West Bridgewater Food Pantry Needs a New Home:
"Looking For a Miracle"
Any help is appreciated to assure our food pantry services continue. As a non-profit organization, the mission of the West Bridgewater Food Panty is to provide food to residents of West Bridgewater experiencing food insecurity. We provide a positive atmosphere and recommend other resources that may aid self-sufficiency for individuals and families. The panty will collaborate with members of the town on an ongoing basis in support of our operation.

The Food Panty is hopeful that the town and school committee will work diligently to help locate a suitable location so we can continue to provide this critical resource for members in need in our community. If a viable location cannot be identified, we have been advised that our last distribution will be July 21st, 2021. Based on our current arrangement with the school, here is a list of the essential requirements for a new location for our pantry:
 
One floor (no stairs)
No rent and utilities
Ability to store large quantities of non-perishable food on heavy duty shelving units
Ability to use existing commercial stand-alone freezers (3) and refrigerator/freezer (1) 
Access to the building as needed to sort donated food
Access to the building as needed for twice monthly food distribution
Climate control
A clean and ready to use location

The West Bridgewater community has shown amazing support of the food pantry, particularly since the start of the pandemic. We could not have gotten through that difficult time without the generous support of so many. Now, we are hoping for a miracle in locating a suitable location that will allow us to continue our food pantry operation. The School Committee has scheduled a meeting for July 7th at 11a at the Spring St School. The meeting is open to anyone that would like to attend. 

Thank you.
Calvin & Fran Gray
Paula Papineau
Cheryl Chadwick
Corinne (Coco) Porazzo
Maureen Masefield

Historical Tidbit:

Independence Day
The Declaration of Independence has five parts. They are: the Preamble, the Statement of Human Rights, Charges Against Human Rights, Charges Against the King and Parliament, and the Statement of Separation and Signatures.

56 people signed the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson wrote the majority of it. The writing committee was: Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston and Thomas Jefferson. Both Thomas Jefferson (pictured) and John Adams died on July 4, 1826.

July Fourth is the "biggest hot dog holiday of the year," according to TIME magazine, with Americans reportedly consuming about 155 million of them on Independence Day alone.
 
"According to legend, on July 4, 1776, John Adams...and his wife, Abigail, sat down for a celebratory meal of turtle soup, New England poached salmon with egg sauce, green peas and boiled new potatoes in jackets. They followed the meal with Indian pudding or Apple Pandowdy," wrote Justine Sterling for Delish.com in 2011.

Info Courtesy: cnn.com
Image Courtesy: Wikipedia
Town Hall
  508-894-1200

WB Public Library
508-894-1255
 
Council on Aging
508-894-1262

1st & 3rd Wednesday each month 3:30 – 4:30 p
Proof of residency is the only requirement.
Spring Street School
2 Spring St, WB
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FIREWORKS!
Sunday, July 4th
9:30p
Legion Field, Bridgewater
WBchairs
"As June (pride month🏳️‍🌈) came to and end, we made the "Chair Change Out" as we celebrate the good old 🇺🇸USA🇺🇸.
Enjoy the 4th Everyone, Happy Independence Day America!
FYI, The small parcel of land where these chairs are was officially named "Lions Centenary Park" in 2017, in recognition of Lions Club International's 100th Anniversary. By the way, the West Bridgewater Lions turn 75 next year."
For more information about the WB Lions Club: facebook.com/WestBridgewaterLionsClub
Story and photo credits: Jerry Lawrence
OBHS - Passport to History 2021
The Old Bridgewater Historical Society is once again participating in Passport to History. Passport to History 2021 is a joint effort of local museums to share and explore the diverse history of southeastern Massachusetts. Stop by any participating site to get your passport, which serves as admission for one free visit, and start exploring the unique and inspiring history of the “Old Colony.” The program runs through September 1.
So easy to participate:
1) Get your Passport at OBHS or any of the 16 Old Colony museums.
2) Collect passport stamps at each site.
3) Enjoy a summer of exploration right in your backyard!
Old Bridgewater Historical Society invites you to Visit the Keith House
Sunday, July 11th
Noon - 3p
199 River St., WB
Please join us for an open house!
Members of the OBHS board will be on hand to walk you through the oldest standing parsonage in the U.S. The home was built in 1662 to house the the town's first minister and his family.

