East Bridgewater Junior-Senior High School’s Annual Homecoming Bonfire

On Tuesday, September 27th, EB High School held its annual homecoming bonfire at the school’s stadium to ignite the start of homecoming week! It was a successful event full of food, fun, and school spirit! The fire was safely put out by the EB fire department. 

Video Credit: EBCAM
Register to vote by October 19 for the November 8, 2022 elections.
To check your voter registration status: www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch
Historical Tidbit:
1930's Ice Box
As towns grew, it became profitable to open shops in neighborhoods to fill local needs. They filled a need when people were spreading out from the center of town and before the time when every household had a car. These shops had ethnic flavor depending on which immigrants settled locally. The shop would have foods culturally common to those who lived near it. Many of these shops had refrigerated coolers and offered butcher shops and specialty cuts of meats. This is where a person would find Linguiça from Portugal, Potatiskorv from Sweden, and Bratwurst from Germany.  
Before World War II, not every home had a refrigerator, frozen foods were not as common as today and purchasing a weeks supply of fresh meat did not keep well in an "ice box". Some folks still had ice boxes up until the 1950s. I can remember the ice man delivering to the house across the street from my home on Main Street.
Respectfully Submitted,
David Moore

Town Hall
175 Central St

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Email & phone contact only

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
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
Pantry days will be the first Monday of the month, except for holidays, 3 - 5:30p, and the third Monday, 3p - 4:30p, except for holidays. 
Dianna O'Leary
You win a $10 gift certificate toward a yummy & nutritional smoothie or meal at
603 Centre St, Brockton

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose
The 200th Anniversary of
East Bridgewater 

Next year marks the 200th anniversary of East Bridgewater’s founding and the celebration is starting now! The Bicentennial Committee is collecting written memories from residents (current and past) for a booklet that will be published in 2023. Please send us a few paragraphs of your East Bridgewater memories or something you especially love about town to Bicentennial@eastbridgewaterma.gov. Or come to drop off your memories in our boxes at The Center or Town Hall. Much more information about the 2023 celebrations will be available soon, as our bicentennial will be celebrated through a series of events beginning in January 2023. 

For more information and submissions, email Bicentennial@eastbridgewaterma.gov.
Old Bridgewater Family Tree Project

In honor of the 200th anniversary of West Bridgewater and the upcoming 200th anniversary of East Bridgewater, OBHS decided to create a family tree showing how many people today can trace their roots back to the early Bridgewaters.

This is a work in progress. For more info, contact Rev. Diane Badger at diane.badger@oldbridgewater.org.

Our Town: October Part 1 & Part 2

Communication Link’s Our Town October Publication has 2 issues! On September 26th, Part 1 was published and was then followed by another version on October 3rd. 

Check out our friendly & inviting spot!
603 Centre Street, Unit 3, Brockton • (774) 480-5906
Live Well Nutrition
Our low-calorie healthy meals:
*smoothies *waffles *crêpes * donuts
and metabolism-booster teas and coffees are delicious, healthy and nutritiously balanced. 
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The Life You Gain When You Buy Nothing.
All that money you spend on "things." All that time you spent working for that money. Imagine it back. Image it in your savings account. Imagine having it for retirement. That's your life. Start today. For yourself, and for our environment. For other ways to get the things you need, try Buy Nothing Community. Try Yard Sales & Thrift Stores. Keep what you do spend in your community. You will be richer for it. For resources on how to: What You Gain When You Buy Nothing

Our Climate Can-Do Articles focus on life changes that we can make which will help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. Our goal is to keep the Earth's temperature from rising 1.5 degrees C. If we are able to keep it under, then we wont flood low -lying areas. There are things we can do.
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Meal On Wheels: Volunteer Drivers Needed in East Bridgewater!
Volunteers are the driving force of Meals on Wheels programs across the country! In East Bridgewater, meals are delivered Monday through Friday in the late morning and the route takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete.

Most volunteers deliver two to four days per month, but any amount of help is greatly appreciated and welcomed! Mileage compensation is available and volunteers must be willing to submit a criminal background check. 
For more information, Please call Kelley at
(508) 378-1610
MassDOT: Beyond Mobility Survey
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is updating Beyond Mobility, the statewide long range transportation plan, and needs your help!! They have designed a survey where your answers will help identify the priorities for future transportation investment and determine the most important elements of and for a seamless transportation system. Survey responses are completely confidential and anonymous. It will not take longer than 5 minutes to complete, depending on how detailed your responses are.
DEI Yourself…Part 1!
Monday, October 17th
6p – 7p
Elmwood New Church
24 West St
Hosted by Community Coalition for Change.

