September 12, 2021
~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies.
Welcome Back to School Brockton!!
For information on all schools in Brockton go to
This is a big deal!!! Brockton Public Schools welcome the biggest group of new teachers in YEARS! Please join in welcoming all of the new staff members to the Brockton Public Schools.
We look forward to welcoming you back into your child's school this year for our Fall Open Houses! Masks are required at all times when in our buildings.
Historical Tidbit:

Antque Firefighting
Restored Protector No. 3 “hand-tub” leaves Brockton's Central Fire Station for Brockton Fairgrounds to be on display during “fair week.” At the reins is Lt. Robert Howard of Sugar Brook Farm and Easton Fire Department; July 6, 1967
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Internship Opportunity

*Graphic Design
Gain real-world knowledge as we design our internship specifically for you!

To participate, email resume:
City Hall
45 School St
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 & phone contact only

There are 14 food pantries in Brockton.
Melinda Wallant
won a $15 gift certificate to
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.
Kids' Road Races

Every Saturday from
Sept 4th - Oct 23rd
Pentangle Parking Lot located at D W Field Park Oak St. Brockton
The Kids' Road Races are back in Brockton! This bi-annual event has taken place for over 40 years in Brockton and finally the races are back. For only $1 per runner, kids ages six to fourteen will have the chance to race 2.2 miles for endless fun and potential ribbons.

For additional information, contact Dave at or call 508-588-3148.
Greek Food Festival
Thursday, Sept 16th, 11a - 9p
Friday & Saturday, Sept 17th & 18th, 11a - 11p
Sunday, Sept 19th, 11a - 6p
457 Oak St.
Come enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries as well as Greek dancing performances and live music from Athenian Entertainment, featuring Georgios Karatzas, as presented by the Annunciation Greek Church. This event will be rain or shine and offers free parking and admission.
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!
music notes
Brockton Mayor’s Summer
Concert Finale!
Wed, September 22nd
5:30 - 7:30p
Outside at Brockton City Hall

The Brockton High Alumni Association invites you to hear one of our own perform, in her own band “Breakaway”, our vice president Amy Korim and Distinguished Alumni Winner will hold this free concert.

This free event is to celebrate back to school and back to memories. BHS Alumni encourages you to bring family and friends and dance and sing to lots of great music. We will have an information table, too.

For more information Anne at or 774-297-4939.
Enter your favorite recipe now for the opportunity to win great prizes from Rosa's Food Shoppe, Edible South Shore / South Coast, Bridgewater Farm Supply & CN Smith Farm.
Share with your friends!
Garden Harvest Recipe Contest ~ BuzzAround

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

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Finding your ‘Why’

Have you lost your purpose and calling in life?

Are you experiencing depression, anxiety and unhealthy stress?

The GleeWorks system helps you reengage and have meaning in your life which reduces depression and anxiety. 

Call or email 781-223-8221 

52 Weeks Logo & Link Ad $99 / mo

For $99 / each month see your ad in 1 Buzz Around town each week.

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Cultural Affairs and
Tourism Meeting
Thursday, Sept 23rd
North Baptist Church, 899 No Main St.

At this meeting, individuals involved in activities in the city will be able to spread the word, share information, and learn more about services available to organizations and groups who wish to hold events in the city.

For more information contact Anne at or call
2021 Walk For Survivor Safety
October 2nd 
Check in: 9:30a. Walk: approximately 10:30a.
DW Field Park, Oak St. Gate entrance
On line registration closes September 24th
Join us for a family-friendly walk and BBQ in the park to raise awareness and support for survivors of domestic violence.
Family & Community Resources, Inc. -
508-583-6498 ext. 103
Recycling Used Glasses With your Brockton Lions
Recycling used eyeglasses makes a difference. The Brockton Lions Club welcomes volunteers to assist us once a month to sort, clean and package donated eyeglasses. Training is provided.
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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:
Where was Protector #3 headed?

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.

“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
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