Outdoor Adventures
Check out WHCA's series that shows you local parks, rivers and more in action! Video shown is one-wheeling at Old Orchard Beach.
Do you have an outdoor adventure to share?? Check out a Go Pro Camera at the WHCA office in Whitman for FREE. They just ask you schedule this in advance and provide time for training on the equipment. Contact a staff member here or call 781-447-4175 to reserve.

To see other videos in the series follow this link.

Video Courtesy of WHCA9TV
History Tidbit: Old Abington
Old Abington, spanning the towns of Whitman, Rockland, and Abington, has a rich history. The Dyer Memorial Library, a free historical and biographical library located in Abington, has created an “Old Abington History Hunt” to make exploring that history even easier. The hunt features ten easily accessible historical sites and landmarks throughout the tri-town area.
 
Among the attractions featured on the hunt are the old Commonwealth Shoe factory (pictured above) and the Toll House restaurant. Though the factory has been converted to other uses and the restaurant no longer stands, markers exist at both locations. Both Commonwealth Shoe and the Toll House were major parts of Whitman’s history.
 
Other notable sites include the Satucket Path boundary marker and Island Grove Park. Placed in 1664, the Satucket path marker established the boundary between the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies. Island Grove Park was a frequent site of anti-slavery demonstrations prior to the Civil War. These and other sites can be found and explored while completing the “Old Abington History Hunt.”
 
Respectfully Submitted,
Daniel Flockton
 
Information Courtesy of the Dyer Memorial Library
Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia
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!
Frank W. Ray
won a $10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck.

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter

Enter for this week's prize of a
$20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray.
Craft/Fundraising Fair
Saturday, Aug 21st
10a - 2p
Knights of Columbus
1195 Bedford St.
20+ vendors, food, raffles & more.
Free admission, shop for home decor, early holiday shopping, or just because!

If you would like to be a vendor or have any questions email Kasey at Kasey.deanpacc@gmail.com.

All proceeds from Vendor Admission and raffles go to People Affecting Community Change - a local 501(C)3 Non-Profit dedicated to helping the community with tangible resources! 

Learn more about PACC here: paccglobal.com.
The 6th Community Voting Campaign
Show your support for your favorite local nonprofits by placing your votes once a day, every day until September 10th. The more you vote, the higher their donation percentage is boosted. At the end of the campaign, the votes will be tallied, and $5,000 will be divided amongst all these incredible organizations. Cast your votes here: www.aworldforgood.com/northeastonsavingsbank-6

Looking for a part time job that supports the Town?
The Whitman Finance Committee is seeking the services of a dedicated member of the community to serve as Recording Secretary. This appointed Board meets most Tuesday nights in person at Town Hall from September to May. Duties include making an audio recording of the meetings and then transcribing to a draft form. Final accepted minutes are then copied to the Town Clerk and into permanent binders. There are also supplemental responsibilities such as posting meetings, drafting letters and meeting agendas, making copies and creating spreadsheets that are currently performed by the Committee Chair which could be added to the successful applicants billable time if desired.

This is a Town employee position and salary is $19-$21 per hour.

Please send your letter of interest with resume to the Whitman Town Administrator, Lincoln Heineman (lheineman@whitman-ma.gov) and FinCom Chair, Rick Anderson (randerson@whitman-ma.gov). This 9- member committee is dedicated to not only making sound financial recommendations for Whitman taxpayers but committed to your personal success in this role! Call or email any questions you may have.

Rick Anderson, Chair
Whitman Finance Committee
(781) 447-4366
We sell "super premium" meat-based pet food!
Their first ingredients are, typically, animal flesh, rice, and corn and are 85% to 95% digestible. Meat-based feeds are fed in much lower quantities, contain higher levels of linoleic acid, and cost less to feed.
Come by and get the best for your pet!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
FREE Family Movie Night
Friday, August 20th
7 - 10p
Whitman Town Park Upper Ball Field
FREE - to Whitman Residents and their family.
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy
Disney/Pixar's - Luca

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Whitman Youth Football Rookie Tackle Registration
Starts: Monday, Sept 13 and runs for 7 weeks, every Monday night at Whitman Memorial Field for 1 hour.

This program is non-contact for 5 and 6 year old boys and girls. All players must be 5 years old by September 1st, 2021 and cannot be 7 years old before September 1st, 2021.
This program is designed to introduce young athletes to the game of football. It is intended to be fun, informational, and provide great exercise. Rookie Tackle players will learn the importance of working as a team, exercise, stretching, football skills, and of course the game itself. Our goal is to instill confidence and self-esteem for our young players all while learning the game of football.
Please see the link below for registration.
Are you looking for a job?
Are you looking to hire?
Check out the 5 Day Virtual MassHire Job Fair
August 16th - 20th 10a - 2p on the Premier Virtual Online Platform
The event is free for all participants.

Any job seeker or employer: all are welcome to as many workshops as they like!
There will be 2 general and 3 industry specific:
Mon, August 16 - General (All industries)
Tues, August 17- Manufacturing, professional services, and finances
Wed, August 18 - Healthcare, hospitality, and education
Thurs, August 19 - General (All industries)
Fri, August 20 - Information technology, building services, and other

Register at Mass Gov Job Fair
Museum Passes
Reservations for discounted museum passes are available ahead of time for Whitman residents with a valid adult card from the Whitman Public Library. Coupon passes are available for curbside pick-up Monday - Friday, 10a - 4p.
Please contact the library at (781) 447-7613 with any questions.
Finding your ‘Why’

Have you lost your purpose and calling in life?

Are you experiencing depression, anxiety and unhealthy stress?

The GleeWorks system helps you reengage and have meaning in your life which reduces depression and anxiety. 

Call or email 781-223-8221 

52 Weeks Logo & Link Ad $99 / mo

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15 Agricultural Landscapes to Hike and Enjoy - North and ...

NATURE by Kezia Bacon, Correspondent A century ago, the landscape of the South Shore was predominantly agricultural. Farmland was the norm... North & South Rivers Watershed Association

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Whitman Cultural Council: Community Input Survey

The Whitman Cultural Council (WCC) would like to hear from you, our neighbors and community members! The Massachusetts Cultural Council is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation. Survey open until Aug 17, 2021.

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Kathleen Teahan and Duval's Pharmacy
Celebrated National Chocolate
Chip Cookie Day, August 4th!

On this special day for Whitman they gave out free chocolate chip cookies and sold signed copies of Kathleen's book: The Cookie Loved ‘Round the World

Story & Photo Credit: www.facebook.com/duvalspharmacy
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a:
$20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray.


Historical Tidbit Question:
What 3 towns make up Old Abington?

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 August 18, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Emotional Intelligence

“If you lack emotional maturity, your ability to go far in your journey to success in leadership is very limited.”
~Dele Ola, Be a Change Agent: Leadership in a Time of Exponential Change

“Learning from our failures is more important than succeeding effortlessly because that is where true growth happens.” ~ Shelly Madigan

“Emotions are our natural superpowers.”
~ Skylar Sustin

“Stressing over what you can't change is dismissing what you have or could have”
~ Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, PhD, MBA
We shouldn't run from them, or hide them, diminish their importance or pretend they don't exist... the greatest gift you can give yourself is learning why you are emotionally reacting ... it'll help you live your best life.
~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Bridget Murphy-Courteau, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
Copyright 2021 Buzz Around Whitman. You have our permission to share and copy this issue in its entirety as much as you like. If you take it in part, please give credit. ("Buzz Around Whitman 8/15/21")
 
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