Still with a twinkle in his eyes and a warm smile Paul makes everyone feel welcomed and accepted at the WB Council On Aging. Paul assists at congregate meals not only helping people carry their lunch trays but also clears tables at the end of the meal. He's a regular participant at the Tuesday Morning Men’s Coffee Chat and Veteran’s Round Table discussions.
Paul is an unsung hero and we thank him for his kind and caring ways. We are blessed to have him as part of our COA family.
Thank you for everything that you do Paul. You brighten our days and you are an inspiration to all who meet you.

Marilyn, The COA Board and Staff

Historical Tidbit:
Powder House Graveyard
The Powder House Graveyard is on the north side of the Plymouth road, leading from the old Bay road, by the old King house; contains forty-three square rods; is 205 feet long on said road, east and west; ninety-six feet back, north and south; has two entrances for carriages on the said road - one at each end of the yard, and was used for a burying-place as early as 1747.

The oldest burials in this yard are Abigail, daughter of Josiah Snell, who died May 13, 1747, age 8, her sister Mary dying May 27, the same year, age 11, Rhoda Packard, a child, dying April 4, 1750, Israel Packard, April 20, 1752, age 35, and Josiah Snell, grandfather of the first two children named above, dying April 4, 1753, age 78; only five persons being buried here before 1760, twenty-three dying in course of ten years after 1780, and seventeen between 1800 and 1810; and only two interments have been made since 1848 - Edward Snell, June 8, 1851, age 54, and Linthea Snell, April 5, 1859, aged 64. Of the ninety-nine persons having lettered gravestones in this yard, thirty-four bore the name of Snell; seventeen, Packard; eleven, Hayward; nine, Richards. There are but a few graves without lettered stones. All stones face south.

From Epitaphs of Old Bridgewater
Town Hall

WB Public Library
Council on Aging

Proof of residency is the only requirement.
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
1:45 - 3p
457 rear, South Main St., Suite #1
Dianna O'Leary
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
Thursday, April 28th

Mr. WB is coming soon. Tickets are now on sale! Come out and watch an amazing show filled with lots of laughs and amazing talent! This is a fundraiser for the Class of 2022 Scholarship Fund.

Email jflynn@wbridgewater.com for tickets.
One Book, One Community Project in the Bridgewaters

Tues, April 26th; 5p - Chapters Book Club book discussion at WB Library

Wed. April 27th; 7p - Author visit watch party

Do you wonder what it would be like to emigrate to America as a Jew from Ukraine in 1990? Lev Golinkin wrote his story and will be available to talk about it and the current situation in Ukraine.

Get your free copies of the book, A backpack, a bear, and 8 crates of Vodka, now at the 3 Bridgewaters libraries and senior centers. One Book, One Community is sponsored through Spring 2022, by Bridgewater State University.

Here is the link to find the Zoom meeting link when it gets posted: https://library.bridgew.edu/campus/OBOC
Regional Employer Road Shows
The Baker-Polito Administration, including MassHire Career Centers and Workforce Boards and the Commonwealth Corporation, is hosting a series of 10 regional employer roadshows from late April to May, with the goal of connecting employers to new and existing workforce supports from the Commonwealth.

Tuesday, April 26th at 3:00p
Bridgewater State University

The roadshows will be a unique opportunity to hear from MA workforce leaders and to share your perspective with them. Attendance will vary by event but speakers may include Lt. Governor Polito, Secretary Acosta, Secretary Peyser, and Secretary Kennealy, among others.
The roadshows will be hosted by workforce partners, including community colleges and vocational training institutes. Each event will be 1.5 hours and will have roughly the same agenda:
  • Opening remarks by host and special guests
  • Overview of Commonwealth workforce resources for employers
  • Introduction to Market Makers
  • Breakout sessions

*Market Maker / MassHire Engagement Session. Learn about how the MassHire system can help your company build a pipeline of skilled employees. Meet your new Market Maker and hear how you can access more than $200M in workforce funding.
*HireNow Workshop. Learn more about the new HireNow program - you can receive $4,000 per new hire to support hiring, training and retention.
*Workforce Development Roundtable. Sit down with MA workforce leaders to share your perspective and discuss broader workforce trends in the state.
Click (www.mass.gov/futureskills-roadshows) to learn more about the regional employer road shows!
BSU’s Godspell is
April 22-24 & 28-30
Rondileau Student Union Auditorium
19 Park Ave.
Bridgewater State University’s Department of Theater presents Godspell. Come see this “miracle of a musical” featuring Stephen Schwartz’s chart-topping songs: “Day by Day,” “Beautiful City,” and many more!

Advance tickets are available now at www.BSUtix.com.
Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew and nominated for Best Original Score, Godspell flaunts unique music and libretto from the team of Stephen Schwartz and John Michael Tebelak. Jesus’ message of kindness, tolerance, and love shines through the show’s electric blend of songs and joyful scenes. Godspell is a heavenly musical promising laughs, joyful music, and illumination through a modern view.
This production is under the direction of Jim Quinn (Bridgewater), a BSU professor of Theater and founder of BSU’s popular Arts for Youth and Family Performing Arts Center. Music director Eli Bigelow (Fall River) makes his return to BSU, having worked on many department productions including Assassins, Young Frankenstein, and Gypsy.

