April 24, 2022
~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
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The NAACP Brockton Area Branch Phenomenal Women in Brockton
26 Phenomenal Women were recognized in this first annual award ceremony.
Keynote speaker: Courtney Henderson
2022 Award Winners: Joyce Asack, Shirley Asack - Younes, Sharon Baker, Anne Beauregard, Alyzandra Brioso Vizcaino, Rev. Andrea Burton, Laronda Campbell, Tina Cardoso, Michelle Dubois, Nishawnda Ellis-Castillo, Tiffanie Ellis - Niles,Ines Figueroa, Ruthie D. Harris, Renee Heywood, Cynthia Hodges, Jacqueline Jones, Sue Joss, Patricia Kelleher, Sydne Marrow, Leona Martin, Rita Mendes, Allyne Pecevich, Brenda I. Perez, Aminah Pilgrim, Janet Trask, and Mary Waldron.
Historical Tidbit:
Brockton Fair 1939 Program Remembers
Recently, I visited the Brockton History Museum, and was mesmerized by a copy of the 1939 program from the Brockton Fair. There was a 5 page narrative about the fair, then & now. Here's a little bit of history quoted from from the booklet:
"With four fair days, something like 170,000 people will visit the fair this year. Many will be drawn by the announcement of the engagement, at the cost of $5000, the inventor and operator of the only practical working air-ship in the world. The engagement of this single feature puts the Brockton Fair in a class by itself. "

The writer, poetic in his Fair description, was referring to the 1905 - 1907 visits of Knabenshoue's dirigible.
Augustus Roy Knabenshue (July 15, 1875 – March 6, 1960) American aeronautical engineer and aviator, on October 24, 1904, in St. Louis, became the first to make a dirigible flight. He is considered one of the fathers of aerial transportation and also worked with the Wright Brothers during his career. He brought his airship to the Brockton Fair each year from 1905 to 1907.   
This great piece of Brockton's history is documented in Sky Pilot by Mary Gorman about A. Roy Knabenshue’s fights at Brockton.
Brockton has always been in a class by itself.

Story credit: J. Rose
City Hall
45 School St  508-580-7123
Check the city website for important updates

Brockton Public Library
Main Library - 304 Main St. 508-580-7890
East Branch - 54 Kingman St. 508-580-7892
West Branch - 540 Forest Ave. 508-580-7894

Council on Aging 
 10 Father Kenney Way 508-580-7811
Email coa@cobma.us & phone contact only

There are 14 food pantries in Brockton.
Samantha Davis
won a $15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

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
As Yet UnNamed ~ Interactive Art

Collecting reactions: April 25 - 29
Brockton City Hall, Mayor's Office (hallway)
45 School St

On a Post-it Note, write your response: 
What one or two words or phrase would you use to describe your reaction to this painting?

Artist is planning on gathering over 200 reactions in the next couple of months and using the input, complete the artwork and name it, there will be an on line reaction collection in the coming weeks.

Once completed, the painting will be added to Brockton Public Library’s permanent collection, a communication between the artist and Brocktonians. Sponsored by the Brockton Public Library.
Artist: Jacquelyn Rose
Oil on Canvas
“As Yet Unnamed,” an oil on canvas, features an empty book and other images that speak to the artist about the library experience. 
Team Veronica Cancer Resource Center
Team Veronica provides information and resources to people directly or indirectly effected by cancer. 33 Dover St, Suite 326.
Founder / Director: Dr. James Bruce, Sr.

The Brockton Garden Club is once again selling geraniums for their scholarship fund. We have red, pink, white, salmon and a mystery color that can be best described as fuchsia. They are $5 each and will be delivered to you before Mother’s Day. Please email Anne at ambeauregard@outlook.com or call 774-297-4939. Cash and checks made to BGC are accepted upon delivery and the deadline is Thursday, April 28. All proceeds go to scholarships for individuals seeking education in horticulture, forestry, ecology, environmental engineering and other related field of study.
  Dave Gorman’s Kids Road Races will kick-off their 45th season on Saturday, April 30, at D.W. Field Park, 9:30a registration. Yes, it is still $1 to run. Ages 4 to 14 boys and girls for eight weeks can participate. For more information or to pre-register contact Dave Gorman at irishdaveg@aol.com or call 508-588-3148 for more information.
Poetry Event at Brockton Public Library
"Save the date Sat April 30. Don't miss this event!"

