April 21, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Town of Raynham Economic Awards

Four annual awards given to businesses who are actively making raynham a better place to live...

Video Courtesy of the Raynham Channel
Historical Tidbit: Eggsellent!
The tradition of painting hard-boiled eggs during springtime predates Christianity. In many cultures around the world, the egg is a symbol of new life, fertility and rebirth and has long been associated celebrating spring.

For thousands of years, Iranians and others have decorated eggs on Nowruz, the Iranian New Year that falls on the spring equinox. Ancient pagans in Europe also observed the Spring Equinox as the return of the sun god — a rebirth of light and an emergence from the lean winter and painted eggs as part of that celebration.

From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection. Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century, according to some sources. One explanation for this custom is that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, so people would paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting, then eat them on Easter as a celebration.

Symbolism of the Easter Egg
  • An egg is a symbol of rebirth. According to Christian beliefs, Jesus rose from the dead on Easter, the egg, the symbol of rebirth commemorated that.
  • Easter eggs are also meant to represent the empty tomb.

Story credit: J. Rose & Greg Venezia
Image Credit: Romanian painted Easter eggs from 1985, still sealed and solid. ~ J. Rose

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
Sara Kelly
 won a
sandwich or salad & drink for 2
( $20 value)
Trio Cafe
12 Temple st, Whitman Center

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

You could win a
45 Minute Reiki Treatment from
Jacquelyn Rose
It is time to start thinking about vacation, sun, beach...Where do you want to go?

For only $5,- per ticket you have a chance to win a $3.800,- Vacation Voucher. You can fill in the form return to LaLiberte School with cash or a check.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Don't wait to long, we only have 2000 tickets to sell! Posted April 11, 2019
RAVE will be offering three $500 scholarships again this year.

All high school seniors living in the town of Raynham, who have performed service as volunteers in various capacities, are eligible. For more information and/or scholarship application, please email Becky George at ravevolunteercoordinator@gmail.com. The completed application deadline is 4/22/19.
April Business After Hours - Courtyard Marriott April 23

The Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce After Hours at Courtyard by Marriott Boston/Raynham 37 Paramount Drive, Route 44, Raynham For more info: (508) 947-1499

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Dear Friends,
I want to let you know of an opportunity to support BSU students. The money raised will be going to scholarships and paid Internships for BSU students. So many of our students have received great experience and job offers by working as Interns. BSU students are hardworking with most students paying their own way working 2 and 3 jobs. We know it is very difficult for them to take on an unpaid Internship. That is why we are committed to funding our student Interns so they will not miss the opportunity. The scholarships we offer assist many of our students to stay in school and graduate – when financially, they may not have been able to complete their education. Please see the announcement below. You do not need to wait until April 24 th  or 25 th  to give!
Thanks! Susan McCombe,
Director, University and Community Partnerships
Save the date for our 4th Annual Day of Giving!
For 1840 minutes, starting at 2pm April 24 through 8:40 pm April 25, we will share stories about the #FacesOfBSU on Bridgewater and Alumni Relations' official social media channels. The faces you will see in our campaign are current students, faculty and staff, and alumni. These individuals all have their own stories and have faced triumphs and tribulations, leading them to persevere and come out stronger.
The stories behind #FacesOfBSU remind us why we give and the lifelong impact we have as a result. We have been in current students’ spots and recognize the power of community. Mark your calendar for Giving Day 2019 on  Facebook  and be sure to RSVP to our virtual event!
We encourage you to use #BSUGives and #FacesOfBSU on social media and share our messages with your friends and family. 
Please consider making an  online donation  to one of our many worthy funds. We can make a difference one student at a time.
Remember to keep your spine happy by stretching before gardening!

Be aware of your body technique, body form and correct posture while gardening. Kneel, don't bend, and alternate your stance and movements as often as possible to keep the muscles and body balanced. Get a kink, give us a call!

63 Main Street, Bridgewater • (508) 697-0050
Selectmens Meeting Agenda 04/23/2019

7:00 PM – 558 S. Main Street
           7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting 
Announcement: This meeting is being recorded live by RayCAM.
Pledge of Allegiance
Acceptance of the Minutes
Department Heads / Committees
  • Jim Donovan, Police Chief – Monthly Report
  • Marsha Silvia, Town Clerk
Citizen & Community Input
Public Hearing
  • Greyhound Package Store – Change of Manager
New Business
Completion of Old Business
Town Administrator’s Report
Selectmen’s Report
  • Tag Day Request – Disabled American Veterans Chapter 57
Press Time
Emergency Business
Adjournment and Performance of Administrative Duties
Bridgewater - Raynham Credit For Life Fair on Thursday May 23rd. 
Needs community volunteers.
The event will run from 7:45am to 12:00 noon. 

