Erin Condon Named Student-Athlete of the Month

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) named Erin Condon of East Bridgewater High School as the January 2022 Student-Athlete of the Month.

She was honored by the school and received her awards on the night of February 10.

Way to go Erin! And go Vikings!

Info and photos from EB Public Schools Facebook page: facebook.com/EastBridgewaterPublicSchools
Historical Tidbit: Arthur L. Leland

Special historical tidbit with memories of one of our native sons, Arthur L. Leland. He was 76 when he passed away on July 3, 2013.
 
Born Sept. 12, 1936, in East Bridgewater, MA, Art was the son of the late Robert A. and Frances A. (Stearns) Leland and the grandson of the original owners of Leland Farm. He was the oldest of Bob Leland's children (all boys).  

Art and his brothers and cousins worked at the farm for many years when they were young. He worked hard. He fed the chickens and candled the eggs in "Grandma" Leland's basement room. He would hold the eggs up to a special light that showed any abnormality in the eggs, especially blood spots. Those eggs would get rejected and tossed out. Leland Farm sold only top-quality eggs. Art also worked in the fields when haying time rolled around. His dad would drive the tractor and Art would toss the hay onto the wagon with his pitchfork. Art would also do silo work. As the equipment would dump material into the silo, Art would spread the silage around, again using a pitchfork. I don't know how he stood the pungent odor! Art was a dedicated farmworker, for sure.
 
The service was held on Sept. 7, 2013, at the Union Congregational Church.  Art is buried out back of the church in the Leland family plots that Grandma Leland bought years ago for the family.
 
These are pleasant memories from my childhood in East Bridgewater. I remember picking potatoes out the back of the farm, receiving 5 cents a bushel!   
 
Respectfully submitted, Betty (Belknap) Stirling 
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Food Pantries
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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
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Congratulations!
Kim Witkowski
you won a three private voice or piano lessons for ages 5 to adults ($100 value) at

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax
Gordon W. Mitchell PTA Fundraiser's Success

The collaboration between Cupcake Charlie's and the Gordon W. Mitchell PTA resulted in the largest fundraiser to date according to EB Public Schools' Facebook page on February 7.

The most popular flavors were Oreo Delight, Peanut Butter Pleasure, and Lemon Drop. About 6,700 cupcakes were sold to help fund future community events to support the relationship between parents, administrators, and teachers.

Check out more of EB Gordon W. Mitchelle PTA's work on their Facebook page: facebook.com/ebmiddleschoolpta
Post info from the EB Public School Facebook page: facebook.com/EBPublicSchools
Get Your Museum Passes from the EB Public Library

As spring vacation creeps up right around the corner, grab some museum passes to places such as the Buttonwood Park Zoo, the Hall at Patriot's Place, and the newly added Old Colony History Museum for free!

Passes will also allow you to get tickets for other educational opportunities such as the Children's Museum in Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, and more at discounted rates.

To reserve a pass, you will need your library card number and your PIN number. To reserve your passes and get more info, please visit EB Public Library's Website: ebpubliclibrary.com/pass
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Paint "Night"
Thurs, Feb 24
1p
EB Council on Aging

This social event is open to people of any skill level where you will create a 16'' x 20'' painting under the instruction of Heather Martin, the owner of the Pour Artist.

All paints, canvases, and smocks will be provided!

For more info on senior events, please check out the EB Council on Aging newsletter: COA Feb. Newsletter
Check Out the Senior Learning Network's Presentation about Andrew Johnson
Tues, Feb. 15
2p
Online

Meet other seniors, even from across the country, and learn together through the Senior Learning Network, which hosts learning opportunities online!

The event on February 15 will explore a former president's life and background in a program called "Andrew Johnson National Historic Site."

Please call the EB COA Office to sign up at 508-378-1610 and look for more events in their newsletter: eastbridgewaterma.gov/coa
Join a Virtual SAT Strategy Session
Mon, Feb. 28
6 - 7p
Online

The EB Public Library will be hosting a free online event where the Princeton Review will go over the format, kinds of questions, scoring, and more about the SAT.

Please register at the Princeton Review's website: princetonreview.com/register and sign up on the EB Library website: eastbridgewaterlibrary.org
Did you know, we have a great selection of birthday and event cards?
Don't forget to show love and appreciation for those around you!

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Nomination Papers Available Now
The following offices will appear on 2022 ballot:
One - Board of Selectmen (3yrs); One - Assessor (3yrs); Two - School Committee (3yrs); One Housing Authorty (5yrs); Two - Library Trustees (3yrs); One - Board of Health (3ys); Two - Planning Board (3yrs); Five - Constables (3yrs)

Click here for additional information on running for Public Office.
Last day to obtain Nomination Papers is Wednesday, March 23rd.
Last day to submit Nomination Papers is Friday, March 25th.
Annual Town Election; Saturday, May 14th
Town Clerk (508) 378-1606
Sign-Up for the Brockton Fuller Craft Museum's African American History Workshop
Sat, Feb 26
11a
Zoom

The Born on the Water: Tracing the Journey of Our African Ancestors is open for families to register their kids.

A reading of the newly released book Born on the Water, as well as a presentation about divers who uncover trans-Atlantic slave shipwrecks in the oceans will be a part of this workshop. Kids will be able to learn about Black heritage and express themselves creatively through a craft project.

For more info and registration details, please visit their site: fullercraft.org/workshop
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East Bridgewater Central School's Fundraiser Success

On Jan. 28, the EB Central School families raised $46,000+, surpassing their goal of $40,000 during their Boosterthon Fun Run: Color Run & Kindness Campaign. With this money, the school will be able to fund immersive educational experiences for field trips, technology, e-learning tools, alternative seating, and more.

The kids completed 10 acts of kindness and ran 25 fitness laps during their Fun Run and as a result of achieving their fundraising goal, they were given a fun lunchtime that was DJ'ed by the principal.

Thank you to everyone who made this possible.

To get involved in other activities, you can join the EB Central School PTO Facebook group: facebook.com/ebcentralschoolpto
To see more details about this post and a video of the kids having fun, check out the Facebook post: facebook.com/ebpublicschools
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win :
$25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax

Historical Tidbit Question:
When was Arthur L. Leland born?

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 February 16, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Yelena Salvador & Greg Venezia
Adventure
One of my favorite topics. Adventures, big and small: give us confidence, give us tools to solve problems; help us look at life through a different lens, bring us closer to each other.

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
~ Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
"I don't much care where –"
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go.”
~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

"Can't wait for the adventures ahead with this little man.' I posted it from the hospital bed as I held a seven-pound infant to my bare chest. I hadn't slept in over 36 hours, couldn't stand upright, but had been through the most profound experience of my life."
~ Beth Rodden, Climber & Mountaineer

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.”
~ Danny Kaye
Yes, I am a huge fan of adventure... if for nothing else, then for the cup of hot cocoa on the couch at the end of a well spent day. ~ Jacquie
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