May 5, 2020 ~ Building East Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time
East Bridgewater Community Access Media ( EBCAM) announces the “Homebound Film Festival”! Open to all E.B. Students grades K-12, with prizes awarded to the winners in each age category. All submissions will air on the EBCAM Educational Channel 98.

Age groups will be divided as follows:
Central-Elementary school students (grades K-3), Gordon Mitchell School students (grades 4-6), Junior High School students (grades 7 & 8), High School students (grades 9-12)

EBCAM will choose a winner and runner-up from each age category – First prize will be a $20 gift card to Skinners and an official EBCAM t-shirt; runners-up will receive a $10 gift card to Skinners and an EBCAM t-shirt.

The Challenge: Create your own short film (5 minutes or less) at home, using your cell phone, video camera or other mobile device. Remember social distancing! Here are some suggestions:
- Involve your family members or pets in an original script written by you
- Talk about a topic that interests you (video games, books, sports, hobbies, etc.)
- An instructional video (crafts, cooking, building, etc.)
- A video with scenes from your neighborhood or from around East Bridgewater
- If you sing, play an instrument, dance, are a gymnast or other performing artist, record your performance
- Your own original podcast

Submit your entries using – the code is EBCAM. Please make sure you have your parent’s permission to submit an entry! The deadline for submissions is May 4, 2020 at 9 p.m. The decisions of the judges are final!

The following rules/restrictions apply:
1. No copy-righted music/content can be used in the film, unless you are personally singing/playing it.
2. Must be G-rated!
3. No violence or profanity.
4. No illegal, obscene, libelous or slanderous material.
5. No promotion of commercial products or services.

All Videos will be moderated first and approved by EBCAM before being made visible to the public.
Questions? Contact
Historical Tidbit:

Old School House - Beaver
When erected in 1842, the Beaver School House was one story high. The second story was added in 1855. The door at the right was the entrance. The stairs went up past the other door, with both the lower and upper entries across the end of the building. The first Beaver School House school stood where the well was, facing the cemetery, this is the second. It is now a house at 304 Summer Street.

~ Thank you to James Weidenfeller and the East Bridgewater Public Library.
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Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30p - 2:00p and last Saturday from 9:30a - 11:00a
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St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month
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Lynn MacDonald
 won a
$10 gift certificate to Mama Deb's food truck. Enjoy delicious fresh Italian food or purchase some sauce to take home. Go to for upcoming food truck events!

You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter
products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins. The clean revolution
Do you like to write? Do you have a good story to share?
Could you use $100?
Enter our short story contest.
Submit by 5 pm May 8, 2020
Write an original non-fiction short story related to one of the BuzzAround Hives: Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Raynham, West Bridgewater or Whitman.

4 prizes of $100 each will be awarded on May 21, 2020 to the best non-fiction short stories in these categories:
Popular vote: Vote on stories from May 11 -17, 2020 The popular vote will include all short stories submitted that meet the above criteria.
Brockton:  3 Brockton librarians, Malice Veiga, Jennifer Belcher and Kevin Nascimento will judge stories submitted related to Brockton.
East Bridgewater, Halifax & Whitman: Michelle “Shel” Stephen (EB), Jean Gallant (Halifax) and Barbara Bryant (Whitman) from our public libraries will award a winner from stories submitted for Whitman, East Bridgewater and Halifax.
Bridgewater, Raynham, and West Bridgewater: Ann Gerald (Bridgewater),
Ellen Snoeyenbos (WB), Jessie McKinney (Raynham) from our public libraries will award a winner from stories submitted for Bridgewater, Raynham and West Bridgewater.
What's Your Good News?

Let us know your good news! We are accepting original non-fiction short stories related to one of the BuzzAround Hives: Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Raynham, West Bridgewater or Whitman. Entry form to fill out is at the...

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Entries must be 1,000 words or less.

We are accepting one story per person until May 8, 2020.

4 prizes of $100 each will be announced on May 21, 2020.
Now offering Disinfectant Fogging & HEPA Vacuuming Services!

Remember, an air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
Please join the Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater in supporting our local food pantries by either a direct donations or by purchasing a
“WE ARE EB Strong” lawn sign.
Signs can be purchased by going to our website’s fundraiser page and clicking on the Donate with PayPal button.

Special thanks to Happy Frog Ink for design and production of the signs and East Bridgewater’s Boy Scouts Troop 29 @Troop29EB who will be delivering the signs (contactless delivery)--local, East Bridgewater delivery only.

All proceeds will go to the food pantries right here in East Bridgewater.

