Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District Recipe Book

Bridgewater-Raynham community members submitted their favorite recipes to compose a recipe book full of a large diversity of different appetizers, entrees, and desserts! Each recipe displays the title, who submitted it, the ingredients needed, the instructions, and the background and significance of the recipe to the submitter or associated culture.

The recipe book begins by explaining, "This recipe book was cultivated by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Liaisons from Bridgewater-Raynham's various parent associations in the district and the Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In celebration of our dynamic students, caregivers, and staff, this book was created to highlight all the ways food brings people together, tells stories, and shares culture and history."

You can access this recipe book and try out some of the recipes yourself at!

Story by: Meghan Lotti, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Bridgewater State University
Historical Tidbit:
The Nip
Lake Nippenicket borders Route 104 and is close to Route 24 and Interstate 495. The Nip, as it is called around town, is part of the Taunton River Watershed. It, and all water in our community, empties into the Taunton River. In 1990, the lake was surveyed relative to the fish that call The Nip home. Species included yellow perch, pumpkinseed, bluegill, large-mouth bass, white perch, black crappie, chain pickerel, brown bullhead, golden shiner and American eel.
Named by Wampanoags as the place where the great spirits dwell, the Nip spans 354 acres and is a naturally occurring fresh water body.
Respectfully submitted ~ Kevin Bligh
Picture credit- Joseph Silva 
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Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
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

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
@ St Thomas Aquinas Church
103 Center St
2 x month 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m
Sandy Kendrick
You won a $15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

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

Enter for this week's prize of
4 Game Tickets (Regular 2023 Season) to the Brockton Rox!
Sponsored by South Shore Bank.
2023 Bridgewater
Music Alley

Thursdays, Through Sept 14th
At Black Hat Brew Works.
July 27: Will Evans
Birch Swart & The Wildflower Dub Squad

Each week, there will be one or several performers, as well as a food truck. Food will also be served at Black Hat Brew Works during the events. Be sure to stop by for free live music.
A big thank you to Bridgewater State University for sponsoring, and Black Hat Brew Works for helping make this year's events possible!

For more information about this year's lineup, visit BW Music Alley website.
ice cream
COA Ice Cream Social

Thursday, July 27th
Hanson Farm

Enjoy a complimentary sweet treat with the COA at Hanson Farm and Sugar Hill Dairy in Bridgewater! Feel free to meet us there or reserve a space on the COA van.

For more information check out the Bridgewater COA Top of the Hill Newsletter
BBQ season has arrived!! 
Take a look at some of the products we have to make your grilling and smoking time great. We even have a fire pit with a grilling rack to put above it for cooking.

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Planning Board Meeting
July 19, 2023
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Bridgewater Historical
Commission Meeting
July 18, 2023
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Business After Hours at Ann's Palace

"Ann's Palace is one of a kind. It's a place found in a fairytale." Join us July 26 and come see this new unique Brockton venue for yourself! Networking, food, drink, live music, and fun!

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Empowering Youth & Unlocking Potential at MassHire GBWB
June 23, 2023
Video courtesy of MassHire
Climate Can-Do: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Everything we throw away contributes to polluting the air we breathe and the water we drink! We can minimize the amount of pollution by using a simple method: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!

Reduce is first. It's the most important! To reduce the waste we produce, we reduce the number of products we purchase. Not only will being mindful of your purchases reduce the amount of waste on our planet, but it will also save you a a lot of money.

Reuse: Another way to help our environment is reusing the items and products that we might have thrown away unconsciously. Instead of tossing that shirt you no longer wear, donate it to someone who would wear it. Instead of purchasing a case of plastic water bottles, invest in a reusable water bottle. They are environment friendly and will keep your beverage cold.

Recycle: Recycling stops our trash from wrecking the environment. You would be surprised by the number of things that can be recycled, from mattresses to batteries; metal scraps to clothing and textiles. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection provides a search bar on their website where you can type the name of a waste item and it will tell you how to recycle or dispose of it.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences explains: "Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects our world's environment. The environment is everything around you including the air, water, land, plants, and man-made things. The waste we create has to be carefully controlled to be sure that it does not harm your environment and your health." The best way we can help protect our environment and health is to reduce, reuse, and recycle!

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Meghan Lotti, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Bridgewater State University. We focus on actions which individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do!
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Author Visit:
Marietta Apollonio

Tuesday, August 1st
10:30 - 11:30a
Bridgewater Public Library

Marietta will be reading, drawing, and leading some cat-tastic art fun to celebrate the launch of her new book Jack the Library Cat. This program is for ages 4+ and registration is required. Space is limited, so please register ASAP if interested!

For more information or to register visit Bridgewater Public Library Website
Slime Making

Thursday, August 3rd
1 - 2p
Bridgewater Public Library

Stop by the Library to make some ooey, gooey slime. There will be cool add-ins to make your slime extra fun. This program is for kids in grades 1-6 and registration is required. Space is limited, so please register ASAP if interested!

For more information or to register visit Bridgewater Public Library Website
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Physical Therapy U
75 Scotland Blvd, Unit A,
(508) 697-2000

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summer food
Alice's Cafe

Thursday, August 3rd
Bridgewater Senior Center

This Alice's Cafe program will be focusing on Local Food Favorites with John from Therapy Gardens! There will be a jeopardy-style game to test participants on their knowledge regarding local and regional foods. The COA explains that Alice's Cafe is "a program filled with arts, music, crafts, pet therapy, and good old fashioned fun. It is for anyone who is interested in forgetting about limitations and instead focusing on strengths, to enjoy other’s company, and to explore something new. Caregivers welcome!" Please RSVP to attend.

For more information check out BW COA July Top of the Hill Newsletter
Bridgewater Little League District 7 Champions

On Sunday, July 9th, Bridgewater's 8–10-year-old baseball district team hosted the District 7 Championship Game against Barnstable at Legion Field. After only 4 innings, Bridgewater won 14-0! The team's pitcher, Jacob Tran, let up no hits, no runs, and threw 11 strikeouts. As always, Bridgewater excelled in the field as well as at bat. Congratulations and we wish you luck for Sectionals!

Story by: Meghan Lotti, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Bridgewater State University
Source and photos: Bridgewater Little League FB
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
4 Game Tickets (Regular 2023 Season) to the Brockton Rox!
Sponsored by South Shore Bank.

Historical Tidbit Question:
What is the Nip short for?

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 On July 26, 2023, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Angel Benjamin, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Meghan Lotti, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."
~ Vivian Greene

“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”
~ Oprah Winfrey 

“I have no desire to prove anything by dancing…I just dance.” ~ Fred Astaire,

"You do the hokey pokey / And you turn yourself around / That's what it's all about"
~ The Hokey Pokey, Larry LaPrise

"Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances." ~ Maya Angelou

“Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter.” ~ Louis Horst
Feeling the music, and letting your body respond. When done with a group of people, truly magic. Watch less, dance more. ~ Jacquie
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