Register to vote by October 29 for the November 8, 2022 elections.
or check in with EB's Town Clerk before Oct 29.
EB Viking Teams Wrap Up Game Week With Success!
 
The EB Viking sport teams wrapped up the week of October 10th - 16th with lots of success and wins.The girls soccer team defeated Abington in their match 2-0. The volleyball team had a big week playing 15 sets, they won 2 out of 3 matches. The boys soccer team also had success, tying in their match against Abington
3-3.  
 
Story & Photo Credit: East Bridgewater Public Schools
Historical Tidbit:
Dandelion A Weed You Can Eat  

Yes, we call them a weed, but as an early spring treat in the early 1900's they would be picked for a dish of dandelion greens. This natural food was used in recipes to add a different kind of taste. Children would be sent out to pick and then the stem and blossom would be plucked from the greens and stewed on the stove top. It was a delicious dish served with vinegar for a sauce. The dandelion greens are somewhat like spinach when cooked. The root was also used as an addition to salads and an extract could be made to make tea, coffee and wine.

If you feel adventurous and want to try something different, just be sure that the dandelions you pick are not covered in pesticides or other chemicals before eating or cooking them. To be on the safe side, you can go to a store that sells natural foods and buy them.

A number of my family members would talk about the "stewed greens" and wine made with dandelions they had picked. I know one of their favorite fields to pick them in was on the east end of Plymouth Street at the Plympton line.
sue and her plant 2011
Respectfully submitted, Sue Basile

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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
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
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. 
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Enter for this week's prize of a
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Hand Bell Choir Looking for New Members!

Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St

The Union Congregational Church’s bell group is looking for new members! With 3 octaves of handbells and 2 octaves of hand chimes available to play, this is the perfect time to join as the new season begins. The ability to read music is a plus but is not required because we can teach you. Practice is every Sunday from 11:30a - 1p. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please email Sue Lauzier SueLauzier@comcast.net.
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Meal On Wheels: Volunteer Drivers Needed in East Bridgewater!
 
Volunteers are the driving force of Meals on Wheels programs across the country! In East Bridgewater, meals are delivered Monday through Friday in the late morning and the route takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
Most volunteers deliver two to four days per month, but any amount of help is greatly appreciated and welcomed! Mileage compensation is available and volunteers must be willing to submit a criminal background check. 

For more information, Please call Kelley at
(508) 378-1610
Harvest Recipe Contest!
Calling All Our Local HomeGrown Chefs! ~

Submit your recipe in our Garden Harvest Recipe Contest. Submit your favorite harvest recipe below from October 21 - November 13, 2022 Rosa loves to hear about how you make your fresh veggies!

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Epic Proportions at BSU
Rondileau Student Union
19 Park Ave Bridgewater
October 27th - 29th 
Tickets are available at www.BSUtix.com.
Bridgewater State University’s Department of Theater is proud to present the hilarious Epic Proportions! performance. From writers Larry Coen and David Crane of NBC’s Friends, comes a show that follows two brothers with big Hollywood dreams in the 1930s who work as extras in a Biblical Epic. The brothers climb the ranks all the way up to top, falling in love with the assistant director along the way. But before long, the production is plagued with locusts, raining frogs, reclusive directors, and more... Epic Proportions is a madcap comedy that will leave audiences delighted!
 
Epic Proportions’ talented cast comes from all parts of the Commonwealth including EB's own Madison Bradbury : Meet the cast here! This production is under the guidance of Jim Quinn, BSU Professor of Theater and founder of BSU’s Arts for Youth programs and Family Performing Arts Center. 

Tri-Town Parade Committee Invites You To Be A Part of the
Veterans' Day Parade

On behalf of the Tri-Town Veterans’ Day Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the Veterans’ Day Parade on Friday, November 11, 2022, rain or shine. The parade will be in West Bridgewater this year.
West Bridgewater is also celebrating its 200th year as a Town. The theme for the parade is "200 Years of Honoring our Veterans". Trophies will be awarded to the Best Marching Unit, Best Float/Theme and Judges’ Choice.
All marching units will assemble on Stepping Stone Lane, in West Bridgewater at 9a. Step-off time will be promptly at 9:45a, and there will be no stopping except for a traffic situation or an actual emergency.
Exercises will follow at the conclusion of the parade at the Town Hall Gazebo, 65 N. Main St. in West Bridgewater. The collation will be at St Ann’s Parish Center next door to the Town Hall.
We are looking forward to your participation. Please contact the Town Clerk’s office at (508) 894-1167 or townclerk@wbridgewater.com as soon as possible to let us know if you would like to participate.
Sincerely,
Anne G. Iannitelli
West Bridgewater Town Clerk

Tri-Town Parade Committee:
Eldon Moreira, Anne G. Iannitelli, Michael Perez, Ava Cibotti, Gerard Gill, Peter McPhail,
Patrick Galligan, Walter Thayer, Deborah Cauley.

