May 5, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Play Ball! Spring is here! Have a great season!
Image credits: Wendy Williams
Please join EB Little League for their 3rd Annual EBLL Cornhole Tournament!
This is their major fundraising event for the year, please come out and show your support.

Saturday, May 18th at 4pm at EB Commercial Club Pavilion

Cash prizes for the top 3 teams in the tournament, plus we will have some great raffle prizes available. This is an adult-only event.

Congratulations to Salon Esprit for raising $1,098.15 toward the YMCA's Livestrong program and camperships!
Here are the winners of the Salon Esprit's YMCA fundraising raffle:
*Year's Worth of Free Haircuts - Jeanette King; * Four tickets to New England Patriots Pre-Season Game - Carol Porter; * $50 gift certificate to Salon Esprit - Olive Gardner; * Two (2) Paul Mitchell Products - Karissa Murphy Thank you to all who supported!
Historical Tidbit:
The "Tune-Agers" was an a cappella singing group started in 1950 by Madge Wainwright Alger of Vaudeville fame.
She named us "The Elmwood Lost Chordettes." We went out on our own in 1951 and changed our name to the "Tune-Agers," suggested by Lucile Flagg, former Elmwood Postmaster.
We sang weekly on the Grange Program on WBET in Brocktan many Saturday mornings and also sang locally for a small fee. Our biggest thrill was winning first prize on Community Auditions on WBZ-TV on January 10, 1954. The "girls" consisted of: Bette (Brown) Murphy and Sandra (Doten) Harlan (altos); Sally (Flagg) Aldrich and Carol (Craig) Owen (sopranos); and Betty (Belknap) Stirling (tenor). We had known each other since before starting 1st grade at Elmwood School and all graduated together on June 9, 1954, from East Bridgewater High School.

~ Respectfully submitted by Betty Stirling
Summer internship opportunities in Marketing & Accounting

Town Hall
175 Central St 508-378-1601
Mon 8:30a - 8p
Tues - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p; Fri 8:30a - noon

EB Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616
Mon & Tues 9 - 8 ; Wed, Thurs, Fri 9 - 5
Saturday 9 - 2 

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Mon 8a - 6p
Tues - Thurs 8a - 4p
Fri 8a - noon  

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm and last Saturday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month

Community Meal
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm open to all.
A donation is appreciated.
Thrift Shop Open
Wednesdays  2:15-5:15pm & Saturdays 10-1pm
United Methodist Church
54 N. Central St EB
Alma Weightman
 won a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
785 Bedford St (Rt 18 ) Whitman

You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win
Flowering Mother's Day Hanger
(value $21) from
Nessralla Farm
Rt 106 Halifax, MA
The East Bridgewater Garden Club Meeting
Meet at the library at 12 noon on Monday, May 6 to carpool to Country Gardens in Easton. Paula McNeil's talk will be "Light up the Garden." Members will also discuss the plant sale, to be held on the Town Hall lawn Saturday, May 25, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; rain date Sunday, May 26, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Loretta G. Ring (1921 ∼ 2019) | Chapman, Cole & Gleason...

Loretta G. Ring, 97, passed away peacefully on April 25, at her home following a period of failing health. Born in New Bedford, Ma, she was a longtime resident of East Bridgewater and Bridgewater. Loretta is pre-deceased by her husband E. Donald...

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Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
April showers will bring you May flowers. Get your gardens refreshed right now. Call us and order your mulch and loam today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Johnson Canoe Run
Guided River Paddle of the Mattapoisett River
May 11, 2019
@ 10:00 am $15

This river is BEAUTIFUL – it reminds me of being in Oz. It’s small and windy at the beginning. We will start at 140 Wolf Island Rd, Rochester. We’ll paddle for a while, take a break for lunch, and finish up at Rt 6 in Mattapoisett. I do not recommend this trip for beginners. It is best suited for boats be 14′ or under.

Please bring a lunch, plenty of water and change of clothes in a ziploc bag.

Starting at: 140 Wolf Island Road, Rochester MA

Please join us on Sunday, May 19th, at the Old Bridgewater Historical Society for an afternoon of creativity and fun. 
 2:00 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 162 Howard Street, West Bridgewater.

Robyn Iarrobino of Blue Anchor Studio will be on hand to teach participants how to make Seascape Windows.
This program is for adults and teenagers age 10 and up. All supplies and a step by step lesson will be provided and no experience is necessary
We will design our windows on an 11x14” frame and participants can choose their own materials and color scheme. Templates for mermaids, anchors, octopi, etc. will be available for those who want to create something special. Participants will be working with resin, which doesn’t come out of clothing, so those attending should dress accordingly.
This is a fundraiser for OBHS; cost of participation is $45 and signup is on the OBHS website at
”Seascape Windows” is sponsored by the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, whose mission is to promote education and research relating to the original township of Bridgewater, its inhabitants, and its history by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting materials, artifacts, and information pertaining to “Old Bridgewater”.  For more information about the event, contact Jeannie at
JOB POSTING - Veterans Service Officer
-Town of East Bridgewater

The Town of East Bridgewater is seeking to fill the full time position of Veterans Service Officer.

Position provides assistance to veterans and their dependents in processing applications for benefits including financial aid, medical benefits, social security, Medicare, and hospital care. Reviews legislation, regulations, and precedents, and studies veteran's medical reports and service history to evaluate and determine validity of claims. Prepares claim forms and briefs and assembles pertinent evidence. Provides assistance in the area of housing placement for veterans and their dependents; job referrals, medical and educational, as well as, referrals to alcohol/drug rehabilitation programs.

