April 26, 2020 ~ Building East Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time...Everyday is Earth Day!
Thank You EBPS Staff

EB parent, Jennifer Donovan, put this together for EB Teachers. She did an amazing job. Thank you EB Teachers!!!!

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EB 5th Grade Teachers Send Out a Hello to Their Students.
Great to see the familiar faces!
Teachers rise to the challenge everyday of keeping that home/school connection going and supporting home learning.

The biggest lesson ? Life is a daily learning adventure.

A huge thank you to all our educators.

Teachers & Parents!
Historical Tidbit:1918 Flu
What we as a nation are facing right now might seem insurmountable but our ancestors faced a very similar situation just over 100 years ago. We will get through this together and come out stronger on the other side.
Washington, D.C., circa 1919. Walter Reed Hospital flu ward. One of the very few images in Washington area photo archives documenting the influenza contagion of 1918-1919, which killed over 500,000 Americans and tens of millions around the globe. Most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection.
sue and her plant 2011
Respectfully submitted by
Sue Basille
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Your Buzz Around is committed to sharing positive news, tips & ideas, to help us all through! Most local businesses remain open with adaptations to adjust for social distancing. Bee Kind & Shop Local.
Town Hall
175 Central St
Email & Phone contact only
Check the town website for important updates

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616
Email & phone contact only

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Email & phone contact only

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30p - 2:00p and last Saturday from 9:30a - 11:00a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
Karen Walsh
 won a
45 min Reiki Treatment from Jacquelyn Rose to be used when restrictions are lifted.

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

You could win
a $10 gift certificate to Mama Deb's food truck. Enjoy delicious fresh Italian food or purchase some sauce to take home. Go to mamadeb.biz for upcoming food truck events!
Entrepreneur Profile: Christine Harkins
Hi! I’m Christine, I’m a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I have two wonderful children, and I’m an independent consultant with Beautycounter working with a fabulous and empowering group of women and men.
I first heard about Beautycounter just over 2 years ago from a dear friend who is now my Beautycounter mentor. I instantly fell in love with the brand and the products. I’ve always felt it important to have a Plan B. We live in a world where multiple streams of income are practically necessary as you never know what tomorrow will bring.
Before Beautycounter, I thought I was living a pretty healthy lifestyle - eating whole foods, exercising, and staying active. I hadn’t considered our exposure to the toxins we had been putting on our skin. Maybe I’d given a little mental energy to deodorant since I heard aluminum might be an issue, but I hadn’t gone one inch beyond that. After doing my homework, checking into the Beautycounter brand further, I immediately fell in love with this US based company whose mission is to educate its consumers on safer product options and make them available to everyone. The tipping point for me occurred when two family members were both diagnosed with skin cancer within a month of one another. It was a sign for me as there was no family history related to their diagnosis. Fueled by pure emotion, believing I needed and knowing I could do something, I immediately signed on to be a consultant with Beautycounter.
At the time, I had no idea what a blessing this business and these products were to become. It has been both financially and personally rewarding where I am able to realize a residual income to help with the necessities like college tuition and the just for fun stuff too! .

Ed note. EB, Let us know what you are dedicating your time to, how you are making money, and why it's important to you! We'd be happy to print your profile.
Do you like to write? Do you have a good story to share?
Could you use $100?
Enter our short story contest.
Write an original non-fiction short story related to one of the BuzzAround Hives: Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Raynham, West Bridgewater or Whitman. Due 5/8/20.

4 prizes of $100 each will be awarded on May 21, 2020 to the best non-fiction short stories in these categories:
Popular vote: Vote on stories from May 11 -17, 2020 The popular vote will include all short stories submitted that meet the above criteria.
Brockton:  3 Brockton librarians, Malice Veiga, Jennifer Belcher and Kevin Nascimento will judge stories submitted related to Brockton.
East Bridgewater, Halifax & Whitman: Michelle “Shel” Stephen (EB), Jean Gallant (Halifax) and Barbara Bryant (Whitman) from our public libraries will award a winner from stories submitted for Whitman, East Bridgewater and Halifax.
Bridgewater, Raynham, and West Bridgewater: Ann Gerald (Bridgewater),
Ellen Snoeyenbos (WB), Jessie McKinney (Raynham) from our public libraries will award a winner from stories submitted for Bridgewater, Raynham and West Bridgewater.
What's Your Good News?

Let us know your good news! We are accepting original non-fiction short stories related to one of the BuzzAround Hives: Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Raynham, West Bridgewater or Whitman. Entry Form to Fill out is at the...

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Entries must be 1,000 words or less.

We are accepting one story per person until May 8, 2020.

4 prizes of $100 each will be announced on May 21, 2020.
Stay home and dress up your gardens!
Order your mulch online today!
We have wood pellets, feed & grain and
we're open for essential items!

Please call with your order and drive up.

 1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater 
(508) 697-0357

Looking for a place to drop your bags of cloths and home goods to donate?
Don't leave them in a pile somewhere...
They can be dropped off at Center at Sachem Rock for the seniors clothing drive. The building is not open to the public, but the staff are there until noon every day to take donations or Karen Buck will collect them for Big Brother / Big Sister and EB YMCA families in need. Bags can be dropped in her driveway or front lawn at 400 Elm Street. EB. If you need a pick up in EB contact Karen Buck.
Photo & Story Credit : Karen Buck
2020 Census | United States Census Bureau

When you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics. The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. The law ensures that your private...

