Honor Flight Mail Call

Daniel Gourley thanks everyone who sent letters for him to bring to the Veteran's attending the Honor Flight with his dad in Washingto, DC. It meant worlds to those that fought to be able to hear and see words of appreciation from all over. Gourley posted on Whitman Pride FB Group: "I Wanted to give everyone who sent letters for Veterans going on the Honor Flight I was blessed enough to take my father on a big shoutout Thank You!! This was such an emotional, cherished memories I will have with my father. I Highly recommend that if you know a Veteran from Korean or Vietnam era please reach out and take them on this Flight!!! Thank you all so much for all the letters that were given. The mail call had guys with tears in their eyes seeing how many people cared!"

Story and Image Credits: Daniel Gourley
Thank you, Daniel, for sharing your experience with us. www.honorflight.org
Historical Tidbit:
The Dyer Memorial Library
"The Dyer Memorial Library serves as host to the Historical Society of Old Abington, Inc., whose collections are housed throughout the building.

In order to accomplish its goals, the library performs the following functions (Adopted 4/18/95):
1. Collect, Select, Deaccess
2. Catalog
3. Preserve
4. Retrieve, Interpret, Educate

The library collection focuses on local histories with a concentration on materials by and about people connected to the area known as Old Abington (Abington, Rockland and Whitman).

The Dyer Memorial Library was founded in 1930 according to the will of Marietta White Dyer for the purpose of establishing free public access to an historical and biographical library in the town of Abington, Massachusetts.

In 1918, Marietta passed leaving $80,000, land, and personal estate to be placed in a Dyer Fund. This fund was to build and forever sustain a building to be known as the Dyer Memorial Library. In her will, she named the first trustees, Atty. William J. Coughlan and Dr. Gilman Osgood, and directed them to erect the library on land she already owned on Centre Avenue. However, due to the inflationary prices following World War I, the building could not be constructed immediately.

"More than a decade later, the funds finally accumulated to the point where construction could be considered, architect John W. Beal of Hanover, MA was consulted to design the building and draw up the plans. The building’s Georgian architecture was chosen to represent the era of the establishment of the Town of Abington. The Dyer Memorial Library was officially dedicated on May 1, 1932."
~Excerpts from: Dyer Memorial Library
Town Hall

Public Library

Council on Aging

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
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10th Annual Craft Fair at All Saints Church
Sat, October 23rd
9 - 3p
44 Park Ave

All Saints Church invites community members to attend their Annual Craft Fair! The event will feature many unique crafts including: decorated shells, gemstone jewelry, pottery, hand knitted infant and toddler sweaters, stained glass, musical instrument lamps, and more!
Senior Center Movie
Wed, October 20th 12:30p - Dunkirk
At the Senior Center
Call to sign up -
(781) 447-7619 ext. 2
50/50 Raffle for Veteran's Day Festivities!
Friends of the Whitman VFW has announced their fundraiser to support the VFW in providing meals for Veterans on Veteran's Day. Each ticket is $20 and provides the chance to win $3000 right before the holidays! To purchase tickets or for additional information, please reach out to Cheryl Greenway-Smith, Michele Smith, Jeffry Landreville, Doreen Burr Rosa, or Cindy Scott. Let's support our Veterans!
Facebook Re-post from Positive Thinker Jayne Smith on Whitman Pride FB Group 10/11/21:
"Today I was coming down Beulah street and at the 4 way stop (forget the name of the street) brings you out to Temple!
3 boys on bikes stopped and waved and thanked me for letting them cross! A shout out to the parents of raising respectful kids. All you ever see on these groups are the negative things, So I just wanted to post the Positive.
They even gave me a Thumbs up and said "Nice Car Lady" Probably didn’t expect to see an Old Lady driving a Challenger." : )
~ Thanks, Jayne, for posting positive!
Asian Studies Film Series: THROW DOWN
Thursday, October 21st
5 - 7:25p
Maxwell Library, Room 013

Join Dr. Sean Allan in Maxwell Library for a screening and discussion of Hong Kong film Throw Down, directed by Johnnie To. The Asian Studies Film Series is open to the BSU Community and the public.

