Great News!!! WHCA's Own Award Winning Paul Watson, Staff Producer!!
WHCA's own Paul Watson was the winner of the "Best Hosting" category in Mass Creator Awards!!  With his "Our History, Whitman And Hanson - Epidemics: Is History Repeating?" 
Click here to view Paul's award winning story.
Historical Tidbit:
Electric Trolleys
Pat Thomas Horger shared   from Cathy Foley Tinsley’s mother and grandmother collection. They lived on Wilmot Street.
From the 1890's to 1928, the electric trolley cars ran and for a nickel you could travel through every town around Brockton, and for another nickel you could go to Quincy or Hull's Nantasket Beach.

The trolleys resembled 19th-century railroad cars with metal wheels, open platforms and large windows, and were about half the size of a bus. The electric wire, although above the trolley most of the time, occasionally came within reach and caused electrical shock accidents to adults and children alike.

In it's hay day, the trolley transported 12,000 shoe workers to work each day.

Postcard Credit: Pat Thomas Horger
shared from Cathy Foley Tinsley’s mother and grandmother collection. They lived on Wilmot Street.
Story credit: J. Rose
Resource: Enterprisenews
Town Hall
781-618-9700


Public Library
781-447-7613

Council on Aging
781-447-7619

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
Congratulations!
Kristina Grubbs
won a $10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck.


Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.
You could win a
1 hour (value $80) session with
Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching.
781-223-8221  [email protected]
Help Raise Money for Diabetes
Now through March 4th
Collecting clothing and household items to be exchanged for money to go to the American Diabetes Association for research, advocacy & more.
Please contact Lilly Mains at 781-243-1187 or [email protected] for more info.
Whitman Food Pantry Drive Thru
Drop Off Saturday, March 6th
9:00a - 3:00p
519 Washington St.
*Drive your car into the parking lot and drop off your donation.
*Safety first with no contact needed
*Special items needed are:
laundry detergent, tin foil, plastic wrap, dish soap, plastic bags, Lysol spray or wipes, bathroom cleaner.
Sponsored by: First Congregational Church of Whitman
Any questions contact uccwhitman.tripod.com.
Chair Yoga for Seniors (and more...) episode 4
Courtesy of WHCA-TV
The Department of Public Works will begin our semi-annual Water Meter reading operation 2/24/21, Residents will see Public Works employees going house to house, in most cases utilizing "outside readers". All employees will be wearing high visibility vest and will display a Town Of Whitman photo ID. If you have any questions please call the DPW office M - F 8 am - 4 Pm 781-447-7630. www.facebook.com/WhitmanDPW.
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In Honor of Black History Month, We are Pleased to Share:" I, Too, Sing "America." Black Perspectives on American Patriotism
Courtesy of Brockton Public Library and the Brockton Area Branch NAACP
Panel Discussion topics include the history and meaning of patriotism, the confederate flag, and the roles of Black Americans as patriots for social justice and freedom.

Moderator: Phyllis Ellis: Brockton NAACP President; recipient: Black Excellence on the Hill Award 2019; Sojourner Truth Award 2020; both from the Historic Boston Equal Rights League. Phyllis serves as Chair on the Mayors Community Justice Task Force; she is a Commissioner, Plymouth County Commission on the Status of Women, and on the Brockton Public Library Board of Trustees.

The esteemed panelists, with a condensed listing of their involvements in civic and professional activities:
Bishop Tony Branch, Chair of the Commission on Diversity, City of Brockton; serves on the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending; and on the SE Regional Technical Vocational School Committee, where he serves as Vice-Chair.
Michele R. Henson, Retiree of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, where she provided administrative assistance and conference organization for several space and science missions. Michele is a Member of Brockton Area NAACP.
Willie Wilson Jr, has been a teacher, historian, deacon, and community leader for 30 years on the South Shore. Currently he serves as an adjunct faculty member at Stonehill College, and serves as a Scholar and a Board Member on the Board of Directors for Fredrick Douglass Neighborhood Association.


To watch the panel discussion: Brockton Public Library FB Live.
Want to Be Active in Steering the Direction of Whitman?
Town Clerk Dawn Varley announces that nomination papers for the May 15, 2021 Annual Town Election are available.Town offices that will appear on the ballot are : 

One Town Clerk for Three Years; One Selectmen for Three Years; One Assessor for Three Years; Two PK-12 Whitman-Hanson Regional School District Committee Members for Three Years; One Department of Public Works Commissioners for Three Years; Two Public Library Trustees for Three Year; One Public Library Trustees for One Years to fill vacancy; One Whitman Housing Authority Member for Five Years; Three Planning Board Member for Five Years; One Board of Health Member for Three Years; One Board of Health Member for One Year to fill vacancy.

Nomination papers must be returned with 50 valid signatures of voters by 5p on Friday, March 26, 2021.
 
Call Town Clerk Dawn Varley 781-618-9710 with questions or schedule nomination papers pick up.
Learn Something New This Winter!
Saturday, March 27th
6 – 7:30p
Beginners Chess for all ages presented by Glenn Davison. Sponsored by Whitman Public Library.
This class teaches you the fundamentals of chess. In one hour you will learn the basics of playing chess from a member of the Massachusetts Chess Association and the US Chess Federation.
Click here for FREE registration or call library at 781-447-7613.
Whitman-Hanson Regional School District, School Committee FY22 Budget Hearing February 24, 2021
Video courtesy of WHCA-TV
Photos of the Winter Wonderland in Whitman

Left photo from Kim Farrell of sunset at Hobart Pond from 2/17/21

Right photo from Shaunna Zavalia of Harding's Pond from 2/19/21
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
 1 hour (value $80) session with
Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching. 
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 Historical Tidbit Question:
How much would it cost to travel through every town around Brockton?



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 March 3, 2021 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Dare to Be You.

“All serious daring starts from within.”
~ Eudora Welty, On Writing

“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.”
~ William James, The Principles of Psychology

“Courage to me is doing something daring, no matter how afraid, insecure, intimidated, alone, unworthy, incapable, ridiculed or whatever other paralyzing emotion you might feel. Courage is taking action....no matter what. So you're afraid? Be afraid. Be scared silly to the point you're trembling and nauseous, but do it anyway!”
~ Richelle E. Goodrich

“It's daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside prescribed boxes, to take risks, and above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here.”
~ Luci Swindoll, I Married Adventure
Accept fear and failure as a part of life, and dare to live passionately and creatively anyway. What will you dare this week? ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien & Jacquelyn Rose
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