August 2, 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. 
Lemonade Stand Gets Special Customers

Raynham Police and Fire Departments stopped by to support a Raynham lemonade stand.
RAYNHAM PRIDE!!

Photo and story credit: Steve Bavin, Cheryl Bavin, Katie Bavin
Historical Tidbit: 
Toll House

There used to be a Toll house on Broadway (Route 138), reported to be built in 1793 near the Taunton line,  where a fee was collected from those herding cattle down the Taunton Turnpike from the Brighton stockyards to areas of Southeastern Massachusetts.  It is in its original location on what was known as the Toll Road leading from Boston to New Bedford.  In 1806, the Taunton-South Boston Turnpike was laid out over the old Toll Road.
 
 
From The History of Raynham, M. Patrice White
The Search For An Internship During COVID

By Sasha Rockwell When my Junior year at Bridgewater State University started in the Fall of 2019, I knew it was the perfect time to take advantage of learning opportunities on and off-campus. But I didn't expect it to go the way it did.

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All buildings are closed to the public. Please phone or email for business assistance.

Town Hall
Monday – Thursday 8:30a - 4:30p
Friday – 8:30a - 12Noon
 508-824-2707

 
Public Library
508-823-1344


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
508-824-2740
COA


Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9:00a - 11:00a
494 Church St, Raynham
774-406-5612
Congratulations!
Margaret Schneider
won a 16 oz Bee Charmed candle , (value $15.99) from Bee Charmed Gift Shop
494 N. Bedford St (Rt 18) East Bridgewater



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



You could win a free 30 minute virtual wellness consult and a custom roller bottle , made with Doterra essential oils for your specific health concerns (worth $40!)
from independent consultant Chris Ventura.
Help Wanted: Truck Driver-Laborer positions at Raynham Highway Dept.
Pays $23.50 per hour

Seeking to fill 2 vacancies with combined duties as a CDL Truck Driver/Laborer that include all tasks associated w/maintenance of public ways, solid waste and parks and grounds as assigned. Applicants must have necessary skills and abilities to work well within a group environment, demonstrate sound CDL driving skills and construction experience. Communicate well with residents and others in a professional manner. 40 hours per week as scheduled between Monday through Friday. Valid MA CDL Class A or B license and current DOT physical card required. Snow plowing experience preferred. Must reside and report to work within 30-minute commute time of Highway office. A complete job description is available on request. Highway Dept. specific employment application is available at www.town.raynham.ma.us on the Highway Dept. page. Applications and resume will be accepted by mail or by appointment only at the Highway Dept. until position is filled. Rate of pay is $23.50 per hour. Raynham is an EOE.

Board of Registrars Vacancy

POSTED ON: JULY 30, 2020 - 11:32AM
Board of Registrars Vacancy
The Board of Selectmen are accepting applications for a vacancy on the Town’s Board of Registrars.
Letters of interest should be delivered to the Selectmen’s Office, 558 South Main Street, Raynham, MA 02767 or
emailed to  msilvia@town.raynham.ma.us  
TOWN HALL IS OPEN
TO THE PUBLIC BY
APPOINTMENT ONLY

Town Clerk               508-824-2700
Treasurer/Collector      508-824-2702
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
Highway Department - Highway Laborer/Solid Waste Attendant
Job Posting
Pays $19.00-$23.50 per hour

Seeking entry level laboring position with duties that include tasks associated w/maintenance of public ways, operations of a solid waste facility, and parks and grounds as assigned. Applicants must have good communication and analytical skills to work with Town residents for the disposal of solid waste and recyclables as required. 40 hours per week as scheduled between Tuesday through Saturday. Valid MA Class D license and current DOT physical card required. CDL Class A or B license w/air brake endorsement is preferred. Snow plowing experience preferred. Must reside and report to work within 30-minute commute time of Highway office. A complete job description is available on request. Highway Dept. specific employment application is available at www.town.raynham.ma.us on the Highway Dept. page. Applications and resume will be accepted by mail or by appointment only at the Highway Dept. until position is filled. Rate of pay will range from $19.00 - $23.50 per hour based on experience and qualifications. Raynham is an EOE.
Working hard to make patients comfortable & healthy!

Physical distancing • spaced appointments
• bacterial cleaning between patients. 

Take care of yourself – See your chiropractor today!
63 Main Street, Bridgewater (508) 697-0050
Vote By Mail
Look for the application in your mailbox or h ere is a link to download the application.

In July, a new law was passed to allow all registered voters in Massachusetts to vote by mail in any 2020 election, with no excuse needed.
As required by the new law, a Vote by Mail application will be mailed to every person who was registered to vote by July 1 and who had not already requested an absentee ballot for the State Primary or for all elections this year. A second mailing will be sent out in September to all voters who have not already applied for a Vote by Mail ballot for the November election. The applications are pre-addressed to your local election official and no postage is necessary.

