Can you spot the differences between these "before and after" photos?
We sure can!
The finishing touches were put on the 357-year-old Keith House (located on River Street in West Bridgewater) and we are pleased to announce it is now done with fresh paint, some much-needed repairs, and the house's pests have been sprayed!
Another HUGE shout out to Willie's Painting, the West Bridgewater Lions Club, Jerry Lawrence, Caryn Barker, Bruce Morse Jr., Burgess Pest Management and Zorbas Pizza and Subs!!
The house has come SOOOOO far... and without the people named above, it would not be possible. The Old Bridgewater Historical Society is appreciative beyond words. Thank you to each and every person that had a hand in making this possible!
Historical Tidbit:
Remembrances of an Earlier
Christmas Time

As told to me by Martha...

"In December Mom Watson would make English plum pudding...I remember the year I got the 'dime' added in the pudding mix. I have no idea where she got the rum from. I don't remember anywhere they went to buy it. Dad would buy ingredients and yeast to make his beer, that I hated the smell of, but no liquor in those days, during the depression, that I know of. I remember the pudding hanging in the cheese cloth in the pantry for 5 days to get ripe. I loved going in there and smelling the pudding, and I remember Dad lighting it at the dinner table. That was the only time we ever ate in the dining room. We always went up in the woods on the Indian trail and Dad would cut down the tree, then we made popcorn and cranberry strings. I don't remember any balls to add to the tree. The night before we would yell up the chimney in the living room to tell Santa what we wanted... I asked for a doll and some chocolates, and I got them! I also remember on Christmas mornings how Mom and Dad Watson would sit in his big chair, listening to the radio through the big horn with a dog on the front, Big Ben was chiming, and they would cry together... They missed England so much. The Watsons came to America around 1918 after they were married."
sue and her plant 2011

~Respectfully submitted,
Sue Basile
Town Hall

WB Public Library
Council on Aging

1st & 3rd Wednesday each month 3 - 4p
Proof of residency is the only requirement.
Spring Street School
2 Spring St, WB
Karissa Santos
won a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins!

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.
You could win a
$25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's!
(Route 106)
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
America The Beautiful... Shine Us into the New Year
As we continue to show our love and support for each other... through the darkest days... lights are going up all over town.
Between now - January 14, 2021 we will be posting the pictures & videos that you share.

Each week, one lucky submission will receive a $25 gift certificate to... where else... Johnny Macaroni's!
We want to hear the unique ways you are powering- up: tell us about your solar, wind and renewable energy projects!

Lets light the way to 2021!! [email protected]
The Million Dollar
Christmas Tree
Raffle is BACK
Tickets will be available until Dec 24th at Hockomock Liquors and on line via Venmo Payments
Memo "raffle"

Balsam Christmas Trees now available. Prices between $29 and $75,
while supplies last.

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Athletic Boosters Logo Fundraiser!!
Check out the items available including: Backpacks, blankets, umbrellas, tumblers, masks, power banks, chairs, apparel and so much more!

Contact for questions:
Andrea Matta at [email protected] 781-962-1175
Donna Hulme at [email protected]

For more info on what the WB Athletic Boosters does go HERE.
In the spirit of "Giving Tuesday"
WB Community Access Media is shining a spotlight on resident who is giving back. Beverly Bates has been making dolls for sick children and has high hopes this season.
Board Of Selectmen Meeting
Dec 2, 2020
Video Courtesy of WBTV
Thank you and congratulations
to Mrs. Wohlen, Spring Street School secretary, who is retiring after 23 years in WB. We appreciate all you have done for the students, staff and families in West Bridgewater. We wish you a happy and healthy retirement!

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The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum with astronaut
Victor Glover
This was a live discussion Dec 3, 2020 with astronaut Victor Glover, who is currently orbiting 200 miles above us on the International Space Station Glover speaks about the ISS, his experiences as astronaut, and so much more!

Check out the video of this historic interview!

This program is part of an ongoing partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture to celebrate Victor Glover's historic first trip to the ISS. When Glover arrived at the ISS as part of the SpaceX Crew-1 launch, he became the first Black astronaut to live on board the space station as part of a long-term mission.
Particle & Wave: Paper
Clay Illuminated
is a groundbreaking, traveling, international exhibition featuring 45 artists from across the globe who are redefining the potential of the ceramic arts and representing a commitment to their craft. Curated by Peter Held, exhibition provides historical information about the evolution of paper clay as an artistic medium and showcases the amazing diversity of form and expression that exists in today’s growing global community of artists.
Fuller Craft Museum Current Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10a – 5p
Please check for details.

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entered to win a
$25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's!
(Route 106)
East Bridgewater, MA 02333

 Historical Tidbit Question:
How many days would the pudding on the cheese cloth hang in the pantry for?

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On December 9, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi

“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”
~ Marianne Williamson
Healing is a process. It takes time, it takes intention, and sometimes it takes work. Our love can heal those around us, our community, our world and ourselves. This season, give yourself & those in your life the gift of healing. Give time, compassion and forgiveness. We all need it! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Sebastian Ladoulis, Janice O'Brien & Jacquelyn Rose

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