July 21, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Support the Soupman
Local West Bridgewater kiddos dedicate some of their precious summer time to help raise money for the Soupman, an organization devoted to making more suitable living conditions for the homeless. The Soupman aids those in need by providing necessities such as food, health supplies, and even offering portable showers. The children of the community have raised $1565 so far this summer through a multitude of lemonade stands. Thank you to all of those that have donated as well as participated in this successful effort in bettering our community! Information and images courtesy of Lisa Holden
Historical Tidbit: The Trolley Connecting Our Towns
The first electric trolley line in Brockton was the East Side Street Railway, which opened in November 1888, with great success. 
In 1896, a line ran from Brockton to West Bridgewater, Bridgewater and Taunton. The following year, the line ran to East Bridgewater. On July 4, 1897, amid a blaring band, cheering crowds and speeches from the company and town officials, the first electric trolley rumbled down Pleasant St, East Bridgewater. 
The route began in the Montello section in Brockton and followed Montello St. to Plain St. into West Bridgewater, down Belmont St. into East Bridgewater center. Passengers who were continuing on would then have to disembark and wait for a trolley to Bridgewater center. 

For a time, one could travel almost anywhere in the area, even to Nantasket Beach! Many families journeyed to Island Grove in Abington or Mayflower Grove in Pembroke. In summer, the open sided cars were used for the comfort of the passengers. 
In 1923, the William H. Luddy bus company began to run buses from Bridgewater, East Bridgewater & Whitman, thus signalling the end for an already troubled trolley line, which ceased to operate altogether by September 25, 1929.
Information from the East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Commemorative Booklet.  
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
Joanne May 
won a
$30 Gift Certificate to CN Smith Farm!

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

You could win a
sandwich or salad & drink for 2
( $20 value)
Trio Cafe
12 Temple St, Whitman Center

The West Bridgewater Lions Club "Christmas in July" Million Dollar Christmas Tree raffle has already started and ends July 25th.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, 5 for $20 and will be available at Hockomock Liquors (237 W Center St). You could win over $250 in scratch tickets!

Laughter Yoga
Come to the West Bridgewater Public Library every Tuesday morning at 11AM for a fun way to stay healthy. This is a seated exercise that uses yogic breathing and laughter to help keep bodies full of oxygen and relieve stress. Information retrieved from the West Bridgewater Public Library.
West Bridgewater Farmers Market
Tuesdays July 23, August 13 & 27, 4-7p
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
"The Wizard of Oz" Production by FPAC
July 25th - 28th, the Family Performing Arts Center (FPAC) at Bridgewater State University take a stroll down the yellow brick road and performing the classic "The Wizard of Oz." 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.
Martin Richard Foundation Shoe Drive
My Happy Place Nutrition is collecting gently worn shoes for the benefit of the Martin Richard Foundation. My Happy Place Nutrition is collecting donations to help support a friend running in the Chicago marathon for team MR8 to support this great foundation. Simply drop off any gently worn shoes (4 S. Main St., WB) and ask for a raffle ticket as a thank you. Information retrieved from My Happy Place Nutrition.
West Bridgewater COA Community Services
Health Screening Clinics - every Wednesday from 9a-1p at COA, 97 West Center St

For more information call the COA 508-894-1262
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
Business After Hours at Water Pointe
Thursday, July 25th from 5-7p at Water Pointe Condominiums, 8 Island Court, South Easton.
Please join us for an evening of fun,food, and festivities at this event hosted by Metro South Chamber. This is a great business building opportunity so be sure to bring business cards!
This event is a complimentary but pre-registration is required. You can register here .

The Metro South Chamber of Commerce is also thrilled to be hosting the Mandela Fellowship for Young African Leaders at this event. For the third consecutive year, Bridgewater State University and the Mandela Fellows will attend our Business-After-Hours to meet and network with members of the Metro South Chamber of Commerce community. 
For more information, please contact Lexi Reinertson at (508) 586-0500 x 231.
West Bridgewater's Summer Gazebo Concert
located at the Town Hall, bring chairs
Monday 6 to 7:30p FREE
Mon. July 22 - Jeff Nevaras Band will perform
Mon. August 5 - Jeff Nevaras and former Southbound will perform
West Bridgewater's Friendship Park Playground located on Howard St., next to library
Tuesday 6 to 7p FREE
Children K through 5 may attend
Tues. July 23 Yo-Yo people
Tues. Aug 6 Magic by George
Temple Baptist Church

Camp Kilimanjaro
Vacation Bible School

An Epic Expedition Through Proverbs
July 24th - 28th
10:30a - 12:30p

540 Manley St,
W. Bridgewater

(508) 583-5190
Is this still in YOUR Garage?
111 Torrey St, Suite 1, Brockton 
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 5p
Winners will be announced on Friday, August 23rd.

For more information, contact Library Director, Ellen Snoeyenbos: ellens@westbpl.org
Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay
Exhibit opens on August 17th at the Fuller Craft Museum,455 Oak Street, Brockton, .
This exhibit offers recent additions to Fuller Craft’s ceramic collection that display a multitude of processes and conceptual approaches in clay. Exhibiting artists include:Richard Cleaver, Nancy Jurs, Jun Kaneko, Steven Young Lee, Cliff Lee, Michael Lucero, Lauren Mabry, Beverly Mayeri, Zemer Peled, Peter Pincus, Prudence Piper, Mark Shapiro, Mara Superior, Akio Takamori, Cheryl Ann Thomas, Tip Toland, Patti Warashina, and Malcolm Wright. Fuller Craft Museum is proud to shine a light on the clay triumphs of these renowned ceramicists while proudly displaying the institution’s recent collecting achievements.
Museum is open Tue – Sun 10a–5p, Thurs 10a – 9:00p
Respectfully Submitted,Titi Ngwenya.
Piece in picture by Jun Kaneko.
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Skim Milk Bridge Presentation
Joan Pierce describes the mysterious history of this fantastic local structure.

Video courtesy of West Bridgewater TV
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
sandwich or salad & drink for 2
( $20 value)
Trio Cafe
12 Temple St, Whitman Center

Historical Tidbit Question:
What was the name of the bus company that replaced the trolley system?

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 24, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers
Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. " ~ Dennis Prager

"Be a warrior when it comes to delivering on your ambitions. And a saint when it comes to treating people with respect, modeling generosity, and showing up with outright love. " ~ Robin S. Sharma

"Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do." ~ Khalil Gibran
Said simply, we get further with honey than with vinegar.
Have a great week : ) ~ 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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