Author Archives: Buzz Around

CN Smith Farm Receives $20,000 Grant from Mass. Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) for Solar Panels.

Their 2 arrays, finally installed and almost on-line, will produce 13.4 KW of power, taking care of 30% of the electricity needs for CN Smith Farm, 325 South Street, EB.  Dave Tyler, CN Smith office manager, spearheaded the project:  “CN Smith Farm will own the system and it will have paid for itself in 2 years.  The panels work on ...

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Theresa Capachione: 12 Things She Has Learned Through her Battle with Cancer

Theresa Capachione has spent a grueling 10 months battling cancer. In order to keep her family and friends updated, she posted regularly on her Facebook page, showing all of us faith and courage as she faced the horrifying reality of chemotherapy and radiation. Her journey has been an inspiration to many, On August 19th, she posted:  “Today marks the end of ...

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ARCH Orthodontics – 6 Years as the Official Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts and a Sponsor of the Organization’s Scholarship Foundation

Miss Massachusetts 2016 is Rehoboth native, Alissa Musto, a 2015 cum laude graduate of Harvard University who majored in Government. She graduated in three years.  The former Miss Cambridge is a talented pianist.  Her platform during her reign is the music-focused charity ‘Changing Keys:  Connecting Kids with Keyboards,’ emphasizing the importance of music education in public schools. Alissa, winner of ...

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Finding Peace Through Empathy and Compassion

I have made a commitment to practice beach yoga each Sunday morning.  The group meets quite early and literally “we have the sky as our studio ceiling” as our instructor, Trish Hart, describes it.  It has become a powerful weekly set point for me. Recently during the morning meditation, I found myself feeling compelled to address the violence that seems ever present in our world. ...

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Bridgewater Community Dance Series Starting Sixth Season

The Bridgewater Community Dance Series will be starting its sixth year this coming September, featuring a mix of international folk dance and New England squares and contras. We have a steady group of 20-30 dancers, who not only enjoy the dancing (it’s great exercise!), but also enjoy the opportunity for joyful interaction with others. For 2016/2017, dancers may sign up ...

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Learning about Democracy: The Bridgewater Summer Recreation Program Recently Learned a Little About Voting

In attendance: About 24 kids, 3 councilors, 1 Rec Director & the Music Alley sound technician, Curtis Markley, BTV filming by Carlton Hunt & Bridgewater Town Clerk, Marilee Kenney Hunt. Three fictitious “parties” went with the ice cream theme. They were the Ice Cream Bar Party, the Ice Cream Sandwich Party and the Nutty Buddy (or Drumstick) Party. When the ...

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East Bridgewater Raised Betty (Belknap) Stirling Adventures

Betty, a 1954 graduate of EBHS, recently completed a 5,200-mile road trip to/from Minnesota, accompanied by her granddaughter, Brielle Beasley of Saugus. She wrote to share her adventure with us: All four of cousin Nancy’s kids with Betty in the middle “We drove through eleven states, as well as part of Ontario, Canada. Among the highlights of the trip were: ...

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President of the Rotary Club of the Bridgewaters Recognized for Vocational Service

Akee Parwaz, President of the Rotary Club of The Bridgewaters, recently was recognized for exemplary vocational service at the Rotary District 7950 Conference.  District Governor Kristine David presented him with the Rotary International Certificate for Outstanding Vocational Service. The second object of Rotary International is “to encourage and foster…high ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness ...

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Meet Halifax Resident, Andrea Delaney, Second Violin with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra.

“I play second violin in the orchestra and have been a member for about 7 years, and on the Board of Directors as Vice Chair for 4 years. I started playing the violin at 9 years old in Fort Worth, Texas – more than half a century ago.  I clearly remember the day I asked my parents if I could take lessons from ...

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Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders at Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is among an elite group of institutions chosen by the U.S. Department of State to host the “Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders” (YALI). Beginning in mid-June, twenty-five of Africa’s brightest emerging public administrators studied at BSU for a six-week academic and leadership institute. The leadership institute empowered young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership ...

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