May 5, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Photo credit: Jen Nersessian Enos
Video Credit: WBTV
We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended WBYAA Field Day !
Thankfully the rain stayed away. Congratulations to our 2019 Service To Youth award recipients, Greg Sheedy and Glenn Turner!

The winners of the raffles are: * Red Sox tickets - Jamie Mitcheson * 1 free YAA registration (2 winners) - Ed Grueter and Sean (no last name) * $50 Niko gift card - Deanna Nunes * $50 Doyle's gift card - Tom Bates

Historical Tidbit:
Where in the world is West Bridgewater, Massachusetts?
West Bridgewater, which is located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is one of the six New England States. Part of Plymouth County, West Bridgewater has the geographic coordinates: 42.0190° N 71.0078° W and is in the Eastern utc-5/-4 time zone. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is ranked 44th of 50 states in size at 10,555 square miles.
Of the 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth, West Bridgewater is ranked 238th in size at 15.7 square miles; of that 15.3 is in land and 0.3 in square miles of water.
Massachusetts is bordered by New Hampshire and Vermont - north, New York - west, Rhode Island and Connecticut - south and the Atlantic Ocean - east. West Bridgewater is bordered by Brockton to the north, East Bridgewater to the east, Bridgewater to the south, and Easton to the west, as well as a small section (less than a quarter of a mile long) of the southwestern corner that borders the town of Raynham.  
So that's where West Bridgewater is!        
I wonder as I wander.
Robert Lundquist with Christopher Medeiros 
Info from:
Image Credit: Wiki Commons

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 - 5pm
Spring Street School
2 Spring St WB
Monica Armstrong
 won a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman

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

You could win
A Flowering Mother's Day Basket
(value $21) from
Nessralla Farm, Rt 106, Halifax
Its that time of year!! We are looking for photos to add to the awards book! 
We are in need of team and action photos from WBMSHS golf, cheering, volleyball, tennis, softball, and baseball!

If you have any to contribute please email them to or
Thank you!

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

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
" Prescription Drug Drop Off/Disposal at the Police Station

Accepted Medications: Prescription medications including prescription patches, medications & ointments. Over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, medications for pets, ointments, lotions, liquid medications in glass or leak-proof...

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West Bridgewater Clean-Up Day!
Save the date and join your friends for the West Bridgewater Town Clean-Up!
Saturday, May 18, 11 am - 1 pm
Meet at The First Church, 29 Howard St, at 11 am, to pick up your high visibility t-shirt, trash bag, gloves, and water. At 1 pm, return to the church and enjoy some light refreshments, music and celebrate our success!
We hope to see lots of new faces this year, this is a great opportunity to earn your community service hours!
Rain date is Sunday, May 19.
Please feel free to reach Sarah Cashman at Noonan Waste Service Inc. with any questions and suggestions for clean-up locations – 508-583-9500 or
Please Like our Facebook page for news and updates.
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

Bethel Family Medicine

Need a DOT Physical?
Dr. Jennifer DiFalco is a
certified DOT examiner!


Bethel Family Medicine
111 Torrey St, Brockton (508) 588-1200
Lunch and Musical Program:
 John Root
 "A Celebration of Song"
 Wednesday, May 15, 2019
 12:30 PM
WB Council on Aging

 John sings, a cappella or accompanying himself on the piano, and plays the flute, clarinet, and saxophone.
His diverse repertoire features the best-loved songs of the first five decades of the twentieth century. Everyone is invited to sing along, and requests for favorite selections are welcome.
Sign-up before 9:00 AM May 15th
"This program is supported in part by a grant from the West Bridgewater Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."
 Join us Tuesday, May 28th, at 9:00 AM for a
VETERANS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION with the USII History Junior Class Members from WBMSHS at the COA. A time to share your experiences during your time of service, and then join in a question and answer
session. What better way for the students to learn than to hear your story first-hand. If you would like to attend please call the 508-894-1262 
Now taking nominations for the 2019 West 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.

Previous West Bridgewater Awards have been given to: 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
Have fun with us and bee entered to win 
 A Flowering Mother's Day Basket
(value $21) from
Nessralla Farm, Rt 106, Halifax

Historical Tidbit Question:
What is West Bridgewater's rank in size within Massachusetts?

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Buzz Around West Bridgewater.
On May 8, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 
T he Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
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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