January 1, 2023 ~


Community One

Positive Story at a Time
Friends of Taunton Care Adoptions

Please join us in congratulating these 7 beautiful animals in finding their forever homes last week!! If you or someone you know is looking to adopt your new best friend please check out all of our animals available for adoption here: http://awos.petfinder.com
Historical Tidbit: 

The Blacksmith and Wheelwright were often housed together and usually the same person. The Blacksmith would keep good shoes on the feet of those large workhorses that worked the farms and delivered goods. As a Wheelwright, he kept the tires on the wagons.

Occasionally the tires had to be repaired because, in the summer season, the wheels would dry out, and the tires would loosen. The wagon would be brought to the Wheelwright, and the tires would be taken off the wheel. The tire would be "upset," i.e., made a little smaller. The wheel would be placed on a big millstone that was outside in back of the shop. The tire rim would be heated in a bonfire nearby, brought into the shop red hot, and dropped over the wheel. When cooled, the iron or steel tires would contract, thus making it tight again around the wheel. This process, called "setting wheels," would have to be done to all wagon wheels.
sue and her plant 2011
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Basile
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
James Hill
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
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose
Hingham vs Bridgewater-Raynham
Dec 14, 2022
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Raynham Board of Selectmen
Video courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Throwback Thursday Live
January 5th
11a - 12p

Once a month, the Old Colony History Museum invites you to join them for Throwback Thursday Live! We will show images of Taunton, then and now, to inspire friendly conversation about the good ol’ days over a cup of coffee. Please feel free to bring your own photos and memories to share! This is a free, family-friendly, in-person event
For more information visit the Old Colony History Museum website
Novels @ Night
January 10

A new book club will be starting at The Raynham Public Library. Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month. Drop in and help to pick the first book.
For information check out The Raynham Public Library Facebook Page
Wishing you and yours a Happy and Healthy New Year from all your friends at Bridgewater Farm Supply!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Free Home Viewing
for the Holidays from Raynham Public Library

Oh, the weather outside is frightful... but the films inside are delightful! Kanopy’s Home Viewing for the Holidays collection will give you something to snuggle up with indoors. To see these holiday highlights, go to kanopy.com.
Bridging Lives Peer Visit

The Bridging LIVES Peer Leaders recently had their second visit with Raynham Middle School for their 5th grade mentor program! Their training was on mental health and coping skills.
Bridging LIVES peer leaders will continue to connect with all 5th grade classes at WIS and RMS to educate them on healthy choices and substance use. The same peer leaders will visit the same students in a large group setting two more times this school year to develop rapport and create positive connections with the younger students. Each module was created by Licensed Mental Health Clinicians in conjunction with the Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative and High Point. Great job to all the students involved!

2023 Windshield Permits &
Recycle Permits


Windshield Permits provide entry to the Facility for disposal of household trash (MSW). $70 full calendar year, $35 half year (Jan-June/July-Dec) $10 for each additional vehicle at the same address. Make your check payable to the Town of Raynham. Your vehicle registration is required for proof of residence.

Recycle Permit allows entry to dispose of recycling, leaf/grass compost and brush dump.
No Cost $0. Your vehicle registration is required for proof of residence. Permits should be displayed on the bottom of the windshield on the driver's side.

Renewal options for permits are in person, mail or drop boxes located at the Town Hall or the Highway Department. Include a copy of your registration with your payment and the permit will be mailed promptly.

Locations and Contact Information for Permits:
508-824-2718 or email.
558 South Main Street, Raynham, MA 02767
508-824-2707 or email.
MLK Virtual Story Time: It Starts with Me!

Monday, January 16, 2023 
6:45 - 7:30p
Virtual via Zoom 

Join the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice at BSU and Raising Multicultural Kids for a virtual story time to honor MLK. This event will feature a live reading and discussion of the children’s book, It Starts with Me, a story that introduces youth to the concept of MLK's Beloved Community. This book was written by Dr. Bernice A. King and Dr. Kimberly P. Johnson, and illustrated by Zoe Ranucci.

Please note this story time session will focus on a book for school-aged children. You are encouraged to have youth join you for this virtual event. 

To sign up use this link: MLK Virtual Story Time
Climate Can-Do:
Help save the Earth and your wallet!

