Source Credit: EBBA FB Post
Photo credit: J. Rose
Story written by Siara Morel Ortiz, Umass Boston BuzzAround Intern
EB Community Comes Together for the New EBBA Expo and Family Day: An Unforgettable Day!

The East Bridgewater Business Association (EBBA) Expo and Family Fun Day was a huge success! There were magnificent showcases of local business, interactive activities, and networking opportunities alongside delicious food. The community really came together for this event as EB sponsors and vendors displayed informative tables. It was a day of entertainment and endless fun for the entire family! EBBA President James Stoffel thanked the community for their support and participation, "I wanted to say 'Thank You' to all that came to Saturday's EBBA Expo and Family Day; 'Thank You' to the EBBA Officers as well as our vendors and our community. Your attendance helped to re-energize and re-promote the significance of local businesses." Thank you to everyone who participated and we look forward to next EBBA Expo and Family Day!
To become a member or check out EBBA's upcoming events:
Historical Tidbit:

EB 1850

"The population of East Bridgewater in 1850 stood at 2,545, an increase of almost 600 people in ten years. Manufacturing and industry in general had shown steady growth through the first 50 years of the Nineteenth century and the future economic prospects looked bright. Nails and tacks were an early product of importance for the East Bridgewater industry; beginning with inventor Samuel Rogers, who designed and built nail and tack machines at the turn of the century, this enterprise was a lucrative one for East Bridgewater manufacturers. In the early 1800's General Silvanus Lazell had employed large numbers of men in different parts of town in the production of wrought nails, and a number of small nail shops were in operation throughout East Bridgewater. "

Story Credit: East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Booklet
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Town Hall
175 Central St

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
Pantry days will be the first Monday of the month, except for holidays, 3 - 5:30p, and the third Monday, 3p - 4:30p, except for holidays. 

Free Community Meal
EBUMC 54 N. Central St.
Every Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30.
Donations welcome.
Joe Conley
You won a $25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax

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

Enter for this week's prize of
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Trunk or Treat
Fri, Oct 27
Old Colony YMCA
635 Plymouth St

There will be a free trunk or treat event for families in the community. Parents and guardians are encouraged to bring their little ones, all dressed up in their favorite Halloween costumes, for a delightful afternoon of collecting treats and getting into the spooky spirit! It's important to note that registration is required to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone attending.

To register and for more information on the event, please visit the Eventbrite page and fill out the provided form.
Grand Opening of EB Outdoor Courts
Sat, Oct 28
Church Street Fields

The grand opening of the East Bridgewater Recreation Commission outdoor courts is coming up!! There will be pickle ball and basketball courts, so bring your basketball or pickle ball paddle and celebrate the grand opening of these courts! The Perfectly Flav'd food truck will be there. Opening remarks will be delivered by State Rep, Alyson Sullivan Almeida, and a EB Youth Basketball scrimmage will be taking place.

The Haunted Halls and Creepy Cafe
Sat, Oct 28
Gordon W Mitchell Middle School
407 Central St

The haunted halls and creepy cafe are back! Embark on this otherworldly adventure and take part in this scare-tastic walk through the halls of school. You can also visit the creepy cafe, a non scary experience for anyone who does not want to be scared. There will be snacks, candy, and activities at the creepy cafe. Tickets for the haunted halls and creepy cafe are 10 dollars. Tickets for just the creepy cafe are 7 dollars. Cash is the only form of payment accepted.

It's Time For Everyone's Favorite: Chicken Autumn
Catch it while you can!

Jack-O-Lantern Extravaganza
Sun, Oct 29
Belmont St Soccer Fields

The 4th Annual Viking Sports Parents Jack-O-Lantern Extravaganza is back! Each ticket is five dollars. Admission for children under two is free. Sign up for an entry time and stay for as long as you'd like. It is estimated 100-120 pumpkins will be carved by high school athletes and our local girl scouts. To sign up and submit a carved pumpkin visit the signup genius webpage.

For more info, please visit the VSP Jack O Lantern Extravaganza FB Event Post.
Lunch and Party
Mon, Oct 30
EB Council On Aging, 355 Plymouth St

The East Bridgewater Council on Aging is hosting a lunch and halloween party! They will serve baked ziti, meatballs, and garlic rolls for lunch. There will be desert! There is a $2.50 donation for lunch. After lunch, Matt York a New England musician and author will perform songs from The Highway Men and tell stories of their careers. The Highway Men consisted of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Call 508-378-1610 before October 24th to register.
Climate Can Do: Updating Massachusetts' Bottle Bill
for a Greener Future
In 1983, Massachusetts launched the Bottle Bill, encouraging recycling with a $0.05 deposit on soda and beer containers. It worked well, cutting litter and boosting aluminum, plastic, and glass recycling. But times have changed, and this old bottle bill needs a modern makeover.

Two new bills, H.3676 and H.3690/SB2104, now before the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy, aim to refresh the Massachusetts Bottle Bill, addressing the challenges posed by today's beverage consumption habits and recycling issues.

