Saturday, October 13, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

GBWOT Touch a Truck Event

The annual Greater Bridgewater Women of Today, Touch-A-Truck event will be held at Sullivan Tire & Auto Service located at 300 Bedford Street (Rte. 18), on Sunday, October 28th from 11-2 PM. The cost of the event is $5 per person. The event will feature tons of trucks for children to touch and explore! Even Monster Truck BIGFOOT will be among the vehicles! Children can wear their Halloween costumes and Trick-or-Treat at each vehicle. Noodle Doodle Facepainting by Lisa will be at the event and music will be provided by DJ Jeff Fowler Productions. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, and popcorn available for purchase. Come to this great event and meet Big League Brian (he’s the one on stilts on Yawkey Way before Red Sox Games), a train ride and much more! Please park at HarborOne Bank (diagonally across the street from Sullivan Tire) at 295 Bedford Street and there will also be a free shuttle service running from Legion Field to the event. This is a weather permitting event.

The Greater Bridgewater Women of Today would like to thank the sponsors of this event: Wheel House Real Estate/ Jane McCarthy for donating all the candy, Prisco’s Market & Deli, Crocetti’s, DJ Jeff Fowler Productions, LaBelle Sales & Service and especially Sullivan Tire & Auto Service, for co-hosting and allowing us to hold our event there every year. Greater Bridgewater Women of Today is a volunteer organization that performs community service, raises funds to support local charities and community members, and foster friendships. GBWOT has established a Family in Need Fund to assist local families experiencing hardships and offers a scholarship to graduating local seniors. To date, GBWOT has helped more than 90 families in various ways, including supplying gift cards to families with an immediate family member in the hospital, providing photography services to families with a terminally ill parent, providing meals and Christmas gifts to families with a recently deceased parent, donating gift cards to family who lost their home in a fire, and much more. 

 GBWOT meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month. For meeting location in Bridgewater or membership information visit the groups Facebook page and send them a private Facebook message.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

“The Altered Book” Workshop

“The Altered Book” workshop at the Bridgewater Public Library on Wednesday, October 17th at 6:00 p.m.

This is a creative way to upcycle old books into pieces of art. We will be making a book wreath--perfect for your fall decorating! Why spend $40.00 on Etsy for a recycled book wreath, when you could make one at the library for free! This program is open to all skill levels. Ages 12 and up. Supplies provided. No registration required. Come join us!

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

STEM Career Expo

The Office of Career Services is holding its second annual STEM Career Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 2-4 p.m. in the Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center Atrium, 24 Park Ave.

Those with a background in biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, geography, math or physics are encouraged to attend. More than 20 employers will be recruiting for full- and part-time jobs, non-degree and professional-level jobs, internships, research projects, job shadow and volunteer opportunities in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.

For a list of participating organizations, visit BSU’s Office of Career Services website at Professional dress is recommended. Bring resumes and knowledge of organizations that are of interest.

This event is open to the public as well as students and alumni. Contact the Office of Career Services at 508.531.1328 or for more information.

Town Offices and Public Library will be Closed Tuesday, October 16th

The Town of Bridgewater will be closing the Academy Building (66 Central Square) and the Bridgewater Public Library (15 South Street) to conduct an all-day staff training on Tuesday, October 16th. During this time, all offices will be unavailable at the Academy Building and the Library ONLY; this also includes voter registration and absentee ballot services at the Town Clerk's Office. Evening meetings will continue as scheduled.

The training will address emergency scenarios at the Academy Building and Library sites. You may notice an increased presence of emergency personnel/vehicles during the day at both buildings. This will only be a drill, there is currently no active threat to town buildings, residents, or employees.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Voter Registration Deadline

The Town Clerk’s Office reminds residents that Wednesday, October 17th is the deadline to register to vote for the November 6th State Election. The Town Clerk’s Office located at the Academy Building, 66 Central Square will hold a voter registration session from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on October 17th. 

 Persons who are United States Citizens, residents of Massachusetts, and who will be at least 18 years old on or before November 6th are eligible to register. Those meeting these qualifications who have a Massachusetts Driver’s License can submit their registration online at

Those registering by mail should have their form hand-canceled to ensure it is postmarked before the deadline.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Absentee Ballots Now Available for the November 6th State Election

Absentee ballots for the State Election are available in the Town Clerk's Office. Residents may vote by absentee ballot if they are unable to vote at the polls on Election Day because of the following reasons:
  • Absence from Town during the hours the polls are open
  • Physical disability
  • Observing religious beliefs
The State Election is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 and the voting will be held at the Bridgewater Mitchell Middle School located at 166 Mount Prospect Street, Bridgewater from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Town Clerk’s Office is open the following hours for voting absentee:

Monday thru Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Late Night: Wednesday, October 17th 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

ABSENTEE DEADLINE: Monday, November 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

For further information call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-697-0921.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Building Common Ground in the Political Arena

“Building Common Ground in the Political Arena” presentation given by Senator Marc Pacheco and Representative Angelo D’Emilia at the Bridgewater Public Library on Monday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

This presentation is the first of a series titled “Being Neighborly, Finding Common Ground” sponsored by Bridgewater Citizens for Civility and Respect (BCCR) and the Bridgewater Public Library.

BCCR is a group of local citizens in Bridgewater that have formed an organization whose goal is to ensure that Bridgewater is a safe, inclusive community, one of civility and respect for all.

We hope you can join us.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

October Services at the New Jerusalem Church

Worship with us at 10:30am Sundays. Sunday School at 9:30am. Check out our website for other opportunities to gather.

Bridgewater New Jerusalem Church 2 Bedford Street, Bridgewater, MA 508-697-3068

Our October sermon titles are:

Oct 7 'Communion in Community'
Oct 14 'Remembering Childhood's Joys'
Oct 21 'The Challenges of Youth'
Oct 28 'Aging as a Spiritual Practice'  

St. Thomas Fall Rummage Sale

Fall Rummage Sale

St. Thomas Aquinas Women’s Club will run their Fall Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 13th, 9-3. $2.00 a bag is from 2-3. Come early for a great selection, come later for a great bargain!