East Bridgewater Celebrates!

East Bridgewater kicked off a weekend of holiday fun with their Annual Tree Lighting on the Common Thursday followed by Saturday's Parade & Christmas on the Common. This huge arts and crafts fair featured all kinds of vendors, performances, and yummy food, all to give thanks to the community. Huge thanks to Recreation's Parade Committee and the Kiwanis Club. What a way to open a month of festivities all in the holiday spirit!
Lighting of the Common 2021

The Kiwanis Club presents the annual Lighting of the Common, 2021!

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East Bridgewater Christmas Parade 2021 - Special

Coverage of this Year's East Bridgewater Christmas Parade

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Historical Tidbit:
The invention of the Frisbee
In 1938 Walter Frederick Morrison and his future wife Lucile discovered a market for a light-duty flying disc when they were offered 25 cents for a cake pan that they were tossing back and forth on a beach near Los Angeles, California. "That got the wheels turning, because you could buy a cake pan for five cents, and if people on the beach were willing to pay a quarter for it, well—there was a business," Morrison told The Virginian-Pilot newspaper in 2007.

The Morrisons continued their business until Walter served in the Air Force in World War II. After the war, Morrison sketched a design for an aerodynamically improved flying disc. He and business partner Warren Franscioni began producing the first plastic discs in 1948 and named it the Flying-Saucer in the wake of reported unidentified flying objects. (Roswell was 1947).

Morrison and Franscioni ended their partnership in early 1950, and Morrison formed his own company in 1954 called American Trends to sell his Flyin-Saucers, which were being manufactured in flexible polypropylene plastic by Southern California Plastics. He soon discovered that it was more cost effective to manufacture his own disc. Morrison designed a new model, Pluto Platter in 1955, the archetype of all modern flying discs. He sold the rights to Wham-O on January 23, 1957. 

In June 1957, Wham-O co-founders Richard Knerr and Arthur "Spud" Melin gave the disc the brand name "Frisbee" after learning about the New England college craze of tossing The Frisbie Pie tins. Frisbie Pie Company (1871-1958), of Bridgeport, Connecticut made pies that were sold to many New England colleges. Students all over NE who had tossed and caught empty pie tins on quads for endless hours of games, were now using the Pluto Platter and calling it a "Frisbie".

In November 1957, in what may be the first rock musical ever performed, Anything & Everything, written by visionary pioneer of information technology Ted Nelson (Theodor H. Nelson) when he was a junior at Swarthmore College. The game of Frisbee (spelled Frisby) is described in the song "Friz Me the Frisby,” as a frisbee was passed throughout the audience. This clever marketing of Frisbee playing as a new sport made sales explode. In 1964, the first professional model went on sale.

Ed Headrick , Wham-O inventor, patented Wham-O's designs for the modern frisbee (U.S. patent 3,359,678), developing the band of raised ridges called the Rings of Headrick, to stabilize the frisbee's flight. Headrick, who invented the Wham-O Superball that sold over twenty million units, held the utility patent for the modern-day Frisbee, a product that has sold over two-hundred million units to date. Incorporated over a ten-year period. U.S. patent number 3,359,678 was issued to Headrick on December 26, 1967.

Today, the 50-year-old Frisbee is owned by Mattel Toy Manufacturers.
Compiled: J. Rose
Sources: www.thoughtco.com
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
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
Phyllis Krastanov
won a three private voice or piano lessons for
ages 5 to adults ($100 value) at

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
1 hour (value $80)
Glee Works Holistic Business Coaching
Phyllis Krastanov on Last Week's Silly Putty History

"My siblings and I loved silly putty. A favorite thing to do with it was spread it out and press it onto a favorite comic in the 'funnies' section and the picture would 'print' on the putty! It was fun. We
loved the stuff. We also spread it on our noses to reshape funny shape noses."

What a fun memory inspired by Buzz Around History Tidbit, thanks, Phyllis for sharing.

Check out this week's history and prize box question at the end of your BuzzAround East Bridgewater e- newsletter!
2021 Virtual EB HUGS Tags

Provide Christmas for an East Bridgewater Child!

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The elves are hard at work, making this holiday great for East Bridgewater Families.
There are still tags left!

Please stop by to visit a HUGS tree and take a tag at: the Center at Sachem Rock, the Library, the Town Hall, Dewhurst Lumber, Union Congregational Church, Paula Coffee Dance Studio, Busy Bee pre-school, EBCTV office at the High School, Johnny Macaronis, St John's Church and Bridgewater Vineyard Church or donate on-line through the sign up genius or with a donation!
If you have any questions, wish to sponsor a family, or know a family who needs help this season, please call 508-350-9811 or email wishes@ebhugs.org. If you wish to make a donation, they are accepting cash and checks, and they also have Venmo at: East Bridgewater Hugs and PayPal on their website.

