March 20, 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. 
Mid-March, 2020, Steve & Nancy Prisco and crew mobilized, feeding and supplying anyone who called in looking for help. People were quarantined. Prisco's had a process in place to deliver compassion and supplies. " If they can't drive, I have 45 volunteers ready to deliver." Said Steve, "I listen to their needs, ask them about dietary restrictions, and if there is a child, I will add a toy from the store to the package. It's about helping out one another, it's about faith, hard work, and family." Throughout our Covid lockdown and after, Prisco's organized volunteers and donors to provide over 1000 meals to families and to the elderly. Now we’re coming in on spring, 2022, and Prisco's is back using that imagination and passion to serve up quality food and family fun. 

How about an Authentic Neapolitan Pizza? Prisco's is cooked in an open flame oven with a sauce that comes from a tomato farmer in California in small batches. Prisco’s pizza has the finest cheeses and ingredients offering yummy specialty pizzas from classic pepperoni or their homemade meatballs. Like the Little Kahuna with feta cheese, garlic, chicken, bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh pineapple, or the Piggy Piggy with fresh prosciutto, fresh figs, gorgonzola cheese. And for those who can’t get enough, there’s Dessert Pizza with Nutella, seasonal fruit toppings, topped with a sprinkle of confectioners sugar. 

The comfort food experience keeps coming: known for their 3-foot calzones featured on Phantom Gourmet, Prisco’s created a foot-long Calzone, so it can be made to order the same day; there are 4 different types of wings to try and don’t forget the fried dough. 

Since New Englanders (and especially Bridgewaterites) love their ice cream and seafood, in early April Prisco’s roadside stand will include a new addition, fried clams & lobster rolls. Hometown yumminess with heart. To top it off, thank you Prisco's, for advertising in your BuzzAround, continuing your support of our community.

Story credit: J. Rose
Historical Tidbit: 
Boston's St. Patrick's Day

The Charitable Irish Society of Boston was founded in 1737 and is the oldest Irish organization in North America. It provided temporary loans and helped Irish Immigrants find work. In the 1740s, 90% of Boston’s indentured servants were from Ireland. The society also organized the first observance of St. Patrick's Day in the Thirteen Colonies.

The original celebration was not Catholic in nature, Irish immigration to early Massachusetts was dominated by Protestants or Scotch - Irish. The celebration was to honor their homeland. As years went on banquets and parades to celebrate got bigger and bigger as Catholic Irish immigrants flooded Boston. Boston’s early St. Patrick’s Day Parades occurred downtown by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, an Irish Catholic fraternal organization. In 1901, the parade moved to South Boston, a neighborhood that was home to a robust Irish community, and the site of Dorchester Heights, where the evacuation of British troops from Boston on March 17, 1776. Given the significance of both the St. Patrick’s Day and Evacuation Day holidays, the parade came to honor both.  

In the 1870’s, Boston had 250,000 residents, 57,000 were Irish, gaining acceptance after being ostracized. It had been common to see: “Irish need not apply” signs for jobs. Then, largely due to their contributions to the Union Army in the Civil War, the Irish immigrants and their descendants became accepted and then leaders in our Boston area communities. They took on civil service roles in politics, police, and fire service. They lead large construction jobs, including filling Back Bay and building Fenway Park and they founded Boston College. On the south shore, 40% of the population identifies with Irish heritage. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, all. 

Sources:

Story credit: J. Rose
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!
Ellie Flaherty
won a $15 gift card to
734 Bedford St, Rt 18 Elmwood Post Office Building, East Bridgewater

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
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Bridging LIVES Peer Leaders Make A Difference

On March 8, Bridging LIVES Peer Leaders recently assembled resource bags to be distributed to all 8th-grade students in the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District. This youth collective educates peers and high school students on substance use prevention in B-R High School.

Bridging Lives is a community organization that was established in Bridgewater and Raynham to help educate individuals and families on substance abuse, coping and resiliency skills, and resources. They provided the materials for resource bags that were distributed to 8th-grade students.

Great Work!

For more info and events, check out the Bridging LIVES FB group: facebook.com/BRBridgingLives
Seafood craving?
We’re sure our latest special will satisfy you! 

Salmon Beurre Blanc - pan seared salmon with a fresh beurre Blanc sauce topped with cracker crumbs served with fontina risotto and asparagus

Donate Supplies to Support Ukrainians
Dress-A-Girl Around the World BW/WB has several ways listed to help: medical supplies, girls dresses for the refugees, and Rotary International Funds.

Medical Supplies: Dress- A -Girl organizer Evie DeLutis has coordinated with Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church, in Jamaica Plain, a direct way to help Ukraine. The church is sending medical supplies.The items will be trucked to New Jersey, then be shipped to Poland by the Ukrainian logistics company Meest. Evie called the church and they would so appreciate any medical supplies that can be delivered to them. All kinds of bandages, antibiotics, Tylenol, first aid kits, gauze, etc. No Alcohol because it will not be allowed on the plane.

