May 5, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
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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
Richard Duffus
 won a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
785 Bedford St (Rt 18 ) Whitman

You should play our
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at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win
A Flowering Mother's Day Basket
(value $21) from
Nessralla Farm, Rt 106, Halifax
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
April showers will bring you May flowers. Get your gardens refreshed right now. Call us and order your mulch and loam today!

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

Ousamequin Club invites you to a fundraiser at The Ninety Nine Restaurant in Bridgewater on Monday May 20th, 2019 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
 15% of the guest check will be awarded to the Club for distribution to their various charities. In addition two drawings featuring a Red Sox/Toronto game basket and a lottery scratch ticket basket will be held at the end of the evening. $5.00 a chance, 3 for $10.00 or 7 for $20.00. You must present a Voucher at the time of your dinner. They can be obtained at the Bridgewater Town Hall, Bridgewater Library, Bridgewater Senior Center and from any member of the Club.
Remember to keep your spine happy by stretching before gardening!

Be aware of your body technique, body form and correct posture while gardening. Kneel, don't bend, and alternate your stance and movements as often as possible to keep the muscles and body balanced. Get a kink, give us a call!

63 Main Street, Bridgewater • (508) 697-0050
The Bridgewater 4th of JULY Contests

There is a small group (5 people) that raises the money and organizes the events, this day is not otherwise funded. We are currently looking for donations - they can be made on our website  or mailed to P.O. Box 390 - NO amount is too small.

Check out our contests: Design our annual 4th of July t-shirt ! Or
Sing the National Anthem!

WE are also still looking for food trucks to participate at the fireworks. the event has 15,000-18,000 people.

We are also looking for businesses that will allow a donation canister. 

Thanks for all the help - much appreciated. 

The Honey Tree Nursery School

645 Locust St • Raynham
(508) 823-5611

Now accepting applications for September 2019. Several spots still available.
Call to schedule a visit.
Johnson Canoe Run
Guided River Paddle of the Mattapoisett River
May 11, 2019
@ 10:00 am $15

This river is BEAUTIFUL – it reminds me of being in Oz. It’s small and windy at the beginning. We will start at 140 Wolf Island Rd, Rochester. We’ll paddle for a while, take a break for lunch, and finish up at Rt 6 in Mattapoisett. I do not recommend this trip for beginners. It is best suited for boats be 14′ or under.

Please bring a lunch, plenty of water and change of clothes in a ziploc bag.

Starting at: 140 Wolf Island Road, Rochester MA

Bad Deeds? Debating Indian Land Sales in Colonial Maine

On Wednesday, May 8th, Dr. Ian Saxine will present a lecture at the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, located at 162 Howard Street, West Bridgewater. The subject of his presentation is: Bad Deeds? Debating Indian Land Sales in Colonial Maine . The program begins at 7:00 p.m.
This presentation examines the extended struggle to re-litigate and define the meaning of early land sales on the Maine coast between the Indians and early colonists. It argues that Indians played a central role in driving colonial ideas about land use and title.
Presented by Dr. Ian Saxine, a visiting assistant professor at Bridgewater State University and current coordinator of the Maine Historical Society’s Historians’ Forum, Dr. Saxine received his PhD at Northwestern University in 2016. In his new book “Properties of Empire: Indians, Colonists, and Land Speculators on the New England Frontier” (NYU Press, April 2019), he explores how diverse early Americans understood land ownership and how that shaped the course of empire in New England.
This program is free and open to the public; Donations gratefully accepted.
For more information about OBHS, visit the website at

What will you find at the farm today?

 We have strawberry starter plants!

Ready to go in the ground today, for yummy fruit in July! $3.99 for a 4 pack

318 Plymouth St. Halifax
(781) 294-1767
 “Did that really happen in Bridgewater?”

A presentation given by David Moore from the Bridgewater Historical Commission at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30 p.m.

This presentation will consist of approximately 40 pictures of Bridgewater, taken over the last 150 years and a brief discussion of little-known events and activities in our town’s past.
Graduate Commencement Thursday, May 16, 2019 6:30pm
Undergraduate Ceremony for the Louis M. Ricciardi College of Business, College of Education and
Allied Studies, Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics Saturday, May 18, 2019 9a
Undergraduate Ceremony for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Sat May 18, 2019 3pm
Paint On Board Party with Robyn Iarrobino from Blue Anchor Studio
Saturday, May 18th @ 10:00 am being held at the Bridgewater Public Library
Join us for a Paint Party!  There is no age limit, it doesn’t matter what your level is this is all about fun.  Project will be completed on a 11x17 wood board.  All supplies and instructor provided.  Fee is $45.00 per artist; portion goes directly to Bridgewater Public Library to support future programs.   Registration and payment are required  in advance at Blue Anchor Studio webstore, Party registration tab, scroll to May 18th.
Don’t wait, reserve your spot now.
Bridgewater Senior Painters Exhibit
The Bridgewater Public Library will feature an exhibit of a variety of works in different mediums by the Bridgewater Senior Painters in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery during the months of April and May.

