March 27, 2022 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings,
is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
Dresses Made from Love for Ukrainian Refugees

Members of the Dress-A-Girl-Around-the-World BW / WB group have been gathering supplies and creating handmade dresses to support Ukrainian refugees in Poland and other places all over the world.
Thank you to everyone for their continued time, support, donations, and love!
Video courtesy of BTV Access Corporation:
Historical Tidbit:
Rev. James F. Grimes

Rev. James F. Grimes assumed his duties as pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas church on November 22, 1944. He came here from Essex, where he had been a pastor for over a year. 

Father Grimes was ordained to the priesthood, May 9, 1919, by his Eminence the late William Cardinal O'Connell, in the Holy Cross Cathedral in Boston.

Resource Booklet: Parish Reunion and Reception of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Bridgewater - January 11, 1945
Businesses Make It Happen

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
Marie McCormack
won a Free one hour of coaching. (value $80)
with Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and anxiety.

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$10 / gift certificate
Farm2cup Juicery
Supporting local farmers and nourishing
your body daily
290 Broadway (Rt 138) Raynham
Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility
Thursday, March 31
6 - 8:30p
71 Central Square

Bridgewater PRIDE is hosting a showcase celebration in honor of Trans Day of Visibility. The organization encourages folks to bring a poem, song, story, or snack to share!

Info from UCC FB group:
Please Plan to Attend Our Next Meeting
Ousamequin Club
Monday, April 4, 1p
Bridgewater Senior Center

 A short business meeting will be followed by a very informative talk by Kathy Hayes, outreach coordinator for Bridgewater entitled "Advocacy for a Loved One". Caregiving can be a very challenging role. Please join us to explore how to build a support network. Find out about resources and benefits that might be available to you and your loved one.
This month the club will be collecting peanut butter and jelly for the local food pantry, wet wipes and panty liners for Project Pack and used books. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you on April 4.
Come to Watch BSU Students Create a Kaleidoscope of Art in Motion!
Thursday, Mar 31 to Saturday, Apr 2
19 Park Ave

"Bridgewater State University Department of Dance proudly presents a celebration of art, life, and dance in concert - Dance Kaleidoscope! The concert performs Thursday, March 31; Friday, April 1; and Saturday, April 2 in the Rondileau Student Union Auditorium at 19 Park Ave. For tickets and more information, please visit Tickets are available at the door and online while supplies last.
Dance Kaleidoscope is a long-standing tradition at Bridgewater State University, captivating audiences for nearly 30 years. In it, BSU Dance showcases its motto, "Dance is for every body." Featuring choreography from dance professionals, BSU faculty, and advanced students, the concert’s riveting solos, elaborate small groups, and dynamic ensembles move across the stage in an eye-catching celebration. Dance Kaleidoscope features a wide range of compelling themes including self-empowerment, Greek mythology. and even rounding the bases in a baseball game!
Under the artistic direction of Prof. Tina Mullone (Munroe, LA), the Dance Kaleidoscope team consists of several student choreographers and features special guest artists: Shelby McCarthy (Fall River), Ashley Rosenthal (Hudson), Lauren “Gibby” Gibson (Lakeville), Abbie Dube (Mashpee), Dr. Kristy Kuhn-Donnelly (Millville), Meghan Vecchione (Newton), and Chanel Masody (Wrentham).
You may contact the BSU Box Office at 508-531-1321 or for more information, tickets are available at the door and online at"
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Over the last six months, DICE, BCCR, and BSU have seen improvements in our towns' efforts with regard to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEl) and we are interested in capturing their impacts. The purpose of this survey is to collect information regarding community members' personal experiences and witnessing of mistreatments based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, disability, mental health, and sizeism in the Bridgewater-Raynham (BR) community or the absence of it.
Your response to this survey will be used to inform, educate, and advocate for changes necessary to improve the lives of our community members. We ask that you please take the survey as well as share it with your B-R network. BR Listening Survey Link
Please help DICE and the Bridgewater-Raynham community fight against inequalities and mistreatments by participating in our Community Survey. If you have already taken our survey, you can also help by sharing it with your peers! We are at 102 participants currently, which is about halfway to our goal! Your insight is extremely helpful in educating and advocating for the community.
Thank you so much for giving your feedback. Your time and participation are appreciated!
Emmalee Bent, freshman at Bridgewater State University, intern at Diversity & Inclusion for
Community Empowerment (D.I.C.E.) and Justice Fellow for Bridgewater State’s Martin Richard Social Justice Institute.
Seafood craving?
We’re sure our latest special will satisfy you! 

