Successful Mum Sale!

The EB youth lacrosse teams held their 2nd annual mum’s fundraiser on September 17th at the East Bridgewater Common. Selling 115 mums, the money raised will help cover expenses for the upcoming year like field time, equipment, and referees. Thank you to everyone who came out to support and volunteer time for the teams. 
Go Vikings!


Register to vote by October 19 for the November 8, 2022 elections. To check your voter registration status: www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch
Historical Tidbit: EB Train Station
The train station, built in 1914, was on West Union St., and from there, a person could get from East Bridgewater to Whitman or Brockton and all the way into Boston.
EB men left from there to serve in WWI and WWII, as well as commute to work each day. In Sept 1917, the local band and townspeople met on West Union Street to send off all those who were drafted. Students were let out of school to participate.

RR Station picture courtesy of Margaret Alexander.
Info & gathering picture from the EB Sesquicentennial commemorative booklet.
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Town Hall
175 Central St
508-378-1601

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
Pantry days will be the first Monday of the month, except for holidays, 3 - 5:30p, and the third Monday, 3p - 4:30p, except for holidays. 
Congratulations!
Evelyn DeLutis
You win 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
$25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax
Ham & Bean Supper and Pound Auction

October 1st,
6p
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant Street

Get ready for the return of the Ham and Bean Supper & Pound Auction on Saturday, October 1st! The price of tickets will be $5 a person or $15 for a family of 3 or more.

What’s a pound auction?

$5 a person or $15 for a family of 3 or more. Bring a wrapped auction item if you are able., the quirkier the better!

Dinner served: Ham, Baked Beans, Corn Bread and Desserts.
After dinner: Info on the Pound Auction: the wrapped items are weighed and auctioned off, with the starting bid depending on the weight. The fun happens as we bid on unknown items & the highest bidder wins the prize! The winner opens the item for all to see. Madcap comedy ensues!


For more event information call (508) 378-2874
Or email: office@uccofeb.org
East Bridgewater Public Library Presents
Planning for Medicare:
Countdown to 65
Tuesday
October 4th
6p
EB Public Library
32 Union Street
Have questions about Medicare?
Come and join us at the East Bridgewater Public Library for a free, informative presentation and discussion led by a representative from
Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts.

Planning for Medicare: Countdown to 65 is a comprehensive seminar that can help you understand your health insurance options after your employer sponsored plan has finished. Even if you plan on continuing to work or retire soon, this seminar will help you make informed decisions about your health care needs in the future.

Topics to be discussed include:
  • Medicare Parts A & B
  • Medicare Part D: Drug Prescription Plans
  • Medicare Enrollment Time
  • Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Plans and programs available to early retirees

For more event information, check out EBPL's event page here!
Our weather instruments are a helpful tool for any gardener or amateur meteorologist!
We have a wide selection of rainfall gauges and thermometers to choose from.

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357

Applications for Mass Local CC Grants Supporting Community-Based Arts & Culture Projects Due Oct 17, 2022

In FY23 Mass Cultural Council will invest $5.5 million — an increase of 15% over last year — into the Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program, the nation’s largest grassroots cultural funding network.

LCCs provide arts and cultural grants to every community in Massachusetts through the efforts of more than 2,400 volunteers. They fund some 6,500 public projects annually that include everything from field trips to lectures, festivals, and dance performances.
The East Bridgewater Arts Council believes in creating access to the diverse programs offered by our local community partners, including but not limited to the Council on Aging, Public Schools, and Public Library. We are a group of volunteers from the town of East Bridgewater that believe in supporting programs focused on the Arts, Humanities, Culture, and Interpretive Sciences.

Check out our friendly & inviting spot!
603 Centre Street, Unit 3, Brockton • (774) 480-5906
Live Well Nutrition
Our low-calorie healthy meals:
*smoothies *waffles *crêpes * donuts
and metabolism-booster teas and coffees are delicious, healthy and nutritiously balanced. 
Awesome deal for BuzzAround: $2 off single item. $4 off combo~ text (508) 500-6885 keyword: buzzaround. Include your first and last name
To help with Deforestation, we can cut down on our paper use, focus on recycled or bamboo products.
Bamboo is a growing industry in southern states as farmers consciously focus on how to grow it correctly in the North American habitat. It matures quickly and creates a useable pulp in a few years. Leaving our pine, oak, birch aspen and maple forests to loom majestically, giving us splendid foliage and taking care of the carbon.

Here are 3 companies selling bamboo toilet paper & paper towels: cloudpaper.co. Grove Collaborative. Reelpaper.com. Delivered directly to your door, give it a try!

Our Climate Can-Do Articles focus on life changes that we can make which will help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. Our goal is to keep the Earth's temperature from rising 1.5 degrees C. If we are able to keep it under, then we wont flood low -lying areas. There are things we can do.
East Bridgewater Commercial Club’s Line Dancing
Every Monday, 6:30 - 7:30p / 7:30 - 9p
1 Neilson Ave

Looking for a place to line dance or looking for the chance to learn? Line dancing is a super easy and fun way to get more steps in your day while enjoying great company! Classes are now being held at the East Bridgewater Commercial Club-EBCC on Monday nights: Beginner lessons from 6:30 - 7:30p for $5. Advanced lessons and dancing are from 7:30 - 9:00p for $10, and also includes the beginner class. Hosted by Steve Cavanaugh.

