June 19, 2022 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
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Recognizing those that carry on the traditions.

Historical Tidbit: 

Requirements for Raynham's Secession from Taunton

Town leaders from the first families of Raynham petitioned the Massachusetts General Court three times before they were allowed to become independent from Taunton.
The Court set the following requirements for Raynham's secession from Taunton: "That the inhabitants of said town do, within the space of three years from the publication of this act, procure and settle a learned and orthodox minister of good conversation and make provisions for his comfortable and honorable support and likewise provide a schoolmaster to instruct their children to read and write."
From "A Brief History of Raynham, Massachusetts" by Kathleen Roberts, Raynham Historical Commission

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 $15 gift certificate to C & C Antiques
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Raynham's Freedom Food Farm Grows Award Winning Tomatoes

Freedom Food Farm has quite the reputation when it comes to growing great tomatoes. In 2019, they were recognized for growing amazing cherry tomatoes, they received first and third prizes. No contest was held in 2020 and in 2021 they placed first in the Massachusetts Tomato Contest with their heirloom orange variety called Moonglow making them back to back winners. The Freedom Food Farm owner, Chuck Currie, is very proud of this win. To ready the full article Click Here

Virtual Event: On Juneteenth  
Mon, June 20th
6 - 7p
Celebrate Juneteenth with author, historian, and professor Annette Gordon-Reed as she discusses her 2021 book, On Juneteenth.

This free virtual event is presented by the Boston Public Library, American Ancestors, GBH Forum Network and the State Library of Massachusetts.

TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2022. 10a - 8p
Dear Voters,
On March 5, 2022, voters district-wide approved the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Vocational Technical School District’s plans to construct a new District High School.
On May 16, 2022, voters at the Raynham Annual Town Meeting approved Article 13 to authorize the Town to exempt from the provisions of Proposition Two-and-one-half the amounts required to pay for the Town’s share of the bonds issued to the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Vocational Technical School District for the purpose of paying the costs of designing, engineering, constructing, and equipping the new District High School to be located at 207 Hart Street in Taunton, including the payment of all incidental costs.
This Special Town Election meets the legal requirements for a “debt exclusion” measure to be approved or denied by registered voters. A “Yes” vote authorizes the debt exclusion measure. A “No” vote requires the Town to find other ways, such as the operating budget, to fund its obligation to pay its share as a member of the Bristol-Plymouth District. It should be noted that a “debt exclusion” is not a permanent Proposition Two-and-one-half override. It pertains exclusively to the costs related to the particular project.
The election will take place on Tuesday, June 28th, 10a - 8p at the Raynham Middle School, 420 Titicut Road. All precincts vote at the Raynham Middle School. Absentee ballots are available at the Town Clerk’s Office. 
Thank you.
The Raynham Board of Selectmen
Join the Drama Kids in Their Summer Theater Workshops!

Raynham Summer Theater Workshop:
Drama Rocks!
August 1st - 5th
9a - 2p Fee: $180
Rock on with our BEST OF theater games! Take part in a Pop Star Mystery! Get ready to take on your very own Music Video, have fun with improv, mini scripts, new characters, and more.

Drama Rocks Teen Academy
August 1st - 5th
12:30 - 3:30p Fee: $100
Join us for this one of a kind Theater Workshop where teen actors will learn theater onstage, backstage, and from the directors chair. Teens will learn valuable leadership and life skills as they host improv games, lead scene writing, learn prop mastery, backstage work, and more.

Raynham Summer Theater Workshop: Decades
August 8th - 12th
9a - 2p Fee: $180
Drama Kids Playhouse will develop your creative abilities as you learn to work together to write, produce, and act in your own performance. This week is all about theater through the decades. We'll explore scenes from the 20s, 50s, 80s, and more.

For more information: Visit the Raynham Parks and Rec FB
Friends of the Raynham Public Library Meeting
Tuesday, June 28
4 - 5p
The Friends of the Raynham Public Library, Inc. is a non-profit 501c (3) organization dedicated to supporting our library. Our mission is to help the library become a thriving community center for intellectual discovery and lifelong learning. 
Membership costs very little and means so much. Join the Friends of the Raynham Public Library. Get involved with any of the events and programs we sponsor. All dues and gifts are tax deductible. Members and non-members are welcome at our meetings.
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Summer Concert Series Schedule

Join us for our annual Summer Concert Series featuring artists from all over that will surely have you singing along!
Tuesday, July 12th, 6:30 - 8p: "Joe Mac" performing Rock and Roll Hits
Tuesday, July 19th, 6:30 - 8p: "Matt Young: The Highwaymen Music and Stories" performing Country music
Tuesday, July 26th, 6:30-8:00: "Cactus Gang" performing country songs of yesterday to Nashville's hits of today
Tuesday, August 2nd, 6:30 - 8p: "Dale and the Duds" performing their blend of classic rock and country
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teens this year.

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Field Day at Merrill!

Field Day was so much fun at Merrill!! All students got a prize, a frozen treat, and a chance to silly string their favorite Principal and Vice Principal!!

Photo Credits: Merrill Elementary FB

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$15 gift certificate to C & C Antiques
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Historical Tidbit Question:
How many times did the town leaders from the first families of Raynham petition the Massachusetts General Court before they were allowed to become independent from Taunton?

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It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” ~ Dale Carnegie

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ~ Lao Tzu

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.” ~ May Sarton
Of all the concepts I write about, contentment has been the hardest to learn. "Really?" My friends say, " but you have always seemed happy with what you have." "Possessions, yes, " I respond. (To these fictional friends I am having a fictional conversation with.)
But contentment with myself has been a hard lesson, and so I must remind myself often. I am good enough, just the way I am. My life is wonderful. Everything else is icing.
And so, dear readers, I wish the same for you, a sense of worthiness, contentment.
Enjoy your week ~ Jacquie
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