April 21, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Bridgewater Senior Painters Exhibit
The Bridgewater Public Library will feature an exhibit of a variety of works in different mediums by the Bridgewater Senior Painters in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery during the months of April and May.

Senior Painters participating are: J. Bernache, P. Arms, G. Bjorklund, C. Freeman, D. Jones, S. Puffer, R. Robinson, A.Smith, E. Williams. Art instructors offer bimonthly coaching to Senior Painters. For further information, contact Cole-Yeaton Senior Center, (508-697-0929)
 
The Flora T. Little Gallery is open during regular library hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Friday, Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Historical Tidbit: Eggsellent!
The tradition of painting hard-boiled eggs during springtime predates Christianity. In many cultures around the world, the egg is a symbol of new life, fertility and rebirth and has long been associated celebrating spring.

For thousands of years, Iranians and others have decorated eggs on Nowruz, the Iranian New Year that falls on the spring equinox. Ancient pagans in Europe also observed the Spring Equinox as the return of the sun god — a rebirth of light and an emergence from the lean winter and painted eggs as part of that celebration.

From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection. Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century, according to some sources. One explanation for this custom is that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, so people would paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting, then eat them on Easter as a celebration.
Symbolism of the Easter Egg

  • An egg is a symbol of rebirth. According to Christian beliefs, Jesus rose from the dead on Easter, the egg, the symbol of rebirth commemorated that.
  • Easter eggs are also meant to represent the empty tomb.
Story credit: J. Rose & Greg Venezia Image Credit: J. Rose Sources: Christianity by Anne Jordan www.history.com/holidays/easter-symbols www.huffpost.com/easter-eggs-history
Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
508-697-0921
Mon - Thurs 8a - 4p, Fri 8a - 1p
 
Public Library
15 South Street
508-697-3331
Mon - Wed 9a - 8p 
Thurs 10a - 5p, Fri & Sat 10a - 2p
 
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
508-697-0929
Mon - Thurs 9a - 3p, Fri 9a - noon 
 
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
 508-697-6016
Thursdays - 10a - 1pm
1st Monday of each month from 6 to 8 pm
Congratulations!
Ellen Westland
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sandwich or salad & drink for 2
( $20 value)
Trio Cafe
12 Temple st, Whitman Center


You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
45 Minute Reiki Treatment from
Jacquelyn Rose
Engaging and Empowering Communities for Climate Resilience
Speaker: Dr. Christa Daniels
Monday, April 22nd (Earth Day) at 6 pm  
Maxwell Library Room 214.

Dr. Daniels is a climate science advocate and practitioner who has relevant experience on the impact of strong research in shaping public discourse on environmental communication. She will speak about importance of audience analysis in communicating about science with the public, and share her experience translating current social and psychological science into application for practitioners. She has experience conducting and assisted social science research in the visualization projects Climate Access engages in: Here Now Us, Marin County CA; Look Ahead San Mateo County, San Mateo County CA; and a visualization project in San Francisco.
The Honey Tree Nursery School

645 Locust St • Raynham
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“The Fascinating Georgia O’Keeffe” presentation
given by Jill Sanford owner of Art For Your Mind at the Bridgewater Public Library on
Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

Experience O’Keeffe’s ever-evolving career.  From her early views of New York City, to her famous enlarged flowers, to her unique expressions of New Mexico’s natural beauty-enjoy the journey of one of America’s most innovative artists. 
Art For Your Mind is an engaging, educational, art observation experience designed to broaden the minds of participants. Come join us and take a visual journey!
 
Visit  www.artforyourmind.com  for more information.
 
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.
Dear Friends,
I want to let you know of an opportunity to support BSU students. The money raised will be going to scholarships and paid Internships for BSU students. So many of our students have received great experience and job offers by working as Interns. BSU students are hardworking with most students paying their own way working 2 and 3 jobs. We know it is very difficult for them to take on an unpaid Internship. That is why we are committed to funding our student Interns so they will not miss the opportunity. The scholarships we offer assist many of our students to stay in school and graduate – when financially, they may not have been able to complete their education. Please see the announcement below. You do not need to wait until April 24 th  or 25 th  to give!
Thanks! Susan McCombe,
Director, University and Community Partnerships
Save the date for our 4th Annual Day of Giving!
For 1840 minutes, starting at 2pm April 24 through 8:40 pm April 25, we will share stories about the #FacesOfBSU on Bridgewater and Alumni Relations' official social media channels. The faces you will see in our campaign are current students, faculty and staff, and alumni. These individuals all have their own stories and have faced triumphs and tribulations, leading them to persevere and come out stronger.
The stories behind #FacesOfBSU remind us why we give and the lifelong impact we have as a result. We have been in current students’ spots and recognize the power of community. Mark your calendar for Giving Day 2019 on  Facebook  and be sure to RSVP to our virtual event!
We encourage you to use #BSUGives and #FacesOfBSU on social media and share our messages with your friends and family. 
Please consider making an  online donation  to one of our many worthy funds. We can make a difference one student at a time.
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
April showers will bring you May flowers. Get your gardens refreshed right now. Call us and order your mulch and loam today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
National Drug Take Back Day
Did you know that April 27th is National Drug Take Back Day? The Bridgewater Police Department will be
participating in this program from 10:00am–2:00pm. The Public is encouraged to bring in any unused or expired medications. There is a permanent Med Return Box located in the Police Station’s lobby. Acceptable medications include Pills, Capsules, and Patches; Prescription Medications and Ointments; Over-The-Counter Medications and Vitamins.

