March 27, 2022
~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively
anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
Raynham Public Library says :

"We've been having so much fun playing scrabble at the library. You have until the end of the month to play your letters!"

Historical Tidbit: 

From the Report of the Raynham School Committee, April 1, 1858:
There were 8 school districts educating a total of 321 students. Each district operated one classroom educating children between the ages of 5 to 15. The school year was divided between a summer term and a winter term. Either term could last between 2 and 3 1/2 months, depending on the weather. 
During the winter term in district 1, it was noted that "average attendance was seriously decreased by sickness..." which was attributed, in part, to the condition of the schoolhouse. 
Our advertisers reach up to 14,700 active community members each week in Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Raynham, West Bridgewater & Whitman.

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
Marie McCormack
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
$10 / gift certificate to
Farm2cup Juicery
Supporting local farmers and nourishing
your body
290 Broadway (Rt 138) Raynham
Evening of Jazz 2022
Bridgewater Raynham High School Jazz Ensemble joins EB & Stoughton High Schools at EBJSHS for this lively performance.
Video courtesy of EB-CAM
MARCH 31ST, STARTING AT 1p The day will feature the Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays on our 75 inch TV at 2:10p. We will be serving hot dogs, chips, popcorn, ice cream, and soda. Tickets are $3 each and are available at the Senior Center. Space is limited! This event is for Raynham Residents only! 508-824-2740
Raynham Historical Society Presents Women of '76
Saturday, Apr 2
291 Mill Street

"Meet Five Women who witnessed and in some cases, changed the course of the American Revolution."

Admission is free.
Please reserve a spot by calling 508-823-6860 or sending an email to
We have a never-ending supply of Neat Feast bird seed.
Come see what we are stocking this season.

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Bereavement Support Group
Starting April 7th, and every 1st Thursday of the month!
There really is no “wrong way” to grieve the loss of a loved one. Most of us experience a whole range of emotions and feelings. It is important to reach out and talk to someone and even cry with someone when you need to in a safe place. Continuum Care Hospice of Fall River will be providing a Bereavement Support Group right here at the Raynham Council on Aging, starting April 7th, and every 1st Thursday of the month, 9:30 - 10:30a. Facilitated by Rev. Lawrence (Rev Larry) Smith, Bereavement Coordinator with Continuum Care Hospice. All are welcomed!
CASE BSU Science Academy for Kids - Enrollment is open!
Register by April 2 for an early registration discount!
The Science Academy at Bridgewater State University offers one-week science classes for students who are in or are entering grades 2-12. This unique program allows students to work as scientists and is designed to inspire students about science while providing them with the foundations necessary for further scientific
Come get your sandwiches – hot & cold! Made with quality ingredients & prepared with love.

8 Romney Road Bridgewater
(508) 697-2273
The American Association of University Woman (AAUW) Taunton Area Branch is offering a $500 Mary Anderson Memorial Scholarship for college students

 Applicants must be graduates of a high school in Southeastern Massachusetts who will be entering the junior or senior year of college in the fall of 2022 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants must show a commitment to advancing the AAUW mission: Gender Equity and Economic Security. Priority issues include removing bias from education, fighting for fair pay and economic equity, and advancing women in leadership. Application: or contact Louise Freeman at The deadline is April 15.

Senior Center Book Club

The Raynham Senior Center would like to start a book club for its senior community! Put your name on the interest list
and share this idea with anyone else to get this club started.

If there is enough interest, the Senior Center will start this program and pick a book soon!

Please call 508-824-2740 to put your name down.
Raynham Board of Selectmen
March 15
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Raynham Planning Board
 March 17
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Treat your fingernails to Color Street temporary designs!

Tons of fun!

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(774) 274-7492

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Raynham Community Emergency Response Team Keeps Us Safe

On March 12, the Raynham Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) handed out over 250 COVID-19 home testing kits in 3 hours at the fire station. CERT is a Citizens Corp Program that is supported by Raynham Emergency Management. Each kit came with two tests and was made possible by the Raynham Board of Selectman's approval to purchase them using federal funds.

Thank you so much for your hard work and support in keeping our community safe.

For more info, please check out the Raynham CERT FB group:

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$10 / gift certificate to
Farm2cup Juicery
Supporting local farmers and nourishing your body daily
290 Broadway (Rt 138) Raynham

Historical Tidbit Question:
What was the age range of the children educated together in 1858?

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 March 30, 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, Yelena Salvador & Greg Venezia.
Echoes of love.

“Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?”
~ Michelle Obama

“The world is a hospital: people are patients, truth is the doctor, and love is the remedy.”~ Matshona Dhliwayo

“Bloom where you are planted.”
~ Mary Engelbert

"What do we live for, if not to make the world less difficult for each other?" 
~ George Eliot

“It always seems impossible until it's done.”
~ Nelson Mandela
The way I see it, each day we have a choice, we can work toward a better world or we can live in fear of change, holding on tightly to what we know.

I attempt to choose love, and I tell you, it's not easy. Fear is powerful. It can be debilitating, stop me in my tracks. But I find the love I've shared echos back and lifts me.

Loving each other and caring for our planet boundlessly is not selfless, it is selfish. We do this for each other and then we are surrounded by love & an abundance of food, clean water, and a gorgeous place to live.

So I encourage you, be selfish today, give all the love you can to everyone around you & take steps to care for our earth.
~ Jacquie
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