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Hurricane Tips from your town hall: WB Town Hall Flag

Hurricane Sandy may make landfall in Massachusetts or nearby, bringing heavy winds and rain. Here are a few tips to make sure you're prepared.


The Massachusetts Emergency Management Administration advises the followed:


  • Stay informed by monitoring the storm via the media.
  • Be sure to have a well-stocked Family Disaster Kit in the event you lose power or are isolated for a number of days.
  • Clear clogged rain gutters. This storm brings the potential for torrential rain. Providing clear drainage will help prevent misdirected flooding.
  • Secure outdoor items such as lawn furniture, trash barrels, hanging plants, toys and awnings that can be broken or picked up by strong winds and potentially become a projectile. Due to the timing of the event, this would include Halloween decorations.
  • Elevate articles in your basement that could be damaged from even minor flooding.
  • Keep your vehicles fully fuelled.
  • Have a certain amount of cash available.  If power is lost, ATMs may not be working.


In anticipation of potential flooding, the Town has dropped the dams. Flooding normally occurs on Scotland Street and Forest Street. Residents and travelers in those areas should be aware.


Respectfully Submitted, Mallory Cole

Check out your weekender Classifieds Photo Contest next Thursday 

We would love to hear from you! 
What fun stuff have you been doing? Send in pix!!!! 
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Tractor Tales 
Last day Sunday, October 28th   
                                         2:30 - 5pm  
at Beaver Brook Farm  645 Summer Street, East Bridgewater
    Beaver Brook Tractor Tales
Join us for a farm hayride into the past. Families will love the scenic views and be entertained with a bit of  folklore & facts as you "visit aspell" with character  guide Farmer Walt.  
For more information : 

  October 28, 2012 

Links to Articles
Historical Tidbit
Up This Week
Rotary Club Citizen of the Year Awards
October is Dollhouse Month
PTO Shoppers Fair
Coats for Kids
COA Halloween Costume Party
Saving Energy Workshop
School Strategic Planning Committee
Medicare Open Enrollment
School Volunteers Needed
COA Veterans Appreciation Luncheon
Elections and Investments
Half day of school Oct 31
School Committee Meeting
Food Drive
COA Travel News
Prize Box Trivia Game
This Week's Worker Bees
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Sandy Churchill 
Sandy knew that Ruth made a deal with Nestle Corp for her chocolate chip cookies.
She won a $25 gift certificate toward Bridgewater Art & Custom Framing's drop-in paint-your own plaster or craft project at 
50 Central Square, Bridgewater
You should play this week, you could win a $15 gift certificate to Unique Image Gifts at 494 N Bedford St in East Bridgewater  


Historical Tidbit:

Poor Farms

In the 1800's, the increased industry brought  skilled, hard-working, able settlers adding greatly to the growth of the area.  With that growth there was an increase in people who lived in poor houses, which burdened the towns. They would hire or rent a local house and hire someone, (often a towns selectmen) to oversee the operation.  In most cases, the Poorhouse met the immediate but not the long term need.


 By 1820 ,a solution came in the form of "Poor Farms". 

                Poor farms provided not only more room, but also working farms could mostly sustain themselves by using the "free" labor living there.  In 1835, when East Bridgewater was establishing theirs, Poor farms already existed in Abington, Bridgewater, North Bridgewater (Brockton) and Pembroke.  The positive by-products of the poor farm system were self-worth, hope and the feeling of value. Poor farms would provide fertile ground for its souls to blossom.

 farmer rob

           I wonder as I wander

                      Robert Lundquist





 Information from:

East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Commemorative Booklet

Monday, October 29   
Supportive Care - 9a - Council on Aging (COA)
Outreach - 9a - COA
Exercise - 8:30a - COA
Lunch - noon  COA
Card Group - 1p - COA

Tuesday, October 30  

Outreach - 9a - COA
Bingo - 10:15a - COA
Swedish Weaving - 1p - COA
Zumba Gold - 2:45p - COA

Wednesday, October 31 

Half day all schools
Exercise -
8:30a - COA
Supportive Care - 9a - COA
Outreach - 9a - COA
Halloween Costume Party - 11:30a - COA
Bridge - 12:45p - COA
COA Executive Board - 1:15p - COA
Yoga - 6:30p - First Church
Thursday, November 1  
Supportive Care - 9a - COA
Outreach - 9a - COA 
Line Dancing - 9:30a - COA
Bible Study - 10:30a - First Church 
Lunch - noon - COA
Mah Jongg - 12:45p - COA
Trucchi's Trip- 1p - COA 
Board of Health -
4p- COA
Rent Control Board -
7p - Town Hall
All Saints Memorial Service -
7p - First Church
Friday, November 2   
Tai Chi - 9a - COA 
Swedish Weaving - 10:30a - COA
Zumba Gold - 2:30p - COA
Saturday, November 3  
PTO Vendor Fair - 10a - MacDonald School
Church of St. Ann Mass - 4p

