December 8, 2019 ~ Building East Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time
7th Annual Healthy Food Pantry Drive
Huge thanks to EB Insurance along with our Board of Health, Lavallee Wellness and Central School ... teaming up to collect items for the East Bridgewater food distribution centers.

E. Bridgewater Central School children collected over 5,000 food and pantry items. These generous donations were brought to their classrooms for a slightly competitive competition and then delivered to local community food pantries.

For 7 years Central School families have come together for this important event to help make it successful. The East Bridgewater & St. Paul Food Pantries appreciate your generosity!

If you need a hand, please contact:
EB Emergency Food Pantry
Union Congregational Church, 105 Pleasant St (508) 378-2874 E. Bridgewater Food Pantry Facebook
Distributions: 2nd Wednesday from 12:30 - 2pm and last Saturday from 9:30 - 11 am

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church, 210 Center St E. Bridgewater (508) 378-3760
Distributions: 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month
The Beginning of Television
In the late 1940's, a Boston Television station sent a crew to explain to an assembly of High School students the new invention of the television. Many people could not still afford to buy a new set, so on a warm night they would walk down to the local appliance store, Swanson and Wallin and watch the TV's in the window. 
Information from the East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Booklet
(The Sesquicentennial Booklet Is available at the E. Bridgewater Library, if anyone would like to take a peek ~ Virginia K. Johnson, Director of Library Services at the East Bridgewater Public Library)
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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

E. Bridgewater 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.
United Methodist Church 54 N. Central St E. Bridgewater
Maureen Campbell
 won a
5-6ft Christmas Tree from Nessralla Farm Store, 318 Plymouth St, Halifax

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

You could win a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins. The clean revolution
Hugs is an all volunteer, non profit group. HUGS sponsored giving tree provides Christmas gifts for EB children and families who are in need of assistance.
Pictured, Jacquie Rose w/ Theresa McNulty, HUGS organizer
Time to Pick up your HUGS Tags ~ Christmas is fast approaching.
HUGS Giving trees are up at the EB Public Library, Center at Sachem Rock, Johnny Macaronis, Dewhurst Lumber, EBCTV studio, Paula Coffee Dance Center, Busy Bee PreSchool, Town Hall & Collins Rigging. We've made it easy. Please pick up a tag, purchase the gift and return it unwrapped to the location you picked up the tag from.

If you have no time to shop or take a look at any of our tree locations, this could be your solution. Just click and purchase the item. It will be shipped directly to us. What could be easier??
Kiwanis Christmas Trees
At the Edson Insurance Agency parking lot every day through Saturday, December 21st. Get a certificate for a free large one topping pizza with purchase of a tree.

Here is the schedule:
Thank You Viking Pizza! @VikingPizzaEB
Dec 8 ~ 9:00a - 8:00 p
Dec 9 - Dec 13 ~ 5:00p - 8:00 p
Dec 14 & Dec 15 ~ 9:00a - 8:00p
Dec 16 - Dec 20 ~ 5:00p - 8:00p
All profits from the sales of Christmas trees goes to local charities.

We're Your COMPLETE Garden, Farm & Pet Store!

We're your one-stop shop for all the supplies you need for all your furry friends!

Stop in today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Christmas bells, bells, music
Council on Aging Annual
Christmas Party
Thurs, Dec 12th
Lakeside Villa,
550 Monponsett St., Halifax
$10 per person This is a ticketed event for East Bridgewater residents only. Sign-ups began on Monday, November 4th.

The COA is happy to continue with this favorite yearly tradition. We will be returning to the beautiful Lakeside Ville (formerly Monponsett Inn). Entrée choices are Baked Fish or Chicken Supreme. We have tried to keep the price per person as reasonable as possible so that all can enjoy an afternoon complete with a wonderful meal, entertainment and door prizes to kick off the holiday season. Our party is, once again, being partially funded by a grant from The Trustees for the Home for Aged Men in the City of Brockton. Happy Holidays to all of you from all of us and we hope to see you at the party! Space is limited! We will be collecting donations for the local food pantries. The EBCOA van is available for transportation to this event.
Holiday Share Party East Bridgewater
Business Association (EBBA)
Friday, December 13th
6:00 – 10:00p
TJ Smith's Victorian House, 13 Cross St, EB
Join Us For The Holiday Share Party! We'll throw the party, you grab your colleagues and come enjoy! All businesses welcome! This year we are throwing an 80's Party! Come decked out in your best 80's attire! 

Tickets are $30 and include:
Cocktail Hour & Appetizers * Italian Style Dinner Catered By Johnny Macaronis * 80's Music So You Can Bust A Move On The Dance Floor * 80's Trivia & Prizes * Yankee Swap Gift Exchange * Dessert * Cash Bar & More!

To attend please RSVP
Rose Culp 508-378-7459
or Heather Wood
We hope to see you there! Please feel free to share the event invite with other businesses!

Call for more information today!

