February 16, 2020 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Early Childhood Parent Organization at L.B. Merrill Elementary
celebrated the gift of love with the gift of art!
ECPO sends out a big thanks to all of our Merrill families who came out for our art enrichment night. We had a ton of fun! 💙
Big thanks to all the volunteers and co-chairs Katie D and Katie M that came for Art of the Heart!
Story & Photo credits: facebook.com/ECPO615
Historical Tidbit:

Communication from Rainham, England

London Borough of Havering
Whybridge Junior School
Blacksmith Lane Rainham
Essex RM13 7AH
Telephone Rainham 52870
Headmaster L. F. Thomason
Date June 8, 1976.
Dear Mrs. Largey,
I am enclosing a list of signatures of every child and adult concerned with the running of this part of the life of Rainham, Essex, England. At least, everyone who was accessible at this period of our communal history!
With our names we send our best wishes to Raynham 'over the water' and our hope that your celebrations of the Bicentennial Anniversary of Independence have been, are being and will be immensely successful, joyous and memorable.
Independence is a great thing. So is the link which our name provides. Greater still is that of the human spirit, the well that bubbles with kindness, compassion, sympathy and fellow-feeling.
To you personally, to your committee and to all Raynham - special happiness this particular fourth of July and for the rest of this exciting anniversary year.
                                                Yours sincerely,
                                                L.F. Thompson
Mrs. Arthur Largey,
The Secretary
Raynham Bicentennial Committee,
89 Jackson Drive
Raynham, Massachusetts 02767

Letter from RAYNHAM '76, by Raynham Bicentennial Committee & Raynham Historic Commission (July 4th,1976)
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
9:00a - 11:00a
494 Church St, Raynham
Debbie Chaves
 won a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through
Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins. The clean revolution facebook.com/cleanbeautycorner

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

You could win a
One Free Svaroopa® Yoga Class at
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Located at Physical Therapy U
75 Scotland Blvd, Bridgewater
STEM Festival
February 18 - 21
Tue— Circuits -- 3 - 4p (register)
Wed—Blanket Forts -- 1 - 3p
Thur— Mad Science -- 10:30 - 11:30a
Fri— Robotics Team Workshop -- 2 - 3p
Drop in to use the Makerspace & take home STEM Challenges happening all week. 
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Stop in for your Free Cherry Pie
this Weekend at
George Washington Toma!

Brockton & Weymouth

(781) 335-6435 •  Gwtoma.com
Raynham Reads 2020- Raynham Public Library

Books available now. Related events through Apr26th.

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Hands-Free While Driving Law to Take Effect February 23!
The hands-free driving law takes effect in MA on  Feb. 23, 2020 . Police departments will be out in force to ensure residents are sticking to the rules. Here are some key points to keep in mind.

You can only use electronic devices and mobile phones in hands-free mode, you are not permitted to hold or support any electronic device/phone, you cannot touch device for texting, emailing, apps, video, or internet use, activation of GPS navigation is permitted when the device is installed or properly mounted. Any handheld use is only allowed if the vehicle is both stationary and not located in a public travel lane but is not allowed at red lights or stop signs.

A good rule of thumb is, if you can put your vehicle in park in a safe place, you can use your phone but otherwise, hands-off. If you are under 18 you cannot use ANY electronic device. All phone use while driving is illegal, including the use of hands-free mode, so talk to your teen about this one specifically. The fines and penalties will be high.  Check Mass.Gov for details.  Please be safe on the roads and just put the phones away as you drive your vehicle.
AARP Tax Appointments
February until April
Raynham Senior Center, 2215 King Phillip St.
Simple tax returns will be done free of charge.

Appointments will be taken on a first come, first served. 

Please call the Raynham Senior Center, 508-824-2740 to schedule.
Board of Selectman Meeting 2/11/20
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We're Your COMPLETE Garden, Farm & Pet Store!

We have everything you need to keep yourself, your pets, fish and feathered friends safe safe, and warm!
Stop in today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357

The 5th Annual Darwin Day @ BSU!
February 28th
Dana Mohler-Faria Science & Math Center
The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (CASE) is pleased to announce Darwin Day 2020 a day filled with science lectures and events.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Patricia Brennan.
Open to the public.
For more information: Darwin Day Info.

Feb. 24th through Feb. 28th
Mon (2-24) through Thurs (2-27) 8:30a - 4:30p.; Tuesday evening (2-25) 6-8p;
Friday (2-28) 8:30a-12:00p
Town Hall, McKinnon Meeting Room
558 South Main Street

Shoveling Tips for a Healthy Spine
• Layer clothing to keep your muscles warm and flexible.
• Do some warm-up stretching before you grab that shovel.
• Push the snow straight ahead. Walk it to the snow bank. Avoid sudden twisting and turning motions.
• Bend your knees to lift when shoveling. Let the muscles of your legs and arms do the work, not your back.
• Take frequent rest breaks to take the strain off your muscles. A fatigued body asks for injury.
• Stop if you feel chest pain, get tired or have shortness of breath.
Call and schedule your appointment today!

63 Main Street, Bridgewater • (508) 697-0050
The BSU Observatory 
S chedule for FREE Public Nights
Weather allowing, the BSU Observatory will be open on the following dates in Spring 2020:
  • February 19 and 26 from 6:00 - 7:30p
  • March 4 from 6:30 - 8:00p
  • March 18, 21, 25 and 28 from 8:00 - 9:30p
  • April 1, 8, 11, 15, 22, 25 and 29, & May 2 from 8:30 - 10:00p
You can also follow us on Twitter @BSUObservatory or call our hotline at 508-531-DARK for the weather decision. (The night has to be clear.)
Parking for these evening events is available in the West Campus Lot. BSU Observatory Facebook Page
Beauty and the Beast Massasoit Feb. 29th-Mar. 8th

Tickets: 508-427-1234 or www.massasoit.edu/boxoffice ~ $20 - General Patrons $18 - Seniors/Students/Children/Veterans Location: Massasoit Community College, Brockton Campus Fine Arts Building.

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LaLiberte Students Celebrate 100 days in school by dressing in their very best "old person" outfits. So much fun!

Photo & Story Credits : facebook.com/laliberteparentsorg

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Historical Tidbit Question:
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By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's Buzz Around Bridgewater.
On February 19, 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, & Gregory Venezia
We all are challenged....
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.”
~Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
~ Helen Keller, The Open Door
“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” ~ Shannon L. Alder
“If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” ~ T.S. Eliot
I LOVED that T.S. Elliot quote. I spend the majority of my time in over my head, with my tippy toes just barely touching the bottom.
Sometimes its hard to get a gulp of air... but if I can just float... it can be relaxing if there are no storms and no choppy waves or undercurrent.
Took that analogy just about as far as I could ; )
Have a great week everyone, thanks for reading! ~ Jacquie

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