Reminder: No weekend MBTA Rail Service 
Sunday, November 4
Church of St. Ann - 8:30a, 10:30a  
Cochestett United Methodist - Sunday School 9a
Worship 10:15a
First ChurchTeen Bible Study - 9a,  Elementary Sunday School - 10a, Worship - 10a,
Fellowship Hour - 11a
Joy of Pentecost - Sunday School & service 10a
evening worship 6p
Temple Baptist - 10a, 11a & 6p
West Bridgewater Baptist - 9:15 Sunday School, 10:30 Service, evening worship 6p


* Information compiled in this issue from Town web sites & submitted information. Feel free to submit events 
& information from your non-profit group.
   Rotary Club 13th Annual Citizen of the Year Awards
The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters is having its thirteenth annual Citizen of the Year Awards on Tuesday October 30 at 7 PM at the Moakley Center at Bridgewater State University.

The following members will be honored:
Joanne Hall for West Bridgewater
Jack Julius for East Bridgewater
Shirley Krasinski for Bridgewater

Tickets are $20.
Desserts follow the program.
Open to the Public.
For more info contact Bruce Marquis at Salon Esprit at 508-378-7890. 
October is Dollhouse Month!


The West Bridgewater Public Library has a Dollhouse Miniatures Treasure display.  Each member of the No Name Dollhouse Club has transformed twelve common household supplies into miniature treasures that can be used as furniture for the hobby of dollhouses.   Members have added, glued, cut, taped, painted, or changed in any way twelve items that they were given.  The results of the work of the members is a charming display of bouquets in vases, clocks, wreaths, pillows, birdbaths, wedding cakes, coverlets, decorative trays, table arrangements, miniature food, clothes, baby bassinet, and a Halloween ghost diorama.


The Club was founded by Jane Feroli several years ago.  Jane decided on this "Trash to Treasures" display.  Since she has passed away in the past year this project became extra special for the members.  The Dollhouse Club invites interested miniaturists to join them at a club meeting the first Saturday of every month from 10 - 12 noon in the Library Meeting Room.  They cover all levels of skill and would welcome new members to join the group.
PTO One Stop Shopping Vendor Fair
 Saturday, November 3rd
from 10 am - 2 pm

 MacDonald School cafeteria

 Please join us to shop your favorite in-home party vendors without having to host a party. There will be plenty of vendors to shop with plus raffle items donated by each vendor.
Please come by and support your PTO!
pier 18 NOW OPEN FOR
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
8am ~ 12pm 

Hours of operation  Mon ~ Thurs 11am-8pmLike us on Facebook
Fri & Sat ~ 8am-9pm & Sun ~ 8am-8pm

Extreme Limo Partners with Coats for Kids
October 10th through
January 10th

All coats can be dropped of at our garage location at 271 East Center St in West Bridgewater.
Drop off times will be Mon-Fri 8:30am til 3:30pm
and 11-4 on the weekends.

Coats will be cleaned by Anton's Cleaners and donated
to families in need.
Special Offer: Extreme Limo will be giving a 5% discount each way(10% total) on all airport transfers with the donation to coats for kids at our location. We also want to include 10% discount on all hourly limo rentals Sun-Thurs. Minimum of 4 hours.  
Both offers apply to new reservations only and this promo will run Oct. 21st thru Dec. 9th
Happy Frog front
Frog Copy Center

~ We're more than just copies!
 Hop on by!

15 Central St E B (508 378- FROG (3764)

WB Council on Aging


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

We'll be brewing up something special for the C.O.A. annual Halloween Luncheon!
Entertainment by
Tickets are $5.00 and will go on sale
Wednesday October 17th ~ seating is limited.
This event begins at 11:30 a.m. 
Absolutely no admittance before 11:00 a.m.
Bridgewater Square Chiropractic:


A Creating Wellness Centr perry in actioner

Kevin A. Perry D.C.,C.C.S.P.

Cert. Chiropractic Sports Physician


 63 Main Street, Bridgewater  

(508) 697-0050


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Saving Energy in Your Home Workshop
 Monday, Nov 5 at 7pm

The West Bridgewater Public Library is presenting a Saving Energy in Your Home assessment workshop with local resident Margie McNally in the Meeting Room.
Come and learn how to lower your electric and heating bills this winter with some no cost solutions to home energy efficiency. The program is free and the public is invited to attend.

Contact Beth Smith 508-894-1255

School Strategic Planning Committee
Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30pm
Dr. Oakley will be facilitating the process for the 2012-2013 school year. The first meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee will be held on the 14th in the Middle/Senior High School cafeteria.
Dates for future meetings have been scheduled for February 27th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
The final meeting will be held in conjunction with the School Councils and School Committee on May 1st at 5:30 pm.
Dinner will be served! New members are always welcome and encouraged to participate. So bring a friend!
Please RSVP to Jodi Correia at 508-894-1230, ext. 118 or via email at
Medicare Open Enrollment
is going on NOW

If you have Medicare, you should have received important information about your Prescription Drug Plan, your Medicare Health Plan and/or Prescription Advantage
 (if you are a member.)
You need to read & understand these letters.  Do Not Ignore any letters from your plan.  Save all letters you receive.

