1st Annual Business of the Year Awards is Approaching!
The East Bridgewater Business Association (EBBA) is a collective committed to fostering a thriving community of successful businesses in East Bridgewater. Established in 1993, EBBA has recently ended a three-year hiatus, returning with renewed vigor and an enhanced vision.

EBBA's mission is to unite East Bridgewater's businesses, offering them essential resources, networking opportunities, and strategic advice to improve their daily operations and effectively overcome challenges. Their goal is to cultivate a flourishing business community where entrepreneurs are supported and can achieve sustainable growth. They have collaborated with local enterprises, including the Capachione School of Performing Arts, Little Discoveries Childcare, South Shore Bank, EB Insurance Agency, Perfectly Flavah'd Cafe, among others.

This year, EBBA is introducing a new tradition—the annual Business of the Year Awards. Categories include Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, and Change Maker of the Year, with winners to be celebrated at the awards ceremony on April 11th at Sachem Rock. Tickets are on sale now, available for purchase through www.jointheebba.com.

Written by Erin Payne, Buzz Around Intern, SNHU
Source Credit: EBBA Website
Historical Tidbit:
Bartholomew Brown House

Located at 18 Bedford Street in East Bridgewater, this home, known as "the bride's house" by Ethel Chandler, who was the seventh of eight brides to reside there, boasts well-preserved exterior features.

At the dawn of the 20th century, the residence was inhabited by the intellectual elite of East Bridgewater. The original builder, Gen. Sylvanus Lazell, is celebrated for his role in the creation of the Boston-New Bedford Turnpike in 1804. His son-in-law, Bartholomew Brown, a distinguished lawyer, also presided over the Handel and Haydn Society. Judge Ezekiel Whitman, another illustrious resident, spent his retirement years here, significantly contributing to the town's intellectual vibrancy.

Robert O. Harris, a respected judge who later became the U.S. District Attorney of Massachusetts in 1921, also called this house home. Ethel Chandler, a widow with a young child in the 1920s, forged a notable career in the library profession. She served as a past president of the Massachusetts Library Association, was a pioneer of school library services in East Bridgewater, and excelled as a library administrator. Mrs. Chandler's legacy endures, celebrated for her ability to achieve her goals with unparalleled grace and tact.

Written by Erin Payne, Buzz Around intern, SNHU
Town Hall
175 Central St

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

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church. 105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 - 2p
& last Saturday from 9:30 - 11a

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.
Kym Turpin
won a 16 oz Village Candle of your choice ~ many scents to choose from 
Whitman Center

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

Enter for this week's prize of
 a free 1.5 hour class at
East Bridgewater Music Students won Scholarships

From the SEMSBA orchestra, Fitz McAlpine won a $500 scholarship. Hannah McAlpine, a member of the SEMSBA concert band, also won a $500 scholarship. Participants in the band included Orson Lizie, Joey Jarvio, Daniel Kelley, and Nick Pino. Congratulations to all the students who performed in SEMSBA both last weekend and this. Congratulations again to our students who were awarded scholarships!

Library Scavenger Hunt
Now until Sat, Mar 30
EBPL, Children's Room
32 Union St

Come in, grab a pencil and scavenger sheet, and start searching! Once you've found every item on the list, return it for a small prize. March's leprechaun hunt runs from 3/18-3/30. Thank you to the Friends of the E. Bridgewater Library for our prize stash. For more information, please contact Youth Services Staff at 508-378-1616 or ebplkids@sailsinc.org

Grants Rental

Where you go to work smarter, not harder!
Grants Rental has the everything you need to get the job done!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950

EBPS Budget Public Hearing 2025 - Special

Coverage of the East Bridgewater Public School System Budget Public hearing for Fiscal year 2025.

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Planning Board Meeting 3-18-24

Planning Board Meeting 3-18-24

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Extreme Sticker Puzzling
Sat, Mar 30
Do you enjoy puzzles?
Join us on Saturday, March 30th to try out Extreme Sticker Puzzling!
This program is for ages 10+ and registration is required.
Register online on the EBPL Events page
Garden Club Meeting & Blue Stem Natives Presentation
Mon, April 1
East Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St

Come join the East Bridgewater Garden Club as they talk about the ins and outs of native plants in the landscape with Kristine. The event begins with a business meeting at noon with a program to follow at 1:15. All are welcome to the EB Garden Club programs!

Salon Esprit
Hair, Transformation, Style
Perms are BACK!!!

225 Bedford St * Carriage Crossing
East Bridgewater
2475 Logo & Link ad views = $99

You decide the dates and the hives: Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Raynham, West Bridgewater & Whitman.

