~ The kids may be too young to understand the song reference but the adults get it! :)

The Union Congregational Christian Education program has new life at The Healing Path care farm. The Donovan's recently bought this farm and now we have an outdoor space to gather safely. Pastor Annie and the families in our CE program have gathered twice and plan to do so monthly as long as weather permits.

At our first meeting, we had some wonderful words from Annie about Genesis and all of God's creatures on earth. Kennedy gave a tour of the farm and we all worked together to feel comfortable around the animals.

At our second meeting, we jumped right back into our love of community service! The kids will be making holiday cards to go into Thanksgiving distribution at the Food Pantry.

It's pretty amazing to show the kids that "church" or connecting with God can happen in unusual ways. Annie talked to the kids about "wherever two or more are gathered in my name" so they remember they can be with God anywhere.

It was nice to see the kids feeling comfortable and more brave around the animals the second time around. We talked about how growth and confidence come in many forms!
All Are Welcome ~ Union Congregational Church
Historical Tidbit:

EB WWII Dim - Out, Continued
From May 16th, 1942 until October 1943 the town of East Bridgewater participated in a "dimout" to keep us safe from potential WWII attacks.
During the "dimout," porch lights were not to exceed 15 watts and must be shaded if direct light shone out higher than 90 degrees, all windows must be shaded 3/4 of the way down or all the way down if light could be seen from the street, and streetlights were to remain unlit at night.
Longtime EB resident Betty (Belnap) Stirling adds:  "I remember that very well. I was 5-6 at the time and I remember that the top half of car’s headlights had to be painted black!! Also, my grandfather was a warden in Bridgewater. He had to take his small “bat” and go around the neighborhood and tap on anyone’s door IF their lights were showing from the outside! Interesting times... Enjoy the rest of the week. "
Giving Thanks to Our Essential Workers ~ GWT Appliance & BA

Tell us about an Essential Worker near and dear to your heart, We will publish their story & send them a gift!* PLUS very verified submission received before Nov 19, 2020 5p will be entered into a drawing to win a new dishwasher!

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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
Vivian Meserve
 won an 8 oz soy candle (value $12)
SunnyLine 7, 551 Bedford St (Rt 18) EB!

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.
You could win
a $15 gift certificate to
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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 through 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. ebkiwanis.websom/forms
East Bridgewater HUGS Community Christmas
is accepting applications for holiday assistance from East Bridgewater Families, The application is available now at
Please get your applications completed by the new extended deadline: Friday Nov 13, 2020.

This year we are going to have to do things a bit differently and with the challenges of COVID, we want to have enough time to assist as many families as possible.
Our website has lists of the most commonly requested items here:
We will have giving trees as well as online opportunities for people who wish to help. We will also have "adopt a child" and "adopt a family" opportunities, and lists will be provided for those who wish to participate in that way.
If you have any questions, or need more info, please contact us at
Thank you. ~ Theresa
Huge thanks to our team of volunteers!
We are all set up to start operations for 2020. Please let us know if you'd like to volunteer, fundraise or sort.

Image credit: J. Rose
Mice, voles, and other pests will start looking for a warm place to spend the winter. We sell a variety of products to help keep your home rodent free.

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Frozen Butter Braids and
Cookie Dough
Taking orders until November 13th.
Pick up on Dec 11, 2020 at 105 Pleasant Street.

Have you ever had a Butter Braid? If not you're missing out. They are delicious. That's why we are having a Butter Braid & Cookie Dough Fundraiser.  They both come frozen. Just pop them in the oven and bake when you need 'em!
So easy!! Great to have on hand for the holidays!!! Ask your friends, family or even co-workers if they would like to order. All orders must be made by November 13th. Order online or through Union Congregational Church office. Butterbraids are $14 each and cookie dough is $18. Any questions please email or call Laurie in at the Union Congregational Church office 508.378.2874.
The Board of Health is proud to co-sponsor the Annual Central School Food Drive.
This year has been particularly difficult for many families and the local food pantries could really use our support.
Wed Nov 18 & Thurs Nov 19th
The 2020 Book for Business
When Metro South is Home, Everything is
Within Reach

 Our region at your fingertips!
* area dining * lodging *public golf courses * recreation * community demographics, regional and economic data, and a complete membership listing.