During annual Medicare open enrollment (Oct 15-Dec 7), you will have a chance to CHANGE your coverage for next year. 
State certified SHINE counselors can help you to understand your plan changes and other options you might have.  
. Make your SHINE appointment early.  
Spring Street School Field Trip Volunteers

All parents who wish to volunteer must submit a Criminal Offense Record Inquiry (CORI) form which can be obtained from the school office. This includes chaperoning field trips. The children and their safety are our first priority. If you need a CORI form or are unsure if your CORI is up-to-date, please call or e-mail Mrs. Wohlen. The phone number is 508-894-1230 ext. 119 and e-mail address is  

West Bridgewater Council on Aging
Veterans Appreciation
Pot Roast Luncheon
November 14th at 11am

If you are a W.B. veteran and would like to
attend this complimentary lunch please make
your reservation by calling 508-894-1262.
Musical entertainment provided by
The Howard Elementary School 5th Grade Chorus
Call early as reservations are limited.
You are also invited to bring a guest
for a cost of $4.00.
Please bring any memorabilia and/or other memories
you might wish to share.

How Might the Election Affect Your Investment Outlook?

Election Day is drawing near.  As an investor, you might wonder how the outcome might affect your financial outlook.

There's no simple answer. Historically, the stock market has performed better with Democratic presidents while bonds have been stronger with Republicans. But neither of these tendencies is necessarily predictive.

Of course, the presidential candidates have different proposals on some topics related to investments, particularly the taxes associated with dividends and capital gains. Yet, either candidate will have to deal with Congress, so no one can say what legislation will emerge.

Instead of tying your financial strategy to elections, cast your "vote" for solid investment principles, such as owning a mix of quality vehicles and holding them for the long term.

When it comes to who's in charge of your financial future, you are the "incumbent" - and you always will be. So use this power wisely. John Gardner III, Edward Jones Investments
Respectfully Submitted,  

  John  Gardner


Edward Jones Financial Advisor: John Gardner III

(508) 697-5389
67 Central Square
P O Box 285

BridgewaterMA  02324

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Jac & Shay
There's a new energy  that comes with the cool nights... it's a time for creativity, ideas, imaginings...
I love it!
- Jacquie

A special thanks

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Open Tue - Thurs 11:30a - 8:30p
Fri 11:30a - 9:30p
Sat 3p - 9:30p Sun 3p - 8p


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582 West St. (Rt 106) EB 

All Schools HALF DAY on Wednesday, October 31st-

In-Service workshop for teachers. Remember surround care is available on half days but advance notice is needed
Fleur~ tatious Floral Design 
Get your Bridgewater Candles Here!  For every jar candle you purchase, Bridgewater Candle  
makes a donation that will feed  an orphaned child for a day.

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985 Pleasant St, (Rt 104)
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School Committee Meeting
Monday, Nov 5 at 6:30pm
MS/HS Media Center
 Dance Moms Dance Workshop
Pat Snow's Dance Academy  Bridgewater
Dance Mom's Cloe
Nov 23, 2012

Here's your opportunity to dance w/ Cloe, Kristy and a Dance Mom special choreographer

Sign Up Now!  Limited Space!

Intermediate or Advanced Class $75
Meet & Greet only $25




 The WB Food Pantry needs our help. They are low on supplies and we are entering a tough time of the year for many people. We are having a food drive for the WB food pantry at each school in W.B. to assist them.  Food can be brought to the schools with your child or dropped off at the food pantry. They need your help so that they can stock up before the holidays. 

Dance Theater of NE

 Dance Theater of New England

50 Central Square, Bridgewater



 Get in now!!!  Like us on Facebook 

(508) 697-5255  



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  Unique Image Gifts  


Open: Tue -Fri 11a -5p 
 Sat 10a -5p, Sun 12p-5p
Closed Mondays 
494 N. Bedford Street 
East Bridgewater, MA  


wood chipper - grants Specializing in rentals for
fall clean-up

*wood chippers
*leaf blowers
* lawn vacs   


(508) 279-0950    

Grants Rental

Equipment and Party Rentals  

10 Bedford Park (off rt 18)



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Council on Aging Travel News

Atlantic City Resorts Casino
November 6-8

The Inn at East Hill Farms
Troy, NH
Nov 13

Telephone reservations are held 3 days.  If you are interested, please call asap as seating is limited.
COA # is 508-894-1262

prize box  
have fun with us 
And beeee entered to win

a $15 gift certificate to Unique Image Gifts
 494 N Bedford St
East Bridgewater


Question from the   

Historical Tidbit: 


Can you name some towns that had working poor farms?  



Email us your answer.


Please include your name, phone number & town
with your answer.
By entering, you give us
permission to announce your name in next week's Buzz
Around West Bridgewater.

On November 1, 2012,  we 
will randomly pick a winner
from the correct answers.

The Buzz was compiled this week by, Tiffany Gambill, Rob Lundquist, Theresa McNulty, Jacquelyn Rose & Marla Prince.


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