Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bridgewater Youth Soccer Registration

Registration for Bridgewater Youth Soccer Association's most popular program, Fall Recreational, is slowly coming to a close. Registrations received after July 31 will be assessed a $20 late fee.

Fall Recreational is for boys and girls U6-U15 (4-14 years old). Saturdays at our Flagg Street soccer complex are filled with soccer players and their families enjoying the weather and a truly great sport! So if your player is just interested in trying the game, or an experienced player looking to continue the sport with friends they haven't seen all summer, Fall Recreational is the place to be.

Register online today at or email Program Coordinators, Kevin Parrish and Kendra Tansey with questions: or You register by signing into the site, going to "My Account" then clicking the red "Register Now" button next to your child's name.

In other BYSA news...
- Monthly General Meeting will be held Friday, August 1 at 7 pm at the Soccer House.
- Travel Coaches Applications are due on August 15. The application can be found on the BYSA website in the Volunteer Section under Spring Travel Coaching
- There are a few open spots for our Summer Instructional Program, open to boys and girls aged 4-6, Aug. 4-14. If interested, please email Program Coordinator, Nathan Schofield at if interested.

Friday, July 25, 2014

GBWOT Community Yard Sale

The Greater Bridgewater Women of Today are having a huge community yard sale on Sunday, August 24th from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The sale will be located behind Winter Place, in front of Gabriel Construction at 785 Bedford Street. The cost to set up a table and sell your items is $15.00. 

Please contact Danielle Bovill at to reserve a space. Each table is asked to donate one item to GBWOT’s table, all proceeds from the sale of those items and table fees will go towards the GBWOT Family in Need Fund. The Family in Need Fund has been established to help assist local families who are experiencing hardships. To date, GBWOT has helped more than 30 families in various ways, including supplying gift cards to families with an immediate family member in the hospital, providing photography services to families with a terminally ill parent, providing meals and Christmas gifts to families with a parent who’s recently passed away, donating gift cards to family who lost their home in a fire, and much more.

GBWOT is a volunteer organization that performs community service, raises funds to support local and national charities, and foster friendships. GBWOT meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Monday of the month. For meeting location in Bridgewater email: To access event flyers and for more information on the group visit: or find them on Facebook.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Downtown Revitalization Planning Workshop Thursday July 24th!

You are invited to share in a great opportunity! Give real input to planning the future of Bridgewater's downtown.

This coming Thursday, July 24th, a Planning Workshop to gather citizen input on Downtown Revitalization will take place at the Dunn Conference Center on the East Campus of Bridgewater State University. The attached poster has additional information or you may click here (or copy and paste this link into your browser).

Thursday's workshop begins with a combination bus and walking tour of the downtown to define the targeted planning area. Our former Town Planner, Greg Guimond will guide the tour to inform us of what already exists, what zoning will permit and what projects are already under weigh. The group tour will convene in the Dunn Conference Center at 5:30 PM.

The tour will end back at the Conference Center at 7 PM where The Cecil Group's architectural design team and Nelson-Nygaard's traffic planning team will be assembled to guide us through the workshop. Their most important task will be to gather your input with interactive, hands-on exercises (no jumping jacks required!).

It will be an exciting and fun experience; Bridgewater will profit from your input and in a few years you may see your idea coming to life in our downtown!

As a little extra incentive, light refreshments will be served and several of our local businesses have donated gift certificates as door prizes.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bridgewater Senior Painters Exhibit

The Bridgewater Senior Painters, led by Bill Pincolini, will exhibit their art in the Bridgewater Public Library’s Flora T. Little Gallery through the end of August. A variety of watercolors, oils, acrylics and pastels will be featured in the show.

Featured painters are: Paula Arms, Ruth Bates, Julie Bernache, Grace Bjorklund, Sis Denson, Norene DiNardo, Joyce Feeney, Claire Freeman, Donna Jones, Lucille O’Connell, William Pincolini, Susan Puffer, Ruth Robinson, Ed Shonio, Anita Smith, and E. Stewart.

