October 10, 2021
~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
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As part of One-Book, One Community's focus on Agatha Christie Mysteries, the Raynham Library's Agatha Christie scavenger hunt on October 2 turned up 8 smoking pipes!

What a blast! Good job everyone!

Image & Story credits: facebook.com/raynhampubliclibrary
Historical Tidbit:

The history of Raynham : White, M. Patrice : Free...


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In 1988, long-time Raynham English teacher M. Patrice White published a history of the town that has been used as part of the third grade social studies curriculum in Raynham, ever since.

The Raynham Historical Society website features a link to a digital copy of the book.

For more information on the Raynham Historical Society, check out their webpage or go to a meeting. raynhamhistoricalsociety.org
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 - 11a
494 Church St, Raynham
Jane Riley 
won three private voice or piano lessons for
ages 5 to adults ($100 value) at

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck.
B-R School Committee September 22nd
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Board of Selectmen September 28th
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Do You Have Questions About Small Farming? Our "How to" Books Have The Answers!
Need a book on how to raise chickens? Raising goats? How to raise pigs? How to raise turkeys? How to raise ducks? How to improve sandy soil? Drought gardening? Water gardens? Butterfly gardens?
Come find YOUR answers!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Raynham Lions Club Craft Fair
Sat Oct 16th
9a - 3 p
refreshments, raffles

Clam Boil
Sunday, October 24th

2234 King Phillip Street

Spinathon for
Jimmy Fund
Saturday, October 16th
8:15 - 9a

Join the Raynham Athletic Club in supporting the Jimmy Fund through their Spinathon event on October 16th! Registration is $25 and can be completed at the front desk of the Athletic Club.

For more information, visit their Facebook page!
Local Mass Cultural Council Grant Application Time
The Raynham Cultural Council invites organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs.

The Raynham Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

This year, the Raynham Cultural Council will distribute about $7,600 in grants. Previously funded projects include: The Outdoor Classroom at RMS, Stone Church Concert Series, and Raynham Reads.

The application deadline is October 15, 2021. Guidelines and applications are available online at www.mass-culture.org. The Raynham Council can be reached by email, raynhamculture@gmail.com.

Visit the Mass Cultural Council website for more information!
Agatha Christie, Queen of Crime Discussion
Wednesday, October 13th
Diane McGuire discusses the life and work of Agatha Christie. In person participation is limited. Please register! This discussion will be available live via ZOOM. Please indicate in your registration if you prefer the ZOOM option.
Dog Man Party 
Sat, Oct 16th
10:30 - 11:30a
Raynham Public Library
When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born! We are celebrating Dav Pilkey’s supa awesome Dog Man books. Join us to participate in a Dog Man reader’s theater. Visit Lil’ Petey’s Robot shop to create your own robot companion. Draw some flip-o-ramas and snack on some doggy kibble. Ages 5 to 8. Masks required. Please register here!
Time to Cut Back? 

The Billy Goat Outback Brush Mower has a
24″ Cut and cuts up to 3/4″ diameter.

Whether your project is big or small, we can help!

Work smarter not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950
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Paper & Technology Shred Event
Saturday, Oct 16th
8a - 12p
Bluestone Bank, 756 Orchard St.
Costs vary by items. All proceeds to benefit local food pantries.
Training Active Bystanders
Sat, October 23rd
10a - 12:30p
FREE Online
Training Active Bystanders (TAB) teaches how bystanders can interrupt harmful situations and generate positive actions.

TAB is also about responding positively to helpful behaviors, and engaging with people beyond your normal circle.

This training is for Bridgewater and surrounding communities. Contact: beryldomingo@quabbinmediation.org.
The training is free thanks to a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.
We have Deb’s famous Chicken Broccoli Alfredo!

You may also get it on Zucchini Noodles instead of pasta.

Order at the truck, online or call
120 East Grove St, Middleboro

Open Thursdays & Fridays
Noon - 7pm for meals-to-go

Book our Food truck now for YOUR
next special event! 
Find YOUR Bliss with
In Person classes at The She Shed, every Saturday at 9 am!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective. 

(508) 331-3564
Group 2 got a visit from Sparkie this morning. Who doesn’t love dogs!
Sparkie is a certified first responder therapy dog.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
$10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck.

Historical Tidbit Question:
Who published the book detailing the history of Raynham in 1988?

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 October 13, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Bridget Murphy-Courteau, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
Our Furry Friends
“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”
~ John Grogan

“Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them's making a poop, the other one's carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge.”
~ Jerry Seinfeld

“It may be a cat, a bird, a ferret, or a guinea pig, but the chances are high that when someone close to you dies, a pet will be there to pick up the slack. Pets devour the loneliness. They give us purpose, responsibility, a reason for getting up in the morning, and a reason to look to the future. They ground us, help us escape the grief, make us laugh, and take full advantage of our weakness by exploiting our furniture, our beds, and our refrigerator. We wouldn't have it any other way. Pets are our seat belts on the emotional roller coaster of life--they can be trusted, they keep us safe, and they sure do smooth out the ride.”
~ Nick Trout, Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life As an Animal Surgeon

 “Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” ~ George Eliot
“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.” ~ Gilda Radner

A soft and cuddly role model. Fantastic!
~ Jacquie
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