June 26, 2020 ~ 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. 
Successful Lemonade Stand!

Sam, age 6, and Ben, age 4, have become very successful little businessmen with their lemonade stand! They've held several lemonade stands this summer in their Raynham neighborhood featuring their made from scratch lemonade with a special ingredient; honey from their very own bees! The boys even helped their dad build and paint the lemonade stand!

Each cup is one dollar and they have several other items for sale at the lemonade stand such as cookies, chips, lollipops, Arnold Palmer, etc. They are getting ready to put out some of their honey soon, too!

Sam and Ben are learning about money with their lemonade stand. Their parents are instilling the importance of hard work, saving, giving and a little bit of spending. The boys have been able to save up for some new toys with their hard earned money.

Story and photo credit: Susan Maria
Historical Tidbit: 
Toll House 

There used to be a Toll house on Broadway (Route 138), reported to be built in 1793 near the Taunton line,  where a fee was collected from those herding cattle down the Taunton Turnpike from the Brighton stockyards to areas of Southeastern Massachusetts. 

It is in its original location on what was known as the Toll Road leading from Boston to New Bedford. In 1806, the Taunton-South Boston Turnpike was laid out over the old Toll Road.
From The History of Raynham, M. Patrice White
The Search For An Internship During COVID

By Sasha Rockwell When my Junior year at Bridgewater State University started in the Fall of 2019, I knew it was the perfect time to take advantage of learning opportunities on and off-campus. But I didn't expect it to go the way it did.

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All buildings are closed to the public. Please phone or email for business assistance.

Town Hall
Monday – Thursday 8:30a - 4:30p
Friday – 8:30a - 12Noon

Public Library

Council on Aging
Building remains closed.
Director will be in the office Monday, Wednesday and Thursday to process bills, stay in touch with state agencies and attend to phone messages

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9:00a - 11:00a
494 Church St, Raynham
Deb Caggiano
won a $50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins.
The clean revolution

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

You could win a 16 oz Bee Charmed candle, the scent of your choice! (value $15.99)
from Bee Charmed Gift Shop
494 N. Bedford St (Rt 18) East Bridgewater
O ne of the Oldest Houses in Raynham

On Oak St, opposite Carver St. sits one of the oldest houses in Raynham. It has been modernized over the years, but is estimated to be from the 1750's. It most likely had dual chimneys. Here we are in 2020 and it still sits proud!

Story and photo credit: Dave Donahue

Town Clerk               508-824-2700
Treasurer/Collector      508-824-2702
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
Friday, July 10th, Governor Baker rescinded his temporary order suspending all local shopping bag laws and banning the use of reusable bags.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent update on transmission indicates that the virus spreads primarily through the infected respiratory droplets emitted during close contact with another person, hence the continued need for face masks.
Banning re-use of bags was a precautionary measure, erring on the side of safety, and the MA Dept of Public Health recognizes the public health problem created by the damage done to our environment with plastic, and so is now encouraging their use again.
Working hard to make patients comfortable & healthy!

Physical distancing • spaced appointments
• bacterial cleaning between patients. 

Take care of yourself – See your chiropractor today!
63 Main Street, Bridgewater (508) 697-0050
Vote By Mail
Look for the application in your mailbox or h ere is a link to download the application.

In July, a new law was passed to allow all registered voters in Massachusetts to vote by mail in any 2020 election, with no excuse needed.
As required by the new law, a Vote by Mail application will be mailed to every person who was registered to vote by July 1 and who had not already requested an absentee ballot for the State Primary or for all elections this year. A second mailing will be sent out in September to all voters who have not already applied for a Vote by Mail ballot for the November election. The applications are pre-addressed to your local election official and no postage is necessary.

Vote by Mail applications must be delivered to your local election office no later than 4 business days before the election. For a State Primary ballot, your application must reach your local election office no later than August 26. For a State Election ballot, your application must reach your local election office no later than October 28.
If you wish to vote by mail, you are strongly encouraged to return your application as early as possible, to make sure that you will receive your ballot in time to return it and have it be counted.

