Friday, December 7, 2018

A Sense of Place



The Bridgewater Public Library will feature “A Sense of Place” a combined exhibit of pastel paintings by Laurinda Phakos O’Connor and Maureen Spinale in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery during the months of December and January.

As an artist, Laurinda Phakos O’Connor strives to let simplified strokes create the up-close excitement of color, texture and expression on the surface of paper while she pushes to capture the sense and feel from the landscape.

Maureen Spinale has a passion for painting trees and is drawn to the complexities of tangled branches and fractured light beams through the forest. She has evolved her style from a realistic approach to a more contemporary perspective flecked with bold colors, strong lines and light.

Both women are award winning artist exhibiting in Boston and on the South Shore. They are Gallery Artists at the South Shore Art Center and Signature Artists of Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. For more information, visit www.laurindaoconnor.com; www.maureenspinale.com.

An Artist Meet and Greet will be held on Saturday, January 12th at 11:00 am.

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

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Public Forum on Town Signs

The Bridgewater Branding & Wayfinding Committee will be holding an open forum for the public to provide input and comments regarding the Committee's work to enhance wayfinding resources within the Town of Bridgewater. The forum will take place in Conference Room 201A of the Academy Building, 66 Central Square on Thursday, December 13th at 6PM. 

For those who cannot attend the forum, the Committee has arranged a quick survey to provide feedback below.

Take the Committee's Survey: Wayfinding Survey

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Friends of Williams Holiday Shopping Event


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Monday, December 3, 2018

Gun Safety, Gun Control, Gun Rights & Responsibilities

“Gun Safety, Gun Control, Gun Rights & Responsibilities” presentation given by Professor Mitch Librett, BSU, Chief of Police Chris Delmonte, Town of Bridgewater and Kathleen Berry, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense at the Bridgewater Public Library on Monday, December 10th at 6:30 p.m.

This presentation is the second in a series titled “Being Neighborly, Finding Common Ground” sponsored by Bridgewater Citizens for Civility and Respect (BCCR) and the Bridgewater Public Library.


BCCR is a group of local citizens in Bridgewater that have formed an organization whose goal is to ensure that Bridgewater is a safe, inclusive community, one of civility and respect for all.

We hope you can join us.

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

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The GroovaLottos at the Bridgewater Public Library


Music performance by The GroovaLottos at the Bridgewater Public Library on Saturday, December 8th @ 12:00 pm.
The GROOVALOTTOS are a powerhouse soul-funk-blues trio, comprised of award-winning and seasoned studio and touring musicians, incredible music and wild senses of humor make them one of the most entertaining bands in New England.

The GroovaLottos are on a journey to continue soul, funk and blues as musical traditions. Said to play with their souls instead of their hands, and heralding from Cherokee, Choctaw and Wampanoag communities, they are also known as the 'Soul-Funk Song Keepers of Native America."

No registration required. Free and open to the public.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Bridgewater Citizens for Civility and Respect Meeting

Bridgewater Citizens for Civility and Respect Meeting

AGENDA for December 4, 2018 6:30 PM

Location: Senior Center

NOTE: Pizza and salad will be served at 6:30 PM, before the start of the meeting. Cost per person, $4.00. Guests are welcome.

  • Welcome new members/visitors 2 minutes
  • Approval of minutes of prior meeting 2 minutes
  • Treasurer’s report/Dues 2 minutes 
  • Giving thanks 10 minutes
Old Business 
  • Committee Reports 3 – 5 minutes each
  • Stretch committee/ discussion forums 
  • Communications committee 
  • Outreach committee 
  • School Outreach committee 
  • Executive committee 
New Business
  • Feedback on Gun Safety prompts for upcoming forum 10 minutes
  • Review attached article: How to Talk to Someone You Can’t Stand 5 minutes 
  • Goals for 2019: see discussion points attached 10 minutes
Announcements, stories 2 minutes

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Breakfast with Santa on Sunday


Off the Common Coffeehouse December 2018 Concert


The Off the Common Coffeehouse in Bridgewater concert on Saturday December 1st 2018 at 7:30 will feature Greg Greenway. All for $15 and the doors open at 7:00pm. We are at the U. U. Church at 50 School Street in Bridgewater MA

Greg Greenway
Originally from Richmond, VA, Greg moved to Boston for its rich Folk Music tradition and has become one of its most unique and superlative emissaries. His “In the Name of Love,” a lead in to the U2 classic, “Pride,” was the #5 song on the Folk DJ list in 2013. It has become a defining piece on his journey to becoming an international artist capable of addressing sensitive topics like Race in a way that connects audiences to their humanity while entertaining them at the same time.

He has been described as “one of the strongest, and finest voices in folk music.” The Boston Globe wrote, “Confessional one moment, rambunctiously disarming the next, few modern folk singers can own a coffeehouse stage as completely as Greenway.” Another reviewer perhaps described it best, “A profoundly rich poet and musician. Folk Music is too narrow a description.”

Musically, his guitar, piano, and ukulele reflect inspiration from all over the map–gospel, rock, blues, Jazz, and world music. But his center is in the singer/songwriter tradition that traces it roots all the way back to the social awareness of Woody Guthrie. His central appeal is that it all comes through the singular lens of Greenway’s own humanity and affinity for the audience.

He has legendary energy, couched in a presentation of high spirited give and take of such good humor that audiences unfailingly walk away uplifted.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

2019 Dog Licenses Available for Sale Now!



Dog owners in Bridgewater are reminded that the Dog Licenses are valid from January 1st through December 31st

A dog licensing form to register dogs for the calendar year 2019 will be sent to all residents with the 2019 Annual Town Census.

