Friday, September 20, 2019

Ms.fresh Organics


Around the Common is pleased to welcome our newest business listing Ms.fresh. We encourage all of our readers to support local business!


Ms.fresh was founded by Bridgewater resident Jill Sheridan, a mom of four with a M.Ed. in biology who works as a bio/engineering teacher and natural living researcher. 


About 15 years ago, Jill became aware of the dangerous chemicals we were slathering on our largest organ - carcinogens, hormone disruptors, reproductive toxins, and pesticides - oh my! Research provided perspective and Jill knew we were on the verge of a necessary paradigm shift when it came to how we thought of body and home care. With indoor air pollution, autoimmune disease, product allergies, asthma, and hormonal cancers on the rise, truth started to emerge with the empirical evidence to support it - ingredients do matter. It was with that background and coupled with years of research that Sheridan decided to launch Ms.fresh.

​Since founding Ms.fresh, Jill has made it her mission to educate and empower those within the community to make safe swaps that people can afford and believes that no one should be priced out of healthy choices for their families. Women in science are going to be an essential part of this change and Ms.fresh prides itself on being a woman-owned business seeking to make an impact on the local community and the residents who call it home.

Located in Bridgewater, the entire Ms.fresh product line can be found on their website by clicking here. Be sure to also give Ms.fresh a "like" on Facebook by clicking here

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Job Fair at Bridgewater State University



More than 60 employers representing a variety of career fields are attending Bridgewater State University’s annual fall Internship & Job Fair.

Scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Rondileau Campus Center Ballroom at 19 Park Ave., the fair is open to the public. Free parking is available on campus.

Representatives from organizations in fields such as accounting, finance/banking, social services, communications, sales, customer service, retail, insurance, management as well as the public sector will be present to discuss full-time professional opportunities and internships.

Details on participating organizations are available on the Career Services site that can be found on bridgew.edu and clicking on the Upcoming Events tab. For more information, contact Laurent Troland at 508.531.1328 or atltroland@bridgew.edu.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Town Of Bridgewater Aerial Spraying - TONIGHT!!!

Town Of Bridgewater Aerial Spraying

In case you had not heard -  the Town Of Bridgewater is aerial spraying after dusk this evening, Tuesday, September 17th.

You may want to bring pets inside and close your windows.

Free Viewing of The BLACKkKLANSMAN


Come to a FREE viewing of the movie BLACKkKLANSMAN on Tuesday, September 24 at the First Parish UU Church in Bridgewater.

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who
eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Upper Parish Hall of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church

50 School Street, Bridgewater
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Co-sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the First Parish UU Church and the Bridgewater Citizens for Civility & Respect.

This is the 15th in our Black Lives Matter film series.

Dining for a Cause to Support Old Bridgewater Historical Society



The Old Bridgewater Historical Society will hold their annual Dining for a Cause fundraiser at the Bridgewater 99 Restaurant at Campus Plaza on Tuesday evening, September 24th from 5 to 9 p.m. 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 https://www.oldbridgewater.org/events-directory/ 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.m.

The Old Bridgewater Historical Society is a private organization, started in 1894, dedicated to the collection, preservation, and publication of history relating to the original Bridgewater area, which includes the towns of East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, Bridgewater and the city of Brockton. For more information about the Dining for a Cause fundraiser or about the OBHS 125th Anniversary Raffle, visit the website at www.oldbridgewater.org. OBHS also maintains a Facebook page.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Bridgewater Parks and Trails Orientation


On October 17, 2019 from 7-8 PM The Natural Resources Trust of Bridgewater (a private non-profit), the Nunckatessett Greenway Program and the Town of Bridgewater will jointly present a one-hour Bridgewater Parks and Trails Orientation session.

The presentations' goal is to describe each of Bridgewater's several park lands, where they are located and the rules for using them.

