West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School helps out with the Council on Aging's Veteran's Grab and Go
A big thank you to the students and staff of West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School for taking the time to help the Council on Aging's Veteran's Grab and Go event. This was a great way to show appreciation for the local Veterans and their service!
Story & Image credit: facebook.com/wbridgewaterschools
WB Council on Aging Veterans Day
Drive-Thru Luncheon
Video courtesy of WBTV
Historical Tidbit:
Growing Up in the 1950's

Growing up in the 1950s, many things were different. The bath tub in front of the stove was not all that long ago. Many apartments did not have hot water heaters, so any hot water for washing had to be heated on the stove.

We had a bath tub in the bathroom, but you still had to heat the water on the stove for the tub. There were other times when my Dad would say "It's time for an Army bath." During his tour in France during WWll, he would often have to wash up in a helmet full of hot water. In our case, it was a small sink filled with hot water heated on the stove, a bar of soap and a face cloth.

Some may remember the term, "pull the chain when you're done." Some toilets had a water tank mounted high up on the wall and there was a chain that hung beside it to flush it.

That was also back in the days when you had to get up and walk across the room to change the channel on the television. TVs back then, if you were lucky enough to have one, were smaller than most computer monitors; the picture was black and white; you only had four or five stations and it went off the air between midnight and 6:30 AM.
~Respectfully submitted, David Moore
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
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Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters
Rubber Duck Drop Fundraiser
Video Courtesy of WBTV
Fun news!
The Turkey Trot 🦃Story Stroll will be available starting Monday the 16th. The double side story boards are for you to walk through with your child and read the 2 books offered. You DO NOT need to register or book a time to participate with your child. There will be several dates offered. Ms. Gail’s Music and Movent DOES require registration. Please check the library’s website frequently for program information / dates.
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 6th Annual West Bridgewater Lions Club Scarecrow Contest.
1st - GIRL SCOUT TROOP 28015!
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
"Who Ya Gonna Call"
"Mrs. Skirtograss"
Thank You for everyone that entered and everyone that voted!
Giving Thanks to Our Essential Workers ~ GWT Appliance & BA

Tell us about an Essential Worker near and dear to your heart, We will publish their story & send them a gift!* Starting Nov 5 *Every verified submission received before Nov 19, 2020 5p will be entered into a random drawing for a new dishwasher!

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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.

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The West Bridgewater Food Pantry is so thankful for the support from our community. 
We are getting ready to kick-off our Thanksgiving food drive. The impact of Covid 19 has had a significant impact on our community. Food insecurity is a problem for many. Therefore, the need for food is even greater this year. 
The Food Pantry will need non-perishable food donations this holiday season. These donations may be left at Trucchi’s or Market Basket in West Bridgewater. In addition, there is a food pantry drop box in the lobby of the Spring Street School. The following food items are needed to help us provide an entire Thanksgiving dinner:
Cranberry Sauce
Canned Corn, Green Beans, Beets, or Peas
Boxed Potatoes
Brownie Mix
Boxed Corn Muffin Mix
Salad Dressing
We will also need to provide perishable items such as turkeys, pies, fresh produce, etc. so please consider purchasing a grocery store gift card to enable us to purchase specific items needed. Gift cards and monetary donations can be sent to:
The West Bridgewater Food Pantry
2 Spring Street
West Bridgewater, MA 02379
We thank our West Bridgewater community! We couldn’t do this without your ongoing generosity and support.
Paula Papineau
WB Food Pantry
Board Of Selectmen Meeting
Nov 4, 2020
Video Courtesy of WBTV
Been meaning to try some new recipes?
Now is the time! Our cookbooks in the lobby are waiting to go home with you.

Library Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10a-2p with additional hours of 4p-8p on Wednesday nights.
The 2020 Book for Business
When Metro South is Home, Everything is
Within Reach

 Our region at your fingertips!
* area dining * lodging *public golf courses * recreation * community demographics, regional and economic data, and a complete membership listing.

Metro South Chamber of Commerce Works For YOU!
The Baby Cafe
Tuesday mornings at 8:30a
389 West Center St.
Due to Covid restrictions, ONLY Breastfeeding Moms and their babies are welcomed, no siblings or partners. Masks are required & must register by calling 508-559-0040.
Breastfeeding support ~ Encouragement
Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles
Thrift store open: Monday-Saturday: 10a-4p

Be A Leaf Hero!

Compost your leaves & yard clippings!
WB Public Library 2020 Fall
Book Talk for Kids
Video Courtesy of WBTV
St. Ann’s, First Church, and Cochesett Methodist
West Bridgewater Community Christmas Sharing 2020
Every year for the past thirty-six years, the town has come together to provide gifts for children in need. It has expanded each year, and now we face the dilemma of the pandemic. 

For Covid adjustments: there will be no “giving trees,” instead we ask you to purchase gift cards that will be distributed to the families, Project Grad Teen Moms, and senior citizens. 
We have made some changes, but our mission is the same - every child should have Christmas gifts! 
One gift card will be given to each Senior on our list, along with a small goodie basket. Items for the goodie baskets, such as toiletries, slipper socks, boxed cookies, candy, or other items suitable for seniors, may be dropped off at Linda Santry’s home, 54 Tiffany Circle, WB, or call Linda at 508-586-6535 for pickup by December 6th. Gift cards should be put in an envelope marked “Christmas Sharing” and left at one of the churches.
Additional information on this event can be found on the St. Ann’s First Church website. Please contact Linda Santry with any questions. 508-586-6535 or linda@santry.org.
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Looking for Books
I am an ESOL and ABE instructor for a non-profit educational organization in Brockton, Training Resources of America, Inc. Many of our students are immigrants and residents of Brockton who are working toward improving English and passing HiSET, learning about CIVICS/American History/Civil Rights Issues to get their voice heard.

I’m mostly interested in biographies of civil rights leaders, like MLK, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, etc. or black leaders to celebrate the black history month in February.

And we are always lacking some reading materials for our students to read in class. If you have any books to give away for free, please let me know how to obtain them. We usually look for 10-15 copies of a book in each class. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks. nvigneau@tra-inc.org
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Training Resources of America, Inc.- Brockton Office
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Sam Baumgarten asked us to share this video to commemorate
World Kindness Day.
Introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, a coalition of nations' kindness NGOs. World Kindness Day is internationally observed each November 13th.

Kindness is Contagious!
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WB is going to miss you Karen Freitas!
You have done an amazing job over 26 years serving lunches but more importantly making a positive impact on every student you come in contact with. You have done a wonderful job and thank you for caring so much about our students & staff! Story & Photo Credits: facebook.com/wbridgewaterschools

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Historical Tidbit Question:
When there was no running hot water for a bath, how did they heat the water?

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Honor: (verb)
1) regard with great respect.
2) fulfill (an obligation) or keep (an agreement)

“A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount up to and including their life.” ~ Unknown

As many of our veterans need assistance, here are some ideas of things you can do to honor their service to us:
*Help vets get medical care and other resources. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a nonprofit that drives veterans to medical appointments, assist them in filing benefit claims with the government and helps vets with medical, employment and other general needs. The DAV needs volunteers to drive veterans to appointments at Veterans Affairs hospitals & volunteer at the VA hospitals. Learn more about volunteering with the DAV HERE.

*Assist any veterans you know with needs such as grocery shopping, running errands or helping with yard work.

*See how you can help local Veteran's organizations like Veterans Garden Inc in West Bridgewater.
Thank you, Veterans! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Sebastian Ladoulis, Janice O'Brien & Jacquelyn Rose

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