Congratulations to Miley and her human, Tammy Bengin from Whitman, for winning.

Mia Hood, a Golden Retriever who happens to belong to Devin Hood, participates in the Plymouth 4th of July Parade every year. Because of COVID, the parade was canceled, so the Hood family decided to would let Mia hold a Fourth of July Photo Contest for dogs instead.
The response was unbelievable! We had so many people send in photos of their dogs dressed up for the Fourth. It was so hard to choose!
The Hood Family, along with the crew, picked the dogs from all of the pictures we received. The three (3) dogs with the most votes won the ice cream and the five (5) dogs that had the most amount of votes after them won the gift cards .
Canine Photo Contest Winners

Mia's Fourth of July Photo Contest for her fellow canines: "68 (yes 68!) dogs sent me their photos! It was so hard to choose the winners because I loved them all! ... I wanted to share with you the winners".

The winners of the Ziggy's Ice Cream Certificates were: 1. Junior (from Plymouth) who is owned by Diane Morse. 2. Galway entered by Granddog Mom Janice Zanella. 3. Sunny (from Marshfield) and owned by Katherine Murphy. Congratulations to our top three winners! We LOVED your dogs!

The winners of the PetSmart Gift Cards are: 1. Duke (from Bourne) owned by Casey Doran, 2. Miley (from Whitman) and owned by Tammy Bengin. 3. Colt (from Pembroke) and owned by Suzanne Foresman. 4. The Stuart Lab Pack of Gunner, Magnum, Spencer, Storm and Levi (from Plymouth) and owned by Anna and Jason Stuart and Laurie Stuart Sciotto. 5. Malibu (from Marshfield) and owned by Danielle Mechan.

CONGRATULATIONS to these beautiful dogs also! Thank you to everyone who entered! All of your dogs were wonderful! Thank you all for your participation!

Story credits: Karen Marie Matt
Historical Tidbit:
Recently Exposed Photographs

The Historical Society of Old Abington (which includes Whitman) and the Dyer Memorial Library have a collection at the Dyer Library of large format prints of recently discovered early 1900 glass negatives that haven't been seen in about 100 years. The image is of a parade on South Avenue in Whitman as it passes the Regal Shoe Factory.

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All town buildings are closed to the public, please call or email for assistance.

Town Hall

Public Library

Council on Aging

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
Deb Caggiano
won a $50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins.
The clean revolution

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You could win a 16 oz Bee Charmed candle, the scent of your choice! (value $15.99)
from Bee Charmed Gift Shop
494 N. Bedford St (Rt 18) East Bridgewater
Harry Potter's Birthday Party
Friday, July 31st
10a - 4p

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday in your own way! Making a cake, reading, drawing fan art or dressing up? Get creative! 
Send a photo of your celebration to Steph at or post it to our Facebook event to be entered into a prize drawing. Two lucky winners will receive a Harry Potter Funko Mystery Mini figure. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm on Sunday, August 2.
Whitman Public Library Grab-And-Go Crafts For Kids

This week’s grab-and-go craft! Every Monday through 08/10 we will put out a new craft. Please take just one per child. We will continue to put them out every day until we run out.
Town Meeting is moved to
July 27,2020 at 6p
Whitman Hanson Regional High School

Town meeting will be held MONDAY, JULY 27, 2020 AT 6:00 P.M. at the High School Ball Field. The meeting is being held outdoors to reduce risk of gathering. Chairs will be set six feet apart except for those attending as a family who may wish to sit closer together.
Happy 60th Birthday to Past Commander, Ellen Laaperi-Souza .

We hope you have the best day possible!!!

Photo & story credits: American Legion Post 22
Metro South’s Live Virtual
Zoom Networking Groups 
Upcoming meetings:
7/28 10:30 - 11:30a
7/29 2:00p - 3:00p
Connect with potential customers, existing chamber members and friends in the Metro South community from the comfort and safety of your homes/work spaces. Every member attending will be asked to give a 60-second pitch (who you are, and what you do) and and then we will have an open discussion with the group. Space is limited, so please RSVP in advance.

