Monday, October 31, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Trinity Church Fall Fair


Let over a dozen area craftspeople, as well as the tables sponsored by the parishioners of Trinity Church, help you get a jump on your holiday shopping. We have a nice selection of gift items, jewelry, glassware, and wood crafts for you to choose from this year with more categories on the way!

Join the fun with our Silent Auction, featuring antiques and vintage treasures, collectibles, jewelry, and more! Look for our raffle table to buy tickets to enter one of our drawings for some wonderful prizes, including our special raffle for a 7-Night Stay in the Berkshires.

Come by to get your own copy of the Trinity Cookbook, a collection recipes from our parish. And, while you are here, visit our home baked goodies table for some treats. We'll have a limited supply of Homemade Apple Pie Kits, frozen with all the ingredients you will need to make your Thanksgiving preparations a snap - come early and don't miss out!

Lunch will be served from 11am - 1pm. On the menu are burgers and dogs hot off the grill and delicious homemade chili and New England clam chowder fresh from the kitchen. Don't forget to add a slice of apple pie for dessert.

Look for the kids area - complete with games and activities. Among other fun and festive things we have planned for the kids, we'll be featuring our Kindness Rocks Garden where you can paint a rock to add to our garden or take with you.

We hope to see you there!

More information about the event can be found at:www.trinitybridgewater.com

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

2016 Holly Berry Craft Fair at Stone Meadow


2016 HOLLY BERRY FAIR

The Stone Meadow Residents Association will hold their annual Holly Berry Fair on Saturday, November 5th, from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Stone Meadow (off Plain Street, Bridgewater).
We will have crafts, baked goods, Victorian Tea room, Grandma’s Attic, Chinese raffle, hourly door prizes, and our Stone Meadow CafĂ©. Free admission and free parking.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Cub Scout Pack 35 Haunted House



Bridgewater Cub Scout Pack 35 is hosting a fun family friendly haunted house. 

The donation of admission will be $2 to experience the spooky Haunted House.

We will have allergy friendly snacks. Also drinks will be available for a small donation as well.

Please spread the word to family, friends in the community and beyond.

Four Residents Honored by Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters


A community-minded evangelist for healthy living. A busy entrepreneur with three children. A retired couple spending their time in service to an area food bank. These four individuals were honored on Tuesday night, October 18, 2016, for their meaningful contributions to their communities.


The Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters, in partnership with Grand Sponsor Bridgewater Savings Bank, honored the following persons:



Samuel Baumgarten, Bridgewater
Rose-Marie Culp, East Bridgewater
Calvin and Frances Gray, West Bridgewater



Since 2000 the local Rotary club has been honoring local leaders for their contributions to improving the quality of life in the Bridgewaters. 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.


This year’s celebration was held at the Center at Sachem Rock in East Bridgewater. Approximately 100 people gathered for the inspiring ceremony, with Club President Akee Parwaz the Master of Ceremonies. Honorees and guests enjoyed a dessert reception following the ceremony.






Saturday, October 22, 2016

Solstice Awarded $800K Grant from Department of Energy 



Solstice Initiative was awarded an $800k grant by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative through the Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies 2 (SEEDS2) program. Solstice will use the funding to radically expand access to community-shared solar power by deploying projects serving low-to-moderate income (LMI) consumers.

One of the main goals of the SEEDS2 program is to "increase foundational understanding of the... barriers to solar deployment in the U.S." To date, no mainstream community solar provider has developed a product that allows anyone, regardless of their credit score, to participate. Solstice's project seeks to challenge the assumption that low- to moderate-income households present substantial additional risk for community solar, given the ease with which customers can be swapped in and out of a project. Should this prove to be true, Solstice's project will facilitate the deployment of a market-based solution that will finally bring lower-income residents into the community solar market.

"Solstice is committed to providing underserved Americans with affordable solar, and we are enormously grateful for this SunShot grant," said Steve Moilanen, co-founder and President of Solstice. "These Americans spend a disproportionate amount of their income on electricity. With this funding, we can unlock the market for those that need solar savings the most."

About Solstice Initiative
Solstice Initiative is the first social enterprise dedicated to expanding affordable solar power to the 80% of Americans who cannot install a rooftop system. Under the Solstice model, households subscribe to a portion of a community solar array, enabling them to access clean energy and save money on their utility bill. Solstice partners with trusted local organizations to distribute community solar to their membership, conducting outreach efforts and managing the customer experience.

