Continuing our
Wildcat PRIDE!
This is the third and final installment of WB students explaining Wildcat PRIDE in their own words.In this video, students were asked what Empathy meant to them.
In each of the WB schools Wildcat PRIDE is discussed throughout the year. The PRIDE acronym stands for:
Video Courtesy of WBTVPRO
Historical Tidbit: 

The First Church of West Bridgewater

The First Church of West Bridgewater at 29 Howard Street is the fourth physical building of a much older Congregation.  
The First Church building is thought to have been a log type structure, located on River Street near the Rev. Keith Parsonage, and built about 1661.  
In 1671, a large building was constructed near what is now Central Square and served as a church and meeting house.  
A third Church was built in 1739 on the same site.  
The current First Church was built on Howard Street in 1801 and for many years served as a House of Worship and the place where various civic events were held. 

Info From: 
Town Hall

WB Public Library
Council on Aging

Proof of residency is the only requirement.
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
1:45 - 3p & 5:30 - 6p
457 rear, South Main St., Suite #1
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.

Mondays, 6 - 7:30p at Town Hall Gazebo

July 11th - Dale & The Duds
July 25th - Mitch Leaman
August 8th - Friends of Southbound

Tuesdays, 6 - 7p at Friendship Park Playground

July 12th - Magic by Scott Jameson
July 26 - Alex the Jester

All events are free, thanks to support from the West Bridgewater Cultural Council and our other sponsors!
2022 WB Farmers Market

July 12th
4 - 7p

On the Green at First Church
29 Howard St.
WB Town Hall Flag
The WB Historical Commission Invites you to Visit our Town Museum!

2022 Season Opening
Wed, July 13th; 4 - 6p
Sat, July 30th; 1 - 3p
Wed, Aug 10th; 4 - 6p
Sat, August 27th; 1 - 3p

Located at the Old Fire Barn behind Town Hall, 65 N. Main St.

Admission is free but freewill donations are accepted. We welcome donations/loans of historical items pertaining to WB history.

There is an open vacancy for a member of the West Bridgewater Historical Commission.
Those interested may notify Bob Bevis, Chairman, at 508-588-5461.
Are you and your family/friends looking for some meaningful volunteer work?

Tuesday, July 12th
6 - 7p
WB Library

The West Bridgewater Library is presenting a Dress A Girl Around the World workshop. At this "non-sewing" workshop we will be putting together dress kits for our local "sewists" to sew.
There will be a brief overview of Dress A Girl at the start of the workshop.

Space is limited. so please register here or call (508) 894-1255.
Summer 2022 iRead: Beyond The Beaten Path is here!

This year’s summer reading theme is Read Beyond the Beaten Path ~ camping, survival skills, outdoor adventures. Check out the video (link below and in photo) with some of the awesome events happening this summer! Read Beyond the Beaten Path Video

Sign up to track your reading on Beanstack.
Weekly prizes for kids ages 0-18.
Two prizes for adults – to be pulled mid August.

Program runs now until August 12th, 2022. All you have to do is add the Beanstack app to your phone and log the books that you and/or your children read! With Beanstack, log the number of books you read on the webpage or the Beanstack Tracker App. Winners will be selected weekly. You can also earn extra raffle tickets by attending some of the great programs that the library will be offering! Check out the calendar here for the events.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the Library & W. Bridgewater Lions Club.
Congratulations to our Boys Majors team for winning the 12U WB Baseball Tournament last week!! ⚾

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), 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
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

Treat your fingernails to Color Street temporary designs!
Tons of fun!

*100% real nail polish strips
*Easy one step application
*No dry time/ smudges/ streaks
*Made in the USA
Independent Consultant Katie Ray
(774) 274-7492

200th Anniversary Mug

Get yours at 2 Gals Grill & More, 450 East Center St.! $10 includes free coffee on the visit of purchase to benefit the WB Lions Club and the year long Bicentennial Celebration!
Please take this survey from the West Bridgewater Open Space Committee & Conservation Commission to help them understand what's important to the residents of the Town of West Bridgewater.

Too Hot to Cook?
Come in for a Meal at the COA!

Lunch - Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Lunches are available in the dining room or grab 'n go. Please tell your choice when you make your reservation.

Reservations required 24 hours in advance 508-894-1262.

Suggested Donation $5.00.
Messages from the WBMSHS

**Save the Date: 7th Grade Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 25th, 8:30 - 9:45a & all new students in Grades 8-12, 12 - 1p. More information will be sent over the summer!
West Bridgewater 200th Anniversary
WB students produced this video looking back at how education has changed over the years as a result of a new building & increased technology.
Video Courtesy of WBTVPRO
WB Conservation
Commission Meeting
Recorded June 21
Video Courtesy of WBCAM
JULY 30TH - St. Ann, 103 No. Main St.; 9a - 2p
AUGUST 20TH - St. John, 210 Central St., EB

Bring small electronics (anything with a plug & more) to the parking lot, $5 each.
Appliances, cost varies see site for details.

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.
Successful Day for the Boosters' Golf Fundraiser
Video by Meg WIllis
The WB Athletic Boosters held their Annual Golf Classic fundraiser on June 20th. It was a beautiful day for golf and catching up with members of the community! Thank you to all the company and family tee sponsors, thank you to those who donated raffles and thank you to the golfers! Your support for the student athletes of West Bridgewater is very much appreciated! Golf Chair (and Co-President) Jenn Gately organized an amazing event with her committee of volunteers. Meghan Willis, a 2020 WBHS graduate, created an amazing video of the day, be sure to check it out. Golf Video by Meg ⛳️

"What is the boosters organization all about?" you ask. It is made up of parent volunteers whose objective is to support all Wildcat Athletes at the WBMSHS by raising the funds for needs that are beyond the district budget. They meet once a month and run several FUNdraisers throughout the year that require parent and student volunteers. They do it to grow the athletic program, ensure the athletes have what they need to be competitive and to keep user fees low.

If you are a parent/guardian of an athlete in grades 7-12 please consider being a part of this group! Check out their website for all the great things they do for the athletes. WB Athletic Boosters Website To get info on upcoming meetings and events email them at

Story by Jen Bellody, Info from
Photo credits: Terry O'Neill-Kerton
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray.

Historical Tidbit Question:
In what year was the current First Church building built?

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 BuzzAround is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, 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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