May 5, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Whitman - Hanson Regional High School Students enter state art competition.

The following students have had their work selected for the VFW Patriotic Art Contest and Exhibition. Congratulations to all.
The winning artwork will be on display from May 14-May 16 during the Art in Bloom exhibit in the WHRHS Library. The work of the First Place Winner will be sent to compete with other first place winners from around the state to represent Massachusetts at the national level.

Special thanks to Rachel Eaton and the Whitman VFW Ladies Auxiliary for years of commitment to the program.

Mariella Crowley First Place
Emily Blake 2nd Place
Brooke Connors 3rd Place
Alexa Brown Honorable Mention
Morgan Thomas Honorable Mention

Also representing Whitman Hanson:
Julie Buckley, Tori Carlton, Evan Clark, Emily Concannon, Ciara Cortez, Joseph DeLory, Jill Drury, Morgan Haufler, Lily Hawk, Erin Kelly, Owen Musseau, Cassidy Perry-Nunn, Jaclyn Peterson, Ella Pond, Riley Scott, Megan Stone, and Katalyna Viengngeune. 
Chris Maher
District Lead Teacher-Visual Arts
Historical Tidbit:
Early Doctors of Whitman

  • Dr Charles F. Robinson who lived in Whitman in 1879
  • Dr Alfred A. MacKeen, who worked on the corner of Park Avenue and Hayden Avenue, and died 1919
  • Dr Adolphus P. Rood of 324 South Avenue, deceased, Dr Charles Lovell, corner of Broad street, and South Avenue, died 1930
  • Dr Asa Millett, who married Dr Lovell's daughter
  • Dr Horatio F. Copeland, who lived at site of the Shepherd Funeral Home, died 1918

Story Credit: Gregory Venezia
Information Credit: Historical Whitman, Massachusetts
Celebrations Of Life

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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
Cheryl Studley
 won a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
785 Bedford St (Rt 18 ) Whitman

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

You could win a
A Flowering Mother's Day Basket
(value $21) from
Nessralla Farm, Rt 106, Halifax
Whitman Cultural Council Meeting
Wed May 15, 2019 7 - 8:00 PM
Historical Room, Whitman Public Library
Whitman Selectmen's Meeting
April 30, 2019 Courtesy of WHCA
Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament

Event in East Bridgewater, MA by Bob Daley on Friday, May 31 2019

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Safety Savvy:
Infant & Child Safety / CPR
Thursday May 9, 2019 5-8pm

Sponsored by Mutual Bank.
This course is ideal for new parents, grandparents and caregivers. This course is for individuals interested in learning how to perform CPR and First Aid Safety, but do not need a certification.
American Red Cross Training

Questions: Marcie Walsh-O'Connor  (781) 4477613
Community Room, Whitman Public Library
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Please leave your non-perishable donations near your mailbox by 7:00 am. The mail carriers and Food Pantry Volunteers will be out on Saturday May 11th to pick up your donations and bring them to the Whitman Food Pantry.
Whitman Hanson
Centennial Lions Club Meeting
May 15, 2019

6- 7:30 PM
Knights of Columbus Hall
1195 Bedford Street
Whitman, MA 02382
Panther Ed Trust has partnered with Flowers Forever in Whitman to offer Graduation Flower bouquets (as pictured below) for only $20!
Bouquets must be ordered online by May 18th. Click the link to order on our website: 
Bouquets will be ready for you to pickup at the entrance door to Graduation Ceremony on May 31st 
This is a great way to support a local business and all proceeds will fund enrichment programs and technology at WHRHS. 
🐾 Thank you Panthers for your support 🐾
Bethel Family Medicine

Need a DOT Physical?
Dr. Jennifer DiFalco is a
certified DOT examiner!

Bethel Family Medicine
111 Torrey St, Brockton (508) 588-1200

Treat Yourself to a YUMMY Lunch!

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

12 Temple St. * Whitman

(781) 447-1064

Annual Town Election
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Plant, Yard, and Bake Sale
All Saints Church
44 Park Ave. Whitman (by the Whitman Park bandstand)
Saturday May 25 from 9-3. 
Stop by, you'll be glad you did!

It will be inside in the event of rain.
Friends of Whitman Library present
Author Marjorie Harshaw Robie
on her book Dueling Dragons.
Video Courtesy of WHCA

The Dept. of Public Works Yard at 100 Essex St. Whitman will be open on the following Saturdays from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm for disposal of leaves and grass clippings. In addition to Saturdays during this time period the Yard will be open extended hours on Mondays until 6 p.m.

*No brush, limbs or bushes are accepted.
*Residents only, compost permits are $2.00 @ D.P.W. Yard.
*Please bring vehicle registration with you.

Starting: Saturday April 20,2019 and ending Saturday June 29,2019
 Regular hours for leaves and grass clippings are also Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
If you have any questions please call the Whitman D.P.W. office @ (781) 447-7630
Thank You,
Bruce Martin
Attention all generous Whitmanites.
You all know who Donnie Westhaver is from his involvement with the town over decades.
Donnie started the Whitman Toy Drive eighteen years ago, Whitman Wheels for Disabled Vets and Citizens, he also started/organized in 2005 the Whitman VFW Men's Auxiliary to Post 697, which later became the South Shore Veterans Assistance Group. Donnie also is a past Commander of the Whitman Legion Post 22, SAL, past Grand Night of the Whitman K of C. Donnie retired Superintendent of the Whitman Department of Public Works.

On August 31, 2017 Donnie underwent spinal fusion surgery. Due to complications during surgery Donnie, unfortunately, is now a quadriplegic.
A fundraiser has been put together in his honor by myself, Linda Griffin, and Sue DaSilva. We are looking for raffle donations. We are trying to raise money for MOBILITY EQUIPMENT for Donnie that he desperately needs for everyday life. We need help from all of you!!!
The fund raiser will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Whitman VFW Pavilion. Tickets are $15.00 per person, $25.00 a couple. They will be sold at the door or by contacting Linda Griffin at 781-733-4370 or Sue DaSilva at 617-922-9404. All raffle donations contact Linda or Sue. Updates to follow.
Let's show what a great community Whitman is by rallying around one of our own that has given so much.
Have fun with us and bee entered to win  
A Flowering Mother's Day Basket
(value $21) from
Nessralla Farm, Rt 106, Halifax

Historical Tidbit Question:
Which doctor married another doctor's daughter?

Email us your answer at: .  
Please include your name, phone number with your answer.
By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's 
Buzz Around Whitman.  
On May 8, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
About 71% of the Earth's surface is covered with water, 60% of the human being is made of water (the brain and heart are 73%).

So... its no wonder we respond so strongly to rain, to oceans & ponds and rivers - like a song calling us home on a cellular level, those droplets speak to our very soul.

"I will do water - beautiful, blue water." ~ Claude Monet 

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." ~ John Lubbock

"It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water." ~ Barbara Kingsolver
We can get by without a lot of things... water is not one of them.

Litter control is a HUGE part of taking care of our water close to home. Please do your part. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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