East Bridgewater Welcomes New Minister

Rev. Dr. Gordon Crouch joined the East Bridgewater Union Congregational Church, this past September. Rev. Crouch is originally from Connecticut, and he graduated from Dickinson College in 1991. In 1994 he earned a Masters in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and later that same year he was ordained. Rev. Crouch had been the minister at the UCC church in Hopkinton, NH since 2000, and during his tenure there he earned his Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling.

Rev. Crouch and his wife, Robin, look forward to becoming settled in EB and contributing to life in our community. Welcome to the community!

Story credit: Lenore Christensen
by Richard A. Hoehn

Rev. Dr. Gordon Crouch of Union Congregational Church is organizing a discussion group on "We Carry the Fire."
In this book, Hoehn describes how our religious values should lead to actions that “result in tangible outcomes in the real world: people live instead of die, democracy is strengthened, nature is restored, and the human spirit flourishes.” This group will also meet twice a month for an hour, but only for a total of 5 gatherings. Email Gordon if you are interested in participating.
Historical Tidbit:
Nutter Farm Conservation Land

Plymouth St, just below the common
The text of the plaque:

"This path and the land to which it leads are given in honor of Attorney Edmund Winslow Nutter and his wife Dorothy Hilmer Nutter by their children Susan Keene Nutter and Deborah Winslow Nutter, their grandchildren Carolyn Hilmer Schickel and Todd Winslow Miner, and their families.

The Alden / Nutter families lived on and farmed this land for generations. Steadfastly and selflessly dedicated to the well-being of the town and its citizens, they served on the boards of its banks, its schools, the First Parish Unitarian Church, and the cemetery. This land is given in the hope that future generations of East Bridgewater cherish the land as much as they have.

December 31, 2014

Image & Story: J. Rose
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Town Hall
175 Central St

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Email & phone contact only

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 - 2p
& last Saturday from 9:30 - 11a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only.

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
Kimberly Bamberg
won three private voice or piano lessons for
ages 5 to adults ($100 value) at

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of a
$10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck
Board of Selectmen - 10-1-21

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The United Methodist Church Thrift Shop Invites You!

Store Hours:
Wednesday: 1:30 - 5:30p
Thursday - Saturday: 10a - 12p
54 N. Central Street
Fall Bake Sale Fundraiser for Community Coalition for Change
Now - Nov 15, 2021

Rustic Crumb is a cottage bakery located in East Bridgewater, offering artisan breads and baked goods to the local community. New menus are posted every Sunday evening, with orders placed by Thursday evening. Pickup is Sunday between 10a and noon. We are looking forward to sharing our creations with the community!

Do You Have Questions About Small Farming? Our "How to" Books Have The Answers!
Need a book on how to raise chickens? Raising goats? How to raise pigs? How to raise turkeys? How to raise ducks? How to improve sandy soil? Drought gardening? Water gardens? Butterfly gardens?
Come find YOUR answers!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
October Newsletter - EB's Community Coalition for Change

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Training Active Bystanders
Sat, October 23rd
10a - 12:30p
FREE Online

Training Active Bystanders (TAB) teaches how bystanders can interrupt harmful situations and generate positive actions.

TAB is also about responding positively to helpful behaviors, and engaging with people beyond your normal circle.

This training is for Bridgewater and surrounding communities. Contact: beryldomingo@quabbinmediation.org.
The training is free thanks to a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.
Friends of the East Bridgewater Public Library Book Sale

Friday, October 15th
2 - 5p
Saturday, October 16th
9 - 12p
Community Room, 32 Union St

Browse the assortment of books, DVD'S, CD's, Puzzles, Books on CD's, and more for all ages at the Friends of the East Bridgewater Public Library Book Sale.

For more information on this event and others, visit their website!
Rubber Duck Drop
November 6, 2021

The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters presents the Rubber Duck Drop! To enter, buy your ducks on their website for $5 per duck or in bundles of 3 for $10, or scan the QR code above. The closest 3 ducks to the target after the drops, and the most outlying duck will be awarded cash prizes!

This will be a Facebook live event so you do not have to be present for your duck to win, just purchase your duck and watch it drop!

Visit their Facebook page for more information!
Find YOUR Bliss with
In Person classes at The She Shed, every Saturday at 9 am!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective. 

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EBHS Girls Volleyball -

East Bridgewater Varsity Vikings Girls Volleyball VS Rockland High School Bulldogs 9-29-21.

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Senior Property Tax Work-off Program Packets Now Available!

The Senior Tax Work-off Program is a program allowing the Town of East Bridgewater the opportunity to utilize the knowledge and skills of its senior residents in exchange for credit toward the residents’ property tax bill. The purposes of this program are to enhance municipal services and alleviate senior residents’ tax burdens. A qualified resident will be credited a maximum abatement of $1,100 per household.