111 Torrey St, Suite 1, Brockton 
Brockton City Hall 125th Gala

Saturday Dec 14. Black, White & Red Ball 6 - 11:30pm

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Holiday Activities at EB Public Library
Gingerbread Houses  
Mon, Dec 8th
Make and decorate your own Gingerbread House!
For teens in grades 7-12.
Contact: Jennifer Finn 508-378-1616 x125

Holiday Candy Gifts  
Mon, Dec 16th
6:00 - 7:00p
Come make an edible gift for family, friends or teachers!
Kids in grades 3-6 only. All materials supplied. Drop in. No registration.
Contact: Anne Vantran 508-378-1616 x2
High School Winter Concert
12/11/2019, 7 – 9 PM
East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School - Judith Riordan Performing Arts Center
Gordon W. Mitchell School
Winter Concert

12/17/2019, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Gordon W. Mitchell School Auditorium
435 Central Street,EB

Wed 12/18/2019, 7 PM – 9 PM East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School Judith Riordan Performin-g Performing Arts Ctr

Nessralla Farm
What will you find at the farm today?

Apple cider! Made of sugar, no water, no preservatives!

Stop in and pick some up today!

318 Plymouth St. Halifax
(781) 294-1767

for the

NEW! Svaroopa® Basics Class every Friday night at 6:30p !
Call Janice to join this weeks' class!

Now taking new
Embodyment® Yoga Therapy clients
Learn how you can live pain-free!

More movement, less pain!

484 Bedford St, E. Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564
Annual Youth Health Connection Meeting
New Date: Tues, Dec 17th
9:00 - 11:00a
30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland
Featuring Motivational Speaker and Disability Advocate - Brennan Srisirikul

Brennan is a 28 year old motivational speaker, actor, singer, soon to be published author, and certified personal trainer. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth. He received his BA in Theatre from Rhode Island College.

During his talk, Brennan will provide an honest look at living life differently-abled through heart and humor. As a group, we will discuss strategies for overcoming adversity, fostering inclusion, building resilience, and much more! Join us for an emotional, thought-provoking, and humor-filled time!

Space is limited so please RSVP to Karen Peterson, Community Benefits Coordinator, at
"He is Here!"
Sun, Dec 22nd
400 Pleasant St
Please join us!
A Christmas Cantata presented by the E. Bridgewater Community Covenant Choir, brunch to follow.
Bethel Family Medicine * Bethel Women’s Wellness

Comprehensive healthcare for every member of your family.

 Accepting New Patients


111 Torrey St, Brockton (508) 588-1200
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
Earn extra income while helping your community.
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.

Get your tickets now for COA's New Year’s Eve Celebration!
Mon, Dec 30th 12:00p
Join us a we celebrate the end of 2019 and the
beginning of 2020!!
We’ll start by having a delicious Italian Buffet followed by entertainment and fun! This is our 6th year hosting this celebration and it’s always a great time!
Seating is limited. EB senior residents age 60+, may sign up beginning Monday, December 2nd. Out-of-town seniors may sign up beginning
Monday, December 9th.
This event is being partially sponsored by Republic Services. Please call the COA to sign up and/or if you need a ride. 508-378-1610
Eat well, Laugh often, Love much
Order Your Holiday Catering Early!

Gift Certificates available at all our convenient locations!

150B Industrial Dr., Halifax (781) 300-2600  
582 West St., EB (508) 378-9335
1300 Plymouth St., EB (508) 456-4460

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Pinches & Pounds
Homemade fudge makes a great hostess gift! Check out all our special holiday snacks to make your holiday parties extra special!

785 Bedford St. * Whitman
(781) 447-2639
The Union Congregational
Church Fair

The Fair was blast last weekend. There were baked goods, quilts.... and tons of awesome people!
Photo credit: J. Rose

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins.
The clean revolution 

  Historical Tidbit Question:
What was the name of the appliance store that people watched TV at?

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Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's Buzz Around East Bridgewater

On December 11, 2019 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Lobsien, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Gregory Venezia & Beyonnie Whitaker
The Wilds

I am a big fan of Bren é   Brown. A sociologist and writer, her insights into vulnerability and acceptance took her from Ted Talks to her own Netflix special.

As we head into "the season," it is her thoughts on developing a "strong back, soft front and wild heart" from Braving the Wilderness that resonates.

Sometimes, being in relationship is painful, any kind of relationship. If we are invested, we risk getting hurt. We need a strong back to set healthy boundaries and limits for ourselves. Be kind to yourself.

Then we can have a soft heart... arms wide open for hugs.

Wild heart: " out the paradox of love in our lives. Its the ability to be tough and tender, excited and scared, brave and afraid- all in the same moment." (p. 155)
Its a tension we struggle with. Being aware of pain and experiencing joy. Dr. Brown's point is that if we don't have joy and love, we can't give it away. Cultivate joy and love for yourself., make sure your own needs are being met... then you will have it to give away. Enjoy your week!
~ Jacquie
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