The 2019 Dog License costs are:

Male/Female: $20.00

Neutered Male/Spayed Female: $15.00

Late Fee (after March 1, 2019): $10.00

Dogs not registered by March 1st will be charged a fine of $10.00 in addition to the cost of the license as required by the Canine Control Ordinance.

Licenses may be purchased in person at the Town Clerk’s Office, located at 66 Central Square in the Academy Building. Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Licenses also may be purchased by mailing a request, the proper fee, self-addressed stamped envelope and copy of current rabies certificate to Town Clerk’s Office, 66 Central Square, Bridgewater, MA 02324.

Additionally, licenses may be purchased online through the Town’s Website: www.bridgewaterma.org by clicking on “Make a Payment” to access the ONLINE PAYMENT CENTER.

Residents with questions are welcome to contact the Town Clerk’s Office (508-697-0921)

Monday, November 26, 2018

Winter Parking Restrictions Start December 1st, 2018

Residents are advised that starting December 1st, 2018 and continuing until April 1st, 2018, the Town of Bridgewater's annual fall/winter parking restrictions will be in effect. Please review the following document from the Town Manager's Office regarding the Town's winter policies.

Click here for more information.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Holiday Services at Bridgewater New Jerusalem Church

Bridgewater New Jerusalem Church 2 Bedford Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324Sunday School & Choir Practice 9:30-10:15am Worship 10:30am fellowship following.
www.bridgewaternewchurch.org 508-697-3068

Holiday Services
How the Lord Comes! This special time of year is an opportunity to explore the many ways in which ‘the Lord is in EVERYTHING!’ It is simply our understanding that needs to open, and our hearts to welcome, for the Lord to work within us, now and eternally! 

Sermon Titles
12/2 Preparing a Way for the Lord: John the Baptist
12/9 How the Lord Enters Our Hearts: Mary and the Angel Gabriel
12/16 How the Lord Enters Our Minds: Joseph and his Dreams
12/23 How the Lord Enters the World: The Shepherds and the Angels
12/24 7pm How the Lord Enters Humanity: The Birth of Jesus
12/30 NO WORSHIP SERVICE ~ Have a prayerful New Year!
1/6 Epiphany: How the Lord Inspires Our Lives: The Three Wise Men

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bridgewater Cultural Council Meeting


Free Showing of Remember the Titans


Town Council Invites Residents to the Next Council Meeting

Council President Edward Haley and the Bridgewater Town Council cordially invite residents to attend their next scheduled meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 in the Town Council Chambers, 66 Central Square, Room 203. The Town Council will be hosting a special guest, State Representative Angelo D'Emilia as part of their proceedings. All residents are welcome to attend this meeting.

To view the invitation, please click here: Town Council Meeting Public Invite

Monday, November 19, 2018

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

Wednesday, November 21- Wednesday, December 12: Mail your letter to Santa at the library!

Tuesday, November 27: Registration opens for decorate an edible Christmas tree. This program will be held on Tuesday, December 11 @ 10:30 a.m. and is open to ages 3-5 with an adult helper.

Thursday, November 29: Registration opens for Christmas Bingo. For school aged children (6+). Will be held at 4:15 p.m. on December 12.

Friday, November 30 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Fun with STEM with Ms. Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Registration is required for this 7 week program. Week 4. Registration for Registration for Triumph, Inc. programs with Miss Nicole can be completed by calling Nancy at 508-822-5388 ext. 208.

Monday, December 3 @ 10:30 a.m.: Christmas Movie: See website for details. (24 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Tuesday, December 4 @ 4:00 p.m.: “Mom & Me Gingerbread House Decorating”. Registration required. Ages 5-9 with adult. Limited spaces.

Tuesday, December 4 @ 5:30 p.m.: Christmas Movie: See website for details. (131 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Wednesday, December 5 @ 9:00-11:00 a.m.: Create a Holiday Card. We’ll have supplies out to create a holiday card– what will you design? Drop in program, all ages welcome, adult helper required.

Thursday, December 6 @ 10:30 a.m.: Christmas Movie: See website for details. (26 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Friday, December 7 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Fun with STEM with Ms. Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Registration is required for this 7 week program. Week 5. Registration for Registration for Triumph, Inc. programs with Miss Nicole can be completed by calling Nancy at 508-822-5388 ext. 208.

Monday, December 10 @ 10:30 a.m.: Christmas Movie: See website for details. (26 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Tuesday, December 11 @ 10:30 a.m.: Decorate an edible Christmas tree. Registration is required for this program and is open to ages 3-5 with an adult helper.

Wednesday, December 12 @ 10:00 a.m.: Christmas Storytime and Craft with Mrs. Davis. For ages 2+, no registration.

Wednesday, December 12 @ 4:15 p.m.: Christmas Bingo! Join us for Christmas Bingo. Practice your reading skills– we play with words, not numbers. This program is for ages 6+ and registration is required.

Friday, December 14 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Fun with STEM with Ms. Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Registration is required for this 7 week program. Week 6. Registration for Registration for Triumph, Inc. programs with Miss Nicole can be completed by calling Nancy at 508-822-5388 ext. 208.

Saturday, December 15 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read to a Dog! Come meet Duncan, a registered therapy dog! Read him a story or just visit with him! All ages welcome, no registration.

Monday, December 17 @ 10:30 a.m.: Christmas Movie: See website for details. (26 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Friday, December 21 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Fun with STEM with Ms. Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Registration is required for this 7 week program. Week 7. Registration for Registration for Triumph, Inc. programs with Miss Nicole can be completed by calling Nancy at 508-822-5388 ext. 208.

Tuesday, December 25: Closed for Christmas Day.

Thursday, December 27 @10:30-11:30 a.m.: Lego Mania: Ages 5+ are welcome to join us for this drop in program. We provide the Legos, you bring the imagination. Legos displayed in the children’s room after the program, as space permits. No registration.

