May 12, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Second Grade Spring Concert 2019 - May 2, 2019

Courtesy of EBCAM

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Historical Tidbit:
Transportation in the early 1900's

Postcard c/o Margaret Alexander

In the early 1900s, an East Bridgewater resident would walk, bicycle, take a horse, train or trolley. The trains and trolleys made it easy to get to the many industries and mills in East Bridgewater and surrounding towns. On Sunday afternoons, many families would travel on them to the ocean or nearby lakes and parks.
Promote Your Event to Area Towns...Weekender Posting info

Your event is posted for free in your town, and if you want to reach 10,000 subscribers our 17 communities area each Thursday, it's $10./ week

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Town Hall
175 Central St 508-378-1601
Mon 8:30a - 8p
Tues - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p; Fri 8:30a - noon

EB Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616
Mon & Tues 9 - 8 ; Wed, Thurs, Fri 9 - 5
Saturday 9 - 2 

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 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm and last Saturday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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 - 6:30pm open to all.
A donation is appreciated.
Thrift Shop Open
Wednesdays  2:15-5:15pm & Saturdays 10-1pm
United Methodist Church
54 N. Central St EB
Sarah Lanoue
 won a
Flowering Mother's Day Hanger
(value $21) from
Nessralla Farm
Rt 106 Halifax, MA
You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman, MA
The East Bridgewater Garden Club Meeting
Meet at the library at 12 noon on Monday, May 6 to carpool to Country Gardens in Easton. Paula McNeil's talk will be "Light up the Garden." Members will also discuss the plant sale, to be held on the Town Hall lawn Saturday, May 25, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; rain date Sunday, May 26, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 
East Bridgewater Friends of Seniors Clothing (& More Collection) Fundraiser!
Extended through the end of May, we will be collecting clothing and all kinds of accessories, outerwear, shoes & boots, linens-including sheets, towels, curtains, in an effort to raise money for programs & services for East Bridgewater Seniors.
If you have any clothing items to donate, please drop them off at the East Bridgewater Senior Community Center at 355 Plymouth St during regular center hours.
We need to collect at least 225 bags for the fundraiser, so clean out your closets and help a great cause!
It’s the perfect time of year to do some spring cleaning!
If you have a large donation, or want to drop off after hours, or on the weekend, please contact Theresa at 508-350-9811 or
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm &
Pet Store!

Farmers and pet parents alike, we have all the supplies you need to keep your animals, happy, healthy and comfortable!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
EBCAM-Save This Station PSA - PSA

Public Service Announcement specific to EBCAM and it's efforts to save this station from the FCC proposed changes to the 1984 Cable Act.

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Variety Show * Brunch * Silent Auction May 19 $5

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Union Congregational Church 105 Pleasant St EB

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What will you find at the farm today?

 We have strawberry starter plants!

Ready to go in the ground today, for yummy fruit in July! $3.99 for a 4 pack

318 Plymouth St. Halifax
(781) 294-1767

Yoga for the rest of us!

Join the New Beginners Series!
 Space is limited. Call & register today!

More movement, less stress!

484 Bedford St, E. Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564

Please join us on Sunday, May 19th, at the Old Bridgewater Historical Society for an afternoon of creativity and fun. 
 2:00 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 162 Howard Street, West Bridgewater.

Robyn Iarrobino of Blue Anchor Studio will be on hand to teach participants how to make Seascape Windows.
This program is for adults and teenagers age 10 and up. All supplies and a step by step lesson will be provided and no experience is necessary
We will design our windows on an 11x14” frame and participants can choose their own materials and color scheme. Templates for mermaids, anchors, octopi, etc. will be available for those who want to create something special. Participants will be working with resin, which doesn’t come out of clothing, so those attending should dress accordingly.
This is a fundraiser for OBHS; cost of participation is $45 and signup is on the OBHS website at
”Seascape Windows” is sponsored by the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, whose mission is to promote education and research relating to the original township of Bridgewater, its inhabitants, and its history by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting materials, artifacts, and information pertaining to “Old Bridgewater”.  For more information about the event, contact Jeannie at
Rooted, Revived,Reinvented: Basketry in America
The exhibit will be at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton from May 18th-August 11th .
The Rooted,Revived,Reinvented is a traveling exhibition organized by the National Basketry Organization in partnership with the University of Missouri to visually chronicle the history of American basketry— from its origins in Native American, immigrant, and slave communities, to its presence within the contemporary fine art world. Divided into five sections—Cultural Origins, New Basketry, Living Traditions, Basket as Vessel, and Beyond the Basket—the baskets in this exhibition convey meaning and interpret American life through the artists’ choices of materials; the techniques and forms they select; and the colors, designs, patterns, and textures they employ. 
Join us, Saturday, May 18, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, for the Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America reception. Space is limited.
Chamber Pops Concert: a Brockton Symphony fundraiser

Brockton Symphony Orchestra,premieres a Chamber Pops Concert on

Saturday , May 18 th  at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary of the Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant Street, Brockton.  

