February 9, 2020 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
West Bridgewater Police Department Teach Students the Dangers of Driving Under the Influence.

February 3, 2020
At the West Bridgewater High School

The West Bridgewater High School and West Bridgewater Police Department partnered up with AAA Shifting Gears Program to present the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana to freshman and sophomore health classes!

Historical Tidbit:
Howard Collegiate Institute 
Class of 1883
"Seven members of an entering class of twenty-two were graduated in the spring of 1883 from what is now Howard High School, then Howard Collegiate Institute; and these seven have the distinction of comprising the first class of high school grade to be graduated in the town of West Bridgewater."

The class motto was "Sunt sua praemia labori," or "These are their rewards for labor."
Excerpts from The Climber, 1935 Howard High School Yearbook
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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
Priscilla Alta Pratt.
won a
Jump Start Training Package including nutrition consultation &
6 free sessions from
Get In Shape For Women at
180 Winter St, Bridgewater Value: $140

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

You could win a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins. The clean revolution facebook.com/cleanbeautycorner
Looking for Sponsorships for the
Paul A Chuilli, Jr. Memorial
Basketball Tournament
Sunday, Feb 16th & Monday, Feb 17th
Participating teams: West Bridgewater HS, Southeastern Regional VoTech, East Bridgewater HS & Coyle Cassidy HS
The BSU Observatory 
S chedule for FREE Public Nights
Weather allowing, the BSU Observatory will be open on the following dates in Spring 2020:
  • February 19 and 26 from 6:00 - 7:30p
  • March 4 from 6:30 - 8:00p
  • March 18, 21, 25 and 28 from 8:00 - 9:30p
  • April 1, 8, 11, 15, 22, 25 and 29, & May 2 from 8:30 - 10:00p
You can also follow us on Twitter @BSUObservatory or call our hotline at 508-531-DARK for the weather decision. (The night has to be clear.)
Parking for these evening events is available in the West Campus Lot.
Hands on math lessons at Rose L MacDonald School were impressive!
Photo & Story credit: facebook.com/wbridgewaterschools
Boston Bruins Annual PJ Drive  
February 1 - March 15
Bring in new pajamas for infants, children or teens to the library, fill out a raffle ticket and you might win tickets to a Bruins game!

Come See Our
New Home

265 Bedford St, Bridgewater
(508) 378-9971

Reboot Your Body's Energy
February 28th to April 3rd
10:30- 11:30a
Register by February 21st
Council on Aging
The Council on Aging is having a Reboot Your Body's Energy Program. The program is where you practice the Daily Energy Routine, enhance wellness using the meridians, unravel the stress loop and more!
We're Your COMPLETE Garden, Farm & Pet Store!

We have everything you need to keep yourself, your pets, fish and feathered friends safe safe, and warm!
Stop in today!

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

Lunch and Singo
Monday, February 24th
12:00p (reservations due by 9:00a)
Council on Aging
The Council on Aging is having a Lunch and Singo program with bingo and songs featuring Jim the DJ Guy.
4th Annual Senior Prom
March 9th
2:00 - 9:00p
Council on Aging
Reserve by February 25th
The Council on Aging is having a Senior Prom with a Hawaiian Luau theme.
Put on your wildest Hawaiian outfit and join them for music,dancing, refreshments and lots of fun!
The Taunton Civic Chorus is accepting applications for its annual Bob Keith Memorial Scholarship.
The $500 scholarship is open to graduating seniors from greater Taunton area high schools (Taunton High School, Coyle and Cassidy High School, Bridgewater-Raynham High School, West Bridgewater High School, East Bridgewater High School, Dighton-Rehoboth High School, Somerset-Berkley High School, Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School, Bristol County Agricultural High School). An additional scholarship may be awarded to a runner-up applicant.
The student must currently be an active participant in an organized musical activity (chorus, band, orchestra, private voice or instrumental lessons, drama club, dance lessons), and be accepted into a 2 or 4-year college degree program, pursuing any major.
Applications are available in high school guidance departments, and are due on March 13, 2020.
The winner of the scholarship will participate in the Taunton Civic Chorus spring concert on May 3, 2020.
For more information, contact tauntoncivicchorus63@gmail.com.

