November 8, 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. 
Raynham Master Plan
Virtual Meeting #2
November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join the Raynham Master Plan Project Team
to discuss the present and future conditions of Raynham’s land use, housing and economic development activities. The project team will provide a brief presentation and facilitate a discussion to assist you in participating in the workshop and completing the exercises.

CLICK HERE to register in advance for this meeting.

Attendees will be able to join via computer or phone. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Historical Tidbit: 
New England's Dark Day 
"May 19, 1780 was a remarkable dark day, which extended over the eastern states. It commenced in the area early in the morning and continued till the morning of the 20th. The atmosphere here appeared to be filled with a dense smoke, but there was no known cause which could produce such an effect. The grass and leaves appeared to be drenched in a gloomy green. The darkest time of the day was between eleven and two o'clock. Many families found it necessary to light a candle when they ate their dinner (noon-time meal). In the night it is said there was not a ray of light even of the feeblest class to distinguish an object though ever so near.' The real cause of this darkness has nestled in conjecture to the present day." A recollection from Hilda (Morton) Thomas (1899-1991) Back in 1780, there was no way to find an explanation as to what was happening because there were no meteorologists. The revolutionary soldiers spent the day in the taverns or churches not sure what was to come. Today, scientists believe that wildfires in Canada caused the darkness due to high amounts of ash particles in the atmosphere. And the next day it had passed, changing like weather in New England always does! 
~ Respectfully submitted, 
Sue Basile
Sue Basile pictured with Jacquie Rose @ Holidays in Halifax 2018.
Image credit: Thomas Kelley
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Town Clerk   508-824-2700
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
limited capacity, call to schedule appt

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
Erica Trenton
 won an 8 oz soy candle (value $12)
pick up at
SunnyLine 7, 551 Bedford St (Rt 18) EB!

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!
Giving Thanks to Our Essential Workers ~ GWT Appliance & BA

Tell us about an Essential Worker near and dear to your heart, we will publish their story & send a gift!* PLUS starting Nov 5, every verified submission received before Nov 19, 2020 5p will be entered into a random drawing for a new dishwasher!

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BR SEPAC Workshop
Here is a recording of the BR Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Workshop from October 21, 2020 regarding how to help your child improve his/her executive functioning & independence by Ryan Wexelblatt!
Courtesy of BRRSD Facebook
Cook with the Ingredient of the Month
Pick up the ingredient at the library Monday November 9th.
Call the Raynham Library for more Information.
The 2020 Book for Business
When Metro South is Home, Everything is
Within Reach

 Our region at your fingertips!
* area dining * lodging *public golf courses * recreation * community demographics, regional and economic data, and a complete membership listing.

Metro South Chamber of Commerce Works For YOU!
Notice from the Town of Raynham Board of Health & Selectmen:
Attached is a list of COVID-19 test locations within a 10-mile radius of the center of Raynham as of 10/21/2020. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, it is highly recommended that you get tested.

Please call your primary care physician or the Raynham Board of Health at (508) 824 – 2766 if you have any questions.

Raynham Recreation:
Learn to Skate
Youth Ages 5 - 15: 10:45a - 11:10a
Teen/Adult Ages 16 - up: 10:30a - 11:10a

It's never to late to learn to skate!!! This program is designed to teach skating basics or enhance the skills you've already got in a fun and comfortable environment.

Classes are located at the Raynham Ice Plex, 1568 Broadway, Raynham. Class Participants need to wear warm and comfortable clothing.

A helmet, single blade skates, face mask, and COVID Certification Document are required.
Rental skates are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are included in the class fee.
Youth - $148, Teen/Adult - $165
Board of Selectmen 11/03/20
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Strong children in a toxic world

As a pediatrician, I have more than a decade of experience caring for children and adolescents with mental health disorders, and the combined onslaught of COVID-19 and the wildfires and hurricanes that have battered communities across the country ...

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Stormwater Tips: Be a Leaf Hero
Clean water begins with you! Help keep fallen leaves out of the streets.
Do not blow or rake leaves, grass clippings, brush, and tree branches into the street. These will leach nutrients into stormwater runoff and contribute to pollution in our waters.
Leaf litter can also plug storm drains and increase flooding issues. Instead, mulch or compost yard waste away from streams or other waterways, or dispose at your local landfill.

Something New at Fuller Craft Museum
FCM is excited to announce the recent acquisition of Roberto Lugo’s “Melting Pot II,” currently on view in Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay.

Roberto Lugo is an American artist, ceramicist, social activist, poet, and educator. A self-described “ghetto potter,” Lugo confronts the intertwined complexities of systemic racism, representation, and history in his work, while challenging the established power structures within the art, craft, and design fields.

Lugo explains, “Melting Pot II is a part of a series of urns where I combine historic patterns and cultures as a format to interject and pay homage to figures that are important to my culture and heritage as a Puerto Rican American.”

The museum’s Artistic Director and Chief Curator Beth McLaughlin shares, "Melting Pot II is a deeply powerful and intimately autobiographical work that is both timeless and utterly reflective of the times in which we live.”
52 Wks Logo & Link Ad in 1 Hive

For $99 / each month, place your ad in 1 Buzz Around town each week. Your Logo & Link ad can rotate monthly.

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Homeowners & Contractors,
RENT, DON'T BUY, the best tools for your job!

We have many sizes and styles of lifts to help you get your project done quickly and efficiently!

Work Smarter, not harder!
10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950

On behalf of the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice in partnership with the College of Education and Health Sciences at Bridgewater State University, I am pleased to invite you to a virtual conversation with award-winning author Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum.
Thursday, November 19, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
Dr. Tatum will discuss her compelling, award-winning book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race, which takes a critical look at the dynamics of racial identity in America and the importance of holding productive conversations surrounding race across racial and ethnic divides.

Dr. Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, is a clinical psychologist widely known for both her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. Over the course of her career, she has served as a faculty member at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Westfield State University, and Mount Holyoke College. Prior to her 2002 appointment as president of Spelman, she served as dean and acting president at Mount Holyoke College.

Dr. Tatum has long-standing roots in Bridgewater. Her father, the late Dr. Robert Daniel, was the first full-time African American faculty member at BSU, where he taught for 30 years. Dr. Tatum and her father both received honorary degrees from Bridgewater State University in January 2003.

I hope you will join us for this important and timely conversation; attached to this email you will find a description of the program. Please use this link HERE to register for this event. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Thibodeau at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you there.

Dr. Mary K. Grant
Senior Administrative Fellows for Civics and Social Justice
The Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice, Bridgewater State University
2020 has been a tough year for the global community. We at the Raynham Police and Fire Departments would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the local businesses, organizations and residents for all of their thoughtful donations, support and kindness they have shown us. We are honored to serve the wonderful Town of Raynham and look forward to continuing the close-knit community partnership we share with our residents. Image & Story credits:

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

Historical Tidbit Question:
What hours were the darkest time of the day?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your first & last name, phone number & town with your answer.

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

On November 11, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
“If there is to be peace in the world,

There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations,

There must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities,

There must be peace between neighbors.

If there is to be peace between neighbors,

There must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home,

There must be peace in the heart.”

~ Lao-tse
I wish you peace in your heart. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Sebastian Ladoulis
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