We R Bananas

Open: Mon-Sat, 7a-1:30p
125 Highland St

We R Bananas is a coffee shop and cafe that opened in 2022 to provide healthy and allergen safe foods for both adults and children. The owner, Jessica Moscardelli, also owns a childcare called Little Discoveries. We R Bananas is dedicated to supporting early education financially. With that, all proceeds from We R Bananas go towards funding early education, driven by Jessica's passion for the cause.
We R Bananas is open 7a-1:30p on Monday - Saturday, where they offer a walk up window. They also offer delivery services, as well as on Saturdays they have an open play time from 7a- 1:30p for kids inside the Cafe. You can also schedule private kids parties and events, like birthdays!

Jessica, the owner of We R Bananas and Little Discoveries, says, "To those who have visited We R Bananas before, thank you sincerely for your support. For those who haven't, please consider stopping by to enjoy something delicious and healthy, knowing that your purchase contributes to early education, benefiting tomorrow’s generation. "

Visit and order from We R Bananas
Written by: Skylar Robles, BuzzAround Intern, UMass Boston
Historical Tidbit:
The Little Shoe Shop Next Door

733 Bedford St
Constructed in 1850

This small building on the corner of Bedford and West St. is a home that was built in 1850. On the first floor, there once was a shoe shop with an apartment above on the second floor. The shoe shop was called Solomon's Shoe Shop, owned by Solomon Ager, who actually lived in the home next door on 741 Bedford St.

When Ager went bankrupt, Harrison White bought both the building containing the shoe shop and the home next door where Ager lived.

Over the years, various shops have occupied the building, like the shoe shop, barbers and hair salons, and specialty shops.

Photo and Story Source: 1987 Account from the White Family on Massachusetts Historical Commission
Written by: Skylar Robles, BuzzAround Intern, UMass Boston
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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. 

Free Community Meal
EBUMC 54 N. Central St.
Every Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30.
Donations welcome.
Michelle Frazier
won a $15 gift certificate at

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

Enter for this week's prize of
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Learn mind-body spirit practices with Marcy Venezia building a foundation for healing.
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EB Master Plan ~ You Are Invited to Participate!
Fill out the Survey & Come to the Meetings
Next Meeting: Thurs, Feb 22
EB Town Hall 175 Central St

The Town of East Bridgewater is continuing its work on a new Master Plan for the Town (the last one was completed in the 1990s). We are having a 2nd public meeting on Thursday, February 22nd, 2nd floor conference room at Town Hall for anyone who wishes to learn more about the work being done to create a new Master Plan for the town.
The First East Bridgewater Master Plan Committee Meeting January 11th, 2024
Video Courtesy of EBCTV
If you have not yet completed the Online Master Plan Survey, please do so at your earliest convenience.

Printed copies of the survey are available at Town Hall, the East Bridgewater Public Library, and the East Bridgewater Council on Aging. Completed surveys can be delivered to any of these locations

In addition, there will be an on-line workshop on Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30pm. The link to the workshop will be posted on the Town’s website closer to the date of the workshop.
We need more public input. The more participants, the better understanding we have of what the community wants. We are also interested in what all people in our town have to say.
Join EB HOPE's 1st coalition meeting of 2024!
Feb 21 at 6pm
Old Colony YMCA - EB
635 Plymouth St
Hope to see you there!
2024 EB Citizen of the Year Awards - Call for Nominations

The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters will celebrate neighbors who have made contributions to our community. These achievements correspond to Rotary’s seven Areas of Focus --- peacebuilding and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; community economic development; and supporting the environment. Nomination forms may be found at the Rotary Club of The Bridgewaters' Website or requested from Mike Kryzanek at (617)-922-0453 or mkryzanek@gmail.com. Deadline is February 23rd.

Former East Bridgewater Citizens include: Dr. Judith Riordan 2000, Robert E. McCarthy 2001, Margaret Alexander 2002, Peter P. Spagone 2003, Beth Hayes 2004, Joseph M. Smith 2005, Kris Resendes 2006, Julie Whitmore 2007, Jane Haines 2008, Charles Muise 2009, Alicia Boucher 2010, John Cowan 2011, Jack Julius 2012, George Hart 2013, Diane Kennedy Warkel 2014, Patrick Cronin 2015, Rose-Marie Culp 2016, Susan J. Silva 2017, Patricia Bradbury  2018, David Sheedy 2019, Theresa McNulty 2021, Heather Craven 2023
Crafts with Kathy & Sue
Mon, Feb 26
EB Council on Aging
355 Plymouth St

Get your Irish on with Kathy & Sue! This month you will be making a hanging St. Patrick’s Day sign. Join us for a fun and FREE class!