About the SunShot Initiative
The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is a collaborative national effort that aggressively drives innovation to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources before the end of the decade. Through SunShot, the Energy Department supports efforts by private companies, universities, and national laboratories to drive down the cost of solar electricity to $0.06 per kilowatt-hour. Learn more at energy.gov/sunshot.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Come Play Chess at the Bridgewater Public Library



Come play Chess at the Bridgewater Public Library on October 26th at 6:00 p.m.

Put your skills to the test as you challenge others in a friendly competition. If you’re either a rookie or a chess master, all are invited to come in and play! All supplies are provided. We will have a chess master attending to guide those in need. No registration required.

The event, which begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How to Create Change - Farm Animal Protection



Wednesday Oct 19th - 11:15am-12:05pm
“How to Create Change: Getting the Citizens for Farm Animal Protection on the Ballot” in the Heritage Room, Maxwell Library

Paul Shapiro, Vice President of The Humane Society of the United States will be discussing what they and other organizations, including the MSPCA, had to go through to get Farm Animal Protection on the Ballot for November. This will showcase the grass roots effort and that groups of people really can “Create Change” which is the theme for Sustainability Day 2016.

Spooky Southcoast Paranormal Lecture


Spooky Southcoast Paranormal lecture at the Bridgewater Public Library presented by Tim Weisberg on October 25th at 6:30 p.m.

Tim Weisberg has been the host of the Spooky Southcoast radio show for the past 10 years, and in that time has become quite familiar with some of the ghostly tales of Southeastern Massachusetts. Through the radio show, his books, and his work writing and researching paranormal television shows like Ghost Stalkers and Ghost Asylum, Tim has learned how to separate fact from legend--but has also realized that one can't exist without the other. Join Tim on October 25th as he tells us some of the true ghost stories of our area, mixed with a healthy dose of local legends, as we explore the Ghosts of Southeastern Massachusetts.

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

Monday, October 17, 2016

Bridgewater Garden Club Meetings


The October meetings of the Bridgewater Garden Club will be held at the Cole-Yeaton Senior Center located at 10 Wally Krueger Way.

The evening meeting will take place at 6:30 PM on October 24th where landscape designer Sally Muspratt will discuss raised bed gardening.

The day meeting will be held at 1 PM on October 26th. Glen Cornell, of the Plymouth County Beekeepers Association will discuss honey bees.

Guests are welcome at both meetings.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

VFW Auxiliary Community Breakfast


Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee Readies for Election Day


The Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee continues efforts to get ready for the upcoming November election and is looking for Bridgewater residents who would like to learn more about the Bridgewater DTC.

For more information about the Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee, please "Like" their Facebook page by clicking here.


The Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee also has lawn signs available for Clinton/Kaine, State Senator Marc Pacheco, Scott Vecchi for Sheriff and Plymouth County Commissioner Greg Hanley. If you are interested in a lawn sign at your residence, please click here to email the Bridgewater DTC.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Global Religious Studies to Host Guest Speaker


Dr. Diane Moore, director of the Harvard Religious Literacy Project, will deliver the keynote address at the fall meeting of the Global Religious Studies Group at Bridgewater State University.

The public is invited to attend the keynote entitled Global Religions in the Public Square: A Conversation with Dr. Diane Moore on Wednesday, Oct. 26 starting at 12:20 p.m. in the auditorium of the Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center, 24 Park Ave.

Dr. Moore, a senior lecturer of religious studies and education and senior fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religion at Harvard Divinity School, focuses her research on enhancing public understanding of religion through education from the lens of critical theory.

Her current project is a Massive Open Online Course through HarvardX entitled Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures, which is the first in a series entitled World Religions Through Their Scriptures.

She is also the principal investigator for a three-year initiative entitled Religious Literacy and the Professions, a collaboration between Harvard Divinity School and Boston University. She is coordinator of the Religious Studies and Education Certificate and serves on the Task Force for Training, Tools and Methods at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Religious and Global Affairs.

In addition to numerous academic awards and achievements, in 2014 she received the Petra Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Award from the Harvard Extension School and the Griffiths Award from the Connecticut Council for Interfaith Understanding for her work in promoting the public understanding of religion.


A reception will follow in the atrium of the science and mathematics center.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Family Special Education Event



Family Special Education Event hosted by Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC).

