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September 12, 2021 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Bridgewater Badgers Give Back
The 6th grade Bridgewater Badgers football team learned an important life lesson when they delivered their collection of food to the Central Square Congregational Church food pantry.

Well done Badgers, well done Coach D'Emilia, and well done staff!

Story and photo credit: George Rizer
History Tidbit:  

Nahum Mitchell's History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1840
Plymouth County Map 1884
1737.— The town voted their consent that the north should become a distinct town, agreeably to their petition; and on November 29, 1738, they also voted their consent that the south and east precincts might also each become distinct towns; but these votes were never attempted to be carried into effect only as it regarded the north, who, although they petitioned originally to become a town, were indulged so far only as to be incorporated into a precinct.
 
1757.— Voted to choose five selectmen: hitherto they had chosen but three, one from the west, one from the south, and one from the east; ever after they chose one from each of the five parishes, east, west, north, south, and Titicut.


County Map from 1884
Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
508-697-0921
Services available through phone, email & website only
 
Bridgewater Public Library
15 South Street
508-697-3331
 
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
508-697-0929
 
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
 508-697-6016
Thursdays - 10a - 1p
1st Monday of each month from 6 - 7:30p
Congratulations!
Amy Badgio-Harris
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
1 week of free children's dance classes at
Dance Theater of New England. Try as many different classes as you would like, $55 value.
School is back in Session!

Tuesday, September 7th, was the first day of school for the Bridgewater -Raynham School District.
Click here for the academic year calendar.
Visit bridge-rayn.org for information on all schools.
BRRHS game schedules are now located on www.arbiterlive.com.
Interested in Bridgewater's Oldest Club?
September 13th at the rear of Prisco's located @ 8 Romney Rd. @ 2p.
The Ousamequin Club will be holding an ice cream social for all to attend to learn more about the club.
For more information or any questions visit their Facebook page.
Do You Have Questions About Small Farming? Our "How to" Books Have The Answers!
Need a book on how to raise chickens? Raising goats? How to raise pigs? How to raise turkeys? How to raise ducks? How to improve sandy soil? Drought gardening? Water gardens? Butterfly gardens?
Come find YOUR answers!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
BINGO at the COA
Wed, Sept 15th
10:30a - 12p
RSVP for lunch to go and the raffle 508-697-0929
Teen Art Party
Tues, Sept, 21st
4 - 5p
Flora T. Little Meeting Room
Join us once a month, every month for an arts and crafts party! We will learn a new craft each month. Making string art is this months' activity. No experience necessary, all supplies provided. Ages 12+ are welcome.
We are excited to share...
Starting Sept 13th through November 30th a new "Fall Into Fitness" wellness class schedule. Our goal is to offer seniors a sense of community with engaging programs to stay active and social, no matter what. We are offering Bridgewater seniors, 6 wellness classes (mix & match or all of one class) for $25 if they prepay. Please call the office staff for details & to sign up for a personalized punch card.
Autumn Fest 2021
Sat, Sept 25th
10a - 3p
Boyden Hall Quad, BSU
Join in for a fantastic day-long event where you can meet local businesses & artisans, paint pumpkins, enter raffles, hear great music & more!
We'll have fire department & police K9 demonstrations, a petting zoo, bounce house, and an amazing variety of food from some our best local food trucks! Come paint some pottery, or get your face painted!
If you would like to have your own spot in the vendor field, sign up at www.bridgewaterbiz.biz.

Mass Cultural Council STARS Residencies Grants Available

The STARS Residencies program supports K-12 schools in providing residencies of 3(+) days that bring students and teachers together with artists, scientists, and more for enriching learning experiences.

Currently, Mass Cultural Council is offering grants of $700 - $5,500 for the 2021-2022 school year to STARS Residencies. Any K-12 school recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with a 2021-2022 ESE School ID is eligible and encouraged to apply!

Visit the Mass Cultural Council website for more information!
Come visit the Anderson Art Gallery
Plan a visit NOW to BSU and mark your calendar for future exhibits.You'll find the full schedule at bsuarts.com/index.htm.
Open to the Public Mon - Fri, 9a - 4p.
Closed Holidays.
Handicap Accessible.
508.531.2510
Garden Harvest Recipe Contest ~ BuzzAround

To enter: submit recipes Sept 9th- October 9th, 2021

Read more
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Dance Theater of New England
GRANTS RENTAL
Need a lift? 

We have just the right size to help you with your project!


Whether your project is big or small, we can help!

Work smarter not harder!


10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950
Sponsors and Ads Wanted
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters is honoring three community leaders through its 21st Citizen of the Year Award program for the three Bridgewaters this November. Please consider sponsoring or advertising for the program.

For details on the sponsorship levels and advertisements pleases contact
Mike Kryzanek at 617-922-0453 mkryzanek@bridgew.edu.

Submit print ready ads in jpeg or pdf format to Beth Smith bethrollsmith@gmail.com.

Tickets for sale for the event (Nov 4th, 7p) are $20 each. Include your name, phone number and email address. Please make checks payable to: Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters.
Mail to: P. O. Box 266, E Bridgewater, MA 02333

Submissions need to be in by October 8th.
We celebrate
a Town of Bridgewater treasure ~
Leslie Dorr.
Les has served in the Town of Bridgewater for 47 years, most recently as the Office Administrator in the Community & Economic Development department.
We have all been inspired by her work ethic and dedication to the Town. She is well known for her love of family, genuine affable nature and her elegance.
Please join us in wishing Les all the best in her retirement.
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
1 week of free children's dance classes at
Dance Theater of New England. Try as many different classes as you would like, $55 value.

Historical Tidbit Question:
What year did the town vote to have five representatives?

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 September 15, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Changes
“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” ~Roy T. Bennett

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~ Rumi

“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.”
~ Lemony Snicket
“And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.”~ Libba Bray

We are ready, we are prepared, for the next great change. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Bridget Murphy-Courteau, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
Copyright 2021 Buzz Around Bridgewater. You have our permission to share and copy this issue in its entirety as much as you like. If you take it in part, please give credit. ("Buzz Around Bridgewater 9/12/21")
 
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