Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Wills and Trusts Lecture at the Bridgewater Public Library

The Bridgewater Public Library will host Melissa R. Victor on Tuesday, May 7th, at 7:00 p.m. She is a well-respected attorney who is an expert in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Elder Law and Medicaid.

Discussion will include the differences between Wills and Trusts (revocable and irrevocable), how to protect your assets from a nursing home, how to avoid probate, how to minimize or eliminate Massachusetts estate taxes and how to plan for your family in the event that you become incapacitated. 

This free program will be held in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the library’s lower level, accessible by stairs and elevator. Parking is available in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Bridgewaters Rotary Club’s Exotic Pancake Breakfast II

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Bridgewater Residents Food Pantry

Bridgewater Residents Food Pantry located at:
Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square

Operating hours are Thursdays 10:00 ~ 2:00

Donations of non– perishable items would be greatly appreciated

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Free Metal Recycling Day to Benefit Bridgewater Food Pantry

Time for spring cleaning! The fourth annual Free Metal Recycling day will be held Saturday, May 4th from 9 to noon at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 50 School Street, Bridgewater. The church is located adjacent to the CVS in Bridgewater Center.
Bring your scrap metal, large or small, including appliances, pipe, air conditioners, fencing, file cabinets, bikes, grills, etc. Friendly volunteers will help you unload your metal. Please, no propane, glass, or other hazardous materials. 
The metal drive is sponsored by First Parish Unitarian Universalist's Green Sanctuary Committee, in conjunction with KeyforHope, a local non-profit organization. All proceeds will benefit the Bridgewater Food Pantry. In the past three years, the drives have netted over $700 for the food pantry.

Sizzling Summer Fun Senior Day

Sandwiches, Chips, Punch & Dessert
Entertainment by DJ TOMMY T.
Wednesday, June 5th at Noon
Bridgewater Senior Center
$3.00 Donation
Please call 508-697-0929
Space is limited

Friday, April 26, 2013

You're Invited! BTV Access 25 Years!

Come join BTV Access as it celebrates its 25 years on the air. Bridgewater TV Access welcomes you to an open house event on May 10, 2013 where there will be food, drinks, raffles and even photo booth hilarity. Studio Tours will begin from 6:30 PM to 7:45PM where you'll get the behind the scenes action between your favorite local cable station. Put your business card in a raffle to win some prizes. Get together with friends and family for a celebrity moment and pictures to remember the night.

At 8:00 PM BTV Access will premiere the 25th Anniversary Documentary. You will have a first time look and get the red carpet treatment. Check out the invitation above and contact Jeff Fowler, at jfowler@btvaccess.com to RVSP for the event.

Hope to see you there!

BRRHS robotics team goes to Nationals

The Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School robotics team, TJ2, is currently in St. Louis at the F.I.R.S.T. Championship Competition. After today’s qualifying rounds, TJ is ranked 12th out of the 100 teams in their division, which is one of four in the competition, each with 100 teams from around the world. Over the next two days (Friday and Saturday, April 26-27), there will be more qualifying rounds, then quarterfinals, semi-finals, and finally the championship round. 

The 41 students and 12 mentors left for Missouri after school on Tuesday of this week for the 24 hour bus ride. After arriving and setting up their “pit” area yesterday afternoon, they hit the ground running this morning with practice rounds prior to the qualifiers. They will return to Bridgewater sometime Sunday night, after the long return trip.

Their progress can be followed at the F.I.R.S.T. Championship website (look for Team 88):
Matches and results: http://www2.usfirst.org/2013comp/events/Newton/matchresults.html

Team Standings: http://www2.usfirst.org/2013comp/events/Newton/rankings.html

And during competition times, the action in St. Louis can be watched live courtesy of the NASA website: http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/robotics/

For more information on TJ2 : www.tj2.org
Or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2354018149/

TJ2 is generously sponsored by DePuy/Johnson & Johnson. 

For more information on the F.I.R.S.T. organization:  www.usfirst.org

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Solstice Sackbuts

The public is invited to attend a concert featuring The Solstice Sackbuts at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00p.m.

The Sackbuts will perform Medieval and Renaissance music, as well as secular pop favorites. The group will take a musical tour through the centuries with interesting anecdotes about the music, the times, and the history of the trombone, ending with some modern selections. Formed in 2010, the Solstice Sackbuts include David Lindsey, Alan Johnson, and Leslie Havens, all of whom perform frequently with numerous chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras, theater orchestras and jazz groups in New England and New York City. For more information about the group and its members, visit their website at www.solsticesackbuts.com.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, is supported in part by a grant from the Bridgewater Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Parking is available in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

US Diplomacy in the 21st Century: A Special Look at the Middle East

US Ambassador (ret) Margaret Scobey will be the 4th John Quincy Adams Foreign Affairs Distinguished Speaker tomorrow, Wednesday April 24, from 3:30-5pm in the Heritage Room of the Maxwell Library. 

Ambassador Scobey served as US Ambassador to Egypt from 2008-2011, and was present during the fall of Mubarak. She also served as Ambassador to Syria, Political Counselor in Baghdad, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as well as many other assignments. 

