July 7, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
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.
Historical Tidbit: Ezra Perry Lincoln 
Ezra Perry Lincoln was born on Tuesday, November 17, 1868 in Raynham, Massachusetts. He developed a fine pitching arm while working as a local blacksmith and was signed by the Cleveland Spiders (National League). 
His rookie status states, "Exceeded rookie limits during 1890 season."
Lincoln was 21 years old when he pitched his first Major League game on May 2, 1890.  He was two years younger than fellow pitcher, Cy Young. 
Both pitched for the 1890 Cleveland Spiders. Although he was released by Cleveland in July 1890, he soon joined the Syracuse Stars (American Association).  Lincoln's career with the Stars was also short-lived.  He signed with Syracuse on 07/26/1890. His last Major League game was 08/12/1890. He was released by the Stars on 08/13/1890.
Lincoln played for many years in the New England League. He was a teammate of the youngster Nap Lajoie at Fall River in 1896. Ezra Lincoln died on May 7, 1951 in Taunton and is buried at Pleasant 
Street Cemetery, Raynham, MA.
Biographical Data 
E. P. Lincoln        
Bats   Throws
Left Left
Height Weight
5'11" 160
Season Games Started Rank
1890 15 25th in NL
Season Hits Rank
1890 15 724th in NL
Year 1890
MLB Career Stats

3 11 4.42 15 15 0 118.0 22 1.78
Info from
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
 Karissa Santos
 won a
  Jump Start Training Package including nutrition consultation & 6 free sessions from Get In Shape For Women at 180 Winter St, Bridgewater!

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

You could win a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman, MA
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

Wednesday Evenings at 7:00p beginning on July 10 with The New Providence Big Band
July 17, continues with Dixie Diehards, with Upbeat Traditional New Orleans Jazz!
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,  785 South Main Street, Route 104 in Raynham Center, with support from the Raynham Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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
Summer Raynham Recreation Playground Program Registration
Children will participate in exciting and fun-filled activities including arts and crafts, sports, outdoor games, and field trips based on the weekly themes.
Half Day Program (8-12) cost is $105/week
Full Day Program (8-5:30) cost is $185/week

General Information  
•The program participants will be required to bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water; lunch is not included in the program.
•The Full Day Program includes additional field trip for a recreational swim. 
•Field trips are scheduled on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted. 
•Children must wear their program t-shirts on field trip days. 
•Field trips will return to the school after 12 noon; approximated times are noted. 
•Price includes all field trips and a program t-shirt 
•Sibling discount of $5 per week applied upon check out. 
•There is a $25 late fee for registration forms received after the registration deadline.

Registration Deadline for Session 2 = July 12th
"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.
Photo from FPAC and BSUti
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
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!
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
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.
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
Residence Inn - Bridgewater
Spacious Studio and One-Bedroom Suites with fully equipped kitchen and living room area. Includes complimentary Breakfast Buffet daily and evening social “The Mix” three nights per week.
*Short and long term rates available.

2020 Pleasant St, Bridgewater, MA
(508) 697- 1412

Selectmen's Meeting 6/11/2019
Courtesy of Raynham YouTube 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
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman, MA

Historical Tidbit Question: 
What was the name of the first team Ezra Perry Lincoln played for?

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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 10, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 
Living Democracy.

"If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end." ~ Bayard Rustin

"The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous. " ~ Frederick Douglass

"It's a relief to hear the rain. It's the sound of billions of drops, all equal, all equally committed to falling, like a sudden outbreak of democracy. Water, when it hits the ground, instantly becomes a puddle or rivulet or flood." ~ Alice Oswald
I am excited about the political re-birth we are experiencing this election year. Why? I am hearing concepts and ideas. People are imagining, brainstorming. People are dedicated to creating solutions, instead of bickering and backstabbing. I hope we can keep this up.
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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