Community Shout - Out!
"Just wanted to give a shout-out to Whitman Fire / Rescue and Joe Kenny the Whitman animal control for helping in the rescue of 4 baby raccoons from the bottom of a 35 foot Inactive chimney around 9am on 4/07/2021.

I even got a follow up call from the Animal control officer Joe!!! To boot the Whitman Fire stopped in again to check on the status of baby’s Pickles, Smokey, Ricky, and Rocky."

After leaving them in an open container outside, "Mom came back for Smokey about 1 hour after rescue (10am) she returned for Pickles, Ricky, and Rocky sometime between 10pm to 6am."

Photo & Story credits; John J Donovan III
Historical Tidbit:
Dana Alan LeVangie

Dana Alan LeVanire was born on August 11, 1969 in Whitman, Massachusetts. He is a former professional baseball player as well as the current 2018 head pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox.

LeVangie batted right and threw right throughout his career. He was measured in at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighed approximately 185 pounds (84 kg) as an active player. He served as a catcher on the American International College baseball team for two seasons (1990–91), and in his senior year in college, he received a .462 batting average with at least 13 home runs and 75 runs.

Immediately after college he was selected to be in the 1991 draft pick for the MLB and was picked up by the Red Sox in their 14th-round draft pick. He was a .196 hitter with seven home runs and 78 RBI's in 351 career minor-league games, including 76 runs, 28 doubles, three triples and five stolen bases.

Story By: Kevin Saverse

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!
Kathryn Kelsch
you won a 45 minute horseback riding lesson
at Stonecroft Farm, WB
indoor or outdoor riding ring
(value $55).

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win:
One hour of business or personal coaching
(value $80) with
Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching.
 781-223-8221 MarcyVenezia@gmail.com
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Annual Town Meeting and Annual Town Election
The last day to register to vote: Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. for the Annual Town Meeting on Monday, May 3, 2021 and the Annual Town Election to be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021. 
*A person must be 18 years of age or older, a resident of the town and a citizen of the United States by birth or naturalization.
*Residents that have moved within Whitman are urged to change their voting address in writing .
*You can also register by using a mail-in registration form, they must be postmarked by April 13th to be included on the voting list for the Town Election. Online voter registration is now available www.RegisterToVoteMA.com.

Annual Town Meeting is currently scheduled for Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
(PLEASE NOTE THIS DATE MAY CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS)
The Annual Town Election will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
All precincts will vote at the Town Hall, 54 South Avenue. 
Any questions about voting, please call Town Clerk, Dawn Varley at 781-618-9710.
Whitman-Hanson Regional School District School Committee Meeting
April 7, 2021
Video Courtesy of WHCA-TV
Would you like to volunteer for a town board or committee?
"We greatly appreciate you wanting to give your time and talent for the betterment of our town. Please take a moment to learn more about the board or committee to which you are applying for membership by viewing the board/committee’s web page. All boards and committees are listed under the “Government” tab on the top navigation menu."
Fill out this on-line form: Volunteer Application.
NHS Offers Yard Clean-ups
Hi Everyone! This year, The Whitman Hanson National Honors Society has decided to offer its service to the community through lawn clean-up and outdoor assistance. A small group of students (no larger than 10) will arrive at the area which someone wishes to clean and carry out their instruction. Every student will follow social distancing procedures wearing masks at all times and keeping distant when possible.

The other officers and I implore you to let us know if you would like us to send a group of kids to help with landscaping, raking, shoveling, etc. If not, please spread the word to any other people interested in some yard maintenance assistance.
If you are interested in this service, please email nateobrien108@yahoo.com to request assistance!

Best Wishes, Nate O’Brien
Mass Audubon Spring Vacation Virtual Natural Camps
April 19th - 21st
9a -12p
All children of the age 5 - 8 years are welcome!! Online
Would you like to learn about different types of birds and what makes them special? Or learn about the difference between bark, branches, stumps and twigs? Or learn how animals use trees, how humans use trees and what is being done to harm some trees. What makes a mammal different from a bird or an insect or a fish?
Join Mass Audubon for one, two or three days of different types of activities! From the comfort of your own home:
  • Mammals April 19, 2021 (Monday) 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Trees April 20, 2021 (Tuesday) 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Birds of Spring on April 21, 2021 (Wednesday) 9:00am-12:00pm

Members: $45.00 Nonmembers: $54.00
Instructions and Directions:
Please note that registration fee is per device. You will receive program link and materials list upon registration.
Click here to join Mammals Camp.
Click here to join the Trees Camp.
Click here to join the Birds of Spring Camp.

For more information please contact us at education@massaudubon.org.
CASE Lab Week From BSU
Good News!!
Open Lab Week is back by popular demand! More than 1,100 participated in the Fall Open Lab Week, so we are hosting a spring version with new activities developed by CASE staff and BSU students. Hands on activities are geared towards children from preschool to grade 6 but can be done by all.  The virtual event will take place April 20 - April 23, 2021.  Registration for the virtual Open Lab Week is required.

A limited number of supply kits, for activities that require materials not readily found at home, will be available for contactless pick up.  Information about kit pick up will be provided when registering. Only one kit will be provided per household.  If you do not receive a kit, you can still participate in many activities that can be completed using common household items. We will also provide links to where supplies may be purchased.  
 
All activities will be online, and you can do them at any time. We suggest completing a few activities each day. We will miss seeing you on campus and invite you to submit pictures of your family working on activities or images of the products created. Platforms to post pictures are included within each activity page. We look forward to seeing you “in action.” 

