September 1, 2019 ~ Building West Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time
Two videos from WBTV:
The Winners of this summer's teen "This I Believe " Essay Contest from WB Public Library and WBHS Athletic Info night on 8/28/19
Historical Tidbit:

Town Life During WWII
What was life like in town during the height of WWII? Probably the biggest impact was on the male population between the ages of 18 and 40. 50% of the town's major work force was serving in the military because of the draft.

In some towns, that was roughly 1/4 of the population. Many other men who did not qualify for military service, either for health reasons or age, were working in defense industries... the ship yards in Hingham, Quincy and Boston.

The local shoe factories were turning out military shoes, and there were chicken houses all over town because beef and pork were rationed. Gasoline was rationed to a couple of gallons per family so there were no "Sunday rides," even if your tires still had enough tread to hold air.

Sugar, butter and coffee were also rationed and scrap drives were constantly collecting scrap metal, rubber goods and paper. New cars did not exist for 3 years, and trucks only if you had a defense related job. You were even limited on the size of mail you could put in the mail box. These sacrifices folks made were the price of freedom.
Respectfully submitted, David Moore
Town Hall
65 N. Main Street
  508-894-1200
Mon, Tues & Thurs 8a - 4p
Wed, 8a - 7p, Fri 8a - 1p

WB Public Library
80 Howard Street
508-894-1255
Mon, Thurs, Fri 10a - 5p
Tues - Wed 10a - 8p
Sat 10a - 2p
 
Council on Aging
97 West Center Street
508-894-1262
Mon - Fri 8:30a - 4p
COA

Food Pantry
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
3:15 - 5p
Spring Street School
2 Spring St WB
Congratulations!
Carla Bean
won a
One Free Embodyment® Yoga Therapy session at Bliss Through Yoga

You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
1 weekend night get away (for up to 4 people) at the Residence Inn - Bridgewater. Includes a breakfast buffet!  
28th Annual West Bridgewater Park Day
Not to bee missed!
Sun, Sept 8th, 10a-5p
Rain Date: Sun, Sept 15th, 10a-5p
War Memorial Park, 52 River Street, WB

Our Annual Park Day attracts thousands of people each year. We offer up to 5+ live musical performances, clowns, jugglers, magic, hay rides, pony rides, crafters, food court and much more. Admission and Parking is FREE. 
Old Bridgewater Historical Society Quasquicentennial Fundraiser
The Old Bridgewater Historical Society is celebrating its 125 th year in operation. Founded in 1894, OBHS is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and publication of history relating to the original Bridgewater area. The Board of Directors of OBHS is excited to announce our Quasquicentennial celebration fundraiser. Our “125 th Anniversary Raffle” includes some wonderful items including 2 TICKETS TO THE PATRIOTS VS. CLEVELAND BROWNS GAME on October 27th at Gillette Stadium, donated by 3Phase Elevator Corporation. Also in the basket are gift cards for Atina Asian Bistro, Boston Tavern, Bridgewater Bagel, Crystal's Kitchen, Good Days Restaurant, Kenny O'Bryan's Pub, Lawadessa Restaurant,etc.Tickets are available (5 for $20) through the website's store here or from OBHS board members. The drawing will be held at Bridgewater’s 99 Restaurant on Sept. 24 th at our “Dining for a Cause” event. The winner does not need to be present to win. Additional information about the Old Bridgewater Historical Society and all of its upcoming events can be found on the website here.
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm &
Pet Store!

Great harvest this year?
Can your bounty and eat it all year long! We have a large selection of canning supplies.
Stop in and pick up yours today!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater
(508) 697-0357
Car Wash Fundraiser
Saturday, Sept 7th
10-2p
Town Hall Parking Lot
$5 donation
Start off your day with a squeaky clean care and support all the Wildcat athletes at the same time!
All proceeds go directly to support the WB Athletic Boosters!
Board of Assessors - 8/21/19
Video by West Brigewater TV
West Bridgewater Farmer's Market
* 2 more dates!
Tue Sept 10 & Sept 24, 4-7p
On the Green
at the First Church,
29 Howard St

NEED: ONE HISTORICAL MINDED WEST BRIDGEWATER RESIDENT
TO JOIN THE HISTORICAL COMMISSION ... CONTACT CHAIRMAN BOB BEVIS 508-588-5861
Watershed Canoe Kayak
Come Enjoy a Taunton River Paddle
Saturday, September 7 
10 AM to 2 PM
$15 
The Taunton River is an easy river to paddle, great for anyone wanting to try kayaking or who hasn't been in a while. It is one of only 50 rivers in the US that has earned the Wild and Scenic designation so come and enjoy its' beauty.
 
