March 22, 2020 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time

Freedom Food Farm - ready to get you your veggies!!!
They will be doing "window service" to keep the community and our workers safe. Just place an order at the window and they'll bag it up and hand it over!
Freedom Food Farm
471 Leonard St, Raynham (978) 884-7102
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Historical Tidbit:  
Higher Education in Raynham

"Many school teachers, male and female, have originated in this town and some of them have attained superiority in the profession. Of those who have received college degrees, there are the following:
Zephaniah Leonard - Yale 1785 - Colonel, High
Sheriff/Bristol County
Joshua Leonard - Brown 1788 - Pastor/Pompey, NY
John Hathaway - Brown 1793 - Pastor/Maine
Zephaniah Leonard - Brown 1793 - Physician/Virginia
William Augustus Leonard - Brown 1793 - Merchant
Jahaziah Shaw - Brown 1792 - Lawyer/Maine
Mason Shaw - Brown 1795 - Lawyer
Lloyd Bowen Hall - Brown 1795
Elijah Leonard - Harvard - Pastor/Mansfield
Abiel Williams - Brown 1795 - Pastor/Dudley
Abraham Gushee - Brown 1798 - Pastor/Dighton
Samuel Wales - Yale - Professor of Divinity
Samuel King Williams - Brown 1804 - Lawyer/Boston
Jonathan Gilmore - Brown 1800 - Pastor/Maine
Philo Hortensius Washburn - Brown 1801 - Lawyer/Maine
John Gilmore Deane - Brown 1806 - Pastor/Maine
Melvin Gilmore - Brown 1805
Silas Hall - Brown 1809 - Pastor/Taunton
Eliab Williams - Brown 1821 - Lawyer/Fall River
George Leonard - Brown - Portland/Maine
Abiel Williams - Yale 1835 - M.D.
Christopher Williams - Brown
Linus Shaw - Brown - Pastor/Mendon
Edward Sanford - Harvard - M.D./Attleborough
Enoch Warren Sanford - Brown -Physician/Brookline
Elliot Sanford - Amherst 1861 - Lawyer/NY
Amos Robinson - Brown 1861 - Pastor "
Information from:
History of Raynham, Mass.,
From the First Settlement to the Present Time
By Rev. Enoch Sanford, 1870
Town Hall
558 South Main St. 
Mon - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p,
Fri 8:30a - 12 Noon
 Tues eve 6 - 8p
Check your town website for needed updates
Public Library
760 South Main St.
Mon - Wed 10a - 8p
Thurs 10a - 6p, Fri 10a - 5p, Sat 10a - 2p

Council on Aging
2215 King Philip St.
Mon - Fri 9a - 3p

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9:00a - 11:00a
494 Church St, Raynham
Carole Smudin
 won a
CSA share: your very own box of fresh fruit
& veggies each week this growing season! ($125 value)
We will draw one winner for all
Buzz Around communities.

You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins. The clean revolution
Message from Board of Selectman
*Effective Monday March 23, 2020, Town offices will open for employees to continue operations, but will be closed to the public. Citizens are encouraged to contact town departments by email and telephone for assistance. All departments contact info here.

*The March 31st Special Town Meeting will be convened, and immediately tabled until a future date to-be-determined, which will be advertised consistent with past practice.

*The deadline for all excise taxes, utility bills, and any other dues or fees will remain as printed.

*The Town’s March 31st deadline for submitting Spring Town Meeting warrant articles has been extended until a future date to-be-determined.

*The actions mentioned in the above order are inclusive of all town departments except for emergency personnel. Residents should continue to contact 911 for emergency situations.

*The Transfer Station will be open on Monday, March 23rd for drive through traffic. Access shall be limited to the Transfer Station only. Staff is prohibited from physically assisting the public and has been asked to follow the States health guidelines of maintaining the recommended 6 foot social distance. The Town's goal is to get residents in and out as quickly and safely as possible.
Bid Notice - White Street Pedestrian Bridge over Forge River
The Town of Raynham is hereby soliciting sealed bids for the White Street Pedestrian Bridge Over Forge River.