Here is the link to a short video show about the orientation sessions along with a map of the Parklands. https://suff.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=644231232fce41ffadc330e2e1e19c9f

Please share the documents with friends, neighbors, relatives, etc. and encourage them to attend. There will be a follow-up meeting on November 21st at which time we are hopeful to know more about the Town's hiring of a Chief Park Steward to oversee the park lands.

Your input is needed in word and deed to promote the sustainability and improvement of our wonderful natural resources.

We hope to see you at the meeting on October 17th. If you have questions please contact Kitty Doherty riverland927@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

AAUW Knit-In



The public is invited to join the AAUW Knit-In for Scholarships on Saturday, September 21, at the Bridgewater Senior Center. The Knit-In begins at 1p.m. and ends at 5p.m.

Crafters who enjoy knitting and/or crocheting will spend a pleasant afternoon of comraderie creating one or more 7 x 9 inch blocks which will be assembled into colorful lap robes and donated to a local charity. Participants should bring size 7 needles or J/K crochet hooks and acrylic yarn (worsted). For beginners, supplies will be provided. This will be a good opportunity to clean out your yarn stash – yarn color is not important! The donation to participate is $10 for the afternoon. Light refreshments will be served.

The Bridgewater Senior Center is located at 10 Wally Kreuger Way (off Route 18) in Bridgewater.

This fundraiser for local college scholarships is sponsored by the Taunton Branch of the American Association of University Women, a non-profit organization advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Additional information about the AAUW can be found on their website at www.aauw.org.

For more information about the Knit-In, contact Cris Ajemian at 508-697-6653.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Tennis Tournament and Viewing Social to Benefit The Well


Looking for a great fundraiser to help support the Bridgewater non-profit The Well? Look no further!

On Friday, September 20th The Well is hosting a tennis tournament and viewing social at Edgewood Pool & Tennis Club. There is both a friendly division and a competitive division for the tennis tournament and there will be a hospitality tent for spectators and players complete with food, beer and wine.

For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Taste a Book Club!



Taste a Book Club! Next gathering is being held on Tuesday, September 24th @ 5:00 pm.

Do you love to cook and love looking at cookbooks?

We have selected the cookbook "The Apple Cookbook: 125 Freshly Picked Recipes” by Olwen Woodier.

Stop by the library and borrow a copy located at the front desk. Notify the library with the page number of the recipe you would like to reserve. Cook the recipe. Bring your dish to the meeting to share. After eating discuss the book.

The Library will supply the paper products.

The event, which begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

September Events at The Bridgewater Public Library



Monday, September 9 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Make and Take craft: Drop in and make a tiger craft. Ages 3+ with adult helper. While supplies last, no registration required.

Thursday, September 12 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie: Dumbo (G, 111 min). All ages welcome, no registration. Adult must remain with child.

Friday, September 13 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: The Learning Tree: A Caregiver and Child Literacy Program with Ms. Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Registration is required for this 7 week program. To register, call Nancy at Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 1.

Saturday, September 14 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read to Duncan, our lovable therapy dog. The “Read to a Dog” program provides children the opportunity to visit with a dog while building reading skills in a non-judgmental environment. No registration, all ages welcome.

Tuesday, September 17 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, games, a craft and FUN! All ages with adult, no registration.

Wednesday, September 18 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Wednesday, September 18 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult. Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. All ages, no registration.

Thursday, September 19 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, September 20 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: The Learning Tree: A Caregiver and Child Literacy Program with Ms. Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Registration is required for this 7 week program. To register, call Nancy at Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 2.

Monday, September 23 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Make and Take craft: Drop in and make a farm animal craft. Ages 3+ with adult helper. While supplies last, no registration required.

Tuesday, September 24 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, games, a craft and FUN! All ages with adult, no registration.

Wednesday, September 25 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Wednesday, September 25 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult. Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. All ages, no registration.

Thursday, September 26 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, September 27 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: The Learning Tree: A Caregiver and Child Literacy Program with Ms. Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Registration is required for this 7 week program. To register, call Nancy at Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 3.

** CANCELLATIONS for library run programs will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.

For more information, call the library at 508-697-3331.