September 1, 2019 ~ Building Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time
Summer Lego Fun at Our Bridgewater Public Library
Historical Tidbit: The Nip
Lake Nippenicket borders Route 104 and is close to Route 24 and Interstate 495.

The Nip, as it is called around town, is part of the Taunton River Watershed. It, and all water in our community, empties into the Taunton River.

In 1990, the lake was surveyed relative to the fish that call The Nip home and species there included yellow perch, pumpkin seed, bluegill, large-mouth bass, white perch, black crappie, chain pickerel, brown bullhead, golden shiner and American eel.

Named by Wampanoags as the place where the great spirits dwell, the Nip spans 354 acres and is a naturally occurring fresh water body.

Respectfully submitted, Kevin Bligh

Image Credit: Wiki Commons
Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
Mon - Thurs 8a - 4p, Fri 8a - 1p
Public Library
15 South Street
Mon - Wed 9a - 8p 
Thurs 10a - 5p, Fri & Sat 10a - 2p
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
Mon - Thurs 9a - 3p, Fri 9a - noon 
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
Thursdays - 10a - 1p
1st Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p
Gregory Redd
won a
One Free Embodyment® Yoga Therapy session at Bliss Through Yoga

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

You could win a
   1 weekend night get away (for up to 4 people) at the Residence Inn - Bridgewater. Includes a breakfast buffet!
The Ousamequin Club Invites the Public to their Annual High Tea

Wed. Sept. 18, 2p
Bridgewater Senior Center
This event will begin their 121st. year as a service club and a member of the State Federation of Women Clubs. Their guest speaker, Kim Larkin of Klassic Kreations is a licensed chocolatier and owns and runs a commercial chocolate business in Connecticut. We will have the opportunity to sample tea infused chocolate and sample some chocolate goodies. This history and health benefits will be highlighted during the afternoon.   Please RSVP by September 1 to if you plan to attend.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Bridgewater Cultural Council, a local agency, which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Rebecca Mugherini

Photo Credit: FOTO:FORTEPAN / Orosz Heléna, CC BY-SA 3.0,
September Adult Programs at the Bridgewater Public Library
A Presentation Titled "Battle of the Buldge @ 75" Given By Historian and Professor Dr. Gary Hylander

Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30p
Bridgewater Public Library
Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, a pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities and professor of history.
The event is free and open to the public.

For more questions you can email Rosemary Mamakos or call the Bridgewater Public Library at (508) 697-3331
Music Alley Presents: Daniel Miller and Zucco & the Drummer
Thursday, September 5, 5–8p
Central Square
Music Alley closes the season with a bang with one of Boston's (by way of Texas) hottest rising country music stars - Daniel Miller (6p).

Daniel Miller is a singer-songwriter with a penchant for centering his music on locales that inspire him: “My goal is to take a region that I love and write songs about that place. My focus isn’t on limiting a record to fit into a specific bin on a store shelf; it’s to tell a story. So, while I’ve been labeled an ‘Alt-Country’ or ‘Americana’ artist, I don’t let that influence or limit whatever project I’m working on at the moment.”

Miller and band, The High Life, will be preceded by Music Alley's own Mike Zucco and his project Zucco and the Drummer (5p). They will be opening up the evening with a true blast of energy and will surely warm The Alley up on this final September evening of the 2019 season.

Bridgewater Community Dance Series Starting Ninth Season
Selected Fridays 7:30-9:30p, at the Bridgewater Senior Center , t he Bridgewater Community Dance Series will be starting its 9th year this coming September, featuring a mix of international folk dance and New England squares and contras.
We have a steady group of 20-30 dancers, who enjoy dancing, (it's great excercise), and have a great time! For 2019/2020, dancers may sign up for an eight session fall series, a thirteen session winter/spring series, all 21 sessions , OR may attend any dance without committing to the series. 
No prior experience is required, all dances are taught, and first time attendees get a free night! Session fees, per person, are $48 for the fall, $78 for the winter/spring, or $110 ($16 savings) to sign up for both. Single night attendees will be charged $8 per dance. 
Registration form or for more information, contact Sam Baumgarten, professor emeritus at Bridgewater State University, with over 40 years of teaching experience and continues to teach folk, square and contra at BSU at 774-208-2933, or
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!

Great harvest this year?
Can your bounty and eat it all year long! We have a large selection of canning supplies.
Stop in and pick up yours today!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
(508) 697-0357
Old Bridgewater Historical Society Quasquicentennial Fundraiser
The Old Bridgewater Historical Society is celebrating its 125 th year in operation. Founded in 1894, OBHS is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and publication of history relating to the original Bridgewater area.

The Board of Directors of OBHS is excited to announce our Quasquicentennial celebration fundraiser. Our “125 th Anniversary Raffle” includes some wonderful items including 2 TICKETS TO THE PATRIOTS VS. CLEVELAND BROWNS GAME on October 27th at Gillette Stadium, donated by 3Phase Elevator Corporation.

