June 6, 2021
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My Dad was a True Hero!
My dad, John P Trucchi, was not just an ordinary dad, he was a war hero. He was on the submarine, USS Finback, on the 2nd September of 1944. He was just 20 years old. They were out at sea about 150 miles north of Iwo Jima, when they received word of another pilot being shot down. 2 pilots were dead but one was found floating on a life raft. They did not think it was anyone special at the time. It was a 20-year-old pilot named, George H.W. Bush. George came aboard and found out that there with 5 other pilots who had been rescued in the past 2 months as well. My father would tell us that at the time, he was just another kid like them. George was surprised that he would not be immediately taken off the submarine. The USS Finback was out to sea for 6 month and still had 3 months to go. My father said he felt bad for the new guys. He said he was sure the submarine smelled horrible to them.
My dad’s postwar career including running the meat department at his uncle’s grocery store, Trucchi’ s for 45 years. George’s postwar career is well known. He became the 41st President of the United States. He did not forget the men on the USS Finback. They received a thank you and a plaque from the President. Also, Christmas Cards every year as well. When my dad passed, The President also sent my mother a personal note of condolences. My dad and George were just 2 months apart in age. They both married someone named Barbara.
~ Susan Cyr
Historical Tidbit:

June 6th, D-Day

June 6 was the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on five beach-heads along Normandy, France. 

Operation Overlord began the night of June 5th. By dawn on June 6, 18,000 parachutists were already on the ground. The land invasions began at 6:30 am. The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches; so did the Americans at Utah beach.

The task was much tougher at Omaha beach, however, where 2,000 troops were lost. It was only through the tenacity and ingenuity of troops on the ground that the objective was achieved. By day's end, 155,000 Allied American, British, and Canadians had successfully stormed Normandy's beaches.

Within three months, the northern part of France would be freed and the invasion force was pushing ever forward, ultimately into Germany and the end of the Nazi scourge of Europe.

Source: www.history.com
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Merrill Mambo: Cubs
Boogie Dance-A-Thon!
It’s a two-week program that kicks off on 6/7/21. Families will then gather pledges for every minute your student dances (35 minutes total) on the Merrill Mambo: Cubs Boogie Dance-A-Thon Day. Students will also experience an amazing character theme, SPORTS CITY NOW! Booster’s most exciting theme yet teaches students how to navigate social-emotional awareness by learning from real kid-athletes…just like them.
Raynham Master Plan Workshops focused on Transportation & Circulation and Services & Facilities.

These Zoom meetings are identical. They'll both start at 6p, will include the same information, and will cover the same topics. Simply choose the one that works best for you!

Visit the project webpage (www.srpedd.org/Raynham-Master-Plan) for more information.
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Kick Off the Summer Bash
Saturday, June 19th. 5p
American Legion Post 405, Raynham
Come join us to kick off the summer with an outdoor rock show! Help support the American Legion, tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Legion Lounge or their website.
Board of Seletmen Meeting

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Noon - 7pm for meals-to-go

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Alyssa J Buffington ~ The Scoop on Raynham’s New Ice Cream Shop
When Becky Fernandes leased the former Raynham Jewelry in Dean’s Plaza on Route 44 last March, it seemed like another forgettable store in a complex. Little did anyone suspect that the space next to Phat Daddy’s Smoke Shop and Hearing Life would flourish into Raynham’s premier ice cream shop: Frankie & Dia’s.
Becky Fernandes named Frankie & Dia’s after her two daughters – twelve-year-old Frankie and nine-year-old Dia – cementing the family appeal of the store. Open in May of 2020, Frankie & Dia’s serves quality ice cream, plus hot cocoa for the winter months. Until this March, the store was the only ice cream shop in Raynham, bringing the joy of sharing a cone with loved ones back home. That sense of togetherness was a founding principle in Fernandes’s vision.
“In the warmer months, we would always find ourselves going out for ice cream, so we wanted to open something that was more community-based,” she said.
The ice cream shop is meant to give families a rest to come together and relax. Of course, creating an atmosphere like this was the product of hard work and some difficult circumstances. Due to the spread of Covid, the shop walked a thin line of success for many months.
Becky and her husband Chris opened the ice cream shop in May, following guidelines and constantly cleaning making for an interesting start to a new business venture.
“We’ve never been in the ice cream business before,” said Becky. The couple did, however, have business experience; they are still trying to get their fitness studio, Relevé Barre Studio back in shape since its Covid shutdown.
The shop’s initial moderate success became major when a gamble paid off in the winter months. Once the cold moved in, Frankie & Dia’s started serving an essential treat: hot chocolate. Specialty cocoa and hot cocoa bombs became a hit with residents, leading to an influx of new customers. Even before the season ended, Becky and Chris knew they were onto something....read more

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Our emergence coincides with the beginning of summer.

They make a funny pair. We are interacting in person more, going out to restaurants more, networking and basically stepping up our game; trying to remember and feel comfortable in this new and familiar land of community and commerce; to bring our selves back to the table in a meaningful way.

And summer calls with its warm days, sunshine, flowers, birds chirping and breeze. I swear I can smell ocean spray mixed with the sweet florals on that breeze.

So... about 2 pm each day, I give myself permission to daydream, to take a brake and take a walk; to smell the flowers and the breeze.

Be kind to yourself.

Life is not a sprint, it is a marathon. Doing things well takes continuous effort. But we are not machines, and so need to give ourselves grace.
Permission to daydream... granted.

~ Jacquie
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