April 7, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
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Town of Raynham is creating an Appointment Advisory Committee to screen applicants for the position of Fire Chief. Raynham Residents are encouraged to express their interest to serve by April 12, 2019.

Pursuant to Article 45 of the 2003 Annual Town Meeting vote establishing an Appointment Advisory Committee, you have asked that I appoint a committee to screen applicants for the position of Fire Chief. As you are aware, the article calls for “at least one citizen-at-large” member. Therefore, I am requesting that the Board announce and encourage that Raynham residents express their interest in serving as soon as possible. I also request that notifications of interest be submitted to the Board of Selectmen via Debbie Dooney, Executive Assistant to the Town Administrator. ddooney@town.raynham.ma.us

There are no requirements for this appointment but it would be helpful if we were able to attract residents that may have experience in any of the following; public safety, management of diverse teams, municipal government, or public sector hiring. Again these are not required traits, simply areas of interest for the committee.

I would expect that the time commitment for this service would be a total of four to six hours over three or four meetings. Meetings will be scheduled to accommodate schedules of committee members. It is my intention to have the committee established by April 16th so that we may complete our work by April 30. Therefore, I would ask that interested residents submit their notice of interest by Friday, April 12th.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter. I look forward to working with the Board on this very important appointment.
Respectfully Submitted, John Donahue
Historical Tidbit:

"The area now known as Raynham was once a part of Taunton, which was settled beginning in 1637.  The Iron Forge, established by the Leonard family in 1652, provided employment in this region for over two centuries."
"The people who lived in this area considered the journey to Church Green in Taunton for Sunday worship services too long and in 1727 they petitioned to have their own church closer to home."

"At that time, to have a new parish meant you were forming a new town. That petition was rejected." 
"Persistence on their part paid off, and in 1731 they were granted permission to form a separate town and instructed to provide for a church and a school teacher."
"The church was officially established on October 19, 1731, and Rev. John Wales was ordained as its first Pastor the next day."

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For Parents of students in grades 3-5: Development of Multiplication and Division from Basic Facts to Multi-Digit
From basic facts to long division, calculation skills do not happen overnight. Students must have a deep understanding of our number system to build upon each growing skill. Ultimately, we want students to be the most efficient thinkers possible. Learn about some of the skills students must master along the way to help them truly understand the traditional procedures many of us learned years ago. The workshop will be held at the Bridgewater Campus on April 10, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Please visit to register.
The Raynham Reads: One Book— One Community
April 10

The Raynham Reads: One Book -- One Community is under way with its tenth edition: ”a Little Mystery". This year’s book selection is Trust Me by well-known author and WHDH Boston investigative reporter, Hank Phillippi Ryan. The book is available at local libraries and in bookstores. A variety of events are planned for adults and children for the spring months. Included are a puppy naming contest, town scavenger hunt, elementary school mystery readings/ contest and a special author visit/talk with Hank Phillippi Ryan on April 10th. Also In the works is a mystery dinner with a local theatrical group. More details will follow. Visit the Raynham Public Library for information or contact friendsoftheraynhamlibrary@gmail.com. Raynham Reads 2019 is presented by the Friends of Raynham Public Library, Raynham Public Library and The Raynham Cultural Council.

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Raynham Youth Baseball & Softball Association Announcement

T-BALL Registration Update!

If your child was born in May, June, July or August 2015 they are now eligible to play this Spring!

Register now at  www.rybsa.org.
Bridgewater - Raynham Credit For Life Fair on Thursday May 23rd. 
Needs community volunteers.
The event will run from 7:45am to 12:00 noon. 

