Linda Cerce
Linda Frenette
It gives me a great deal of pleasure to announce that the COA Board of Directors voted to recognize both Linda Cerce and Linda Frenette “SENIORS OF THE MONTH!

These two beautiful souls stayed with us throughout this pandemic volunteering their time without question or hesitation. They both continue to be loyal, always with a smile that you could see even while wearing facemasks. Neither one of them miss a month of newsletter preparation, helping to get it in the mail on time. They were also instrumental in helping us through a transition by making Chef Al feel comfortable and welcomed as part of the COA family. You will find them both working in our kitchen Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, so, next time you stop in for lunch please say hello and thank them for their support.

It’s clear there are angels among us! Thank you Linda and Linda for all that you do, you are both an inspiration and we are blessed to have you as part of our COA family.

~Marilyn, The COA Board and Staff
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Historical Tidbit:
Federal Government Civics
How a bill becomes a law.

The Bill Is Voted On in the U.S. House of Representatives.

If a majority of the Representatives vote yes, the bill passes in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill is then certified by the Clerk of the House and delivered to the U.S. Senate.

When a bill reaches the U.S. Senate. The Senate Majority Leader calls for votes in the Senate. The bill is discussed in a Senate committee and then reported to the Senate floor to be voted on.
If a majority of the Senators say “yea,” the bill passes in the U.S. Senate and is ready to go to the President.

When a bill reaches the President, he has three choices. He can:

Sign and pass the bill—the bill becomes a law.
Refuse to sign, or veto, the bill—the bill is sent back to the U.S. House of Representatives, along with the President’s reasons for the veto. If the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate still believe the bill should become a law, they can hold another vote on the bill. If two-thirds of the Representatives and Senators support the bill, the President’s veto is overridden and the bill becomes a law.
Do nothing (pocket veto)—if Congress is in session, the bill automatically becomes law after 10 days. If Congress is not in session, the bill does not become a law.

If a bill has passed in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and has been approved by the President, or if a presidential veto has been overridden, the bill becomes a law and is enforced by the government.
~ J. Rose
Info from:
Town Hall

WB Public Library
Council on Aging

1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
4 - 5p
Proof of residency is the only requirement.
Spring Street School,
2 Spring St
Barbara Robbins
you won a free 1.5 hour class at

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
three private voice or piano lessons for
ages 5 to adults ($100 value) at
Softball Clinic for The Bridgewaters
Sundays, Jan 16, & 23
4 - 5p
The Fieldhouse Arena - 83 Eastman St. (Rt 106), So. Easton
Bridgewater Youth Softball will be running a softball clinic for 10U & 12U and have extended an invite to both West Bridgewater & East Bridgewater. There is pitching, catcher position and hitting sessions offered each week.

The cost is $25 each session. More information as well as the registration link can be found at
2022 Transfer Station Stickers
Are Now Available
At the Town Clerk's Office - $105.00.
A maximum of 2 stickers per household.
Must present current vehicle registration and proof of residency at time of purchase.
cup of coffee
Tuesdays ~ 9a ~ COA
Join in conversation on the “hot topic” of the day.
We’ll provide the coffee, please bring your own refreshments.

Space is limited so, please call 508-894-1262 to sign up!
True Stories, Nonfiction Book Group
Tuesday, Jan 18th
Library’s History Room
The West Bridgewater Public Library’s book group, True Stories, will be discussing Come Fly: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am by Julia Cooke. Books are available on display. Drop-in, No Registration Required. See you then!

Contact for more information
Sunset Story Time
Tuesday January 18th
6 - 7p
This is an interactive story time for "Littles" ages 2.5-4 years old. Each child receives a copy of the book to borrow during class. There will also be music and other activities. The class will be held indoors and space is limited to 12 participants.. Registration is required, click here.
Veterans Garden is Prepping for Spring
Seeds have been ordered!
Wheelchair path is complete!
We are grateful to have so many awesome people supporting our Veterans.
BSU 2022 MLK Virtual Series

Join us for a series of events to inspire service and provide education on issues of social justice to build on the legacy of MLK. Jan 17-27, 2022

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Winter Band Concert
Thursday, Jan 27th
5:30 - 8:30p
WBMSHS Auditorium
WB Board of Selectmen Jan 5, 2022

WB Board of Selectmen Mtg:

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Lunches at the COA

Lunches are available in the dining room or as Grab 'n Go on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Please let us know your choice when you make your reservation. Reservations required 24 hrs in advance 508-894-1262   Grab 'n Go lunches are served promptly at noon. $5 suggested donation.

