BR Hockey Fights Cancer Fundraising Event

On January 28th, 2023 Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School held its first annual Hockey FIghts Cancer event versus Falmouth. The event was a huge success and the BR Hockey team raised $6,000 for the American Cancer Society! The rink was full of students and community members!
A special thank you to the BR band, Red Nation, and Troy the Trojan for attending. Huge thank you to Richard Smith for the photos and to Mrs. Mussari and Mrs. Nasiff for helping with this event! Great job to the BR Hockey team for raising so much money for an incredible cause!
Reposted from: FB BRRSD
Historical Tidbit:
Historical Tidbit:
The Great Blizzard of '78
Monday- Wednesday
 February 6- 8, 1978

February 6th, 1978, was a time of primitive satellite 
technology, and meteorologists did not have the tools they have today. Often their educated guess was pretty far off. On February 6, New Englanders were still sore about the January 21st forecaster prediction of only rain, which blanketed 21 inches of snow in Massachusetts and downed a record number of power lines in Rhode Island.

So when forecasters began predicting another big storm, people went to work and school and about their lives. The Blizzard of '78 originally formed as a weak, extra-tropical cyclone off the coast of South Carolina.  But soon it ran into an arctic cold front moving across the Appalachians.  When it combined with unusually strong high pressure over central Canada and very cold air, the mix created the blizzard. It stayed for 36 hours. 

A few snowflakes started at 10a, by 1p there was a white-out. In some places 2 inches per hour stacked up. This caught many unaware and unprepared. The statistics were staggering: 27.1 inches of snow in Boston (40 inches in parts of Rhode Island), 99 deaths, 4,500 injuries, 350 federal troops, $520 million dollars in damages, and 3,000 cars and 500 trucks abandoned on just an 8-mile stretch of 128.  
Rt 128 was at a standstill. Before cell phones, people chose to either go out in 70-mile/hour winds, or stay in their car. Some who stayed in their car did not realize their tailpipes were covered & died of asphyxiation. 

People were also stranded in the strangest places waiting it out; movie theaters, churches, the Boston Garden. The clean-up took the help of the National Guard, a declaration of a State of Emergency, and many exhaustive hours. Schools were closed for at least a week, sometimes more. Coastal towns were hit the hardest, losing people and whole structures to the raging sea.

 As Mike Barnicle wrote in the Boston Globe: "Storms build a sense of community and sharing related directly to the number of inches on the ground. Two inches and people still snarl at each other, two feet and all men are brothers."

Written by J. Rose
Don Kent image: WBZ
Stranded cars image Boston Globe Archives
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Food Pantry
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Lunch and Singo
Wednesday February, 15
11a 
Singo is a new exciting spin on the game Bingo with a musical twist. SIngo is a mix of Bingo and music. Instead of listening for a Bingo number, the players will wait to hear a certain song title to their favorite music. 
Lunch will be $3 and will include sandwiches, chips, dessert, and a drink. 
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1, 2, 3, Read & Draw With Me (TRIUMPH) 
10:30 - 11:30a
Join Ms. Laurie, local artist and teacher. Listen to a story and create art inspired by the book.  
This program is presented in partnership with Triumph Inc's Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Program.  
Registration is required.  
If you have questions or would like to register: Call Nancy at 508-822-5388 ext. 208  
FEEL GOOD NEWS!!!
Close to $200 was raised at the 7th grade dance thru raffle tickets. It was decided from the beginning (by students suggestion!) that all money raised would be donated to charity. 
With the help of Mrs. Charette, the 7th graders were polled on which charity the proceeds should go towards. 3 students came forward with suggestions for charities. Each student spoke about their charity for a few minutes to explain what it was about and why they should choose it!! 
The students voted and it was neck and neck between the Special Olympics of Massachusetts and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, but Special Olympics of Massachusetts ended up winning!!!
The RMSPO will be sending along a $200 check on behalf of the 7th grade students at Raynham Middle School.
This was totally their idea to be so thoughtful and giving! 
WAY TO GO 7th graders!!! Very proud of you
Climate Can-Do:
Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles are a more sustainable way for people to get to where they are going. These vehicles offer less maintenance and repairs, less expensive when it comes to fueling, and most importantly cause less pollution. 

In Massachusetts the Zero Emissions Vehicle commission ,or ZEV, was established in 2015 and is working to help support the zero emission vehicle adoption in Massachusetts. Their overall goal is to promote zero emission vehicles, also known as ZEV’s. These vehicles include fuel cell, plug in, or battery electric cars, buses, and vans. 
When it comes to making more charging stations for electric vehicles, companies like Chargepoint are offering funding in order to install more of them. This would help make it more accessible for those who want this sustainable transportation. It would make it easier to charge their cars with more available charging stations in Massachusetts. 

If you want to find out more about ZEV commission or would like to see more about the funding going into electric vehicle charging stations, read the links provided. 

Resources: 

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by intern Maeve Stowe of Bridgewater State University. We focus on actions which will help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. Our goal is to keep our climate's temperature from rising 1.5˚ C to lessen the impact on our environment. We can do!
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American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship

The AAUW Taunton Branch is offering a $1000 Mary Anderson Memorial Scholarship for college students. Applicants must be graduates of a high school in Southeastern Massachusetts who will be entering the sophomore, junior or senior year of college in the fall of 2023 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants must show a commitment to advancing the AAUW mission: General Equity and Economic Security. Priority issues include removing bias from education, fighting for fair pay and economic equity, and advancing women in leadership.

For an application, download at aauw-ma.aauw.net/branches/Taunton or contact
Louise Freeman at freemanlou@aol.com. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2023.
Raynham Public Library 
Reading Challenge
The fourth week of our Winter Reading Challenge is next week! Are you a science fiction or fantasy reader? Here's your opportunity to widen your reading horizons! See below for suggestions to ease you into this weeks genres.

The GFWC Taunton Raynham Juniors Membership Club
The Soup and Pie Fundraiser was held on Saturday December 10th at Winthrop Baptist Church, Taunton, from noon until 2p and it was a huge success! Three members pooled their talents together and the result was an afternoon of good food, festive surroundings and fun had by all. Participants in attendance were rewarded by our membership's talents of homemade soups, sandwiches and pies. They were enthusiastically consumed by the over 50 people in attendance. People also enjoyed testing their luck by buying raffle tickets for our popular raffle baskets and gift cards to nearby restaurants. A special raffle of a festive tree donated by "Designs by Sheila" was also raffled off.
Story & Images Provided by: The GFWC 
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

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Historical Tidbit Question:
How long were schools closed for because of the Blizzard of '78?

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The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Maeve Stowe & Greg Venezia.
Unite.

“Someday, I hope that we will all be patriots of our planet and not just of our respective nations.”
Zoe Weil

"We need to eliminate the concept of division by class, skills, race, income, religion, and nationality. Every human requires food and water to survive and every human has a heart that bleeds, loves, and grieves.” ~ Suzy Kassem

“Take a look at the plants. They come together and thrive peacefully in the garden or park. They lean on each other without trying to outdo one another. They serve as a sign that we can see beyond our differences and embrace each other in love while allowing our uniqueness to add color to our world. If plants can live in harmony and show their beauty to the world, we as humans can do much more.” ~ Kemi Sogunle
"We will find another way,
to liberate children of this world.
I can hear their voices cry,
all of our children bound in chains
Everyone, we must unite
Politically and economically ..."
~ Playing for Change

I pray for the day we realize we are all humans, and we need each other. Have a lovely week. ~ Jacquie
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