 This is a great opportunity for anyone with connections to the BR community to support financial literacy education. Volunteers don’t need to be financial experts – good general understanding of fundamental financial decisions is perfectly fine (i.e. implications of credit and income on lifestyle choices). 
Contact David Ferreira, the BR Teacher who coordinates this event with questions. 
Attached is a Volunteer form. Interested volunteers should return these to David Ferreira (david.ferreira@bridge-rayn.org) as soon as possible and request a CORI form
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April Business After Hours - Courtyard Marriott April 23

The Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce After Hours at Courtyard by Marriott Boston/Raynham 37 Paramount Drive, Route 44, Raynham For more info: (508) 947-1499

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Bridgewater State University Job & Internship Fair 
April 11 from 11am - 1pm
Event open to students, alumni, and the public.

Directions to campus and a campus map are available here:  Campus Map . The Tinsley Center is Building # 30 on the map. Parking for this event will be in the Campus Parking Garage (Lot S) with overflow at the Moakley Parking Lot (Lot U). Visitors can take the Special Event Shuttle to get to the Tinsley Center or it is about a 10-15 minute walk.

Disney Destinations Education Night
The Travel Experience is doing a Disney Destinations education night on April 24 at 6:00p. It is a free seminar and open to the public. It will be held at The Travel Experience, 634 Broadway, Raynham, MA. To attend you do need to RSVP to 508-824-1404.
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     GFWC Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club .Club members celebrated March as Women's History Month by introducing a short biography on Gerda Lerner, known as the 'Mother' of Women's History Month., presented by Nancy Brown, Women's History and Resource chairman, and welcomed guest speaker Mary Njeri to speak about her life in Kenya before coming to the United States. (Pictured with Vice President Robin Gendron )
In honor of Dr. Seuss's 115th birthday, member Nancy Brown ,AKA The Cat in the Hat, along with education chairwoman Nancy Martin, visited Triumph Head Start in Taunton. The Cat in the Hat story was read to a crowd of over 100 preschoolers., and each child was given a coloring page and hat. The Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club also donated several Dr. Seuss books along with a stuffed Cat in the Hat to the school. Members actively volunteer in the community and also hold fundraisers to provide scholarships to local students and to contribute to local charities. In addition to their volunteer work they also offer other activities where members can socialize with each other strengthening the bond of friendship and sisterhood. Several members recently attended an 80th Anniversary viewing of the iconic film Gone With the Wind. Women 18 or older interested in the club may contact Joyce at 508 824-3382 or go to  www.tauntonraynhamjrs.org  for more information.
The GFWC Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club has welcomed two new members. Suzanne Kaye from Taunton (center left) joined the club in February, and in March's our membership chairwoman Joyce Clark installed Kathleen Sampson. On Right: Joyce Clark, new member Kathleen Sampson, and vice president Robin Gendron
Respectfully Submitted, Nancy Brown

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Who was the pastor in the new church?

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Life's a Puzzle.
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, here are my reflections on raising a child with a spectrum disorder. I have four grown boys, the parenting and life lessons learned raising my ASD child affected the way raised all of my children, my daily living, and was instrumental in the development of the Buzz Around. So here goes:
1) Words matter. In parenting and all relationships. What we say matters.
2) How we say things matters. Critiques, complements, gratitude and care and all have impact. Different people (and children) have different perceptions. Being mindful of how we deliver a statement can make all the difference in the world.
3) Sounds, lighting, smells, feel of a room and lifestyle choices affect us. Once I started limiting our day -to -day exposure to visual digital media, car traffic, big box stores & malls, and spending more time in nature, reading together, and getting to know our community and local businesses, life became less tense, less rushed and there were less stressful sensory induced situations.
4) Feeling success and love in day to day interactions made it much easier when we went into the city for museums and performances. These special occasions were treats for children already confident in their world, not additional challenges for a child challenged by every day interactions.
Also ~ Reiki treatments helped. We received treatments on a regular basis and I became trained as a practitioner. Life's anxiety: the regular challenges and the sensory perception induced ones, transitions and changes all became manageable. I am grateful to everyone who helped me learn from my unique parenting challenges, but the most important thing I learned is the value of each child. They all have super powers, it's up to us to unlock them and encourage their development. For more information on ASD, check out
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