Congrats to the unified basketball team on their first game today against Pembroke!
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Historical Tidbit:
Boston's Irish
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 1740’s 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. 
Story credit: J. Rose
Town Hall

WB Public Library
Council on Aging

Proof of residency is the only requirement.
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
1:45 - 3p
457 rear, South Main St., Suite #1
Dianna O'Leary
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
Free one hour of coaching. (value $80)
with Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and anxiety.
Free Women and Wealth Seminar
Wed. March 23rd, 6:30p
WB Public Library Meeting Room
No registration required
West Bridgewater Food Pantry

Our new location is a unit within the Red Barn Acres building at 457 Rear, S. Main Street, Unit #1, West Bridgewater.

 We are very grateful for the wonderful support, please check our new website for info:
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 Bridgewater Senior Center during their open hrs. Mon - Thur, 9a - 3p; Fri, 9a -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 Club of the Bridgewaters:
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. Donate here:

Shared by Evelyn DeLutis
Info from Dress-A-Girl Around the World Bridgewater FB page:
Pizza by the pie or by the slice… stop by and satisfy your cravings today!

8 Romney Road Bridgewater
(508) 697-2273

WB Board of Selectmen - March 16

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True Stories, Nonfiction Book Group
Tuesday, March 29th
WB Public Library’s History Room
Book group, True Stories, will be discussing The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free by Paulina Bren. Books are available on display. Drop-in, No Registration Required.
Do you know about REACH?
REACH is a volunteer non-profit, Town of West Bridgewater task force. Their mission is to assess, coordinate, develop, and support emergency care and helping services for West Bridgewater Residents.

Click HERE for a list of REACH Resources.
WB Conservation Commission - March 15

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Find YOUR Bliss with 
In Person classes at 
The She Shed, Saturdays, 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.
516 N. Bedford St, East Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564

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WB Lions, Leos & Little Leos Clubs'
WB Bicentennial Walk for Diabetes!
Saturday, April 2nd
West Bridgewater Library
5k Road Side Walk or School Track with Food, Raffle, DJ, Bounce Houses...

$10, Register for the 5k walk or just donate by check: WB Lions Club, 29 Ellis Avenue, WB, 02379
Or by venmo VENMO@JerryDLawrence; MEMO: Diabetes Walk.
You may also register in person at the event.
WBYAA Softball Umpires Wanted

Looking to make some money this spring? Good news WBYAA is looking for Softball umpires. No experience, no issue! Training will be provided to all. Must be at least in 7th grade or 13 years old. Games are Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings. Playing a sport? No problem, scheduling is flexible for everyone. Games pay between $15 - $25 per game.
Apply by April 20.
For more information, email,
Congrats to the BR/WB Gymnastics team on finishing 6th overall in the MIAA State Championship this past weekend. Congrats on a great season! 

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Historical Tidbit Question:
What society organized the first St Patrick's Day in the 13 Colonies?

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The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose &
Greg Venezia.
"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
You can do it. ~ Jacquie
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