January 10, 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. 
Join Mad Science for some Science After
Class Enrichment!
Mad Science - Expedition: Energy, February 2021
Mad Science will spark your imagination and show you that Science is FUN! This program provides unique hands-on activities, Mad Science After School Programs encourage informal learning through hands-on experience, with fun exploration into different science and technology topics every week!

Expedition: Energy - "This hands-on After School Program explores the energy in Light, Sound, Electricity, and more. Students learn how they interpret, or even mis-interpret, the world around them. They then use some of their own energy to explore the science of heat! This is a program of hands-on activities, stunning demonstrations, and inquiry-based discussions.
02/03/2021 - 03/17/2021
3:45 - 4:45p
Grades 2-4
Held at Raynham Lions Club 2234 King Philip St. $80 Res & Non-Res
Late Registration fee will be charged after Registration deadline of January 16th.
Historical Tidbit:

A Peaceful Transition

A peaceful transition or transfer of power is crucial and fundamental in democratic governments. 

Each president has peacefully handed over power to the next since 1797 when George Washington stepped down. 

A majority of outgoing presidents have attended the inaugurations of their successors. Some of the Inaugural customs according to the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies: "In 1837, Andrew Jackson and his successor, Martin Van Buren, began a new tradition by riding together to Van Buren’s inauguration at the U.S. Capitol. Until the early 20th century, the outgoing and incoming presidents additionally rode together back to the White House after the inaugural ceremonies." 

"Later presidents, such as Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon B. Johnson, left the Capitol grounds by car. Since Gerald Ford’s departure from office in 1977, every outgoing president and first lady have departed the inaugural ceremonies via helicopter, leaving their successors to attend an inaugural luncheon inside the Capitol building. "

For the sake of preserving our democracy, the peaceful transition of power is considered to be of paramount importance. 

Respectfully submitted, J. Rose

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
limited capacity, call to schedule appt

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
Judy Chaves
won a
4-week virtual Yoga beginner series

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.
You could win a
45 minute horseback riding lesson
at Stonecroft Farm's indoor riding ring (value $55). ridestonecroft.com
The LPO & Drama Kids are very excited to host our Virtual Improv Night.
Monday, Jan 11th
What is improv?? Improv is acting without a script! Scenes, characters and scenarios that all come in the moment using your imagination. The best part... there is no wrong answer! During this 1 hour event we'll play theater games that will have us exploring new characters, fun accents and definitely have us laughing. We'll have fun with props we have in our home right at our fingertips. We'll work in small groups to create unique scenes with our friends. But most of all we'll have the opportunity to see our friends, interact, laugh and have some fun with theater.
Please reach out with any questions.
Miss Heather
Drama Kids

BSU's MLK 2021 Virtual Engagement Series

Jan 4-29, 2021

Read more
The LaLiberte Parent Organization is hosting a “virtual” clothing drive to raise funds for LaLiberte Elementary School!
Please HELP us reach our GOAL by collecting Soft Goods ONLY in Hefty 30-33 gal. bags!
The bags will be collected on Sat, 02/13 in the LaLiberte School parking lot, drive-thru, drop-off line following CDC guideines! Ask family, friends, neighbors, if they can contribute! NO LIMIT to amount of bags collected ~ Every pound HELPS!
Prizes to win! More info to follow.
So start cleaning out your closets:-)
Board of Selectmen 01/05/21
Parks & Recreation 01/05/21
72 Families got phone calls from Santa thanks to Raynham Parks & Recreation.
Stonecroft Farm

Lessons * Boarding * Sales
* Indoor / Outdoor ring
Ride our safe, school horses. 
Lessons for ages 4 & up 
36 years experience
$55 / 45-min lesson

108 Belmont St, West Bridgewater

Learn Yoga at home with
Mondays, 1/11 - 2/1, morning & evening slots available. Learn simple moves which decompress your spine, melting away long held tensions and pain. Deeply relaxing through gentle easy movements.

Find YOUR bliss at Bliss Through Yoga!
Yoga for the Rest of Us!

(508) 331-3564
Brockton High School 2021 Alumni Awards Nominations Sought
Nominations for the Brockton High School Alumni Association’s three prestigious annual awards are being accepted until March 1, 2021.

They include:
• Alumni Achievement – for Brockton High alumni who have distinguished themselves in their field of professional or personal work;
• Alumni Service -   for BHS alumni who have contributed to the betterment of Brockton High School or the Brockton community; and
• Young Alumni - for Brockton High alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years, who are making outstanding contributions to society and whose contributions and careers reflect favorably on Brockton High School.

Self-nominations are also welcomed. For  more information, and to use our online application form, go to www.bpsma.org/alumni. Details on plans for a celebration, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be released at a later date.

All Brockton High School graduates are automatically enrolled as members of the Alumni Association, which numbers more than 60,000 alumni spread throughout all 50 states and the world.

Please connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
United Way of Greater Plymouth County informational workshop
for any nonprofit interested in applying for FY2022 (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022) United Way funding.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Snow date January 15, 2021
9a to 11a
Virtually via Zoom
All interested agencies, including first time applicants, are required to attend the workshop to be eligible for funding consideration.
With a mission to “unite people, ideas and resources to improve the lives of people in Greater Plymouth County”.
Initiatives this funding cycle must pertain to these five LIVE UNITED Community Recovery areas:
• Feeding Our Families (Health)
• Preventing Evictions & Ending Homelessness (Financial Stability)
• Accessing Affordable Health Services (Health)
• Returning to Learning for Our Children & Youth (Education)
• Aspiring to Hire for Our Recently Unemployed (Financial Stability)
Critical to our work in meeting these needs is the realization that for people of diverse backgrounds these challenges are greater and deeper in terms of their degree and complexity. This means that we must direct significantly greater attention and enhance our sensitivity to the issues of race, equity and justice as we design our solutions to our communities’ problems.
Request for Proposal (RFP’s) packets will be available online following the workshop.
Anyone interested in attending, RSVP to Kim Allen, Director of Community Relations & Marketing, United Way of Greater Plymouth County, kallen@uwgpc.org.

For more info: www.uwgpc.org/funding
First Day Hike
At Raynham's Hidden Gem of a Trail.
Hewitts Pond Conservation Area

Image credits: J. Rose


Have fun with us and bee
entered to win a
45 minute horseback riding lesson
at Stonecroft Farm's indoor riding ring (value $55).

 Historical Tidbit Question:
What year did Gerald Ford leave office?

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 January 13, 2021 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

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
~ Langston Hughes

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
~ Robert Fulghum

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
~ Emily Dickinson

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
~ Barbara Kingsolver

"But make no mistake: The work of putting America back together, of truly repairing what is broken, isn’t the work of any individual politician or political party. It’s up to each of us to do our part. To reach out. To listen. And to hold tight to the truth and values that have always led this country forward. It will be an uncomfortable, sometimes painful process. But if we enter into it with an honest and unwavering love of our country, then maybe we can finally start to heal.”
~ Michelle Obama 1/7/21
I will always have hope because I love and believe in a world that can be.
 ~ Jacquie
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