March 7, 2021
~ 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. 
Bird Photo Contest:
Win a Prize!
Spring is on the way and the birds will be nesting and doing what birds do in the Spring.
Send us photos of birds in your yard or around Raynham and get in a drawing for a FREE National Geographic Bird Guide for the Eastern Region where we live.
Send your photos to
or mail them to us at 2215 King Philip Street

Bird photo credit: Paul Shaughnessy
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.

Town Clerk   508-824-2700
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
9:00a - 11:00a
494 Church St, Raynham
Janice Picklus 
won a 1 hour (value $80) session with
Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching. 

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.
You could win a  
$20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips from independent consultant Katie Ray.
Board of Selectmen
Video Courtesy of the Raynham Channel
Coming soon!!
Scholastic Online Book Fair!
The book fair will start March 19th.
More information will be available soon!
Mark your calendars!
AAUW Scholarship
Great News Students!!

The AAUW Taunton Area Branch is offering a $500 Mary Anderson Memorial Scholarship for female college students. Applicants must be graduates of a high school in Southeastern Massachusetts who will be entering the junior or senior year of college in the fall of 2021 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants must show a commitment to advancing the AAUW Mission: gender equity and economic security. Priority issues include removing bias from education, fighting for fair pay and economic equity, advancing women in leadership.

For an application, download at
Or contact Louise Freeman at 
The deadline to apply is April 15, 2021.

Submitted by Mary O’Connell, Public Information Chair,
Welcome to the Raynham Master
Plan Project!
In the fall of 2019, the Town of Raynham began creating a new Master Plan that will help guide the town moving forward. To complete this work, we need to hear from you - Raynham residents, business owners, and workforce members. Your input is the essential ingredient – combined with current, accurate data – that builds Raynham’s Master Plan!
Virtual Workshop #3 will be held in March. To accommodate busy schedules, the project team will host two identical virtual public meetings focusing on Natural & Cultural Resources and Open Space & Recreation. Registration for the events is required - simply click the event titles below for more information.

REGISTER HERE for the Raynham Master Plan Virtual Workshop #3 on March 10, 2021 at 6p.
BrSO's Free Music Matters Concert
Brockton Symphony Orchestra presents Angel Valchinov on violin and Chen Lin on viola and piano, performing works by Mozart, Dvorak, Bartok, and Handel-Halvorsen!
BFS logo
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357

The birds are hungry this time of year!
Why not give them a treat!
LaLiberte Elementary Book Fair!
March 7 - 20
Shop 24 hours a day

Check out DVD's from
The Learning Tree with Miss Nicole airs LIVE on Triumph's Facebook page.
Miss Nicole provides a virtual early literacy program for caregivers and their children ages 3-5 Tuesday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. She offers stories, crafts, music and STEM activities to help support language, literacy, cognitive and social-emotional development. ASQ information and parent resources will also be shared.  This virtual program can be found by visiting FB video
Shared by Bridgewater Public Library
Affirmations for the Present & Future

• Spiritual Healer • Certified Reiki Master Teacher • Past Life Regression & Future Life Progression Therapist • Officiant
Abington MA
(781) 428-4479
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Lions Eyeglasses Drop Box
The Raynham Lions Club on King Philip Street has a white "mailbox" on the front porch facing the street for dropping off old eyeglasses. Thank you for donating to the Raynham Lions.

The Lion Club's address is 2234 King Philip St.

BR School Committee Meeting 02/24/21
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel

WB/BR Gymnastics
2021 Cranberry League Tournament
Video Courtesy of WB-Cam
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:
Who was ordained as the first Pastor at the church that was established in 1731?

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 10, 2021 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

"Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it."
~ Maya Angelou

"Our sorrows and wounds are only healed when we touch them with compassion."
~ Buddha

"We can make ourselves miserable or we can make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same."
~ Pema Chodron

"Peace is letting it be. Letting life flow, letting emotions flow through you."
~ Kamal Ravikant
Forgive others, forgive ourselves. I am convinced it is the only way to peace. Peace in our hearts, and peace in our world. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien & Jacquelyn Rose
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