Senior Painters participating are: J. Bernache, P. Arms, G. Bjorklund, C. Freeman, D. Jones, S. Puffer, R. Robinson, A.Smith, E. Williams. Art instructors offer bimonthly coaching to Senior Painters. For further information, contact Cole-Yeaton Senior Center, (508-697-0929)
The Flora T. Little Gallery is open during regular library hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Friday, Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
First day of summer is June 21st - This is your last chance to get ready!

8 week Summer Jump start for $399  
New members only Expires 5/31/19

180 Winter St., Bridgewater 
(across from Chatta Box)
 Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900    
Email us:  getinshapeforwomen
It's time to give your lawn some TLC! Rent our Blue Bird Aerator before you reseed!

Work smarter,
not harder!

Reserve yours today!

10 Bedford Park
(508) 279-0950

Now taking nominations for the 2019 Bridgewater Rotary Citizen of the Year award.

This will be the 20th consecutive year that three awards have been presented to citizens of the Bridgewaters who have made substantial contributions to the quality of life in their town.

The event has been sponsored for the past nine years by Bridgewater Savings Bank, helping to provide $2,500 per year for Community Service Awards (scholarships) to graduating seniors from the Bridgewaters. There will be a special ceremony this year as the club invites all past recipients to be in attendance in addition to this year's award recipients. Find a copy of the nomination form here .

Since its inception in 1970 the members of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters have stayed true to their motto of "Service Above Self" as it has carried out club, vocational, community, international and youth services. Rotary, an organization of 1.2 men and women in 34,000 clubs in 165 countries strives to help create a healthier, peaceful and sustainable world. Meetings are Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast at Good Days Restaurant in West Bridgewater. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please contact Membership Chair Mike Kryzanek, 617.922.0453.

Here is a listing of previous years awards for Bridgewater: James “Ken” Moore, 2000, Geoffrey A. Domenico, 2001, Dr. Adrian Tinsley, 2002, Robert J. Stearns, 2003, Thomas Arrighi, 2004, Brian Tatro, 2005, Matthew Striggles, 2006, William Callahan, 2007, Katherine M. Doherty, 2008, Betty Gilson, 2009, Bob Wood, 2010, Marilee Kenney Hunt 2011, Shirley Krasinski 2012, Evelyn Delutis 2013, Patricia Oliari 2014, Carlton Hunt 2015, Sam Baumgarten 2016, Jim Quinn & Lisa Troy 2017, Peter Kelleher 2018
Please join us on Sunday, May 19th, at the Old Bridgewater Historical Society for an afternoon of creativity and fun. Robyn Iarrobino of Blue Anchor Studio in Middleboro will be on hand to teach participants how to make Seascape Windows. The program begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Memorial Building, located at 162 Howard Street, West Bridgewater.
This program is for adults and teenagers age 10 and up. All supplies and a step by step lesson will be provided and no experience is necessary
We will design our windows on an 11x14” frame and participants can choose their own materials and color scheme. Templates for mermaids, anchors, octopi, etc. will be available for those who want to create something special. Participants will be working with resin, which doesn’t come out of clothing, so those attending should dress accordingly.
This is a fundraiser for OBHS; cost of participation is $45 and signup is on the OBHS website at
”Seascape Windows” is sponsored by the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, whose mission is to promote education and research relating to the original township of Bridgewater, its inhabitants, and its history by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting materials, artifacts, and information pertaining to “Old Bridgewater”.  For more information about the event, contact Jeannie at
 Have fun with us and bee entered to win
A Flowering Mother's Day Basket
(value $21) from
Nessralla Farm, Rt 106, Halifax

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About 71 % of the Earth's surface is covered with water, 60% of the human being is made of water (the brain and heart are 73%).

So... its no wonder we respond so strongly to rain, to oceans & ponds and rivers - like a song calling us home on a cellular level, those droplets speak to our very soul. "I will do water - beautiful, blue water." ~ Claude Monet

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." ~ John Lubbock

"It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water." ~ Barbara Kingsolver
We can get by without a lot of things... water is not one of them. Litter control is a HUGE part of taking care of our water close to home. Please do your part. ~ Jacquie
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