May 12, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Our Teacher Appreciation Week has come to an end! The teachers were treated like STARS all week and were overwhelmed with their goodies, breakfast, lunch and pampering! It was amazing to see so many of the kids come in with special gifts, letters, flowers and wearing their teachers favorite color this morning! As promised the fan mail that was sent in all week was hand delivered today. Not only did we have one special visitor to do it we had THREE!!! The kids and teachers were all smiles as Merrill the Cub, Mr. Swenson and Mr. Powers entered the classrooms to deliver the kids special letters.
A great big thank you to  Derek Swenson for taking the time to do this, our teachers are the best and the entire Merrill community is so happy we could show them just how much we appreciate them!
Story & Photo Credit; Merrill Elementary School ECPO
Historical Tidbit: Iceboating in Raynham
An ice boat is a boat or purpose-built framework similar in functional design to a sail boat but fitted with skis or runners (skates) and designed to run over ice instead of through (liquid) water. Ice yachting is the sport of sailing and racing iceboats. Sail-able ice is known in the sport as "hard water" versus sailing on liquid or "soft" water. A related sport, land sailing, utilizes a configuration with an iceboat-like fuselage or frame equipped with wheels instead of runners. Iceboats commonly used for racing are usually only for one person, but several classes of two-seat and multiple-seat iceboats are more or less common. On some boats, a "side car" can be fitted to take others along for a ride.
~ Iceboating in Raynham in 1908. Found at
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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
Diane Ribeiro 
 won a
A Flowering Mother's Day Basket
(value $21) from
Nessralla Farm, Rt 106, Halifax

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
Selectmen’s Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

 5:15 p.m. Regular Meeting 
Pledge of Allegiance * Acceptance of the Minutes * Department Heads / Committees * Appointments
Citizen & Community Input * Public Hearing * Dangerous Dog Hearing * Town Administrator’s Report * Selectmen’s Report
5:45 pm – Executive Session
7:00 PM – Pre-Town Meeting
Organic Gardening for Everyone!  
Saturday May 18, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
John Root offers tips and techniques for growing the best organic vegetables. Just in time for planting season! No registration necessary.
Raynham Public Library

Chamber Pops Concert: a Brockton Symphony fundraiser
Brockton Symphony Orchestra, premieres a Chamber Pops Concert
on Saturday, May 18 th  at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary of the Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant Street, Brockton.  

You won't want to miss this fun, upbeat concert, featuring popular music, show tunes, film music, lighter classics, and American favorites, such as West Side Story, Disney classics, Ashokan Farewell, and I Got Rhythm.

$25 General Admission/FREE for 18 and under! For more information, visit  or call 508.588.3841.
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
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.
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 to 3 p.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.
Rooted, Revived,Reinvented: Basketry in America
The exhibit will be at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton from May 18th-August 11th .
The Rooted,Revived,Reinvented is a traveling exhibition organized by the National Basketry Organization in partnership with the University of Missouri to visually chronicle the history of American basketry— from its origins in Native American, immigrant, and slave communities, to its presence within the contemporary fine art world. Divided into five sections—Cultural Origins, New Basketry, Living Traditions, Basket as Vessel, and Beyond the Basket—the baskets in this exhibition convey meaning and interpret American life through the artists’ choices of materials; the techniques and forms they select; and the colors, designs, patterns, and textures they employ. 
Join us, Saturday, May 18, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, for the Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America reception. Space is limited. Click here to register for the reception today!
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm &
Pet Store!

Farmers and pet parents alike, we have all the supplies you need to keep your animals, happy, healthy and comfortable!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Annual Town Meeting--May 20, 2019

The Annual Town Meeting will be held at 7 P.M. on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7 PM at the Raynham Middle School Gymnasium, 420 Titicut Road  
First Citizens Federal Credit Union 
629 South Street West - Raynham
Tuesday, May 21st 5-7 pm

The First Congregational Church of Raynham is happy and honored to present Country Music Legend, Country Music Hall of Fame Member, Gospel Music Hall of Fame Member, and Statler Brother .... JIMMY FORTUNE

2 concerts on June 9, 2019.
2 PM and 7PM

All ticket proceeds will benefit the First Congregational Church of Raynham.

Call today to get your
air ducts cleaned!
An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
(781) 910-5029
It's time to party!
Call us to rent all your tables chairs, canopies and party games!

Reserve yours today!

10 Bedford Park
(508) 279-0950

Two more local women join the ranks of the GFWC Taunton and Raynham Jr. Woman's Club in April.

Membership Chairman, Joyce Clark installed Mary Njeri and Nora Orfanello with a candle light ceremony and each were presented with a club pin by Vice President Robin Gendron. who was standing in for the club's President Edie Edlund.

Members Joyce Clark and Nancy Brown brought books to the Lucy Parsons Library located in the United First Parish Church in Quincy for the Prison Book Program. Members regularly participate in this project to help provide reading material to inmates who have no access to libraries or have limited resources. 

The club is promoting a bottle refund monthly collection for the Presidents Project, which is the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, along with a campaign collecting change for Heifer International. Members support these programs monthly and any person so inclined may give to either one of these charities through any club member
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman, MA

Historical Tidbit Question: 
What sport is related to ice yachting?

Email us your answer at:

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.  Prize Box Rules
By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's 
Buzz Around Raynham.
On May 15, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 
Taking care of ourselves!

Hey Moms: here is your in- flight lesson... in order to care, heal & nurture in the ways Mothers are called to do, we need to put on our own oxygen mask first.

“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”
~ Deborah Day

"Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it."~ Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

“Self-care is how you take your power back.”
~ Lalah Delia
Make Mother's Day about self care.. mind, body & soul. You deserve it! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Janice O'Brien,Taylor Fruzzetti Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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