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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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Sew Much Love

It was over 35 years ago that a special volunteer program started here in East Bridgewater. It’s called Sew Much Love and it operates out of the United Congregational Church. It provides handcrafted quilts to women and children who occupy an anonymous women’s shelter. Founding member Connie Burgess, at 93 years old, still contributes. I spoke with member Lenore Christenson, ...

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Setting Records

Bridgewater State University received its largest donation amount to date. It comes from Bruce R. Bartlett and Patricia A. (Quinn) Bartlett, in the form of 25 acres of land and 3 buildings on Plymouth’s Industrial Park Road. That amounts to a value of roughly $8 million. Bruce and Patricia belong to BSU’s class of ’68 and ’67 respectively and have ...

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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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Molly is Home!

After being missing for 16 days, Molly the Golden Retriever was finally returned home. She was spotted by Josh Reynolds in Easton, four miles from home! Once Missing Dogs Massachusetts (MDM) was contacted, they set a trap in the area that worked to perfection. There she was in the trap next morning! Katie Christiansen said: “I can’t thank you all ...

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A Good Sign

The Bridgewater-Raynham Varsity Cheer Team went to Dallas, TX recently to compete in the National Cheerleaders Association Senior & Junior High School National Championship last weekend. They return home as National Champions! Congratulations to the ladies and the coaching staff on their big win, for doing what New Englanders do: We win! Photo Couresty of Heather Zukowski Brow

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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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