Metro South Chamber of Commerce Works For YOU!
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 or
508-586-0500 ext 231
I will happily officiate!
If you are an LGBTQ couple in the East Bridgewater area with fears about losing your legal right to marry, I will happily officiate your wedding ASAP, free of charge. Contact: Rev Anne Britton
On behalf of the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice in partnership with the College of Education and Health Sciences at Bridgewater State University, I am pleased to invite you to a virtual conversation with award-winning author Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum.
Thursday, November 19th
4:30p - 6:00p
Dr. Tatum will discuss her compelling, award-winning book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race, which takes a critical look at the dynamics of racial identity in America and the importance of holding productive conversations surrounding race across racial and ethnic divides.

Dr. Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, is a clinical psychologist widely known for both her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. Over the course of her career, she has served as a faculty member at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Westfield State University, and Mount Holyoke College. Prior to her 2002 appointment as president of Spelman, she served as dean and acting president at Mount Holyoke College.

Dr. Tatum has long-standing roots in Bridgewater. Her father, the late Dr. Robert Daniel, was the first full-time African American faculty member at BSU, where he taught for 30 years. Dr. Tatum and her father both received honorary degrees from Bridgewater State University in January 2003.

I hope you will join us for this important and timely conversation; attached to this email you will find a description of the program. Please use this link HERE to register for this event. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Thibodeau at

We look forward to seeing you there.

Dr. Mary K. Grant
Senior Administrative Fellows for Civics and Social Justice
The Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice
Bridgewater State University
Stonecroft Farm

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Lessons * Boarding * Sales
* Indoor / Outdoor ring

Ride our safe,
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Lessons for ages
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36 years experience

$55 / 45-min lesson

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Homeowners & Contractors,
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We have many sizes and styles of lifts to help you get your project done quickly and efficiently!

Work Smarter, not harder!
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Something New at Fuller Craft Museum
FCM is excited to announce the recent acquisition of Roberto Lugo’s “Melting Pot II,” currently on view in Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay. This important addition to the museum’s permanent collection will greatly strengthen the museum’s growing collection of ceramic arts as well as its overall holdings in contemporary craft.  
Roberto Lugo is an American artist, ceramicist, social activist, poet, and educator. A self-described “ghetto potter,” Lugo confronts the intertwined complexities of systemic racism, representation, and history in his work, while challenging the established power structures within the art, craft, and design fields.  
Lugo explains, “Melting Pot II is a part of a series of urns where I combine historic patterns and cultures as a format to interject and pay homage to figures that are important to my culture and heritage as a Puerto Rican American.”
The museum’s Artistic Director and Chief Curator Beth McLaughlin shares, "Melting Pot II is a deeply powerful and intimately autobiographical work that is both timeless and utterly reflective of the times in which we live.”
Be a Leaf Hero!
Clear storm drains of debris. Leaf litter and yard debris plug storm drains and increase flooding issues.
EBPS Athletic Boosters Holiday Raffle
Get all your holiday shopping done while supporting our athletes and our athletic programs!
3 Prizes - $1000 in gift cards
Raffle winners will be drawn December, 11th.
For more info and to buy tickets go to
Katie’s Kreative Manis
Get ready for the Holidays & snaz up your fingernails with Color Street temporary designs! 

Tons of fun! 

*100% real nail polish strips * Easy one step application * No dry time/smudges/streaks
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Great Jammin' Central School 2nd Graders & Mrs. Layton
Mrs. Layton, the Music teacher at Central School and the second grade class typically participate in an outreach project called Sandwich Jam. Each month a second grade classroom would participate in making and assembling lunches that would then be delivered to Father Bill’s Mainspring House. Students were also responsible for decorating the lunch bags.

This year, due to Covid-19, students will still be able to participate by decorating the lunch bags and Mrs Layton assembles and delivers.

The Central School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) proudly supports this project and the lessons that come along with it. The PTO purchased supplies last year and will continue to do so this year.
Above is the first round of personalized lunch bags this year!
Image Credit : Susan Layton

Have fun with us and bee
entered to win
a $15 gift certificate to
Rt 18, Whitman!

 Historical Tidbit Question:
Why did the town of East Bridgewater participate in "dimout"?

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On November 11, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
“If there is to be peace in the world,

There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations,

There must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities,

There must be peace between neighbors.

If there is to be peace between neighbors,

There must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home,

There must be peace in the heart.”

~ Lao-tse
I wish you peace in your heart. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Sebastian Ladoulis, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien & Jacquelyn Rose,

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