Questions? Contact Lexi , program director
(508) 586-0500 x 231 Metro South Chamber website
Giving Back on National Ice Cream Day

Whitman Police Department was very thankful to Noelle Humphries for these nice treats from Peaceful Meadows on a very hot day!
It was very appreciated!
Now offering Disinfectant Fogging & HEPA Vacuuming Services! 
  As small businesses start to return to work, HEPA vacuuming is an effective way to take the cleaning and sanitation precautions necessary for a safe environment.
(781) 910-5029
The Search For An Internship During COVID

By Sasha Rockwell When my Junior year at Bridgewater State University started in the Fall of 2019, I knew it was the perfect time to take advantage of learning opportunities on and off-campus. But I didn't expect it to go the way it did.

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2019-2020 Senior Awards

Whitman Hanson Regional High School Virtual 2019-2020 Athletics- MVPs, Awards, and Seniors.

Video by Robert Rodgers
Friday, July 10th, Governor Baker rescinded his temporary order suspending all local shopping bag laws and banning the use of reusable bags.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent update on transmission indicates that the virus spreads primarily through the infected respiratory droplets emitted during close contact with another person, hence the continued need for face masks.
Banning re-use of bags was a precautionary measure, erring on the side of safety, and the MA Dept of Public Health recognizes the public health problem created by the damage done to our environment with plastic, and so is now encouraging their use again.
The Driscoll Family Fundraiser

Whitman Hanson Community Access has been working with David Forth to put together a segment that will air on TV to help raise money for the Driscoll family. The segment will feature videos that get sent to them by the community. Let's come together as a community.

When the Driscoll's house accidentally caught fire; they lost mother Peggy and pet dog Fianna. Peggy was very special and words cannot express the sorrow family, friends, and her East Bridgewater students are feeling. Thank you for sharing or donating. The donations will help them replace the items they need: clothes, food, furniture, etc. All donations will also go straight to the Driscoll family.

Please email any questions about the videos to
Label files with your first and last name, followed by "Driscoll" to

Fundraiser air date TBA
Vote By Mail

Look for the application in your mailbox or here is a link to download the application .
In July, a new law was passed to allow all registered voters in Massachusetts to vote by mail in any 2020 election, with no excuse needed.
As required by the new law, a Vote by Mail application will be mailed to every person who was registered to vote by July 1 and who had not already requested an absentee ballot for the State Primary or for all elections this year. A second mailing will be sent out in September to all voters who have not already applied for a Vote by Mail ballot for the November election. The applications are pre-addressed to your local election official and no postage is necessary.

Vote by Mail applications must be delivered to your local election office no later than 4 business days before the election. For a State Primary ballot, your application must reach your local election office no later than August 26. For a State Election ballot, your application must reach your local election office no later than October 28.
If you wish to vote by mail, you are strongly encouraged to return your application as early as possible, to make sure that you will receive your ballot in time to return it and have it be counted.

Vote by Mail applications are available for  download  and may also be requested by  contacting the Elections Division .
You can find more information on voting by mail on our  Voting by Mail FAQs  page.


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  Historical Tidbit Question:
What were the negatives made out of?

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On July 29, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Sasha Rockwell, Jacquelyn Rose, Kayla Rose
Looking back at our ancestry helps us understand today. There's comfort in knowing what they went through so you can live your life. And then there's the sheer act of telling and retelling stories, it helps us to understand our position in a long line of ancestors who have wrestled with similar issues to the ones we wrestle with every day. We all have stories.

"I like to cook, and I tend to make those one-pot meat dishes of my Hungarian ancestors. Also, I make a great Bolognese." ~ Goldie Hawn

"There were times, especially when I was traveling for 'Eat, Pray, Love,' when, I swear to God, I would feel this weight of my female ancestors, all those Swedish farmwives from beyond the grave who were like, 'Go! Go to Naples! Eat more pizza! Go to India, ride an elephant! Do it! Swim in the Indian Ocean. Read those books. Learn a language."
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

"In China there is a holiday around the death of your ancestors where everyone goes to the cemetery. It's a celebratory thing. It's very colorful." ~ Lulu Wang

"Black Girl Magic means that I have the power to overcome anything. Especially when we're in a world where you're told that you can't do something or you're less than, I'm reminded that my ancestors have overcome so much. There's still so much work to be done, and I have the power to overcome it." ~ Michelle Carter

"Our religion is the traditions of our ancestors - the dreams of our old men, given them in solemn hours of the night by the Great Spirit; and the visions of our sachems, and is written in the hearts of our people." ~ Chief Seattle
“You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone—any person or any force—dampen, dim or diminish your light. Study the path of others to make your way easier and more abundant. Lean toward the whispers of your own heart, discover the universal truth, and follow its dictates.” ~ John Lewis
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