Please call the COA at (508) 378-1610 sign up. Space is limited. Reposted from: COA February Newsletter
Community Coalition for Change

Since 2019, the Community Coalition for Change has worked collaboratively with local partners to bridge racial and social divides that plague our society. In order to address issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion we have partnered with schools, law enforcement, parents, and local businesses to empower our community members to take action.

EBCCC is looking for more board members and volunteers. If you are interested in finding out more information, please send an email! Our next meeting is via Zoom on February 26, 2024 at 7:30pm

In our partnership with EB Public Schools we work to build antiracist ideas, stop homophobia, and promote inclusion for all. We are looking forward to working with the student-started Unity Club at the JSHS.
Contact ebcc4change@gmail.com for zoom links and other questions. Reposted from: EBCCC
First Annual East Bridgewater Business of the Year Awards

We're excited to announce the 1st Annual EBBA Business of the Year Awards!
Show some LOVE to your favorite East Bridgewater Businesses!

We're looking to hear who's your favorite:
- EB Business of the Year
- EB Non-Profit of the Year
- EB Change Maker of the Year
Nominations are open through Feb 28th
Voting for finalists will open March 10 -17th!
Awards Night on April 11th 6:00-8:30pm!

Visit EBBA Awards website to cast your Nominations and purchase a ticket!

Reposted from: EBBA FB
Select Board Meeting - 2-12-24

Meeting of the East Bridgewater Select Board.

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Pinches & Pounds
Old Fashioned Candy Store with a Twist
Stock up for Saint Patrick's day with
lucky gold chocolate coins!

Hard to find delectables & seasonal yummies. We make every occasion SWEEEEET!!!!

Nessralla Farm
Winter is not over yet, don't forget to stock up on wood!

Open 9am-6pm, 7 days a week!

Nessralla Farm
416 Plymouth St. , Halifax, MA
(781) 293-6792

EB Youth Lacrosse Player Registration For The 2024 Season is Still Open!

Please register your child as soon as possible. All teams are listed below. 
Little Vikings (Boys & Girls) - Pre-K & K
U9 Boys - 1st & 2nd grade
U11 Boys - 3rd & 4th grade
U13 Boys - 5th & 6th grade
U15 Boys - 7th & 8th grade
All players require a USA Lacrosse membership. This is for insurance purposes.

Teams will start outdoor practice in March. The Little Vikings program is instructional only (no games) and is run in partnership with Scoops Lacrosse. Due to low numbers, we unfortunately will not have a girls program this year. We recommend Whitman Hanson for a girls program.

Late Registration: Sunday, February 11, 2024 - Monday, May 13, 2024
Program Duration: Friday, March 1, 2024 - Sunday, June 30, 2024

At War in North Taunton: Camp Myles Standish Lecture

Thurs, Feb 29
OBHS Memorial Building
162 Howard St WB

The Old Bridgewater Historical Society invites you to a lecture by Dr. William F. Hanna. Dr. Hanna, author of A History of Taunton, will speak about the history of Camp Myles Standish, a massive military site in North Taunton during WW2. Dr. Hanna is a lifelong resident of Taunton who taught for 37 years in the city's public school system.

Source Credit: OBHS Website
Mold Guys Restoration
Air Duct / Vent Cleaning * Restoration & Rebuild * Water Damage & Mold

We are there when you need us!

(781) 910-5029
Union Congregational Church
Weekly Services - 10AM Sunday
including uplifting music: choir, bells, and instrumentals and a meaningful message.

Rev. Gordon Crouch, Pastor

...and you're welcome to stay for coffee hour and say "hello"

An Open & Affirming Congregation

Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St East Bridgewater, MA
Teens Open Gameplay with VR

Fri, Mar 1
Community Room
32 Union St

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to the library after school for some early-release day shenanigans with One Up Games.

We'll have 10 different gaming consoles such as Xboxes, Playstations, and Switches available for playing all the popular and classic games teens love, plus 4 VR headsets for teens interested in escaping into virtual reality.

Drop in … no registration required!

CONTACT: Angie Costello (508) 378-1616 ext.1307 ahowes@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Community Room

Please Return Your Annual Street Census

The Annual Street Census was mailed on January 4th. Please complete and return your census as soon as possible. Failure to respond may result in removal from the active voting list.

List ALL residents in dwelling unit, including infants, pre-school children, college students, and those in military service or confined to a rest home whose legal residence is the same

Your completed census may be placed in the Ballot Kiosk outside Town Hall during non-business hours.