For more information on this event and more, visit the Master Calendar for Bridgewater State University.
Massasoit Theatre Company
Student Ensemble Presents The Importance of Being Earnest
Friday, October 22, 7p
Saturday, October 23, 7p
Sunday, October 24, 7p
Massasoit Community College, Brockton
Outside between the Fine Arts and Humanities Building by the satellite dish

Seating is limited for this outdoor theatrical event so reservations are highly encouraged. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 508-427-1234 or visiting their website!
Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Announcement
Fall is the best time to start your lawn and the best lawns start with the best loam! Call us today for your delivery!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Massasoit Theater Company Announces Auditions for WWII Radio Christmas
Sunday, October 24th
12 - 4p
Massasoit Community College, Brockton Campus, Fine Arts Building, Large Theater

The MTC announced the auditions for their rendition of World War II Radio Christmas to be held in December. Scripts will be provided.

For more information, contact Adam Joy at adamrjoy@gmail.com.
John Porcino Storyteller
Saturday, October 23rd
Community Room
*Renowned storyteller/musician John Porcino will present a program entitled "Not Too Scary Stories". He will spin a handful of his most beloved seasonal tales and song for young children. Mix 2 gallons of spooktacular seasonal stories, 1 quart of sing along songs. Spice it up with some wonderful and strange musical instruments. Add heaps of laughter and a pinch of not too scary fun. Then, serve it up with a pack of kids, the youngest cuddled safe in their parents lap and you have a recipe for some full baked Halloween fun.

*To be followed by a short set of scarier tales for the older children and parents.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Whitman Cultural Council a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Due to Covid restrictions advance registration will be required for this program. Sign-up now here!

Contact: Steph 781-447-7613 syoung@ocln.org
Whitman Board of Selectmen Meeting October 12, 2021
Video Courtesy of WHCA9TV
Training Active Bystanders
Sat, October 23rd
10a - 12:30p
FREE Online
Training Active Bystanders (TAB) teaches how bystanders can interrupt harmful situations and generate positive actions.

TAB is also about responding positively to helpful behaviors, and engaging with people beyond your normal circle.

This training is for Bridgewater and surrounding communities. Contact: beryldomingo@quabbinmediation.org.
The training is free thanks to a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.
First Annual Whitman Fall Carnival
Saturday, October 23rd
10a - 2p
Whitman VFW Hall
95 Essex St
Join Refined Real Estate and Stonegate Mortgage for our family friendly and FREE for all carnival!
Pumpkin Patch, Food Trucks, Craft Vendors, Carnival Games, Arts & Crafts, Touch a Truck and much more fun!
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Whitman SEPAC Meeting
November 9th, 2021
Meeting will begin at 6p on ZOOM.
6 - 6:30p - Parent social/collaboration time
6:30 - 7p – Q&A with Director of Student Services & Introduce New Special Education Coordinators
7 - 8p - Parents Procedural Safeguards Presentation

For more information on Whitman SEPAC and upcoming meetings/meeting login information, visit their website.
Can't forget about the leaf clean up
Whitman DPW announces fall leaf and grass clipping drop off at the DPW yard dates:
Saturdays through November 27; 7a - 3p. Leaves and grass clippings only. NO BRUSH OR BRANCHES and all plastic bags must be emptied and disposed of.
News from Around Whitman - Courtesy of WHCA9TV
Enjoying all that Fall has to Offer in Whitman!
Go Panthers Football Team!!
The Whitman-Hanson Panthers Varsity Football Team takes on the Hingham Harbormen on October 1st, at Dennis M. O'Brian field. The game was announced by Don Ford and Anthony LaBonte.
Video courtesy of WHCA9TV
A short, easy walk at Hobart Pond!
This 0.3-mile paved pathway in Whitman extends between two ponds, one of which is actually a dammed section of the Shumatuscacant River, which is part of the Taunton River watershed. It’s a pretty spot for a stroll, in any season.

Article written by Kezia Bacon.
Photo & story credit: www.nsrwa.org/hobart-pond

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Historical Tidbit Question:
When was The Dyer Memorial Library was founded?

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"Do not dwell in the past, 
do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~ Buddha

"I have great respect for the past. If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going. I have respect for the past, but I'm a person of the moment. I'm here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I'm at, then I go forward to the next place."
~ Maya Angelou

"If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past." ~ Baruch Spinoza

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space." ~ Johnny Cash
Rafiki: "It doesn't matter, it's in the past."
Adult Simba: "Yeah, but it still hurts."
Rafiki: "Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it." ~ Lion King

We need to deal with our past pain to let go of it. Otherwise the pain just rears its ugly head one way or another; showing up in the worst places... in anxiety attacks and quick judgements. 

Be at peace. Face it; mourn it; to forgive. 

You may never understand, but don't let the story someone else wrote be yours. Be the hero of your own story. ~ Jacquie
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