October 27, 2019 ~ Building East Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time
Friends of EB Trails
Pumpkin Walk Was Fabulous!

Great job everyone!
Bees, pine cones & pumpkins... oh my!
Historical Tidbit:
Dandelion A Weed You Can Eat   

Yes, we call them a weed, but as an early spring treat in the early 1900's they would be picked for a dish of dandelion greens. This natural food was used in recipes to add a different kind of taste. Children would be sent out to pick and then the stem and blossom would be plucked from the greens and stewed on the stove top. It was a delicious dish served with vinegar for a sauce. The dandelion greens are somewhat like spinach when cooked. The root was also used as an addition to salads and an extract could be made to make tea, coffee and wine.

If you feel adventurous and want to try something different, just be sure that the dandelions you pick are not covered in pesticides or other chemicals before eating or cooking them. To be on the safe side, you can go to a store that sells natural foods and buy them.

A number of my family members would talk about the "stewed greens" and wine made with dandelions they had picked. I know one of their favorite fields to pick them in was on the east end of Plymouth Street at the Plympton line. 
sue and her plant 2011
Respectfully submitted, Sue Basile
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Town Hall
175 Central St 508-378-1601
Mon 8:30a - 8p
Tues - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p; Fri 8:30a - noon

EB Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616
Mon & Tues 9 - 8 ; Wed, Thurs, Fri 9 - 5
Saturday 9 - 2 

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Mon 8a - 6p
Tues - Thurs 8a - 4p
Fri 8a - noon  

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm and last Saturday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month

Community Meal
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm open to all.
A donation is appreciated.
United Methodist Church 54 N. Central St EB
Louise Dombrowski
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman, MA!

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The CERT Team in East Bridgewater volunteer around town for all town events and we also provide support for our first responders in an event there is an emergency.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
We are looking to raise awareness in regards to what CERT is and what we are trained to do. We would like to also let the citizens of East Bridgewater know that we are holding classes to train others to become CERT members or even just to prepare themselves in an emergency or a disaster.
We have classes that will begin in the new year.
This class is once a week for 8 weeks. Anyone interested can join us at The Center at Sachem Rock (Senior Center) at 355 Plymouth St. East Bridgewater. More info online.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me or our CERT Director, Allen Hiltz certeb@mail.com.

Story Credit : Suzanne Procida
Image Credit: Massachusetts Emergency Response Team
25 Club - Number Drawings
Post 91 is sponsoring this fundraiser to support the programs we provide like scouting, Boys & Girls State, scholarships, Student Trooper & other programs. We have over 60 numbers still available. Let us know if you would like to purchase a number. Cost is $25, there will be 2 drawings in Nov!
The East Bridgewater Christmas Parade Committee Vendor/Craft Fair
Sat Nov 2nd, 11a - 4p
The Center at Sachem Rock, 355 Plymouth St.
Admission is free. There will be raffle prize chances and light refreshments available for purchase. Santa will be at the craft fair for pictures with the kids - anyone who brings a new unwrapped toy to the fair or makes a donation can have their picture taken with Santa for no additional cost.
Toys will be donated to the East Bridgewater Fire Department Toys for Tots collection. Proceeds from the Craft Fair will help fund the East Bridgewater Christmas Parade. Come get some Christmas shopping done and help support a great community event.  
For more information click here.
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
Taunton River
Watershed Alliance 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: www.savethetaunton.org
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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

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Rest of US!

NEW! Friday Class starts Nov 1! Call today for info!

Now taking new
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Learn how you can live pain-free!

More movement, less pain!

484 Bedford St, E. Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564
Comedy Fundraiser
Sat, Nov 2nd
Doors open at 7:00p
Show starts at 8:00p
Commercial Club
1 Neilson Avenue
To benefit East Bridgewater Lions Club
Bring Your Own Snacks, Cash Bar
Raffles & 50/50, Tickets: $20
For tickets, to donate, or sponsor, please contact Stiena Kroese 774-281-0791
Comcast Renewal Proposal
November 4th, 6:30p, Town Hall selectman's meeting room, will be the public hearing for the license renewal of Comcast. 
A copy is linked to here or may be viewed/obtained at the Board of Selectmen's office, Town Hall, 175 Central St.
We have many compressors to add power to your next project!

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10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
 (508) 279-0950

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air ducts cleaned!
An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
(781) 910-5029
Garden Club Meeting
Mon, Nov 4th, 12:00 - 2:45p
Community room of the East Bridgewater Library
Their annual meeting will include: election of officers for 2020; officer reports to be read and turned in; nominations for honorary members; finalize details for the Christmas luncheon. They will also have their annual auction.
Please bring - 3 garden related items & $10 annual fee.
Theme: "The Last of Fall, Dried Blooms and Foliage."  
Contact Carol Lefeber - billcarolllefeber@verizon.net
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111 Torrey St, Suite 1, Brockton 
Congratulations to David Sheedy, 2019 Rotary of the Bridgewaters Citizen of The Year for EB.
David Sheedy was born in Boston to Anne and John Sheedy, the youngest of four brothers and sisters. David attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Jamaica Plain and attended Northeastern University as a business major. David married his wife Kathryn in June 1969, and they moved to East Bridgewater in 1977. David and Kathy have three children: Diane Dion, David, Jr. and Daniel and seven grandchildren: Brendan, Matthew, Adam, Andrew, Evan, Alison, and Melanie. David and Kathy celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in June. David served over twenty years in the Army Reserve retiring as a Staff Sergeant in the Judge Advocate General’s office.

David is retired from a career at John Hancock Insurance Company and Verizon Communications for a total of 41 years. David is serving his fourth term as Selectman in the Town.

Additional involvement with the Town of East Bridgewater includes: serving on the Planning Board for 15 years; many committees including but not limited to the group that erected the 911 Memorial in front of Town Hall; leading the dedication of a Memorial to Corporal Raymond Yafrate who is considered missing in action from the Korean War. For many years David served Meals on Wheels and continues to provide rides to medical appointments for the Council on Aging.

During the years that his children were growing up, David coached five youth sports in Town including baseball, softball, football, basketball, and soccer teaching young people the values of dedication, hard work, and teamwork.

Two more of David’s recent community achievements have been with the EB HOPE program to support those effected by the opioid crisis, and the East Bridgewater Y’s Live Strong program. David has been involved with EB Hope for the last four years and serves on the Board of Directors. An active member of the Board of Governors for the Y, David serves on its Board Development Committee to recruit other community leaders to the organization, and he has been involved with the Spin-a-Thon Committee. This has overseen the raising of thousands of dollars to provide financial assistance for children and families to benefit from Y programs. In 2017, David received the East Bridgewater Y’s Community Impact Award, recognizing his many and varied services to the citizens of East Bridgewater.

David Sheedy is a shining example of the type of citizen who makes communities like East Bridgewater a wonderful place to live, caring for all its citizens, and assuring the Town is run for the benefit of all. He admits to his joy that “volunteering is what I do.”

Pictured above: Dave & 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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"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've got this, stand strong. ~ Jacquie
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