East Bridgewater Benefits from South Shore Recycling Cooperative

Back in 2021, East Bridgewater joined the South Shore Recycling Cooperative, a voluntary association of South Shore towns established in 1998 to help towns improve their recycling programs, and to reduce the amount, toxicity, and cost of disposal.

Residents of East Bridgewater, along with the 17 other towns in the cooperative, can now view the Annual Report which details things like the annual savings, expenses, and more. Notably in 2021, the SSRC raised $86,879.67 through municipal member dues, sponsorships, grant funding, donations, and interest. The expenses of the SSRC in 2021 totaled $84,904.14 which covered services of the Executive Director, the Hazardous Waste Specialist, and for water reduction and recycling activities that benefitted the different towns. All of these different activities contributed to a total of $98,970 in savings/earnings for the year.

To read the report in its entirety, click here! More great work done by the SSRC to help make our community a healthier, happier place to live!
Historical Tidbit:
Earthquake felt South of Boston
Documentation of a story from Hilda (Morton) Thomas 1899 – 1991

The Eastern states have seldom been troubled with earthquakes worthy of notice, except in one case. November 18, 1755, was a day long to be remembered in the annals of New England for a remarkable earthquake. The convulsion was greater and more terrifying than ever experienced before or since in this part of the globe. It is said that the ground swelled and rolled like the waves of the sea. The evening was clear and serene, not the least current of air could be felt to move. The full moon shone in all it mildness, and all things seemed to be silent and in thoughtful meditation.

Suddenly, the undulations of the air accounted the approaching awful catastrophe.

The ground rose so abruptly and so suddenly the leaves of the forest rose from ground and floated about in the air. The first shock was followed by two others, but they were comparatively light and did no harm. The first shock burst in several places in the area and honed out great quantities of earth and water. In one case, it raised a house so high that a cradle with a child in it was thrown from one side of the room to the other. This quake was so convulsive it filled the minds of both man and beast with consternation.”

Respectfully submitted,
Sue Basile
Town Hall
175 Central St
508-378-1601

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
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
Congratulations!
Beverly Croce
you won a $25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax

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
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Senior Learning Network is Back!
Tuesday, Feb 22
2p

The COA is ready to welcome back the Senior Learning Network this month, and their upcoming program is bound to draw a crowd! This presentation, titled Agate Fossil Beds National Monument (Nebraska) No Dinosaurs Here, Only Mammals!, will introduce students to several species of mammals that once roamed the Nebraska plains during the Miocene epoch some 26-15 million years ago. Learn how climate change, geology, and other environmental factors contributed to the evolution and extinction of these species.

To sign up for this presentation, call the Council on Aging at 508-378-1610. For more events like this, check out their monthly newsletter!
Join a Virtual SAT Strategy Session
Mon, Feb. 28
6 - 7p
Online

The EB Public Library will be hosting a free online event where the Princeton Review will go over the format, kinds of questions, scoring, and more about the SAT.

Please register at the Princeton Review's website: princetonreview.com/register and sign up on the EB Library website: eastbridgewaterlibrary.org
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Paint "Night"
Thurs, Feb 24
1p
EB Council on Aging

This social event is open to people of any skill level where you will create a 16'' x 20'' painting under the instruction of Heather Martin, the owner of the Pour Artist.

All paints, canvases, and smocks will be provided!

For more info on senior events, please check out the EB Council on Aging newsletter: COA Feb. Newsletter
Living with Intention - A Workshop on Purpose
for Soulful Girls
Sun, Feb 27
12 - 2p
My Happy Place Empowerment Studio
484 Bedford St

Tori Best, Yoga and Meditation, will be partnering with The Soul Project to present Living with Intention! Through discussion, self-exploration, and movement, girls ages 9 - 13 will contemplate, journal, share, and practice - never perfect - that which makes our hearts beat like a drum with guidance from the event hosts.

Tori is the co-creator and facilitator of National Brain Tumor Society’s Meditation Mondays program, and she facilitates community yoga and meditation classes online and across the South Shore. Her goal as an instructor is to hold space for students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to help each return to their home at heart-center again and again. The Soul Project is a local nonprofit giving young girls and women of all ages the tools necessary to heal, grow, connect, and thrive. Rooted in empowerment, mindfulness, and the strength of vulnerability, the Soul Project and its founder Kristie Dean clear the room to make the space for community, personal development workshops, and so much more.

Cost of attendance is $35 per child, and registration can be completed by clicking here. For more information on this event, visit Tori's website or Facebook page!
Did you know, we have a great selection of birthday and event cards?
Don't forget to show love and appreciation for those around you!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Metro South Chamber of Commerce Multi-Chamber Mega Mixer
Thursday, Feb 24
5 - 6:30p
Virtual Event

Join the Metro South Chamber of Commerce as they host 9 different chambers from the Southeastern Massachusetts area for a virtual mixer event!

Business people from any one of these chambers can join us. This event is designed to help you meet new people, get the word out about your business and have a great time all from the comfort of your home or office.

There will be representatives from the Cape Cod Canal Region, Cranberry Country, Marthra's Vineyard, Metro South, Nantucket, One SouthCoast, Plymouth, Taunton, Tri-Town, and United Regional Chambers all gathered together!

