Wildcats Soccer Marches in the Christmas Parade!
On Saturday, December 3rd, The West Bridgewater Wildcats and other volunteers marched in the EB Christmas parade.The kids had a blast! Thank you Stef McNeil and Kerin George for organizing! Also to the coaches and volunteers that participated with us. And a special thanks to MNC Farmstand for driving the little ones with the tractor!

Photo & Story Credit: WBYAA FB
Historical Tidbit:
The Biggest Snowman

"The world's biggest snowman was actually a snowwoman made in Bethel, Maine, in 2008. Called "Olympia" (after Maine senator Olympia Snowe), the 13-million-pound snow beauty towered 122 feet and could be seen from 4 miles away. Thus, the snowwoman's creators broke their own Guinness Book of Records record of 113 feet back in 1999. Olympia is only about 30 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty (minus the statue's base).
In order to construct Olympia, it took 60 volunteers, ranging in age from kindergartners to senior citizens, as well as the cooperation of the whole town. The colossal snowwoman sported 16 ski eyelashes and two 5-foot wreaths for eyes; her ruby lips were made from 5 painted automobile tires; two 30-foot spruce trees made her arms; three truck loader tires served as buttons; and 2,000 feet of rope made her hair. School kids provided a 6-foot carrot nose crafted from chicken wire and muslin.

( Farmers' Almanac 2018)
Town Hall
  508-894-1200

WB Public Library
508-894-1255
 
Council on Aging
508-894-1262

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
Congratulations!
Laura Domingos
You won a free 1.5 hour class at


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

Enter for this week's prize of a
Jumbo Pop- It toy
(Value $25)
WestGate Mall
Special Town Meeting
12/05/22
Video Courtesy of WBCAM
Finance Committee Meeting
11/29/22
Video Courtesy of WBCAM
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING
TO TOWN!
December 5 - December 16
(Monday through Friday only)
6 - 8p each night with
15 minute visits per stop.

WB Officers will be escorting Ol’ Saint Nick to residences in West Bridgewater.
Anyone in town can request a visit! Please be flexible with dates and times as we are routing the stops by neighborhood as best we can. Please coordinate with neighbors, friends, and families to combine the visits so that Santa can visit the most children as possible. In order to keep Santa healthy for Christmas, he will be greeting the families, posing for pictures, but will not be having kids sitting on his lap.
Call our dispatch line at 508-586-2525 ext 0 to book a Santa visit!
Please provide name, address, phone number, and total number of kids.
Food for Fines 

This December, help the community by donating food for those in need and have your library fines forgiven at the same time. Patrons of the West Bridgewater Public Library can pay their fines with a donation of non-perishable food or hygiene items. All items will be donated to the West Bridgewater food pantry. Info from: WB Library FB
Christmas Luncheon with
The Steve Rudolph Trio
December 19
11:30a
97 West Center Street

Listen to the music of Frank Sinatra,
Cole Porter, Tony Bennett, Richard Rogers, George Gershwin and more ... don’t forget Elvis!
Seating is limited.
Reserve by December 15th 
To contact for reservation use the number 508-894-1262.
Info from: WB Council on Aging
Positivity Being Spread at WB Senior-Middle School

Another way our amazing kitchen staff support our students ~ messages on their bananas.

Story and Photo Credit: WB Senior Middle School
The Brockton Symphony Orchestra Presents: 
Holiday Pops Concert
Sunday, December 18
3p
Oliver Ames High School (North Easton)
 
Celebrate the holidays together with your family and friends. Philip Sanborn has chosen your festive seasonal favorites, along with exciting soloists, sing-alongs, and fun surprises. This year features Marcus Monteiro, alto saxophone; the Jubilate Chorale; Brockton's Plouffe Chorus; and Brockton's own Willie A. Wilson, Jr., reading the story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
 
Vaccination card with Booster required (12+). Masks required (2+)
 
Order Your Tickets Online at Brockton Orchestra
We will be offering ticket sales at the door, but advance purchase is preferred. If online purchasing is not possible, call the Symphony Line (508-588-3841) and Jeff will get back to you.
Entry level to licensed positions:

  • Clinical Staff
  • Nursing Staff
  • Mental Health Specialists/Recovery Specialists
  • Certified Peer Specialists/Family Support
  • Management and more
  • New Pay Rates
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package

Visit www.hptc.org/careers to see full listing
BROCKTON AREA JOB FAIR/ INFORMATION SESSION
December 13, 2022
10 am

Held at MassHire Brockton 34 School Street • Brockton, MA * Come prepared to interview
* Pre-registration is required CLICK HERE TO REGISTER *Questions? (508) 513-3400 or business-services@masshiregbcc.org
High Point & Affiliated Organizations are seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals
looking to make a change in peoples lives. We are currently hiring for our Inpatient, Outpatient and Community Based Services to open up a new Community Based Mental Health services program in Brockton January 3, 2023.
Climate Can- Do:
Frugal Beauty

Frugal living is about using & re-using: checking what you have and whats available before buying something new.
Often our beauty products are overlooked when we are thinking about living climate friendly.


