August 29, 2021
~ 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. 

Raynham Police Dept's
Speed Camp 2021!

85 plus children, running track & working out to be better athletes.

Raynham Strong!

Great stuff!
Historical Tidbit:

"200th Anniversary of the Town of Raynham
1731 - 1931 The Cradle of America's Iron Industry"
Lester Hall had quite an operation there on White St.
All the baby chicks you want! His pullets (young female chickens) lay their eggs earliest. Important to know - you don't want to wait 9 months for that first egg!

Respectfully Submitted, JR

Entire contents of the program to be found on
Internship Opportunity

*Graphic Design
Gain real-world knowledge as we design our internship specifically for you!
To participate, email resume:
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
 Eleanor Flaherty
won a 1 hour session (value $80) at

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins. The clean revolution!
Breakfast TOGO!
Monday, August 30th
9 - 10a
Senior Center
Scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, breakfast potatoes, orange juice. $2/person. Call 508-824-2740 to sign up. Drive up to the driveway side door & your breakfast will be brought out to you.
Raynham Public Library Book Clubs
The 1st Wednesday Book Club meets at 1p the first Wednesday of each month (9/1).
September's selection is The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict.

The 2nd Wednesday Book Club meets at 1p the second Wednesday of each month (9/8).
September's selection is The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.
Good Day Metro South/COVID-19 Economic Recovery Call
Friday, September 10th
2p - 3p
Topics include city, state, and national resources to help you, your business, and your community respond to COVID-19. Zoom into this special forum to raise awareness and have your questions answered.
Contact Cathryn Schofield for assistance at or call (508) 586-0500 x 231.
We sell "super premium" meat-based pet food!
Their first ingredients are, typically, animal flesh, rice, and corn and are 85% to 95% digestible. Meat-based feeds are fed in much lower quantities, contain higher levels of linoleic acid, and cost less to feed.
Come by and get the best for your pet!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Monti's Run!
Sunday, Sept 12th
Registration: 9:30a ride leaves at Noon sharp
American Legion Post 405
SFC Jared C. Monti Function Room
291 Mill St.
*$20 per person
*Complimentary continental breakfast at registration
*Pig roast, BBQ, Raffles and Entertainment

The Senior Center is Fully Open for Programs!
Sign ups start Sept 1st for movie showings on Sept 14th & Sept 28th, 10a - Made in Italy starring Liam Neeson

In September:
Mondays – 12p Knitting
Tuesdays – 1p Zumba; 3p Tai Chi
Wednesdays – 10a Hand & Foot card game;
1p Line dancing
Thursdays – 10a Exercise & Card Game 45

2021-22 School Supply List and Information

All necessary school supplies have been purchased for the George H. Mitchell Elementary School Students Grade K thru 3. All necessary school supplies have been purchased for the L. B. Merrill Elementary School Students Grade K & 1.

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Job Posting: Director of Community Services
The Director of Community Services is responsible for developing and implementing the programs and services of the Raynham Council on Aging to meet the needs of, and enhance the quality of life of, the Town’s senior population. The Director is the Chair of an advisory panel directing and coordinating community services for the Town’s senior population.
Please submit resume and cover letter by email to Kelly Usher,
Raynham Youth Fishing Derby
Sat, Sept 18th
8a - 12 Noon
Registration at Fire Sation at 7a
Johnson's Pond
Raynham residents only.
Four age groups, 5 prizes each group
Refreshments to follow at the Fire Station.
Get Crafty at the Library
Wed, Sept 22nd
5 - 7p
Raynham Public Library
Create Your Tree of Life
Space is limited so register now.
If so, send in a photo of that pet from any year!!! We need photos for our 2022 Calendar.
Email your pet's name and photo (must be high-quality jpeg in order to be accepted for printing) to with a subject line of "TAS Calendar Photo". Deadline is 9/30/21.
Smokey Bear turns 77
"Remember -
Only YOU can prevent forest fires!"

Smokey Bear became the official mascot of the U.S. Forest Service on
August 9, 1944.
Snaz up your fingernails with Color Street temporary designs!

Tons of fun!

Independent Consultant Katie Ray
(774) 274-7492

*100% real nail polish strips
* easy one step application
*No dry time/smudges/streaks.
* Made in the USA

52 Weeks Logo & Link Ad $99 / mo

For $99 / each month see your ad in 1 Buzz Around town each week.

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This is bittersweet post for me to write to this outstanding community. Friday, September 3, 2021, will be my last day working for the Town of Raynham.

It has been an amazing four years here as your Veterans' Service Officer. I have collaborated with many veterans’ organizations, nonprofits, amazing corporations, but most importantly the veterans and their families of Raynham.

This extended family I have made will ALWAYS be part of my journey as I have grown as a VSO. It will be difficult leaving you, but you will be in great hands with Pat and whoever they hire as the next VSO.

On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, as I take over as the Director of Veterans’ Services for the City of Fall River. I am excited to be a part of a much larger community and to be able to make a difference there too. Just as I have done here - I will strive to make it the best I can!

Raynham, this is not good bye; it is until we meet again.
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a $50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins. The clean revolution!

Historical Tidbit Question:
On what street did Lester Hall operate his business from?

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 September 1, 2021 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, Michelle Montella, Bridget Murphy-Courteau, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose

“We're connected, as women. It's like a spiderweb. If one part of that web vibrates, if there's trouble, we all know it, but most of the time we're just too scared, or selfish, or insecure to help. But if we don't help each other, who will?”
~ Sarah Addison Allen, The Peach Keeper

“Once upon a time there were two sisters. One of them was really, really strong, and one of them wasn't.' You looked at me. 'Your turn.'

I rolled my eyes. 'The strong sister went outside into the rain and realized the reason she was strong was because she was made out of iron, but it was raining and she rusted. The end.'

No, because the sister who wasn't strong went outside into the rain when it was raining, and hugged her really tight until the sun came out again.”
~ Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

"Women who understand how powerful they are do not give into envy over meaningless things, instead they fight to maintain the beautiful bond of the sisterhood. These are the real women who know that we need each other's love & support to survive in this world. Love is the essence of being a woman. We must be that light of love that seals the bond & unique beauty of our sisterhood." ~ Bindu
Sisters, we must listen to each other, love one another and stand up for each other... if not us, then who?
~ Jacquie
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