Tuesday, September 30, 2008

ICLEI Presentation in Bridgewater

Courtney Forrester, Program Associate for ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability U.S.A., Inc, will give a presentation on the ICLEI program and how a potential partnership between ICLEI and Bridgewater might work.

This speech will coincide with the Master Plan Implementation Committee meeting on this Thursday, October 2nd at 7:00 PM in the Academy Building.

The presentation is open to the public and free of charge. We would encourage residents that are interested in learning more about sustainability, energy saving programs and more to attend and ask questions to see how Bridgewater might benefit from partnering with ICLEI.

Bonfire and Banned Books at BSC

This Thursday evening, October 2nd at 7:00 pm there will be a Bonfire and Banned Books Readings to celebrate One Book One Community and Banned Books Week. The Bonfire will be located at the Volleyball Pit at BSC next to East Hall. Parking is available in the Lower Great Hill Lot. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

The event is free and all are invited!

And volunteers are needed to read from banned books! If you would like to volunteer to read from a banned book please call Susan McCombe, Director, College and Community Partnerships at BSC at 508-531-2510.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

B-R Senior Parent Night

Senior Parent Night will be held this Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School auditorium. The event will go review the college application process and is presented by the Guidance Department.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

New Little League Tryouts Schedule

The tryouts scheduled for Sunday September 28th has been cancelled due to the weather. The new dates are listed below:

Monday September 29th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Sunday October 5th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Monday October 6th from 6:00PM to 8:0PM

All tryouts will be held at Legion Field on Rte 18.

Major Division (10 - 12 Yr Olds) will be on Lazaro Field
Minor Division (9 Yr Olds) will be on Hayes Field

**You MUST attend at least one tryout to be eligible!

If you have any questions call Alex MacKinnon at 508-728-6383.

A message from the BBA about Autumnfest

We are sorry to announce that Autumnfest 2008 is cancelled due to inclement weather this weekend and for the safety of our members, participants and residents of Bridgewater.

Please contact Pam Conant, The Community Bank, 508-697-8800 , AUTMNFEST Coordinator with any questions or concerns or click here to contact the rest of BBA Directors.

Library is Looking for Volunteers

The library is currently looking for members to be part of a Volunteer Team. Some of the jobs will include shelf reading, book mending and cleaning, arranging displays, yard work, and much more. If you are interested, come to the library and complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

Also library trustee, Ellen Chiocca-Carey is looking for 5 volunteers to serve on a fundraising committee. For more information contact Elizabeth Gregg, Library Director at 508-697-3331.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Bridgewater One Book One Community

Bridgewater's One Book One Community selection is Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451". The Bridgewater Public Library has purchased multiple copies for your reading enjoyment.

"Fahrenheit 451" is also available from the Download Library by clicking here.

Little League Tryouts

Bridgewater Little League is holding tryouts for the 2009 Season for both the Major Division (10 to 12 Yr Olds) and the Minor Division (9 Yr Olds) on the following dates:

Sunday September 28th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Monday September 29th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Monday October 6th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

All tryouts will be held at Legion Field on Rte.18.

Majors will be on the Lazaro Field
Minors will be on the Hayes Field

You must attend at least one tryout session to be eligible!

Any questions call Alex MacKinnon at 508-728-6383.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Bridgewater Wins Again!!!

After the Bridgewater Youth Football won last year, the Bridgewater Girls Softball has won the Granite City Electric contest this year!!

This evening Bridgewater was selected as the winner of Granite City Electric's "Field of Dreams" Lighting Contest. There were 15 finalists that each received one baseball for every 1500 votes received. Two towns received two baseballs resulting in 17 baseballs being placed in a "bingo-like" rolling cylinder. The winning ball is shown above.

The Bridgewater Girls Softball will win a lighting system donated by Granite City Electric!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cross Country Program Offered


9:00 - 10:00 AM
DIRECTOR: SAM BAUMGARTEN (508-531-2313) FEE: $30.00

T-shirts and certificates to all participants. Medals to those who
attend at least five sessions.

Warm-up on the field
Dynamic Stretching & Strengthening

Workout - running on the field and the trails on Great Hill

Cool down & post-run stretch

Each meeting will include a sharing of information about running as a
sport, as a way to stay fit and enjoy the outdoors, and as a way to
condition for other activities. Sessions will be cancelled only if there
is heavy rain or trail conditions are unsafe. Always come to the field if
you are unsure.

