"If this doesn’t get you pumped up for Giants football…I don’t know what will! OUTSTANDING coverage of 2023 RPD (Raynham Police Department) JOCKS Camp by our very own P.A. Krazy Kyle Cibotti. Great work Kyle. We appreciate you! Going to be a great year. Letsss goooo!!!~ Larry Cibotti"

Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Historical Tidbit:
Mills, Elizabeth House

This small homestead was owned by the Lincoln and Mills families during the nineteenth century. This land would of appeared in 1830 during the separation from Raynham from Taunton. The farm at the time was the smallest of 116 farms in Raynham valued at $900. That would be $22,667 in 2012. The house has been through seven generations of the Mills and Lincoln family. It's at 521 Prospect Hill Street.

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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
Kelly Marie-Coplin
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
Your choice of a
Paul Mitchell Good Hair Vibes Cool It, or Sunshiny Day Set *Shampoo/Conditioner/ Locking Spray/Travel Brush * (value over $50)
from Salon Esprit, EB
Learn to Skate
Hockey Programs and Figure Skating

Begins in September

With winter coming, now may be the perfect time to start learning a seasonal sport. Skating lessons are being held at the FMC Ice Sports locations all across Massachusetts, including in Raynham. The Back to School sessions will begin in September, though many of the class slots fill up before that happens.

If interested, please visit FMC Ice Sports for more.
Raynham Middle School Parent Organization Meeting dates
All meetings are at 7 pm in the RMS library

September 26th, 2023, October 17th, 2023
November 14th, 2023, December 12th, 2023
January 23rd, 2024, February 27th, 2024, March 26th, 2024
April 23rd, 2023, May 14th, 2024, June 11th, 2024

For more information, visit the RMSPO on Facebook
How's Your Internet?

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute needs your input. The survey asks people about their experience using the Internet in the state. Massachusetts can provide everyone with better internet service and digital support by providing your input. To fill out the survey, visit the Massachusetts Broadband Institute website.
Raynham Board of Appeals
August 23, 2023
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Raynham Board of Selectmen
August 22, 2023
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Physical Therapy University
Bridgewater & Middleboro * Buzzards Bay
Mark your calendars -
PTU Middleboro is opening
August 14th, 2023!
Located directly across from Percy's at the Middleboro Rotary.
48 Bedford Street
Now accepting patients for our August opening! Give us a call

Physical Therapy U

Drivers Wanted
North River Collaborative
Split AM/PM and Afternoon Shifts
*Sign on Bonus
Starting Salary: Drivers: $20 plus benefits.
                Monitors: $15.85 plus benefits.

 Benefits: health, dental, vision, life insurance & MA State Retirement.
Paid sick/ personal time.
7D license Training Provided

Contact: Deb Thompson
781-878-6056, ext. 162

Climate Can-Do:
Limit Fast Fashion

Fashion is another tool to help combat climate change and protect the environment.
First, how does fashion harm the environment? In efforts to meet demands and popularity for society’s trendiest clothes, many big clothing brands end up wasting fabrics and energy as they rush to pump out clothes for consumers at cheap prices. This is known as fast fashion.

According to the United Nations Environment Program, the “pollution, waste, and emissions of fast fashion are fueling the planetary crisis” as "plastic fibers are polluting the oceans”. In addition, the “wastewater and toxic dyes” from the industrial plants that are used to create the clothes only further contaminate the surrounding natural environments.

Sustainable clothing: While buying sustainable and organic clothing is a healthier alternative, it can also be expensive or inaccessible for many people. Fortunately, there are still many ways to limit your own fashion consumption and help the planet without sacrificing your wallet.

Diversify your clothing store options: Buying secondhand clothing from local thrift stores or on-line platforms such as ThredUp, Depop, and Poshmark is an excellent alternative for getting clothes.

Consider clothes before buying them: We all have that item, or a few, that sit in the back of the closet untouched for the past two years. This is why the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University suggests buying an item only if you can see yourself wearing it at least 30 times. Thinking twice is a good way to limit how much fast fashion and wasted clothing ends up crowding your closet.

Support brands that have good sustainability practices: This online directory: Good on You allows you to search your favorite brands and view their sustainability/ethical work ratings. The website also provides a wide range of stores that solely produce sustainable fashion that you can occasionally invest in.

By researching, staying mindful, and practicing eco-friendly shopping habits, you can reduce carbon costs and the impact of waste on our landfills and atmosphere!

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Angel Benjamin, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Brown University. Focusing on actions which individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do!
2023 Annual Overdose Vigil: Carrying Forward Their Legacy

Melissa Cook's experience with grief and loss is an all too common one, but this heartbreak has
fueled her mission to want to help others.
At the 2022 Annual Overdose Vigil by Candlelight, Cook spoke openly about her experience
supporting her sister, Meghan, through her opioid addiction until the very end. "My sister was so
much more than her addiction," said Cook, a board member of Abington Copes, "She was a
good, sweet person who had some heavy burdens. She had a tender loving heart and loved her
Cook was one of the hundreds of loved ones who attended last year's candlelight vigil, an event commemorating the lives lost too soon to overdose and honoring the families and friends who live with the pain that comes with losing someone to substance use disorder. The Overdose Awareness Vigil is an international initiative that is held simultaneously across the globe. Candles are lit all over the world in recognition of those lost to overdose. This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the first memorial slideshow featured by the Collaborative in 2013.

The Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative's 2023 Overdose Vigil by Candlelight will be held
on Tuesday, August 29th, at Massasoit Community College in the Quad. Resources will be
available starting at 6:00 PM and the program will begin at 6:45 PM.

Too often, the identity of those fighting their substance use disorder is reduced to just their addiction. It is important to humanize these individuals and remember their lives are much more than their addiction. Much like the candles, their legacies shine bright beyond their time here on Earth. The aim of the vigil is to embrace connection with one another as well as reinforce the message to those struggling with substance use disorder or those in recovery that they are deeply valued. Many of the family members in attendance hope that by raising awareness around the realities of addiction, there can be more empathy and less stigma towards those who are suffering. "What I would want you to remember most about my sister is her pure, beautiful soul, and her easy gentle spirit. She just wanted to find some peace and happiness, and she wanted that for everyone" said Cook, "Megan's fight is now my fight, and we don't fight alone."

Written by: Cara Ferguson, Prevention Coordinator, High Point Treatment Center & Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative
The Raynham Summer Playground program is going swimmingly. This week they have been all over Raynham while having fun while keeping cool. They have been doing activities like making tye-dye shirts and visiting Urban Air Adventure Park in Brockton. To see more, visit Raynham Parks and Recreation Department on Facebook.

Story By: Ella Reddin BuzzAround Writing Intern, Framingham State University
Photo Credits: Raynham Parks and Recreation Department on Facebook

Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
Your choice of a
Paul Mitchell Good Hair Vibes Cool It, or Sunshiny Day Set *Shampoo/Conditioner/ Locking Spray/Travel Brush * (value over $50)
from Salon Esprit, EB

Historical Tidbit Question:
What does MACRIS stand for?

Email us your answer at: 
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Prize Box Rules By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around. On August 30, 2023, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Miriam Heath, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...”~ susan polis schutz

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~ John Lubbock

"Aaah, summer - that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It's a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends." ~
Darell Hammond

"People take pictures of the Summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to proved that it really existed. " ~ Ray Davies
Summmahh, Summmahh, Summmahh!!!
: ) ~ Jacquie
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