Tri-Town Veterans Day Parade 2021 - Special

Coverage of the Tri-Town Veterans' Day Parade from Bridgewater Common and Ceremonies at Legion Field Veterans Gazebo in Bridgewater. Coverage of the Tri-Town Veterans' Day Parade from Bridgewater Common and Ceremonies at Legion Field Veterans...

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Historical Tidbit:
 Andy the Alligator, 1933 Macy's 
Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's was founded by Rowland Hussey Macy, who between 1843 and 1855 opened four retail dry goods stores, including the original Macy's store in downtown Haverhill, Massachusetts, established in 1851 to serve the mill industry employees of the area. They all failed, but he learned from his mistakes.

Macy moved to New York City in 1858 and established a new store named "R. H. Macy & Co." on Sixth Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets:1102. On the company's first day of business on October 28, 1858 sales totaled $11.08, equal to $312.83 today.

As the United States prospered during the Roaring Twenties, so did New York City’s iconic department store—Macy’s. After going public in 1922, R. H. Macy & Co. started to acquire competitors. Macy’s flagship store in Manhattan’s Herald Square expanded in 1924 to cover an entire city block stretching from Broadway to Seventh Avenue along 34th Street.

To showcase the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space at the start of the busy holiday shopping season, Macy’s decided to throw New York a parade on Thanksgiving morning. In spite of its timing, the parade was not actually about Thanksgiving at all but Christmas.

Which was the beginning of rolling out Christmas right after Thanksgiving. Macy's small business dream became big.

Shop your hometown small businesses. You'll be supporting dreams!

Story credit: J. Rose
Town Hall
175 Central St

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Email & phone contact only

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 - 2p
& last Saturday from 9:30 - 11a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only.

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
Robert Conroy
won a $15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$10 / gift certificate to
South Shore Bargaineer
1000 Main St Unit 107
Hanson, MA
Deal Me Out
11/18 - 8p; 11/19 - 8p; 11/20 - 2p & 8p; 
11/21 - 2p
Rondileau Campus Center Auditorium

A week after the 2016 election tensions, a group of gamers’ friendship reaches a boiling point as they find themselves mired in a political feud. The friends must decide to let things continue as they are…or take one last roll of the dice!

To buy tickets go to:
Silent Auction with the Union Congregational Church

Don't forget to check out the silent auction raffle baskets, they are being added as they come in so check back often for updates!

To view the raffle baskets visit their 32auction page.
A Lovely Birthday Celebration

Every week, a group of lifelong local friends get together to enjoy lunch together, extending their love to friends some of whom have known each other since the first grade! Earlier this month, the group celebrated the 85th birthday of Sally Aldrich, former Postmaster at Elmwood P.O.! Different members of the group including Barbara Dearing, Lois Clark, Carol Owen, Shirley Stinchfield, Deanne Flint, and Betty Stirling enjoyed the birthday luncheon with a delicious cake to commemorate the birthday celebration.

Wonderful news moving into the holiday season, and a happy 85th birthday to Sally!

Photo and story credit: Betty Stirling
Everything for your small furry friends.
Keep them warm, dry & well fed!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Teens Friendsgiving with the Public Library!
Monday, November 15
6 - 7p Drop In
East Bridgewater Public Library

Join the EBPL for a teen's Friendsgiving featuring holiday cardmaking for the Sachem Center and a take-and-make holiday treat! Teens in grades 7 - 12 are welcome.

For more information on EBPL events, visit their website!
Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames
Sat, Nov 20th
Community Room
A 55-minute documentary that chronicles the life of a woman who was born in the 19th century, worked to change the 20th century, & whose wisdom still resonates in the 21st century.
The Town of East Bridgewater is pleased to announce the hiring of several new Town employees.

Melanie Dean is the new Town Accountant as of Sept. 9. Her most recent work was as an Audit Manager for O’Connor and Drew PC in Braintree. She is also a former member of the East Bridgewater Finance Committee.

Dean holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance with a concentration in accounting from Bridgewater State University. She also holds a Master of Science in accountancy, also from BSU.

