Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
September 19, 2021 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
20th Anniversary of 9-11, thanks to Bridgewater Fire and Police for the important memorial service.
....and now we ponder how we can spread peace...
Peace in Bridgewater and Beyond

September 19 - 26, 2021
Join the Bridgewater and BSU community in recognizing International Day of Peace (Sept. 21) and International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (Sept. 26) with a week full of virtual events. With the exception of the events on Sunday, Sept. 19, all events throughout the week will be held online, and some require registration in advance. The events are as follows:
Monday, Sept. 20 - Speaking with Children and Young Adults about Peace Register Here
Tuesday, Sept. 21 - Can One Person Make a Difference? What About a Community?
Wednesday, Sept. 22 - Migration in Central America Register Here
Thursday, Sept. 23 - Nuclear Weapons: A Public Health Issue Register Here
Friday, Sept. 24 - Music and Peace
Saturday, Sept. 25 - Origami Cranes: Make and Leave around the Town and Campus
Sunday, Sept. 26 - International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
History Tidbit:

 Apple Picking Time

When the calendar reaches September we here in New England begin to make ready for fall. A must do this time of year is goin apple pickn'! 
Apples have spanned history for thousands of years, Greeks and Romans were growing apples in the 300's BC. Chard remains of apples were even found at a stone age village in Switzerland. 
The trees we have here were mostly introduced by seed from the first Europeans. Apple trees loved our soil and have been here ever since. Massachusetts Bay Colony records show apples were grown here as early as 1630. American folklore tells of John Chapman, commonly known as "Johnny Appleseed." Johnny distributed apple seeds and trees as he made his way from Massachusetts to the Ohio River Valley being a missionary in the early 1800's.

In 1796 John McIntosh from Ontario Canada developed the most popular of apples. Excellent flavor, juiciness and aroma have made it the favorite of apple breeders. They're the parent apple for many other types such as Cortland, Empire, Macoun, RubyMac, Jonamac among others. There are over 200 types of apples grown in New England. 
Besides apples mouthwatering taste they rank #1 in antioxidants compared to 40 other commercially available fruits and vegetables. One half cup has only 42 calories, they contain no cholesterol, no sodium, and no fat. They're high in fiber, packed with vitamins A, B, C and high in potassium. So raise your glass of cider and feast the fall away on apple pie, apple cobbler, apple pan-dowdy, apple streusel and all your other favorite apple recipes.

~Respectfully submitted, Robert Lundquist

With Information from:
Academy Building Municipal Offices
 66 Central Square 
Services available through phone, email & website only
Bridgewater Public Library
15 South Street
Cole-Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
Food Pantry
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
Thursdays - 10a - 1p
1st Monday of each month from 6 - 7:30p
Katheryn Kelsch
won a 1 week of free children's dance classes at
Dance Theater of New England. Try as many different classes as you would like, $55 value.

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with Jacquelyn Rose.
Kudos to the Dress-A-Girl group of Bridgewater and West Bridgewater!
The Dress-A-Girl project has been very busy. This is how many dresses have been created and sent since Jan. 2021:
Cameroon, 100
Zimbabwe, 100
Roatan is off the coast of Honduras, 200
Acentria House in Brockton, MA; 15 dresses and 5 short sets
The Baby Place in Hyannis, MA; 35 dresses and 12 short sets
Northern Florida, 100
Maine (for Kenya delivery), 1,066
Ocean State OCC, 370
Pembroke House, Pembroke, MA; 8 dresses
Haiti, 100
Bethesda house in Bourne, MA; 20 dresses and 18 short sets
Also, Maureen has sewn close to 300 pairs of shorts and others have purchased t-shirts to complete the set.
We are presently packing up a large box to send to Allan, a Mandela Scholar in Zambia.
What a community of wonderful women!
Story credits: Evelyn DeLutis
The mission of Dress a Girl Around the World is to elevate the esteem of girls around the world by making sure every little girl has the dignity of owning at least one dress.

