Author Archives: Buzz Around

Whitman’s First Public Library

In 1879, a group of citizens in Whitman, then known as South Abington, lobbied to establish a free public library for the town. At Town Meeting that year, voters approved an appropriation of $500 to establish the library and appointed five citizens to spearhead the project. The First Library The first Whitman Public Library consisted of a room in the ...

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Standish Manor in Halifax

Standish Manor or “The Meadows,” consisted of a modernized farmhouse, with about 700 acres of land. On this land were three farmhouses with outbuildings for the farmers. The main structure was a square old-fashioned mansion. Considerable extensions had been added making an attractive home with twenty-five rooms, five tiled bathrooms, one servant’s bathroom and two toilet rooms, with all the ...

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Raynham’s Early Economy ~ Shipbuilding

Ship building was part of Raynham’s early economy. Ridges were cut into the banks of the Taunton River for cradles for the boats. The ridges of the banks were used as staging and as a means to shore up, or brace the ships. The timbers were floated across the Taunton River to the approximate site of the staging areas and ...

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The Trolley Connecting The Bridgewaters

The first electric trolley line in Brockton was the East Side Street Railway, which opened in November 1888, with great success. In 1896, a line ran from Brockton to West Bridgewater, Bridgewater and Taunton. The following year, the line ran to East Bridgewater. On July 4, 1897, amid a blaring band, cheering crowds and speeches from the company and town ...

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Bridgewater’s General Store

  The building to the left of the picture is Hooper and Clark, Bridgewater’s General Store. This store was opened in 1775, replacing a smaller one on the site and ran until the 1920’s. We recently came across some ledgers of the store and were amazed to see the record of items sold to patrons. They had supplies of everything from ...

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Buzz Around EB 1/21/18

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Once Upon A Mattress ~ A Must See For the Whole Family

Lisa Joyce’s characterization of Princess Winnifred is not to be missed! The rough-and-tumble princess contagious energy shines as she swims the moat for her first meeting with her prince and uses her dancers’ ability to fully express Winifred’s shenanigans. BSU’s Family Theater production of “Once Upon A Mattress” also features inspired performances by Andrew Child as the woeful Prince Dauntless ...

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Winter Dances Starting Soon!

Looking forward to Winter Community Dances Starting January 19, 2018 7:30-9:30pm Bridgewater Senior Center The December 16th dance began with two folk dances. Kortanc (from Hungary), which had been learned by the dancers several weeks ago. Second, Les Saluts (from France), which featured a circle with a basket hold—very cozy! A little bit of holiday magic followed with the Jingle ...

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Opportunity Knocking!

Marketing Advisers Needed: Work toward a better future, one community at a time. In this “Think Globally, Act Locally” position; outgoing, organized and creative people are needed to meet with small businesses and explain Buzz Around products and promotions. Make your own hours; create your own schedule while helping to build sustainable communities.  * Join a team of professional and ...

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HUGS provides Christmas for 96 East Bridgewater Families

Hugs Community Christmas has successfully delivered presents to 96 EB families! We wish all of those families a wonderful Christmas. Thank you to everyone who helped our program, made donations, took tags, bought gifts, or gave their time and helped with the hundreds of hours of work it takes to make this happen. I had a few elves this year ...

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