Friday, December 28 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie: See website for details. (PG, 118 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Celebration of Thanksgiving



Bridgewater Council of Churches presents

Celebration of Thanksgiving 
Tuesday, November 20th at 7 PM
Bridgewater New Jerusalem Church, 2 Bedford Street

Everyone is welcome as we gather together and share our blessings with one another. The title of the sermon is Unity not Uniformity: So often we speak of being "one", but what does that really mean? As a people of faith in such a polarizing time, are we being called to be a uniform people or are we called to be united as beloveds with God, with creation, and with one another? how does our faith lead us to be unified in love while still celebrating our differences and gifts? The service will be led by the Reverend Alicia Velez-Stewart of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church.

There will be a time of fellowship and food following the service. Please bring a donation of a non-perishable food item to be shared with the Bridgewater Food Pantry.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Online Neighborhood Watch in Bridgewater



Ring now offers Bridgewater residents a connected neighborhood watch and you don’t need a Ring doorbell to be a part of the network.

For real-time crime and safety alerts in your area, download the Neighbors app. Click here to download the app!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

FY19 Public Disclosure Notice for Proposed Assessments

The town has received notification from the Bureau of Local Assessments that preliminary certification was issued. The Town of Bridgewater Board of Assessors is conducting a Public Disclosure of values as part of the Fiscal 2019 Re-Certification program as required by statute.

Values were calculated at "Full and Fair Cash Value" using sales data between 1/1/2016 and 12/31/2017. The valuation date for Fiscal Year 2019 is January 1, 2018. The Revaluation resulted in percent increases in value from 4% to 8% for most Residential properties and 2% to 5% for Commercial properties.

The Assessors completed the revaluation project with the assistance of Consultants from
pk Valuation Group. The public disclosure period where the proposed values will be available for review will commence November 16, 2018 and continue through November 26, 2018. The proposed values will be posted in the Library and on the Town of Bridgewater’s website as well as the Assessor’s office located at 66 Central Square, Bridgewater, Ma 02324.

As part of the Public Disclosure process, inquiries can be made at the Assessors Office, by telephone, or by visiting the Towns' Web Site: www.bridgewaterma.org.

Office Hours as follows:
Monday through Thursday: 8:00-4:00
Friday: 8:00-1:00

Please note: The Town of Bridgewater will be closed Wednesday November 21,2018 at 12:00 PM to Friday, November 23, 2018 at 8:00 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Telephone: 508-659-1272 or 508-659-1273.
The Board of Assessors

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Celebration of Thanksgiving


Celebration of Thanksgiving


Bridgewater Council of Churches presents

Celebration of Thanksgiving
Tuesday, November 20th at 7 PM
Bridgewater New Jerusalem Church, 2 Bedford Street

Everyone is welcome as we gather together and share our blessings with one another. The title of the sermon is Unity not Uniformity: So often we speak of being "one", but what does that really mean? As a people of faith in such a polarizing time, are we being called to be a uniform people or are we called to be united as beloveds with God, with creation, and with one another? how does our faith lead us to be unified in love while still celebrating our differences and gifts? The service will be led by the Reverend Alicia Velez-Stewart of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church.


There will be a time of fellowship and food following the service. Please bring a donation of a non-perishable food item to be shared with the Bridgewater Food Pantry.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Cranberries 101



“Cranberries 101” presentation given by The Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m.

Come learn the basics of the Massachusetts cranberry industry; understand what is happening on the bogs (and why) during the four seasons.

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

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Learn to Curl this December & January!


The South Shore Curling Club will be having two Learn to Curl sessions before we start our Winter Season: 

Monday, December 17, 2018 from 8:15 to 10:15PM
Friday, January 4, 2019 from 8:45 to 10:45PM 

Each session includes on-ice training followed by a real game, and all equipment is provided. The cost is $40 per person and will be held at the Bridgewater Ice Arena.

Register now!Visit our website to sign up:
southshorecurling.com/ltc-dec2018-jan2019

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Join the South Shore Curling ClubWe've started a second night of curling — if you've wanted to join our club, we now have room for you! Curl for 10 weeks in our Monday night Winter Season (January–March) for just $235 ($85 membership dues + $150 for the half season). The season starts January 7, 2019.

To answer some frequently asked questions:
the only prerequisite to join is that you've participated in a Learn to Curl
no equipment is necessary (you can use the club's brooms and sliders)
you don't need to join as a team (we'll assign teams)
it's OK if you can't make it to every night 

You can sign up now on our website:
southshorecurling.com/payment

Friday, November 9, 2018

Mitchell Elementary School Informational Session


Holiday Sip & Shop to Benefit Girl Scout Troop of Bridgewater


































Interested in attending? Please click here to RSVP on Facebook! 

Song and Story Hour

Come join us at 7 on Friday night, November 16th at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 50 School Street, Bridgewater, MA. Remember how much you used to like being read to? Be part of that magic again. Bring along a favorite passage you’ve enjoyed or maybe something that you’ve written yourself. Those with a musical bent are welcomed as well. You do know that music soothes the savage beast, so your talents would be greatly appreciated, I’m sure. Enjoy a “screen-free” time with others who are enamored of the written word. Who knows ~ maybe you’ll be enlightened or even amazed! Maybe you’ll be doing the enlightening and amazing! If you’d like to bring a snack to share that would be lovely, however, it’s totally optional.

Hoping to see you there! If you have any questions or comments, please email bobbe@goddesspcs.com.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul


In an era of climate change, social injustice, toxic politics and all the forces that threaten us with quiet desperation, Henry Thoreau's message of simplicity, connection and principle can help save us all.


Please join us for the Southeastern Massachusetts premier of a new film:

Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul

Wednesday, November 14, from 7-9 pm
Maxwell Library, 013 Lecture Hall
(Lowest Level – Park Ave Entrance)


A discussion with the film-maker will follow.