Vote by Mail applications are available for  download  and may also be requested by  contacting the Elections Division .
You can find more information on voting by mail on our  Voting by Mail FAQs  page.

Books For Brockton: Brockton Public Library organized by ...

Join me in making a real difference. Brockton Public Library provides access to educational & cultural programs and resources to the greater Brockton Area, free!!! Brockton Library Foundation ... taking this a step further ... is giving

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Metro South’s Live Virtual Networking Groups 
Upcoming Zoom dates:
7/28 10:30 -11:30a
7/29 2:00 - 3:00p

Connect with potential customers, existing chamber members and friends in the Metro South community from the comfort and safety of your homes/work spaces. 
Every member attending will be asked to give a 60-second pitch (who you are, and what you do) and and then we will have an open discussion with the group. 
Space is limited, so please RSVP in advance.

Questions? Contact Lexi , program director
(508) 586-0500 x 231

Get in Shape for Women
in Bridgewater

We are OPEN! 

Our studio has been disinfected, repainted and redesigned to keep our clients separate and safe upon return. As always, there are never more than 4 clients in a session

Try us out -
6 week training special for $279.
180 Winter St., Bridgewater 
(across from Chatta Box)
  Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900   
Email us:  getinshapeforwomen
The Books Will See You Now!

The Raynham Public Library is currently in the reopening phase that allows for limited capacity by appointment. In order to comply with distancing requirements, users must schedule an appointment to enter the library. Only 1 appointment is allowed per day.

How do I make an appointment?
You can schedule a 30-minute appointment up to three days in advance on the library’s   event calendar  or by calling 508-823-1344. Appointments can be made between 10:30am and 6:30pm Monday-Wednesday, 10:30am to 1:30pm Thursday and Saturday, and Friday, 10:30am and 4:30pm.

What should I do to prepare for my appointment?
Here are a few things that will ensure your appointment is safe and will run smoothly:
  • Face masks are required to enter the building.
  • Park in the parking lot, but enter the building on the west side, ramp entrance.
  • Ring the door bell and wait to be “buzzed-in.”
  • Return books to either the inside book drop located near the side entrance or the outside drop located in the parking lot.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Once you have checked out your items, exit via the parking lot entrance.
  • Please leave the library by the end of your appointment time.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a 16 oz Bee Charmed candle, the scent of your choice! (value $15.99)
from Bee Charmed Gift Shop
494 N. Bedford St (Rt 18)
East Bridgewater

Historical Tidbit Question:
What year was the Taunton-South Boston Turnpike laid out?

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On July 29, 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, & Kayla Rose
Looking back at our ancestry helps us understand today. There's comfort in knowing what they went through so you can live your life. And then there's the sheer act of telling and retelling stories, it helps us to understand our position in a long line of ancestors who have wrestled with similar issues to the ones we wrestle with every day. We all have stories.

"I like to cook, and I tend to make those one-pot meat dishes of my Hungarian ancestors. Also, I make a great Bolognese."
~ Goldie Hawn

"There were times, especially when I was traveling for 'Eat, Pray, Love,' when, I swear to God, I would feel this weight of my female ancestors, all those Swedish farmwives from beyond the grave who were like, 'Go! Go to Naples! Eat more pizza! Go to India, ride an elephant! Do it! Swim in the Indian Ocean. Read those books. Learn a language."
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

"In China there is a holiday around the death of your ancestors where everyone goes to the cemetery. It's a celebratory thing. It's very colorful." ~ Lulu Wang

"Black Girl Magic means that I have the power to overcome anything. Especially when we're in a world where you're told that you can't do something or you're less than, I'm reminded that my ancestors have overcome so much. There's still so much work to be done, and I have the power to overcome it." ~ Michelle Carter

"Our religion is the traditions of our ancestors - the dreams of our old men, given them in solemn hours of the night by the Great Spirit; and the visions of our sachems, and is written in the hearts of our people." ~ Chief Seattle
“You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone—any person or any force—dampen, dim or diminish your light. Study the path of others to make your way easier and more abundant. Lean toward the whispers of your own heart, discover the universal truth, and follow its dictates.” ~ John Lewis
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