Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bee the Solution

Bee the Solution” an informative lecture at the Bridgewater Public Library

Presented by Plymouth County Beekeepers Association Education Director along with Jenny D’s Bees on July 14.

Learn about the collapse of the honey bee and how essential bees are to our daily lives. Steps we can take toward a solution will be offered. Glen Cornell is the Education Director at Plymouth County Beekeepers Association (PCBA) and will have a presentation followed by question and answers. The PCBA is a non-profit organization established in 1977. They are dedicated to the support of local agriculture and to education of the public about beekeeping. (www.plymouthcountybeekeepers.org

Jenny DeFreitas, local beekeeper, will provide an exhibit of things about beekeeping plus the opportunity to purchase her honey. Honey tasting will be featured. (www.facebook.com/jennydeesbees)

The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Upcoming programs at Bridgewater Public Library in the Children’s Room

Wednesday, July 1:  Registration opens for Book Bingo on July 15.  Ages 6+.

Thursday, July 2: Register for duct tape wallets I on July 14. Ages 5+ with adult.

Thursday, July 2: Registration opens for Superhero paper bag puppet craft –Batman- on July 17.

Monday, July 6 @ 1:00 p.m.: Movie Monday: The Incredibles (PG, 115 minutes).  All ages, parent must stay with child. No registration.

Tuesday, July 7 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Lego Club:  Ages 6+.  No registration. 

Wednesday, July 8 @ 7:00 –7:30 p.m.:  Pajama story time with Miss Juliette. No registration.

Thursday, July 9 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time with Mrs. Davis. All ages, no registration.

Monday, July 13 @ 1:00 p.m.: Movie Monday: Big Hero 6 (PG, 102 minutes).  All ages, parent must stay with child. No registration.

Tuesday, July 14 @ 1:00 p.m.: Duct tape wallets I.  Registration required, begins on July 2. Ages 5+ with adult.

Wednesday, July 15 @ 1:30-2:30 p.m.:  Book Bingo.  Ages 6+.  Registration required and begins on July 1. 

Wednesday, July 15 @ 7:00 –7:30 p.m.:  Pajama story time with Miss Juliette. No registration.

Thursday, July 16 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time with Mrs. Davis. All ages, no registration.

Friday, July 17 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Superhero paper bag puppet craft–Batman 10:30 a.m.  Ages 5+ with adult. Registration required, begins July 2.

Friday, July 17: Register for Superhero Candy Bar Bingo on August 5.  Ages 6-12.

Saturday, July 18 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read to a dog.  Come read to Jasper, a registered therapy dog. No registration, all ages.

Monday, July 20 @ 1:00 p.m.: Movie Monday: Bolt (PG, 96 minutes).  All ages, parent must stay with child.  No registration. This movie is in 3D.

Tuesday, July 21 @ 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Lego Club:  Ages 6+.  No registration. 

Wednesday, July 22 @ 7:00 –7:30 p.m.:  Pajama story time with Miss Juliette. No registration.

Thursday, July 23 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time with Mrs. Davis. All ages, no registration
Friday, July 24:  Register for duct tape wallets II on August 4. Ages 5+ with adult. This program is the same as duct tape wallet I.

Monday, July 27 @ 1:00 p.m.: Movie Monday: Meet the Robinsons (PG, 95 minutes).  All ages, parent must stay with child.  No registration.

Monday, July 27: Registration opens for Superhero paper bag puppet craft –Superman on August 6.

Tuesday, July 28 @ 1:00-3:00 p.m.:  Join us for Animal Affair– the zoo that comes to you!  They will be bringing us chickens, pigs, goats, bunnies and more!  Children will have a chance to meet the animals and the program will be held rain or shine in our meeting room.  There is no registration and is open to all ages.  Parents should be aware that Animal Affair will be in charge of how many children are allowed in the pens at one time for everyone’s safety.

Wednesday, July 29 @ 7:00 –7:30 p.m.:  Pajama story time with Miss Juliette. No registration.

Thursday, July 30 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time with Mrs. Davis. All ages, no registration.