Jeanmarie Kent Joyce has been hired as the new Health Agent. She started in her new role on Nov. 1.

Joyce, of South Easton, previously served for four years as the Health Agent for the Town of Avon, and prior to that served as the Health Agent for the Town of Hanover. In total she has over 22 years of experience working in public health.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in chemistry from Bridgewater State University. She also earned a Master’s in Public Health with a dual major in environmental health and health law from Boston University’s School of Medicine.

Alexander Welch has been hired as the new Conservation Agent, and also started Nov. 1.

He was most recently employed as a conservation planner and program assistant for the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Districts. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
2021 East Bridgewater HUGS Application

The mission of HUGS is to provide support for local families in need, especially during the holiday season.

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Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott
Monday November 22nd
6:30 - 7:30p
Community Room
Join us in cooking Pumpkin Pie Muffins with Cinnamon and Sugar! We will send you a list of ingredients the week before the program. Then, you can join us in person or through zoom to cook along with us. This program is for teens & adults.

Jennifer Finn 508-378-1616 x1302
Find YOUR Bliss with
In Person classes at The She Shed, Saturdays,
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. 

(508) 331-3564
Internship Opportunity
*Graphic Design
Gain real-world knowledge as we design our internship specifically for you!
To participate, email resume:
COVID-19 Booster Clinic
Monday, November 22, 2021
10a - 12p
Council on Aging

Osco Pharmacy will be hosting a  COVID-19 Booster Clinic for “eligible” residents on Monday, November 22 from 10a – noon at the Council on Aging.  Residents can use the below link to schedule an appointment. If a resident is in need of transportation for the clinic they should contact the COA directly at 508-378-1610 to schedule their appointment.

If you do not have access to a computer or are having difficulty with scheduling please contact Susan Mulloy at the Board of Health 508-378-1612. This clinic is for adults only and both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available.

Schedule an appointment here: Registration
Werewolf: Holiday Edition for Teens and Tweens
November 29
East Bridgewater Public Library

Join the EBPL in the Community Room for a fun game of Werewolf with a festive spin featuring some of your favorite holiday heroes and villains. Players will be assigned roles in secret and must work together as a group to identify the Werewolves before they murder the entire town. Test your lie detector abilities and see how well you know your friends!

Registration is required for this event with limited seating available, and masks will be required for this indoor program.

To register, visit their website, and for more information, contact Angie Howes by phone at 508-378-1616 x1309 or by email at
Eat well, Laugh often, Love much
Feeling hungry for something different?
Visit our Facebook page for a list of our current specials.
Click on location for full take out menus!
(781) 300-2600
Take out only

(508) 378-9335
Open for Indoor Dining & Take out

(508) 456-4460
Indoor & Outdoor Dining & Take out
Mold Guys Restoration
Mold Guys Restoration services both residential and commercial buildings. If you ever need mold remediation services, water damage repair, air duct cleaning etc., contact Mold Guys today!

(781) 910-5029
Each year, EB Kiwanis Club commemorates Veteran's Day with American flags on the common.
Thank you, Kiwanis, the volunteers and Crystal Hudson for the above pictures from previous years.

Pictured here, volunteers placing the 1000 flags on the common last weekend.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a:
$10 / gift certificate to
South Shore Bargaineer
1000 Main St, Unit 107

Historical Tidbit Question:
Where was the original Macy's store located?

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 November 17, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Shop Small

There are oh-so-many benefits to shopping the small local stores in your neighborhood (and even on-line):
  • Your opinion matters. Small businesses provide greater access to product diversity. If they don't have what you want, ask for it.  "Can you tell me where this was made, who made it and how the materials were sourced?" 
  • Small Businesses give back to the local economy. According to Civic Economics, “on average, 48% of each purchase at local independent businesses is recirculated locally, compared to less than 14% of purchases at chain stores.”
  • Personalized attention (who doesn't like being pampered?)
  • Small Businesses give back to local organizations. They sponsor the kids sports teams, the school plays and everything in between. 
It feels good to shop locally! You're making dreams come true. 
~ 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
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