May 22, 2022 ~
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. 
A Picture of Summer ~
Bridgewater Little League

Steve's Lawn Care and Southeastern Fire & Safety battling on Lazaro.

Service Men's Canteen
Historical Tidbit: Bridgewater Serviceman's Canteen

During WWII, the Bridgewater Serviceman's Canteen stood on the front lawn of the Academy Building. It provided free coffee and snacks to servicemen passing through town. It started out as a few women with a table on the lawn and grew to this serving thousands of men and women during the war. Today this building is part of the Recreation Commission Office on Cottage Street.
Respectfully submitted, David Moore

Supporting BuzzAround's Social Entrepreneurship is good for the earth!

Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
Services available through phone, email & website only
Bridgewater Public Library
15 South Street
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
Thursdays - 10a - 1p
1st Monday of each month from 6 - 7:30p
Cathy Skoglund
won a Free one hour of coaching
(value $80) with
Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and anxiety.

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray. 
The Sun Will Rise Foundation, Inc. will be offering a peer-led, in person, Substance Loss Grief Group
Trinity Episcopal Church,
91 Main St
2nd Wednesday each month 6:30 - 8p
Parking is available behind the church. If you know anyone who might benefit from a substance -loss-focused grief group please share this information with them.
To pre-register visit
The Bridgewater public library is taking donations for The Wandering Heart Project
"For the month of May we have partnered with The Wandering Heart Project and are collecting brand new items to be donated to foster children.The following items are requested: Bathing Suits, Beach Towels, Water Bottles, and Water Shoes. Donations are due by May 31. Items can be dropped off during library hours."
Vendor/Craft Fair
Saturday, June 4th
9a – 1p
Central Square Congregational Church, UCC

Come shop with us! A variety of vendors, both indoors and outdoors. And a pie and baked goods sale! See you there!
Among the vendors booked so far: Scentsy * Images by Owen* Touchstone Crystal * Tupperware * Handmade American Girl & Barbie clothes * A Touch of Glass * Nature's Pathway * Handmade jewelry & home décor * Purple Giraffes Designs * The Crafty Hippie * Ed Beaulieu & Rick Bentsen, authors and photography * Alicia Corbett Glam Boutique * Tastefully Simple * Cruise Planners - Journeys by Jojo * Charlette's Crafts * BFF Kitchen * Focilo - essential oil-based health & beauty * Serenity Eleven * Ellen Best Card Design. Vendor / Craft Fair FB Event
BCCR Flag Raising Events

Join the community for two great events. The Bridgewater Communities for Civil Rights will be hosting two flag raising events.
On June 1st, BCCR will be raising and flying the pride flag to support and celebrate the diverse LGBTQ+ community. The flag will be flown June 1st - 14th.
On June 15th, a flag will be raised in recognition for the end of slavery and will be flown until the end of June. A brief ceremony will be held after each flag is raised.
Time: 3:30p both days
Where: In front of the the Academy Building, Bridgewater Center
Bay Circuit Trail
The BCT is a 230-mile long trail outside Boston where you can walk, hike, ride, ski, or just get some fresh air.

Click here for Map 12 which includes Bridgewater as well as Easton, West Bridgewater & East Bridgewater.

Looking for more information? Visit their main website
May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Amplify and celebrate AAPI voices by picking up a new book or re-reading an old favorite. Looking for more? Check out our AAPI display at the Library!
Check out the reading list on the Library website. Click HERE for more!
Everything You Need for Gardening
Tools, Seeds, Soil & Fertilizers
Wide Selection & Helpful Service!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357

Metro South Restaurant Week 2022

June 5th - 9th, restaurants in Abington, Avon, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Randolph, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman will be putting together their best prix-fixe offers, or a discount incentive for you to enjoy.
Support your local restaurants and become eligible to win gift cards to our local restaurants! Post a photo on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn and we will pick daily winners to receive the cards. Be sure to tag us @metrosouthchambercommerce and use #restaurantweek2022.

For more information on the event or you would like your restaurant to be included in this event, visit

Questions? Contact Cathryn Schofield or Chris Cooney for assistance.
MassDOT’s 2050 Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan - Get Involved with the Survey

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has launched a new Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan called Beyond Mobility. Watch the short video and view the new Beyond Mobility Main Page  to learn more.

How Can You Get Involved?

MassDOT wants you to be part of the conversation. Take its short survey at (Click Here) and share with everyone else who might be interested.
Private Business Owners: 
We Are Looking for Board Nominations
Workforce Board of 24 oversees $3.4 million budget for regional training, consulting & programing

*learn about workforce development opportunities
*Be a voice in your industry 
Monthly & quarterly meetings

Contact Jason Hunter, Director of operations

MassHire Greater Brockton
Career Center
34 School St, 2nd Floor, Brockton
Treat your fingernails to Color Street temporary designs!
Tons of fun!

Independent Consultant Katie Ray
(774) 274-7492

*100% real nail polish strips
*Easy one step application
*No dry time/smudges/streaks
*Made in the USA

BR Baseball vs. BC High
Video Courtesy of BTV
Town Council: May 10th
Video Courtesy of BTV
Find YOUR Bliss with
New Evening Class Begins Monday, June 6th @ 6:30 pm. Register Now!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective.

516 N. Bedford St, East Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564

Reiki Treatments with Jacquelyn Rose

Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch. Reiki practitioners use their hands to deliver energy to your body, improving the flow and...

Read more
BSU Alumni Spring Concert
Video Courtesy of BTV
B-R Spring Concert
Video Courtesy of BTV

Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
$20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray. 

Historical Tidbit Question:
What street is the Serviceman's Canteen on?

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 May 25, 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, Olivia Machakos, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Rohail Spear & Greg Venezia.
Congratulations to all of our graduates.
Now you head out to make your way. Yahoo!

My youngest, working on his career for a solid year now after graduation, got me talking about my own 21 year old career misadventures .. we both shook our heads in disbelief at what we didn't know that first year after graduation.

Since so much of it was just figuring life out, the Longest John's "Hoist Up the Thing" comes to mind.

Fresh out of college, with grades straight from Hell
I browsed for a trade at which I could excel
An ad for a ship in need of some manning
Men, sails, and purpose, but lacking a captain

What luck, says I, to find such good fortune!
A few white lies later, I ran down the pier
Bought me a coat and a cutlass or two
Jumped on the deck, and I yelled at the crew:

Hoist up the thing! Batten down the whatsit!
What's that thing spinning? Somebody should stop it!
Turn hard to port! (That's not port)
Now I've got it! Trust me, I'm in control!"
(c: David Robinson, Andrew Robert Yates, Jonathan Michael Peter Darley, Robert James Alexander Sattin 2020

We all have to figure out our own way. Very seldom is it without bumps and missteps.
We are never really in control. Best we can do is be true to ourselves and kind to others. Here's wishing you clear sailing!
 ~ Jacquie
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