October 13, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Congratulations Meredith Anderson, WB's 2019 Citizen of The Year

The awards will be presented at a dessert reception on Monday, October 21 at 7 p.m. at The Center at Sachem Rock, 355 Plymouth Street, East Bridgewater. For the tenth successive year the Grand Sponsor of the event is Bridgewater Savings Bank.

The net proceeds of the Citizen of the Year program are used to support the five Community Service Awards (scholarships) provided to graduating high school seniors from the Bridgewaters. Over the 49 years of the club's existence, its members have provided more than $69,000 of such assistance for higher education. Tickets to the event are $20 Facebook event Questions? Contact Deb daz9250@gmail.com .

The selections were made by six Rotarians led by president-elect Deb Tennant, who chaired the selection committee. Nominations were made by Rotarians, former recipients of the awards, and other community members.

Devoted to "Service Above Self," Rotary was established in 1905 as America's first service club. The Rotary Foundation, considered one of the top five charitable institutions in the world, works toward global understanding and peace. With more than 34,000 clubs in almost 200 countries, Rotary provides a wide variety of vital charitable and humanitarian services, including its mission to eradicate polio.
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters meets most Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast at Good Days Restaurant in West Bridgewater. The club meets off-site on the 2nd Wednesday of the month for its Board meetings and club assemblies.

The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters warmly welcomes women and men from all walks of life, recognizing the value of every person's profession or occupation as an opportunity to be of service. Diversity is one of its core values.
Previous recipients:
David Meade, Jr., 2000
Robert L. Smith, 2001
Edmund Stewart, 2002
Eldon F. Moreira, 2003
Frank & Pearl Nelson, 2004
Joyce Francis, 2005
Steve Barrett, 2006
Jerry Lawrence, 2007
Marilyn Raleigh, 2008
Matthew Albanese, 2009
Bruce Holmquist, 2010
Dr. Patricia Oakley, 2011
Joanne Hall, 2012
Ken Thaxter, 2013
Linda Santry, 2014
Joan McAndrew, 2015
Calvin & Francis Gray, 2016
Bill Kovatis, 2017
Timothy Hay, 2018
Historical Tidbit:
Length of Schools
A law was enacted on April 6, 1859 to essentially mandate that the town had to provide schooling for at least 6 months for all children that could legally attend school.

If a town did not comply with this law they would have to forfeit twice the amount of money that had ever been paid to them to support their district.

Because of this law, some districts didn't have enough money to provide summer education. In 1859 WB, There wasn't enough money in districts 3, and 8. $10.43 was overpaid in district 3, otherwise there would have been enough for 3 months summer schooling.

From: Annual Reports of West Bridgewater for the year ending March 1, 1860.
Adapted by Gregory Venezia

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Town Hall
65 N. Main Street
Mon, Tues & Thurs 8a - 4p
Wed, 8a - 7p, Fri 8a - 1p

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

Food Pantry
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
3:15 - 5p
Spring Street School
2 Spring St WB
Renee MacDonald
$30 gift certificate to CN Smith Farm at 325 South St, East Bridgewater, MA

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 45 minute Reiki Treatment with Jacquelyn Rose
Highlights from the 2nd Annual West Bridgewater Public Library "Librewery" event
Video courtesy of WBTV
West Bridgewater Health Screening Clinics
Wednesdays from 9a-1p
COA, 97 West Center St.
For more information call the COA 508-894-1262
BrSO Concert: Starry Night, Celestial Light

Sun, Oct 20th, 3 - 6p; Christ Congregational Church Brockton UCC, 1350 Pleasant St, Brockton

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Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
Does your lawn need a little boost after the dog days of summer? Come see us for your loam, seed and fertilizer needs!

Stop in today!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
(508) 697-0357
Help the Veterans Grow and Heal ~ Veteran's Garden is looking for raffle donations.

Nov 9th, 6:00p
Easton Country Club
265 Purchase St., South Easton
Please join us at our 1st fundraiser to raise money for our Veterans Garden in W. Bridgewater. We are still in need of items for our raffle table. If you are interested in donating an item to be raffled, Facebook Message .
If you would like to make a monetary donation but can’t attend event please visit veteransgarden.org .
West Bridgewater Board of Selectmen
October 02nd, 2019
video courtesy of WBTV
Greater Bridgewater Women of Today: Touch a Truck
Sun, Oct 27th
11a - 2p
300 Bedford Street, Bridgewater
$5 per person
Children can wear their Halloween costumes and Trick-or-Treat at each vehicle. Face painting will be at the event and music will be provided by DJ Jeff Fowler Productions. There will be hot dogs, and hamburgers, and other concessions available for purchase. Please park at HarborOne Bank (diagonally across the street from Sullivan Tire) at 295 Bedford St and there will also be a free shuttle service running from Legion Field to the event. This is a weather permitting event. 
More info on their Facebook page.

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Cranberry Season
Photography by Sue Basile of the process of harvesting cranberries.

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Color, Wind & Chill
"It's the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!" ~Winnie the Pooh, "Pooh's Grand Adventure"

“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour."
~ Victoria Erickson

"How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”
~John Burroughs

"It was a beautiful, bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it." ~ Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
Swirling palette of color, total immersion. Every life should be so grand. Delight in the sights and smells.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Sarah Harkins, Theresa McNulty, Christina Montana, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
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