October 20, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Edie Edlund presents Emilie Weiland with her member pin for The GFWC Taunton and Raynham Jr Womans Club
The GFWC Taunton and Raynham Jr Woman's Club welcomes Emilie

Emilie Weiland became a member at their recent business meeting held at Bristol Plymouth High School. President Edie Edlund presented Emilie with a member pin after her swearing in by Membership Chairman Joyce Clark.

Members have also begun selling chances for their ticket raffle fundraiser for scholarships and charities.

Contact Joyce at 508 823-4482 for additional information.
Joyce Clark Edie Edlund and new member Emilie posing for a photo after Emilie recieves her new membership pin
Edie Edlund gives new member Emilie Weiland a hug after she gives her a new member pin
Historical Tidbit:
In Appreciation of Lillie B. Merrill
"In 1966, an appreciation dinner was held for Lillie B. Merrill, who was referred to in the program as "Raynham's gracious lady." She and her husband and their two children had moved to Raynham in 1925. She was elected to the offices of Town Clerk and Town Treasurer in 1928 by 58 ballots. She served these offices until March 1966. Until the town office building was constructed in 1957, she made her home her office. She was also the town accountant and a Justice of the Peace. In her years of office, she recorded 1299 marriages and 2171 births. Everyone in Raynham knew her, and now what used to be the Pleasant Street School bears the name of Lillie B. Merrill." 

From: The History of Raynham ~ Patrice White
BuzzAround Internships
Marketing * Writing * Business Finance
Send resume to: events@buzzaround.info
26 Weeks Logo & Link Ad in 1 Buzz Around Town

For $109 / each month, your Logo & Link ad in 1 Buzz Around e-newsletters each week. Ad rotates monthly between Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Raynham, West Bridgewater & Whitman, you choose the towns! The Logo & Link Ad: Our simple &...

Read more
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
Mary Stowe
45 minute Reiki Treatment with Jacquelyn Rose

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!
cup of coffee
Coffee & Conversation Series
Thur, Oct. 24th, 9:00a
Merrill Elementary School
Join Derek Sw anson, Superintendent of Schools, and Ryan Powers, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, for these monthly, informal opportunities to discuss the recent happenings within the Bridgewater Raynham Regional School District. Coffee will be provided.

For more information Click here
Raynham Lions Club Craft Fair
Sat, Oct 26th
9a - 3p
King Phillip St.
Refreshments, Raffles & Crafts!

Raynham Historical Society Hannant House
Sun, Oct 27th
6 Pleasant Street
Admission $5.00
Kira Moynihan will speak about “Decorating the Decades: A Look at Victorian Embellishments”
Kira has a Bachelor’s Degree from Framingham State University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island in historic textiles and historic dress. 
Space is limited so please RSVP the Society at raynhamhistoricalsociety@gmail.com or call 508-823-4616 
How to Rake Without the Ache!
Never continue to do one task using the same hand and the same repetitive motion. It can lead to aches and a weakened posture that can cause injury. Switch hands while raking, spending a few minutes on each side of the body so both get worked and neither gets overworked.
63 Main Street, Bridgewater
(508) 697-0050

Selectmen’s Meeting
Tues, Oct. 22nd
7:00p – 558 S. Main Street   
Pledge of Allegiance
Acceptance of the Minutes
Department Heads / Committees
Citizen & Community Input
Public Hearing
New Business
  • Northeast Race Management – 8th Annual 5 Miles Home – Homes for Our Troops Road Race
  • Tag Day Request Spectrum Gymnastics
Completion of Old Business
Town Administrator’s Report
Selectmen’s Report
Press Time
Emergency Business
Performance of Administrative duties
The Greene Team Spin-A-Thon 2019
Sat, Oct 26th
8 - 10a
Raynham Athletic Club, 1250 New State Hwy, Raynham
Members and nonmembers of the Raynham Athletic Club are encouraged to sign up for either Team Stacey at 8:00 am or Team Lisa at 9:00 am.
Donations will benefit The Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber Cancer Research. There is a suggested donation of $25 to participate and the fee will be collected the DAY OF THE EVENT.
You will want to reserve your spot IN ADVANCE by stopping in or calling (508) 823-5440. More info here.
Outreach Worker Position
18 hours per week, Town of Raynham
Outreach Worker Position
The Town of Raynham is seeking one outreach worker to serve the local senior community.
The position will be 18 hours per week on week days to be determined.

