September 8, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Keeping us in the loop on local issues
The Raynham Channel presents the Selectmen's Meeting from 8/20/19 and the Rt 138 Design Public Hearing from 8/27/19
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. Here 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
BuzzAround Internships
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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
1 weekend night get away (for up to 4 people) at the Residence Inn - Bridgewater. Includes a breakfast buffet!

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

You could win a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with Jacquelyn Rose
Selectman Meetings Sept 10 & 11
Agendas, 558 S. Main Street
Monday, September 10th, 7p
Regular Meeting
Pledge of Allegiance
Acceptance of the Minutes
Department Heads / Committees
Citizen & Community Input
Public Hearing
New Business
  • American Legion – Sewer Betterment Discussion
Completion of Old Business
Town Administrator’s Report
Selectmen’s Report
Press Time
Emergency Business
7:15 – William McKinney – Interview for Town Administrator
Adjournment and Performance of Administrative Duties
Tuesday, September 11th, 6p
  • Interview with Graham Waters for Town Administrator
  • Discussion of candidates for Town Administrator
  • Adjournment
Blood Pressure Clinic at Council On Aging
Wed, Sept 11th, 9:45-11:45a
2215 King Philip St.
Big Ryan Storyteller
Sep 11th, 10:30a
Raynham Public Library

Try Something New at COA
Every Tuesday in September
Chair yoga


Line Dancing
Sunday, Sept 15th, 1 - 4p
Borden Colony Gazebo Park
King Philip Street

Free hot dogs and soda from the Lions Club
Free raffles and dozens of give- a-ways
Over 100, booths to visit
DJ all day, Balloon Animals, Magic Show
*Stop by and say "hi" at our BuzzAround booth*

Bring a can or non-perishable food item 
for the Raynham Food Basket
Rain Date Sept 29

Does your back need a

Call us today!
63 Main Street, Bridgewater
(508) 697-0050

FREE Community Screening of "Intelligent Lives"
Mon, Sept 16, 7 - 9p
BSU, Moakley Auditorium
100 Burrill Avenue, Bridgewater
The award-winning documentary "Intelligent Lives" follows the lives of three adults with intellectual disabilities as they navigate school, college, and the workplace.
Following the 70-minute documentary, a panel of local adults with intellectual disabilities will speak candidly to the audience about their own lives.
Join us for a night of learning and advocacy!
FREE! RSVP required HERE!
This event is brought to you by Inclusion Matters, Inc., in partnership with the Brockton Area Arc and sponsored by a grant from the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice at BSU.
The Honey Tree Nursery School

645 Locust St • Raynham
(508) 823-5611

A few spots left for September Enrollment,
Call today!
40th Anniversary of
Wood Palace Kitchens!
Celebrate Wood Palace Kitchens’ 40th Anniversary on Thursday, September 19th from 5 – 8p for a Business After Hours Networking event in the Wood Palace Kitchens Showroom located at 7 Mill Street in Middleboro.

Enjoy refreshments from Patricia’s Palate as well as beer and wine from the Bartending Service of NE. There will be door prizes, so don’t forget to bring your business cards!

Members of Metro South and Taunton Area Chambers will also be present!
Please RSVP HERE by Friday, September 13th!
Senior Center September Calendar
For more information check out the events calendar.
  Family Medical Leave Information Session

Sept, 20th, 8 - 10a
Stoneforge Inn
90 Paramount Drive, Raynham, MA
$20/person-Chamber Member
$30/person-Non Chamber Member
Breakfast included in cost

Speaker: Scott Hokanson / Brabo Benefits
Find out what you need to know and what you need to inform your employees!
Hosted by Cranberry Country Chamber & Taunton Area Chamber 
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm &
Pet Store!

Great harvest this year?
Can your bounty and eat it all year long! We have a large selection of canning supplies.
Stop in and pick up yours today!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Census 2020 Info

Why Are there Census Takers in My Neighborhood?
You might see census takers in your neighborhood for a few different reasons:
  • They are verifying addresses in preparation for the census.
  • They are collecting responses to the census or another survey.
  • They are dropping off census materials.
  • They are conducting quality checks on the census.
Census takers who verify addresses are called address canvassers. They help ensure an accurate and complete count by verifying address lists across a wide area of physical geography, housing structures, and residence types.
Part of this effort involves census takers on the ground noting where houses, apartments, shelters, and other residences are located. Census takers will attempt to knock on every door in the neighborhood they are canvassing.

Census takers will begin visiting homes in 2020 to collect responses from those who did not respond online, by phone, or by mail. At the same time, there will be other surveys ongoing, such as the American Community Survey, so there will also be census field representatives visiting homes for other reasons as well.

How Can I Verify the Identity of a Census Worker?
If you are visited by someone from the U.S. Census Bureau, here are some tips to assure the validity of the field representative:
  • Census takers must present an ID badge that includes a photograph of the field representative, a Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
  • Note that census workers may be carrying a Census Bureau phone or a laptop as well as a bag with a Census Bureau logo.
  • If you still have questions, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.

Now is the perfect time to reseed your lawn and we have the tools to make it easy!

Work smarter not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
 (508) 279-0950

FREE Intro to Svaroopa® Yoga!
Sun, Sept. 15,
1 pm

Come experience the difference!

Now taking new
Embodyment® Yoga Therapy clients
Learn how you can live pain-free!

More movement, less stress!

484 Bedford St, E. Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564
LaLiberte Open House, beeing fantastic!!

What a fantastic turnout at Summer Open house for incoming 2nd graders and all the new 3rd and 4th graders in town. The tour guides did a wonderful job!! So great to see all the excitement on the little faces!!! It's going to be a wonderful year!


Have fun with us and bee entered to win
45 minute Reiki Treatment with Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question: 
What was the toll collected for?

Email us your answer at:

Please include your name, phone number with your answer. 
By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's 
Buzz Around Raynham.
On September 11, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 

"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life." ~ Amy Poehler 

"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." ~Napoleon Hill

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." ~African Proverb 

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." ~Harry Truman
Us humans were meant to build and to create together!

It's in unison that great things happen.

Together, we can change, heal, love and bring peace to the world. Have a great week. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Christina Montana, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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