May 2, 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. 
Historical Tidbit:
Where in the world is Bridgewater Massachusetts?

Bridgewater is located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is one of the six New England States. Part of Plymouth County, Bridgewater has the geographic coordinates: 41.9903° N 70.9756° W and is in the Eastern utc-5/-4 time zone. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is ranked 44th of 50 states in size at 10,555 square miles.

Of the 351 cities and towns in the commonwealth, Bridgewater is ranked 99th in size at 28.23 square miles; of that 27.49 is in land and 0.33 in square miles of water.

Massachusetts is bordered by New Hampshire and Vermont - north, New York - west, Rhode Island and Connecticut - south and the Atlantic Ocean - east. 

Bridgewater is bordered by East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater north, Halifax on the east, Middleborough on the south, and Raynham on the west. Bridgewater is 8 miles south of Brockton; 27 miles south of Boston; 29 miles northeast of Providence, Rhode Island; and 210 miles from New York City. So that's where Bridgewater is!

Info from : www.familysearch.org 
Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
508-697-0921
Services available through phone, email & website only
 
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 - 7:30 p
Congratulations!
Kathryn Kelsch
won a $15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

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.
Meet Our Masters of Knowledge: Here's Your Bridgewater Librarian Judge
For Our "What's Your Good News"
Short Story Contest

Ann Gerald

Ann Gerald, Assistant Director Bridgewater Public Library. Ann has worked at the Bridgewater Public Library full time since 1994.

Ann earned a BA in History from Bridgewater State University and a Master’s degree from University of Rhode Island.

Librarian was her first job and she’s never wanted to work in any other environment.
We are so-o-o-o excited to read your stories : )
8 talented writers will win $100!

Let us know your good news! Submit your original non-fiction short story related to one of the BuzzAround Hives: Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Raynham, West Bridgewater or Whitman.
We are accepting submissions now through May 12 at 5 pm.
Librarians from each of our communities will judge the stories and decide the winners through a rating process.
One $100 American Express Card will be awarded in each community; and $100 to the popular vote on www.Buzzaround.Info May 17 - 22, 2021.
Bridgewater Garden Club Plant Sale
Saturday, May 8th
9a - 12p
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
Outdoors rain or shine.
Cash and checks are accepted.
Come get: annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, specialty plants,, garden information

Covid regulation: Please wear a mask!
Bridgewater Lions Club Youth Fishing Derby
May 8th, 7 - 10:30a
Skeeter Mill Pond, Water St
No cost, prizes for all children!
For info or to sponsor contact Carl Hanson chanson565@yahoo.com.
Working hard to make patients comfortable & healthy!

Physical distancing • spaced appointments
• bacterial cleaning between patients. 

Take care of yourself – See your chiropractor today!
63 Main Street, Bridgewater (508) 697-0050
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10 hrs / wk $16/hr Big growth opportunity!

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Pie Sale!
Saturday, May 8th
10a - 12p (unless the supply runs out sooner)
Central Square Congregational Church UCC

HOMEMADE PIE SALE FUNDRAISER!
Pies are $20 each and are of many varieties, first come, first served.
Sale will be held on the church lawn, 71 Central Square, Bridgewater. 

Bridgewater Public Library Discount Passes now available to Zoo New England.
Chicks are in! Stop in and get YOURS Today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Story Time
Spring is here!
Join Mrs. Davis for stories, rhymes and songs about Spring!
Click on the video above to watch our latest Springtime video.
Bridgewater Library invites you to
Spice It Up!
This month they highlight Cumin for their new monthly program.  

Pick up a free spice kit at the circulation desk.  
Limited supply.
  
Try a new recipe with cumin and share your thoughts and a picture of your dish.

Share on Instagram with #BWPLSpiceitUp.  
Or
Email RMamakos@sailsinc.org any image and thoughts you would like to share.
Learn how to fold a hummingbird with Jenny.
Visit our YouTube Channel.
JOHNNY MACARONI'S
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
Katie’s Kreative Manis
Change up Your Nails With New Shades for a New Season!
Snaz up your fingernails with Color Street temporary designs! 

Tons of fun! 

*100% real nail polish strips * Easy one step application * No dry time/smudges/streaks
* Made in the USA 

Independent Consultant Katie Ray 
(774) 274-7492 

BRIDGEWATER COMMUNITY DANCE 2021
--OUR TENTH SEASON—
DANCING IN THE OUTDOORS
featuring
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE
--Dances from around the world--
CIRCLE DANCES
LINE DANCES
(Due to Covid restrictions—social distancing—we cannot dance the traditional New England Squares and Contras with partners and groups…YET! BUT, we can dance to the music.)

Location: Parking lot of the Bridgewater Senior Center, 10 Wally Krueger Way, off route 18

Suggested donation/fee: $5*

Above Video taken before 2020 at the BW Senior Center. J. Rose
Community Dance Other Info:
Beginners and singles always welcome.  
Open to ages 10 and up. 
Gender neutral language used.
Bring your own water. 
Bathroom availability TBD.
Masks should be worn while chatting, but not necessarily while dancing.

Dates and Times**
Saturdays in May: May 15, & 29:  4:00 - 5:00p
Fridays in June: June 4 & 18; 7:00 - 8:00p
Fridays in July: July 2, 16 & 30;  7:00 - 8:00p
Fridays in August: August 6 & 20;  6:30 - 7:30p
Saturdays in Sept: Sept 4 & 18; 4:00 - 5:00p
Saturdays in October: Oct 2 & 16; 4:00 - 5:00p

Alternate weeks used for rain make-ups. Postponements announced via e-mail and Facebook post. 

*A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS GOES TO THE BRIDGEWATER COUNCIL ON AGING!
**Schedule subject to change pending covid updates, the possibility of returning to indoor dancing, road work near the Center, or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Contact Info: SAM BAUMGARTEN sbaumgarten@verizon.net; Cell: 774-208-2933
On Facebook: 
BEAUTY COUNTER 
CHRISTINE HARKINS
Clean Beauty is about NO cancer causing ingredients in your skincare
and make-up!

52 Weeks Logo & Link Ad in 1 Hive

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Meet Some Local Feathered Friends
Photo credits: Paul Shaughnessy
Playful geese!
“Curtis “ the local Great Blue Heron in flight at Taunton River on Vernon Street.
Beautiful Blue Heron!
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
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 is Bridgewater ranked in size among the 351 cities and towns in MA?

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 May 5, 2021 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
You've Got This.

Some times,
no matter how hard we try, Things happen
They happen all around us, they happen to us.

We're here.

We're here to experience it, to contemplate on it. To feel it and decide what to do with it. Here's some insight:

“Shit hits the fan
so fertilizer
can rain.”
~ Jackie Viramontez

“I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

"Bad things can happen to you, but it doesn't mean you have to have regrets. It's all about what you do with it."~ Trixie Mattel
We're here to experience it,
It's your choice what to do with that experience.

~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Ayman Quader & Jacquelyn Rose
Copyright 2021 Buzz Around Bridgewater. You have our permission to share and copy this issue in its entirety as much as you like. If you take it in part, please give credit. ("Buzz Around Bridgewater 5/2/21")
 
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