December 22, 2019 ~ Building East Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time
It has been a little over a week now since we lost Randy, the stories are pouring in as we grieve together and begin one small step at a time to mend our broken hearts, here are two. My thoughts and prayers are with Mary and the whole Julius Family. My love to all ~ Jacquie
With Love and Care, Rest in Peace Randy Julius Mar 19, 1948 – Dec 13, 2019
The Joy of Randy

Randy Julius impacted my life as the bringer of immense joy and community. ~ Jacquelyn Rose, Publisher, BuzzAround.Info Dale and the Duds created frozen moments in time where we all sat in our stadium chairs and on blankets, toes in the grass,...

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Randy Julius: Stripers swimming backwards

I only fished with Randy Julius one time. It was on Cape Cod, and it only lasted a couple of hours, but it was such a good experience I have savored it for years: Late morning in East Sandwich, may...

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Historical Tidbit :
Massasoit Land Deed Saved from Flames - 1872
Around 1872, Lusanna Mitchell sold her house to Henry Hobart. Her house had once belonged to Judge Nahum Mitchell, her husband's half- brother, and there were many papers of his in the house still.

 One evening, Judge Benjamin Harris called upon her to find her in front of the fireplace throwing bundles of papers in. When he expressed concern that the papers might be important, she said she did not care; they were old papers of the Judge's and that she had taken care of them for years and now she was moving and not taking them with her.  
Knowing that Judge Mitchell once had the original Ousamequin's Deed and thought he lost it, Judge Harris took an armful of bundles of paper and headed home. 
In one of the bundles he found a folded paper marked "Copy of Indian Deed". When opened, he found the original folded inside the copy. Very excited that he saved it from flames, he placed it between two sheets of glass and donated it to the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, which has it still.  
From the East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Booklet
Happy Holidays from Your BuzzAround.
We wish you and your family a holiday filled with joy & peace.

~ Jacquie
Town Hall
175 Central St 508-378-1601
Mon 8:30a - 8p
Tues - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p; Fri 8:30a - noon

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616
Mon & Tues 9 - 8 ; Wed, Thurs, Fri 9 - 5
Saturday 9 - 2 

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Mon 8a - 6p
Tues - Thurs 8a - 4p
Fri 8a - noon  

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm and last Saturday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month

Community Meal
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm open to all.
A donation is appreciated.
United Methodist Church 54 N. Central St E. Bridgewater
Mary Blye
 won a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose. Learn more  here .

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!
Recycling Center
Added days: 2nd & 4th Wed Dec through March 8:30am-1:00pm
877 Bridge Street
In addition to the regularly scheduled 1st and 3rd Saturday, the Recycling Center be open the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month through March from 8:30am - 1:00pm (excluding Christmas Day).
The center is subject to closure due to inclement weather, updates will be posted on the DPW website.
Pre-K Story Time
Tues, Jan 7th
10:30 - 11:10a
Join for a variety of stories, rhymes and songs as we celebrate the seasons!
This is appropriate for any preschooler with a caregiver.
Located in story time room.
Team WEB!
East Bridgewater & West Bridgewater co-op girls hockey team is having a great start to their season!
Picture from first game and road trip !

Follow them on Twitter: @web_hockey
New Year's Eve At Noon
Tuesday, Dec 31st
10:00a - 1:00p

Ring in 2020 with Free Fun Festive Family Activities! Meet Elsa & Olaf with special vocal performance, fitness activity with Olaf, NYE countdown & "toast", inflatables, crafts, and music. Everyone welcomed!
Happy Holidays from your Friends at

We're Your COMPLETE Garden, Farm & Pet Store!

Come check out our great gifts for the holidays! Farm themed toys, doggy shirts & sweaters, bird feeders, garden decorations and oh so much more!

Stop in today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
2019 EBHS Senior Winter Concert - Musical Performance

Coverage of this year's EBHS Senior Winter Concert, recorded on location before a live audience.

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Baptism By Ice Fundraiser by Steve Kelley & Jacquie Rose

Union Congregational Church: home to EB Emergency Food Pantry; BSA & Venture Scouts Troop 29; Sew Much Love: Homemade Quilts fundraiser to replace roof

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Bethel Family Medicine * Bethel Women’s Wellness

Comprehensive healthcare for every member of your family.

 Accepting New Patients


111 Torrey St, Brockton (508) 588-1200
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
Earn extra income while helping your community.
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.
Get your tickets now for COA's New Year’s Eve Celebration!
Mon, Dec 30th, 12:00p
Join us a we celebrate the end of 2019 and the
beginning of 2020!!
We’ll start by having a delicious Italian buffet followed by entertainment and fun! This is our 6th year hosting this celebration and it’s always a great time!
Seating is limited so sign up today!
This event is being partially sponsored by Republic Services. Please call the COA to sign up and/or if you need a ride. 508-378-1610
Eat well, Laugh often, Love much
Order Your Holiday Catering Early!

Gift Certificates available at all our convenient locations!

150B Industrial Dr., Halifax (781) 300-2600  
582 West St., EB (508) 378-9335
1300 Plymouth St., EB (508) 456-4460

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Pinches & Pounds
Homemade fudge makes a great hostess gift! Check out all our special holiday snacks to make your holiday parties extra special!

785 Bedford St. * Whitman
(781) 447-2639
Job Posting -
Animal Control Officer(ACO)/Animal Inspector
The Town of East Bridgewater is looking for a highly skilled Animal Control Officer (ACO) to protect the safety of the public and the welfare of animals. The ACO would perform tasks related to the enforcement of the town bylaws and applicable state laws and regulations relating to animals and all other related work as required in the attached job description. The salary range is $19.00 - $23.00 per hour depending on experience. Cover letter and resume needed.
During the winter months water can seep into small cracks in the cement then expand when frozen. This can case the cement to further crack and crumble forming potholes.
A pothole can be annoying, plus its not good for the suspension of your vehicle.
You can report any potholes that you notice to MassDOT at 857-368-4636.
Nessralla Farm
What will you find
at the farm today?

Indoor arrangements! This one will warm your room when you light it up!

Stop in and pick one up today!

318 Plymouth St. Halifax
(781) 294-1767


Call for more information today!

111 Torrey St, Suite 1, Brockton 
East Bridgewater Parade & Christmas on the Common

Great job Parade Committee, Kiwanis Club and all the volunteers that make this great event happen for East Bridgewater!

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:
Who did Lusanna Mitchell’s house originally belong to?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

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On December 26, 2019 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Sage Barr, Jen Bellody, Andy Francois, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for 'we' are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.” ~ Louise L. Hay

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”
~ Jimi Hendrix

“When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.” ~ Fred Rogers
I wish you, and our world, Peace. ~ Jacquie
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