 This is a great opportunity for anyone with connections to the BR community to support financial literacy education. Volunteers don’t need to be financial experts – good general understanding of fundamental financial decisions is perfectly fine (i.e. implications of credit and income on lifestyle choices). 
Contact David Ferreira, the BR Teacher who coordinates this event with questions. 
Attached is a Volunteer form. Interested volunteers should return these to David Ferreira (david.ferreira@bridge-rayn.org) as soon as possible and request a CORI form
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
April showers will bring you May flowers. Get your gardens refreshed right now. Call us and order your mulch and loam today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Notice of Aerial Larval Mosquito Control Application
The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will be conducting aerial applications in conjunction with Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project from April 16, 2019 until May 10, 2019 between the hours of 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, as conditions permit. Applications will be conducted over specific large wetlands in the town(s) of: Easton, Raynham, and Taunton in order to reduce the number of mosquito larvae. In Raynham, the specific areas are Hockomock Swamp, Dead Swamp, and Pine Swamp. The insecticide to be used will be VectoBac® 12AS (EPA Reg. #73049-38). Only mosquito breeding sites will be treated and no application will take place over residences. Maps of the locations to be treated are available on the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project’s website www.mass.gov\bristolcountymosquitocontrol
For further information, contact Bristol County Mosquito Control Project at 508-823-5253.
Disney Destinations Education Night

The Travel Experience is doing a Disney Destinations education night on April 24 at 6:00p. It is a free seminar and open to the public. It will be held at The Travel Experience, 634 Broadway, Raynham, MA. To attend you do need to RSVP to 508-824-1404.
Raynham Youth Baseball & Softball Association Opening Day Parade

Saturday, April 27th
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Dinner and a murder, anyone?
Friends of the Library present the Delvena Theater Company in  Murder a la Carte , a dinner theater production, on Sunday, May 19 at 1:00 pm, at the Raynham Park Restaurant.
Luigi's fictional Ristorante is about to serve up some spicy experiences and one character winds up on a marble slab! Can you guess who dunnit?
Tickets are on sale NOW at the library! $25.00 per person includes theater presentation and Italian buffet.
A Raynham Reads event. www.facebook.com/raynhampubliclibrary
The GFWC Taunton and Raynham Jr. Woman's club will be presenting it's annual tea on Sunday, May 19th at St. Nicholas of Myra Parish Center, 499 Spring Street, No. Dighton, from 1:00 to 3;00p.m.

An Oriental Tea and Luncheon is the theme and tickets for the event are $12 pp, $5 for children under 12 years old.
The club will also offer their ever popular basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, and a door prize. To obtain tickets call Denise at 508 813-7392, Nancy at 744 218-1456 or any Jr. Woman's Club member.
Tickets are limited and it is recommended you reserve early to attend this popular fundraiser which benefits local student scholarships and charities.
It's time to give your lawn some TLC! Rent our Billy Goat Thatcher and bring it back to life!

Work smarter, not harder!

Reserve yours today!

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(508) 279-0950

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 Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900    
Email us:  getinshapeforwomen
     GFWC Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club .Club members celebrated March as Women's History Month by introducing a short biography on Gerda Lerner, known as the 'Mother' of Women's History Month., presented by Nancy Brown, Women's History and Resource chairman, and welcomed guest speaker Mary Njeri to speak about her life in Kenya before coming to the United States. (Pictured with Vice President Robin Gendron )
In honor of Dr. Seuss's 115th birthday, member Nancy Brown ,AKA The Cat in the Hat, along with education chairwoman Nancy Martin, visited Triumph Head Start in Taunton. The Cat in the Hat story was read to a crowd of over 100 preschoolers., and each child was given a coloring page and hat. The Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club also donated several Dr. Seuss books along with a stuffed Cat in the Hat to the school. Members actively volunteer in the community and also hold fundraisers to provide scholarships to local students and to contribute to local charities. In addition to their volunteer work they also offer other activities where members can socialize with each other strengthening the bond of friendship and sisterhood. Several members recently attended an 80th Anniversary viewing of the iconic film Gone With the Wind. Women 18 or older interested in the club may contact Joyce at 508 824-3382 or go to  www.tauntonraynhamjrs.org  for more information.
The GFWC Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman's Club has welcomed two new members. Suzanne Kaye from Taunton (center left) joined the club in February, and in March's our membership chairwoman Joyce Clark installed Kathleen Sampson. On Right: Joyce Clark, new member Kathleen Sampson, and vice president Robin Gendron
Respectfully Submitted, Nancy Brown
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45 Minute Reiki Treatment from
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question: 
What year were the pictured Romanian Easter eggs painted?

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By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's 
Buzz Around Raynham.
On April 24, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 

We feel it in the air. We hear it in the bird's chirping, see the buds on the trees, the first flowers ~ Our souls, long asleep, are greeted by the warming sun.

Time to become you. To break out of your shell and emerge.

"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more." ~ Tony Robbins

"And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world." ~ Anne Frank
The key to becoming you, is to love who you are. Once you do that, life is miraculous. Enjoy your rebirth. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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