Unacceptable medications include Syringes, Needles, Inhalers, Aerosol Cans, and Thermometers.

Please take the time to go through your Medicine Cabinets and gather up any of these unused or expired items for disposal. Flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash is not an acceptable way to dispose of them. For more information go to www.DEATakeBack.com
Bridgewater Annual Town Election
Ballot Choice Description/Explanation
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Polls open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Mitchell at the Middle School (166 Mt. Prospect St.) Voting will take place in the two cafeterias. Look for directional signs.
*For Persons with Disabilities, there will be limited parking and wheelchair availability at the Mt. Prospect St. “circle drive” entering the building at the former “Bridgewater Lobby.”
* Directional assistance will be available at all entrances.

Absentee Ballots: If you are not able to vote at the polls on April 27, 2019, Absentee Ballots will be available at the Town Clerk’s office
(66 Central Square—508-697-0921) or by mail:
Mailing address: Town Clerk, 66 Central Square ~ or~ e-mail address: townclerk@bridgewaterma.org)
Absentee ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk by 8 p.m. on Saturday April 27, 2019. 
Remember to keep your spine happy by stretching before gardening!

Be aware of your body technique, body form and correct posture while gardening. Kneel, don't bend, and alternate your stance and movements as often as possible to keep the muscles and body balanced. Get a kink, give us a call!

63 Main Street, Bridgewater • (508) 697-0050
Free Metal Recycling 
Saturday, May 4
9am to noon

First Parish UU Church
50 School Street
Bridgewater
Adjacent to CVS on Route 104

Benefits Bridgewater Food Pantry
Information:
or on Facebook at “ First Parish Bridgewater” or 508-697-5134
Co-sponsored by First Parish Green Sanctuary Committee and Bridgewater Recycling Inc.

2019 Bridgewater, MA Charter Review presentation In Preparation Town Election Coming up April 27
Video Courtesy of BTV
Bridgewater - Raynham Credit For Life Fair on Thursday May 23 rd
Needs community volunteers.
The event will run from 7:45am to 12:00 noon. 

 This is a great opportunity for anyone with connections to the BR community to support financial literacy education. Volunteers don’t need to be financial experts – good general understanding of fundamental financial decisions is perfectly fine (i.e. implications of credit and income on lifestyle choices). 
Contact David Ferreira, the BR Teacher who coordinates this event with questions. 
 
Attached is a Volunteer form. Interested volunteers should return these to David Ferreira ( david.ferreira@bridge-rayn.org ) as soon as possible and request a CORI form
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THE CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP
199 W Center St, West Bridgewater

Contact us!:
508-510-6124

The Bridgewater 4th of JULY Contests


There is a small group (5 people) that raises the money and organizes the events, this day is not otherwise funded. We are currently looking for donations - they can be made on our website  www.BridgewaterMA4th.com  or mailed to P.O. Box 390 - NO amount is too small.

Check out our contests: Design our annual 4th of July t-shirt ! Or
Sing the National Anthem!

WE are also still looking for food trucks to participate at the fireworks. the event has 15,000-18,000 people.

We are also looking for businesses that will allow a donation canister. 

Thanks for all the help - much appreciated. 

Lisa
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85-2 Fireworks Circle (off Rt 18)
Bridgewater

GRANTS RENTAL
It's time to give your lawn some TLC! Rent our Billy Goat Thatcher and bring it back to life!

Work smarter, not harder!

Reserve yours today!

10 Bedford Park
Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950

Taste of Metro South

Wed April 24 5:30-8pm

Enjoy samples of the region’s finest cuisine, as well as live entertainment provided by the Brockton High School Jazz Band, George Cataldo “The Silver Fox”, Bridgewater State University’s “Khakatay”, Rob Peters Entertainment and more. This year, A Taste of Metro South will feature over 35 diverse restaurants and cultural organizations within the Metro South region.
Tickets available  online, at the door, and at the Metro South Chamber, located at 60 School Street, Brockton (across from City Hall).Questions? Contact  Lexi Reinertson, (508) 586-0500 x 231.
Entertainment to include: Breakaway Band; Bridgewater State University’s West African Drumming Ensemble, Khakatay; Brockton High School Jazz Band; George Cataldo “The Silver Fox”; Nick Moreira Acoustic Guitar; Rob Peters Entertainment; and more…
A Comedy for the Ages, The Skin of Our Teeth,  Plays in Bridgewater

