June 19, 2020 ~ 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. 
The Books Will See You Now!

The Raynham Public Library is currently in the reopening phase that allows for limited capacity by appointment. In order to comply with distancing requirements, users must schedule an appointment to enter the library. Only 1 appointment is allowed per day.

How do I make an appointment?
You can schedule a 30-minute appointment up to three days in advance on the library’s   event calendar  or by calling 508-823-1344. Appointments can be made between 10:30am and 6:30pm Monday-Wednesday, 10:30am to 1:30pm Thursday and Saturday, and Friday, 10:30am and 4:30pm.

What should I do to prepare for my appointment?
Here are a few things that will ensure your appointment is safe and will run smoothly:
  • Face masks are required to enter the building.
  • Park in the parking lot, but enter the building on the west side, ramp entrance.
  • Ring the door bell and wait to be “buzzed-in.”
  • Return books to either the inside book drop located near the side entrance or the outside drop located in the parking lot.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Once you have checked out your items, exit via the parking lot entrance.
  • Please leave the library by the end of your appointment time.
Historical Tidbit: 
 1900's Ice house
Staying Cool in the Summer
Heat waves in town are nothing new, so how did folks cool off years ago before backyard pools and air conditioning? To start with, houses were built with higher ceilings and bigger windows to allow heat to rise and breezes to circulate. Many homes had a large front porch where they could sit and enjoy a summer breeze. There were many swimming spots in town. The river was quite clean before the days of indoor plumbing with commercial and residential waste discharges 
into the river.  
Cold drinks were provided by water from the deep well and if you wanted ice in your drink, you had to hope that there was still some left in the ice chest.
Ice was delivered once or twice a week by wagon. The ice had been cut during the winter and had been stored in several large ice houses near the ponds. The ice houses were built with walls 1' to 2' thick and insulated with sawdust. They could hold ice through the hot summer until ponds froze again in the winter.
One last thing, tight fitting clothes made of synthetic fibers was unheard of.

Respectfully submitted,
David Moore 
All buildings are closed to the public. Please phone or email for business assistance.

Town Hall
Monday – Thursday 8:30a - 4:30p
Friday – 8:30a - 12Noon

Public Library

Council on Aging
Building remains closed.
Director will be in the office Monday, Wednesday and Thursday to process bills, stay in touch with state agencies and attend to phone messages

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9:00a - 11:00a
494 Church St, Raynham
Melissa Zani
won a $10 gift certificate to Mama Deb's food truck. Enjoy delicious fresh Italian food or purchase some sauce to take home. Go to  mamadeb.biz   for upcoming food truck events.

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

You could win a $50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins.
The clean revolution
The Search For An Internship During COVID

By Sasha Rockwell When my Junior year at Bridgewater State University started in the Fall of 2019, I knew it was the perfect time to take advantage of learning opportunities on and off-campus. But I didn't expect it to go the way it did.

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Raynham's Master Plan 2023
Discovery Workshop
Join the discussion about Raynham's future!
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the social distancing requirements, this event will be entirely online. Occurring on a dedicated webpage, the Discovery workshop will take place over 14 days. The project team will facilitate two identical virtual meetings during that time where community members can participate in group discussions, provide feedback, and help craft the Master Plan vision.

Participate in the Virtual Workshop:
Wednesday, July 22nd 6:00p - Virtual Zoom
Tuesday, July 28- Workshop Page Closes

All participants will be entered to win a gift certificate to a local Raynham business! Don't miss the opportunity to share your thoughts and support your local economy!

For the QR codes for the meetings and more information: www.town.raynham.ma.us/virtual_discovery_workshop_flyer.pdf
Friday, July 10th, Governor Baker rescinded his temporary order suspending all local shopping bag laws and banning the use of reusable bags.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent update on transmission indicates that the virus spreads primarily through the infected respiratory droplets emitted during close contact with another person, hence the continued need for face masks.
Banning re-use of bags was a precautionary measure, erring on the side of safety, and the MA Dept of Public Health recognizes the public health problem created by the damage done to our environment with plastic, and so is now encouraging their use again.
Help The Environment, Recycle Your Plastics
U.S. companies want our recycled plastics. There is a growing demand for sorted plastics here in the U.S. Currently, Massachusetts recycling facilities are sorting your plastic bottles, jugs, jars and tubs and selling them to plastic recyclers right here in the USA. Companies buy, clean, flake, or pelletize plastic into a raw material for making new consumer products, packaging, automotive parts, construction materials, and even 100% recycled Adirondack chairs. For a 1 minute overview of what happens to your plastic after you place it in the bin,  check out this video .
You can help ensure your plastic gets a second life by:
  • Keeping it clean!  As a Smart Recycler, you’re careful to empty, rinse and recycle only those plastic items that manufacturers can use – bottles, jugs, jars and tubs. Avoid the “wish-cycling” trap: just because that fork or spoon is made of plastic, doesn’t mean it’s recyclable.  
  • Driving demand. By choosing products made out of recycled content, we have the power to drive demand for more recycled feed stock. Check out the Buy Recycled Products Directory to find products made with recycled materials, which is known as post-consumer resin (PCR).
Plastic recycling is worth the effort as long as you follow the rules. If you can’t recycle it, consider not buying it and using an alternative (reusable bamboo forks and spoons for example).
Working hard to make patients comfortable & healthy!

