Thank You South Shore Bank!!!

Thank you to South Shore Bank for the generous $1500 donation. We are so blessed to have such thoughtful and compassionate benefactors.

Non-Perishables (cans, etc) donations can be dropped off at the Union Congregation Church, 105 Pleasant St., EB Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9a - 12:00p.

You can press the ring and a representative will meet you at the door. Thank you.

Photo & Story Credit: Dawn Currier & EB Food Pantry FB
Historical Tidbit:
The Orr Family

Hugh Orr, born in Scotland in 1715, came to this area and became a well-known iron manufacturer, supplying hundreds of muskets for colonists in this area during the Revolutionary War.

His son, Hector Orr, born here in March 1770, is one of the most famous doctors of the East Parish of Bridgewater (later becoming East Bridgewater).
In 1796, he was commissioned by President John Adams to accompany an expedition to India.
An active member of the Freemasons, Dr. Orr organized the Fellowship Lodge of Bridgewater, which had its first meeting in the East Parish meeting house, and there he met another Mason, Paul Revere.

Dr. Orr practiced here for almost sixty years until his death in 1855. His son Samuel lived in the house facing the Common, now the rectory of St. John's Parish. Samuel followed his father in the medical profession and he too served the East Parish of Bridgewater.

Written by J. Rose

Resource: The EB Semiquincentennial Commemorative Booklet
Town Hall
175 Central St

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 12:30p - 2:00p
& last Saturday from 9:30a - 11:00a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only.

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
Lisa Boudreau
won a
45 minute horseback riding lesson at Stonecroft Farm's Indoor Riding Ring (value $55).

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.
You could win a
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store, Rt 18, Whitman.
BSU's MLK 2021 Virtual Engagement Series

January 18th - 29th a range of programming including activist artwork, panel discussions, small group dialogues and youth-focused racial justice storytelling. You can now register for each event here

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An Important Message from East Bridgewater Board of Health

A guide to how East Bridgewater residents can slow the spread in their community and keep everyone safe!

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East Bridgewater Public Library is Offering a Virtual Resume Writing Program with a Career Consultant
Monday January 25th
6:00 - 7:30p
Well known career consultant, Gary Gekow will be on ZOOM with a resume writing program.
Registration required:
Join Community Coalition for Change's Three Part Antiracism Series
As a community leader for Community Coalition for Change, I want to increase opportunities for Families, Educators, Administrators, Colleagues and Friends in developing strategies to seek change by educating community members. Below please find CCC’s upcoming event.
Register Online to Pick up a Story Time to go Bag from the East Bridgewater Public Library
Register on our online calendar to get your Story Time to Go bag. Included is a story based on a theme, 4 other books to read and share, an activity to try at home, rhymes and songs. Plus a puzzle! Curbside pick up available from 9-7 Monday & Tuesday, 9-4 Wednesday through Friday, 9-1 on Saturdays.

Ken Gloss, The Value of Old and
Rare Books
Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a virtual presentation
Tuesday, January 19, 7:00p, hosted by the Old Bridgewater Historical Society. Ken will discuss the value of old and rare books.
Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop (, which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner.

Ken will talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the "hunt," as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session after the conclusion of his talk.

Following the talk and question-and-answer session, he will give free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have on hand or will do so at his shop in Boston at a later scheduled date.
Yankee Magazine Editor's Choice Award for Best of New England, the Brattle Book Shop is one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores. 2021 is the 72nd year of Gloss family ownership. Kenneth Gloss succeeded his late father, George Gloss, a well-known figure both in Boston and national antiquarian circles. He had worked in the store since childhood and chose to go into the book business rather than pursue a doctorate in chemistry. He became the sole proprietor upon his father's death in 1985. "I found that books were in my blood and that I would never be really happy if I abandoned the business.”

To participate in the Zoom session, it is necessary to reserve your free ticket in advance, as participation in this event is limited. An email will be sent to you after your sign up that contains the necessary log-in information to participate. 
Visit to register.
Basketball - Girls Varsity vs. Randolph 1-8-21

Live basketball coverage from E.B. Jr/Sr High School.