There will be games and prizes! Chamber members must register through One SouthCoast Chamber.
BSU Department of Theater Presents - Sensitive Guys
Wednesday, Feb 23rd, 8p
Friday, Feb 25th, 8p
Saturday, Feb 26th, 2p
Rondileau Student Union Auditorium
19 Park Ave, Bridgewater

All-American Concert Brockton Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, March 6th
3p 
Christ Congregational Church
1350 Pleasant St, Brockton

We are thrilled to have you join us for our first full orchestra concert since March 2020, conducted by Dr. Donald Running.

This 1-hour concert of American favorites features pianist Robert Finley performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, alongside Adolphus Hailstork's Three Spirituals, symphonic works by Bernstein & Ives, and more!

Programs Available with the Council on Aging

The East Bridgewater Council on Aging offers a wide variety of movement and learning programs targeted at the seniors of our community. Throughout the month of February, senior residents have options like Chair Exercise, Yoga, Crocheting, Mah Jongg, Walking Club, and even a Shopper's Van!

For specific information on any of these programs, and the many more events and support provided by the COA, view their newsletter! The calendar list specific programs for each day of the week (Mon-Fri) with the corresponding time of each event. Join the COA for some moving and grooving the second half of February!
Get Your Museum Passes from the EB Public Library

As spring vacation creeps up right around the corner, grab some museum passes to places such as the Buttonwood Park Zoo, the Hall at Patriot's Place, and the newly added Old Colony History Museum for free!

Passes will also allow you to get tickets for other educational opportunities such as the Children's Museum in Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, and more at discounted rates.

To reserve a pass, you will need your library card number and your PIN number. To reserve your passes and get more info, please visit EB Public Library's Website: ebpubliclibrary.com/pass
Softer Side of Celtic with Jeff Snow
Tuesday, March 1
6:30p
East Bridgewater Public Library

Join the East Bridgewater Public Library in welcoming Jeff Snow! Jeff is a talented multi-instrumentalist who shares the music, and the stories behind the music of Scotland, Ireland, and England.

Growing up in a home where old Scottish folk songs were the everyday sounds, Jeff developed an early love of Celtic music. Much of the history of these lands was preserved in song. You will see singing, laughing, lots of smiles, and perhaps a few tears as we travel through time. Each of Jeff's concerts is a wee bit different and adapted to the response and interest of the audience.

Register for this event on the Library's online calendar. For more information, visit the Facebook page for the event.
Mold Guys Restoration
Mold Guys Restoration services both residential and commercial buildings. If you ever need mold remediation services, water damage repair, air duct cleaning etc., contact Mold Guys today!

(781) 910-5029
Healing Starts Here -

Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch.

Read more
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Nomination Papers Available Now
The following offices will appear on 2022 ballot:
One - Board of Selectmen (3yrs); One - Assessor (3yrs); Two - School Committee (3yrs); One Housing Authorty (5yrs); Two - Library Trustees (3yrs); One - Board of Health (3ys); Two - Planning Board (3yrs); Five - Constables (3yrs)

Click here for additional information on running for Public Office.
Last day to obtain Nomination Papers is Wednesday, March 23rd.
Last day to submit Nomination Papers is Friday, March 25th.
Annual Town Election; Saturday, May 14th
Town Clerk (508) 378-1606
Gordon W. Mitchell PTA Fundraiser's Success

The collaboration between Cupcake Charlie's and the Gordon W. Mitchell PTA resulted in the largest fundraiser to date according to EB Public Schools' Facebook page on February 7.

The most popular flavors were Oreo Delight, Peanut Butter Pleasure, and Lemon Drop. About 6,700 cupcakes were sold to help fund future community events to support the relationship between parents, administrators, and teachers.

Check out more of EB Gordon W. Mitchelle PTA's work on their Facebook page: facebook.com/ebmiddleschoolpta
Post info from the EB Public School Facebook page: facebook.com/EBPublicSchools
7th Annual Multicultural Business Forum & Business After Hours
Thursday, March 3
5 - 7:30p
Thorny Lea Golf Club
159 Torrey Street, Brockton

Join the Metro South Chamber of Commerce in welcoming the panelists for this annual forum event: Shaleah Gilmer, Black Owned Brockton; Ed Cabellon, Brockton Beer Company; Sharon Brewster, Brewster Branding; and Gonzalo Diaz, America's Food Basket. This is a great opportunity for potential and existing entrepreneurs to learn about helpful resources, network with local businesses, and hear from entrepreneurs who have successful businesses.

This expo is free to participate, and the Expo Registration Form can be found here. More information about this event can be found by visiting their website. To register for this event, click here.

Questions? Contact Cathryn Schofield by emailing CSchofield@metrosouthchamber.com or calling (508) 586-0500 x 231.
Erin Condon Named Student-Athlete of the Month

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) named Erin Condon of East Bridgewater High School as the January 2022 Student-Athlete of the Month.

She was honored by the school and received her awards on the night of February 10.

Way to go Erin! And go Vikings!

Info and photos from EB Public Schools Facebook page: facebook.com/EastBridgewaterPublicSchools
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
When did the earthquake happen that was described in the article?

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 February 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, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Yelena Salvador & Greg Venezia
Compassion
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ~ Plato

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
~ Anne Frank

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
~ Dalai Lama XIV

“Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy.”
~ Dean Koontz

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
~ Maya Angelou

"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures."
~ Lao Tzu
To all my empathetic friends out there: Without compassion for ourselves & others, this world will swallow us whole. Know your needs, and take care of them. (In airline speak: Put your own oxygen mask on first.) 
AND be quick to forgive others.

These days we all need more: more self-love AND more grace from each other. 
Compassion my dear friends, compassion. 
~ Jacquie
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