October 3, 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. 
Group 2 got a visit from Sparkie this morning. Who doesn’t love dogs!
Sparkie is a certified first responder therapy dog.

Historical Tidbit:
A typical day in a One-Room Schoolhouse
A regular school day might have been from 9a to 4p with a morning and afternoon recess of 15 minutes each and an hour for lunch. The children that lived close enough to the schoolhouse could walk home to eat.
When the girls and boys were out at recess, the teacher would ring the school bell to let them know it was time to come back in. The girls would line up at one door and the boys another. 
This was a time in history when there was no hot or cold running water, electricity or indoor plumbing. The older students were given the responsibility of bringing in water from the well and carrying in wood for the stove. The younger students would be given responsibilities according to their size, such as cleaning the black board or taking erasers outside for dusting. (This would have taken place later on when the schools had black boards.)
As there were children from the ages of five to fifteen or sixteen attending at the same time, the teacher would gladly ask an older student to help out by reading to or assisting the younger ones while she worked with the older group.
sue and her plant 2011
Image & Story Credit: Sue Basile
Town Clerk
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

Council on Aging

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9 - 11a
494 Church St, Raynham
Evelyn DeLutis 
won a free class at
Bliss Through Yoga! ($18 value)

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter

Enter for this week's prize of
Three private voice or piano lessons for
ages 5 to adults ($100 value) at
Check out Raynham Park & Recreation:
October 7 - 28
6 - 7p
Fellowship Hall, Church St
Ages 6-13. Ric Riley from the Komo School of Martial Arts will instruct you how to defend yourself in many different situations, as well as how to avoid them. Ric is a 6th Degee Black Belt with over 40 years of teaching experience.
Meet the Women of '76
Sat, Oct 9th
American Legion Hall
291 Mill St.
Meet 5 women who witnessed and in some cases, changed the course of the American Revolution.

Presented by the Raynham Historical Society. Admission free but reservations required call 508-823-6860 or email. raynhamhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
6 more days to enter your recipe!
Check out the above video of Rosa with the winner from 2019 preparing Joanne Keith's Stuffed Pepper Recipe.
Grand prize winner gets to make their recipe with Rosa and have it published in Edible South Shore/ South Coast in Fall 2022!
Great 2nd & 3rd prizes, too!
Garden Harvest Recipe Contest ~ share your favorite!

Win great prizes. To enter: submit recipes Sept 9th - Oct 9th, 2021

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Do You Have Questions About Small Farming? Our "How to" Books Have The Answers!
Need a book on how to raise chickens? Raising goats? How to raise pigs? How to raise turkeys? How to raise ducks? How to improve sandy soil? Drought gardening? Water gardens? Butterfly gardens?
Come find YOUR answers!

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B-R School Committee September 22nd
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Board of Selectmen September 28th
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
We have Deb’s famous Chicken Broccoli Alfredo!

You may also get it on Zucchini Noodles instead of pasta.

Order at the truck, online or call
120 East Grove St, Middleboro

Open Thursdays & Fridays
Noon - 7pm for meals-to-go

Book our Food truck now for YOUR
next special event! 
Find YOUR Bliss with
In Person classes at The She Shed, every Saturday at 9 am!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective. 

(508) 331-3564
Local Mass Cultural Council Grant Application Time
The Raynham Cultural Council invites organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs.

The Raynham Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

This year, the Raynham Cultural Council will distribute about $7,600 in grants. Previously funded projects include: The Outdoor Classroom at RMS, Stone Church Concert Series, and Raynham Reads.

The application deadline is October 15, 2021. Guidelines and applications are available online at www.mass-culture.org. The Raynham Council can be reached by email, raynhamculture@gmail.com.

Visit the Mass Cultural Council website for more information!
Agatha Christie, Queen of Crime Discussion
Wednesday, October 13th
Diane McGuire discusses the life and work of Agatha Christie. In person participation is limited. Please register! This discussion will be available live via ZOOM. Please indicate in your registration if you prefer the ZOOM option.
Dog Man Party 
Sat, Oct 16th
10:30 - 11:30a
Raynham Public Library
When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born! We are celebrating Dav Pilkey’s supa awesome Dog Man books. Join us to participate in a Dog Man reader’s theater. Visit Lil’ Petey’s Robot shop to create your own robot companion. Draw some flip-o-ramas and snack on some doggy kibble. Ages 5 to 8. Masks required. Please register here!
Time to Cut Back? 

The Billy Goat Outback Brush Mower has a
24″ Cut and cuts up to 3/4″ diameter.

Whether your project is big or small, we can help!

Work smarter not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950
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GFWC Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club Celebrate First Fall Meeting
The GFWC Taunton and Raynham JWC held their first fall meeting on September 13th at the Silver Platter Restaurant at Bristol Plymouth High School.

The women were happy to reconnect and enjoyed a talk from guest speaker James Vought, M.A , author of Puppy Tales and Puppy Tales II. Jim is an Intensive Care Coordinator for Community Counselling of Bristol County in Taunton, and his books use stories to test and teach children cognitive empathy, and dealing with their emotions.

Recently, members of the club participated in a club Calendar fundraiser during the month of August with the funds going to the GFWC Women's History and Resource Center in Washington DC. Several of the women are also preparing to attend the GFWC New England Regional Conference this year, which is being hosted by GFWC Massachusetts, and is being held at the Doubletree Hilton in Westborough.

The General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts will be hosting a combined Fall Meeting of the general and Junior clubs on Saturday, October 16th at the Holiday Inn in Marlborough, MA. All club members are invited to attend, but please contact Nancy Clark at 508-274-9946 to register. Registration for this event ends on October 4th.

The GFWC Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, October 4th at 7p at BP and women 18 years or older may contact Joyce Clark 508-823-4482 or Robin 774-281-0120 if interested in attending.

Story and photo credit: Rotary Club Website
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
Three private voice or piano lessons for
ages 5 to adults ($100 value) at

Historical Tidbit Question:
What was one of the responsibilities the older students were given?

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 October 6, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
~ Albert Einstein

"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it."
~ J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

"Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create."
~ Maria Montessori

"Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning."
~ Gloria Steinem

"Imagine all the people, living life in peace..." ~ John Lennon
Have an imaginative week : ) ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Bridget Murphy-Courteau, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
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