Drop these items off at the Bridgewater Senior Center during their open hrs, Mon - Thur, 9 - 3; Fri, 9 - noon. There will be labeled boxes inside the front door. Someone will pick them up regularly and deliver them to the Church.

Dresses: If anyone has any large (size 10 or 12) dresses made.. or could have them made in the next week or two, Also, if anyone sees 2T or 3T undies on sale, we need those as well. Please drop these off at the West Bridgewater Library by March 31.

Rotary International:
With staggering need inside Ukraine for medicine and medical supplies, Rotary Club Lviv International is working with partner clubs and NGOs in Poland and Germany to get urgently needed aid to Ukraine quickly.


Shared by Evelyn DeLutis
Info from Dress-A-Girl Around the World Bridgewater FB page: facebook.com/DressAGirlBridgewater
Bridgewater Academy Lions Club's Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, March 25th
9a - 2p
5 Wally Kruegger Way

The Bridgewater Academy Lions Club will be hosting a blood drive at the Conant Community Health Center off of Rt. 28.

Please schedule an appointment online through RedCrossBlood.org and enter: Academy Lions or give a call to 1-800-733-2767.

You will get a $10 e-gift card from Fanatics! as well for your donation.
Businesses: Amplify Your Message

Pizza by the pie or by the slice… stop by and satisfy your cravings today!

8 Romney Road Bridgewater
(508) 697-2273

Pajama Storytime and Donate to the Pajama Drive with Mrs. Davis
Wednesday, March 23
10:30a
Bridgewater Public Library

"Join Mrs. David in your pajamas for stories, songs, and rhymes. We highly encourage you to bring a brand new pair of pajamas to donate to our Pajama Drive.

This program is recommended for ages 2+. Registration is required so please call 508-697-3331."
Get Your Tickets for the Bridgewater-Raynham Educational Foundation's Inaugural Fundraiser
Saturday, March 26
7:30p
Olde Scotland Links

The Bridgewater Raynham Educational Foundation is committed to raising money to supplement the public school education of students by supporting teachers and school officials with grants.

This year, the organization will be hosting its fundraising event entitled "The Simply Sinatra Evening" where Michael Dutra, a Frank Sinatra impersonator will perform.

To show your support and find out more info about tickets, pricing, tables, etc., please visit the Bridgewater Raynham Educational Foundation Corporation FB page: facebook.com/breducationalfoundationcorp
Join the "Peace in Ukraine" Rally
Sunday, March 27
1p
Central Square

The Bridgewater Communities for Civil Rights (BCCR) is organizing a peace rally that is sponsored by the First Parish UU Church in Bridgewater.

Show your support for the families and people in Ukraine by stopping by.

Info from the BCCR FB group: facebook.com/BCCRPeace

If you are interested in volunteering to cover the event, please contact the BTV Access Corporation: facebook.com/BTVaccess
Dogs, Cats, Birds, Horses; we have everything you need to care for your pets!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357

Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility
Thursday, March 31
6 - 8:30p
71 Central Square

Bridgewater PRIDE is hosting a showcase celebration in honor of Trans Day of Visibility. The organization encourages folks to bring a poem, song, story, or snack to share!

Info from UCC FB group: facebook.com/uccprideevent
Please plan to attend our next meeting

Ousamequin Club
Monday, April 4, 1p
Bridgewater Senior Center

 A short business meeting will be followed by a very informative talk by Kathy Hayes, outreach coordinator for Bridgewater entitled "Advocacy for a Loved One". Caregiving can be a very challenging role. Please join us to explore how to build a support network. Find out about resources and benefits that might be available to you and your loved one.

This month the club will be collecting peanut butter and jelly for the local food pantry, wet wipes and panty liners for Project Pack and used books. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you on April 4.
Find YOUR Bliss with
BLISS THROUGH YOGA!
In Person classes at The She Shed, every Saturday at
9 am!

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. 

(508) 331-3564
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Bridgewater Fire Department Recognizes Their Female Firefighters

The Bridgewater Firefighter Department posted:
"In honor of International Women’s Day, we would like to recognize FF Amy Glavin and FF Cori Handorff who currently work full time as Firefighter/Paramedics. Amy was the 2nd woman to be hired at the Bridgewater Fire Department and Cori followed a few years later. Thank you for your continued dedication to this department and community."

Thank you to Amy, Cori, and all of our service men and women who keep this community safe.

For more info, please check out the BFD FB page: facebook.com/BridgewaterFirefighters
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a Free one hour of coaching. (value $80)
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Historical Tidbit Question:
Who are the Ancient Order of Hibernians?

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 March 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.
Confidence
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
~ Carter Crocker

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Life has no remote....get up and change it yourself!” ~ Mark A. Cooper

"*Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics
*The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world's first successful airplane and made the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight
*Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon
*Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", and 49 years old when he wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
*Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
*Henry Ford Was 45 when the Model T Ford came out
*Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote The Hunger Games
*Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa
*Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote "The Cat in the Hat"
*Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully piloted a water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009
*J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out
*Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats" ~ Pablo
“When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them.”
~ Karen E. Quinones Miller

You can do it. ~ Jacquie
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