February 27, 2022
~ 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. 
New Grant for Fire Education Programs

The Raynham Fire Department has received a $7000 grant from the state to fund fire safety and education programs for students and seniors. These programs are specifically tailored to an age group and the fire/emergency situations they are most likely to face.

For more info, please check out the Raynham Fire Department FB page: facebook.com/raynhamfd
Historical Tidbit:
The Area Known as Raynham
The area now known as Raynham was once a part of Taunton, which was settled beginning in 1637.  The Iron Forge, established by the Leonard family in 1652, provided employment in this region for over two centuries.

The people who lived in this area considered the journey to Church Green in Taunton for Sunday worship services too long and in 1727 they petitioned to have their own church closer to home. At that time, to have a new parish meant you were forming a new town. That petition was rejected.  

Persistence on their part paid off, and in 1731 they were granted permission to form a separate town and instructed to provide for a church and a school teacher.

The church was officially established on October 19, 1731 and Rev. John Wales was ordained as its first Pastor the next day.

For Info on advertising with us
check out
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
Laura Giovannello
you won a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose
Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of a
a $15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!
Bridgewater- Raynham Spring Sports
Registration Time
Registration is open NOW and will CLOSE at midnight, Monday, March 14th.

Baseball, Softball
Boys & Girls Outdoor Track
Boys & Girls Lacrosse, Boys & Girls Tennis
Per MA State Guideline, student-athletes can only participate in 1 sport per season.

The schedule for all 48 BR High School teams can be found HERE.
Come to the 7th Annual Multicultural Business Forum and After Hours
Thursday, March 3rd
Thorny Lea Golf Club, Brockton

The Metro South Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a free event where entrepreneurs can receive advice and resources on networking and creating their own successful business. They will also be able to hear from fellow community members and their business journey stories.

For more info, please check out the Metro South Chamber website: metrosouthchamber.com/event
BRRSD School Committee
February 16
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Raynham Board of Selectmen Meeting
 February 22
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Dogs, Cats, Birds, Horses; we have everything you need to care for your pets!

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

Keeping Fit with the
Raynham Senior Center!

The Raynham Senior Center offers a multitude of different programs and classes to keep your body moving and grooving these winter months! Join certified instructors for classes like Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi, Line Dancing, and more all throughout the week.
Each class costs $2 per person, and classes are limited to 10 individuals. To view the full, detailed schedule for the entire month of February, check out the Raynham Senior Center monthly newsletter! Visit their Facebook page to stay updated.
Bridgewater Raynham vs Newton South Boys Hockey
Streamed live on Feb 12
Video Courtesy of Four Deep Sports Talk Show
Get Your Tickets for the Bridgewater-Raynham Educational Foundation's Inaugural Fundraiser
Sat, Mar 26th
Olde Scotland Links

The Bridgewater Raynham Educational Foundation is committed to raising money to supplement the public school education of students by supporting teachers and school officials with grants.

This year, the organization will be hosting its fundraising event entitled "The Simply Sinatra Evening" where Michael Dutra, a Frank Sinatra impersonator will perform.

To show your support and find out more info about tickets, pricing, tables, etc., please visit the Bridgewater Raynham Educational Foundation Corporation FB page: facebook.com/breducationalfoundationcorp

Senior Center Book Club

The Raynham Senior Center is looking to start a book club for its senior community! Put your name on the interest list and share this idea with anyone else to get this club started.

If there is enough interest, the Senior Center will start this program and pick a book soon!

Please call 508-824-2740 to put your name down.
Support the Comedy Fundraiser
with Ride 22
Sat, March 26th
American Legion Post 405

Ride 22 is a nonprofit organization that works to raise community awareness of veteran and first responder suicide. With donations from the community, Ride 22 supports other local groups that support these individuals.

Have some laughs with top local comedians at this upcoming event.

Purchase your tickets, or donate and help sponsor the event by visiting funny4funds.com/events
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
Businesses: Amplify Your Message

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Coffee Builds Community

Director Erin Medeiros of the Raynham Senior Center has been working on her "100 Cups of Coffee Initiative" since December 1, 2021. This community event has given a platform for Raynham's residents, business owners, board members, teachers, parents, students, and leaders to voice their opinions and ideas to improve the town.

Erin's goal is to have 100 cups of coffee to share with 100 Raynham individuals.

"The goal of this program is twofold: first to educate the community on the various services offered by the COA, and secondly to understand how the Senior Center can better support older residents in the community as well as learn about programs outside the center that seniors may be able to get involved in."

Anyone from Raynham can grab a coffee with Erin. If you are interested, call, email, or visit the Senior Center 508-824-2740, emedeiros@Town.raynham.ma.us
Info taken from the Raynham COA Newsletter: raynham.gov/coa

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

Historical Tidbit Question:
When was the church officially established in the new parish of Raynham?

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 March 2, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Cultivate Empathy.

"Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” ~ Rumi

"It is not length of life, but depth of life."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair." 
~ Chinese Proverb

"More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.”
~ Roy T. Bennett

One love, one heart, one destiny.”
~ Bob Marley
Each day, we must cultivate empathy. Through our life experience, through our grief, learning to reach deeply and feel for others is a necessity for humanity.
~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Yelena Salvador & Greg Venezia.
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