DEI = Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Participants will practice mindfulness & self compassion to overcome bias and conditioning. Self-awareness without criticism or judgment. Intergrading mindfulness “We need a vision not of restoration, but of real change. We need to understand why and how justice in action leads to HEALING and REDEMPTION. Facilitated by Theresa Foley of Brave Space Consulting. Admission is Free.
The Soul Project presents: Free Soulful Women’s Circle
with Bethany
Wednesday, October 19th
484 Bedford Street

The Soul Project is presenting the Soulful Women’s circle free event! It is a deep dive into self, to help you find the answers you need to move forward and be your most empowered self. Bethany will guide conversation to help you get to the core of what stresses or resistances are holding you back in your life. Available in person and virtually, register here!
Our weather instruments are a helpful tool for any gardener or amateur meteorologist!
We have a wide selection of rainfall gauges and thermometers to choose from.

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357

The 3rd Annual Domestic Violence Toiletry Drive

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office will be collecting donations for local agencies that provide services for victims of domestic violence. Collection boxes can be found this month at the Plymouth County’s DA’s Main Office in Brockton as well as many Massachusetts police departments that include: Abington, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Carver, Halifax, Hanson, Hingham, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland Whitman, and at Massasoit Community College.

They are looking for donations of the following items new and unused:
Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Floss, Shampoo. Conditioner, Combs/Brushes, Deodorant, Disposable Razors, Feminine Hygiene Products, Diapers, Soap, Lotion, Chapstick.

For more information, please contact Collete Puleo, Domestic Violence Coordinator at (508) 894-2565 or Collete.puleo@mass.gov
East Bridgewater Board of Health Meeting
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
East Bridgewater Finance Committee Meeting 10-3-22
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
MassHire Greater Brockton
Let's help our 17- 24 year-olds get a jump start on their job search!

MassHire offers free:
*job coaching
*employment opportunities
*trades training & more

Mold Guys Restoration
Advice on How to Handle Your Attic This Fall

The attic is much more than extra space for storage in a house. Attics also play a vital role in …

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Sign up now for October Crafts from the Library!

Registration is open for kids 4yrs to Grade 2.

Take it and make it - flying ghosts!
Registration is open for kids in Grade 3-6!
Take home activity - pool noodle monsters!
While supplies last, pick up starts 10/11.
Thur, Oct 20th
Memorial Building
162 Howard St, West Bridgewater

Join us for a Halloween program for adults by Barbara Sillery --- History? Legends? You decide.
Barbara Sillery is an award-winning television producer, directory, & writer with over 4 dozen documentaries & features for PBS stations across the country. Sillery is also the author of 9 books for Pelican/Arcadia & the History Press. Her work has been honored by the American Association for State & Local History, the Tellys, the Suncoast Emmys, Women in Communications, & most recently a first place award from the New Orleans Press Club.
EBPS Gordon Mitchell Middle School Celebrates Idiom Day!

The Fourth grade team celebrated Idiom Day on September 23rd. Teachers and students dressed up and all had fun taking guesses at the idioms!
Can you guess the idiom in each picture...?

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
 What is one specialty cut of meat the local shops would carry for the people to fit the needs?

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 October 12, 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, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jamie Puhi, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
 Apples, Apples, Apple Pie
"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." 
~ Carl Sagan

"Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious."
~ Bill Meyer

"The fruit is what matters, not how gnarly or beautiful the apple tree is."
~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Everybody's twelve years old in an apple orchard." ~ Rachel Ray

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
~ Martin Luther

"When bobbing for apples, an idealist endlessly reaches for the best apple, a pessimist settles for the first one within reach, while an optimist drains the barrel, fishes out all the apples and makes pie." ~ Vera Nazarian
Right now I have bags of them in the kitchen, waiting to be made into pies & sauce. I can't get through fall without this ritual. Lovin' New England in October; the warm smell of cooking apples as the cold wind pushes in.
Oh that juicy crisp CRUNCH while standing in an orchard. ~ Ahhhh ~ Enjoy, Jacquie
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