Dollars For Scholars Tree Decorating with Whitman Hanson WILL
"It felt so nice to have a “normal” thing on the calendar today and see one of the very best coalition members out there! Whitman Hanson WILL joined the community Holiday Tree Lighting event to support Dollars for Scholars and graduating seniors at Whitman Hanson Regional High School! Check out the the tree this weekend and next from 5 - 8pm (Friday-Sunday) at the Whitman Town Park!"
Photo & Story Credits:
Dollars for Scholars Interview on CrossTalk
Michelle LaMattina, a member of the Whitman and Hanson Dollars for Scholars, shares details for the organizations latest fundraiser; a Holiday tree decorating and lighting in Whitman Town Park on CrossTalk.
Video Courtesy of WHCATV
Historical Tidbit:
History of South Abington Post-Offices
By Charles P. Meserve, A.M.
whitman, map, 1889
"Previous to 1844 there was no post-office at South Abington (Whitman). Elihu Hobart, at that time postmaster at Abington, used to bring the mail for the residents of this locality daily. 
In 1844, South Abington post-office was established, and William Bonney appointed postmaster. He held the office until his death, in 1847. Cyrus A. Dyer was appointed his successor, and was postmaster until 1861, when George W. Reed was appointed, holding the office two years. Albert Davis was then commissioned, and is the present incumbent. He was reappointed Jan. 18, 1882, for four years. 
In 1863 the office paid $400; business however increased until, in 1878, the salary became $1,200.

Telephones were invented in 1876. The mail and the telegraph were the only way to receive information from outside a person's village before telephone became widely used after the turn of the century.

Respectfully Submitted, J. Rose
Town Hall

Public Library

Council on Aging

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
Karissa Santos
won a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins! The Clean Revolution

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.
You could win a
$25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's!
(Route 106)
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Stuff A Crusier
THIS SUNDAY 12/6!! from 9a to 1p
6th Annual “Stuff-a-Cruiser” toy drive to benefit the Whitman area (South Shore). Please stop by and help out families in need. As always any donation big or small is appreciated! Gifts for older children are always in need too. We will be located in the public parking lot adjacent to the Whitman Police Station, 20 Essex St. Whitman MA. Hope to see you there! Thanks to all for your support. (If you can't make it during those times please drop off toys at the Whitman Police Dept.)

Whitman Food Pantry Donation
Drop- Off Location
McGuiggan's Pub & the Patio at McGuiggans through December
America The Beautiful... Shine Us into the
New Year
As we continue to show our love and support for each other... through the darkest days... lights are going up all over town.
Between now - January 14, 2021 we will be posting the pictures & videos you share.
Each week, one lucky submission will receive a $25 gift certificate to... where else... Johnny Macaroni's!
We want to hear the unique ways you are powering- up: tell us about your solar, wind and renewable energy projects!
Lets light the way to 2021!!
Gift tags will be available on the “Giving Tree’ at the Senior Center, 16 Hayden Avenue.
We will be accepting gifts from November 23, 2020 - December 11, 2020.

As the 2020 Holiday Season approaches we are reminded that this year will be a little different. What will be the same is that many of our Seniors may not have family nearby and could be alone during the holidays. Please help us brighten the Holidays for our Seniors and consider visiting our "Giving Tree" at the front entrance of the Senior Center.

Since gift cards are “one size fits all” and are always appreciated by seniors, we will provide a list of gift card suggestions. Please consider further supporting our community by purchasing the gift cards from a Whitman establishment. Our town provides a multitude of choices for our seniors—pharmacies, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, convenience stores, and more. For a senior that may not drive, we have our Around Town bus on Mondays that can get the recipient to any location in town to enjoy and redeem their gift cards.

Gift cards can also be purchased through the Whitman & Hanson Dollars for Scholars program. The Scholars program receives a percentage of the sales to help in supporting student scholarships. Information & order forms will be available when you pick up your tag.
Gifts will be distributed to seniors between December 16 and 21. If you are interested in being a “Delivery Elf” please contact the Whitman Senior Center at (781) 447-7619.
Thank you in advance for coming together as a community and helping to brighten the lives of our elders during an extremely difficult and challenging year!🎄🎁

The DEN is Whitman-Hanson Regional High School's store.
The Panther's Den stocks merchandise designed, marketed, and sold by students in the Visual Merchandising course.
Buildings Facilities and Capital Expenditures Committee -
December 3rd, 2020
Video Courtesy of WHCA- TV
Shop Local Work Local
George Washington Toma Appliance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Healthcare & Dental plans
  • Paid vacation time & holidays
Brockton & Weymouth
McGuiggan's Pub &
The Patio at McGuiggan's
Holiday Gift Card Deal!

Buy a $50 Gift Card:
get a $5 Gift Card Free!

Pub: 781-447-7333

Whitman Board of Selectmen -
Dec 1, 2020
Video Courtesy of WHCA-TV
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum with astronaut
Victor Glover
This was a live discussion Dec 3, 2020 with astronaut Victor Glover, who is currently orbiting 200 miles above us on the International Space Station Glover speaks about the ISS, his experiences as astronaut, and so much more!

Check out the video of this historic interview!

This program is part of an ongoing partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture to celebrate Victor Glover's historic first trip to the ISS. When Glover arrived at the ISS as part of the SpaceX Crew-1 launch, he became the first Black astronaut to live on board the space station as part of a long-term mission.
Particle & Wave: Paper Clay Illuminated
is a groundbreaking, traveling, international exhibition featuring 45 artists from across the globe who are redefining the potential of the ceramic arts and representing a commitment to their craft. Curated by Peter Held, exhibition provides historical information about the evolution of paper clay as an artistic medium and showcases the amazing diversity of form and expression that exists in today’s growing global community of artists.
Fuller Craft Museum Current Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10a – 5p
Please check for details.

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$25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's!
(Route 106)
East Bridgewater, MA 02333

 Historical Tidbit Question:
What year was the South Abington post office established?

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On December 2, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi

“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”
~ Marianne Williamson
Healing is a process. It takes time, it takes intention, and sometimes it takes work. Our love can heal those around us, our community, our world and ourselves. This season, give yourself & those in your life the gift of healing. Give time, compassion and forgiveness. We all need it! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Sebastian Ladoulis, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
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