Each trip will be 8 miles so paddlers will need good upper body strength and balance. We'll paddle for a few miles, stop for lunch and then continue on.  
 What to bring: a lunch, plenty of water, sunscreen, an extra paddle. PFDs are required. 
 Low water conditions will cause these trips to be rescheduled. 
   
Launch: 6 Titicut St, Middleboro
Take-out: 9 South Street East, Raynham
BLISS THROUGH YOGA
FREE Intro to Svaroopa® Yoga!
Sun, Sept. 15, 1 pm

Come experience the difference!

Now taking new
Embodyment® Yoga Therapy clients
Learn how you can live pain-free!

More movement, less stress!

484 Bedford St, E. Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564
BETHEL MEDICAL GROUP
• On-site Laboratory
• Cosmetic Services
• Weight Management
• Menopausal Medicine

Caring for infants, children, adolescents,
and adults

Accepting New Patients

CALL TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT!

111 Torrey St, Brockton (508) 588-1200
Mosquito Information

  • The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources announced that due to the continued high risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a second round of aerial spraying for mosquitoes was done in specific areas of Bristol and Plymouth counties at the end of August.
  • The pesticide that was used during the aerial spraying is called Anvil 10+10. This product has proven to be extremely effective in exterminating mosquitoes worldwide for over 20 years.
  • For for latest information from West Bridgewater please follow this link.
  • Residents are encouraged to visit the DPH website at www.mass.gov for the latest updates on spraying.
  • Please be aware that while the count of live mosquitoes lessens after an aerial spraying, our risk stays the same. The virus is still out there in remaining mosquitoes! To avoid mosquitoes altogether, it is suggested to stay inside during their active feeding time: during sunset (around 7:30p.)
For more information visit
www.mass.gov , or contact Board of Health Agent Robert Casper Jr.
West Bridgewater Health Screening Clinics
Wednesdays from 9a-1p
COA, 97 West Center St
For more information call the COA 508-894-1262
The First Church of West Bridgewater Sponsoring a Fundraiser Trip to Mohegan Sun Casino
Sat, October 5th 8a-6p
Deadline to reserve your space is Thursday, September 19th.

The trip will include round trip motor coach transportation to and from the casino.
Cost for the trip is $30.00 per person and is non-refundable. Casino bonus -- $15.00 meal credit and $10.00 free bet (subject to change by casino).

To make your reservation or for more information, please call Barbara or Gaynol Waugh at (508) 350-0260, or you may call the First Church at (508) 587-3118.
For more questions you may email First Church
PREPARING FOR A GREAT SCHOOL YEAR!
2019-2020 Bus Routes

2019 - 2020 Bus Routeshttps://drive.google.com/file/...

Read more
www.wbridgewaterschools.org
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
1 weekend night get away (for up to 4 people) at the Residence Inn - Bridgewater. Includes a breakfast buffet!

Historical Tidbit Question:
What were some of the food items that were rationed in WWII?

Email us your answer at: 
Please include your name, phone number, with your answer.  Prize Box Rules
By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's 
Buzz Around West Bridgewater.

On September 4, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers
Everyday I have this anticipation... like something great, anything great, can and will happen today. I never know what shape it will take, I never know where it will come from, but it keeps me open, ready to experience whatever life puts at my door.
“When I think something nice is going to happen I seem to fly right up on the wings of anticipation; and then the first thing I realize I drop down to earth with a thud. But really, Marilla, the flying part is glorious as long as it lasts...it's like soaring through a sunset. I think it almost pays for the thud.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

"We are ever on the threshold of new journeys and new discoveries. Can you imagine the excitement of the Wright brothers on the morning of that first flight? The anticipation of Jonas Salk as he analyzed the data that demonstrated a way to prevent polio?" ~ Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.” ~ Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

~Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
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