Holiday Stress Free Workshop


The holidays are HERE! This can be a stressful time and there are moments where it feels as though someone’s stepping on your very last nerve! The struggle is real my friend!

During the holidays do you often feel like:

· You have no time for yourself?

· You don’t have the peace within your soul that the holidays should bring?

· You’re not able to embrace the hustle and bustle and let your inner child come out and play?

It’s time to break the cycle and start making the holidays fun again! I’ve got some tips on how to survive the season that I’d like to share with you. 

Join Bev Giuffre of To Rise Above It All on Tuesday, November 27th at 6:30 PM for a Holiday Stress-free Workshop. You’ll come away that night with tools that will get you ready to face the holidays with excitement and childlike wonder again! You’ll be armed with some new and helpful ideas on how to host and not hate it; shop without losing your mind; and still have time to relax, eat cookies, drink hot cocoa, and watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!! Let’s have some fun my friends!

Where: Central Square Congregational Church
71 Central Square
Bridgewater, MA

Cost: $35

Host: Bev Giuffre
508-521-3593

The link to sign up is:
https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/TRA7S6/workshops

AAUW Meeting

On Wednesday, November 14th, the Taunton branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet at the Arbors in Taunton, located at 763 County Street. The meeting, which is open to the public, begins at 7:00p.m.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Mary Shorey, a professor in the College of Education and Allied Sturdies at Bridgewater State University. She will speak about Children’s Literature with Emphasis on Strong Role Models.

AAUW membership is open to all women holding an associate or equivalent, Baccalaureate or 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

Monday, November 5, 2018

To Rise Above It All

Around the Common would like to welcome To Rise Above It All as our newest local business listing! We encourage you to always support local businesses here in our community!


Are you feeling in a rut and in need of someone to chat to? Are you harboring feelings or emotions and want to talk to someone about what you are going through? You are not alone. To Rise Above It All is a small business located here in Bridgewater and operated by Bridgewater resident Bev Giuffre. Bev is a Certified Life Coach and helps her clients discover their true self and live the life they have always dreamed of. Available for one-on-one coaching sessions either in person or on the phone, Bev also provides group coaching sessions, as well.

Bev brings the experiences and emotions from her own life to her sessions. She has experienced the death of a sister, the loss of her dad, along with going through a painful divorce a few years ago. These were painful life events but Bev survived. The divorce was especially hard as she had children to take care of and though she put on a happy face in front of them every on the inside the pain and fear she felt was unbearable. But one day she woke up and looked at her two boys and knew it was time to stop wallowing in self-pity and sadness. It was time to regain her confidence and strength and be the mother they deserved. From then on, Bev changed her whole attitude and took positive steps to find her “happy place” again.

In a sixty minute one-on-one coaching session, you and Bev will talk about the key issues that you identify in which you need clarity and help in figuring out how to get unstuck and move forward in your life. Bev will provide you with the tools that will help you determine where you are in your journey and where you want to be as collaboratively you and Bev work through each issue. Then you will begin to set goals and work on accomplishing them during your sessions together. As you achieve each goal, you will come closer to living the life that you have only dared to dream of. Are you ready? Then it's time to contact To Rise Above It All and book your consultation today!

To Rise Above It All also runs a Facebook group called Mama G's Girl Talk that you can join and gather information, seek inspirational, receive tips and more. For more information about the To Rise Above It All Facebook group, please click here.

For more information about all of the services Bev and To Rise Above It All offers, please click here to visit the website. You can also "Like" To Rise Above It All on Facebook by clicking here. If you are interested in booking a session with Bev, you can book your appointment securely online by clicking here.

Regain your confidence and strength! Rise Above It All!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Bridgewater Hometown Heroes

Bridgewater Hometown Heroes is a military tribute program that salutes Bridgewater residents that have served or are currently serving in all branches of the armed forces. Each banner will be unique and will honor a specific veteran who lived in or is related to someone in our community, past or present. Measuring 24" wide by 48" long, the banners will display his/her photo, name, and branch of service. They will be displayed on street utility poles and other locations throughout Bridgewater for a pre-determined period of time set by our community. The display of these banners will start at the Vet’s Club, then continue along Bedford Street and into the center of town, to the War Memorials, and down Broad Street.

How do you purchase a banner?

The applicant will submit a photograph and text to the committee along with the fee for the banner. The committee will forward the information to the banner firm. When completed the banner will be hung for the “events.” The banner will be returned to the owners upon their request at the completion of the program. We hope that the program will become an annual event.

How much will a banner cost?

The costs vary at this point due to different suppliers and choice and locations of brackets. A double-faced banner with brackets will cost $175. The banner brackets can be used for other programs in town. Individuals can apply for financial assistance by contacting David Moore at 508-294-4216 after completing an application.

Schedule

The program was formally announced in the summer, with a kickoff on Veterans’ Day in November. Display of all the banners will begin prior to Memorial Day 2019.

We suggest that you visit Google “Hometown Heroes” and YouTube under “Hometown Heroes” to view other towns with Hometown Hero programs. Mendon, Holyoke, Bolton, Dartmouth, and Leominster, Massachusetts and Sanford, Maine have similar programs.

For more information visit our Facebook site “Bridgewater Hometown Heroes” or email David R. Moore, bhhbanners@gmail.com or call 508-294-4216 for an application. 

Donations may be mailed to Bridgewater Hometown Heroes, PO Box 644, Bridgewater, MA 02324. Applications are also available at several locations around town including the Town Clerk’s Office.

Bridgewater New Jerusalem Church – November Services

11/4 The Eightfold Path and Regeneration
Learn more about how the Buddhist Eightfold Path resonates with the Christian path to regeneration that Swedenborg outlines.

