July 7, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
WB Marching in the Bridgewater 4th of July Parade. What A Great Day!
Historical Tidbit: Dandelion A Weed You Can Eat    

Yes, we call them a weed, but as an early spring treat in the early 1900's they would 
be picked for a dish of dandelion greens. 
This natural food was used in recipes to add
a different kind of taste. Children would be sent out to pick and then the stem and blossom would be plucked from the greens and stewed on the stove top. It was a delicious dish served with vinegar for a sauce. The dandelion greens are somewhat like spinach when cooked. The root was also used as an addition to salads and an extract could be made to make tea, coffee and wine.

If you feel adventurous and want to try something different, just be sure that the dandelions you pick are not covered in pesticides or other chemicals before eating or cooking them. To be on the safe side, you can go to a store that sells natural foods and buy them.

A number of my family members would talk about the "stewed greens" and wine made with dandelions they had picked. I know one of their favorite fields to pick them in was on the east end of Plymouth Street at the Plympton line. 
Respectfully submitted, Sue Basile
sue and her plant 2011
Town Hall
65 N. Main Street
  508-894-1200
Mon, Tues & Thurs 8a - 4p
Wed, 8a - 7p, Fri 8a - 1p

WB Public Library
80 Howard Street
508-894-1255
Mon, Thurs, Fri 10a - 5p
Tues - Wed 10a - 8p
Sat 10a - 2p
 
Council on Aging
97 West Center Street
508-894-1262
Mon - Fri 8:30a - 4p
COA

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

Deborah McEnaney
 won a
Jump Start Training Package including nutrition consultation & 6 free sessions from Get In Shape For Women at 180 Winter St, Bridgewater!

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

You could win a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman, MA
Star Wars Symposium
The West Bridgewater Public Library is hosting a Star Wars night for ages 5+ for a family event. July 10 from 6:00-7:00p. We encourage dressing up as your favorite character. The event will include a costume contest & Star Wars trivia game. There will be a show and tell, prizes, and videos!

For more information and other upcoming events: West Bridgewater Public Library

Location: 80 Howard Street, West Bridgewater
Raffle
The West Bridgewater Lions Club "Christmas in July" Million Dollar Christmas Tree raffle ends July 25th.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, 5 for $20 and will be available at Hockomock Liquors (237 W Center St). You could win over $250 in scratch tickets!

S.T.E.M. Camp
Join the fun from July 15th-19th from 9a-3p at the West Bridgewater
Middle-Senior High School.

Open to 1st-5th graders. The summer camp offers creative activities that will involve art, TV filming, science, math and games! For questions, and to register, please email Sandy Churchill at slcmec@aol.com
Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed to deliver meals on wheels for seniors. If you are interested, please contact the Bridgewater Senior Center at: 508-697-0929
WB Council on Aging
"Lunch & Singo"
July 15th at 12p will be Lunch and Singo at the Council on Aging featuring Jim the DJ Guy.

Songs+Bingo = SINGO plus lunch
A fun way to spend the early part of the day and win some prizes!
Make reservations by 9a.

Location: 97 West Center Street, WB
Phone: 508-894-1262 
Carpool Karaoke End of Year with the WB Public School Principals.

Courtesy of WBTV
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!

Mulch, Stone, Loam…
We deliver right to YOUR home!

Order yours today - Call or online ordering available
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Summer Lunch 2019
Several members of West Bridgewater R.E.A.C.H. are launching Summer Lunch 2019. It’s a co-operative program to provide free 
food assistance to West Bridgewater children and families who are without benefit of free/reduced lunches during the summer months.

This week come to The First Church of West Bridgewater located at 29 Howard Street, West Bridgewater. The First Church Café will be serving lunch from 12:00-1:30 every Monday in July and August. For reservations call the church office at 508-587-3118. Please make your reservation by the Friday before Monday’s lunch.

There are a variety of ways in which you can participate as you are able. For a full listing of opportunities contact Carol Ashton at 508-857-5411 or ckashton@comcast.net .
R.E.A.C.H. (Resident Emergency Assistance Care Help) is a volunteer, non-profit Town of West Bridgewater task force. The mission of REACH is to assess, co-ordinate, develop, and support emergency care and helping services for West Bridgewater residents.

Respectfully submitted, Carol Ashton
West Bridgewater Farmers Market
Tuesdays July 9 & 23, August 13 & 27, 4-7p
On the green in front of 1st Parish Church
29 Howard St

There is no charge for a vendor to attend! Anyone interested would show up on the days of our market with their own tables and chairs! We do ask for an email address to contact you and a list of what you would be selling.
That’s it!
Respectfully Submitted, Kathy Williams
Get In Shape For Women - Bridgewater
Red Hot July Special!

One Month of Unlimited Small Group Training - $249!
Let's bring out that summer body!  

180 Winter St., Bridgewater 
(across from Chatta Box)
 Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900   

Email us:   getinshapeforwomen
MOLD GUYS RESTORATION, LLC
Call today to get your
air ducts cleaned!
An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
Read our Blog: CommonSpots4Mold
(781) 910-5029
WB Council on Aging
Ice Cream Social
Tue, July 23rd at 12:30p. Includes entertainment by Jim the DJ Guy. Please RSVP by Thur, July 18th. For more information click here.
Look out for Flocks!
You've been flocked! The West/East Bridgewater Girls ice hockey team have been "flocking" yards for donations! All donations go to the WEB ice hockey team. Information from the WEB ice hockey team. Read More
Teen Essay Contest: This I Believe
This summer the West Bridgewater Public Library teen essay contest prompts teens between the ages of 12 - 19 to write a short statement describing "a belief or value that they hold dear and how they came to own this value."

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Essays are due by Friday, August 16th at 5 p.m.
Winners will be announced on Friday, August 23rd.

For more information, contact Library Director, Ellen Snoeyenbos: ellens@westbpl.org
STEM CAMP-learning how to make sound effects at WBTV - SO FUN!!!
Images courtesy of www.facebook.com/wbcat1
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman, MA

Historical Tidbit Question:
What would the extract of the dandelion be used to make?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number, with your answer.   Prize Box Rules

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

On July 10, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 
Living Democracy.

"If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end." ~ Bayard Rustin

"The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous. " ~ Frederick Douglass

"It's a relief to hear the rain. It's the sound of billions of drops, all equal, all equally committed to falling, like a sudden outbreak of democracy. Water, when it hits the ground, instantly becomes a puddle or rivulet or flood." ~ Alice Oswald
I am excited about the political re-birth we are experiencing this election year. Why? I am hearing concepts and ideas. People are imagining, brainstorming. People are dedicated to creating solutions, instead of bickering and backstabbing. I hope we can keep this up.
T he Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Taylor Fruzzetti, Christina Montana,Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
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