April 7, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Recent photos and an archived Buzz Around video of Community Dance.... this fun group meets just about every other Friday night at the Senior Center. Learning folk dances from all over the world under the direction of Professor Sam Baumgarten, who designed this program like an exercise class - starting easy each night and warming up to the more complex dances. It's an intergenerational group , open to all. Next dance: April 19.
For more info, check out their Facebook Page
Historical Tidbit: 
Rev. James F. Grimes

"Rev. James F. Grimes assumed his duties as pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas church on November 22, 1944. He came here from Essex, where he had been pastor for over a year. Father Grimes was ordained to the priesthood, May 9, 1919, by his Eminence the late William Cardinal O'Connell, in the Holy Cross Cathedral in Boston."

Resource Booklet: Parish Reunion and Reception of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Bridgewater - January 11, 1945

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Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
Mon - Thurs 8a - 4p, Fri 8a - 1p
Public Library
15 South Street
Mon - Wed 9a - 8p 
Thurs 10a - 5p, Fri & Sat 10a - 2p
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
Mon - Thurs 9a - 3p, Fri 9a - noon 
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
Thursdays - 10a - 1pm
1st Monday of each month from 6 to 8 pm
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785 Bedford St (Rt 18) Whitman

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Jump Start Training Package including nutrition consultation & 6 free sessions from Get In Shape For Women, 180 Winter St, Bridgewater
Being Neighborly
Finding Common Ground
Understanding and Responding to White Nationalism in Bridgewater and Beyond

April 8 th , 2019—6:30 p.m. at the Library

Guest Presenters : Dr. Carolyn Petrosino, BSU Professor Emeritus, Criminal Justice; Robert McEvoy, Det. Sergeant, BSU Police; Jillian Orr, BSU Senior Criminal Justice Major.
Sponsored by Bridgewater Citizens for Civility and Respect and Bridgewater Public Library
2019 Networking Nite April 11 ~ 5:30- 8:30 PM

Join the Bridgewater Business Association at Sullivan Tire Rt 18. Businesses come together from all over the area to build and strength relationships on this exciting night of networking. As a business owner, manager, or...

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Bridgewater Farm Supply is Your Complete Garden, Farm &
Pet Store

Itching to get back in the garden? Can't wait to get your hands dirty? Why not start your own plants from seed this year? We have everything you need to start your little seedlings. Stop by today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Bridgewater State University Job & Internship Fair 
April 11 from 11am - 1pm
Event open to students, alumni, and the public.

Directions to campus and a campus map are available here:  Campus Map . The Tinsley Center is Building # 30 on the map. Parking for this event will be in the Campus Parking Garage (Lot S) with overflow at the Moakley Parking Lot (Lot U). Visitors can take the Special Event Shuttle to get to the Tinsley Center or it is about a 10-15 minute walk.

Spring Rummage Sale
Central Square Congregational Church, 71 Central Square (on the common) Bridgewater, will hold its Spring Rummage Sale from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, April 13 th. Featured will be clothing, shoes, linens, household items, jewelry, books, toys and small furniture. Bag Sale starts at Noon. The fantastic “Soups On” luncheon will feature a variety of homemade soups, sandwiches and hot dogs with an assortment of condiments. Take out available! There will also be a gourmet bake table. Proceeds from the sale benefit various local mission projects.
Upcoming Events for the Season
Sunday, April 14, 7PM :     Journey through Jerusalem Presentation by Barbara Morey 
  in the Fellowship Hall (with desserts)
Friday April 19, 3 PM :     Music and Meditation in the Sanctuary led by Minister of Music, Julia Scott Carey
Friday April 19, 5:30 PM :      Good Friday Potluck and Craft Night at in the Fellowship Hall
 Saturday April 20, 10AM :    Death & Coffee (End of Life Planning Discussion) with Rev. Beth in the Fireplace Room

Central Square Congregational Church, UCC
71 Central Square
Bridgewater, MA 02324
Phone : 508-697-6016
Enjoying a long and healthy life is important to everyone. Chiropractic care unlocks your body's true potential and natural healing process to ensure your life is a healthy life. Call today for an appointment!

