WBMSHS - Mrs. McMurray's Art 1 & Art 2 Classes
Slideshows posted May 20, 2021

Rhythm in Art Sculptures
Miniature Proportion Art
Monumental Proportion Art
Pencil Shaded and Color Scheme Landscapes

shown: Angelina D'Agostino's folded paper sculpture
credit: WBMSHS Website
Historical Tidbit:

 Canoe Club
canoe club,canoe, river, opening day, w, west bridgewater
For many years the Nunckatesett River played an important part in the social life of West Bridgewater people. 
Holidays and weekends brought people from miles around to the Canoe Club for canoeing, dancing and cracker-barrel conversation. (pictured: Opening Day)
canoe club,canoe, river, w, west bridgewater, july 4
For a mere 25 cents, you could rent a canoe for the entire day and paddle the beautiful Nunckatesett.  A six-mile trip up river to the "Nip" was the usual excursion and took most of the day. The paddle up the river was long and tiring, but the journey back was rather restful as the current would carry the canoes back down the river to the Canoe Club. (pictured: many canoers at Fourth of July celebration)

~ From West Bridgewater Public Library's Historical Postcard Collection
Town Hall

WB Public Library
Council on Aging

1st & 3rd Wednesday each month 3:30 – 4:30 p
Proof of residency is the only requirement.
Spring Street School
2 Spring St, WB
We were all so busy enjoying this awesome summer weather, we forgot to play last week. Here's your next chance:

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!
West Bridgewater Strong!
Once again this summer REACH is joining forces to combat food insecurity among West Bridgewater students and residents. You may contact the following resources for food assistance.

First Church of West Bridgewater
Friday Grab-n-Go bag lunches.
Call a day ahead with request.
Start-up Friday, June 25.
Pick-up times 11:30a to 1p

St. Ann’s Catholic Church/St. Vincent
DePaul Society
Linda Santry: linda@santry.org
Bi-weekly grocery gift cards.
Beginning date, June 15th.
Registration requirement:
Proof of WB residency or membership
at St. Ann’s

West Bridgewater Food Pantry
Spring Street School
2 Spring Street
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Pick up hours: 3:30-4:30p
Proof of residency required.
Calvin Gray 339-987-1684

West Bridgewater Library
Weekly $25 grocery gift cards
Call ahead to register and set up your gift card pick-up time.
Proof of WB student family status required.
Start-up June 15th.
West Bridgewater Farmers Market
On the Green
At the First Church
29 Howard St
Visit the west Bridgewater Farmers Market from 4 - 7p on June 22nd, July 13th & 27th, Aug 10th & 24th, and Sept 14th & 28th!
FREE Concerts are Back This Summer!
Monday, June 28; 6 - 7:30p
Town Hall Gazebo, 65 North Main St.

Tuesday, June 29; 6 - 7p
Friendship Park Playground, Howard St.

The Town of West Bridgewater is pleased to once again present the 2021 Summer Concert Series! Events will be held on Monday at Town Hall Gazebo and Tuesday evenings at Friendship Park starting at 6p.
All events are free, thanks to support from the West Bridgewater Cultural Council and our other sponsors!
Food and drink will be available for purchase, provided by WB's Scout Troop 25.
The Metro South Chamber & Eastern Bank
Presents the 23rd Annual ATHENA Award Program
Friday, June 18th
12 - 1p
Live Virtual Event via Zoom Pro - Register Here
This important award honors an exceptional individual who has achieved excellence in his/her business or profession; has served the community in a meaningful way; and has assisted women in reaching their full leadership potential. In addition, you will hear updates from the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, Mayor of Brockton Robert F. Sullivan, and U.S. Small Business Administration. Questions? Contact Lexi.
Local 2610 would like to thank Matt Melchert for dropping off Cape Cod pizza and salad for the on duty crew. Always very much appreciated!
July 6 - July 29
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 - 11a
West Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School
Cops and Teen Sports
Free 4 Week Sports & Conditioning Camp
For Grades 3-8
If interested follow the link below for more details and for waiver and application. Both need to be returned by July 1st. CATS Waiver
Annual spring flowers and vegetable flats have arrived,
but are selling quick.
Don't miss out!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
STEAM Camp!!
June 28 - July 1 & July 26 - 29
8:30a - 3:30p
Do one or both weeks!
For grades 1-5
Building challenges! Painting! Science fun! Outdoor play! TV Studio teamwork! Adventures await!
Contact Sandy Churchill with any questions slcmec@aol.com
Old Bridgewater Historical Society Announces Three New Board Members
The Old Bridgewater Historical Society announced the appointment of three new members on its Board of Directors, as well as a slate of officers and board members for the current year.

