Thankful Thursday this week was at the Happy Frog!
This EB homegrown business is 20 years old!
Crafty and gift ideas galore; markers to decorate car windows for parades... Special markers that are perfect for coloring rocks... THE PERFECT invitation, and oh so much more; Happy Frog has a gazillion ways to make every day special! ~ We are thankful for the Culp Family!!!
Historical Tidbit:

In the early 1900's, Ice Cream "Parlors" were rare. If you wanted ice cream you had to make it yourself with a Hand-Crank Ice Cream Maker. In 1843 , Nancy Johnson got a patent on a machine to make ice cream by hand. This device provided a real treat to just about everyone.
My great grandparents had one that was a little keg about 18 inches tall and 1 foot across with a metal cylinder in the middle that was run by a hand crank (handle). The cylinder was placed in the wooden keg and ice from the iceman or from an icehouse and salt would be placed between the cylinder and keg. Milk, sugar and flavoring, such as vanilla, would be placed in the cylinder and as this was turned and cooled, a thin layer of milk would start to freeze. The rotating paddles scraped off the frozen milk and left a new layer. As the milk became stiff it turned into the eagerly awaited ice cream. This process took from 20 to 30 minutes, depending upon the amount of salt used.

When the process was completed and the paddles lifted out, there was a little ice cream sticking on them and if you were quick enough you got to lick them to get the first taste of the awaited treat.  

~ Respectfully submitted,
Sue Basile 
Town Hall
175 Central St

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Email & phone contact only

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30p - 2:00p
& last Saturday from 9:30a - 11:00a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only.

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Winter hours Distribution:
Mon Mar. 1 - 1- 4 & Sat. Mar. 20 - 10-11:30
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
Gail Woodbury
won a $10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck.

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 1 hour (value $80) session with
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East Bridgewater Public Schools Anticipated Start
Dates contingent on teacher vaccination (per
School Committee vote):
1. Central School - Progressive Return week of March 8th & March 15th (see plan for details)
2. Mitchell School - March 15, 2021 All Grades (four day in-person M, T, Th, F) (Wednesday Remote)
3. Jr./Sr. High School - March 15, 2021 All Grades (four day in-person M, T, Th, F) (Wednesday Remote)
Students will either be in school or remote, no hybrid options are available.
Little League of East Bridgewater

Register for 2021 Little League now! Season runs 04/17/2021 to 07/03/2021

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

The birds are hungry this time of year!
Why not give them a treat!
Full-time Crossing Guard Job Opening
143 Plymouth Street, East Bridgewater,
Job Description
The Police Department is looking for an as needed crossing guard for the school district.
6th Annual Multicultural Business Forum
With Economic Recovery Update
Friday, March 5th
2p - 3p
Zoom Event
You are cordially invited to join the Metro South Chamber of Commerce for a Live Virtual Business Forum event . This event brought to you by North Easton Savings Bank. We will also hear an update on COVID-19 economic recovery resources from Mayor of Brockton Robert F. Sullivan, Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Click here to register for the Webinar.
Eat well, Laugh often, Love much
Feeling hungry for something different?
Visit our Facebook page for a list of our current specials.
Click on location for full take out menus!

Take out only
Open for Indoor Dining & Take out
Open for Indoor Dining & Take out
Sales Assistant P/T ~ BuzzAround

10 hrs / week $14.50 / hour plus commission in our Bridgewater office

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In Honor of Black History Month, We are Pleased to Share:" I, Too, Sing "America." Black Perspectives on American Patriotism
Courtesy of Brockton Public Library and the Brockton Area Branch NAACP
Panel Discussion topics include the history and meaning of patriotism, the confederate flag, and the roles of Black Americans as patriots for social justice and freedom.

Moderator: Phyllis Ellis: Brockton NAACP President; recipient: Black Excellence on the Hill Award 2019; Sojourner Truth Award 2020; both from the Historic Boston Equal Rights League. Phyllis serves as Chair on the Mayors Community Justice Task Force; she is a Commissioner, Plymouth County Commission on the Status of Women, and on the Brockton Public Library Board of Trustees.

The esteemed panelists, with a condensed listing of their involvements in civic and professional activities:
Bishop Tony Branch, Chair of the Commission on Diversity, City of Brockton; serves on the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending; and on the SE Regional Technical Vocational School Committee, where he serves as Vice-Chair.
Michele R. Henson, Retiree of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, where she provided administrative assistance and conference organization for several space and science missions. Michele is a Member of Brockton Area NAACP.
Willie Wilson Jr, has been a teacher, historian, deacon, and community leader for 30 years on the South Shore. Currently he serves as an adjunct faculty member at Stonehill College, and serves as a Scholar and a Board Member on the Board of Directors for Fredrick Douglass Neighborhood Association.

To watch the panel discussion: Brockton Public Library FB Live.
Board of Selectmen Meeting - 2-22-21

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For ages 4 - Grade 2
Take home a bag with all you need to make a fun craft with kids!
Also included a song/rhyme sheet with fun facts!
Only one per child please.

Register below to make sure you have a bag for your youngster. There are a limited amount available.

*Email will be sent when bags are available for curbside pick up.

Pictured, Captains: Rachel Smith from West Bridgewater, Meaghan Powers from East Bridgewater and Morgan Young from East Bridgewater.
West / East Bridgewater Girls High School Hockey (WEB)
"The team started together 3 years ago playing a JV schedule and moved up to varsity this year. For some of the girls they have only played hockey since this program started, a lot of the girls have been playing since they were 8yr of age. Our goalie Sara Eaton started played hockey when she signed up for this team. They are a great group of girls, they have overcome a lot in the past 3 years with a new program, the death of a team mate, and now a pandemic but they have played their hearts out and have had fun doing it."
~ Christine Green Powers.

So proud of our girls! Root them on:

Photo Credits: Deanna Lynch

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Dare to Be You.

“All serious daring starts from within.”
~ Eudora Welty, On Writing

“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.”
~ William James, The Principles of Psychology

“Courage to me is doing something daring, no matter how afraid, insecure, intimidated, alone, unworthy, incapable, ridiculed or whatever other paralyzing emotion you might feel. Courage is taking matter what. So you're afraid? Be afraid. Be scared silly to the point you're trembling and nauseous, but do it anyway!”
~ Richelle E. Goodrich

“It's daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside prescribed boxes, to take risks, and above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here.”
~ Luci Swindoll, I Married Adventure
Accept fear and failure as a part of life, and dare to live passionately and creatively anyway. What will you dare this week? ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien & Jacquelyn Rose

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