April 21, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Diggin' the Dino Party
School Vacation Fun at EB Public Library. Check out up=coming events at eastbridgewaterlibrary.org
Images courtesy of EB Library Facebook Page
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: Romanian hand painted Easter eggs gifted in 1985. Still solid. ~J. Rose

Summer internship opportunities in Marketing & Accounting

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

EB 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.
Thrift Shop Open
Wednesdays  2:15-5:15pm & Saturdays 10-1pm
United Methodist Church
54 N. Central St EB
Joann Richards
 won a
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 with Jacquelyn Rose
East Bridgewater Friends of Seniors Clothing (& More Collection) Fundraiser!
Until Saturday, April 27th, we will be collecting clothing and all kinds of accessories, outerwear, shoes & boots, linens-including sheets, towels, curtains, in an effort to raise money for programs & services for East Bridgewater Seniors.
If you have any clothing items to donate, please drop them off at the East Bridgewater Senior Community Center at 355 Plymouth St during regular center hours.
We need to collect at least 225 bags for the fundraiser, so clean out your closets and help a great cause!
It’s the perfect time of year to do some spring cleaning!
If you have a large donation, or want to drop off after hours, or on the weekend, please call Theresa at 508-350-9811 or email theresamcnulty@hotmail.com
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: $35 – Will sell out fast!  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…
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
Volunteers for the Snack Bar at the Church St. Fields - Play Ball!
The t-ball, baseball, and softball seasons are here! Spectators, players and coaches all love chicken fingers, hot dogs, french fries, gatorades ice cream and more during the games. We need volunteers to help in the snack bar. You can either serve at the window or cook on the grill - your choice.
Weekday Shifts: 5-8pm
Saturday Shifts: 5-8pm
There are so many families registered for this season - if everyone volunteered JUST ONCE, we should cover the shifts for the season! Once you receive your player's schedule, please consider selecting a shift. The snack bar cannot run without volunteers.
Opening on the Library Board of Trustees - looking for a volunteer
Candidates should send a letter of interest to Cat Holbrook by April 30th, or send the letter by email: cat.lea.holbrook@gmail.com .
199 W Center St, West Bridgewater

Contact us!:

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
(508) 279-0950

East Bridgewater Business Association $500 Scholarship 2019

EBBA is offering a scholarship in the amount of $500 for one graduating senior attending any accredited school (or home-schooled in agreement with EBPS) currently residing in East Bridgewater. Applicant must be pursuing further education in a business related career, including but not limited to management, finance, design, entrepreneurial or trade activities. 

Applicant must submit a resume which includes:
Contact info for student and high school. Clubs, music, sports or any extracurricular activities.
Awards. Work experience. Community service: we are particularly interested in East Bridgewater related volunteer efforts. 

Please submit a brief essay describing how East Bridgewater impacted your decision choose a business related career. Must be received by April 29, 2019 at East Bridgewater Business Association, PO Box 25, East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Decision made by May 14, 2019

Planning Board Seeks Alternate Members

complete above application and submit with letter of interest to Board of Selectmen
Mr. EBHS 2019

The Annual Key Club Fundraiser, "Mr. EBHS"! See who the big winner will be this year, all the crazy talents, and fabulous dance moves of the 19 contestants!

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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

Prophett Funeral Home

Preplanning is SMART Planning


Bridgewater * East Bridgewater
Mary Poppins Jr.

East Bridgewater Drama presents Mary Poppins, Jr on Friday, April 26 2019

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Kid's Mud Run ~ Sat April 27 EB YMCA

Join us on Health Kids Day for our Annual Kid's Mud Run. Kids will compete to see who can get the muddiest while running through Camp Satucket. There are many fun and exciting "obstacles" and mud pits along the route. Prizes will be given out to...

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Treat Yourself to a YUMMY Lunch!

We're Open:
Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm  
Sunday: 8am - 2pm

12 Temple St. * Whitman
(781) 447-1064
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
at Center at Sachem Rock
- 355 Plymouth Street
Shred and dispose of your outdated paperwork 
Safely dispose of unused/unwanted prescription medications & needles
Safely dispose of oil based paints & large batteries
The Brockton Symphony Orchestra 4/28/19 EBHS

The Brockton Symphony Orchestra is considered one of the finest orchestras in the Greater Boston area, and provides live, classical concerts to the greater Brockton community.

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Summer bodies are made in the Spring-
Its not to late!

6 Weeks of small group training for $279!

180 Winter St., Bridgewater 
(across from Chatta Box)
 Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900    
Email us:  getinshapeforwomen
Yoga for the rest of us!

New , 6-Week Beginners Series starts May 5! Space is limited. Call & register today!

More movement, less stress!

484 Bedford St, E. Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564

As our Community Gardens

 gets ready for another year... you can keep up with organic gardening tips and stay in touch with folks ready to help on your garden journey... whether you have a plot at Sachem Rock or not by joining their Facebook Group. Community Gardens on Facebook
SALON Esprit

Please support Salon Esprit's Cut-a-thon on April 27th to raise funds for the YMCA's Live Strong
program for cancer survivors - raffle tickets available now!

(508) 378-1530

225 Bedford St, East Bridgewater
Carriage Crossing
Come in for great food and entertainment at McGuiggan's Pub !
546 Washington St, Whitman
 (781) 447-7333
Children's Room

East Bridgewater Public Library Children's Room Our Children's Room helps parents and caregivers provide the materials and activities to encourage children to be lifelong learners and readers. We believe in creating a positive experience with...

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This is just a taste of what you will find. It's a wide, huge, amazing world.... This is where your adventure begins!
Anne Vantran, Children’s Services Supervisor, Christine Beall, Library Assistant, Children’s Services & Jennifer Finn, Young Adult Librarian
Have all sorts of surprises waiting for our kiddos!
Have fun with us and bee entered to win
a 45 Minute Reiki Treatment from
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
What country were the pictured Easter eggs from?

Email us your answer at:  Prizes@buzzaround.info

Please include your name, phone number with your answer. Prize Box Rules  
By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's Buzz Around East Bridgewater

On April 24, 2019 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

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
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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