Bids will be open at the Office of the Superintendent of the Raynham Highway Department, 1555 King Philip Street on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11a. Bids received after such time will not be accepted.

Sealed envelopes containing bids must be clearly marked in accordance with the Bidding Contract Requirements. Each Bid must be accompanied by a bid security consisting of a BID BOND, CASH, or, CERTIFIED CHECK issued by a responsible bank or trust company in the amount of 5% of the bid price.

The work consists of the construction of a pedestrian bridge along White Street adjacent to the existing White Street vehicular bridge over the Forge River in the Town of Raynham, MA. The work also includes the construction of hot mix asphalt sidewalk to connect the proposed pedestrian bridge to the existing sidewalk along White Street; grading slopes with loam and seed as well as modified rockfill; and traffic management during construction.

More Info: Town of Raynham MA
Many of our Buzz communities are participating in this, .. so we figured we would share it all around. A great way to keep our community feeling going. 

"Hey Neighbors!
Over the next few weeks, many of us will be increasing our time spent at home. It can be hard to find things to do all day (especially with children) and not lose your mind. So I was thinking about a way for our community to still get outside and do something fun, without touching or coughing near others.
I thought it’d be fun to have a neighborhood wide rainbow 🌈 hunt!
All you have to do is put a rainbow in your window between now and this Friday. That’s it! Color it, paint it, cut it out, print it from the printer, whatever.
Then we can get outside, walk around or drive around and see how many rainbows we can find!
It’s easy. No human contact. Get fresh air. Make a rainbow and then hunt for others.
What do you think? A fun art project that becomes a great outdoor activity!"

Ed note: The originator is not known, but it's catching on. Make it a rainbow anywhere... sidewalk chalk, flags, anywhere!
Image sent to us by reader Deborah Baumgarten
Send us pix, video & stories - What are you doing with your free time? 
A note from a Raynham reader:

"Christine Harkins tracked me down to make sure I claimed my cosmetic prize on Raynham history. She went the extra mile. I look forward to using my mineral sunscreen lotion. It was such a pick me up during these stressful days. Thank You."
~  Karen from Raynham

Glad we could help, Karen. ~ Jacquie
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Census 2020
The time is now. Help shape your future, and your community's future, by responding to the 2020 Census.
The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.
School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day.
The official Census Bureau mailings include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the Census online, but your census can be completed with or without your code... just get it done!!!
Count yourself in the population now!
Click here to visit the official website.
Shooting Hoop
By Deena Anzum, BuzzAround Intern
In my free time, I like to shoot basketball with my siblings. It is especially fun when my siblings and I play the game HORSE. We designate a spot for each letter of the word horse. Each of us takes turns shooting starting from H. On each spot, there 2 are chances to get the ball in the hoop. If the ball goes in, you can move on to the next letter and continue until you miss a shot. Miss on the first shot, it is the next person’s turn. When it is your turn again, you start in the position you left off on. Missing on the second shot means you must go back to H. Once a person gets through each of the positions, other players must try to complete the game without missing. If one or more of those players finish the game without missing a shot, they must go into a tie-breaker round. In the tie-breaker round, the players must take turns shooting from the same position. The person who misses the shot loses. This game can be played now with wiping or washing our hands before each players turn. 
Playing HORSE is very enjoyable. It is a great bonding activity with my family. We joke around when one of us misses the hoop. My parents also like to watch us play and encourage us to go outside and enjoy the weather. When I was younger, I used to play basketball with my neighbors. I would go over their house every day and continue playing until sunset. Sometimes, we would play HORSE, and sometimes we would have multiple basketballs and shoot hoops while chatting. Basketball is a great activity to enjoy with friends and family!
See our amazing disappearing chicks.
Get Ready!
The chicks are coming
...the chicks are coming!
Do you have your supplies?
This is a perfect project for the kids
and a fun way to feed yourself .