Vote by Mail applications must be delivered to your local election office no later than 4 business days before the election. For a State Primary ballot, your application must reach your local election office no later than August 26. For a State Election ballot, your application must reach your local election office no later than October 28.
If you wish to vote by mail, you are strongly encouraged to return your application as early as possible, to make sure that you will receive your ballot in time to return it and have it be counted.

Vote by Mail applications are available for  download  and may also be requested by  contacting the Elections Division .
You can find more information on voting by mail on our  Voting by Mail FAQs  page.

Books For Brockton: Brockton Public Library organized by ...

Join me in making a real difference. Brockton Public Library provides access to educational & cultural programs and resources to the greater Brockton Area, free!!! Brockton Library Foundation ... taking this a step further ... is giving

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Stepping up Brockton Book Drive.  
Thursday nights in September we will have pick up spots making it easy for local Raynham folks to drop of their slightly used books ~ time to start cleaning out your shelves! ~ or make a donation please! 
O ne of the Oldest Houses in Raynham

On Oak St, opposite Carver St. sits one of the oldest houses in Raynham. It has been modernized over the years, but is estimated to be from the 1750's. It most likely had dual chimneys. Here we are in 2020 and it still sits proud!

Story and photo credit: Dave Donahue
Get in Shape for Women
in Bridgewater

We are OPEN! 

Our studio has been disinfected, repainted and redesigned to keep our clients separate and safe upon return. As always, there are never more than 4 clients in a session

Try us out -
6 week training special for $279.
180 Winter St., Bridgewater 
(across from Chatta Box)
  Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900   
Email us:  getinshapeforwomen
BEAUTY COUNTER
CHRISTINE HARKINS
FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM PRESENTS
Shelter, Place, Social, Distance
Contemporary Dialogues from the Permanent Collection
 
August 6– November 22, 2020 
(August 6 Museum opens to the general public.)
 
High Resolution Images are available via Dropbox here  tinyurl.com/yd4kdta7.
 
“The long path from material through purpose to creative work has only a single goal: To create order out of the godforsaken confusion of our time.” —Mies van der Rohe,  Not at Home , 1938
 
Since the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption around the world, from economic uncertainty to national public health emergencies to mandated quarantines. As the global community struggled to make sense of it all, an explosion of new words and phrases emerged. This pervasive terminology—shelter in place, social distancing, flatten the curve, PPE, and more—offered a practical shorthand with which to frame the rapidly changing world and united us through shared cultural touch points.
 
While many terms are inextricably associated with the pandemic, certain words, when decontextualized, represent recurring themes in contemporary craft. In this regard,  Shelter, Place, Social, Distance: Contemporary Dialogues from the Permanent Collection  adopts the COVID-19 lexicon as a conceptual springboard for exploring how the universal subjects of home, place, community, and distance are represented in Fuller Craft Museum’s permanent collection. 
 
Fuller Craft Museum is honored to present these extraordinary objects as we welcome visitors back to our galleries following the COVID-19-related museum shutdown. Like all great works of art, the forms invigorate our understanding of the times in which we live.
Successful Lemonade Stand!

Sam, age 6, and Ben, age 4, have become very successful little businessmen with their lemonade stand! They've held several lemonade stands this summer in their Raynham neighborhood featuring their made from scratch lemonade with a special ingredient; honey from their very own bees! The boys even helped their dad build and paint the lemonade stand!

Each cup is one dollar and they have several other items for sale at the lemonade stand such as cookies, chips, lollipops, Arnold Palmer, etc. They are getting ready to put out some of their honey soon, too!

Sam and Ben are learning about money with their lemonade stand. Their parents are instilling the importance of hard work, saving, giving and a little bit of spending. The boys have been able to save up for some new toys with their hard earned money.

Story and photo credit: Susan Maria
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a free 30 minute virtual wellness consult and a custom roller bottle, made with Doterra essential oils for your specific health concerns (worth $40!) from independent consultant Chris Ventura.

Historical Tidbit Question:
What was the toll collected for?

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

On August 5, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Sand in Your Shorts

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
~ Jacques Yves Cousteau

At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun. ~ Sandy Gingras

The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. ~ Robert Wyland

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean. ~ Mitch Albom
Hey folks, it's 10 degrees cooler at the beach, just in case you didn't know....
And if you can't get to the beach, a kiddie pool (for your feet), a beach chair, a fan and ice cream, and, well, some sand in your shorts will have to do! : )
Have a great week! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, & Kayla Rose
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