March 6, 2022 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings,
is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
The Bridgewater Communities for Civil Rights Holds a Ukraine Stand Out

On March 1, the Bridgewater Communities for Civil Rights (BCCR) nonprofit, a community organization that fights against social injustice by hosting webinars, discussions, and stand outs, gathered people on the streets and hosted a stand out to show their support for Ukraine. Many cars that passed by honked in agreement to the handmade posters that called for peace.

Check out a clip:

Find out more information on Bridgewater Communities for Civil Rights

Historical Tidbit: 
Mt. Prospect Cemetery Iron Fence
The iron fence around Mt. Prospect Cemetery was donated to the war effort. It was replaced by a far less attractive chain link fence after the war.

Eventually, in 2008, the Community Preservation Act was able to fund a replacement fence modeled on one remaining section of the original one donated to the war effort.

Submitted by Marliee Hunt
Image Credit: Kevin Bligh
Businesses: Amplify Your Message

Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
Services available through phone, email & website only
Bridgewater Public Library
15 South Street
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
Thursdays - 10a - 1p
1st Monday of each month from 6 - 7:30p
Rebecca Mugherini
won a $15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

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
The Rotary Club Supports the Bridgewater Public Library

On Feb. 28, the Bridgewater Public Library was presented with a generous donation from the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters. The money will be used to expand their collection of books and materials, so people can explore and discover new work. A big thank you goes out to the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters!

"The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters is a part of Rotary International, one of the largest charitable organizations in the world. Dedicated to "Service Above Self", Rotarians worldwide span all races and religions to assist those in need." To learn more about their fundraisers or to get involved go to their website here.

To find out more about what the Rotary Club of Bridgewaters is doing, visit their FB page:
Central Square Congregational Church
Lenten Meditations, Book Studies & Services

71 Central Square
Coffee and Conversation with Fire Chief MacDermott
Monday, March 14 at 10a
Bridgewater Public Library
Do you know a middle/high school aged youth from Bridgewater-Raynham, Brockton, Carver, East Bridgewater, Middleboro, Plymouth, Rockland, Wareham and Whitman-Hanson that would like to help us plan our next youth conference?

Our next youth conference planning committee meeting is Tuesday March 8 at 4pm!
Direct Message Bridging LIVES for more info!
Thursday, March 24th
Memorial Building, 162 Howard St
Learn how the Wampanoag, also known as People of the Dawnland or People of the First Light, have lived for over 12,000 years, how their lives changed and culture endured after the arrival of Europeans, and how tribal communities still thrive on or near the fields, forests, and waters where their ancestors settled thousands of years ago.
Presented by Tim Turner, Associate Director for Indigenous Education at Plimoth Patuxet Museums.
Apply for the Rockland Trust Scholarship

Applications are being taken:
  • Up to sixteen scholarships of $3,000 each will be granted.
  • Awards are renewable for up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned.
  • Applicants must reside in one of the following counties: Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, or Worcester Counties in Massachusetts; along with Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • The Scholarship portal will close on Tuesday, March 29, 4p, or before, once 1,500 applications are fully submitted.

Applications will be considered based on financial need, academic performance, participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives, and unusual personal or family circumstances."

Info taken from Rockland Trust Bank website:
Tues., March 22 at 7p
The SJC and BCCR will hold a discussion of the film Passing (2021). Mixed-race childhood friends reunite in middleclass adulthood and become increasingly involved in each other’s lives and insecurities.
Film available on NETFLIX-discussion will be on zoom.
Link for meeting-
Meeting ID: 826 139 9470
Passcode: fU78nu
Craft Chat with Melissa Stern

Fuller Craft Museum presents Craft Chat with Melissa Stern - Wednesday, March 16 - Find event and ticket information.

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Dogs, Cats, Birds, Horses; we have everything you need to care for your pets!

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

Pickleball 101 for All Ages
Every Tuesday in March
1 - 2p
Bridgewater Senior Center

"Bridgewater residents are invited to the senior center to learn more about pickleball. An instructor from Pickles will be leading the class indoors. All abilities, skills, and ages are invited."

Info taken from the Bridgewater Elder Affairs newsletter:
Join Mommy and Baby Virtual Yoga Sessions
Every Wednesday in March
10:30 - 11:15a
A certified yoga coach, Keri, will be leading online group yoga sessions where parents can bond with their babies, practice breathing and relaxing, as well as stretch.

To register for the group, please contact Nancy at 508-822-5388 ext. 208 and you will receive a zoom link in an email.

