July 24, 2022 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
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Raynham Board of Selectmen Meeting
July 12th
558 S Main St

Earlier this month, the Raynham Board of Selectmen convened to interview four candidates for the new town administrator, discuss town financials, and speak about the upcoming Raynham Community Day.

The full hearing is available to watch on Raynham's YouTube channel.
Raynham Conservation Commission 07/13/22

Video courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Raynham Sewer Commission Meeting 07/14/22

Video courtesy of The Raynham Channel
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Historical Tidbit: 

Ship Building in Raynham
Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia
Ship building was part of Raynham's early economy. 
Ridges were cut into the banks of the Taunton River for cradles for the boats. The ridges of the banks were used as staging and as a means to shore up, or brace the ships.  

The timbers were floated across the Taunton River to the approximate site of the staging areas and then dragged up the banks to the ships by the oxen.
The small schooners that were built this way weren't completely finished in Raynham.

In the spring, when the water was usually the highest, they were sailed down river to 
Berkley or Fall River for the final fittings.

The property where the shipbuilding took place was owned by the Reverend Silas Hall and other members of the Hall family.

Info from Raynham Town Website
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
Kathy Tilley
you won a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!
The Stone Church Summer Concert Series
Concerts on Wednesday Evenings at 7p in July and the first week of August. 785 South Main St, Route 104

July 27: SOS Big Band
Big Band Sound from RI!
August 3: Brian Bigelow Trio
Jazz, Rock, Country Music and Selections from the Great American Standards

Concerts are Free to the Public, and a Freewill Offering will be received.

Sponsored in part by a grant from the Raynham Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Summer Concert Series
Join us for our annual Summer Concert Series featuring artists from all over that will surely have you singing along!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 6:30 - 8p: "Dale and the Duds" performing their blend of classic rock and country. Enjoy the last concert of the summer!

QUESTIONS? CALL: 508-824-2743
Raynham Special Town Meeting
Sewer Commission
Everything You Need for Gardening
Tools, Seeds, Soil & Fertilizers
Wide Selection & Helpful Service!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357

A Taste of Old Colony History
Thurs, July 28th
6:30p - 7:30p
Each month we'll try a variety of sweet and savory dishes including dinners, desserts, and sides inspired by the history of the Old Colony region.
In July, we're making jam from local strawberries based on a historic recipe from Dighton and pairing it with classic scones and clotted cream. Cheers!

The term “Old Colony” refers to that area of southeastern Massachusetts that was once contained within the Plymouth Colony, the land today encompasses Plymouth, Bristol and Barnstable counties.
Upcoming Events with the Raynham COA and the Senior Center

August 3rd, 1p
The Beatles Multi MediaPresentation with live music. A Cultural and Historical Reflection of the 1960s Through the Music of The Beatles. This performance combines live music with a multi-media presentation to explore, not only the music of The Beatles, but the influence they exerted in every area of the cultural landscape. The presenter is Fran Hart, founding member of the Beatles Tribute Band 4EverFab. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Raynham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. SIGN UP TODAY!
August 10th, 10a
BINGO sponsored by Fallon Health, there will be light refreshments and BINGO prizes!
August 24th, 11a
LUNCH AND ENTERTAINMENT! Entertainment by local musician Mike Higgins with lunch to follow! Call today to reserve your spot! Cost is $5 per person. 508-824-2740
Upcoming Events at the Library

Triumph Music and Movement
Thursday July 28th
10:30 - 11:30a
Miss Kelly will engage you and your child (ages 3-5) with song, music, and dance. Create wonderful music as you learn about a variety of styles. Explore through movement and fun educational games.

This program is presented in partnership with Triumph Inc's Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Program.

Registration is required.  If you have questions or would like to register: Call Nancy at 508-822-5388 ext. 208

Picnic in Judy's Garden
Friday, July 29th
12 - 1p
Bring your own lunch and join us for a story, activity, and treat.

LEGO Build
Thursday, August 4th
2 - 4p
Free build with the Library's LEGO collection!

Family Night – Puppet Storytime
Tuesday, August 9th
7 - 8p
Interactive storytime with puppets! Featuring Through Me to You Puppetry. Register now!


During August 2022, we are teaming up with cultural institutions across Massachusetts to provide 1 FREE activity per day for 31 days!

For safety reasons, some of our partners are requiring advanced registration. Please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Why lug around that great big liquid or powder laundry detergent?
Save your strength (and your back). While you are at it, get rid of those extra perfumes and chemicals that stay in your clothes, rubbing against your skin all day.
Switch to natural laundry pods or sheets. With natural laundry pods like Dropps or laundry sheets like Tru Earth.
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RaynWater STEAM
ENROLL NOW for the Fall!

After-school and homeschool STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) enrichment, Raynham. Nature- and community-focused curriculum, inclusive environment, creative and innovative tasks.

Open House August 2, 5 -7pm!

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In-Person and By Mail
Massachusetts Votes Act allows registered voters vote by mail for any presidential, state or municipal primary or election; set aside two weeks (including two weekends) of early voting in-person for state elections and one week (including one weekend) for presidential or state primaries; and extend the voter registration deadline from 20 to 10 days before a preliminary, primary or general election.
Check the www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/ website for more voting information.
Raynham Community Day is Back!
Sunday, September 18th
(Rain Date Sunday, September 25th)

The Raynham Association of Volunteers for Education, (R.A.V.E.), Inc. is planning this year's Raynham Community Day, scheduled to take place this coming September.

Show your community pride by helping to plan this fun event!

Anyone interested in participating or learning more information can contact RAVE at ravevolunteercoordinator@gmail.com.

Candles and More by Heather

Heather is from Raynham & runs her own business, creating unique candles with scenes in them & selling at craft fairs. Find out where she is going to be next by checking her FaceBook page!


Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

Historical Tidbit Question:
What river were timbers floated across to the approximate site of the staging areas?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On July 27, 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, Olivia Machakos, Amanda Manoogian, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Rohail Spear & Greg Venezia.
Beaching It

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“An empty beach is a perfect place to both fill and empty the mind!”
~ Mehmet Murat ildan

“My life is like a stroll upon the beach, as near to the ocean’s edge as I can go.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.”
~ Sandy Gingras

“The waves sweep into us. Their unending rhythm comforts me. These waves were here when we were kids. They were here during my last visit. They were here during all the years I was somewhere else. The waves are here whether I am thinking about them or not. They simply exist. Here before we were born. Here after we die. These waves, rolling in and receding out. Constant.” ~ Dallas Woodburn
Suddenly, here I am, toes in the sand, as if I never left, as if all else is a dream. Time stands still. 

I hope you are enjoying
 summer ; ) ~ Jacquie
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