March 24, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
2019 Bridgewater, MA Charter Review presentation from March 18th, 2019

PreparationTown Election Coming up April 27

Video Courtesy of BTV
Historical Tidbit:

My Great Grandparents on my father's side bought a new kitchen stove June 28, 1901 for $13.00, the "oven section" was $3.00, a can for gasoline $1.00 and 5 gallons of gasoline $1.00 for a total of $18.00.
sue and her plant 2011
One wonders what they would think of today's prices.

Respectfully submitted, Sue Basile
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Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
Mon - Thurs 8a - 4p, Fri 8a - 1p
Public Library
15 South Street
Mon - Wed 9a - 8p 
Thurs 10a - 5p, Fri & Sat 10a - 2p
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
Mon - Thurs 9a - 3p, Fri 9a - noon 
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
Thursdays - 10a - 1pm
1st Monday of each month from 6 to 8 pm
$40 Gift Certificate to Boston Guitar,
Rt 106, West Bridgewater

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

You could win fresh veggies every week during the summer!
Prize this week is a 1/4 CSA Share from
Nessralla Farm Rt 106 Halifax, MA
Bridgewater Garden Club Night Meeting
Monday, March 25 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM
at the Bridgewater Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way, Bridgewater, MA
Come see what we're all about!
All are welcome - we hope to see you there!
"Floral Design" with Anna Holmes.
Anna Holmes will provide ideas for floral pieces, seasonal hostess gifts and floral jewelry. 
Anna has been in the floral industry since 1973. She is a Certified Master Floral Designer and a Floral consultant.
Movie Showing Bohemian Rhapsody

Monday March 25 1:30pm & 5:00pm Bridgewater Public Library

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Bridgewater Garden Club DAY Meeting
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1 PM – 3 PM
at the Bridgewater Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way, Bridgewater, MA
"Great Public Gardens of New England" with Suzanne Mahler
Come see what we're all about!
All are welcome - we hope to see you there!
Suzanne Mahler will take us on an "armchair garden tour" of spectacular gardens within a few hours travel from Bridgewater. Take a colorful journey through the Coastal Maine, Tower Hill, and Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Elm Bank, Heritage Gardens, and several other lovely public venues.
Help send Troop 31 to Washington, D.C.!
Let's Play the Feud!
Saturday March 30th 6:00 p.m.
Parish Center, St Thomas Aquinas Church
Interested in playing? 5 person teams - $20 per person Contact Marion at or call/text 508-846-2086 or Jake
Just want to watch the fun? $5 spectator admission fee
The Honey Tree Nursery School

645 Locust St • Raynham
(508) 823-5611

**Currently Taking Enrollments for September!**
Local author, Jana Milbocker, will be speaking on her book “The Garden Tourist, 120 destination gardens and nurseries in the Northeast” at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m.

Do you enjoy beautiful gardens? In this armchair tour of some the best public gardens and hidden gems of the Northeast you will learn about each garden’s history, horticultural highlights and special events that will inspire you to plan your own visit!

Jana Milbocker is an avid gardener, plant collector, garden designer and writer. She lectures on a variety of gardening topics and has presented at the Boston and Connecticut Flower Shows, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and at many garden clubs and organizations.
Bridgewater Farm Supply is Your Complete Garden, Farm &
Pet Store

Itching to get back in the garden? Can't wait to get your hands dirty? Why not start your own plants from seed this year? We have everything you need to start your little seedlings. Stop by today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Don’t pay to file your taxes.

If your household earned less than $66,000 in 2018, you can file both your federal and state returns for free using 

This is the only free, national, online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit. United Way has made it available to over 100 million U.S. taxpayers as part of our fight for the financial stability of every person in every community.

Being Neighborly
Finding Common Ground

Sponsored by Bridgewater Citizens for Civility and Respect and Bridgewater Public Library

April 8 th , 2019—6:30 p.m. at the Library

Understanding and Responding to White Nationalism in Bridgewater and Beyond
Guest Presenters : Dr. Carolyn Petrosino, BSU Professor Emeritus, Criminal Justice; Robert McEvoy, Det. Sergeant, BSU Police; Jillian Orr, BSU Senior Criminal Justice Major.
Enjoying a long and healthy life is important to everyone. Chiropractic care unlocks your body's true potential and natural healing process to ensure your life is a healthy life. Call today for an appointment!

63 Main Street, Bridgewater
(508) 697-0050
Celebrating our Bridgewater Hometown Heroes

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM Bridgewater Vets Club 85 Cottage St, Bridgewater, Ma

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Dance Kaleidoscope
April 4, 5, 6 at 7:30

BSU Dance showcases its motto, "Dance is for every body" in this concert featuring choreography from dance professionals, BSU faculty, and advanced students. Compelling solos, intricate small groups, and powerful ensembles will move across the stage in a spectacular celebration of art and life. Open to all.

Tickets for the General Public are 10$.

(508) 378-3913
635 Plymouth St, East Bridgewater
D'Agostino Insurance
Car or Home Insurance
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 Let us help you comparison shop for The right coverage for the right price! 
We do business your way, our offices, your home or business or online. 

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111 Torrey St, Suite 1, Brockton 
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
Yoga for the rest of us!

New , 6-Week Beginners Series starts May 5! Space is limited. Call & register today!

More movement, less stress!

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

Now on display at the Bridgewater Public Library, a rare collection showcasing a Bridgewater resident that served in the 54 th  Massachusetts Regiment.
Be sure to check out our display cases on the mezzanine of the Bridgewater Public Library. We are featuring Lewis L. Simpson, 54th Massachusetts Regiment. Mr. Simpson was a Bridgewater Resident for over 58 years and served in the 54th Massachusetts Regiment for the duration of the Civil War.

The collection includes his portrait, 54th Massachusetts Regiment Certificate, Discharge papers, and medal from the Grand Army of the Republic. Respectfully submitted, Rosemary Mamakos, Bridgewater Public Library

• General Auto Repair
• Domestic & Imported Cars
• ASE Certified 
• L1 ASE Certified 

Over 20 Years of Experience 
Local Family Owned Independent Shop

(508) 697-1122
85-2 Fireworks Circle (off Rt 18)

Prophett Funeral Home

Preplanning is SMART Planning


Bridgewater * East Bridgewater
Congratulations to the TJ2 Robotics Team for another 2nd Place finish! TJ2 competed with 38 teams from all over New England in the South East MA Robotics Competition which was held here at BRRHS! In addition to coming in 2nd place, the team also earned “The Excellence in Engineering Award”! Ohhhhhh Yeahhhhhh!!
Photo & Story Credit: BR Buzz
 Have fun with us and bee entered to win fresh veggies every week during the summer!
Prize this week is a 1/4 CSA Share from
Nessralla Farm Rt 106 Halifax, MA

Historical Tidbit Question :
How much did a can of gasoline cost?

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 Bridgewater.
On March 27, 2019 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” 
~ Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

"I think most of us are raised with preconceived notions of the choices we're supposed to make. We waste so much time making decisions based on someone else's idea of our happiness - what will make you a good citizen or a good wife or daughter or actress. Nobody says, 'Just be happy - go be a cobbler or go live with goats.' "
~ Sandra Bullock

"A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results." ~ Wade Boggs
It's all about what we do with our time. What we say and how we say it; what we do and how we do it.

The Power of Positive changes lives.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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