The gallery is open during regular library hours. The library is open Monday-Wednesday 9a.m.-8p.m.; Thursday 10a.m.-5p.m.; Friday-Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m.

The gallery is accessible by elevator.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

"The Night-Time Sky" featuring "The Astrogeek",

Thorson Restoration & Construction Supports Race Against Cancer

Bridgewater-based Thorson Restoration & Construction is supporting the Race Against Cancer in support of their nephew Dylan who was diagnosed with Pilocytic Astrocytoma at the age of 3. Thorson Restoration & Construction will match up to $3,000 of donations made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

To learn more about Dylan and to find out how you can help donate, please click here:

Monday, July 14, 2014

Top Ten Estate Planning Mistakes

Bridgewater Savings Bank will be ting the Bridgewater Senior Center on Thursday, July 24th at 1PM for an ice cream social and a presentation on the Top Ten Estate Planning Mistakes.

Presented by Attorney Ian S. Oppenheim, an elder and special needs law attorney from the firm of Oppenheim and Cole, LLC located in Halifax, Massachusetts. 

There will be time for questions and answers during and after his presentation.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bridgewater 4th of July Fundraiser

To help support the Bridgewater 4th of July Committee in their efforts to continue the Bridgewater Fireworks, local Thirty-One consultant Lisa Ghelfi is hosting this fundraiser. ALL proceeds will be going to the committee to put towards 2015 Fireworks. 

You can e-mail Lisa your orders to

Lisa will contact you for payment. Once the order is placed, she will be delivering the items to you. They will arrive in plenty of time for back to school (by mid August). You are welcome to purchase anything out of the catalog as well.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

The 11th Annual Kids’ Summer Track Series

Open to kids ages 3-14 – Co-sponsored by the Colonial Road Runners and the Raynham Park and Recreation Commission, the Kids Summer Track Series is open to children from Bridgewater!

Come out and join us for this fun, educational program where children learn the basics of running, such as warming up, stretching, cooling down and pacing properly. Children will be encouraged to compete against themselves and offer encouragement to fellow runners. Children will be grouped together by age and run appropriate distances. Ribbons and healthy snacks are provided to all participants.

July 20, 2014
July 27, 2014
August 3, 2014
August 10, 2014
(August 17th rain date, if necessary)

Registration at 5:00pm
Program starts at 5:30pm
(NO pre-registration is required.)

Raynham Middle School Track
420 Titicut Rd.
Raynham, MA 02767

$1.00 per child; Parents free!
For more information, please visit our website at or email

Saturday, July 12, 2014

GBWOT Lemonade Stand to Benefit Cops for Kids With Cancer

Where: Winter Place, Bridgewater
When: Saturday, July 19
Time: 10:00-1:00 PM

During these hot summer days, come cool off with a refreshing glass of Lemonade and some sweet treats at the Greater Bridgewater Women of Today Lemonade Stand! We will have lemonade and baked goods and the proceeds will benefit the Cops for Kids with Cancer Organization and the GBWOT General Fund. GBWOT is volunteer organization that performs community service, raises funds to support local and national charities, and foster friendships. GBWOT meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Monday of the month.

For meeting location in Bridgewater please email: For more information on the group, visit: or find them on Facebook.

Voices from Heaven Event

Voices from Heaven with Renowned Medium Lauren Bortolami, Wednesday Evening, July 23, 2014 - 6:00 to 9:00pm at The Spiritual Path in Bridgewater, MA. Learn about the other side and watch Lauren channel voices she hears directly from heaven and other evidential information from angels or loved ones to prove that we are never alone. 
 All guests will be read. $40.00 per person. Purchase tickets at Home - Lauren Bortolami or call 508-697-3113 for more information.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Rotary's Citizen of the Year Program for 2014

Janet Dye, president of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters, announced today that nominations are now open for the club’s Citizen of the Year program. Since 2000 the local Rotary club has been honoring local leaders for their contributions to improving the quality of life in the Bridgewaters. Previous recipients are listed below. These are women and men who live in and/or work in Bridgewater, East Bridgewater or West Bridgewater.

