Author Archives: James Holbert

The Big Plant Sale!

Have you noticed the GOT PLANTS?? posters around town and in our newsletter? The East Bridgewater Garden Club (EBGC) is gearing up for its annual Plant Sale on May 19, 2018. The EBGC’s roots go all the way back to 1930 (pun very much intended). Former Club President Darlene Dupras told us the objective of EBGC is the “betterment of ...

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The Big Five Zero

Congratulations to John at John & Sons Barber Shop! As of Tuesday April 16th, John has officially been cutting and styling Halifax’s many hair follicles for the past half century!  If you see him, wish him a Happy 50th Anniversary!   Images courtesy of John & Sons Barber Shop   

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East Bridgewater Gets a Home BASE for Skating

A new skatepark has come to East Bridgewater and it comes with a unique feature: it’s portable. The park opened on April 8th after years of effort and planning under the guidance of Diane Carey and East Bridgewater Biking and Skating Enrichment (EB BASE). The debut event happened on the common and saw riders of all ages in attendance. There ...

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Engineers in the Making

Silver Lake’s Robotics Team paid a visit to the Holmes Public Library with their latest inventions. Images to the library’s credit.

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Happy Hellos and Happy Farewells

Meanwhile… at the Taunton Animal Care Facility… Four furry friends have each found a new home! Congrats to Quincy (left), Buffy & Checkers (middle), and Finlee (right)!   Photos Courtesy of Photos Courtesy of Raynham Veterinary Hospital and Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility.

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To Our Readers!

Happy Easter. On this day, I wish all of our readers well. I hope you have a joyous day with your loved ones! It is remarkable to me that Christianity’s sacred stories have been foundational for so many, including myself, these past 2000 years. These stories, and the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth have motivated many of our great leaders…inspired ...

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One Hundred Years of Blue

Happy 100th Anniversary to our very own West Bridgewater Police Department! A celebration was held last Sunday. They opened the station doors to the public and held a ceremony recognizing the police department’s former chiefs and dignitaries. Plus they served light refreshments and gave tours, not to mention some giveaways for the little ones. Congratulations on a full century of ...

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Running for a Cause

“My father is a retired Randolph Firefigher, as are my Uncle and two of my Great Uncles. My Great Grandfather was a Boston Firefighter, as were two of my Great Great Grandfathers. I think firefighters are some of the most heroic people in the world, and I’m honored to be raising money for a cause that supports them.” That’s Meghan ...

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Halifax Elementary’s Super Fun Fun Run

Halifax Elementary School held their big Fun Run last Wednesday. It was a huge success–and there was no shortage of fun either! The fundraiser will pay for major upgrades to the school playground. The money came from residents, friends, families, and local businesses. All in all, about $29K was raised, almost $10K over the original goal. In the weeks and ...

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Read Across America

Books, Books, Books! LB Merrill Elementary School celebrated Read Across America week from February 26th to March 2nd. Students (and teachers!) renewed their love of reading with fun events and activities. Our school also welcomed legendary Raynham kindergarten teacher Sandy Leahy for a reading of And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street. The pages keep on turnin’! ...

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