November 17, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Beantown Buckles Down. Whitman Veteran Appreciated!

From their Facebook post: " Every year Beantown Home Improvements as part of Operation Payback randomly chooses an American soldier and pays it forward by installing a brand new roof at no cost. 
Eric Dutkiewicz is an honorably discharged combat veteran having served with the US Navy as a Submariner. FT2 Dutkiewicz (Fire Control Technician Second Class) served aboard USS Ohio SSGN 726 (B) 2010-2015. Leading Petty Officer of Tomahawk Strike Division, Lead Quality Assurance Petty Officer for Special Operations Forces Division, and Lead Petty Officer of the Emergency Medical Response Team. Completed 9 deployments in theaters around the world.
Eric we thank you for your service to this wonderful country and we wish you the best. Enjoy your new roof!
I would like to take a minute to thank Mike DelPrete owner of DelPrete Disposal (781-982-1062) for donating the dumpster and disposal FREE of charge. 
I would also like to take a minute to thank the Whitman Building Department for issuing a roofing permit at no cost as well. Beantown appreciates your contribution to this wonderful program."
Annually, Beantown replaces the roof of a local veteran. Great job, Beantown! Operation Payback
Photo Credit: Beantown Home Improvements
Whitman Veteran's Day Parade

November 12, 2019
Thank you to all that participated in the Veterans Parade! Thank you for your service!

Historical Tidbit: Who Knew

The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be.
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
Most of us of the older generation have heard the phrase "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water." For those that haven't heard of it or know where it came from let me explain.
Baths consisted of a big tub full of hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean, hot water, then all the other sons and men, then the woman and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water".
sue and her plant 2011
Respectfully submitted by Sue Basile
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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
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Metro South Chamber of Commerce
106th Annual Meeting & Expo
Wednesday, November 20th
Teen Challenge Multipurpose Auditorium, 1315 Main Street, Brockton
10:30a – 12:00p & 1:30p – 3:00p
12:00p – 1:30p
All Saints Church Fair
Fri, Nov. 22nd, 4-7p & Sat, Nov 23 9a-3p
All Saints Church (by the bandstand), 44 Park Ave.
Featuring Christmas & Thanksgiving decorations, a ntiques and collectibles, jewelry, raffles, home baking, yard sale, knitting, sewing, crocheting, woodworking, art, and lunch with their famous Harvest Soup. Visit our Facebook event page.

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My First Storytime
Mon, Nov 25th
10:30 - 11:15a
Whitman Public Library - Community Room
Stories, rhymes, movement and play time for babies and toddlers! Drop-in. Funding for this program has been generously provided by the Friends of the Whitman Public Library.
Southeastern Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Concert
Tickets Available
Sun, Dec 1st
2:30 - 4p
Whitman Town Hall

Click here for free tickets to the event!
The Bridgewater Business Association Networking & Meeting
Thurs, Nov 21st
6:30 - 8p
Crossclimb Personal Training
91 South Ave., Whitman
Did you get to climb the ladder at Autumn Fest?? If not, come to Whitman and check it out!! Ryan Mandeville is a Bridgewater native and one of our newest members. Come out to welcome Ryan to the BBA and mingle with some great local business people.
Refreshments will be served. See you there!
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Special Town Meeting
Monday, December 2nd
Town Hall
This meeting is called to authorize expenditures to begin the replacement of the Sewer Force Main that carries raw sewage from Whitman to the Brockton Treatment Plant. This repair is urgently needed. in the past few years, two repairs to this 35 year old pipe resulted in costs of two hundred forty-one thousand ($241,076) and four hundred forty-six thousand ($445,967) dollars respectively.  

The Town Meeting contains four articles (requests) to be acted on and can be viewed and printed from the attached link. We need 150 voters to do business, and I expect the meeting should run about 30 minutes (depending on the length of discussions). Please attend, and please call the Selectmen's office at 781-618-9701 should you have any questions.
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Whitman Selectmen Meeting
Meeting held on November 5, 2019 at Whitman Town Hall.
Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory
The Comm of MA has put together this great resourse for recycling.
When you have an unwanted item that you want to find a new home for, check out this handy MA search engine: Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory for Massachusetts!
Do you have worn clothing, outdated electronics or other items that don't belong in your household recycling bin? Don't throw them away.  
Whitman-Hanson Regional School Committee Meeting
Meeting held on November 13, 2019 in the Whitman Hanson High School library.
Whitman Fire Department Offers Ways to Get Involved in Local Emergency Preparedness
Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Timothy Grenno would like to offer residents tips about getting involved in local emergency preparedness.
There are many important ways residents can get involved in their community's emergency preparedness and disaster response. Well-trained volunteers are invaluable after a disaster as volunteers can handle basic aid, which eases the burden on first responders during critical incidents.
Residents who are interested in joining Whitman's CERT should email Lisa Riley at . CERT training classes are offered once per year. READ MORE
Image credit: Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
Join Whitman Public Library For Family Story Telling
Last Saturday of each month
11a– 12p
The last Saturday of October they celebrated Halloween and had so much fun!!!
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Historical Tidbit Question:
Why might you have accidently thrown the baby out with the bath water in olden times?

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The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Sarah Harkins, Amanda Lobsien, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Gregory Venezia & Beyonnie Whitaker
Hometown Inspiration
This past year I:
*was given 1st row tickets to that day's NPR’s quiz show "Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!" by comedienne Helen Hong streetside in Chicago. 
*sang “Wade in the Water” with Joe Jencks and a host of folk musicians as torrential downpours confined us to the merchandise tent at Fox Valley Folk Festival.
*swam with my granddaughters and dolphins in Pensacola and alligators in T allahassee.
*painted a fence and insulated an entry-way for a retired teacher on the Jersey Shore while working with 400 teenagers on a mission trip. 
*danced the polka with my brother in Hershey Park
and hung with a snake charmer in Times Square.

And you know what? 
None of these adventures inspired me as much as the stories we Buzz Around every day. 
Stories of volunteers giving time and resources to help each other…
the EB Community Gardeners educating about healthy food growth and donating their abundance to food pantries. 
WB’s Grace Church fundraising for local charities & creating community at their environmentally & socially responsible coffee shop. 
Halifax’s Beautification Committee organizing clean-ups and educational events
Whitman Toy Drive providing for those that don’t have, no questions asked!
Raynham Pride Day, free family fun, to celebrate… just because!
And Bridgewater Citizens of Responsibility & Respect hosting events to help us understand each other better. 
And that’s just a smattering. Our communities are active places of good. Buzzaround.Info shares those stories with you and empowers you to participate. 
I am inspired and amazed daily. Thank you all for doing what you do and giving me such great stories to share! ~ Jacquie
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