For more info, please check out the Facebook post:
Eradicating Racism: A Path Forward
Tuesday, March 29th
Join us as we learn about eradicating racism with the @dcbcenter.
Registration is online at
For questions about this event, please contact Kevin McGowan ( or Melissa Winchell (
Find YOUR Bliss with
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
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Get Your Tickets for the Bridgewater-Raynham Educational Foundation's Inaugural Fundraiser
Saturday, Mar 26
Olde Scotland Links

The Bridgewater Raynham Educational Foundation is committed to raising money to supplement the public school education of students by supporting teachers and school officials with grants.

This year, the organization will be hosting its fundraising event entitled "The Simply Sinatra Evening" where Michael Dutra, a Frank Sinatra impersonator will perform.

To show your support and find out more info about tickets, pricing, tables, etc., please visit the Bridgewater Raynham Educational Foundation Corporation FB page:
Enter a Raffle to Support the Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School Marching Band's D.C. Trip

The Bridgewater Raynham High School Boosters are raising money to fund the Marching Band's special trip to perform at the Lincoln Centennial Celebration where they will represent Massachusetts in Washington, DC!

Purchase tickets and enter to win "A Maine Escape," a getaway at Lincolnville Beach in a Penthouse for 3 days/2 nights.

To show your support, follow this Rallyup link which will be open for ticket purchases until March 31:
Children's Programs from the Library for March:

Tuesday, March 14 @ 7p
Motivating the Unmotivated Student (webinar)
This program, sponsored by Successful Study Skills 4 Students, is recommended for parents of students in elementary, middle and high school. In a 30-minute highly dynamic, action-specific, and interactive webinar, parents are invited to learn a few tips, tools, and strategies to motivate, inspire, and support their student.

There is no charge for the program, but registration is required. You will receive a Zoom invite prior to the start of the webinar. To register, go to

Wednesday, March 16 @ 10:30a. Story Time with Mrs. Davis. Join Mrs. Davis in person for
stories, songs and rhymes. This program is recommended for ages 2+. Registration is required. The theme this week is St. Patrick’s Day (register starting Monday, March 14).

Saturday, March 19: Grab and Go Craft kit. Stop by beginning on Saturday, March 19 to pick up your Grab and Go Spring craft. Available while supplies last. One per child please.

Tuesday, March 22 @ 4p. King Arthur Baking Company Bake for Good Program Zoom lesson. Young bakers learn to make yeast bread from scratch and share their baked goods as an act of kindness. They discover that combining math, science, reading, and baking know-how, adds up to delicious bread!  Program is for young bakers in grades 4-12. Registration required and then pick up your Mini Baking Kit.

Thursday, March 24 @ 6:30p. ThinkFirst Brain and spinal cord injury prevention (1 HR webinar on ZOOM). ThinkFirst program is about brain and spinal cord injury prevention. In this program, an Injury Prevention Coordinator from Boston Children's Hospital will educate kids and teens on ways to prevent injuries to their brain and spinal cord. The topics covered in this program include bike/helmet safety, car safety, pedestrian safety and more. Registration opens on Thursday, March 10 and you can register online at

15 South St — 508-697-3331
The Bridgewater Senior Center Cafe Officially Reopens!

The Bridgewater Senior Center relaunched its newly renovated cafe for seniors on March 1, perfect timing to celebrate March as National Nutrition Month. Since the pandemic in March 2020, the dining program began its Bistro-to-go lunch that served over 80 seniors with the help of chefs, volunteers, and delivery drivers.

Now lunch is offered in the cafe for folks to build community once again from Mondays through Thursdays! When the weather gets warmer, outdoor dining will also be available. Some meals include chicken parm, fried chicken, and chilli!

Pre-registration is required. To see the March menu, please check out the Bridgewater Senior Center FB page:
March Exhibit - Boston Fire Dept
Saturday, March 12, 12 - 2p
Bridgewater Library

Artist Meet & Greet
Through the lens of Bridgewater resident George Rizer. Boston Globe Photographer 1970-2009
Emphasis on the 70s and 80s - the 'Hell Years'.

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

Historical Tidbit Question:
Why was the iron fence around Mt. Prospect Cemetery originally removed?

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 March 9, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Peace, please let there be peace.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
~ Jimi Hendrix

"If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies."
~ Desmond Tutu

"Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love."
~ Francis of Assisi

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Sending out healing energy...

Peace, I pray, for our world.
~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Yelena Salvador, & Greg Venezia.
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