In these challenging times, people are relying on the food pantries more than ever to help them feed their families. Your support will help them support our communities. #WeAreEBStrong
Bridge St. Recycling to Re-Open May 6, 2020
Recycling Center guidelines beginning May 6th, 2020 Hours of Operation– 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in May (6th & 20th) from 8a - 2p;  2nd and 4th Saturdays in May (9th & 23rd) 8:00a - 12:45a.
Starting June 6th the Recycle Center will go back to the usual schedule of the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 8:00a - 12:45p with no hours on Wednesdays.
The following Guidelines MUST be observed:
•Appropriate social distancing shall be maintained at all times.
•Please remain in your vehicle until entering the Drop Off Area.
•Face masks/covering and gloves must be worn at all times when outside of vehicle.
•No more than 2 vehicles will be allowed in the drop off area at any time.
•Residents must unload their own vehicle-Staff is for directions only.
•No Loitering.
•The removal of any items from the Recycling Center is prohibited.
The City of Brockton will now have a COVID-19 drive up testing site in the parking lot of Brockton High School, located at 470 Forest Ave. Testing is available to anyone with symptoms and essential workers, with symptoms or not. The site will be available on weekdays from 9a to 4p. Patients must call in advance to a hotline at 1-844-483-7819 to book an appointment.

A collaborative effort between The city of Brockton, Signature Healthcare and the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center

Help support the YMCA’s efforts in their Food, Supplies, & Gift Card Drive!
In their Parking lot at 635 Plymouth Street, East Bridgewater
Friday, 5/8; 10am - 2pm
Saturday, 5/9; 9am - 12noon
Monday, 5/11; 10am - 2pm
Tuesday, 5/12; 2pm - 6pm

Questions? Contact
(508) 350-1950-
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Chat with Textile Designer Suzanne Watzman * Fuller Craft Museum
Stay home and dress up your gardens!
Order your mulch online today!
We have wood pellets, feed & grain and
we're open for essential items!

Please call with your order and drive up.

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Superintendent Special Announcement 4-27-20

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Play On! - Season 3, Episode 3

The kids from the EBCAM Multi-Media Club are back in the studio to discuss video gaming! February 2020 Episode.

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Local delivery &
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We deliver in Halifax, Plympton, and to Oak Point only, $20 minimum order for pickup or for delivery please! Call 781.293.6792 to order. Visit our Facebook page or website for selection.

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 Taunton River Watershed Association (TRWA) is looking for a volunteer to help with their Calendar Photo Contest
April 22, 2020
Needed: A volunteer to take over the coordination of entries for our yearly photography contest. This is a job that can be done remotely on your own schedule, but would require some dedication as the workload is variable. Most of the work occurs in the month before and the week after the entry deadline. All told, it amounts to about forty hours of work from the beginning of July to the first week of August.
Responsibilities would include:
• Checking email correspondence for entries and inquiries
• Download all entry photographs
• Send confirmation emails
• Correspond after the judging with the entrants and send appropriate win/lose notifications
Cool benefits include corresponding with an amazing group of nature photographers and getting to view over 400 amazing photographs of the Taunton River Watershed.
If interested please fill out the Volunteer Form . They look forward to hearing from you.
2020 Census | United States Census Bureau

When you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics. The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. The law ensures that your private...

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Thank You EBPS Staff

EB parent, Jennifer Donovan, put this together for EB Teachers. She did an amazing job. Thank you EB Teachers!!!!

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E. Bridgewater 5th Grade Teachers Send Out a Hello to Their Students.
Great to see the familiar faces!
Teachers rise to the challenge everyday of keeping that home/school connection going and supporting home learning.

The biggest lesson? Life is a daily learning adventure.

A huge thank you to all our educators.

Teachers & Parents!

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins.
The clean revolution

  Historical Tidbit Question:
When was the Beaver School House constructed?

Please submit your answer through our website here . It's easier for us to run more contests & distribute prizes this way.
We are looking forward to giving you more opportunities to win!

By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's Buzz Around East Bridgewater.

On May 6, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
It's the Climb.

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." ~ Michael Jordan

“The climb might be tough and challenging, but the view is worth it. There is a purpose for that pain; you just can’t always see it right away.” ~ Victoria Arlen

"First I shake the whole Apple tree, that the ripest might fall. Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf." ~ Martin Luther
We together, we have stepped into a cavern, it's dark and we don't really know how to proceed. So we listen for direction, we listen for wisdom, and we wait.

Slowly a light will shine into the cavern, like dawn, the space illuminates as the sun rises.
And then we will look around with wonder and realize see our foothold, our hand-placement...
and we can slowly climb.

Cautiously, with thoughtful placement, we climb.
Those that dart up the rock wall, will likely fall back. We want to move forward... upward to solid ground in the sunlight. We want everyone to come out. We want everyone to be able to get out, together.
It's the climb. We can do it, together.
~ Jacquie
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