Photo and story credits: facebook/BrocktonLibraryFoundation
Tuesday, May 3
6 p
304 Main St.

BLF (Brockton Library Foundation) will meet inside the Brockton Main Library. Anyone is welcome to attend and learn about all the proposed activities for 2022.

The book store is looking for volunteers. Call Richard Duval, 508-344-5570, if you are interested. Please email the Foundation for more information: brocktonlibraryfoundation@yahoo.com.

For ages 14 – 24
Get Paid while Earning Certification! 

A wide variety of fields.

Meet with our career counselor & take assessment 

on Tuesdays at 3:30-4:30p and
Fridays 11:30a - 12:30p

MassHire Greater Brockton
Career Center
34 School St, 2nd Floor, Brockton

BB Bookworks Inc
Specializing in real estate presentations, pitch decks, and financial projections for projects. We help real estate professionals and real estate investors with presentation material.

Use our service to create your next project pitch plan!

810 Washington St, Suite 2 

(774) 778-7218 
Frederick Douglas Neighborhood Association
Annual Spring Clean up of FDNA Park
Sat April 30; 10a

Saturday, May 7, 11a - 1p
The Heritage House Christian Bookstore,
2029 Main St, will host local Haitian author, Pastor Joseph Policape,

Pastor Joseph will read from his most popular book “Where Do They Bury the Dead”, a historical fiction on the atrocities of a dictatorship in Haiti told through a young man determined to change the conditions the citizens are living through. He will also highlight some excerpts from his religious short story books, too. He is available to sign books purchased on that day. The Pastor is a well-educated man and his presentation will impress you and entertain you as well.
Massasoit Community College Luncheon Event
Friday, April 29th
11:45a - 1:30p
Join us for a Good Day Metro South luncheon event hosted by Massasoit Community College. This event will feature Jean Fox, project manager of the new South Coast Rail at MassDOT, and an interview with Massasoit Community College president, Ray DiPasquale. Questions? Contact Cathryn Schofield or call (508) 586-0500 x 231 for assistance."
Photo and story credits: metrosouthchamber/event
Live Well Nutrition Ribbon Cutting
Friday, May 6th
4 - 5p
603 Centre St.

Join us Friday for a one year anniversary ribbon cutting at Live Well Nutrition. There will be food and drink samples, opportunity to network with other Metro South business people, photo-op, and more!
This is a complimentary event and open to the public, but please RSVP. Questions? Contact Cathryn Schofield, (508) 586-0500 x 231.”
American Red Cross Installing Free Smoke Detectors
"Next month, on Saturday May 7th, volunteers from American Red Cross of Massachusetts will be in the city of Brockton installing free smoke detectors. If you want to participate in this program to either volunteer that day to install or sign up to receive detectors, go to soundthealarm.org"
Story credits: facebook/groups
The Family Center at Community Connections of Brockton
Summer Activities
Join BPS for a Fun Day at the Community School and register for these amazing opportunities during the summer.
Registration Event will be held on Saturday, May 7th, 11a - 3p and the rain date is May 14th. at 500 Belmont St.
Email Sorayafpresumecalixte@bpsma.org or contact the Community School directly; at 508-580-7595 for more information.
Story credits: facebook/familycenter

Have fun with us and bee entered to win
free 1.5 hour class at

Historical Tidbit Question:
On October 24, 1904, who became the first to make a dirigible flight in St. Louis?

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 April 24, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Budding & Beginning Again.

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." ~ Edward Everett Hale

"Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember." ~ Anne Sullivan

"First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination." ~ Napoleon Hill
We have to start ... time to get going : ) ... Enjoy the process & connection, I see the sparks flying from here! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, & Gregory Venezia.
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