January 26, 2020 ~ Building East Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time
Order your wooden 02333 & viking blocks to support the Class of 2021.
Jofish Beard posted: "W e’re working on them! If you don’t believe me then here’s some proof! If you haven’t ordered them then here is the link . Thanks for the support. The class of 2021 thanks you!
Historical Tidbit:
First Slitting Mill in the Area
Early Bridgewater industry: In 1760, David Keith, aided by his brother George, built the Keith Mill.  It was a rolling and slitting mill on the Matfield River, just below the Orr Iron Works.
The earliest rolling mills were slitting mills that were introduced from what is now Belgium followed by England in 1590.
These mills passed flat bars between rolls to form a plate of iron, which was then passed between grooved rolls (slitters) to produce rods of iron. The slitting mill was a watermill for slitting bars of iron into rods. The rods then were passed to nailers, who made the rods into nails by giving them a point and head. 

It was so successful that it was carried on by family members until 1829 and was presumed to be the first slitting mill in this area.
~Information from The East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Book
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Town Hall
175 Central St
Mon 8:30a - 8p
Tues - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p; Fri 8:30a - noon

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616
Mon & Tues 9a - 8p ; Wed, Thurs, Fri 9a - 5p
Saturday 9a - 2p

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Mon 8a - 6p
Tues - Thurs 8a - 4p
Fri 8a - noon  

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30p - 2:00p and last Saturday from 9:30a - 11:00a

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month

Community Meal
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30p open to all.
A donation is appreciated.
United Methodist Church
54 N. Central St, EB
 Louise Dombrowski
 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 .
MOMs Club of East and West Bridgewater Open House
February 1st
1:00 - 3:00p
Little Discoveries Early Education Academy
474 North Bedford St., East Bridgewater
All East and West Bridgewater moms and their kiddos who are interested in learning more about joining the Moms Club, are invited to attend this free event at the Little Discoveries indoor playground in EB.
All ages are welcome, activities designed for kids 0-6. Space is limited, so be sure to register below! Please note: Socks are required and you will need to sign a waiver for your children to play.
This year make a resolution to:
Love yourself more Eat clean and healthy Relieve your stress Work on building a STRONGER body

Email us:  getinshapeforwomen
Schedule a FREE session at Get in Shape for Women in Bridgewater
6 Weeks of Small Group Personal Training
for only $279 !
Let this be the year we stop wishing and
start DOING!

180 Winter St., Bridgewater 
(across from Chatta Box)
 Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900   
Standish Sportsman's Annual Show
Sat, Feb 1st
9a - 5p
Sun, Feb 2nd
9a - 2p
Burr Lane, East Bridgewater
Raffles, refreshments, and free parking
Admission - $10
For a vendor form click here.
Events at the EB United
54 N. Central St
Mondays in February
Thrift Shop is open from 11 - 2p.

Wednesdays in February
Thrift Shop is open from 2:15 - 5:15p.
Community Meal is held at 5:30p. There is no cost for the meal but donations are gratefully accepted.

Thursdays in February
Thrift Shop is open from 4:30 - 6:30p.

Saturdays in February
Thrift Shop is open from 10 - 1p.
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

Coats for Vets Program Comes to Pembroke
Friday, February 7th
11:00a - 1:00p
128 Center Street, Pembroke
(behind the Pembroke Recreation Center)
Local veterans and their families are invited to take advantage of a free program distributing brand new winter coats, food an d hygiene supplies to military families in need.
State Rep. Josh S. Cutler, Pembroke Veterans’ Agent Robin Kernan and Hanson Veterans’ Agent Tim White are pleased to host the Mass. Military Support Foundation visit. The Mass. Military Support Foundation's "Mobile Empowerment Center" truck will be on hand to provide the supplies.
The Coats for Vets event is open to any military personnel, US Coast Guard, veterans and their families in Pembroke & surrounding areas. The Mass. Military Support Foundation Inc. provides the winter coats thanks in part to the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation. 
For questions, please contact Gigi in Rep. Cutler’s office at 617-722-2810 or email  gretchen.mirarchi@mahouse.gov .
Mass. Military Support Foundation's Mobile Empowerment Center

Come See Our New Home

265 Bedford St, Bridgewater
(508) 378-9971

Last Day to Register to Vote for the Presidential Primary Coming Up
Wednesday, February 12th is the last day to register to vote and change party enrollment.
Click here  for Absentee Ballot Application
Early voting will be available February 24th through February 28 during regular Town Hall hours.
Check your voter status  here.
Notice on REAL IDs
In c ase 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 .
We've Moved!
Stop by our new location!

We still carry your old favorites & many soon to be new favorites! 

Plenty of parking in the back. 

Hope to see you soon!

494 No. Bedford St (Rt18) 
East Bridgewater

Family Owned & Operated
Let us cater your next event!