Park at Bridgewater State College’s Swenson Field – walk across the
field to meet by the fence at the back left hand corner of the Tinsley

Friday, September 19, 2008

Autumnfest 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bridgewater Public Library Announces Added Hours

Beginning the week of October 6th, the Bridgewater Public Library's new hours will be:

Tuesday: 2-8 PM

Wednesday: 12-8 PM

Thursday: 9AM-3PM

The library will continue to lock the doors ten minutes prior to closing for security reasons.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Little League Spring Sign Ups

Bridgewater Little League will be holding registration for the 2009 Spring Season on the following dates:

Thursday September 18th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Friday September 19th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Saturday September 20th from 9:00AM to 12:00NOON
Monday September 22nd from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Registration Fees is as follows:

$65.00 for all players ages 6 to 12 Yrs Old plus $25.00 town fee per player.
$100.00 for all players ages 13 to 15 Yrs Old plus $25.00 town fee per player.

You will need two checks or money again this year. One check will need to be made payable to Bridgewater Little League and the other one will need to be made payable to Bridgewater Recreation Dept.

First year players will need to provide a copy of their birth certificate.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friends of the Library Book Sale

A book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library will take place on Saturday September 27th.

Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library: 9-10 AM.
General Public: 10AM to 12PM
Gently used books for sale.
Location: 15 South Street, Bridgewater.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Bottle and Can Drive: September 27th

Junior Girl Scout Troop 478 is holding a fundraiser for their Bronze Award Community Service Project (A Christmas Party at Senior Housing).

Drop your redeemable bottles and cans at Roche Brothers or the Hale Street Redemption Center on Saturday, September 27th between 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. or call 508-279-3259 to arrange for pick-up

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

BSC Observatory Open To The Public

Bridgewater State College Observatory, located on Summer Street, will be open to the public, weather permitting, on Wednesday September 10th from 7 to 9 p.m. Children as young as age 6 and adults are welcome to look at stars, planets and galaxies. For information on cancellations or other weather related issues call 508-537-3275.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Bridgewater Democrats to Meet Thursday

The Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee announces their September meeting. If you are not a member but are interested in attending to learn more, please email the committee by clicking here.

Date: September 11, 2008

Time: 7PM

Location: Bridgewater Polish Club (127 Spring Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324)

Guest Speakers: Laurie Maker (Candidate for Plymouth County Commissioner) and Kayla Calkin (Coalition for our Communities: Vote No on 1)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Vote for Bridgewater Girls Softball by September 12!

The Bridgewater Girls Softball program has been officially entered in the Granite City Electric Field of Dreams Sweepstakes. The winning organization will receive a complete sports lighting system for their field!

To win, they need your help! Just click on the link below and cast a vote for Bridgewater. Every 1500 votes equates to one entry in the sweepstakes. Tell everyone you know to vote. (Anyone anywhere can vote!). The more votes they get the better their chances for winning! Vote soon as the contest ends on September 12, 2008.


Friday, September 5, 2008

American Sign Language Classes

A 5 week American Sign Language course will be offered in Bridgewater at the Conant Community Center on Wed. evenings beginning Sept. 10th.

The beginner program will run from 5:00-6:30. This class is geared towards those who have little or no signing experience.

The NEW advanced/voice off class will run from 6:30-8:00 following the beginner classes. This class is intended for students who have a solid understanding of ASL. Students have the option of staying for both classes. EMT/Paramedic hours and Professional Development Points will be awarded according to state guidelines. Those needing ASL instruction for reasons pertaining to deafness, hard of hearing, non-verbal, Autism, Downs Syndrome will not be placed on a waiting list.

To register please contact Marianne Molinari 1-781-447-2470 or e mail manny66@msn.com

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Superintendent Forbes Meet and Greet

The Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School Committee cordially invites you to attend a special reception to Meet and Greet our Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jacqueline Forbes. This event will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School Cafeteria.

Please join us for refreshments as we welcome Dr. Forbes to our Bridgewater-Raynham Community.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Meeting and On Line Group for "Soles for Souls" Walk

People interested in helping plan the Bridgewater Council of Churches' "Soles for Souls" Walk are asked to meet
Wednesday, September 3 at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church on School Street

Also, an on line group for "Soles for Souls" volunteers has been set up. Please join in at groups.yahoo.com/group/SolesForSoulsWalk/?yguid=315617612

Contact Maura Chappelle with any ideas, suggestions, etc. MauraAnnette410@gmail.com

Monday, September 1, 2008

Pediatric CPR Course

Date: Saturday September 6th

Time: 6-9 PM

The pediatric CPR course is taught by Healthcare Educational Resourses. The cost of this life saving course is $35. To register, please call 508.697.5800.

Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters Meeting

The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters will meet this Wednesday, at 7:15 AM at Good Days Restaurant located at 99 South Main Street in West Bridgewater. To make a reservation to attend, please contact Bruce Marquis at 508.378.7890.