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Rare Occurrence of an Earthquake

Documentation of a story from Hilda (Morton) Thomas 1899 – 1991 “The Eastern states have seldom been troubled with earthquakes worthy of notice, except in one case. November 18, 1755, was a day long to be remembered in the annals of New England for a remarkable earthquake. The convulsion was greater and more terrifying than ever experienced before or since in ...

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Laliberte PTO Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser a Huge Success

FUN RUN DAY!! You all did AMAZING!!! We had 94% of students register on funrun.com, and were able to raise over $63,000 for a profit of $39,000!! These pledges were from 36 states and 7 countries! Our top three students receiving pledges are Ethan Sliney from Mrs. Kennedy’s 4th Grade class, Bryson Madden from Mrs. Kennedy’s 4th Grade class and ...

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Tutu Celebrations

“Such a fun day spent with not only some TUTU-RRIFIC people but a lot of great sports!! THANK YOU to these awesome townies for celebrating TUTU day!!” Quote from Michelle’s Studio of Dance as they had fun popping around town and snapping some pix. Thanks for sharing! For more pix check out the Michelle’s Studio of Dance FB Page.

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Cowbells

When I was growing up my grandfather, Guy Baker, use to call his corner of the world “Cowbell Corner.” Over the years I used the term myself, thinking the saying was quite quaint. My paternal grandfather, Clyde Bosworth Sr. happened to have a dairy farm next door to “Grampa” Baker’s new home leaving one to wonder if perhaps in the ...

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Observation Tower, Halifax Town Hall, 1942

OBSERVATION TOWER For those who don’t know about this “tower” it was added to the roof of the Town Hall in 1942 during the Second World War. As the name implies it was built so that town residents could take turns watching for enemy planes. There was a vote at the March 1942 Town Meeting to instruct the Town Clerk ...

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Whitman Town Park Monument, 1908

“Located in Whitman Town Park on Park Avenue. The park itself was designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The monument was dedicated on October 10, 1908. Originally, the monument was to be entirely granite with the customary soldier depicted at parade rest. The monument committee changed their minds and greatly enhanced the memorial by opting for a bronze ...

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1930’s Meats & Food

Neighborhood Businesses As towns grew it became profitable to open shops in neighborhoods to fill local needs. They filled a need when people were spreading out from the center of town and before the time when every household had a car. These shops had ethnic flavor depending on what immigrants settled locally. The shop would have foods culturally common to ...

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230 Pleasant St EB, James Sidney Allen

Born in East Bridgewater in 1831, James Sidney Allen, at the age of 17, began to learn the shoemaking trade. He started a business of his own in East Bridgewater, then moved to Brockton. He lived in West Bridgewater and Brockton, then returned to East Bridgewater in 1855, where this house was built in 1854. The street number is now ...

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Sign Up February!

All new Buzz Around subscribers in February  2018 are entered to win a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Johnny Macaronis, a 45 minute Reiki Relaxation & Healing session with Jacquelyn Rose & 1 Svaroopa Yoga Class with Bliss Through Yoga. Forward this to your friends so they can enter to win!

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