EB's Recreation Commission Summer Fest ~ A Great Time!
Thank's to all the volunteers, so-o-o-o much fun !
Photos courtesy Crystal Hudson, Crystal Clear Photography
Shout out to all of the people who helped make this event a success, including EB Schools, John Haines and the DPW, Peter Spagone Jr, Rec Commission liaison, EBPD, EBFD, EB Board of Selectmen, all of the amazing youth sports organizations, local and town groups, BV Church, EB Library, Anne Kerrigan,-face painter extraordinaire, Poppee & Co and their amazing balloons, EB Council on Aging, & Christmas Parade Committee. 

Everyone enjoyed the great music of all of the talented musicians and the fantastic food trucks! Special thanks to the Hubert Family for joining us for the dedication of Bill Hubert's bench. 

Thank you to all of the families and friends who came out to join us. It was a great day! We are looking forward to hosting more great events in the future!! ~ Theresa McNulty, EB Recreation Commission

Historical Tidbit:
More about the New Jerusalem Church in the Elmwood section of E. Bridgewater

With the old church razed and a new building erected in its place, it is now better known as the Community Church in Elmwood. 

The new building is smaller, but its congregation still has a big heart. They hold services each Sunday at 10a, have bingo and AA meetings each week and occasionally hold gatherings for the Elmwood neighborhood.

Many of us have fond memories of the original church. Most of my friends were married in that church. Our parents' funerals were also held there. It was a wonderful meeting place with many activities in the 1950's. There were frequent church suppers, minstrel shows, talent shows, band concerts, youth programs.

It was a very active church during our growing up years. Wonderful youth choir involving almost every kid in Elmwood! Looking forward to what the new Community Church has in store.

Betty Stirling, former Elmwoodite

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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
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
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Kate Page 
won a 1 hour session (value $80) at


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


Enter for this week's prize of a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins. The clean revolution!
Run for Jess
Jess Thurston was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 at the age of 27. After a very courageous battle with the disease Jess lost her life in August of 2013 at the age of 29. Throughout her illness she displayed so much strength and resilience. Living her life with hope and a positive attitude. 

Prior to her illness Jess lived a normal life, working, spending time with her friends, and traveling. She was a graduate of East Bridgewater High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Bridgewater State College. Jess loved running and had proudly completed a half marathon in the spring before her diagnosis. She believed in living life to the fullest. Jess brightened the world of those around her with her smile, laughter, and sense of humor. It is with this zest for life in mind that we have adopted one of her favorite sayings as the motto for this fund "Live Life".

To honor her memory the Jessica C. Thurston Memorial Fund was established by her family and friends. By holding events throughout the year, and raising funds for breast cancer research it is our sincerest hope to one day put an end to this dreaded disease.
Join them between Fri. Sept. 3 and Mon. Sept. 6 for the 8th Annual VIRTUAL Run for Jess! You can run or walk anytime, anywhere! Registration is completely FREE and all registered participants will have a few chances to win some fun prizes!
Or visit
jessicathurstonmemorialfund.org for more information on our fund.
Community Coalition for Change
Wood Block Fundraiser
Please help make a difference in your community and show your town pride with the purchase of Zip Code Blocks for $10!
Fill out the form to pre-order wood blocks made by the amazing Mr. Ferioli (EBJSHS Teacher) to benefit CCC and all of our initiatives. Blocks are $10 each. Order will be considered complete when payment is received.
Blocks will be available in the fall.

Good Day Metro South/COVID-19 Economic Recovery Call
Friday, September 10th
2p - 3p
Zoom
Topics include city, state, and national resources to help you, your business, and your community respond to COVID-19. Zoom into this special forum to raise awareness and have your questions answered.
Contact Cathryn Schofield for assistance at CSchofield@metrosouthchamber.com or call (508) 586-0500 x 231.
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!

Registration Required: 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
Bill Hubert Memorial Bench
The Hubert family on the bench that was dedicated today to Bill Hubert a longtime EB Board Of Health member.
" I will miss my colleague and friend, but the many memories we shared together will stay with me forever. Rest easy Bill (Papa) Hubert, you helped and supported many and for that I simply say “Thank You”. ~ Peter Spagone, Jr
Pick Your Own 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.

PERENNIAL HYBISCUS & VEGETABLE TRANSPLANTS!

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 ebfoodpantry@yahoo.com 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.
Dance Theater of New England
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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: 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.
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.
MAMA DEBS FOOD TRUCK
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
339-832-8180.
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
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
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins. The clean revolution!


Historical Tidbit Question:
What was one activity held at the Elmwood New Church in the 1950's?


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On September 1, 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
Sisterhood

“We're connected, as women. It's like a spiderweb. If one part of that web vibrates, if there's trouble, we all know it, but most of the time we're just too scared, or selfish, or insecure to help. But if we don't help each other, who will?”
~ Sarah Addison Allen, The Peach Keeper

“Once upon a time there were two sisters. One of them was really, really strong, and one of them wasn't.' You looked at me. 'Your turn.'

I rolled my eyes. 'The strong sister went outside into the rain and realized the reason she was strong was because she was made out of iron, but it was raining and she rusted. The end.'

No, because the sister who wasn't strong went outside into the rain when it was raining, and hugged her really tight until the sun came out again.”
~ Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

"Women who understand how powerful they are do not give into envy over meaningless things, instead they fight to maintain the beautiful bond of the sisterhood. These are the real women who know that we need each other's love & support to survive in this world. Love is the essence of being a woman. We must be that light of love that seals the bond & unique beauty of our sisterhood."
~ Bindu
Sisters, we must listen to each other, love one another and stand up for each other... if not us, then who? ~ Jacquie
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