Our Hearts Overflow With Gratitude!!!
~ the EB Food Pantry at Union Congregational

HUGE THANKS to the Town Of EB for your generous donations!
What an AMAZING Food Drive!!!

Selectman Peter Spagone; Dr. Gina Williams, Assistant Superintendent of Schools; John Haines, EB Director of Public Works; flanked by high school seniors, DPW and custodial staff delivered 3,500 pieces to the EB Food Pantry Friday afternoon.
The generosity of East Bridgewater residents and employees who participated in the town wide food drive filled a room. " This effort over-flows the pantry with love and gives us a solid supply to give away through the winter, when heating and utility bills cut into the food budgets of many EB families." said Dawn Currier, Co-Chair of the Food Pantry Committee at Union Congregational Church.
The other half of the food and supply delivery was brought to St. Vincent DiPaul Pantry at St. John's Church by the delivery team, which included: Tony Lepine, Mike Quaglaria, Nate Brown, Keirstan Keehan, Sean Kenn, Stephen Cleary, and Geo Piras Depina.

EB Food Pantry has volunteer opportunities to sort and stack: this coming Wednesday Nov 23 2:30-5pm Saturday mornings all winter between 9a - 12p to bag grocery orders & date stock. One Wednesday / month help to unload the Boston Food Bank delivery.

The next food pantry distribution will be on Saturday, November 26th. It is open to all EB residents. Some items included in orders are toothpaste, oatmeal, canned fruit cocktail, shampoo, and conditioner. 

To donate, please locate the red drop-off barrel at the right side of the Church, 105 Pleasant St, next to the ramp. If you would like to volunteer or would like a grocery order, please email ebfoodpantry@yahoo.com. For more information, please visit www.uccofeb.org

Thank you, EB, for your continued support, you are remarkable!
~ Food Pantry Co- Chairs : Emily Oliver & Dawn Currier
Committee members: Marcia Sawdy, Jacquelyn Rose, Jamie Mitcheson
Pastor Gordon Crouch
Pictured above: Food delivery & Dawn Currier receiving Thanksgiving cards from Daisy Troop 77315
Historical Tidbit:
From May 16th, 1942 until October 1943 the town of East Bridgewater participated in a "dimout."
Because of East Bridgewater's vicinity to the ocean, war time fears led to this initiative, which mandated that the residents dimmed their lights to make the town less susceptible to air and submarine attacks. 

During the "dimout," porch lights were not to exceed 15 watts and must be shaded if direct light shone out higher than 90 degrees, all windows must be shaded 3/4 of the way down or all the way down if light could be seen from the street, and streetlights were to remain unlit at night. 
During this time Michael J. McCarthy, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, was in charge of making sure that the town residents were complying with the procedures. When the initiative finally ended, McCarthy stated: "All cooperated to make it a community job well done."
Information from: East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial
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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. 
Mark Coplin
You won a $10 gift certificate to Lady CJ Soulfood & Catering.

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose
East Bridgewater HUGS is ready
for the 2022
holiday season

HUGS TREES Are POPing up all over town!

Stop by to pick up and sign out your tags. Then, bring back your unwrapped gifts by December 12th.
Please take a tag!
Johnny Macaronis
Dewhurst Lumber
If you or someone you know from EB has a need:
If you would like to adopt a child or family this Christmas, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact me at wishes@ebhugs.org.
If you would like to make a cash donation, you can Venmo @ East Bridgewater Hugs, use Paypal on our website, www.ebhugs.org, or drop cash or checks or gift cards off at the EB Public Library or any of our drop off locations or mail or drop at HUGS, 100 Lorraine Drive.

If you have any questions, please call Theresa at 508-350-9811.
Thank you to everyone who participates and helps us to make Christmas bright for so many families in need.
Christmas Carols with Girl Scouts 

Friday, November 25th
4 – 5p
East Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union Street

The East Bridgewater Public Library is hosting a holiday event! Community members of all ages are invited to come to the Millet Room for Christmas Carols sung by the East Bridgewater Girl Scout Troop 70812. Please come and join in on the holiday spirit; refreshments will be served after the program.
Website: dbabrockton.org • Facebook: @DBA.Brockton • Instagram: @DBA_Brockton 
East Bridgewater
Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony 
November 26
6 - 7p
East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School
Co-Chairs of the Hall of Fame Committee Tom Kenney and George McCabe are announcing the 3rd annual East Bridgewater Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. A championship team will be inducted that evening, along with nominated student athletes and coaches. For more information on the individuals being inducted, see the EB Athletic HOF Fb page. Tickets are available through eventbrite or you may contact Athletic Director Patrick Leonard at 508-378-5850. All proceeds will benefit EB Athletics. 
EB Candle Company to Supply Candles for Bicentennial Celebration

The East Bridgewater Candle company has been chosen by the East Bridgewater Bicentennial Committee to supply candles for the series of events the town will hold for the Bicentennial Celebration. Four new, different labels have been created and will be available for purchase soon at future events, when more details are released about the festivities. The candles will help raise donations and funds for the Bicentennial Celebration. 

Story Credit: EB Candle Company’s fb
Evening of Elegance
Order Your Tickets Now!