Contact casebsu@bridgew.edu for any questions. 
PINCHES AND POUNDS
An old-fashioned candy store 
with a TWIST
Grab & Go
Gifts!
Items are packaged in small quantities for your convenience & safety. 
Shop in store or online!

Come check us out!
Mon - Sat: 10 am til 8 pm
Sunday 11 am til 6 pm 

Online orders!

(781) 447-2639
785 Bedford St, Rt 18, Whitman
JOHNNY MACARONI'S
Eat well, Laugh often, Love much
Feeling hungry for something different?
Visit our Facebook page for a list of our current specials.
Click on location for full take out menus!

(781) 300-2600
Take out only

(508) 378-9335
Open for Indoor Dining & Take out

(508) 456-4460
Open for Indoor Dining & Take out
Get your Stories Ready!!!!

Let us know your good news! Submit your original non-fiction short story related to one of the BuzzAround Hives: Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Raynham, West Bridgewater or Whitman.
Entries must be 1000 words or less. We will accept submissions from May 1-7, 2021. (Details to follow)

Our super cool librarians will judge the stories and award a winner from each community. $100 American Express Cards to the winner in each community; and $100 to the popular vote winner.
BuzzAround will give out $800 total. Time to get writing ; )

Back by popular demand...
2021 Whitman Mother's Club (WMC) Flocking l Grad Flocking
Spread some spring cheer by ordering a flock of flamingos. Flamingos will visit temporarily and then migrate to the next family. *Flocking is currently limited to Whitman residences only.
Flocking season will begin first week in April and run through Memorial Day (subject to change)
Grad flocks include keepsake sign! * Order form will be processed when payment is received.
Preferred payment method is Venmo @wilma-whitman - if Venmo not available, please mail check to:
WMC c/o Tricia Eddy
29 Beaver Street
Whitman, MA 02382
Please direct any questions to whitmanmothersclub@gmail.com

We will be offering two options again this year:
Standard Flock - $10
Graduation Flock - $25 (includes keepsake sign)
Flocking will run early April thru the month of May. To order a flock, visit this link.
Whitman Recreation Summer Day Camp
Come Join Our Day Camp Program held at our historical Whitman Town Park.

WHO: Children ages 6 to 12
WHEN: June 28-August 13th , 7 individual wks WHERE: Whitman Town Park
HOURS: 9a - 3p

A Camp Counseling Staff of energetic, fun, creative high school and college aged counselors will lead, entertain, educate and create with the campers!
Kids will enjoy  Arts & Crafts  Sports, Games, Music, Drama, Nature activities, Play Ground fun  Special Events, Theme Weeks and Field trips  Daily use of the SWIMMING POOL! Drop off and pick up at the Whitman Town Park.

Registration Fee $130 per child per week $115 per second child per week. Family max 3 or more children $325 per week. ON LINE APPLICATION COMING SOON.
For more information please call 781-618-9758.
Home - North and South Rivers Watershed Association

Healthy rivers and waters don't happen on their own. It takes education, advocacy, action, and a community that cares to protect our waters We believe in free-flowing rivers and oceans full of fish. We value shellfish beds full of clams, marshes...

Read more
www.nsrwa.org
Scouting for Girls & Boys
Thank you, BuzzAround for the wonderful write up regarding Samantha Kenn's Eagle Project. She has really enjoyed being in Scouts and learning new skills, going on adventures and meeting new friends. Troop 22 Whitman has been a big part of our family's life and we so thrilled that our daughter was able to join the program in 2019.

For anyone interested in joining Scouts (boys or girls ages 12-16 is best) please feel free to message me. I am the Scoutmaster for the girls troop and we would love to bring in more scouts to this amazing program!

Thank you!!! Yours in Scouting ~ Tracey Kenn

WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
One hour of business or personal coaching (value $80) with
Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching.
 781-223-8221 MarcyVenezia@gmail.com
  Learn mindful technique to reduce stress and anxiety.


Historical Tidbit Question:
In what year was Dana Alan LeVanire drafted by the Red Sox?


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 April 14, 2021 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers..
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Ayman Quader & Jacquelyn Rose
Grounding Myself

...the practice of making oneself grounded: "to be based firmly on something"

When we are grounded, we have a firm understanding of our value as a human being. We know who we are as a person.

Sometimes this is considerably harder than one would hope, and I know I need to actively do things that ground me regularly, especially when faced with emotional challenges.

“it was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.” ~ Rupi Kaur

“In the vessel of your body, you yourself are the world tree, deep roots in the Earth and a crown of stars. Your essence bridges dimensions.” ~ Elizabeth Eiler

“Sacred rest is not just about sleeping or taking it easy. It consists of physical, emotional, and spiritual rest. The purpose is to promote a healthier mindset, attitudes, boundaries, relationships, productivity, and wellness as a whole person; body, mind, and spirit.”
~ Dana Arcuri

"I thought I was grounded. I thought from my kinda blue-collar outlook on life that I would call myself a grounded person. I was not. I was like a balloon flying around in the air. And as soon as our first child was born, boom - my feet came right down to the ground." ~John Prine
"It is not from others that we find our worth, although the mirror and energy does help when it is positive. No, we have to know ourselves well enough to reach for food to feed our roots; our buried inner core self; and strengthen those roots because some days... the wind blows and the sleet hits our leaves and branches, and we need to be firmly planted to weather the storm."
~ Jacquie
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