May 9, 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. 
Staff Appreciation Week at LaLiberte
Each day last week, a new a fun surprise greeted staff. You are so-o-o-o appreciated!
Some of the surprises included school supplies and lots of delicious snacks in the teacher's room, a hand written card with a $5 Gift Card to their favorite coffee place, and their students wearing their favorite color. Happy Staff appreciation!!!!
Historical Tidbit:
Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. 

The American incarnation of Mother's Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908. Following her mother's 1905 death, Anna conceived Mother's Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children and their families.  After gaining financial backing from a Philadelphia department store owner named John Wanamaker in May 1908, she organized the first official Mother's Day celebration at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia. That same day also saw thousands of people attend a Mother's Day event at one of Wanamaker's retail stores in Philadelphia.

Mother's Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. The holiday continues to be celebrated by presenting mothers and other women with gifts and flowers. Families might also celebrate by giving mothers a day off from activities like cooking or other household chores. At times Mother's Day has also been a date for launching political or feminist causes. In 1968, Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr., used Mother's Day to host a march in support of underprivileged women and children. In the 1970's, women's groups also used the holiday as a time to highlight the need for equal rights and access to childcare. 

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

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8 talented writers will win $100!
Let us know your good news! Submit your original non-fiction short story related to one of the BuzzAround Hives: Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Raynham, West Bridgewater or Whitman.
We are accepting submissions now through May 12 at 5:00p.
Librarians from each of our communities will judge the stories and decide the winners through a rating process.
One $100 American Express Card will be awarded in each community; and $100 to the popular vote on www.Buzzaround.Info
May 17 -22, 2021.
Meet Our Masters of Knowledge: Your Raynham Librarian Judge
For Our "What's Your Good News"
Short Story Contest

Jessie McKinney
is the Children’s Librarian at the Raynham Public Library. She does regular story-times and hosts a monthly book club and Pokemon club.

She loves helping people find books to love and discover their passions. In her free-time she likes to read, write, and watch foreign films.
Master Planning Committee Meeting 04/26/21
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021 at 6 PM

Link to warrant here.
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Music Matters Series from Brockton Symphony Orchestra
Andromeda Brass Quintet
Higdon: Fanfare Quintet (1:02​)
Bernofsky: Passacaglia (4:55​)
Ewazen: Colchester Fantasy (10:36​)
Kamen: Quintet (30:35​)
Cheetam: Scherzo (35:39​)
Calvert: Suite from the Monteregian Hills (39:18​)

This fifth chamber music concert in our Series features the Andromeda Brass Quintet. Named after the galaxy nearest our own, Andromeda Quintet is committed to excellence, while exploring the expressive and technical possibilities of the brass quintet. Comprised of five of Boston's most dynamic musicians and educators, the Quintet offers adventurous listening for all ages.

Music Matters is produced in partnership with the Brockton Public Library with the support of Brockton Community Access and the Fuller Craft Museum.
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Taunton Raynham Juniors Tea
Sunday, May 16th
Pick up: 1:00 - 3:00p
St. Nicholas of Myra Parish Center
499 Spring Street North Dighton

The GFWC Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club will be going forward with their yearly tea fundraiser, which  was postponed from last May, but with a twist. You are invited to a Suffrage Centennial Tea-in-a-Bag TAKE HOME TEA.. A donation of $20 gains you a three course tea in a bag and includes your very own elegant china tea cup and saucer along with a chance to win free admission to next year's tea.

Taunton's Mayor Shaunna O'Connell and Founder and President of Suffrage 100 MA Fredie Kay are guest greeters and will distribute, along with the Juniors the individual bags, to all ticket holders. The club's Popular basket raffle will once again be available. Guests will be required to follow some safety guidelines by wearing masks inside the building and maintaining a safe distance from others.

Anyone wishing to attend should call Nancy at 774-218-1456 or may purchase tickets by going to VENMO @TauntonJuniors.

