Join In On This special evening for the Summer Concert Series for 2022 at the EB Commercial Club!

Performing Sun, July 24th, 1 - 6p, will be Danny Klein, of the original J.Geils Band & his band FULL HOUSE on the new stage outside at the EBCC. Plenty of room for dancing; maybe your Angel was in the Centerfold, or maybe you'll be the one singing loudest to LOVE STINKS - but either way - don't miss this one!

Music starts with the Whiskey Saints, this date also includes information from the Broken Chains Biker Church (www.brokenchainsbikerchurch.org) which runs "Barracks 22" - a special sober home originally geared to Veterans. Their table will be open for information on their programs.

RAFFLE to benefit Barracks22 - Autographed BASS plus One Pass for any of our Sunday Summer Series show (Your Pick!); Concert Tickets to major Mass. Location!

Doors open at 1p, 1 Neilson Avenue, food & beverages available for sale, 21+ and please no outside coolers. All sales final; no refunds except for event cancellation by Upper Entertainment and/or East Bridgewater Commercial Club. No Exceptions.

Concerts run on select Sundays through October 16th. For complete list and to get tickets go to www.eventbrite.com/cc/rockin-summer-concert-series-the-ebcc-351939.
Historical Tidbit: 
Where is the Centre of Old Bridgewater?
For some inexplicable reason, the settlement of Bridgewater had failed to fix and establish a centre, despite frequent and pressing admonitions by the court of New Plymouth.
 
In 1656, Bridgewater had incorporated into a distinct township, without a center or definite boarders, when a grant of 300 acres was made to Capt Miles Standish. He was given the land, provided it came not within the court's grant of Bridgewater. Because of this, it became urgently necessary the centre of Bridgewater should be fixed in order to ascertain its limits and extent. When Southworth knew where Bridgewater ended, then he could claim his land.
 
Finally, in 1659, the centre was marked by a White Oak Tree, small in stature, standing on high ground. This location now has a stone marker on the East and West Bridgewater line along the south side of East Center Street. The tree also bore the initials C.S. This stood for Constant Southworth of the New Plymouth court committee. The Plymouth Court shows no entry recorded until 1695 regarding the marking of the centre. In the end, it was the Court of New Plymouth not Bridgewater itself establishing the centre of Bridgewater township! 
Robert Lundquist
Respectfully submitted, Robert Lundquist 

Resource books: Old Bridgewater Tercentennary 1656-1956. History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater by Nahum Mitchell.
Town Hall
175 Central St
508-378-1601

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
**Summer Change**
Pantry days will be the first Monday of the month, except for holidays, from 3p - 5:30p, and the third Monday from 3p - 4:30p, except for holidays. 
Congratulations!
Kathryn Kelsch
you 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.
Summer Friday Flicks!
All Movies begin at 10a at COA

July 15th—On the Town 1949
July 22nd—E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1982
July 29th—Celebrities on Stage starring
 The Edwards Twins

Please call the COA to sign up 508-378-1610.
Lego & Blocks Free Play
Every Friday in July
10a - 4p
EB Public Library

Come and be creative, no registration, all ages welcome!

Contact: Youth Services Staff 508-378-1616
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Greater Boston Area Commuters Needed 

The UMass Transportation Center is conducting an online interview about how travel information on highway billboards influences transit usage.
Duration: 30 to 45 minutes
Compensation: $30 for finishing the interview
Location: Online via Zoom
Eligibility:
1) Regularly drive on highways in or through the Greater Boston Area.
2) Have the possibility to use or have used MBTA services, including subway, bus, commuter rail and ferry, for part or the whole of any trip.
3) Completion of an online screening questionnaire (~5 minutes) to capture additional criteria used by the researchers to ensure an adequate sample.
Song Gao, Ph.D.; Professor, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Contact: Email: oipprogram2022@gmail.com to sign up or ask questions.
Outdoor Games at the COA!
CROQUET ~~ PING PONG ~~ CORNHOLE~~BOCCE

Get out and enjoy the nice weather!
Croquet can be played on the lawn in front or behind the building.
Ping Pong can be played on the back deck. Cornhole can be played just about anywhere!
Get your Bocce team together and give us a call. Let us know what day and time you would like to reserve the Bocce court.

Give us a call if you would like to play. Call a friend or bring your school age grandchildren! Please call the COA to sign up & reserve a time. 508-378-1610
Summer Reading!
Now - August 20

Summer Reading Fun!
Stop by to gather all the information you need to get started.

Programs and prizes for ALL ages!

Click for for info: EB Public Library
East Bridgewater School Committee Meeting 6-28-22
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
East Bridgewater Board of Selectmen Meeting 6-13-22
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
Job Opportunity in the EB Schools

The East Bridgewater Public Schools is looking for a Before and After Care Central School Lead! This is a wonderful program. Interested? Check out details and apply here.

