January 26, 2020 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Star of the Day: Nick Bagas.

Nick has been a wonderful volunteer of 8 years at the Senior Center. Here he is cooking up a delicious stuffed shells and salad luncheon for our seniors. Yum! Thank you Nick!

Historical Tidbit:
Titicut Parish

"February 4, 1743, the south west part of the South Parish, with a part of Middleborough, was incorporated into a precinct called Titicut Parish. It lies south of the old 4-mile line, so called. The Rev. Solomon Reed, a native of Abington, graduated Harvard University 1739, was their first minister." 

Information from: History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County By Nahum Mitchell
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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 - 8 p
Greg Redd
won a
$20 gift certificate to the Mama Deb's food truck. Enjoy delicious fresh Italian food or purchase some sauce to take home. View mamadeb.biz for upcoming food truck events.

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

You could win a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose.
Learn more here .
Black Lives Matter Film and Discussion
JAN 28, 7 - 10 pm

50 School St, Bridgewater, Ma
The Netflix mini-series about 5 NYC Youths who were charged and convicted for an attack and rape in Central Park, but later were found to be innocent , and the boys would  later allege that they were threatened and coerced  into confessing to the rape and assault of Trisha, as well as implicating each other's guilt in the crime. (In reality,  only two of the teens  actually knew each other at the time.) By the end of their lengthy interrogations,  four of the five boys  had signed written confessions. The fifth had allegedly made verbal admissions to the investigator .

American Association of University Women Knit-In for Scholarships
Saturday, February 1st
1:00 - 5:00p
Bridgewater Senior Center
10 Wally Kreuger Way (off Route 18)
The public is invited to join the AAUW "Knit-In for Scholarships".
Crafters who enjoy knitting and/or crocheting will spend a pleasant afternoon of comradery creating one or more 7 x 9 inch blocks which will be assembled into lap robes and donated to a local charity. Participants should bring size 7 needles or J/K crochet hooks and acrylic worsted (#4) yarn. For beginners, supplies will be provided. This will be a good opportunity to clean out your yarn stash – yarn color is not important! The donation to participate is $10 for the afternoon. Light refreshments will be served.
This fundraiser for local college scholarships is sponsored by the Taunton Branch of the American Association of University Women, a non-profit organization advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Additional information about the AAUW can be found on their website at aauw-ma.aauw.net/branches/Taunton .
For more information about the Knit-In, contact Cris Ajemian at cmajemian@aol.com
Kindergarten Registration 2020-2021

2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration Information Opens 2/3. Who is eligible for Kindergarten? Any child who is 5 years old on or before August 31, 2020 & Resident of Bridgewater or Raynham.

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Ousamequin Club Meeting
Monday, February 3rd
Bridgewater Senior Center
Do you like to walk, jog, fish, picnic, bicycle or canoe/kayak?? Please join with the Ousamequin Club as they hear from Steve Black on our options to do in the Bridgewater area.
Come join the Ousamequin Club of the Bridgewaters for their monthly meeting. A light lunch will be offered followed by a brief business meeting and our speaker, Steve Black. Mr. Black will give us an update on what Bridgewater has to offer for outdoor recreation. Follow their Facebook page here .
We're Your COMPLETE Garden, Farm &
Pet Store!

We have everything you need to keep yourself safe, and your pets, fish and feathered friends safe, too!

Stop in today!

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

The Learning Tree
Fridays in January & February (next one 1/31)
10:30 - 11:30a
Join Miss Nicole for activities to support your 3-5 year old's school readiness.
Families will receive a free book.
Call Nancy to register 508-822-5388 x208.
Story Time & Fun With
Miss Emily!
Tuesdays, February 4, 11
Drop in for a half hour of stories, games, crafts, and FUN with Miss Emily.
This is geared towards children 2+ and siblings are welcome too.
Children will learn how to be in a group, share and take turns! Come and meet new friends!
No need to register or commit.
Come one or come all!
Transition Opportunities Presentation
Monday, February 3rd
6:30 - 8:30p
The Bridge Center
470 Pine St., Bridgewater
Held by The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC), West Bridgewater SEPAC, and East Bridgewater SEPAC for the 2019-2020 school year.

Presentations will be given on Nonotuck Resource Associates, Community Autism Resources/Gottschall Access Program, BSU's ICEI/Excel Program, and Massasoit's ICEI Program. The BR-SEPAC will hold a meeting at 6:15 pm and then the presentation will follow at 6:30 pm. Please register online in advance for free childcare at: thebridgectr.org.

