July 11, 2021 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
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Bridgewater's July 4th Celebration... Total Awesomeness!!
Congratulations to the Bridgewater 4th of July committee for organizing a spectacular event for the community!! These volunteers work tirelessly each year to fundraise and present family-friendly events for this special day. Thank you all for everything you do!
Special thanks to our public safety teams for your work today to keep us all safe.

Thank you Bridgewater!! There is no better place to live, work...and CELEBRATE! 🇺🇸

Story & Photo Credits:
Left: BTV’s Jeff Fowler, celebrating July 4th! 
Photo Credit: Rep. Angelo D'Emilia

Above: Bridgewater Communities for Civil Rights marching in the parade
Photo Credit:
Historical Tidbit: 

Cape Cod Canal
Since colonial times, settlers and residents of Massachusetts had dreamed of a canal joining Massachusetts Bay and Buzzards Bay. The Cape Cod Canal follows the course of the former Monument and Scusset Rivers. Only a mile of land separated the two bodies of water. Colonial traders navigated these rivers, walking with their canoes between the two.
 
The idea of constructing a canal first gained serious traction during the Revolutionary War. Under the direction of General George Washington, a study was commissioned to assess the viability of such a route. Despite a positive recommendation, the study was not acted upon.
 
The Cape Cod Canal as we know it began to take shape in the early 1900s. Financer August Belmont revived the effort, with construction ceremonially beginning on June 22, 1909. Construction continued until July 29, 1914 when the Canal officially opened. Unlike today, the Canal was privately operated. The Army Corps of Engineers would not take over control of the Canal until 1927.
 
During the late-1920s and 1930s, the Army Corps drastically improved the Canal, widening it to 480 feet, deepening it to 32 feet deep, and constructing three bridges over the span. Two of the bridges, the Bourne and Sagamore, were motor vehicle bridges, while the third was a railroad bridge. All three still stand today.

Respectfully Submitted,
Daniel Flockton

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Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
508-697-0921
Services available through phone, email & website only
 
Bridgewater Public Library
15 South Street
508-697-3331
 
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
508-697-0929
 
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
 508-697-6016
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Bridging LIVES and PCO HOPE are partnering to host a mobile drop-in center:
Thursday, July 15th
5-7PM
Trinity Episcopal Church, 91 Main St, Bridgewater.

This drop-in center will provide resources and services for individuals struggling with addiction and their loved ones. Training on the use of Narcan will be offered during this time as well. Dinner will be provided, and the event will be held outdoors in compliance with all MA Covid-19 guidelines.
Male Bonding Band and Friends
Sunday, July 18th from 4 - 8p
Music Alley
FREE! Meet them in the Alley!!!
In case of rain: the performance will be moved to 1st Parish Church.
This Week's Children Programs at Bridgewater Public Library
Monday, July 12: Virtual Story Time with Pretty as a Princess with Cinderella. This program will be available to view on our website www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org at your convenience.

Tuesday, July 13, 10:30a: Outdoor Story Time with Mrs. Davis. Join Mrs. Davis in Music Alley (50 Central Sq) for stories, rhymes and songs. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled.

Tuesday, July 13, 1p: Virtual Basic Animal Drawing with Corinne. Materials needed are: simple paper, pencil and eraser. Visit our website www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org and click on Events to register for this program and receive your ZOOM link. This program is recommended for kids and teens.

Wednesday, July 14, 2p: Henry the Juggler. Henry the Juggler will be performing in Music Alley (50 Central Sq). All ages welcome, no registration.

Wednesday, July 14, 6:30p: Virtual PJ Story Time with Miss Dixie.

Friday, July 15: Pick up at library starting today a FREE Tails and Tales coloring posters, while supplies last. One per child please.

Flora T. Little Art Gallery Reopens!
We are excited to have Jory Mason exhibit "Expressive Painting" in our art gallery.
Learn all about Jory.
Are you still looking for summer activities for your kids??
Bridgewater Parks & Recreation continues its annual summertime program for children ages 5 through 12 There is a wide range of fun activities and events planned for each day. Whether your child wants to learn new skills or just meet new friends -- there's something for everyone!
Program hours are 8:30a - 12:30p, Monday through Friday. The session weeks will continue through Friday, August 20th. Registration is ongoing with space availability.
For more information, please visit
www.bridgewaterma.org/171/Recreation for the program flyer and application.
63 Main Street, Bridgewater (508) 697-0050
Working hard to make patients comfortable & healthy!

"I have been a patient at B-Water Square Chiropractor’s for over a year and always have been happy with the service Dr. Perry offers. My back, neck and overall health has been improved. I have been to other chiropractors before Dr Perry and cannot believe the difference in my results ..Thank You! Five Stars !!"

