Veteran's Day Parade!
From WB Youth Football Association: Thank You to all of our amazing Veterans for your service!
A HUGE shout out and Thank You to Clint Howard and Anderson Farm as well as Turner Steel for escorting all of our Wildcat Football Players and Cheerleaders during the 2022 Tri-Town Veterans Day Parade.

This turned out to be a great event! Go Wildcats! Photo & Story credits: www.facebook.com/wbyfa
Historical Tidbit:
Growing Up in the 1950s

Growing up in the 1950s, many things were different. The bathtub in front of the stove was not all that long ago. Many apartments did not have hot water heaters, so any hot water for washing had to be heated on the stove.

We had a bathtub in the bathroom, but you still had to heat the water on the stove for the tub. There were other times when my Dad would say "It's time for an Army bath." During his tour in France during WWll, he would often have to wash up in a helmet full of hot water. In our case, it was a small sink filled with hot water heated on the stove, a bar of soap, and a face cloth.

Some may remember the term, "pull the chain when you're done." Some toilets had a water tank mounted high up on the wall and there was a chain that hung beside it to flush it.

That was also back in the days when you had to get up and walk across the room to change the channel on the television. TVs back then, if you were lucky enough to have one, were smaller than most computer monitors; the picture was black and white; you only had four or five stations and it went off the air between midnight and 6:30 AM.
Respectfully submitted,
David Moore
Town Hall
  508-894-1200

WB Public Library
508-894-1255
 
Council on Aging
508-894-1262

Proof of residency is the only requirement.
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
1:45 - 3p & 5:30 - 6p
457 rear, South Main St., Suite #1
Congratulations!
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You won a One hour of coaching. (value $80)
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Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of a
Lunch is on us! Win a $10 gift certificate to Lady CJ Soulfood & Catering.

Bridge Players Needed!

COA at West Bridgewater needs players for Bridge each
Wednesday at 12:45p.
 If you are rusty, we will help you get back in the game. For further information, call 508-587-3327.
Free Mini-series
Reboost Your
body's Energy
Enhance your joy, peace,
and wellness
Friday, Nov 18, 10:30a
Enhance wellness. Get your energy moving, diminish pain and stress, boost your immune system and increase joy Instructor: Nancy Denham. Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner.

Registration is required in advance, please call 508-894-1262
WBYAA GIRLS AND BOYS' BASKETBALL

Registrations are
now open for town & travel basketball.
Travel Games will be played at Starland in Hanover. Late Fees begin on 12/2, and registrations close at 11:59p on 12/08.

Sign up today at WBYAA.com!
WB National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony 10/25/22
Video Courtesy of WBCAM
Rising Readers Book Club
for K-2 Students

Wednesdays Nov 16th & 30th & Dec. 7th & 21st
6 - 7:15p
WBPL
This reading program is for young patrons that are struggling to read and need additional practice on vocabulary and reading aloud.
Please contact Ms. Nanette if you have any questions. 508-894-1255 nryan@westbpl.org
TRADITIONAL TURKEY DINNER 
& SINGO

Monday, November 21st 
11:30a
COA
Enjoy a SPECIAL turkey feast prepared by our very own Chef Al. Then stay for a few rounds of Singo! Make your reservation early, this event fills up fast!
Deadline is Friday Nov. 18th. 508-894-1262
Website: dbabrockton.org • Facebook: @DBA.Brockton • Instagram: @DBA_Brockton 
Free EMT Basic Certificate Program at MCC
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30p - 9:30p
Saturdays, 8:30a - 5:00p
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.
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Straw, with its light color, reflects light to your plants and helps to keep soil temperature steady… while of course doing the main job of a mulch–conserving moisture.

Decorate for the season, then use to protect your plants! Come pick some up today!
WB Board of Selectmen Meeting
Nov 2, 2022
Video Courtesy of WBCAM
WB Planning Board Meeting
Recorded November 2nd
Video Courtesy of WBCAM
Fight Climate Change & Live Better by Eating Locally Sourced Foods!

Local Foods Are Fresher and Taste Better:
Fresher is more flavorful and more nutritious than food from farther away & uses less fossil fuels to get to you. Enjoying foods in peak season when they are the most abundant, means they are more affordable. 
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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West Bridgewater Public Library

November is Native American Heritage Month. Check out some of the great documentaries and movies available on Kanopy to celebrate and explore the heritage, culture, and experience of Indigenous peoples both historically and in American life today.

Kanopy is free with your library card! Contact us today for more information at 508-894-1255
West Bridgewater Community Christmas Sharing 2022

Organized by: St. Ann’s, First Church, and Cochesett Methodist

For the past 38 years, our wonderful community has provided Christmas gifts for the needy in town through Community Christmas Sharing. We are continuing it again this year, and starting early so parents can do their shopping. Again this year we are asking you to donate gift cards that will be distributed to the families in WB, Project Grad Teen Moms in Brockton, and senior citizens in WB. The families have asked for gift cards so they can get the clothing and gifts that will meet their children’s needs. The following stores are preferred: Target, Walmart, Kohl’s, and Amazon. We hope to distribute the cards by December 1st to allow parents the time to shop for gifts.

For WB families: please purchase a gift card in any amount up to $50. This will allow us to flexibly give them an amount appropriate to the number of children and their ages in the family. We will also need $25 grocery cards for families to purchase the makings of a Christmas dinner.

For the Project Grad Teen Moms and babies in Brockton: please donate a Walmart gift card or CVS gift card in the amount of $25.

For WB Senior Citizens: please donate a Trucchi’s or Market Basket gift card or CVS gift card in the amount of $25. One of each will be given to each Senior on our list, along with a small goodie basket. Items for the goodie baskets, such as toiletries, slipper socks, boxed cookies, candy, or other items suitable for seniors, may be dropped off at Linda Santry’s home, 54 Tiffany Circle, WB, or call Linda at 508-586-6535 for pickup by December 6th so they are delivered on time.

Gift cards should be put in an envelope marked “Christmas Sharing” and left at one of the churches or given to one of the coordinators.

Please contact one of the church coordinators with any questions.
St. Ann’s – Linda Santry 508-586-6535 or linda@santry.org
First Church – Leslie Anderson, landerson53@juno.com or the church 508-587-3118
Cochesett Methodist – Lynne Hopper, hoppergl@aol.com
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 is something that many apartments did not 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:
  1. Set clear goals. Make sure the behaviors you want to change are specific, measurable, and attainable.
  2. Make a realistic plan. Set yourself up for success by making sure you have practical ways to reach your goals.
  3. Avoid making too many changes at once.
  4. Think positively.
  5. Change for yourself, not anyone else.
"There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind."
~ C.S. Lewis
Yes, you can ~ Jacquie
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