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.
Rotary Club Senior Scholarships
Congratulations to these seniors from the Rotary Club who earned Annual Scholarships. The lunch celebrating these seniors' accomplishments was well attended. These students deserved it.
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Historical Tidbit:

Polka Dot Car
Latest Fashion, Polka Dot Car?

Not to be outdone by the flashy one tone and two tone cars of the current assembly line, Russell E. Dahlen, 17, of 54 Tribou St., Brockton, right, added a dash of originality to his earlier vintage model - added a set of polka-dots.
Helped him on cleanup job, from left, Glenn R. Fahey, 16, of 124 Riverview St.; Thomas B. Johnson, 17, of 450 Summer St.; Raymond H. Lambert, 17, of 31 Eleventh Ave. and Russell; April 29, 1967.

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City Hall
45 School St  508-580-7123
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.
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. 
K-8 Art Show
May 24th to June 2nd
Brockton Public Library
Brockton's annual K-8 art show is almost here. Artwork from these students will be displayed at the Brockton Public Library. Visit and admire the work these talented students have created.
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Youth Works has paid training for Brockton Area
16-21 year olds!
Not just a job, Youth Works provides training & skills.

Sign up here:
Memorial Day Parade 2022

Monday, May 30th
156 West Elm Street

Join Brockton's Memorial Day Parade! All are welcome.
The parade begins in front of the War Memorial Building on 156 West Elm Street. There will be a ceremony following the parade, which takes place at City Hall Plaza.
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Walk- Ins Welcome!
Concord Foods
10 Minuteman Way, Brockton, MA
(508) 580 - 1700 ext 370.
New Heights Charter School of Brockton presents Heights & Heroes Basketball Fundraiser Game New Heights & City Hall 1st Annual Basketball Game. Mayor Sullivan and his team of police / fire / first responders played against New Heights Varsity and Staff. Money raised will go directly to New Heights Scholarship and Athletic Programs! Winner takes home the Heights & Heroes Championship Trophy and bragging rights until next year's game! May 14.
Video Courtesy of BCA
Heel - A - Thon to Raise Awareness Around Abuse
Saturday, June 4th
560 Oak Street
Walk a mile in heels to raise money for organizations such as the Association of Haitian Women. There will be food, music, games and more. Registration is $40.
Register here:
Brockton Area's 4th Annual Construction Career Day
Friday, June 3rd
Massasoit Community College
9a - 1 p
An exciting, immersive opportunity for high school students to learn about careers in construction, including building, paving, engineering, electrical, plumbing, solar & energy and many others!
To learn how to participate, as an exhibit or a student, contact John Nesti, MassHire 508 584- 9800 or
Get a Free Car Seat!
June 9th
5p - 6p
1367 Main St

Register and attend this free Car Seat Safety Course and earn a free car seat. First come, first serve. Spaces are limited.
Register here:
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

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
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 want you to be part of the conversation. Take its short survey at (Click Here) and share with everyone else who might be interested.
Cultural Affairs and Tourism Meeting
Thursday, June 9th
North Baptist Church, 899 No Main Street

Learn about the organizations and businesses in the city interested in doing great things at the next Cultural Affairs and Tourism meeting. This is an information opportunity and a chance to promote your group or organization, too.

For more information, call Anne at 774-297-4939 or email at
Brockton High School Jazz Concert
April 30
Video courtesy of BCA
BB Bookworks Inc
Specializing in real estate presentations, pitch decks, and financial projections for projects. We help real estate professionals and real estate investors with presentation material.

Use our service to create your next project pitch plan!

810 Washington St, Suite 2 

(774) 778-7218 
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NASA Ambassador Launches Portable Planetarium
Saturday, June 11
11a - 3p
304 Main Street
The Brockton Public Library will launch a portable planetarium with NASA Solar System Ambassador Patricia Monteith. This free event is great for the whole family and the kids will be able to go inside with masks on to check it out. 
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Cassandra Bruny, Hair Artist, was BCA's First Friday Artist, giving a demonstration of her incredible skills
The First Friday of every month Brockton Cable Access hosts an artist. They interview and display their work in a comfortable, immersive atmosphere, giving the participant an opportunity to watch, listen, ask questions, and sometimes involve themselves in the First Friday artists presentation, creating a meaningful experience for all involved!

Admission is FREE.
Light refreshments are served.
BCA: 1 North Main Street
Next First Friday: June 3, 6 - 7:30p. Featured Artist BuzzAround's own Jacquelyn Rose with her painting "As Yet UnNamed" - Brockton's last opportunity to contribute to the painting's book before it is finished and hung in Brockton Public Library's permanent collection. Check for updates:

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

Historical Tidbit Question:
When was this photo taken?

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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, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Rohail Spear, & Gregory 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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