Saturday, January 21, 2017

National Day of Remembrance

Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a National Day of Remembrance event on January 29, 2017 at 5:00PM to honor community members lost to addiction and display public support for their families. The event, initiated by the Addiction Policy Forum, will bring together parents, families, religious leaders and other members of the community and raise awareness of addiction. Other communities across the United States will hold events simultaneously.

WHAT: National Day of Remembrance ~ Bridgewater, MA

WHEN: January 29, 2017, 5:00PM

WHERE: Trinity Episcopal Church, 91 Main Street, Bridgewater

WHO: Speakers will include families featured in Addiction Policy Forum’s

WHY: Massachusetts is currently experiencing an epidemic of opioid-related overdose and death. Opioid-related deaths in our state were more than four times higher in 2015 than in 2000. Sadly, we all know that this disease isolates the families and souls affected. As a result, we need to identify safe places in our community where the stigma of substance use disorder can be identified and diminished. A place where the families of those affected can be embraced and supported.

Please join us on the National Night of Remembrance as we open the doors of Trinity Episcopal Church to let everyone know that we ARE that place. Join us as we embrace the 26 million people living in active addiction, the 23 million souls living in recovery, and honor the friends and families of the millions more lost to overdose.

If you’re interested in attending this event, please contact Aimee D’Arpino, 781-630-1120, NDR129MA@gmail.com

Bridgewater Police Foundation Blood Drive


The newly formed Bridgewater Police Foundation is kicking off its community involvement with a blood drive in honor of all first responders. We've partnered with Bridgewater Fitness to bring you the opportunity to give this lifesaving gift on Tuesday January 31, 2017. One blood donation can help save the lives of 3 individuals. And for those donors that meet the requirements, a donation of double red can help even more. All presenting donors will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card as a thank you.

Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended. Please visit www.rescrossblood.org and enter promo code BridgewaterPD to register now. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Juice Mill is Coming to Downtown Bridgewater!

Around the Common welcomes Juice Mill as our newest Bridgewater Business Listing. We encourage you to always support our great local businesses!



Downtown Bridgewater is gearing up to welcome its newest local business to the area and local residents will have a great, healthy place to visit for all natural juices and other items! Juice Mill will be opening soon in February and the plans for their launch truly look spectacular!

Residents will want to mark the calendars for February 1st for the Grand Opening of Juice Mill, a juicery and cafe that will be located right in Central Square.

Juice Mill will feature all-natural fresh juices, smoothies, acai bowls, cleanses, salads and more!

For more information about Juice Mill, please "Like" their Facebook page by clicking here and "Follow" them on Twitter by clicking here


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Preschool Screenings


The Bridgewater Raynham Regional School District offers an integrated preschool program designed to serve children between the ages of 3 and 5 with special needs as well as children with typically developing skills to residents of Bridgewater and Raynham.  Preschool screenings will be held on February 7th and 9th at Raynham Middle School, 420 Titicut Road, Raynham, MA.  Students who pass the screening are eligible to enroll in the preschool program as a typical peer.  Contact Tracy Taccini at 508-977-0504 x100, to arrange an appointment.

Boston Women's March for America


Participate. Engage. Together.
It's OUR democracy.

Join folks from Bridgewater and other communities
for Boston Women's March for America
on Saturday, January 21, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Meet at Bridgewater Train Station in time to board the 8:32 a.m. train. Buy tickets on board. 
Check details at http://bostonwomensmarchforamerica.org/, March Info.  Pay special attention to what you may and may NOT bring.  

Watch for other local activities on the same day.  Contact BWwomensmarch@gmail.com for additional information.  

See you Saturday!   

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Plymouth County Register of Deeds John R. Buckley Office Hours


Plymouth County Register of Deeds John R. Buckley will hold office hours from 10 a.m. to noon on January 19, 2017 at the Municipal Office Building at 66 Central Square.

Buckley and members of his staff will be available to answer questions or concerns about any Registry of Deeds matter.  Information will be available concerning the Massachusetts Homestead Act and computers will be on hand to print a registry-recorded deed, confirm the status of a mortgage discharge or check on any filing.

Growth Mindset Psychology Lecture


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Flora T. Little Art Gallery



The Bridgewater Public Library will feature an exhibit of Abstract Paintings by local artist Lesley Malouin in the Flora T. Little Gallery. The exhibition will be on display during the months of January and February.

Lesley (Bartholomew) Malouin is a RISD graduate, Bridgewater resident, an award-winning graphic designer, and abstract painter.

She is influenced by DIY punk and street art, found objects, social memes, the Italian Futurists, and life's crazy adventures. The paintings usually reflect her current mood or a distant memory, or focus on recent worldly events. When not working and commuting, Lesley enjoys restoring her 216-year old vintage home with her husband, raising her 4-year old son, watching sci-fi, gardening, hiking, camping, and motorcycling. Many of the paintings are available for purchase; please contact Lesley directly at lesley@malouindesign.com . www.malouindesign.com

An Artist Meet and Greet will be held on Saturday, February 4th at 12:00 p.m.

The Flora T. Little Gallery is open during regular library hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9a.m.-8p.m.; Thursday 10a.m.-5p.m., Friday, Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m.

Bridgewater SE-PAC Meeting

The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) will be holding a presentation for the 2016-2017 school year on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:00 pm titled, Meeting the Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Needs of Our Students. Assistant Superintendent, Ryan Powers, will discuss what the district is currently doing to meet the needs of its students.

The meeting will be held at The Bridge Center located at 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA. Please register online in advance for free childcare at: http://www.thebridgectr.org

The BR-SEPAC is made up of parents that represent about 850 children with special needs within the Bridgewater-Raynham School district. The BR-SEPAC works collaboratively with the Bridgewater-Raynham Public Schools and Bridgewater-Raynham School Committee to provide support and information for parents, school personnel, and the community about disabilities and the special education process. The Bridgewater-Raynham SEPAC accomplishes this through regular presentations and special events. The meeting is free and open to all. For more information visit our facebook or email kwaskiel@hotmail.com.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Mary Poppins Adds Performance


The Family Performing Arts Center (FPAC) at Bridgewater State University has added another performance date to its second season production of the Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s modern classic Mary Poppins, the Broadway musical.

A 7 p.m. performance on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Rondileau Campus Center Auditorium has been added to the following scheduled dates: Friday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 14 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.BSUtix.com. Free parking on campus is available in the West and Harrington lots. The production features two dozen professional actors of all ages from throughout the region and joins several forces from the theater world across the commonwealth.