11/11 Living Lives of Usefulness ~ Celebrating All Who Serve!
Celebrate with us the lives of those who serve our country and communities, now and in the past. Veterans, military personnel, firefighters, police officers and all public servants welcome!

11/18 Gratitude for Our Blessings and Our Challenges
All that comes our way can be used for our spiritual growth if we can appreciate what we have learned, from both blessings and challenges. Let's look at our experiences in a new way!

11/25 Peacefulness & Calmness ~ Preparing for Advent
The last Sunday of each month is our Sharing Sunday. Join us as we share experiences and methods for keeping 'the peace' as we prepare to enter the advent season.

SPECIAL EVENT:
Bridgewater Council of Churches Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
Tuesday 11/20 Celebration of Thanksgiving - Unity not Uniformity!

"One bread, one body." So often we speak of being "one," but what does that really mean? As a people of faith in such a polarizing time, are we being called to be a uniform people or are we called to be united as beloveds with God, with creation, and with one another? How does our faith lead us to be unified in love while still celebrating our differences and gifts?
Preacher ~ Rev. Alicia Velez-Stewart ~ United Methodist Church
Choir practices 10/24 & 11/14 from 5-6pm

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

2018 Holly Berry Fair


2018 Holly Berry Fair
Saturday, November 3rd from 9 AM to 2 PM

Unique Arts & Crafts
Stone Meadow Café
Victorian Tea Room
Raffles & Door Prizes
Baked Goods
Grandma’s Attic

Free admission/free parking
Stone Meadow (off Plain St)
Bridgewater

Bridgewater Police Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors

Bridgewater Police
Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors

Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m.

At the Senior Center ~ Seating is limited
Contact the Senior Center to sign up: 508-697-0929

Cliff Erberhardt & Louise Mosrie in Concert

Off the Common Coffeehouse November 2018 concert

The Off the Common Coffeehouse in Bridgewater concert on Saturday November 3rd 2018 at 7:30 will feature Cliff Eberhart with Lousie Mosrie opening the show. All for $15 and the doors open at 7:00pm. We are at the U. U. Church at 50 School Street in Bridgewater MA 

Cliff Eberhardt

Cliff Eberhardt knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. Growing up in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, he and his brothers sang together and their parents played instruments. His dad introduced him to the guitar and he quickly taught himself to play. Fortunate enough to live close to the Main Point (one of the best folk clubs on the East Coast), he cut his teeth listening to the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, and Mississippi John Hurt — receiving an early and impressive tutorial in acoustic music. At the same time, he was also listening to great pop songwriters like Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Rodgers and Hart, which explain his penchant for great melodies and clever lyrical twists.

At fifteen, Cliff and his brother Geoff began touring as an acoustic duo, playing the Eastern club circuit until Cliff turned twenty-one and moved to Carbondale, Illinois. There he found space to develop his own voice within a vibrant and supportive music scene that included Shawn Colvin. After a couple of years there and a short stay in Colorado, Cliff moved to New York in 1978. Because the clubs were great (the Bitter End, the Speakeasy, Kenny's Castaway, Folk City) and the company amazing (John Gorka, Suzanne Vega, Lucy Kaplansky, Julie Gold, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, and Shawn Colvin), New York was an ideal musician's boot camp. Though he put in long hours as a taxi driver, Cliff worked steadily on his music throughout the 80's, doing solo gigs and studio work, and playing guitar on the road with Richie Havens, Melanie and others. Singing advertising jingles for products like Coke, Miller Beer and Chevrolet ("The Heartbeat of America" campaign) allowed him to devote more time to his songwriting.

In 1990 Cliff's song "My Father's Shoes," appeared on Windham Hill's Legacy collection, leading to a deal with the label. They released Cliff's first album, The Long Road (1990), a work featuring a duet with Richie Havens. The critical response to this debut was outstanding (The Philadelphia Inquirer called the album a "repeatedly astounding collection"). He followed with two more records on Windham Hill before releasing 12 Songs of Good and Evil (1997) on Red House Records, which stemmed from a chance meeting with Red House founder Bob Feldman at John Gorka's wedding. Cliff recorded two more albums before his critically acclaimed The High Above and the Down Below, named the #5 album of 2007 by USA Today. Produced by legendary musician and Red House Records president Eric Peltoniemi, it was recorded in Minneapolis with noted jazz players Gordy Johnson, J. T. Bates and Rich Dworsky and was his first album after spending several years recovering from a car accident.

With a new lease on life and a fresh batch of songs, Cliff embarked on what has turned out to be an artistic renaissance. Recorded in the Texas Hill Country, Cliff's 2009 album 500 Miles: The Blue Rock Sessions may be his finest to date. An intimate album of powerful originals and unique covers, it features a reworking of his hit "The Long Road," a song made more poignant after nearly two decades of touring and recording. Long one of the most respected songwriters on the club scene, his peers often mine his catalog for themselves. Cliff's song "Memphis" was included on Cry Cry Cry, an album of collaborative covers by the "folk supergroup" of the same name (comprised of Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell). Other performers who have recorded his songs include Richie Havens, Shawn Colvin, Russ Taff and Buffy Sainte Marie. A collection of his songs has been published in The Cliff Eberhardt Songbook (Cherry Lane Publishing).

