East Bridgewater High School
Scholarship & Awards Night and Senior Recital 

Recently, the class of 2024 at East Bridgewater High School seniors participated in their final music recital, commemorating their time at EBHS by sharing the gifts they have developed in EB's music program. Seniors also had their award and scholarship night on May 29. This honored the graduates with outstanding work and scholarships to aid in their future paths.

Congratulations to the East Bridgewater High School Class of 2024! 

Videos courtesy of EBCAM
EBHS Senior Recital
May 23, 2024
EBHS Senior Awards & Scholarship Night
May 29, 2024
Historical Tidbit:


Samuel Rogers House 

Samuel Rogers House is one of the oldest existing houses in East Bridgewater, making it a historic monument. The house was built in 1793 for Samuel Rogers and his wife, Betsy. He was born in 1766, and married to Betsy Allen in 1790 where they lived in the house for many years. Samuel Rogers was a skilled mechanic and inventor, including repairing and making watches and clocks.

Located at 6 Central St, his shop is where he invented a machine for the manufacture of nails, which performed the operation in a much more efficient manner. Samuel Rogers died in 1838, passing the house down to his son Charles. For several years it was a bank and now is an Italian restaurant.

Source: MACRIS Site 
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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

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church. 105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 - 2p
& last Saturday from 9:30 - 11a

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Pantry days will be the first Monday of the month, except for holidays, 3 - 5:30p, and the third Monday, 3p - 4:30p, except for holidays. 

Free Community Meal
EBUMC 54 N. Central St.
Every Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30.
Donations welcome.
Congratulations!
Katrina Fisher
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.

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CCC Multiculturalism Festival
Sun, Jun 9
1-5p
175 Central St

We understand that culture is an essential part of our community, and we value it highly as an asset that brings us all together. This event is our way of acknowledging and celebrating the diversity of our community, and we invite you to join us. We understand that civic pride and tolerance are vital to our community's well-being and development, and we want you to be a part of it. The event will feature a wide range of cultural expressions, creative professionals, and opportunities for community engagement. We believe that cultural diversity fosters mutual understanding, respect, and development, bringing people together to create a more vibrant and prosperous community.
Source: eventbrite
Old Colony Metropolitan Planning Organization
2025 Unified Planning Work Program 
Call for Comments (by 4p on June 14)

The Old Colony MPO has released the draft of the 2025 Unified Planning Work Program. The public is invited to review the Draft FFY 2025 UPWP and provide comments. Comments due by 4:00pm (EST) on June 14, 2024. 

The Old Colony Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) conducts and implements a federally certified, continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process (3C) that results in plans, programs, and projects that encompass all transportation modes and that support the region’s vision and goals that are articulated in the Old Colony Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The Old Colony MPO plans for the movement of both people and goods within the region by all modes of travel, including highways, rail, public transportation, bicycles, and foot, and plans for the connections linking these modes.

Comments may be submitted as follows:
Mail or Drop off: Charles Kilmer, OCPC, 70 School Street, Brockton MA 02301
Phone: 774-539-5126
Fax: 508-559-8768
Attend the Old Colony Joint Transportation Committee (JTC) Virtual Meeting scheduled for June 6, 2024 at 12 PM
Attend the Old Colony Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Virtual Meeting scheduled for June 18, 2024 at 10 AM
Central School Music Department
Kindergarten Patriotic Concert
May 23, 2024
EB Middle School Spring Concert
May 29, 2024
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
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Special & Annual Town Meeting
May 13, 2024
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
EBHS Music Recital
Mon, Jun 10
6p
EBJSHS Auditorium

Come and enjoy an evening of musical talent as EBHS students in grades 9-11 showcase their skills at the Undergraduate Music Recital on June 10. This event promises to be a wonderful display of the hard work and dedication of our young musicians. Join to support and celebrate their achievements in a night filled with diverse musical performances. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the future stars of music in our community!

East Bridgewater United Methodist Church
Bag Sale 
Jun 1 - Jun 15 
54 North Central St

The East Bridgewater United Methodist Church are having their $5 bag sale from June 1 - June 15! The hours are Wednesday from 2-5 pm and Thursday/Saturday 10 - 12pm. For just $5, you are able to fill your bag with anything you can, from clothes to accessories. There are plenty of items always being restocked, and a chance to find something new every trip. 

The bag sale is a great way to support EBUMC, and helps to fund events they hold such as free community meal events, and their monthly free ladies tea nights! 


Climate Can Do:
How Can I Help?

For those readers who would like to be actively involved in keeping our environment livable for future generations, here are a few suggestions:

350Mass.org join or create a local working group for a just, equitable and clean energy economy in Massachusetts


Creation Care United Methodist Church or other initiative in your faith community

Mothers Out Front showing up to protect our children

Extinction Rebellion/ (XR) and / or the Boston Red Rebel Brigade: international nonviolent mobilization including civil disobedience and performance art to raise awareness and demand action.

As always, check in with your community's Trails, Open Space, Outdoor or Conservation Commissions or the Taunton River Watershed Alliance to have impact locally.
   
  We are all in this together, we've only got one planet! Thank you for all you are doing. Keep up the good work!

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East Bridgewater
Juneteenth Celebration
Family-Friendly Juneteenth Event in Bridgewater! Entertainment, food, vendors, and speakers.
Bring your chairs & enjoy the day!

Sat, June 22 (Rain date: June 23)
University Park at BSU, 1 to 6 PM
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Annual Town Rabies Clinic
Mon, Jun 10
5 - 7p
Sachem Rock Farm
335 Plymouth St

Annual town rabies clinic hosted by EB Board of Health and Mobile Animal Care. Cost of rabies vaccination is $10 per pet, cash only. All cats must be in carriers, and all dogs must be leashed.

Please bring proof of previous rabies vaccination. Town Clerk staff will be on site for East Bridgewater residents to license their dogs. We will also be collecting donations of new pet items to be given to a local shelter. Acceptable items include pet food, treats, cat litter, litter pans, toys, leashes, food bowls, and cleaning supplies.

East Bridgewater Commercial Club 
Summer Fest 
Sat, June 22
1 - 7p
1 Neilson Avenue

The East Bridgewater Commercial Club are hosting their Summer Fest this June, on the 22nd. There will be great entertainment from three different bands, The Blushing Brides (a Rolling Stone tribute band), All-Star Blues, and Dead Til Friday.

There will also be food trucks and a pavilion bar. This is a 21+ event and a great summer event to kick things off!

Source: EBCC FB
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
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Historical Tidbit Question:
What architectural style is Samuel Rogers' house in East Bridgewater primarily known for?
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The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by:
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Permission to Daydream

The human brain is highest functioning when it has varied stimulus. Sometimes it's problem solving, sometimes task driven; and sometimes creative. We each have our own personal balance of physical movement and brain work, and let's not forget those emotional and spiritual needs that keep us connected and help us envision and imagine... getting the right cocktail to keeps us healthy, joyful, fulfilled and finding solutions.

When summer calls with its warm days, sunshine, flowers, birds chirping and breeze. I swear I can smell ocean spray mixed with the sweet florals on that breeze.

So... about 2 pm each day, I give myself permission to daydream, to take a break and take a walk; to smell the flowers and the breeze.

Be kind to yourself.

Life is not a sprint, it is a marathon. Doing things well takes continuous effort. But we are not machines, and need to give ourselves grace.
Permission to daydream... granted.
~ Jacquie
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