Thanks to the Teachers!
The Central School Parent Teacher Organization provided our teachers a nice dinner from Perfectly Flavah'd Cafe on the first night of parent/teacher conferences.
The service was great and the food was phenomenal!!
Thank you teachers!

Story & Photo Credits: Kelly Sampson
Historical Tidbit:
Hurricane of 1938 

The early fall in New England is well-known as possible hurricane weather, but few were prepared for the terrible storm that hit this area on September 21, 1938. It was reported:  "A terrifying hurricane swept the area for two hours Wednesday afternoon doing considerable damage. The winds, which at times reached a velocity estimated at close to 100 miles an hour, created an emergency which was quickly and efficiently handled. It is estimated that over 100 giant elms and other trees that line the streets of town were uprooted as well as many trees on private property. Considerable property damage was done. It was not possible to obtain an accurate estimate last evening." 
Many homes all over the region were damaged. Power lines and telephone poles were down and roofs swept away from homes by the howling winds, leaving vacant gaps on houses and barns throughout the community. The steeple of the First Parish Unitarian Church in East Bridgewater was uplifted and plunged point down through the roof of the church. 

~ Information from the East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Booklet
Town Hall
175 Central St

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Email & phone contact only

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30p - 2:00p and last Saturday from 9:30a - 11:00a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
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from independent consultant Katie Ray.

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East Bridgewater HUGS Community Christmas: Three ways to support our struggling families in EB: 1) Take a tag off a tree at the Public Library, EB Town Hall, Dewhurst Lumber, Johnny Macaroni's (Plymouth St), Busy Bee Preschool, Paula Coffee Dance Studio or Collins Rigging. 2) Take a virtual tag from Sign up Genius 3) Donate directly to HUGS... Venmo, Paypal or Check!
Thank you for helping our EB families!
The Giving Tree is up at the Library. Doesn't it look pretty in the front room? Plenty of tags available. Stop by and get yours today!
Gift card fundraiser sheets for the music parents are also available at the table. Help support 2 great programs with one gift card!
Thank you to the library director and staff for welcoming us back again this year!!
Thanks to everyone who supports our program!!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Town Hall. Thanks to Kerri!
This year we are going to have to do things a bit differently and with the challenges of COVID, we want to have enough time to assist as many families as possible.
Our website has lists of the most commonly requested items here:
We have giving trees as well as online opportunities for people who wish to help. We will also have "adopt a child" and "adopt a family" opportunities, and lists will be provided for those who wish to participate in that way. If you have any questions, or need more info, please contact us at
Thank you. ~ Theresa Please follow this link to apply for the HUGS Program.
Virtual Silent Auction
Those who have attended our fair in the past know that we have fantastic baskets in our silent auction. Now you can bid for them online! 

Here's how:
create an account using the 2 step secure process then...Start Bidding!!! 

Bidding will end on Sunday, November 29th at 3p. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you to all those who donated these fabulous baskets!!
The East Bridgewater Music Parents Association Annual Gift Card Fundraiser
We ask that you kindly support the East Bridgewater Public School's music programs by purchasing gift cards through the EBMPA during their annual gift card fundraiser. There is a variety of different options to choose from, including: national restaurants, retailers, grocery stores, online catalogs, and more. There is surely something for everyone! Gift cards can be purchased online or with a printable order form, which can be found in the link that is provided below. All orders are due by December 4th.

Mice, voles, and other pests will start looking for a warm place to spend the winter. We sell a variety of products to help keep your home rodent free.

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
A Story from Kitty Ranch
"She came to me in January as she was homeless. Her human had to move out of her condo as repairs were needed due to a burst pipe and all that it entails.
The management company contacted the Animal Rescue League to come and collect this woman’s indoor outdoor cats.
They did and took them all away never to be seen again. Except one.
This girl was savvy enough to to hide and was discovered many days later living in the unit. The owner realized that one of her beloved pets was still in the home that was under repair.
This cats constant crying, due to fact that the home was unoccupied save for deliveries of food and water, upset the neighbor and was reported to mangemant.
Barbara, the owner contacted me in January of this year. She was going though a lot with the insurance company and management and was mostly alone as her only child was not helpful.
Can I bring her to you until I move back home when the repairs have been completed. Of course you can we responded here at the Ranch.
Days turned into weeks and then months and then Covid and it was basically hard for all of us involved.
However. Because of Covid we had room at the Ranch. What’s one more. An animal in need is a guest.
She was called Blackie. I renamed her Ebony. She needed a doctor and you and me provide that. She had hair loss on her haunches and back side. The Dr didn’t know what it might be but she was otherwise healthy.
We got her up to date on her shots and was released into the Ranch. This was January.
She shed as all cats do this summer. I focused on increased attention and brushed her often through it all. She fell in love with me and demanded my attention.
This fall as cats winter coats come in I noticed that Ebony’s coat was thick and shiny. Her hind side now was fully engulfed in a beautiful shiny and thick coat. I’m guessing it’s the food but it doesn’t matter. She’s back and she’s beautiful.
She went home yesterday. Her moms condo has been repaired and her mom was ready to take her back.
I had a nice visit with this woman that sought me out in my office back in January. I’ve gotten to know her and we’ve become fast friends.
Ebony was in the carrier as I sat down with Barbara and waited for the right time to let her out. Ebony listened while we visited and me talking about her schedule for the last year or so and what her routine was like and what she was eating and all.
I got down on my knees and peered into the carrier and realized it was time.
Off she went half way up the stairs as we watched. She stopped half way up and acknowledged me and waited for me to pet her. Almost as if she was asking for permission.
Permission granted."
~ Robert Philbrick, Kitty Ranch Facebook Page

