Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2020 Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Billing

2020 Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Billing Info:

3rd and 4th quarter tax bills were mailed on December 30, 2019 with due dates of February 3rd and May 2nd.

Real Estate Abatement Applications are due by February 3 and applications are available online by clicking here or in the Assessor's Office.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Remembering Pearl Harbor: A Day of Infamy



A presentation titled “Remembering Pearl Harbor: A Day of Infamy” will be given by Historian and Professor Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, January 7th at 6:30 p.m.

Last Last month marked the anniversary of Japan’s attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. It was one of the most momentous events of the twentieth century. Admiral Yamamoto achieved a major tactical victory at Pearl Harbor but not the strategic knockout blow he had hoped for. Japan’s attack on the Hawaiian Islands globalized the Second World War.

Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, a pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities and professor of history.

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

Friday, December 20, 2019

Hometown Heroes Banners In The Flora T. Little Art Gallery


    
The Bridgewater Public Library will feature the “Hometown Heroes” banners in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery. The exhibition will be on display during the months of December and January.

Banners featuring the names and faces of nearly 100 local veterans are now adorning the walls and hanging from above, as part of a community project honoring their service.

The banners, measuring 24 inches by 48 inches, are part of the “Hometown Heroes” project, started by a committee made up of members of the Bridgewater Historical Commission, veterans and Bridgewater residents. Each banner (purchased by the veteran’s loved ones) features an image of the veteran, his or her name, the branch of service, the era of service if applicable and a sponsor’s name or message if desired.

The project is spearheaded by resident David Moore, who also serves as chair of the historical commission. The project was a way of saying “Thank you for your service” to the thousands of veterans from Bridgewater. There also is a book of stories corresponding with each veteran banner on display. The book recognizes the individual story and remembers that “War is hell and we must never forget that”. The book is available for purchase.
A reception will be held on Saturday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m. in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery at the Bridgewater Public Library.

If you are interested in supporting the Bridgewater Hometown Heroes Program, please email BHHbanners@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Events at the Bridgewater Public Library in January

In the Flora T. Little Art Gallery:  On Exhibit during the months of December and January is Bridgewater Hometown Heroes Banners.
 
ALL MONTH in December:  Food Drive to benefit the Bridgewater Food Pantry.  The Bridgewater Public Library is collecting nonperishable food for the Bridgewater Food Pantry, located at 71 Central Square, in Bridgewater, during the month of December. Collection boxes can be found near the circulation desk on the first floor and in the children’s room. Help us help a neighbor this winter. Thank you for your support!
 
ALL MONTH in December:  Fill a bag with books from our Used Book Store for $5.00– during the month of December!
 
Wednesday, January 1: Closed.
 
Friday, January 3 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  The Learning Tree with Miss Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult.  Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.  Registration is required for this 7 week program. To register, call Nancy at Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 1.
 
Monday, January 6 @ 4:30-5:30 p.m.:  Lego Mania:  Ages 5+ are welcome to join us for this drop in program.  We provide the Legos, you bring the imagination. Legos creations displayed in the children’s room after the program, as space permits. No registration.
 
Tuesday, January 7 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Bird Feeder Craft. We’re building this feeder out of edible materials (using sun butter as “glue” for the bird seed). Ages 3+ with adult helper.  Registration required. http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=BWPL&curID=420406
 
Tuesday, January 7 @ 6:30 p.m.:  Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD. Lecture: Remembering Pearl Harbor:  A Day of Infamy.
 
Friday, January 10 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  The Learning Tree with Miss Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult.  Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.  Registration is required for this 7 week program. To register, call Nancy at Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 2.
 
Saturday, January 11@ 11:00 a.m.:  Bridgewater Hometown Hero Reception.
 
Monday, January 13 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.:   Join us for a Make and Take Craft! Stop in between 10:00-11:00 a.m.
joining us to for a Make and Take Craft! Stop in between 10:00-11:00 a.m.to create a “Snowman Wreath” Ages 3+ with adult helper. No registration, while supplies last. 
 
Monday, January 13 @ 1:30 p.m.:  Movie: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (R, 160 minutes). No registration.
 
Monday, January 13 @ 5:00 p.m.:  Movie: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (R, 160 minutes). No registration.
 
Tuesday, January 14 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily.  Stories, games, a craft and FUN!  All ages with adult, no registration. 
 
Tuesday, January 14 @ 6:30 p.m.: Learn about Essential Oils with doTerra associate Chris Ventura.
 
Wednesday, January 15 @ 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, January 15 @ 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, January 16 @ 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, January 17 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  The Learning Tree with Miss Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult.  Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.  Registration is required for this 7 week program. To register, call Nancy at Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 3.
 
Monday, January 20: Closed.
 
Tuesday, January 21 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily.  Stories, games, a craft and FUN!  All ages with adult, no registration. 
 
Wednesday, January 22 @ 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, January 22 @ 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, January 23 @ 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, January 24 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  The Learning Tree with Miss Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult.  Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.  Registration is required for this 7 week program. To register, call Nancy at Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 4.
 
Monday, January 27 @ 10:30 a.m.:  Movie: Abominable. (PG, 98 min.) All ages with adult, no registration. 
 
