June 21, 2020 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
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Welcome Home Lily!
The outpouring love and support to welcome home Lily Moreira was absolutely amazing. Raynham really came together to make this welcome home car parade extra special for her on June 14th.

Melanie Attardo and Crystal Ferreira-Oliveira put together the parade, and were accompanied by the Raynham Fire Department and Raynham Police Department. 12 year old Lily has won the hearts of the town of Raynham with her bravery.

Her mother Helene said: "Lily was impressed that Raynham was told they couldn't have a Memorial Day parade this year...she felt as though her parade was bigger, but Raynham Police and Raynham Fire were there so we couldn't get in trouble! She still has her sense of humor! Today was a day we will truly never forget. Raynham, you are AMAZING! We are very lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful people. Lily is a very special girl who has touched many people throughout her life just by her kindness and positive attitude. The whole town really came through!"

Family, friends, teachers, Raynham Fire friends, Raynham Police Friends, her teammates from Spectrum Gymnastics, Veterans Brotherhood Bike Club, Raynham Cert Members, neighbors, all came to participate in her "welcome home."

Besides the parade, the Raynham Youth Soccer Board also made sure the Moreira kids had meals, snacks, company, etc. Friends and family made sure they took care of everything so the parents could be in Boston with Lily after she was struck by a vehicle while sunbathing in her driveway. Lily spent 12 days at Children's Hospital in Boston.

The Raynham Youth Soccer Board organized a fundraiser for gifts cards of all kinds. They purchased the family mechanical recliners to make it easy for Lily to relax when she came home. "Truly amazing in every sense!" added Helene.

"Lily is so happy and cant believe how many people care for her." This is an amazing tribute to how community can be there for each other.

Story by Kayla Rose, Intern Writer from BSU
Photo credits: Helene Moreira
Historical Tidbit: 

Ship Building

Ship building was part of Raynham's early economy. 
Ridges were cut into the banks of the Taunton River for cradles for the boats.  
The ridges of the banks were used as staging and as a means to shore up, or brace 
the ships.  
The timbers were floated across the Taunton River to the approximate site of the staging areas and then dragged up the banks to the ships by the oxen.
The small schooners that were built this way weren't completely finished in Raynham.

In the spring, when the water was usually the highest, they were sailed down river to 
Berkley or Fall River for the final fittings.

The property where the shipbuilding took place was owned by the Reverend Silas Hall and other members of the Hall family.

Info from Raynham Town Website
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
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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
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A Democracy In Action!
Annual Town Meeting outdoors due to COVID-19. June 15, Raynham Middle School
Photo credit: Raynham CERT
Worship Services
Stone Church holds first "Drive-In Move Style" worship services last week and it went very successfully. It was held in their parking lot. The Deacons were on hand to help people park and tune their car radio to listen to the service. It was great to be together, even if they were still in the cars! They held another one on June 14th, and this will be the regular service procedure for the time being due to COVID-19.

To keep updated on their services and information, like their Facebook page.

Story and photo credit to Stone Church.
Edgewood and the Raynham Athletic Club, have offered to gift the LaLiberte Parents Organization a portion of their proceeds when you mention the LPO while getting a summer pool membership!
As vacation will look very different during these crazy times, going to the pool might be a welcome activity during the hot days. It won't cost you anything extra, you only have to mention the LPO and they will take care of the rest.
Thank you for always supporting the LPO and LaLiberte Elementary!

Link for more information about the RAC: mailchi/outdoor-pool-club-information-and-sign-ups

Edgewood's website.

