Fall Crops around EB's Community Gardens

Thanks to planning & hard work.

Photo Credits: Ken Reale
Historical Tidbit:
Edward Everett

"The most famous of the early teachers in our town was Edward Everett who was born April 11, 1794. Only fifteen years old when he came to East Bridgewater, Edward Everett was then a junior at Harvard University and spent his ten-week vacation from school earning money teaching in the Eastville section of town.  He once said of his teaching experience in East Bridgewater, 'As a class they were well-mannered and gave me no extra trouble, but I was thankful when the time was up. I found that some of my engaging country pupils were very difficult to handle.' In later years, Edward Everett served as minister of Trinity Church in Copley Square, Governor of Massachusetts, US Secretary of State, US Senator from Massachusetts, Ambassador to the Court of St. James (what would now be Ambassador to Great Britain) and he was the principal speaker at Gettysburg the day President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address."

East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Book Pg 28 Image credit: wikicommons
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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 12:30p - 2:00p and last Saturday from 9:30a - 11:00a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
to Jeanne M. Thorndike
for winning a $50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter
products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins!
to see the clean revolution!

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

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State Election - Tuesday, November 3rd
2020 Presidential Election
Pick one of the 3 ways to vote:

1) In Person: Tuesday November 3, 2020
• Polling Hours: 7:00a - 8:00p
• Location: Jr/Sr High School Gymnasium
Return your completed application to:
PO Box 387   East Bridgewater, MA 02333
If you have already requested Vote By Mail - track your ballot here.

3) In Person Early Voting
Saturday, October 17th - Friday, October 30th
Location: Town Hall
• Saturday & Sunday 9:00a - 1:00p
• Monday 8:30a - 8:00p
• Tuesday through Thursday 8:30a - 4:30p
• Friday 8:30a - 12:00p

Deadlines: The deadline to request absentee/vote by mail ballots for the Presidential Election is Friday, October 28th at 5:00p.
Last day to register to vote or update registration for the State Election is Saturday, October 24th. Register to Vote at your Town Clerk's office or register to vote online.

East Bridgewater Board of Selectmen Meeting 9/28/20
Video courtesy of EBCAM
Public Library Updates

For all updated hours click here.
Book bundles now for all ages!

Library fines still waived!
Call to reserve a computer.
Outdoor Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt

Oct. 18 – Nov. 1 at your own pace.... enjoy this outdoor fall fun!!!
Outdoor, self-guided scavenger hunt along six town trails – Bennett Lane, Leland Farm, the trails at Sachem Rock Farm, Town Forest, the trails at the YMCA, and the trails at Poor Meadow Brook.
Starting Oct 18, find instructions on our Facebook page; locate laminated pumpkins at these sites and see if you can find the gold pumpkin at each trail!
Then send a photo with one of the golden “pumpkins” to the Friends of East Bridgewater Trails; we'll post these champs on our Facebook page!
Free and open to all. If you visit these trails in groups, PLEASE be sure to follow proper social distancing rules and stay safe. Visit the Friends of East Bridgewater Trails Facebook page for more information or email febtrails@gmail.com. Don’t forget to share your photos!
Photo credit: EB Trails FB Page
Fuel Assistance Applications

Get the help you need paying your heating bills. 13,233 households were warmer last winter because of help received from Self Help, Inc. and the Fuel Assistance Program. We want residents throughout our service areas to know that Fuel Assistance can lower their heating bills through discounts and savings options of the Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Heating Emergency Assistance Retrofit Task Weatherization Assistance Program (HEARTWAP) administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Link for New Clients:
BFS logo
Cornstalks and Mums and Pumpkins, oh my!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
The East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club
The Fisher House Boston

Request Your Help
Honoring Our Veterans

Please Donate $10 Per Flag

A Field of Flags will be placed on the Town Common October 31 - November 16
Follow this link to our Forms page on our website and click on "2020 Field of Flags Donation Form" to download the Field of Flags flier.

Halloween Celebrations

Halloween is right around the corner! Here are some great ways we can all enjoy the holiday safely.
CDC lower risk activities recommendations:
*Carving pumpkins in your home or outside with friends at a safe distance
*Having a virtual costume contest
*Make the biggest, best house display, ever
*Instead of trick-or-treating, a home candy scavenger hunt.
CDC moderate risk activities:
*Modify Trick-or-Treating, make individually wrapped goodie bags, or leave the candy out on your walkway, separated for easy pick -up.
*Outdoor costume party with a small group
*If your looking for a good scare find an outdoor haunted forest
*Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards
*Outdoor Halloween movie night with friends and family
Have a great Halloween season.... make it last all October!
The 2020 Book for Business & COVID-19 Recovery Resource Guide 
Easy & Accessible with great resources!
  • Area Dining
  • COVID-19 Recovery Resources
  • Business Development Resources

Metro South Chamber of Commerce Works For YOU!

To Celebrate Plymouth 400:
"Our Story 400 years of Wampanoag" above video and below: an invite to participate in a free Indigenous History Conference virtually at Bridgewater State University
Free BSU Indigenous History Conference

A Plymouth 400 Signature Event: Here It Began: 2020 Hindsight or Foresight , a signature Plymouth 400 event, is an Indigenous History: Nine Virtual Sessions Oct. 3-Nov. 22, 2020...

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Community Work Day ~Plotholders & Friends, Sat Oct 17, 1-3p.

Installing raised beds, spreading compost, and weeding paths. For safety, we will remain masked. bring our own tools.

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Homeowners and landscapers,
rent, don't buy, the best tools for your fall cleanups!

We have many sizes and styles of leaf blowers to help you clean up your property quickly and efficiently!

Work Smarter, not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950

Basement Mold or Attic Mold Removal
 Thinking of selling your home? Check your attic for mold!