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Teen Advisory Board 
Mon, Apr 1

For teens in grades 7-12
Earn community service hours by helping to choose new books for the library and planning programs for you and your friends!
Please register so we know how much food to provide. :) Register on this Online Form for EBPL Teen Advisory Board

Reposted from: EBPL Calendar of Events
Kiwani's Club Annual Pancake Breakfast and Food Drive
Sun, Apr 7
435 Central St

Join the East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club for their 2024 Pancake Breakfast and Food Drive! There will be a delicious breakfast including pancakes, eggs, bacon, coffee and MORE! They will also have a raffle table with many great items! They will be collecting non-perishable items that will be donated after the event to the local food pantries throughout our town!

Climate Can Do: Recycling Household Scraps Through Composting

Thinking about starting to create your own compost? Composting is simple, and can be done right in your own back yard in a designated space or box.

Composting is a controlled, aerobic (oxygen-required) process that converts organic materials into a nutrient-rich soil amendment or mulch through natural decomposition. Microorganisms feed on the materials added to the compost pile, breaking it down into core materials.

Materials you add are "greens" and "browns." Greens provide nitrogen, and can include fresh grass clippings, food scraps, and coffee grounds. Browns provide carbon and act as a food source. Typical browns you can add include dead leaves, branches, twigs, and paper.

Benefits to Composting

  • Improves the structure and health of your soil by adding organic matter.
  • Helps the soil retain moisture and nutrients.
  • Attracts beneficial organisms to the soil and reduces the need for pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Reduces the potential for soil erosion.
  • Sequesters carbon in the soil.
  • Builds resiliency to the impacts of climate change.

Aerating occasionally helps the process. Without oxygen a compost pile is ready in 6 months to a year. With oxygen added in just a few months, add compost to your flower and vegetable beds, window boxes, and container gardens; incorporate it into tree beds; mix it with potting soil for indoor plants for a nutrient rich soil.

Source: nrdc.org, epa.gov

Erin Payne, Buzz Around Intern and SNHU 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.
Pinches & Pounds
Old Fashioned Candy Store with a Twist
Ready for Easter? WE ARE!
Stop by for a unique collection of sweet Easter gifts.

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

Want to get your word out?

Send a Buzz-a- Gram for a large impact on a budget! Buzz-a- Grams are 300 character listings for $10 in our Weekender published each Thursday.

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EBJSHS Music Program POPS Concerts
Fri, Apr 5 & Sat, Apr 6 

Two nights of concerts where all grades 3-12 ensembles perform (different ensembles perform each night). Money is raised through sales of concert tickets, raffle baskets, EB Music apparel, and concessions.
Tickets available for presale on April 1st & 3rd, 6-8pm in the EBJSHS Auditorium Lobby.
Discounted Presale Tickets:
  • Adult: $7 for one night/ $10 for both nights
  • Students & Seniors: $5 for one night/ $8 for both nights
  • Family Cap: $25 for one night/ $35 for both nights
Regular Tickets at the Door:
  • Adults: $10 for one night/ $12 for both nights
  • Students & Seniors: $7 for one night/ $10 for both nights
  • Family Cap: $35 for one night/ $40 for both nights
For more information and events, visit East Bridgewater Music Parents Association
Source: Jenn Horton email from EB Music Parents Association
EB Gymnastics Team Will Be Going To The New Englands
For the First Time in Program History
At the end of February, the Brockton/East Bridgewater/Spellman Gymnastics team placed 4th at the MIAA South Sectionals tournament, qualifying the team for States. This marks the first time in the program's history that the team advanced to the States tournament, where the top 8 teams from Massachusetts competed on March 2nd at Algonquin Regional High School.

Following the State tournament, Viking Sports Parents shared the thrilling news: "Our gymnastics team will compete in the New Englands for the first time in history! Congrats, girls!"
Congratulations to the team for all your hard work and historical achievements. Good luck at the New Englands! Another thank you to the sponsors, Bluestone Bank and Mass Cultural Council.

Written by Skylar Robles Buzz Around Intern, UMass Boston
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a free 1.5 hour class at

Historical Tidbit Question:
Who was the 7th bride at the Bartholomew Brown House?

Email us your answer at: Prizes@buzzaround.info 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 March 27, 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, Jamie Puhi, Jacquelyn Rose, Skylar Robles & Greg Venezia.
Bee Adventurous!

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”
~ Amelia Earhart

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
~ Andre Gide

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” ~ Mark Twain

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” ~ Ibn Battuta
It is time for an adventure in change; an adventure in compassion and an adventure in learning about ourselves. So, this spring, whether you adventure into the depths of understanding, or discovering new lands as you venture out of your cocoon; explore with an open heart, you never know what you will find!
~ Jacquie
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