Story Credit: LPO
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June 27, 2020 Town Election
Call Town clerk's office 508-824-2700 with any questions.
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Board of Selectmen Meeting

Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
On behalf of the staff of Merrill School- Happy Family Appreciation Day!
Video from Raynham E.C.P.O. L.B. Merrill Elementary Facebook page.
All the basics of the birds & bees
Bird feeders & seeds
Garden & bee keeping supplies

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

Animal Control Officer
Employment Opportunity
The Town of Raynham is seeking a part-time Animal Control Officer (salary up to $14,000) to perform a variety of services related to animal control. Must be available on an as-needed basis including for emergencies after hours. Experience handling animals is a must. Valid driver’s license with good driving record and high school diploma required.
Applications and a job description are available in the Selectmen’s Office, 558 South Main Street, Raynham, MA, Tel. No. 508-824-2707, email during regular business hours and are due back no later than Friday, July 13, 2012 at 12:00 noon .
Temporary Licenses Issued for Outdoor Seating Notice
On June 6, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker declared that the Commonwealth had entered Phase II of its reopening plan. According to the Governor and the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, licensees for on-premises consumption of alcohol may commence outdoor seated service, provided food is prepared on-site under a retail food permit issued by a municipal authority pursuant to 105 CMR 590.000.
This is to certify that the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Raynham has granted a temporary license to:

American Legion Post #405, 291 Mill Street
Barrels & Boards, 1285 Broadway
Crue Brew Brewery, 95 Ryan Drive #6
The Great American Pub, 1736 Broadway
Harry's La Casa Mia, 840 Braodway
Slap Shotz Pub, 524 Broadway
Stoneforge Tavern and Publick House, 90 Paramount Drive
Fuller Craft Museum Fall 2020
Wood Turning: Intro to Bowls Workshop
2-day workshop, 10a - 4p
2 sessions:  Sept 12 - 13   Register Today
455 Oak Street, Brockton
Learn to make a simple wooden bowl on a lathe in this two-day workshop. Students will learn safe use of the lathe and tools and basic bowl turning technique, turn and finish a bowl to take home by the second day.
*Students are provided with the safety equipment, a dedicated lathe and use of tools during the workshop.
*No physical strength or previous woodworking experience required.
*Class size is limited to 4.
*All tools and materials are provided by the instructor, Steve Wiseman.
*Registration for Nonmembers opens June 29th.
*Due to the Covid-19 crisis, all workshop registrations will happen online only.
*Students 16+ years old are eligible to register for most adult workshops.
The Playground Program
The Raynham Park and Recreation department is offering their summer playground program this summer with modifications and following strict guidelines due to COVID-19. The Playground Program will be a half day program, it will be eligible for children entering 1st through 8th grades this fall from 8:00a - 12:00p and will run for 6 weeks, beginning Monday, July 6th - Friday, Aug 14th .
There will be more upcoming announcements on the pick-up and drop-off areas.The cost of the program is $125 per child per week with a $5 sibling discount. You may not sign up for individual days. The Summer Playground Program will have a maximum capacity of 60 participants per week. You many now sign up for all six weeks. Fewer than 30 registrations will result in that week's cancellation of the playground program and refunds will be issued. Below are more detailed rules and regulations for this year's program.

Program Rules and Regulations:
• The Raynham Park and Recreation Summer Program will take place in the back of the Merrill School and will run from 8a–12p, Mon–Fri. There will be no afternoon, Tadpoles, or Teen Programs.
• The Program will run for 6 weeks and will begin on Monday, July 6th – Friday, August 14th.
• The program has a total maximum capacity of 60 participants and participants will be broken up into groups of 10 with 2 counselors per group. A minimum of 30 participants are needed for a week to run.
• Group mixing will not be allowed.
• Participants and employees cannot attend if they are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
• Upon arrival all staff and participants will be given a temperature check. Anyone with a temperature at or above 100.0 will be asked to go home for the day per the Raynham Board of Health.
• Social distancing rules will be enforced.
• Participants and employees must wear face coverings at all times. Participants must provide their own face covering daily.
• Participants and employees will be required to wash their hands frequently.
• All activities will take place outside and in the case of inclement weather, it is at the discretion of the Park and Recreation Director to cancel the program for the day.
• Children should bring their own crayons, and glue stick in a plastic baggy with their name on it. Personal supplies will be returned at the end of the week.
• Sharing of water bottles and snacks will not be permitted.
• Program supplies, equipment, and frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected on a daily basis.
• There is a zero tolerance policy for any intentional physical contact between children due to the risk of COVID-19.
• Coronavirus, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing as a means to prevent the spread of the virus. COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. Participating in the Raynham Park and Recreation program or accessing Town of Raynham facilities could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. The Raynham Park and Recreation Department in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in the summer playground program or accessing Town of Raynham facilities.

