Congratulations Class of 2022!
Wishing all the WB graduates the best in their future endeavors!
WB Senior Awards Night
Class of 2022
Recorded May 24th
Video courtesy of WB-CAM
WB Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony
Filmed on May 27th
at War Memorial Park
Video courtesy of WB-CAM
Historical Tidbit:

Hockomock Swamp

Total Approximate Acreage: 16,950 acres
Watershed(s): Taunton
Municipalities: Bridgewater, Easton, Norton, Raynham, Taunton, and West Bridgewater.

Resource Summary:
 
The Hockomock Swamp and associated wetlands and water bodies comprise the largest vegetated freshwater wetland system in Massachusetts. The boundaries of the Hockomock Swamp ACEC include approximately 16,950 acres in the southeastern part of the state. The wetlands act as a huge water reservoir and serve as the headwaters for the Town River, which flows into the Taunton River. The wetlands and floodplains are connected hydrologically with an extensive underlying system of medium - and high-yield aquifers. There are three public water supply wells located in the ACEC, and others are proposed.
 
The Hockomock Swamp is a vast natural and scenic area. Because of its size, it is a unique and irreplaceable wildlife habitat. It is also the location of at least 13 rare and endangered species. According to the Massachusetts Historical Commission, the archaeological sites in the vicinity of this wetland complex are known to span a period of 9000 years; the potential quality and significance of the archaeological resources are enormous. Productive agricultural lands are located on the uplands adjacent to the wetlands, brooks, and rivers.
 
Town Hall
  508-894-1200

WB Public Library
508-894-1255
 
Council on Aging
508-894-1262

Proof of residency is the only requirement.
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
1:45 - 3p & 5:30 - 6p
457 rear, South Main St., Suite #1
Congratulations!
Ellen Hurteau
won a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose
 
Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of a
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!
Celebrating WB's 200th
Benjamin Beal Howard Lecture
Monday, June 6th
7p
The First Church, 29 Howard St.

Join us at First Church to celebrate the ways in which our town has used our CPC monies to preserve WB history, open spaces and recreation, and community housing. Learn about current projects and how the application process works.

Come! Enjoy refreshments and fellowship time.
Free and open to the public!
presented by:
WB Community Preservation Committee
TRIAD
WB FIRE DEPARTMENT COOKOUT
AND PRESENTATION
Wednesday, June 8th
11a
COA
Grilled hamburgers & hot dogs with all the fixins' & ice cream

Presentation: The Importance of Smoke & CO Alarms

Presenters: Christopher Lynds and Patrick Harrington of the West Bridgewater Fire Dept.

Please sign up by June 6th 508-894-1262
2022 West Bridgewater Farmers Market

Tuesday, June 14th
4 - 7p
On the Green at First Church
29 Howard St.
WB COA CELEBRATES 200TH BICENTENNIAL
A CELEBRATORY, FUN-FILLED AFTERNOON
Tuesday, June 14th
11:30a
Seating is limited, please sign up by June 8th 508-894-1262.

“Show & Tell” Artifacts from WB Museum & Trivia of Historic Fun Facts, Chris Newman
New England Pot Roast Lunch
Root Beer Floats in a take-home Bicentennial Mug
Ride in a Vintage Automobile
Senator Walter F. Timilty
State Representative Michele DuBois,
In-coming State Representative Gerry Cassidy
Town Administrator David Gagne
WB Board of Selectmen; Anthony Kinahan, Denise Reyes, Meredith Anderson
Retired Selectman Eldon Moreira

This event is supported by a grant from the Trustees For The Home For Aged Men in the City of Brockton
Ready, Set, Eat & Enjoy!
Restaurant Week June 5 - June 9, 2022


*Post a photo on social media, tag @metrosouthchambercommerce and use #restaurantweek2022
Metro South Chamber of Commerce will pick daily winners to receive local eatery gift cards.

Join the 24th Annual Memorial Walk
& Run Family Fun Festival!

Sunday, June 12th
Old Colony Hospice's Home Office
321 Manley St.

Join the walk and run with Old Colony Hospice & Palliative Care! Check in time is 10 - 10:30a and the walk will start at 11a. Make sure to stay for lunch and a party that will immediately follow the walk/run!

