Congratulations EB Seniors!
Senior stroll-past middle school & elementary school students June 3, 2021
Photo credits: Lisa Rue (left) & Christine Howard (right)
Historical Tidbit:

June 6th, D-Day
June 6 was the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on five beach-heads along Normandy, France. 

Operation Overlord began the night of June 5th. By dawn on June 6, 18,000 parachutists were already on the ground. The land invasions began at 6:30 am. The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches; so did the Americans at Utah beach.

The task was much tougher at Omaha beach, however, where 2,000 troops were lost. It was only through the tenacity and ingenuity of troops on the ground that the objective was achieved. By day's end, 155,000 Allied American, British, and Canadians had successfully stormed Normandy's beaches.

Within three months, the northern part of France would be freed and the invasion force was pushing ever forward, ultimately into Germany and the end of the Nazi scourge of Europe.

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
& 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
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
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East Bridgewater Music Parents Association Mattress Fundraiser
Sunday, June 13th
10a - 4p
If you or someone you know is looking to replace a bed in your home, now is the time! 
The East Bridgewater Music Parents Association is a non-profit that supports the EB Public School's music department. There will be 25+ different styles of beds on display for customers to try. The brand name mattresses are made to order, have full factory warranties, are available in all sizes, and are priced below retail. In addition to beds, there will also be premium pillows, luxury sheets, body massagers, Cordaroy Bean Bag Chairs, weighted blankets and even adjustable power bases!! Delivery & financing are available. Contact us at
Looking For EB Citizen of the Year Nominations
The Rotary Club of The Bridgewaters will celebrate neighbors in our communities who have contributed as volunteers to help others in the towns of Bridgewater, East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater. All residents are eligible both to nominate and to be nominated for recognition at the 21st Annual Citizen of the Year program. Nomination forms may be found here or may be requested from the current President Mike Kryzanek at 617-922-0453 or at The deadline for submitting nominations is August 15, 2021. A committee from the Rotary Club expect to announce one recipient each from Bridgewater, East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater on August 22, 2021. The date and location of the event will also be confirmed at that time. The Rotary Club of The Bridgewaters is part of Rotary International, one of the largest charitable organizations in the world. Dedicated to “Service Above Self,” Rotarians worldwide span all races and religions to assist those in need. Locally, we meet on Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. via Zoom. For details, contact Mike Kryzanek @ 617-922-0453.
Central School End of the Year
Family BBQ
Friday, June 11th
5:30 - 7:30p
EB High School Football Field/Track
Join us for dinner with family and friends to celebrate the end of another school year! Bring games to play on the field after eating, and have fun! Keep an eye out for the registration form to come home with your student, or visit the East Bridgewater Central School PTO Facebook pg.
Venturing Crew 29 Food Drive
Saturday, June 12th
9a - 1p
St. John's Church Parking Lot
To benefit local food pantries, St. John's Church & Union Congregational Church. If you would like to make a contribution stop by or email at to make arrangements for pick up. You can also call Frank at 508-241-4597.
1st Annual Celebration of Multiculturalism
Sunday, June 13th
4 - 7p
Town Common
Cultural celebrations foster respect and open-mindedness for other cultures by bringing people together socially, in solidarity to foster inclusion, community empowerment, civic pride and tolerance. Culture is important to the vitality of our community celebrating our differences, as well as our common interests, helps unite and educate us. Furthermore, this event allows the community to understand other's perspectives, and allow one to fully experience and educate ourselves. Promoting diversity includes everyone regardless of skin color, belief system or orientation.
We are looking to raise money to support this event in three (3) ways:
1. Purchasing a raffle ticket (s) at $10 each for a customized corn hole set made by our very own EBJSHS teacher Mr. Ferioli.
2. CCC branded clothing items. If you're interested in purchasing an item, please pre-order.
3. Lawn signs available for $15, see image below. Made locally @ Happy Frog. If you're interested in purchasing one, please pay using the venmo or paypal accounts attached.

We are encouraged by the support we already received in sponsoring our event. Your support will help assist members of our community. Also, it would mean a lot if you could share the fundraiser link (s) on social media in hopes that we can count on your help to make this year's event one of our best yet. We hope to see you at the Celebration of Multiculturalism event.
Community Coalition for Change
Annual spring flowers and vegetable flats have arrived,
but are selling quick.
Don't miss out!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Message from the Food Pantry
Donation suggestions for the summer months: snack bars, bottled juice or juice boxes, boxed cereal, spaghetti, sauce, & paper towels. Our red drop off barrel is located on the right side of the church (Leland Room side) next to the ramp. Feel free to drop your donations there. We check the barrel regularly. Thank you.