For more information about the OBHS go to www.oldbridgewater.org. See you then!
Let's Talk About Race Learning Club
July 12 - Prologue + Part 1 (Chapters 1-2)
July 19 – Part 2 – Part 3 (Chap 3-7)
July 26 - Part 4-5 (Chapter 8-10, incl epilogue)
All dates 7 - 8:30p
Online event discussing the book "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria" by Beverly Daniel Tatum (updated version-2017).
To get a copy of the book contact Paperback Junction 508-238-3034 or your local library.
Annual spring flowers and vegetable flats have arrived,
but are selling quick.
Don't miss out!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
FREE Concerts are Back This Summer!
Monday, July 12th: 6 - 7:30p
Town Hall Gazebo, 65 North Main St.
Next concert will be Monday, July 26th -
The Jeff Nevaras Band!

Tuesday, July 13th: 6 - 7p
Friendship Park Playground, Howard St.
The Lucky Show
Next show will be Tuesday July 20th -
The Stacey Peasley Band!

The Town of West Bridgewater is pleased to once again present the 2021 Summer Concert Series! Events will be held on Monday evenings at Town Hall Gazebo and Tuesday evenings at Friendship Park starting at 6p.
All events are free, thanks to support from the West Bridgewater Cultural Council and our other sponsors!
Food and drink will be available for purchase, provided by WB's Scout Troop 25.
West Bridgewater Farmers Market
On the Green
At the First Church
29 Howard St
Visit the West Bridgewater Farmers Market from 4 - 7p on July 13th & 27th, Aug 10th & 24th, and Sept 14th & 28th!
Mama Deb’s Kitchen
We have Deb’s famous Chicken Broccoli Alfredo!

You may also get it on Zucchini Noodles instead of pasta.

Order at the truck, online or call
339-832-8180.
120 East Grove St, Middleboro

Open Thursdays & Fridays
Noon - 7pm for meals-to-go

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next special event! 
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BSU Senior College: Lifelong Learning for Mature Adults
Senior College is open to anyone age 50 or older. Geared toward active, intellectually curious adults with flexible hours. Courses and activities are designed for people who seek continuing education, academic challenges, and social connections. A single $85 fee is registration for as many courses as you like.
Introductory Session
Monday, July 19th, 4 - 5p
This event is an geared for people who are considering joining the Senior College. You will learn more about the program, courses, how to register, how to stay organized, how to access Zoom, and most importantly, how to get the most out of your learning experience!

Senior College Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, July 13, 10 - 11a
Wednesday, August 11, 6 - 7p
Monday, August 23, 2 - 3p
Join in on any of the above Senior College fall 2021 virtual information sessions. During these events, you will get an opportunity to learn about our offerings, meet and talk with current participants, meet staff and instructors too! Each event will feature different instructors.


*Bridgewater State University’s Senior College will operate mostly in a virtual learning format during the Fall 2021 semester. We have 50 courses this semester offered conveniently for you in the comfort and safety of your own home via Zoom. Zoom is easy to use: once you're set-up, you only need a few clicks to start talking to your peers and instructors online.
*For the affordable fee of $85, you can take as many courses as you like! If you have any questions please contact BSUseniorcollege@bridgew.edu or call 508.531.2570.

Big THANK YOU to All!
The WB Athletic Boosters would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped make this years golf tournament a success! To all the local businesses & families who donated raffles and sponsored holes, to all the golfers, to all the volunteers, to the WB Country Club - THANK YOU!
Video credit: Meg Willis
To find out more about what the Boosters: Facebook Page.
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Interconnectedness

"The biggest thing that I've learned from nature is the importance of relationships. Eg. an ecosystem isn't just a list of living things (squirrel, tree, bee, flower); it's the set of relationships 'between' those living things (the squirrel lives 'in' the tree, the bee 'pollinates' the flower). In terms of organizing, this means that a given social movement isn't a list of organizations, or campaigns, or even individuals; it's the set of relationships 'between' organizations, campaigns, individuals, etc." ~ Farhad Ebrahimi


In our search for love and meaning, it is the spaces where we connect that we feel most whole. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose

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