October 17, 2021
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... And here is a selection from Leaves by Lloyd Schwartz 

"Every October it becomes important, no, necessary
to see the leaves turning, to be surrounded
by leaves turning; it's not just the symbolism,
to confront in the death of the year your death,
one blazing farewell appearance, though the irony
isn't lost on you that nature is most seductive
when it's about to die, flaunting the dazzle of its
incipient exit, an ending that at least so far
the effects of human progress (pollution, acid rain)
have not yet frightened you enough to make you believe
is real; that is, you know this ending is a deception
because of course nature is always renewing itself—
the trees don't die, they just pretend,
go out in style, and return in style: a new style...."
Photo: Turkeys at the Birdbath by Sue Basile
Historical Tidbit:
When Raynham was first established, there were five villages. 

1. Gilmore Village, near the depot of the Old Colony Railroad, had forty or fifty houses. 

2. Prattville, which was one mile south, was described as a prosperous village. 

3. Squawbetty was the principal center of iron manufacture. 

4. The village about the Baptist Church, in south Raynham, had some of the best farms. 

5. The village at the center had two churches, a post office, a store, and "numerous inhabitants and their dwellings." 

Researched and Compiled 
By M. Patrice White ,1988 
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Town Clerk
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

Public Library

Council on Aging

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9 - 11a
494 Church St, Raynham
Kevin Ellis
won a $10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck.

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter

Enter for this week's prize of a
$20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips from Independent Consultant Katie Ray!
Raynham Historical Society Meeting
Monday, October 18th
Raynham Senior Center, 2215 King Phillip St

Jim Tilbe will be giving a presentation on Raynham cemeteries and grave stones at the next Raynham Historical Society meeting. All community members are welcome, and masks are required!
Clam Boil
Sunday, October 24th

2234 King Phillip St

B-R School Committee Sept 22, 2021
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Board of Selectmen October 12, 2021
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Fall is the best time to start your lawn and the best lawns start with the best loam! Call us today for your delivery!

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Asian Studies Film Series: THROW DOWN
Thursday, October 21st
5 - 7:25p
Maxwell Library, Room 013
Join Dr. Sean Allan in Maxwell Library for a screening and discussion of Hong Kong film Throw Down, directed by Johnnie To. The Asian Studies Film Series is open to the BSU Community and the public.

For more information on this event and more, visit the Master Calendar for Bridgewater State University.
We have Deb’s famous Chicken Broccoli Alfredo!

You may also get it on Zucchini Noodles instead of pasta.

Order at the truck, online or call
120 East Grove St, Middleboro

Open Thursdays & Fridays
Noon - 7pm for meals-to-go

Book our Food truck now for YOUR
next special event! 
Find YOUR Bliss with
In Person classes at The She Shed, every Saturday at 9 am!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective. 

(508) 331-3564
Trunk or Treat
Join... The Raynham Park & Rec. Dept. and some others for some
FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN... for the department's first ever....Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat Details
  • 6:30 - 8p
  • Located at the BORDEN COLONY SOCCER FIELD PARKING LOT on King Philip St.
Training Active Bystanders
Sat, October 23rd
10a - 12:30p
FREE Online
Training Active Bystanders (TAB) teaches how bystanders can interrupt harmful situations and generate positive actions.

TAB is also about responding positively to helpful behaviors, and engaging with people beyond your normal circle.

This training is for Bridgewater and surrounding communities. Contact: [email protected].
The training is free thanks to a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.
Raking all those leaves breaking your back? 

We have leaf blowers in just the size you need to tackle your job. Give your back a break.

Whether your project is big or small, we can help!

Work smarter not harder!

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As part of One-Book, One Community's focus on Agatha Christie Mysteries, the Raynham Library's Agatha Christie scavenger hunt on October 2 turned up 8 smoking pipes!

What a blast! Good job everyone!

Image & Story credits: facebook.com/raynhampubliclibrary
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a $20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips from Independent Consultant Katie Ray!

Historical Tidbit Question:
Squawbetty was the principal center of what type of manufacturing?

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 October 20, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Bridget Murphy-Courteau, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
"Do not dwell in the past, 
do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
~ Buddha

"I have great respect for the past. If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going. I have respect for the past, but I'm a person of the moment. I'm here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I'm at, then I go forward to the next place."
~ Maya Angelou

"If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past." ~ Baruch Spinoza

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space." ~ Johnny Cash
Rafiki: "It doesn't matter, it's in the past."
Adult Simba: "Yeah, but it still hurts."
Rafiki: "Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it."
~ Lion King

We need to deal with our past pain to let go of it. Otherwise the pain just rears its ugly head one way or another; showing up in the worst places... in anxiety attacks and quick judgements. 

Be at peace. Face it; mourn it; to forgive. 

You may never understand, but don't let the story someone else wrote be yours. Be the hero of your own story. ~ Jacquie
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