You won't want to miss this fun, upbeat concert, featuring popular music, show tunes, film music, lighter classics, and American favorites, such as West Side Story, Disney classics, Ashokan Farewell, and I Got Rhythm.

$25 General Admission/FREE for 18 and under! For more information, visit  or call 508.588.3841.
Small Biz Awards & Expo

May 15th 12pm at the Fuller Craft Museum. Honoring Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs with Awards, and speakers. Past speakers have included Jeff Taylor, Founder of and Scott Kirsner, Boston Globe Technology Columnist.

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East Bridgewater Plant Sale
The plant sale will be held on Saturday, May 25th from 8AM-2PM on the Town Hall Lawn,
presented by the East Bridgewater Garden Club. The rain date for this event is Sunday,May 26th from 8AM-2PM. Make sure to stop by!
Treat Yourself to a YUMMY Lunch!

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

12 Temple St. * Whitman
(781) 447-1064
Call today to get your
air ducts cleaned!
An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
(781) 910-5029
Fri May 24
Early Release Day for K- 12
Teacher's Professional
Development Day
Play Ball! Spring is here! Have a great season!
Image credits: Wendy Williams
Please join EB Little League for their 3rd Annual EBLL Cornhole Tournament!
This is their major fundraising event for the year, please come out and show your support.

Saturday, May 18th at 4pm at EB Commercial Club Pavilion

Cash prizes for the top 3 teams in the tournament, plus we will have some great raffle prizes available. This is an adult-only event.

SALON Esprit

from Salon Esprit!
Gift Certificates Available in any amount

(508) 378-1530
225 Bedford St, East Bridgewater
Carriage Crossing
Come in for great food, such as our delicious Shrimp Cocktail, and entertainment at McGuiggan's Pub !
546 Washington St, Whitman
 (781) 447-7333
Now taking nominations for the 2019 East Bridgewater Rotary Citizen of the Year award.

This will be the 20th consecutive year that three awards have been presented to citizens of the Bridgewaters who have made substantial contributions to the quality of life in their town.

The event has been sponsored for the past nine years by Bridgewater Savings Bank, helping to provide $2,500 per year for Community Service Awards (scholarships) to graduating seniors from the Bridgewaters. There will be a special ceremony this year as the club invites all past recipients to be in attendance in addition to this year's award recipients. Find a copy of the nomination form here.

Since its inception in 1970 the members of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters have stayed true to their motto of "Service Above Self" as it has carried out club, vocational, community, international and youth services. Rotary, an organization of 1.2 men and women in 34,000 clubs in 165 countries strives to help create a healthier, peaceful and sustainable world. Meetings are Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast at Good Days Restaurant in West Bridgewater. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please contact Membership Chair Mike Kryzanek, 617.922.0453.

Previous recipients of the awards: Dr. Judith Riordan, 2000, Robert E. McCarthy, 2001, Margaret Alexander, 2002, Peter P. Spagone, 2003, Beth Hayes, 2004, Joseph M. Smith, 2005, Kris Resendes, 2006, Julie Whitmore, 2007, Jane Haines, 2008, Charles Muise, 2009, Alicia Boucher, 2010, John Cowan 2011, Jack Julius 2012, George Hart 2013, Diane Kennedy Warkel 2014, Patrick Cronin 2015, Rose-Marie Culp 2016, Susan J. Silva 2017, Patricia Bradbury 2018
199 W Center St, West Bridgewater

Contact us!:

It's time to party!
Call us to rent all your tables chairs, canopies and party games!

Reserve yours today!

10 Bedford Park
(508) 279-0950
Annual & Special Town Meeting
Monday, June 10 2019

The 2019 Annual & Special Town Meeting will be held at the Jr. / Sr. High School Monday, June 10, 2019 in the High School Auditorium.

Special Town Meeting will be held at 7:00 PM
Annual Town Meeting will be held at 7:30 PM
Congratulations to Salon Esprit for raising $1,098.15 toward the YMCA's Livestrong program and camperships!
Here are the winners of the Salon Esprit's YMCA fundraising raffle:
*Year's Worth of Free Haircuts - Jeanette King; * Four tickets to New England Patriots Pre-Season Game - Carol Porter; * $50 gift certificate to Salon Esprit - Olive Gardner; * Two (2) Paul Mitchell Products - Karissa Murphy Thank you to all who supported!
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman, MA

Historical Tidbit Question:
What where some of the types of 1900s transportation mentioned?

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 East Bridgewater

On May 15, 2019 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Taking care of ourselves!

Hey Moms: here is your in- flight lesson... in order to care, heal & nurture in the ways Mothers are called to do, we need to put on our own oxygen mask first.

“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”
~ Deborah Day

"Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it."~ Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

“Self-care is how you take your power back.”
~ Lalah Delia
Make Mother's Day about self care.. mind, body & soul. You deserve it! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Taylor Fruzzetti, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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