Physical distancing • spaced appointments
• bacterial cleaning between patients. 

Take care of yourself – See your chiropractor today!
63 Main Street, Bridgewater (508) 697-0050

Town Clerk               508-824-2700
Treasurer/Collector      508-824-2702
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
Join Triumph, Inc's CFCE Virtual Music & Movement With Miss Kerry!
All classes begin at 10:00a
Tuesdays & Thursdays
July: 21,23,28,30
August: 4,6,11,13,18,20,25,27
& Sept 1st

If you would like to be part of this group...please join us here on our Triumph, Inc. Community Programming Facebook Page.

Miss Kerry will provide you and your family with engaging songs, music, and dance! You will create music using household items, learn about a variety of music styles, and music fundamentals!
Watch Challenge for the Movie "13th"
"13th" is available for viewing on YouTube and Netflix. In the movie, made in 2016, filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. Scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. This film is not appropriate for children.
Diversity & Inclusion Community Empowerment (D.I.C. E.) invites individuals to watch the movie and participate in a facilitated ZOOM discussion group. Thursday, July 23rd from 7-8:30p with your Bridgewater - Raynham neighbors.
Following watching the movie, consider these questions: 1) What were the emotions that surfaced for you as you watched to film? 2) What thoughts surfaced for you as you watched? 3) What aspects of the film were new information for you? 4) How do you understand racism? 5) If racism was eliminated from our country, what would society be like & how would people interact with one another?
D.I.C.E. is a network of community members interested in ensuring that Bridgewater - Raynham demonstrates respect, appreciation, and value for diversity and inclusion. Through this network, we exchange ideas and challenge each other to think in new ways about how our evolving communities can foster an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can live, thrive, and succeed. Click to join the FB group.
Shared from Central Square Congregational Church
We have what you NEED this summer!
Come see what we have to make your home or farm the best it can be! Shop us today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater  (508) 697-0357
Metro South’s Live Virtual Networking Groups 
Upcoming Zoom dates:
7/22 2:00 - 3:00p
7/23 10:30 -11:30a
7/28 10:30 -11:30a
7/29 2:00 - 3:00p

Connect with potential customers, existing chamber members and friends in the Metro South community from the comfort and safety of your homes/work spaces. 
Every member attending will be asked to give a 60-second pitch (who you are, and what you do) and and then we will have an open discussion with the group. 
Space is limited, so please RSVP in advance.

Questions? Contact Lexi , program director
(508) 586-0500 x 231

Books For Brockton: Brockton Public Library organized by ...

Join me in making a real difference. Brockton Public Library provides access to educational & cultural programs and resources to the greater Brockton Area, free!!! Brockton Library Foundation ... taking this a step further ... is giving

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Get in Shape for Women
in Bridgewater

We are OPEN! 

Our studio has been disinfected, repainted and redesigned to keep our clients separate and safe upon return. As always, there are never more than 4 clients in a session

Try us out -
6 week training special for $279.
180 Winter St., Bridgewater 
(across from Chatta Box)
  Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900   
Email us:  getinshapeforwomen
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Rainbows Over Raynham
Pam Havern McCormack spotted a rainbow over Center St in Raynham during a quick rainfall in the evening. At one point it became a double rainbow. The same rainbow was spotted by Kim Sears, painted across the sky in its full colors.


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:
How often was ice delivered?

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On July 22, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, & Kayla Rose
Oh Yeah, we've got bias.

In my quest to learn, I'm diving into this thought process: each of us looks at the world though our own lens. There is no "one way to see things" Everything we do and say is shaped by the cultures and attitudes we were raised with.

"I think unconscious bias is one of the hardest things to get at."
~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
~ Robertson Davies,  Tempest-Tost

"Optimism is normal, but some fortunate people are more optimistic than the rest of us. If you are genetically endowed with an optimistic bias, you hardly need to be told that you are a lucky person - you already feel fortunate." ~ Daniel Kahneman

"It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.”
~ Jonathan Swift

"We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't.”
~ Frank A. Clark
I hope I never stop learning about this wonderful, miraculous world we live in.

Each time I overcome a fear to experience a new concept, idea or group of people, the rewards are HUGE: there's
satisfaction & appreciation and it's down right FUN!
I have learned my biases (oh yeah, I've got them, BOY have I got them!) get in the way of that.
And it has been totally worth it to figure out what they are and why they are!
Have a great week everyone. Wishing you all great adventures. ~ Jacquie
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