August 21, 2022 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
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5 Animals Find their Forever Homes!

Recently, these five adorable animals were adopted from the Taunton Animal Care Facility in Taunton. Congratulations to these animals and their new forever families!

If you or someone you know is looking to adopt your new best friend, please check out all of the animals available for adoption at the Taunton Animal Care Facility.

Story and images courtesy of Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility. Check out their page for more information about donating to the shelter.
Historical Tidbit :   
Dandelion A Weed You Can Eat

Yes, we call them a weed, but as an early spring treat in the early 1900's they would be picked for a dish of dandelion greens. This natural food was used in recipes to add a different kind of taste. Children would be sent out to pick and then the stem and blossom would be plucked from the greens and stewed on the stove top. It was a delicious dish served with vinegar for a sauce. The dandelion greens are somewhat like spinach when cooked. The root was also used as an addition to salads and an extract could be made to make tea, coffee and wine.
If you feel adventurous and want to try something different, just be sure that the dandelions you pick are not covered in pesticides or other chemicals before eating or cooking them. To be on the safe side, you can go to a store that sells natural foods and buy them. A number of my family members would talk about the "stewed greens" and wine made with dandelions they had picked. I know one of their favorite fields to pick them in was on the east end of Plymouth Street at the Plympton line.
Respectfully submitted, Sue Basile

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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
Julie Hill
You won one hour of coaching. (value $80)
with Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching
Learn mindful 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
$15 gift certificate to C & C Antiques
Open Wed - Sun, Rt 18, Elmwood (EB)
Senior College
Fall 2022
Registration is Open
This is the biggest semester yet! BSU has 34 courses available in senior college. (11 in-person and 23 via Zoom). Please take some time to review the Quick Glance schedule and the full course catalog. They have many BRAND NEW courses and have also brought back some of your favorite instructors (who will be offering NEW courses). Also, you can enroll in as many courses as you like. You can take 1 course or 10! It's totally up to you!

To register:
Please follow this link to register for the Senior College and pay the registration fee ($85) online: Click Here

Once you complete your payment we will send you another link to a form that you will use to select your actual courses. Once we have that information we will share the Zoom links with you at the beginning of September.
Upcoming Events at the Raynham COA
Senior Center

Hand and Foot Card Game
Every Monday and Wednesday in August, 9:30a

Wednesday, August 24th, 11a
LUNCH AND ENTERTAINMENT! Entertainment by local musician Mike Higgins with lunch to follow! Call today to reserve your spot! The cost is $5 per person. 508-824-2740

New activity you'd like to see at the COA Senior Center? Call 508-824-2740 with your suggestions!
Raynham Sewer Commission
Video courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Raynham Board of Selectmen
Video courtesy of The Raynham Channel
FT or PT Local Drivers Needed
Retirees and Others - call or stop by

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater •
(508) 697-0357

Family Fun Day at the Stone Church!
Thursday, Aug 25th
6 - 7:30p
785 S Main St.

Join the Stone Church in celebrating their Sunday School End of Summer Family Fun Day! Enjoy a summer night filled with games, crafts, music, ice cream, and fun for the whole family. The event will include a raffle, too!

Entry to Family Fun Day is FREE – we hope to see you there!
Raynham Park and Recreation is Hiring!
Hours are Mon - Fri: 6:45 - 9a and/or 2:30 - 6p

Raynham Park and Recreation is currently looking to hire additional staff for our Before and After School Programs beginning in September. We are seeking Group Leaders and Assistant Group Leaders to supervise children in grades K-8 in various activities such as games, arts & crafts, homework help, and more. Experience working with children is preferred.

Please read more about this opportunity on Raynham Park and Rec's Facebook Page. Interested parties can contact Emma Cuddy, Child Care Administrator at 508-824-2743 or
Reading Makes Cent$ Challenge

June 1st – August 31st

At Rockland Trust, we believe in strengthening the communities in which we work and live – in fact, this is one of our corporate promises. We know that reading plays a major role in the education of children. Reading Makes Cent$ is a bank-wide summer program that encourages children to read during the summer and also learn the value of saving their money.

For students throughout Massachusetts entering grades 1 through 8 in the Fall of 2022. Students can earn $2.50 in a Rockland Trust savings account for each book they read (up to 10 books) and track in the Rockland Trust Summer Reading Journal. Learn more
Intentionally Shopping
Here is another win/ win. Intentionally Shopping is a healthy lifestyle choice that helps your pocketbook & future plans AND the planet. Here are 6 simple questions to ask yourself before making a purchase.
  • Does this purchase fit in my budget?
  • Do I need this item or do I WANT it?
  • Do I have an immediate plan for this item?
  • Do I already have a reasonable substitute?
  • Can I borrow this item from someone or the library?
  • Can I live without it?
Decluttering, helping your budget, and creating less waste. Give it a try.
By J. Rose
Stardust Gym
Raynham Community Day
is Back!
Sunday, September 18th
(Rain Date Sunday, September 25th)

The Raynham Association of Volunteers for Education, (R.A.V.E.), Inc. is planning this year's Raynham Community Day, scheduled to take place this coming September.

Show your community pride by helping to plan this fun event! If you are interested in more information or would like an application to participate as one of Raynham’s special non-profit organizations or local businesses or as one of our special sponsors for the event, please contact RAVE volunteer coordinator. We hope you can join us as we celebrate Raynham at RAYNHAM COMMUNITY DAY. Thank you!

Anyone interested in participating or learning more information can contact RAVE Coordinator Becky George, call 781-608-4467 or 508-863-3069, application will be sent to you.
Overdose Vigil by Candlelight
Tuesday, August 30th at 6p
Massasoit Community College, Massasoit Blvd, Brockton

Join us at our Annual Overdose Vigil by Candlelight on Tuesday, August 30th at 6p at Massasoit Community College in Brockton to heal through honoring those we have lost.
Co-sponsored by BRBridgingLIVES, a community coalition in the Bridgewater-Raynham area that works to provide education and prevention strategies around addiction.
Learn more about this event by visiting the Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative on Facebook.
These Young Thespians are Having a Fantastic Summer with
Raynham Park and Rec!

The big kids in Raynham Park and Rec's Drama Kids Summer Theater Workshop are finding out why DRAMA ROCKS! This summer has been filled with fabulous costumes, hilarious improv, and all kinds of zany characters.

For more fun pictures, check out Raynham Park and Recreation on Facebook!

Story and photo credit: Raynham Park and Rec.
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a:
$15 gift certificate to C & C Antiques
Open Wed - Sun, Rt 18, Elmwood (EB)

Historical Tidbit Question:
What was one thing the root of the dandelion greens was used for?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

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On August 24, 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, Amanda Manoogian, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
Preparation: the action or process of making something ready

I prepare for each day with a list goals I want to achieve. Inevitably, a monkey wrench gets thrown in; an important conversation or spontaneous priority will side track me. I can use that list to re-focus.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

"Success is when persistence meets preparation." ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon

“Opportunity does not waste time with those who are unprepared.” ~ Idowu

“I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ~ Colin Powell
Inching forward, slowly improving my quality of life came from preparation, gaining knowledge and making mindful spending choices. We must prepare for the life we want, and recognize, sometimes it's done in baby steps. 
~ Jacquie
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