Fall Festival Fun!

On Saturday, October 29th, The Sydney Craven Memorial Fund and YMCA came together to host a fall festival for the community. The event was held at the Old Colony YMCA, East Bridgewater and was full of fall fun! Guests enjoyed rope courses, craft tables, hay bale bowling, sack races, a bounce house, costume contest, and much more! The festival was free to attend and all proceeds benefited both participating non for profit organizations.                                                                                                                                          
Story and Photo Credit: Sydney Craven Memorial Fund
Historical Tidbit:
First Auto In East Bridgewater
"It is generally agreed that the first automobile in E.B. was owned by Mr. Charles L. Nutter; it was a Stanley Steamer often found chugging along our dirt roads as early as 1906."

Information from the East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Commemorative Booklet
Photo from Wikipedia
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Town Hall
175 Central St
508-378-1601

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. 
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East Bridgewater's 10th Annual Healthy Food Drive & Competition is
November 14th - November 18th

For the 1st time, the competition will include not only the schools but all 4 departments (DPW, Fire, Police, & Town Hall)

Support your favorite department in their collection of foods and drop an item by during the week of the 14th!
Collected items will be donated to the EB Food Pantry at Union Congregational Church & the St Vincent De Paul Food Pantry at St John's Church.
The winning department gets a pizza party and bragging rights. Pizza provided by EB Insurance Agency.
Sip and Support:
An Evening of Wine Tasting
Thursday, November 17th
7 - 8:30p
484 Bedford Street

The Community Coalition of Change is presenting an evening of wine tasting. There will be samples of delicious One Hope fine wines and socializing among attendees. The CCC will also be discussing new programs upcoming in the community and other inclusive events. 10% of all purchases will be directly donated to The Community Coalition of Change. To participate, please purchase tickets. If you are unable to attend but would still like to donate, you can purchase items through the shop on the event’s page.
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Viking Sports Parent Craft Vendor Fair
Thursday, November 17th
6 - 9p
East Bridgewater Commercial Club
1 Nielsen Avenue

There will be a Viking Sports Parent Craft Fair happening this week at the EBCC. Join us to purchase your favorite EB Viking sports gnome and other team memorabilia. Come down to support local EB teams. For more information about the event and items available, please follow the fb event page here.
Website: dbabrockton.org • Facebook: @DBA.Brockton • Instagram: @DBA_Brockton 
EB Union Congregational Church Holiday Fair
Friday, November 18th 5:30 - 8:30p 
Saturday,
November 19th
9a - 2p

The East Bridgewater Union Congregational Church is presenting a holiday fair! It will be the perfect stop for decorations and unique gifts for the holiday season. This event will include holiday crafts, attic treasures, jewelry, raffles, a silent auction, and more. Food will also be available, a snack bar, homemade baked goods, and their famous cheese station.

The Silent Auction is now available online! 
The Soul Project’s Open House
Sunday, November 20th
4:30 - 6:30p 
484 Bedford Street

The Soul Project is holding an open house event to give the community a chance to learn more about their mission. The event will allow participants to learn about the programs offered for women, girls, and have an opportunity to speak with the Soul Project’s leadership team. A free crafting station will also be featured, along with light refreshments. No registration is required to participate in this free event. For more information, visit www.thesoulproject.co
Free EMT Basic Certificate Program at MCC
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 - 9:30p
Saturdays, 8:30a - 5p
December 6th - June 30, 2023
49 Union Street, Middleborough
 
Massasoit Community College has been awarded a $71,000 TRAIN grant to offer an Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate Training Program at no cost. In addition to having tuition paid, participating students may be eligible for a reimbursement to assist with transportation, childcare, and other costs to help students function in the field.

The EMT Basic Certificate is an entry level program that teaches students through classroom and hands-on training, how to manage emergencies in the pre-hospital environment including medical, traumatic, obstetric, psychiatric, pediatric, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Students will first complete work readiness, basic healthcare providers life support, and other EMS related workshops before beginning EMT classes. Students that successfully complete the program will qualify to sit for the Massachusetts and National Registry of EMTs certification exams.
For students to be eligible to participate, they must provide a W9, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and have successfully completed an intake interview for the program.

For more information on the EMT Basic Certificate and eligibility requirements, call 508-588-9100 x1987, or email shayes17@massasoit.mass.edu.
East Bridgewater HUGS is ready
for the 2022 holiday season

If you or someone you know from EB has a need, please go to www.ebhugs.org and fill out the online application for assistance.

