July 14, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
All sorts of Raynham fun at the Bridgewater Fourth of July Parade.
Historical Tidbit:   Timothy Cornelius Donahue   
Player Nickname:  Bridget
Position:  Catcher
Bats: Left; Throws:  Right
HR:  2; RBI:  163; BA:  .236

Tim Donahue was born on June 8, 1870, in Raynham, Massachusetts.  He was one of the youngest of 10 children of Irish immigrants and was raised amid the iron foundries of Taunton. 
By 1891, Donahue was playing for a baseball team in the Clyde section of Warwick, Rhode Island, where he attracted the notice of the Boston club. He made his major league debut with the Boston Reds on July 28, 1891. Although he was a 'hard-nosed' catcher, his batting wasn't ready for the majors. He played for the New England League in 1892 and 1893, and in 1894 for the Western League in Kansas City. Donahue played most of his big-league career for the Chicago Colts/Orphans from 1895-1900.  He had been a player-manager in minor league ball in 1901 for Colorado Springs, where he ultimately contracted Addison's Disease. He came back to the majors and played a few games with the Washington Senators in 1902, but was in no condition to play baseball. 
After playing his last game on May 17, 1902, he left in great pain to go home. Tim Donahue died from kidney failure on June 12, 1902, at his family's home in Taunton. He was the first American League player to die. The Taunton Gazette noted, "The funeral cortege that followed the body to the grave was one of the longest ever seen in the city."  He is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Taunton.

photo from Wikipedia
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

Erica Trenton
 won a
  $15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman, MA

You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
$30 Gift Certificate to CN Smith Farm !

Town Hall Summer Hours
The Town Hall will be closed the following Tuesday nights: July 16 & 30 and August 13 & 27
Summer Youth Tennis Program
Sign up for the youth tennis program sponsored by the Raynham Recreation Dept.
The program takes place at the Edgewood Pool and Tennis Club.
There are multiple courses for all ages starting the second week in July. Here is a link to all the course, and a place where you can register. The earliest time to start is July 8th, and the latest time sessions end is August 16th.
The Stone Church Summer Concert Series
Weds at 7:00p held at 785 South Main Street, Route 104 in Raynham Center
July 17- Dixie Diehards-play upbeat traditional New Orleans jazz (hear them in YouTube video above)
F ree to the public and a freewill offering will be taken. These concerts are sponsored by the Stone Church, First Congregational Church of Raynham,  with support from the Raynham Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Business After Hours
Please join the Metro South Chamber of Commerce for a Business After Hours at Connemara Senior Living Campello (25 E. Nilsson Street, Brockton) on Thurs, July 18th from 4:30-6:30p.
Come and kick off your summer with delicious food while connecting with potential customers, existing chamber members, and friends of the Metro South Community. Tickets are complimentary, but do not forget to RSVP Here.
Taunton River Watershed Alliance Angler Education Day
Sunday, July 21st from 11a-2p at the Somerset Village Waterfront Park, 274 Main St, Somerset. This is a free family fishing event that will include instruction on fishing techniques, as well as education about local aquatic life.This event is open to all ages, fishing gear is provided. Respectfully Submitted by Taunton River Watershed Alliance. More information.
"The Wizard of Oz" Production by FPAC
Beginning July 19th, the FPAC at BSU will have their first summer performance. This year they'll be taking a stroll down the yellow brick road and performing the classic "The Wizard of Oz." Tickets can be found at the following link: Buy Tickets! There are several dates and times for performances to choose from and it's always a great summer show.

Of particular importance and highlight this year is the inclusion of a Sensory-Friendly Performance scheduled for July 25th at 7:00p. A breakdown of what this performance will include and accommodate for can be found here Sensory-Friendly Performance. Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming experience for families with children with autism or with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.
Is your back ache taking the fun out of your golf game?

Let us help you get in the swing of things again!

