January 12, 2020 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Taunton River Watershed Alliance
The TRWA is an advocate for environmental protection, sustainable development, and responsible stewardship of our precious water resources. They are an Alliance of concerned residents, businesses, and organizations united to restore and properly manage water and related natural resources within the Taunton River Watershed. This watershed includes the 43 communities, including Raynham.  Here is the full list. Their mission is to protect and restore the watershed’s natural resources for current and future generations; to build and support responsible stewardship of fragile ecosystems, water quality, forests, farmland, and wetlands; provide opportunities for people to enjoy the river and the watershed’s open space; and to be voice for threatened land and water resources. For more information about the watershed:  savethetaunton.org. Below are the 2020 Board of Directors.
L to R: Steve Silva, Carol Traverse, Priscilla Chapman
Joe Callahan
Dick Shafer
Brian Bastarache
Nancy Durfee
Craig Heffernan
Alex Houtzager
Monica Bentley
Jen O'Keefe
Historical Tidbit:
Raynham Public Library

In 1888, 93 citizens of Raynham formed the Raynham Library Association, the foundation for today's public library.

The library was housed in various locations around the town until 1949 when the present building was dedicated. In 1961, the lower floor was transformed into a Children's Room.  The facility was expanded in 1971. When the latest addition was completed in 1991, it brought the total footage to 6,288 square feet.
The library continues today as a 501c non-profit organization, but receives its major funding from the Town of Raynham. The library is governed by a board of twelve Trustees headed by a President. The Trustees are elected from the membership of the Raynham Library Association. Any resident of Raynham is eligible for membership in the Association. The library became a member of the SAILS network in August 2001.

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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
Erica Trenton
 won a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins. The clean revolution  facebook.com/cleanbeautycorner .

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

You could win a
16 oz Bee Charmed candle,
the scent of your choice! (value $15.99)
from Bee Charmed Gift Shop
494 N. Bedford St (Rt 18), East Bridgewater
Drawing Classes at The Raynham Senior Center
Basic Drawing Class
Wednesdays, Now - Feb 12th
10:00a – 12:00p
Laurie Halls returns for a six week beginners drawing class. The cost is $36 for six weeks and you must sign up in advance at the Senior Center.

Intermediate Drawing Class
Tuesdays, Now - Feb 11th
9:30 – 11:30a
Laurie Halls will have an Intermediate Drawing Class as well. The cost is $36 for six weeks and you must sign up in advance at the Senior Center.
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Calendars can be picked up at the shelter during adoption hours: Tues-Thurs 12-5, Fri 12-2 and Sat 12-4.

$15 each to pick up/$20 each to receive US mail.
If you would like one mailed, contact friendstauntonanimalshelter@gmail.com
For credit card payments go to:  donorperfect.com/calendars
(508) 822-1463
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Good Morning Metro South

Good Morning Metro South Breakfast events are held monthly from September through February, 7:30am - 9:00am. Special brunch editions of these meetings are held between 11:45a - 1:30p. This event is not a typical business breakfast. Its...

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Nito & Nita Up for Adoption
Look at these two cute kittens you can adopt from the Taunton Animal Shelter.
Learn more here.
Enter Our 2021 Annual Tide Calendar Photography Contest ! We’re taking submissions from all, amateur and professional, young and old alike. Photographs must be of wild life, scenery, agricultural use, archaeological resources, or recreational activities SHOT WITHIN the Taunton River Watershed related to water use and conservation in the watershed. Submission deadline is July 15, 2020. Read more here.
Shoveling Tips for a Healthy Spine
• Layer clothing to keep your muscles warm and flexible.
• Do some warm-up stretching before you grab that shovel.
• Push the snow straight ahead. Walk it to the snow bank. Avoid sudden twisting and turning motions.
• Bend your knees to lift when shoveling. Let the muscles of your legs and arms do the work, not your back.
• Take frequent rest breaks to take the strain off your muscles. A fatigued body asks for injury.
• Stop if you feel chest pain, get tired or have shortness of breath.
Call and schedule your appointment today!

63 Main Street, Bridgewater • (508) 697-0050
Library is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan 20)
Triumph Learning Tree
Thursday January 23rd
10:30a - 12:00p
Stories, crafts & creative play in this Triumph literacy based program for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Space is limited. Please register by calling Nancy at 508-822-5388 ext. 208
Parks and Recreation Meeting
December 3, 2019
Brought to you by The Raynham Channel on YouTube.
Senior Center Calendar for this Month

Come See Our
New Home

265 Bedford St, Bridgewater

(508) 378-9971

Bridgewater-Raynham PreK Parents’ Group Cookie Dough Fundraiser helps raise money for Preschool activities!
Purchase January 21st thru February 4th
$20 per frozen tub in a variety of your favorite flavors payable to Bridgewater-Raynham PreK Parents’ Group.
For each tub sold, our school receives 40%. That’s $8.00 per tub!
Orders will arrive by the end of March. **Please note that all tubs arrive frozen and must be picked up day of delivery. ** Not interested in Cookie Dough? Check out the SNACKS and PIZZA! Any questions and to order contact Amanda DeLuca at amandagiaramita@gmail.com.
Meat Raffle to Benefit the Stone Church
Saturday, January 25th
524 Broadway, Raynham
There will be music, fun and, naturally, some great meat packages for raffle prizes!

Limited edition vibrant activewear for your lifestyle.

Handmade in Bridgewater!

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Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School Winter POPS and
 Raynham Middle School Holiday Concerts
Courtesy of The Raynham Channel

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
16 oz Bee Charmed candle,
the scent of your choice! (value $15.99)
from Bee Charmed Gift Shop
494 N. Bedford St (Rt 18)
East Bridgewater

Historical Tidbit Question:
When did the Raynham Public Library become a member of the SAILS network?

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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 Bridgewater.
On January 12, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
You Can Do It!

You're More Resilient Than You Know!

“My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.” ~ Mizuta Masahide (17th century Japanese poet and samurai)

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ~ Nelson Mandela

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”
~ Maya Angelou
You can do it. Learn, and try again.
~ Jacquie
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Jacquelyn Rose, & Gregory Venezia
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