Ms. Nanette’s Camping Skills
Henna for Teens
Day of Water Play
Summer at the library has been so much fun!
Two more weeks left, don't miss out!
Summer reading wrap up will be August 12th.

Photo credits: WB Library Facebook Page
Historical Tidbit: 

No Bottom Pond

When people went away on a trip they used to send postcards to their friends, family or other people they knew. On the front of the postcard there was usually a photo taken in the region they were sending the postcard from. It might have been a picture of some landmark or a museum piece. For example, if someone went to the Eiffel Tower they might send a postcard back home with a picture of the Eiffel Tower.

Some people still send postcards, especially when they are visiting popular tourist sites like the Statue of Liberty, or museums.

Respectfully Submitted,
Greg Venezia
Postcard with a Scene of No Bottom Pond behind Pine Hill Cemetery - c1914.
Town Hall

WB Public Library
Council on Aging

Proof of residency is the only requirement.
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
1:45 - 3p & 5:30 - 6p
457 rear, South Main St., Suite #1
Trevor Kelsch
won a $15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

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

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2 Summer Digital & Writing Help at the WBPL Provided by a Local High School Graduate

Digital Help: Meet with a tech savvy teen who can answer your tech questions!
August 1st & 8th; 2 - 5p

Writing Help: Meet with a college student who is locally acclaimed in writing, having won essay contests, blogged for the WBPL, wrote several short stories & a children’s story. Meetings could be about, but are not limited to, helping develop writing ideas, editing service, and tips on writing.
August 3rd & 10th; 2 - 5p

If you need tech help, or help with a writing project, call us and make an appointment with Eric! (508) 894-1255 ext. 1
Lobster Roll Sale
Friday, August 5th *must be ordered by Wednesday, August 3rd
11:30a - 1p
The First Church of West Bridgewater,
29 Howard St

The lunch will include a lobster roll with 100% lobster meat (no fillers) potato chips, a homemade brownie and beverage. The cost for the lunch is $18 each.
You may reserve your lunch by calling the church office at 508-587-3118 or you may email When ordering, please be sure to specify your beverage choice (coke, diet coke, sprite or water), and please leave your phone number. Eat in or pick up.
Biology of Aquatic Macroinvertebrates- Aug 6. 8:30 - 10 am

War Memorial Park (Peace Park) Fun Activity for Children, Ages 10 and Up. Jay Cordeiro, TRWA Board Member and Wildlife Conservation Biologist, will introduce participants to the aquatic macroinvertebrate fauna found in fresh water.

Read more
Sun, Aug 7th
12 - 3p
Keith House, 199 River St.

The Keith House will be open for tours. Visit the oldest parsonage in the country. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted.
Blessing of the Animals
Tue, August 9th
On the lawn outside First Church
​​All pets are welcome at the Blessing of the Animals.
Town Employment Opportunities

*The Board of Library Trustees of the West Bridgewater Public Library seeks an innovative, dynamic, and experienced library professional to serve as Library Director. Deadline August 5.

*The Town of West Bridgewater is seeking a full-time Town Planner/Coordinator of Inspectional Services. Applications will be accepted until position is filled, and preference given to
those submitted by August 15.

Save the Date
31st Annual Park Day
Sunday, September 11, 2022

Monday, Aug 8th - Friends of Southbound
6 - 7:30p at Town Hall Gazebo

Tuesday, Aug 9 - Navy Band Northeast's Pops Ensemble
6 - 7:30p at WBHS Football Field

All events are free, thanks to support from the West Bridgewater Cultural Council and other sponsors!
2022 WB Farmers Market

August 9
4 - 7p

On the Green at First Church
29 Howard St.
Toilet Paper...Yes, Toilet Paper
  • In an average household, the average roll of toilet paper lasts approximately five days.
  • We use an average of 57 sheets of toilet paper a day!
  • It takes about 384 trees to make the toilet paper that one person uses within their lifetime.
  • The average person uses 100 rolls of toilet paper per year (over 20,000 sheets).
  • Toilet paper was first patented in Albany, NY (
"Respiration is the process by which a tree takes in carbon dioxide and releases oxygen. The amount of carbon dioxide a tree can hold is called carbon sequestration. They sequester this carbon dioxide by storing it in their trunks, branches, leaves and roots; the best trees for carbon dioxide absorption will have large trunks and dense wood."(
The more trees we have, the better our air quality.
Since the large trees do not grow as quickly as we use them, switching to toilet paper made of recycled paper or bamboo is a sustainable choice. (Since I know I wont be planting 384 trees to replace the ones I use.)
Bamboo grows very fast and is a great substitute. Plus you are supporting smaller companies with innovative practices.
While you are at it, check out paper towels. This Climate Can-Do is written by J. Rose
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The WB Historical Commission Invites you to Visit our Town Museum!
Wed, Aug 10th; 4 - 6p
Sat, August 27th; 1 - 3p
Located at the Old Fire Barn behind Town Hall, 65 N. Main St.

