December 1, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Historical Tidbit:

The Biggest Snowman

"The world's biggest snowman was actually a snowwoman made in Bethel, Maine, in 2008. Called "Olympia" (after Maine senator Olympia Snowe), the 13-million-pound snow beauty towered 122 feet and could be seen from 4 miles away. Thus, the snowwoman's creators broke their own Guinness Book of Records record of 113 feet back in 1999. Olympia is only about 30 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty (minus the statue's base).
In order to construct Olympia, it took 60 volunteers, ranging in age from kindergartners to senior citizens, as well as the cooperation of the whole town. The colossal snowwoman sported 16 ski eyelashes and two 5-foot wreaths for eyes; her ruby lips were made from 5 painted automobile tires; two 30-foot spruce trees made her arms; three truck loader tires served as buttons; and 2,000 feet of rope made her hair. School kids provided a 6-foot carrot nose crafted from chicken wire and muslin.

( Farmers' Almanac 2018)
Town Hall
54 South Ave.
Mon, Wed, Thu 8am - 4pm
Tues 8am - 7:30pm
Fri Closed

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

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

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
Jen Giorgi
won a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman!

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

You could win
5-6ft Christmas Tree from Nessralla Farm Store, 318 Plymouth St, Halifax
Wonder Days:
Stories & Play
Wed, Dec 4th
11:00 - 11:45a
Whitman Public Library - Community Room
Suggested for ages 3-5 but all are welcome!
Join us for stories, a craft & open play time after the story.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 
Strong Women in Literature
Thursday, December 5th
6:30 - 7:30p
Whitman Public Library - Historical Room
Join our lively discussion as we explore both strong women authors and books with strong women themes, whether fiction or nonfiction.
Members will take turns choosing books for each month. Selection TBD
Barbara Bryant  
Sip -- Shop & Socialize
Thurs, Dec 5th
5:00 - 9:00p
Whitman VFW Post 697
95 Essex St.
Join us for a night of shopping and a few drinks!

Home made gifts & items available:
Jewelry, Dog Biscuits, Wine Glasses, Candle Holders, Hand Made Soap, Pampered Chef, Gnomes, Table Runner, Pot Holders, Quilts, life Expressions, Thirty-one, Tupperware, Scentsy, Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple, Avon, Hemp Work, Athena's, Paparazzi, Bows, Color Street, CBD Oil's and Farmhouse Decor.
See our FB page for more info.
Fall & Winter Magazines
Friends of Whitman Public Library on going-sale
15 cents / each, 2 for 25 cents
Cook’s Illustrated, Ranger Rick, Rick Jr., Lady Bug, Your Backyard, Kid Zone, and a few others.
All proceeds fund library programs
Dollars for Scholars Taking
Orders for Gift Cards
Sat, Dec 7th, 10:00a - 12:00p
Community Room at Whitman Public Library
Sun, Dec 8th 10:00a - 12:00p
Training Room of the Hanson Police Station

Whitman & Hanson Dollars for Scholars will be processing orders for gift cards this holiday season as part of its fall fundraising drive. Interested individuals will be able to order gift cards from over 300 nationwide merchants. DFS will receive a commission for selling the cards while the recipient will receive the full face value of the gift card.

A Dollars for Scholars representative will beat the locations above to answer any questions. Orders may be placed at those times. All gift cards ordered are expected to be delivered by December 14. Payments should be in the form of a check or cash.

Currently, DFS places gift card orders every other month for its board members. Members use the gift cards as gifts for family or friends or toward everyday purchases such as groceries, gas, prescriptions, and restaurants.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit graduating high school seniors in the form of scholarships at the end of the school year. For more information on the gift card ordering program, please contact Mike Ganshirt at 781-252-9683 or visit
Call today to get your
air ducts cleaned!
An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
(781) 910-5029
Internship Opportunities

Gain real-world knowledge as we design our internship specifically for you!

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Whitman Mothers Club
Candy Cane Crawl
Sat, Dec 14th
6:30 - 10:30p
Check-In at The American Legion from 6:30 - 7:30p
$20/person - Includes pizza & salad, trolley transportation between participating venues:
The Office
The Patio
Wicked Loft Cafe & Lounge (formerly Wicked Smoothie)

For more details go here.
To buy tickets contact:
Christmas Tree Raffle
Tickets $10, 3 for $20

You could win $500 Retail Value $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, & $30 Scratch Tickets

To be drawn Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the Knights of Columbus #347.
During our annual Patriots Tailgate Party starting at 12:30.

Good Luck & Happy Holidays!

We're Your COMPLETE Garden, Farm & Pet Store!

We're your one-stop shop for all the supplies you need for all your furry friends!

Stop in today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
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Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory
The Comm of MA has put together this great resourse for recycling.
When you have an unwanted item that you want to find a new home for, check out this handy MA search engine: Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory for Massachusetts!
Do you have worn clothing, outdated electronics or other items that don't belong in your household recycling bin? Don't throw them away.  
Family Owned & Operated
Let us cater your next event!

We're Open: Mon - Sat:
8am - 4pm  
8am - 2pm

12 Temple St. * Whitman
(781) 447-1064
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Whitman Selectmen Meeting
Meeting held on November 19, 2019 at Whitman Town Hall.
Video brought to you by WHCA9TV.
Crosstalk: Whitman's December 2019 Special Town Meeting
Video brought to you by WHCA9TV.
Enjoying Fall images ...
take time to relax!
Photo credits: Mary Wright Julius

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
5-6ft Christmas Tree from
Nessralla Farm Store,
318 Plymouth St, Halifax

Historical Tidbit Question:
What was the name of the largest snowman?

Email us your answer at: 
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 Whitman

On December 4, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Lobsien, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Gregory Venezia & Beyonnie Whitaker
Guess what?

You really do NOT HAVE to get all caught up in big store shopping. Take control of your life! When you are looking for ideas & inspiration... shop local . Your blood pressure and your schedule will thank you.

When you buy from an independent, locally owned business, a greater portion of your money is then used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — strengthening the economic base of our whole community.

Check out these benefits:
Reduce Environmental Impact (Less driving around for everyone.)
Keep Our Communities Unique (Unique stores add charm.)
Support Community Groups (Guess who is sponsoring the sports teams?)
Create More Local Ownership and Jobs
Invest in Community (Local businesses are owned by your neighbors.)
Get Better Service
Better Selection for You (Selection is decided in response to you, the consumer.)
Better Public Services (Businesses pay local taxes.)
Now that you know this, you can breath easier, have more fun shopping and support your neighbors rather than driving around. It improves the quality of each day. Enjoy your week!
~ Jacquie

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