October 27, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
BSU Homecoming... What a day!
Above Photo Credits: Christina Williams
Historical Tidbit:
Bridgewater Firefighters
Bridgewater Firefighters proudly protect the twenty-eight thousand residents living in an area of twenty-eight square miles.  

"The organization of the Bridgewater Fire Department dates back to 1844 as a volunteer fire brigade. In 1923, after a devastating fire at the former Normal School, presently Bridgewater State University, the fire department was reorganized." The original station was constructed in the 1860's and additions were made to the building in 1951, 1960, and 1972.

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Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
Mon - Thurs 8a - 4p, Fri 8a - 1p
Public Library
15 South Street
Mon - Wed 9a - 8p 
Thurs 10a - 5p, Fri & Sat 10a - 2p
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
Mon - Thurs 9a - 3p, Fri 9a - noon 
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
Thursdays - 10a - 1p
1st Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p
Antoinette Parsons
won a
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman, MA!

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at the bottom of this newsletter.

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Bridgewater Community Lions Fundraising Night
Wed, Oct 30th
3:00 - 10:00p
Texas Road House
124 Westgate Dr., Brockton
Much of the money raised by Lions Clubs in Massachusetts supports cutting-edge research to end preventable blindness and restoring vision. Join them in their efforts to Save Sight by eating out at the Brockton Texas Road House.
Don't forget to present the attached flyer!
When: Fridays - November 1, 8, 15, 22, December 6, 13, 20
Time: 10:30 - 11:30a
Where: Bridgewater Public Library -- 15 South St. Bridgewater
Who: Caregivers and their children ages 3-5
Join Miss Nicole for some cool adventures in STEM!
You and your child will be able to test theories and predictions through a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematical activities.
Learn to become problem solvers, innovators and collaborators while having super cool creative fun.
Hope to see you there!
Space is limited. Adult participation required.
Please register by calling Nancy 508-822-5388 Ext. 208
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
Want a glorious bed of tulips next year? It's time to plant spring flowering bulbs! Come in today and shop our selection!

Stop in today!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
(508) 697-0357
Annual Church Fair & Turkey Supper
Fair - Fri, Nov 1st
6:30 - 8:30p featuring pie & coffee night!
Fair - Sat, Nov 2nd
9:00a - 2:00p, including lunch service
Turkey Supper - Sat, Nov 9th
4:30p & 6:30p seatings (takeout also available)
Thanksgiving-style turkey supper fundraiser! Turkey and all the “fixins”, including dessert and beverage (dine-in only). Adults $12, seniors/students $10, family max (up to 2 adults and the children who live with them) $35
Reservations required. For online reservations follow this link or call 508-697-6016.
For full details go to: csccucc.org
Learn to Curl with the South Shore Curling Club
Fridays- Nov 1st, Jan 3rd and 10th
7:15 - 9:15p
Bridgewater Ice Arena, 20 Bedford Park
We'll be teaching new curlers at three Learn to Curls (space is extremely limited so don't wait).

The session includes on-ice training followed by a real game, and all equipment is provided.

The cost is $45 per person. Sign up on our website before it sells out!

Wood Palace Kitchen Designs
DREAM FIRST: This is the beginning stage of planning the kitchen remodel. Listening!

7 Mill St, Middleboro
(508) 947-1975
Nessralla Farm
What's at the farm stand this week?

Stop by and pick up your pumpkins & mums, some peeled butternut squash, winter squash, local honey & jams, and don't forget some fire wood for those cool autumn evenings!

318 Plymouth St. Halifax
(781) 294-1767

A Pilgrims Thanksgiving presentation by Gary Hylander, Ph.D.
Friday, Nov 1st, 2:30 - 4:30p
95 Grove Street
Harrington Hall, Room 201
Gary Hylander, Ph.D. will be speaking about A Pilgrim Thanksgiving. Going more into depth about when the Pilgrims celebrated their first Thanksgiving and full knowledge to what it was to experience hunger.
Taunton River Watershed Annual Meeting
Sat, Nov 2nd, 5 - 7p
Bristol County Agricultural High School
135 Center Street, Dighton
There will be a guest speaker, Eric J Walberg. He will be discussing potential impacts of climate change in southeastern Massachusetts.
Manomet is a non-profit organization that works to apply science and engage people to sustain our world.
Refreshments will be served and TRWA Calendar photographs from the past five years will be on display .
For More Information: savethetaunton.org
• General Auto Repair
• Domestic & Imported Cars
• ASE Certified 
• L1 ASE Certified 

Over 20 Years of Experience 
Local Family Owned Independent Shop

(508) 697-1122
85-2 Fireworks Circle (off Rt 18)

"Life is Sweeter with Mama Deb's
Sweet Italian Sauce"

We are located in Middleboro and offer Retail Sauce, Gift Sets, Mobile Food & Cooking Classes.