Take care of yourself – See your chiropractor today!
Let's Talk About Race Learning Club
July 12 - Prologue + Part 1 (Chapters 1-2)
July 19 – Part 2 – Part 3 (Chap 3-7)
July 26 - Part 4-5 (Chapter 8-10, incl epilogue)
All dates 7 - 8:30p
Online event discussing the book "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria" by Beverly Daniel Tatum (updated version-2017).
To get a copy of the book contact Paperback Junction 508-238-3034 or your local library.
OBHS - Passport to History 2021
The Old Bridgewater Historical Society is once again participating in Passport to History. Passport to History 2021 is a joint effort of local museums to share and explore the diverse history of southeastern Massachusetts. Stop by any participating site to get your passport, which serves as admission for one free visit, and start exploring the unique and inspiring history of the “Old Colony.” The program runs through September 1.
So easy to participate:
1) Get your Passport at OBHS or any of the 16 Old Colony museums.
2) Collect passport stamps at each site.
3) Enjoy a summer of exploration right in your backyard!
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Come into our store and check out the variety of Naked Bee products that we have! We guarantee you will love them!

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EB's Mollie Holds her 10th Annual K-9 Fundraiser
Mollie’s wish is to help one Massachusetts K9 unit per year. Mollie created a slogan, "helping police dogs one paw at a time" and asked her friends and family to give donations to Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog, in lieu of gifts for her 10th birthday. She was able to raise $500! This was the start of Mollie’s Annual birthday fundraiser!
This year's event will be held on Saturday, July 17th, 6p at the Bridgewater Vets Club, 85 Cottage St. Fundraiser is family-friendly and open to all. Tickets sold at the door - $20 Adult, $10 Child. There will be dancing, raffles, dog demonstrations, pizza and MORE! You can meet the K9’s, too!
Can't make it but want to make a donation:
1) Mail a check payable to “ MA Vest-A-Dog, Inc.”
Drop off: East Bridgewater Police Station or Bridgewater Police Station
*** IMPORTANT: Must put MOLLIE in the memo of the check***
2) PayPal online direct link for online donations: http://tinyurl.com/ovs3vy3.

Go to the Facebook event page to find out how to donate a raffle item or be a sponsor.
Find out about all of Mollie's past fundraisers at Mollie's Vest A Dog Fundraiser page.
B-R School District: Kindergarten - Gr 8
2021 BASE SUMMER CAMP
Once again, we will be having our Summer B.A.S.E. Program for grades K-8.  There will be 3 two week sessions. You can sign up for one session or all three sessions. The cost for each two week session will be  $320.00. The cost for one week session is $160.00. For one day the cost is $32.00.  The program will be held at the Williams Intermediate Middle School. All kids must be toilet trained and wear masks. The hours will be from 7a - 6p
We will be doing arts and crafts, sports training and other fun things. We look forward to making it an enjoyable summer for all. If you are interested, you may sign up now. Please remember, we have limited space in the summer.
Any questions, please call Mr. David Bewley at 508-631-1786. Click here for more information.
Photo Calendar Contest - Bluestone Bank Deadline: Aug 15

We're giving away $1,000 in prizes! Whether you’re a lover of snowy winters or steamy summers, a seasonal nostalgia takes hold of us with every seasonal change. Each season is filled with picture-perfect moments. Share your best photos!

Read more
www.bluestone.bank
Mama Deb’s Kitchen
We have Deb’s famous Chicken Broccoli Alfredo!

You may also get it on Zucchini Noodles instead of pasta.

Order at the truck, online or call
339-832-8180.
120 East Grove St, Middleboro

Open Thursdays & Fridays
Noon - 7pm for meals-to-go

Book our Food truck now for YOUR
next special event! 
BEAUTY COUNTER 
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Local Business Networking Event
Thursday, August 5th
5 - 7p
Water Pointe Luxury Condominiums
8 Island Court, South Easton
Join the Metro South Chamber and Douglas A. King Builders for a terrific business building opportunity. Enjoy a cookout outside with hamburgers/hot dogs, pizza, and craft beer provided by the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year, Shovel Town Brewery. Take advantage of an opportunity to win Patriots tickets, wine, and a gift certificate to Stoneforge Restaurant.
Don't forget your business cards for this evening of fun, food and festivities!
Bridgewater Pride Flag Raising
Art with Rose
Join Rose for a swipe technique to make a seahorse for this year's summer reading theme: Tails and Tales!
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
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Historical Tidbit Question:
When did the Army Corps of Engineers take over control of the Canal?

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The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
PlayTime

"Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.”
~ Joseph Chilton Pearce

“Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good,”
~ Lucia Capocchione

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
~ George Bernard Shaw

“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.” ~ Charles Schaefer

"Play is the mediator of the invisible and visible."
~Dora M. Kalff

“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.”
~ Diane Ackerman

" It’s the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives."
~ Fred Rogers

I hope you have a playful week.
~ Jacquie
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