June 28, 2020 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
Bridgewater Scouting Family Adds Another Eagle to Their Nest.
Story Share by Adeline Ziino
The Ziino family from Bridgewater has been involved in Boy Scouts for almost 60 years and recently added their third Eagle Scout to the family “nest”. On March 7th my family gathered in Indianola, Iowa to celebrate with my son Mark and his wife Deanna as we watched my grandson Nate receive his Eagle pin and a Bronze Palm from his Troop Scoutmaster. What made this ceremony extra special was having my other son Rick, a 1972 Eagle Scout with two Palms, and his son Eric, a 2010 Eagle Scout with two Palms, and Nate’s father all participating in their scout uniforms in the ceremony. And to top it off, Nate presented me with a Grandparent lapel pin for me to wear when I am out and about letting people know that my grandson is an Eagle Scout. What they won’t know until they ask me is that I now have three Eagle Scouts in my family. How my husband Dick would be so proud.
The Ziinos began scouting in the mid 1960's when our sons Rick and Mark joined Bridgewater Cub Pack 30. As the boys advanced through Cubs, marching in parades, racing pinewood derby cars, making all those crafts and working towards all those badges and pins, Dick and I also joined the ranks of Scout leaders... Read More
Historical Tidbit:
Neighborhood Businesses

1930's Ice Box
   As towns grew it became profitable to open shops in neighborhoods to fill local needs. They filled a need when people were spreading out from the center of town and before the time when every household had a car. These shops had ethnic flavor depending on what immigrants settled locally. The shop would have foods culturally common to those who lived near it. Many of these shops had refrigerated coolers, like butcher shops which offered specialty cuts of meats. This is where a person would find Linguiça from Portugal, Potatiskorv from Sweden, and Bratwurst from Germany.  
 Before World War II, not every home had a refrigerator, frozen foods were not as common as today and purchasing a weeks supply of fresh meat did not keep well in an "ice box". Some folks still had ice boxes up until the 1950s. I still remember the ice man delivering to the house across the street from my home on Main Street. 
Respectfully Submitted, David Moore
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Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
Mon - Thur 8a - 4p, Fri 8a - 1p Services available through phone, email & website only
Check Town website for needed updates
Public Library
15 South Street
Mon - Wed 9a - 8p 
Thurs 10a - 5p, Fri & Sat 10a - 2p
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
The Bridgewater Senior Center is closed to the public. However, the following services will continue: Meals on Wheels and medical appointment/grocery store transportation services.
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
Thursdays - 10a - 1p
1st Monday of each month from 6 - 8 p

Nancy Buffington
won a
$20 gift certificate to
Color Street nail polish strips
from independent consultant Katie Ray

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

You could win 6 weeks of training (value $279) at  Get In Shape for Women, Bridgewater for use after they open Monday July 6, 2020.
The 4th of JULY Committee
"Patriotic House" Contest !!
We want you to decorate for the 4th!!! Show us your patriotic pride!!
We will be compiling a list of the addresses and encourage the Bridgewater Community to visit them!!

YES there will be prizes!!
First prize will be $250 in gift cards.
Second prize will be $100 in gift cards.
Third prize will be $50 in gift cards.
And who knows if we get a big enough response - we might expand the categories!!!!
**ALL gift cards will be to local Bridgewater businesses!!
So start your planning!
All entries need to be in by July 2.

Bridgewater Library Fights Racism
Reading Guide for Fighting Racism
For those who want to take anti-racist action but don't know where to begin, here is a listing of books to get you started: { click here to go to the website}.
Many are available on Overdrive and Hoopla.
Children's books are one of the most effective ways for initiating conversations. Children's book list on Racism:
Happy Pride Month!
At the Bridgewater Senior Center, our mission is to promote the emotional, physical and economic well being of older adults and to encourage their participation in all aspects of community life. We believe in supporting diversity, inclusion, access, and equality for everyone.
As a way to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, we’re offering the LGBTQ community a delicious lunch on us. Please email me for details.
Emily Williams
Director, Bridgewater Council on Aging
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
Working hard to make patients comfortable & healthy!

Physical distancing • spaced appointments
• bacterial cleaning between patients. 

Take care of yourself – See your chiropractor today!
63 Main Street, Bridgewater (508) 697-0050
Bridgewater COA Zoom Chair Exercise Class now EVERY Wednesday & Friday!
Hello friends of the Bridgewater COA,
Please join instructor Wendy Moore for a full hour of evidence based exercise class designed especially for people with arthritis.
Participants should have handheld weights (soup cans could work well), a paper plate, and a kitchen towel. If you have a TheraBand please have that also available. If you need weights or exercise tubes, please email Wendy directly  wmoore143@gmail.com.
Have fun and enjoy!

