Massasoit College Students Celebrate Earth Day with
Community Service & Education!
Dozens of students at Massasoit College came together to celebrate Earth Day last Friday, April 21st, by rolling up their sleeves and giving back to the planet. Over 30 volunteers spent their day cleaning up the sustainable gardens on campus, removing litter, and planting trees to promote environmental sustainability. Following their hard work, the students were treated to an inspiring lecture by Professor Melanie Trecek-King, who educated them about the significance of their contributions and the impact they can make in preserving our planet's health. It was a heartwarming display of community spirit and dedication to a shared cause, demonstrating how collective effort can go a long way in creating a cleaner, greener future for us all.

Story by: Jamie Puhi
Source & Photo Credit: www.facebook.com/MassasoitCC
Historical Tidbit:
Beginning of Brockton
"The lands now occupied by the city were sold by Native Americans in 1649 to Myles Standish and John Alden and became part of the Plymouth colony. The original farming community was part of the town of Bridgewater until 1821 and was called North Bridgewater until being renamed for Brockton, Ontario, Canada, in 1874." Brockton became a city in 1881. Photo of Main St, 1910.

City Hall
45 School St 508-580-7123
Check the city website for important updates

Brockton Public Library
Main Library - 304 Main St. 508-580-7890
East Branch - 54 Kingman St. 508-580-7892
West Branch - 540 Forest Ave. 508-580-7894

Council on Aging 
 10 Father Kenney Way 508-580-7811
Email coa@cobma.us & phone contact only
Congratulation!
Danielle Osborne
You won a One hour of coaching (value $80)
with Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching
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Learn mindful techniques to reduce stress
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Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of
A Healthy Minds Drop-In Childcare creative arts workshop
Any Tuesday 4-5:30PM inside Westgate Mall (value $25)
Massasoit Night at Campanelli Stadium

Thursday, May 4
Doubleheader Beginning at 4p
1 Feinberg Way

Come to Massasoit Night at Campanelli Stadium to cheer on Warrior Baseball as they face Region 21 rival Community College of Rhode Island in a doubleheader! Enjoy the game with fellow Warrior students, staff, faculty, alumni, fans, and the wider community. Admission is free, and fans will receive a ticket voucher for a free non-alcoholic beverage, hot dog, chips, and peanuts. Fans will also receive a promotional giveaway (while supplies last). Looking forward to seeing you there: Go Warriors!

Inaugural Women United Leadership Breakfast

Wednesday, May 3
7:30 – 9a
Thorny Lea Country Club

Join United Way to learn about and get involved with their impactful work feeding families, educating youth and adults, providing childcare, delivering elder home care and more throughout Greater Plymouth County. The event will feature Julie Beckham as keynote speaker, the opportunity to meet with caring & leading women in our community, and a delicious breakfast!

For more information and to register, click here.
Geranium Sale

Requests by
Friday, May 5

The Brockton Garden Club is once again selling geraniums for their scholarship fund! They have red, pink, white, salmon, and a mystery color, sold for $5.50 each with delivery promised before Mother’s Day. If you would like to purchase flowers, please email Lisa at lecrowley1@yahoo.com or call (339) 987-0132. Cash and checks made to BGC are accepted upon delivery. All proceeds go to scholarships for individuals seeking education in horticulture, forestry, ecology, environmental engineering, and other related fields of study.
You're Invited!

2nd annual Evening of Champions for
Marvelous Martin Hagler Scholarships
May 13, 2023

Summer Classes at Massasoit!

Take advantage of our low tuition, transferable credits, and flexible summer schedule!

https://massasoit.edu/Summer/
Climate Can-Do: Speaking Up for Nature

There will always be a struggle to balance society and nature; but we, as the society, have a say in how our environment is treated. We can speak up. We know keeping our environment healthy keeps us and our children healthy. It’s as simple as letting our local government know we care.

Local senators and representatives keep count of how many people contact them per issue. Because so many people spoke up about the algae blooms in Monponsett Pond (Halifax), it took a mere few years to clean it up. When we work together, we take important steps in caring for our earth. The more we do affects our quality of life. One way to get involved is the campaign to prevent radioactive waste from the decommissioned Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant from being dumped into Plymouth Bay. For more information, visit: www.saveourbayma.com.

Doing our part isn’t only about limiting our environmental footprint– it’s about community, and caring for every living thing within it. Advocating for our environment is one of the most crucial things that can be done. Contact local government officials and join in campaigns like Save Our Bay. Helping the planet is just a few steps away.

Senator Michael Brady: Michael.Brady@masenate.gov
Rep Rita Mendes
Rep. Michelle DuBois: Michelle.DuBois@MAHouse.gov
Rep. Gerard Cassidy: Gerard.Cassidy@mahouse.gov

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Sam Isom, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Bridgewater State University. We focus on actions which individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do!
Black Men Deserve to Grow Old
Saturday, May 6
10:30a – 1:30p
128 Pleasant St.

The Family Center at Community Connections of Brockton would like to draw attention to this upcoming event: The Norfolk-Plymouth County Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theata Sorority, Inc., will be facilitating a discussion of the importance of the Mental Health of Black Men. They will be discussing how to combat negativity and learn to be more supportive. All are welcome to this free event!

For more information and to register, visit the event page here.
Keep Brockton
Beautiful Day
Volunteer to Make Our City Sparkle!

