Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater Scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater awarded ten amazing individuals with scholarships to further their education! The Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater states on their website that they are "a charitable organization of men and women who enjoy working together to raise money to give back to the local community through scholarships and several other Kiwanis charities."

Congratulations to Abigail Barry, Emma Boll, Michael Coles, Shannon Cyr, Jeovanny Peres-DePina, Abbi Kitchenham, Lauren McBirney, Abigail Nacar, Jordan Russo and Ryan Thompson! We wish you the best of luck for your futures!

Story by: Meghan Lotti, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Bridgewater State University
Sources and Photos: EB Kiwanis FB and EB Kiwanis Website
Historical Tidbit:
First Auto in East Bridgewater
"It is generally agreed that Mr. Charles L. Nutter owned the first automobile in E.B.; it was a Stanley Steamer often found chugging along our dirt roads as early as 1906."

Information from the East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Commemorative Booklet
Photo from Wikipedia
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Town Hall
175 Central St

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Email & phone contact only

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 - 2p
& last Saturday from 9:30 - 11a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only.

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. 
Greg Redd
You 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!
Dog Man Party

Monday July 24
2 - 3p
32 Union Street

Come attend an awesome and fun Dog Man party at the East Bridgewater Public Library! There will be fun activities for kids in grades 3 - 6. The party will take place in the library's community room. Registration is required as there will be no drop-ins.

To register, click here at EventKeeper.
For more information, call (508)-378-1616 x3 or email
Baby’s Morning Out

July 18, & 25
Children's Room
32 Union St

Come meet other families, explore with early literacy, toys/games/books, music and instruments. Located in the children’s room, 
Join the fun! (self-directed) Best for ages 0-1–11 months.

cup of coffee
COA Memory Lane Cafe

Monday, July 24th
EB Council on Aging

The EB COA will be hosting a Memory Lane Cafe event! This program provides a safe place for those experiencing memory loss to relax, socialize, and enjoy refreshments and entertainment with their partners and families. Registration is encouraged, however walk-ins are acceptable.

For more information check out the EB COA July Newsletter
BBQ season has arrived!! 
Take a look at some of the products we have to make your grilling and smoking time great. We even have a fire pit with a grilling rack to put above it for cooking.

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

Sunday, July 23rd
4:30 - 6p
484 Bedford Street

Do you have a young girl who is looking to make connections and have fun making crafts? Try Soulful Girls! During this workshop, the girls will create fairy gardens together and learn about healthy friendships and self care! Amy Tripp Maguire will join us to teach the girls about breath work and the healing power of laughter through "laughing yoga".

For more information or to register visit Soulful Girls Workshops
Learn Sign Language

July 25 and Aug 15
EB Public Library

Seeking to learn something new this summer? How about ASL? The library is offering two classes taught by renowned ASL teacher Marianne Molinari. The same material will be covered in each class, so choose the date that works best for you.

Celebration of St. Ann's Feast Day

Wednesday, June 26
6 - 8p
103 N Main Street, West Bridgewater

Join the St. John Church of East Bridgewater as we celebrate the feast day of St. Ann, the patron of our church, with a party! There will be lawn games, board games and a whole bunch of crafts. All the activities are free, and we will be selling a meal set with a hot dog, chips, water, and cookie for $5 and the water, chips and cookies will be 2 for $1. The money raised will support our collaborative's Disciples of Hospitality, who are responsible for the social life of our parishes.

ARPA Committee Meeting
Courtesy of EBCAM
Board of Health Meeting
Courtesy of EBCAM
Climate Can-Do: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Everything we throw away contributes to polluting the air we breathe and the water we drink! We can minimize the amount of pollution by using a simple method: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!

Reduce is first. It's the most important! To reduce the waste we produce, we reduce the number of products we purchase. Not only will being mindful of your purchases reduce the amount of waste on our planet, but it will also save you a a lot of money.

Reuse: Another way to help our environment is reusing the items and products that we might have thrown away unconsciously. Instead of tossing that shirt you no longer wear, donate it to someone who would wear it. Instead of purchasing a case of plastic water bottles, invest in a reusable water bottle. They are environment friendly and will keep your beverage cold.

Recycle: Recycling stops our trash from wrecking the environment. You would be surprised by the number of things that can be recycled, from mattresses to batteries; metal scraps to clothing and textiles. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection provides a search bar on their website where you can type the name of a waste item and it will tell you how to recycle or dispose of it.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences explains: "Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects our world's environment. The environment is everything around you including the air, water, land, plants, and man-made things. The waste we create has to be carefully controlled to be sure that it does not harm your environment and your health." The best way we can help protect our environment and health is to reduce, reuse, and recycle!

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Meghan Lotti, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Bridgewater State University. We focus on actions which individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do!
At Home
Hearing Healthcare

Monday, July 24 and
Monday, August 28
10a - 12p
355 Plymouth Street

Lauren Warburton, Hearing Instrument Specialist
from At Home Hearing Healthcare, will be at the senior center to provide a FREE hearing screening, FREE Hearing aid cleaning, and FREE video ear exam. There is no obligation to purchase.

To schedule an appointment, contact the COA at (508)-378-1610.
Crayon Jewelry Making

Tuesday, August 1st
6:30 - 7:30p
EB Public Library

Adults and teens welcome! Stop by the Library to create beautiful and colorful jewelry using melted crayons and other supplies provided by the Library. Register ASAP if interested!

For more information or to register visit Crayon Jewelry Making Night FB
Soulful Women's Book Club

Thursday, July 27th
6:30 - 8p
484 Bedford Street

The Soul Project is starting a book club for women! The group will be reading Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith and studying the chakras. This first meeting will consist of an intro and overview. Come learn more about your chakras, enjoy meaningful conversation and connect with other Soulful Women. It's free so come join!

For more information or to register visit Soulful Women Book Club
East Bridgewater Bicentennial "Fun Facts Fridays"

In honor of the town's 200th Anniversary, the official East Bridgewater Bicentennial Facebook posts fun trivia questions every Friday. The tidbits have multiple-choice answers and all relate to the rich and storied history of East Bridgewater itself! Here's this weeks question:

Internationally known East Bridgewater artist, Mark Twain was a best man at his wedding. He died when the Titanic sank but his remains were recovered and he is buried in East Bridgewater.
A. Francis (Frank) Millett
B. John Singer Sargent
C. Frederic Remington

Do you think you know it? Fun Fact answers are posted on the Facebook page the following Friday.

Fun Fact Fridays are just one of the many festivities on the schedule for our year-long celebration. For more information on the bicentennial and upcoming town events, visit Let's celebrate East Bridgewater together!

Story Credit: Miriam Heath, Bridgewater State University, BuzzAround Writing Intern
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

Historical Tidbit Question:
What type of car did Charles L. Nutter Drive?

Email us your answer at: 
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 July 19, 2023, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Angel Benjamin, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Meghan Lotti, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.

"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." ~ George Burns

"What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family." ~ Mother Teresa

"In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit."
~ Marge Kennedy

"There's only one thing more precious than our time and that's what we spend it on."
~Leo Christopher
The author I love to quote when celebrating families is Erma Bombeck, my mother used to read her aloud on long car rides:
“The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.”
Some things change, and some things stay exactly the same. Have a great week, all : )
~ Jacquie
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