June 30, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
BSU and Town Officials Welcome 2019 Mandela Fellows

For the fourth straight year, BSU has been chosen as an institute partner for the flagship program of the U.S. government's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The Mandela Fellows represent several sub-Saharan African nations and are in Bridgewater for a six-week leadership in public management institute program.  The fellowship helps participants grow as leaders through academic study, mentoring, networking, service and other activities. Information on this fellowship and how to get involved or partner can be found at https://yali.state.gov/mwf/ .

At the event on June 26th, Bridgewater Town Officials, featuring Town Manager Michael Dutton and his staff, were invited to speak to the Mandela Fellows on BSU's campus where they shared their experiences and the challenges of working in a municipal organization. Town Manager Michael Dutton, Assistant Town Manager Kimberly Williams, and Assistant Town Planner Elijah Romulus had a wonderful discussion with the Fellows and are looking forward to more partnership opportunities with the University. Partnership with the Mandela Washington Fellows provides and increases opportunities both in the United States and Africa.

The Mandela Fellows also made an appearance at Bridgewater Community Dance on June 7th. There, they experienced and participated in the opening dance, "The Sun Meditation," and also in several other dance and conversations throughout the night. Check out the Bridgewater Community Dance page for more info.

Photo Credit: Town of Bridgewater and Bridgewater Community Dance Facebook pages.
Historical Tidbit:
 Early Burial Sites
Food for thought: A few hundred people lived and died in Bridgewater between 1630 and the early 1700's, when formal cemeteries were laid out.

Where were all those early residents buried? 
The exact site of the original meeting house, a possible burial site, is not known. So, be careful when digging in your backyard... 
Respectfully submitted by David Moore
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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
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Bridgewater Public Library
Upcoming Events

July 1st: E.T (rated PG, 104min) Movie & Popcorn. Adult must remain present. Showings at 10:30am, 1:00pm, and 4:00pm.

July 2nd: Uno, Dos, Tres Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook. Program includes stories, music, movement, and games. Recommended for ages 3-7. 10:00am-11:00am.

July 3rd:  Make and Take craft: Drop in to make a Fourth of July bracelet with pony beads in festive colors. This program is for ages 3+ with adult helper.

**No registration required for any of these events*
Virtual Reality Event with Launch

This event is presented by Wingate at Norton. This 3-D experience enables the exploration of cities like Paris. Walk with the penguins and see wild elephants up close. Space is limited, call to reserve your spot.

Call 508-697-0929 and sign up by July 1st, event is July 9th from 10-11:30am with lunch to follow.

The Bridgewater Senior Center is located at 10 Wally Krueger Way, Bridgewater.
Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival
July 4th starting at 10AM on "the quad" at Boyden Hall,131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA.
The festival will include an array of art and live music, as well as activities for children such as face painting, sand art, a petting zoo, train rides, and even circle drumming. Artist and vendors will be selling original handmade items and classic fair food, as well as barbecue will be provided. Information retrieved from Around the Common. Read more
Free Lemonade!
Free Lemonade and access to restrooms will be available during the Bridgewater 4th of July Parade at Central Square Congregational Church, on the Square from 9:30am until 12pm. Bottles of water for a nominal donation will be sold to benefit the Food Pantry. It’s gonna be hot! Stop by to say hello and have a cool drink. Respectfully Submitted by Wershing.
Independence Day Breakfast
This year marks the 90th anniversary of Middleboro historical 4th of July parade. However, the North Congregational Church is introducing a new potential tradition this year with the Independence Day Breakfast. The breakfast will be held from 8AM-11AM at the North Congregational Church at 38 Plymouth St, Middleboro. (Just across the street from Pratt Free School where parade participants line up.)
Parade goers as well as participants are encouraged to grab an on the go breakfast that will include:egg and cheese muffins and bagels, French toast bites, fruit cups and more. The cost for each option will be kept low so that all parade goers can partake of the delicious opportunity!

~Respectfully submitted by Ellen Cooley
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Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to deliver meals on wheels in Bridgewater.If interested,please contact the Bridgewater senior center: 508-679-0929
Music Alley Music Festival

On July 6th, the Bridgewater Music Alley will keep the free music vibe going with their post-4th of July Festival. The event will be go from 4:00pm to 8:00pm in the Music Alley located in Central Square. The musical guests include The Male Bonding Band (4pm), The Fancy Bassetts (5pm), and Kingsley Flood (6pm), with appearances by Katie Cooke (owner of Bridgewater's Music Loft), Kristy Foye and Jason Verhoosky.

