Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Story of America’s Female Patriots


The Story of America’s Female Patriots
Film Screening and Talk Back Session

Date: Thursday April 2, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 4:00PM

Location: Heritage Room, Maxwell Library Room 103
Light refreshments will be served

Bridgewater Academy Lions Craft Fair This Saturday!



Bag It Viewing at Bridgewater Public Library



In observance of Earth Month, celebrated annually in April, the Bridgewater Public Library is hosting a screening of the award-winning environmental documentary “Bag It” on Monday, April 13th at 6:30p.m.

“Bag It” follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health.

The documentary explores these issues and identified how our daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health too. Two of the most common plastic additives are endocrine disruptors, which have been shown to link to cancer, diabetes, autism, attention deficit disorder, obesity and infertility.

For more information about the Bag It movement, go to : http://www.bagitmovie.com/bagittown.html.

The Bridgewater Public Library is located at 15 South Street. Parking is available in back of the library.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GBWOT Annual Easter Egg Hunt


When: Saturday, April 4th
Where: INSIDE the Bridgewater Sports Complex (The Dome)
Doors Open at 12 PM for Games, Photos w/Easter Bunny, Raffles, Face Painting.
Egg Hunt begins at 1:00 PM 

Advance Registration is required due to limited space
To Register, email: daniellebovill@gmail.com

Cost is $5 per Family which includes: Egg Hunt, 4 tickets for games, 1 Photo w/Easter Bunny
Bring your own Basket/Bag!

Concessions Available

Greater Bridgewater Women of Today have stuffed over 5,000 eggs with delicious candy! GBWOT invites all children, to their Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th. The Doors open at 12 PM for games, photos with the Easter Bunny, Raffles, and Face Painting. The Egg Hunt begins at 1:00 PM. There’s no need to worry about the weather this year, as the event will be held inside the Bridgewater Sports Complex (The Dome). A huge thank you to the Dome for donating the space to us! Advance registration is required due to limited space. 

To register please email: daniellebovill@gmail.com The Cost for the event is $5 per family which includes the egg hunt, 4 tickets for games, 1 photo with the Easter Bunny. Concessions will be available. Children should bring their own basket or bag and get ready for a fun-filled event! Enter to win raffles for a ride to a Bridgewater School in a Police Car, a weekend get-away to a Quechee Vermont Condo (courtesy of Jane McCarthy/Wheel House Real Estate), and Gift Cards to Prisco's Market, 99 Restaurant, Salon Fusion and much more!

Troop 31 Paint Night Fundraiser




Sunday March 29th at 2:00 PM at the Polish Club on Spring St., Bridgewater.

Come join us as we Paint with Artastic Paint Parties, to raise money for Bridgewater Boy Scout Troop 31. Proceeds will be used to reduce the cost to send the boys to Washington DC. Lots of Fun!! Please RSVP to reserve your spot. Cash only, and there will be a cash bar provided, a door prize for every ticket bought and a 50/50. Please bring a snack if you would like.
Tickets are just $35.00 for tickets for the event.



Contact Marion Ritz at: mritz129@hotmail.com to reserve your spot!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rita Dziergowski Scholarship Application Available


The Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee is pleased to announce that the application for our Rita Dziergowski Scholarship is now available. This scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded to a graduating senior looking to further their education in college.
For a copy of the requirements and application, please email bridgewaterdems@gmail.com.

Better Business Bureau Presentation



Please join us at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, April 7th, for a presentation by the Better Business Bureau: Scams, Fraud & Identity Theft. This presentation will cover the most common tactics scam artists use, the major red flags to watch out for, and the precautionary steps consumers can take to protect themselves from fraud and identity theft.

The Better Business Bureau is a non-profit public service organization that provides free business BBB Reliability Reports, BBB Charity Reports and other valuable information to the public.

This free program begins at 6:30p.m. in the library’s Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the lower level. Parking is located in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

Monday, March 23, 2015

GPS Soccer Camp Scheduled for April Vacation

http://gpsvacationprograms.com/

Global Premier Soccer (GPS) is pleased to announce their GPS Soccer Camp that has been scheduled for April vacation here in Bridgewater.

The soccer camp will be a fun filled, technical based soccer camp will be good way to get the kids of Bridgewater out of the house and keeping active over the April break. GPS clinics are a great place to learn new skills and more importantly have a lot of fun! GPS offers several options for soccer players from age three (3) up to the U14 players and clinics include both half-day and full-day soccer options.

For more information about the clinics to be held in Bridgewater, please click here and be sure to register ASAP!

Youth Spring Track Program Registration




Bridgewater Recreation Commission is still accepting applications for the spring track and field program, open to Bridgewater youngsters currently in grades 5-8. The program will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., beginning on April 27 and continuing through June 17, and will take place at the Bridgewater State University track and field facility at Swenson Field. The program will be directed by Sam Baumgarten, Kim Larcom, and Joe Gillis. Sign up forms have been distributed through the schools, and completed applications should be returned to the Recreation Commission. The form is also posted on the Town website, http://www.bridgewaterma.org/Government/Depts/Recreation/.

For additional information, call Sam at 508-697-6848.



Saturday, March 21, 2015

Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance


Dear friends and neighbors,

You may be aware that a Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance was presented to the Town Council for their consideration at the March 17th meeting.

This is such an important step toward reducing litter in our town and damage to our environment.

If you support the elimination of the single use thin plastic bag in our town, it would be helpful if you let the councilors know. There is misinformation that calls the ordinance “a ban”. The proposal suggests that thin plastic bags of 2.5 mils or less be eliminated. This is to encourage the use of reusable bags. Bags used to contain dry cleaning, newspapers, produce, meat, bulk foods, and wet items will be permissible. This proposal will be sent to the Economic Development Committee and then there will be a follow-up public hearing.

We are including a few important facts FYI and hope you might refer to some of them in your note to the councilors:

The U.S. uses 100 billion plastic bags, and only 5% are recycled.

They consume millions of gallons of oil & gas to make them.

An estimated 1 million seabirds are killed by plastic trash a year.

Plastic bags can take over 300 years to break down

Please help this ordinance become a reality.

Here are the councilors e-mail addresses. We would suggest sending a note to all of them (not just yours):

wwood@bridgewaterma.org

swhitaker@bridgewaterma.org

wrivers@bridgewaterma.org

swright@bridgewaterma.org

tfitzgibbons@bridgewaterma.org

kperry@bridgewaterma.org

pcolombotos@bridgewaterma.org

jnorris@bridgewaterma.org

spitta@bridgewaterma.org

Thank you.
Bridgewater Green Committee