March 10, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time

I'm excited to be running with my sister, Cassidy in the Blindfold Challenge to raise funds and awareness for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI). The Blindfold Challenge team consists of one blindfolded...

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Cameron, blindfolded, with Cassidy as his guide will be running a 5k in April for an organization that assists the blind. For the last 2 or three years Cameron has been volunteering with an organization that assists blind athletes run in the Boston Marathon. Dad says "He LOVES doing it each year and comes home sooooo inspired. 
As of 2/25 at 9am he was up to $1625.00!
His total personal goal is $3,000
I bet we can blow even that away!"

Donations can be made through the crowdrise website or can be mailed to:
Cameron Lawrence, 29 Ellis Ave, West Bridgewater MA 02379 payable to MABVI.

Information from a Facebook post from Jerry Lawrence on WB Lions Club Page
Historical Tidbit:
State Police Barracks was located on the southern corner of the intersection of River Street and South Main Street.
A shopping center is in the location today.
In the 1930's, this was the Headquarters of Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police. It was then seventy years old and consisted of three hundred and twenty-five officers. 

Town Hall
65 N. Main Street
Mon, Tues & Thurs 8a - 4p
Wed, 8a - 7p, Fri 8a - 1p

WB Public Library
80 Howard Street
Mon, Thurs, Fri 10a - 5p
Tues - Wed 10a - 8p
Sat 10a - 2p
Council on Aging
97 West Center Street
Mon - Fri 8:30a - 4p

Food Pantry
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
3:15 - 5pm
Spring Street School
2 Spring St WB

Debra Reavis
Jump Start Training Package and six free sessions from Get in Shape for Woman 
180 Winter St, Bridgewater

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

You could win a 
1-hour private lesson with Maynard Dog Training Solutions (value $100)

Support 7th Grade WBMS Field Trip ~ buy flower bulbs!

7th Grade WBMS Field Trip Fundraiser is selling flower bulbs through Growing Green Fundraising. Help support them today! Order by March 15!

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Check out the great art work done in Ms. Pistorino's French 5 class after their unit on Impressionism. Great stuff!
STEM Fridays
Friday, Mar. 15
2:30PM - 4:00PM
Upper elementary students get to explore engineering, coding, robotics, legos with expert retired teacher, Tony Gelfi. Teamwork, problem-solving, and creativity are all part of the agenda. Snack will be provided.
The Taunton River Watershed Alliance needs you!
Whether you can give an hour here and there or a few hours a month:  
 Water Quality Monitoring Tester 
 A team of volunteers that regularly test 20 sites in the watershed for water quality the second Tuesday morning of each month, April through October. Samples must be collected and then driven to the Taunton Wastewater Treatment Plant by 8:30 a.m. We train at the beginning of the new year (usually on the last Saturday morning in February). We currently need on-call/"as-needed" fill in for when a regular tester cannot test a site.
  Nutrient Pollution Photographic Survey
 Photograph key areas along the Taunton River for nutrient pollution. We are hoping for photographs of the same area three or four times throughout the summer.
 Event helpers
 Set up, man tables, clean up, launch boats, deliver lunch, strike camp, etc. at events
 Fundraising/Development & Event Coordinators
 River Clearing Crews
 Legal Support
We are looking for an attorney or local law firm that could volunteer legal support from time to time.
For more information on visit, call our office at 508-828-1101 or contact by e-mail: 
Bridgewater Farm Supply is Your Complete Garden, Farm &
Pet Store

Itching to get back in the garden? Can't wait to get your hands dirty? Why not start your own plants from seed this year? We have everything you need to start your little seedlings.
Stop by today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
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WB Board of Selectmen Meeting March 4, 2019
Video Courtesy of WBTV
West Bridgewater - 2019 Spring Athletics Registration

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199 W Center St, West Bridgewater

Contact us!:

Prophett Funeral Home

Preplanning is SMART Planning


Bridgewater * East Bridgewater
Spring is around the corner... and our Annual Golf Classic is back!! Look for registration forms soon on our facebook page. Sponsorship and raffle opportunities will be available as well! We can't wait to see you on the links!
A entertaining bit of local television!

2019 Mr. WB Contestant Introductions

Video Courtesy of WBTV
Old Colony Planning Council Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Announcement
I am reaching out to introduce the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Meetings.
March 21st at 12pm at
The Old Colony Planning Council
70 School Street, Brockton
March 21st at 6 PM
East Branch Library
54 Kingman Street Brockton, MA

The objective of the BPAC is to support ongoing local, regional, and state planning efforts to support multimodal urban and suburban mobility; enhance and expand current infrastructure; improve safety; and raise awareness of pedestrian and bicycle movement within the region. It is envisioned that the committee will meet quarterly at key stages to review, discuss, and provide insight on the analyses of existing conditions, assessment of needs, the development of recommendations and implementation strategies, and the refinement of any studies and plans.

Best wishes,

Jimmy Pereira
Community/Transportation Planner
Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC)
Old Colony Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
70 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508-583-1833 Ext: 215 
Fax: 508-559-8768
Mark Linde, President of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters, announced today that West Bridgewater resident Akee Parwaz has been selected as the 2019 Rotarian of the Year for the club. His award will be presented at a dinner on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Barrett's Alehouse, West Bridgewater. Tickets are $35 each.

A member of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters since 2011, Parwaz is the club's Immediate Past President. He also serves as an Assistant Governor for Rotary District 7950, supporting his club as well as those in Abington, Brockton, Rockland-Hanson and Stoughton. A native of Pakistan, Mr. Parwaz is a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, and the father of 5 children.

Former recipients of the club's highest honor have been: Russell E. Ball and Robin "Red" Brittain (2013); Past District Governor Eldon "Terry" Humfryes and Dr. Edward J. Meaney (2014); Beth Roll Smith (2015); Bruce E. Marquis (2017); and Thomas Kazanowski (2018).

The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters was formed in April 1970 and will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.

They meet most Wednesday mornings at 7:30 for breakfast at Good Days, 99 South Main Street, West Bridgewater. Guests are always welcome.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win
1-hour private lesson with Maynard Dog Training Solutions (value $100)

Historical Tidbit Question:
Where was the headquarters of Troop D in the 1930's?

Email us your answer at: 
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 West Bridgewater.
On March 13, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 
We Are Hiring Marketing & Sales People

Marketing & Sales People Needed: Friendly and organized people are needed to meet with small businesses, explain Buzz Around products, and create marketing partnerships! *Work 25 - 40 hours per week *Make your own hours & create your own schedule ...

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“Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” 
~ Gautama Buddha

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. "
~ Confucius

"Or how can you say to your friend, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? ~ Jesus 

Reflection is an integral part of initiating positive change in our life. I am thankful that I practice a religious tradition that values and teaches reflection, and sets aside specific times each year to remind me to step up my spiritual practice. 

Whether you have a spiritual practice or not, I would encourage taking the time for reflection. Start with a meditation, slow down the pace of life, lesson your sensory input (turn off electronics except soothing music), maybe take a walk in nature, empty your mind. Then engage in some form of creative work: this can include but is not limited to journaling or any kind of art. There is no right or wrong way to do this part. 
You just need to be you! 
This is just for you… don’t need to share. Judgement free zone.
I have books and books of journal ramblings. The sheer volume made me realize it was interpersonal relationships and group dynamics I struggle with, and journaling helped me figure them out; but I also came to understand I love humanity so much the work is worth it to experience the wide variety of gifts and talents we bring to this world. 
Who knows what wonderful things you are going to find out about yourself?
T he Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
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