To register or for more information visit their website raynhamrec.com
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We're all in this together.

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
 (508) 279-0950

Dance Theater of New England
Shane Gives Thanks, Inc. - Veteran's Food Pantry
Sunday, June 28th 10a - 12p
VFW Middleboro Post
On the last Sunday of the month, The Shane Gives Thanks, Inc. - Food Pantry will be hosting a veterans’ only pantry. 
If a veteran lives in Raynham, please have them bring their military documentation and a photo ID and please bring your own bags/boxes for your food.
For more information please contact Shane Gives Thanks at 508-866-7673.
This pantry will return the LAST SUNDAY of EVERY month! There are no income guidelines! Just need to be a veteran!

Story Credit: town.raynham.ma.us
Taunton Raynham
Juniors Doin' Good!
The club donated $100 in Dunkin Donuts cards to Morton Hospital for their nurses and doctors to show appreciation for their dedication in taking care of the sick during this pandemic. Nancy Clark presented the cards to hospital representative Julie Masci.

The club had it's June Social on Monday June 8th practicing social distancing while gathering together out of doors. Wearing masks, members brought a chair and a bag lunch. They gathered to celebrate the clubs accomplishments in 2019. Previously during the Covid-19 outbreak, all meetings were held via Zoom. The GFWC Taunton Raynham Juniors received the Division II Silver bowl along with certificates for other projects as well as photography winners from the GFWCMA Junior Spring Conference.
The club also donated $2500 in scholarships to several local high schools and anticipates holding fundraising events in the future to continue to provide needed funds to assist the students and to help local charities . We will go forward with optimism and pray for the safety and health of all.Go to gfwctauntonraynhamjuniors.org/   Facebook page to view.
Imagine Your Story!
Summer reading fun beings Monday, July 6 , at the library. They've designed reading packets for three age groups to keep you reading throughout the summer! Each packet contains everything you’ll need to get started- a chart and sticker sheet to help you keep track of your reading, instruction sheet, a list of recommended books, bookmarks, coloring sheet and ideas for activities that you can do at home. Each week there’ll be a new activity idea for you to pickup at the library.*
Ages 0 – 4 FOLKLORE CAMP is about celebrating folklore. You’ll receive a new folktale each week and corresponding activities that you can do at home.
Ages 5 – 8 KNIGHT AND PRINCESS TRAINING is about celebrating fairy tales. Each week pickup a new kit with a fairy tale and related activity.
Ages 9 – 12 CAMP HALF-BLOOD is named after the camp in the Lightning Thief series, which is a camp for kids who are half human, half Greek God. Our Camp Half-Blood is about celebrating myths.

*Although children ages 12 and under are not permitted in the building at this time and the Children’s Room is closed, parents and care-givers can pickup the reading kits in the downstairs lobby. The Children’s Librarian, Jessie McKinney, will be available to assist you.

This summer they'll using Beanstack, a web and mobile application used to track independent reading time.
Beanstack allows you to:
· Keep track of all family members’ reading logs, progress, and rewards on one account.
· Log reading from home or on the go and earn badges for each reading level.
· Receive weekly book recommendations.
· Read and write book reviews of the books you read.
· Explore book lists and create a “wish list” of things you’d like to read in the future.
You’ll also find activities and ideas online on their Facebook Page,  Raynham Public Library Children’s Room.  Like the page to receive updates on what they're doing!
They hope that you will join them in staying engaged with reading and learning this summer while also staying safe. If you have questions call 508-823-1344, or email .

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What river were the timbers
floated across?

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A Tribute to Fathers:
“Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” ~Ken Norton

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ~Jim Valvano

“The best way of training the young is to train yourself at the same time; not to admonish them, but to be seen never doing that of which you would admonish them.”
~ Plato

“The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.” ~ John Green

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” ~ Umberto Eco 
“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” ~Pam Brown

To Dads everywhere... have a wonderful day! ~ Jacquie
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