Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tri-Parish 50/50 Raffle: $15,000 Possible Prize!

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Fishing Derby This Weekend

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Concert at Bridgewater State College

Date: Wednesday, April 29th

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Boyden Hall's Horace Mann Auditorium

Soprano vocalist Julia Bronkhorst will perform along with pianist Deborah Nemko. This event is free and is open to the public.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Meat Raffle

The Knights of Columbus, Council 488 will hold a Meat Raffle on Saturday, April 25th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 582 Bedford Street. Light refreshments will be available.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cub Scouts Bottle Drive

Cub Scouts Pack 88 will hold a bottle and can drive on Saturday April 25th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bridgewater Bottle and Can Recycling. Please help support the Cub Scouts and donate your bottles and cans.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Middle School Movie Night

The Edge Youth Group will sponsor a middle school movie night this Friday night, April 24th, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. This is a free event and will be held at St. Basil's Chapel (BSC Catholic Center) located at 122 Park Avenue in Bridgewater and is open to all middle school children.

For more information, please contact Maura by email at mauraannette410@gmail.com or by phone at 774.274.9430.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Greg Lee Wins ATC Town Moderator Election Poll

Incumbent Town Moderator Greg Lee has won the Around the Common election poll asking "Town Moderator Election: Who Will You Vote For?"

The results are:

Greg Lee: 67%
Mike Levy: 33%

Big Ryan to Visit Bridgewater Public Library

On Saturday, April 25th, Big Ryan, a popular children's storyteller, will visit the Bridgewater Public Library. The public is invited to attend this program which will feature original stories, puppet play, a bit of music and movement and a whole lot of fun. The program is appropriate for children ages 3-11 and no registration is needed.

This is a free program and begins at 11:00 AM. The event is funded by the Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Fundraiser

There will be a fundraiser for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on April 25th at the Knights of Columbus in Bridgewater. The night will feature a great band playing, raffles, food and lots of fun. Tickets are $20.00 and they can be purchased in advance or at the door.

To purchase tickets, please email Kellyjo0815@hotmail.com or call Kelly at 781-831-0091.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bridgewater Police Association Fundraiser

The Bridgewater Police Association would like to thank all of you who have given us your support and donations in the past. We are again holding our annual fundraiser to solicit contributions that support various civil and social programs. We use this no pressure method to ask for you donations. We find this method is less intrusive than a phone call or a person-to-person visit. We understand that your time it valuable and you don’t need to be bothered with telemarketing style methods. This method also reduces the cost, placing more of your funds directly into the various causes. All we ask is that you take the time to read this letter and, if you are able, to consider sending a donation in any amount.

Your donations in the past have made it possible for the Association to help start and continue to run local scholarships, youth programs and social and civil groups that have requested our support. The success of these and many more programs are a direct result of your contributions. We understand with the current Town, State and Federal financial crisis, you may not be able to contribute or you may only be able to contribute a small amount. We appreciate any and all contributions no matter how small. We also fully understand if you are unable to make a contribution at this time.

The Association greatly appreciates the support that we have been given by the Bridgewater residents and business owners in the past. Your financial support has had a great impact on the town and various programs. Thank you again for your kindness and generosity.

All donations can be mailed to Bridgewater Police Association, P.O. Box 611, Bridgewater, MA 02324.

A Night of Support

There will be a fundraiser for the Hanney family whose home on 25 Bob White Lane was destroyed by a fire. The event will be held on Friday, May 1st from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Vets Club. Tickets are $20 and can be obtained by calling 508-697-7867. Donations can be sent to:

Mrs. Paula Maddock
15 Bob White Lane
Bridgewater, MA 02324

Monday, April 13, 2009

11th Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Charity Golf Tournament

Date: Friday, May 22nd
Time: 9:00AM Shotgun start

Olde Scotland Links in Bridgewater

Golfers and hole sponsors are needed!

Foursome: $540.00 Includes 4 players, green fees, range balls, golf cart, dinner and a golf package.

