November 17, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
COIN CHALLENGE~ A Great Way to Work those Math Skills and Help the School!
LaLiberte families raised over $1400 with last weeks Coin Challenge!!! Congratulations LaLiberte Students, that is an amazing amount of money for a good cause. 
The class with the most Coins is Mr Santos's 3rd grade class. They had 2.612 coins. And Mrs Carey's class raised a total of $181.56 cents. Congratulations to both classes!!!
Historical Tidbit: Iron Currency
In 1642, the first successful iron works was established in early Raynham, when it was part of Taunton.

Iron bars were sometimes used as currency for taxes. "School teachers and ministers often received iron bars as their salary. People saw iron as the only stable measure that kept its value."

"It was not unusual for a farmer to carry 500 pounds of iron in his wagon into town to pay his bills. Taunton was considered one of the wealthiest communities because of the Leonard's forge."

Information from: The History of Raynham, Patrice White
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Council on Aging
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Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9:00 am - 11:00 am
494 Church St, Raynham
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Networking Group USA
Silver City Chapter
8:15 - 9:15a
1st & 3rd Thursday of Every Month
Stoneforge Tavern
90 Paramount Dr., Raynham
From their website: "After being part of many other “official” networking groups in the past I knew the ins and outs of what works and what doesn’t. I saw first- and how strict, rigid, corporate, and EXPENSIVE being a part of these other groups can be. The only requirement I was adamant on was that OUR group will be fun, relaxed, efficient, and FREE!" ~ NGUSA Founder Brendon Elliot
Come check out the Raynham Meeting of Networking Group USA.
Click here for more information.
Disney's Frozen JR.
Sat, Nov 23rd, 2p & 7p
Sun, Nov 24th, 2p
Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School
All seats general admission $10.00.
Sunday only VIP package $25-admission, reserved seating, cookies and cocoa with characters (12:30-1:30pm)
For more information: Call 508-697-6902
SJ's Creative Crafts Memorial Craft Show
Saturday, November 30th
10a - 3p
Stone Church
785 South Main Street
Join us for a Parkinson's Foundation Fundraiser Craft Show in memory of Sarah-Jane Meyer.
Local Crafters
Any questions see our Facebook Page.

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1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Cooking Club
Monday, December 2nd
6:30 - 7:30p
Raynham Public Library
Monthly meeting of the Cooking Club.
New members welcome!
Share recipes, cooking techniques and tasty food each month.
Any questions contact (508) 823-1344.
Preschool Programs at the Library
Baby Bookworms
Mondays, 10:30a
Songs & stories followed by play and socializing.
Intended for newborns to 18 months.
Toddler Time
Wednesdays, 10:30a
Stories, songs, and activities to help kids get
ready to read, followed by play and socializing.
Ages 18 months to 3 years
13th Annual RAVE Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM LaLiberte Elementary School - 777 Pleasant Street, Raynham, MA

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Our "24st Annual Community Toy Drive" to benefit "Operation Santa is Wednesday, December 11.
 All current and former patients, who bring in an  UNWRAPPED NEW TOY  for either a boy or girl will receive an adjustment at  NO CHARGE !! (Complimentary adjustments are performed on the day of the toy drive only)
NEW PATIENTS ARE WELCOME ALSO !! Stop in and see our office and meet Dr Perry. For your donation of a  UNWRAPPED NEW TOY, you will receive a gift certificate for a Complimentary Consultation and Exam!!
Please consider helping us to help the community.
Call and schedule your appointment today!!
63 Main Street, Bridgewater • (508) 697-0050
2020 Census

What is a census and why is it important? Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. The decennial census was first...

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Selectman Meeting
Held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
from Raynham Channel
"Life is Sweeter with Mama Deb's
Sweet Italian Sauce"

We are located in Middleboro and offer Retail Sauce, Gift Sets, Mobile Food & Cooking Classes.

Click here for retail locations, mobile food 
events, and pasta making class schedules.
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Workout in a safe & supportive atmosphere, towards YOUR goals.

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(across from Chatta Box)
 Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900   

Email us:  getinshapeforwomen
Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory
The Comm of MA has put together this great resource for recycling. When you have an unwanted item that you want to find a new home for, check out this handy MA search engine: Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory for Massachusetts! Do you have worn clothing, outdated electronics or other items that don't belong in your household recycling bin? Don't throw them away. Find out where to recycle, reuse, or repurpose them in Massachusetts.
GFWC Taunton and Raynham Jr. Woman's Club participated in the Lion's Club Dighton Art Festival  event at Araujo's Farm and Greenhouses. Children were invited to decorate a star ornament and attach it to an evergreen tree to be donated to Homes for Troops and dedicated to all veterans for Christmas. Patrons could also sign Christmas cards which will be distributed to veterans.
Photo & Story Credits: Nancy Brown

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Historical Tidbit Question: 
Why were iron bars used as currency?

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Hometown Inspiration
This past year I:
*was given 1st row tickets to that day's NPR’s quiz show "Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!" by comedienne Helen Hong streetside in Chicago. 
*sang “Wade in the Water” with Joe Jencks and a host of folk musicians as torrential downpours confined us to the merchandise tent at Fox Valley Folk Festival.
*swam with my granddaughters and dolphins in Pensacola and alligators in T allahassee.
*painted a fence and insulated an entry-way for a retired teacher on the Jersey Shore while working with 400 teenagers on a mission trip. 
*danced the polka with my brother in Hershey Park
and hung with a snake charmer in Times Square.

And you know what? 
None of these adventures inspired me as much as the stories we Buzz Around every day. 
Stories of volunteers giving time and resources to help each other…
the EB Community Gardeners educating about healthy food growth and donating their abundance to food pantries. 
WB’s Grace Church fundraising for local charities & creating community at their environmentally & socially responsible coffee shop. 
Halifax’s Beautification Committee organizing clean-ups and educational events
Whitman Toy Drive providing for those that don’t have, no questions asked!
Raynham Pride Day, free family fun, to celebrate… just because!
And Bridgewater Citizens of Responsibility & Respect hosting events to help us understand each other better. 
And that’s just a smattering. Our communities are active places of good. Buzzaround.Info shares those stories with you and empowers you to participate. 
I am inspired and amazed daily. Thank you all for doing what you do and giving me such great stories to share! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Sarah Harkins, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Gregory Venezia & Beyonnie Whitaker
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