February 21, 2021
~ 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. 
LALIBERTE PARENTS ORGANIZATION FABULOUS CLOTHING FUNDRIVE
was a huge success !
UPDATE ON FUNDRIVE
Wow, what an amazing turn out we had yesterday. It was way beyond our expectations and brought along several challenges during the day to get everything to Savers. But we did it with the help of many wonderful volunteers! A big huge shout out to everyone that helped and for Teresa Cabrinha to set this up! And also to U-Haul for donating a truck to the LPO for this Fundraiser.
There was 8,656 lbs of goods donated. We counted around 480 bags and up to 100 cars that delivered goods. We can definitely say this was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who donated! We will later find out what amount in dollars it will be.
The winner of the Gift Certificates from Frankie & Dia's is Mrs. Chabots 3rd grade class with 49 bags. Congrats!!! The GC's will come your way after February break! Thank you so much Frankie & Dia's for your generosity!
Story & image credits: www.facebook.com/laliberteparentsorg
Historical Tidbit:

Seth Dean

Seth Dean was born in Raynham, Massachusetts, on January 7, 1757.  At age 17, when the British force occupied Boston, he volunteered to be a Revolutionary War soldier. He served as a private in 1775 under Captain John King, in 1777 under Captain Jonathan Shaw, and in 1780 under Captain Noah Hall.

Seth was in the first campaign of the war, at the Battle of Bunker Hill and with the troops when the British evacuated Boston. He watched the British board their ships and leave the harbor. Then Washington marched in with his forces and took possession of the town.

He married 20-year-old Mercy Shaw, also born and raised in Raynham, on October 29, 1780. They had ten children, all born in Raynham. 
 
Raynham death records show Seth Dean died of old age, a widowed farmer, on April 28, 1848. He was 90 years and 10 months.
 
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TOWN HALL
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

Public Library
508-823-1344

Council on Aging
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!
Debbie Candora
won a
$25 gift certificate to 
Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant.

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.
You could win a
$10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck.
HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT LALIBERTE'S SPIRIT WEAR STORE?
We have added some fun stuff and hear wonderful things about the Tie dye hoodie and the PJ Pants!
LaLiberte Spirit Wear Sale - Store is open from today until March 1st.
Rotary Club of The Bridgewaters Supports Community
Raynhamite Deb Tennant, Club President of The Rotary Club of The Bridgewaters is pleased to announce the club honored the 2021 New Year, including the Lunar New Year, with a Polar Plunge and by selling football squares. These two events raised funds to alleviate hunger and homelessness. The monies were distributed to the local food pantries and homeless, and also to ShelterBox USA.

In the spring the club will distribute dictionaries to each third-grader in the East and West Bridgewater School Districts and thesauruses to the fourth-graders in the Bridgewater-Raynham School District.

Watch for details about a blood drive to be held in Bridgewater in the late spring on their Facebook Page. Encourage others to join you!

The club meets each Wednesday at 7:30 AM via Zoom. For additional details about the activities and programs of this Club and about Rotary International, please contact Club President Deb Tennant at 508.345.7374. All are welcome
Welcome to the Raynham Master
Plan Project!
In the fall of 2019, the Town of Raynham began creating a new Master Plan that will help guide the town moving forward. To complete this work, we need to hear from you - Raynham residents, business owners, and workforce members. Your input is the essential ingredient – combined with current, accurate data – that builds Raynham’s Master Plan!
Virtual Workshop #3 will be held in March. To accommodate busy schedules, the project team will host two identical virtual public meetings focusing on Natural & Cultural Resources and Open Space & Recreation. Registration for the events is required - simply click the event titles below for more information.
REGISTER HERE for the first meeting of the Raynham Master Plan Virtual Workshop #3 on March 1, 2021 at 6p.
REGISTER HERE for the second meeting of the Raynham Master Plan Virtual Workshop #3 on March 10, 2021 at 6p.
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The birds are hungry this time of year!
Why not give them a treat!
Welcome, B-R Class of 2034!
We are excited to welcome your child and the entire family to BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. Our mission is to provide excellence in education for all students in a safe learning environment. Fulfilling that mission begins with registration! The District motto is We are B-R! One Team! One Family! which means we stand together in educating your child. We take this partnership seriously and look forward to working with you to achieve this educational goal.
This website will be updated regularly, so please check back for all current information surrounding registration and transitioning to kindergarten.
Get started by clicking on STEPS TO REGISTRATION.
Southeast Conference Highschool Basketball
Bridgewater -Raynham vs Durfee
Semi-Final Game, Feb 9, 2021
Video & Commentary 4-D Sports
Courtesy of BTV Community Access
A Discussion on Bias, Inclusion, Diversity and Cultural...

