August 2, 2020
~ Building Brockton Community One Positive Story at a Time
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies.
Healthy Incentives Program

On July 22, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration  announced  the initial selection of the following 39 farm vendors who will be on board as HIP vendors based on their ability to meet the programs' needs and to expand HIP access points across Massachusetts.
HIP helps Massachusetts families and individuals who receive SNAP to buy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables by providing matching benefits for eligible produce purchases made from participating Massachusetts vendors at farmers’ markets, farm stands mobile markets and more.

Congrats to all farms, especially to Sibling Organic Crops from Brockton Farmers Market.
Brockton's Farmer's Market's Now Open!
Go get your fresh fruits and veggies!

Fridays through October 30th
10a - 2p
Brockton City Hall Plaza
2020 Vendors
Freitas Farm
Sibling Organic Crops
Barbosa Family Farm
Souza Family Farm
Oakdale Farms
LaFleur Wildflower Honey
Roxanne's Greenhouse

Story & Photo Credits: Facebook page.
Historical Tidbit:
Brockton's George Snow
Fountain and Clock

This is the George Snow Fountain and Clock. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located at the southern junction of North Main and East Main Streets. The monument was the gift of George C. Snow, in 1902 to the city. Snow lived in a large house nearby. The monument had a water fountain, a horse trough, and a four-faced clock mounted on a column in the center of the water fountain. The horse trough is now used as a planter and maintained by the Park Department. It was a popular spot in the 50's and 60's as the turning point of kids cruising the drag from Campello to Montello.

Photo and story credit: Ed Williams
The Search For An Internship During COVID

By Sasha Rockwell

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Writing Internships available at the BuzzAround
Buildings Remain Closed to the Public
City Hall
45 School St

Check the city website for important updates

Brockton Public Library
Main Library - 304 Main St. 508-580-7890
East Branch - 54 Kingman St. 508-580-7892
West Branch - 540 Forest Ave. 508-580-7894

Council on Aging 
  10 Father Kenney Way 508-580-7811
Email & phone contact only

There are 12 food pantries in Brockton.
Here at the BuzzAround we have a great time giving away prizes!

Margaret Scheider
won a 16 oz Bee Charmed candle, (value $15.99) from Bee Charmed Gift Shop
494 N. Bedford St (Rt 18) East Bridgewater

Every week:
*Answer the question in the purple trivia box at the bottom of this newsletter.
* The answer is in the Historical Tidbit.
*You'll be entered to win a random drawing.
*Winners and the upcoming prize are announced here each week.

You could win a free 30 minute virtual wellness consult and a custom roller bottle ,
made with Doterra essential oils for your specific health concerns (worth $40!)
from independent consultant Chris Ventura.
Massasoit Receives Grant

Massasoit was one of the 24 U.S. colleges and universities to receive an IDEAS Grant from the Department of State U.S. Study Abroad .

They will be using the IDEAS funding to develop a multi-disciplinary, multi-destination, credit-bearing study abroad program to serve their student population.

COVID Testing at Brockton High

Drive thru testings are:
Mondays 12-7
Wednesdays 9-4
Thursdays 12-7
Call 1-844-4TEST19 to schedule your test!
Look what the Children's Room at Brockton Public Library has to offer!

Story time with Ms. Sam
Aug 4th & 6th
11 – 11:30a
Log in here every Tuesday and Thursday!

Virtual Storytime with Mayor Robert F. Sullivan
Every Friday
Join us for a live virtual storytime on the Children's Room at Brockton Public Library Facebook page

Live Zoom Event on Project Puffin
Friday, August 7th
An inspiring story of a young ornithologist who reintroduced puffins where none had been seen for a century.
If would like to participate and meet the author, Derrick Z. Jackson, please contact Sue McCormick for the Zoom link at or 508-894-1430.
Vote By Mail
Look for the application in your mailbox or here is a link to download the application .
In July, a new law was passed to allow all registered voters in Massachusetts to vote by mail in any 2020 election, with no excuse needed. As required by the new law, a Vote by Mail application will be mailed to every person who was registered to vote by July 1 and who had not already requested an absentee ballot for the State Primary or for all elections this year. A second mailing will be sent out in September to all voters who have not already applied for a Vote by Mail ballot for the November election. The applications are pre-addressed to your local election official and no postage is necessary.

