September 22, 2019 ~ Building East Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time
EBBA Expo and Family Fun Day, a Huge Success!
So much fun, so little time!
Huge thanks to all the volunteers involved, working hard to let everyone know - Buy Local is the way to go!
For more great pictures, check out EBBA Facebook.
Historical Tidbit:
Edison Plant on Spring St.
The old entrance road to Edison's power plant on Spring Street can still be seen. About 1945 the tower was deconstructed. 

In those days, the whistle blew each night at 7 pm. EB Historian, Margaret Alexander remembers... "We kids hated that whistle. It meant it was time to stop playing with our friends and come home each night." 

Photo & story from the collection of Margaret Alexander

Journalism * Marketing * Business Finance

Apply for your spot in our 12 week program. Limited spots available in convenient downtown Bridgewater.

Town Hall
175 Central St 508-378-1601
Mon 8:30a - 8p
Tues - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p; Fri 8:30a - noon

EB Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616
Mon & Tues 9 - 8 ; Wed, Thurs, Fri 9 - 5
Saturday 9 - 2 

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Mon 8a - 6p
Tues - Thurs 8a - 4p
Fri 8a - noon  

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm and last Saturday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month

Community Meal
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm open to all.
A donation is appreciated.
United Methodist Church 54 N. Central St EB
Frank W. Ray
 won a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman, MA!

You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win
2 tickets to the corn maze at Nessralla Farm Rt. 106, Halifax 
Arts & Crafts Fair
Sat, Sept 28th; 9a - 3p
East Bridgewater United Methodist Church
54 N. Central St.
There will be many vendors from the surrounding area. We will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks at a church table.
There is no entry fee and will be held outside, rain or shine.
Viking Observer Sept 2019
Host Patti Ferrell speaks with former Students of Jamil Siddiqui about what he's meant to them in their lives. They also talk about the upcoming Anne Kenneally Hynes Gala that honors Jamil. Video courtesy of EBCTV
Old Bridgewater Historical Society invites you to participate in
Dining for a Cause
The annual Dining for a Cause fundraiser at the Bridgewater 99 Restaurant at Campus Plaza (233 Broad St.) will be held on Tuesday, September 24th from 5 to 9p. 

When the 99 voucher is presented during those hours at the Bridgewater 99 Restaurant only, the company will donate 15% of your total guest check (excluding tax and gratuity) to the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, at no additional cost beyond your guest check.  This donation program is valid for dine-in and take-out orders when the voucher is presented during the event.
Printed vouchers for the September 24th event are available on the OBHS website at
A supply will also be available at the Bridgewater Senior Center and at the Bridgewater Public Library.

Board members will be on hand for a “meet and greet” and the winner of the OBHS 125th Anniversary Raffle will be drawn at 10p. 
East Bridgewater Garden Club
The East Bridgewater Garden Club will meet Monday, Oct. 7th at noon in the library. The speaker will be Ron Maribett, on "Vertical Herbs and Vines." The flower show theme is a fall arrangement in a colorful container.

The group will vote on a Christmas Party location and if club members want to participate in Christmas on the Common tree decorating. The formation of a volunteer group to create natural ornaments to decorate a tree will also take place.

For any other info contact EB Garden Club on Facebook.
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
Does your lawn need a little boost after the dog days of summer? Come see us for your loam, seed and fertilizer needs !

Stop in today!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
(508) 697-0357
East Bridgewater Marching Band

East Bridgewater Marching Band impressing the School Committee with the new uniforms and performance of Stevie Wonder's Sir Duke.

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EBYSA 2020 Spring Travel Tryout Registration

Spring travel tryouts will start on Sat, Sept 21st and Fri, Sept 27th at the Bridgewater Dome. Specific times for age groups will be posted shortly but will be between 4:30 - 9:30p on Saturday and between 5 - 9:30p on Friday night..

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Call today to get your
air ducts cleaned!
An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
(781) 910-5029
Treat Yourself to a YUMMY Breakfast or Lunch!

