May 8, 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. 
Bristol County Sheriff's Office Visits
Raynham Senior Center

Thanks to the Raynham Senior Center for inviting us today for a senior safety presentation.

Sheriff Hodgson and our Programs team spoke about the “Are You Ok?” Program, made some free Senior Safety ID cards and served ice cream to the seniors.

Thanks to everyone for coming!

Historical Tidbit:

Iceboating in Raynham
An ice boat is a boat or purpose-built framework similar in functional design to a sail boat but fitted with skis or runners (skates) and designed to run over ice instead of through (liquid) water. Ice yachting is the sport of sailing and racing iceboats. Sail-able ice is known in the sport as "hard water" versus sailing on liquid or "soft" water. A related sport, land sailing, utilizes a configuration with an iceboat-like fuselage or frame equipped with wheels instead of runners. Iceboats commonly used for racing are usually only for one person, but several classes of two-seat and multiple-seat iceboats are more or less common. On some boats, a "side car" can be fitted to take others along for a ride.

~ Iceboating in Raynham in 1890's, photo from:
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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
Monica Armstrong
you won a $25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of a
$15 gift certificate to C & C Antiques
Open Wed - Sun, Rt 18, Elmwood (EB)
cartoon girl running
Monday Night Summer 5K Fun Runs Return!

The Colonial Road Runners are happy to announce timed, 'fun runs' are back in Raynham!

This is a weekly event that will be held every Monday through the end of August, rain or shine! 7p is race time...sign up after 6p in the parking lot at the Raynham Park & Rec Office, 2258 King Phillip Street.

Sign up once...$2 each week (cash checks or credit cards)...use the same 'bib\number' each time to come (and you can use it at the other CRR Summer Fun Runs on Tuesdays-Abington and Wednesdays-Brockton).

For any other details on course and event please visit Raynham Park & Rec Facebook Page.
Keep Physically Fit at the Senior Center!

Mondays, 11a - Stretch and Relaxation with certified instructor Beth Morrison
Tuesdays, 9:45a - Exercise with Marybeth
Tuesdays, 1:30p - Zumba Gold with certified instructor Kelley Brophy
Tuesdays, 3p - Tai Chi with Elijah Swain
Wednesday, 1p - Line Dancing with Steve Cavanaugh
Thursday, 10a - Exercise with Diane Nanfelt

Raynham residents only. At this time, there is a limit of 20 people per class.
Each class is $3. Please have exact change.
Letter Carriers' Food Drive
Saturday May 14
Put your nonperishable food in a bag by your mailbox. It will be delivered to a local good bank.
Sunday, May 15th
1 - 3p
St. Nicholas of Myra Parish Center, 499 Spring St,
North Dighton
The GFWC Woman's Club will be holding the annual tea fundraiser, introducing eight local authors.
The eight authors are: Nancy Brown, Dighton; Nancy Carpino, Fall River; Rosemary Fletcher, North Dighton; Micheline Grossi Lombardi, Scituate, RI; Brian Michaud, Somerset; Janelle Oliveira, Taunton, Ed Pacheco, Dartmouth and Don Sampson, Dighton.
Nonrefundable donation of $20 per person to benefit local scholarships and other charities. Contact Nancy at 774-218-1456 or any club member for ticket.
How to Save a Planet

Climate change. We know. It can feel too overwhelming. But what if there was a show about climate change that left you feeling... energized? One so filled with possibility that you actually wanted to listen?

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As part of the BuzzAround effort to help care for our planet, we share this truly helpful resource. The How to Save a Planet podcast is one informative and innovative story after another.
Annual Town Meeting
Monday, May 16
Raynham Middle School

The Secret Life of Backyard Birds & Nature
Thursday, May 19th

Sean Kent, a field biologist and education director of Mass. Audubon’s Museum of American Bird Art, will be here to answer all your question about the beautiful birds that reside in Raynham and the surrounding areas. After the illustrated lecture you will take a walk behind the senior center to the osprey nest.

Free Program for Raynham Residents only! Sign up today by calling 508-824-2740.
Raynham Firefighters Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 21st
8a - Noon (Registration at the firehouse 7a)
Johnson's Pond

4 age groups - 5 prizes each group
Refreshments after at Fire station
Raynham Residents Only
TAG Pizza Planning Party
Monday, May 23rd
Raynham Public Library

Join us to find out about volunteer opportunities in the summer. Plan for future teen events and enjoy some pizza!

Become a member of the Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Open to Raynham teens in grades 7 - 12.
Raynham Lions Club
Foundation Scholarships
Deadline May 31
2 - $1500 Scholarships will be awarded!

The Recipient of this award must be a resident of Raynham, Massachusetts. The applicant must
have been accepted to pursue education beyond secondary level at an institution deemed accredited by the Award Committee.

For ages 14 – 24
Get Paid while Earning Certification! 

A wide variety of fields.

Meet with our career counselor & take assessment 

on Tuesdays at 3:30-4:30p and
Fridays 11:30a - 12:30p

MassHire Greater Brockton
Career Center
34 School St, 2nd Floor, Brockton

Healing Starts Here - Reiki with Jacquelyn Rose

Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch.

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Raynham Board of Selectmen Mtg
 April 26
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Raynham Parks & Rec Mtg
 May 3
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
The Christian Education team and Sunday School of the Stone Church raised money for Heifer Project!
Their theme this year was the honey bee and Community Animal Health Worker. They raffled off gift baskets on April 24th. The groups raised a little over $800!

Heifer organization helps provide animals, tools and training throughout the year to help families around the world transform their lives. Their mission is to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way.

The Stone Church thanks all for supporting this worthy cause and congratulations to the raffle winners!

Info compiled by Jen Bellody, sources: & Stone Church Raynham Facebook Page
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 is fitted on a sail boat to make it an ice boat?

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 May 11, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Shine Your Light

"Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment." ~ Lao Tzu

“I have a definition of success. For me, it's very simple. It's not about wealth and fame and power. It's about how many shining eyes I have around me.”
~ Benjamin Zander

“It is impossible for light not to get noticed, especially in the dark.”
~ Matshona Dhliwayo

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.”
~ Marianne Williamson
When we know ourselves, and shine our own light, that glow spreads.

Shine bright! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Rohail Spear & Greg Venezia.
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