Salmon Beurre Blanc - pan seared salmon with a fresh beurre blanc sauce topped with cracker crumbs served with fontina risotto and asparagus

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 at the 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 International: 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:
Come get your sandwiches – hot & cold! Made with quality ingredients & prepared with love.

8 Romney Road Bridgewater
(508) 697-2273

Evening of Jazz 2022
Bridgewater Raynham High School Jazz Ensemble joins EB & Stoughton High Schools at EBJSHS for this lively performance.
Video courtesy of EBCAM
Show the Bridgewater Public Library Some Love!

"April 3rd - 9th is National Library Week. Stop by between now and April 9th to fill out one of our postcards telling us why YOU love your library. All cards will be collected and displayed once completed."
Bridgewater Senior Center Hosts Group Watch Party for the First Red Sox Game of the Season!
Apr 4
Bridgewater COA

"Hello, senior community! We have a new date for the Red Sox game: April 4, 1p. Hope you can make it! RSVPs required so we have enough good food."

Info from BW COA FB page:
CASE BSU Science Academy for Kids - Enrollment is open!
Register by April 2 for an early registration discount!
The Science Academy at Bridgewater State University offers one-week science classes for students who are in or are entering grades 2-12. This unique program allows students to work as scientists and is designed to inspire students about science while providing them with the foundations necessary for further scientific
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. 

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Mid-March, 2020, Steve & Nancy Prisco and crew mobilized, feeding and supplying anyone who called in looking for help. People were quarantined. Prisco's had a process in place to deliver compassion and supplies. " If they can't drive, I have 45 volunteers ready to deliver." Said Steve, "I listen to their needs, ask them about dietary restrictions, and if there is a child, I will add a toy from the store to the package. It's about helping out one another, it's about faith, hard work, and family." Throughout our Covid lockdown and after, Prisco's organized volunteers and donors to provide over 1000 meals to families and to the elderly. Now we’re coming in on spring, 2022, and Prisco's is back using that imagination and passion to serve up quality food and family fun. 

How about an Authentic Neapolitan Pizza? Prisco's is cooked in an open flame oven with a sauce that comes from a tomato farmer in California in small batches. Prisco’s pizza has the finest cheeses and ingredients offering yummy specialty pizzas from classic pepperoni or their homemade meatballs. Like the Little Kahuna with feta cheese, garlic, chicken, bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh pineapple, or the Piggy Piggy with fresh prosciutto, fresh figs, gorgonzola cheese. And for those who can’t get enough, there’s Dessert Pizza with Nutella, seasonal fruit toppings, topped with a sprinkle of confectioners sugar. 

The comfort food experience keeps coming: known for their 3-foot calzones featured on Phantom Gourmet, Prisco’s created a foot-long Calzone, so it can be made to order the same day; there are 4 different types of wings to try and don’t forget the fried dough. 

Since New Englanders (and especially Bridgewaterites) love their ice cream and seafood, in early April Prisco’s roadside stand will include a new addition, fried clams & lobster rolls. Hometown yumminess with heart. To top it off, thank you Prisco's, for advertising in your BuzzAround, continuing your support of our community.

Story credit: J. Rose
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Farm2cup Juicery
Supporting local farmers and nourishing
your body daily
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Historical Tidbit Question:
When was Father Grimes ordained to the priesthood?

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On March 30, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Yelena Salvador, & Greg Venezia.
Echoes of love.

“Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?”
~ Michelle Obama

“The world is a hospital: people are patients, truth is the doctor, and love is the remedy.”
~ Matshona Dhliwayo

“Bloom where you are planted.”
~ Mary Engelbert

"What do we live for, if not to make the world less difficult for each other?" 
~ George Eliot

“It always seems impossible until it's done.”
~ Nelson Mandela
The way I see it, each day we have a choice, we can work toward a better world or we can live in fear of change, holding on tightly to what we know.

I attempt to choose love, and I tell you, it's not easy. Fear is powerful. It can be debilitating, stop me in my tracks. But I find the love I've shared echos back and lifts me.

Loving each other and caring for our planet boundlessly is not selfless, it is selfish. We do this for each other and then we are surrounded by love & an abundance of food, clean water, and a gorgeous place to live.

So I encourage you, be selfish today, give all the love you can to everyone around you & take steps to care for our earth.
~ Jacquie
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