In 2011, Cliff got a phone call from the Folger Theatre and Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. They had been listening to his song, "That Kind of Love" along with director Aaron Posner and got the brilliant idea to hire Cliff to write original songs for the Shakespeare classic "The Taming of the Shrew". It would be set in the old West - Deadwood style - and Cliff would be cast as the blind but wise old saloon singer bookending scenes with his poignant songs and guitar phrases. The play was a huge success and won much critical acclaim across town and 7 weeks of solid sold-out shows in the Spring of 2012. In 2013, Cliff was awarded a coveted Helen Hayes Award for Sound Design and the cast won for Best Ensemble. Some of the songs on Shrew Songs are from Cliff's past work and some are brand new. The stripped down production enhances the immediate intimacy of Cliff's songwriting. You don't have to have seen the play to love this record! It's available for sale now only

Lousie Mosrie

Louise grew up in the small town just outside of Nashville, TN on a farm with British parents and several siblings - riding horses, writing poetry and singing with the radio. After college in Knoxville, she "borrowed" her brother's Sears guitar, bought a simple chord book and started writing songs. The early material was mostly acoustic pop as she tried to channel her English roots while listening to Everything But the Girl and The Sundays.

Fast forward a few years, a move back to Nashville and some deep soul searching, Louise began writing songs about the South – what she knew and where she grew up. In 2008, she began working on a new album eventually to be called “Home” because she’d come full circle in her “voice” as a writer. The album was a mix of bluegrass, country and folk and as she weaved in lush stories and songs about southern life, she was even introduced once as “…William Faulkner with a guitar”. With those songs, she entered some song contests connected to festivals and ended up winning top awards at Kerrville Folk Festival, Wildflower! Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. “Home” debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ charts in January 2010 and went on to be one of the most played albums that year for that chart.

Buoyed by a couple thousand earnest fans, she began touring all over the Eastern seaboard, the South and Texas. Audience members would tell her that they enjoyed the stories between the songs as much as the songs and her strong expressive voice was described as “…like listening to Patty Griffin and Susan Tedeschi at the same time.” She’s played at The Bluebird Café in Nashville, Club Passim in Boston, Caffé Lena in NY and was just recently invited to play at The Birchmere in Washington DC.

In 2012, her 15-year marriage ended and her mother was diagnosed with brain cancer and died 6 months later. Out of those dark days came some new songs that would eventually be recorded on her newest release “Lay It Down”: 10 songs of love, loss and surrender. On “Lay It Down”, she collaborated with folk-rock songwriter/producer, Cliff Eberhardt, who envisioned that minimalist arrangements and restrained production would allow the emotional songs and Louise’s voice a stark relief to rest and shine in.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Events at Bridgewater Public Library in November

Thursday, November 1 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, November 2 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Fun with STEM with Ms. Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Registration is required for this 7 week program. Registration for Registration for Triumph, Inc. programs with Miss Nicole can be completed by calling Nancy at 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 1.

Monday, November 5 thru Monday, November 19: Exhibit. Rhapsody in Red, 200 years of Cranberry Growing in Massachusetts. (A traveling, retrospective exhibit lent by the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association).

Monday, November 5: Registration opens for Harvest Bingo. For school aged children (6+). Will be held at 4:15 p.m. on November 14. Harvest Bingo Registration

Monday, November 5 @ 1:30 p.m.: Movie: Unbroken. (P-13, 137 min). No registration.

Monday, November 5 @ 5:00 p.m.: Movie: Unbroken. (P-13, 137 min). No registration.

Tuesday, November 6 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, games, a craft and FUN! All ages with adult, no registration.

Wednesday, November 7 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Wednesday, November 7 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult. Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. All ages, no registration.

Thursday, November 8 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, November 9 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Fun with STEM with Ms. Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Registration is required for this 7 week program. Registration for Registration for Triumph, Inc. programs with Miss Nicole can be completed by calling Nancy at 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 2.

Saturday, November 10 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Saturday, November 10 @ 10:00 a.m.: Create a Seascape Holiday Window with Robyn Iarrobino from Blue Anchor Studio at the Bridgewater Public Library. We provide all the supplies and the instructor. Feel free to bring any of your own personal shells too! Fee is $40.00 per person, portion goes directly to Bridgewater Public Library to support future programs. Registration and payment is required in advance at Blue Anchor Studio webstore, Classes/Party registration tab, scroll to November 10 http://www.blueanchorstudio.net/apps/webstore/

Monday, November 12: Closed for Veterans Day.

Tuesday, November 13 @ 6:30 p.m.: Cranberries 101. Lecture given by Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association.

Tuesday, November 13 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, games, a craft and FUN! All ages with adult, no registration.

Wednesday, November 14 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Wednesday, November 14 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult. Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. All ages, no registration.

Wednesday, November 14 @ 4:15 p.m.: Harvest Bingo! Join us for Harvest Bingo. Practice your reading skills– we play with words, not numbers. This program is for ages 6+ and registration is required.

Thursday, November 15 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Friday, November 16 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Fun with STEM with Ms. Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Registration is required for this 7 week program. Registration for Registration for Triumph, Inc. programs with Miss Nicole can be completed by calling Nancy at 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 3.

Saturday, November 17 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read to a Dog! Come meet Duncan, a registered therapy dog! Read him a story or just visit with him! All ages welcome, no registration.

Monday, November 19 @ 1:30 p.m.: Movie: The New World. (P-13, 135 min). No registration.

Monday, November 19 @ 5:00 p.m.: Movie: The New World. (P-13, 135 min). No registration.

Tuesday, November 20: Registration for “Mom & Me Gingerbread House Decorating” opens. Program will be December 4 @ 4:00 p.m., ages 5-9 with adult. Limited spaces. Gingerbread House Registration

Wednesday, November 21- Wednesday, December 12: Mail your letter to Santa at the library!

Tuesday, November 27: Registration opens for decorate an edible Christmas tree. This program will be held on Tuesday, December 11 @ 10:30 a.m. and is open to ages 3-5 with an adult helper. Edible Christmas Tree Registration

Thursday, November 29: Registration opens for Christmas Bingo. For school aged children (6+). Will be held at 4:15 p.m. on December 12. Christmas Bingo Registration

Friday, November 30 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Fun with STEM with Ms. Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Registration is required for this 7 week program. Registration for Registration for Triumph, Inc. programs with Miss Nicole can be completed by calling Nancy at 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 4.

