November 10, 2019 ~ Building East Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time
Natalye’s Dad

Michael is 80 years old and he loves children. After Natalye's Halloween appeal on Facebook, over 200 children came from EB and beyond to make his night! " I just want to thank everybody who came by and took a minute out of their lives to make an old man happy!
To watch him laugh and smile and enjoy all the kids who came to see him, made me silently cry and my heart almost burst!... The takeaway? Just show a little kindness. Just a little. It could mean the world to someone!" posted Natalye.

Image credits: Natalye Weiner
Story credit: Beyonnie Whitaker
Historical Tidbit:
First Auto in East Bridgewater
"It is generally agreed that the first automobile in E.B. was owned by Mr. Charles L. Nutter; it was a Stanley Steamer often found chugging along our dirt roads as early as 1906."

Information from the East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Commemorative Booklet
Photo from Wikipedia
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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.
United Methodist Church 54 N. Central St EB
Kimberly Bamberg
 won a
1 weekend night get away (for up to 4 people)
at the Residence Inn - Bridgewater.
Includes a breakfast buffet!

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

You could win a
One Free Embodyment® Yoga Therapy session at Bliss Through Yoga
Tri-Town Veteran's Day Parade
Mon, Nov. 11, 10a
West Bridgewater (start N. Elm St. & ends Town Hall gazebo))
Parade Theme: "We Must Never Forget Your Sacrifices"
Awards for: Best Float or Theme, Best Matching Unit, Judges Choice
25 Club - Number Drawings
Post 91 is sponsoring this fundraiser to support the programs we provide like scouting, Boys & Girls State, scholarships, Student Trooper & other programs.

We have numbers still available. Let us know if you would like to purchase a number. Cost is $25, there will be 2 drawings in Nov!

Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
Want a glorious bed of tulips next year? It's time to plant spring flowering bulbs! Come in today and shop our selection!

Stop in today!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
(508) 697-0357
East Bridgewater Food Pantry
In preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas, the months of November and December donation requests to our church family are Turkey gravy, boxed mashed potatoes, boxed stuffing mix and ground coffee. Other great donation items for this time of year are tissues, toilet paper and paper towels.

As always, volunteers are welcome and appreciated. Please let us know if you can participate in the food delivery (508-378-2874) the first Wednesday of each month or at the two food distributions on the second Wednesday and the last Saturday of the month.

Thank you for your continued support of the food pantry, and our community members in need.
E B School Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Nov 12th, 7 - 10p Anne Kenneally Hynes Library, EBJSHS
We have many compressors to add power to your next project!

Work smarter not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
 (508) 279-0950

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
SEED Workshop
Thurs, Nov. 14th
Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School St., Brockton
Session one: 9a - noon
Session two: 1 - 4p
There will be free workshops to help you start, or grow your own small business!
The first session focuses on the fundamentals of owning a business. Including information on how to get started, and how to finance.
The second session focuses on how to understand a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. It also explains how a small business owner can anticipate financial needs in order to operate the business more efficiently. Don't miss out!
For more information: Metro South Chamber of Commerce FB
Family Owned & Operated
Treat Yourself to a YUMMY Breakfast or Lunch!

Let us cater your next event!

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

12 Temple St. * Whitman
(781) 447-1064
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
Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
Fri, Nov 15th, 7p
Community Covenant Church
Cookies and milk provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Box collection is on Sunday, November 17th.

To learn more about the event you can email the Community Covenant Church at
Baby Graziella
Christmas Fair
Fri, Nov 15th, 5:30 - 8p
Sat, Nov 16th, 9:30a - 2p
United Methodist Church

On Friday:
Spaghetti supper, Candy, Banked Food, Canned Food, Woodworking, Knitting, Etc...
On Saturday:
Luncheon (11:30-1a), Santa, and many more tables
Adults: $8.00, Children(under 12): $4.00, Per Family: $25.00
For more info click here.
Holiday Craft Fair at Union Congregational Church
Fri, Nov 22, 5:30 - 8:30p
Sat, Nov 23, 9a - 2p
105 Pleasant St, EB
Safer Skin Care * Our Clean Promise: Over 1,500 questionable ingredients are never used in our formulations.

