Huge thanks go out to the EB Community for helping us help the homeless in Brockton with our Blanket & Sock Drive.
It was cold this week and those blankets were well appreciated by folks at the Homeless Improvement Project. And this week, when L Street Mission gives out clean dry socks, they have plenty to go around.

We collected 3 times last week. On Saturday (1/15) we had a full truck, so we brought a load over to L Street, Brockton. Sunday morning while we were in worship, we left the truck out front to collect more and when we came out, it was full!!!

Thank you, East Bridgewater, for all of your generosity!!!

Lu & Vern Post, Allen Guild, Jacquie Rose
105 Pleasant St EB
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Historical Tidbit:  

Stone-Arch Bridge
This is one of the short electric cars crossing the stone-arch bridge over the Matfield River at Vinton's Corner. 

The bridge was built in 6 weeks at a cost of $3,766.14. 

It was completed in September of 1889.
 
~Information and photo from James Weidenfeller, East Bridgewater Public Library
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!
Rita E Little
you won a three private voice or piano lessons for
ages 5 to adults ($100 value) at


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


Enter for this week's prize of a
1 hour (value $80)
Glee Works Holistic Business Coaching
Adult Book Club
Tues, Jan 25th
7:30p
Community Room
Copies of this month's book, The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, are available at the main circulation desk of the library.
EBPL 508-378-1616 ebplrequests@sailsinc.org
2022 Mattress Fundraiser
Sunday, January 29th
10a - 4p
EBJSHS
Softball Updates 2022 - Volunteers Needed

Good evening softball families.
As we get ready for another year of softball we are in need of volunteers in a major way...We, as a board, are in need of younger parents to get involved in many capacities as a lot of current members children are aging out of the program. The more people that get involved the better and more efficient the program will be.
Currently, we do not have a VP of softball, who oversees the operation of the league. We are going to start having winter clinics for softball at the Venom facility in Hanover on Sundays. We NEED volunteers to make this happen...
The program depends on the strength of it's volunteers! So please reach out if you would like to help out at the clinics or help in any way you can.

Thank you,
Donny Davidson
Little League of EB

Keep your feathered friends well fed this winter. We have a large selection of feeders and seeds!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Clinic Hours at the COA
Nurse Heather will be holding clinic hours every Thursday from 9a - 12p. Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings are available, as well as any other general health questions that you may have. Come on in for a blood pressure check and say hello to Nurse Heather! 508-378-1610
Some Insight into EB's History
EBCAM has recently created a YouTube playlist, as well as a playlist on the EBCAM website, dedicated to lectures on EB Town History presented by Margaret Alexander, Jane Haines and members of the EB Historical Society over the years. We hope you will enjoy this insight into the town's history as we approach East Bridgewater's 200th anniversary!

Cook with Chef Rob Scott
Tuesday, Feb 1st
6:30p
In person or on Zoom

Learn how to make Chicken Marsala Meatballs and Asiago Cheese Bread as we cook along with Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott.

Everyone who registers will receive a list of ingredients and the link to our Zoom presentation the week before the program.


Jennifer Finn 508-378-1616 x1302 jfinn@sailsinc.org
EB Students - PCC Summer Camp at Stonehill College is returning for Summer 2022!
This 4-week summer camp is an opportunity for students grades 7-10 to learn outside of middle school, enhancing their leadership, social, and academic skills.
The program runs from June 26th to July 23rd! Students stay on campus Monday - Friday and take classes, live in the dorms, make friends with students from all over and have a blast! Scholarships are available from the PCC Alumni Organization.
For more information about PCC you can visit their website at pccasp.org to learn more about this wonderful program.
Support The Brockton Library Foundation!

  • Literacy + Empowerment = Dreams Come True
  • Diverse Artistic Creative Expression
  • ESL & Nationalization Support
  • Increased Access to Technology & STEAM Programs 
  • Local Living History Displays & Presentations
  • Meeting spaces & community building

Brockton Public Library is making all this happen & more,
close to home! 
Check out students hard at work with Lego Robotics in 5th grade Computers 1 class at the Mitchell School! Serious STEM work!
Plymouth County Genealogists Meeting
Sat, Feb 5th
11a
EB Public Library
Plymouth County Genealogists, Inc. ("PCGI") promote general interest in genealogy. Meetings are open to the public and are held the first Saturday of the month, September through June. For details on event & tickets click here.
$1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
The Ousamequin Woman's Club of the Bridgewaters is pleased to offer three $1,000. scholarships to graduating seniors who reside in any of the Bridgewaters, regardless of the high school they are graduating from.
Scholarships are awarded based on the criteria of academic achievement, community involvement and volunteerism.