Kitty Ranch is a home-based rescue supported by South Shore Humane Society and located in E. Bridgewater, MA. If you are considering adopting, please email your postal address to and we will send you an application.
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The Ousamequin Club Christmas Tree Drawing
The Ousamequin Club is once again having a drawing for a beautifully hand crafted, fully decorated 5 foot tree, the proceeds of which will benefit the Sunshine Farm Sanctuary. The tree is something we do every year, and we donate the profits from the drawing to a worthy cause, this year it is the farm.

The S.F. Sanctuary is a wonderful farm in Bridgewater that caters to children from group foster homes. There are animals galore, horses to ride, gardening programs and holiday meals served.

The cost for a chance is $5 for one, $10 for five chances and you can get 15 chances for $20.
If you are interested please email or send a check for your choice to 473 West Street, East Bridgewater, Ma. 02333. The drawing will be held on Monday, December 7th.
Special Town Meeting
Monday, December 7, 2020 at 7:00p
at the Junior/Senior High School
143 Plymouth Street

Transcript of Articles in the Warrant for the
Report of the Finance Committee

Stonecroft Farm

*Holiday Gift Certificates*
Lessons * Boarding * Sales
* Indoor / Outdoor ring

Ride our safe,
school horses. 

Lessons for ages
4 & up 

36 years experience

$55 / 45-min lesson

108 Belmont St, West Bridgewater

Homeowners & Contractors,
RENT, DON'T BUY, the best tools for your job!

We have many sizes and styles of lifts to help you get your project done quickly and efficiently!

Work Smarter, not harder!
10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950

The Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater annual Christmas tree sale begins Sunday, November 22nd.
(Stay tuned for actual times for opening day at this link.) at The Edson Insurance Company lot at 11 Maple Avenue, just in the center of town.
When you buy a Christmas Tree from the Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater, you keep a family tradition alive (or start a new tradition) AND you help your community at a time they need it most. Fundraising by the Kiwanis Club supports many local organization like our local food pantries, Fisher House Boston, Penelope’s Place Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter, and more.
Some Details:
—Be assured we will be compliant with all State and CDC COVID-19 guidelines. Our lot attendants will be wearing masks and observing social distancing. We ask that you wear a mask as well.
—This year, our sales lot will be manned by representatives from the East Bridgewater Scouts BSA Troop 29.
—We have purchased only Premium Grade Christmas trees this year, ranging in sizes ranging from 4 - 12’ with pricing to fit any budget.
—New this year, we will also be selling Fully Decorated 24” Wreaths and Evergreen Door Swags.
—Lot Hours:
Weekends: 9a - 8p
Mon-Fri: 5p - 8p
Stay tunes to this page for more news, details, and updates...and stay well.
Far-reaching advantages
to shopping local.
By supporting local businesses, you are in turn supporting your local economy; significantly more money stays in a community when purchases are made at locally owned – rather than nationally owned – businesses. The U.S. Small Business Association and the U.S. Department of Labor report the positive impacts of small, independent business on local economies.

*Local businesses are more likely to utilize other local businesses.

*For every $100 you spend at local businesses, $68 will stay in the community.

*Independent retailers return more than three times as much money per dollar of sales to the community in which they operate than chain competitors.

*Small businesses employ 77 million Americans and accounted for 65% of all new jobs over the past 17 years.

*Local businesses are owned and operated by your neighbors! They care about and are invested in the well-being of your community and its future.

*Local businesses are more accountable to their local communities and donate more money to non-profits.

*Supporting local businesses is good for the environment because they often have a smaller carbon footprint than larger companies.
Shop local, every day!!!
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Kiwanis Field of Flags on our Common ~ Beautiful Tribute to our Veterans
Captured by Crystal Hudson

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“When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.” ~ Vietnamese Proverb

“The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

"Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.”
~ Amy Collette

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~ Thornton Wilder
And here we are. Grateful for the health we have. Grateful for the friends and family who make us giggle.
Grateful for today.
That's it. That's all there is.

Make today the best one you have ever had... be grateful for everything that comes your way.
; ) ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Sebastian Ladoulis, Sara Medeiros, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien & Jacquelyn Rose

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