WB Students - PCC Summer Camp at Stonehill College is returning for Summer 2022!
This 4-week summer camp is an opportunity for students grades 7-10 to learn outside of middle school, enhancing their leadership, social, and academic skills. For more information about PCC you can visit their website at to learn more about this wonderful program.
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! 
West Bridgewater Conservation Commission Meeting
Recorded January 4, 2022
Video courtesy of WB Community Access Media
Look back at all the programs and events produced in 2021 by the
WB-CAM staff and volunteers.
Video courtesy of WB Community Access Media
Snuggle up with a book or movie this winter from the library in the comfort of your home.

Download the Libby App and borrow ebooks, audio books, and more from WB Public Library for FREE!

Log into Hoopla here and borrow movies, TV shows, ebooks, audio books, comics & music.

For more info and any questions contact your friendly WB library staff.
Good Day Metro South
Friday, Jan 28th
11:45a - 1:30p
Martin Institute at Stonehill College
320 Washington St, North Easton
The guest speaker for this event is President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Kenneth Turner.

Questions? Contact Cathryn Schofield or call (508) 586-0500 x 231 for assistance.
Keep your feathered friends well fed this winter. We have a large selection of feeders and seeds!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Nomination papers are now available at the Town Clerk’s office.
The last day to submit nomination papers to the Board of Registrars is Friday, February 18, by 5p.
Annual Town Election will be held on Saturday, April 9. The following offices will be included on the ballot:
One SELECTMAN for 3 years; one ASSESSOR for 3 years; two LIBRARY TRUSTEES for 3 years; two SCHOOL COMMITTEE members for 3 years; one WATER COMMISSIONER for 3 years; two CONSTABLES for 3 years; one BOARD OF HEALTH members for 3 years; one PLANNING BOARD member for 5 years.

Call the Town Clerk’s Office at (508) 894-1167 for further information.
The Ousamequin Woman's Club of the Bridgewaters is pleased to offer three $1,000. scholarships to graduating seniors who reside in any of the Bridgewaters, regardless of the high school they are graduating from.
Scholarships are awarded based on the criteria of academic achievement, community involvement and volunteerism.
Applications are available at their respective schools or by contacting Sharon Graves at 508-378-4261
WB Athletic Boosters Gives Thanks & Congratulates!
And that's a wrap, congrats to our grand prize winner! 🎉 Thank you to all that entered our calendar raffle! As always we appreciate the continued support! Without it we couldn't do what we do for the WBMSHS athletes. Happy New Year to all!!
Where Music Grows
“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”~ Kahlil Gibran
Music lessons in piano, voice, flute, clarinet, strings, brass, ukulele, and guitar

105 Washington St. (Rt 138)
N. Easton
(508) 297-1026
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WEB Girls Hockey
WB, EB & Southeastern Regional Cooperative High School Team
Wild Vikings, GO!!!

WEB Girls Ice Hockey vs Saint Joseph Preparatory
December 30, 2021
Video courtesy of WB Community Access Media
WEB Girls Hockey, Going Strong!

Rachel Smith from West Bridgewater. “...went to the principal with two other girls from West Bridgewater,” back in 2018. And Brooke Lydon from East Bridgewater. said : “At first we didn’t think we’d have enough players so we combined with West Bridgewater,” This year they combined with Southeastern Regional Vocational High to put on the ice a 22 player formidable team. Their season goes until the end of February.
Check out WEB Girls Hockey senior night Jan 19th at the Bridgewater Ice Rink 8:10p.

Photo Credits: Christine Green Powers & Rebecca McPhee LeBaron

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
three private voice or piano lessons for
ages 5 to adults ($100 value) at

Historical Tidbit Question:
When a bill reaches the U.S. Senate who calls for votes in the Senate?

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 January 19, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.

As NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter makes it's 19th flight, aiding the Perseverance rover in path planning and scientific discovery on Mars, let's take a moment to ponder the meaning of the word: " Ingenuity".

Ingenuity, noun, the quality of being clever, original, inventive.
In a sentence: "Arya used ingenuity in creating her solutions."

Let's hear some quotes:

“I see this as the central issue of our time: how to find a substitute for war in human ingenuity, imagination, courage, sacrifice, patience..."
~ Howard Zinn

“If you remove adversity, you remove ingenuity and creativity with it. There is no need to strive to make something beautiful or better if it already is.”
~ Ilona Andrews, Magic Binds

“You won't change anything significant in the world if you try to be like it. Change comes when you do something different.”
~ Shannon L. Alder

"Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles." ~ Bob Richards

And my favorite: "Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity." ~ Arnold Bennett
Ingenuity will help us piece together solutions using what we have. I am excited to hear your ideas. Have a great week.
~ Jacquie
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