The BSU community, students, alumni, and the public are welcome to attend this event. Refreshments will be served. 

Sponsored by the Minnock Center for International Engagement. For more information, call 508-531-2421 or 508-531-6195.

Monday, April 22, 2013

South Coast Rail Update

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Bullying and Harassment Lecture

The presentation will include a discussion of the various aspects of the Massachusetts Anti-Bullying law, disability-based harassment, and the school’s obligations in these circumstances.

Presenter, Hillary Dunn, is an attorney in the Special Needs and Elder Law Practice Group at Fletcher Tilton PC. Her practice focuses on working with families in special education matters and advocacy with adult human service agencies. Ms. Dunn previously worked at the Disability Law Center in Boston and also served on the Department of Developmental Services Human Rights Advisory Committee. Currently, she serves on the Massachusetts Sibling Support Network’s Board of Directors. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
BRSEPAC meeting 6:30 PM
Lecture 7:00 PM
BR-High School Library
Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School
415 Center St. Bridgewater, MA
Lectures are free and everyone is welcome!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Breast Cancer Research & Cure Fundraiser

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon Prayer Service

Trinity Episcopal Church Bridgewater is hosting a prayer service in response to yesterday's violence at the Boston Marathon, Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5pm. This is open to everyone regardless of religious belief.

Reverend Natasha Stewart will lead a prayer service at 5PM but the church will be open until 7PM for anyone wanting to gather for prayers, healing, and strength. Again, this is a non-denominational gathering.

Join us as we pray for the victims of this tragic event, to grieve together and pray for an end to violence everywhere.


Crossinology Brain Integration Technique

On Tuesday, April 23rd, the Bridgewater Public Library will offer an informational program on Crossinology Brain Integration Technique. Brain Integration Technique is a natural method that combines kinesiology (muscle testing) and neuro pressure to permanently alleviate blockages in the brain which cause processing difficulties such as ADD, ADHD, PTDA and anxiety. No medication or exercises are needed.

Barbara Black and Elizabeth Eyerer will briefly explain how the brain functions and how Brain Integration Technique can optimize this process. Barbara Black, B.A., M.Ed. and Elizabeth Eyerer, B.A., M.M. are both certified Brain Integration Therapists who have studied under the founder of the work, Susan McCrossin.

This is a free lecture open to all. It will be held in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the lower level of the library, located at 15 South Street. Parking is available in back of the library.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

BR-SEPAC Meeting

The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC) will be holding a meeting for the 2012-2013 school year on Tuesday April 24th at 6:30 pm. Following the meeting, at 7 pm there will be a lecture titled, Bullying and Harassment. The presentation will include a discussion of the various aspects of the Massachusetts Anti-Bullying law, disability-based harassment, and the school’s obligations in these circumstances. The meeting will be held at the Bridgewater-Raynham High School Library (second floor) located at 415 Center Street, Bridgewater, MA. The BR-SEPAC is made up of parents that represent about 850 children with special needs within the Bridgewater-Raynham School district.

The BR-SEPAC works collaboratively with the Bridgewater-Raynham Public Schools and Bridgewater-Raynham School Committee to provide support and information for parents, school personnel, and the community about disabilities and the special education process. The Bridgewater-Raynham SEPAC accomplishes this through regular meetings, workshops, presentations, and special events. The meeting is free and open to all. For more information visit our website: brsepac.org or email sbenjamin@brsepac.org.

St. Thomas Aquinas Rummage Sale

The St. Thomas Aquinas Women's Club will hold their Spring Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 20th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Parish Center on Center Street in Bridgewater. There will be clothing, shoes, domestics, jewelry, books, bric-a-brac, small furniture and more. The buck-a-bag will begin at 2:00pm.

There is something for everyone.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Time Share Raffle to Benefit the Library

The Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library have announced a “Time-Share” raffle for the benefit of the Library. The winner will have access to a RCI Time Share condo almost anywhere in the world. It sleeps six, has two bedrooms, two baths, a full kitchen, a living room, a dining room, and a pullout sofa in the living room that sleeps two. The estimated retail value is $1200-$1500. The one-week vacation must be taken by mid-September, 2013.

Tickets are just $5 each or 3 for $10, and are available at the Bridgewater Public Library, 15 South Street. The drawing will be held on April 30th.

The prize has been donated by Frank and Sue Sousa, who are paying the annual maintenance fee and the transfer fee. If the winner would like to get two units, they must pay the 2nd transfer fee. The winner is responsible for airfare and all expenses upon arrival.

For more information about the time share or its exclusions, contact Rebecca McGrath, FOL Fundraising Chairperson, at 508-472-7071 or rsmcg65@yahoo.com.

Eagle Project Bottle & Can Fundraiser

Sam is a Life Scout with BSA Troop 88. He is having a bottle and can drive to raise funds for his Eagle Project, which will benefit the Great River Preserve in Bridgewater.

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 9AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Bridgewater Redemption (Hale Street, Bridgewater)
Sam will be building and installing benches and "bog" bridges over swampy, saturated parts of the trails. The funds raised will go towards purchase of the lumber needed to build the benches and bridges.

Information on the Great River Preserve can be seen at:


It's a beautiful place, a visit would be worth your time.