November 13, 2022 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
This Year's Tide Calendar is in!

Taunton River Watershed Aliance calendars would make a great gift for Taunton Riverboat enthusiasts, fishermen/women, or just anyone who loves the environment. Get yours today!
Info on photographers and previews of the images;

Calendars are available to print-on-demand. The print-on-demand calendars can be printed from any month of the year with the tide data from the Taunton River or any other of the 3,500 NOAA tide stations. Or, if you like to write appointments onto your calendar, you can order a calendar printed without the tide data. People purchasing the calendar can even customize their calendar with their own photographs. Half the proceeds from the online $19.95 purchase price goes directly to the TRWA to support its ongoing mission protecting and restoring the Taunton River watershed, its tributaries, wetlands, floodplains, river corridors and wildlife.

2023 commemorates 35 years that the TRWA has been a voice for the river, an advocate for environmental protection, sustainable development and responsible stewardship of our precious water resources. We are an Alliance of concerned residents, businesses, and organizations united to restore and properly manage water and related natural resources within the Taunton River Watershed. Your purchase of our calendar helps to support our work. Thank you!

The calendar also features the photographic work of: Kathie Wing and Jennifer O’Keefe.
To order our TIDE calendar, follow this link:
Beaver School EB
 Historical Tidbit:
School Recess
"Students today would find it difficult to understand one of the policies stated in the 1868 town report, '...fifteen minute recess each half day for each scholar. In no case shall boys and girls have their recess at the same time.' " 

From:  The History of Raynham, Patrice White
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Veterans Service Officer 508-828-4527

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Council on Aging

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9 - 11a
494 Church St, Raynham
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Special Town Meeting
Tuesday, November 15th
Here is a link to the warrant. Questions to be voted on at the Special Town Meeting
American Legion
Craft Fair
Sunday, Nov 20th
10a - 3p
American Legion Post 405
291 Mills Street

The Craft Fair at the American Legion Post Raynham will be the perfect opportunity to find decorations and gifts for this holiday season. Come down to support local vendors and crafters. For more information, contact Jeanette Gourgeon,
Shrek The Musical

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School invites you to their performance of Shrek the Musical on Saturday, November 19th. There will be two performances on Saturday at 2p and 7p. Show your support!

To purchase tickets, visit this website:
Free EMT Basic Certificate Program at MCC
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 - 9:30p
Saturdays, 8:30a - 5p
December 6th - June 30, 2023
49 Union Street, Middleborough

Massasoit Community College has been awarded a $71,000 TRAIN grant to offer an Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate Training Program at no cost. In addition to having tuition paid, participating students may be eligible for a reimbursement to assist with transportation, childcare, and other costs to help students function in the field.

The EMT Basic Certificate is an entry level program that teaches students through classroom and hands-on training, how to manage emergencies in the pre-hospital environment including medical, traumatic, obstetric, psychiatric, pediatric, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Students will first complete work readiness, basic healthcare providers life support, and other EMS related workshops before beginning EMT classes. Students that successfully complete the program will qualify to sit for the Massachusetts and National Registry of EMTs certification exams.
For students to be eligible to participate, they must provide a W9, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and have successfully completed an intake interview for the program.
For more information on the EMT Basic Certificate and eligibility requirements, call 508-588-9100 x1987, or email
Friends of the Raynham Public Library

Tuesday November 22nd
4p - 5p
Join us for our monthly meeting - new members welcome!

The Friends of the Raynham Public Library, Inc. is a non-profit 501c (3) organization dedicated to supporting our library. Our mission is to help the library become a thriving community center for intellectual discovery and lifelong learning.
If you have any questions call, (508)-823-1344.
SJ ‘s Creative Crafts 
3rd Annual Memorial
Craft Show
Saturday, November 26th
10a - 3p
Stone Church
785 South Main Street
SJ’s annual craft show is a Parkinson’s Foundation fundraiser that will be featuring over 20 local crafters and their unique creations! Attendees will have the opportunity to shop, participate in raffles, enjoy delicious food, and find great holiday gifts. The annual tradition of this craft show began as a way to honor the memory of Laura and Ashley Patenaude’s mother. Please join in on the holiday fun and help support the Parkinson's Foundation.
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Straw, with its light color, reflects light to your plants and helps to keep soil temperature steady… while of course doing the main job of a mulch–conserving moisture.

Decorate for the season, then use to protect your plants!
Come pick some up today!
Notice From The Senior Center Renovation Committee 

Raynham’s Senior Center Renovation Committee is seeking a citizen appointment. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please send an email to or
For more information, read more here.
Notice From The Highway Department

The Town of Raynham Highway Department is seeking Snow Plow Contractors for the snow and ice season, November 15th, 2022 - April 15th, 2023. For more detailed information about the contract, please click here.

If you are interested, please contact the Highway Department at (508) 824-2718
JOCKS Camp 2022
Video courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Board of Selectmen 11/08/22
Video courtesy of The Raynham Channel
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Locally Sourced Foods!

Local Foods Are Fresher and Taste Better:
Fresher is more flavorful and more nutritious than food from farther away & uses less fossil fuels to get to you. Enjoying foods in peak season when they are the most abundant, means they are more affordable. 
Local Foods Help to Preserve Farmland and Green Space: Purchasing locally grown helps maintain and preserve the green space and farmland in our local communities, providing for cleaner air and water. 
Local Foods Support the Local Economy & Community: Buying from local farmers and restaurants keeps your money close to home. This builds the economy in your community. Since food travels through fewer hands, more of your money spent actually gets to those who grew it. Knowing where your food is from unites you to those who grew and raised it. A strong local economy is better for the earth & our health. 

For more about our local foods read: edible Southeastern MA

Our Climate Can-Do Articles from Jacquie focus on life changes that we can make which will help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. Our goal is to keep the Earth's temperature from rising 1.5 degrees C to lessen the sea rise. There are things we can do.
Congrats to Williams Intermediate School’s On A Roll Award Recipients 

Each month, teachers select students to recognize them for their hard work and receive an On A Roll Award. Students selected, or that are “on a roll”, make strides of any kind. The criteria includes being on the right track, on one’s game, on a winning streak, and being in the zone. Congratulations to all of October’s WIS recipients!


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Historical Tidbit Question:
How long was recess each day for each scholar?

Email us your answer at: 

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 November 16, 2022, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Yes, You Can!
You can design your own life, you can change those habits that are holding you back, you can build a better life for yourself.

Small changes that help your mind, your body or your spirit make a big difference. Take on one bad habit at a time, something you think is holding you back.

The amount of time it takes to change a habit varies from the person, the circumstance and the habit itself, but prevailing wisdom says it's somewhere between 2 - 3 months.

Here are some tips:
  1. Set clear goals. Make sure the behaviors you want to change are specific, measurable, and attainable.
  2. Make a realistic plan. Set yourself up for success by making sure you have practical ways to reach your goals.
  3. Avoid making too many changes at once.
  4. Think positively.
  5. Change for yourself, not anyone else.
"There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind."
~ C.S. Lewis
You can do it ~ Jacquie
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