July 17, 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.
Brockton Farmer's Market Opening Day
Check out the market Fridays 10am - 2 pm
City Hall Plaza
Brockton Farmer's Market opening day was a success! Many vendors and members of the community came to support and sell fresh produce & fruit, local honey and natural skin care. Support farmers & local entrepreneurs! SNAP card holders get an extra $10 credit, every week!
Children's activity provided each week by the Brockton Public Library.
Check out the Brockton Farmers Market every Friday, 10a - 2p on the City Hall Plaza. Can't wait for the next one!

Photo Credits: Brockton Farmer's Market FB & J. Rose
Historical Tidbit:
The Brockton Shoe Museum

The footwear exhibits at the historical society trace the evolution of American shoemaking from the 16th century to the present. From early Indian moccasins, walking shoes and slave shoes to present day work and athletic shoes, the entire story is detailed. One of the most popular displays in this complex is the "Celebrity Footwear" exhibit. Included are shoes worn by Ted Williams, Arthur Fiedler, Rocky Marciano, and the size 24 shoes worn by Primo Carnera - world champion Italian boxer of the 1930s. This exhibit also features the footwear of Mamie Eisenhower, former President Ford, and President Clinton - who recently provided the museum with a pair of his jogging sneakers. Another feature of this museum is our unique collection of military shoes, covering the period of the Civil war through the Desert Storm War.
Please check the following websites for much more information and several links to the history of American shoemaking: www.shoemuseum.com

Our advertisers go green by advertising with us, reaching up to 14,700 active community members each week in Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Raynham, West Bridgewater & Whitman.

City Hall
45 School St  508-580-7123
Check the city website for important updates

Brockton Public Library
Main Library - 304 Main St. 508-580-7890
East Branch - 54 Kingman St. 508-580-7892
West Branch - 540 Forest Ave. 508-580-7894

Council on Aging 
 10 Father Kenney Way 508-580-7811
Email coa@cobma.us & phone contact only

There are 14 food pantries in Brockton.
Michelle Davis
won a $20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray.

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose
Brockton Farmers Market
Fridays, July & August
11a - Noon
City Hall Plaza, 45 School St.

Bring your kids:
*The Summer Eats Program - Free lunch for kids and teens
*Brockton Public Library presents children entertainment : July 22nd - The Places You'll Go

Spring Cleaning with Meaning
Now thru July 30th
Drop Off Locations
City Hall Brockton, 45 School Street
Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street

Help families supplement their school shopping, formal wear, or dress-for-success work clothes Look no further than your closets and donate your
gently used shoes and clothing at the nearest drop off location.
❖ Clothing, shoes and accessories must be in
good wearable condition
❖ Collecting for all ages
** Pop Up Shop held on August 6th**
Contact: Children's Room at Brockton Public Library (508) 894-1430
Greater Boston Area Commuters Needed 

The UMass Transportation Center is conducting an online interview about how travel information on highway billboards influences transit usage.
Duration: 30 to 45 minutes
Compensation: $30 for finishing the interview
Location: Online via Zoom
1) Regularly drive on highways in or through the Greater Boston Area.
2) Have the possibility to use or have used MBTA services, including subway, bus, commuter rail and ferry, for part or the whole of any trip.
3) Completion of an online screening questionnaire (~5 minutes) to capture additional criteria used by the researchers to ensure an adequate sample.
Song Gao, Ph.D.; Professor, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Contact: Email: oipprogram2022@gmail.com to sign up or ask questions.
Summer Concert Series:
Billy Couto & The After Hours
Video courtesy BCA
Everyone has a Voice
Poetry Series
Video courtesy BCA
2022 Mayor’s Concert Series

Every Wednesday, 6 - 8p through August 24th
35 Christy's Place

Please follow the City of Brockton FB page

Wednesday, July 20th – Tokyo Tramps - at Heights Crossing Assisted Living
Wednesday, July 27th – Elliot Johnson & J Street Blues - at Heights Crossing Assisted Living

All concerts are weather permitting.
2022 Summer Fest Brockton
Mid-Summer Celebration Music and Arts Festival

Saturday, Aug 6th
11a - 5p
Salisbury Park,
250 Crescent Street

Join the Downtown Brockton Museum and Brockton Tourism Division for a day filled with cool vendors, activities, history, live music, entertainment, food, fun, and so much more!

