Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Giving Tree Consignment's HUGE Spring Sale


The Giving Tree Consignment's HUGE spring sale will be April 5th and 6th at St Thomas Parish Hall, 103 Center St, Bridgewater. You will find great deals on spring and summer clothes, Easter outfits, and First Communion clothing. Please visit the website at www.thegivingtreeconsignment.com for more information.

Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater Committee Looking for Volunteers




The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater is looking for interested individuals to volunteer their talents on this year’s committee. The next meeting will be on Monday, April 7 at 6:30pm, at the American Cancer Society Office, located at 5 Manley Street in West Bridgewater.

Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society. It is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones, commit to fight back through healthy lifestyle changes, and raise money for the fight against cancer.

Teams gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest grassroots fundraising event in the nation. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and communities. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the Relay, all with the goal of eliminating cancer.

Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment, and lend their support in any way.

To learn more about Relay For Life, visit www.RelayForLife.org. For information or if you would like to volunteer on the Relay For Life committee, please contact Monica Querzoli at maquerzoli@comcast.com.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information, call

1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

One Book One Community Event



Bridgewater’s One Book One Community Committee invites you to attend a book discussion at the Bridgewater Public Library on Wednesday, April 16th at 2:00 p.m. in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room. The group will discuss Bill Bryson’s “A Walk in the Woods”. Facilitators are Evelyn DeLutis and Gloria Moran.

Bridgewater’s One Book One Community program is a partnership between Bridgewater State University, the Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater Senior Center, Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater Middle School, Williams Intermediate School, Mitchell Elementary School and the Nunckatessett Greenway. For more information, contact Susan McCombe at Bridgewater State University (smccombe@bridgew.edu) or Mary O’Connell at the Bridgewater Public Library (moconnel@sailsinc.org). 


The Bridgewater Public Library is located at 15 South Street. Parking is available in back of the library.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

American Association of University Women Meeting




On Wednesday, April 9th, the Taunton branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Arbors, 763 County Street, Taunton.

Join us as we welcome a panel of four young dynamic women who will share their reflections about the challenges they face balancing their busy lives with leadership opportunities. Our panelists include: Ani Ajemian, an Associate in the Real Estate Department at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P.C.; Chelsea Smith, a Science Teacher at Whitman Hanson Regional High School; Tamah Vicks, Manager for Product Stewardship at Hollingsworth & Vose (paper manufacturer); and Laura Miller, Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County and Supervisor of the Ayer District Court.

AAUW membership is open to any graduate holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate of higher degree from a qualified educational institution. Undergraduates may become AAUW affiliate members.

For more information about the Taunton Area Branch of the AAUW, contact Rosemarie Buote, Vice-President of Membership, at 508-669-5069. The AAUW also maintains a website at: www.aauw.org

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Speaker Commodore Abdulateef Al-Mulhim


John Quincy Adams Distinguished Speaker: Commodore Abdulateef Al-Mulhim 

The Minnock Center for International Engagement and the Center for Middle East Studies present the John Quincy Adams Foreign Affairs Distinguished Speaker: 

Commodore Abdulateef Al-Mulhim, Royal Saudi Navy, Saudi Arabia

"The Middle East...Prosperity vs. Democracy."
March 24, 2-4pm
Heritage Room, Maxwell Library
Open to the BSU community and the public.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Morphine Dream




The Bridgewater Public Library will host author Donald L. Brown on Tuesday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Brown, a life-long resident of Massachusetts, is the author of The Morphine Dream (themorphinedream.com).

Using facets of his own life to prove to others that life can always be “rebooted”, Brown’s personal story is one of true triumph over tragedy. With such pertinence to modern society, his book is set to resonate with readers from coast to coast, and is under contract to become a major motion picture (by the same name).

While he has achieved international acclaim in both law and academia, Brown’s resume success didn’t start until the age of thirty-six. With his early life blighted by his father’s suicide, dropping out of junior high school and suffering life-changing injuries in an industrial accident, Brown was convinced he had nothing useful to offer the world Having since risen from the ashes and with an inspirational story to tell, Brown’s new memoir is set to bring hope and solace to thousands looking to review their own lives.

There is will be a book signing after Mr. Brown’s talk and copies of The Morphine Dream will be available for purchase.

Parking is available in back of the library, located at 15 South Street. For more information about the program, contact Mary O’Connell at moconnel@sailsinc.org.

Friday, March 21, 2014

"The Risks and Rewards of Small Business Ownership" Panel Discussion


Please join the Bridgewater Business Association on March 27th for a free reception and roundtable discussion on entrepreneurship at Bridgewater State University. This is a great opportunity for all new business owners and would-be business owners on what to expect when you become a business owner. This event has been organized by the BBA in conjunction with the College of Business. Details are as follows:

"The Risks and Rewards of Small Business Ownership"
March 27, 2014 from 5-7pm in Burnell Hall, Bridgewater State University
5:00pm--5:15pm Welcome & Brief Introductions
5:15pm--6:00pm Reception with Light Refreshments
6:00pm--7:00pm Concurrent Sessions: Panel Discussion (Room 111) & Entrepreneurship Roundtable (Room 112)

Questions? Contact Dean Elmore Alexander's Office at 508-531-6151 .

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Youth Track & Field Program




The Bridgewater Recreation Commission will continue to sponsor a spring track and field program for Bridgewater youngsters entering grades 5-8. The program will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., beginning on April 28 and continuing through June 18, and will take place at the Bridgewater State University track and field facility at Swenson Field. The program will be directed by Sam Baumgarten, Kim Larcom, and Joe Gillis. Sign up forms are being distributed through the schools, and completed applications should be returned to the Recreation Commission.

The form is also posted on the Town website, www.bridgewaterma.org, and the youth track website, www.bridgewateryouthtrack.webs.com. For additional information, call Sam at 508-697-6848. SIGN UP DEADLINE: APRIL 11.