April 18, 2021 ~
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. 
--Dances from around the world--
(Due to Covid restrictions—social distancing—we cannot dance the traditional New England Squares and Contras with partners and groups…YET! BUT, we can dance to the music.)

Location: Parking lot of the Bridgewater Senior Center, 10 Wally Krueger Way, off route 18

Suggested donation/fee: $5*

Above Video taken before 2020 at the BW Senior Center. J. Rose
Community Dance Other Info:
Beginners and singles always welcome.  
Open to ages 10 and up. 
Gender neutral language used.
Bring your own water. 
Bathroom availability TBD.
Masks should be worn while chatting, but not necessarily while dancing.

Dates and Times**
Saturdays in May: May 1, 15, & 29:  4:00 - 5:00p
Fridays in June: June 4 & 18; 7:00 - 8:00p
Fridays in July: July 2, 16 & 30;  7:00 - 8:00p
Fridays in August: August 6 & 20;  6:30 - 7:30p
Saturdays in Sept: Sept 4 & 18; 4:00 - 5:00p
Saturdays in October: Oct 2 & 16; 4:00 - 5:00p

Alternate weeks used for rain make-ups. Postponements announced via e-mail and Facebook post. 

**Schedule subject to change pending covid updates, the possibility of returning to indoor dancing, road work near the Center, or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Contact Info: SAM BAUMGARTEN sbaumgarten@verizon.net; Cell: 774-208-2933
On Facebook: 
Historical Tidbit:
Bridgewater Serviceman Canteen

During WWII, the Bridgewater Serviceman's Canteen stood on the front lawn of the Academy Building. It provided free coffee and snacks to servicemen passing through town. It started out as a few women with a table on the lawn and grew to this serving thousands of men and women during the war. Today this building is part of the Recreation Commission Office on Cottage Street.

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Sales Assistant P/T ~ BuzzAround

10 hrs / wk $16/hr Big growth opportunity!

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Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
Services available through phone, email & website only
Bridgewater Public Library
15 South Street
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
Thursdays - 10a - 1p
1st Monday of each month from 6 - 7:30 p
Kelley Colbert
One hour of business or personal coaching (value $80) with
Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching. 
 781-223-8221 MarcyVenezia@gmail.com
  Learn mindful technique to reduce stress
and anxiety.

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win:

a $20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips
from independent consultant Katie Ray.
Meet Our Masters of Knowledge: Here's Your Bridgewater Librarian Judge
For Our "What's Your Good News"
Short Story Contest

Ann Gerald

Ann Gerald, Assistant Director Bridgewater Public Library. Ann has worked at the Bridgewater Public Library full time since 1994.

Ann earned a BA in History from Bridgewater State University and a Master’s degree from University of Rhode Island.

Librarian was her first job and she’s never wanted to work in any other environment.
Get your Stories Ready!!!!
Let us know your good news! Submit your original non-fiction short story related to one of the BuzzAround Hives: Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Raynham, West Bridgewater or Whitman.
Entries must be 1000 words or less. We will accept submissions from May 1-7, 2021. (Details to follow.)

Our librarians will judge the stories and award a winner from each community. $100 American Express Cards to the winner in each community; and $100 to the popular vote winner.
BuzzAround will give out $800 total!
Time to get writing! ; )

Annual Town Election
Saturday April 24, 2021

Working hard to make patients comfortable & healthy!

Physical distancing • spaced appointments
• bacterial cleaning between patients. 

Take care of yourself – See your chiropractor today!
63 Main Street, Bridgewater (508) 697-0050
B-R Public Schools is collecting Good Stories, to give our Students High 5's
There are 1,000 little and big, GREAT things happening within the walls of our BR schools. We think it’s time to give out HIGH 5s for the effort put forth for making these GREAT things happen!

HOW: Click on this link, which brings you to a google sheet (or below form) to add your information.

WHAT: Enter the student or staff name who the High-5 is going to, school name, reason for the high 5 and who it’s from.

WHEN: Enter your info Monday – Thursday. Each Thursday night, PTO volunteers from our 7 schools will work on creating the high 5s. They will be delivered to the schools and distributed to staff and students the following week. (Full remote learners will receive them virtually for now!)

