February 10, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Time to say a special thanks to all who helped with HUGS this past year. 

The 2018 HUGS Community Christmas Program was an amazing success thanks to everyone who participated.

We have so many great families, individuals and volunteers who help to keep our program going and make it a success. We are grateful to you all. Thank you all who took tags and made donations to our program! Together we helped almost 300 children in need. We could not do it without all of you. Please support the local businesses who support us!

Advanced Healing Therapies-Rachelle Croteau Allegiance Plumbing & Heating
Archer Synthetic Oil *Batti’s Auto Body Bridgewater Savings Bank *Collins Crane & Rigging Service, Inc
Sydney Craven Memorial Fund* Discount Plumbing (Steve Martell) *EJM Auto* Forni Bros Oil *Guns & Hoses* Hanson Rod & Gun Club
P LeBlanc/Poppee the Clown * The Lincoln Club-special thanks to Joanne
Mobile Animal Care * Peaceful Meadows * Precision Wildlife * Prophett, Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Homes * Russell's Barber Shop * Salon Esprit *Secret Garden * TJ Smiths *Standish Sportsman’s Assoc
Shauna Stella Memorial Scholarship Fund Superior Pool Service * Jessica Thurston Memorial Fund
Tri Town Masons * Viking Pizza *Eric Watson Excavating * Waves Salon Whitmore’s Yard Care

Special thanks to:
Busy Bee Preschool, Paula Coffey Dance Center, Steve Culp/Culp Design, Dewhurst Lumber, EB Commercial Club Youth Football & Cheer, EB Council on Aging staff, E Bridgewater Kiwanis Club, East Bridgewater Youth Soccer Assoc., EBHS Key Club, EBHS National Honor Society, EB Public Library and their amazing Staff, Town Clerk's office, EB Town Hall, EB Senior/Community Center, EB Toys for Tots, Phil Woolf, EB Firefighters, EB PCO Hope, EB Police Dept, Happy Frog Copy Center, Johnny Macaronis Plymouth St, Paul Wolfe Motors, Town Clerk's Office, Union Congregational Church, United Methodist Church, Parnell & Chandos Bailey, Victoria Boucher, Marcia & C David Cavanagh, The DeCoste family, Donald B Hanby, Harriet Howell, Mr. & Mrs. James Johansen, Donna Misiaszek, Joseph & Marsha Moser, Michelle McLaughlin & Family, Mr & Mrs Everett Nutting, Cindy & Glenn Scudder, Beverly & Ed Smith, Rev & David Tedesco, Robert Vaughn, Tanya Whitlow & Family.
Our program takes hundreds of hours of work and commitment from a lot of great helpers! Without these people, there would be no HUGS.
Hugs Volunteers:, Bridget & Cissy Anderson, Tina Anthony, Melissa Arcadipane, Christine Bailey, Jenn Carroll, Denise Clifford, Julia Clifford, Marina Clifford, Sal Clifford, Paula Coffey, Denise & Jim Coffey, Erin, Sheila, Jenna & Matthew Condon, Trista Conroy, Laurie Dewhurst, Brian, Evan and Roxanne Fahey, Jennifer & Anna Horton, TJ Kelley, Kerry Isadorio & her family, Patty Langton & her sisters, Liam Lavangie, Aimee McAlpine, Hannah & Keira McAlpine, Irene McNulty, Joe McNulty, Joshua McNulty, Rhiana McNulty, Michelle McLaughlin, Lisa Hollingsworth Mooney & Paul Mooney, Brenda Morrissey, Sandra Ockers, Emily Oliver, Heather Palmer, Jennifer Petricig, Jacquie Rose, Connor Smith, Kevin & Nancy Smith, Jim Wolfe, Sue Wolfe, and everyone else who showed up, came by and lent support.
We are so grateful for this wonderful community and all of your help with our program!
Thank you!! ~ Theresa
Historical Tidbit:
Telephone History

The telephone was first invented by an Italian inventor, Antonio Meucci in 1849. Alexander Graham Bell acquired the first successful patent for the telephone in 1876. He brought it to mass market through his company, AT&T (American Telegraph and Telephone Company). Telephones were initially used for single person to person communication. It wasn't until the invention of the first telephone exchange in 1878 that telephones were used to connect with multiple people. After that the switchboard was introduced. Initially, woman would serve as operators, switching wires on a switchboard to connect callers to the people they wanted to speak with.