We're Open: Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm  
Sunday: 8am - 2pm

12 Temple St. * Whitman
(781) 447-1064
Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty
Current exhibit at Fuller Art Museum until April 5, 2020.
As Fuller marks its fifty-year anniversary in 2019, we turn to gold to commemorate this milestone with Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty in its Stone and Barstow galleries. This invitational project will explore the storied traditions, contemporary interpretations, skillful applications, and conceptual rigor of gold as an artistic material, while investigating the multitude of cultural, material, and sociopolitical associations. For the 57 selected artists, gold remains central to their work as they delve far deeper than embellishment or decorative effect. This landmark exhibition celebrates the museum’s rich past as we plan for our brilliant future—and shines a light on all things golden.
The exhibition is co-curated by Fuller Craft Museum Chief Curator of Exhibitions and Collections Beth McLaughlin and Suzanne Ramljak, an art historian, writer, curator, and former editor of Metalsmith magazine. Among the exhibition themes to be explored are avarice, vanity, consumption, environmental consequences, power, divinity, cultural and social measures, alchemy, repair/kintsugi, artifice, transformation, and the body. Exhibited works will include craft media as well as fine art mediums to fully reflect Fuller Craft’s dual histories as both a fine art institution and a craft museum. fullercraft.org
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Pictures for a Cause
Dear Neighbors,

I am an East Bridgewater resident running the Boston Marathon in April. I am part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's 2020 Marathon Team, and have committed to raising $10,000 to support Bowdoin Street Health Center's Healthy Champions program. You may have seen me running the streets of EB on the weekends or early weekday mornings.

Your purchase of the photo will help me meet my fundraising goal. The suggested donation is $30 for 8x12's and $15 for 5x7's. Some of the proceeds will support SunnyLine 7 Hardware Store who graciously agreed to let me display my photos in their store.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Jean Beach
328 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
The SunnyLine 7 Hardware Store has images of the pictures on their Facebook page.
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Sending Out HUGS to All of the Volunteers & Contributors Who Made Christmas Happen!!
HUGS Community Christmas Program successfully filled requests for 112 families with almost 300 children.  We would like to express our gratitude to all of the families and individuals who took tags, made donations and spread the word about our program.
HUGS wishes to recognize all of the local businesses and organizations who support our program! Please support these local businesses. 
Archer Synthetic Oil
Bridgewater Savings Bank
Coastal Heritage Bank
Cowlicks & Pigtails
Sydney Craven Memorial Fund
Dewhurst Lumber
EJM Auto
EB Firefighters Association
EB High National Honor Society
EB Kiwanis
EB Moms Group
EB Veterinary Hospital
EB Youth Baseball
EB Youth Basketball
EB Youth Football
EB Youth Soccer
Elegant Tips, Inc
Forni Oil, Inc
Friends of EB Commercial Club
Guns and Hoses
Lincoln Club (Joanne Noyes)
Mueller Corp.
Poppee the Clown (Paula LeBlanc)
Precision Wildlife
Russell’s Barber Shop
Shauna Stella Scholarship Fund
Secret Garden Pet Resort
South Shore Bank
Standish Sportsmen’s Assoc
Jessica Thurson Memorial Fund
Eric Watson Excavating
Whitmore’s Yard Care
Yankee Sprinkler
Special thanks to all of our generous friends who made cash donations, adopted a child or family, and helped to support our program!
Megan Armitstead
Don Atchinson
Albert & Cissy Anderson
Parnell & Chandos Bailey
Cheryl Basel
Victoria Boucher
Pat Bradbury
Marcia & David Cavanagh
Rachelle Croteau
The Cyr Family
Veronica & Edward DeMarzo
Donald Ferbert Sr
Susan Gillpatrick
Harriet Howell
Tricia Keefe
Kathy Kowalewshi
Patty Langton
Harry & Patty Locke
Bonnie McArthur
Robert McCarthy
Thomas & Michelle McLaughlin
Joseph Moser
Jamil Siddiqui
Rebecca Siddiqui
Reverend & David Tedesco
Dianne Kennedy Warkel
Tanya Whitlow
Sue Wolfe
We are very grateful to all of our Giving Tree locations & their staffs: Busy Bee Preschool, both locations, Center at Sachem Rock, Collins Rigging & Crane, Dewhurst Lumber, EB Cable TV Studio, EB Public Library, EB Town Hall, Paula Coffey Dance Center, Johnnie Macaroni’s, both EB locations, Elmwood New Church, United Methodist Church, Union Congregational Church, and Viking Sports Parents for letting us have a tree at their Vendor Fair.
Thanks to Happy Frog Copy Center and EB Town Clerks office for being additional drop off locations.
Shout out to all of our many volunteers who donate their time to our program. It takes hundreds of hours and lots of hands to make the holidays happen for our families in need. You are all priceless!  This program could not exist without all of you. Thank you so much for your hard work & commitment.
Theresa McNulty

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45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose.
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  Historical Tidbit Question:
What were the names of the brothers who built the Keith Mill?

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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, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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