April 28, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
You are invited to the Organ Dedication Concert
May 5 at 3PM. Celebrate with us the new Allen Organ at First Congregational Church of Raynham! 
Guest organist Roger Mansen will present a program demonstrating the sounds and capabilities of the newly-installed organ at Stone Church. There will also be a performance by the church choir.
Roger Mansen is a life-long church musician and music educator. For twenty-five years, Roger worked as a music educator in the secondary and collegiate levels, and is widely known for his work as a Choral Conductor and Director of Musical Theatre.

In 1998 President Clinton named Roger as a Presidential Scholar Teacher. Roger has performed as a baritone soloist for Oratorio as well as with the Longwood Opera Company. While serving as the Director of Music/Organist for Christ Episcopal Church in Needham, MA for nearly twenty years, Roger founded the Christ Church Concert Series and the Longwood Opera Summer Concert Series. As an organ consultant and recitalist throughout the New England region, Roger has helped to encourage, educate, and excite parishioners and organists alike with quality digital and pipe organs. Roger holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the Boston Conservatory where he studied Choral Conducting with Mr. Alan Lannom and Dr. William Seymour, and Organ with Mr. Dowell McNeil and Dr. Philip Steinhaus at the Church of the Advent, Boston. Roger currently serves as the Director of Liturgy and Music for the St Agnes Parish in Arlington, MA. 
Admission is free, and a reception will follow.
Story & Image credits: Stone Church Facebook Page
Pictured, Roger Mansen, a life-long church musician and music educator and Stone Church's new Allen Organ.
Historical Tidbit: Bristol County
Raynham is part of Bristol County, which encompasses three cities and 17 towns. Bristol County was formed in 1685, the same year as Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. 
The first counties in America were formed in 1643 & they are Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk.  

There are several reasons for a state to divide into counties; it allowed for greater power and extended authority farther than an individual town had; it also facilitated a Probate Court for civil and criminal matters and allowed assigned officers to serve more effectively in regard to territorial conflicts. 
The courts for Bristol County are held in Taunton and New Bedford. The name "county" comes from England. In England, areas were divided into territories owned by an Earl or Count ("County"). Each Count assigned a representative officer referred to as "shire-reeve" (or "sheriff"). The town where the court for the county is held is called "shire town."
~Respectfully submitted by Robert Lundquist
Celebrations Of Life

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Town Hall
558 South Main St. 
Mon - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p,
Fri 8:30a - 12 Noon
 Tues eve 6 - 8p
Public Library
760 South Main St.
Mon - Wed 10a - 8p
Thurs 10a - 6p, Fri 10a - 5p, Sat 10a - 2p

Council on Aging
2215 King Philip St.
Mon - Fri 9a - 3p

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9:00 am - 11:00 am
494 Church St, Raynham
Michelle Stroedter
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45 Minute Reiki Treatment from
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You should play our
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You could win a
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785 Bedford St (Rt 18 ) Whitman
Annual Town Meeting--May 20, 2019

The Annual Town Meeting will be held at 7 P.M. on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7 PM at the Raynham Middle School Gymnasium, 420 Titicut Road  

The last day to register to vote for the Annual Town Meeting is Tuesday, April 30th from 8:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the Town Clerk's Office, Town Hall
All Shook Up presented by the Raynwater Players

Thursday, May 2nd, Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th. Show time is at 7:30 pm and will run approximately 2 1/2 hours with 1 intermission.

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Spring Book Sale
Friday May 3, 2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 760 South Main Street
 (508) 823-1344
Film Showing: " Won't You Be My Neighbor?"  
Award winning documentary on the life of Fred Rogers.
Sunday May 5, 2019 2 - 3:30 PM
Raynham Public Library
Remember to keep your spine happy by stretching before gardening!

Be aware of your body technique, body form and correct posture while gardening. Kneel, don't bend, and alternate your stance and movements as often as possible to keep the muscles and body balanced. Get a kink, give us a call!

63 Main Street, Bridgewater • (508) 697-0050
The Bridgewater-Raynham Special Education Parents Advisory Council (BR-SEPAC)
presentation Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30 pm
Social, Emotional Learning.