All are welcome and we hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Sustainability Days at BSU


Sustainability Days
“How to Make Change”

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

5:15pm-5:30pm- Undergraduate Research Abroad Student Presentation: “An Empirical Study of Solar Photovoltaic Rooftop Adoption in China” in the Heritage Room, Maxwell Library

Emmanuel Amoako
Ashleigh Bell
John (Taylor) T. Wilson
Bingqing Zheng
Dr. Xiangrong Liu (Dept. of Management, Faculty Mentor)
Dr. Quoc Tran (Dept. of Economics, Faculty Mentor)


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

10:10am-11:00am-“Fall & Winter Management of the Campus Gardens for Spring Planting” at the Campus Gardens (near Shea-Durgin Halls)

Mr. Ron Maribett (Dept. of Geography)

11:15am-12:05pm- “How to Create Change: Getting the Citizens for Farm Animal Protection on the Ballot” in the Heritage Room, Maxwell Library

Paul Shapiro, Vice President of The Humane Society of the United States

11:15am-12:05pm- “Atmospheric and Photographic Installations at the Campus Gardens” at the Campus Gardens (near Shea-Durgin Halls)

Dr. Rob Hellstrom (Dept. of Geography)

12:20pm-1:35pm- “The Plastic Bag Ban in Bridgewater: From Start to Finish” in the Heritage Room, Maxwell Library

Dr. Madhavi Venkatesa (Asst. Professor, Dept. of Economics)
Pat Neary (Bridgewater Green Committee)
Dr. Kevin Perry (Councilman, Town of Bridgewater)
Jordan Remy (MPA Intern, Bridgewater State University)
Andrew Sukeforth (MPA Intern, Bridgewater State University)

2:00pm-2:45pm- “Prepping the Campus Garden for the Winter” at the Campus Gardens (near Shea-Durgin Halls)

Mr. Ron Maribett (Dept. of Geography)

Questions?

Ryan LaBrozzi (ryan.labrozzi@bridgew.edu) or 
John Kucich (jkucich@bridgew.edu)

Early Voting in Bridgewater 10/24 through 11/4

Early Voting is open to all registered voters
Early voting will take place in Bridgewater at the Academy Building, 66 Central Square, on the second floor from Monday October 24, 2016 until Friday November 4, 2016.

Early Voting Schedule:

Monday 10/24/16 & 10/31/16 -- 8 am - 4 pm 
Tuesday 10/25/16 & 11/1/16 --- 8am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10/26/16 & 11/2/16 --- 8 am - 4 pm
Thursday 10/27/16 & 11/3/16 --- 8 am - 4 pm
Friday 10/28/16 & 11/4/16 --- 8 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10/29/16 --- 9 am - 1 pm

The Presidential Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Bridgewater Mitchell at the Middle School (166 Mt. Prospect Street)

Last day to register to vote and change party enrollment for the Presidential Election is Wednesday October 19, 2016 8 AM-8 PM

Citizens who will be 18 years old by November 8, may register to vote in the Presidential Election on or before October 19, 2016

Family Special Education Night


Fall Rummage Sale


The St. Thomas Aquinas Women’s Club will hold their Fall Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 15th from 9 am to 4 pm at 103 Center Street in Bridgewater. 

Come find treasures from a wide selection of clothing, jewelry, domestics, small furniture, bric-a-brac and much more. From 2:00-4:00 you can fill a bag for two dollars. There’s something for everyone!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Citizen of the Year Winners and Event

Akee Parwaz, president of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters, has announced the winners of the Citizen of the Year award for Bridgewater, East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater.  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. For the seventh consecutive year the Bridgewater Savings Bank will be serving as Grand Sponsor.

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.

This year’s celebration will be on October 18, 2016, at the Center at Sachem Rock in East Bridgewater. The award ceremony will begin at 7 PM. A dessert reception will follow. Tickets are $20 each and are available by contacting Diana Jennings @ 508-531-1382. Advertising and patron space is still available in the program.

This year the Club is proud to award the Citizen of the Year to:

Samuel Baumgarten, Bridgewater
Rose-Marie Culp, East Bridgewater

Calvin and Frances Gray, West Bridgewater

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Run or Walk for the Alley!


On Sunday, October 23rd a 5K trail run/walk will take place at Bridgewater State University’s Great Hill to benefit The Friends of Music Alley.

Music Alley is a public park created last spring to bring live concert performances by local musicians to the heart of Bridgewater’s downtown.

Music Alley’s goals are to:

· bring vitality to the downtown business area,

· provide performance opportunities for local musicians and

· facilitate "community" for Bridgewater’s citizens.

Free concerts have taken place from 5-8PM on Thursday’s from June 2nd to the present. They will continue until September 29. A special “sign-up concert” will take place on Saturday September 25th in the Alley from 2-4 PM. Join us to experience the joy of the Alley and sign-up to run or walk the 5K on October 23rd.

