November 17, 2019 ~ Building East Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time
Christmas on the Common
Christmas on the Common is once again upon us! The annual tree decorating contest will be held on the night of the lighting of the town tree, December 5, 2019. The theme this year is "A Christmas Packed with Memories". "Packed" to honor Bob Parkard who past away this year, he was the head of the Christmas Parade for our town for years.  The ornaments should be safe for the birds and the environment. Feel free to reach out to me very soon if your group is interested in decorating a tree this year. We would love to have you decorate a tree this year and keep the tradition going. If you think you need 2 trees because of the size of your group I can work that in as well. Feel free to share my email with other groups and neighbors. All are welcome! The more the merrier and the merrier our little town will look!!!  
MarySue C. Moore
Kiwanis 2019, Past Secretary and Board of Directors
Historical Tidbit:
From May 16th, 1942 until October 1943 the town of East Bridgewater participated in a "dimout."
Because of East Bridgewater's vicinity to the ocean, war time fears led to this initiative, which mandated that the residents dimmed their lights to make the town less susceptible to air and submarine attacks. 

During the "dimout," porch lights were not to exceed 15 watts and must be shaded if direct light shone out higher than 90 degrees, all windows must be shaded 3/4 of the way down or all the way down if light could be seen from the street, and streetlights were to remain unlit at night. 
During this time Michael J. McCarthy, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, was in charge of making sure that the town residents were complying with the procedures. When the initiative finally ended, McCarthy stated: "All cooperated to make it a community job well done."
Information from: East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial
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Town Hall
175 Central St 508-378-1601
Mon 8:30a - 8p
Tues - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p; Fri 8:30a - noon

EB Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616
Mon & Tues 9 - 8 ; Wed, Thurs, Fri 9 - 5
Saturday 9 - 2 

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Mon 8a - 6p
Tues - Thurs 8a - 4p
Fri 8a - noon  

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm and last Saturday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month

Community Meal
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm open to all.
A donation is appreciated.
United Methodist Church 54 N. Central St EB
Bob Ciullo
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Early release day fun at the library - newspaper critters! Photo Credit: EastBridgewaterLibrary Facebook
EB Veterans Pinning Ceremonies 2019
Video credit: EBCAM
Viking Sports Parents Vendor Fair
Thurs, Nov 21st
6 – 9p
Commercial Club
1 Neilson Ave.
*Santa is expected to make a visit with cookies.
*There will be a cash bar for sipping cocktails while you shop.
*HUGS tree ~ take a tag - it is a giving tree for local community members/families in need for the holidays (adults and children).
*Vendors: Mary Kay * East Bridgewater Candle * Natty Cake, Natty Cake and much more!
East Bridgewater Hall of Fame
Tickets must be purchased by November 18th, the event will be on November 23rd.
East Bridgewater JR/SR HS, 6 - 9p

The HOF Committee will honor a state championship team as well as 21 individuals. They will all be inducted at this inaugural event.

6 - 7p - reception in the cafeteria
7 - 9p - induction ceremony in the Judith A. Riordan Performing Arts Center

Tickets are $25 each & will not be sold at the door. Children 12 and under are free.
Tickets can be purchased here or contact the Athletic Director at
For more details please go to their Facebook page.

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We're your one-stop shop for all the supplies you need for all your furry friends!

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1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Metro South Chamber of Commerce 106th Annual Meeting & Expo
Wednesday, November 20th (see times below)
Teen Challenge Multipurpose Auditorium
1315 Main Street, Brockton

10:30a – 12:00p & 1:30p – 3:00p
12:00p – 1:30p
Holiday Craft Fair at Union Congregational Church
Fri, Nov 22nd
5:30 - 8:30p
Sat, Nov 23rd
9a - 2p
105 Pleasant St, EB
  • Crafts
  • Raffles
  • Attic treasures
  • Sanctuary quilt display
  • Heavenly confections
  • Music performances
Nessralla Farm
Time to ORDER YOUR PIES for Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin, Apple, Squash & Blueberry for $15 each. Pick up on or before Wed, Nov 27 @ 5p. All orders must be paid in full when placed. Order in person or call today!

