February 3, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Historical Tidbit:
Nunckatesett River

For many years the Nunckatesett River played an important part in the social life of West Bridgewater people. Holidays and weekends brought people from miles around to the Canoe Club for canoeing, dancing and cracker-barrel conversation. 

For a mere 25 cents, you could rent a canoe for the entire day and paddle the beautiful Nunckatesett. A six-mile trip up river to the "Nip" was the usual excursion and took most of the day. The paddle up the river was long and tiring, but the journey back was rather restful as the current would carry the canoes back down the river to the Canoe Club.

~ From A Collection of Treasured Items From West Bridgewater History: on file at the library.
Weekly Calendar
Follow the Town Links for calendars from our town departments

Town Hall
65 N. Main Street
Mon, Tues & Thurs 8a - 4p
Wed, 8a - 7p, Fri 8a - 1p

WB Public Library
80 Howard Street
Mon, Thurs, Fri 10a - 5p
Tues - Wed 10a - 8p
Sat 10a - 2p
Council on Aging
97 West Center Street
Mon - Fri 8:30a - 4p
David Dombrowski and
Lisa Dalto
David & Lisa each won a Mold Guys Designer T- Shirt

You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
45 Minute Reiki Treatment
with Jacquelyn Rose
(value $45)

Town Election is Saturday April 13th Nomination papers are now available at the Town Clerk’s office. 

The last day to submit nomination papers
 to the Board of Registrars is February 22, 2019 by 5 PM
The First Church of West Bridgewater will hold its next Benjamin Beal Howard Lecture
Bill Selvitelle, "St. to the Homeless",
will speak on

"Kindness Bundles."
 Monday, February 4, at 7:00 p.m.
29 Howard St WB
During this lecture,
kindness bundles will be made by those in attendance, which Bill will take to his homeless friends. This lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Registration Open for Baseball, Softball & T Ball

WB Youth Athletic Association

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Attention ARTIST, COLLECTORS, and anyone with unwanted quality art of all kinds!
We are collecting donations of art for our Spring Art Sale at the Library. (Date to be determined)

*Your own Original Art
*Framed Photography
*3 dimensional (sculptures, pottery, quilts, etc)
*Framed art you no longer want

Donate something original or check you basement & attic for art to donate.
Donations can be brought to the Library any time.

Facebook Post by Jerry Laurence
Bridgewater Farm Supply is Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store

Keep your floors clean, avoid slips and protect your porch floor this winter! Our stall mats can do it all!

 1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Community Autism Resources Presents
Painting Rustic Wood Signs
for Adults with ASD 18+
At My Art and Souls Studio
12 West Union St., East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Saturday February 16th, 2019 at 11AM
Come and create your own rustic wood sign!

This event is free.
Pre-registration is required!
You must pre-register via our website

Please remember you are not confirmed until you receive an email from CAR!
Please call Cassie Ricco if you have any questions at 774-381-7919 or
contact her via email at
Join Us for a
Lecture on the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at the Old Bridgewater Historical Society
Sunday, February 17, at 1 p.m. 
by Dr. Thomas R. Turner
Memorial Building 162 Howard St., West Bridgewater. 
There are many theories as to why John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. Was he an insane actor, a dedicated Southern patriot backed by the Confederate government, a front man for Lincoln’s northern enemies the Radical Republicans, or was the murder a simple conspiracy? This program will examine some of the major theories surrounding the Lincoln assassination, revealing the circular motion involved as once discredited arguments slip in and out of favor.
This will be presented by Dr. Thomas R. Turner, Professor Emeritus at Bridgewater State University. Dr. Turner taught for 39 years in the History Department at the university, and is the author of “Beware the People Weeping: Public Opinion and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln” and “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.” He also worked as a historian for the assassination movie “The Conspirator”, directed by Robert Redford and starring James McEvoy and Robin Wright. From 2011 to 2015, Prof. Turner was the Vice-Chair of the Massachusetts Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.
The In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on February 24th at 1 p.m.

Image credit: Wikipedia Commons
Please join us for dinner at Southeastern Technical Institute (located at Southeastern Regional High School)on Tuesday nights from now until March 19th!! (We will be closed February 19th for school vacation)

The menu changes weekly as our students grow and learn new techniques. It's a great way to have a great meal at a fraction of the cost!

Culinary serves lunch every day and diner on Tuesday nights. Lunch so our high school students gain real life experience and dinner on Tuesday prepared by our adult culinary art students.

Interested in culinary? South Shore Technical is enrolling now for a September start!! Stop in for dinner to find out more information!!

250 Foundry Street South Easton, Ma

Use the side entrance next to the glass room!

Ready to create a new you in the
new year?

6 Week Training Package for 

180 Winter St., Bridgewater 
(across from Chatta Box)
 Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900   
Email us:  getinshapeforwomen
D'Agostino Insurance
Car or Home Insurance
Call us before you renew
Let us help you comparison shop for The right coverage for the right price! 
We do business your way, our offices, your home or business or online. 

111 Torrey St, Suite 1, Brockton 
Looking for Allocation Panelists for 2019! | United Way...

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West Bridgewater - 2019 Spring Athletics Registration

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2019 Spring Sports Registration
Tryouts begin Monday, March 18, 2019
Registration Deadline is Wed March 13, 2019

In order to participate in Spring Sports:
*You MUST sign up through the FamilyID registration portal
*You MUST have an updated physical on file in the nurse’s office. Pre-participation physicals are good for 13 months from the original date of physical. Please contact Nurse Idell with any questions. didell@wbridgewater.com
*You MUST have an updated impact test on file. Please contact, our trainer, Audra Robbins. arobbins@wbridgewater.com

Spring Head Coaches Contact Info:
Please email coaches directly with questions:
Softball- Courtney Widdop- cwiddop@wbridgewater.com
Baseball- Jack Outerbridge- wildcatbaseballcamp@msn.com
Girls Spring Track- Kyla Daley-
Boys Spring Track- Jon Pike - jpike@wbridgewater.com
Girls Tennis- Mary Graziano- mgraziano@wbridgewater.com
Boys Tennis- Mike Antonio - mantonio@wbridgewater.com

Thank you and we look forward to a fun spring sports season! Jenn Hammel- Athletic Director - jhammel@wbridgewater.com

Have fun with us and bee entered to win
45 Minute Reiki Treatment
with Jacquelyn Rose
(value $45)

Historical Tidbit Question:
How much was a canoe rental on the river?

Email us your answer at: 
Please include your name, phone number, with your answer.   Prize Box Rules
By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's 
Buzz Around West Bridgewater.
On February 6, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 
Starting Over...

"Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over." ~ Guy Finley

“The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.” 
Shannon L. Alder

“Instead of saying, "I'm damaged, I'm broken, I have trust issues" say "I'm healing, I'm rediscovering myself, I'm starting over.” ~  Horacio Jones

It's never to late to start over. ~Jacquie
T he Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
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