Friday, December 14, 2018

Free Viewing of Southside with You


Come to a FREE viewing of the movie Southside with You on Monday, December 17, in Bridgewater.

The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago’s South Side.

The public is welcome to join us for the viewing and the discussion to follow.

Monday, December 17, 2018 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 First Parish Church and the Bridgewater Citizens for Civility & Respect. 

Ninth in our Black Lives Matter film series.

Friday, December 7, 2018

A Sense of Place



The Bridgewater Public Library will feature “A Sense of Place” a combined exhibit of pastel paintings by Laurinda Phakos O’Connor and Maureen Spinale in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery during the months of December and January.

As an artist, Laurinda Phakos O’Connor strives to let simplified strokes create the up-close excitement of color, texture and expression on the surface of paper while she pushes to capture the sense and feel from the landscape.

Maureen Spinale has a passion for painting trees and is drawn to the complexities of tangled branches and fractured light beams through the forest. She has evolved her style from a realistic approach to a more contemporary perspective flecked with bold colors, strong lines and light.

Both women are award winning artist exhibiting in Boston and on the South Shore. They are Gallery Artists at the South Shore Art Center and Signature Artists of Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. For more information, visit www.laurindaoconnor.com; www.maureenspinale.com.

An Artist Meet and Greet will be held on Saturday, January 12th at 11:00 am.

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.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Public Forum on Town Signs

The Bridgewater Branding & Wayfinding Committee will be holding an open forum for the public to provide input and comments regarding the Committee's work to enhance wayfinding resources within the Town of Bridgewater. The forum will take place in Conference Room 201A of the Academy Building, 66 Central Square on Thursday, December 13th at 6PM. 

For those who cannot attend the forum, the Committee has arranged a quick survey to provide feedback below.

Take the Committee's Survey: Wayfinding Survey

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Friends of Williams Holiday Shopping Event


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Monday, December 3, 2018

Gun Safety, Gun Control, Gun Rights & Responsibilities

“Gun Safety, Gun Control, Gun Rights & Responsibilities” presentation given by Professor Mitch Librett, BSU, Chief of Police Chris Delmonte, Town of Bridgewater and Kathleen Berry, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense at the Bridgewater Public Library on Monday, December 10th at 6:30 p.m.

This presentation is the second in 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.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The GroovaLottos at the Bridgewater Public Library


Music performance by The GroovaLottos at the Bridgewater Public Library on Saturday, December 8th @ 12:00 pm.
The GROOVALOTTOS are a powerhouse soul-funk-blues trio, comprised of award-winning and seasoned studio and touring musicians, incredible music and wild senses of humor make them one of the most entertaining bands in New England.

The GroovaLottos are on a journey to continue soul, funk and blues as musical traditions. Said to play with their souls instead of their hands, and heralding from Cherokee, Choctaw and Wampanoag communities, they are also known as the 'Soul-Funk Song Keepers of Native America."

No registration required. Free and open to the public.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Bridgewater Citizens for Civility and Respect Meeting

Bridgewater Citizens for Civility and Respect Meeting

AGENDA for December 4, 2018 6:30 PM

Location: Senior Center

NOTE: Pizza and salad will be served at 6:30 PM, before the start of the meeting. Cost per person, $4.00. Guests are welcome.

  • Welcome new members/visitors 2 minutes
  • Approval of minutes of prior meeting 2 minutes
  • Treasurer’s report/Dues 2 minutes 
  • Giving thanks 10 minutes
Old Business 
  • Committee Reports 3 – 5 minutes each
  • Stretch committee/ discussion forums 
  • Communications committee 
  • Outreach committee 
  • School Outreach committee 
  • Executive committee 
New Business
  • Feedback on Gun Safety prompts for upcoming forum 10 minutes
  • Review attached article: How to Talk to Someone You Can’t Stand 5 minutes 
  • Goals for 2019: see discussion points attached 10 minutes
Announcements, stories 2 minutes

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Breakfast with Santa on Sunday


Off the Common Coffeehouse December 2018 Concert


The Off the Common Coffeehouse in Bridgewater concert on Saturday December 1st 2018 at 7:30 will feature Greg Greenway. All for $15 and the doors open at 7:00pm. We are at the U. U. Church at 50 School Street in Bridgewater MA

Greg Greenway
Originally from Richmond, VA, Greg moved to Boston for its rich Folk Music tradition and has become one of its most unique and superlative emissaries. His “In the Name of Love,” a lead in to the U2 classic, “Pride,” was the #5 song on the Folk DJ list in 2013. It has become a defining piece on his journey to becoming an international artist capable of addressing sensitive topics like Race in a way that connects audiences to their humanity while entertaining them at the same time.

He has been described as “one of the strongest, and finest voices in folk music.” The Boston Globe wrote, “Confessional one moment, rambunctiously disarming the next, few modern folk singers can own a coffeehouse stage as completely as Greenway.” Another reviewer perhaps described it best, “A profoundly rich poet and musician. Folk Music is too narrow a description.”

Musically, his guitar, piano, and ukulele reflect inspiration from all over the map–gospel, rock, blues, Jazz, and world music. But his center is in the singer/songwriter tradition that traces it roots all the way back to the social awareness of Woody Guthrie. His central appeal is that it all comes through the singular lens of Greenway’s own humanity and affinity for the audience.

He has legendary energy, couched in a presentation of high spirited give and take of such good humor that audiences unfailingly walk away uplifted.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

2019 Dog Licenses Available for Sale Now!



Dog owners in Bridgewater are reminded that the Dog Licenses are valid from January 1st through December 31st

A dog licensing form to register dogs for the calendar year 2019 will be sent to all residents with the 2019 Annual Town Census.

The 2019 Dog License costs are:

Male/Female: $20.00

Neutered Male/Spayed Female: $15.00

Late Fee (after March 1, 2019): $10.00

Dogs not registered by March 1st will be charged a fine of $10.00 in addition to the cost of the license as required by the Canine Control Ordinance.

Licenses may be purchased in person at the Town Clerk’s Office, located at 66 Central Square in the Academy Building. Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Licenses also may be purchased by mailing a request, the proper fee, self-addressed stamped envelope and copy of current rabies certificate to Town Clerk’s Office, 66 Central Square, Bridgewater, MA 02324.

Additionally, licenses may be purchased online through the Town’s Website: www.bridgewaterma.org by clicking on “Make a Payment” to access the ONLINE PAYMENT CENTER.

Residents with questions are welcome to contact the Town Clerk’s Office (508-697-0921)