Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rotary announces its 2014 Citizen of the Year recipients from the Bridgewaters

Janet Dye, President of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters, has announced the following community leaders to be recognized on October 7th at Bridgewater State University as Rotary's 2014 Citizens of the Year:

for Bridgewater - Patricia Oliari
for East Bridgewater - Dianne Kennedy Warkel
for West Bridgewater - Linda Santry

Since 2000 the local Rotary club has been honoring local leaders for their contributions to improving the quality of life in the Bridgewaters.

The awards are sponsored by the Bridgewater Savings Bank.

Sponsor forms, advertising requests and tickets ($20 each) may be obtained by contacting Bruce Marquis at 508.378.7890 or by mailing, by September 30th, to:

P.O. Box 266
East Bridgewater, MA 02333 

The purposes of this award program are (1) to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the quality of life in the respective communities where they live and/or work, and (2) to raise funds to support high school scholarships and other charitable activities of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters.

Bridgewater's AutumnFest

Stay up to date on Bridgewater's AutumnFest by RSVP on the Facebook event page by clicking here.

AutumnFest is going to be huge this year with 110 booths and 10 food vendors available for the annual event. This is a great community event that you will not want to miss!

Monday, September 15, 2014

UnMasked Masquerade Ball to Support The Well

On Saturday, October 11, The Well will host its first fundraiser – UnMasked- a masquerade ball to be held at the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in Easton, MA.  The event’s theme is to “unmask”- to remove the stigma of mental illness that so many who suffer from it hide behind.  Through this event, we hope to increase awareness of the issues surrounding mental health, raise financial resources to help in our efforts to treat mental health issues, and educate the community about the services offered at The Well, a Center for Hope and Healing.  

In today’s world, the devastating effects of untreated mental illness are seen everywhere.  Weekly news reports of violence and tragedy that has occurred as a result of untreated depression, anxiety, mood disorders and substance abuse fill our TVs and newspapers with horrific stories that leave us confused and afraid.  The Well is our community’s answer for help. The Well is a nonprofit, community-based wellness center located on 232 Broad Street in Bridgewater, MA.  The Well’s mission is to help individuals, families and the community experience spiritual, emotional and physical healing through holistic services that treat the complex needs of the mind, body and spirit.  At the Well, children, teens, adults and families who struggle with mental illness receive expert emotional and spiritual care in a center that also provides love, support and commitment to the clients who need hope and healing.  Since opening in 2011, The Well has served hundreds of people in your community, your neighborhood, and perhaps even in your family. 

The Well is soliciting financial assistance to provide counseling, support and care to members of this community.  You can help by becoming a sponsor, making a donation, and/or attending this event.  Sponsorship levels are as follows:  Platinum ($5,000 or more), Gold ($2,500), Silver ($1,000), and Bronze ($500).  Sponsors will receive mention in all event materials, on The Well website, and at the event.  You can also help by donating an item for our silent auction, raffle, or make a cash donation.  Sponsorships and donations are tax-deductible and can be mailed to The Well, 232 Broad Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324 or online at www.VisitTheWell.org.  For tickets to this event, contact Laurie Smith at 508-938-WELL (9355) or email wellunmasked@gmail.com.  This is going to be an amazing evening filled with great music, food and drink, and the company of an incredible group of people who have a vision for a more well community.  We hope to see you there.

Please call Laurie Smith at 508-938-WELL (9355) or email wellunmasked@gmail.com  with any questions or for more information on The Well and UnMasked.   

10th Annual Celebration for Peace in Bridgewater

10th Annual Celebration for Peace in Bridgewater
Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church Bridgewater
50 School Street
Held in concert with the United Nations International Peace Day, this community event features children's crafts and peaceful games, a peace march around Bridgewater Center with our now-famous Peace Dove on Saturday afternoon, and a peace-themed church service on Sunday morning entitled "Covenant of Nations". The full schedule can be found here .

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Observatory schedules viewing events for the fall

The observatory at Bridgewater State University’s Center for Science & Mathematics will hold public viewing nights throughout the fall beginning Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Public viewings will be held every Wednesday through Dec. 10. The Sept. 24 viewing will run from 7:30-9 p.m. Public nights in October will run from 7-8:30 p.m. and the November/December events will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. The observatory will be closed the night of Nov. 26.

All viewings are subject to the weather, so contact the observatory hotline, 508.531.DARK (3275), to confirm the events. Check Facebook (Bridgewater State University Observatory) or Twitter@BSUObservatory a few hours ahead of time to confirm. Visit www.bridgew.edu/observatory for more information.

Observatory sessions are free, appropriate for all ages and are made possible by the Department of Physics, the Center for the Advancement of STEM Education, the dean’s office of the Bartlett College of Science & Mathematics, the Office of the Provost and the Division of External Affairs.

Sign Up for Cub Scouting in Bridgewater – Fall 2014

Boys in grades  1-5 and their families are invited to begin the Cub Scout adventure.  In Bridgewater, there are three different groups of Cub Scouts that meet as units, or packs.  

Each of the packs will soon be holding an Open House and encouraging boys to join in on the fun.  Additional information will also be available at the Open Houses for the Mitchell and Williams Schools.
Pack 88’s Open House will be held on Friday September 19th at 7pm at the Williams Intermediate School.

Pack 31 will hold an Open House on Monday  September  22nd  6:30 pm.  Please meet in the large parking lot at St. Thomas Aquinas on Center Street. Outside activities will be followed by more in the parish center.

Pack 35 will have an Open House on Friday September 26th at 7pm at the Central Square Congregational Church.

For more information about the events, please use the contact information below.
Pack 31 – Jake Hackett  - Cubmaster    pack31bridgewater@gmail.com
Pack 35 – Andy Gibson – Cubmaster    mistahg@comcast.net
Pack 88 – Erick Lynch –Cubmaster       bridgewaterpack88@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you at one of the events!