August 9, 2020
~ 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. 
Say this 10 times fast: "Bunnydoebirds"

John Gonsalves shares with us his Raynham wildlife sightings.

Historical Tidbit: 
Attendance Medal From 1884

This amazing attendance medal was donated to the Historical Society. The medals were given out to students with regular and punctual attendance to school. I have never held one before, but it is made from a silver dollar blank. A truly beautiful piece. It is not known who it was awarded to.
Story and picture credit: Dave Donahue
The Search For An Internship During COVID

By Sasha Rockwell When my Junior year at Bridgewater State University started in the Fall of 2019, I knew it was the perfect time to take advantage of learning opportunities on and off-campus. But I didn't expect it to go the way it did.

Read more
Writing Internships available at the BuzzAround
All buildings are closed to the public. Please phone or email for business assistance.

Town Hall
Monday – Thursday 8:30a - 4:30p
Friday – 8:30a - 12Noon

Public Library

Council on Aging
Building remains closed.
Director will be in the office Monday, Wednesday and Thursday to process bills, stay in touch with state agencies and attend to phone messages

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9:00a - 11:00a
494 Church St, Raynham
Deb Caggiano
won a free 30 minute virtual wellness consult and a custom roller bottle,
made with Doterra essential oils for your specific health concerns (worth $40!)
from independent consultant Chris Ventura.

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

You could win a Mary Kay Cosmetics Virtual Facial and $15 certificate from independent consultant, Cindy Guarino.
Help Wanted: Truck Driver-Laborer positions at Raynham Highway Dept.
Pays $23.50 per hour

Seeking to fill 2 vacancies with combined duties as a CDL Truck Driver/Laborer that include all tasks associated w/maintenance of public ways, solid waste and parks and grounds as assigned. Applicants must have necessary skills and abilities to work well within a group environment, demonstrate sound CDL driving skills and construction experience. Communicate well with residents and others in a professional manner. 40 hours per week as scheduled between Monday through Friday. Valid MA CDL Class A or B license and current DOT physical card required. Snow plowing experience preferred. Must reside and report to work within 30-minute commute time of Highway office. A complete job description is available on request. Highway Dept. specific employment application is available at on the Highway Dept. page. Applications and resume will be accepted by mail or by appointment only at the Highway Dept. until position is filled. Rate of pay is $23.50 per hour. Raynham is an EOE.

Wally is joining @MassGovernor & @MassDPH
to keep Massachusetts safe. It’s time to #MaskUpMA! Find Wally's video on Twitter here!
Board of Registrars Vacancy

POSTED ON: JULY 30, 2020 - 11:32AM
Board of Registrars Vacancy
The Board of Selectmen are accepting applications for a vacancy on the Town’s Board of Registrars.
Letters of interest should be delivered to the Selectmen’s Office, 558 South Main Street, Raynham, MA 02767 or
Raynham Park & Recreation Dept
Minds in Motion:
Titan Tank Technology

8/17 - 8/20
9:00a - 12:00p
Raynham Pavilion - King Philip St., located between soccer fields 
Grades 2 - 5 join us and have tons of educational fun in this very exciting program as you come and build, battle and take home your very own Titan Tank!
For details and registration:
Local Shout-Out's!

Joan Lohmar wants to give a shout out to Harry's Auto Body! Her steering wheel locked up and she could not get it to move.S o she called for a tow and the young man that came, fixed the lock and showed her what to do if it happened again at no charge! Kudos to them, what great customer service and she hopes if any one needs a tow that you'd call the best in Raynham!

Kristen Waterman Weaver wants to give a big shoutout to Raynham Center Water District. Her house had an issue with a leaking main into the basement. They were so quick to respond, assess the issue and fixed it within 2 hours! Great bunch of guys that did an awesome job (even impressed her dad which is not an easy feat). Thank you!!!


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

For more town updates & info, visit their website.
Southern Scents Florals
Our Promise to You is Unparalleled Quality, Superior Value and Exceptional Customer Service

Celebrate the Re-Opening of Southern Scents!
Receive a Hand Tied Artisan Bouquet with a purchase of Designer's Choice Arrangement*
*Call in and use promo code: AUGUST 2020
(617) 704-0689
*Valid through September 15, 2020
Delivery within 25 miles of Bridgewater!

(617) 704-0689
Highway Department - Highway Laborer/Solid Waste Attendant Job Posting
Pays $19.00-$23.50 per hour

Seeking entry level laboring position with duties that include tasks associated w/maintenance of public ways, operations of a solid waste facility, and parks and grounds as assigned. Applicants must have good communication and analytical skills to work with Town residents for the disposal of solid waste and recyclables as required. 40 hours per week as scheduled between Tuesday through Saturday. Valid MA Class D license and current DOT physical card required. CDL Class A or B license w/air brake endorsement is preferred. Snow plowing experience preferred. Must reside and report to work within 30-minute commute time of Highway office. A complete job description is available on request. Highway Dept. specific employment application is available at on the Highway Dept. page. Applications and resume will be accepted by mail or by appointment only at the Highway Dept. until position is filled. Rate of pay will range from $19.00 - $23.50 per hour based on experience and qualifications. Raynham is an EOE.
Working hard to make patients comfortable & healthy!