If you would like to be a vendor or need more information visit:
During August 2022, we are teaming up with cultural institutions across Massachusetts to provide 1 FREE activity per day for 31 days!

For safety reasons, some of our partners are requiring advanced registration. Please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Why lug around that great big liquid or powder laundry detergent?
Save your strength
(and your back).
While you are at it, get rid of those extra perfumes and chemicals that stay in your clothes, rubbing against your skin all day.
Switch to natural laundry pods or sheets.
With natural laundry pods like Dropps or laundry sheets like Tru Earth.
You get the bonus of mail subscriptions straight from the manufacturer... great products, comparable prices. You're supporting earth & society conscious businesses. No more plastic jugs in landfills, no more heavy lifting detergent.
Lady CJ Soulfood Cafe
& Catering 

Cafe: BAT Terminal 
10 Commercial Street 
& delivery through door dash

1 (508) 423-9273
For Your Next Opportunity,
Check Out Our Postings On Indeed

Walk - Ins Welcome!

10 Minuteman Way
Brockton, MA
(508) 580 - 1700 ext 370
July 20th and/or again August 17th
6 - 9p
$25 per person
Westgate Lanes Pub and Grill

Join Brockton Lions Club Summer Bowling Fundraiser Event! Let's STRIKE up some FUN!!
All levels are welcome! Lions Clubs, business teams, coworkers, families, friends and supporters.

Cooking Class!
Thurs, August 4th @ 6p
Join the Brockton Library for this fun Online Burmese Cooking Workshop, with Chef Zin Zin.

In this cooking workshop, we will learn how to make chicken curry and radish pickle salad. Zoom link posted pass code: 880784. We will post a list of ingredients and recipes in early July. 


The next Cultural Affairs and Tourism meeting will be held on Thursday, August 11, 6p at North Baptist Church, 899 No Main Street. Learn about the organizations and businesses in the city interested in doing great things. This is an information opportunity and a chance to promote your group or organization, too.

Please, feel free to call Anne at 774-297-4939 or email at ambeauregard@outlook.com for more information.
First Week of Summer Camp at Brookside!
Not only was this the first week of camp but it was also National Boys & Girls Club Week! BGC Week is an annual week long celebration to commemorate all that Boys & Girls Clubs do for their communities, to celebrate our mission, and share our impact! This week's theme was Superheroes Week, and they got to share their favorite super heroes, craft their own capes and more! This week was full of fun, friendship, and summer adventure! Can't wait to see what next week brings!

For more pictures and info: Brockton BGC Facebook

Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
What size shoes did Primo Carnera wear?
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 July 20, 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, Olivia Machakos, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Rohail Spear, & Gregory Venezia.
Ecology: 'the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings."
How is my relationship with other organisms and my physical surroundings?

It can get overwhelming to think about and wonder what we can possibly do to help our environment. I think: “Am I in a healthy relationship with nature? “ I wonder: “Will my actions make an impact on the Climate Crisis?” The answer is I don’t know. I don’t. And I suspect you don’t either. 

But I CAN tell you, each week for 13 years, your BuzzAround has connected with our communities to find and share goodness, to pool our energy around projects that make our lives better.. our homegrown initiatives, our local democracy in action. And I have seen THAT work. I have seen organizations and small businesses grow and blossom with the press we have given them. We shared news of ways people can get involved, and they did!

I AM also a firm believer that a collective of people can make change. And that the survival of our habitat is THE MOST important thing that needs our attention.  
Announcing: “Climate Can Do” simple actions we all can do. Simple and meaningful steps. Things to think about. Together, we’ll investigate individual climate actions to make an impact, and find out if we can, by thinking ecologically, change the path of destruction humanity is on. We are small, but we are mighty. 

 I have hope. Hope for all of us. ~ Jacquie
Copyright 2022 Buzz Around Brockton. You have our permission to share and copy this issue in its entirety as much as you like. If you take it in part, please give credit. ("Buzz Around Brockton 7/17/22")
Disclaimer: At the Buzz Around, we promote community and family. There are links to town committees and other non-profit groups, in the newsletters. Individual groups are responsible for how they represent themselves on their websites and in their promotional materials. BuzzAround is not responsible for the media content of other organizations.