Come and learn about women's struggle to get the VOTE and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment gaining women the right to VOTE and meet Shaunna and Fredie.
Deadline for purchasing tickets is May 7th.
Town of Raynham
Hazardous Waste Collection Days 2021
May 22 & September 25, 2021
8:00a – Noon (no late entries)

The Town of Raynham will be hosting two Hazardous Waste Collections days this year.
Bring your driver’s license as proof of residence and place all your hazardous materials in your trunk.
This process takes time for verification and sorting of materials. There may be shorter wait times if you arrive after 9 or 10a. 
No Raynham vehicle will be refused if in line by 12p.
Board of Selectmen Meeting
April 27, 2021
Courtesy of the Raynham Channel
Raynham Youth Wins Statewide Award at Virtual Kick Butts Day:
Youth Day of Action
Recently, young people from Bridging L.I.V.E.S. Peer Leaders at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School attended Kick Butts Day: Youth Day of Action, a virtual event hosted by The 84 Movement, a statewide movement of youth fighting against the tobacco and vaping industries in Massachusetts. 

During an awards ceremony, Bridging L.I.V.E.S Peer Leader, Sarah Petit, received the 2021 statewide Youth Leadership Award, given to one young person each year who goes above and beyond in promoting the work of The 84 Movement and embodying what it means to be a leader. Sarah, a senior at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, was recognized for her passion for giving people the information they need to make decisions about substances. Sarah was credited with taking initiative and showing resilience this year, finding new ways to communicate around issues of mental health and substance use during the pandemic.

In her award acceptance speech, Sarah concluded, “I could not be more proud of the work The 84 Movement and all the chapters have done…We have made waves all around us by raising our voices on what matters most to us…We have changed laws for the better to ensure that we are protecting those who are vulnerable. Although there is still work to do, we have already made a mark in our state’s history.”

Congrats Sarah, you kick butt!!
84-Kick-Butts-Legislative-Event: Pictured from left to right adult advisor Gabrielle Peruccio, Bridging L.I.V.E.S. Peer Leader Sahana Ramaswamy, adult advisor Amanda Sandoval, Senator Marc Pacheco, and Bridging L.I.V.E.S. Peer Leader Sarah Petit.

Story and Photo credits:
Gabrielle Peruccio
Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative
10B Meadowbrook Road Brockton, MA 02301

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 Historical Tidbit Question:
Who was the founder of Mother's Day in the United States?

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The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Ayman Quader & Jacquelyn Rose

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April 14, 2021 my mother Rose, (Mum, Avo) was with us on a family outing to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Outside the Seven Galleries of the Women Take the Floor, is a wall of quotes. Taking it in, 90 year old Rosie, sat on a nearby bench and instructed: "Take a picture of that wall." Thinking she wanted the quotes, I immediately complied. "Where would you like me to send them?" I asked. "They are for you.” she said, “They are for your column." 

Here are quotes shared with you at the bequest of my dear brave feminist role model: 

“It’s important to emphasize that outside of these artificial boundaries we’re both inherently equal and profoundly, infinitely diverse.“ ~ Martine Gutierrez

“I want to be free to try new things that don’t make sense yet.“ ~ Sadie Benning

“Indeed so often just talking about sexism as well as racism is heard as damaging the institution. If talking about sexism and racism is heard as damaging institutions, we need to damage institutions.“
~ Sara Ahmed

“I am invested in the potency of imagination as a radical tool.” ~ Tuesday Smillie

“I’m always empowered in spaces where there’s many narratives in the room. There’s always room for learning and there’s also room for being quiet.“
~ Kimberly Drew 

“I create against orders” ~ Sheila Hicks

“The struggle against patriarchy and racism must be substantively robust and inextricably intertwined.“
~ Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

“Extreme times call for extreme heroines.”
~ Betye Saar

“Come celebrate with me that everyday something has tried to kill me and has failed.“ ~ Lucille Clifton

“I mean I’m here to eat up all the ocean you thought was yours.“ ~ Eve Ewing

“I just decided when someone says you can’t do something, do more of it.“
~ Faith Ringgold

“Historically, notions of intelligence not only have been gendered but have discounted the possibility that knowledge sources are multiple and include the body, emotions, desires, memories.“ ~ Susan L. Stoops

“When you put a seed in the ground, it doesn’t stop growing after eight hours. It keeps going every minute that it’s in the earth. We, too, need to keep growing every moment of every day that we are on this earth.“ ~ Ruth Asawa
April 30, Mum passed on from this earth. She was a remarkable woman, spiritual, creative and brilliant. She taught me and guided me: was my biggest fan and my biggest critic: I will miss her deeply, her smile, her voice, and her dance. But she’s not done, not by a long shot; she continues to speak to all who she touched. 

There you go, Mum, I shared the quotes, what’s next? 
~ Jacquie