The Before and After Care program is also proud to send some of our amazing staff off to college in the fall! This is also going to create openings for hourly workers. Interested? Email: LVarasso@ebps.net
Home Cooked Lunch & SINGO!
Wed, July 20th (sign up by Wed, July 13th)
12p
Join us for a summertime favorite!
Hot dog, Macaroni Salad, Chips & Dessert!
After lunch, stay for SINGO! Test your musical knowledge and luck! Have some fun & win some prizes!
Seating is limited, please call the COA to sign up 508-378-1610. Donations are gladly accepted.
Impromptu Magic with Ed the Wizard
Monday, July 18th
6 - 6:45p
EB Public Library
Easy Magic for the Dining Table!
Ages 7 and up.
Register here now to be guaranteed a spot!
Caregiver may attend with child!
Everything You Need for Gardening
Tools, Seeds, Soil & Fertilizers
Wide Selection & Helpful Service!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Becoming a Self-Warrior Workshop
Sat, July 16th
3 - 4:30p
484 Bedford St.

Becoming a Self-Warrior-Mother/Daughter Workshop with Michele (daughters age 8-13)

Join us for a powerful bonding experience for mothers and their daughters, $40

Click on the link to learn more about the organization www.thesoulproject.co/about.

The Soul Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit public charity.
Rotary of the Bridgewaters 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), Bridgewater

To support Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters projects in our communities & around the globe.
$25 per person for 18 Holes (Children under 12 free – must have 1 adult in team)

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 info contact:  Lou (508) 844-9220 or Margarida (508) 958-9115
C&C Antiques
For That Perfect Unusual Gift!
 
Open:
Wed 12 - 5 pm, Thurs & Fri 12 - 6 pm & Sat 11 am - 6 pm

Located in the Elmwood Post Office 
Rts 106 & 18, East Bridgewater 
PINCHES AND POUNDS
An old-fashioned candy store
with a TWIST
Summer fun is sweet and we're
a sweet tooth's paradise!
Stop by today!

Mon - Sat:
Open til 8pm • Sunday 'til 6pm

Online orders!

(781) 447-2639
785 Bedford St, Rt 18
Yoga at the Library

Tuesday, July 19th; 6:30p
Tuesday, August 16th; 6:30p

Adults and teens entering grades 7-12, can use this link to register for our July class and this link to register for our August class with Jennifer Petricig from Simple Graces Art & Wellness.

Participants should bring their own yoga mat or towel.
Classes will be held outside weather permitting.
Messages from Food Pantry at the Union Congregational Church

For the month of July, the food pantry will be the recipient of Bloomin For Good. This is a program supported by the Whitman Stop & Shop on Rt. 18. For every mixed bunch of flowers at $9.99, $1.00 will be donated to the pantry. Be sure to get your flowers at the Whitman Stop & Shop to donate to the food pantry.

The Food Pantry will be holding a Can & Dry Goods Drive for the month of July. By the time the summer months roll in, the canned-good stock from the holiday drives start to dwindle. Drop-off buckets will be around town as well as the red bucket outside of the Leland Room. Items that are becoming scarce at the Greater Boston Food Bank include canned fruits, rice, soups, paper towels, and personal items such as deodorant, shampoo, and toothpaste.

Please consider donating some of your time - volunteers are needed. (508) 378-2874
Mold Guys Restoration
How Do I Prevent Basement Mold This Summer?

The days are quickly getting hotter and more humid. Summer will officially be here in a month but it feels like it’s already …

Read more
www.moldguysrestoration.com
Find YOUR Bliss with
BLISS THROUGH YOGA!
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

Crafts with Kathy & Sue at COA
Thurs, July 28th
Please sign up and pay the $5 materials fee by
Thurs, July 21st
1p
COA

This month Kathy & Sue will show you how to make a summer sign.

A sample will be on display at the COA.

Join us for some fun!!
Call the COA to sign up 508-378-1610.
ELECTRONIC RECYCLE DAYS
JULY 30TH - St. Ann, 103 No. Main St., WB; 9a - 2p
AUGUST 20TH - St. John, 210 Central St.
Bring small electronics (anything with a plug & more) to the parking lot, $5 each.
Appliances, cost varies see site for details. mobilesawb.com

No charge on these items: keyboards, car batteries, cables, wire & cell phones and bikes to recycle (we can pick up bicycles if you cannot get them there).

Any questions contact Together In Christ Collaborative 508-586-4880 or 508-378-4207.
Dale and the Duds celebrated their 50th anniversary with a concert on the EB Town Common, Thurs, June 16th. 

Shared from Dale: " It was 50 years ago... that Dale & the Duds played at “Pops in the Park” at Brockton’s Fuller Art Museum. We played 12 songs, which was our entire repertoire and actually had to repeat one for an encore! The audience “seemed to like us” and our picture was in The Brockton Enterprise the next day and the phone started ringing and it never stopped! Within a short time we became the 5-piece band that you may remember with Randy, Bob, Paul, Mitch, and myself playing all over New England for over 4 decades. Sadly, we have lost Randy, Bob, and Paul and, while I miss them at every show, I’m grateful for the old and new friends and musicians who have joined the band, enabling Mitch and I to continue making music into our Golden Year. We hope you’ll come out and see us as we celebrate 50 years together."

Dale and the Duds' bend of classic rock and country have performed throughout Southeastern Massachusetts since June 25, 1972. Congratulations!
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray.

Historical Tidbit Question:
What marked the centre of Old Bridgewater in 1659?
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, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Rohail Spear, & Greg Venezia
Peace

“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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