The Proposed Expansion
Bill H.3676: An Act to Update the Bottle Bill Presented by Representative Michelle L. Ciccolo of Lexington, this bill seeks to modernize the Bottle Bill to meet current needs. 

Bill H.3690/SB2104: An Act to Expand the Bottle Bill Presented by Representative Marjorie C. Decker of Cambridge, this bill aims to broaden the Bottle Bill's coverage to include any drinkable liquid intended for human consumption. 

Why the Expansion Matters
Expanding the Bottle Bill aligns with today's beverage choices. The original law covered soft drinks, mineral water, beer, and malt beverages—products of a bygone era. Today, our options include bottled water, flavored waters, coffee-based drinks, juices, and sports drinks, which the outdated bill doesn't include. This gap has led to more litter and waste.

Updating the definition of "beverages" in the Bottle Bill removes this confusion. It's simple: water, flavored waters, iced teas, coffee-based drinks, and sports drinks should now have a $0.05 deposit. This expansion is expected to generate about $20 million in new revenue, with $5 million going to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). EEA will use these funds for various initiatives, such as municipal recycling incentives, recycling transfer stations, source reduction, and public education.

How To Support The Bottle Bill Expansion
It's important to support the expansion of the Bottle Bill for the sake of our environment and the long-term sustainability of our state. 

To bring about this necessary change, contact your elected officials and let them know you want to see Massachusetts' Bottle Bill improved by House Bill 3676 and House Bill 3690/SB2104. The Conservation Law Foundation has made it even easier to reach out with a prewritten letter available for the public’s use here.

Your actions can help Massachusetts move towards a cleaner, more sustainable future. Join the movement and be part of positive change!

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Jamie Puhi, BuzzAround Writing Intern at Southern New Hampshire University. Focusing on actions that individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do it!
25 Years With Salon Espirit: Congratulations Erika!

Congratulations to Erika Hart who just celebrated 25 years at Salon Espirit!

This is a huge accomplishment that is nothing short of hard work and dedication. Erika's passion for what she does really shines through in all of her work. We wish her many amazing more years!

For more info, please visit the Salon Espirit FB Post.
Donations for Domestic Violence Survivors

The class of 2026 at East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School have come together to collect toiletries donations for domestic violence survivors and their families throughout the month of October. Donations can be dropped off at the East Bridgewater Police Department and if you have a child that attends the high school, there is a donation bin outside Mr.Fox's office. Donations will then be disbursed to local organizations that support domestic violence survivors and their families. The deadline for donations is October 27th. A list of acceptable donations can be found here. For more info: East Bridgewater Police Dept FB
Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters'
Duck Drop 2023

The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters' Annual Rubber Duck Drop was held at West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School, October 7, 2023. Over a thousand rubber ducks competed to hit the target. Duck #102 claimed the victory by landing closest to the center, securing the $250 cash prize. Duck #66 took the second spot, with duck #445 in third place. The most notable entry, duck #255, the duck furtherest away from the mark. Congratulations to everyone who competed and helped to support the Rotary Club's good works!
Story by Jamie Puhi, SNHU BuzzAround Intern
Video Courtesy of WBCAT
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(508) 279-0950
EB Planning Board Meeting
October 17, 2023
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EB EBBA Business Expo
October 17, 2023
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One Shot Tabletop
Dungeons & Dragons Sessions
Fri, Nov 3
105 Pleasant St
Union Congregational Church

Join Michelle, a master of the game for over 13 years at this D&D game session. Dice will be loaned for those who don't have their own. Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game. Beverages will be provided and pizza will be available for purchase. No experience is necessary to participate in this game! This event is for those ages 14-17. For more info, please visit the Union Congregational Church FB.
Free Family Holiday Portraits
Sat, Nov 4
East Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St

Do you want free family holiday portraits? Don't miss this event at the East Bridgewater Public Library! The photos will be taken by teen volunteers. Reserve a 30 minute time slot by registering and receive your photos by email within a week. Registration opens on October 21st.

2023 Tri-Town Veteran Day Parade
Sat, Nov 11
East Bridgewater Town Common
225 Central St

A tri-town parade and ceremony honoring all veterans of all wars and conflicts is coming up. Ceremonial exercises will begin at 11a. Stop by and honor the hard work of our veterans on Veterans day!
EB Commercial Club Does It Again—28th Annual Chili Chowda Fest!

This years Chili Chowda Fest hosted by the East Bridgewater Commercial Club (EBCC) was a success!! At this event, chili and chowder are served and prizes are given to the first place winners for the best chili and chowder. A motorcycle competition took place and there was also live music! To see the winners visit the EBCC FB Page. Tons of vendors participated, setting up booths, and providing food for sale. Each year folks look forward to this event. Everyone made the most out a rainy day and enjoyed to the max!

Thanks to the East Bridgewater Commercial Club for putting on this grand event!

Story Source and Photo Credit: EBCC FB Post
Story written by Siara Morel Ortiz, Umass Boston BuzzAround Intern

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