We are excited to share...
Now through Nov 30th a new "Fall Into Fitness" wellness class schedule. Our goal is to offer seniors a sense of community with engaging programs to stay active and social, no matter what. We are offering Bridgewater seniors, 6 wellness classes (mix & match or all of one class) for $25 if they prepay. Please call the office staff for details & to sign up for a personalized punch card.
Teen Art Party
Tues, Sept, 21st
4 - 5p
Flora T. Little Meeting Room
Join us once a month, every month for an arts and crafts party! We will learn a new craft each month. Making string art is this months' activity. No experience necessary, all supplies provided. Ages 12+ are welcome.
Outdoor Story Time with Mrs. Davis
Thurs, Sept 23rd & 30th
Music Alley
Join Mrs. Davis for stories, rhymes, songs and lots of fun. Recommended for ages 2+, no registration required. (In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled. Watch our Facebook page for cancellations).
For more info, call the library at 508-697-3331.
Enter your favorite recipe now for the opportunity to win great prizes from Rosa's Food Shoppe, Edible South Shore / South Coast, Bridgewater Farm Supply & CN Smith Farm.

Share with your friends!
Garden Harvest Recipe Contest ~ BuzzAround

To enter: submit recipes Sept 9th- October 9th, 2021

Read more
Do You Have Questions About Small Farming? Our "How to" Books Have The Answers!
Need a book on how to raise chickens? Raising goats? How to raise pigs? How to raise turkeys? How to raise ducks? How to improve sandy soil? Drought gardening? Water gardens? Butterfly gardens?
Come find YOUR answers!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Mass Cultural Council
The Bridgewater Cultural Council invites organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs.

The Bridgewater Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

This year, the Bridgewater Cultural Council will distribute about $18,600 in grants. Recently funded projects include: Juneteenth Freedom Day Event and broadcast of concert & dancers on BTV.

The application deadline is October 15, 2021. Guidelines and applications for your town are available online at The Bridgewater Council can be reached by email,

Visit the Mass Cultural Council website for more information!
Come visit the Anderson Art Gallery
Plan a visit NOW to BSU and mark your calendar for future exhibits.You'll find the full schedule at
Open to the Public Mon - Fri, 9a - 4p.
Closed Holidays.
Handicap Accessible.
Autumn Fest 2021
Sat, Sept 25th
10a - 3p
Boyden Hall Quad, BSU
Join in for a fantastic day-long event where you can meet local businesses & artisans, paint pumpkins, enter raffles, hear great music & more!
We'll have fire department & police K9 demonstrations, a petting zoo, bounce house, and an amazing variety of food from some our best local food trucks! Come paint some pottery, or get your face painted!
If you would like to have your own spot in the vendor field, sign up at

Refresh Your Lawn! 

Grass roots need air, water and nutrients to grow thick, deep and strong. Aeration creates holes down into the soil to alleviate compaction so air, water and nutrients can reach grass roots.

Whether your project is big or small, we can help!

Work smarter not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950
Dance Theater of New England
Sponsors and Ads Wanted
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters is honoring three community leaders through its 21st Citizen of the Year Award program for the three Bridgewaters this November. Please consider sponsoring or advertising for the program.

For details on the sponsorship levels and advertisements pleases contact
Mike Kryzanek at 617-922-0453

Submit print ready ads in jpeg or pdf format to Beth Smith

Tickets for sale for the event (Nov 4th, 7p) are $20 each. Include your name, phone number and email address. Please make checks payable to: Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters.
Mail to: P. O. Box 266, E Bridgewater, MA 02333

Submissions need to be in by October 8th.
Bridgewater Badgers Give Back
The 6th grade Bridgewater Badgers football team learned an important life lesson when they delivered their collection of food to the Central Square Congregational Church food pantry.

Well done Badgers, well done Coach D'Emilia, and well done staff!

Story and photo credit: George Rizer
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
45 minute Reiki Treatment with

Historical Tidbit Question:
What year did John McIntosh develop one of the most popular apples?

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 September 22, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Bridget Murphy-Courteau, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
World Peace

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” 
~ Albert Einstein

" If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."
 ~ Dale Carnegie

"We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness."
~ Frederick William Robertson

“If you tolerate fear,
you yourself will become distrustful.
If you tolerate hate,
you yourself will become dispiteful.
If you tolerate arrogance,
you yourself will become concietful.
If you tolerate ignorance,
you yourself will become disgraceful.

If you promote tolerance,
you yourself will become peaceful.
If you promote harmony,
you yourself will become joyful.
If you promote love,
you yourself will become powerful.
If you promote world peace,
you yourself will become impactful.”
Matshona Dhliwayo
We do not live in a just world, and so there is violence, there is war.

But if every day, we hold back our fear and give a tiny bit more love, we move a tiny bit closer.

When we can respect each other and work toward a just and a sustainable society. We'll get there together.
~ Jacquie 
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