WILDCAT PRIDE
"In each of our schools we are talking about Wildcat PRIDE. The PRIDE acronym stands for:

Passion
Respect
Ingenuity
Determination
Empathy

This started at the MSHS as part of the NEASC Decennial Visit as we talked about integrating our core values throughout our school programs. We have also integrated our Academic Expectaitons into our Wildcat PRIDE. It is great to see Wildcat PRIDE being talked about and part of the culture in each of our schools. Here are a couple of videos created by students at the MSHS in Mr. Crays TV Production class. Thank you to those who worked on the videos and those who volunteered!"
Story credits: westbridgewaterma.apptegy.us Video credits: WBTVPRO YouTube Page
In this video students were asked what Passion meant to them.
In this video students were asked what Respect meant to them.
Historical Tidbit:
Early West Bridgewater 
Fifty-four original proprietors each received one share in the new land and two additional proprietors were later added. Settlement began after 1650 in what is now West Bridgewater, but only eighteen of the fifty-six proprietors ever lived on their new land. The area was first known as Duxbury New Plantation and was incorporated as the township of Bridgewater in June 1656. West Bridgewater was first settled in 1651 as a part of Old Bridgewater.

The first church in the township was established in West Parish with the ministry offered to a Mr. Bunker in 1660, but it appears from the records that he never settled there as minister. About 1662, a minister's house was erected and the settlement of Reverend James Keith as the first minister was recorded on Feb. 18, 1664. He was granted one of the two additional proprietorships, the other going to Deacon Samuel Edson. A new and larger meeting house was built in 1671.

The town separated from Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and was officially incorporated in 1822, the second of the three communities to separate from Bridgewater (after North Bridgewater, now Brockton and before East Bridgewater) over the span of three years.   
 
Information from:
Town Hall
  508-894-1200

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

*NEW FOOD PANTRY INFORMATION*
Proof of residency is the only requirement.
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
1:45 - 3p
457 rear, South Main St., Suite #1
Congratulations!
Marie McCormack
won a Free one hour of coaching. (value $80)
with Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching
781-223-8221 MarcyVenezia@gmail.com
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
"Into the Woods"
April 1st, 7p & April 2nd, 2 & 7p
WBMSHS
The WB Drama Club is proud to present this season's spring musical! This modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales musically follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Baker and his wife, Rapunzel and a Witch-all tied together in the dark woods. All tickets are $15 general admission and can be purchased pre-show at the box office, or now - 4/1 at the MSHS main office. Please email Erin Brogna with any questions at ebrogna@wbridgewater.com.
Celebrate Earth Day!
We've partnered with Neighborhood Forest to bring you a free sapling on Earth Day!

Sign up below, one free tree per family (but you can purchase more).


"Saving the planet one tree and neighborhood at a time." www.neighborhoodforest.org
Erase it…Don't Replace it!
South Shore Soft Wash, LLC

Safe Roof Wash & Exterior Cleaning with a 5-Year Warranty 
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Call now for your FREE Estimate!
(774) 300-WASH (9274)
CASE Summer Science Academy at BSU
Register by April 2 for an early 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 exploration. www.bridgew.edu/center/case/science-academy
West Bridgewater Food Pantry

Our new location is a unit within the Red Barn Acres building at 457 Rear, S. Main Street,
Unit #1.

We are very grateful for the wonderful support, please check our new website for info:
We have a never-ending supply of Neat Feast bird seed.
Come see what we are stocking this season.

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357

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 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 Club of the Bridgewaters:
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: https://my.rotary.org/en/disaster-response-fund

Shared by Evelyn DeLutis
Info from Dress-A-Girl Around the World Bridgewater FB page: facebook.com/DressAGirlBridgewater
Come get your sandwiches – hot & cold! Made with quality ingredients & prepared with love.

8 Romney Road Bridgewater
(508) 697-2273

WB Lions, Leos & Little Leos Clubs'
WB Bicentennial Walk for Diabetes!
Saturday, April 2nd
10a
WB Library
5k Road Side Walk or School Track with Food, Raffle, DJ, Bounce Houses...

$10, Register for the 5k walk or just donate by check: WB Lions Club, 29 Ellis Avenue, WB, 02379
Or by venmo VENMO@JerryDLawrence; MEMO: Diabetes Walk.
You may also register in person at the event.
New Grant Programs to Support Small Businesses

On Feb. 23, Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy, Brockton Mayor Sullivan, and other local officials, announced the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) grants program.

An exciting $75,000,000 is available for two kinds of grants to support local, small businesses: the New Applicant Grant and the Inclusive Grant.

Applications for this funding are open until April 4.

Info and photo from Metro South Chamber of Commerce FB page: facebook.com/metrosouthchambercommerce
For the application and info about the two different grant programs, visit the MGCC website: empoweringsmallbusiness.org/applicantinclusivegrant
Annual Town Election
Saturday, April 9
9a to 8p
Spring Street School

Go to WB Community Access Media Twitter page to watch the 4 videos for the Board of Selectman and School Committee candidates.
Volunteers are needed at the COA, Town Hall, and other Town Offices.
COUNCIL ON AGING:
Gardeners (vegetables & flowers)
Receptionist/Clerical
Cleaning/Upkeep
Kitchen (set-up, serving, clean-up, etc.)
Building Maintenance (painting, repairs, etc.)
MOW (Meals On Wheels) Delivery

TOWN OFFICES:
Clerical

For more information please contact Fran at 508-894-1262.
Find YOUR Bliss with 
BLISS THROUGH YOGA!
In Person classes at 
The She Shed, Saturdays, 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.
 
516 N. Bedford St, East Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564

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WB Finance Committee Mtg March 21

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Save the Dates!
Sat, April 23rd; 11a – 1p
First Church, 29 Howard St.

Sunday, June 5th; 10a – 2p
War Memorial Park
Congrats to the unified basketball team on their first game today against Pembroke!
Story & Photo Credits: www.facebook.com/WBAthleticBoosters
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$10 / gift certificate
Farm2cup Juicery
Supporting local farmers and nourishing
your body daily
290 Broadway (Rt 138) Raynham

Historical Tidbit Question:
In what year did West Bridgewater officially incorporate?

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 March 30, 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 & 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 then the love I have shared echos back and lifts me.

Loving each other and caring for our planet boundlessly is not selfless, it it 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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