WBFD Updates Town Fire Hydrant System

The WB Fire Department is fortunate to have been approved to use state grant money to purchase and attach reflective hydrant markers to our Town’s fire hydrant system. Over the next couple of weeks the Fire Department will be attaching these highly reflective markers to our fire hydrants. The increased visibility at night and marking system will help us identify our closest water supply quicker and give firefighters an understanding of how much water is available to them at the time of an emergency. Each hydrant is color coded to reflect the size of the main underground.

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
Town Hall

WB Public Library
Council on Aging

Proof of residency is the only requirement.
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
1:45 - 3p & 5:30 - 6p
457 rear, South Main St., Suite #1
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
Class of 2024 West Bridgewater Middle/Senior High School Graduation Ceremony
Video Courtesy of WB Community Access TV
Board of Selectmen Meeting
May 15, 2024
Video Courtesy of WB Community Access TV
Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant

Let Johnny Macs Help You Celebrate!

Eat -In
East Bridgewater & Take -Out from Halifax

eat well * laugh often * love much
Berwick Boys Foundation Summer Camp

The Berwick Boys Foundation provides a summer camp in Maine, focused on its mission to help teenage boys develop physically, mentally, and morally. Their program highlights the importance of social skills and friendships, hands-on leadership and problem-solving experiences, valuable practical skills like construction and plumbing, and island living, as the camp is located on an island 3 miles off the coast of Maine.
Calling all 12 through 15-year-old boys! Looking for an exciting adventure in Maine?

Camp is July 7-Aug 17. 
All forms in by June 30.
Cost $900, limited scholarships available

West Bridgewater Spring Fest
Sun, Jun 9
WB Friendship Park

The WB Spring Fest, hosted by the WB Lions Club, is set to be an exciting event benefiting Lions Club Charities. This gathering will feature a wonderful mix of crafts and direct marketers, offering a variety of unique items and products.

Since space is limited, be sure to secure your spot early!

The WB Spring Fest is more than just a shopping and entertainment opportunity; it's a chance to support a great cause. All proceeds will go directly to Lions Club Charities, helping to fund important community programs and initiatives. Don't miss out on this fun and meaningful event!
Please email nancyk76@comcast.net with any questions. 
Mold Guys Restoration
Restoration & Rebuild * Cleaning Up Water Damage & Mold

Creating the Space You Dreamed Of!

(781) 910-5029
Join The Well 5K
Sat, June 1
BW State University

Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female.

And 1st place in: 10 & under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

The Well helps individuals, families and the community experience spiritual, emotional and physical wellness through holistic care of the mind, body, soul and spirit.

Learn more at: www.visitthewell.org
Meals on Wheels Logo
WB COA Looking for Meals on Wheels Drivers
Mon-Fri, 9:30-10a

The WB Council on Aging is looking for permanent and substitute Meals on Wheels drivers. All meals are sent out from the senior center between 9:30 and 10 am Monday through Friday. The COA is currently seeking permanent drivers for Wednesdays and backup drivers when needed. Please call Stacy at the COA for more information at 508-894-1262.
WBPL Book Club
Tue, May 28
WB Public Library

Read Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman and join the WBPL Book Club to discuss the novel on Tuesday, May 28th at 5pm in the Meeting Room. Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

Britt-Marie Was Here is a book about a busybody woman who leaves her husband after being cheated on. It was originally written in Swedish, and translated to English in 2016.
Source: WBPL
Strawberry Shortcake Festival
Sat, Jun 15

Mark your calendars! It's that delicious time of year again. Don’t miss out on this exciting event! Tickets are now on sale at the West Bridgewater Council on Aging.

For more information or to purchase your tickets, call 508-894-1262.
Be sure to secure your spot for a fantastic time!

Source: WB COA FB
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.
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

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River Walk
Sun June 2
River Street

Getting excited for River Walk! This year's event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. We're looking for volunteers on the day of, mostly for setup and tear down, but a few extra hands during the event couldn't hurt. If you're interested in helping, reach out to the West Bridgewater Open Space Committee & Conservation Commission.
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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and the tent, tables & chairs for the party afterward!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater

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WBTV Pro Video Final Projects are up! See what the WBMSHS students have put together for documentaries, horror, short films & course promotional videos on their YouTube Station.
Written by J. Rose
What is Letterboxing?
Never heard of Letterboxing before? It’s a fun outdoor activity for family and friends to participate in. Simply find your clues online at Atlas Quest or Letterboxing.org, and find your stamps! Want to see what it's all about? This documentary outlines the community surrounding and process of finding a letterbox.

Produced by Kendall Beady, a senior at West Bridgewater Middle Senior High School. This film was produced as his final project in Documentary Filmmaking class.
George Sylvester Documentary
George Sylvester has been a long time coach at West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School. Over the past couple of years, he’s become more involved with the school serving as a substitute teacher and hall monitor. However, we wanted to take a deeper look at George’s life and listen to stories from him and others about his youth, his rise to coaching, his personality, and the relationship he has with his son.

Produced by Thomas Stapleton, a senior at West Bridgewater Middle Senior High School. This film was produced as his final project in Documentary Filmmaking class.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman

Historical Tidbit Question:
What was Memorial Day originally called?

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The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Jamie Puhi, Jacquelyn Rose, Greg Venezia, and Vasilia Yordanova.
“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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