October 31, 2021 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
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Historical Tidbit
Historical Look at US Voting 

1788: Electoral College is established.
If a candidate wins the popular vote (a vote cast by a citizen) in a state, they win that state's Electoral College vote. It is possible, mathematically, to win the popular vote and lose the presidential election.
1820–1830: As states join the union they create their own state voting regulations. Eligible voters are mostly white males who own property. A small number of free black men are allowed to vote.
1848: Wisconsin enters the union and allows people from other countries the right to vote if they had lived in Wisconsin for one year and plan to become US citizens.
1850: Laws are created in some states that voters must pass a literacy test.
1866: The 14th Amendment to the Constitution is passed by Congress. Men age 21 and over who are residents of the United States have the right to vote. Any state preventing these rights will lose electors in the Electoral College.
1869: 15th Amendment to the Constitution: All men the right to vote regardless of race, color, or if they were formally slaves.
1877: The presidential election of 1876: the Electoral Commission gives disputed Electoral votes to Rutherford B. Hayes, despite Samuel Tilden winning the popular vote.
1890: Many states begin to use secret ballots so that voters cannot be bullied.
1920: August 18, Congress passes the 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote.
1964: Congress passed the 24th Amendment to the Constitution outlawing poll taxes. Poll taxes, or tax fees for voting.
1965: The Voting Rights Act is signed by President Lyndon Johnson. The act enforces the 15th Amendment by explicitly stating that obstacles, such as literacy tests or complicated ballot instructions, are against federal law.
1971: 26th Amendment is passed lowering the voting age from 21 to 18.
1975: Congress expands the Voting Rights Act to protect the voting rights of those people who do not speak or read English.
Story credit: Scholastic
Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
Services available through phone, email & website only
Bridgewater Public Library
15 South Street
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
Thursdays - 10a - 1p
1st Monday of each month from 6 - 7:30p
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Glee Works Holistic Business Coaching

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

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Good News from the Mass Cultural Council
To be sure that applicants have the best chance of applying for a local grant, they have decided to extend the FY22 LCC deadline to November 1, 2021 at 11:59p.

The Bridgewater Cultural Council invites organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs.

This year, the Bridgewater Cultural Council will distribute about $18,600 in grants. Recently funded projects include: Juneteenth Freedom Day Event and broadcast of concert & dancers on BTV.

Guidelines and applications for your town are available online at www.mass-culture.org. The Bridgewater Council can be reached by email, bridgewatercultural@gmail.com.

Visit the Mass Cultural Council website for more information!
Art with Rose Halloween Special

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Ousamequin Club of the Bridgewaters Meeting
Monday, November 1st
Bridgewater Senior Center

Join the Ousamequin Club for their next meeting to include a short business meeting followed by a presentation by Kathy Hayes, Outreach Co-Ordinator at the Senior Center. Her power point presentation, "Dementia Friends" is a state wide initiative to educate us on how dementia affects us all in some way. Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Beccy at 508-697-4791 to arrange a ride to the meeting if needed.

They are also now collecting used books for "More than Words", hygiene products for "Project Pack" and nonperishables for the local food bank. 
Dr. Ben Carson Named Bridgewater's Citizen of the Year!
Dr. Carson will be honored, with the East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater Citizens of the Year by the rotary on Thursday, November 4th at 7p at the Commercial Club in East Bridgewater. Information on tickets and sponsorships can be found by contacting Mike Kryzanek, Club President at 677-922 0453 or by email, mkryzanek@bridgew.edu.

The Rotary Club named Dr. Ben Carson, a faculty member at Bridgewater State University, as the 2021 Citizen of the Year for Bridgewater. Dr. Carson has worked tirelessly at the Old Colony Correctional Institution bringing educational opportunities such as the Read to Me program, yoga classes and special speakers on issues such as violence prevention and African American heritage. He has also volunteered in Guatemala working with the Project Somos Children’s Village program for disadvantaged Mayan young people. Dr. Carson is a wonderful example of selfless giving to those who often do not get the proper assistance. Congratulations to Dr. Carson on this honor.

Story credit: Mike Kryzanek, Rotary President
Rubber Duck Drop
Sat, November 6th

The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters presents the Rubber Duck Drop! To enter, buy your ducks on their website for $5 per duck or in bundles of 3 for $10, or scan the QR code above. The closest 3 ducks to the target after the drops, and the most outlying duck will be awarded cash prizes!

This will be a Facebook live event so you do not have to be present for your duck to win, just purchase your duck and watch it drop!

Visit their Facebook page for more information!
Alice's Cafe Comes Back to Bridgewater Council on Aging!

Every first and third Thursday at 10a, Bridgewater's Council on Aging is happy to offer this social café to Bridgewater and surrounding town’s seniors. In collaboration with Bridgewater State University, this fun intergenerational program that not only benefits a senior, but also their friends, family members, caregivers, and the community at-large.

The program is year-long and funded through a grant from our Area Agency on Aging: Old Colony Planning Council.