Also in the basket are gift cards for Atina Asian Bistro, Boston Tavern, Bridgewater Bagel, Crystal's Kitchen, Good Days Restaurant, Kenny O'Bryan's Pub, Lawadessa Restaurant,etc.

Tickets for this raffle are available (5 for $20) through the website's store or from OBHS board members. The drawing will be held at Bridgewater’s 99 Restaurant on Sept. 24 th at our “Dining for a Cause” event.
The winner does not need to be present to win. Additional information about the Old Bridgewater Historical Society and all of its upcoming events can be found on the website

Mosquito Information

  • The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources announced that due to the continued high risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a second round of aerial spraying for mosquitoes was done in specific areas of Bristol and Plymouth counties at the end of August.
  • The pesticide that was used during the aerial spraying is called Anvil 10+10. This product has proven to be extremely effective in exterminating mosquitoes worldwide for over 20 years.
  • For for latest information from Bridgewater please follow this link.
  • Residents are encouraged to visit the DPH website at for the latest updates on spraying.

  • Please be aware that while the count of live mosquitoes lessens after an aerial spraying, our risk stays the same. The virus is still out there in remaining mosquitoes! To avoid mosquitoes altogether, it is suggested to stay inside during their active feeding time: during sunset (around 7:30p.)
For more information visit , or contact Board of Health Agent Eric Badger
FREE Intro to Svaroopa® Yoga!
Sun, Sept. 15,
1 pm

Come experience the difference!

Now taking new
Embodyment® Yoga Therapy clients
Learn how you can live pain-free!

More movement, less stress!

484 Bedford St, E. Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564
Where did the summer go?
111 Torrey St, Suite 1, Brockton 
Watershed Canoe Kayak
Come Enjoy a Taunton River Paddle
Saturday, September 7 
10 AM to 2 PM
The Taunton River is an easy river to paddle, great for anyone wanting to try kayaking or who hasn't been in a while. It is one of only 50 rivers in the US that has earned the Wild and Scenic designation so come and enjoy its' beauty.
Each trip will be 8 miles so paddlers will need good upper body strength and balance. We'll paddle for a few miles, stop for lunch and then continue on.  
What to bring: a lunch, plenty of water, sunscreen, an extra paddle. PFDs are required. 
Low water conditions will cause these trips to be rescheduled. 
Launch: 6 Titicut St, Middleboro
Take-out: 9 South Street East, Raynham
Nessralla Farm
What will you find at the farm today?

FRESH, LOCAL, ORGANIC! Carrots, summer squash, sweet and hot peppers, green beans!
Stop by today! 

318 Plymouth St. Halifax
(781) 294-1767
“Visual Conversations” 
The Bridgewater Public Library will feature an exhibit titled “Visual Conversations” by seven photo-based artists in the Flora T. Little Gallery. The Flora T. Little Gallery is open during regular library hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9a-8p; Thursday 10a-5p, Friday, Saturday 10a-2p.

Is it possible to have a conversation without words? Seven photographers, Deb Ehrens, Lisa Redburn, Paula Laverty, Jean Schnell, Estelle Disch, Diane Collins and Karla Bernstein were going to find out. This exhibit explores communication via the exchange of images rather than words. As in any meaningful conversation, there is attentiveness and a flow of expression and ideas that connect people to each other.  

Meet and Greet the Artists in the Flora T. Little Gallery on Tues, Sept 10 th from 5:30-7:30 pm.
It's all about the kids!

Open Houses
9/3, 3 - 6 pm
Whitman: 9/4, 3 - 6 pm

Tap Jazz Ballet, Lyrical, Pointe Musical Theater, Hip Hop

(508) 378-7079
Residence Inn - Bridgewater
Spacious Studio and One-Bedroom Suites with fully equipped kitchen and living room area. Includes complimentary Breakfast Buffet daily and evening social “The Mix” three nights per week. 
*Short and long term rates available.
2020 Pleasant St, Bridgewater, MA 
(508) 697- 1412
The Learning Tree
Register now for Fridays in Sept and Oct starting on Sept 13th. Call Nancy at Triumph to register at 508-822-5388 ext. 208.
Miss Nicole is coming back to Bridgewater Public Library! Join us for The Learning Tree for enrichment activities to support your 3-5 year old's school readiness. Activities will include stories, movement, arts & crafts, music & more. Families will receive a free book!
Preparing for the coming year!
Here is the Bridgewater / Raynham School District Calendar for the coming school year.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
1 weekend night get away (for up to 4 people) at the Residence Inn - Bridgewater. Includes a breakfast buffet!

Historical Tidbit Question :
What river is the Nip a part of?

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On September 4, 2019 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
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