all day long with key note speaker at 7p: Time to Step up! Defending "oddball science".
Baseball Evaluations for EB Little League
Saturday, February 29th
East Coast Eagles
612 Plymouth St
Major league evaluations for Players ages 10, 11 and 12 who did NOT play on a major league team last year and wish to play in the majors this year MUST attend evaluations. Minor league evaluations for Players ages 9, 10, and 11 who wish to play minor league MUST attend evaluations. Evaluations are scheduled to begin at 10:00a (TBD if Minors or Majors will be evaluated first.)
Don't forget, you have to be registered in order to participate in the clinics and evaluations! Sign up today!

Also, save the date: Opening Day Parade is Sat April 11.
to Bruce Marquis and Salon Esprit ~ 30 years ! Fabulous!
 is joining the team @ Physical Therapy U !

• Svaroopa® Yoga classes

• Embodyment® Yoga Therapy

Find YOUR bliss at Bliss Through Yoga!

Yoga for the Rest of Us!

75 Scotland Blvd, Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564

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Massasoit Theatre Company

Starting Feb 29th. To purchase tickets: 508-427-1234 www.massasoit.edu/boxoffice $20 - General Patrons$18 - Seniors/Students/Children/Veterans Massasoit Community College, Brockton Campus Fine Arts Building, Large Theatre Massasoit Boulevard Brockton

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EBBA Annual Meeting & Free Breakfast

Wednesday, March 4th, 8:30 - 10:00a, 225 Bedford St.

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D'Agostino Insurance
111 Torrey St Suite #1
Brockton, MA 02301
Call (508) 586-0414

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
Hands-Free While Driving Law to Take Effect SOON!
The hands-free driving law takes effect in MA on Feb. 23, 2020. Police departments will be out in force to ensure residents are sticking to the rules.

You can only use electronic devices and mobile phones in hands-free mode, you are not permitted to hold or support any electronic device/phone, you cannot touch device for texting, emailing, apps, video, or internet use, activation of GPS navigation is permitted when the device is installed or properly mounted. Any handheld use is only allowed if the vehicle is both stationary and not located in a public travel lane but is not allowed at red lights or stop signs.

A good rule of thumb is, if you can put your vehicle in park in a safe place, you can use your phone but otherwise, hands-off. If you are under 18 you cannot use ANY electronic device. All phone use while driving is illegal, including the use of hands-free mode, so talk to your teen about this one specifically. The fines and penalties will be high. For more information, check Mass.Gov Please be safe on the roads and just put the phones away.
Thanks to EB Insurance Agency for sharing this information.
Presidential Primary Info & Application for Absentee Ballot
2020 Presidential Primary
  • Tuesday March 3rd
  • Polling Hours: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School Gymnasium
  • Early Voting will be available Monday February 24th through Friday February 28th during regular Town Hall hours
  • Absentee Ballot Application - In order to be eligible to vote by Absentee Ballot, a voter must be prevented from voting on Election Day due to:
  • Absence from the City/Town on Election Day
  • Physical Disability
  • Religious Beliefs

Return your completed application by US mail to:
PO Box 387
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
The deadline to request Absentee Ballots for the Presidential Primary is Friday, February 28th at 12:00 pm.
Last day to register to vote or change party enrollment for the Presidential Primary is Wednesday, February 12th.
East Bridgewater School Committee 
Regular meeting 
Brought to you by EBCAM
STEAM Lab Night 2019
STEAM Teacher Tori Cameron and the Gordon Mitchell Middle School present the 1st Annual STEAM Lab Night!
Brought to you by EBCAM

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
One Free Svaroopa® Yoga Class at Bliss Through Yoga. Located at Physical Therapy U
75 Scotland Blvd, Bridgewater

  Historical Tidbit Question:
Who was Mr. Allen a senator of?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's Buzz Around East Bridgewater

On February 19, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
We all are challenged....
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.”
~Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
~ Helen Keller, The Open Door
“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” ~ Shannon L. Alder
“If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” ~ T.S. Eliot
I LOVED that T.S. Elliot quote. I spend the majority of my time in over my head, with my tippy toes just barely touching the bottom.
Sometimes its hard to get a gulp of air... but if I can just float... it can be relaxing if there are no storms and no choppy waves or undercurrent.
Took that analogy just about as far as I could ; )
Have a great week everyone, thanks for reading! ~ Jacquie
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