April 7, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Historical Tidbit:
Fines in Old Bridgewater
"In the early communities, the first thing the residents attended to was the law. To assure there was a good amount of attendees at the meetings, which were held in West Bridgewater, the elders decided on fines to anyone who neglected to attend a town meeting after a 'lawful warning'.
Later, there was a motion passed to allow the elders to fine anyone who did not pay attention, by not answering when their name was called out. A fine was also in order for anyone who was tardy to a meeting. For those who might be tempted to slip out the door after answering the roll call, a fine was instituted for 'going away before the meeting was closed'."
~ From the East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Booklet 
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Town Hall
65 N. Main Street
Mon, Tues & Thurs 8a - 4p
Wed, 8a - 7p, Fri 8a - 1p

WB Public Library
80 Howard Street
Mon, Thurs, Fri 10a - 5p
Tues - Wed 10a - 8p
Sat 10a - 2p
Council on Aging
97 West Center Street
Mon - Fri 8:30a - 4p

Food Pantry
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
3:15 - 5pm
Spring Street School
2 Spring St WB

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Tim Talk on the Road:
Matfield Maple Farm

Tim talks to Amanda Castle about Maple Syruping at Matfield Maple Farm.

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2019 Networking Nite April 11 5:30-8:30pm

Join the Bridgewater Business Association at Sullivan Tire, Rt 18, Bridgewater. 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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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.
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Character Readings
On Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m., St. Ann's will host an Ecumenical Stations of the Cross with The First Church of W.B. 
The Stations will be represented by "character readings" and prayer and music will also be part of the service.
St. Ann's is located at 103 North Main St., W.B.
West Bridgewater Community Blood Drive
It's held at St. Ann's Church Parish Hall on Friday, April 19, from 2 until 7 p.m.
Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit  RedCrossBlood.org  and enter:
SaintAnnsWB to schedule an appointment. Walk-in's are welcome. 
"Spring into Life...Give Blood"
18th Century Gravestones and Their Carvers in the...

Art event in West Bridgewater, MA by Old Bridgewater Historical Society on Sunday, April 14 2019 with 169 people interested.

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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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West Bridgewater Clean-Up Day!
Save the date and join your friends for the West Bridgewater Town Clean-Up!
Saturday, May 18, 11 am - 1 pm
Meet at The First Church, 29 Howard St, at 11 am, to pick up your high visibility t-shirt, trash bag, gloves, and water. At 1 pm, return to the church and enjoy some light refreshments, music and celebrate our success!
We hope to see lots of new faces this year, this is a great opportunity to earn your community service hours!
Rain date is Sunday, May 19.
Please feel free to reach Sarah Cashman at Noonan Waste Service Inc. with any questions and suggestions for clean-up locations – 508-583-9500 or  scashman@jpnoonan.com
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The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education at Bridgewater State University  

For Parents of students in 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. Please visit to register.

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Historical Tidbit Question:
After a lawful warning, what was issued if one didn't attend a town meeting?

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T he Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg 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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