(781) 910-5029
Grant App- Ma Cultural Council Deadline change to Nov 16!

From Artist News to Creative Youth, Community Initiative, and Power of Culture, our email lists are a great way to keep up with the work of Mass Cultural Council and its partners across the Commonwealth. Recent events have fomented a growing...

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Busy in the Middle of October/Register on online calendar

Crafts event by EB Public Library, register now online, pick up of supplies starts Mon, Oct 19th

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Mama Deb's Italian Food Truck is
on the road!

Your Italian Favorite Meals plus Mama Deb's Frozen Pizza and retail sauce.
Check out our menu and locations at www.mamadebs.biz

Contact us to come to your neighborhood, graduation, wedding, private or corporate event.

Check out our Facebook www.facebook.com/mamadebsauce

Bridgewater State University is offering intellectually stimulating seminars and courses for those who are 50+ and wish to keep learning! The course registrations are open from now until mid-November and focus on creativity, self-discovery, and peer education.
Register for courses over Zoom for $55 at Senior College Registration.

Here are some ideas from our friends at Action for Happiness to help you create a happier and kinder world! If you feel like you need a helping hand, the action calendars are here to assist you with daily goals. The provided link above has the monthly calendars posted, feel free to explore the helpful tasks and motivational actions.
The Metro South Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 107th Annual Meeting on Wed. November 18, 2020 at the Multipurpose Auditorium at Teen Challenge in Brockton or Virtually via Zoom Pro.
The luncheon will feature our special guest speaker, Dave McGillivray, an athlete, author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and philanthropist.
Dave first gained national prominence in 1978 when he ran across the United States to raise money for the Jimmy Fund. He ran 3,452 miles from Medford, OR, to Medford, MA in 80 consecutive days, averaging 45 miles per day, to raise money for the Jimmy Fund, a charity which supports research toward eliminating cancer in children. This run ended in Fenway Park to a standing ovation by 32,000 fans. Since then, McGillivray has accomplished numerous other inspirational and charitable feats, as well as earned a reputation as one of the world’s premier race directors. Since 1988, he has been the Technical and Race Director of the Boston Marathon. He manages and oversees all technical and operational aspects of the oldest and most prestigious marathon in the world.

There will also be awards, and celebration as we conclude our 107th year of serving the business community. Tickets at the member rate are $100 per person in part benefit the Metro South Chamber Education Foundation.

To register, please contact Lexi Reinertson areinertson@metrosouthchamber.com or 508-586-0500 ext 231 www.metrosouthchamber.com.
An old-fashioned candy store
with a TWIST
Large selection of nostalgia candy!
All those goodies from your childhood! 

Mon - Sat: Open til 8pm • Sunday 'til 6pm Come check us out!

Online orders!

(781) 447-2639
785 Bedford St, Rt 18, Whitman
52 Weeks Logo & Link Ad in 1 Hive ~ $99/ month

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EBBBASE Committee Members : Beverly and Michelle Chartier , and Rick and Kathy McDonald, Chuck & Diane Carey
Dianne and Rick Snelgrove with Derek Heim, President & Chief Executive Officer Boys & Girls Club of Metro South

EB BASE Ska8Park Gets A New Home
Excerpts from "A Letter to Riders and Families" from Diane Williams Carey, creator and motivator behind the EBBASE Mobile Skate Park.
"Nothing made me more proud than being able to see the skatepark come to life in EB. Something we worked hard at for years. Every time we’d set up and it filled up with some amazing kids just having good old fashioned healthy fun, my eyes would fill up with pride. I’m so thankful to the Torie fund, the Snelgrove’s and the EBBASE volunteers for their kind hearts dedication, and generosity. 2020 has simply been an ugly year, one thing after another. When we finally got the “go ahead you can set up “we also got the “ hold on you can’t set up “at the same time."
Insurance coverage issues and inability to find someone to take over EBBASE operations as the Carey's move onto their next chapter lead Diane and Chuck Carey to have a brainstorming session with the Snelgrove’s.
"They were able to find an awesome organization that would love to set it up and have the ability to do so. Although we are heartbroken to see it leave East Bridgewater, we are so grateful to see it go to good use and be loved by kids who truly deserve it. Thank you to the greater Taunton boys and girls club for accepting ours and the Torie fund’s donation of the mobile skatepark. Thank you to the kids of East Bridgewater for proving us right when we told everybody that you deserved a skatepark . I hope that East Bridgewater is able to give you what you deserve in the near future. I hope that someone will step up and fight for a park..." About the skate park delivery, Diane said "It was very emotional, but seeing how excited the CEO and the staff at the Boys and Girls club were, and having the amazing Snelgrove’s by our side made it much easier. Lots of tears of frustration and tears of pride were shed over the years. I have a lot to be thankful for in my life and being a part of this is one of them."
"Thank you for the memories, thank you for your support over the years. ❤️RIDE-EB /SK8 EB 🖤"
Thank you, Diane (and Chuck) for your tireless dedication to this dream and bringing so much happiness to the children of East Bridgewater.

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 Historical Tidbit Question:

What church was Edward Everett a minister at?

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On October 14, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Sebastian Ladoulis, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien & Jacquelyn Rose,

“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.”
~ Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
~ Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Not my strong suit, patience. Why cannot IT work, now? Why can't it be the way I want, NOW? And every single time, impatience gets me into trouble. I have to take my cue from nature... the caterpillar takes days to create the butterfly; the flower, days to unfold; leaves take days to turn to their magnificent splendor of color... and those are just small miracles... if I want a really HUGE miracle, it's going to take months and years.
Every change, every improvement, takes hard work, faith and patience. Have a great week while we wait.... ~ Jacquie

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