Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BR-SEPAC and The Bridge Center

The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) and The Bridge Center will be holding a meeting for the 2014-2015 school year on Tuesday, January 20th at 6:30 pm. Following the meeting, at 7 pm there will be a lecture titled, No Sibling Left Behind. The presentors will be Hillary Dunn and Kathleen Amaral. This presentation is geared to parents of young siblings and professionals as well. The overall sibling experience (what it’s like for siblings growing up with a brother/sister with a disability), strategies to support siblings, current trends in sibling research, and the growing sibling movement will be addressed. The meeting will be held at The Bridge Center located at 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA. Childcare will be provided. To assure adequate staffing, please RSVP 5 days in advance if you plan to access the childcare service. To do so, please create an account at For registration help, please call The Bridge Center at 508-­‐697-­‐7557 ext. 17. 

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 meetings, workshops, presentations, and special events. The meeting is free and open to all. For more information visit our website: or email

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Living Nativity in Bridgewater

Please come and enjoy a Living Nativity, complete with live animals courtesy of Hanson Farm.

On the front lawn of Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square (on the common), Bridgewater

Monday, December 22, 5:30-6:30pm

Hot cocoa will be served!

Merry Christmas to all!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

25th Anniversary Celebration Holiday Concert Tonight!

The Bridgewater State University Alumni Chamber Choir is presenting their 25th Anniversary Celebration Holiday Concert this evening (Saturday, December 13th) at 7PM. The concert takes place at Central Square Congregational Church and is a free event.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Electric Distrbution Through Xoom Energy

Around the Common has made the switch to obtain its electric distribution through Xoom Energy. With a competitive marketplace, you can buy your distribution through companies like Xoom but still pay one National Grid or Nstar bill. The benefit is having fixed rate, competitive per kwh pricing. Signing up is easy; all you need is your National Grid/Nstar account number and contact information:

To learn more about Xoom Energy and to sign up, please click here.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

BR Music Boosters Event

The B-R Music Boosters is hosting a "Dining for a Cause" night at the 99 in Bridgewater. The event will be next Wednesday, December 10th from 5-10pm. The offer is good for dine-in or take-out but participants must present the B-R Music Boosters voucher for their order to count. 

The B-R Music Boosters will receive 15% of all orders placed. 

They will also have a table set up to sell their "Heat Your Home " raffle tickets. These tickets are $10 each and the winner will receive $1000.00 in heat from their heating supplier (oil, gas, electric ...whatever!) Drawing will be held December 18th at the holiday concert at the high school.

Not Your Father's Assisted Living

The public is invited to attend a presentation given by All American Assisted Living of Hanson: “Not Your Father’s Assisted Living”, at the Bridgewater Public Library. The program is scheduled for 5:30p.m. on Monday, December 15th in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room.

The presentation will focus on a new model of senior housing, and will also highlight changes in our healthcare system for seniors and how the “new normal” has implications for seniors and their families.

Light refreshments will be available.

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

Bridgewater Cultural Council Meeting

The next Bridgewater Cultural Council meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 10th from 6-8 PM at the Bridgewater Public Library. The Cultural Council will be discussing additional funding for FY 2015.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Learn to Curl on January 4

The South Shore Curling Club's next Learn to Curl session for first-time curlers will be January 4, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:30 PM at the Bridgewater Ice Arena (20 Bedford Park in Bridgewater, MA).

This includes a video introduction and on-ice training, followed by a real game. All equipment is provided. Cost is $40 per person.

Unfortunately, because of limited rink availability this will be our only LTC session in the near future. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Bridgewater-Rayhnam SEPAC and the Bridge Center Presents

Exceptional Lives project summary: Exceptional Lives has developed a new online navigation tool for parents & caregivers of children with a disability. The free software tool is designed to walk parents step by step through the complex or overwhelming processes they face in caring for their child. The first process they are helping parents navigate: ensuring their families are prepared for a potential crisis or emergency involving their exceptional family member. Families will create individualized emergency preparedness plans using the software. With the assistance of Exceptional Lives and trained college volunteers, parents will walk away with an emergency preparedness plan by the end of the 45-to-60-minute session. They can then use and share their plan with other members of their child’s caregiving team, to make sure everyone is on the same page if/when a personal or public emergency occurs.

Jay O’Brien has worked in the disability field for 12 years, following positions in the US Senate in Washington and in high-tech marketing/communications in Boston. His experience includes nine years as a field office director for Special Olympics Massachusetts. Jay has an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a Harvard Alumni Public Service Fellow. He has a BA from Holy Cross College. 

WHEN: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
TIME: BRSEPAC meeting 6:30 PM 

Lecture 7:00 PM 
WHERE: The Bridge Center
470 Pine Street 

Bridgewater, MA 02324
CHILDCARE: *Provided
ADMISSION: Free! All are welcome to attend.

*To assure adequate staffing, please RSVP 5 days in advance if you plan to access the childcare service. To do so, please create an account at

For registration help, please call The Bridge Center at 508-697-7557 ext. 17

On Time Snow Plowing

On Time Snow Plowing has openings for winter snow removal customers.  

On Time Snow Plowing offers a seasonal rate of $300-$400 depending upon the size and configuration of driveways, along with a "PER STORM" rate (regardless of how many times they have to come by and clean out the snow) of either $40 or $50, based on same criteria. 

If you are interested in having On Time Snow Plowing handle your snow removal this winter, please contact Ernie to schedule your snow removal today.