September 15, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Commemorating 9/11 through civic involvement
The GFWC Taunton and Raynham Jr. Woman's Club 3rd Annual Fashion Show
The GFWC Taunton and Raynham Jr. Woman's Club had no summer siesta this year as they recently completed their 3rd Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon to raise funds for student scholarships. The event took place at the American Legion Hall in Raynham with fashions presented by The Little Black Dress Co., out of Connecticut. The members served a luncheon prepared by DeAvilas Catering and also offered their ever popular basket raffle which added to another successful endeavor.
Club members modeled the fashions presented by owners Yvonne and Michael Turgeon of The Little Black Dress Co.
Funds raised will be used for student scholarships in the spring. Club members are also collecting donations for the Turning Point Suffragette Memorial to be built in Virginia in 2020, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.
Historical Tidbit:
The Mysterious Mr. Fisher
Mr. Fisher was the first schoolmaster recorded in town reports. 
No first name was given, only the year of his employment - 1742.
From: The History of Raynham, Patrice White
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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
Louise Dombrowski
 won a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with Jacquelyn Rose

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

You could win a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman, MA!
Sun, Sept 15th, 1 - 4p
Borden Colony Gazebo Park
King Philip Street

Free hot dogs and soda from the Lions Club
Free raffles and dozens of give- a-ways
Over 100, booths to visit
DJ all day, Balloon Animals, Magic Show
*Stop by and say "hi" at our BuzzAround booth*

Bring a can or non-perishable food item 
for the Raynham Food Basket
Rain Date Sept 29
Selectmen Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, 9/17/19

7:00p – 558 S. Main Street
  1.  Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Acceptance of the Minutes
  3. Department Heads / Committees
  • Chief Bryan LaCivita – Monthly Report
  1. Appointments
  • Finance Committee – Daniel McNally
  1. Citizen & Community Input
  2. Public Hearing
  3. New Business
  • Discussion and vote on permanent Town Administrator
  1. Completion of Old Business
  • Public Safety Building Committee
  1. Town Administrator’s Report
  2. Selectmen’s Report
  3. Correspondence
  4. Press Time
  5. Emergency Business
  6. Performance of Administrative duties before going into executive session
Family Fun Night
3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30p

Bingo for Books, Fort Night, and a Library Carnival are just some of the fun things happening at Family Fun Night at the library!
Try Something New at Council on Aging

Every Tuesday in September
Chair Yoga


Line Dancing
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
Does your lawn need a little boost after the dog days of summer? Come see us for your loam, seed and fertilizer needs!

Stop in today!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Raynham Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposal
The Raynham Cultural Council has set an October 15, 2019 deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural arts, humanities and science activities in the community. 

According to Council spokesperson Stacey Chisholm, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Raynham-- including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures. 

The Raynham Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community. 

This year, the Raynham Cultural Council will distribute over $5,300 in grants. Previously funded projects include: Raynham Reads, Stone Church Concert Series, RMS Art Show and Robotics Club, The Attleboro Art Museum, and Fun with STEM.

For local guidelines and complete information on the Raynham Cultural Council, contact Stacey Chisholm at . Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at .

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(508) 697-0050

FREE Community Screening of "Intelligent Lives"
Mon, Sept 16, 7 - 9p
BSU, Moakley Auditorium
100 Burrill Avenue, Bridgewater
The award-winning documentary "Intelligent Lives" follows the lives of three adults with intellectual disabilities as they navigate school, college, and the workplace.
Following the 70-minute documentary, a panel of local adults with intellectual disabilities will speak candidly to the audience about their own lives.
Join us for a night of learning and advocacy!
FREE! RSVP required HERE!
This event is brought to you by Inclusion Matters, Inc., in partnership with the Brockton Area Arc and sponsored by a grant from the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice at BSU.
Prophett Funeral Home Community Scholarship Winners
This year's winners in the Prophett Funeral Home Community Scholarship were Madison Bradbury from East Bridgewater, Jonathan Drass from West Bridgewater, and Elizabeth Buczek from Bridgewater/Raynham High School.

Prophett Funeral Home Community Scholarships have been awarded since 2017 equaling $9,000 in scholarship monies to seniors of three local high schools. Each participant has to write a sort story about the Prophett seal and it can’t be about death or dying.

There is one $1,000 scholarship to a winner at each of these high schools; EB, WB, and BR.

This year the participation was 2 applicants from EB, 7 applicants from WB, and 8 applicants from BR.  
The Honey Tree Nursery School

645 Locust St • Raynham
(508) 823-5611

A few spots left for September Enrollment,
Call today!
40th Anniversary of
Wood Palace Kitchens!
Celebrate Wood Palace Kitchens’ 40th Anniversary on Thursday, September 19th from 5 – 8p for a Business After Hours Networking event in the Wood Palace Kitchens Showroom located at 7 Mill Street in Middleboro.

Enjoy refreshments from Patricia’s Palate as well as beer and wine from the Bartending Service of NE. There will be door prizes, so don’t forget to bring your business cards!

Members of Metro South and Taunton Area Chambers will also be present!
  Family Medical Leave Information Session
Sept, 20th, 8 - 9:30a
Stoneforge Inn
90 Paramount Drive, Raynham
Cost: Breakfast included
$20/person-Chamber Member
$30/person-Non Chamber Member
Speaker: Scott Hokanson / Brabo Benefits
Find out what you need to know and what you need to inform your employees!
Register Here Hosted by Cranberry Country Chamber & Taunton Area Chamber 
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 (508) 279-0950

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Sun, Sept. 15,
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(508) 331-3564
Census 2020 Info

Why Are there Census Takers in My Neighborhood?
You might see census takers in your neighborhood for a few different reasons:
  • They are verifying addresses in preparation for the census.
  • They are collecting responses to the census or another survey.
  • They are dropping off census materials.
  • They are conducting quality checks on the census.
Census takers who verify addresses are called address canvassers. They help ensure an accurate and complete count by verifying address lists across a wide area of physical geography, housing structures, and residence types.
Part of this effort involves census takers on the ground noting where houses, apartments, shelters, and other residences are located. Census takers will attempt to knock on every door in the neighborhood they are canvassing.

Census takers will begin visiting homes in 2020 to collect responses from those who did not respond online, by phone, or by mail. At the same time, there will be other surveys ongoing, such as the American Community Survey, so there will also be census field representatives visiting homes for other reasons as well.

How Can I Verify the Identity of a Census Worker?
If you are visited by someone from the U.S. Census Bureau, here are some tips to assure the validity of the field representative:
  • Census takers must present an ID badge that includes a photograph of the field representative, a Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
  • Note that census workers may be carrying a Census Bureau phone or a laptop as well as a bag with a Census Bureau logo.
  • If you still have questions, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.

Keeping us in the loop on local issues
The Raynham Channel presents the Selectmen's Meeting from 9/3/19 and the Rt 138 Design Public Hearing from 8/27/19

Have fun with us and bee entered to win
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman, MA!

Historical Tidbit Question: 
Who was Mr. Fisher?

Email us your answer at:

Please include your name, phone number with your answer. 
By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's 
Buzz Around Raynham.

On September 18, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 
It Takes Courage

It takes courage to believe in yourself, confidence that your ideas and views are of value. Take heart.... None of us has ALL the answers. Your voice is important!

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
~ Winston S. Churchill

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~E.E. Cummings

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. - Atticus Finch”
~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” ~Coco Chanel
Write your own story, and be the hero. ~Jacquie
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