Coming Soon to Physical Therapy U in Bridgewater!
• Svaroopa® Yoga classes

• Embodyment® Yoga Therapy

Find YOUR bliss at Bliss Through Yoga!
Yoga for the Rest of Us!

(508) 331-3564

"Life is Sweeter with Mama Deb's
Sweet Italian Sauce"

Spend Valentine's Day with Mama Deb, Feb 14th @
Vitamin Sea Brewing!
Details on our Facebook page.

Click here for retail locations, mobile food 
events, and pasta making class schedules.
Check out our Facebook  www.facebook.com/mamadebsauce
The early voting period runs from Monday, Feb 24 to Fri, Feb 28 during regular business hours at the Town Clerk's office. Any questions, please call 508-894-1167.
In order to register to vote online, you must have a signature on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. If you currently have a Massachusetts driver's license or state ID card, you may use the online voter registration application to register, update your address, or change your party affiliation. Voter registration forms submitted online must be submitted by midnight on the date of the voter registration deadline.
If you do not qualify to register to vote online, or if you would prefer to register by mail, you may download the voter registration form . The form must be completed, signed, and delivered to your local election official. Voter registration forms submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the voter registration deadline.
If you would like to register in-person, you may do so at any local election office, as well as the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office. Voter registration is also available at the Registry of Motor Vehicles and at certain public assistance agencies. Voter registration forms completed in-person are valid as of the day that they are signed.
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February "Sweetheart" 6 Week Special @ Get in Shape for Women in Bridgewater
18, 1 hour training sessions, 3 X per week for 6 weeks 
Cost: $15.50 per session - $279  

Lets get you started!

180 Winter St., Bridgewater 
(across from Chatta Box)
 Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900   
Email us:  getinshapeforwomen
Having Fun & Fitness at First Church
Every Tuesday Night - 6:30p
Learn How to Line Dance
Every Wednesday Night  - 6:00p
Adult Yoga with Kathy Milan
29 Howard St.
Afternoons at the WBPL
Our West Bridgewater Public Library offers services and activities for all age groups. Check them out! westbpl.org
State of the Town Address,
Town Administrator David Gagne
Here is coverage of the January 22nd West Bridgewater Board of Selectmen meeting.
This video includes the whole meeting, skip to 00:34:50 for the State of the Town Address.
Video Courtesy of WBTV
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through
Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins. The clean revolution facebook.com/cleanbeautycorner

Historical Tidbit Question:
What was the class of 1883’s motto?

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On February 12, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Deena Anzum, Jacquelyn Rose, & Greg Venezia
Choosing Engagement Over Fear

I am a HUGE Brene Brown fan.
Here are some goodies about leadership... and if you are wondering, we all are leaders: in our families, our volunteerism, social circles and at work. Being a leader is a state of being as much as it is a titled position. These are all from Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

“The courage to be vulnerable is not about winning or losing, it’s about the courage to show up when you can’t predict or control the outcome.”

"Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind.”

“People are opting out of vital conversations about diversity and inclusivity because they fear looking wrong, saying something wrong, or being wrong. Choosing our own comfort over hard conversations is the epitome of privilege, and it corrodes trust and moves us away from meaningful and lasting change.”

“If we want people to fully show up, to bring their whole selves including their unarmored, whole hearts—so that we can innovate, solve problems, and serve people—we have to be vigilant about creating a culture in which people feel safe, seen, heard, and respected.”
Here is a link to her Ted Talk on Vulnerability . It takes courage to be out there with our whole authentic selves, but that's how the most effective communication happens.
Have a great week. ~Jacquie
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