Silent Art Auction in the Library Gallery!

Visit the West Bridgewater Public Library for the Silent Art Auction now through October 29th.
All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.

Come visit our library gallery and view the lovely nature art that has been donated to the Friends of the Library for use as a fund-raiser for the West Bridgewater Public Library. Stop at the Main Desk and get a bidder's number. Then write your bid on the sheet that corresponds with the art you wish to buy. THERE ARE NO MINIMUM BIDS. Your chances of winning a piece of art at your price are very high!

The photos show just some of the great art, there is plenty more for you to view!

For all details visit the
Historical Tidbit:

Science Experiment 1967 
October 4, 1967

Raymond Buscemi, third from left, and Charles Palmer, right, teachers of science at the West Bridgewater High School, show how to boil water at room temperature by reducing air pressure, in school experiment. From the left are students Karen Chaves, 11; Cynthia Yankowski,12; Mr. Buscemi, Louise Goldie, 12, Kenneth Green,12, and Mr. Palmer.

Story and Image Credit: Stanley Bauman
Internship Opportunity

*Graphic Design
Gain real-world knowledge as we design our internship specifically for you!
To participate, email resume:
Town Hall

WB Public Library
Council on Aging

1st & 3rd Wednesday each month 3:30 - 4:30p (As of Sept. 1 hours will change from 4- 5p)
Proof of residency is the only requirement.
Spring Street School,
2 Spring St
Gregory Redd
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.
WB Farmers Market extended dates:

Oct 12th & 26th
4 - 6:30p

On the Lawn at
First Church
29 Howard St
WB School Events - WBHS Grand March - Class of 2022

Video Courtesy of WBTV

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Do You Have Questions About Small Farming? Our "How to" Books Have The Answers!
Need a book on how to raise chickens? Raising goats? How to raise pigs? How to raise turkeys? How to raise ducks? How to improve sandy soil? Drought gardening? Water gardens? Butterfly gardens?
Come find YOUR answers!

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Pink Pancakes for a Cause
Throughout October, when you order pink pancakes from Daybreak Family Restaurant, 2 Gals Grill & More and Summer Street Cafe, $1 per order will go to the WB Lions Club to be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
WB Board of Assessors Mtg
September 22nd
Courtesy of WB Community Access Media
Special Education Basic Rights and Meaningful Parent Participation
Tuesday, Oct 12th
If you are a parent of a child with special needs and maybe feel overwhelmed by the IEP process and how best to advocate for your child you will not want to miss Inclusion Matter's 1st workshop of the new school year. The Special Education Basic Rights & Meaningful Parent Participation workshop will be presented by Angela Ferreira.

7th Annual West Bridgewater Lions Club Scarecrow Contest
It's that time of year again!
Thanks to the generosity of M.N.C. Farm Stand, this year IT'S FREE! Registration could not be easier. Just send us an email at with your name, address and Scarecrow's name (if it has one).
Scarecrows must be prepared by Oct 25th and displayed for the community at your address through Nov 7th.
WIN CASH! Let the Fall Fun Begin!
Story and photo credits: Jerry Lawrence
Congratulations to Beth Roll Smith!
At the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Library, the indoor art gallery was dedicated to her for all her years of service to the WBPL. Beth was director of WBPL from 1990-2015.
Stephen O'Neill Presents Surveying the Commonwealth
in 1785
Sunday, October 17th
2 - 3p
162 Howard St.
Join the Old Bridgewater Historical Society in welcoming Stephen O'Neill as he presents this illustrated lecture. This is a free event, but donations are cheerfully accepted. Masks will be required at this event.
For more information, visit their Facebook page!
Full & Part Time
Flexible Schedules
Apply in Person
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
10a - 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.
The training is free thanks to a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.
Revered Dr. Carol Ashton Named West Bridgewater's Citizen of the Year 2021!
The Rotary Club named Revered Dr. Carol Ashton as the 2021 Citizen of the Year for West Bridgewater. Carol is the retired pastor of the First Church who is active in the Food Pantry in West Bridgewater doing whatever is necessary to help. Carol has led the Resident Emergency and Care Help (REACH) organization, which is designed to help those in need in the town in times of crisis. Carol was also active in organizing the Farmer’s Market in town, which has become a popular site for those interested in fresh and inexpensive food products. Carol also initiated an important highway survey in town that pointed out dangerous roads and curves that needed to be addressed. Dr. Ashton is truly an active and committed citizen in the Town of West Bridgewater who works to improve the lives of her neighbors. Congratulations to Revered Dr. Ashton on this award.

Revered Dr. Ashton will be honored, with the East Bridgewater and Bridgewater Citizens of the Year by Rotary of the Bridgewaters on Thursday, November 4th at 7p at the Commercial Club in East Bridgewater. Information on tickets and sponsorships can be found by contacting Mike Kryzanek, Club President at 677-922 0453 or by email,

Story credit: Mike Kryzanek, Rotary President
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.
516 N. Bedford St, East Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564
Time to Cut Back? 

The Billy Goat Outback Brush Mower has a
24″ Cut and cuts up to 3/4″ diameter.

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

Work smarter not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950
Rubber Duck Drop
Sat, November 6th
Facebook Live
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters presents the Rubber Duck Drop! To enter, buy your ducks on their website for $5 per duck or in bundles of 3 for $10, or scan the QR code above. The closest 3 ducks to the target after the drops, and the most outlying duck will be awarded cash prizes!

This will be a Facebook live event so you do not have to be present for your duck to win, just purchase your duck and watch it drop!

Visit their Facebook page for more information!
"My Time in the War": WW2 Stories from Henry Bishop

Jason Ross of West Bridgewater produced a documentary detailing the life and accomplishments of Henry Bishop; the inspiring story of his late Great-Grandfather.
Henry Bishop was a World War II Veteran and served as a Special Service Soldier, with the rank of Corporal. He was in the 60th Infantry Regiment, Ninth Division of the First Army from 1944 - 1946. He earned the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with 3 major combat stars, the Victory Medal, a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Croix De Guerre France, German Occupation Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
As a young soldier in 1945 his combat unit was sent to help liberate the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Henry also fought in the Battle of the Bulge, Battle of Hürtgen Forest, Battle of Remagen, and many more. This documentary is narrated by Henry, and was originally recorded on an audio cassette for a high school presentation on WW2 in the 1980’s, which was the first time he ever talked about his time in the War. Later in life, Henry was a regular guest speaker about World War 2 at churches, synagogues, and high schools including West Bridgewater. 

This documentary is currently being aired on Channel 9 by the WB Community Access Media station, and it is also available on YouTube. We are honored to share this beautiful work by Mr. Ross honoring his late Great-Grandfather.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a:
a $10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck.

Historical Tidbit Question:
What is the name of one of the teachers in the photo of the students observing a science experiment?

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, Raymond Jenkins , 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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