Today we have digital phones that transmit information via radio waves as 0's and 1's. Digital phones can transfer more information at once, and are less error prone. These phones allow for communication with multiple people at once.

For an interactive historical telephone experience, check out the Rockland Telephone History Center on Saturday, February 17th from 1:00PM to 5:00PM . 83 East Water Street, Unit E-229, Rockland, MA. Telephone Operators will be on duty to connect calls from 5 switchboards that are connected to the displayed phones from 1900 thru 1990. Everything is hands on, interactive, fun. Talk on the phones, sit at the switchboards and see what it was like to be the operator and connect calls.

Story Credit: Gregory Venezia

Weekly Calendar
Check out the links below for town calendars
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
Diane Pierce won a 45 minute Reiki treatment with Jacquelyn Rose

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

You could win a
A $35 gift certificate
to Salon Esprit, 225 Bedford St E. Bridgewater
Darwin Day is an international celebration of Darwin’s theory of evolution as well as a day dedicated to science communication and outreach, celebrated on or near the birthday of Charles Darwin.

All interested are welcome to join faculty, students and staff for a day-long event that includes natural history displays, faculty and student presentations, and a keynote presentation by world-renowned Canadian parasitologist and evolutionary biologist, Daniel Riskind.

 The event takes place on February 15, 2019 from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM at Bridgewater State University, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA.

Bridgewater Farm Supply is Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store

Keep your floors clean, avoid slips and protect your porch floor this winter! Our stall mats can do it all!

 1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Community Autism Resources Presents
Painting Rustic Wood Signs
for Adults with ASD 18+

At My Art and Souls Studio
12 West Union St., East Bridgewater, MA 02333

Saturday February 16th, 2019 at 11AM
Come and create your own rustic wood sign!

This event is free.
Pre-registration is required!
You must pre-register via our website

Please remember you are not confirmed until you receive an email from CAR!
Please call Cassie Ricco if you have any questions at 774-381-7919 or
contact her via email at

town hall
Nomination Papers will be available for pickup at the Town Clerk’s office on TUE, JANUARY 22ND


FEB 13 Last Day to Obtain Nomination Papers
FEB 15 Last Day to Submit Nomination Papers to Registrars for Certification
MAR 04 Last Day to Withdraw or Object to Nomination Papers
MAR 15 Last Day to Register to vote
MAR 29 Last Day to Post Warrant
TOWN ELECTION Saturday April 6, 2019
Image credit: Jim Weinfeller
Does your primary care physician refer you to
specialists only within their group?
Perhaps you should consider seeing a clinician who can refer you to the specialist that best fits your needs!

Bethel Family Medicine
111 Torrey St, Brockton (508) 588-1200
Looking for Allocation Panelists for 2019! | United Way...

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Join Us for our Spring Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Training
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:45 a.m. to 12 Noon
Taunton River Watershed Alliance Office at Sweet's Knoll State Park 
1387 Somerset Avenue, Dighton MA

EB Little League is now accepting Minor League Umpire Sign-Ups on their website.
You must be at least 13 years old to be an umpire. The training date for umpiring will be announced once we've collected registration forms. Umpire Sign up
Mollie's 8th Annual MA Vest-A-Dog Fundraiser
Supporting Police K9s with essential equipment
“Helping Police Dogs One Paw at a Time!”
Raffles * Dancing * Pizza* K9 Demo
Microsoft Gaming Station

March 9, 2019
Bridgewater Vets Club
7PM – 11PM
Tickets at the door:
$20 per adult - $10 per child

SALON Esprit
Happy Valentine's Day to All our Clients

  We Love You

Cuts - Colors - Perms - Waxing - Nails
for Women, Men & Children

(508) 378-1530
225 Bedford St EB
Carriage Crossing
Shepherd's Pie Pizza!
Only at McGuiggan's.
546 Washington St, Whitman
 (781) 447-7333
Board of Selectmen Meeting - 1-28-19 Meeting

Meeting of the East Bridgewater Board of Selectmen.

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EBHS Boys Varsity Basketball 2019 - VS Randolph Blue...

EBHS Boys Varsity Basketball VS Randolph High School Blue Devils on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

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Have fun with
us and bee entered to win
A $35 gift certificate
to Salon Esprit, 225 Bedford St E. Bridgewater

Historical Tidbit Question:
Who acquired the first patent for the telephone?

Email us your answer at:  Prizes@buzzaround.info

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 February 13, 2019 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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