Rain, snow, thaw, mud…these boots will handle everything this time of year may throw at you.
Make sure you're prepared for the winter!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Community Coalition for Change, Inc.
Is focused on creating and implementing programs in East Bridgewater using awareness of cultural differences making our community more welcoming and inclusive to all.

Please consider shopping at their FB Store to support their work.
East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club
Tree Fundraiser

Don’t forget about the Kiwanis Club Christmas Tree sales this year! Fresh beautiful trees and wreaths. Remember, 100% of proceeds go to support charity! Get your tree at the Town Hall parking lot.

For more information, visit their Facebook page!
Support The Brockton Library Foundation!

  • Literacy + Empowerment = Dreams Come True
  • Diverse Artistic Creative Expression
  • ESL & Nationalization Support
  • Increased Access to Technology & STEAM Programs 
  • Local Living History Displays & Presentations
  • Meeting spaces & community building

Brockton Public Library is making all this happen & more,
close to home! 
Teen Holiday Party with the EBPL
Monday, December 20
6:30 - 7:30p
East Bridgewater Public Library

Join the EBPL in making gingerbread houses with materials provided by the library. Don't forget your ugly holiday sweater!

To register for this event, visit the library website!
EB Fire Department hosting Toys for Tots Drive
The East Bridgewater Fire Department is hosting the Town of East Bridgewater’s Toys for Tots program again this year. Please feel free to drop off in EBFD lobby any unused, unwrapped gifts for children of all ages. If anyone needs any help with gifts or have any questions please feel free to contact Lt. Phil Woolf at the station (508) 378-2071 EXT 2.
Puzzle and Book Nook now available at the COA!

The East Bridgewater Council on Aging has started a Puzzle and Book Nook at the senior center! Between the front door and the inner lobby, the small area is open for seniors  to come and borrow puzzles and books. Their monthly newsletter is also available to take as well as some informational brochures. Puzzles and books may be placed in the Returns tote, when you’re finished with them.

Cozy up with a good puzzle or book from the COA this holiday season!
Track Opening at East Bridgewater Junior/Senior
High School

Effective Tuesday, December 7, the Indoor Track at the EBJSHS is available for public use Monday – Friday, 4:30 – 8p on the days that school is in session.  Masks are required while in the building and on the indoor track. If you would be using the track for the first time please register for access by going to security in the main office of the JR/SR high during school hours. If you have any questions, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 508-378-5956.

Story credit: EBPS Facebook
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In Person classes at The She Shed, Saturdays,
9 am!

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Ousameqiun Club Christmas Tree Raffle

This is the Ousamequin Club Christmas tree designed by Paula Cantave that will be awarded to one very lucky person! The raffle tickets are $5.00 each or $10.00 for 5 or $20.00 for 15. You will be assigned a number and the appropriate number of tickets will be put in the drawing. Your check should be made out to the Ousamequin Club and sent to our PO Box 325, Bridgewater, MA 02324. The drawing will hopefully be live from the Senior Center on December 13th. All proceeds will go to support people in need in Bridgewater. The tree is approximately 5 feet tall, including the base.

For more information, visit their Facebook page!
South Shore Bargaineer
Shop Local. Help People. 
South Shore Bargaineer is a charity thrift store that brings people together for good. “Thrift Shopping with Purpose”.

 As you shop, you are
  • helping the environment
  • buying local
  • helping the targets of our fundraising

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Mold Guys Restoration
Mold Guys Restoration services both residential and commercial buildings. If you ever need mold remediation services, water damage repair, air duct cleaning etc., contact Mold Guys today!

(781) 910-5029
The East Bridgewater Special Town Meeting - November 22, 2021
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
EBHS Board of Health Meeting
December 6, 2021
Video Courtesy of EBCAM

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a:
1 hour (value $80)
Glee Works Holistic Business Coaching

Historical Tidbit Question:
What did Walter Morrison and Warren Franscioni name their first plastic discs?

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By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On December 15, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
'Tis the Season of Giving

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
~ Anne Frank

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
~ Roy T. Bennett

 “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
~ Pablo Picasso

“One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” ~ Shannon L. Alder
On visiting my aunt tomorrow, a woman who literally has EVERYTHING: An accomplished artist, world traveled speaker, I fret, what gift to bring her? I have no ideas when I call. We settle on a lunch date, elderly, she is more comfortable at home. "I would love an Italian Sub." She says. "Without the baloney with white specs" THAT I can do!
The simple gift of time & a sandwich means the most! Happy Happy, all. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
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