November 7, 2021 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
Ousamequin Woman's Club Great day at the GFWCMA combined Fall meeting at the Holiday Inn in Marlborough. 
We made 33 no-sew fleece blankets for the March of Dimes; made over 500 Veteran Star remembrances; raised over $1500.00 for our signature program: Domestic and Sexual violence Awareness and Prevention; enjoyed the teddy bear parade in conjunction with the decorated teddy bear and book contest, listened to guest speaker, GFWC Director of Junior Clubs “ Fall in to serve TOGETHER”, passed several resolutions concerning child safety, sexual predators/offenders and Regional and metropolitan Planning; updated our bylaws; heard chairman updates and so much more. It was a very productive and informational fun day.
The Ousamequin Woman's Club of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, was founded April 14, 1898. We are a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs ( and
If you would like to be a part of this organization please send a message through link below.
Historical Tidbit
Veteran's Day 

Veteran's Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
Great Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World War I and World War II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). 
In Europe, Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11a every November 11.

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Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
Services available through phone, email & website only
Bridgewater Public Library
15 South Street
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
Thursdays - 10a - 1p
1st Monday of each month from 6 - 7:30p
Wendy Williams
won a $50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter
products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins.
The Clean Revolution!

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!
Veterans Day Concert
Mon, November 8th
Bridgewater Senior Center
The Bridgewater Departments of Veterans and Elder Affairs is happy to announce their Annual Veterans Day Concert to honor Gold Star families. Bring a lawn chair or stay in your car to enjoy the live music from the Singing Trooper comfortably, and bring home a spaghetti dinner for just $5.

Lunch tickets can be purchased by calling 508-697-0929.
Tri-Town Veterans Day Parade
Thursday, November 11 at 10a.
The Tri-Town Parade is in Bridgewater this year.
108th Annual Metro South Chamber of Commerce Meeting and B2B Expo
Wednesday, Nov 10th
10:30 - 3p (luncheon from 12 - 1:45p)
Adult & Teen Challenge Center, 1315 Main Street in Brockton

Meet other business people & community leaders by attending the Annual Meeting to celebrate businesses working together for the future of the Metro South Region. The Annual Meeting will feature Alex Langshur, EVP, Global Google Technology Practice Lead, as well as networking, awards, and raffles. Attendees will receive a special giveaway.

The cost to attend is $100/members and $135/non-members. Tables of 10 are available for $1000. Expo booths are available for $499/members and $599/non-members. Registration is required and can be completed here.

Contact Cathryn Schofield with any questions or for more information at, or by calling (508) 586-0500 ext. 231.
Everything for your small furry friends.
Keep them warm, dry & well fed!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Pie Drive!
November 15 - 18

Make, purchase, or donate savory or sweet pies this November and special volunteers will hand deliver the pies just before Thanksgiving, in time to celebrate the holidays. Pies and donations can be brought to the Senior Center.

For more information on this event, and more, visit the Elder Affairs website.
Your Second Chance at Ghostbusters Day!
Sat, November 13th
11 - 3p
Ghostbuster's Day has been rescheduled due to challenges with the weather, so you still have a chance to participate!
Visit the Public Library website for more details on this event.
Author Talk: Ted Reinstein, author of Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball's Color Barrier
Tues, November 16th
Bridgewater Public Library
Update of work being done on Water Treatment Plant
This week, Waterline Industries continued their work on the High Street Water Treatment Plant (WTP). Waterline continued to perform HVAC, electrical, and plumbing work inside the WTP. Waterline continued to install drainage on the site, and downspouts were installed this week. Next week, Waterline will continue HVAC, electrical, and plumbing work within the WTP and begin to install a gas line along the south side of the WTP.
Once completed, the plant is anticipated to take much of the discoloration out of Bridgewater water. It is designed to filter iron and manganese (naturally occurring minerals) and treat water coming from several deep wells.
Save the Date!
TRWA Annual Meeting
Sat, November 13th
4 - 6p
Student Commons Building at Bristol County Agricultural High School,
135 Center Street, Dighton

Dr. William Hanna, President of the Old Colony History Museum, will talk about his upcoming publication "History of the Taunton River." (A pre- order sign up will be available.) TRWA Board Member and BCAHS NRM Chairman Brian Bastarache and Lead Researcher George Bancroft also will present results from the 2021 Taunton River Diamondback Terrapin Population Assessment field season.

For more information, visit their website!
Bridgewater Police Thanksgiving Dinner Delivery
Wed, November 17th
Delivery between 5 - 7p

Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with the Bridgewater Police as they prepare for their 22nd annual Thanksgiving dinner delivery. The police will be delivering meals to Bridgewater senior's homes to ensure everyone can celebrate safely during the pandemic.

To ensure adequate time to prepare for the celebration, reservations will be accepted through November 10, and can be completed by calling 509-697-0929 or by emailing
Bridgewater - Raynham Boys Soccer Senior Night vs. King Phillip
Video courtesy of BTV YouTube
Creative Collage Workshop
Tue, Nov 16th
Bridgewater Public Library

Ever wanted to try collaging? Come learn some simple techniques and create a one of a kind piece at the Bridgewater Public Library! No experience necessary. No need to register. Ages 12+ are welcome.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Find YOUR Bliss with
In Person classes at The She Shed, every Saturday at
9 am!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective. 

(508) 331-3564
Snaz up your fingernails for the fall with Color Street temporary designs!

Tons of fun!

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(774) 274-7492

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Deal Me Out
11/18 - 8p; 11/19 - 8p; 11/20 - 2p & 8p; 11/21 - 2p
Rondileau Campus Center Auditorium

A week after the 2016 election tensions, a group of gamers’ friendship reaches a boiling point as they find themselves mired in a political feud. The friends must decide to let things continue as they are…or take one last roll of the dice!

To buy tickets go to:
VFW Community Breakfast To Benefit Veterans Brotherhood VMC
Saturday, Nov 20th
8a – 11a
VFW Post 2125 -
40 Orange St
This months November breakfast we will be helping the Veterans Brotherhood VMC raise funds for their holiday meal program which helps Veterans, military service members, and their families facing hard times get a hot meal for their family during the upcoming holidays.
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a $15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

Historical Tidbit Question:
What year was "Armistice Day" changed to "Veterans Day"?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.
By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On November 10, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
Honoring Veterans. 
Their Sacrifices; Their Lives:

Meditating on how we do this best... we thank them; take care of them; follow their example, living our lives for community; and we keep a vigilant eye on what our nation asks of our current service men and women.

With this in mind I share this quote from a former president, referring to his visits to military hospitals:

“...I was never more clear-eyed than on the flights back from Walter Reed and Bethesda. Clear about the true costs of war, and who bore those costs. Clear about war’s folly, the sorry tales we humans collectively store in our heads and pass on from generation to generation - abstractions that fan hate and justify cruelty and force even the righteous among us to participate in carnage. Clear that by virtue of my office, I could not avoid responsibility for lives lost or shattered, even if I somehow justified my decisions by what I perceived to be some larger good.”
~ Barack Obama, A Promised Land

My heartfelt thanks to our Veterans... including my dad, uncles, the mom of my grandchildren, and many dear friends. I hope I work toward a world where we can war no more. Nameste. 
~ Jacquie
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