Saying "HI" to EB Girl Scout Troop 70812
at Carriage Crossing

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Historical Tidbit:

Famous People Born on January 1

Paul Revere ~ silversmith, engraver and patriot from Boston who alerted the militia of arrival of British troops
Betsy Ross ~ sewed the first United States flag
Shitsu Nakano ~ Japanese supercentenarian lived to be 113 years, 230 days old.
JD Salenger ~ author of Catcher In the Rye
Christine Lagarde ~ first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy, to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and to be nominated president of the European Central Bank.

All of these historical figures came into the world on January 1. According to tradition, babies born on the first of the year grow up to enjoy the luckiest of lives, bringing joy and good fortune to those around them. (You can be the judge of whether these particular individuals lend support to the legend.) 

The use of a baby as a personification of the new year has been traced to ancient Greece, where an infant in a basket was paraded around to mark the annual rebirth of Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility. Sometimes accompanied by Father Time, “Baby New Year” has appeared in banners, cartoons, posters and cards for several hundred years."

Town Hall
175 Central St

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
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Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 - 2p
& last Saturday from 9:30 - 11a
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St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
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you won a $20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips from independent consultant
Katie Ray.

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

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$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
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Millet’s Studio in Venice,” at home in the EB Library
Director of Library Services Christopher McGhee and Town Administrator Charlie Seelig are pleased to announce that the East Bridgewater Public Library recently accepted the gift of a painting by well-known local painter Francis Davis Millet.
The East Bridgewater Public Library Board of Trustees received the painting, “Millet’s Studio in Venice,” in October after it was donated by resident and Millet scholar Peter Engstrom. It now hangs in the library’s F.D. Millet room, located on the first floor of the library, alongside several of Millet’s other paintings and other artifacts from his life.
Millet, a classical painter, sculptor, author and statesman who was born in Mattapoisett in 1846, died during the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912. He grew up and lived for many years in East Bridgewater, the town where his mother’s family had resided for generations. He kept a studio in town (now a private residence), and is buried in East Bridgewater Central Cemetery.
Engstrom, a retired school teacher, lives in the residence that was once Millet’s studio. After moving into the home he became interested in learning more about Millet’s life, and has preserved the work — and memory — of Millet for years.
“Millet’s Studio in Venice” depicts a sunny open-air Venetian studio scene. Engstrom purchased the painting in 1995, and donated it to the library to further ensure Millet’s works would stay together and are in the possession of the town.
Featured prominently in the background of the painting is a recreation of another of Millet’s works, “In the Bay of Naples,” which also hangs in the Millet room at the library. Engstrom donated the new painting with the condition that it be hung adjacent to the much larger oil painting.
“In the Bay of Naples,” one of the artist’s better known works, has been hanging in the library since the Millet room was dedicated in March of 2001.
“Peter has been extremely generous for many years in donating pieces of Millet’s work to the Town of East Bridgewater and to the Library, and was very eager to donate this latest painting so that it will be accounted for and safe for years to come,” Director McGhee said. “The painting is, as he puts it, where it belongs alongside Millet’s other works.”
It took several weeks to formally hang “Millet’s Studio in Venice,” but now that it is on display in the Millet room it joins several other of his paintings, several medals Millet earned during his lifetime, and a badge and sash given to him by the Emperor of Japan in 1908 when he visited the country as an emissary to the Japanese government at the request of President Theodore Roosevelt.
“Millet was very well respected during his lifetime but many people in town do not know of his work or his legacy, which is why it means so much for the Library to be able to display so much information and work from his lifetime,” Director McGhee said. “Thanks to the generosity of Peter Engstrom, patrons to the library will be able to view the artist’s work for years to come and learn about a piece of East Bridgewater’s history through a prominent resident who once lived here.”
Guests can view “Millet’s Studio in Venice” in the East Bridgewater Public Library during the library’s normal business hours, which are 9a - 8p Monday and Tuesday, 9a - 5p Wednesday through Friday, and 9a - 2p Saturday. To learn more, visit the library’s website here.
Story credit: Katelyn Goddard
TROOP 29 Christmas Tree Collection 

East Bridgewater Boy Scout Troop 29 is once again offering a Christmas Tree collection service.
Click here for details and to find out how to schedule a pick up.
Support The Brockton Library Foundation!

  • Literacy + Empowerment = Dreams Come True
  • Diverse Artistic Creative Expression
  • ESL & Nationalization Support
  • Increased Access to Technology & STEAM Programs 
  • Local Living History Displays & Presentations
  • Meeting spaces & community building

Brockton Public Library is making all this happen & more,
close to home! 
Town Hall Holiday Hours
The Town Hall will be closed on the following dates: Monday - December 27th
Friday - January 31st
Monday - January 3rd
Boy's Varsity Basketball - vs. Abington 12-17-21

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Do you want to connect with passionate community members and activists to address social justice, equity and inclusion?
Community Coalition for Change, (CCC) is a network of committed parents, and individuals, taking actionable steps in addressing DEI issues in our schools and communities. We foster the exchange of ideas, challenge each other to think in new ways, and provide support and resources for members to take action in our evolving communities. Together we can address systemic issues, raise cultural awareness, and celebrate diversity as a part of everyday life.
CCC is currently seeking dedicated and engaging members to add to the Board of Directors.
Looking for Volunteers to Fill Vacancies
Town Of East Bridgewater
Immediate openings on (1) Southeastern Regional School Committee, Term January 2022 - November 2022 and (1) East Bridgewater Housing Authority, Term January 2022 - May 2022. Any questions contact Town Clerk's office (508) 378-1606.

