Did you know WB Public Library has a YouTube Channel?
The "West Bridgewater Library Director" YouTube channel is entertaining and informative! Events such as book programs and trivia nights can be seen here. Watch and move with the different yoga programs and baby sing & play. Find out about services offered and news from the WBPL. You can even catch local students telling jokes and reciting poems. See all the library videos here.
Video: Patrons and staff members of the West Bridgewater Public Library share in reading the poem by Amanda Gorman, "The Hill We Climb."
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Historical Tidbit: Greystone Towers

Greystone Towers was on the northeast corner of River Street and South Elm Street; burned 1915-1917.

"E.S. LeLacheur, M.D. Is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, Class of 1893, was House Surgeon at the Boston Homoepathic Dispensary and has ever since been In the active practice of his profession. The Method of Treatment is to provide for each patient the best medical, surgical and hygienic attention necessary for each case. Rest, change of scene, regular nutritious diet (all the garden products being home grown and the dairy supply of the choicest obtainable) and rational amusement contribute largely to the successful treatment."

"No cases will be accepted of contagious diseases or insanity. A period of entire rest during each day is necessary to rapid improvement and will be regulated by the physician. During this period all noise and disturbance of any kind is prohibited that the rest may be entire for both body and mind."

"Visitors can reach Greystone Towers by steam cars from South Station...or by electrics through Milton to Brockton, there taking the Bridgewater line and leaving the car at Elm Square as indicated on the map."

~From: Greystone Towers Sanatorium Pamphlet, c.1904

Town Hall
  508-894-1200

WB Public Library
508-894-1255
 
Council on Aging
508-894-1262

1st & 3rd Wednesday each month 3:30 - 4:30p (As of Sept. 1 hours will change from 4- 5p)
Proof of residency is the only requirement.
Spring Street School
2 Spring St
Congratulations!
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
Did You Know???
The Lions Club collects used eyeglasses and hearing aids!
Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and collect usable glasses in their communities to support the Lions Recycle For Sight Program. Hearing impairment and deafness are serious disabilities that can result in learning difficulties for children & decreased employment opportunities for adults. Millions living in low and middle income areas lack access to basic eye care services and unable to afford the care necessary to prevent hearing loss, and cannot afford to purchase hearing aids.

Information from www.lionsclubs.org.
Pictured: collection box for eyeglasses and hearing aides outside of WB Town Hall, side door.
Youth Sports Night
Thurs, Aug 26th & every Thurs after
6:30 - 7:30p
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 547 Manley St.
This is for ages 16+ we will be playing a lot of different sports ranging from Pickleball to Soccer, to different variations of Basketball and Spikeball!
This is gonna be a great time (like seriously its gonna be real fun) we hope to see you there!
•NO COST
•AGES 16+
•EQUIPMENT PROVIDED (Feel free to bring your own)
•BE READY TO MOVE💪
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
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.
Do you have a child entering Kindergarten at the Spring Street School this Fall?

Sat, August 21st, 10 - 11a
Mon, August 23rd, 1 - 2p
Wed, August 25th, 6 - 7p
Come to one or all three programs!!

The West Bridgewater Library is having several Welcome To Kindergarten Meet and Greet programs in August. This is a great opportunity for children entering the Spring Street School Kindergarten Class to meet their classmates and enjoy music, a story and a craft followed by free time to play.

Please register at westbpl.org or call 508-894-1255 for more information.
West Bridgewater Farmers Market
On the Green at the First Church
29 Howard St.

Visit the West Bridgewater Farmers Market from
4 - 7p on Aug 24th, Sept 14th & 28th!
WBYAA Pound Fundraiser
Wed, Sept 8th
6 - 7p
WB Middle Senior High School Football Field
$10 per person for 1 hour - ages Kindergarten through Adult
There will be music, raffles, snacks & WBYAA gear for sale.