Register today at www.OldColonyHospice.org

Any Questions? Reach out to Margaret Downey
Phone: (781) 341-4145 EXT 207
Touch A Truck Family Fun Day
Sunday, June 12th
10a - 2p
Berwick Boy's Foundation
335 West St.
Welcome to our Touch-A-Truck Family Fun Day! We are excited to team up with Model Paving out of Easton for this event! We look forward to starting a new annual fundraiser that brings the community and local businesses together.
Kids will get to climb, explore, and learn about BIG trucks, unique equipment, and more!
There will be music, food, raffle baskets, and plenty of family friendly activities.
*All proceeds to benefit the Berwick Boy's Foundation
Message from Father Paul Ring, Pastor of St Ann WB & St John EB
Headed out today with the folks from Capuchin Mobile Ministries to minister to our domicile-challenged brothers and sisters in Boston and Cambridge. If you would be interested in donating to this worthy cause, follow this link:
To volunteer to make sandwiches or serve on one of the van trips: www.signupgenius.com
Please (continue to) pray, through the intercession of St. Francis, for this amazing and needed ministry!
Pax et Bonum,
Fr. Paul
Show your Pride

$5 available at the WBHS

June = Pride Month

Be an ally and support both by wearing the bracelets.

508-894-1220
JOB PLACEMENT
For ages 14 – 24


Get Paid while Earning Certification! 

A wide variety of fields.

Meet with our career counselor & take assessment 


on Tuesdays at 3:30-4:30p and 
Fridays 11:30a - 12:30p

MassHire Greater Brockton 
Career Center
34 School St, 2nd Floor, Brockton

Find YOUR Bliss with
BLISS THROUGH YOGA!
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

WB Boosters Golf Classic is June 20th!

**Come out a play a round of golf at WB
Country Club!

Registration link below: lunch, cart & gift bag included in registration.

Raffles and contest prizes available!

**Don't play golf but want to take part then...
Sponsor a hole at the golf tournament!
Details in link below.

Sign up ASAP! Don't miss out on this fun event for a good cause!!

See registration link for options: wbathleticboosters.square.site
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True Stories, Nonfiction Book Group
Tuesday, June 14th; 5p
Library's History Room
The WB Public Library’s book group, True Stories, will be discussing The Taking of Jemima Boone by Matthew Pearl. Books are available on display. Drop-in, No Registration Required. See you then!
Free Father's Day Paint Class!
Saturday, June 18th
10:30a - 12:30p
West Bridgewater Public Library
Dads, at this event, bring one child that is 8 years old or older to create a paired-painting!
Both Dad and child will paint on their own canvas to make a paired-painting of a beautiful tree.

There are enough spots for 10 painting pairs! REGISTRATION REQUIRED HERE. When registering, ONLY register the name of the father to save both spots. Do NOT register the child's name. Happy Father's Day!
West Bridgewater Memorial Day Commemorative Service
Filmed at War Memorial Park
Recorded May 30
Video courtesy of WB-CAM
West Bridgewater Board of Assessors Mtg
Recorded May 18
Video courtesy of WB-CAM
C&C Antiques
For That Perfect Unusual Gift!
 
Open:
Wed 12 - 5 pm, Thurs & Fri 12 - 6 pm & Sat 11 am - 6 pm

Located in the Elmwood Post Office 
Rts 106 & 18, East Bridgewater 
Healing Starts Here - Reiki with Jacquelyn Rose

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

Read more
healingstartshere.net
June 3 - National Trail Day

The first Saturday of June is designated as National Trails Day. Federal, state and local trails provide outdoor recreation and nature on display. Hiking is not the only benefit trails offer. Trails give you access to waterways for kayaking or canoeing, birders use them for observing, while others utilize the trails for biking.

National Trails Day encourages people to explore local trails and promote awareness of what the trails offer. Events are held throughout the United States to encourage people to learn more about the systems. This day is a good opportunity to also thank the volunteers and rangers who maintain and establish our trails.

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 West Bridgewater as well as Easton, Bridgewater & East Bridgewater,
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!


Historical Tidbit Question:
The Hockomock Swamp is home to at least how many rare and endangered species?


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 June 8, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Rohail Spear & Greg Venezia.
Connection is Why We are Here:

There are some people, who carry just so-o-o much wisdom. I search out Brené all the time because I struggle so in relationships. So I share her now, in case her words can help any of you, dear readers.

“You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”
~ Brené Brown

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ~ Brené Brown

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”
~ Brené Brown

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.” ~ Brené Brown
Have a great week of connection. ~ Jacquie
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