October 10, 2021
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And the Party goes on ...
Pix from Downtown Brockton Fest Celebration last Friday at Prova (pic credit :Linda Pietrantonio ) and Saturday at City Hall; (pic credits: J. Rose)
This week Brockton Fest continues with:
Monday October 11th: the Inaugural Sprague Village Historical Parkway Restaurant Trail With the Brockton Pizza Reunion At The Cape Cod Cafe 5p.
The Restaurant Trail Runs From Monday, October 11th Through Sunday, October 17th.
Friday, October 15th, 2:30p: Walking Tour Living Brockton Railroad Museum Trail From The Dunkin Donuts Montello St. Daily Updates of the great events:
Historical Tidbit:
A relatively rainy day in Brockton, 1967. Pictured here is West Elm St. near Auna Drive where the flooding greatly impacted the area.

Photo and Story Credit: Stanley Bauman Facebook
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City Hall
45 School St
Check the city website for important updates

Brockton Public Library
Main Library - 304 Main St. 508-580-7890
East Branch - 54 Kingman St. 508-580-7892
West Branch - 540 Forest Ave. 508-580-7894

Council on Aging 
 10 Father Kenney Way 508-580-7811
Email coa@cobma.us & phone contact only

There are 14 food pantries in Brockton.
Jane Kilfoyle
won three private voice or piano lessons for
ages 5 to adults ($100 value) at

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck.
BCMI Fall Programs
For Kids ages 10-14
Book and Chess Clubs
Fridays, October 15, 22, 29 & November 5
5:30 - 8:30p
Business Startup & Development Workshops
Saturdays, October 16, 23, 30 & November 6
12 - 4p
1367 Main St.
Contact: director@mentoringbrockton.org or 508-588-4668 x104
Old Colony YMCA Rise Up Gala
October 15

Join the Old Colony YMCA for their 5th Annual, Old Colony YMCA, Rise Up Gala! This year, they are thrilled to welcome back David Wade WBZ to host the gala, as well as honor Eastern Bank & the 1st Lady of Massachusetts, Lauren Baker.

Don’t miss a night of great entertainment and inspiring stories. When we rise as one, we build stronger communities.

Register for your virtual tickets today here!
For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Cultural Affairs and Tourism Meeting
Thurs, October 14th
N. Baptist Church
parking on the side of street 899 No Main St.
Tuesday, October 19th
5p - children 5 & up
7:30p - more advanced program for 14 & up
304 Main St
FREE program is supported by NASA. You will have the chance to see what those that study astronomy do with the most intricate of equipment. Parking is available in the lot on White Ave. For more information please visit brocktonpubliclibrary.org. REMEMBER MASKS REQUIRED.
Contact: Anne at 774-297-4939 or ambeauregard@outlook.com
Full & Part Time
Flexible Schedules
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99 S. Main St, West Bridgewater
RTE. 28, W. Bridgewater
Open 7 Days a Week
(508) 584-0077
Ask for the manager

We're Busy!!!
There's $ to be made!!!
Training Active Bystanders
Sat, October 23rd
1a - 12:30p
FREE Online

Training Active Bystanders (TAB) teaches how bystanders can interrupt harmful situations and generate positive actions.

TAB is also about responding positively to helpful behaviors, and engaging with people beyond your normal circle.

This training is for Bridgewater and surrounding communities. Contact: beryldomingo@quabbinmediation.org.
The training is free thanks to a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.
Boys and Girls Club Announces Fall Session 2 Registration
Opening October 11
Registration for Fall 2 Session with the Boys and Girls Club opens on October 11th! The session will run from October 25th through December 17th and will include new and returning pre-teen enrichment offerings, floor hockey for preschoolers, and group and private swim lessons for members during the 8-week session.

Click here to view their full list of programs, and for more information on the Boys and Girls Club of Metro South, visit their Facebook page!
The City of Brockton is proud to give its citizens the opportunity to share their local events on the City's Events Calendar.

A Tribute to James Orent

The Brockton Symphony is deeply saddened by the loss of Music Director James M. Orent. We had the privilege of working with Jim from 2007 through 2021 - At 1...

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Find YOUR Bliss with
NEW In Person classes at
The She Shed every Saturday at 9 am!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective. 

(508) 331-3564
Snaz up your fingernails with Color Street temporary designs!

Tons of fun!

Independent Consultant Katie Ray
(774) 274-7492

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Brockton Locals Celebrate United Way's 100th Campaign

Just a few weeks ago, over 40 United Way volunteers, friends, board members, and partner agencies dressed in United Way t-shirts to show their support and to give back to the local community with a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross of Southeastern MA.

The kick-off event program was led by United Way’s 100th anniversary campaign co-chairs William B. McCann, Senior Vice President, Branch Manager of Wells Fargo Advisors and Scott Sanborn, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer of Harbor One Bank. They shared ways the community can help United Way celebrate through creative ideas for donating and volunteering. 

Following the Kick-Off, 36 community members donated the gift of blood to the American Red Cross of Southeastern MA to help meet the critical need for blood at this time. Seven individuals volunteered their time to help with the organization of the blood drive. 

Thank you to the continued hard work of these individuals in raising their community up! To learn how you can help support United Way of Greater Plymouth County in its 100th year of caring for our communities, please visit their website.

Story and images credit: Kimberly Scotland
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Thank you for tuning into another episode of Well Fed! This episode Chef Charles will be teaching us a couple of different ways to prepare potatoes.
Chime in on the City of Brockton's Open Space & Recreation Survey: what would you & your family like for open space in the city?
Be heard about the future of our parks, playgrounds and recreational spaces.
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Historical Tidbit Question:
From what year is the photograph that shows the flooding in part of Brockton?

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 October 13, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
Our Furry Friends

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” ~ John Grogan

“Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them's making a poop, the other one's carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge.”
~ Jerry Seinfeld

“It may be a cat, a bird, a ferret, or a guinea pig, but the chances are high that when someone close to you dies, a pet will be there to pick up the slack. Pets devour the loneliness. They give us purpose, responsibility, a reason for getting up in the morning, and a reason to look to the future. They ground us, help us escape the grief, make us laugh, and take full advantage of our weakness by exploiting our furniture, our beds, and our refrigerator. We wouldn't have it any other way. Pets are our seat belts on the emotional roller coaster of life--they can be trusted, they keep us safe, and they sure do smooth out the ride.”
~ Nick Trout, Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life As an Animal Surgeon

 “Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” ~ George Eliot
“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.”
~ Gilda Radner

A soft and cuddly role model. Fantastic!
~ Jacquie
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