Ice cream sundae party to end this school year right!

Our officers threw an ice cream sundae party for the Howard School staff and students today. 

We know how hard of a year it has been on everyone and we wanted to help them start summer vacation off with some fun!  


Historical Tidbit:

Carbide Lamps
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Kerosene lamps were most widely used before electricity. Just as interesting is carbide lamps (acetylene gas lamps) which were used on farms and remote areas where electricity had not been installed. Carbide is a man made product composed of carbon and quick lime. Carbide was converted to acetylene gas by controlled dripping water onto the carbide in a metal container (carbide generator), the gas would expand and be forced though tubes to the lights.
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Carbide generators were also used in auto repair shops to be used in cutting and welding metal. Hand held carbide lights were used on railroads and in coal mines. You can find these items for sale on eBay.

On another note, small gas engines were used to power washing machines in remote areas were electricity had not yet been installed. Maytag was a big supplier of these machines.
~ Respectfully submitted, David DeChambeau

photos courtesy of Wikipedia
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Once again this summer REACH is joining forces to combat food insecurity among West Bridgewater students and residents. You may contact the following resources for food assistance.
First Church of West Bridgewater
Friday Grab-n-Go bag lunches.
Call a day ahead with request.
Start-up Friday, June 25.
Pick-up times 11:30a to 1p

St. Ann’s Catholic Church/St. Vincent
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Bi-weekly grocery gift cards.
Beginning date, June 15th.
Registration requirement:
Proof of WB residency or membership
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West Bridgewater Food Pantry
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1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Pick up hours: 3:30-4:30p
Proof of residency required.
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West Bridgewater Library
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Call ahead to register and set up your gift card pick-up time.
Proof of WB student family status required.
Start-up June 15th.
West Bridgewater Farmers Market
On the Green
At the First Church
29 Howard St
Visit the west Bridgewater Farmers Market from 4 - 7p on June 22nd, July 13th & 27th, Aug 10th & 24th, and Sept 14th & 28th!
FREE Concerts are Back This Summer!
Monday, June 28: 6 - 7:30p
Town Hall Gazebo, 65 North Main St.

Tuesday, June 29: 6 - 7p
Friendship Park Playground, Howard St.

The Town of West Bridgewater is pleased to once again present the 2021 Summer Concert Series! Events will be held on Monday evenings at Town Hall Gazebo and Tuesday evenings at Friendship Park starting at 6p.
All events are free, thanks to support from the West Bridgewater Cultural Council and our other sponsors!
Food and drink will be available for purchase, provided by WB's Scout Troop 25.
BSU Science Academy
The Science Academy offers one-week science classes for students who are in or are entering grades 2-12. This unique program allows students to work as scientists and is designed to inspire students about science while providing them with the foundations necessary for further scientific exploration.

If you're ready to head outdoors to explore, visit the BSU Science Academy page to register!
Middle school students deadline July 1st.
Elementary students deadline July 3rd.
July 6 - July 29
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 - 11a
West Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School
Cops and Teen Sports
Free 4 Week Sports & Conditioning Camp
For Grades 3-8

If interested follow the link below for more details and for waiver and application. Both need to be returned by July 1st. CATS Waiver
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June 28 - July 1 & July 26 - 29
8:30a - 3:30p
Do one or both weeks!
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Building challenges! Painting! Science fun! Outdoor play! TV Studio teamwork! Adventures await!
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 Youth Health Connection - Mental Health Help
YHC, a program of South Shore Health, is dedicated to developing the positive mental health and physical well-being of young people across the South Shore. YHC collaborates with schools, community health providers, law enforcement officers, state agencies, religious leaders, parents, & peer leaders to help young people deal with the various challenges they face as they grow and mature. This regional coalition is committed to improving the lives of young people through evidence-based programs and research-backed practices in the health and education fields. South Shore Health (formally South Shore Hospital) Website

Click here for link to a parents guide to getting good mental health care for your child. Do you need a diagnosis, treatment, a specialist or school services? This guide will take you through steps to find professional help you may need for your child.

Contact for more info: Karen Peterson; Community Benefits and YHC Coordinator (781) 624-7415
WBMSHS - Mrs. McMurray's Art 1 & Art 2 Classes
Slideshows posted May 20, 2021

Rhythm in Art Sculptures
Miniature Proportion Art
Monumental Proportion Art
Pencil Shaded and Color Scheme Landscapes

shown: Angelina D'Agostino's folded paper sculpture
credit: WBMSHS Website

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The Bird Serenade
Each morning, my window slightly open, I wake up to the bird serenade in the dim morning light.

...a daily reminder of these delicate beings that share our earth...their chirps and songs both beautiful and powerful in sheer volume.

"A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." ~Chinese Proverb

"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?"
~ Rose Kennedy

"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come." ~Lois Lowry

"Wakefulness is not a destination but a song the human heart keeps singing, the way birds keep singing at the first sign of light." ~Mark Nepo
They thrive in the shade of their trees, they soar through the open skies, they sing their morning song ... these that are so small, so frail. Even the smallest can have a tremendous impact in this world, if they are many. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose

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