January 13, 2019~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Post from Whitman Fire / Rescue Facebook Page dated January 2, 2019:

"In 2018 Whitman Firefighters responded to 2622 Emergency calls, this was an increase in call volume by 79 calls from 2017.

We are fortunate to have a great Community to serve on a daily basis, we thank our residents for their support. Good luck in 2019, we are ready for whatever 2019 throws at us."

A HUGE Thank you to our Emergency Services Personnel!
Historical Tidbit: Whitman Stats
A ccording to the  United States Census Bureau , Whitman has a total area of 7.0 square miles. Statistically, the town is the 327th of 351 communities in the Commonwealth by land area, and is the second smallest (above only  Hull ) in Plymouth County.

Whitman is bordered by  Abington  to the north,  Rockland  to the northeast,  Hanson  to the southeast,  East Bridgewater  to the south, and the city of  Brockton  to the west.

Whitman's town center is approximately 20 miles south of  Boston .
The small town today is mostly residential, with a small town forest in the northeast corner of town. The eastern half of the town is divided by the  Shumatuscacant River , which is dammed near the town center at the site of the town's mills. The eastern half of town is also dominated by two meadows, the Hobart Meadow to the north and the Bear Meadow to the south, both along the banks of the river.
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Town Offices & Buildings:

Town Hall
54 South Ave.
781-618-9700
Mon, Wed, Thu 8am - 4pm
Tues 8am - 7:30pm
Fri Closed


Public Library
100 Webster Street
781-447-7613
Mon-Thu 10am - 8pm
Fri 1pm - 5pm
Sat (School Year) 10am - 4pm


Council on Aging
16 Hayden Ave.
781-447-7619
Mon, Wed, Thu 8am - 4pm
Tues 8am - 7 pm
Fri 8am - 1pm
COA

Congratulations!
Kris Grubbs


 Kris won a Free 6.5 QT Oil Change 
from 
Mike's Quality Auto Repair
85 Fireworks Circle -off Rt 18
Bridgewater ( Value: $46.18) 

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

You could win 
a $20 gift certificate to McGuiggan's Authentic Irish Pub, Whitman Center
Homeschool Social: Science Explore a new theme!

Tuesday at 10:30 AM – 12 PM Whitman Public Library. In January we will be doing three science experiments: a foaming monster, bouncing egg and floating flowers. Then enjoy open play with science toys.

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Johnny Macaroni's 
 Eat well, Laugh often, Love much
Dine in either of our East Bridgewater locations or enjoy the convenience of ONLINE ORDERING and pick up on your way home!
150B Industrial Dr., Halifax * (781) 300-2600
582 West St., EB * (508) 378-9335
1300 Plymouth St., EB * (508) 456-4460
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PLEASE JOIN DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS AT
“AN EVENING WITH SPIRIT MEDIUM MARY BETH SHEEHAN” THE MINDFUL MEDIUM
LOVE THROUGH SPIRIT

During the evening, acclaimed Spirit Medium Sheehan will channel her strong proven gifts of afterlife connection to offer amazing audience experiences. With warmth and grace, she will bring her energy and gift of spirit communication to help make connections with loved ones who have passed on.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 5-7 P.M.

10 BUCKLEY AVE 
(HOME OF ONSTAGE SCHOOL OF PERMORMING ARTS)

TICKETS ARE $50 AT WHITMAN TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE OR BY EMAIL AT: michaelgans@yahoo.com

BENEFITS WHITMAN & HANSON DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS * LIMITED TO 25 INDIVIDUALS
United Way of Greater Plymouth County will host an informational workshop for any nonprofit organization interested in applying for United Way funding for FY 2020 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020)

 Wednesday, January 23rd from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. Stonehill College Martin Institute auditorium 
 320 Washington Street in Easton, MA.

All interested agencies are required to attend this session to learn of updates and changes to the process. New agencies interested in United Way funding are also required to attend the workshop.

Consistent with United Way Worldwide, United Way of Greater Plymouth County provides funding in three core areas: Education, Health, and Financial Stability. Request for Proposals must address one or more of these core areas, demonstrate a capacity to collaborate and leverage additional resources, and provide meaningful and measurable community impact in these areas.

Request for Proposal (RFP’s) packets will be available online following the workshop.

Anyone interested in attending the workshop should RSVP to Kim Allen, Director of Community Relations & Marketing, United Way of Greater Plymouth County, at 508 583-6306 ext. 106 or at kallen@uwgpc.org

For more information, please visit www.uwgpc.org/funding.
Simple Recycling - Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

The Town of Whitman has partnered with Simple Recycling to offer convenient curbside collection of pre-loved clothing, shoes, and accessories starting on December 3, 2018
For more information: www.simplerecycling.com
Order your free bags: bag-request

You may also call 1-866-835-5068 or email info@simplerecycling.com
Bridgewater Farm Supply
is Your Complete Garden, 
Farm & Pet Store

Keep your feathered friends well fed this winter!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Left Right Center Tournament to Benefit Panther Ed Trust

Feb 2nd, at 7 PM, Meadowbrook Restaurant un Hanson. Tickets ate $25. Grand prize is $500.

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Parents of Special Needs Children – make Friday’s date night.

Bring your children to the Brockton Area Arc to be cared for and entertained by qualified staff while you enjoy some one on one time. This program welcomes children with special needs and siblings ages 3 to 9 years.
Friday February 1st 5:00-7:30 pm at Brockton
Area Arc, 1250 West Chestnut Street Brockton, MA
$5.00 fee per child, $10.00 for siblings
**The registration email will be sent out two weeks before the scheduled date.
OLD COLONY YMCA 
EAST BRIDGEWATER
It's a New Year, create a New You!

Contact us about joining!

(508) 378-3913
635 Plymouth St East Bridgewater

MOLD GUYS RESTORATION, LLC
Contact Moldguys right away!
Our team has the tools and skills to make your problem go away!
(781) 910-5029
Awake with each new dawn. Get a new perspective. Today is a new day. Your fresh start begins now.

With each new sunrise, we are washed in the light. Wherever and whoever we are, each new day is our chance to get it right.

New Year thoughts by Jacquelyn
Image Credits: Mary Wright Julius
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win
a $20 gift certificate to McGuiggan's Authentic Irish Pub, Whitman Center


Historical Tidbit Question:
What iis the name of the river that runs through Whitman?

Email us your answer at:   Prizes@buzzaround.info .  

Please include your name, phone number & town with your answer.   Prize Box Rules  
By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's 
Buzz Around Whitman.  
On January 16, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Judging our own actions and loving yourself :

"You cannot depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus."
    ~ Mark Twain

"Make no judgements where you have no compassion."   ~ Anne Mccaffrey

"Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment." ~ Jim Horning

"Turn down the volume of your negative inner voice and create a nurturing inner voice to take its place. When you make a mistake, forgive yourself, learn from it, and move on instead of obsessing about it. Equally important, don’t allow anyone else to dwell on your mistakes or shortcomings or to expect perfection from you.” ~ Beverly Eng
Find your perfect life ... only you can make it happen. Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Babela Rajaretnam & Jacquelyn Rose
 
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