In Massachusetts, we have access to free energy services that help save money. With the winter weather getting fiercer each day, we’ve been turning on the heat.

“How can I save money managing my heating and cooling ?” You might ask. 
MassSave provides an assessment the of your house-hold or business energy use. In Massachusetts - we’ve already pre-paid for it through a surcharge on our electric bill.
Check out the MassSave website, to schedule a no cost virtual or in-person home energy assessment and an Energy Specialist will assess the status of your energy use. They will also provide solutions to lead a more energy efficient household. MassSave collaborates with NGRID, Berkshire Gas, Eversource, and Cape Light Compact. MassSave provides these services and energy assessments for any category of property here in Massachusetts, whether that be residential, multi-family, or business oriented. Check it out!

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by intern Sean Fitzgerald from Lasell University. We focus on actions which will help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. Our goal is to keep the Earth's temperature from rising 1.5˚ C to lessen the impact. We can do.

United Way Funding Informational Session

January 12
9 - 10:30a

United Way of Greater Plymouth County will host an informational workshop for any nonprofit organization interested in applying for United Way funding for FY 2024 (July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024). The workshop will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 9 - 10:30a on Zoom.
All interested agencies, including first time applicants, are required to attend the workshop to be eligible for funding consideration. 
With a mission to “unite people, ideas and resources to improve lives and to build a stronger community”, United Way of Greater Plymouth County aims to direct resources to the most vulnerable, lowest income population in our community. Therefore, we support programs that promote the education of our youth, the physical health and healthy lifestyles of our most vulnerable neighbors, and the financial stability of our families under the broad and interrelated pillars of Health, Education, and Financial Stability. 

To sign up: www.uwgpc.org
Raynham's Bluestone Bank Contributes to United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s Annual Coat Initiative “Warmer Winters."
Spreading Warmth During Challenging Times 
United Way of Greater Plymouth County recently generated funds for its 8th Annual "United Way Warmer Winters” initiative to purchase warm jackets for local children in need in Greater Plymouth County. Since 2015, this initiative has helped over 2,530 children keep warm.
Generous donations were received this year from Alissa Alley,
Bluestone Bank, Colene Byrne, Karen Chapin, and Carole Martyn in honor of their parents Richard and Claire Farley, Rosemary Healey, Jackson & Irene Golden Charitable Trust, Joe Kameese, Marie Kelly, Linda Kenney-Logan, Lynch & Lynch, Macy’s, Michael McCarthy, Tracy Rosebrock, Ellen Rosenbaum, Rotary Club of Brockton, Shapiro Scott Foundation, Cheryl Showstack, The Pilgrim Foundation, and Whitman Homes. With funds from the Hurley Trust and with these compassionate donations, United Way was able to allocate $26,979 to help low-income children in Greater Plymouth County.
The funds to purchase coats were donated to BAMSI’s Helpline, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South, Brockton Day Nursery, Family & Community Resources, Father Bill’s & MainSpring, Health Imperatives, Plymouth County Family Support, Quincy College Plymouth Campus, The Arc of Plymouth & Upper Cape Cod, and United Way’s Family Center.

To see more photos that will continue to be shared in United Way’s Warmer Winters series, please visit the United Way of Plymouth County Facebook page
Photo Credit: United Way of Greater Plymouth County
Story Credit: Primrose Morrison
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45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
Why does a Wheelwright repair wheels on wagons in the summer season?

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Please include your name and phone number with your answer.
By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On January, 4, 2023, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Primrose Morrison, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Maeve Stowe & Greg Venezia.
Starting Anew

“Instead of saying, "I'm damaged, I'm broken, I have trust issues" say "I'm healing, I'm rediscovering myself, I'm starting over.”
~ Horacio Jones

“All great beginnings start in the dark, when the moon greets you to a new day...”
~ Shannon L. Alder

“So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late."
~ Lee Iacocca”

“The quiet regrowth of a forest,
fertilized only by its own burnt flesh,
is what I think of
when I think of survival.
When we are able to look death in the face
and prosper because of it, and not just despite it,
we prove that to live is to contradict.”
~ Belle Townsend
A New Year, a new day, a new hour. This is a great moment to decide to make it right, to start anew. Regenerate your self & your life. Make it work for you. You are the heroine of your own story, make it a happy New Year ~ Jacquie
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