Saturday, May 6

  • 7:30–9am: Volunteer Registration at 35 Cristy's Place - Heights Crossing
  • 9a–12p: clean up at designated spots
  • 12–2p: cookout & raffles at Heights Crossing
  • Early equipment hand-outs and assignments are available 8a–3p, May 1–5, at Recycle Depot, 300 Oak Hill Way

For more information, please call (508) 580-7827.
2023 Champions Cancer Walk
Sunday, May 7, 9:15 a
470 Forest Ave,

On Sunday, May 7, thousands of walkers will cross Brockton to battle cancer in the 2023 Champions Fighting Cancer Walk. All proceeds will benefit cancer programs and services at Signature Healthcare as well as the Christyne M. Sullivan Memorial Foundation and its community partners. The 4.5-mile walk begins -- rain or shine -- at Brockton High School and finishes at the Greene Cancer Center, on the hospital campus. Those unable to walk the full route can participate in a shorter 1.5-mile walk that begins at City Hall. 

For more information visit the Champions Cancer Walk Website.
HEALTHY MINDS
DROP IN CHILD CARE
Mother’s Day Brunch & Play 
May 10, 2023 10 am - 12 pm 

Join us for brunch and informative playgroup. Free to Brockton Public School mothers. Limited seats. Pre-registration and confirmation required. Menu includes parfait, fruit and waffle bar and flowers for mom to take home. 

200 Westgate Drive, Brockton
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Dive into Summer with a New Attitude!

Monday, May 8
7 – 8p
Zoom Event

The Brockton Public Library invites you to dive into summer with a new attitude! How we live – and, most importantly, enjoy – our life depends on how we view the events we experience and the relationships we develop. Since the summer is traditionally a period of renewal and resolution, there is no better time to commit to living optimistically than right now, as summer unfolds.

This webinar opens the window to optimistic thinking for those who have yet to experience the joy of a life lived positively and encourages those who are already actively attempting to “stamp out” negativity to continue their quest. The topics covered include affirmative thinking, gratitude, forgiveness, prioritizing happiness, sharing, present-moment living, and positive learning. Register for this uplifting webinar here

For more information, email tahearn@cobma.us or call (508) 894-1452.
Lady CJ Soulfood Cafe
& Catering
Our Customers Say: "Smokiest BBQ Ribs I've ever had... Can't wait to go back again!!! ~ Geoff Diehl


Cafe: BAT Terminal 
10 Commercial Street 
& delivery through door dash



(508) 423-9273
Fusion Dolls
Doll & Toy Store in WestGate Mall 
Looking for that Special Gift?
Stop by Fusion Dolls in Westgate Mall.
Locally owned & created!


Inside WestGate Mall
across from Kay jewelers
Cultural Affairs and Tourism Meeting

Thursday, May 11
6p
North Baptist Church
899 No Main Street.

The next Cultural Affairs and Tourism Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023
at 6p at North Baptist Church, 899 No Main Street. All non-profits, service agencies and volunteer organization are invited to inform everyone about their upcoming activities.

For more information, contact Anne Beauregard 774-297-4939 or ambeauregard@outlook.com
garden club, garden, plants, b, bridgewater
Brockton Garden Club Plant Sale
Saturday, May 20
45 Meadow Lane

The Brockton Garden Club is holding its annual plant sale at the Brockton Park and Recreation
Office, 45 Meadow Lane. The sale is May 20th beginning at 8:30a, however, plan on arriving a bit earlier as things go quickly. Cash and checks are accepted, and the sale ends at 11a. All proceeds for this sale provide funding for flowers, wreaths, and other arrangements you see throughout the city. This sale takes place rain or shine.
For more information contact Claire at clacla@aol.com .
Brockton Finance Committee Meeting
April 19, 2023
Video Courtesy of BTV
Brockton City Council Meeting
April 10, 2023
Video courtesy of BTV
Volunteering with BAMSI
Helps Many Local Families

On Volunteer Recognition Day, April 20, 2023, the Mayor's Office Administrator Marcy Varela, Executive Aide Kimsone Chau, and Constituent Services Liaison Jay DeGrace volunteered for the BAMSI Brown Bag Program.

The event involved packing and delivering groceries to area residents in need. Visit BAMSI.org to find out how you can volunteer. Thank you to the BAMSI administration and staff members, and all of the volunteers for their continued support of our Community!
Story & Photo credit: City Of Brockton Facebook
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
A Healthy Minds Drop-In Childcare creative arts workshop
Any Tuesday 4-5:30p
inside Westgate Mall (value $25)

Historical Tidbit Question:
What was Brockton's original farming community called before being renamed in 1874?

Email us your answer at: 
Please include your name and phone number with your answer.
By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.

 On May 3, 2023, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Tess Fiumefreddo, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Sam Isom, Janice O'Brien, Hassan Sharif, Jacquelyn Rose, & Greg Venezia.
Anticipation.
As we start to see buds on the tips of branches and leaves pushing out of the ground, just the slightest amount of anticipation for the coming spring is in the air. I am reminded in each step the possibilities of the beauty what will be, what can be.
This is the positive side of anticipation, the hope deliverer.
Then, of course, anticipation is also the fear deliverer.
It's up to us which lens we choose to look through.

"We are ever on the threshold of new journeys and new discoveries. Can you imagine the excitement of the Wright brothers on the morning of that first flight? The anticipation of Jonas Salk as he analyzed the data that demonstrated a way to prevent polio?" ~ Joseph B. Wirthlin
If we imagine a future of solutions, we are more likely to move forward toward them. That IS exciting to aniticipate.
~ Jacquie
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