Get Your Red White & Blue Out!!
It's Time to Celebrate the 4th!

Patriotic Porch/Door Decorating Contest

Enter July 1st - 30th

$200 prize for best entry

Email or text your family name and address to WBLIONSCLUB@AOL.COM 617-970-6731
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

WB Public Library
Council on Aging

Proof of residency is the only requirement.
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
1:45 - 3p & 5:30 - 6p
457 rear, South Main St., Suite #1
Val Thoms
won a $15 gift certificate to
C & C Antiques
Open Wed - Sun, Rt 18, Elmwood (EB)
Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of a
Free one hour of coaching
(value $80) with
Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and anxiety.
Summer Scavenger Hunt in WB
Register now!

Registration form and instructions are available by emailing:

Your team will have July and August to complete the 15-clue "hunt". This will be fun for your family, or a small group of friends. At least one person on a team must be at least 18 years old. Anyone from any of the Bridgewaters' (including North Bridgewater, AKA Brockton) may participate. FREE to participate!
Sponsored by the Old Bridgewater Historical Society. Click here for more details.
The West Bridgewater Fire Department has an opening for a full-time firefighter/ paramedic. Please go to this link for requirements and how to apply!!
2022 West Bridgewater Farmers Market

June 28th
4 - 7p
On the Green at First Church
29 Howard St.
Please take this survey from the West Bridgewater Open Space Committee & Conservation Commission to help them understand what's important to the residents of the Town of West Bridgewater. survey
WB Middle School 8th Grade Graduation
Recorded June 16th
Video Courtesy of
WB Community Access Media

Mondays, 6 - 7:30p at Town Hall Gazebo
June 27th - Jeff Nevaras
July 11th - Dale & The Duds
July 25th - Mitch Leaman
August 8th - Friends of Southbound

Tuesdays, 6 - 7p at Friendship Park Playground
June 28th - Yo-Yo Show
July 12th - Magic by Scott Jameson
July 26 - Alex the Jester

All events are free, thanks to support from the West Bridgewater Cultural Council and our other sponsors!
Whatever you are craving tonight,
we’re sure our latest special will satisfy you! 

Chapters Book Group
Tuesday, July 5th
WB Public Library's History Room
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. Books are available on display. Drop-in, No Registration Required. See you then!
Messages from the WBMSHS

**Save the Date: 7th Grade Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 25th, 8:30a - 9:45a & all new students in Grades 8-12 from 12 -1p. More information will be sent over the summer!

Farms offering CSA vegetable (and flower) shares in 2022

Local farms included in this list is C&C Reading Farm of WB.

Read more
South Shore Bar Pizza: The Legend Grows - Edible South...

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Find YOUR Bliss with
Monday Evening & Saturday Morning Classes.
Register Now!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective.

516 N. Bedford St, East Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564

Treat your fingernails to Color Street temporary designs!
Tons of fun!

*100% real nail polish strips
*Easy one step application
*No dry time/ smudges/ streaks
*Made in the USA
Independent Consultant Katie Ray
(774) 274-7492

Monday July 11th - reservations by July 7th
Senior Center
Acoustic Folk-rock Duo, combining acoustic guitar with fiddle, mandolin and pleasing vocal harmonies, the duo performs old rock classics from performers like Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Drifters and Johnny Cash. It’s very lively and lots of fun, with great musicianship along with a bit of humor here and there. 508-894-1262
"This program is supported by a grant from the Trustees For The Home For Aged Men in the City of Brockton"
CATS CAMP - FREE 4 Week Sports and Conditioning Camp
July 5 - July 28th on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 - 11a at the WBMSHS

For children going into grades 3-8.  Fill out the waiver & application forms & submit them by July 1st!
The camp is also looking for HS volunteers. If you are a HS student looking to volunteer go to the MSHS main office for more information.
Any questions email or cal 508-586-2525. Additional link to forms.
**6/26 Updated List**
WB Library is Getting Ready for Summer!!
See what they have to offer!!

June is Audiobook month! On Hoopla Digital you can use your library card to check out Audiobooks! With your West Bridgewater Public Library card you have 12 downloads per month.

They now have passes to Davis Farmland in Sterling, MA! Your pass is good for $5 off admission for up to four people.

Stay local and get museum passes to the Children's Museum Easton! Passes are good for half off admission for up to four people!

They now have Buttonwood Park Zoo passes! Each pass admits up to 4 people for free.

Passes are also now available to Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich! With a pass, admission is half off!

For all places please come in to reserve a pass, or reserve online here!

The library staff is getting ready for summer reading! This year’s theme is Read Beyond the Beaten Path ~ camping, survival skills, outdoor adventures.

Photo credit: Nanette Ryan
West Bridgewater Open Space Committee held River Walk on
June 5th!
The community enjoyed a car-free River Street and continued to celebrate West Bridgewater' Bicentennial Year!
There was live music & Blacksmithing, canoes & kayaks, Yoga in the Park, Coffee Cart, kid’s play area, Keith House tours, raffles …and so much more.
West Bridgewater Open Space Committee & Conservation Commission is so thankful for the generosity of local businesses who helped to make this years' event a great success!

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
Free one hour of coaching
(value $80) with
Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and anxiety.

Historical Tidbit Question:
Surplus eggs were stored in what type of container for the winter?
Email us your answer at: 
Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.

On June 29, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Rohail Spear & Greg Venezia.
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”
~ Edward Abbey

“Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.” ~ Danny Kaye

“Let us not become so cautious that we forget to live.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert, City of Girls
Even the simplest of activities can be an adventure. Taking ourselves out of our regular routine is key. That's where we see things with new eyes, meet new people, and are challenged. An adventure wakes up our mind and opens our soul. Happy Adventuring, all! ~ Jacquie
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