 Saturday December 3rd, 7 - 11p

Join us in this elegant fundraiser for Brockton Public Library. 304 Main St's dazzling white marble and oak architecture & fine art collection will be adorned with 3 Floors of Music: Classical Trio from Brockton Symphony * Jazz Trio from Berklee School of Music * & DJ PLUS Scrumptious Nibblets from Brockton Arts, Wine & Beer.
304 Main St, Brockton
Purchase Semi Formal Tickets here:
Public Hearing: Stormwater Regulations
Monday, November 28th
East Bridgewater Town Hall
175 Central Street
East Bridgewater’s Board of Selectmen are holding a public hearing to discuss the proposed regulations for the Town’s stormwater by-law and are inviting the community to participate. For further reading, there are copies of the regulations available in The Board of Selectmen’s office or on the town’s main website below. 

Hazard Mitigation Plan
Response Survey
The Town is calling all EB residents and property owners for their feedback on the Hazard Mitigation Plan. The HMP is an ever evolving document that must continue to adapt in pace with the community to properly protect and mitigate against natural hazards. East Bridgwater along with Abington, Easton, and Stoughton are updating their 2015 regional HMP to maintain eligibility for FEMA grants and to increase involvement/awareness in daily hazard mitigation. But a successful HMP update is dependent on public input, so the HMP Committee needs your help! Please complete the HMP survey through the link below.

For more information, contact Charlie Seelig, East Bridgewater Town Administrator through email at cseelig@eastbridgewaterma.gov
Free EMT Basic Certificate Program at MCC
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 - 9:30p
Saturdays, 8:30a - 5p
December 6th - June 30, 2023
49 Union Street, Middleborough
Massasoit Community College has been awarded a $71,000 TRAIN grant to offer an Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate Training Program at no cost. In addition to having tuition paid, participating students may be eligible for reimbursement to assist with transportation, childcare, and other costs to help students function in the field.

The EMT Basic Certificate is an entry-level program that teaches students, through classroom and hands-on training, how to manage emergencies in the pre-hospital environment, including medical, traumatic, obstetric, psychiatric, pediatric, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Students will first complete work readiness, basic healthcare providers life support, and other EMS-related workshops before beginning EMT classes. Students that successfully complete the program will qualify to sit for the Massachusetts and National Registry of EMTs certification exams.
For more information on the EMT Basic Certificate and eligibility requirements, call 508-588-9100 x1695 or email shayes17@massasoit.mass.edu.
For your Climate Can- Do, Buy Local Every Day!


Small-scale, locally-owned businesses create more prosperous communities, are connected and are generally better off across various metrics. Moreover, when we buy from independent, locally owned businesses rather than national chains, a significantly greater portion of our money is then cycled back through our local economy — to make purchases from our friends' businesses, to aid our neighbors in need, and to support our local farms — ultimately strengthening the base of our whole community.

For our community, our environment, and ourselves. Buy Local.

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. There are things we can do.
MCC’s A Christmas Story
Massasoit Community College
Brockton Campus
Buckley Performing Arts Center
1 Massasoit Boulevard 

The Massasoit theater company is presenting a classic holiday play for this winter season with their production of A Christmas Story. With the humorous writing of author Jean Shepherd and brilliant directing by Jim Sullivan, this family holiday favorite will run for 5 shows over two weekends between December 3-11.
Show Dates Include: 
Saturday, December 3rd at 8p, Sunday, December 4th at 3p.
Friday, December 9th at 8p, Saturday, December 10th at 8p, Sunday, December 11th at 3p.
To purchase tickets, please call (508) 427-1234 or visit massasoit.edu/boxoffice. General admission costs $20 but a discounted price of $18 is offered to students, seniors, and veterans.
An old-fashioned candy store
with a TWIST
Happiness by the Plentiful!
Fulfill everyones sweetest desires at Pinches & Pounds. Choose from hundreds of products like chocolates, fudge, Jelly Bellies, just to name a few.

Stop by today!

Mon - Sat:
Open til 8pm • Sunday 'til 6pm

Online orders!

(781) 447-2639
785 Bedford St, Rt 18
Mold Guys Restoration
Kitchen & Bathroom Rebuilds

Sometimes parts of a kitchen and bathrooms need to be ripped apart and then put back together. One of the main causes of this is mold hidden…

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Mock Trial at the EBCOA
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
East Bridgewater Special Town Meeting
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
Fall Festival Fun!

On Saturday, October 29th, The Sydney Craven Memorial Fund and YMCA came together to host a fall festival for the community. The event was held at the Old Colony YMCA, East Bridgewater and was full of fall fun! Guests enjoyed rope courses, craft tables, hay bale bowling, sack races, a bounce house, costume contest, and much more! The festival was free to attend and all proceeds benefited both participating non for profit organizations.                                                                                                                                          
Story and Photo Credit: Sydney Craven Memorial Fund

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45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
Why did residents dim their lights?

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 November 23, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jamie Puhi, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
You may have heard: "Shop Small". It's a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses on Small Business Saturday. (Nov 26 this year) It was started in 2010 by American Express to promote small business shopping.
That's great, and hopefully it will stick, because Buying Local is so great, I do it every day : )
1) Fresher food.
2) There is way less packaging involved. 
3) Non profits receive greater support. - local businesses give more to our community.
4) Buying local helps the local economy. 
Most New Jobs Are Provided By Local Businesses.
5) Buying local helps support your neighbors.
6) The experience is way more fun. (Better than scanning FB for updates on local tidbits.)
7) It can help you save money. Think about how much it costs you to drive further: factor in gas, time.
You Matter More.
You matter to that small business owner. They care about servicing you.
And who doesn't like to be treated like royalty?
That crown looks good on you. ~ 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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