If you would like to adopt a child or family this Christmas, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact me at wishes@ebhugs.org.
If you would like to make a cash donation, you can Venmo @ East Bridgewater Hugs, use Paypal on our website, www.ebhugs.org, or drop cash or checks or gift cards off at the EB Public Library or any of our drop off locations or mail or drop at HUGS, 100 Lorraine Drive, EB
If you have any questions, please call Theresa at 508-350-9811.

Giving Trees will be up by mid November, for those who want to help by taking tags to purchase specific gifts from a child's wish list.
Thank you to everyone who participates and helps us to make Christmas bright for so many families in need.
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Local Foods Are Fresher and Taste Better:
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Local Foods Help to Preserve Farmland and Green Space: Purchasing locally grown helps maintain and preserve the green space and farmland in our local communities, providing for cleaner air and water.
Local Foods Support the Local Economy & Community: Buying from local farmers and restaurants keeps your money close to home. This builds the economy in your community. Since food travels through fewer hands, more of your money spent actually gets to those who grew it. Knowing where your food is from unites you to those who grew and raised it. A strong local economy is better for the earth & our health. For more about our local foods read: edible Southeastern MA

Our Climate Can-Do Articles from Jacquie focus on life changes that we can make which will help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. Our goal is to keep the Earth's temperature from rising 1.5 degrees C to lessen the sea rise. There are things we can do.
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Teen Book Club
Monday, November 21st
6 - 7p
East Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union Street
 
Teen book club at the East Bridgewater Public Library meets once per month to discuss YA novels selected by club members and library staff. November’s book selection is “The Sunbearer Trials” by Aiden Thomas. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.
Sign up is required, please register here.
 
Want to join the club? All you have to do is:
1. Register for each meeting you plan to attend
2. Wait to receive an email from Angie indicating that your copy is available for pickup
3. Pick up your copy of this month's book from the Teen Desk (on the second floor)
4. Read the book (or don't, we won't judge)
5. Come to the meeting and have fun!
6. Don't forget to return your copy and sign up for our next book club meeting!
East Bridgewater
Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony 
November 26, 2022
6 - 7p
East Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School
 
Co-Chairs of the Hall of Fame Committee Tom Kenney and George McCabe are announcing the 3rd annual East Bridgewater Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. A championship team will be inducted that evening, along with nominated student athletes and coaches. For more information on the individuals being inducted, see the EB Athletic HOF Fb page. Tickets are available through eventbrite or you may contact Athletic Director Patrick Leonard at 508-378-5850. All proceeds will benefit EB Athletics. 
 
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Elijah Coplin,6, of Hanson Pays his respects to Veterans at the Field of Flags on EB Common.
Photo Credit: Mark Coplin
Public Hearing: Stormwater Regulations
Monday, November 28th
6p
East Bridgewater Town Hall
175 Central Street
 
East Bridgewater’s Board of Selectmen are holding a public hearing to discuss the proposed regulations for the Town’s stormwater by-law and are inviting the community to participate. For further reading, there are copies of the regulations available in The Board of Selectmen’s office or on the town’s main website below. 

Board of Selectman's Meeting
11-07-22
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
East Bridgewater School Committee Meeting
11-08-22
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
Field of Flags Town Common Oct 29th - Nov 12th

Each year, Kiwanis Club places 1000 flags on the Common for 2 weeks to honor or in memory of Veterans.
They thank everyone who purchased a flag and to those that came and to help them place the 1000 flags.

Image credit: Wayne Nye. www.facebook.com/EBKiwanis
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
Lunch is on us! Win a $10 gift certificate to Lady CJ Soulfood & Catering.

Historical Tidbit Question:

What kind of car did Mr. Nutter have?

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 November 16, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Yes, You Can!
You can design your own life, you can change those habits that are holding you back, you can build a better life for yourself.
Small changes that help your mind, your body or your spirit make a big difference. Take on one bad habit at a time, something you think is holding you back.
The amount of time it takes to change a habit varies from the person, the circumstance and the habit itself, but prevailing wisdom says it's somewhere between 2 - 3 months.
Here are some tips:
Set clear goals. Make sure the behaviors you want to change are specific, measurable, and attainable.
Make a realistic plan. Set yourself up for success by making sure you have practical ways to reach your goals.
Avoid making too many changes at once.
Think positively.
Change for yourself, not anyone else.
"There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind."
~ C.S. Lewis
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