East Bridgewater will once again be offering some seniors the opportunity to participate in the Senior Property Tax Work-off Program. If you have participated in the past, remember that you must re-apply every year. Acceptance into the program requires that we have an appropriate placement available. Consideration will be given to new people first, though if there is room, repeat participants are welcome. In compliance with the law, the credit will be applied directly to your real estate tax bill. If you plan on moving or selling your home during this tax work-off cycle, please do not apply. No checks will be issued to participants.

For eligibility requirements and further information on the program, visit their website!
Time to Cut Back? 

The Billy Goat Outback Brush Mower has a
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Whether your project is big or small, we can help!

Work smarter not harder!

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Mold Guys Restoration
Mold Guys Restoration services both residential and commercial buildings. If you ever need mold remediation services, water damage repair, air duct cleaning etc., contact Mold Guys today!

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Theresa McNulty Named East Bridgewater's 2021
Citizen of the Year!
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters has named Theresa McNulty as the East Bridgewater 2021 Citizen of the Year. Theresa has been an active volunteer giving a helping hand to those in need in East Bridgewater. Whether it is support for struggling families, advocating for special needs individuals, or facilitating food and clothing drives, Theresa has been there to help.

Ms. McNulty will be honored, with the Bridgewater and West Bridgewater Citizens of the Year by the rotary on Thursday, November 4th at 7p at the Commercial Club in East Bridgewater. Information on tickets and sponsorships can be found by contacting Mike Kryzanek, Club President at 677-922 0453 or by email, mkryzanek@bridgew.edu.

Theresa has been the director of H.U.G.S. (Help Us Give Support) for the past 11 years; coordinating many elves in providing Christmas gifts for 95 to 115 EB families each year. She is currently on the Recreation Commission, completing her 8th year. Previously, her service to EB included 6 years as Selectman and 3 on School Committee and 3 on the Head Start Policy Council. Regionally, Theresa initiated and has operated the Supply Sacks program for 17 years to provide emergency backpacks to foster children all over the Metro South region. And as a co-founder and treasurer of the BuzzAround, (beginning in East Bridgewater 11 years ago) Theresa's support for building community has been unwavering. Theresa has a heart of gold and is always willing to help those in need. Congratulations to our dear friend for this well deserved honor!
Congratulations to the
Anne Kenneally Hynes Memorial Scholarship Recipients!

Earlier this month, the AKH Memorial Scholarship Fund announced the recipients of the awards for 2021. Congratulations to Jefferson Lam, Mairead Dokurno, Jessica Kaplinger, Thomas Kenn, Grace Danielson, Verena Guirguis, and Elizabeth Donahue.

The Anne Kenneally Hynes Memorial Scholarship Fund serves to honor a member of the East Bridgewater High School graduating class of 1950 and Bridgewater State College graduating class of 1954. The fund has been offering awards since June 2013 to graduating members of East Bridgewater High School, acknowledging their outstanding character, effort, and achievement. Since the official kickoff of the scholarship fund, many different individuals, groups, and organizations have contributed donations to the fund, resulting in the opportunity to honor 5 - 7 students each year.

Mrs. Hynes represented her town and schools proudly, and she leaves behind a strong legacy. Congratulations to the 2021 recipients of this honor!

For more information on Mrs. Hynes or the Scholarship Fund, visit their Website or Facebook page!

Videos from previous A K H Scholarship Awardees: Devon Kane - 2015 AKHMS Recipient
Dayna Marchant - 2014 AKHMS Recipient
Dan Lovell - 2017 AKHMS Recipient
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Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck

Historical Tidbit Question:
How did the Nutter/Alden families contribute to the town of East Bridgewater?

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On October 13, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
Our Furry Friends

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”
~ John Grogan

“Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them's making a poop, the other one's carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld

“It may be a cat, a bird, a ferret, or a guinea pig, but the chances are high that when someone close to you dies, a pet will be there to pick up the slack. Pets devour the loneliness. They give us purpose, responsibility, a reason for getting up in the morning, and a reason to look to the future. They ground us, help us escape the grief, make us laugh, and take full advantage of our weakness by exploiting our furniture, our beds, and our refrigerator. We wouldn't have it any other way. Pets are our seat belts on the emotional roller coaster of life--they can be trusted, they keep us safe, and they sure do smooth out the ride.”
~ Nick Trout, Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life As an Animal Surgeon

 “Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” ~ George Eliot
“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.” ~ Gilda Radner

A soft and cuddly role model. Fantastic! ~ Jacquie
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