S.A.L.T./TRIAD - “Mock Trial”
Thursday, Oct 6th
9:30a
COA

SIGN UP BY SEPT 29!

Join District Attorney, Tim Cruz for a fun and informative Mock Trial. You will act as members of
the jury to decide the fate of the defendant! OR you may be chosen to be a “witness”. Will the verdict be guilty or will it be innocent?
 
Please call the COA to sign up: (508) 378-1610
Coffee and light refreshments will be available!
Meals on Wheels Logo
Meal On Wheels: Volunteer Drivers Needed in East Bridgewater!
 
Volunteers are the driving force of Meals on Wheels programs across the country! In East Bridgewater, meals are delivered Monday through Friday in the late morning and the route takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete.

Most volunteers deliver two to four days per month, but any amount of help is greatly appreciated and welcomed! Mileage compensation is available and volunteers must be willing to submit a criminal background check. 
 

For more information, Please call Kelley at
(508) 378-1610
School Committee 9-20-22
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
East Bridgewater ARPA Committee Meeting
9-13-22
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
MassHire Greater Brockton
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Let's help our 17- 24 year-olds get a jump start on their job search!

MassHire offers free:
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*employment opportunities
*trades training & more


PINCHES AND POUNDS
An old-fashioned candy store
with a TWIST
Happiness by the Plentiful!
Fulfill your sweetest desires at Pinches & Pounds. Choose from hundreds of products like chocolates, fudge, Jelly Bellies, just to name a few.

Stop by today!

Mon - Sat:
Open til 8pm • Sunday 'til 6pm

Online orders!

(781) 447-2639
785 Bedford St, Rt 18
Sign up now for October Crafts from the Library!

Registration is open for kids 4yrs to Grade 2.

Take it and make it - flying ghosts!
 
Registration is open for kids in Grade 3-6!
Take home activity - pool noodle monsters!
 
While supplies last, pick up starts 10/11.
The Soul Project presents: Free Soulful Women’s Circle
with Bethany
Wednesday, October 19th
6:30p
484 Bedford Street

The Soul Project is presenting the Soulful Women’s circle free event! It is a deep dive into self, to help you find the answers you need to move forward and be your most empowered self. Bethany will guide conversation to help you get to the core of what stresses or resistances are holding you back in your life. Available in person and virtually, register here!
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Specializing in real estate presentations, pitch decks, and financial projections for projects. We help real estate professionals and real estate investors with presentation material. 

Use our service to create your next project pitch plan!

810 Washington St, Suite 2 
Stoughton

(774) 778-7218 
 EB Finance Committee Members Needed!
 
The East Bridgewater Finance Committee has three spots to fill on its seven member committee. The committee's responsibilities include: 
 
  • Making recommendations on the annual Town Budget
  • Reviewing each department’s budget in detail
  • Holding hearings on Town Meeting appropriation articles
  • Voting on funding requests from the Reserve Fund 
  • Approving line-item transfers within a department or between two
  • Integrating revenue and expense projections to present a balanced budget to the annual Town Meeting
 
Meetings are held at Town Hall, on a monthly basis unless specified otherwise, but more frequently in the months before the Annual Town Meeting in May. Residents interested in serving on the East Bridgewater Finance Committee can visit the Town's website here.

Please complete the Application for Appointment and email it to Rebecca Johnson at rjohnson@eastbridgewaterma.gov. 
Or deliver it to the East Bridgewater Board of Selectmen’s office at 175 Central Street, East Bridgewater, MA 02333.

Good News from the EB Fire Department

East Bridgewater's newest firefighters, Anjolina Cronshaw and Alec Fish were sworn in on September 12th by Town Clerk Sue Gilpatrick at the 9/11 Memorial outside of Town Hall. Congratulations and welcome to the best job in the world!

Chief Harhen is pleased to announce the East Bridgewater Fire Department has been awarded a FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant in the amount of $976,818.00 for the hiring of four additional Firefighter/Paramedics. This grant will cover nearly 100% of the salaries and benefits for the next three years. With this grant and the additional manpower, we will be able to respond to subsequent calls for service more safely and efficiently, as well as provide additional manpower at fire scenes during the most critical beginning minutes.

WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax

Historical Tidbit Question:
What year was the picture taken of townspeople gathering on West Union Street to send our boys off to war?

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 September 28, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Amanda Manoogian, Janice O'Brien, Jamie Puhi, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
Today I give you The Paradoxical Commandments" because really, the only way to be loved and content is to give love. First to yourself and then to others.

"People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”

~ Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council
None of it makes sense, I know, but this is how you build a fulfilled life. I guarantee you. Also, always, put your own oxygen mask on first. Self-care is #1. It's the least selfish thing you can do. : ) Have a great week! ~Jacquie
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