May 23, 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. 
Lions Club Youth Fishing Derby
The derby, held on Saturday May 8th at Skeeter Mill Pond, was a great success!

Fish Caught:
Trout 1 - 4 1/8 oz
Sunfish 5 7/8 oz
Bluegill 7oz
Perch 7 1/8 oz
Pickerel 1 - 2 5/8
Image Credit: Lions Facebook Group
Historical Tidbit:

Education in 1647

Education for all was an early American ideal. As early as 1647 Massachusetts Bay Colony passed a law mandating that all towns with more than 50 families set up a school. If a town didn't comply with the law, they were fined five Pounds.

"That in whatsoever township in this government consist of 50 families or upwards. Where there were families of 100 or more, Latin must be offered in Grammar School to prepare for the University. The town was responsible for making a reasonable appropriation. The profits from the Cape Fisheries, hereto ordered to maintain a Grammar School, shall be distributed to such towns as to have such Grammar Schools, not exceeding five Pounds per annum to any one town." 

Before that time, small classes were held in private homes.
Respectfully submitted by
Sue Basile
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 - 7:30 p
Michelle Marvel
 won a $25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, EB

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Say Their Names, A Candlelight Vigil On Bridgewater Common
Where: Central Sq
When: Tuesday, May 25th at 7:30p
Please join us on Bridgewater Common for a peaceful candlelight vigil on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death. We’ll have lots of candles to share. All are welcome!
State COVID Restrictions to Be Lifted May 29th
Face coverings will still be required on public and private transportation and in health care facilities. In all other aspects of life, face coverings will be no longer required for vaccinated individuals.
Come check out the Bridgewater
Chess Club!
Wed, May 26th
6 - 7:30p
Music Alley, 50 Central Sq.

For more info contact Bill Condon at

Chicks are in! Stop in and get YOURS Today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
The BTV Sports crew was at Campanelli Stadium 5.15.21 to cover
B-R Baseball at Brockton
United Way Annual Meeting
Wednesday June 9th
11:45a - 1p via Zoom
$20 per Individual
Please register by June 4th
Working hard to make patients comfortable & healthy!

Physical distancing • spaced appointments
• bacterial cleaning between patients. 

Take care of yourself – See your chiropractor today!
63 Main Street, Bridgewater (508) 697-0050
B-R School District: Kindergarten - Gr 8
Once again, we will be having our Summer B.A.S.E. Program for grades K-8.  There will be 3 two week sessions. You can sign up for one session or all three sessions.  The cost for each two week session will be  $320.00. The cost for one week session is $160.00. For one day the cost is $32.00.  The program will be held at the Williams Intermediate Middle School. All kids must be toilet trained and wear masks. The hours will be from 7a - 6p
We will be doing arts and crafts, sports training and other fun things. We look forward to making it an enjoyable summer for all. If you are interested, you may sign up now. Please remember, we have limited space in the summer.
Music Alley Event -
Save the Date!!!
Friday, June 11th
Central Square
Cornell Coley Performance
How to Build a Rain Garden - North and South Rivers...

Want to stop having standing water in your yard? Live near a waterbody and want to reduce polluted runoff? Want to create bird and butterfly habitat? These are just some of the potential benefits of building a rain garden on your property! Learn...

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Clean Beauty is about NO cancer causing ingredients in your skincare
and make-up!

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Kids Events

Join us for The Learning Tree with Miss Nicole. She will provide a virtual early literacy program for caregivers and their children ages 3-5 Tuesday through Friday at 10a.

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Mitchell Elementary School
Building Committee
June 7, 2021 | Virtual Meeting
Disclosure: Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of the GMES School Building Committee will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. There will be no in person attendance permitted.
Please visit the Meetings & Events page for information on how to join the meeting online.

Where: Stanley Ironworks Parkland, 93 High St.
When: June 19th at 3 - 6p
Day of Recognition, Restoration and Celebration
Sponsored by The First Parish, and UU - Bridgewater
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 Bridgewater State University is offering vaccines
BSU is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a regional COVID-19 vaccination site.

The announcement follows Governor Charlie Baker’s plan to shift vaccine supply to regional sites while closing four of the state’s seven mass vaccination sites by the end of June, including Gillette Stadium, which has served the region since the beginning of the year.

The Kelly Gymnasium on 45 Park Ave. will be the location where nursing staff will have capacity to administer 750 vaccinations a day, five days a week to the public.

BSU is providing storage and is capable of administering the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

This effort has been made possible by many offices across the campus, including the Office of the President, Wellness Center, BSUPD, Information Technology and Operations. Further, we have been supported in our effort to open a regional vaccination site by Governor Baker and his administration and our regional legislative delegation, including Senator Marc R. Pacheco, Senator Michael Brady and Representative Angelo D’Emilia.

All residents of the commonwealth over age 17 are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Book at
Dress-A-Girl Around The World: West Bridgewater & Bridgewater group ships their handmade care package to Africa.
"We provided 1,000 dresses sewn by the women of the Bridgewaters!!" said Gail McCarthy of DAG WB & BW
This shipment included one thousand dresses, forty (40) skirts and T's, 58 shorts and T's sets and 100+ masks. Dress-A-Girl is a charitable organization that provides dresses for girls around the world.
Story & Photo credit : Dress-A-Girl BW & WB Facebook Group
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Historical Tidbit Question:
What was the fine for not setting up a school?

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On May 26, 2021 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

"Inspiration is not born of 'the eureka moment' but in the quiet spaces we allow ourselves to be in - whether in a beautiful part of nature or in a peaceful meditative state of mind." ~ Sharon Knettell

"If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time, go around two blocks-but never three."
~ Robert Motherwell

"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." ~ Pablo Picasso
Once in a while in life things get really heavy, it's hard; details, frustrating...

And Readers, you inspire me to keep going.. in the ways that you show up in your communities; the ways that you help out your neighbors; the ways that you share your gifts and talents. You inspire me to keep writing your BuzzAround newsletters and spreading your good news... week after week... 581 weeks and counting.

If you can keep doing it, so can I.
Thanks for the inspiration.
~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Ayman Quader, Jacquelyn Rose, & Greg Venezia
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