June 30, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Historical Tidbit: The Iron Works' impact on Raynham 
The area that is now known as the city of Taunton was first settled in 1639. Iron ore was discovered in Taunton on the banks of the Two Mile (Forge) River in 1652. After the discovery of the iron ore, a group of 23 people formed a partnership to start up the iron works. The iron works began somewhere between 1652 and 1656. This section of Taunton, the east end, where the iron works were located, became the Town of Raynham.
Raynham was incorporated as a town on April 2, 1731. The Leonard, Jones, Washburn, King, Shaw, Dean, Hall, Gushee, Williams, Gilmore, Andrews, Hathaway, White, Tracy and Knapp are cited as the founding families of Raynham and their descendants held prominent positions in the town until well into the 20th century.
The iron works were the dominant industry in the town for more than two centuries. The importance that was attached to iron works is apparent from the town seal, which depicts the iron works along with the date 1652. The iron works continued to operate in Raynham until 1873.

~ From Kathleen Roberts, Raynham Historical Commission
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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
Ellen Hurteau

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  1 weekend night get away (for up to 4 people) at the Residence Inn - Bridgewater. Includes a breakfast buffet!

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

You could win a
Jump Start Training Package including nutrition consultation & 6 free sessions from Get In Shape For Women at 180 Winter St, Bridgewater!
Town Hall Summer Hours
The Town Hall will be closed the following Tuesday nights:
July 2, 9 & 30 and August 13 & 27
Are you suffering from Headaches that just won't go away? Call us today!
Chiropractors successfully help thousands of individuals everyday obtain safe, effective, long-term relief from their headaches. This is because most headaches have a spinal, muscular, or habitual component which the chiropractor has been trained to identify and treat.  In fact, surveys show that 10-25% of patients initiate chiropractic care for the relief of headaches.
63 Main Street, Bridgewater
(508) 697-0050
The Stone Church Summer Concert Series

Held on Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 PM beginning July 10.  
These concerts are free to the public and a freewill offering will be received. 

July 10: The New Providence Big Band, featuring Big Band and Swing!
July 17: Dixie Diehards, with Upbeat Traditional New Orleans Jazz!
July 24: SOS Big Band, Swing Music from Cumberland RI!
July 31: The Roy Scott Big Band, featuring Swing and Jazz!

These concerts are sponsored by the Stone Church, First Congregational Church of Raynham,  785 South Main Street, Route 104 in Raynham Center, with support from the Raynham Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm
& Pet Store!

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Order yours today - Call or online ordering available
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Summer Raynham Recreation Playground Program Registration

Children will participate in exciting and fun-filled activities including arts and crafts, sports, outdoor games, and field trips based on the weekly themes.
Half Day Program (8-12) cost is $105/week
Full Day Program (8-5:30) cost is $185/week

General Information  

•The program participants will be required to bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water; lunch is not included in the program.
•The Full Day Program includes additional field trip for a recreational swim. 
•Field trips are scheduled on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted. 
•Children must wear their program t-shirts on field trip days. 
•Field trips will return to the school after 12 noon; approximated times are noted. 
•Price includes all field trips and a program t-shirt 
•Sibling discount of $5 per week applied upon check out. 
•There is a $25 late fee for registration forms received after the registration deadline.

Registration Deadline for Session 2 = July 12th

Summer Youth Tennis Program

Sign up for the youth tennis program sponsored by the Raynham Recreation Dept. The program takes place at the Edgewood Pool and Tennis Club.
There are multiple courses for all ages starting the second week in July. Here is a link to all the course, and a place where you can register.
2019 Cranberry Country Golf Open
Benefiting Scholarship Program and Cranberry Country Chamber
Friday, July 12, 2019
Poquoy Brook Golf Club
Registration 7:30 a.m.Shotgun Start 9:00 a.m.
Call today to get your
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An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
(781) 910-5029
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10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950

Last Conservation Commission Meeting 6/5/2019
Courtesy of Raynham YouTube Channel
Kids Fun Run Track Series

  • A fun program designed to be a fun yet educational program where children learn the basics of running such as warming up, stretching, competing, and cooling down properly.
  • Children will be encouraged to compete against themselves and offer encouragement for fellow runners. 
  • This track program is sponsored by the Colonial Road Runners and the Raynham Park and Recreation Dept.

Ages: 3-14
Dates: July 14 to August 11
Cost: $1.00/ child
Location: Raynham Middle School Track

D'Agostino Insurance
Car or Home Insurance 
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111 Torrey St, Suite 1, Brockton 
Residence Inn - Bridgewater
Spacious Studio and One-Bedroom Suites with fully equipped kitchen and living room area. Includes complimentary Breakfast Buffet daily and evening social “The Mix” three nights per week.
*Short and long term rates available.
2020 Pleasant St, Bridgewater, MA
(508) 697- 1412

Raynham Historical Society Yard Sale

July 27 and August 24
9 am to 3 pm
Vendor fee $20 per table
(bring your own)

Hannant House 6 Pleasant Street Raynham
(four corners diagonally across from
the Stone Church)

Soup, punch, and desserts will be available for

Call Cheryl at 508-821-9481 to
reserve a table
Selectmen's Meeting 6/11/2019
Courtesy of Raynham YouTube Channel
The Amazing Art Hero
The Amazing Art Hero Rob Surette is planned to perform at LaLiberte next school year. Students and staff are so-o-o-o excited! Rob's mission is to uplift students with his artistic performance, and have them leave the auditorium inspired. Information from Laliberte PTO facebook page.
Finance Committee and Zoning Board of Appeals
Looking for Volunteers

The Finance Committee and the Zoning Board of Appeals currently have 2 vacancies on each Board.

If you are interested in applying for for one of these vacancies, please send a letter of interest and resume to the Board of Selectmen, 558 S. Main St. or email  ddooney@town.raynham.ma.us
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
Jump Start Training Package including nutrition consultation & 6 free sessions from Get In Shape For Women at 180 Winter St, Bridgewater!

Historical Tidbit Question: 
How many people formed a partnership to start up the iron works?

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Buzz Around Raynham.
On July 3, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 
I am forever an optimist. A firm believer that nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. It takes dedication from each of us to care enough to talk and listen to each other. To be a citizen and participate.
"Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have." ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."
 ~Erma Bombeck
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Frederick Douglass

Happy Independence Week, Everyone.
~ Jacquie
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