August 11, 2019 ~ Building Raynham Community One Positive Story at a Time
Raynham Library Brings the Bloom

Many wonderful things are done at our public library, like this Fresh Flower Arranging with Sue workshop. The flowers were provided by Shaws for this free library event. Attendees came and arranged their own beautiful creations!

Images courtesy of the Raynham Library Facebook page

Historical Tidbit:
Neighborhood Businesses 1930's Ice Box
As towns grew it became profitable to open shops in neighborhoods to fill local needs. They filled a need when people were spreading out from the center of town and before the time when every household had a car. These shops had ethnic flavor depending on what immigrants settled locally. The shop would have foods culturally common to those who lived near it. Many of these shops had refrigerated coolers and offered butcher shops and specialty cuts of meats. This is where a person would find linguiça from Portugal, potatiskorv from Sweden, and bratwurst from Germany.  
Before World War II, not every home had a refrigerator. Frozen foods were not as common as today and purchasing a supply of fresh meat for a week did not keep well in an "ice box". Some folks still had ice boxes up until the 1950s. I can remember the ice man delivering to the house across the street from my home on Main Street. 
Respectfully Submitted, David Moore
Town Hall
558 South Main St. 
Mon - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p,
Fri 8:30a - 12 Noon
 Tues eve 6 - 8p
Public Library
760 South Main St.
Mon - Wed 10a - 8p
Thurs 10a - 6p, Fri 10a - 5p, Sat 10a - 2p

Council on Aging
2215 King Philip St.
Mon - Fri 9a - 3p

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9:00 am - 11:00 am
494 Church St, Raynham
 Ellen Hurteau
 won a
$15 gift certificate to
       Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman, MA!

You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
12" Big Flowering Hibiscus Pot
($21 value)
from Nessralla Farm Rt 106 Halifax
Universe of Fandom
Ages 8 -12
Monday, Aug 12 6:30-7:30p
Raynham Public Library
Universe of Fandom is a weekly program for tweens, ages 8 to 12, that celebrates fandom. Crafts, snacks, games and fun! On Monday, August 12 join us at our HOGWARTS SPACE CAMP to make a zero gravity wand, make a spell to capture galaxies in jars and learn how to be a good wizard in outer space.
Reduce Cyber Stress: Demystify Cyber Security for Success
Mon, Aug 12th at 12-1p Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce, 9 Clayton Road, Middleboro.
Join John Danahey, Owner of NerdsToGo - Taunton, to demystify cybersecurity in a relaxed setting where he will answer your concerns regarding cyber security. This seminar is free and will include a lunch! Read More.
Respectfully submitted Cranberry Chamber of Commerce.
Fabulous New Sign for Merrill Elementary School!
Thanks to the class of 2030 and 2031 for raising money from the fun run for our new school sign! Thank you to  Jennifer Rodrigues  for designing our sign.
Open House
Sunday Aug 18th & Saturday Aug 24th
2-4p at the Raynham Historical Society (6 Pleasant St) Admission is $5 per person. Respectfully submitted, Dave Donahue. Read more.
The Honey Tree Nursery School

645 Locust St • Raynham
(508) 823-5611

A few spots left for September Enrollment,
Call today!
Veterans Fundraising BBQ
Live Music & Entertainment by Moonstruck & Guitar Dave
Sat, Aug 17
Noon- 6p
American Legion Post 405
291 Mill St, Raynham

There will be food, raffles, music, games & more!
$25 donation per person (kids under 5 are free)
All proceeds to benefit local veterans and the Walter Reed Foundation

town hall
Town Hall Summer Hours
The Town Hall will be closed the following Tuesday nights: August 13 & 27
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm &
Pet Store!

