Tag Archives: Bridgewater

“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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Halifax Geography

The town of Halifax is located near the center of Plymouth County – 28 miles from Boston and 12 miles from Plymouth. It contains 11,285 acres; 1700 of it water and about 200 swamp. Halifax is the only town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which was incorporated on the Fourth of July, (July 4, 1734). It was named in honor ...

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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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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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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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Cleaning Up Bridgewater’s History

Old Bridgewater Historical Society Board Director Carolyn Buck dug out her scrub brush and buckets and headed to the West Bridgewater town line on Route 106.  There she found a place to park and carried her equipment up the sidewalk to a non-descript looking granite marker not far from the railroad tracks and got to work. The monument marks one ...

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Hooper and Clark – Bridgewater’s General Store

The building to the left of the picture is Hooper and Clark, the towns general store. This store was opened in 1775, replacing a smaller one on the site and ran until the 1920’s. We 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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Bridgewater Holly Day Faire

Great fun was had at  the First Parish Holly Day Fair! Crafts, cookies, art, goodies & tons of fun.    First Parish Unitarian Universalist 50 School St  Bridgewater, MA www.firstparishbridgewater.org Santa had a sense of humor as we messed around… after all, you’re only as old as you feel. Happy Holidays Bridgewater. ;

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The Catholic Center and Saint Basil Chapel in Bridgewater Celebrate 50th Anniversary

For half a century, the Catholic Center and Saint Basil Chapel has offered hospitality, friendship, service and prayer among the Bridgewater State University and Town communities.  On November 15, 2015, the Catholic Center, with roots as a Newman Club in 1936, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary at 122 Park Avenue on the BSU campus.  Dinner reservations may be made until ...

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Bridgewater State Observatory Opens to the Public beginning September 30

The BSU Observatory will host public nights on Wednesdays during Fall 2015 beginning September 30th. Visit our website athttp://microsites.bridgew.edu/observatory for exact dates and times. These events occur on the 5th floor patios of the Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center.   These events are weather-dependent. Please check a few hours prior to each event to see if the weather will ...

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