Come See our New Home

265 Bedford St, Bridgewater

(508) 378-9971

Old Bridgewater Historical Society Presents:
“Follow the Money: Go-to Records for Tracing
Ancestors on the Move”

Sunday, February 9 th
Memorial Building, 162 Howard Street, West Bridgewater

Our ancestors moved near and far seeking economic opportunities, religious freedom, and closeness to family. These mobile ancestors can be notoriously difficult to research. When this occurs, we follow the paper trail that our ancestors left behind in the form of deeds, probate records, tax rolls, pension files, and more. This talk will provide strategies on how to use these records to track your ancestors across America and overseas.

Presented by Melanie McComb, a staff genealogist for American Ancestors and the New England Historic Genealogical Society. She is also an international lecturer with expertise in Irish genealogy, New England, Prince Edward Island, Jewish genealogy, DNA, social media, and military records. Melanie is a blogger known as The Shamrock Genealogist.

Admission is free; a $5 donation is suggested. Light refreshments will be provided. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to February 16 th at 2:00p.

This program has applied for support from the Bridgewater Cultural Council which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. ( massculturalcouncil.org)
The Old Bridgewater Historical Society, a private organization, started in 1894, is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and publication of history relating to the original Bridgewater area, which includes the towns of Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, and the city of Brockton. For more information, visit the OBHS website at oldbridgewater.org.
This year make a resolution to:
Love yourself more Eat clean and healthy Relieve your stress Work on building a STRONGER body
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(across from Chatta Box)
 Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900   
Taste a Book Club!
Tuesday, February 11th
Do you love to cook and love looking at cookbooks?
This month we have selected 2 cookbooks "New England Invite” by Kate Bowler and “Together: Our Community Cookbook”.
Stop by the library and borrow a copy located at the front desk. Notify the library with the page number of the recipe you would like to reserve. Cook the recipe. Bring your dish to the meeting to share. After eating discuss the book.
The Library will supply the paper products.
First Parish Players present: "Big Fish" The Musical

February 6, 7, 8 7:00p & February 9 3:00p First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 50 School St.

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Registering to Vote
You may submit an application to register or pre-register to vote in Massachusetts if:
-You are a citizen of the United States; and
-You are 16 years old; and
-You are not currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction.
If you meet the above requirements, you may apply online, by mail, or in-person. The deadline to register to vote in any election or regular town meeting is twenty (20) days prior to the date of the election or meeting. The deadline to register to vote in a special town meeting is ten (10) days prior to the special town meeting.

In order to register to vote online, you must have a signature on file with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. If you currently have a Massachusetts driver's license or state ID card, you may use the online voter registration application to register, update your address, or change your party affiliation. Voter registration forms submitted online must be submitted by midnight on the date of the voter registration deadline.

If you do not qualify to register to vote online, or if you would prefer to register by mail, you may download the  voter registration form . The form must be completed, signed, and delivered to your local election official. Voter registration forms submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the voter registration deadline.

If you would like to register in-person, you may do so at any local election office, as well as the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office. Voter registration is also available at the Registry of Motor Vehicles and at certain public assistance agencies. Voter registration forms completed in-person are valid as of the day that they are signed.

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111 Torrey St Suite #1
Brockton, MA 02301
Call (508) 586-0414

Notice on REAL IDs
In case you haven't heard, after October 1, 2020, you will need a REAL ID or a passport to fly within the United States or enter federal buildings.
You can get a REAL ID when you renew your licence at the RMV or AAA center if you have AAA. The AAA center is less crowded, so I'd go there if you are a AAA member.
Learn more about getting a REAL ID here.
Wood Palace Kitchen Designs
Watch the demolition and install of a beautiful kitchen! 

Coming soon, the American Collection.

7 Mill St, Middleboro
(508) 947-1975
Create  SMART Plans for 2020
with GleeWorks!
Strategic Planning Workshop
Jan 30, 10a - Noon
Metro South Chamber
60 School St, Brockton

Take action!
A simple straightforward process for creating your 2020 action plan.

Call Marcy Venezia 781-223-8221
Bridgewater Now
January 23, 2020

Up to date reports of the events happening in Bridgewater.

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Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose.
Learn more here .

Historical Tidbit Question :
What town was South Parish church
part of?

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 Bridgewater.
On January 29, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Speaking Your Truth

“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.”
~ Barbara De Angelis

“Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.”
~ Warren Wiersbe

“Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” ~ James E. Faust
Solid, trusting, healthy relationships are based on truth.
You are not helping anyone when you don't share the pain you feel. Speak your truth.
~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Gregory Venezia
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