EB Fire Department Looking for Firefighter/Paramedic

The East Bridgewater Fire Department has an immediate opening for a Firefighter/Paramedic. Applications and resumes are currently being accepted until November 1, 2022. Applicants need to be certified in paramedics or currently enrolled in the program for consideration. The job application can be obtained from the employment opportunities section at www.eastbridgewaterma.gov

Halloween Story Time
Wednesday, October 26th
10:30a
East Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union Street
Community Room

Children between the ages of 2-5 years are welcomed to come in costume for Halloween Story Time! Participants will have the opportunity to trick or treat and be apart of our Halloween parade.

This is a free event but does require online registration.


For more information, check out EBPL's calendar of events here.
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The Life You Gain When You Buy Nothing
 
All that money you spend on "things." All that time you spent working for that money. Imagine it back. Image it in your savings account. Imagine having it for retirement. That's your life. Start today. For yourself, and for our environment. For other ways to get the things you need, try Buy Nothing Community. Try Yard Sales & Thrift Stores. Keep what you do spend in your community. You will be richer for it. For resources on how to: What You Gain When You Buy Nothing,

Our Climate Can-Do Articles focus on life changes that we can make which will help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. Our goal is to keep the Earth's temperature from rising 1.5 degrees C. If we are able to keep it under, then we wont flood low -lying areas. There are things we can do.
The 200th Anniversary of
East Bridgewater 

Next year marks the 200th anniversary of East Bridgewater’s founding and the celebration is starting now! The Bicentennial Committee is collecting written memories from residents (current and past) for a booklet that will be published in 2023. Please send us a few paragraphs of your East Bridgewater memories or something you especially love about town to Bicentennial@eastbridgewaterma.gov. Or come to drop off your memories in our boxes at The Center or Town Hall. Much more information about the 2023 celebrations will be available soon, as our bicentennial will be celebrated through a series of events beginning in January 2023. 

For more information and submissions, email Bicentennial@eastbridgewaterma.gov.
East Bridgewater Planning Board Meeting
10-17-22
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
East Bridgewater Board of Selectmen Meeting 10-17-22
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
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Business Summit
Wednesday, October 26th
9a - 12p
Thorny Lea Golf Club
159 Torrey St, Brockton

The Chamber is partnering with NEREJ to bring you a two-part event, featuring panel discussions focused on Opportunity Zones, new housing and redevelopment, transportation, improving infrastructure, and building the future of the Metro South region.

Regional leaders participating include Massachusetts Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Mike Kennealy, Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Jamey Tesler, Bridgewater State University, Cambridge Econometrics, Concord Square Planning & Development, Jack Conway Real Estate, Ellis Realty Advisors, Platinum Partners LLC, South Shore Property Management LLC, and more.

Registration is required for this event. In-person attendance is $95 and includes breakfast plus time for networking. Virtual attendance is $45. Register now, this event will sell out.

Questions? Contact Cathryn Schofield, or call (508) 586-0500 x231.
Paper Shredding, Battery Disposal, and Prescription Drug Take Back Community Event
Sat October 29th
10a - 1p
The Center of Sachem Rock
355 Plymouth St  

The East Bridgewater Council on Aging, Police Department, Fire Department, and Department of Public Works are coming together to bring proper garbage disposal services exclusively to East Bridgewater residents. During this event, you will be required to remain in your vehicle.

All shredding services are done on the premises. All paper garbage must be in a paper bag or cardboard box for shredding. No totes or plastic containers are allowed. For the prescription drug take back services, we will take unwanted, expired, unused prescription medications to be properly disposed of. Additionally, we can take oil based paint and batteries for disposal. Needle disposal services will also be available. They must be sealed in a plastic container and unused needles can remain in original packaging.

For more information or questions contact
(508) 378-1620
Ham and Bean Supper & Pound Auction Was a Ton of Fun!

The return of Union Congregational Church’s Ham and Bean Supper & Pound Auction on Saturday, October 1st was a great time for the whole family! A delicious dinner of ham, baked beans, and corn bread was served with sweet desserts that followed. After dinner, more fun began when the pound auction took place. Participants bid on a variety of bags but what was in the bag? Nobody knew! Because all auction items were wrapped for disguise and starting bids depended only on their weight. Items were sold to the highest bidders, where auction winners were finally able to see their purchase! The night also included live entertainment provided by Bridgewater’s Bard, Thomas J Kelley Jr.
 
Story and Photo Credit: J. Rose
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
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Historical Tidbit Question:
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“He who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration.”
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small.”
~ Sun Tzu, The Art of War

“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

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

“Discover a purpose that gives you passion. Develop a plan that makes you persistent. Design a preparation which motivates you to optimize your potentials. Do it because you love it!” ~ Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!
These things are my preparation: explore, be inquisitive, listen, read, be creative, imagine, daydream, eat quality food, exercise & do yoga, be gentle with myself & others. Then I have been ready when opportunity presents itself. Enjoy your preparation. ~ Jacquie
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