Simple Graces Shares a Special Act of Kindness

Jennifer Petricig, Chief Inspirational Officer at Simple Graces Studio, shared the following message on her Facebook page about a very special act of kindness delivery:

"Out of all of the Love and Kindness bags that I have been delivering, this one is by far the most special. My father, Michael Edmund Perrault, founded P.M.P. Associates Civil Engineering during a period in our family’s life when he needed to work closer to home. The PMP in PMP stands for Patricia Marie Perrault; my mother. Some people knew her from her time at the Central School, her volunteerism at St. John’s parish, or any number of roles around town despite her 8 year battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She was known for her big smile, cackling laugh, vibrant head scarfs and compassion for all of the children she worked with. She was the rock of our family and she was there every step of the way as my dad’s firm grew. Launching his business in our hometown allowed him the flexibility to watch us on the soccer field or on the dance and music stages or to care for my mom through her cancer journey. Living in a small town, we often had random meals dropped on our doorstep conveniently timed with my mom’s treatments or people willing to step up and drive my mom to appointments so that my dad didn’t have to miss a soccer game. I am blessed to have had two amazing parents who instilled the importance of family, strong community ties, and giving back. While my dad has since semi-retired and passed his business on to a new set of dedicated owners, he’s still working behind the scenes on numerous town projects. So if you enjoy the EB Soccer fields, give an extra thanks to my dad for donating his expertise to the project along with countless other endeavors around town. I loved stopping in his former office to share the love and take a little trip down memory lane."

Such a beautiful, inspirational story of a loved one's life and an incredible way to celebrate kindness in our community. Jennifer is absolutely a kindness role model and we can all learn a lesson or two from this family!

Story and image credit: Simple Graces
Historical Tidbit:
AR Parker's Restaurant &
HP Hood & Sons

This was a favorite spot in the 50's for families to go to celebrate special occasions or every day. Many EB townies remember the ice cream and greatest whipped cream cake around, especially fresh and delicious, since HP Hood & Sons had a dairy right across the street. 
This spot on Rt 106 continues to hop. It's now our YMCA.
Information & Parker image from "You Know You are From East Bridgewater, When" Facebook Group. HP Hood blotter found on Ebay.
Businesses: Amplify Your Message
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 12:30 - 2p
& last Saturday from 9:30 - 11a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only.

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
Michelle Davis
you 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
a free 1.5 hour class at
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 EBs Hope for more info!
East Bridgewater Garden Club's First Meeting of 2022!
Mon, March 7th
East Bridgewater Public Library

Calling all plant lovers! The East Bridgewater Garden Club will host their first meeting of the season! They welcome all levels of knowledge to participate in planning for the year and the May Plant Sale.

Can't make it to this meeting? That's okay! Be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page for all your updates on future meetings and events for the 2022 season.
St. Patrick's Day Grab and Go Meal with the COA
Thursday, March 17
11:30 - 12:30p
Sign-ups for meal: 
Monday, March 7 - Friday, March 11

Join the Council on Aging in celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a delicious grab and go meal. Meadowbrook Restaurant will be providing a traditional St. Paddys' Day boiled dinner of corned beef and cabbage, carrots, potatoes, and Irish soda bread! This event is grant funded and is reserved for East Bridgewater senior residents (ages 60+). Monetary donations will defer the cost and will greatly be accepted.

Check out the Council on Aging March Newsletter for more fun ways to celebrate this month.
EBPL Take It and Make It for March!
Materials pickup begins March 14

Take home a bag with all the supplies you'll need to make a fun craft with your kids! This kit is perfect for kids ages 4 - 8 and will include a song/rhyme sheet with fun facts to enjoy while you make your craft.

Register here to make sure you grab a bag for your child (only one bag per child please), supplies are limited so act fast! An email will be sent out when the bags are available for pickup.
Dogs, Cats, Birds, Horses; we have everything you need to care for your pets!

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

2021 Annual Town Report Cover
Artwork Contest
Deadline for submissions: March 18

East Bridgewater Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator's Office are currently inviting students of E.B. to submit artwork to be featured on the cover of the 2021 Annual Report! It is emphasized that any artwork that is to be featured on the 2021 Annual Town Report is considered a royalty-free and non-exclusive right to display.

The winning cover will be selected and announced by the Selectmen at the March 28, Board of Selectmen meeting at 6:30p. Rules for this contest are as follows:
- Theme: anything East Bridgewater!
- Submittals can be brought in person to the Selectmen's office at Town Hall, 175 Central St or emailed to no later than the submission date printed above.

Questions? Contact Good luck and, most importantly, have fun, artists!
Service of Installation for Rev. Gordon of Union Congregational Church
Sunday, March 13
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
Rev. Gordon is inviting all of you to attend a Service of Installation to recognize his service as Minister by the Pilgrim Association of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ. While Rev. Gordon has acted as Minister for the Church since September, this is a vital reminder that the Church is in a covenant relationship with the churches and entities of the wider denomination.
Many special guests will be in attendance at the Installation Service such as ministers and delegates from other churches in the Pilgrim Association, old colleagues of Rev. Gordon, as well as other notable ministers of the area.
This will be a very special day for Rev. Gordon and he hopes all can attend to celebrate!

