East Bridgewater Central School's Fundraiser Success

On Jan. 28, the EB Central School families raised $46,000+, surpassing their goal of $40,000 during their Boosterthon Fun Run: Color Run & Kindness Campaign. With this money, the school will be able to fund immersive educational experiences for field trips, technology, e-learning tools, alternative seating, and more.

The kids completed 10 acts of kindness and ran 25 fitness laps during their Fun Run and as a result of achieving their fundraising goal, they were given a fun lunchtime that was DJ'ed by the principal.

Thank you to everyone who made this possible.

To get involved in other activities, you can join the EB Central School PTO Facebook group: facebook.com/ebcentralschoolpto
To see more details about this post and a video of the kids having fun, check out the Facebook post: facebook.com/ebpublicschools
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Historical Tidbit:  
The Edison Power Plant on Spring St. 

About 1945 the tower was deconstructed; before that, the whistle blew each night at 7p.
 
EB Historian, Margaret Alexander remembers... "We kids hated that whistle. It meant it was time to stop playing with our friends and come home each night." 
Town Hall
175 Central St
508-378-1601

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 12:30 - 2p
& last Saturday from 9:30 - 11a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only.

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
Congratulations!
Dianna McPhail
you won a $20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of a
three private voice or piano lessons for
ages 5 to adults ($100 value) at
K-9 Officer Thor Receives New Vest
The East Bridgewater Police Department (EBPD) was excited to give K-9 Officer Thor his new vest that was graciously donated by the Hometown Foundation Inc. and MA Vest A Dog organizations on Jan. 29.

Thor now proudly wears his new safety equipment that was made by LOF Defence Systems.

Check out the post on the EBPD Facebook page: facebook.com/thor
EB Middle Schoolers Learn to Animate

Our East Bridgewater kids are hard at work, learning how to put their creativity in a new form of expression: animation. From videos of a blinking eye to a jumping girl, and even to an alien flying a UFO, it is inspiring to see what our youth can produce these days.

Check out the EB Middle School FB page to see more of the students' videos: facebook.com/EBPublicSchools

Student work to the right was created by Zambian.
Support the EB Music Programs

"It’s that time of year again.
The Krispy Kreme Fundraiser is BACK!
Just $10 for a dozen delicious donuts.

A sweet treat AND supporting students, it’s a WIN-WIN!

To order, connect with a band/chorus parent or message us here on Facebook

Order by: Thursday, February 10
Pick up: Friday, February 18 (pick up time on that day will be coordinated with the music parent you placed your order with)

As always, thank you for your support!"

Wording and Post details from the EB Music Parents Association: facebook.com/krispykrememusic
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Join the American Rescue Plan Act Committee
"The East Bridgewater Board of Selectmen is seeking residents interested in serving on a five to seven-member ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) Committee.

The Town is receiving approximately $4.3 million in ARPA funds. The committee will work to decide the best way to invest these funds to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery. The committee will review proposal requests and bring requests to the Board of Selectmen for approval.

Residents are asked to submit a letter of interest, noting the strengths they would bring to the committee, to the Board of Selectmen’s office no later than February 11.

Letters of interest may be submitted via email to rjohnson@eastbridgewaterma.gov
The work of the committee is expected to begin March 2022."

Info taken from the EB Town website: eastbridgewater.gov/arpa
Bridgewater State University Senior College Info Session
Wed, Feb 9
10a
Zoom

The Bridgewater State University (BCU) Senior College will be hosting its last information session about the Winter-Spring 2022 semester's program, course offerings, and instructors. Senior citizens can take as many classes as they want for one flat fee.

For more info, please check out their FB event: facebook.com/BSUSeniorCollege
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Paint "Night"
Thurs, Feb 24
1p
EB Council on Aging

This social event is open to people of any skill level where you will create a 16'' x 20'' painting under the instruction of Heather Martin, the owner of the Pour Artist.

All paints, canvases, and smocks will be provided!

