Thursday, January 16, 2020

Creating and Sustaining MLK's Beloved Community

Please join us on Monday, January 27, 2020 in the Bridgewater State University Rondileau Campus Center Large Ballroom.

You may join us for any portion of this event.

3:20-4:35pm: Faculty Panel
Dr. Kevin McGowan, Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education; Dr. Kevin Curry, Professor of Biological Sciences; Dr. Emily Field, Assistant Professor of English; and Dr. Wendy Champagnie Williams, Assistant Professor School of Social Work.

4:35-5pm: Music interludeVocalist/ Entertainer Candida Rose Baptista

5:00-6:30pm: Complimentary Dinner and Keynote:Trustee Davede Alexander (Bio available in the registration)

Click on the link in the invite and register today. Creating and Sustaining MLK’s Beloved Community

Please contact Donna Wood 508-531-1429 with your questions.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Essential Oils Workshop at the Library

Essential Oils workshop given by doTERRA wellness advocate Chris Ventura on Tuesday, January 14th at 6:30 pm.

More people are using essential oils today. Essential oils are used for everything from pampering yourself to cleaning and helping with various ailments. An essential oil is a fragrant liquid extracted from leaves, twigs, berries, bark, wood, roots, flowers, citrus peels, or other plant matter.

Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless.

Join Chris Ventura, doTERRA Wellness Advocate to learn about Essential Oils.

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

Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest

Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest
The Bridgewater Knights of Columbus Council will be sponsoring the Annual Basketball Free Throw Championship Competition

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Location: St. Thomas Aquinas
Parish Center, Gymnasium
103 Center Street, Bridgewater

Registration: Begins at 5:00 PM

Contest Begins at 6:00 PM

Proof of age and parent/ guardian signature required and there is no registration fee. All Boys and girls ages 9-14 (age as of January 1st) are invited to participate.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Old Bridgewater Historical Society

The Old Bridgewater Historical Society will present a lecture entitled “Native American Constructions of the Eastern Seaboard” on Sunday, January 26th beginning at 1p.m. Dr. Curtiss Hoffman will be the speaker.

Scattered throughout the woodlands and fields of the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada are tens of thousands of stone monuments. These stone constructions have been the subject of debate among archaeologists and antiquarians for the past seventy-five years. Regional descendent indigenous communities for the preservation of these monuments call them “stone prayers”. They help to protect the monuments from encroachment and desecration by development interests. This talk will provide strong evidence that many of these structures are indeed indigenous sacred sites as the Native people claim.

Dr. Curtiss Hoffman holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from Yale University. Since 1973 he has directed field operations at archaeological sites in southern New England. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Bridgewater State University, a position he has held since 1978. He is past president of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society and currently serves as the editor of its bulletin.

The lecture will be held at the OBHS Memorial Building, located at 162 Howard Street, West Bridgewater. This is a free event; $5 donation to the Old Bridgewater Historical Society is suggested, but not required. Light refreshments will be served.

Native American Constructions is sponsored by the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, 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 Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, and the city of Brockton. For more information, visit the OBHS website at

Successful Transition Planning

The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) will be holding a presentation for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, January 13th at 7:00 pm titled, Successful Transition Planning. What will life after high school be like for your child with special needs? Join us for a Federation for Children with Special Needs workshop on transition planning with guest speaker Cathy Hickey of the Brockton Area Arc.

The meeting will be held at The Bridge Center located at 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA. The BR-SEPAC will hold a meeting at 6:45 pm and then the presentation will follow at 7:00 pm. 

Please register online in advance for free childcare at: http://

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Annual Town Election to be held April 25, 2020

Annual Town Election - Saturday, April 25, 2020 -Important Dates to Remember
Nomination Papers:
**Please note:  It is necessary to have a minimum of 150 signatures for certification for Town Wide Nominations.** ** (100 signatures for Precinct/District Councilors)**
            Nomination Papers available:                                                                            Monday, January 6, 2020              
            Last day to obtain Nomination Papers:                                                       Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
            Last day to submit Nomination Papers to Board of Registrars:    Monday, March 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.                                   
            Last day to object or withdraw:                                                                        Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.                                                                                         
Statement of Financial Interest:                         Due on or before Monday, March 9, 2020
Campaign Finance Forms:
             Form CPF M102 Due                                             Friday, April 17, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
(Eight (8)Days preceding election)                                               
            Form CPF M102 Due                                              Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
(Thirty (30)Days after election)
Voting Registration Session:
The last day to register to vote for the Annual Town Election will be on Monday, April 6, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Town Clerk’s Office in the Academy Building.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Winter 2020 Church Service Themes at New Jerusalem Church

Bridgewater New Jerusalem Church 
2 Bedford Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324

Sunday School & Choir Practice 9:30-10:15am
Worship 10:30am, fellowship following.

1/5 -Epiphany - Bringing Your Gifts
1/12 - Simplify, Simplify, Simplify
1/19 - Prayer and Why WE need it!
1/26 - Swedenborg's 332nd Birthday - A Man Ahead of His Time!
2/2 - Ground Hog Day - Can I get a 'Do-Over'? with Kelly Milne
2/9 - What is Our Part, What is God's Part?
2/16 - How Science & Religion Can Work Together
2/23 - Bringing Heaven on Earth

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Greg Geenway at the Off the Common Coffeehouse

The Off the Common Coffeehouse concert on Saturday January 4th 2020 will see Greg Greenway performing an amazing evening of Music starting at 7:30 PM. The $15 tickets will be available only at the door when they open at 7 PM. The Coffeehouse is at the U. U. Church at 50 School Street in Bridgewater MA

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.

“Greg Greenway is one of those artists who is so rich a talent that it is difficult to categorize him. He traverses, combines and mixes up musical genres, and manages to open a window on global events that bring us together as citizens of the world. Like other great performers before him, Greenway’s message is that we can all play a part and make a difference in the course of both our private and public lives. But few musicians can do just this with such style, passion and sheer musicality.”

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2020 Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Billing

2020 Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Billing Info:

3rd and 4th quarter tax bills were mailed on December 30, 2019 with due dates of February 3rd and May 2nd.

Real Estate Abatement Applications are due by February 3 and applications are available online by clicking here or in the Assessor's Office.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Remembering Pearl Harbor: A Day of Infamy

A presentation titled “Remembering Pearl Harbor: A Day of Infamy” will be given by Historian and Professor Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, January 7th at 6:30 p.m.

Last Last month marked the anniversary of Japan’s attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. It was one of the most momentous events of the twentieth century. Admiral Yamamoto achieved a major tactical victory at Pearl Harbor but not the strategic knockout blow he had hoped for. Japan’s attack on the Hawaiian Islands globalized the Second World War.

Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, a pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities and professor of history.

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