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Covid Vaccine Phases - When can you get yours?

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Brockton High School 2021 Alumni Awards Nominations Sought
For the EBites who graduated from Brockton High:
Nominations for the Brockton High School Alumni Association’s three prestigious annual awards are being accepted until March 1, 2021.
They include:
• Alumni Achievement – for Brockton High alumni who have distinguished themselves in their field of professional or personal work;
• Alumni Service -   for BHS alumni who have contributed to the betterment of Brockton High School or the Brockton community; and
• Young Alumni - for Brockton High alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years, who are making outstanding contributions to society and whose contributions and careers reflect favorably on Brockton High School.

Self-nominations are also welcomed. For  more information, and to use our online application form, go to Details on plans for a celebration, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be released at a later date.

All Brockton High School graduates are automatically enrolled as members of the Alumni Association, which numbers more than 60,000 alumni spread throughout all 50 states and the world. Please connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
This year marks the 35th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration sponsored by the Brockton Area Branch NAACP.
January 23, 2021
This pandemic will not stop our remembrance of a great American leader, a man of the people, especially our people, Dr. King.
Together we fight for what's right in order to actualize his dream for justice for all, especially black people.

Together let's sit at this virtual breakfast table - bring your coffee, bring your eggs - bring your hearts. Enjoy one another and our keynote speaker the beloved Pastor Emeritus of Messiah Baptist Church, Reverend Michael Walker. He will grace us with his Word as he so eloquently has done in years past.

Please consider donating $10-$20, or whatever your heart dictates to receive a ticket. All proceeds will benefit the Brockton Area Branch NAACP ACT-SO Program.
Mama Deb’s Kitchen

Frozen Pizza & Sauce delivery 

Open Thursdays & Fridays
noon - 7pm for meals-to-go

120 East Grove St. Middleboro

Gift Certificates Available
52 Weeks Logo & Link Ad in 1 Hive

For $99 / each month, see your ad in 1 Buzz Around town each week.

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Accessing library books has never been easier with on-line reservations & curbside pick -up.

Pictured: Selectman Carole Julius & grandson Jack, picking out library books.
The experience for children is like getting a surprise in a bag, followed by a warm and snuggly time reading and exploring new worlds and ideas with their caregiver. And with book bundles, checking out new adventures just got easier.

Book Bundles Request

Looking for something new to read? Let us help! Fill this out to give us an idea of what you would like. We will contact you when the book bundle is ready for pick up.

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Have fun with us and bee
entered to win a
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store, Rt 18, Whitman.

 Historical Tidbit Question:
What did Hugh Orr become well-known for?

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By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On January 20, 2021 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Ridge Kelly, Janice O'Brien & Jacquelyn Rose
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
As a child, I learned a little about him, and I thought he must have been pretty important that everyone gets a day off. I learned quotes, and that he was instrumental in forwarding the Civil Rights movement.

But it wasn't until my masters studies in Interfaith Leadership that I really studied his works and his life. 

How he motivated an interfaith coalition to peacefully make change happen in our laws and institutions. How he withstood death threats and direct abuse to stand up for human dignity and racial equality. How he trained others to do the same, leaning on their deep spiritual understanding. And how the movement was grounded in a moral imperative. 

The quotes we have and share are supported by actions he took in his lifetime, and was finally killed for. His resistance to our systemic brutality eventually caused his death.

When I read "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." I cannot nicely tuck it into my feel good quote pile. It is a call to action. Our America and our world call all of us to drive out hate. To learn what we need to learn, to read and listen to the stories of people of color.

Martin Luther King, Jr, his actions and his life, have had a profound effect on me, and motivate me daily as he modeled how peaceful resistance and love overcome hatred and injustice.
So happy MLK Day, folks, we have a long way to go. Thanks for joining us here. ~ Jacquie

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