July 18, 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. 
All who attended enjoyed the music by the Brian Bigelow Trio!!
Check it out on Stone Church's FB Video

Concerts on July 21 and 28 will be on the front lawn of the church so no reservations needed!

Hope for good weather and don't forget your lawn chairs!!

July 21st; 7p – Dale and the Duds
July 28th; 7p – New Providence Big Band

Historical Tidbit:

Map of Raynham 1855
Good transportation has always been vital to Raynham’s success. Raynham was founded as an ironwork on the banks of the Two Mile River. The town’s position on the Taunton River allowed for a robust shipbuilding industry to emerge.

The 1840s saw the coming of the railroad. Routes such as the Old Colony Line connected Boston and the Southcoast cities of Fall River and New Bedford, further integrating Raynham into the regional economy.
In the present day, roads are the lifeblood that connects Raynham to the rest of the state and points beyond. The town lies at the intersection of Routes 24, 44, 104, 138, and Interstate 495. Route 138, which runs through Raynham from Tiverton, Rhode Island to Milton, Massachusetts, follows the route of the old Taunton Turnpike.

A tollhouse on Broadway Street collected a fee from those herding cattle from the Brighton stockyards to areas of Southeastern Massachusetts. Whether by river, rail, or road, Raynham has always relied on good transportation for its success.
Respectfully Submitted: Daniel Flockton

Photo Courtesy Of: Boston Public Library
Information Courtesy Of: Town of Raynham
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
9:00a - 11:00a
494 Church St, Raynham
Linda Siegel-Croker
won a one hour of coaching (value $80) with Marcy Venezia

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

Enter for this weeks prize of a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins.
Tails & Tales Summer Fun Continues
Week 3, July 19: Butterflies

This week's kit includes: butterfly net, sponge, butterfly guide, feeder instructions.

Pick-up your kit for the week in the library lobby.
Don't forget to keep logging your reading time! Complete 300 minutes of reading to receive a free pass to the Buttonwood Zoo and a ticket to the library’s annual ice cream social on Tuesday, August 17 at 6:30p.
Positions Available
Raynham's Conservation Commission currently has a vacancy. 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.
The Senior Center is Fully Open for Programs!
In July:
Mondays – 12p Knitting
Tuesdays – 1p Zumba
Wednesdays – 10a Hand & Foot card game; 1p Line dancing
Thursdays – 10a Card Game 45
Raynham Board of Selectman
July 13, 2021
Free Summer Gazebo Concerts
At the Borden Colony Gazebo @ 2254 King Phillip Street in Raynham there will be two upcoming concerts.

July 20th: 6:30 - 8:00p – Cactus Gang will be serving up some tasty country jams.
August 3rd: 6:30 - 8:00p – The Unholy Mackerels will be playing a mix of genres with an acoustic sound.

This is a great free and family friendly activity for the community... feel free to bring a blanket or a chair to get comfortable!

For more information visit the Raynham Parks and Recreation Site
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Local Business Networking Event
Thursday, August 5th
5 - 7p
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8 Island Court, South Easton
Join the Metro South Chamber and Douglas A. King Builders for a terrific business building opportunity. Enjoy a cookout outside with hamburgers/hot dogs, pizza, and craft beer provided by the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year, Shovel Town Brewery. Take advantage of an opportunity to win Patriots tickets, wine, and a gift certificate to Stoneforge Restaurant.
Don't forget your business cards for this evening of fun, food and festivities!
Helping Kids Cope: Supporting Children Impacted by Addiction
Wednesday, Aug 11th
6 - 7:30p
Virtual Class
To register email for Zoom link: kati.mapa@ccbrockton.org
A class about the impact of substance misuse on children, how to talk to kids about family addiction & helpful resources available to families.
Photo Calendar Contest - Bluestone Bank Deadline: Aug 15

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Lily's Operation Joy Drop: Raising funds for Boston Children's Hospital Now through July 20th

Hi, My name is Lily and I am 13 years old. On May 31, 2020 I was involved in a horrible accident that has affected my perspective on life. While in my driveway I was hit by a vehicle. I spent 12 days at Children's Hospital, 5 of those days in the ICU. Although I suffered many injuries at that time, I have since then recovered due to the amazing and timely treatment by the members of the Raynham Fire Department, the Medflight Physicians, as well as the caring doctors and nurses at Boston’s Children's Hospital. (Story can be found in the 6/21/20 edition of your Raynham BuzzAround.)
For my community service project for the National Honor Society I have chosen to give back and bring smiles and joy to other kids and teens who may be spending an extensive time in the hospital as well. I know how difficult and boring it can be to be in the hospital away from your family and friends. The days seem to go by much slower, I can attest to that! I am hoping that through this project I can bring a smile to their faces and brighten their day.
Due to the Covid-19 Restrictions still in place I am raising money in order to purchase some much needed items off the Boston Children's Hospital Amazon Wish List. For every donation you will be entered into a raffle to win a sundae prize pack from Frankie & Dia's!! At the end of the fundraiser, I will post pictures of all the items I was fortunate enough to purchase and donate!
Donations in any amount can be made via cash, check, or Venmo @Lily-Moreira, the last 4 of my ph# 4701.
Thank you to all who consider making a donation!

Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins.

Historical Tidbit Question:
On what street was the tollhouse where a fee was collected from those herding cattle?

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 21, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Laughing In the Rain

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.”
~ Vivian Greene

“Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure.”
~ Emily Wing Smith

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby."
~ Langston Hughes

"I like people who smile when it’s raining."
~ Unknown
Our earth is washed anew.
Time for some serious puddle-jumping!
Now WHERE are my galoshes?

~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Bridget Murphy-Courteau, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
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