* Registration for Registration for Triumph, Inc. programs with Miss Nicole can be completed by calling Nancy at 508-822-5388 ext. 208.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Rebellion and Leaving the Land: Celtic Music with Jeff Snow



On Tuesday, November 6, Bridgewater State University’s Maxwell Library, in collaboration with the Irish Studies Program, will host the event Ballads, Rebellion, and Leaving the Land: Celtic Music with Jeff Snow. Mr. Snow is a talented multi-instrumentalist who shares the music and the stories behind the music of Ireland, Scotland, and England. The event begins at 6:30 in the Maxwell Library’s Heritage Room on the first floor.

Mr. Snow not only performs using an array of instruments, but also incorporates history and storytelling into his performance, allowing for an engaging audience experience. He is a private guitar teacher and the author of the teaching method Guitar Basics and Beyond. He was featured in the December 2006 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine and is a contributing writer for Acoustic Guitar and Autoharp Quarterly Magazines.

This free event is sponsored by the Maxwell Library and Irish Studies Program of Bridgewater State University. Members of the local community, students, faculty, and other BSU employees are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Registration Open for 2018 - 2019 BYB Recreation Leagues


Online Registration for the 2018 - 2019 Bridgewater Youth Basketball Recreation Boys and Girls Leagues (Biddy League) is now open.

Please register online at www.bridgewaterbasketball.com


Just click on the "Register Now" button to begin the registration process.

Registration will remain open until October 31, 2018. Any registrations received after the October 31st deadline will be subject to a $20 late fee. Teams are filling up fast - so be sure to register today.

Please email biddyleague@comcast.net if you have any questions.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

BYOP Oct. 28 at Central Square Congregational Church


BYOP?
Yep.


Bring your friends and your own pumpkins to 10 a.m. worship Sunday, Oct. 28, and it will be blessed. Then, after worship, join in carving and decorating with everyone else at Central Square Congregational Church UCC, 71 Central Square, Bridgewater.

Sunday School Superintendent Krissy Cannizzo points out this activity is open to all and will run until 1 p.m. The workspace, creative ideas and some tools will be provided. She recommends you scoop out the guts prior to the event. “We provide the space and some creative ideas and tools. You can bring your own tools as well,” she said. All ages are welcome to participate.

Call 508-697-6016 or email office@csccucc.com for more information.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Early Voting at the Academy Building to Start on October 22nd

Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 through Friday, Nov. 2, 2018
Early Voting is open to all voters!
Early Voting will take place at the Academy Building, 66 Central Square

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Create a Holiday Seascape Window with Robyn Iarrobino from Blue Anchor Studio




Create a Holiday Seascape Window with Robyn Iarrobino from Blue Anchor Studio

Saturday, November 10th @ 10:00 am being held at the Bridgewater Public Library

Looking for a fun unique gift? How about creating a holiday seascape window?

There is no age limit, it doesn’t matter what your level is this is all about fun. We provide all the supplies and the instructor. Feel free to bring shells from your personal collection too! Fee is $40.00 per person, portion goes directly to Bridgewater Public Library to support future programs.

Registration and payment are required in advance at Blue Anchor Studio webstore, Party registration tab, scroll to November 10th. http://www.blueanchorstudio.net/apps/webstore/

Don’t wait, reserve your spot now. Come join the fun!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Absentee Ballots Now Available for the November 6th State Election


Absentee ballots for the State Election are available in the Town Clerk's Office. Residents may vote by absentee ballot if they are unable to vote at the polls on Election Day because of the following reasons:

-Absence from Town during the hours the polls are open

-Physical disability

-Observing religious beliefs

The State Election is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 and the voting will be held at the Bridgewater Mitchell Middle School located at 166 Mount Prospect Street, Bridgewater from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Town Clerk’s Office is open the following hours for voting absentee:

Monday thru Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Late Night: Wednesday, October 17th 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

ABSENTEE DEADLINE: Monday, November 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

For further information call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-697-0921.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Free Viewing of the Movie Hidden Figures


Come to a FREE viewing of the movie
Hidden Figures on Tuesday, October 23
in Bridgewater.

Learn the amazing story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

All are welcome to join us for this presentation and the discussion to follow.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at 7:00 pm
in the Upper Parish Hall of the
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
50 School Street, Bridgewater
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Co-sponsored by
the Social Justice Committee of First Parish
and the Bridgewater Citizens for Civility & Respect.
Seventh in our Black Lives Matter film series.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

GBWOT Touch a Truck Event


The annual Greater Bridgewater Women of Today, Touch-A-Truck event will be held at Sullivan Tire & Auto Service located at 300 Bedford Street (Rte. 18), on Sunday, October 28th from 11-2 PM. The cost of the event is $5 per person. The event will feature tons of trucks for children to touch and explore! Even Monster Truck BIGFOOT will be among the vehicles! Children can wear their Halloween costumes and Trick-or-Treat at each vehicle. Noodle Doodle Facepainting by Lisa will be at the event and music will be provided by DJ Jeff Fowler Productions. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, and popcorn available for purchase. Come to this great event and meet Big League Brian (he’s the one on stilts on Yawkey Way before Red Sox Games), a train ride and much more! Please park at HarborOne Bank (diagonally across the street from Sullivan Tire) at 295 Bedford Street and there will also be a free shuttle service running from Legion Field to the event. This is a weather permitting event.

