November 3, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time

"West Bridgewater Sophomores have been participating in STEM Week-Project Lead the Way, sponsored by the Mass STEM Hub, October 21-25. Students have been engaged in a real-world problem-solving adventure tackling the issue of managing and disposal of e-waste. Students worked towards understanding the scope of electronics usage in our daily lives, exploring electronic waste and ecotoxicology, and practicing systems thinking to consider how we can promote a more sustainable product life cycle.
Students were arranged in research teams with assigned roles in order to produce several different work products associated with e-waste. Each research team contained a project manager, recorder, presenter,and quality assurance person. Teams either produced a social media campaign to create awareness or organized an e-waste community disposal drive.
Top proposals will be chosen and submitted for review by STEM professionals and sustainability experts. Top proposals will also be made public on the web through the school website in the coming weeks."

Article and photos re-posted from The West Bridgewater Public Schools Facebook.
Historical Tidbit:
1755 Earthquake
A story from Hilda (Morton) Thomas 1899 - 1991

         "The Eastern states have seldom been troubled with earthquakes worthy of notice, except in one case.
         November 18, 1755, was a day long to be remembered in the annals of New England for a remarkable earthquake. The convulsion was greater and more terrifying than ever experienced before or since in this part of the globe. It is said that the ground swelled and rolled like the waves of the sea.
         The evening was clear and serene, not the least current of air could be felt to move. The full moon shone in all it mildness, and all things seemed to be silent and in thoughtful meditation.
         Suddenly, the undulations of the air accounted for the approaching awful catastrophe.
         The ground rose so abruptly and so suddenly the leaves of the forest rose from ground and floated about in the air.
         The first shock was followed by two others, but they were comparatively light and did no harm. The first shock burst in several places in the area and honed out great quantities of earth and water.
         In one case, it raised a house so high that a cradle with a child in it was thrown from one side of the room to the other.
         This quake was so convulsive it filled the minds of both man and beast with consternation." 
sue and her plant 2011
~Respectfully submitted, Sue Basile
Town Hall
65 N. Main Street
Mon, Tues & Thurs 8a - 4p
Wed, 8a - 7p, Fri 8a - 1p

WB Public Library
80 Howard Street
Mon, Thurs, Fri 10a - 5p
Tues - Wed 10a - 8p
Sat 10a - 2p
Council on Aging
97 West Center Street
Mon - Fri 8:30a - 4p

Food Pantry
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
3:15 - 5p
Spring Street School
2 Spring St WB
Renee M. MacDonald
won a
 $50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins.
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You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
1 weekend night get away (for up to
4 people) at the Residence
Inn - Bridgewater.
Includes a breakfast buffet!
Ousamequin Club of the Bridgewaters presents
"Beyond the Military"
Nov 4th, 2p (business meeting at 1, presentation at 2)
Cole Yeaton Senior Center Wally Kruger Way
Presentation by Retired US Army SFC Fred A. Coe Jr.
If you would like to learn more about the club attend the business meeting prior to event at 1p.
Baby Sing & Play
Thursdays, 10:30a
Alternate Saturdays, 10:15a
For babies & toddlers up to 2 years.
Come and meet some new friends!
Open Lab Night
Wed, Nov 6th, 5 - 8p
Bridgewater State University
Location: Dana Mohler-Faria Science & Mathematics Center  
This includes:
Hands on activities in several of the STEM courses.
Tours and demonstrations of the labs.
Observatory Lab will be open 6-8 (weather permitting).

To register, please click here.

Here is a link to the event page:
Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Nov 7th 3-8p
First Church, 29 Howard St
Come shop from local crafters, popular vendors and your community organizations for holiday gifts and decor while supporting a wonderful scholarship. Raffles will be available as well.
Interested crafters and vendors please contact Christine 508-944-5481 or Maura 339-206-4621. Limited spaces available.
First Lego League Scrimmage
November 9th
7a - 4p
19 Park Ave Bridgewater Rondileau Campus Center - Grand Ballroom

Ages from 9-14, grades 4-8
There will be:

Check out the First Lego League website here .
Tales of the Bridgewater Triangle
Host Nathan Mayer speaks with guests on the myths and legends surrounding the "Bridgewater Triangle".
Video Courtesy of WBTV
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
Want a glorious bed of tulips next year? It's time to plant spring flowering bulbs! Come in today and shop our selection!

