June 30, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
4th Annual Tutu Run and SparkleFest

"Where the thanks begins and where it ends are understandably hard to identify. The thanks in between is both the most important and most extensive. As we reflect on the magic of Saturday’s SparkleFest and Tutu Run and the sea of pink that blanketed the Common and the race route surrounding it, we are reminded of the integral role community plays in this little seed idea that sprouted four short years ago. We could not dream of the success we have experienced over the these last four years if we did not have the passion, strength, dedication, and devotion of a community both near and far.
From the Sparklers and their husbands setting up tables, tents, and chairs into the late evening Friday to the runners, walkers, and four-legged friends who crossed the finish line. From the local companies and sponsors who brought with them bubble machines, water tables, prize wheels, hair spray, magic tricks, slithering snakes and rare reptiles, digital photo booths, and decorated cupcakes by the dozen. From the men and women of the East Bridgewater Police Department who, for the past eight months, worked with us to create and execute both a safe race route and smooth and safe event for all who participated.
Without a shadow of a doubt, our event, this tradition, Sydney’s legacy, and the countless scholarships we have been fortunate enough to provide, would not be possible without the participation, passion, generosity and dedication of this community, and for that we thank you."

Historical Tidbit:
  The First East Parish Schoolhouse: 1723

Elaborating on school in the 1700's: 
The first school building in the east parish was raised in 1723. 

"The schoolhouses were generally cold, uncomfortable and often crowded.
For many youngsters the day would start as early as 6 or 7 am and end at four or five in the afternoon, with an hour lunch recess. 

Pay for the teachers was usually miserly and there are records of Massachusetts teachers who in addition to their duties, were forced to hand
out summons, dig graves and even take in washing to make enough to live on. 

For students there were hard, rough benches to sit on, while freezing in the winter or sweltering in the summer, for many schools were in session year round and students attended whenever they could. "

From East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Booklet
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Town Hall
175 Central St 508-378-1601
Mon 8:30a - 8p
Tues - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p; Fri 8:30a - noon

EB Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616
Mon & Tues 9 - 8 ; Wed, Thurs, Fri 9 - 5
Saturday 9 - 2 

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Mon 8a - 6p
Tues - Thurs 8a - 4p
Fri 8a - noon  

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm and last Saturday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month

Community Meal
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm open to all.
A donation is appreciated.
United Methodist Church 54 N. Central St EB
Ellen Hurteau
 won a
  1 weekend night get away (for up to 4 people) at the Residence Inn - Bridgewater. Includes a breakfast buffet!

You should play our
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at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
Jump Start Training Package including nutrition consultation & 6 free sessions from Get In Shape For Women at 180 Winter St, Bridgewater!

Town of EB Dog License

New licences are effective July 1st thru June 30th
For more info, EB Town Clerk Website Licenses cannot be issued without a current rabies vaccination on file with the Town Clerk.  On-line renewal
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!

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Order yours today - Call or online ordering available
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Kids Yoga & Music Class
Every Monday in July from 10:00AM-11:00AM at Pony Town Parties in East Bridgewater, will be an instructor-led class of yoga and music. Open to children from 4-8 years old, cost is $15 per a child. Each class is followed by a thirty minute free play period at Pony Town! Read More
Jump to Jupiter!

Stop by the East Bridgewater Public Library to jump between the planets from the sun to Jupiter!
See how far apart they are and see how big they are compared to each other - scaled down, of course! :)
Outside display will be set up 9:30 am - 4 pm each day, weather permitting.
Runs from June 17-July 12.
Program is inspired by the Star Network activites/workshop.

Contact: Anne Vantran  508-378-1616 x2   avantran@sailsinc.org
Nessralla Farm
What will you find at the farm today?

Hard working gardeners need a hard working Scrub and Intense Repair Cream

Stop by today!

318 Plymouth St. Halifax
(781) 294-1767

Yoga for the rest
of us!

NEW Beginners Class!

Sundays @ 6:30!
Space is limited. Call & register today!
More movement, less stress!

484 Bedford St, E. Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564
A Tiger Swallowtail photographed by Mary Julius of the East Bridgewater Garden club
East Bridgewater Garden Club Meeting

The East Bridgewater Garden Club will carpool for July 1st meeting at noon on Monday, from the East Bridgewater Library to Terry Rhode's home and gardens, 6 Woodlawn Circle, EB. Please bring a lunch. The business meeting will include a final recap of the plant sale. 
Cave Adventures
July 8th-12th from 9am-11:30am at the Community Covenant Church of East Bridgewater. Children from ages 4-entering 5th grade are invited to join the Community Covenant Church in their VBS program that will include bible lessons,crafts, music and snacks.
Business After Hours
Please join the Metro South Chamber of Commerce for a Business After Hours at Connemara Senior Living Campello (25 E. Nilsson Street, Brockton) on Thursday, July 18th from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.
Come and kick off your summer with delicious food while connecting with potential customers, existing chamber members, and friends of the Metro South Community. Tickets are complimentary, but do not forget to RSVP Here.
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10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950
Thrift Store Hours & Community Meal

The East Bridgewater United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 54 N Central St, will be open Wednesdays from 2:15-5:15pm and on Saturdays from 10-1pm.

Community meals held by the church are offered every Wednesday at 5:30pm. The meal is free but donations are gratefully accepted to keep them going!

Respectfully Submitted, Toni Finlay
East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club Charity Golf Tournament
The 2019 East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club Charity Golf Tournament is Monday, August 5, 2019. This year's tournament is being held in honor and memory of Roger Boucher. A special flyer is also included with this year's sign up sheet, which is available now.
Both of these PDF files can be found, and downloaded from our web site HERE
East Bridgewater School Committee 6/20/19
Video from EB-CAM
A squirrel among flowers, taken by Mary McDonough.
SALON Esprit

Lighten up and shorten up for Summer at
(508) 378-1530
225 Bedford St, East Bridgewater
Carriage Crossing
Come sample our Sampler and catch some great entertainment at McGuiggan's Pub !
546 Washington St, Whitman
 (781) 447-7333
For more information, check out :

East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club ~ Member Spotlight

Member Phil Bouldry was born in nearby Brockton and lived in East Bridgewater since that day until 1977. He attended East Bridgewater public schools through to graduation. Phil is a singer/songwriter

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Blue Heron Spotted in East Bridgewater
Pictures taken by Mary McDonough
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Jump Start Training Package including nutrition consultation & 6 free sessions from Get In Shape For Women at 180 Winter St, Bridgewater!

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