Vote by Mail applications must be delivered to your local election office no later than 4 business days before the election. For a State Primary ballot, your application must reach your local election office no later than August 26. For a State Election ballot, your application must reach your local election office no later than October 28.
If you wish to vote by mail, you are strongly encouraged to return your application as early as possible, to make sure that you will receive your ballot in time to return it and have it be counted.

Vote by Mail applications are available for  download  and may also be requested by  contacting the Elections Division .
You can find more information on voting by mail on our  Voting by Mail FAQs  page.

We have what you NEED this summer!
Come see what we have to make your home or farm the best it can be! Shop us today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater  (508) 697-0357
Shelter, Place, Social, Distance
Contemporary Dialogues from the Permanent Collection
August 6– November 22, 2020 
(August 6 Museum opens to the general public.)
High Resolution Images are available via Dropbox here
“The long path from material through purpose to creative work has only a single goal: To create order out of the godforsaken confusion of our time.” —Mies van der Rohe,  Not at Home , 1938
Since the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption around the world, from economic uncertainty to national public health emergencies to mandated quarantines. As the global community struggled to make sense of it all, an explosion of new words and phrases emerged. This pervasive terminology—shelter in place, social distancing, flatten the curve, PPE, and more—offered a practical shorthand with which to frame the rapidly changing world and united us through shared cultural touch points.
While many terms are inextricably associated with the pandemic, certain words, when decontextualized, represent recurring themes in contemporary craft. In this regard,  Shelter, Place, Social, Distance: Contemporary Dialogues from the Permanent Collection  adopts the COVID-19 lexicon as a conceptual springboard for exploring how the universal subjects of home, place, community, and distance are represented in Fuller Craft Museum’s permanent collection. 
Fuller Craft Museum is honored to present these extraordinary objects as we welcome visitors back to our galleries following the COVID-19-related museum shutdown. Like all great works of art, the forms invigorate our understanding of the times in which we live.
Brockton Library Foundation
Book Sale

August 15, 2020 10:00a - noon

CONTACT: Sue M 508-894-1430
Brockton Book Drive
New & gently used books ~ time to start cleaning out your shelves! ~ or make a donation please!
Brockton BuzzAround Shout Out
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Good Day My Phenomenal People!

• Spiritual Healer • Certified Reiki Master Teacher • Past Life Regression & Future Life Progression Therapist • Officiant

Abington MA 
(781) 428-4479 
The 4th Annual Virtual Run to End Addiction 5K

Virtual Run is coming up fast and the shirt deadline is just a few days away! Online registration and race information can be found at

We will be hosting a swag bag pickup on several days leading up to the race. Pickup will be held at the Teen Challenge Brockton Campus located at 20 Clifton Avenue in Brockton. Pickup dates and times will be as follows:
August 2nd, 4th, and 6th from 8a - 8p.

Our virtual runners can register and run 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from a home course of their own choosing from now until noon on August 8th for a chance to post their race times online and be eligible to win prizes. Make sure to tune in on August 8th at 2:00p as we go live on Facebook to thank our participants, announce the man and woman with the best race times, and award the Kahian Cup to the biggest team!
We thank you all for your past and continued support in the fight to end addiction, the race may be virtual but it is because of you that we are able to make a very real impact in the fight to end addiction.

The MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board was honored to award $1,000 scholarships to 17 very deserving graduating seniors from within our Connecting Activities Partnership. This Partnership is funded through MA Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education, contributions of local business and MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board. Congratulations to the "Class of 2020"!

On Tuesday, July 14th, a drive-up event took place at MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board to (safely) acknowledge and award each scholarship recipient. 

Students' friends and families were in attendance to honk, wave, and cheer as each recipient was called up individually to receive their big check and celebrate their accomplishments. 

Pictured: Jai-Anne James-Kilgore from Brockton High School smiles, we swear :), as she displays her $1,000 scholarship!

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a free 30 minute virtual wellness consult and a custom roller bottle, made with Doterra essential oils for your specific health concerns (worth $40!) from independent consultant Chris Ventura.

Historical Tidbit Question:
Who gifted the monument in 1902?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.

On August 5, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Sand in Your Shorts

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
~ Jacques Yves Cousteau

At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun. ~ Sandy Gingras

The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. ~ Robert Wyland

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean. ~ Mitch Albom
Hey folks, it's 10 degrees cooler at the beach, just in case you didn't know....
And if you can't get to the beach, a kiddie pool (for your feet), a beach chair, a fan and ice cream, and, well, some sand in your shorts will have to do! : )
Have a great week! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Sasha Rockwell, Jacquelyn Rose, & Kayla Rose
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