April 10, 2022
~ 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. 
Thank You to the GFWC Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club

"On March 7, the members welcomed Linda Brosseau of Norton MA into the Club. The Club made soil/seed flower growing packets at the March meeting. They were dropped off at the Taunton Boys/Girls Club by Robin Gendron President of GFWC and Cindy Brogan.

Club members donated books to the Prison Book Program in Quincy MA. The members helped to pick and package books to be sent to the prisons. 

Club members donated Dr. Seuss books, ribbons, crayons, and Dr. Suess coloring pages. Members put together gift packages for local schools. Members then volunteered to deliver the gift packages to 12 local schools for Dr. Seuss's Birthday."  

Thank you so much to the people who make this possible, keep up the great work!

Info and photos respectfully submitted by the GFWC Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club
Historical Tidbit: 
Raynham Iron Works 

Iron works were the dominant industry in Raynham for more than two centuries. The importance that was attached to iron works is apparent from the town seal, which depicts the iron works along with the date 1652. The Raynham iron works were not the oldest in the state. Iron works in Lynn, Saugus, and Braintree were started prior to those in Raynham. However, the iron works in Raynham have the distinction of being the iron "manufactory" that was in continuous operation for the longest period of time. The iron works continued to operate in Raynham until 1873.

From "A Brief History of Raynham" by Kathleen Roberts, Raynham Historical Commission

Image Credit: Wikicommons
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Public Library

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Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9 - 11a
494 Church St, Raynham
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Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose
What's Your Good News? - Share a positive Raynham story.

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Have you heard about Freecycle? 
(We found this and lots of other important info on the EB DPW website.)

The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,310 groups with 9,258,111 members around the world, and next door to you.

It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and neighborhoods. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.

Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them's good people). Membership is free. Click the Freecycle button to find the nearest network.

Have fun!
Fill your Easter Baskets with old fashioned candy!
For an Easter Treat, come visit Our Country Creamery & Pine Grove Park!
8 Romney Road Bridgewater
(508) 697-2273
Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors!
April 13th and 27th, 10a
This dance/exercise/movement class is about (1) hour. Elders do a complete warm-up and hip hop class that begins and ends in the chairs.
This class is specifically designed for seniors. There is some evidence that physical activity can slow down the decline of cognitive disabilities and may improve a demented patients' quality of life. It has also been suggested that physical activity is a preventative health measure and may improve cognitive function in daily activities, and balance mental health.

This class is free and for Raynham residents only.

This program is supported by a grant from the Raynham Cultural Council, a local agency, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and the Raynham COA.
Act up with Drama Kids!
Raynham Theatre Workshop!

Tuesday April 19th
9a - 3p

music notes
Bridgewater State University Jazz Band
Free Concert
- just show up!

April 19; 8p
Boyden Hall, Horace Mann Auditorium,
131 Summer Street, Bridgewater
Raynham Park and Recreation Department Presents April Vacation Fun Club's 2022 Spring Break
Tues, Apr 19 - Fri, Apr 21
LaLiberte School

Tuesday: Bring'n the Bounce - Join us for a fun-filled day of some of Park and Rec.'s greatest hits!! The day will be action-packed with oldies and goodies along with twists and turns and bouncing surprises!

Wednesday: Clowning Around & Teddy Town - Come meet Violet that Clown who specializes in hilarious comedy magic, outstanding balloon sculpting, interactive storytelling, juggling, and much, much more! While Teddy Town a mobile teddy bear stuffing company will be brought in to provide a unique, interactive experience letting you choose the stuff, fluff, & dress while bringing home a one-of-a-kind treasure.

Thursday: Partaayy - Lunch (Pizza and popcorn) provided, It's time to celebrate... as we end this school vacation week in style, fun, and flare. Be prepared to party with fellow Park and Rec.ers, with contests, games, and more!!! Watch the magical transformation of the gym creating our own movie theatre. Courtesy of FUNFLICKS, children will have access to all the luxuries of going to the movies at their fingertips without the travel and the crowds!!!

Register ar raynhamrec.com
Info from Raynham Park & Rec FB page: facebook.com/RaynhamPark&Rec
Are You Ready For Spring?
We Are! Come in for your supplies.

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Bridgewater-Raynham School Committee Meeting
March 30
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Raynham Board of Selectmen Meeting
 March 29
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Private Business Owners: 
We're Looking for Board Nominations
Workforce Board of 24 oversees $3.4 million budget 
for regional training, consulting & programing

*learn about workforce development opportunities
*Be a voice in your industry 
Monthly & quarterly meetings

Contact Jason Hunter, Director of operations jhunter@masshiregbwb.org
MassHire Greater Brockton

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Healing Starts Here - Reiki with Jacquelyn Rose

Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch.

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Raynham's Early Childhood Parent Organization donated new recess games & supplies! "We are so happy that we can provide our kiddos with new games and supplies, made possible by your support!!"
Photo & story credits : facebook.com/ECPO615


Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
What year did the iron works continue to operate in Raynham until?

Email us your answer at: 

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 April 13, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Your Story

“There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.”
~ Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

“It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked.”
~ Shannon L. Alder

“Finding oneself and one's path is like waking up on a foggy day. Be patient, and presently the fog will clear and that which has always been there can be seen. The path is already there to follow.”
~ Rasheed Ogunlaru, Soul Trader: Putting the Heart Back into Your Business

“Whatever you do you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon, there will always be someone to tell you that you are wrong.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's yours, this life. No-one else's. Do it! Write your own story! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Yelena Salvador & Greg Venezia.
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