We're Open:
 Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm  
Sunday: 8am - 2pm

12 Temple St. * Whitman
(781) 447-1064

Belmont Street Snack Bar

Please join us at the snack bar - we do make the best fries in all of EB! The league relies on the profits from the snack bar for upkeep of the Belmont St. complex.

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Grande Old Raffle
Salon Esprit is sponsoring a raffle to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Get your tickets now!
Prizes include:
Year's Worth of Free Haircuts at Salon Esprit
$100 Gift Certificate from Tiger Tattoo, 
and many more . . . 

Tickets: $1 for one - $2 for three - $5 for ten

Drawing at 3:45p on Saturday, October 19th
Salon Esprit Carriage Crossing, 225 Bedford Street - Route 18, 508.378.1530
Nessralla Farm
Our 12th Annual
15 Acre
Corn Maze
is Open!

Now - Oct 27
Sat & Sun
10 am - 4 pm

318 Plymouth St. Halifax
(781) 294-1767
for the
Rest of US!
Experience for yourself in a basics class, Sundays @ 6:30p

Now taking new
Embodyment® Yoga Therapy clients
Learn how you can live pain-free!

More movement, less pain!

484 Bedford St, E. Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564
Get Your Grants Ready East Bridgewater Artists!
Mass Cultural Council's Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. Each year, LCCs award more than $3 million in grants. Currently, there are 329 local and regional councils that represent all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth, these councils are local volunteers, approving grants for local arts & culture projects.

Applicants may apply to the LCC Program for projects, operating support, ticket subsidy programs, artist residencies, fellowships or other activities, based on local priorities and needs. LCCs may also choose to fund cultural field trips for children, grades pre-K through 12, by subsidizing the cost for children to attend programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences (including performances, educational tours and exhibits).
The LCC application process can be quite competitive. Because of the large number of requests and the limited funds available for regranting, many LCCs receive far more applications than they can fully, or even partially, fund. Average grants tend to be modest ($500-$750).

Now is the perfect time to renew your lawn and we have the tools to
make it easy!

Work smarter
not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
 (508) 279-0950

Join us October 14th for our annual Fall Mud Run! Kids will compete to see who can get the muddiest while running through Camp Satucket. Fun and exciting "obstacles" and mud pits & prizes!

(508) 378-3913
635 Plymouth St, East Bridgewater
The East Bridgewater Police and Fire Departments 9/11 Memorial Service
East Bridgewater native and Secret Service Master Officer Craig Miller who died in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center while rendering aid was remembered. Our East Bridgewater Memorial, originally dedicated on Sept. 11, 2016, was built in honor of Secret Service Master Officer Miller. The memorial includes a metal beam from the World Trade Center wreckage. It was built through the volunteer efforts of Joel Thomas, Robert DiFazio, Tim Sands, the Kiwanis Club and many other volunteers. At this year’s ceremony, resident Robert DiFazio and his family dedicated a new flag pole and flag to the memorial site. 

Secret Service Master Officer Miller’s family was present for the ceremony and then attended the annual 9/11 State House memorial service in Boston. “This memorial serves as a reminder of the personal connection our community has to that day and we are honored that Secret Service Master Officer Miller’s family were able to join us at the ceremony this year,” Chief Allen said.

“We are proud to host this service each year in honor of Secret Service Master Officer Miller and all of the victims of 9/11,” Chief Harhen said. “We encourage everyone to take a few moments on Sept. 11th to remember and honor those who lost their lives that day.”
Information & event picture credits: Benjamin Poulin on
EB Tower Trug & American Flag Image Credit: Nicole Letourneau

Have fun with us and bee entered to win
2 tickets to the corn maze at Nessralla Farm Rt. 106, Halifax

  Historical Tidbit Question:
What time did the whistle blow each night? 

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's Buzz Around East Bridgewater

On September 25, 2019 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
You Are Worthy!

"You're imperfect, and you're wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging." ~ Brene Brown

“You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.”
~ Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free

"Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness." ~Immanuel Kant
You are worthy of love & acceptance. Believe it!
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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