63 Main Street, Bridgewater
(508) 697-0050
The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education at BSU
For Parents of grades 3-5: Development of Multiplication and Division from Basic Facts to Multi-Digit
From basic facts to long division, calculation skills do not happen overnight. Students must have a deep understanding of our number system to build upon each growing skill. Ultimately, we want students to be the most efficient thinkers possible. Learn about some of the skills students must master along the way to help them truly understand the traditional procedures many of us learned years ago. The workshop will be held at the Bridgewater Campus on April 10, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 PM. P lease visit to register.
Ice Cream Social
Join us here for a good old-fashioned ice cream social at the Bridgewater office of Elder Affairs. Wednesday, April 17th at 1:00 p.m. $1.00 donation Reservations are required ~ space is limited Sign up 508-697-0929
The Honey Tree Nursery School

645 Locust St • Raynham
(508) 823-5611

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Time for the Bridgewater Academy Lions Club's 31st Indoor Antiques-Craft Fair-Flea Market.
April 13th from 9 AM - 2 PM at the current Mitchell Elementary School at 166 Mount Prospect Street in Bridgewater.

This year's event will feature a total of 40 vendors in the two cafeterias and lobby beyond, while Lions tables will be set up in the long entry corridor. The public can park in the same large lot as usual, but will enter the building through the single door to the far left that leads to the elementary school office. Handicap parking and access to our event will be from the horseshoe drive off Mount Prospect Street.
Camp is Coming! Register Today!

(508) 378-3913
635 Plymouth St, East Bridgewater
Prophett Funeral Home

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Bridgewater * East Bridgewater
Bridgewater - Raynham Credit For Life Fair on Thursday May 23 rd
Needs community volunteers.
The event will run from 7:45am to 12:00 noon. 

 This is a great opportunity for anyone with connections to the BR community to support financial literacy education. Volunteers don’t need to be financial experts – good general understanding of fundamental financial decisions is perfectly fine (i.e. implications of credit and income on lifestyle choices). 
Contact David Ferreira, the BR Teacher who coordinates this event with questions. 
Attached is a Volunteer form. Interested volunteers should return these to David Ferreira ( david.ferreira@bridge-rayn.org ) as soon as possible and request a CORI form
18th Century Gravestones and Their Carvers in the...

Art event in West Bridgewater, MA by Old Bridgewater Historical Society on Sunday, April 14 2019

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On Sunday, April 14th, Vincent Luti will be at the Old Bridgewater Historical Society to lecture about “18th Century Gravestones and Their Carvers in the Bridgewaters”. The program begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Memorial Building, located at 162 Howard Street, West Bridgewater.
The Bridgewaters are a crossroad of 18th century gravestone carvers’ work. To the east, Plymouth County carvers and to the west, Bristol County carvers who took over from Newport carvers. During Professor Luti’s presentation, the audience will learn about the Bridgewater gravestone carver, Barney Leonard, and John & James New, Cephas Thompson, Nathan Hayward, and others whose work is found in the cemeteries of the Bridgewaters.
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Taste of Metro South~ April 24 5:30-8pm

A Taste of Metro South is a chance for you and your family, friends, and colleagues to celebrate living and working in the Metro South region. Enjoy samples of the region's finest cuisine, as well as live entertainment provided by the Brockton...

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2019 Bridgewater, MA Charter Review presentation from March 18th, 2019

PreparationTown Election Coming up April 27

Video Courtesy of BTV
The Bridgewater Garden club introduced children ages 5 -12 last Saturday to monarch butterflies and their habitats. Here are a few pics of the children during the program making milkweed seed pods and plants. facebook page
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Jump Start Training Package including nutrition consultation & 6 free sessions from Get In Shape For Women, 180 Winter St, Bridgewater

Historical Tidbit Question :
Where was Rev. James F. Grimes a pastor?

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On April 10, 2019 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
Life's a Puzzle.

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, here are my reflections on raising a child with a spectrum disorder. I have four grown boys, the parenting and life lessons learned raising my ASD child affected the way raised all of my children, my daily living, and was instrumental in the development of the Buzz Around. So here goes:
1) Words matter. In parenting and all relationships. What we say matters.
2) How we say things matters. Critiques, complements, gratitude and care and all have impact. Different people (and children) have different perceptions. Being mindful of how we deliver a statement can make all the difference in the world.
3) Sounds, lighting, smells, feel of a room and lifestyle choices affect us. Once I started limiting our day -to -day exposure to visual digital media, car traffic, big box stores & malls, and spending more time in nature, reading together, and getting to know our community and local businesses, life became less tense, less rushed and there were less stressful sensory induced situations.
4) Feeling success and love in day to day interactions made it much easier when we went into the city for museums and performances. These special occasions were treats for children already confident in their world, not additional challenges for a child challenged by every day interactions.
Also ~ Reiki treatments helped. We received treatments on a regular basis and I became trained as a practitioner. Life's anxiety: the regular challenges and the sensory perception induced ones, transitions and changes all became manageable. I am grateful to everyone who helped me learn from my unique parenting challenges, but the most important thing I learned is the value of each child. They all have super powers, it's up to us to unlock them and encourage their development. For more information on ASD, check out Community Autism Resources
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