The outreach worker responsibilities include establishing and maintaining contact with Raynham’s age 55 and older population, providing direct assistance when appropriate, or information and referrals when required.
The outreach worker must be a certified SHINE counselor. The position also requires knowledge of and ability to fill out paperwork for fuel assistance programs administered by Self Help, Inc.; ability to work closely with area agencies on aging including, but not limited to Bristol Elder Services, and other agencies, including Salvation Army, St. Vincent De Paul, and state agencies dedicated to elder health and safety; ability to work closely with local public safety and health personnel.

The outreach worker must keep accurate written records on all clients, and ensure they are properly locked and kept private. General monthly reports on the number of clients and actions undertaken are submitted to the Council on Aging at its monthly meetings.

Qualifications for the position of outreach worker are a bachelor’s degree in human services or five years relevant experience in social work or human services, including seniors; excellent computer skills and ability to learn new software; ability to work with minimum supervision.
The outreach worker consults with and reports to the Director of the Council on Aging.

If interested, please submit a resume to Elizabeth Moura, Director, Raynham Council on Aging, 2215 King Phillip Street, Raynham, MA 02767 or via email to emoura@town.raynham.ma.us no later than 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
Want a glorious bed of tulips next year? It's time to plant spring flowering bulbs! Come in today and shop our selection!

Stop in today!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
STEM Family Enrichment Night
Wed, Oct 23rd
Kindergarten families: 5:30p -6:30p
Grade 1 families: 6:30p- 7:30p
LB. Merrill Elementary School
687 Pleasant Street, Raynham 
The family Stem Enrichment Night. Under the guidance of Dr. Nicole Glen, Bridgewater State University students create fascinating, interactive STEM stations where families can participate and learn.
This is such a fun evening for both students and adults.
For more information: Click here
Pokemon Club
Sun, Oct 27th, 2:00p
Join other Pokemon fanatics for all things Pokemon. 
There will be Pokemon related activities. 
You can bring your own cards to battle or trade/share. 
Getting ready for storm season

Some disasters strike without any warning, and family members may not all be in the same place. How will you get in touch with each other? Where will you meet? How will you get out of your house in case of a fire? What if your neighborhood is...

Read more
Need a lift?

We've got you covered!

Work smarter not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
 (508) 279-0950

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
LaLiberte families, 
We would like to take a minute and thank you for a FANTASTIC night! What an amazing feeling to have 350 people come to Rob Surette's show at our school. 
The show during the day was AMAZING with all the kids. The roof was almost blown off the building because of the kids excitement. And than at night again an amazing show from this FABULOUS self-taught speed painter, Rob Surette!
The feedback we have received has been amazing! This is why we LOVE what we do!!
Rob Surette kindly donated a beautiful painting of Lady Liberty to the school and the Doorprize was won by The Stratton Family. The raffle prize was won by Ava Pereira from Mrs McSweeney's 2nd grade class. Congratulations on your paintings.
Good Luck on your Boosterthon Funrun Fundraiser, LaLiberte! If they reach their goal of $45.000 this year, Mrs Hargraves will dye her hair pink and every top pledger of every class will be able to "Pie" Mrs. Hargraves and Mr. Poulos in the face. You can probably imagine how excited the kids are about that! As of Friday, with 367 students registered, they are now at $9,733.83. The donations are coming from 15 states and 5 countries - United States, Albania, Australia, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. WOW! 
Top students are: Alli Stankewicz from 4th grade Dr. Tibbett's class, Emmitt Higuera from 4th grade Mrs. Eastman's class, and Valentina Koulogeorgiou from 4th grade Ms. Perkins' class. Congratulations!! 
Pledges can be collected until the Funrun on Oct 21st, if you wish to donate and don't know a LaLiberte student, contact lpo.laliberte@gmail.com Thank you so much for your ongoing support!

Have fun with us and bee entered to win
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman, MA!

Historical Tidbit Question: 
What offices was she elected to in 1928?

Email us your answer at:

Please include your name, phone number with your answer. 

By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's 
Buzz Around Raynham.

On October 23, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Connection. It is a necessity:
Be part of a conversation.
You will feel so-o-o much better.

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” ~ William James

“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche 

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ~ Brené Brown
Share yourself with someone else, you will be glad you did. Have a great week! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Sarah Harkins, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose,Gregory Venezia & Beyonnie Whitaker
  Copyright 2019 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 10/20/19")

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.