Great harvest this year?
Can your bounty and eat it all year long! We have a large selection of canning supplies.
Stop in and pick up yours today!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Backyard Astronomy
Tue, Aug 20, 6:30-7:30p Raynham
Public Library
Join us as local resident Stephen "AstroGeek" LaFlamme presents highlights from forty years as an amateur astronomer.
See backyard photographs of craters on the moon, Saturn's rings, distant galaxies, exploded stars, clouds of glowing hydrogen and more. Stephen has many tales to tell about astronomy adventures from his backyard observatory.
No registration necessary.
Ladies Golf Outing
Wed, Sept 11th registration at 9a, Hillside Country Club 82 Hillside Ave, Rehoboth
Golf (9 holes), cart, lunch included in cost of $65/person, special foursome rate $240
Early bird sign up: August 13th at 4:30 pm Poquoy Brook Golf Course, 20 Leonard St, Lakeville. For the Early Bird sign up, you will receive a free private group lesson and socialize after with other golfers, cash bar. Respectfully submitted, Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce. Register Here.
Too much screen time giving you a pain in the neck?

Let us help you feel like yourself again!

Call today!
63 Main Street, Bridgewater
(508) 697-0050

Raynham Historical Society Yard Sale
August 24
Hannant House 6 Pleasant Street, Raynham
(four corners diagonally across from
the Stone Church)
Vendor fee $20 per table (bring your own)
Soup, punch, and desserts will be available for
Call Cheryl at 508-821-9481 to reserve a table.
Operation Cuts for Kids
Sunday, August 25 10a-2p at VFW Club (Veterans of Foreign Wars) 82 Ingell St, Taunton MA support our community with a free haircut for children in grades K-12. No appointments needed. Every child must be accompanied by an adult. Cuts given on a first come, first serve basis.
Contact Lauren Silva at 508-813-2268, email , with any questions.
Get In Shape For Women - Bridgewater
August is here!

It's not to late to work on you this summer!
6 weeks of training for $279! Start today!!

180 Winter St., Bridgewater 
(across from Chatta Box)
 Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900   

Email us:  getinshapeforwomen
Planning Board Meeting
Video courtesy of The Raynham Channel.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Confirmed in Mosquitoes from the Town of Raynham
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported to the Raynham Health Department this afternoon that positive samples for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been identified from mosquitoes in Raynham. The samples were collected from mosquito traps in the southwest quadrant of town.. As of today, no animals or humans have been reported to have contracted either WNV or EEE in Massachusetts but precautions to avoid being bitten should be taken. Precautions include avoiding peak hours from dusk to dawn, wear protective clothing like long sleeves and pants, as well as using repellent spray or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Read More. Respectfully submitted, Matthew Tanis, Health Agent.
Residence Inn - Bridgewater
Spacious Studio and One-Bedroom Suites with fully equipped kitchen and living room area. Includes complimentary Breakfast Buffet daily and evening social “The Mix” three nights per week.
*Short and long term rates available.
2020 Pleasant St, Bridgewater, MA
(508) 697- 1412
town hall
Finance Committee and Zoning Board of Appeals
Looking for Volunteers!
The Finance Committee and the Zoning Board of Appeals currently have 2 vacancies on each Board.
Click here for info about the committee.
If you are interested in applying for for one of these vacancies, please send a letter of interest and resume to the Board of Selectmen,
558 S. Main St. or email
GFWC Taunton and Raynham Jr. Woman's Club Announcement
GFWC Taunton and Raynham Jr. Woman's Club is honored to have two military veterans, as members. Cindy Brogan and her daughter MaryEllen Founds of Taunton, were both recognized by the Millbury Freedom Quilters of Mass, who presented them with Quilts of Valor at the GFWCMA (General Federation of Women's Clubs Massachusetts) Junior Woman's Club Conference held at the Stone Forge Restaurant. For more info on how to become a member click here.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a 12" Big Flowering Hibiscus Pot
($21 value)
from Nessralla Farm Rt 106 Halifax

Historical Tidbit Question: 
What kind of meat from Portugal would people find at the neighborhood shop?

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By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's 
Buzz Around Raynham.
On August 14, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 
So here we are... 10 years into this fabulous thought experiment

"What would happen if we congratulated, supported, and promoted every little bit of volunteerism and good - doing that we could find?

What would happen if we let everyone know about the good goings-on in their neighborhood?

After 10 years of listening and sharing, we know what happens:
people show up at events, they participate in fundraisers. Grassroots organizations find the volunteers they need. We see what a wonderful place our village is.

Our community bands together, and makes things happen. Ideas become real.
Thanks for taking the time to read and to join in the fun. We love to create a buzz... because we all need good news! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Tarah Gervais, Christina Montana, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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