One Hundred Percent (100%!) of the 5K proceeds will benefit The Friends of Music Alley allowing Music Alley to continue free entertainment for all ages for many seasons to come! Contributions to The Friends of Music Alley are tax deductible.

To join or to donate sign up at: https://racewire.com/register.php?id=6801

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Stephanie Oliari atsoliari@cnt.us.

Come Run or Walk for the Alley!

BALC Dining for Cause at 99 Restaurant


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Bridgewater Academy Lions Club invites you to participate in the “Dining for a Cause" fundraiser to benefit Mass. Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc. on Wednesday evening, October 5, 2016 from 5 PM-10 PM at the 99 Restaurant, Campus Plaza, Bridgewater.

If you present a copy of the special flyer when ordering during the event’s hours, the 99 Restaurant will donate 15% of your guest check (excluding tax and gratuity) directly to Mass. Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc. 

The flyer is valid on that date for either Dine-In or Take-Out orders at the Bridgewater 99 Restaurant location only. Enjoy a good meal with family or friends and help a worthy cause at no additional cost to you beyond your guest check!

Printed flyers are available at the Bridgewater Academy Building, Senior Center, Public Library, Polished Image Hair Salon, or from any Bridgewater Academy Lion. 

In addition to the MLERF dining fundraiser, the Bridgewater Academy Lions will have prize drawings in the restaurant foyer. Ticket proceeds from the prize drawings will benefit scholarships, local programs, and other Bridgewater Academy Lions charities. 

Who Counts? The Politics of Numbers


Saturday, October 1, 2016

October Events at the Bridgewater Public Library


Saturday, October 1: Registration for Halloween Bingo opens. Program will be held on Wednesday, October 19 @ 4:15 p.m. Open to school age children, Kindergarten and up.


Monday, October 3 @ 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Join us for a crafternoon! Drop in for a scarecrow themed craft. Ages 3+ with adult. No registration.


Tuesday, October 4 @ 1:30-2:00 p.m.: Join Miss Emily for an exciting Preschool Story Time. This program is for children ages 3+ with an adult. Join us for stories and lots of fun! No registration required for this program.


Wednesday, October 5 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.


Wednesday, October 5 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Drop in story time for all ages with adult. Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs and rhymes based on a weekly theme.


Thursday, October 6 @ 11:00-11:30 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.


Friday, October 7 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.
: Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 9 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208.


Wednesday, October 12 @ 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Join us for a crafternoon! Drop in for a monster themed craft. Ages 3+ with adult. No registration.


Friday, October 14 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 9 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208.


Saturday, October 15 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read to Jasper, our lovable therapy dog. The “Read to a Dog” program provides children the opportunity to visit with a dog while building reading skills in a non-judgmental environment. No registration, all ages welcome.


Tuesday, October 18 @ 1:30 p.m.: Movie (58 minutes, Rated G). All ages, no registration, parent must stay with child. See website for title.


Wednesday, October 19 @ 4:15 p.m.: Halloween bingo. Open to school age children, Kindergarten and up. Registration required, begins October 1. Creepy, fun prizes!


Friday, October 21 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 9 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208.


Monday, October 24 @ 4:15 p.m.: Drop in for pumpkin painting. You provide the pumpkin, we will have the paint and decorations. No registration, ages 3+ with adult.


Tuesday, October 25 @ 1:30-2:00 p.m.: Join Miss Emily for an exciting Preschool Story Time. This program is for children ages 3+ with an adult. Join us for stories and lots of fun! No registration required for this program.


Wednesday, October 26 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.


Wednesday, October 26 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Drop in story time for all ages with adult. Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs and rhymes based on a weekly theme.


Thursday, October 27 @ 11:00-11:30 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for ages infant to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.


Friday, October 28 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Join Miss Nicole from Triumph, Inc. for a 9 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more. This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208.

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

GBWOT Touch-A-Truck



Join Greater Bridgewater Women of Today for their Touch-A-Truck event hosted at Sullivan Tire in Bridgewater on Sunday, October 23 from 11-2 PM weather permitting. 

The cost will be $5 per person with a maximum cost of $15 per family. There will be tons of trucks for the children to touch and explore! Children are encouraged to wear their costumes and there will be candy to collect at each truck. There will be face painting, giveaways, games and more! DJ Jeff Fowler will be spinning the tunes and you can come meet Big League Brian who will be appearing from 11-2. He’s the one on stilts outside Yawkey Way at all the Red Sox games. Grilled burgers and hot dogs will be available for purchase. GBWOT would like to thank the sponsors of this event: Sullivan Tire, Crocetti's Market, Prisco's Market, and Wheel House Real Estate.

Please park across the street at HarborOne Bank.