For more information, see the Annual Town Census (PDF)
Reposted from: Town of East Bridgewater
Climate Can Do: Addressing Climate Resilience through Fairtrade Chocolate

Do you love chocolate? If so, you're not alone. Americans eat 58 million pounds of chocolate during Valentine's week, lets look at some eco-friendly ways to enjoy it.

The supply of chocolate struggles with the increasing demand due to the impact of climate change on the cocoa industry.

Cocoa trees grow in humid climates and take up to a year to produce enough cocoa for half a pound of chocolate. Climate Change is a significant threat to countries around the equator, like Indonesia, Brazil, Ecuador, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast, where cocoa grows.
Sustainable cocoa farming promotes fair trade and climate-smart practices, helping farmers earn fair prices, prevent deforestation, and mitigate climate change. However, producing chocolate has a high carbon footprint due to transportation and requires over 1,180 gallons of water per pound.

You can reduce your chocolate's carbon footprint by taking simple steps:

  • Choose simple, recyclable packaging over fancy ones.
  • Choose dark chocolate over milk chocolate for lower sugar content and a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Buy fair trade chocolate that guarantees sustainable cocoa farming and fair payment to farmers.
  • Choose local "bean-to-bar" chocolate for quality and eco-friendliness.

Look for products with third-party certifications, like Fair Trade USA, or brands like Choceur Superberries, Chuao Chocolatier, and Bake Believe, to name a few. 

Jennifer Hernández, BuzzAround Intern and Southern New Hampshire University graduate student wrote this Climate Can-Do Article. 

Together, we can make a difference by taking action to live sustainably. Let's empower ourselves to create a better future for our planet, one step at a time.
Salon Esprit
Winter Fit Skin Facial

with Blueberry and Cocoa!

Restore skin’s hydration and seal in moisture

Protect skin during the harsh winter season.

You're Invited to a Country Dance
Folk * Circles * Contra * Squares

March 9, 2024

6:30 – 9 pm. $17 - only 29 tickets left!

Cedar St Community Center
15 Cedar St , Bridgewater, MA
Live Music By Eloise & Company

Sponsors: Bluestone Bank, Bridgewater Cultural Council, Bridgewater Trophy
Help Support East Bridgewater Families

Two East Bridgewater households lost their home and belongings due to a house fire at 53 Old Bedford Road. Friends have arranged GoFundMe pages to help raise funds for them to replace their belongings. Please consider donating to these families if you can. GoFundMe pages are linked below.
Please help Mandy and family who lost everything,...

Hi everyone. My amazing friend Mandy, her husband Dave, two kids an... Carrie Cullivan needs your support for Please help Mandy and family who lost everything

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Help for Tina, organized by Tina Veronesi

My name is Janie and I'm asking for help for Tina Veronesi. Yesterday her house burned to the ground and ... Tina Veronesi needs your support for Help for Tina

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20th Annual and Final Viking Sports Parents Road Race

At the end of January, the Viking Sports Parents (VSP) hosted their 20th Annual and final Road Race & Kids Races event. Each year this event brings in scholarship money for graduating senior athletes to help them onto their college careers. In 2022, they raised over $12,000 and were able to award 17 scholarships with that money. From their final year, they are planning to award 21 scholarships in the spring. 

Though this fundraising event has come to a close after 20 years, it has wrapped up with one of their best and most memorable years yet. Each year of the fundraiser has produced more and more scholarships.

VSP would like to say “thank you to ALL our sponsors, runners/walkers, student and parent volunteers, volunteers from surrounding communities, the EBPD, the EBFD, the CERT team, the EBPS, the DPW, and Timeout Sports for helping us throughout the years. Without all of you there is no way we would’ve had such success."

Photo and Source: Viking Sports Parents
Written by: Skylar Robles, BuzzAround Intern, UMass Boston

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Historical Tidbit Question:
What year was Solomon's Shoe Shop built ?

Email us your answer at: Prizes@buzzaround.info
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On February 21, 2024, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Erin Payne, Alexa Pennington, Jacquelyn Rose, Skylar Robles & Greg Venezia.
Artists Are We.

Creative thinkers are problem solvers...

And we have a whole world of problems to solve.
Creative thinking is what we need. 

Do your part. Stop and look at a cloud floating by, inspect up-close a leaf or a branch. Let your thoughts wander. Take a walk. Stretch your body.

These are the important moments that just may save humanity. 

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." ~ Coco Chanel

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." ~Thomas Merton

"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction." ~ Pablo Picasso

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
~ Scott Adams

"Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy. " ~ Albert Einstein
Here's to your wild, imaginative creations! ~ 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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