Author Archives: James Holbert

“We Serve” ~Lions Club International Motto

Recently I visited the Polish Club to sit in on a meeting of the Bridgewater Lions Club. I received a warm welcome and witnessed the group’s camaraderie first hand. Mike Courtemanche, the club’s incoming treasurer, gave me an overview of the group’s 90 plus year history and its ongoing work in the community. As a service organization, the Lions Club ...

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Walk On

Halifax Council on Aging held their Third Annual Keep Moving Walk. The mission: stay healthy, exercise and eat sensibly. A healthy lunch was served after the walk and water for hydration! Images Courtesy of Halifax Council on Aging.

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Ousamequin for the Win

On June 6th, the Ousamequin Club set out to repair the police shack in downtown Bridgewater. As of now, it has been re-painted, re-roofed, and re-juvenated. Thank you to Jean Guarino, Beccy Mugherini, Irma Sankunas and Leslie Dorr of the Club for all their hard work. And also a special thank you to Tim Dorr, the project supervisor; Sandy Higgins ...

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Raynham Rookie Lions of the Year!

2017-2018 Rookie Lion of the Year has been awarded to Donna Burke and Judy Wainwright! Also pictured, their sponsor, Terry Berard of the Somerset Lions Club. Congratulations, ladies, and thank you for all your work! Story and Image Courtesy of the Raynham Lions Club.

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Helping Hands

The Whitman Public Library gives a special thank you to Scout Troop #59 and the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School students who helped to set up and later pack up this year’s Spring Book Sale! Photos Courtesy of the Friends of the Whitman Public Library.

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Award Type: Outstanding!

Congratulations to Giants Alum, Bryce Shaw who was honored earlier this month at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School. He received the Lion Club “Eddie Cripps Memorial” award for outstanding back. Bryce will be attending the United States Naval Academy in the fall. Photo Courtesy of Raynham Giants Youth Football.

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16th Annual Christopher’s 5k Run & Walk for Diabetes

On Monday, May 28th, the West Bridgewater Council on Aging hosted the 16th annual Chistopher’s 5k Run & Walk for Diabetes. This race is held in honor of Chistpoher Nelson, now 19, who was diagnosed with diabetes shortly after turning 2-years-old. His family, determined to make a difference, began this race event. To see the results of this year’s race, ...

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We Appreciate You!

It’s Volunteer Appreciation at the Council on Aging! A special Luncheon was held on June 6th for those who volunteered 20 or more hours from July 2017 to June 30, 2018. Together they’ve logged in over 3,400 hours. Their “gift of time” is worth $70,890 to our town. Attorney Jason Rawlins from Bridgewater was one of 7 volunteers who received ...

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St. Thomas Aquinas Outreach Program Changing Lives for the Better

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord” 1 Corinthians, Chapter 12 lines 4-5. St. Thomas Aquinas Parish features this Bible quote on its Outreach page. I spoke with Kathy Palmieri who facilitates the program. It is currently operating with 17 volunteers who make themselves available as ...

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Girl Scouts Go to Fenway

Girl Scouts go to Fenway On Sunday May 27th, East Bridgewater Girl Scout Troop 66121 headed to Fenway Park where they were honored and chosen to lead the Scout Day Parade. The girls met some of the Red Sox alumni players and shared handshakes and fist bumps as they waited to enter the field. Congratulations, girls! Story and Photos Courtesy ...

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