Physical distancing • spaced appointments
• bacterial cleaning between patients. 

Take care of yourself – See your chiropractor today!
63 Main Street, Bridgewater (508) 697-0050
Shelter, Place, Social, Distance
Contemporary Dialogues from the Permanent Collection 
Exhibit Showing Now Through November 22, 2020 
Thurs, Fridays, & Saturdays 10:00a – 5:00p for the month of August
High Resolution Images are available via Dropbox here
“The long path from material through purpose to creative work has only a single goal: To create order out of the godforsaken confusion of our time.” —Mies van der Rohe, Not at Home, 1938
Since the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption around the world, from economic uncertainty to national public health emergencies to mandated quarantines. As the global community struggled to make sense of it all, an explosion of new words and phrases emerged. This pervasive terminology—shelter in place, social distancing, flatten the curve, PPE, and more—offered a practical shorthand with which to frame the rapidly changing world and united us through shared cultural touch points.
While many terms are inextricably associated with the pandemic, certain words, when decontextualized, represent recurring themes in contemporary craft. In this regard, Shelter, Place, Social, Distance: Contemporary Dialogues from the Permanent Collection adopts the COVID-19 lexicon as a conceptual springboard.
Fuller Craft Museum is honored to present these extraordinary objects as we welcome visitors back to our galleries following the COVID-19-related museum shutdown. Like all great works of art, the forms invigorate our understanding of the times in which we live.
Books For Brockton: Brockton Public Library organized by ...

Join me in making a real difference. Brockton Public Library provides access to educational & cultural programs and resources to the greater Brockton Area, free!!! Brockton Library Foundation ... taking this a step further ... is giving

Read more
Stepping up Brockton Book Drive. 

Thursday nights in September we will have pick up spots making it easy for local Raynham folks to drop of their slightly used books ~ time to start cleaning out your shelves! ~ or make a donation please! 
52 Weeks Logo & Link Ad in 1 Hive

For $99 / each month, your Logo & Link ad is in 1 Buzz Around town e-newsletter each week. Ad can rotate monthly between Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Raynham, West Bridgewater & Whitman. 1 year contract commitment

Read more
Lemonade Stand Gets Special Customers

Raynham Police and Fire Departments stopped by to support a Raynham lemonade stand.

Photo and story credit: Steve Bavin, Cheryl Bavin, Katie Bavin

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a Mary Kay Cosmetics Virtual Facial and $15 certificate from independent consultant, Cindy Guarino.

Historical Tidbit Question:
How long did a student need to be punctual to receive a medal?

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 August 12, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, & Kayla Rose
Copyright 2020 Buzz Around Raynham.  You have our permission to share and copy this issue in its entirety as much as you like. If you take it in part, please give credit: ("Buzz Around Raynham 8/9/20")

Disclaimer: At the Buzz Around, we promote community and family. There will be links to town committees and other non-profit groups, as a way of sharing local information. Individual groups are responsible for how they represent themselves on their websites and in their promotional materials. The Buzz Around is not responsible for their website content. 
On being a social entrepreneur...
As the COVID crisis affects our collective financial stability. Folks are turning to the entrepreneurial life, and so here are my thoughts on being a social entrepreneur:
*I enjoy every piece of my job. Every day, everything I do. I get to spend each day writing & talking about the positive things all of you are doing. Your good stories never end!
*I formulate my life according to my own value system. What products I use, who I contract with, what impact I have on the environment & society. 
*I decide when to work and when not to. 
And here are quotes from other voices: 
"To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” ~ Catherine Cook
 "It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” ~Scott Belsky
“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” ~Steve Martin
“Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” ~Oprah Winfrey
One last reason I enjoy being an entrepreneur: I am responsible for my own success and failure. *
*This is because I am able to work within society's frame for a white middle-class educated female. Financial problem solving has been done with MUCH MUCH MUCH help from my community’s tightly woven safety net. During the BuzzAround’s formative years, my family and I accessed the food pantry; informal and formal groups to provide funds for after-school programs, Christmas gifts, Thanksgiving & Easter meals and school supplies. There were also state programs to assist with childcare costs and healthcare. Now we are well on our way to providing for ourselves. The gratitude I feel is overwhelming.
 I also recognize there are many, many Americans that have similar challenges and do not have access to such a tightly woven net because of their skin color. That's not the America I believe in. We need to be able, as a country, to extend our hand and weave our net. 
It is with that love for a just society and for each other that your BuzzAround will keep sharing our good news. News of love. That is how the BuzzAround fulfills our mission as a social entrepreneurship. 

Thank you, dear reader, for all you do in the work of community building. Together, we weave. ~ Jacquie