August 18, 2019 ~ Building West Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time
Cops and Teens Sports (CATS) Camp
This was a free 4 week camp for grades 3-8.
WBPD Officers and WB High School Athletes worked with younger athletes encouraging teamwork, self-motiviation and drive. There were a variety of outdoor exercises designed to enhance speed, agility and strength geared towards all sports.
Great job by all ~ another fit summer!
Historical Tidbit  
New England's Dark Day 
     "May 19, 1780, was a remarkable dark day, which extended over the eastern states.  It commenced in the area early in the morning and continued till the morning of the 20th. The atmosphere here appeared to be filled with a dense smoke, but there was no known cause which could produce such an effect. The grass and leaves appeared to be drenched in a gloomy green. The darkest time of the day was between eleven and two o'clock. Many families found it necessary to light a candle when they ate their dinner. (Noon time meal.)  'In the night it is said there was not a ray of light even of the feeblest class to distinguish an object though ever so near.' The real cause of this darkness has nestled in conjecture to the present day."

~ A recollection from Hilda (Morton) Thomas (1899-1991)

Back in 1780, there was no way to find an explanation as to what was happening because there were no meteorologists. The revolutionary soldiers spent the day in the taverns or churches not sure what was to come. Today, scientists believe that wildfires in Canada caused the darkness due to high amounts of ash particles in the atmosphere.  And the next day it had passed, changing like weather in New England always does! 
sue and her plant 2011
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Basile
Town Hall
65 N. Main Street
Mon, Tues & Thurs 8a - 4p
Wed, 8a - 7p, Fri 8a - 1p

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

Food Pantry
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
3:15 - 5p
Spring Street School
2 Spring St WB
Monica Armstrong
won a
12" Big Flowering Hibiscus Pot
($21 value)
from Nessralla Farm Rt 106 Halifax

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

You could win a
    Sandwich or salad & drink for 2 
($20 value)
from Trio Cafe & Catering
Whitman Center  
Shakespeare in the Park
Sun, Aug 18th starting at 4p, entertainment beginning at 5p, War Memorial Park, River St.
The Old Bridgewater Historical Players are excited to present their rendition of Shakespeare's, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and folding chairs. Food and refreshments will be available on site for purchase. This is a free event with a suggested donation of $5.00. Come and enjoy a night of classic theater in the park! Information retrieved from, Around the Common.
Under an Argentinian Moon: Observations of a Lunar Eclipse
Wed, Aug 21 6:30–7:30p at West Bridgewater Public Library
Dr. Martina B. Arndt, professor of Physics at Bridgewater State University and some of her students will share their experiences witnessing this summer's total lunar eclipse in Argentina. Learn more about our moon, the incredible phenomena that is a lunar eclipse, and the interesting adventures they had in their journey.
Free & open to all!
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)
(508) 697-0357
West Bridgewater Farmers Market
Tues Aug 27, 4-7p
On the green in front of 1st Parish Church
29 Howard St
There is no charge for a vendor to attend! Anyone interested just show up on the days of our market with their own tables and chairs! We do ask for an email address to contact you and a list of what you would be selling.
Respectfully Submitted, Kathy Williams
Exercise Classes West Bridgewater Council On Aging

Mondays & Thursdays at 9a
Pickleball at the High School Tennis Courts

Tuesdays and Fridays at 3p
Zumba Gold Fitness Class (Sponsored & paid
for by Life Care Center of W. Bridgewater) held at WBCOA
08/08/19 WB Finance Committee
Video provided by West Bridgewater TV.
Laughter Yoga
West Bridgewater Public Library every Tuesday at 11a. Adults come meet up for a fun way to stay healthy! This is a 1/2 hr seated exercise that uses yogic breathing and laughter to help keep bodies full of oxygen and relieve stress. Information retrieved from the West Bridgewater Public Library.
Douglas R. Grogan, Jr., MD,
Jennifer Hall DiFalco, MD
Janis A. Shakr, FNP, BC
Susan Andrea,

Accepting New Patients


111 Torrey St, Brockton (508) 588-1200
TOPS (The Outreach Program for Soccer)
TOPS is a community based soccer program that is designed to meet the needs of children aged 4-14 years with physical and/or mental disabilities. The program is geared toward player development rather than to competition, and is open to players from all towns.

TOPS is open to any child with a disability including but not limited to: A.D.D., Autism, Hearing Impaired, Sight Impaired, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Down's Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizure Disorder and Spina Bifida. It may be necessary to provide a doctor's permission slip in order for your child to participate. Participants must be born on or after September 1, 2005 and on or before January 1, 2015. (U6-U14). Participants are not limited to the town of Bridgewater and this is a no cost program.

Registration is open! The season will begin on Saturday, September 7, 2019 and continue every Saturday for eight weeks. Each game/practice will be held at the Flagg Street fields, Bridgewater at 2:30p.
West Bridgewater COA Community Services
Health Screening Clinics - every Wednesday from 9a-1p at COA, 97 West Center St
For more information call the COA 508-894-1262
WBYAA Movie Night
Sunday, August 25th at 7-9:30p the WBYYA will be hosting their fourth FREE annual movie night located on South Field, N. Main St. The nearby Snack Shack will be selling discounted snacks. Movie starts at 8p. Bring a blanket, or lawn chair, and bug spray.
More details here.
Call today to get your
air ducts cleaned!
An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
Read our Blog: CommonSpots4Mold
(781) 910-5029
Kanopy Now Available to Library Patrons!
The West Bridgewater Public Library is excited to announce Kanopy is now available to all West Bridgewater Public Library card holders! Kanopy is a movie and television streaming service that allows you to stream from your computer or via their app on your smart TV, smart phone, or other streaming device.Just sign up at or download the Kanopy app to your smart device. Information retrieved from the West Bridgewater Public Library.
West Bridgewater Water Commissioners August 5, 2019
Video provided by West Bridgewater TV
West Bridgewater Conservation Commission August 6, 2019
Video provided by the West Bridgewater TV

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
Sandwich or salad & drink for 2 
($20 value)
from Trio Cafe & Catering
Whitman Center

Historical Tidbit Question:
When was the darkest time of day?

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Buzz Around West Bridgewater.

On August 21, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers
Life's Challenges are like potholes:
When I hit a pothole...
I do not look back to see how the pothole is.

But I know potholes can damage my car,
Maybe even give me a flat tire,
So I try to avoid them

If I do hit one,  
It’s good to figure out how to avoid it in the future.
Because sitting roadside changing a tire 
Is no fun.

And can be dangerous. 

And sometimes it’s raining, and changing a tire on the side of the road in the rain is awful!

That’s when I call friends. 

Hopefully I remembered (and had the money) to renew my roadside assistance.

Friends remind me of the steps of how to change the tire, if I choose to tackle it myself; or commiserate with me about how it’s no fun to hit potholes and be stuck waiting for roadside assistance.
It’s inevitable that life will challenge us, let your friends help you deal with potholes.
~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Tarah Gervais, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
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