For more info on senior events, please check out the EB Council on Aging newsletter: COA Feb. Newsletter
Did you know, we have a great selection of birthday and event cards?
Don't forget to show love and appreciation for those around you!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Looking for Brockton High Alumni!
Submission Deadline: March 1

The Brockton High School Alumni Association will honor 3 outstanding BHS graduates this year! 3 different awards are available for nomination submissions, and they are as follows:

Alumni Achievement: Presented to BHS alumni who have distinguished themselves by contributions made in their own particular fields of professional or personal work, or for the betterment of humanity

Alumni Service: Presented to BHS alumni who have contributed to the betterment of Brockton High School and the Brockton community

Young Alumni: Presented to BHS alumni within 10 years of graduation who are making outstanding contributions to society, and whose accomplishments and career reflect favorably on Brockton High School

Nominations may be submitted by current and former students, teachers, staff and friends of Brockton High School. To complete the nomination form, click here!
Learn About Applying and Renewing Passports at a Free Information Session
Mon, Feb 14
6p
East Bridgewater Public Library

If you are looking for support or a refresher on applying/renewing your passport, join Christopher Buckley, EB's Passport Acceptance Agent, who will give a presentation about all of the things you need to know about the process at the East Bridgewater Public Library.

Check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/eblibraryma and register at eventkeeper.com.
Nomination Papers will be available starting Monday, February 7th
The following offices will appear on 2022 ballot:
One - Board of Selectmen (3yrs); One - Assessor (3yrs); Two - School Committee (3yrs); One Housing Authorty (5yrs); Two - Library Trustees (3yrs); One - Board of Health (3ys); Two - Planning Board (3yrs); Five - Constables (3yrs)

Click here for additional information on running for Public Office.
Last day to obtain Nomination Papers is Wednesday, March 23rd.
Last day to submit Nomination Papers is Friday, March 25th.
Annual Town Election; Saturday, May 14th
Town Clerk (508) 378-1606
FREE Mediation Services
Having a conflict? We would like to assist you with your disputes. Family, neighborhood, consumer and other disputes are our specialty. We provide face-to-face mediation to help people resolve conflict. Our services are confidential and free. We are located at 215 Main Street, Room 207, Brockton.
Contact us at: mediators@gbcdr.org or (508) 897-2868 www.gbcdr.org/
Mold Guys Restoration
Mold Guys Restoration services both residential and commercial buildings. If you ever need mold remediation services, water damage repair, air duct cleaning etc., contact Mold Guys today!


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PINCHES AND POUNDS
An old-fashioned candy store
with a TWIST
Sweets for your Sweetie!
Show them how much you love them with Brinn Truffles! Made with the finest ingredients and are naturally gluten free! Packaged individually or in 4pc boxes. 
Come check us out!
Mon - Sat: 10a - 8p
Sunday: 11a - 6p 

Online orders!

(781) 447-2639
785 Bedford St, Rt 18, Whitman
East Bridgewater Finance
Committee Meeting
from Jan. 31
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
East Bridgewater
Board of Selectmen Meeting
from Jan. 31
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
PB&J's for the Homeless Shelter
Second graders at the East Bridgewater Public Schools decorated brown paper bags and made PB&J sandwiches for Father Bills and MainSpring's homeless shelter on January 26.

Thank you second graders for putting a smile on people's faces!

Check out their FB page for more updates and pictures at facebook/EastBridgewaterPublicSchools
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win :
three private voice or piano lessons for
ages 5 to adults ($100 value) at

Historical Tidbit Question:
At what time did the power plant whistle blow each night?

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 February 9, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Yelena Salvador & Greg Venezia
Here's to Winter

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
~ Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.” ~ Yoko Ono

“Winter is not a season, it's an occupation.”
~ Sinclair Lewis

“I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter's evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream... I know how the nuts taken in conjunction with winter apples, cider, and doughnuts, make old people's tales and old jokes sound fresh and crisp and enchanting.” ~ Mark Twain
We've had the full winter experience now, a nor'easter and snow to our waist. Glistening snowflakes and cold, wet discomfort. Is it possible to love and hate something so much at the same time? This, too, shall pass. And then I will miss it.
~ Jacquie
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