July 21, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Remembering Suzanne Hill

Suzanne Hill (74) of Barnstable and Hanson passed away on July 9th after a brief illness. She graduated with the class of 1963 from Whitman-Hanson High School and from Westbrook Junior College.

She worked as a dental hygienist and was a spiritual teacher and healer, Reiki master/teacher, MariEL teacher and healer and co-founder of the Haven for Healing Foundation Inc. Suzanne was known for her work at the Whitman Wellness Center and will be missed.

In Suzanne's words, "My heartfelt desire and eternally precious hope for having walked this Earth is to leave with friends and family, clients, students and especially my sons, the knowledge that God is love, love is freedom and freedom is peace of mind and spirit."
"I strive daily to bring myself to that understanding, and hope that it is passed on."
Shared by Leeann Trigler.
Historical Tidbit:
Whitman, Changing Names and Borders

When first settled what is now Whitman was the "Little Comfort" section of Bridgewater. That area became part of the town of Abington in 1712. In 1875 it was incorporated as the town South Abington and included additional land from northeastern Bridgewater. In 1886 a vote taken at town meeting changed the name of the town to Whitman in honor of town resident Augustus Whitman.

In an early attempt to provide a municipal water system the town obtained a franchise for water from Silver Lake but was not able to provide sufficient finances. The franchise was turned over to Brockton in exchange for an agreement that provided Whitman with water at a special rate, and Silver Lake water began flowing in the town on January 2, 1905.

Respectfully Submitted, James Holbert

Info Courtesy of  plymouthcolony.net.
Image Courtesy of  wikiwand.
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
Joanne May
won a
$30 Gift Certificate to CN Smith Farm!

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

You could win a
sandwich or salad & drink for 2
( $20 value)
Trio Cafe
12 Temple st, Whitman Center

Movie of the Month
Thursday, July 25th at 12:30p at the Whitman Senior Center
The movie being presented is "First Man", which follows Neil Armstrong's work through the rigorous space program of the 1960's. To reserve your spot, call the Senior Center at 781-447-7619 extension 2, space is limited. Whitman Council on Aging.
Pool Passes
Season passes for the town pool are now available for purchase. Public pool hours are Mon-Sat 12:30-7:00p & Sun 1:00-6:00p. For more information click here. Whitman Recreation Commission
Whitman Selectmen July 9th
courtesy of WHCA-TV
"The Wizard of Oz" Production by FPAC
July 25th - 28th, the Family Performing Arts Center (FPAC) at Bridgewater State University will take a stroll down the yellow brick road and performing the classic "The Wizard of Oz." Tickets can be found at the following link: Buy Tickets! There are several dates and times for performances to choose from and it's always a great summer show.
Of particular importance and highlight this year is the inclusion of a Sensory-Friendly Performance scheduled for July 25th at 7:00pm. A breakdown of what this performance will include and accommodate for can be found here Sensory-Friendly Performance. Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming experience for families with children with autism or with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.
Photo from FPAC and BSUti
Thursday Summer Concerts
Continues Thursday, July 25th from 6:30-8p at the Whitman Park with the Bridgewater Antiphonal Brass performing
It is encouraged for concert goers to arrive early to get a good spot.
Ice cream treats will be available for purchase from Burt's Ice Cream Truck. Napoli will have $1.00 slices. Bring the kids and bring the pups (please follow local leash laws).
Information from the Whitman Cultural Council Facebook Page.
Business After Hours at Water Pointe
Thursday, July 25th from 5-7p at Water Pointe Condominiums, 8 Island Court, South Easton.
Please join us for an evening of fun,food, and festivities at this event hosted by Metro South Chamber. This is a great business building opportunity so be sure to bring business cards!
This event is a complimentary but pre-registration is required. You can register here.

The Metro South Chamber of Commerce is also thrilled to be hosting the Mandela Fellowship for Young African Leaders at this event. For the third consecutive year, Bridgewater State University and the Mandela Fellows will attend our Business-After-Hours to meet and network with members of the Metro South Chamber of Commerce community. 
For more information, please contact Lexi Reinertson at (508) 586-0500 x 231.
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
Mulch, Stone, Loam… We deliver right to YOUR home!

Order yours today - Call or online ordering available
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay
Exhibit opens on August 17th at the Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton.
This exhibit offers recent additions to Fuller Craft’s ceramic collection that display a multitude of processes and conceptual approaches in clay. Exhibiting artists include:Richard Cleaver, Nancy Jurs, Jun Kaneko, Steven Young Lee, Cliff Lee, Michael Lucero, Lauren Mabry, Beverly Mayeri, Zemer Peled, Peter Pincus, Prudence Piper, Mark Shapiro, Mara Superior, Akio Takamori, Cheryl Ann Thomas, Tip Toland, Patti Warashina, and Malcolm Wright. Fuller Craft Museum is proud to shine a light on the clay triumphs of these renowned ceramicists while proudly displaying the institution’s recent collecting achievements.
Museum is open Tue-Sun 10-5p, Thurs 10-9p.
Piece in picture by Jun Kaneko. Read More
Stop in for a Sweet Treat this summer!

Candy by color • 
Old Fashioned candy • Sugar, Gluten & Peanut Free selections • Jelly Belly jelly beans • and Ty Beanies!

785 Bedford St. * Whitman
(781) 447-2639
SALON Esprit

Lighten up and shorten up for Summer at
(508) 378-1530
225 Bedford St, East Bridgewater
Carriage Crossing
Toddler Time
On August 5th from 10:30am to 11:15am there will be a playgroup for ages 18-36 months at Whitman Public Library to make new friends and develop social and emotional skills through play, games, crafts, and songs.

Registration is re quired at selfhelpcpc.org. A parent or caregiver must accompany the child.

Contact: Jen  508-559-1666 x1808  jmoriarty@selfhelpinc.org
Water Bill Senior Discount
If you are a resident of Whitman that is 65 years or older you you may be eligible for a discount on your water bill.

Download and submit the Application for Senior Discount and drop off your application at the DPW Office located at 100 Essex St. as proper identification is required.
Information retrieved from Whitman Public Works.
Get In Shape For Women - Bridgewater
Red Hot July Special!

One Month of Unlimited Small Group Training - $249!
Let's bring out that summer body!  

180 Winter St., Bridgewater 
(across from Chatta Box)
 Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900   

Email us:  getinshapeforwomen
Our Whitman Fire in the Bridgewater 4th parade. Celebrate!
Jubilate Chorale concert of choral music from American composers, featuring the piece “Americana” by Randall Thompson. This program also includes video “program notes” taken from an in studio conversation with conductor John Marraffa and producer Paul Watson.
Video Courtesy of WHCA-TV

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
sandwich or salad & drink for 2
( $20 value)
Trio Cafe
12 Temple st, Whitman Center

Historical Tidbit Question:
In what year did Whitman get it's name?

Email us your answer at:   Prizes@buzzaround.info .  
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 July 24, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. " ~ Dennis Prager

"Be a warrior when it comes to delivering on your ambitions. And a saint when it comes to treating people with respect, modeling generosity, and showing up with outright love. " ~ Robin S. Sharma

"Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do." ~ Khalil Gibran

Said simply, we get further with honey than with vinegar.
Have a great week : ) ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Taylor Fruzzetti, Christina Montana, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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