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Alzheimer’s Association Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Mon, Nov 18th, 10:00 - 11:30a
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
Please call the COA to sign up 508-378-1610
6th Annual
Holiday Pie Social
Mon, Nov 18th, 3:30p
Junior/Senior High School Key Club members will be on hand serving up delicious desserts and leading a rousing game of Candy Bar Bingo!

Hope to see you there as we kick off the holiday season!

Please call the COA to sign up for this event and/or if you need a ride 508-378-1610.
Viking Sports Parents Vendor Fair
Thurs, Nov 21st
6 – 9p
Commercial Club
1 Neilson Ave.
*Santa is expected to make a visit with cookies.
*There will be a cash bar for sipping cocktails while you shop.
*HUGS tree ~ take a tag - it is a giving tree for local community members/families in need for the holidays (adults and children).
*Vendors: Mary Kay * East Bridgewater Candle * Natty Cake, Natty Cake and much more!
East Bridgewater Hall of Fame
Tickets must be purchased by November 18th, The event will be on November 23rd
East Bridgewater JR/SR HS, 6 - 9p

The HOF Committee will honor a state championship team as well as 21 individuals. They will all be inducted at this inaugural event.

6 - 7p - reception in the cafeteria
7 - 9p - induction ceremony in the Judith A. Riordan Performing Arts Center

Tickets are $25 each & will not be sold at the door. Children 12 and under are free.
Tickets can be purchased here or contact the Athletic Director at
For more details please go to their Facebook page.
Nessralla Farm
Time to ORDER YOUR PIES for Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin, Apple, Squash & Blueberry for $15 each. Pick up on or before Wed, Nov 27 @ 5p. All orders must be paid in full when placed. Order in person or call 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
E B Kiwanis Club's 71st Annual Installation of Officers Welcomes
New President Albert Anderson
Jo-Ann Coles and John Donovan
Dale Julius and Savina Pires
Dale Julius and Mike Porrazzo
The slate of officers for the coming year:
President - Al Anderson, President Elect - Steve Meighan
Vice President - John Donovan, Treasurer - Mike Porrazzo
Assistant Treasurer - Past President, Tim Sands, Secretary - Savina Pires (appointed by the President)
Immediate Past President - Dale Julius

Board of Directors
Directors for Two Years: Phil Bouldry, Charlie Coelho, Past President, Jo-Ann Coles
Directors for One Year: Donna Callanan, Past President, Frank Underhill, Past President, Tom Rudolph
Directors for Three Years: Hannah Emery, Sean Riley, Past President, Chuck Horan
Pictured Al Anderson & Dale Julius
In addition, Kiwanis recognized former Massachusetts State Senator, and Past President, Robert McCarthy with the Kiwanis Legion of Honor Certificate and Pin.

Robert has been a Kiwanis Club member for 50 years!!!

Congratulations from your friends at the BuzzAround. Bob, you rock!!!

Pictured: Jo-Ann Coles, Senator Robert McCarthy and his wife, Roberta McCarthy

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  Historical Tidbit Question:
Who owned the first automobile?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

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On November 14, 2019 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Sarah Harkins, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose,Gregory Venezia & Beyonnie Whitaker
Yes, You Can!
You can design your own life, you can change those habits that are holding you back, you can build a better life for yourself.

Small changes that help your mind, your body or your spirit make a big difference. Take on one bad habit at a time, something you think is holding you back.

The amount of time it takes to change a habit varies from the person, the circumstance and the habit itself, but prevailing wisdom says it's somewhere between 2 - 3 months.

Here are some tips:
  1. Set clear goals. Make sure the behaviors you want to change are specific, measurable, and attainable. ...
  2. Make a realistic plan. Set yourself up for success by making sure you have practical ways to reach your goals. ...
  3. Avoid making too many changes at once. ...
  4. Think positively. ...
  5. Change for yourself, not anyone else.
"There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind."~ C.S. Lewis
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