Click here for retail locations, mobile food 
events, and pasta making class schedules.
Check out our Facebook  www.facebook.com/mamadebsauce
2019 Holly Berry Fair
Sat, Nov 2nd
9a to 2p
Stone Meadow Bridgewater , off of Plain St.
There will be:
Unique Arts and Crafts
Stone Meadow Cafe
Victorian Tea Room
Baked Goods
Grandma's Attic
Parking and Admission is FREE
Oct 25th - Nov 2nd
Rondileau Campus Center, BSU, 19 Park Ave.
Music by Mark Hollman
Lyrics by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis
Audiences can’t hold in their laughter for this uproarious and challenging satire of politics, ecology, and rebellion! In a world where water has become the scarcest element, everyone but the privileged few must pay to use the bathroom. Led by the idealistic Bobby Strong, the revolting rabble of Urinetown rises up against the tyrannical Caldwell B. Cladwell and his corporation, the Urine Good Company.
Buy Tickets Here: bsutix.universitytickets.com
New York City Bus Trip fundraiser
New York City Bus Trip
Sat, Nov 9th, 7a - 10p
See a Broadway play, 9-11 Memorial & Museum, One World Trade Center Freedom Tower. You must make your own reservations for these. Shop or do sightseeing. We will have raffles on the trip. Please remember a $2.00 tip per person for the bus driver.

Cost for the bus: $62. CFL will match a portion of the net proceeds to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

For more information, please contact Joan Gambill at joangam@comcast.net or 508-697-3425. Reservations must be received by Thursday, November 7, 2019.

When submitting a check (made payable to Catholic Financial Life Chapter N278) include your name, phone number and the total amount enclosed. Include $62 each person and mail to:
New York City Bus Trip, Joan Gambill, 20 Woodland Dr. Bridgewater, MA 02324
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Taste A Book Club
Tues, Nov 12th, 5p

Do you love to cook and love looking at cookbooks? This month’s selection is the cookbook "Martha Stewart’s Appetizers”. 

Stop by the library and borrow a copy located at the front desk. Notify the library with the page number of the recipe you would like to reserve. Cook the recipe, and bring your dish to the meeting to share.

The Library will supply the paper products.
The Library Book,
author talk with Susan Orlean
November 13th, 7:30p
Horace Mann Auditorium, Boyden Hall
New York Times Best Selling Author Susan Orleans is coming to BSU!
Susan Orleans will be reopening the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history and delivers a dazzling homage to a beloved institution - our libraries.
It will be free and open to the public.
For more information, click here.
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Congratulations to Lisa Buzzell-Curley, Bridgewater's 2019 Citizen of The Year
Lisa Buzzell-Curley was born in Stoughton, MA to James and Pamela Buzzell. She has three sisters: Kim (Buzzell) Heras, Kathy (Buzzell) Benevides, and Heather (Buzzell) Hayes. Lisa graduated from Middleboro High School and graduated with her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Massasoit. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development from Lesley University.

Lisa met her husband, Scott M. Curley in Middleboro. They have five grown children: Scott (33), James (32), twins Pamela and Patricia (31), and Alisa (25). Lisa owns America’s Little Angels Preschool where she works. She also works part time at Bridgewater Auto Body, and owns a direct sales business named Color Street.

She has been the President of the Bridgewater 4th of July Committee for eleven years. She is President of a non profit organization she started herself six years ago called Angels in America. Lisa is involved with the Bridgewater CERT team and is the shelter manager. She was recently asked to sit on the Board of the Bridgewater Police Foundation. Lisa has received the “You Make a Difference” Award from the Bridgewater Community Lions in 2013-2014 and the Brockton Rox Night Out/Bridgewater Police Department Award in 2014.

Lisa is “most proud of my marriage and the family we have raised and the nonprofit, Angels in America that I started.

Pictured above: Lisa & family at the Citizen of the Year Award Ceremony from Oct 21st.
About the Citizen of the Year Award and The Rotary Club
The net proceeds of the Citizen of the Year program are used to support the five Community Service Awards (scholarships) provided to graduating high school seniors from the Bridgewaters. Over the 49 years of the club's existence, its members have provided more than $69,000 of such assistance for higher education. Questions, please contact Deb at daz9250@gmail.com.

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Historical Tidbit Question :
When was Bridgewater's volunteer fire brigade established?

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On October 31, 2019 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." ~ Christopher Reeve

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

"What makes you different or weird, that's your strength." ~Meryl Streep

"Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. ~Maya Angelou
Strength is the ability to keep trying. That's the only way to make it better. You can do it, stand strong. ~ Jacquie
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