2021 WB Annual Town Meeting - May 17, 2021

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WB Senior Hannah Edlund
Presents: "Exit Stage West"
Three incredibly talented local musical acts : Devin McMurray, Half Pint, and Sam Sousa in this fun video project. Thanks, Hannah, well done!
Courtesy of wbtvpro
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
Town Hall

WB Public Library
Council on Aging

1st & 3rd Wednesday each month 3:30 – 4:30 p
Proof of residency is the only requirement.
Spring Street School
2 Spring St, WB
Michelle Marvel 
 won a $25 gift certificate to
Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, EB

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
$20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips from independent consultant Katie Ray. www.colorstreet.com/katiesmanis
Golf Classic
Want an excuse to golf.... The West Bridgewater Athletic Boosters are excited to announce the return of the
Golf Classic!!!
This year's Golf Classic will take place on June 21st at The West Bridgewater Country Club.
Deadline to register is June 1st.
Includes greens fees, cart,
breakfast items, lunch on the go and a gift bag
Registration 7:30a*
Shotgun Start: 8a*
Team Best Ball
Contests along the course
*time will be based on registration numbers
36 foursomes
1st Come - 1st Served
No coolers allowed
Proper Golf Attire Required
Collared shirts & soft spikes
No jeans please
Individual Golfer $125
Tee Sponsor $100
Join WB Lions Club
Next meeting is May 27th at 7p
For location contact WBlionsclub@aol.com or our president Jerry Lawrence at 617-970-6731.
Come meet the new officers and see what the Lions Club is all about.
 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.

All residents of the commonwealth over age 17 are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Book at vaxfinder.mass.gov.
Lobster Sale!!!
Friday June 4th
First Church of West Bridgewater
29 Howard St.
For more details call:
(508) 587-3118
Free Seeds to Grow Your Garden
First come, first serve, they are generously provided
by the Agricultural Committee and are beautifully displayed in our card catalog in the Library!
Chicks are in! Stop in and get YOURS Today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
United Way Annual Meeting
Wednesday June 9th
11:45a - 1p via Zoom
$20 per Individual
Please register by June 4th
Masks no longer required and youth athletics message from WBYAA
In light of Governor Baker's press conference this morning, effective tomorrow, 5/18, masks will no longer be required for our youth athletes for Town Baseball, Softball, T-Ball, and U6 Spring Soccer!
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.
July 6 - July 29
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 - 11a
West Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School
Cops and Teen Sports
Free 4 Week Sports & Conditioning Camp
For Grades 3-8
If interested follow the link below for more details and for waiver and application. Both need to be returned by July 1st. CATS Waiver
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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Concrete Driveway or Walkway in need of repair?

We have the tools you need!

Whether your project is big or small, we can help!

Work smarter not harder!

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(508) 279-0950
Clean Beauty is about NO cancer causing ingredients in your skincare
and make-up!
Baby Café Opens in W. Bridgewater
By Marcy Venezia

I spent a delightful time yesterday at the Baby Café Opening. 
Why is it so important to breast-feed?
Studies have shown that breast-fed babies are far healthier in the long run. IQs are higher. Many moms love that bonding experience. Breast feeding is less expensive than formula, better for your baby and more flexible. Use your God given gifts for your baby!
Baby Café, USA was the inspiration of Lucia Jenkins. “I am a nurse and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and founder of baby café USA. Baby cafés are a national network of FREE drop in breast-feeding support sites funded by local communities."
Lucia has such a heart for families where lactation consultants and healthcare are not available to mothers and fathers. Particularly poor and ethnic populations where Breast-feeding is not encouraged. Without this type of support, babies are already starting out at a disadvantage and the expense of formula can further impoverish families. Lucia wants to “Grow Villages Together” Check out her website www.babycafeusa.org  
Pam Pace cofounder of Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles is a mother of triplets and started her boutique store of gently used clothing and equipment to help families with twins, triplets and quadruplets (oh my) with support and free resources. It’s a fabulous kid friendly center with classes, shopping carts for the kids, toys and a lot more.  Now with the Baby Café Pam and her amazing team have expanded their family support services. Check out www.facebook.com/keepingpacemm
Pam: "We are excited to ‘support breast-feeding mothers and expecting moms in their breast-feeding journey.  We meet every Tuesday at 8:30 in the morning at Keeping Peace with Multiple Miracles at 398 West Center St. West Bridgewater MA. We have two nurse practitioners who are internationally board-certified lactation consultant and have worked in Labor and delivery.' This is a great place to get your questions answered and find community and support. Please share this with mom’s you know."

Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a $20 gift certificate to Color Street
nail polish strips
from independent consultant Katie Ray. www.colorstreet.com/katiesmanis

 Historical Tidbit Question:
What year was the law passed to mandate each town to have a school?

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

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