Individual: $135.00 Includes 1 player, green fees, range balls, golf cart, dinner and a golf package.

Sponsors for the golf tournament: $125.00

Dinner Tickets: $25.00

Volunteers and prizes are welcome!

For more information please call Mike Arrighi (508.697.2110), Steve Arrighi (508.697.0055) or Tom Arrighi (508.889.2933)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wine & Beer Tasting to Support Bridgewater Public Library

The Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library are sponsoring a Beer & Wine Tasting on Tuesday, April 28th from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the Wine Palace in West Bridgewater.

Tickets to the tasting are $15 which includes a nice selection of hors d'ouevres. You must be at least 21 years of age to purchase a ticket to the event.

Tickets can be purchased at the library or by emailing Jean Guarino at slgjeg4@comcast.net. For more information, please call Mary O'Connell at the library at 508.697.3331.

This event is a fundraiser for the Bridgewater Public Library.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

This Week's Poll: Town Moderator Election

This week's Around the Common poll question is:

Town Moderator Election: Who Will You Vote For?

The elections are right around the corner in April. Which candidate do you plan on voting for? Do you know enough about the candidates' positions on the issues?

Silva & Berolini Win ATC Selectmen's Election Poll

In what proved to be a remarkably close race, candidates Joe Silva and Mike Berolini won the top two spots in the Around the Common election poll.

The results were:

Joe Silva: 67
Mike Berolini: 65
Stan Kravitz: 60
Brian Penney: 60

A Sense of Wonder

A new movie about Rachel Carson’s life, A Sense of Wonder, will be shown at First Parish Church in Bridgewater (50 School Street – between Hunt Hall and the Art Building) on Thursday April 16 at 7pm. This 55 minute film stars Kaiulani Lee as Rachel Carson and will be followed by a discussion. More information about the film and Rachel Carson can be found at http://www.asenseofwonderfilm.com/.

Help us celebrate the One Book One Community Book, Silent Spring, and Earth Day by attending this free event and learning about Rachel Carson – an environmental pioneer!

Hunting and Fishing Licenses Available

The 2009 Hunting and Fishing Licenses are available for sale in the Town Clerk's office. In order to purchase one you must present the following before a 2009 license can be issued:

-A previous year hunting/sporting license (any state)

As of January 1, 2007 new legislation required first time hunting or sporting license buyers to produce a certificate showing they have passed a basic hunter education course. For office hours and further information please call 508-697-0921.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bridgewater Resident Walking for Breast Cancer Research

Bridgewater resident Kelly Carter will be completing in this year's Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. This 39.3 mile, 2 day walk serves as a fundraiser to assist in breast cancer research. Kelly is required to raise $1800.00 as a participant in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and Around the Common asks our readers to consider donating to this important cause.

To help Kelly in her fundraising and to support the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, please click here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Selectman Candidate Stan Kravitz Launches Website

Stan Kravitz, incumbent Selectman up for re-election in the upcoming elections, has launched a campaign website. To view the website, please click here.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Selectman Candidate Joe Silva Launches Website

Joe Silva has launched a campaign website for his election bid to the Board of Selectman. To view Silva's website, please click here.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Town Government Study Committee Forum

The Town Government Study Committee (TGSC) with be hosting a public forum at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Tuesday, April 7th. They have invited the Franklin Town Manager (Jeff Nutting), who is also President of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, to come and present information on Franklin's Council-Manager Form of Government (FoG).

Since th TGSC is recommending this FoG for Bridgewater, we wanted to offer citizens the opportunity to understand how this FoG operates in a Massachusetts Town that is similar in size to Bridgewater. Citizens will also be able to ask specific questions of Mr. Nutting.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Art Summer Camp at Bridgewater Art & Custom Frame

Bridgewater Art & Custom Frame will hold a Children's Summer Art Camp:

July & August Children's Art Camp
Ages 4-6 & 7-12;
Monday-Fridays; 9-12pm
Coupons, Multi-Week Discounts, Sibling Discounts and more available on the Bridgewater Art