August 21, 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.

Brockton Flourishes!

Ilias Smiliotopoulos and his wife Christina (not pictured) have called Brockton home for 47 years. They re-located from Greece. An avid plant hobbyist, Ilias shows off his beauties.

Photo & Story credit: J. Rose
Historical Tidbit:
Vinnie's Radio & TV
450 Pleasant St., Brockton;
August 13, 1957
Stanley Bauman Photograph Collection at Stonehill College
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City Hall
45 School St  508-580-7123
Check the city website for important updates

Brockton Public Library
Main Library - 304 Main St. 508-580-7890
East Branch - 54 Kingman St. 508-580-7892
West Branch - 540 Forest Ave. 508-580-7894

Council on Aging 
 10 Father Kenney Way 508-580-7811
Email & phone contact only

There are 14 food pantries in Brockton.
Julie Hill
You Won a One hour of coaching. (value $80)
with Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching
Learn mindful techniques to reduce stress and anxiety.

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

Enter for this week's prize of
$15 gift certificate to C & C Antiques
Open Wed - Sun, Rt 18, Elmwood (EB)

Wednesday, Aug 25
DW Field Park
DW Field E Pkwy

The Colonial Road Runners sponsor a summer long series of weekly fun runs. All fun runs are timed and results posted online. Water, Gatorade and watermelon are provided after each run.  Cost is $2.00 each week.
Patrice Ambroise Brockton
Keynote Speaker & Patrice Ambrose
Saturday, August 27th, 2p
Brockton Library Main Branch, 304 Main St.

Join Addicted to Fear: My Journey to Freedom author Patrice Ambrose to learn strategies for overcoming your fears so that you can lead a life that is more successful and fruitful.

Read more about this event and others in the Brockton Library newsletter
Brockton Board of Health Meeting
August, 4, 2022
Video courtesy BCA
The Cape Verdean Association of Brockton hosts their 28th Annual Cape Verdean Festival at the Arnone School.
July 31, 2022
Video courtesy BCA
Brockton Area NAACP
Debate Night
August 25th
7 - 8p
Brockton High School Auditorium, 470 Forest Ave.

Join the Brockton Area Branch NAACP for State Representative Debate Night! The debate will feature State Representative candidates Rita Mendes, Fred Fontaine, and Shirley Asack, and will be moderated by Brockton Area NAACP President Phyllis Ellis.

For more information, check out this event on the Brockton Area NAACP's Facebook page.
School Supply Donations Being Accepted Now!

The 4th annual Brockton Youth Family Fun Day, presented by Block Security, will be giving out school supplies for the kids.

Please drop off any donations by Sunday, August 28th at Starlines Hair Salon, The Spot Bar & Lounge, D2BG Club & Block Security.

Any questions email:

The BYFFD will be held: Sunday, August 28th, 10a – 4p at North Middle School, 108 Oak St.
Fuller Craft Museum MiniMaker Series
Find your inner maker by trying out a new form of craft! The Fuller Craft Museum is offering a FREE craft workshop for children ages 4-12. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Loving Looms
Wednesday, August 31st, 1 - 3p
Learn how to weave a bracelet for your friends! After weaving, take a look at work from the Weaver's Guild of Boston. Pre-register now!
Brockton Symphony Fundraiser
Saturday, August 27th, 1 - 3p
Fuller Craft Museum

Join us and support the Symphony's 2022-2023 Season!

Symphony musicians will perform pieces of music throughout the galleries. Donations for this event will go towards the Mark Finklestein Matching Grant, which matches all new donations up to a total of $10,000.

Learn more and register for this FREE event through our Eventbrite
Visit the Brockton Symphony on Facebook
Check out our friendly & inviting spot!
603 Centre Street, Unit 3, Brockton, MA. (774) 480-5906
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Anime Club at the Brockton Clubhouse
Mondays, Sep 06 - Oct 22, 6:30 - 7:30p
Brockton Clubhouse, 233 Warren Avenue

Join us during Fall 1 Session for Anime Club! Members can meet with others who share this interest, read Manga, and discuss television and culture.

Registration is open now and costs $60! Check out this program and others sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Metro South!
Intentionally Shopping
Here is another win/ win. Intentionally Shopping is a healthy lifestyle choice that helps your pocketbook & future plans AND the planet. Here are 6 simple questions to ask yourself before making a purchase.
  • Does this purchase fit in my budget?
  • Do I need this item or do I WANT it?
  • Do I have an immediate plan for this item?
  • Do I already have a reasonable substitute?
  • Can I borrow this item from someone or the library?
  • Can I live without it?
Decluttering, helping your budget and creating less waste. Give it a try.
By J. Rose
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Saturday, August 6, a pop up, free shop appeared in the Lingos Auditorium in Brockton Public Library's main branch. Throughout the afternoon, families stopped by to pick up clothes and items needed to begin the school year in style for free. Never was there a dull moment. The afternoon shopping event included a selfie booth, a fashion show and a mock-tail bar courtesy of Mixi-Drinks.

Celebrating the PopUp Shop's third year are organizers Mira Nunes, Zaida Knight and Andrea Burton who work on collecting and preparing gently used and new clothes for 6 months to put together this event.
They send out many thanks to the Brockton Public Library, The Neighborhood Association, the City of Brockton's Mayor's office, and Mixi- Drinks for a HUGELY successful event.
Photo & story credits: J. Rose
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a:
$15 gift certificate to C & C Antiques
Open Wed - Sun, Rt 18, Elmwood (EB)

Historical Tidbit Question:
Where was Vinnie's Radio & TV located?

Email us your answer at: 
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By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.

On August 24, 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, Amanda Manoogian, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Rohail Spear, & Gregory Venezia.
Preparation: the action or process of making something ready

I prepare for each day with a list goals I want to achieve. Inevitably, a monkey wrench gets thrown in; an important conversation or spontaneous priority will side track me. I can use that list to re-focus.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

"Success is when persistence meets preparation." ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon

“Opportunity does not waste time with those who are unprepared.”
~ Idowu Koyenikan

“I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ~ Colin Powell
Inching forward, slowly improving my quality of life came from preparation, gaining knowledge and making mindful spending choices. We must prepare for the life we want, and recognize, sometimes it's done in baby steps. 
~ Jacquie
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