The Greater Bridgewater Women of Today would like to thank the sponsors of this event: Wheel House Real Estate/ Jane McCarthy for donating all the candy, Prisco’s Market & Deli, Crocetti’s, DJ Jeff Fowler Productions, LaBelle Sales & Service and especially Sullivan Tire & Auto Service, for co-hosting and allowing us to hold our event there every year. Greater Bridgewater Women of Today is a volunteer organization that performs community service, raises funds to support local charities and community members, and foster friendships. GBWOT has established a Family in Need Fund to assist local families experiencing hardships and offers a scholarship to graduating local seniors. To date, GBWOT has helped more than 90 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 recently deceased parent, donating gift cards to family who lost their home in a fire, and much more. 

 GBWOT meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month. For meeting location in Bridgewater or membership information visit the groups Facebook page and send them a private Facebook message.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

“The Altered Book” Workshop


“The Altered Book” workshop at the Bridgewater Public Library on Wednesday, October 17th at 6:00 p.m.

This is a creative way to upcycle old books into pieces of art. We will be making a book wreath--perfect for your fall decorating! Why spend $40.00 on Etsy for a recycled book wreath, when you could make one at the library for free! This program is open to all skill levels. Ages 12 and up. Supplies provided. No registration required. Come join us!

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

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

STEM Career Expo

The Office of Career Services is holding its second annual STEM Career Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 2-4 p.m. in the Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center Atrium, 24 Park Ave.

Those with a background in biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, geography, math or physics are encouraged to attend. More than 20 employers will be recruiting for full- and part-time jobs, non-degree and professional-level jobs, internships, research projects, job shadow and volunteer opportunities in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.

For a list of participating organizations, visit BSU’s Office of Career Services website at bridgew.edu/careerservices. Professional dress is recommended. Bring resumes and knowledge of organizations that are of interest.

This event is open to the public as well as students and alumni. Contact the Office of Career Services at 508.531.1328 or careersrv@bridgew.edu for more information.

Town Offices and Public Library will be Closed Tuesday, October 16th

The Town of Bridgewater will be closing the Academy Building (66 Central Square) and the Bridgewater Public Library (15 South Street) to conduct an all-day staff training on Tuesday, October 16th. During this time, all offices will be unavailable at the Academy Building and the Library ONLY; this also includes voter registration and absentee ballot services at the Town Clerk's Office. Evening meetings will continue as scheduled.

The training will address emergency scenarios at the Academy Building and Library sites. You may notice an increased presence of emergency personnel/vehicles during the day at both buildings. This will only be a drill, there is currently no active threat to town buildings, residents, or employees.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Voter Registration Deadline

The Town Clerk’s Office reminds residents that Wednesday, October 17th is the deadline to register to vote for the November 6th State Election. The Town Clerk’s Office located at the Academy Building, 66 Central Square will hold a voter registration session from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on October 17th. 

 Persons who are United States Citizens, residents of Massachusetts, and who will be at least 18 years old on or before November 6th are eligible to register. Those meeting these qualifications who have a Massachusetts Driver’s License can submit their registration online at www.RegisterToVoteMA.com

Those registering by mail should have their form hand-canceled to ensure it is postmarked before the deadline.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Absentee Ballots Now Available for the November 6th State Election

Absentee ballots for the State Election are available in the Town Clerk's Office. Residents may vote by absentee ballot if they are unable to vote at the polls on Election Day because of the following reasons:
  • Absence from Town during the hours the polls are open
  • Physical disability
  • Observing religious beliefs
The State Election is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 and the voting will be held at the Bridgewater Mitchell Middle School located at 166 Mount Prospect Street, Bridgewater from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Town Clerk’s Office is open the following hours for voting absentee:

Monday thru Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Late Night: Wednesday, October 17th 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

ABSENTEE DEADLINE: Monday, November 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

For further information call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-697-0921.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Building Common Ground in the Political Arena




“Building Common Ground in the Political Arena” presentation given by Senator Marc Pacheco and Representative Angelo D’Emilia at the Bridgewater Public Library on Monday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

This presentation is the first of a series titled “Being Neighborly, Finding Common Ground” sponsored by Bridgewater Citizens for Civility and Respect (BCCR) and the Bridgewater Public Library.

BCCR is a group of local citizens in Bridgewater that have formed an organization whose goal is to ensure that Bridgewater is a safe, inclusive community, one of civility and respect for all.

We hope you can join us.

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

October Services at the New Jerusalem Church


Worship with us at 10:30am Sundays. Sunday School at 9:30am. Check out our website for other opportunities to gather.

Bridgewater New Jerusalem Church 2 Bedford Street, Bridgewater, MA 508-697-3068
www.bridgewaternewchurch.org


Our October sermon titles are:

Oct 7 'Communion in Community'
Oct 14 'Remembering Childhood's Joys'
Oct 21 'The Challenges of Youth'
Oct 28 'Aging as a Spiritual Practice'  

St. Thomas Fall Rummage Sale


Fall Rummage Sale

St. Thomas Aquinas Women’s Club will run their Fall Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 13th, 9-3. $2.00 a bag is from 2-3. Come early for a great selection, come later for a great bargain!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Man’s Best Friend




The Bridgewater Public Library will feature “Man’s Best Friend” a collection of pet portraits by Susan White in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery during the months of October and November.

National award-winning photographer Susan White will be having an exhibit of her whimsical pet portraits titled "Man's Best Friend". Ms. White has earned both the Master of Photography and Certified Professional Photography degrees from the Professional Photographers of America. Over the years she has had many one woman exhibits and won numerous First Place or top awards from the South Shore Art Assoc, North River Arts Assoc., Plymouth Art Guild, Pembroke, Cape Cod and Duxbury Art Associations.

Ms. White is a true lover and advocate of animals and has won many top national awards for her portraits of dogs taken at her studio in the middle of a nature preserve in Pembroke. She has raised thousands of dollars for local shelters with her pet photo benefits along with donations she makes to raffles and auctions. Her images are featured on the covers of the Pet Gazette every month, a local publication dedicated to pets. More of her work can be viewed at www.furryfaceportraits.com.

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