Monday, January 27 @ 1:30 p.m.:  Movie: Downton Abbey (PG, 123 minutes). No registration.
 
Monday, January 27 @ 5:00 p.m.:  Movie: Downton Abbey (PG, 123 minutes). No registration.
 
Tuesday, January 28 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily.  Stories, games, a craft and FUN!  All ages with adult, no registration. 
 
Wednesday, January 29 @ 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, January 29 @ 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, January 30 @ 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, January 31@ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  The Learning Tree with Miss Nicole. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult.  Sponsored by Triumph, Inc.  Registration is required for this 7 week program. To register, call Nancy at Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 4.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

2020 Dog Licenses Available for Sale Now!



Dog Licenses Available


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 2020 will be sent to all residents with the 2020 Annual Town Census.

The 2020 Dog License costs are:

Male/Female: $20.00

Neutered Male/Spayed Female: $15.00

Late Fee (Begins March 1, 2020): $10.00

Beginning March 1st Dogs not registered 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)

Bridgewater Garden Club Greens Workshop

Greens Workshop for Children

The Bridgewater Garden Club will hold a Greens Workshop:

For children ages 5-12.
Thursday, December 12
4:15 PM

At the Cole-Yeaton Senior Center.

The children will learn about greens and hollies and design their own arrangement to bring home. There is no fee. All materials are provided.
Parents should stay with their children although they will sit off to the side as this is the child's creation.

To register please send the name, age, phone number where you may be reached to:

Gardening74@yahoo.com

Please put “Children’s Greens” in the subject line. You will receive a reply.


Because this is in December, we have to account for snow, closings etc.
If your child is unable to attend do to sickness or other, please cancel before 12 that day.

THANK YOU

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Town Council Public Hearing - 12/17/2019

Town Council Public Hearing:

At their meeting to be held in the Academy Building, 66 Central Square on 12/17/2019, the Town Council will hold a public hearing at 7:40 p.m. on Order O-FY20-037: Order of Taking - Property on Elm Street.  This is for the portion of property located at 1233 Pleasant Street, Route 104, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, which is more particularly described in a Deed recorded at the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds Book 3172, Page 364. 

The taking is for the purpose of laying out and widening the intersection of Elm Street and Pleasant Street. Copies of the full Order are available for inspection by the public on the following pages and on file with the Town Council Clerk.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Off the Common Coffeehouse Concert this Saturady

The Off the Common Coffeehouse concert on Saturday December 7th will see Genna & Jesse and Andy & Judy sharing the stage for an amazing evening of Music starting at 7:30pm. The $15 tickets will be available only at the door when they open at 7:00pm. The Coffeehouse is at the U. U. Church at 50 School Street in Bridgewater MA

Genna & Jesse
Genna & Jesse are defined by a unique alchemy born of the quirky chemistry, intricate vocal harmonies and ardent storytelling which infuse their songwriting and vibrant performances. With whispers (and sometimes roars) of folk, blue-eyed soul, jazz, blues, torch song, and popular music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, their self-chosen genre “retro soul pop” doesn’t fully encompass what they conjure up in their joyful live shows and sensual, deliberate albums. These two shrug off music industry conventions in favor of doing what feels good, and this genre-defying dedication to being current and free has an exciting and irresistible effect. Drawing inspiration from their romantic nomadic lifestyle, Genna & Jesse might best be described as modern troubadours, generously offering listeners glimpses of their always-moving world with something fresh, true and genuinely independent. Genna & Jesse are currently touring internationally to promote their newest release, "Say OK.” Their ongoing tour, which includes club venues, house concerts, restaurants, cafes, and festivals, is being done with as small a carbon footprint as possible.

Andy & Judy
Andy & Judy are a Boston area folk duo who perform regularly at libraries, coffeehouses and concert venues throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Great Lakes regions. Their original, lyric driven songs feature close harmonies blending Judy's evocative alto and Andy's rich baritone. Beginning instrumentally with a classic folk guitar base, Andy & Judy have deepened their sound through the addition of mandolin, banjo, piano, harmonica, ukulele, and percussion. Even though their songwriting style has its roots firmly planted in traditional and folk music, the influences of country, gospel, blues, and bluegrass can be heard in their songs. This duo has released 5 CDs of original music. - Riverbend (2012), Dragonfly (2014), Follow Your Dream (2015), This Old Town (2017), and Reflections (2018).

Monday, December 2, 2019

Forum on 2020 Election Issues

Bridgewater Citizens for Civility and Respect (BCCR), formed four years ago to promote civil discourse and respectful behavior among all citizens, is sponsoring its second, yearly series of forums on relevant topics of widespread interest. The forums, entitled “Being Neighborly: Building Common Ground,” focus on respectful sharing of differing/diverging views on the topic at hand. 

On Monday, December 9th , for the second forum of the new season, the topic is:

ELECTIONS 2020: LET’S TALK
The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Michael Kryzanek, Prof. Emeritus, Bridgewater State University. There will no guest panelists, just an audience of townsfolk debating the issues.

We’ll talk about taxes, Medicare, foreign wars, climate change, abortion, and more.

The forum begins at 6:30 PM at the Bridgewater Public Library.

All are welcome.