June 23, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Historical Tidbit: Requirements for Raynham's Secession from Taunton

Town leaders from the first families of Raynham petitioned the Massachusetts General Court three times before they were allowed to become independent from Taunton.
The Court set the following requirements for Raynham's secession from Taunton: "That the inhabitants of said town do, within the space of three years from the publication of this act, procure and settle a learned and orthodox minister of good conversation and make provisions for his comfortable and honorable support and likewise provide a schoolmaster to instruct their children to read and write."
From "A Brief History of Raynham, Massachusetts" by Kathleen Roberts, Raynham Historical Commission
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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
Ellen Hurteau
 won a
$30 gift certificate to CN Smith Farm

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

You could win a
  1 weekend night get away (for up to 4 people) at the Residence Inn - Bridgewater. Includes a breakfast buffet!

N.E.L.M.S. Scholar Leader Award

Congratulations to Jack Werb and Hailey Banville, who were selected as the two students to receive the N.E.L.M.S. Scholar Leader Awards for Raynham Middle School! The New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS) and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Middle Level Educators (COMMLE), who sponsor the Awards, recognize two 8th grade students who have distinguished themselves in terms of outstanding scholarship and leadership. The students and their families joined Mrs. Charette and Mr. McKnight at the 20th Annual Scholar Leader Awards Banquet, held last Thursday at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center in Marlborough - congrats again to Jack and Hailey! 
We would like to thank the Raynham Middle School Parent Organization, RMS teachers and staff, parents, and especially our students for all their hard work and support with making the COLOR RUN, a HUGE success! We raised $22,400 for our school!!
The Importance of Water Safety in the Summer
Water Safety: During the summer months, many families will spend a lot of time on the water. We live in an area that is close to a wide variety of water options including rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and the ocean, not to mention backyard and community pools. Whenever you are boating, kayaking, canoeing or using stand-up paddle boards, always remember to use approved personal floatation devices (PFD). For information on how to choose an appropriate PFD by the U.S. Coast Guard, visit: How to Choose a Life Jacket. Also, be sure to supervise children when they are in or near the water. Drowning does not always look like the splashing and noises that you see in movies and on television. To learn more, check out this article from Slate: Rescuing Drowning Children: How to Know When Someone is in Trouble in the Water

Respectfully submitted: Kimberly Davis, with information from South Shore Hospital's Youth Health Connection
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
Town Hall Summer Hours
The Town Hall will be closed the following Tuesday nights:
July 2, 9 & 30 and August 13 & 27
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 cost is $105/week
Full Day Program 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 Deadlines:  
Session 1 = June 14th  Session 2 = July 12th
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. 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
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63 Main Street, Bridgewater
(508) 697-0050
Mottos, Messages and Gem Lore in Victorian Jewelry
Presented by the Raynham Historical Society
Laura Johnson, Ph. D. from Historic New England

2 pm on Sunday June 23, 2019
at the Stone Church
785 South Main Street, Raynham
Tickets are $10
purchase from a member of the Historical Society
Light refreshments and an open house at the Hannant House will follow
Raynham Historical Society Yard Sale

June 29, July 27 and August 24
9 am to 3 pm
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
D'Agostino Insurance
Car or Home Insurance 
Call us before you renew
 Let us help you comparison shop for  The right coverage for the right price! We do business your way,  our offices, your home or business or online. 

111 Torrey St, Suite 1, Brockton 
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

Business After Hours
Cranberry Country Chamber / Taunton Area Chamber / Metro South Chamber

Wednesday, June 26 – – 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Bridgewater Savings Bank – 756 Orchard Street – Raynham

Join Bridgewater Savings Bank staff at their headquarters in Raynham for a tri-chamber networking event on Tuesday, June 26th 2019 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a variety of regional craft beers served by Bartenders of NE while networking with members of the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce, Metro South Chamber of Commerce, and Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Don’t forget your business cards! This event is complimentary, but pre-registration is required. For more information, contact us at the Chamber 508-947-1499.

**One lucky winner will receive a special prize from 
Bridgewater Savings Bank: Apple Airpods!  Additional prizes will also be available**

Bridgewater Savings is an independent community bank which offers a full line of personal and business banking products and services, with eight convenient locations around the Southeastern Massachusetts area. Since 1872, Bridgewater Savings has grown steadily by supporting the local community and providing the financial expertise and friendly, knowledgeable service our customers expect. Visit  bridgewatersavings.com  to learn more.

Attendees please enter Bank property by way of Paramount Drive and follow the event signage. Bring plenty of business cards!
5 Steps to a Better Business
Friday, June 28th, at 12PM
Cranberry Country Chamber Office
9 Clayton Road, Middleboro, MA
Join Kevin Glynn for a free seminar that will discuss: the tools you need to guide your business for higher profits, how to spend your time to your advantage, as well as how to hire and motivate your team. Respectfully submitted, Cranberry Chamber of Commerce.
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(508) 279-0950

A Universe of Stories
Join a "Universe of Stories" at the Raynham Public library for a chance to win weekly prizes!

A universe of stories is a teen summer reading program, where teens can discover new books, share their opinions on what they've read, and win some fantastic prizes! The first day to join and begin reading is Saturday, June 22nd, and the last day to complete your reading is August 10th. Simply write a short book review for each book you read and you will have a chance to draw a prize from the Candy Jar, weekly entries will allow you to be in the running for the grand prize of a Kindle Fire! To participate in A Universe of Stories, register at the circulation desk. Information retrieved from Raynham Public Library.
The Amazing Art Hero
The Amazing Art Hero Rob Surette is planned to perform at LaLiberte next school year. Students and staff are so-o-o-o excited! Rob's mission is to uplift students with his artistic performance, and have them leave the auditorium inspired. Information from Laliberte PTO facebook page.
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
  1 weekend night get away (for up to 4 people) at the Residence Inn - Bridgewater. Includes a breakfast buffet!

Historical Tidbit Question: 
How many times did Raynham town leaders need to petition the court to become independent?

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Buzz Around Raynham.
On June 26, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ~ Plato

"You have to, take a deep breath. and allow the music to flow through you. Revel in it, allow yourself to awe. When you play allow the music to break your heart with its beauty.” ~ Kelly White

"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” ~ Leonard Bernstein
Let us make music, dear readers and friends. Let us not talk of difficult things, but experience the joy of a unified rhythm, a melody for all to enjoy. This moment, we just need to absorb and feel that. Let now be that moment, so that you feel good and when challenge comes to you, ( and it will) that you smile and say " Welcome, would you like to hear my song? " 

~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Janice O'Brien,Taylor Fruzzetti Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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