For more information, call the library at 508-697-3331.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bridgewater Youth Soccer Fall Recreation League

Goals of Program:

The BYSA fall soccer program involves boys and girls in 5 age groups (Under 6, Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, and Under 15) in a recreational soccer program. The main objective of the program is for children to have fun and compete playing soccer with their friends in an organized program, while also learning soccer skills and teamwork. The U6 teams are combined girls and boys that will have a Saturday practice/game with an emphasis on teaching skills and having fun.  Teams in the U8 division play in a 5v5 format, teams in the U10 division play in a 6v6 format, teams in the U12 division play in a 8v8 format and teams in the U15 division play in an 11v11 format. Boys and girls in all age groups U8 and above are on separate teams. The program consists of an 8 week regular season with all games on Saturdays (between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.) beginning the Saturday after Labor Day. Teams in the U12 and U15 age groups may then compete in playoffs for a gender and age group championship. There are also practices once a week.  The day of practice is determined by the coach of the team. 

Age Eligibility: Birthdates August 1, 2000 and Juyly 31, 2011 inclusive.

Cost: $70 per child; there is a multi-child discount of $10.00.
           ($20 late fee for any sign-ups after Aug. 3, 2015)

Registration Dates: Opens June 5th and Closes August 16th.

Location: Flagg Street Soccer Fields

Dates: BYSA's Fall Program will kick off on September 12th and run through October 31st. Playoffs and finals will be held the first weekend in November.

Equipment:  Shin-pads are required. Soccer cleats are recommended.  Players are also encourage to bring their own ball (size 3, 4 or 5.) Jewelry may not be worn during the program for safety reasons.  All players will be provided with a BYSA team uniform shirt.

For more infomration about Fall Soccer, contact: Leeann Heffernan at 617-470-6604 or Kendra Tansey at 774-222-3761

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Beth Roll Smith to be "Rotarian of the Year"

Janet Dye, president of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters, has announced that Beth Roll Smith of West Bridgewater has been selected as the club's "Rotarian of the Year" for 2015. The award will be presented on June 30th as part of the club's annual Installation of Officers & Directors at 6pm at the Charlie Horse Restaurant in West Bridgewater. 

Ticket are available for the dinner from the event's chair Tom Kazanowski, 781.682.4402. 

Smith, who has been the director of the West Bridgewater Public Library since November 1988 and has been a member of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters since 1989, twice serving as president of the club and currently serving again now as the club's secretary, a role she has filled admirably for many years. She manages the Rotary Club's scholarship program that annually awards 5 Community Service Awards of $500 each to graduating high school seniors from the Bridgewaters. 

Beth Roll Smith has served and continues to serve in many organizations supporting public libraries including the SAILS Library Network and and she has maintained membership in the Massachusetts, New England and American Library Associations. She has been an active
community volunteer in the Town of West Bridgewater including the Town Computer Advisory Committee, Town Open Space Committee and the Town Municipal Building Needs Committee.

Rotary President Dye explains that "no one better exemplifies Rotary's motto of Service Above Self than Beth and our club is extremely pleased to recognize Beth Roll Smith as our Rotarian of the Year for 2015.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Bridgewater Senior Painters Exhibit

The Bridgewater Senior Painters, led by Bill Pincolini, will exhibit their art in the Bridgewater Public Library in the Flora T. Little Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through July and August.

A variety of watercolors, oils, acrylics and pastels will be featured.

The Flora T. Little Gallery is open to the public during regular library hours: Monday-Wednesday 9a.m.-8p.m.; Thursday 10a.m.-5p.m., Friday-Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Bridgewater Youth Soccer Summer Activities

The Dome is delighted to announce our "Street Soccer" night. The "Street Soccer" program is a pick-up style event with minimal instruction to allow for small-sided games in a 3v3 or 4v4 format. Players are encouraged to bring friends and enjoy 60 minutes of soccer during this 6-week program. Come and play with different kids every week and win some great prizes! Our "Street Soccer" is open to any and all players that are U8 - U14. It is a great, informal way to play the Beautiful Game!

Our staff will set up the games each week and the conditions for playing. Our staff provides supervision and allows the players to just play. We allow the game to be the teacher!

The main goal for this program is for the kids to have as much fun as possible in a very informal setting. The more fun kids experience, the more they wish to play on their own. While a child's instinct to play is natural, their love and appreciation for soccer must be cultivated.

Day: Monday's
Time: U8-U10 6:00pm & U12-U14 7:00pm
Dates: 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, & 8/3
Cost: $40

For an application or more information, please see the attached flier.