Meeting ID: 931 4349 5863
Password: 300615

Bridgewater Council on Aging
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
Town of Bridgewater
Bridgewater Public Library: Log your Summer Reading with us!
We are tracking summer reading online this year with Beanstack, thanks to a grant from MBLC . Visit the website and track your reading for next 8 weeks!
Kids (up to age 12), read and log 105 minutes a week (that’s only 15 minutes a day...or you can read more one day and less another....just reach 105 minutes a week) and be eligible to win a weekly prize! Completing 6 weeks of reading gives you another chance at a prize! Parents, you can read to your children or listen to audio books as well!
Over 12? Join the fun! Read 5 books and log them in the next 8 weeks to be eligible to win a prize.
So...sign up! It‘s easy to track and there’s even an app! Visit Google Play or the App Store for the App, and search Beanstack Tracker.
All the basics of the birds & bees
Bird feeders & seeds
Garden & bee keeping supplies

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

Books For Brockton: Brockton Public Library organized by ...

Join me in making a real difference. Brockton Public Library provides access to educational & cultural programs and resources to the greater Brockton Area, free!!! Brockton Library Foundation ... taking this a step further ... is giving away...

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On Friday, MassDevelopment  announced  $225,000 in funding for a new round of Commonwealth Places grants. This Commonwealth Places COVID-19 Response Round: Resurgent Places funding is being made available specifically to help community partners prepare public space and commercial districts to best serve their population during communities’ economic recovery efforts.

Eligible projects may include outdoor seating spaces, sidewalk retail venues, partitions to support social distancing, and more.
Non-profits and community groups are eligible to apply for grant awards of up to $25,000. Up to $10,000 per project may be awarded as an unmatched grant; awards greater than $10,000 must be matched with crowdfunding donations. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 31, 2020.  Read more in the Request for Proposals here.
Download this E-book - No Wait!
White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and "allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to 'bad people' (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence.

You can download this book via the
Start the Conversation
South Shore Hospital's Youth Health Connection shared this "Tips for Parent / Teen Engagement" conversation starter.
Grant's sends out support & care to all of our communities.
We're all in this together.

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
 (508) 279-0950

Take classes from home with BLISS THROUGH YOGA !
Currently offering Svaroopa® Yoga classes via Zoom

We will return to offering Yoga Therapy on July 6th
In home and in studio sessions available

Contact Janice to register

Find YOUR bliss at Bliss Through Yoga!

Yoga for the Rest of Us!

(508) 331-3564
Click Here to Take the Anti-Racism Pledge

Mindful of the continuing affliction of personal, institutional and structural racism, and of the daily realities of all forms of bias, prejudice and bigotry in my own life and in the lives of my family, friends, co-workers, and the society...

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You choose a charity and Bridgewater Savings makes the donation!
Proudly supporting the community since 1872.
We're proud to donate $2,000 more to local charities. Please 'like' a charity and make a selection daily through July 31st. All money will be donated pro rata based on the number of 'likes' each charity receives.
Direct Mechanical
“Your Full Solutions Provider”

HVAC – Residential - Commercial 
Water and Air Purification –
Sales - Installation - Service 
Air and Surface Sanitation 
Eradicate viruses, bacteria, mold and mildew, eliminate harmful odors! 
(774) 297-4697 
~Womens Owned Business~ 
Get in Shape for Women
in Bridgewater

We will be open for small group training July 6th! 

Our studio has been disinfected, repainted and redesigned to keep our clients separate and safe upon return. As always, there are never more than 4 clients in a session. 
Try us out - 6 week training special for $279.
180 Winter St., Bridgewater 
(across from Chatta Box)
  Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900   
Email us:  getinshapeforwomen
President Clark Announces Dates For Rescheduled BSU Commencements!
Bridgewater State University is proud to announce a rescheduled Class of 2020 ceremony to be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021. They can’t wait to celebrate you!
Degree Conferral: 
Graduates can still expect their diplomas to be mailed home in July. Please ensure your address is correct on InfoBear. The Registrar will Confer degrees when an academic record is finalized and confirmed that all requirements have been satisfied. 
If 2020 BSU graduates are interested in purchasing a cap and gown this year, please visit  bridgew.shopoakhalli.com  to place your order and have it shipped to your home. Share your photos with us using #BSUGrad20. 
Pins for Peace #loveyourneighbor
Elena Hogan spent some time making some "UNITE" pins, magnets, and signs to share with our community. The table is set up at the end of their driveway, on 100 Northfield Drive. She let the community take as many as they thought they could use. She also announced she'd be making more for the next Stand Up For Justice protest. She's also willing to ship them for free No Boundaries Marketplace.

To purchase more from Elena, please support and shop her Etsy store: noboundariesmarket.etsy.
Story and photo credit: Elena Hogan
Have fun with us and bee entered to win
6 weeks of training (value $279) at  Get In Shape for Women, Bridgewater for use after they open Monday July 6, 2020.

Historical Tidbit Question :
What was the latest decade that Ice Boxes were considered common?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

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

On July 1, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Summer & Books
And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
~ Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib

“Come with me,' Mom says.
To the library.
Books and summertime
go together.”
~ Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, You Haunt Me
Summer & Books go together. Just like summer and magic.
Let's spread the magic.
We are collecting books and funds for the Brockton Public Library.
And we are getting ready for the book drive. So make a pile for your gently used / not written on books. : )

~ Jacquie
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