Bridgewater, MA —Bridgewater State University’s Department of Theater presents a hilarious history of man’s march through time,  The Skin of Our Teeth . Opening Friday, April 26 th  and running two weekends through Saturday May 4 th , this immersive theatrical experience promises audiences an adventure unlike any other. All performances are held in the Rondileau Campus Center Auditorium at 19 Park Ave in Bridgewater, MA. Tickets are available online at  www.BSUtix.com  while supplies last.
Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play,  The Skin of Our Teeth , tells the story of the Antrobus family as they experience apocalyptic events three times over! Through catastrophes both global and personal, this family endures thanks to their dedication to each other, by continuing to move forward, and always beginning anew. Rather than passively sitting in their seats, audiences will move from room to room with the actors in this engaging, immersive play.
Director Collen Rua has cast an array of talented actors to bring this story to life: Alyssa Germaine and Kade Page ( Attleboro, MA ); Sam Lee ( Bridgewater, MA ); Allison Oriani ( Brockton, MA ); Abigail Dwyer ( Cumberland, RI ); Julia Olimpio  (Dartmouth, MA ); Duncan Passell ( Duxbury, MA ); Ethan Child ( East Bridgewater, MA ); Michael Eckenreiter ( Fairhaven, MA ); Alex Light ( Hanover,MA ); Emily O’Donnell and Erin O’Donnell ( Hull, MA ); Colleen Sweeney  (Lakeville, MA ); Colin Lamusta ( Lynnfield, MA ); Brittany Mallebranche  (Malden, MA ); Libby Lit  (Milford, MA ); Olivia Marques and Ryan Boudreau ( New Bedford, MA ); April Womble  (Plymouth, MA ); Kaleigh Halter-Marks ( South Dennis, MA ); Eddie Plante ( Swansea, MA ); Ben Milot, Bryant Webster, and Tiago Rodrigues ( Taunton, MA ); Dylan Crowley and Eric Lander ( Whitman, MA ); and Aya Khoury and Sophia DaSilva ( Worcester, MA ).
             Call the box office at 508-531-1321 or email  boxoffice@bridgew.edu  for further information.
Bad Deeds? Debating Indian Land Sales in Colonial Maine
On Wednesday, May 8th, Dr. Ian Saxine will present a lecture at the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, located at 162 Howard Street, West Bridgewater. The subject of his presentation is: Bad Deeds? Debating Indian Land Sales in Colonial Maine . The program begins at 7:00 p.m.
This presentation examines the extended struggle to re-litigate and define the meaning of early land sales on the Maine coast between the Indians and early colonists. It argues that Indians played a central role in driving colonial ideas about land use and title.
Presented by Dr. Ian Saxine, a visiting assistant professor at Bridgewater State University and current coordinator of the Maine Historical Society’s Historians’ Forum, Dr. Saxine received his PhD at Northwestern University in 2016. In his new book “Properties of Empire: Indians, Colonists, and Land Speculators on the New England Frontier” (NYU Press, April 2019), he explores how diverse early Americans understood land ownership and how that shaped the course of empire in New England.
This program is free and open to the public; Donations gratefully accepted.
For more information about OBHS, visit the website at https://www.oldbridgewater.org/

Yellowstone & Grand Teton” A travelogue with Cindy and Ed Esposito

at the Bridgewater Public Library
on Tuesday, April 30th @ 6:30 pm.
Bison, deer, moose and pelicans. Mountains, waterfalls, lakes and rivers. Add in a few hot springs and geysers, including the iconic Old Faithful, and you have two of America’s most beautiful national parks - Yellowstone and the Grand Teton. You’ll see it all in this presentation by Ed and Cindy Esposito who spent 8 days from dawn to dusk photographing these neighboring national parks. This presentation includes a multimedia show with images synchronized to music to give you the feeling and mood that they experienced during their trip.

Ed & Cindy are prize-winning travel photographers doing travelogue presentations using multimedia slideshows. Their photography is spontaneous with well studied compositions that give a good representation of the places they visit. Their photography is perfectly synchronized with music resulting in beautifully unique presentations.

The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.
NESSRALLA FARM
What will you find at the farm today?

We have Easter Flowers and Artisan Breads. Lots of Creeping Phlox, hollyhocks, and heucherella early bird perennials ready for planting now.

318 Plymouth St. Halifax
(781) 294-1767

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WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
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Historical Tidbit Question :
On what Iranian holiday where eggs decorated?

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On April 21, 2019 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
Rebirth.

We feel it in the air. We hear it in the bird's chirping, see the buds on the trees, the first flowers ~
Our souls, long asleep, are greeted by the warming sun.

Time to become you.

To break out of your shell and emerge.

"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more." ~ Tony Robbins

"And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world." ~ Anne Frank
The key to becoming you, is to love who you are.
Once you do that, life is miraculous.

Enjoy your rebirth. ~ Jacquie
 
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