For more information on this event, and other services provided by the Council on Aging, please visit their website!
Central Square Church Annual
Fall Fair 2021
Saturday, November 6th
9a - 2p
Central Square Congregational Church, UCC
71 Central Square
Join the CSCCUCC for their annual Fall Fair and enjoy special baked goods, pies, homemade candy, holiday crafts, raffle baskets, attic treasures, jewelry, harvest table, and homemade soups to go!

For more information, visit the CSCCUCC website.
Fall is the best time to start your lawn and the best lawns start with the best loam! Call us today for your delivery!

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Veterans Day Concert
November 8, 2021
Bridgewater Senior Center
The Bridgewater Departments of Veterans and Elder Affairs is happy to announce their Annual Veterans Day Concert to honor Gold Star families. Bring a lawn chair or stay in your car to enjoy the live music from the Singing Trooper comfortably, and bring home a spaghetti dinner for just $5.

Lunch tickets are available through November 2 and can be purchased by calling 508-697-0929.
Save the Date!
TRWA Annual Meeting
Sat, November 13th
4 - 6p
Student Commons Building at Bristol County Agricultural High School,
135 Center Street, Dighton

Dr. William Hanna, President of the Old Colony History Museum, will talk about his upcoming publication "History of the Taunton River." (A pre order sign up will be available.) TRWA Board Member and BCAHS NRM Chairman Brian Bastarache and Lead Researcher George Bancroft also will present results from the 2021 Taunton River Diamondback Terrapin Population Assessment field season.

For more information, visit their website!
108th Annual Metro South Chamber of Commerce Meeting and B2B Expo
Wednesday, Nov 10th
10:30 - 3p (luncheon from 12 - 1:45p)
Adult & Teen Challenge Center, 1315 Main Street in Brockton

Meet other business people & community leaders by attending the Annual Meeting to celebrate businesses working together for the future of the Metro South Region. The Annual Meeting will feature Alex Langshur, EVP, Global Google Technology Practice Lead, as well as networking, awards, and raffles. Attendees will receive a special giveaway.

The cost to attend is $100/members and $135/non-members. Tables of 10 are available for $1000. Expo booths are available for $499/members and $599/non-members. Registration is required and can be completed here.

Contact Cathryn Schofield with any questions or for more information at cschofield@metrosouthchamber.com, or by calling (508) 586-0500 ext. 231.
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Find YOUR Bliss with
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
Pie Drive!
November 15 - 18

Make, purchase, or donate savory or sweet pies this November and special volunteers will hand deliver the pies just before Thanksgiving, in time to celebrate the holidays. Pies and donations can be brought to the Senior Center.

For more information on this event, and more, visit the Elder Affairs website.
Your Second Chance at Ghostbusters Day!
Sat, November 13th
11 - 3p
Ghostbuster's Day has been rescheduled due to challenges with the weather, so you still have a chance to participate!
Visit the Public Library website for more details on this event.
Author Talk: Ted Reinstein, author of Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball's Color Barrier
Tues, November 16th
Bridgewater Public Library
Bridgewater Police Thanksgiving Dinner Delivery
November 17
Delivery between 5 - 7p

Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with the Bridgewater Police as they prepare for their 22nd annual Thanksgiving dinner delivery. The police will be delivering meals to Bridgewater senior's homes to ensure everyone can celebrate safely during the pandemic.

To ensure adequate time to prepare for the celebration, reservations will be accepted through November 10, and can be completed by calling 509-697-0929 or by emailing seniorcenter@bridgewaterma.org.
Tri-Town Veterens Day Parade
Thursday, November 11 at 10a.
The Tri-Town Parade is in Bridgewater this year.
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Central Square Congregational Church's time capsule being opened by Barbara Morey and Terry Reynolds at their 200th Anniversary Celebration last weekend.
The box is stored in the cornerstone of the church in Central Square. Rev. Beth said her favorite thing inside was " a worship bulletin from the 100th anniversary service ( 1921), a copy of the sermon and a picture of Rev. Parker, who was pastor at the time." They added the same things to the box for this 200th anniversary service, plus a copy of a Covid card and a mask.
Central Square Congregational Church, UCC
celebrated its 200th anniversary!

It all started in 1821, nineteen members withdrew from the First Parish Unitarian to form the Trinitarian Congregational Church in the Scotland section of Bridgewater. By 1836 membership had grown to 120 members and the majority voted to move to the center of town to a newly built church.
That church burned to the ground in 1860 and the present structure was erected in 1862. In 1904 the church changed its name to Central Square Congregational Church. In 1961 the church voted to become part of the United Church of Christ, a new denomination formed in 1957 by the joining of the Congregational, Christian, Evangelical & Reformed denominations.

The celebration weekend kicked off with an ice cream social, then tours of the church, a banquet and opening of the time capsule. An anniversary worship closed out the weekend's festivities.

Story credits: CSCCUCC FB page & website.
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Historical Tidbit Question:
What year did Congress pass the 19th amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote?

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On November 3, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Creatively Speaking

“Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”
~ Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

“Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.” ~ Red Haircrow

“Don’t die without mining the gold in your mind.” ~ Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

“Once you let your mind exist without limitations, your reality emerges beyond your expectations.”
~ Talismanist Giebra, Talismanist: Fragments of the Ancient Fire. Philosophy of Fragmentism Series.
Creatively Speaking...
Where has your imagination brought you today?
~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
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