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Growing Wheatgrass
By Gregory Venezia

Wheatgrass is an easy plant to grow, because it’s a type of grass. You can grow it inside your house all year round in any type of container. I grew it in a fish box.

Wheatgrass grows fairly fast, and doesn’t require too much light. I would put it in front of a window on the south side of your house for optimum growth, but if you don’t have space you can probably put it on the north side. I placed mine by a south side window, but not directly in front of it. It’s grass, so treat it like you would your lawn.
First Signs of Growth
More growth
Can be cut, blended, and put in a blueberry smoothie.
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Disconnect with Cyberspace.
Reconnect with Open Space.
The mission of this initiative is to reconnect families and children with the great outdoors.

This ‘Take a Hike!’ Guide is for individuals, groups and families who are interested in exploring the State Parks and Forests of Southeast Massachusetts.
While the visitor centers are closed, all state parks and comfort stations across the Commonwealth remain open and available for the public to utilize. DCR reminds residents and visitors to avoid gathering in large groups, maintain social distancing, and practice healthy personal hygiene to stop the spread of the virus.​... BUT YES!!!! GET OUT AND HIKE!!!
Here are more easy ones. Most trails are well marked. Trail maps & directions may be found at You will also find directions to these parks at the above website. You will
need a good pair of sneakers or boots and a bottle of water!
Your Buzz Around is committed to sharing positive news, tips & ideas, to help us all through! Most local businesses remain open with adaptations to adjust for social distancing. Bee Kind & Shop Local.
From Comm of MA Website:

"We want you to know that Massachusetts is prepared for this potential outbreak. Massachusetts public health departments and our world-class health care providers are well-versed in emergency preparedness and our healthcare workers, institutions and public health partners across the Commonwealth are constantly training for the possible emergence of diseases."
States structure includes: * Incident Command Structure to include briefings with state health leadership to facilitate information sharing, decision-making, and responses during a potential outbreak.
*Keeping public health partners including local boards of health, school health personnel, Emergency Medical Services, college and university health systems, and health emergency preparedness teams informed with the latest federal guidance.
*Continually monitoring impacts to the supply chain of personal protective equipment such as gloves, face masks, and other equipment within the US and providing hospitals and health systems with strategies to optimize these supplies.
*Continuing efforts by the State Public Health Laboratory staff and epidemiologic staff to perform surveillance of potential cases and contacts and respond to questions from clinicians, health departments, and the public 24/7. As of 3/17 there were 218 confirmed cases in the Commonwealth.
For more information on our preparedness, and to track # check:

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
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Historical Tidbit Question:
Where did John Hathaway receive
his degree?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer. Prize Box Rules .

By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's Buzz Around Bridgewater.
On March 25, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Clouds & Kites.

"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly."
~ Lauren Bacall

" Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it." ~Winston Churchill

"When you're a kid, you lay in the grass and watch the clouds going over, and you literally don't have a thought in your mind. It's purely meditation, and we lose that."
~Dick Van Dyke

"Today is the day when bold kites fly,
When cumulus clouds roar across the sky.
When robins return, when children cheer,
When light rain beckons spring to appear.

Today is the day when daffodils bloom,
Which children pick to fill the room,
Today is the day when grasses green,
When leaves burst forth for spring to be seen." ~ Robert McCracken
The air outside is free and clear. Let your imagination soar like a kite, let your dreams flow with the clouds. Smile. You are loved, accepted, and important. Do not face your challenges alone, we are in this together.
~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Megan Piche, Deena Anzum, Jacquelyn Rose, & Gregory Venezia
Copyright 2019 Buzz Around Raynham.   You have our permission to share and copy this issue in its entirety as much as you like. If you take it in part, please give credit: ("Buzz Around Raynham 3/22/20")

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