Massachusetts Association of School Committees on Tuesday, February 23 2021 6pm. Geared toward school committee members, but open to all interested parties

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Booking Food truck now for YOUR
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Gift Certificates Available
Check out DVD's from
Board of Selectmen
02/16/21
Video Courtesy of the Raynham Channel
town hall
Information on the Upcoming Raynham Elections 
THE FOLLOWING OFFICES WILL BE ON THE ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION BALLOT: SELECTMAN FOR 3 YEARS, MODERATOR FOR 3 YEARS, TOWN CLERK FOR 3 YEARS, ASSESSOR FOR 3 YEARS, ASSESSOR FOR 1 YEAR, SEWER COMMISSIONER FOR 3 YEARS, PLANNING BOARD MEMBER FOR 5 YEARS, PARK & RECREATION COMMISSIONER FOR 3 YEARS, BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR 3 YEARS
(2 Raynham Members and 2 Bridgewater Members), CEMETERY COMMISSIONER FOR 3 YEARS

Nomination papers are available at the Town Clerk’s Office for the above offices. Please call 508-824-2700 Ext. 9 for information on how to obtain them.

The last date to obtain nomination papers is March 4th by 5:00p. The last date to return nomination papers is March 8th by 5:00p. A minimum of 50 signatures of registered voters are needed for certification.

The last date to register to vote for the Annual Town Election is April 5th from 8:30a to 8:00p at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, 558 South Main Street

THE ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021
ALL PRECINCTS VOTE AT THE RAYNHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL, 420 TITICUT ROAD
POLLING HOURS: 10:00a TO 8:00p
Recycling in Raynham
By Isabelle O'Connell
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 75% of the trash Americans throw away each week is recyclable. Yet only 25% is actually recycled. Recycling is an environmentally conscious alternative to conventional waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, recycling is free of charge and helps reduce trash frees, since more recycling means less trash!
What can be recycled: Glass, tin cans, aluminum cans, newspaper, cardboard, milk cartons, plastics #1-5, metals, used motor oil.
What cannot: Tissues, paper towels, food contaminated paper/cardboard, gift wrap, juice boxes, wax or foil coated materials, and Styrofoam. These are household waste.

Recycling does not require any bag tags or permits. To dispose of bagged household trash, you must purchase a windshield permit for your vehicle and a bag tag for each bag of trash.

To purchase a permit, residents should put a copy of their vehicle registration or proof of residency with their check, payable to the Town of Raynham, in the drop boxes located at the Town Hall or the Highway Department. A full year permit is $70 and half a year (January-June or July-December, as permits are by calendar year only) is $35. And it’s $10 per additional permit for a vehicle registered at the same address, or for a replacement permit. Permits must be displayed on the bottom of the windshield on the driver’s side. Bag tags are used to pay for the disposal of household trash and bulky waste. One tag is used to throw out one bag of trash (50 lbs or less) and it costs $10 for a sheet of five tags. The attendant will evaluate all waste and determine how many tags are needed but it’s estimated that refrigerators, air conditioners, etc are usually 5 tags, box springs are 2 tags, chairs are 2 tags, couches are 5 tags, loveseats are 4 tags, mattresses are 5 tags, monitors/TVs are 5-10 tags depending on the size, recliners are 3 tags, and tires are 1 tag each. Bag tags are available for purchase at the following locations: Highway Department (1555 King Philip St), Town Hall (558 S Main St, upstairs, turn left, last door on the left), Coletti’s Market (470 North Main St), Ace Hardware (770 Broadway), Landy’s Market (1417 Broadway), Quick Stop (343 Broadway), Raynham Mart (622 North Main St). If you have any further questions, you can call 508-824-2718, or go to the Raynham Transfer Station at 1555 King Philip St.
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win
 a $10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck.


 Historical Tidbit Question:
How many children did Sean Dean have?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
 
On February 24, 2021 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Winter Wonderland

"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold."
~ Aristotle

"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'" ~ Lewis Carroll

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home." ~ Edith Sitwell

"The color of springtime is flowers; the color of winter is in our imagination."
~ Terri Guillemets

"There’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special." ~ Carol Rifka Brunt
Scientists have determined spending 2 hours each week in nature promotes health and well-being. Enjoying the trees and some snow will do you a world of good! Have a great week : )~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien & Jacquelyn Rose
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