Coordinates with Elder Affairs of the Town and hospitals to ensure veterans or widows receive proper treatment. Occasional home visits for the purpose of filing of benefits Provides assistance to local veterans' organizations and groups to plan and coordinate events including Memorial Day and Veterans Day Parades (Coordinate with Bridgewater and West Bridgewater)

Assists veterans in obtaining discharges and military records. Works with funeral directors to ensure proper veterans' burials; ensures proper identification. Prepares a variety of reports and records. Performs other similar or related duties as required or as a situation dictates.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree preferred or High School Diploma and three years of experience in office or business administration; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience in public sector and veterans’ benefits preferred. Must have an understanding of Code of Federal Regulations 38(CFR 38) as well as the state regulations M.G.L. c. 115 and 108 CMR. A candidate for this position must have the ability to interact objectively and professionally with the public, co-workers, state, local agencies and officials. Skilled in computer applications (email, word, excel).

Special Requirements
Valid MA driver’s license. In accordance with Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 115,
the Director of Veteran Services must be an honorably discharged veteran. Form DD214 must be provided and is contingent on hiring. Certification through the State Department of Veteran Services is required within six months of accepting the position.

Please email cover letter and resume to:
Application Deadline: Noon, May 17, 2019

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(781) 447-1064
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air ducts cleaned!
An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
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Fri May 24
Early Release Day for K- 12
Teacher's Professional
Development Day
Check out the DPW Website for up to date notifications about Street sweeping, hydrant flushing, road work, Bridge St Recycling and town trash pick up.
SALON Esprit

from Salon Esprit!
Gift Certificates Available in any amount

(508) 378-1530
225 Bedford St, East Bridgewater
Carriage Crossing
Come in for great food, like our delicious McGuiggan's Salad, and entertainment at McGuiggan's Pub !
546 Washington St, Whitman
 (781) 447-7333
Volunteers for the Snack Bar at the Church St. Fields - Play Ball!
The t-ball, baseball, and softball seasons are here! Spectators, players and coaches all love chicken fingers, hot dogs, french fries, gatorades ice cream and more during the games. We need volunteers to help in the snack bar. You can either serve at the window or cook on the grill - your choice.
Weekday Shifts: 5-8pm
Saturday Shifts: 5-8pm
There are so many families registered for this season - if everyone volunteered JUST ONCE, we should cover the shifts for the season! Once you receive your player's schedule, please consider selecting a shift. The snack bar cannot run without volunteers.
199 W Center St, West Bridgewater

Contact us!:

It's time to give your lawn some TLC! Rent our Blue Bird Aerator before you reseed!

Work smarter,
not harder!

Reserve yours today!

10 Bedford Park
(508) 279-0950

Check out upcoming Library events at
What will you find at the farm today?

 We have strawberry starter plants!

Ready to go in the ground today, for yummy fruit in July! $3.99 for a 4 pack

318 Plymouth St. Halifax
(781) 294-1767

Yoga for the rest of us!

New , 6-Week Beginners Series starts May 5! Space is limited. Call & register today!

More movement, less stress!

484 Bedford St, E. Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564

Now taking nominations for the 2019 East Bridgewater Rotary Citizen of the Year award.

This will be the 20th consecutive year that three awards have been presented to citizens of the Bridgewaters who have made substantial contributions to the quality of life in their town.

The event has been sponsored for the past nine years by Bridgewater Savings Bank, helping to provide $2,500 per year for Community Service Awards (scholarships) to graduating seniors from the Bridgewaters. There will be a special ceremony this year as the club invites all past recipients to be in attendance in addition to this year's award recipients. Find a copy of the nomination form here.

Since its inception in 1970 the members of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters have stayed true to their motto of "Service Above Self" as it has carried out club, vocational, community, international and youth services. Rotary, an organization of 1.2 men and women in 34,000 clubs in 165 countries strives to help create a healthier, peaceful and sustainable world. Meetings are Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast at Good Days Restaurant in West Bridgewater. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please contact Membership Chair Mike Kryzanek, 617.922.0453.

Previous recipients of the awards: Dr. Judith Riordan, 2000, Robert E. McCarthy, 2001, Margaret Alexander, 2002, Peter P. Spagone, 2003, Beth Hayes, 2004, Joseph M. Smith, 2005, Kris Resendes, 2006, Julie Whitmore, 2007, Jane Haines, 2008, Charles Muise, 2009, Alicia Boucher, 2010, John Cowan 2011, Jack Julius 2012, George Hart 2013, Diane Kennedy Warkel 2014, Patrick Cronin 2015, Rose-Marie Culp 2016, Susan J. Silva 2017, Patricia Bradbury 2018
Have fun with us and bee entered to win
Flowering Mother's Day Hanger
(value $21) from
Nessralla Farm Rt 106 Halifax, MA

Historical Tidbit Question:

What program did the Tune-Agers sing on weekly?

Email us your answer at:

Please include your name, phone number with your answer. Prize Box Rules  
By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's Buzz Around East Bridgewater

On May 8, 2019 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
About 71 % of the Earth's surface is covered with water, 60% of the human being is made of water (the brain and heart are 73%).

So... its no wonder we respond so strongly to rain, to oceans & ponds and rivers - like a song calling us home on a cellular level, those droplets speak to our very soul. "I will do water - beautiful, blue water." ~ Claude Monet

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." ~ John Lubbock

"It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water." ~ Barbara Kingsolver
We can get by without a lot of things... water is not one of them.

Litter control is a HUGE part of taking care of our water close to home. Please do your part. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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