Be sure to visit the Union Congregational Church website to stay in the loop on activities and events held by the Church!
East Bridgewater Public Library March Book Club Selection
March 22, 2022
East Bridgewater Public Library

The EBPL Book Club meets once a month to discuss the selected book for that month. March's selection is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
Copies of this book are available at the main desk, so enjoy the reading and come discuss your thoughts! For more information on the EBPL book club, visit their website.
Boon Supply Fundraiser with the
Union Congregational Church

The Union Congregational Church is hosting a fundraiser in partnership with Boon Supply, a fundraising platform that supports schools and groups in their mission of raising money for their communities. Boon Supply is an eco-conscious marketplace to help make waste-free choices a little easier. From detergent strips, and reusable bamboo nesting bowls, to refillable deodorant, the little things add up to create less waste and reusing more.

This fundraiser can be supported in 3 different ways. You can purchase the products listed on the site, which is an option that is both good for the planet and good for your community. You can join a Boon Experience or buy an Outschool Class Pass to learn just about anything you can imagine with their resources. And finally, you can donate directly to your favorite cause on Boon Supply in a simple and secure transfer.

To view the product page and make a donation through a purchase, click here!
To view the experiences and classes offered by Boon Supply, visit their website here!
To donate directly to the Church via Boon Supply, click here!

This fundraiser will run until March 30.
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Friday, March 18
2 - 5p
Saturday, March 19
9a - 12p

A large variety of books for all ages, cds, dvds, books on cd, puzzles, and more will be available at the Friends of the Library Book Sale!

Check out the Library's calendar of events to stay up to date on more events like this in the future.
Thurs, March 24th
Memorial Building, 162 Howard St, WB

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.
An old-fashioned candy store with a TWIST
No need to find the end of the rainbow for St. Patrick's Day gold coins! We have all the treats you want for your celebration!

Shop early before the leprechauns
get them all!

Mon - Sat:
Open til 8pm • Sunday 'til 6pm
Come check us out!

Online orders!

(781) 447-2639
785 Bedford St, Rt 18, Whitman
Mold Guys Restoration
Mold Guys Restoration services both residential and commercial buildings. If you ever need mold remediation services, water damage repair, air duct cleaning etc., contact Mold Guys today!

(781) 910-5029
EB Board of Selectmen Feb 28
Video courtesy of EBCAM YouTube
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 (
Foxes and Wolves Story Time Bag

The East Bridgewater Public Library is offering a story time to go for the month of March!

This month's stories focus on foxes and wolves, and each kit will include at least 5 books to share with your child, related rhymes and songs, and a simple craft to complete with supplies you'll have around the house.

To register for one of the story time kits, visit the Library's monthly event calendar, and be sure to include the age of your child to ensure age appropriate books and supplies!

This kit is encouraged for ages 0-5, and pickup will be available from March 14-23.

Please contact the Library's Youth Service Staff at 508-378-1616 x2 or with any questions.
Viking Sports Parents 3.5 Mile Walk/Run & Kids Races
Sunday, April 3
East Bridgewater
High School

The 19th Annual 3.5 mile Walk/Run and Kids Races will be held in person after the past few years of virtual races! You can run for time, run for fun, or walk with friends to support Viking Sports Parents. Proceeds from this event will be distributed to qualified graduating senior athletes in the form of scholarships.

Register for this event by the end of the day on March 10, and you will receive a signature long sleeve tech race t-shirt, but registration can still be submitted past that date, too! Don't miss out!

For more information on race and age group times, and to register for the event, visit the event website here.

The countdown to the races begins today!
Upcoming Virtual Event with the Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, March 22nd
2 - 3p
Virtual event

Use YouTube to Grow Your Business: Join Grown with Google Speaker, Bryan Caplan, as he shows you how to tap into the power of YouTube. Get best practices for creating a YouTube channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand.

This workshop will discuss understanding different video formats, how to set up a YouTube channel, and how to make creative content and measure the results.

To register for this virtual event, click here! To view the calendar of events for the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, click here. Questions? Contact Cathryn Schofield at or 508-586-0500x231.
Jayden, in Grade 4 at Gordon W. Mitchell Elementary School, was a winner of the Artsonia Artist of the Week contest with 1,134 votes!
For Artsonia’s Artist of the Week competition twelve works of art are selected at random in each of our four age categories (grades PreK-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12) from artwork that was published by art teachers from the previous week.
Voting is open to the general public every Wednesday-Saturday, with the winners from each age group being announced on Sunday. The winners from each age category are awarded with a plaque and a $50 Blick Art Materials gift certificate. Each winner’s art teacher is also awarded a $100 Blick Art Materials gift certificate. The Artist of the Week competition is active annually from Labor Day to Memorial Day. Visit for more details.
Congrats to Jayden!

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

Historical Tidbit Question:
What is currently at the location of the former AR Parker's Restaurant?

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.
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

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
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