Nomination forms are available by contacting event chair Bruce Marquis at 508.378.7890. Completed forms and supporting documentation should be mailed to Rotary, P.O. Box 266, East Bridgewater, MA 02333 by August 14th.

The Purposes of the awards 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.

Citizen of the Year Awards - Previous Recipients: 


For Bridgewater

James “Ken” Moore, 2000 - Geoffrey A. Domenico, 2001 - Dr. Adrian Tinsley, 2002 –

Robert J. Stearns, 2003 - Thomas Arrighi, 2004 - Brian Tatro, 2005 –

Matthew Striggles, 2006 - William Callahan, 2007 - Katherine M. Doherty, 2008

Betty Gilson, 2009 - Bob Wood, 2010 - Marilee Kenney Hunt 2011 –

Shirley Krasinski 2012 – Evelyn Delutis 2013 

For East Bridgewater - Dr. Judith Riordan, 2000 - Robert E. McCarthy, 2001

Margaret Alexander, 2002 - Peter P. Spagone, 2003 - Beth Hayes, 2004

Joseph M. Smith, 2005 - Kris Resendes, 2006 - Julie Whitmore, 2007

Jane Haines, 2008 - Charles Muise, 2009 - Alicia Boucher, 2010 - John Cowan 2011

Jack Julius 2012 - George Hart 2013 

For West Bridgewater - David Meade, Jr., 2000 - Robert L. Smith, 2001

Edmund Stewart, 2002 - Eldon F. Moreira, 2003 - Frank & Pearl Nelson, 2004

Joyce Francis, 2005 - Steve Barrett, 2006 - Jerry Lawrence, 2007

Marilyn Raleigh, 2008 - Matthew Albanese, 2009 - Bruce Holmquist, 2010

Dr. Patricia Oakley 2011 - Joanne Hall 2012 - Ken Thaxter 2013

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Papa Ginos Fundraiser for Central Square Congregational Church

On Thursday, July 17th, Central Square Congregational Church will sponsor a fundraiser for anyone willing to make purchases as this Papa Gino’s, AND who brings in the flyer with them. (Just click on the attached flyer and print it out!) 

In return, Papa Gino’s will generously donate 20% of sales from the flyers to CSCC. It’s so easy! Just buy anything (takeout or eat-in) from Papa Gino’s between 4-9pm on July 17, and present the flyer, and 20% of your purchase will go directly to the church. The flyer can also be found at .

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hand Painted Silk Scarves Exhibit at the Library

The Bridgewater Public Library is currently showing a collection of hand-painted silk scarves, designed and created by local resident Luisa Galindo. 

Luisa’s artistic life began in Columbia where she learned the techniques of charcoal, ink, pencil, pastel, oil and watercolor painting. Initially her passion was watercolor on paper, but she later discovered that the watercolor technique worked well on silk, resulting in brighter colors.

Luisa began painting scarves sixteen years ago as a hobby and gradually devoted more time as she perfected her skills. She began creating Mentasilk with unique abstract designs on scarves, cushions and pictures.

The process begins with a wooden frame and pins to stretch the silk. Luisa draws freehand using silk dyes. To create special effects she uses gutta, salt, alcohol, wax, watercolor, salt water, wet on dry, dye, batik and shibori. When the piece is finished, the silk is steamed to fix the color, washed and dried, pressed, and hemmed by hand.

Stop by the library during regular hours to see Luisa’s scarves. The library is open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9a.m. to 8p.m.; Thursday from 10a.m. to 5p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m. and is located at 15 South Street.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library will sponsor a Book Sale on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the lower level. The public is welcome to browse our huge selection of books including paperbacks, classics and children’s books. Come in and stock up for your summer reading!

The sale is from 11a.m. – 1p.m., with a Friends Only Preview from 10a.m. – 11a.m.
This is a “Name Your Own Price” Book Sale.  For more information about the sale, call Mary O’Connell at the Bridgewater Public Library (508-697-3331).

The library will be open for business that day, from 10a.m. to 2p.m.

For more information about becoming a Friend of the Bridgewater Public Library to qualify for the Friends Only Preview visit us at