May 22, 2022
~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
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anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 

Amazing show by the Drama Kids!

Image Credit: Raynham Parks and Rec FB
Historical Tidbit:
 Elizabeth Poole
Frequently, the foundation of America is attributed to Founding Fathers, or Fore-Fathers, It must not be forgotten the great things women did.
Well before the American Revolution, when Massachusetts was yet the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a woman named Elizabeth Poole traveled to the colony with her brother, William, in 1633. 

Shortly after her arrival, Elizabeth is attributed with making the first land purchase by a woman on the American continent in 1637. This original purchase would sprout into a settlement and eventually into the incorporated towns of Taunton and Raynham in 1639.
Elizabeth actively shaped the beginnings of Raynham.
Respectfully submitted, Ian Marson
Image Credit: Wikicommon (colored representation of Elizabeth Poole)
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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
Cathy Skoglund
you won a Free one hour of coaching
(value $80) with
Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and anxiety.

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray. 
Sign Up Now for Summer Playground Programs
Session 1: June 28th - July 22nd 
Session 2: July 25th - August 19th
Half Day Program: 8a - 12p
Full Day Program: 8a - 5p 
LaLiberte Elementary School
Raynham Parks and Recreation provides children with opportunities to participate in exciting and fun-filled activities...which consist of arts & crafts, sports, outdoor games, field trips, and entertainers... based on weekly themes.
For themes, more details and to sign up go to:
Get Your Book Now for the 1st Wednesday Book Club
Wed, June 1st
1 - 2p
Raynham Public Library
Join us for a monthly book discussion. New members are always welcome. Books are available at the Library front desk.

This month we are reading The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
Raynham Lions Club
Foundation Scholarships
Deadline May 31
2 - $1500 Scholarships will be awarded!

The Recipient of this award must be a resident of Raynham, Massachusetts. The applicant must
have been accepted to pursue education beyond secondary level at an institution deemed accredited by the Award Committee.

Cassandra Saniuk teaches Baton at RAC

For the first time ever, at the Raynham Athletics Center, coach and certified NBTA judge Cassandra Saniuk will be teaching a baton twirling camp.
Cassandra has a mound of experience when it comes to baton twirling. Not only is she a coach and certified judge for the NBTA but she has 14 years of experience under her belt. She has competed in quite a few competitions and even won the 2018 Advanced National Flag Twirling Championships at Notre Dame University. " I am very excited to get this summer program up and running with the RAC this summer to help spread the word and knowledge about baton twirling! Not many people know what it is, or the opportunities that it holds. Becoming a twirler has opened so many doors for myself, allowed me to make friends all over the country, and travel to many new places for competitions". Said Cassandra.

A great way for kids to make friends and also work on the skills that baton twirling teaches like hand-eye coordination, leadership, flexibility, patience, and determination, ages 6 and older are invited to join and they do not have to be a member of the RAC to participate.

Contact the coach for more information,
cartoon girl running
Monday Night Summer 5K Fun Runs Return!

The Colonial Road Runners are happy to announce timed, 'fun runs' are back in Raynham!

This is a weekly event that will be held every Monday through the end of August, rain or shine! 7p is race time...sign up after 6p in the parking lot at the Raynham Park & Rec Office, 2258 King Phillip Street.

Sign up once...$2 each week (cash checks or credit cards)...use the same 'bib\number' each time you come (and you can use it at the other CRR Summer Fun Runs on Tuesdays-Abington and Wednesdays-Brockton).

For any other details on course and event please visit Raynham Park & Rec Facebook Page.
Keep Physically Fit at the Senior Center!

Mondays, 11a - Stretch and Relaxation with certified instructor Beth Morrison
Tuesdays, 9:45a - Exercise with Marybeth
Tuesdays, 1:30p - Zumba Gold with certified instructor Kelley Brophy
Tuesdays, 3p - Tai Chi with Elijah Swain
Wednesday, 1p - Line Dancing with Steve Cavanaugh
Thursday, 10a - Exercise with Diane Nanfelt

Raynham residents only. At this time, there is a limit of 20 people per class.
Each class is $3. Please have exact change.
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We Are Looking for Board Nominations
Workforce Board of 24 oversees $3.4 million budget for regional training, consulting & programing

*learn about workforce development opportunities
*Be a voice in your industry 
Monthly & quarterly meetings

Contact Jason Hunter, Director of operations

MassHire Greater Brockton
Career Center

34 School St, 2nd Floor, Brockton
MassDOT’s 2050 Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan - Get Involved with the Survey

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has launched a new Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan called Beyond Mobility. Watch the short video and view the new Beyond Mobility Main Page  to learn more.

How Can You Get Involved?

MassDOT want you to be part of the conversation. Take its short survey at (Click Here) and share with everyone else who might be interested.
Board of Selectmen
May 17
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Raynham Pre-Town Meeting
May 10
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
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Brockton Area's 4th Annual Construction Career Day
Friday, June 3rd
Massasoit Community College
9a - 1p
An exciting, immersive opportunity for high school students to learn about careers in construction, including building, paving, engineering, electrical, plumbing, solar & energy and many others!
To learn how to participate, as an exhibit or a student, contact John Nesti, MassHire 508 584- 9800 or
Teachers of L.B. Merrill School and LaLiberte Elementary School were shown appreciation daily during Teacher Appreciation Week.

From breakfasts to lunches, from gift cards to special snacks, teachers were showered with affection by students, volunteers and local businesses.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a $20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray. 

Historical Tidbit Question:
What year did Elizabeth sail to Massachusetts?

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 May 25, 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, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Rohail Spear & Greg Venezia.
Congratulations to all of our graduates.
Now you head out to make your way. Yahoo!

My youngest, working on his career for a solid year now after graduation, got me talking about my own 21 year old career misadventures .. we both shook our heads in disbelief at what we didn't know that first year after graduation.

Since so much of it was just figuring life out, the Longest John's "Hoist Up the Thing" comes to mind.

Fresh out of college, with grades straight from Hell
I browsed for a trade at which I could excel
An ad for a ship in need of some manning
Men, sails, and purpose, but lacking a captain

What luck, says I, to find such good fortune!
A few white lies later, I ran down the pier
Bought me a coat and a cutlass or two
Jumped on the deck, and I yelled at the crew:

Hoist up the thing! Batten down the whatsit!
What's that thing spinning? Somebody should stop it!
Turn hard to port! (That's not port)
Now I've got it! Trust me, I'm in control!"
(c: David Robinson, Andrew Robert Yates, Jonathan Michael Peter Darley, Robert James Alexander Sattin 2020

We all have to figure out our own way. Very seldom is it without bumps and missteps.
We are never really in control. Best we can do is be true to ourselves and kind to others. Here's wishing you clear sailing!
~ Jacquie
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