June 30, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
STEM CAMP learning how to make sound effects at WBTV - Way FUN!!!
Images courtesy of www.facebook.com/wbcat1
Historical Tidbit: Life Before Refrigeration   
  
Did you ever wonder how folks were able to have eggs in the winter when chickens stopped laying and there were no supermarkets to run to? Surplus eggs were collected during the spring, summer and fall and stored in crockery containers containing water glass or sodium silicate and water. Water glass is a mixture of sodium silicate and potash.
The eggs would be submerged in the liquid, keeping them cool and moist for months until needed.
 
A little known problem was the use of lead in crockery glazes. Lead was added to glazes for a while to make them shiny, but would leach out into the contents over a period of time.
 
Food canning was developed in the late 1700's, but it was also plagued by lead poisoning if the cans sat around for any length of time. This was most notably a problem and brought about changes in the industry after WWI. More men suffered from the effects of lead poisoning during and after the war caused by eating old canned rations than there were combat casualties during the war.  
Respectfully Submitted, David Moore
Town Hall
65 N. Main Street
  508-894-1200
Mon, Tues & Thurs 8a - 4p
Wed, 8a - 7p, Fri 8a - 1p

WB Public Library
80 Howard Street
508-894-1255
Mon, Thurs, Fri 10a - 5p
Tues - Wed 10a - 8p
Sat 10a - 2p
 
Council on Aging
97 West Center Street
508-894-1262
Mon - Fri 8:30a - 4p
COA

Food Pantry
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
3:15 - 5pm
Spring Street School
2 Spring St WB
Congratulations!
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
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
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!
 
Summer Lunch 2019

Summer break is just around the corner! That’s why several members of West Bridgewater R.E.A.C.H. are launching Summer Lunch 2019. It’s a co-operative program to provide free 
food assistance to West Bridgewater children and families who are without benefit of free/reduced lunches during the summer months.

There are a variety of ways in which you can participate as you are able. For a full listing of opportunities contact Carol Ashton at 508-857-5411 or ckashton@comcast.net .
R.E.A.C.H. (Resident Emergency Assistance Care Help) is a volunteer, non-profit Town of West Bridgewater task force. The mission of REACH is to assess, co-ordinate, develop, and support emergency care and helping services for West Bridgewater residents-
Respectfully submitted, Carol Ashton
West Bridgewater Farmer's Market
Tue July 9 & 23, August 13 & 27
On the green in front of 1st Parish Church
29 Howard St

There is no charge for a vendor to attend! Anyone interested would show up on the days of our market with their own tables and chairs! We do ask for an email address to contact you and a list of what you would be selling.
That’s it!
Respectfully Submitted, Kathy Williams
Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed to deliver meals on wheels for seniors. If you are interested, please contact the Bridgewater Senior Center at: 508-697-0929
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!

Mulch, Stone, Loam…
We deliver right to YOUR home!

Order yours today - Call or online ordering available
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Spring Street School Flag Day Celebration
Including Kindergarten graduation
Video Courtesy of WBTV
Star Wars Symposium

The West Bridgewater Public Library is hosting a Star Wars night for ages 5+ for a family event. July 10 from 6:00pm-7:00pm. We encourage dressing up as your favorite character. The event will include a costume contest & Star Wars trivia game. There will be a show and tell, prizes, and videos!

For more information and other upcoming events: West Bridgewater Public Library

Location: 80 Howard Street, West Bridgewater,MA 02379
S.T.E.A.M Camp
Join the fun from July 15th-19th from 9AM-3PM at the West Bridgewater
Middle-Senior High School.

Open to 1st-5th graders. The summer camp offers creative activities that will involve art,TV filming, science, math and games! For questions, and to register, please email Sandy Churchill at slcmec@aol.com
Get In Shape For Women - Bridgewater
Red Hot July Special!

One Month of Unlimited Small Group Training at Get in Shape for Women - $249!
Let's bring out that summer body!  
180 Winter St., Bridgewater 
(across from Chatta Box)
 Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900   

Email us:   getinshapeforwomen

MOLD GUYS RESTORATION, LLC
Call today to get your
air ducts cleaned!
An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!

(781) 910-5029
WB Council on Aging "Lunch & Singo"

July 15th at 12pm will be Lunch and Singo at the Council on Aging featuring Jim the DJ Guy.

Songs+Bingo = SINGO plus lunch
A fun way to spend the early part of the day and win some prizes!

Make reservations by 9am.

97 West Center Street
West Bridgewater, MA 02379 Phone: 508-894-1262 
Teen Essay Contest: This I Believe

This summer the West Bridgewater Public Library teen essay contest prompts teens between the ages of 12 - 19 to write a short statement describing "a belief or value that they hold dear and how they came to own this value."

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Essays are due by Friday, August 16th at 5 p.m.
Winners will be announced on Friday, August 23rd.
For more information, contact Library Director, Ellen Snoeyenbos: ellens@westbpl.org

D'Agostino Insurance
Car or Home Insurance 
Call us before you renew
 Let us help you comparison shop for  The right coverage for the right price! We do business your way,  our offices, your home or business or online. 
Check out our blog!
111 Torrey St, Suite 1, Brockton 
508-456-6220
GRANTS RENTAL
We've got that extra BOUNCE to get your party started!


Call to reserve yours today!
10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950

WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
Jump Start Training Package including nutrition consultation & 6 free sessions from Get In Shape For Women at 180 Winter St, Bridgewater!


Historical Tidbit Question:
What would leach out of the glaze they used to make the crockery shiny?

Email us your answer at: 
 
Please include your name, phone number, with your answer.   Prize Box Rules
By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's 
Buzz Around West Bridgewater.
On July 3, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 
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 4, 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

Happy Independence Week, Everyone.
~ Jacquie
T he Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Taylor Fruzzetti, Christina Montana,Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
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