July 10, 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. 
BW 4th of July Parade, Arts and
Music Festival
Carnival & Fireworks!
Lots of fun activities... what a day!
Huge thanks to all the volunteers who made this happen.
For info on how to donate to the 4th fund:
Video credit: BTV Image credits: J. Rose
Historical Tidbit: Where in the world is Bridgewater, Massachusetts?
Bridgewater is located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is one of the six New England States. Part of Plymouth County, Bridgewater has the geographic coordinates: 41.9903° N 70.9756° W and is in the Eastern utc-5/-4 time zone. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is ranked 44th of 50 states in size at 10,555 square miles.
Of the 351 cities and towns in the commonwealth, Bridgewater is ranked 99th in size at 28.23 square miles; of that 27.49 is in land and 0.33 in square miles of water.
Massachusetts is bordered by New Hampshire and Vermont - north, New York - west, Rhode Island and Connecticut - south and the Atlantic Ocean - east. 
Bridgewater is bordered by East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater north, Halifax on the east, Middleborough on the south, and Raynham on the west. Bridgewater is 8 miles south of Brockton; 27 miles south of Boston; 29 miles northeast of Providence, Rhode Island; and 210 miles from New York City. So that's where Bridgewater is!
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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
Kathryn Kelsch
won a $25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray.
2021 BuzzAround Garden Harvest Recipe Contest Winner Beth Basler prepares her Roast Tomato Soup with Artesian Chef Rosa Galano of Rosa's Food Shoppe, S. Easton.
Bridgewater Senior Center
30th Anniversary Ceremony
Wednesday, July 20th - PLEASE RSVP for lunch by July 13th
Introduction Invited Guests
Welcome Address
Community Exhibitors
Refreshments and Open House
Concert - Jimbo & The Cranberry Junction Band

Transportation upon request.

"It began with a idea...and ended up with a senior center community."

Whatever you are craving tonight,
we’re sure our latest special will satisfy you! 

PJ Story Time w/ Miss Dixie

15 South Street BW | 508-697-3331

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Add some fun to your child's summer!
Join the Bridgewater Parks and Recreation Summer Program

A half-day field program for ages 5 - 12, children participate in a variety of activities, including sports, arts and crafts, animal visits and water days. The program runs Mondays through Fridays, 8:30a - 12:30p, Now through August 19th. Choose a schedule that fits your family's plans, and schedules can vary weekly. Come join the fun!

Music Alley presents July 14th

Abigail Vail @ 5:30p
Jesse Dee @ 6:15p

Family centered entertainment, and food vendors each week for our community to gather and share in live music!

OBHS Open House
Sunday, July 10th
12 - 3p
The Keith Parsonage, 199 River Street, WB

Built in 1662 for the Rev. James Keith, Old Bridgewater's first fulltime minister. During King Philip’s War, the town voted to use the parsonage as a garrison house for the protection of the town’s inhabitants.Today, the home contains many examples of life in Colonial America including a hearth with a bee-hive oven and
hand-hewn beams.

Members of the board of OBHS will be giving tours. OBHS Facebook Page
Everything You Need for Gardening
Tools, Seeds, Soil & Fertilizers
Wide Selection & Helpful Service!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Care Packages needed for Sailors and Marines

July 2-18th

All donations and letters must be received in the parish office at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.
Fr. Bill Devine, Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Bridgewater, was contacted by the Chaplain and a Public Affairs Officer of the United States Navy and Marines due to his military background.

THESE ARE THE REQUESTED ITEMS. PLEASE LIMIT YOUR DONATIONS TO THIS LIST ONLY: Beef jerky, Sunflower seeds, Protein bars, Drink mixes for flavored water, Chocolate bars, Gummy candy, Popcorn, Trail mix, Granola bars, Vitamins, Warm socks, Magazines, Paperback books (no hardcovers), DVDs, Old iPods, Tobacco dipping products (long cut Copenhagen and Zyn brands).

He was made aware of an important need for care packages to help support Marines and Sailors currently embarked on the USS KEARSARGE, the USS ARLINGTON and the USS GUNSTON HALL. The military personnel who contacted Fr. Devine indicated that these items would go a long way in boosting the morale of our troops who have been deployed for quite some time. The military is also accepting support letters written to the troops. Letters may be returned to St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 103 Center Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324.
Please contact Sally Stewart at sallynator67@yahoo.com with any questions. We thank you for your generosity and support!
Rotary's First Annual
Mini Golf Tournament
Sat, July 16th
(rain date July 17th)
8:15a check-in; 9a shotgun start
Prisco’s Market & Deli Romney Road (Rt 18)
Families & individuals are invited.

 Lunch is included in the price. Teams must include one adult. The proceeds support Rotary Club projects in our communities and around the globe programs. 

To support Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters projects in our communities & around the globe. such as food pantries, the dictionary project distribution to fourth graders, scholarships, and global literacy
Cost: $25 per person for 18 Holes (Children under 12 free )

SPONSORSHIPS: Gold Sponsor $200, Silver Sponsor $150, Hole Sponsor $100

Use the this link to register to play and/or sponsor the event.

For more information contact Lou 508-844-9220 or Margarida 508-958-9115. 
Wine Tasting Event
with the Bridgewater Academy Lions Club
Thurs, July 28th
5 - 7:30p
Bernier's Liquors
905 Plymouth St.
Bridgewater. come and celebrate with us!
Find YOUR Bliss with
Monday Evening & Saturday Morning Classes.
Register Now!

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

Into to How to Save a Planet Podcast

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Bridgewater Juneteenth Celebration! Great job to everyone!
Video Courtesy of BTV. Music snippet & images: J. Rose
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
$20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray.

Historical Tidbit Question:
What county is Bridgewater part of?
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 July 13, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Olivia Machakos, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Rohail Spear & Greg Venezia.

“It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
~ Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
~ Rumi

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“You should feel beautiful and you should feel safe. What you surround yourself with should bring you peace of mind and peace of spirit.” 
~ Stacy London

“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
“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”
~ Indira Gandhi

Peace starts in our hearts and our homes, where we have the most power... and spreads.

Wishing you all a peaceful week. ~ Jacquie
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