We continue to receive great support from the community; receiving financial donations as well as food drop off. Because we have not found anyone to commit to picking up our regular food donation from the Halifax food pantry, we have missed a couple of larger donations. The order normally consists of about 200 pounds, 7 boxes, of food. The pick-up is scheduled at the Lady of the Lake Pantry in Halifax, 575 Monponsett Street, at 10a, the second Saturday of the month. If anyone from the congregation is willing to pick up the order and bring it to the church please let Emily or Dawn know.

For the month of June, Stop & Shop is donating $1 for every bunch of flowers that they sell to the food pantry. Please go to Stop & Shop and buy some flowers!!!

The June distributions will be Wed, June 9th & Sat, June 26th. The EB Food Pantry is open to all of our Union Congregational Church members, no matter where you reside. If you would like a grocery order, please reach out to us at or call 617-281-4305. We are also looking for anyone available to assist with distribution during the summer months to cover vacations for our regular volunteers. To inquire about dates and times, please email or call 617-281-4305. Thank you.

Thank you for your continued support,
Emily & Dawn
EB Emergency Food Pantry Directors
The Friends of East Bridgewater Golf Tournament
June 18th
Ridders Golf Course
Registration 7a
Starting at 8a

The Friends of the East Bridgewater Commercial Club are pleased to host their Annual Charity Golf Tournament. They welcome you to have fun, while supporting the charitable endeavors of the Commercial Club of East Bridgewater.
Annual Rabies Clinic
Monday June 21st
Sachem Rock Farm
Cats 5 - 6p must be in carrier
Dogs 6 - 7p must be leashed
*CASH ONLY Fee of $10.00
*Proof of most recent vaccination required for 3 year booster.
*Must bring face covering.
*The Town Clerk will be on site to issue dog licenses.
Katie’s Kreative Manis
NEW! Lisa Frank Inspired Overlays!
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
* Made in the USA 

Independent Consultant Katie Ray 
(774) 274-7492 

An old-fashioned candy store 
with a TWIST
Grab & Go
Items are packaged in small quantities for your convenience & safety. 

Shop in store or online!

Come check us out!
Mon - Sat: 10 am til 8 pm
Sunday 11 am til 6 pm 

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(781) 447-2639
785 Bedford St, Rt 18, Whitman
Steve Blanchette ~ Elmwood Cemetery 1847
Some people like old cemeteries. Can be a little creepy, little traffic which makes them safe to walk the older roads and gain some needed exercise. I like them too. I like the old gravestones and old surnames of the area from so long ago. I like my neighborhood's Elmwood Cemetery for a different reason as well.
This past winter made me realize why as I turned right and squeezed between the two granite supports that have been here long before the modern-day automobile. This blacktopped road has seen better days and it appears the plow attempted but one pass this day. I take a couple turns and travel down into a little hollow like I have so many times before. I look to my left and there about seven disorganized rows back sit side by side the two identical gravestones upon a little hill. When her mom died in 1934 Annie wanted the same gravestone as she, so she bought two. Who knew it would be 56 years before she used it. It's a cold grey early December day as I get out of the car. The new-fallen snow has formed a light crust from a cold overnight. I crunch through the crust and feel the fluffy white snow underneath. I make my way to the grave, my breath clearly visible in the cold air. My mind races with memories of so long ago...
Shaking hands create a response "Stevie I don't think I will be able to write the Christmas cards any longer". I look at hands that are weathered and worn. Hands that spent a lifetime of work in shoe factories, hands that worked the dirt, and have grown countless flowers and vegetables in beautiful gardens. Hands that taught me how to make a wreath out of pine, hemlock, princess pine, and fir. From that Christmas forward we wrote the cards together. Fifty years later I still remember the names, I still remember the addresses... READ MORE

Congratulations, Steve Blanchette our judged East Bridgewater "What's Your Good News?" Short Story Contest Winner!


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Our emergence coincides with the beginning of summer.

They make a funny pair. We are interacting in person more, going out to restaurants more, networking and basically stepping up our game; trying to remember and feel comfortable in this new and familiar land of community and commerce; to bring our selves back to the table in a meaningful way.

And summer calls with its warm days, sunshine, flowers, birds chirping and breeze. I swear I can smell ocean spray mixed with the sweet florals on that breeze.

So... about 2 pm each day, I give myself permission to daydream, to take a brake and take a walk; to smell the flowers and the breeze.

Be kind to yourself.

Life is not a sprint, it is a marathon. Doing things well takes continuous effort. But we are not machines, and so need to give ourselves grace.
Permission to daydream... granted.

~ Jacquie
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