Central Square Postcard Sale to Benefit Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library

Local photographer Rusty Green is pleased to announce the selling of a postcard with the beautiful photo of Central Square is now available at the Bridgewater Public Library for $2.00.
All postcards sold at the library will benefit the Friends of The Bridgewater Public Library (they will receive 50% of the sales).
Please stop by and pick up your's today.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

GBWOT Lemonade Stand in Memory of Shannon Crowley

When: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Winter Place, Bridgewater
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 in memory of Shannon Crowley. Shannon was an 8 year old cancer survivor who passed away last June, from complications of treatment for neuroblastoma. This will be the second year in a row that GBWOT has held the Lemonade Stand in Shannon’s memory. Last year the group raised $1,115 for Cops for Kids with Cancer with the lemonade stand and the group hopes to raise even more this year. Greater Bridgewater Women of Today is a volunteer organization that performs community service, raises funds to support local and national charities and fosters friendships. To date, GBWOT has helped over 40 local families who were enduring hardships, through it’s Family in Need Fund. Meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Monday of the month. 

For meeting location in Bridgewater or for additional event information email: greaterbridgewaterwot@yahoo.com. Remember to Visit Us on Facebook!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Bridgewater Recreation Commission Cross-Country Program

The Bridgewater Recreation Commission is accepting registrations for the fall, 2015 cross country running program. The cross country running program, entering its eleventh season, is set to begin on Saturday, September 5. The program, which is open to Bridgewater youngsters entering grades 5-8 in the fall, will take place every Saturday morning, from 9:00-10:00, continuing through October 31. Runners will meet and warm-up at Bridgewater State University’s Tinsley Center (behind Swenson Field) and then run on the trails on Great Hill. The program will be directed by Sam Baumgarten, Kim Larcom, and Joe Gillis. Sign up forms are being distributed through the schools and will also be posted on the Town website (www.bridgewaterma.org). For additional information, contact the Recreation office at 508-697-8020, call Sam at 508-697-6848, or e-mail Sam at sbaumgarten@verizon.net

For the second year in a row, youngsters may opt for a competitive opportunity by joining the Bridgewater Blazers Cross Country Team. Joining the team will require an extra mid-week workout on Wednesdays, from 5:00-6:00 p.m., a commitment to attend selected cross country meets, and some additional costs for entry fees to meets, separate shirts and/or sweat suits to represent the team, and travel to meets.

Also, looking ahead, the Commission will be sponsoring the 36th annual Bridgewater Kids Road Race, tentatively set for Sunday, October 4, at 2:00 p.m. The one mile race is open to Bridgewater children in grades K-8. Sign up forms for the road race will be available in the schools in early September and will also be posted on the websites.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Relay For Life is THIS Friday!

Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Greater Bridgewater gets underway with teams of residents gathering at Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School on June 12 at 3pm.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

This year’s event will be held on the track at Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School, 415 Center Street, Bridgewater. The Opening Ceremony will begin at 6pm. During this part of the event participants celebrate survivorship and the advances being made in cancer research.

Relay For Life’s Luminaria Ceremony takes place after sundown at 9pm, honoring the community’s cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease. Participants will circle a track that is surrounded with glowing luminaria.

To learn more, visit relay.org or contact Committee Chairperson Monica Querzoli at maquerzoli@comcast.net or 508-942-8485

Appalachian Mountain Club Walking Tour

The MA Walking Tour is ready for its second Tour on the Bay Circuit Trail, where they hope to finish the trail and reach even more communities with their wonderful art and love for the BCT.

I hope you all will join us for a hike or one of their free community concerts. Their whole itinerary can be found at: http://www.masswalkingtour.org/2015.html

And speaking of media, the MA Walking Tour got a great write up in the Boston Globe a couple weeks ago! 

You can read all about it at:

Friday, June 5, 2015

Heart Guild Event

Join local residents at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Bridgewater next Tues. June 9 at 7pm
for their stress management workshop with Dr. Melissa Samartano. 
Dr. Melissa specializes in a holistic approach to healing,
and she will share some techniques that have helped her clients.

As always bring a friend, a snack and a beverage!

Last minute attendees welcomed!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Foxwoods Bus Trip

Monday, June 1, 2015


Bridgewater State University will be giving out thirteen $1,000 scholar­ships to seniors graduating from Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School who have been accepted to BSU. We are looking forward to wel­coming these students to BSU! A special reception is planned for June 17th to welcome the students and their families. Highlights of the partner­ships between BSU and the Town of Bridgewater will be presented and opportunities discussed.