If interested, please submit letter of interest by Wednesday January 5, 2022 to:

The Board of Selectmen’s Office
175 Central Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Track Opening at East Bridgewater Junior/Senior
High School

Effective Tuesday, December 7, the Indoor Track at the EBJSHS is available for public use Monday – Friday, 4:30 – 8p on the days that school is in session.  Masks are required while in the building and on the indoor track. If you would be using the track for the first time please register for access by going to security in the main office of the JR/SR high during school hours. If you have any questions, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 508-378-5956.

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It is not too late to get in the holiday spirit!
We have wreaths and kissing balls, both plain and decorated, Christmas trees and cemetery baskets -- and lots of other decorations. 

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Don't forget about the toys for pets, kids, and gifts for adults, too!
High School Winter Concert 2021 - December 8, 2021


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Puzzle and Book Nook now available at the COA!
The East Bridgewater Council on Aging has started a Puzzle and Book Nook at the senior center! Between the front door and the inner lobby, the small area is open for seniors  to come and borrow puzzles and books. Their monthly newsletter is also available to take as well as some informational brochures. Puzzles and books may be placed in the Returns tote, when you’re finished with them.

Cozy up with a good puzzle or book from the COA this holiday season!
All of Us Were Born In the Crisis

Our Planet Our Future Our Responsibility present "all of us were born in the crisis" Climate Change Theatre Action, a video event, in Brockton, Starring... Brockton High School student Jay Vega "My great-grandparents were there, yours too....

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Find YOUR Bliss with
In Person classes at The She Shed, Saturdays,
9 am!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective. 

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United Way January 13th Funding Informational Session
United Way of Greater Plymouth County will host an informational workshop for any nonprofit organization interested in applying for United Way funding for FY2023 (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023).
Thursday, January 13, 2022, 9 - 11a in a virtual capacity on Zoom.
All interested agencies, including first time applicants, are required to attend the workshop to be eligible for funding consideration.
With a mission to “unite people, ideas and resources to improve lives and to build a stronger community”, United Way of Greater Plymouth County aims to direct resources to the most vulnerable, lowest income population in our community. Therefore, we support programs that promote the education of our youth, the physical health and healthy lifestyles of our most vulnerable neighbors, and the financial stability of our families under the broad and interrelated pillars of Health, Education, and Financial Stability. For this round of funding, initiatives must pertain to the five LIVE UNITED Community Recovery areas as detailed below.
LIVE UNITED Recovery Funds will be directed toward “reimagining and rebuilding” our communities in these LIVE UNITED Community Recovery Focus Areas:
• Feeding Our Families
• Housing & Homelessness
• Access to Affordable Health Services
• Support for Children & Youth
• Support for Job Training & Placement
Requests for funding should respond to the most urgent needs being faced by our neighbors resulting from the long-term effects of COVID-19, and we will be seeking innovative partnerships from our community’s most compassionate, charitable organizations in order to have the greatest positive impact on the lives of our most vulnerable families and individuals.
Critical to our work in meeting these needs is the realization that for people of diverse backgrounds these challenges are greater and deeper in terms of their degree and complexity. This means that we must direct significantly greater attention and enhance our sensitivity to the issues of race, equity and justice as we design our solutions to our communities’ problems.
Request for Proposal (RFP’s) packets will be available online following the workshop.

Please note, in case of inclement weather, a snow date has been scheduled for January 14th.
Anyone interested in attending the workshop should RSVP to Kim Scotland, Director of Community Relations & Marketing, United Way of Greater Plymouth County, at
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  • buying local
  • helping the targets of our fundraising

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Attention Teens and Parents of Teens!
FREE Youth Alpha Series - begins Sunday, January 30, 2022, 10a at the Cinema 6

Food, Fun & Engaging Discussion! Come get your BIG questions answered about faith and the meaning of life in a non-judgemental setting - with other teens!
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$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

Historical Tidbit Question:
Who was the famous silversmith from Boston that was born on January 1st?

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 December 29, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Winter Warmth

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."
~ Edith Sitwell

"I write probably 80 percent of my stuff over the winter."
~ Bob Seger

"One kind word can warm three winter months."
~ Japanese Proverb

"Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder--no matter how old you became and how much you'd seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered."
~ Candace Bushnell
That blanket of stars...the never ending darkness. I hope you are warm and dry... and that you have a hand to hold. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
Copyright 2021 Buzz Around East Bridgewater. You have our permission to share and copy this issue in its entirety as much as you like. If you take it in part, please give credit. ("Buzz Around East Bridgewater 12/26/21")
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