May 2, 2021
~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
Raynham Youth Wins Statewide Award at Virtual Kick Butts Day:
Youth Day of Action
Recently, young people from Bridging L.I.V.E.S. Peer Leaders at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School attended Kick Butts Day: Youth Day of Action, a virtual event hosted by The 84 Movement, a statewide movement of youth fighting against the tobacco and vaping industries in Massachusetts. 

During an awards ceremony, Bridging L.I.V.E.S Peer Leader, Sarah Petit, received the 2021 statewide Youth Leadership Award, given to one young person each year who goes above and beyond in promoting the work of The 84 Movement and embodying what it means to be a leader. Sarah, a senior at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, was recognized for her passion for giving people the information they need to make decisions about substances. Sarah was credited with taking initiative and showing resilience this year, finding new ways to communicate around issues of mental health and substance use during the pandemic.

In her award acceptance speech, Sarah concluded, “I could not be more proud of the work The 84 Movement and all the chapters have done…We have made waves all around us by raising our voices on what matters most to us…We have changed laws for the better to ensure that we are protecting those who are vulnerable. Although there is still work to do, we have already made a mark in our state’s history.”

Congrats Sarah, you kick butt!!
84-Kick-Butts-Legislative-Event: Pictured from left to right adult advisor Gabrielle Peruccio, Bridging L.I.V.E.S. Peer Leader Sahana Ramaswamy, adult advisor Amanda Sandoval, Senator Marc Pacheco, and Bridging L.I.V.E.S. Peer Leader Sarah Petit.

Story and Photo credits:
Gabrielle Peruccio
Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative
10B Meadowbrook Road Brockton, MA 02301
Historical Tidbit:
"Saturday Night Bath"

My son once asked my grandfather how he took a bath without hot running water. 
   He replied: " ...every Saturday night during the school year, fall, winter and spring, when we couldn't go swimming in the old swimming hole, we HAD to take a bath." 
   "A good size wooden tub would be placed in front of the cook stove; a wood stove in the kitchen. The door would be left open and large pans of water would be placed on the top to heat. When the water was hot enough, it would be poured into the tub and a fellow would climb in and sit with his knees up under his chin and scrub himself raw then get out and dry himself off. That's what we did every Saturday night." 
  If you had a large family, the smallest child would be lucky enough to go first. When they were done, the next in line would take his turn. As the water cooled, more hot water from the stove would be added. Then as needed, buckets of the cooled water would be taken out to make room for more hot water. More often than not, the cooled water would be saved to wash clothes in.
  I remember taking that "Saturday Night Bath" myself, although we did have a tub and hot running water. It was just something we did back in the 1950's, bathe once a week and wash your hair.  Now we are very grateful we can take a hot bath or shower anytime we want to, not just when we NEED to. 
Respectfully submitted,
~Sue Basile
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Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9:00a - 11:00a
494 Church St, Raynham
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Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
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Christine Harkins. The clean revolution.
We are so-o-o-o excited to read your stories : )
8 talented writers will win $100!
Let us know your good news! Submit your original non-fiction short story related to one of the BuzzAround Hives: Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Raynham, West Bridgewater or Whitman.
We are accepting submissions now through May 12 at 5:00p.
Librarians from each of our communities will judge the stories and decide the winners through a rating process.
One $100 American Express Card will be awarded in each community; and $100 to the popular vote on www.Buzzaround.Info
May 17 -22, 2021.
Meet Our Masters of Knowledge: Your Raynham Librarian Judge
For Our "What's Your Good News"
Short Story Contest

Jessie McKinney
is the Children’s Librarian at the Raynham Public Library. She does regular story-times and hosts a monthly book club and Pokemon club.

She loves helping people find books to love and discover their passions. In her free-time she likes to read, write, and watch foreign films.
Master Planning Committee Meeting 04/26/21
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Link to warrant here.
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Taunton Raynham Juniors Tea
Sunday, May 16th
Pick up: 1:00 - 3:00p
St. Nicholas of Myra Parish Center
499 Spring Street North Dighton

The GFWC Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club will be going forward with their yearly tea fundraiser, which  was postponed from last May, but with a twist. You are invited to a Suffrage Centennial Tea-in a -Bag TAKE HOME TEA.. A donation of $20 gains you a three course tea in a bag and includes your very own elegant china tea cup and saucer along with a chance to win free admission to next year's tea.

Taunton's Mayor Shaunna O'Connell and Founder and President of Suffrage 100 MA Fredie Kay are guest greeters and will distribute, along with the Juniors the individual bags, to all ticket holders. The club's Popular basket raffle will once again be available. Guests will be required to follow some safety guidelines by wearing masks inside the building and maintaining a safe distance from others.

Anyone wishing to attend should call Nancy at 774-218-1456 or may purchase tickets by going to VENMO @TauntonJuniors.

Come and learn about women's struggle to get the VOTE and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment gaining women the right to VOTE and meet Shaunna and Fredie.
Deadline for purchasing tickets is May 7th.
Town of Raynham
Hazardous Waste Collection Days 2021
May 22 & September 25, 2021
8:00a – Noon (no late entries)

The Town of Raynham will be hosting two Hazardous Waste Collections days this year.
Bring your driver’s license as proof of residence and place all your hazardous materials in your trunk.
This process takes time for verification and sorting of materials. There may be shorter wait times if you arrive after 9 or 10a. 
No Raynham vehicle will be refused if in line by 12p.
Board of Selectmen Meeting
April 27, 2021
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Check out what's being built behind the Raynham Library...

Thank you to the Marsh family for this amazing memorial.
Amphitheater in the back looking lovely...almost done!


Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a $50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins.
The clean revolution.

 Historical Tidbit Question:
Who would be considered lucky enough to go first in the "Saturday night bath"?

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Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On May 5, 2021 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
You've Got This.

Some times,
no matter how hard we try, Things happen
They happen all around us, they happen to us.

We're here.

We're here to experience it, to contemplate on it. To feel it and decide what to do with it. Here's some insight:

“Shit hits the fan
so fertilizer
can rain.”
~ Jackie Viramontez

“I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
~ Christopher Reeve

"Bad things can happen to you, but it doesn't mean you have to have regrets. It's all about what you do with it."~ Trixie Mattel
We're here to experience it,
It's your choice what to do with that experience.

~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Ayman Quader & Jacquelyn Rose
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