Using what you have and being mindful about your purchases is good for your wallet and for the planet.

Our Climate Can-Do Articles from Jacquie 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˚ C to lessen the sea rise. However, there are things we can do.
Seasons Eatings!
December 22
6:30 - 7:30p
Online 

Bake up some spice cookies, perfect for the holidays! Join us in baking historic recipes! Each month we’ll try a variety of sweet and savory dishes including dinners, desserts, and sides inspired by the history of the Old Colony region and record how it went. Then we’ll share our video live on Zoom and host a Conversation from the Kitchen, discussing more about the history and nostalgia the recipe inspires. After the program, our cooking videos will be uploaded to our YouTube channel so viewers have the option of watching later and cooking on their own time!

In December, we’re making ginger molasses cookies and boozy aged egg nog. Leave these for Santa and you’re sure to be on the Nice List!
Find recipe cards, watch past episodes, and learn more about this program at Old Colony Museum.
To reserve a spot today, please visit OHC Tickets
We Remember : A Post from WB FireFighters in Rememberance of the Worcester 6.

December 3rd, 2022 marks the 23rd anniversary we lost 6 brave firefighters.
The day was December 3rd, 1999. At 18:13 hours the first alarm assignment was dispatched to Franklin and Arctic Streets for fire alarm box 1438. Shortly after, Engine 1 arrived on location and reported an 80 x 80 x 80 cold storage warehouse with heavy smoke showing. The events that occurred afterwards would be cemented in Massachusetts’s firefighting history forever.
The warehouse was abandoned. It was formerly known as the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. It was previously used as a meat cold storage facility and had no windows or fire protection system. The fire burned undetected for 30-90 minutes.
First arriving firefighters were confronted with initial reports of people trapped. This caused firefighters to enter the 6-story building. The search was extremely difficult due to the large size of the building, maze like corridors and empty meat lockers inside. But that didn't stop these heroes.
Unknown to the firefighters, squatters living inside the abandoned building started the fire. A candle was accidentally knocked over. The squatters left the scene without reporting the fire to anyone. Firefighters on scene did what they were trained to do. Rescue people and put the fire out. It ended up taking 8 days to find all of the missing firefighters who courageously lost their lives that night. No citizen ended up being trapped or injured.
Today we remember.
Thomas Spencer (Age 42), Paul Brotheron (Age 41), Tim Jackson (Age 51), Jeremiah Lucey (Age 38), James Lyons (Age 34), Joseph McGuirk (Age 38) all lost their lives that night doing what every firefighter would do. We honor them and we never forget them. Rest in Peace to the Worcester 6.

Info Link: WB Fire Department
Fusion Dolls
Doll & Toy Store in WestGate Mall 
Buy 1 doll, get 2nd half off
while supplies last! 

Until Dec 12, give a child a doll
that looks like them!
Donate a doll to My Brothers Keeper. 

Located inside WestGate Mall
across from Kay jewelers
Logo & Link ad: 23, 760 views for $99 / mo subscription.



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Winter Wonderland
Open House
Thursday, December 8
5p-7p
WB PL

Join the us in the library after hours for our winter wonderland open house! We will have different holiday themed stations and programs for you and your family to participate in! Activities include winter story time, 3D printing station, a hot chocolate bar, and much more! For more information, please visit westbpl.org.
West Bridgewater Public Library December Newsletter

WB COA December 2022 Newsletter

"The West Bridgewater Council On Aging is dedicated to providing Senior Citizens with the services necessary for them to continue to live in their homes with health, happiness, comfort and security."



Spread Kindness

Students from WB Middle school help to spread kindness. Mrs. Aiello-Jones and her middle school students decorated their classroom door to remind everyone to be KIND!

WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
Jumbo Pop- It toy
(Value $25)
WestGate Mall

Historical Tidbit Question:
What were Olympia's ruby lips made from?

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 December 14, 2022, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by Jen Bellody, Hannah Firmin, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Maeve Stowe & Greg Venezia.
Beauty of Frugality!

The beauty of frugality is we:
  • Save money - not spending on things we do not need, which increases our quality of life.
  • Protect the planet - breaking the chain of overwhelming consumption of our natural resources.

“I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.”
~ John Stuart Mill

“Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.”
~ Elise Boulding

“Being frugal doesn’t mean slashing your spending or depriving yourself of things that you enjoy. It means knowing the value of a dollar and making every effort to spend it wisely.”
~ Frank Sonnenberg
It is beautiful, being frugal. I see you glowing even now. : ) ~ Jacquie
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