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
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Historical Tidbit:
Greystone Towers was on northeast corner of River Street and South Elm Street; burned 1915-1917 

From the Greystone Towers Sanatorium Pamphlet circa 1904:

"E.S. LeLacheur, M.D. is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, Class of 1893, was House Surgeon at the Boston Homeopathic Dispensary and has ever since been In the active practice of his profession.

The Method of Treatment is to provide for each patient the best medical, surgical and hygienic attention necessary for each case.

Rest, change of scene, regular nutritious diet (all the garden products being homegrown and the dairy supply of the choicest obtainable) and rational amusement contribute largely to the successful treatment...No cases will be accepted of contagious diseases or insanity." 
Story credit: J. Rose
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
Tina Anthony
you won a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
free 1.5 hour class at
Softball Clinic for The Bridgewaters
Sundays, Jan 9, 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 www.bridgewatergirlssoftball.com.
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.

True Stories Book Club
Tue, Jan 11th
6:30 - 7:30p
Contact lwilliams@westbpl.org for more information and the Zoom meeting code.
Inclusion Matters' IEP & 504 Consultations
Jan 12th & 13th
Inclusion Matters is offering FREE 30-minute virtual consultations to caregivers who pre-register for them.

A consultant will meet one-on-one in a private breakout room with the caregiver(s). Caregiver(s) will have 30 minutes to ask questions, seek advice, and learn to better understand their child's IEP or 504 Plan. Caregiver(s) can choose to share their IEP or 504 Plan with the consultant ahead of time (using form here to do so) and/or to share their questions/concerns with their consultant ahead of time.

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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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.

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
West Bridgewater Conservation Commission Meeting
Recorded December 21, 2021
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
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! 
Snuggle up with a book or movie this winter from the library from 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. westbpl.org
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 cschofield@metrosouthchamber.com or call (508) 586-0500 x 231 for assistance.
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.
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!!

If you would like to be a part of the boosters the next meeting will be Wed, Jan 12th, 7p at the WBMSHS Learning Commons.
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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1980 Logo & Link Ad Views over 4 weeks - $99

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Learn about the Taunton River Watershed
West Bridgewater is one of 43 cities and towns which are included in the Taunton River Watershed. This includes rivers that feed into it. Tributaries like the Hockomock, the Matfield and Town Rivers. This river system also includes many smaller streams and “headwaters” – the most upstream areas, often wetlands and springs where rivers originate. The Taunton River Watershed Alliance (TRWA) has been a voice for the Taunton River and its watershed since 1988.

They are an Alliance of concerned residents, businesses and organizations united to restore and properly manage the water and natural resources within the Watershed. They advocate for environmental protection, sustainable development and responsible stewardship of our precious and irreplaceable water resources.

The TRWA mission is:
*To protect and restore the Watershed’s natural resources for current and future generations.
*To build and support responsible stewardship of our fragile ecosystems, water quality, forests, farmland and wetlands.
*To be an integral resource for environmental education that is so crucial to the continued health and enjoyment of the Watershed’s waterways, woodlands, meadows, marshes, wildlife and open spaces.
*To be a voice for threatened land and water resources.

If you would like to participate in achieving the mission you could support by becoming a corporate sponsor, an activity sponsor, a member or volunteer. Whether you can give time or money your help would be greatly appreciated.
The Town of West Bridgewater has over one thousand catch basins, and they are all available for adoption!! Click here for the interactive map and click on the basin you'd like to adopt. You'll find a link to get more information about your catch basin and be able to give it a name as well as have your name listed as the fantastic environmental hero that has stepped up to help protect our natural resources here in West Bridgewater!

Catch basins are the receptacles found below the square grates in the street or parking lots all around town. They collect the storm water and floating debris during heavy rainstorms and keep it from flooding the streets or private property and from pouring that potentially polluted water directly into our local streams and rivers.

Although the West Bridgewater Department of Public Works cleans the basins on a rotating yearly schedule, it is not possible to clear every grate before and after every storm. It is our hope that you or your organization would adopt a specific basin and keep it clear of debris so that it may perform its job to the fullest extent possible all year long.

For more information contact the Department of Public Works (508) 894-1217.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
free 1.5 hour class at

Historical Tidbit Question:
What year did Dr LeLacheur graduate Boston University School of Medicine?

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 12, 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, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
New Horizons, New Opportunities:
Earth friendly lifestyle changes are here; bringing about new industries and ways of living that don't harm the planet.
For energy sourcing, offshore floating wind farms are further out in the ocean, less in the way and more productive: As reported by John Upton of Climate Central and Clarisa Diaz of Quartz: Wind farming is "bringing job training for a growing army of maintenance workers known as wind energy technicians. The skills are being taught by hundreds of community colleges and other training institutions nationwide." Offshore wind farming has been booming in Europe for decades and more recently across parts of Asia. "... oceans are reliably blustery places. Calculations by the nonprofit Environment America indicate that offshore wind farms could provide almost all of the power Americans need by 2050. That means keeping the lights, heaters, and air conditioners on and fueling a nation’s worth of electrified cars, trucks, and transit systems, all from coastal wind farms."

And speaking of farms... this week I learned about how Kelp farming helps the environment, takes minimal start up costs and is perfect for those of us who aren't made for the office lifestyle:
Looking forward folks: imagination, innovation & change. It's exciting.
~ Jacquie
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