An overview of the need for social/ emotional learning across the district will be presented by Deb Westell. Also, a discussion of some of the practices and programs being offered to students to help them be successful including positive behavior supports and other building-wide initiatives.

The Bridge Center 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA. The BR-SEPAC will hold their Make a Difference Awards ceremony at 6:15 pm and then the presentation will follow at 6:30 pm. Please register online in advance for free childcare at: www.thebridgectr.org
Watershed Canoe Kayak
Paddle the Snake River
May 5, 2019 10AM - 2PM $15
Join a TRWA guide in exploration of our watershed's great treasures.
It is time to start thinking about vacation, sun, beach...Where do you want to go?

For only $5,- per ticket you have a chance to win a $3.800,- Vacation Voucher. You can fill in the form return to LaLiberte School with cash or a check.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Don't wait to long, we only have 2000 tickets to sell! Posted April 11, 2019
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
April showers will bring you May flowers. Get your gardens refreshed right now. Call us and order your mulch and loam today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Notice of Aerial Larval Mosquito Control Application
The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will be conducting aerial applications in conjunction with Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project from April 16, 2019 until May 10, 2019 between the hours of 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, as conditions permit. Applications will be conducted over specific large wetlands in the town(s) of: Easton, Raynham, and Taunton in order to reduce the number of mosquito larvae. In Raynham, the specific areas are Hockomock Swamp, Dead Swamp, and Pine Swamp. The insecticide to be used will be VectoBac® 12AS (EPA Reg. #73049-38). Only mosquito breeding sites will be treated and no application will take place over residences. Maps of the locations to be treated are available on the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project’s website www.mass.gov\bristolcountymosquitocontrol
For further information, contact Bristol County Mosquito Control Project at 508-823-5253.
Organic Gardening for Everyone!  
Saturday May 18, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
John Root offers tips and techniques for growing the best organic vegetables. Just in time for planting season! No registration necessary.
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Dinner and a murder, anyone?
Friends of the Library present the Delvena Theater Company in  Murder a la Carte , a dinner theater production, on Sunday, May 19 at 1:00 pm, at the Raynham Park Restaurant.
Luigi's fictional Ristorante is about to serve up some spicy experiences and one character winds up on a marble slab! Can you guess who dunnit?
Tickets are on sale NOW at the library! $25.00 per person includes theater presentation and Italian buffet.
A Raynham Reads event. www.facebook.com/raynhampubliclibrary
The GFWC Taunton and Raynham Jr. Woman's club will be presenting it's Annual Tea on Sunday, May 19th at St. Nicholas of Myra Parish Center, 499 Spring Street, No. Dighton, from 1 to 3 p.m.

An Oriental Tea and Luncheon is the theme and tickets for the event are $12 pp, $5 for children under 12 years old.
The club will also offer their ever popular basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, and a door prize. To obtain tickets call Denise at 508 813-7392, Nancy at 744 218-1456 or any Jr. Woman's Club member.
Tickets are limited and it is recommended you reserve early to attend this popular fundraiser which benefits local student scholarships and charities.
It's time to give your lawn some TLC! Rent our Billy Goat Thatcher and bring it back to life!

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Town of Raynham Economic Awards

Four annual awards given to businesses who are actively making raynham a better place to live...

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Historical Tidbit Question: 
Where does the name county come from?

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In honor of Earth Day
I'd like to celebrate Massachusetts moving toward healthier electricity sources. In the 1990's while working for medical respiratory supply company, I personally spoke to respiratory therapists daily in West Virginia. They shared with me stories of the huge numbers of patients suffering COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) because of the coal mines. Coal mining is harming the environment and sickening the people of West Virginia. And then I learned, at that time, that 50% of our electricity in Massachusetts came from coal burning plants, polluting our air after doing it's damage to West Virginia. Flash forward to today: Massachusetts closed our last coal fired plant last year and is leading the country in energy innovation. While there is much debate on which technologies to invest in... at least we ARE investing. In honor of Earth Day, that's something to celebrate. Because making these changes as a society is hard, but they do happen, we can move forward.
We have the most power to create change right here at home. It's exciting to see. There's hope for the future. Here are some resources our

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