Thursday, April 23, 2015

Basic Rights In Special Education

The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council
Basic Rights In Special Education

Presented by The Federation for Children with Special Needs

The Basic Rights workshop will help you:

*  Learn how special education law can support your child as they learn
*  Learn the process- how special education law can open doors of support in your school
*  Understand your rights so you can effectively collaborate with your professional partners and become a more effective advocate for your child
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
BRSEPAC meeting 6:30 PM
Lecture 7:00 PM
Bridgewater Raynham Lecture Hall
Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School
 415 Center St.       Bridgewater, MA
Lectures are free and everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

FREE Metal Recycling to benefit local food pantry

The Sixth Annual FREE Metal Recycling day will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 a.m. til noon at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, adjacent to the CVS in Bridgewater Center. All proceeds benefit the Bridgewater Food Pantry.
The metal drive is sponsored by the church’s Green Sanctuary Committee, in conjunction with KeyforHope, a local non-profit dedicated to providing food and support to those in need. Green Sanctuary churches are committed to promoting sustainable lifestyles for their members as individuals and as a faith community. In the past five years, the one-day drive has netted close to $1300 in food for the Bridgewater Food Pantry.
Bring your scrap metal, large or small, to the church parking lot!! All metal, including appliances, pipe, air conditioners, fencing, file cabinets, bikes, grills and more, will be accepted, minus any gas, propane, glass, etc. Friendly volunteers will help unload your metal. The metal recycling will be held rain or shine.
Please help get the word out!! Tell your friends, family, and neighbors to keep us in mind when doing spring cleaning! Residents and non-residents are welcome. Let’s fill up those roll-off containers and support those in need in our own community. 

Graduate School Fair at BSU

The College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University will hold its first Graduate School Fair with more than 30 graduate institutions in attendance.

The fair will be Wednesday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dunn Conference Suite (in Crimson Hall) on the Bridgewater State University campus. It is open to all students, members of the community and the general public who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree.

In addition to Bridgewater, institutions that will be in attendance include: Bryant University, Simmons College, Northeastern University, Framingham State University, Roger Williams, Suffolk, and many more.

Attendees who register in advance will be entered to win a Kindle Paperwhite. To RSVP and review the complete list of attending schools visit:

For more information, contact Kaylee Fernandes in Bridgewater’s College of Graduate Studies at 508.531.6010.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Patriot's Day Blood Drive Bridgewater

Patriot's Day Blood Drive Bridgewater hosted by Bridgewater Academy Lions Club
Monday, April 20 2-7 PM at Conant Community Health Center, 5 Wally Krueger Way, Bridgewater.

Call Lion Elaine at 508-697-8154 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins also accepted. 

Donate blood and save a life!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Rabies Clinic in Bridgewater

The Board of Health in cooperation with Bridgewater Animal Control and The Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic will hold a Rabies clinic on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 10 AM – Noon at the Highway Barn located at 151 High Street, Bridgewater.

Fees: $10.00 per vaccine (checks or cash accepted)
We are unable to make change for cash 

9:00 – 11:00 AM DOGS
Dogs 6 months & older must be on a leash

11:00 – 12:00 CATS
Cats must be confined in carriers

Licenses will also be available from the Town Clerk

Special thanks to Dr. Lindsay Sullivan & Dee from Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic & Animal Control Officer Lisa McKay for their assistance.
For more information, please contact the Board of Health at 508-697-0939.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Appomattox at 150

The Bridgewater Public Library announces that historian Dr. Gary Hylander will present “Appomattox at 150” in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room on Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

April of this year marks the sesquicentennial of General Lee’s surrender to General Grant at Appomattox Court House in southern Virginia. Grant, who had just ridden in from the field in his mud-spattered private’s uniform was more unkempt than usual. Waiting for him in the parlor of the McClean farmhouse was Lee spotless in his dress uniform and wearing his dress sword. The two men sat down and agreed upon the terms of surrender. Grant was generous. The War Between The States was over.

Gary L. Hylander earned his PhD at Boston College. His advisor and dissertation director was the noted Boston historian Thomas H. O’Connor. Hylander is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, pedagogical specialist for the NEH, and professor of history at Framingham State University. He is a frequent presenter at library forums, historical societies, senior living centers, civic and professional organizations as well as a public affairs commentator on local cable news and radio.

“Appomattox at 150” is sponsored by the Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library.

Parking is available in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

Summer Science Academy at BSU

The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education at Bridgewater State University is offering its annual Summer Science Academy that features one-week, hands-on science classes for students entering grades 5-12 this fall.

Participating students are immersed in science courses and conduct investigations in their selected classes. Students in grades 5-8 will also participate in extracurricular science activities.

Courses and dates on the BSU campus for students entering grades 6-8 are: xSTREAM Adventures and Whale of a Mystery, July 6-10; Forensics Institute of Bridgewater and Enduring Everest: An Engineering Challenge, July 13-17; Forensics Institute of Bridgewater, July 20-24; Be the Bird: Exploration into the World of Ornithology, July 27-31.

Students entering grades 5-6 can attend Our Cosmic Address, July 20-24 while students entering grades 9-12 can participate in Biotech Career Rotations: Real-world Techniques to Answer Real-world Problems, July 27-31. Both sessions will be on the BSU campus.

The Summer Science Academy will also be held on the Cape at Bridgewater’s campus in South Yarmouth for students entering grades 6-8, where Cryptography Adventures will be offered July 20-24 and Mysteries of the Universe has been scheduled for July 27-31.

Program fees covers all course expenses including lab supplies and materials. Fees do not include lunch or transportation. A limited number of needs-based scholarships are available and deadline for submission is May 21.

For more information, visit or contact Maura Whittemore at> or 508.531.2575.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bridgewater Resident Raises Funds for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Please help support Bridgewater resident Megan Wood as she participates in The Out of the Darkness Overnight Experience, a 16-18 mile walk over the course of one night. Net proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. You can donate online by clicking here.