Thank You Honey Dew!
"I want to give a big thanks to Honey Dews in West Bridgewater, Canton, Franklin and especially the East Bridgewater Honey Dews for doing this wonderful program for the local Lions Clubs. East Bridgewater Lions Club would also like to thank the donut and coffee loving people who purchased the "Lions Club Donuts" this year.  We look forward to doing this again next year. Thanks Britney for all you did on this fundraiser and Jerry for your part on creating this wonderful fundraiser with the local Honey Dews."
Story and photo credits: Paul Connell
Historical Tidbit: Cowbells

When I was growing up my grandfather, Guy Baker, used to call his corner of the world "Cowbell Corner." Over the years I used the term myself, thinking the saying was quite quaint. My paternal grandfather, Clyde Bosworth Sr., happened to have a dairy farm next door to "Grampa" Baker's new home.
One wonders if Clyde would hear the melodious tinkle of the bells in the early morning, as the cows moved slowly from one grazing spot to another. Or maybe around sundown, when the herd was being brought home for milking.
The traditionally prudent New England dairy farmer sometimes fashioned bells out of scraps of metal, which he then shaped with a hammer. History records the Barton Bell Company, founded in 1793 in East Hampton, Connecticut, as the first commercial manufacturer of cowbells.
Farmers around the world have been belling their cows for thousands of years. In America however, the old and time-honored tinkle of the cowbell is now mute and almost obscure, except in a few remote spots. Today's dairy farms are mechanized and data-processed, with the modern dairyman knowing exactly where every cow is at all times.
Respectfully Submitted,
Sue Basille
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Town Hall
175 Central St

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
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
Mary Lou Harding 
won a $20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray.

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
1 hour session (value $80) at
Need To Get Rid of Your Hazardous Waste?

Sept 11th
9a - 1p Gordon W. Mitchell Middle School, 435 Central St.

There will be a collection of household hazardous items. Residents will need to register and provide proof of residency upon arrival.

Help the planet and your community by helping recycle the things in your house that you just cannot put in the trash!

For more information and to fill out registration visit their website here.
We sell "super premium" meat-based pet food!
Their first ingredients are, typically, animal flesh, rice, and corn and are 85% to 95% digestible. Meat-based feeds are fed in much lower quantities, contain higher levels of linoleic acid, and cost less to feed.
Come by and get the best for your pet!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Thank you to our amazing community! You came out big for the Disaster Relief for Haiti Supply Drive 🇭🇹

On Monday Aug 16th, Community Coalition for Change collected items in East Bridgewater and Brockton to bring to the supply drive for Haiti that was held in Boston.

Pick Your Own Blueberries (limited quantities), Plums, Peaches & Nectarines!
Tuesday - Sunday, 9a - 3p
Weather Permitting • Call for conditions
Children welcome under adult supervision * No Pets * We supply containers* No unscheduled groups.
Check Facebook for more details.


Donut Barn open for slushies & peach smoothies 
Cider donuts made fresh every weekend 
Get Your Lettuce, Spinach & Broccoli!

325 South St,
E. Bridgewater 
(508) 378-2270

Cooling Centers Available
Residents in need of relief from heat conditions. During regular business hours, The East Bridgewater Council on Aging, located at 355 Plymouth Street and Town Hall, located at 175 Central Street, 1st Floor Conference Room.
Smokey Bear turns 77
"Remember - Only YOU can prevent forest fires!"
Smokey Bear became the official mascot of the U.S. Forest Service on
August 9, 1944.
East Bridgewater Emergency Food Pantry
Are you free on any afternoon or weekend days?!
Feel free to give back to your community and volunteer with the local emergency food pantry. When you're free and could help with little things like dating stock, bagging groceries, and unloading the Boston Food Bank Delivery. This would help the pantry into the fall season.

To get involved email or call Dawn at 617-281-4305.

The Food pantry is located @ 105 Pleasant St. in East Bridgewater and serves our local residents two times a month or when needed. For more information and to also contact them visit their Facebook Page.
Old Colony YMCA - Your Place for Family Fun & Health
Old Colony YMCA is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body and spirit of individuals and families in East Bridgewater and surrounding communities. We're committed to improving the quality of life of all area residents by providing affordable access to child care, fitness and health and wellness programs. The Y is proud to be a part of this community. The East Bridgewater Family Branch offers a full range of recreational, educational and fitness programming. rom licensed day care to certified fitness instruction, the Y provides quality and personalized service.
We have Deb’s famous Chicken Broccoli Alfredo!

You may also get it on Zucchini Noodles instead of pasta.

Order at the truck, online or call
120 East Grove St, Middleboro

Open Thursdays & Fridays
Noon - 7pm for meals-to-go

Book our Food truck now for YOUR
next special event! 
Mold Guys Restoration
Mold Guys Restoration
Residential and Commercial

Mold remediation services, water damage repair, air duct cleaning etc., contact Mold Guys today! Servicing the Bridgewater area.

(781) 910-5029
Experience The Solstice and the Equinox in the Same Place as Art or Photography
If you're interested in seeing the nature of the equinox and the solstice in an artistic way e-mail Jean to learn more at

Dates of the Equinox: Sept. 22, 2021 and March 21, 2022 @ 6p.
Dates of the Solstice: Dece 20, 2021 and June 21, 2022 @ 6p.

On those dates capture the nature in those events in an artistic way, and the club plans to make a community slide show for Sept. 2022.
This program is based on an idea from National Geography Citizen Scientists.
The Ousamequin Club has applied for a grant to the Bridgewater Cultural Council, a local agency
supported by the Mass Cultural Council.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
1 hour session (value $80) at

Historical Tidbit Question:
Who was recorded as the first commercial manufacturer of cowbells?

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 August 25, 2021 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, Michelle Montella, Bridget Murphy-Courteau, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
Rest Easy.

“Just because you take breaks doesn’t mean you’re broken.” ~ Curtis Tyrone Jones

When you rest, you catch your breath and it holds you up, like water wings…” ~ Anne Lamott

“If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.”~ Bansky

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." ~ John Lubbock

"I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?"
~Mary Oliver ( from The Summer Day)

Rest Easy ~ Jacquie
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