The Driscoll Family Fundraiser

Whitman Hanson Community Access has been working with David Forth to put together a segment that will air on TV to help raise money for the Driscoll family. The segment will feature videos that get sent to them by the community. Let's come together as a community.

When the Driscoll's house accidentally caught fire; they lost mother Peggy and pet dog Fianna. Peggy was very special and words cannot express the sorrow family, friends, and her East Bridgewater students are feeling. Thank you for sharing or donating. The donations will help them replace the items they need: clothes, food, furniture, etc. All donations will also go straight to the Driscoll family.

Please email any questions about the videos to
Label files with your first and last name, followed by "Driscoll" to

Fundraiser air date TBA
Historical Tidbit:
Soap-Boxes Fancy:

The craze to decorate so-called 'hot rods' with extra gadgets has even spread to soap boxes, among the classiest being those of Lee F. Welch, 12, of 778 Washington Street, and George A. Cormier, 12, of 671 Washington Street, both of Whitman.

Lee is being pushed by John F. Bradshaw, 824 Washington Street, Whitman; July 8, 1958.

All town buildings are closed to the public, please call or email for assistance.

Town Hall
Check the town website for
needed updates

Public Library

Council on Aging

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
Susan Magee
won a $10 gift certificate to Mama Deb's food truck. Enjoy delicious fresh Italian food or purchase some sauce to take home. Go to   for upcoming food truck events.

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

You could win a $50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins. The clean revolution

Class of 2020 Scholarship Awards
Whitman-Hanson Regional High School along with Whitman & Hanson Dollars for Scholars present the Class of 2020 scholarship awards.

Video by WHTV,
Harry Potter's
Birthday Party
Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday on July 31st in your own way! Making a cake, reading, drawing fan art or dressing up? Get creative! 
Send a photo of your celebration to Steph at or post it to our Facebook event to be entered into a prize drawing.

Two lucky winners will receive a Harry Potter Funko Mystery Mini figure. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p on Sunday, August 2nd.
Town Meeting is moved to
July 27,2020 at 6p
Whitman Hanson Regional High School
The Search For An Internship During COVID

By Sasha Rockwell When my Junior year at Bridgewater State University started in the Fall of 2019, I knew it was the perfect time to take advantage of learning opportunities on and off-campus. But I didn't expect it to go the way it did.

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WHRHS Junior Awards 2020
Welcome to the virtual edition of the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Junior Awards Ceremony.

Metro South’s Live Virtual
Zoom Networking Groups 
Upcoming meetings:
7/22 2:00 - 3:00p,
7/23 10:30 - 11:30a,
7/28 10:30 - 11:30a,
7/29 2:00p - 3:00p
Connect with potential customers, existing chamber members and friends in the Metro South community from the comfort and safety of your homes/work spaces. Every member attending will be asked to give a 60-second pitch (who you are, and what you do) and and then we will have an open discussion with the group. Space is limited, so please RSVP in advance.

Questions? Contact Lexi , program director
(508) 586-0500 x 231 Metro South Chamber website
Now offering Disinfectant Fogging & HEPA Vacuuming Services! 
  As small businesses start to return to work, HEPA vacuuming is an effective way to take the cleaning and sanitation precautions necessary for a safe environment.
(781) 910-5029
Flags for Vets - Battle of the Bands Fundraiser Looking for Bands and Food Trucks
The Battle of the Bands event is being pushed way out to May 15, 2021 due to COVID restrictions on gathering in large groups.
Thank you for understanding and see you all in May of 2021. -Kevin Moreira
2019-2020 Senior Awards

Whitman Hanson Regional High School Virtual 2019-2020 Athletics- MVPs, Awards, and Seniors.

Video by Robert Rodgers
Help The Environment, Recycle Your Plastics
U.S. companies want our recycled plastics. There is a growing demand for sorted plastics here in the U.S. Currently, Massachusetts recycling facilities are sorting your plastic bottles, jugs, jars and tubs and selling them to plastic recyclers right here in the USA. Companies buy, clean, flake, or pelletize plastic into a raw material for making new consumer products, packaging, automotive parts, construction materials, and even 100% recycled Adirondack chairs. For a 1 minute overview of what happens to your plastic after you place it in the bin,  check out this video .
You can help ensure your plastic gets a second life by:
  • Keeping it clean!  As a Smart Recycler, you’re careful to empty, rinse and recycle only those plastic items that manufacturers can use – bottles, jugs, jars and tubs. Avoid the “wish-cycling” trap: just because that fork or spoon is made of plastic, doesn’t mean it’s recyclable.  
  • Driving demand. By choosing products made out of recycled content, we have the power to drive demand for more recycled feed stock. Check out the Buy Recycled Products Directory to find products made with recycled materials, which is known as post-consumer resin (PCR).
Plastic recycling is worth the effort as long as you follow the rules. If you can’t recycle it, consider not buying it and using an alternative (reusable bamboo forks and spoons for example).
Friday, July 10th, Governor Baker rescinded his temporary order suspending all local shopping bag laws and banning the use of reusable bags.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent update on transmission indicates that the virus spreads primarily through the infected respiratory droplets emitted during close contact with another person, hence the continued need for face masks.
Banning re-use of bags was a precautionary measure, erring on the side of safety, and the MA Dept of Public Health recognizes the public health problem created by the damage done to our environment with plastic, and so is now encouraging their use again.
Congratulations Zoe!
Congrats to Zoe Cox from Whitman Hanson Regional High School on her commitment to play soccer at Salve Regina University.

Zoe helped the high school team to win back-to-back gold medals in the 2018 and 2019 Girls Soccer Showcase.

Story and photo credit: Bay State Games FB page

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins. The clean revolution

  Historical Tidbit Question:
What were the names of the two kids riding in the soap-boxes?

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 July 22, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Sasha Rockwell, Jacquelyn Rose, Kayla Rose
Oh Yeah, We've Got Bias.

In my quest to learn, I'm diving into this thought process: each of us looks at the world though our own lens. There is no "one way t see things." Everything we do and say is shaped by the cultures and attitudes we were raised with.

"I think unconscious bias is one of the hardest things to get at." ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”~ Robertson Davies,  Tempest-Tost

"Optimism is normal, but some fortunate people are more optimistic than the rest of us. If you are genetically endowed with an optimistic bias, you hardly need to be told that you are a lucky person - you already feel fortunate." ~ Daniel Kahneman

"It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.”
~ Jonathan Swift

"We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't.”
~ Frank A. Clark
I hope I never stop learning about this wonderful, miraculous world we live in.

Each time I overcome a fear to experience a new concept, idea or group of people, the rewards are HUGE: there's satisfaction & appreciation and it's down right FUN!
I have learned my biases (oh yeah, I've got them, BOY have I got them!) get in the way of that.
And it has been totally worth it to figure out what they are and why they are!
Have a great week everyone. Wishing you adventure & fun. ~ Jacquie
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