Admission is free but freewill donations are accepted. We welcome donations/loans of historical items pertaining to WB history.

There is an open vacancy for a member of the West Bridgewater Historical Commission.
Those interested may notify Bob Bevis, Chairman, at 508-588-5461.
“Evening Under the Stars” concert at the Keith Parsonage presents
A Journey Through The Roots of American Popular Music
Saturday, Aug 13
7p - 8:30p
199 River St

Musician and songwriter, Jon Waterman, will present a program of songs and stories about the origins of the blues, rock and country music. The program, which also features an accompanying slideshow, explores some of the fascinating characters and events that are part of that history as well as the role of music in our lives.

Parking is on the street. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, the program will move to the OBHS Memorial Building, located at 162 Howard Street.

This program is supported by a grant from the Howard Funds Trust of West Bridgewater.
Let’s Make History - Community Project
Sat, August 13th
2 - 4p
Front lawn of Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green, Taunton

On August 13th we’re making a giant work of art! Join us to use your creativity and leave your mark on our community art project. Hands-on fun for historians of all ages!

On Saturdays from May through September, we will have a demonstration, activity, or game for you to learn something new about the history of the Old Colony region while having some hands-on fun!
In-Person and
By Mail
Massachusetts Votes Act allows registered voters to vote by mail for any presidential, state or municipal primary or election; set aside two weeks (including two weekends) of early voting in-person for state elections and one week (including one weekend) for presidential or state primaries; and extend the voter registration deadline from 20 to 10 days before a preliminary, primary or general election. 

Check the website for more voting information.
WB Water Commissioners Meeting
Recorded July 18
Video Courtesy of WBCAM
Metro South Chamber's Engaging Workshop:
Social Media Jeopardy For Small Businesses & anyone who wants to learn
Thursday, August 18th
12 - 1:30p
In-person at Metro South Chamber
60 School Street, Brockton and over Zoom

Join us for a game of Social Media Marketing Jeopardy! We will have topics centered around:
1.  Google 2.  SEO (Search Engine Optimization) 3.  Social Networks 4.  Video, Video, Video 5.  Advertising 6.  Marketing 101
Discussion will follow each answer. We have prizes! This hybrid workshop will take place in-person at the Metro South Chamber of Commerce; 60 School Street, Brockton and over Zoom with Marketing Consultant, Tricia White, T.White Creations.

Electronic Recycle Day at the Collaborative

August 20th - 9a - 2p
St. John, 210 Central St., EB

Bring small electronics (anything with a plug & more) to the parking lot, $5 each. Appliances, cost varies see site for details.

No charge on these items: keyboards, car batteries, cables, wire & cell phones and bikes to recycle (we can pick up bicycles if you cannot get them there).

Any questions contact Together In Christ Collaborative (St Ann's Church & St. John's Church) 508-586-4880 or 508-378-4207.
Kids Are Having Fun Learning at
Cops and Teens Sports (CATS) Camp

Last Tuesday at Cats Camp, Sergeant Regan discussed Bicycle safety and the importance of wearing your helmet and also discussed situational awareness while riding in traffic and on main roads.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
free 1.5 hour class at

Historical Tidbit Question:
What year is the picture from on the postcard?

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 3, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Rohail Spear & Greg Venezia.

Today, I shall be, in Shakespearean terms, a dankish pottle-deep giglet. Or a bootless folly-fallen dewberry.

“I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with ’em later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

"Make sure your life is a rare entertainment! It doesn't take anything drastic. You needn't be gorgeous or wealthy or smart, just very enthusiastic!" ~ Bette Midler

“Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.” ~ Will Ferrell

“Does it disturb anyone else that ‘The Los Angeles Angels’ baseball team translates directly to ‘The The Angels Angels’?”
~ Neil DeGrasse Tyson

“I can’t end my messages with Love, Shaq because the B-52s ruined that for me.”
~ Meme attributed to Shaquille O’Neal
“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.”
~ Tina Fey, Bossypants

And so it shall be, the most strangeness of being and words... and we shall enjoy it, we shall!
~ Jacquie
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