318 Plymouth St. Halifax
(781) 294-1767

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Now taking new
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484 Bedford St, E. Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564
Meeting to discuss "Yellow Building"
Monday, November 25th, 6:30p
Town Administrators Office at Town Hall
Meeting to be held to discuss the future of the building located at 137 Central Street; known as Gladys Farren Cottage.
The “yellow building” is located directly in-between the Police Department and the Central Elementary School.
Anyone interested in participating in this discussion is welcome to attend.
For more info or any questions visit the town's website.
East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club
Christmas on the Common
Saturday, December 7th
9:00a - 3:00p
East Bridgewater High School
Here is this years registration for the craft fair. Please complete and return it if your non-profit would like to participate. All of us at the East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club thank you.
~Albert Anderson

Name of non-profit organization:  
Contact person/advisor: 
Email address: 
Phone number: 
We will be selling: 
Please send form to Albert Anderson @
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Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory
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Holiday Share Party
East Bridgewater Business Association (EBBA)
Friday, December 13th
6 – 10p
TJ Smith's Victorian House 13 Cross St, EB

Join Us For The Holiday Share Party! We'll throw the party, you grab your colleagues and come enjoy! All businesses welcome! 
This year we are throwing an 80's Party! Come decked out in your best 80's attire! 

Tickets are $30 and include:
Cocktail Hour & Appetizers * Italian Style Dinner Catered By Johnny Macaronis * 80's Music So You Can Bust A Move On The Dance Floor * 80's Trivia & Prizes * Yankee Swap Gift Exchange * Dessert * Cash Bar & More!

To attend please RSVP by December 1st
Rose Culp 508-378-7459
or Heather Wood

We hope to see you there! Please feel free to share the event invite with other businesses!
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Treat Yourself to a YUMMY Breakfast or Lunch!

Let us cater your next event!

We're Open: Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm  
Sunday: 8am - 2pm

12 Temple St. * Whitman
(781) 447-1064
Pinches & Pounds
Homemade fudge makes a great hostess gift! Check out all our special holiday snacks to make your holiday parties extra special!

785 Bedford St. * Whitman
(781) 447-2639
Natalye’s Dad

Michael is 80 years old and he loves children. After Natalye's Halloween appeal on Facebook, over 200 children came from EB and beyond to make his night! " I just want to thank everybody who came by and took a minute out of their lives to make an old man happy!
To watch him laugh and smile and enjoy all the kids who came to see him, made me silently cry and my heart almost burst!... The takeaway? Just show a little kindness. Just a little. It could mean the world to someone!" posted Natalye.

Image credits: Natalye Weiner
Story credit: Beyonnie Whitaker

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Why did residents dim their lights?

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Hometown Inspiration
This past year I:
*was given 1st row tickets to that day's NPR’s quiz show "Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!" by comedienne Helen Hong streetside in Chicago. 
*sang “Wade in the Water” with Joe Jencks and a host of folk musicians as torrential downpours confined us to the merchandise tent at Fox Valley Folk Festival.
*swam with my granddaughters and dolphins in Pensacola and alligators in T allahassee.
*painted a fence and insulated an entry-way for a retired teacher on the Jersey Shore while working with 400 teenagers on a mission trip. 
*danced the polka with my brother in Hershey Park
and hung with a snake charmer in Times Square.

And you know what? 
None of these adventures inspired me as much as the stories we Buzz Around every day. 
Stories of volunteers giving time and resources to help each other…
the EB Community Gardeners educating about healthy food growth and donating their abundance to food pantries. 
WB’s Grace Church fundraising for local charities & creating community at their environmentally & socially responsible coffee shop. 
Halifax’s Beautification Committee organizing clean-ups and educational events
Whitman Toy Drive providing for those that don’t have, no questions asked!
Raynham Pride Day, free family fun, to celebrate… just because!
And Bridgewater Citizens of Responsibility & Respect hosting events to help us understand each other better. 
And that’s just a smattering. Our communities are active places of good. Buzzaround.Info shares those stories with you and empowers you to participate. 
I am inspired and amazed daily. 
Thank you all for doing what you do and giving me such great stories to share! ~ Jacquie
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