We will also BLAST out some of the high 5s on Facebook, so be on the lookout for this GOOD NEWS!

We will continue this initiative as long as we have high 5s to share!
Click HERE to nominate your person for a High 5.
Free Public Wifi Project
Good news!!
Our I.T. team just completed its outdoor wi-fi project.
Now the public can enjoy free access to hi-speed wi-fi at the outdoor areas around the Academy Building, Library, Senior Center, Music Alley & Town Common areas.

Thank you Brad Dzierzak (IT Director), Justin Viera (IT Administrator), and Mark Hawker (IT Assistant) for your hard work! *The Town Manager has been diligently pursuing alternative funding sources for projects like this. The wi-fi project was funded by C.A.R.E.S. Act monies.

Photos and Credits: Town of Bridgewater, FB
Click here to check their latest posts.
We've Made Some Changes! Stop in Today!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357

Current Struggles of Wampanoag and Related New England Tribes
Monday, April 26th
6:30p - 8:00p

Please join our forum on Native American and Indigenous Peoples with Speakers Hartman Deetz, Mashpee Wampanoag and Dr. Joyce Rain Anderson.

Download flyer and register through the link. 

Need a little help?

We have the tools you need!

Whether your project is big or small, we can help!

Work smarter not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950
Katie’s Kreative Manis
Change up Your Nails With New Shades for a New Season!
Snaz up your fingernails with 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 

Simply Cooking With Chef Scott
Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott
demonstrates four recipes for a spring brunch.  All recipes are available to download.
Click here to check for the cooking class.
Pathway Fixed
The slightest bit of settling can cause walkway trip hazards and make buildings inaccessible to some. Bridgewater's new Facilities Director Chris Hartman took advantage of some warm weather this week to get the problem fixed. Thanks Chris!

Story and Photo credit: facebook.com/bridgewaterma.org
Bridgewater-Raynham vs Dartmouth
Streamed live on Apr 3, 2021
Check out the BR football team
latest game!
Video courtesy of BTV Access Corp
Spring Open Air Book Sale
Saturday, May 1st
Rain Date: May 2nd
Join us on a day of book shopping at Bridgewater Public Library in the open air. Where you can find the right book for incredible deals.

Cash transaction only!

Masks must be worn at ALL TIMES.
Clean Beauty is about NO cancer causing ingredients in your skincare
and make-up!

52 Weeks Logo & Link Ad in 1 Hive

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Time to Talk Derby
April 29th
Outside and Socially Distanced
RSVP by April 23rd 508-697-0929 or seniorcenter@bridgewaterma.org
Meet the Candidates
There was a great turnout for the first Meet the Candidates: Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School Committee. Our Youth Advisor Lead, Trey Sheridan did an amazing job facilitating. A huge thank you goes out to the candidates who attended: Tim Fitzgibbons (Bridgewater); Michael Dolan (Bridgewater); Jason Hammond (Bridgewater); and, Laura Conrad-Laberinto (Raynham). Thank you also to Jeff Fowler from BTV for partnering on this event.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a $20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips from independent consultant Katie Ray.

Historical Tidbit Question:
What is the old Bridgewater Serviceman Canteen building a part of now?

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 April 21, 2021 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, Janice O'Brien, Ayman Quader & Jacquelyn Rose

“My old mind hadn’t been capable of holding this much love. My old heart had not been strong enough to bear it. "
~ Stephenie Meyer, Breaking Dawn

“Getting a second life is one thing. Making a better life, that's the trick.”
~ Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

“i learnt from the autumn leaves, the formula of healing.
every year, they break, fall off the trees and die.
and then again in a few months, they find their way back home.
reborn, living a new life just to die again.
but never did that stop them growing again.
so why can't we humans just live up to them.
fall, get hurt, bear pain but have enough
courage and energy to stand up and fight back again.”
~ Renesmee Stormer
"As the buds dare to show themselves off the tips of these bare branches, and slowly we see color emerge from forsythia and daffodils; we once again, succumb to re-birth, as a child pushed crying from the womb.
This time, we had no choice but to grow a year wiser, and see the earth and it's inhabitants through a new lens. What shall we do better in 2021? In what ways shall WE grow? "

~ Jacquie
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