Stop in today!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
(508) 697-0357
WB Board of Assessors - Oct 16, 2019
Video Courtesy of WBTV
WB Planning Board - Oct 16, 2019
Video Courtesy of WBTV 
For Teens:Tuesday Read-Aloud
Tuesdays, 3:00p, WBPL
Join Michelle for a snack, a read-aloud & discussion of a relevant teen book.
Drop in’s welcome.
36th Annual Fall & Holiday Craft Fair

Event in West Bridgewater, MA by West Bridgewater Lions Club on Sunday, November 10, 2019

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Lions Club 36th Annual Fall &
Holiday Craft Fair
Nov 10th
10a - 5p
WBMSHS - 155 W Center St.
36 Annual Fall and Holiday Craft Fair
over 100 Booths of Quality Crafts, Gifts, and Decor.
For vendor applications, click here
DOT Physicals

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We have many compressors to add power to your next project!

Work smarter not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
 (508) 279-0950

An Interview with Marilyn Mather, Director of the
WB Council On Aging
Marilyn graciously responded to some questions about the COA. The activities they provide are so important because "With more than 2,000 citizens living in West Bridgewater between the ages of 60 - 100 it is our mission to provide services and programs that support independence, health, comfort, dignity, security, and general wellness". 

"The West Bridgewater Council On Aging (Department of Elder Services) is dedicated to providing older citizens of the community a variety of support programs, services and referrals. Our Community Outreach programs include Health Benefit Counseling, Mass Health Applications, Case Advocacy, Home Visits, Safety Assurance, Emergency Food, , Meals On Wheels, Food Stamps Applications, and etc. They also offer a variety of health and wellness programs such as Tai Chi, Exercise & Muscle Conditioning, Zumba Gold, Line Dancing, Walking Club and Pickleball."

Marilyn Continued: "Arts & Crafts can offer participants a deep sense of calm and well-being as well as a way to express their creative side. Classes offered at the WB COA include Mandala Art, Swedish Weaving, Ceramics, "Make & Take" Essential Oils, Painting Class, Jewelry Making, Jewelry Art, etc. Other activities offered include: Day and Overnight Trips, Educational Programs, Inter-generational Programs, Bridge Club, Lending Library, Holiday Parties, MahJongg, "SINGO", Savy Senior Tech Days, and Lunch and a Movie. We also serve hot, nutritious lunches on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays."

I learned so much about the Council of Aging and impressed how they help everyone stay healthy.
Story credit: Beyonnie Whitaker, BuzzAround Intern, Sophomore at Bridgewater State University
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The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Sarah Harkins, Theresa McNulty, Christina Montana, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Greg Venezia & Beyonnie Whitaker.
Re-memoring for Success
For All Hallows Eve, I spent time remembering my Dad. While it would be easier to dwell on the old pains; the tears in communication and tears that caused, I try to re-work those old memories.

What positive skills did he give me? What was good, what worked? As it turns out, there were many wonderful gifts. I could not always see them, but now I do. Re-memoring helps me forgive and work past, gaining confidence. Our parents' impact cannot be understated, but it's up to me to develop life skills that will empower me.

"Your memory is the glue that binds your life together; everything you are today is because of your amazing memory. You are a data collecting being, and your memory is where your life is lived." ~ Kevin Horsley, Unlimited Memory

"Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong." ~ N. R. Narayana Murthy
I am 54 years old, and still re-working, re-creating and re-designing. These re-memories are helping me succeed.

Fruitful memories bring strength and joy... confidence I was loved and supported. I wish the same for all of us. With a strong foundation, we can create great things ~ Jacquie
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