BRRSD Recipe Book: Submit Recipes by May 5, 2023

The parent diversity and inclusion liaison at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District (BRRSD) invites parents, students & staff to collaborate and develop a district-wide recipe book that promotes the dynamic and varied community across cultures.

Children, caregivers, and staff use the google form to submit recipes that are meaningful to them, as well as who or what makes the food so unique. Recipes can be submitted by anybody. This is an amazing opportunity for everyone to enjoy the things we love together!
Historical Tidbit: Work Progress Administration (WPA)
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of Americans during the Great Depression in the United States. Between 1935 and 1943, the WPA provided almost eight million jobs to unskilled workers to carry out public works projects; including the construction of public buildings, roads and sidewalks, and operated large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects.
The WPA was a national program that operated its own projects in cooperation with state and local governments, which provided 10%-30% of the costs. The national goal was full employment; the WPA goal was to provide one paid job for all families where the breadwinner suffered long-term unemployment.

On June 30, 1943 as a result of low unemployment due to the economic boom of World War II, the WPA liquidated its agency.
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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

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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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Poetry Workshop and Reception at Raynham Public Library
April 29
760 S Main St

Stop by the Raynham Public Library and create some Spine & Blackout Poetry! Poems can be created for two weeks, and then on Saturday, April 29th at 2p, there will be a reception held to vote on your favorite poems! Popular picks will receive prizes.

For more information, visit the Library FB post.
19th Annual Hearts & Hands Walk for Autism and Family Fun Day

Saturday, April 29th
10a – 2p
American Legion Post 405,
291 Mill Street

Community Autism Resources (CAR) invites you to their 19th annual event! All the money raised through this event stays in the local communities and helps provide free services, supports, and resources to autistic children, teens, adults, and their families. All are welcome, so come join a fun-filled day for the entire family and community!

For more information, visit the FB event.
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Raynham Board of Selectmen
April 11, 2023 Meeting
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Raynham Youth Baseball and Softball Opening Day Parade Coming Up!
Saturday, April 29th
Raynham Middle School

The Raynham Youth Baseball and Softball Opening Day Parade will be coming up on Saturday, April 29th, The parade will start at Raynham Middle School and travel down Darrington Drive to Pleasant Street.
RYBSA is still looking for high school volunteers for the parade, if you are interested in community service hours reach out to Patty Wagner (Patricia (Lynn) Wagner) on FB or via email at
Raynham Updated By-Laws

The town of Raynham has updated the General By-Laws. See the updated By-Laws on the town website.
All American Assisted Living Hosting Spring Wreath Crafting Event
April 29, 2p
2215 King Philip St

All American Assisted Living in association with the Raynham Senior center will be holding a Spring Wreath Crafting event at the Raynham Senior Center on April 29th at 2p.

Please RSVP beforehand to or 508-824-2704. 
Planning for Memorial Day Parade

Raynham Association of Volunteers for Education (RAVE) is planning the Ninth Annual Raynham Memorial Day Parade.

If you’re looking to get involved, you can call the Raynham Town Hall at 508-824-2700 or email
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Climate Can-Do: Speaking Up for Nature

There will always be a struggle to balance society and nature; but we, as the society, have a say in how our environment is treated. We can speak up. We know keeping our environment healthy affects our quality of life. One action we can take is let our local government know we care.

Local senators and representatives keep count of how many people contact them per issue. Because so many people spoke up about the algae blooms in Monponsett Pond (Halifax), it took a mere few years to clean it up. When we work together, we take important steps in caring for our earth. One active campaign right now is prevent radioactive waste from the decommissioned Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant from being dumped into Plymouth Bay. For more information, visit:

Doing our part isn’t only about limiting our environmental footprint– it’s about community, and caring for every living thing within it. Advocating for our environment is one of the most crucial things that can be done. Contact local government officials and join in campaigns like Save Our Bay. Helping the planet is just a few steps away.

Senator Marc Pacheco:
Rep. Angelo D’Emilia: (508) 697-8683 & Angelo.D'

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Sam Isom, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Bridgewater State University. We focus on actions which individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do!
New England Vikings Motorcycle Club 2023 Poker Run
Saturday, April 30th
American Legion Post 405

Join the New England Vikings Motorcycle Club on their first riding event of the season, the Poker Run! It will begin Sunday, April 30th at 291 Mill St, rain or shine. The event costs $15.00 per person, and registration is from 9:30-11:30a at Burger King 24 North in Bridgewater. For more info visit the NEVMC's Facebook
Raynham Upper Primary Spring Performance
Saturday, May 13, 10a
420 Titicut Road

Join Drama Kids from Raynham Recreation as our students take the stage in Big Mystery Under the Big Top. The show will take place at Raynham Middle School. More information will be posted at event site.
Creedence tribute by "Kelly & the Poor Boys" at The Jockey Club
Friday, May 12th, 7:30p
115 New State Hwy

"Kelly & the Poor Boys" is a female-fronted tribute band, playing the songs of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty. This event will have no cover, so call (508) 828-9128 for table reservations!
The 2023 Jellybean Contest prize goes to Abigail who guessed 1360 which was just 52 jellybeans away from our total of 1412.
Thank you to all who participated! We love seeing all of your guesses every year! 😁

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Historical Tidbit Question:
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April is Poetry Month
Hmm. Poetry? You ask. Of course.

Poetry can express emotion and ideas in thoughtful and delicate ways, or in pounding stark ways. I thoroughly enjoy the unusual use of words. It taps into that which seems elusive. And so, for poetry month, let's look at poets!
Here; dive into Langston Hughes:

“Gather out of star-dust,
And splinters of hail,
One handful of dream-dust,
Not for sale.”

"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."

“Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows,
Help us to see
That without the dust the rainbow
Would not be.”

“Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor --
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now --
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.”
Also, here is a great site for exploring poets.

You are a poem, after all. Shine. Live life completely.
~ Jacquie
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