June 23, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Historical Tidbit:
Neighborhood Businesses:
 1930's Ice Box
    As towns grew it became profitable to open shops in neighborhoods to fill local needs. They filled a need when people were spreading out from the center of town and before the time when every household had a car. These shops had ethnic flavor depending on what immigrants settled locally. The shop would have foods culturally common to those who lived near it. Many of these shops had refrigerated coolers and offered butcher shops and specialty cuts of meats. This is where a person would find Linguiça from Portugal, Potatiskorv from Sweden, and Bratwurst from Germany.  
Before World War II, not every home had a refrigerator, frozen foods were not as common as today and purchasing a weeks supply of fresh meat did not keep well in an "ice box". Some folks still had ice boxes up until the 1950s. I can remember the ice man delivering to the house across the street from my home on Main Street. 
Respectfully Submitted,
David Moore
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
Ellen Hurteau
 won a
$30 gift certificate to CN Smith Farm

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

You could win a
  1 weekend night get away (for up to 4 people) at the Residence Inn - Bridgewater. Includes a breakfast buffet!
Summer Lunch 2019

Summer break is just around the corner! That’s why 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.

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
S.T.E.A.M Camp
Join the fun from July 15th-19th from 9AM-3PM 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
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
Spring Street School Flag Day Celebration
Including Kindergarten graduation
Video Courtesy of WBTV
Summer Reading Rewards Program with Beanstack
Summer reading starts June 24th. The West Bridgewater Public library uses the Beanstack app for their Summer Reading Rewards Program.Download the Beanstack app today to start logging what you've read, leave reviews, and earn some fantastic prizes! Simply register you or your child in the app to start logging and become eligible for incentives offered by the library. For more information, and instructional videos click Here, or visit the circulation desk at the library.
Information retrieved from the West Bridgewater Public Library website.
West Bridgewater Farmer's Market
Tue June 25, July 9 & 23, August 13 & 27 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
D'Agostino Insurance
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180 Winter St., Bridgewater 
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 Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900   

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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!
(781) 910-5029
Presentations are being held twice this week for our area long range transportation plan draft.

Ever wonder about how our roads and infrastructure get planned? Did you know we have a council, created for the express purpose of conducting research and preparing data and plans to improve the physical, social and economic conditions of our area?

Our Old Colony Planning Council has representatives from and serves these 17 communities: Abington, Avon Bridgewater, Brockton, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Stoughton, West Bridgewater
and Whitman

Newly released: just released its 2020 -2040 Long Range Transportation Plan draft. Now this 252 page plan gets a 21 day public review and comment period.

Presentations are being held twice this week:
Mon, June 24, 6:00pm – 7:45pm Brockton Public Library, 304 Main St, Brockton &
Wed, June 26, 6:00pm – 7:45pm Plymouth Public Library, 2947, 132 South St, Plymouth

Town Meeting from June 3, 2019 and
 Superintendent Patricia Oakley, Ed. D's Speach from Graduation.
Videos Courtesy of WBTV. The complete graduation ceremony can be found at WBTV.
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
  1 weekend night get away (for up to 4 people) at the Residence Inn - Bridgewater. Includes a breakfast buffet!

Historical Tidbit Question:
Ice boxes were in use until when?

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 June 23, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ~ Plato

"You have to, take a deep breath. and allow the music to flow through you. Revel in it, allow yourself to awe. When you play allow the music to break your heart with its beauty.” ~ Kelly White

"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” ~ Leonard Bernstein
Let us make music, dear readers and friends. Let us not talk of difficult things, but experience the joy of a unified rhythm , a melody for all to enjoy. This moment, we just need to absorb and feel that. Let now be that moment, so that you feel good and when challenge comes to you, ( and it will) that you smile and say "Welcome, would you like to hear my song? " 

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