This talented cast hails from all parts of the Commonwealth: Erin Faria (Billerica); ZZ McRae (Brockton); Kaylin DiAntonio (Carver); Madison Bradbury, Lindsay Dolan (East Bridgewater); Divina Hernandez-LeBlanc (Gardner); John Capodilupo (Hingham); Jay Froio (Hull); Colin Lamusta (Lynnfield); Cynthia Guibert (Malden); Jessie O’Brien (Marshfield); Ryan Boudreau (New Bedford); Steve Nelson (Sharon); Immanuel White (Stoughton); Deeyanna Duffie (Taunton); Tessa Tropeano (Wakefield); Britney Mallebranche (Wilmington).
Come Visit Our
Garden Center! Propane, mulch, flowers…We've got what you're looking for!

8 Romney Road Bridgewater
(508) 697-2273
Friday, April 29th, 2p
Presented by Judge William Sullivan. Judge Sullivan is a Justice of the Superior Court and is currently the Regional Administrative Judge for Plymouth County, as well as sitting in Brockton Superior Court. He was appointed as a judge 7 years ago after being a criminal defense attorney for over 30 years. As a Superior Court Judge, he handles both civil and serious criminal cases. He is a graduate from both Boston College Law School and the University of Notre Dame.
The program will be followed with a Q & A about the courts and the judges.
Refreshments will be served. Please reserve your seat by April 26th. 508-894-1262.
A birds eye view video of the River Street property that will be going before Town Meeting for agricultural preservation. Town Meeting will be held May 9th; 6p at the WBMSHS.

Ready for Spring? We are!
Come see what we are stocking this season.

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


Emergency financial support for residents of West Bridgewater in unforeseen/unexpected financial crisis.
Contact Fran Deibel at the Council on Aging
97 West Center Street
508-894-1262 or 508-894-1263
Support WB Student Athletes
WB Boosters Golf Classic ⛳️ is June 20th, also around the corner is our Annual Boosters Awards Night on Thursday, May 19! 🏆. Advertising opportunities available for both events!

Sponsor a hole at the golf tournament or put an ad in our awards night program (1/4 page, 1/2 page and full page options). Or better yet do both as a bundle and get a discount!! See registration link for options: wbathleticboosters.square.site
New this year, place an ad in our Annual Athletic Awards Night program! Deadline to place an ad is May 1st. 1/4 page $25, 1/2 page $50 or full page (8.5x11) $100. Awards Book Ad Purchase | My Site
WB Board of Selectmen Meeting
April 6
Video courtesy of WB-CAM
2022 West Bridgewater Town Election Highlights & Results
April 9
Video courtesy of WB-CAM

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

Businesses: Ready to move
positively forward?

Check out our Buzz4 Businesses!
Amplify Your Message

Hometown Craft Nights
Sign up by April 30th for Friday May 13 or Saturday May 14
7 - 9p (doors open at 6:30) 
Atina's Asian Bistro
115 South Main St

Don't forget to register for the Lions' Club Fundraiser Craft Night to support the West Bridgewater Bicentennial activities! Two nights to choose from. Registration needed by end of April so supplies can be prepared.

Whether you choose to paint a canvas with Sandy Churchill, or to make a no-talent needed wooden town pride sign with me (or choose police/fire/military theme if preferred), a portion of all craft projects made will be donated to the Lions Club. Take mom out for some Mother's Day weekend bonding time, or make a gift for your home or for someone else (ANY town name/GPS can be selected). Limited seating for both nights. 

Questions? Contact Lauren Finch Delaney
508-982-8707 or TTCLauren@gmail.com
For more details and to register for either project/date use this link: https://laurendelaney.regfox.com/wb200.
West Bridgewater REACH is an organization made up of the leaders of the social service organizations in West Bridgewater. Our goal is to inform the community of WB of the services available to residents in need.

Here is the link to an updated list of local resources for those in need of assistance.

Any questions or to send updates to be added to the list of resources emai: linda@santry.org.
Save the Dates!
Annual Town Meeting
Monday, May 9th, 6p

Sunday, June 5th; 10a – 2p
War Memorial Park

Monday June 20th; 7:30a
WB Country Club
A huge thank you to all the WB Youth Athletic Association volunteers - board members, spouses, and a few hard-working NHS sophomores who spent their morning at the fields power washing, sanding, scrubbing, shoveling, sweeping and repairing dugouts, cleaning trash, cleaning the snack shack, plumbing, hanging banners, and clearing the overgrown batting cages. The list of what it takes to maintain these facilities for our kids is endless. Special thanks to Frank Dennis Brown Jr. - the foreman of the dugout operation, Kristin Bryant for the heavy lifting in the batting cages, and Matthew Spadea who still might be down there with the plumbers.


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

Historical Tidbit Question:
What is the earliest known burial at The Powder House Graveyard?

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 27, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Bud, Bloom & Begin Again.

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a 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
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