July 4, 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. 
Micaila Speaks at Women Veterans Appreciation Day

Micaila Britto, Raynham Veteran’s Service Officer was the Keynote Speaker at Massachusetts Women Veterans Appreciation Day. Our VSO is respected statewide for her advocacy and care of our Veterans.

The role of the VSO is to be knowledgeable about the array of federal, state and local benefits to which veterans and their dependents may be entitled.

To get in touch with Micaila: (508) 828-4527
Video & Story credit: Massachusetts Women Veterans
Historical Tidbit:

Independence Day
The Declaration of Independence has five parts. They are: the Preamble, the Statement of Human Rights, Charges Against Human Rights, Charges Against the King and Parliament, and the Statement of Separation and Signatures.

56 people signed the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson wrote the majority of it. The writing committee was: Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston and Thomas Jefferson. Both Thomas Jefferson (pictured) and John Adams died on July 4, 1826.

July Fourth is the "biggest hot dog holiday of the year," according to TIME magazine, with Americans reportedly consuming about 155 million of them on Independence Day alone.
 
"According to legend, on July 4, 1776, John Adams...and his wife, Abigail, sat down for a celebratory meal of turtle soup, New England poached salmon with egg sauce, green peas and boiled new potatoes in jackets. They followed the meal with Indian pudding or Apple Pandowdy," wrote Justine Sterling for Delish.com in 2011.

Info Courtesy: cnn.com
Image Courtesy: Wikipedia
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TOWN HALL
Town Clerk
508-824-2700
Treasurer/Collector 
508-824-2702
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
508-823-1344

Council on Aging
508-824-2740
COA

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9:00a - 11:00a
494 Church St, Raynham
774-406-5612
Congratulations!
Mike Daversa
won a $10 gift certificate to

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
$20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips from independent consultant Katie Ray.
FIREWORKS!
Sunday, July 4th
9:30p
Legion Field, Bridgewater
BRAVO Drama Kids for putting on such a wonderful end of the year show at the gazebo! You are all amazing!
Raynham Library's Summer Reading Program is Here!
Join in the fun this summer to discover who lives in your backyard!

Each week we’ll give you a kit to use for exploring and discovery. Each kit contains the scientific tools you’ll need, instructions for activities, and information about the creatures you’re investigating.

Pick-up your first kit in the library lobby beginning Tue, July 6th.
Let's Talk About Race Learning Club
July 12 - Prologue + Part 1 (Chapters 1-2)
July 19 – Part 2 – Part 3 (Chap 3-7)
July 26 - Part 4-5 (Chapter 8-10, incl epilogue)
All dates 7 - 8:30p
Online event discussing the book "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria" by Beverly Daniel Tatum (updated version-2017).
To get a copy of the book contact Paperback Junction 508-238-3034 or your local library.
Raynham Police and Fire Upcoming Blood Drive
Friday, July 16th
10a - 3p
Saint Ann’s Church,
660 North Main St.
All those who wish to donate must register in advance. To register, click here.
For more info contact the Raynham PD.
Positions Available
Raynham's Conservation Commission currently has a vacancy and our Finance Committee has two vacancies which need to be filled.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call at 508-824-2707. If you are interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to Deborah Dooney at ddooney@town.raynham.ma.us.
Annual spring flowers and vegetable flats have arrived,
but are selling quick.
Don't miss out!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
FREE Concerts at Stone Church
Every Wed in July
July 7th - Roy Scott Band
7p
785 S Main St.
Reservations must be made (508) 822-6177 or
Ice Cream To Go!!
Picking up their ice cream sundaes at the first TOGO ice cream event of the summer!
Click here to find more TOGO events in the special summer flyer. Sign up by the dates listed because spaces are limited. ext one is "Bag Of Fun To Go" sign up starts July 7th!
BSU Senior College: Lifelong Learning for Mature Adults
Senior College is open to anyone age 50 or older. Geared toward active, intellectually curious adults with flexible hours. Courses and activities are designed for people who seek continuing education, academic challenges, and social connections. A single $85 fee is registration for as many courses as you like.
Introductory Session
Monday, July 19th, 4 - 5p
This event is an geared for people who are considering joining the Senior College. You will learn more about the program, courses, how to register, how to stay organized, how to access Zoom, and most importantly, how to get the most out of your learning experience!

Senior College Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, July 13, 10 - 11a
Wednesday, August 11, 6 - 7p
Monday, August 23, 2 - 3p
Join in on any of the above Senior College fall 2021 virtual information sessions. During these events, you will get an opportunity to learn about our offerings, meet and talk with current participants, meet staff and instructors too! Each event will feature different instructors.


*Bridgewater State University’s Senior College will operate mostly in a virtual learning format during the Fall 2021 semester. We have 50 courses this semester offered conveniently for you in the comfort and safety of your own home via Zoom. Zoom is easy to use: once you're set-up, you only need a few clicks to start talking to your peers and instructors online.
*For the affordable fee of $85, you can take as many courses as you like! If you have any questions please contact BSUseniorcollege@bridgew.edu or call 508.531.2570.

QUEEN DAWN SPIRIT
Moldavite will take you and elevate you to your next levels in life. Moldavite will purge, detox and heal you.

To make personal programmed pendants email Dawn.

Namasté

Abington MA
(781) 428-4479
Finding your ‘Why’

Have you lost your purpose and calling in life?

Are you experiencing depression, anxiety and unhealthy stress?

The GleeWorks system helps you reengage and have meaning in your life which reduces depression and anxiety. 

Call or email 781-223-8221 

Wendy's RAVE Award

The RAVE Award is given to exceptional dedication and commitment to the children of Raynham. It was presented recently to Wendy Van Egmond - van der Maale for her work as the President of the LaLiberte Parent's Organization for the past three years.

"Thank you so much Rave Raynham for this wonderful award. This will get a special place in our home in Holland. Thank you for letting me help and showing me what volunteering and giving is all about. I loved it every step of the way! Happy 40th anniversary!!" ~Wendy Van Egmond - van der Maale

WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a $20 gift certificate to Color Street nail polish strips from independent consultant Katie Ray.

Historical Tidbit Question:
How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?

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 July 7, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
Interconnectedness

"The biggest thing that I've learned from nature is the importance of relationships. Eg. an ecosystem isn't just a list of living things (squirrel, tree, bee, flower); it's the set of relationships 'between' those living things (the squirrel lives 'in' the tree, the bee 'pollinates' the flower). In terms of organizing, this means that a given social movement isn't a list of organizations, or campaigns, or even individuals; it's the set of relationships 'between' organizations, campaigns, individuals, etc."
~ Farhad Ebrahimi


~ Dalai Lama
In our search for love and meaning, it is the spaces where we connect that we feel most whole.
~ Jacquie
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