Call today!
63 Main Street, Bridgewater
(508) 697-0050

Kids Fun Run Track Series
  • A fun program designed to be a fun yet educational program where children learn the basics of running such as warming up, stretching, competing, and cooling down properly.
  • Children will be encouraged to compete against themselves and offer encouragement for fellow runners. 
  • This track program is sponsored by the Colonial Road Runners and the Raynham Park and Recreation Dept.

Ages: 3-14
Dates: July 14 to August 11
Cost: $1.00/ child
Location: Raynham Middle School Track
Business After Hours as the Sun Sets 

Pilgrim Belle Sunset Cruise 
Tuesday, July 23th   
7:00– 8:30p
77 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360
Cost: $20.00 per person
Network and building relationships as we cruise along the Harbor watching Sunset!
Bring some snacks! Cash Bar available! 
Don’t miss this special networking event from The Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce!
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm
& Pet Store!

Mulch, Stone, Loam…
We deliver right to YOUR home!

Order yours today - Call or online ordering available
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Fresh Flower Arranging
Saturday, August 3rd from 10:30-11:30am at the Raynham Public Library. Come in to create beautiful fresh flower arrangements guided by expert Sue Burns.All materials are included, click here to register.
town hall
Finance Committee and Zoning Board of Appeals
Looking for Volunteers!

The Finance Committee and the Zoning Board of Appeals currently have 2 vacancies on each Board.

Click here for info about the committee.
If you are interested in applying for for one of these vacancies, please send a letter of interest and resume to the Board of Selectmen, 558 S. Main St. or email  ddooney@town.raynham.ma.us
Raynham Historical Society Yard Sale
July 27 and August 24
9a to 3p
Vendor fee $20 per table (bring your own)
Hannant House 6 Pleasant Street, Raynham
(four corners diagonally across from
the Stone Church)
Soup, punch, and desserts will be available for
Call Cheryl at 508-821-9481 to reserve a table.
Fashion Show & Luncheon
Sunday, August 11th from 12:30-4:30p at American Legion, 291 Mill st in Raynham. An annual August Fashion Show will be presented by the  GFWC Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club to raise funds for scholarships and local charities, fashions will be provided by The Little Black Dress Company This is a fun filled event with food, raffles and prizes available. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling Nancy at 508 823-8193 or e-mailing her at NClark45@gmail.com. Respectfully submitted, Nancy Brown.
Call today to get your
air ducts cleaned!
An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
Read our Blog: CommonSpots4Mold
(781) 910-5029
Board of Selectmen 7/9/19
Video courtesy of The Raynham Channel.
Understanding DISC Profiling
with Susan Rooks, Grammar Goddess
Four Behavioral Styles: Are you Outgoing or Reserved?Are you People Oriented or Task Oriented?
How you fit into this quadrant can help to determine your behavior and the behavior of others.
Immediately use the information in this free DISC workshop to improve your networking, your sales, customer service, management skills, and your relationships.
Friday, July 26th 8:30-9:30a
Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce
9 Clayton Road, Middleboro
Scholarship Recipients 
GFWC Taunton and Raynham Junior Women's Club recently presented five hundred dollar scholarships to Cassidy White from Bristol Agricultural High School, Curtis Belanger from Bridgewater Raynham High School and Victoria Pineretta from Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical High School to help with attending the college of their choice in the fall.

Congratulations, All!

Pictured: Kathleen Sampson, Cassidy White and Joyce Clark.
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$30 Gift Certificate to CN Smith Farm !

Historical Tidbit Question: 

On what team did Tim Donahue make his major league debut?

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Please include your name, phone number with your answer.  Prize Box Rules
By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's 
Buzz Around Raynham.
On July 17, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 
Kindness. There's never enough.
And it's one thing we can do to change our world. Give it a try; spread kindness around .  

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” ~ Princess Diana

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ~ Scott Adams

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” ~ Saint Basil
Random Acts of Kindness. You would be amazed at the way simple things impact people's lives. 
~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Taylor Fruzzetti, Christina Montana, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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