October 9, 2022 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Bob Goonan: "After some time of not feeling himself, experiencing seizures and some indescribable headaches, Bob was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, stage 4 brain cancer in October '21. As you can imagine, this news came as a shock. Within two weeks after diagnosis of the brain tumor, Bob underwent surgery in mid October. Thankfully, the entire tumor was removed. However, with the diagnosis Bob has a long road of treatment ahead.
As you can only imagine, this has taken a toll on the family in many ways. Bob, Kim and the kids are overwhelmed and speechless with the outpouring of support and generosity by all. The calls, dinners, gift cards and help with transportation has been nothing short of amazing. Due to the seizures Bob has not been able to drive since July and has been out of work.
He has been a true warrior. Bob is in the process of six weeks of radiation and chemo therapy simultaneously. Becoming a primarily one income household has become tough on all. Please consider helping by supporting Kim, Bob and the kids in whatever way possible. The funds raised will help with medical bills and help with the general cost of living as Bob goes through treatment. This family has always been willing to lend a hand to anyone in need especially their community. They already feel so supported by friends and family and cannot be more grateful of all the support in anyway shape or form. Let’s come together and support them just like they always provide support for those around them.
Bob and Kim’s new saying is “We got this.” Let’s come together and show them “WE do got this!!” As I heard from another friend, no one fights alone!! Thank you for anything you can do."
Home Run Derby Fundraiser TODAY: Sunday, October 9, Noon - or check out the Go Fund Me
Register to vote by October 19 for the November 8, 2022 elections.
To check your voter registration status: www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch
 Historical Tidbit:
The Pleasant Street School
"In 1957, the Pleasant Street School was built. The Raynham Junior High was built in 1965 close to the Pleasant Street School. In 1960, Raynham became a member of the Bridgewater Raynham Regional School District, sharing construction costs of a new high school to be built in the neighboring town of Bridgewater.

Dr. E. Joseph LaLiberte became the first full-time school superintendent for Raynham. The name Barbara Sullivan, who was principal of the Pleasant Street School, was synonymous with discipline and a drive for excellence in education. Miss Sullivan retired in 1969. The Pleasant Street School is now known as the Lillie B. Merrill School."

From: The History of Raynham ~ Patrice White
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Town Clerk
Assessors    508-824-2704
Selectmen        508-824-2707
Building Dept.       508-824-2708
Board of Health      508-824-2766
Planning         508-824-2745
Veterans Service Officer 508-828-4527

Public Library

Council on Aging

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9 - 11a
494 Church St, Raynham
Dianna O'Leary
You won a $10 gift certificate toward a yummy & nutritional smoothie or meal at
603 Centre St, Brockton

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose
Women's Open Basketball
Wednesdays until 12/21/2022
7 - 9p
LaLiberte Elementary School - Gymnasium
$30 for the entire session
Raynham residents ages 20 and over are welcome to participate in open basketball. The format is pick-up games and players will be selected and placed on teams each evening.

General Information
  • The format is pick-up games and players will be selected to play on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • We reserve the right to validate Raynham residency.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, October 26th - schedule may be altered due to school needs. TBD
Did you know you could watch Bridgewater Raynham High School athletic events online?

Check out this link for the latest fall sports: BTV Access Corporation
Join Raynham Public Library for Raynham Reads 2022
Wed, Oct 12th
Raynham Public Library

Participate in the Raynham Public Library's Community Read: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. Pick up your copy at the library now and come to the book discussion this October!

For more information, check out the library on Facebook.
Food Basket Fundraiser

Sat, Oct 15th
5 - 10p
American Legion Hall
291 Mill St,

Info: contact
Kristin Measor
508 828 1118
Calling all
Senior Singers!
Mondays at 12:30p
The Raynham Senior Center

Love to sing? Join the Raynham Senior Center every Monday for songs and fun. Bring your friends!

If you have any questions, please call Nancy at 508-697-5425.
Board of Selectmen 09/27/22
Video courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Raynham Planning Board 9/29/22
Video courtesy of The Raynham Channel
The Life You Gain When You Buy Nothing.
All that money you spend on "things." All that time you spent working for that money. Imagine it back. Image it in your savings account. Imagine having it for retirement. That's your life. Start today. For yourself, and for our environment. For other ways to get the things you need, try Buy Nothing Community.

Try Yard Sales & Thrift Stores. Keep what you do spend in your community. You will be richer for it. For resources on how to: What You Gain When You Buy Nothing

Our Climate Can-Do Articles focus on life changes that we can make which will help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. Our goal is to keep the Earth's temperature from rising 1.5 degrees C. If we are able to keep it under, then we wont flood low -lying areas. There are things we can do.
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MassDOT: Beyond Mobility Survey
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Raynham Lions Club Craft Fair
Saturday, October 15th
9a - 3p
King Phillips St

Join the Raynham Lions Club for refreshments, raffles, and crafts! Fun for all ages.

The club is also looking for crafters! Tables are $40 each – show off your unique craft to the Raynham community this October!

For more information, check out the Raynham Lions website and call: Nadine Ferreira at 774-218-9064 or Janice Steek at 508-823-1815
Drama Kids is back in action at LaLiberte!

Students are creating, building confidence, learning stage skills and having fun!!!
Space is still available for grades K-4.

Have fun with us and bee entered
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45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
What is The Pleasant Street School now known as?

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By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On October 12, 2022, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
Apples, Apples, Apple Pie
"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."
~ Carl Sagan

"Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious."
~ Bill Meyer

"The fruit is what matters, not how gnarly or beautiful the apple tree is."
~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Everybody's twelve years old in an apple orchard." ~ Rachel Ray

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
~ Martin Luther

"When bobbing for apples, an idealist endlessly reaches for the best apple, a pessimist settles for the first one within reach, while an optimist drains the barrel, fishes out all the apples and makes pie."
~ Vera Nazarian
Right now I have bags of them in the kitchen, waiting to be made into pies & sauce. I can't get through fall without this ritual. Lovin' New England in October; the warm smell of cooking apples as the cold wind pushes in.
Oh that juicy crisp CRUNCH while standing in an orchard. ~ Ahhhh ~ Enjoy, Jacquie
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