December 26, 2021 ~ 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 Now - Christmas Edition Featuring the Bridgewater
Christmas Parade
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!
BRRHS Cheerleaders
MSAA Division 1 2021 Fall State Silver Medalists!
Incredible Feats of Strength, Coordination, Endurance and Team Work!
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Historical Tidbit:
Famous People Born on January 1

Paul Revere ~ silversmith, engraver and patriot from Boston, who alerted the militia of arrival of British troops
Betsy Ross ~ sewed the first United States flag
Shitsu Nakano ~ Japanese supercentenarian lived to be 113 years, 230 days old.
JD Salinger ~ author of Catcher in the Rye
Christine Lagarde ~ first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy, to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and to be nominated president of the European Central Bank.

All of these historical figures came into the world on January 1. According to tradition, babies born on the first of the year grow up to enjoy the luckiest of lives, bringing joy and good fortune to those around them. (You can be the judge of whether these particular individuals lend support to the legend.) 

The use of a baby as a personification of the new year has been traced to ancient Greece, where an infant in a basket was paraded around to mark the annual rebirth of Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility. Sometimes accompanied by Father Time, “Baby New Year” has appeared in banners, cartoons, posters and cards for several hundred years."

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508-697-0921
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Bridgewater Public Library
15 South Street
508-697-3331
 
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
508-697-0929
 
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
 508-697-6016
Thursdays - 10a - 1p
1st Monday of each month from 6 - 7:30p
Congratulations!
Laurie Hartrey
you won a
$20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips from independent consultant Katie Ray.

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of a
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!
BW School Building Construction Progress Update - 12/17/2021

This week, glass installation at curtainwall #1 and frame installation for curtainwall #3 began at the main lobby. Additionally, translucent skylights in areas B & C were installed. Window installation is ongoing throughout the building at the...

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Dear Friends,

Diversity & Inclusion for Community Empowerment (DICE) is working with Bridgewater Communities for Civil Rights (BCCR) and Bridgewater State University (BSU) to produce the second iteration of our community listening initiative. We have seen progress over the last six months in our towns’ efforts with regard to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and we are interested in capturing their impacts. 

The purpose of this survey is to collect information regarding community members’ personal experiences and witnessing of mistreatments based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, disability, mental health and sizeism in the Bridgewater-Raynham (B-R) community. Your response to this survey will be used to inform, educate, and advocate for changes necessary to improve the lives of our community members.

We ask that you please take the survey as well as share it with your B-R network. Your time and participation in this initiative is appreciated!
Support The Brockton Library Foundation!

  • Literacy + Empowerment = Dreams Come True
  • Diverse Artistic Creative Expression
  • ESL & Nationalization Support
  • Increased Access to Technology & STEAM Programs 
  • Local Living History Displays & Presentations
  • Meeting spaces & community building

Brockton Public Library is making all this happen & more,
close to home! 
All of Us Were Born In the Crisis

Our Planet Our Future Our Responsibility present "all of us were born in the crisis" Climate Change Theatre Action, a video event, in Brockton, Starring... Brockton High School student Jay Vega "My great-grandparents were there, yours too....

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Give Your Input to the Bridgewater Master Plan!

Master Plans are established for individual towns in order to guide orderly development of the town, and they are typically updated every 10 years in order to remain current with the town's specific needs. For various reasons, Bridgewater's Master Plan has not seen a full update since 2002. Considering the out of date document, members of Bridgewater's Planning Committee have been developing an updated Master Plan, and they are finally ready for feedback!

This is your Town----it is our Town. Together we make it the best it can be. To read the comprehensive Master Plan, click here.
2022 Winter Girls Lacrosse Clinic
Clinic will be held at the Bridgewater Dome from 6:15 - 7:15p every Friday night, January 7th - March.
Girls ages Kindergarten thru 8th grade.
No lacrosse experience necessary. $90 fee & Free T-shirt
It is not too late to get in the holiday spirit!
We have wreaths and kissing balls, both plain and decorated, Christmas trees and cemetery baskets -- and lots of other decorations. 

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Don't forget about the toys for pets, kids, and gifts for adults, too!
United Way January 13th Funding Informational Session
United Way of Greater Plymouth County will host an informational workshop for any nonprofit organization interested in applying for United Way funding for FY2023 (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023).
Thursday, January 13, 2022, 9 - 11a in a virtual capacity on Zoom.
All interested agencies, including first time applicants, are required to attend the workshop to be eligible for funding consideration.
With a mission to “unite people, ideas and resources to improve lives and to build a stronger community”, United Way of Greater Plymouth County aims to direct resources to the most vulnerable, lowest income population in our community. Therefore, we support programs that promote the education of our youth, the physical health and healthy lifestyles of our most vulnerable neighbors, and the financial stability of our families under the broad and interrelated pillars of Health, Education, and Financial Stability. For this round of funding, initiatives must pertain to the five LIVE UNITED Community Recovery areas as detailed below.
LIVE UNITED Recovery Funds will be directed toward “reimagining and rebuilding” our communities in these LIVE UNITED Community Recovery Focus Areas:
• Feeding Our Families
• Housing & Homelessness
• Access to Affordable Health Services
• Support for Children & Youth
• Support for Job Training & Placement
Requests for funding should respond to the most urgent needs being faced by our neighbors resulting from the long-term effects of COVID-19, and we will be seeking innovative partnerships from our community’s most compassionate, charitable organizations in order to have the greatest positive impact on the lives of our most vulnerable families and individuals.
Critical to our work in meeting these needs is the realization that for people of diverse backgrounds these challenges are greater and deeper in terms of their degree and complexity. This means that we must direct significantly greater attention and enhance our sensitivity to the issues of race, equity and justice as we design our solutions to our communities’ problems.
Request for Proposal (RFP’s) packets will be available online following the workshop.

Please note, in case of inclement weather, a snow date has been scheduled for January 14th.
Anyone interested in attending the workshop should RSVP to Kim Scotland, Director of Community Relations & Marketing, United Way of Greater Plymouth County, at kscotland@uwgpc.org.
For more information, please visit www.uwgpc.org/funding.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING 12-15-2021
Video Courtesy of B R Regional School District
Colorweave Solo Exhibit 2021 - Lisa G Bailey

In this solo exhibit I have thirty of my colorweave watercolor Giclee Prints on display. The exhibit is hosted on the second floor of the library in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery and is free and open to the public.

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Find YOUR Bliss with
BLISS THROUGH YOGA!
In Person classes at The She Shed, every Saturday at
9 am!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective. 

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Bridgewater Now: December 13, 2021
Registration for BIDDY (Recreation Basketball for Boys & Girls Kindergarten through High School)
is NOW OPEN for the 2022 winter season!!!
Season runs week of January 17th thru the end of March. Register before December 31, 2021 to avoid late fees.
More information on days, times, etc... for each age group will follow in a separate email.

Please share this information with all of your friends, and we will see you on the court!
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

Historical Tidbit Question:
Who was the ancient Greek god of wine and fertility?
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 December 29, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Winter Warmth

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."
~ Edith Sitwell

"I write probably 80 percent of my stuff over the winter." ~ Bob Seger

"One kind word can warm three winter months."
~ Japanese Proverb

"Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder--no matter how old you became and how much you'd seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered."
~ Candace Bushnell
That blanket of stars...the never ending darkness. I hope you are warm and dry... and that you have a hand to hold. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
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