Town Cleanup for Earth Day

West Bridgewater Selectman Jeff Ryan extends his sincere thanks to everyone who pitched in during the Earth Day Neighborhood Cleanup.

"Special thanks to this crew for their Earth Day efforts today. Thank you Anne Marie Grinder, Mark Levine, and Karen Ryan. Also not pictured are Jen Bellody, Enrique and Audrey Arce," writes Ryan. "Thanks to everybody out there doing their part today!"
Selectman Ryan indicated that the cleanup, as pictured, took place over about a mile, during which twelve bags of trash were collected and properly disposed of. Thank you to everyone who helped out the community!

Info submitted by Jen Bellody.
Story by Sam Isom, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Bridgewater State University.
Historical Tidbit: West Bridgewater, Nearly Two Centuries Later

Do you ever wonder what West Bridgewater looked like less than a decade after its founding? Well look no further! On the top, you will see one of the earliest maps of West Bridgewater, dating back to 1831. On the bottom is a map of the town today. Notice anything different?

Click to view the FULL MAP from 1831

Information from the MA Digital Archive

This Historical Tidbit is brought to you by Hassan Sharif, BuzzAround Writing Intern, New York University
Town Hall

WB Public Library
Council on Aging

Proof of residency is the only requirement.
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
1:45 - 3p & 5:30 - 6p
457 rear, South Main St., Suite #1
Danielle Osborne
You won a One hour of coaching (value $80)
with Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching
Learn mindful techniques to reduce stress
and anxiety.

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 arts workshop
Any Tuesday 4-5:30PM inside Westgate Mall (value $25)
Pledge Walk for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Sunday, May 7
4 – 7p
WB Middle-Senior HS Track

8th graders Sarah Diedrichsen and Nala Mando have organized a Pledge Walk for Childhood Cancer Awareness. All proceeds will be donated to the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in loving memory of classmate Bella Dubois. There will be food trucks, music, outdoor games, and raffles happening at this fun event! Even if you don’t want to walk, invite friends and family to come and have some fun.

You can register by clicking here. For more information, call (508) 894-1220.
Mulch. Mulch. Mulch

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Taunton Civic Chorus Presents How Can We Keep from Singing: A Night of Folksongs

Sunday, May 7
Berkley Congregational Church
13 South Main St., Berkley

The Taunton Civic Chorus will present its Spring Concert How Can We Keep from Singing; A Night of Folksongs on Sunday, May 7th, 5p. The spring concert features folk music of Celtic, American, and Hebrew heritage. Music Director Chris Hoskins describes the concert as, “ A celebration of rote folklore: a tale of old and new, spoken through song.”

This year’s scholarship winner is Bryn Bouvier of West Bridgewater who will perform at the concert. Congratulations Bryn!

For more information, go to or contact TCC at
Howard Lecture at First Church
Robyn Linde of Amnesty International

May 8
29 Howard St

Robyn is a professor of political science at Rhode Island College & has written several books on human rights violations.

Free Admission, refreshments served.
Call 508 587-3118 for more information.
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!
West Bridgewater Athletics Mattress Fundraiser
Saturday, May 20
West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School

Come get a better night's sleep AND support the West Bridgewater MSHS Athletics MATTRESS FUNDRAISER! They carry quality name brands including Simmons Beautyrest, Therapedic, Wellsville and the popular Sleep Number Bed for up to 50% below retail. This is ONE DAY only, so they're asking your help to SPREAD THE WORD by inviting all of your family and friends! Profits go directly to these talented student athletes!

There will also be weighted blankets, adjustable bases, luxury sheets & pillows, Convertible Bean Bag & Nest Chairs, mattress protectors & Body Massagers too!

Take a peek of what to expect:
WBMSHS NHS 2023 Inductees

On behalf of the West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School, congratulations to the new NHS inductees and The Members of The Class of 2023 who received their cords!

For more photos and info, visit: WBMSHS FB
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 affects our quality of life. One action we can take is let 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. One active campaign right now is prevent radioactive waste from the decommissioned Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant from being dumped into Plymouth Bay. For more information, visit:

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.
West Bridgewater's senator & representative in Massachusetts:
Senator Walter Timilty:
Rep. Gerard Cassidy:

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!
New Additions to 'Library of Things' at WBPL

The library has brand new things in its Library of Things collection! Visit today to try out an array of new items, such as metal detectors (adult and child), code readers, projectors, a karaoke machine, and more!

To view the entire collection, visit:
Grants Rental
Ready to clean up your back 40?
Rent one of our chippers to chip away at the job faster!

Work smarter, not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950
Fusion Dolls
Doll & Toy Store in WestGate Mall 
Looking for that Special Gift?
Stop by Fusion Dolls in Westgate Mall.
Locally owned & created!

Located inside WestGate Mall
across from Kay jewelers
WB Board of Selectmen Meeting
April 19, 2023
Video courtesy of: WBCAM
WB Planning Board Meeting
April 19, 2023
Video courtesy of: WBCAM
Congratulations, Marc Vasconcellos!

On April 7th, 2023, Marc Vasconcellos was awarded the New England Photojournalist of The Year award from the NENPA press organization. Marc Vasconcellos is the news photographer at The Enterprise and he currently resides in West Bridgewater. All of our BuzzAround communities know Marc's photojournalism; he has the ability to seemingly be many places at once and capture amazing shots. Marc Vasconcellos says of the award: “It was a team effort winning the photographer of the year award. I’d also like to thank the New England Newspaper Press Association’s hard work bringing the award back to the City of Champions in Brockton. Thank you so much.”

A huge BuzzAround congratulations to a stellar photojournalist!

Story By: Fatina Mulumba
Photo credit: Ed Williams

For more information on Marc’s Work, visit: Marc Vasconcellos

Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
A Healthy Minds Drop-In Childcare Arts Workshop
Any Tuesday 4-5:30p inside Westgate Mall (value $25)

Historical Tidbit Question:
What year does the original map of West Bridgewater date back to?
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, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Sam Isom, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, & Greg Venezia.

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
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
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