​Joining the Board of Directors are Rev. Diane Badger, Diane Kunkel and Janice O’Brien. Returning board members include Howard Hayward, Mary O’Connell, Katherine Wolfe, and Robert B. Wood.

​The Old Bridgewater Historical Society is a private organization, started in 1894, dedicated to the collection, preservation, and publication of history relating to the original Bridgewater area, which includes the towns of East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, Bridgewater and the city of Brockton. Residents are invited to drop by the OBHS Memorial Building during open hours (Wednesday 12 noon - 3p) to investigate all the treasures stored within!

​The Society also maintains the Keith House, located at 199 River Street in West Bridgewater. Built in 1662 as a parsonage, this was the home of Bridgewater’s first minister, Reverend James Keith. It was his home from 1664 until his death in 1719.

​For more information about OBHS, visit its website at www.oldbridgewater.org.
~Mary O’Connell, Clerk & Press Relations Liaison; mary@oldbridgewater.org

Book NOW for July & August Parties!!

We have what you need!

Work smarter not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950
Clean Beauty is about NO cancer causing ingredients in your skincare
and make-up!
 Youth Health Connection - Mental Health Help
YHC, a program of South Shore Health, is dedicated to developing the positive mental health and physical well-being of young people across the South Shore. YHC collaborates with schools, community health providers, law enforcement officers, state agencies, religious leaders, parents, & peer leaders to help young people deal with the various challenges they face as they grow and mature. This regional coalition is committed to improving the lives of young people through evidence-based programs and research-backed practices in the health and education fields. South Shore Health (formally South Shore Hospital) Website

Click here for link to a parents guide to getting good mental health care for your child. Do you need a diagnosis, treatment, a specialist or school services? This guide will take you through steps to find professional help you may need for your child.

Contact for more info: Karen Peterson; Community Benefits and YHC Coordinator (781) 624-7415 kpeterson4@southshorehealth.org
Looking For WB Citizen of the Year Nominations
The Rotary Club of The Bridgewaters celebrates neighbors in Bridgewater, East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater who have contributed as volunteers to help others. All residents are eligible both to nominate and to be nominated for recognition at the 21st Annual Citizen of the Year program. Nomination forms may be found here or may be requested from the current President Mike Kryzanek at 617-922-0453 or at mkryzanek@bridgew.edu. The deadline for submitting nominations is August 15, 2021. A committee from the Rotary Club expect to announce one recipient each from Bridgewater, East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater on August 22, 2021. The date and location of the event will also be confirmed at that time. The Rotary Club of The Bridgewaters is part of Rotary International, one of the largest charitable organizations in the world. Dedicated to “Service Above Self,” Rotarians worldwide span all races and religions to assist those in need. Locally, we meet on Wednesdays at 7:30a via Zoom. For details, contact Mike Kryzanek @ 617-922-0453.
Troop 25 Scouts Memorial Day flag placement for the Veterans at Pine Hill🇺🇸
Photo credits: Bonnie Brobst Campbell

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:
How much was it to rent a canoe for the entire day to use on the Nunckatesett River? 

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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 June 16, 2021 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Getting ready to adventure near and far?

Here are a few quotes to spark your wanderlust.

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller

“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

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
~ Andre Gide

“So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” ~ Jack Kerouac
There are so many stories you have yet to experience. We leave, so that we may return home with a richer soul.
~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose

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