Can register through afternoon of event, 9/8/2021.
Big THANK YOU, to Honey Dew
and to everyone that bought the Lions Club Donut or that sent a Donutgram. $1,033.17 raised for the local charities, activities and event supported by the West Bridgewater Lions Club.
Oh... and we were also the top selling town out of 6 Honey Dew Locations that all raised money for their Lions Clubs.
West Bridgewater Lions, Franklin Lions, Easton Lions, East Bridgewater Lions, Canton Lions. For a total of $2,395.45
Story and photo credits: Jerry Lawrence
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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 Ousamequinclubnews@gmail.com.

Dates of the Equinox: Sept 22, 2021 and March 21, 2022 @ 6p.
Dates of the Solstice: Dec 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.
Park Day Applications Available!
Park Day is Sunday, September 12th,
10a - 5p
War Memorial Park
Reserve your spot now!

Any questions email WBParkDay@aol.com.
West Bridgewater Children’s
Business Fair
Register now for Sat, October 2nd
10a - 3p
70 Howard St
Please come support your local Business Entrepreneurs! Young Entrepreneurs will showcase their business and sell their products to the public for this one day event! It’s an opportunity to support our youths creativity and hopefully establish future goals in their lives! Hope to see you all there!
Please share this event! It’s open to anyone!
If you would like to register your child, please go to this link.
Community MVP Award Recipient from West Bridgewater
On Aug. 11, the New England Patriots Foundation hosted the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards at Gillette Stadium. Robert Kraft, Josh Kraft and Andre Tippett were on hand to give out $275,000 in grants. The Kraft Family and the Patriots Foundation received more than 250 applications this year from nonprofit organizations looking to recognize their outstanding volunteers. Marvia Murell, of West Bridgewater, was one of those 26 outstanding volunteers recognized for their contributions. Marvia is Events and Volunteer Coordinator for the DJ Henry Dream Fund.

The DJ Henry Dream Fund was founded in memory of Danroy “DJ” Henry, Jr., the eldest child of Angella and Danroy Henry. DJ grew up in Easton, Mass with his brother, Kyle, and sister, Amber. Marvia tells us about the fund, "On October 17, 2010, DJ’s life was tragically cut short in New York. In an effort to create something positive through this unthinkable tragedy, the Henry family started the DJ Henry Dream Fund. DJHDF set out to honor DJ’s legacy by providing community-based scholarships to Massachusetts children between the ages of 5 to 18. Believing that every child deserves a “YES” when it comes to community engagement, DJHDF provides financial support allowing youths to participate in community-based programs such as sports, performing arts, and summer programs. Participation in such programs, despite economic position, empowers young people to be the best they can be."

Marvia goes on to say, "Since the DJ Henry Dream Fund’s inception in 2011 we have provided over 8,000 scholarships to children between the ages of 5 to 18. Last year, during the covid pandemic, we created the “Healthy Youth at Home Initiative.” This initiative allowed the foundation to partner with in-home community based programs, such as Riverside and Commonwealth Care Alliance, organizations that serve our most vulnerable families across the state. This summer, we are funding swimming, hockey, flag football, baseball, team tuitions, summer day camps and overnight camping programs, dancing classes, and much more."

Past fundraiser events for the DJ Dream Fund have been a golf tournament, comedy show and their annual gala. This year's Gala Fundraiser, Marvia will be coordinating, will be held on October 29th at the InterContinental Boston Hotel.

When asked how winning this award made her feel, Marvia modestly responds, "The opportunity to honor DJ and contribute in some small way to improving the lives of young people is the reason I volunteer. I feel honored for the privilege to be recognized as a Myra Kraft Community MVP recipient. I am humbled that because of this work, the DJ Henry Dream Fund continues to benefit. The idea that by giving freely of my time to an organization that can and does change the lives of young people fills my heart with love and joy!"

Thank you Marvia for being an MVP to so many!!

Follow link for more info and how to donate to the DJ Henry Dream Fund.

Story credits: Jen Bellody
Photo Credits: Angella Henry
Info source: Patriots.com
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

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

Historical Tidbit Question:
Where was Greystone Tower located?

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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