Applications are available at their respective schools or by contacting Sharon Graves at 508-378-4261.
2022 Spring Registration is now open!
Little League of EB is happy to announce that registration for the 2022 spring season is now open. See the registration tab on link below for full details and to sign up!

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
The Ousamequin Club's Next Meeting
Monday, February 7th
1p
Bridgewater Senior Center
The Ousamequin Club of the Bridgewaters is please to invite the public to our next meeting.

After a short business meeting, our guest speaker, Anne Kerrigan will present "Cemetery Tripping".
Ms. Kerrigan is Executive Director at the East Bridgewater Community Access Media and also co-hosts a radio show entitled "Ghost Chronicles-Next Generation". Her interest lies in the beautiful Statuary and intricate carvings in our New England graveyards. Please join us and learn the symbolism behind these carvings and what they meant and why they were used.

Members are asked to bring a can or bagged soup for our local food pantry and chewing gum for are care kit package program. Mask are required throughout the program.

Contact: Rebecca Mugherini 508-697-4791
Anne Kenneally Hynes Memorial Scholarship Fund Cash Calendar order form below.
AKHMS Cash Calendar Order Form

The deadline to purchase a calendar is Saturday, January 29, 2022, and the first drawing will take place on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Only 250 calendars will be sold. All calendar purchases fund the Anne Kenneally Hynes Memorial Scholarship.

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East Bridgewater Board of
Selectmen's Meeting
January 10
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
East Bridgewater
Board of Health Meeting
January 10
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
Mold Guys Restoration
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Our Dear Friend Laurie
January 12, 2022: It is a very sad day in EB today.
Our friend, Laurie Dewhurst, lost her battle with cancer this morning.
No words can describe the hole she will leave in her family and our community.
She was an amazing lady, so filled will love, and an amazing sense of humor. Her smile was infectious and lit up the room.

Laurie and I connected many years ago, both being foster/adoptive parents, because, being Laurie, she was collecting donations for DCF for kids in foster care and we wanted to help, too.

In true Laurie fashion, after my daughter Zarghona had yet another surgery last year, Laurie called me and asked if she could come by. She and Sydney had made Z a special get well box, filled with snacks, candy, fuzzy socks, hair ties and more. It made Z feel so special! Laurie didn't tell anyone she did things like this, but she did. She was quietly making a difference, touching lives, sharing kindness and was always involved with helping others, volunteering, being part of something for the kids and the community. 
She and her family have hosted a HUGS giving tree at Dewhurst Lumber and helped with HUGS for many years. She was always the one to grab the lists with all the teen stuff that didn't get purchased, and shopped everywhere to find everyone what they wanted, especially the sneakers! The last time I saw her, she was dropping things off to me at the Center at Sachem Rock with a big smile and hug.
I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to know her. I am proud to have called her my friend. Laurie will always be remembered in our hearts, and in all the many ways she touched lives in our community. She was a true warrior, strong and braver than most. She will be missed terribly.

Please keep Jeff, Luke, Brett, Sydney, Grady, and Austin and the entire Dewhurst family in your prayers ~ Theresa McNulty
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WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a:
1 hour (value $80)
Glee Works Holistic Business Coaching


Historical Tidbit Question:
When was the bridge completed?


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 January 26, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Huddled Together
With the wind blowing outside, it reminds me how much warmth - both actually and figuratively, we get when we "huddle together." Working together to feed off of each other's energy.


“There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.” ~ Idowu Koyenikan

“Teamwork is not a game for the selfish.
It is for those with the mindset that a win for one is a win for all.” ~ Michael Bassey Johnson

“We can only reach the highest height, if we encourage each other.” ~ Lailah Gifty Akita
After all, football players continue the game through all kinds of weather... getting their plan of action and grounding from the huddle, busting through to give it their all. Seems like the perfect metaphor on how to get through the cold & dark of winter.
Huddle up! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
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