2nd Grade Sing Around the World Concert

Congratulations to Miss Lane and the Central Elementary School Second Graders on their wonderful Sing Around the World Concert today! (May 15)

Video Courtesy of EBCAM
Historical Tidbit: Memorial Day
Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. 

Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer. 

Source: History.com
Image credit: Crystal Hudson
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Town Hall
175 Central St
508-378-1601
E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church. 105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 - 2p
& last Saturday from 9:30 - 11a

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Pantry days will be the first Monday of the month, except for holidays, 3 - 5:30p, and the third Monday, 3p - 4:30p, except for holidays. 

Free Community Meal
EBUMC 54 N. Central St.
Every Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30.
Donations welcome.
Congratulations!
Robin Beals
won a $25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax

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

Enter for this week's prize of
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman
Rotary Donation to our YMCA
Rotarian Beth Roll Smith gives the check from the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters to Joe Leaver, Director of the East Bridgewater Y, for three children to attend summer camp at the Y.
Reposted from Rotary FB
CCC Multiculturalism Festival
Sun, Jun 9
1-5p
175 Central St

We understand that culture is an essential part of our community, and we value it highly as an asset that brings us all together. This event is our way of acknowledging and celebrating the diversity of our community, and we invite you to join us. We understand that civic pride and tolerance are vital to our community's well-being and development, and we want you to be a part of it. The event will feature a wide range of cultural expressions, creative professionals, and opportunities for community engagement. We believe that cultural diversity fosters mutual understanding, respect, and development, bringing people together to create a more vibrant and prosperous community.
Source: eventbrite
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East Bridgewater
Juneteenth Celebration
Family-Friendly Juneteenth Event in Bridgewater! Entertainment, food, vendors, and speakers.

Sat, June 22 (Rain date: June 23)
University Park at BSU, 1 to 6 PM
Free Parking: For GPS, use
351 Great Hill Drive


Questions? Email us
Special & Annual Town Meeting
May 13, 2024
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
EBHS Music Recital
Mon, Jun 10
6p
EBJSHS Auditorium

Come watch EBHS students in grades 9-11 perform in their Undergraduate Music Recital June 10. EB Music Parents Association FB
Capturing the Region - Old Colony Planning Council Looking for Photos

Old Colony Planning Council is looking for help in sourcing images of our communities to showcase the beauty of the Old Colony Region. If you are interested in sharing your photographs please click the button below to submit your images at this form.
Climate Can Do:
How Can I Help?

For those readers who would like to be actively involved in keeping our environment livable for future generations, here are a few suggestions:

350Mass.org join or create a local working group for a just, equitable and clean energy economy in Massachusetts


Creation Care United Methodist Church or other initiative in your faith community

Mothers Out Front showing up to protect our children

Extinction Rebellion/ (XR) and / or the Boston Red Rebel Brigade: international nonviolent mobilization including civil disobedience and performance art to raise awareness and demand action.

As always, check in with your community's Trails, Open Space, Outdoor or Conservation Commissions or the Taunton River Watershed Alliance to have impact locally.
   
  We are all in this together, we've only got one planet! Thank you for all you are doing. Keep up the good work!

Written by J. Rose
Together, we can make a difference by taking action to live sustainably. Let's empower ourselves to create a better future for our planet, one step at a time.
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Annual Town Rabies Clinic
Mon, Jun 10
5 - 7p
Sachem Rock Farm
335 Plymouth Street

Annual town rabies clinic hosted by EB Board of Health and Mobile Animal Care. Cost of rabies vaccination is $10 per pet, cash only. All cats must be in carriers, and all dogs must be leashed.

Why Volunteer?
Have you thought of the benefits of volunteering?

Did you know that volunteering is a renewable resource? When you say a kind word, hand someone a meal, or teach a child a skill you are not only sharing a gift you have received, but you are receiving a gift. Gratitude for the help is one of the most powerful and healing gifts you can receive. The more you give gratitude away, the more it comes back to you.

I teach Living in the Gift at Stairway to Recovery, a walk-in place for those serious about wanting to recover from addiction or who need resources. Did you know that when folks who rely on generosity give from their heart, they feel better. Kind words, volunteering to help a neighbor, and other easy gifts, lift everyone's spirits. It energizes, and helps the giver feel valuable. Those who volunteer find it comes back to them in unexpected ways.

Try committing to a local charity and make it a habit of volunteering. You will make meaningful friendships, understand the gratitude of having: a home, money and / or resources to live. It will help you see problems from a different perspective; the benefits are enormous, and when you involve children, or your friends & family, it is a great bonding experience.

Who knows, you might just have a good time and experience the joys of volunteering.
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What's the Story about the EB United Methodist Church THRIFT SHOP ?


The EBUMC thrift shop, a non-profit, has been in operation for 12 years at 54 N. Central St. The thrift shop is open Wednesday 2 - 5 pm; Thursday 10 am - noon; and Saturday 10 am - noon.

They accept gently used clothing, shoes, housewares (but no electronics), jewelry, and books. The store is staffed by volunteers and the profits go to the the care of the Methodist Church, providing a space for the weekly community meal, Scouts meetings, and their parish community needs. They also donate items such as blankets, towels to the MSPCA when they are not suitable for re-sale.

Most volunteers are from East Bridgewater, but many are from surrounding towns. A few are: Kathy Bradley,( the head of the shop) Sheryl Markowicz, Nate Milauskas, Kendra Ruiz, Louise Dombrowski.

Photo & Story source: Louise Dombrowski
Written by J. Rose
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman

Historical Tidbit Question:
What year did Memorial Day become an official federal holiday?
Email us your answer at: Prizes@buzzaround.info Please include your name and phone number with your answer.
By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On May 29, 2024, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by:
Jamie Puhi, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
Emergence
“Everything must break open in order to live. The seed must break open in order for the tree to grow. The egg must break open in order for life to emerge. The Earth must be turned and the cloud must burst. You were never meant to stay in your shell.” ~ Thomas Lloyd Qualls, Painted Oxen

“Humans are ideas; and ideas are uniquely human.” ~ A.E. Samaan

"Everything that's created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness."
~ Wayne Dyer

"I have come to understand that the self, my self, is inherently sacred. By virtue of its own improbability, its own miracle, its own emergence … And so I lift up my head, and I bear my own witness, with affection and tenderness and respect. And in so doing, I sanctify myself with my own grace." ~ Ursula Goodenough
Some excitedly, some timidly, we emerge this spring. Time to break out into our real selves.
~ Jacquie
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