Lou Lou's BBQ will also be in attendance serving delicious food. For more information on the event, musical act descriptions and accolades, visit the Festival's event page: Read More
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.
Super Deluxe Basket Raffle

The super deluxe basket raffle of Central Square Congregational Church is now underway! Look at all these great items... Roche Bros. $50 gift card, Aldi $25 gift card, Olive Garden $25 gift card, Baldie's/Lakeville $50 gift card, Lowe's $50 gift card, champagne, and prosecco. Tickets are $5 each, or 3-for-$10. Drawing will be held July 15, 2019. Buy tickets online at  www.csccucc.org/events , or at our free lemonade stand on July 4th during the Bridgewater parade. Good luck! And thanks for helping to support the Bridgewater Food Pantry as well as the community outreach of the church! (Must be 21 to enter, and the winner must be able to pick up the basket in Bridgewater, MA.)
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85-2 Fireworks Circle (off Rt 18)

Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook

Join us every Tuesday from 10:00am to 11:00am at the Bridgewater Public Library. Recommended for ages 3-7.

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Runs from June 18 thru August 6. No classes July 16 and July 23.

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Dress a Girl Around the World

Make dresses for girls around the world. Fabric and material included.

Dates: July 12th, and July 19th, from 9:30 am to Noon.
Location: Bridgewater Senior Center, Wally Krueger Way

From the website: People from all States, Canada, Uganda, the UK, Philippines, Australia, Sweden, Costa Rica, South Africa, Germany, Norway, Okinawa, Japan, and Hong Kong are making dresses. Together we really are dressing the girls around the world for Hope 4 Women International. There are teams and partners distributing these dresses around the world. 
To date we've delivered over one million dresses to 81 countries.
For more information on our local team, contact: Evelyn at 508-697-2685 www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com
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"The Wizard of Oz" Production by FPAC

Beginning July 19th, the FPAC at BSU will have their first summer performance. This year they'll be taking a stroll down the yellow brick road and performing the classic "The Wizard of Oz." Tickets can be found at the following link: Buy Tickets! There are several dates and times for performances to choose from and it's always a great summer show.

Of particular importance and highlight this year is the inclusion of a Sensory-Friendly Performance scheduled for July 25th at 7:00pm. A breakdown of what this performance will include and accommodate for can be found here Sensory-Friendly Performance. Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming experience for families with children with autism or with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.
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United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s 97 th  Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration

On June 12th, over 275 guests gathered for United Way of Greater Plymouth County 97 th  Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration at Bridgewater State University.
 “What an outstanding gathering of generous and compassionate people who embody the spirit of this year’s theme, ‘Hands United’” Dennis Carman, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Plymouth County said. “We are excited to embark on our 97 th  year of uniting people, ideas and resources to improve the lives of people in Greater Plymouth County and look forward to continuing to work together with our partners to tackle our community’s unmet needs.”
The event’s keynote address was given by Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz. He shared with the audience some of the powerful work being done by the DA’s office. United Way’s Family Center is partnering with the DA’s office to enhance efforts to reach drug endangered children in Plymouth County.
Lindsay Clarke of Crescent Credit Union, Wendy Coullahan of Eversource, and Tracy Ouellette of Comcast received awards in recognition of their significant contributions to the United Way campaign. A Community Impact Award was given to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office for the many positive ways in which they make a difference in our community. In recognition of his extensive volunteering for United Way and for the community, Kim Hollon, President & CEO of Signature Healthcare was awarded with the Community Spirit Award for 2019.
The Profile in Courage Award was given to Jean- Marc Thelussaint, a student at Massasoit Community College, in recognition of his demonstrated courage in overcoming life’s difficulties by utilizing area services funded by United Way of Greater Plymouth County. With the help of United Way funds, Mr. Thelussaint was able to complete an Emergency Medical Technician certification program at Massasoit Community College, pass the EMT examine, and then secure employment as an EMT with Brewster Ambulance Service.
 To see more event photos, please visit  www.facebook.com/uwgpc .

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Historical Tidbit Question :
How many people lived and died between 1630 & 1700's?

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I am forever an optimist.  A firm believer that nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. It takes dedication from each of us to care enough to talk and listen to each other. To be a citizen and participate.
"Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have." ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."
 ~Erma Bombeck
"A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it." ~
Frederick Douglass

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~ Jacquie
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