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East Bridgewater Food Pantry
To support those who have suddenly found themselves under employed, unemployed or unable to find adequate food supply. Go to the next food distribution on Wednesday, April 29th from 12:30p-2:00p . Physical-distancing practices are in effect. Please pull into the parking lot of Union Congregational Church and a volunteer will be out to greet you and bring you a prepacked grocery order.
Are you new to the pantry? No problem, all East Bridgewater Residents are welcome--please bring an ID with your home address listed. That is all we will need. If you have any question, please private message us here at Facebook.
The Westview Rest Home is requesting cards, letters,drawing and art work to brighten the day of their residents.
They are all having a really, really hard time being cut off from the outside world so any communication, big or small, would mean the world to them! Just an idea.....Make it a weekly art project with your kids!
Letters would be great too. Write about yourself and/or your interests and make the day of a shut in. If you do choose to write a letter about something specific they ask you to please write the topic on the back of the envelope and they will give your letter to a resident with the same interest! (Ex: Red Sox, gardening, sewing, cooking, etc.) Thanks to all who have already participated and making a difference during these difficult times!
Westview Rest Home
446 West Street
East Bridgewater MA, 02333
We Are Hiring Account Representatives

Our local economies have been severely impacted. Our small local businesses need help recovering. You can help.

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Grant's sends out support & care to all of our communities.
We're all in this together.

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
 (508) 279-0950

Kiwanis Sends out a Thank You!
Thursday April 16, while maintaining social distancing the East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club represented by Past Treasurer Phil Nardozzi and Past President Charlie Muise stood in front of the East Bridgewater Fire Department on RTE 18 with posters thanking the first responders for all they do for the residents of East Bridgewater and surrounding communities.
You are appreciated!!!!

Thank you
Albert Anderson
President of the East Bridgewater Kiwanis.
Founded in 1990 as a Christian practice; the mission of Bethel Family Medicine is to serve God by providing compassionate, high-quality medical care for every member of the family in a warm, welcoming environment.

111 Torrey St, Brockton (508) 588-1200
We're Open!

Some FYIs to our loyal customers: we’ll be following social distancing guidelines and taking all possible safety precautions to protect you and our staff, so be patient shopping! See you soon!

318 Plymouth St. Halifax

(781) 294-1767
Teaching with i-Tree - Project Learning Tree

Free : "This is something we can actually use with real-world application." - Patti Farris, science teacher, Ramsey Jr. High, Ft. Smith, AR "Very cool program." - Jane Houseal, Arkansas Master Naturalists.

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 Taunton River Watershed Association (TRWA) is looking for a volunteer to help with their Calendar Photo Contest

April 22, 2020
Needed: A volunteer to take over the coordination of entries for our yearly photography contest. This is a job that can be done remotely on your own schedule, but would require some dedication as the workload is variable. Most of the work occurs in the month before and the week after the entry deadline. All told, it amounts to about forty hours of work from the beginning of July to the first week of August.
Responsibilities would include:
• Checking email correspondence for entries and inquiries
• Download all entry photographs
• Send confirmation emails
• Correspond after the judging with the entrants and send appropriate win/lose notifications
Cool benefits include corresponding with an amazing group of nature photographers and getting to view over 400 amazing photographs of the Taunton River Watershed.
If interested please fill out the Volunteer Form . They look forward to hearing from you.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$10 gift certificate to Mama Deb's food truck. Enjoy delicious fresh Italian food or purchase some sauce to take home.
Go to mamadeb.biz for upcoming food truck events!

  Historical Tidbit Question:
How many people died from the influenza contagion?

Please submit your answer through our website here . It's easier for us to run more contests & distribute prizes this way.
We are looking forward to giving you more opportunities to win!

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

On April 29, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Megan Piche, Deena Anzum, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
A Warning from the Vermicious Knids
“But if they’re so fierce and dangerous,” Charlie said, “why didn’t they eat us up right away in the Space Hotel? Why did they waste time twisting their bodies into letters and writing SCRAM?”
“Because they’re show–offs,” Mr. Wonka replied. “They’re tremendously proud of being able to write like that.”
“But why say scram when they wanted to catch us and eat us?”
“It’s the only word they know,” Mr. Wonka said.
Since April is poetry month, here is my first and favorite poet, the very weird Roald Dahl, and the first poem I ever memorized: The Vermicious Knid. It is still recited at family gatherings, a poem to be conquered, really. From Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator : 'Hello, you great Knid! Tell us, how do you do? You're a rather strange colour today. Your bottom is purple and lavender blue. Should it really be looking that way? Are you not feeling well? Are you going to faint? Is it something we cannot discuss? It must be a very unpleasant complaint, For your backside's as big as a bus! Let me get you a doctor. I know just the man For a Knid with a nasty disease. He's a butcher by trade which is not a bad plan, And he charges quite reasonable fees. Ah, here he is now! "Doc, you really are kind To travel so far into space. There's your patient, the Knid with the purple behind! Do you think it's a desperate case?" "Great heavens above! It's no wonder he's pale!" Said the doc with a horrible grin. "There's a sort of balloon on the end of his tail! I must prick it at once with a pin!" So he got out a thing like an Indian spear, With feathers all over the top, And he lunged and he caught the Knid smack in the rear, But alas, the balloon didn't pop! Cried the Knid, "What on earth am I going to do With this painful preposterous lump? I can't remain standing the whole summer through! And I cannot sit down on my rump!"
"It's a bad case of rear-ache," the medico said, "And it's something I cannot repair. If you want to sit down, you must sit on your head, With your bottom high up in the air!"'
Have a Scrumdiddlyumptious week, folks. ~ Jacquie
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