March 8, 2020 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Bethany Ralph, the first girl to captain the Whitman- Hanson wrestling team, does it with pizzazz.
Bethany Ralph is in the Finals of the All-State Girls Wrestling Tournament. As a senior captain on the wrestling team, Bethany has had an incredible career. She placed 2nd at the Sandwich (Varsity Boys) Tournament and pinned a number of tough wrestlers this season. But what has been so inspiring about Bethany is her work ethic and humble leadership skills. She’s an excellent student, works multiple jobs, jogs outside of practice, trains hard during the off season, and has always displayed exemplary sportsmanship. As a current parent of a freshman wrestler, I couldn’t think of a better role model for my son.
~ Shawn Kain
FB Post February 29
Pictured: Bethany pinning the 2nd seed in the All-State semifinals.
Historical Tidbit:
Did You Know...
Stepmothers were sometimes called "mothers-in-laws"?

Infant once meant any person under 21?

Housekeeper once meant property owner?

Domestic once meant housewife?

Mister was applied only to men of wealth and education?

Relic meant widow?
The custom of wearing a wedding ring on the third finger of the left hand came from the ancient belief that the nerve in that finger connected directly to the heart.
sue and her plant 2011
Respectfully submitted by Sue Basile
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Town Hall
54 South Ave.
Mon, Wed, Thu 8a - 4p
Tues 8a - 7:30p
Fri Closed

Public Library
100 Webster Street
Mon-Thu 10a - 8p
Fri 1p - 5p
Sat (School Year) 10a - 4p

Council on Aging
16 Hayden Ave.
Mon, Wed, Thu 8a - 4p
Tues 8a - 7p
Fri 8a - 1p

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
Jen Giorgi
won a
$10 gift certificate to the Mama Deb's food truck. Enjoy delicious fresh Italian food or purchase some sauce to take home. View for upcoming food truck events.

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

You could win a
Jump Start Training Package including nutrition consultation & 6 free sessions from
Get In Shape For Women at 
180 Winter St, Bridgewater 
Value: $140
WHCA-TV 's ByThe Numbers
Season 2 Promo
A new season of By The Numbers is about to get underway. The show looks to continue the success of Season 1, by sharing financial insight from people in the know.
Tune into WHCA -TV.
Pajama Drive for Homeless Children
Now through March 15th
The Whitman Public Library will continue with the annual Pajama Drive for homeless children, in conjunction with Cradles to Crayons and the Boston Bruins. We have a goal of 200 pajamas, and there is still time to try and reach that goal.
We appreciate the generous help of our patrons, who have already donated almost 80 pairs of pajamas. We still need some larger sizes for both boys and girls. Any questions call 781-447-7613. 
Congratulations to Savannah Murphy
During the fall of 2019, the Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative invited students from across the greater Brockton region to participate in a Sticker Shock Contest. What is Sticker Shock you may ask? Sticker Shock is a prevention initiative that engages local youth to address underage drinking in their community. Five local school districts participated in the contest including Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.  

Students were tasked with creating a sticker design that included a prevention message to deter adults from buying alcohol for minors. Sticker entries were required to highlight the Massachusetts Social Host Law including the penalties for buying alcohol for minors which is up to one year in jail and/or $2,000 in fines. The winner of the contest would have their sticker printed and posted in local liquor stores to spread this youth-driven prevention message.

All students from Whitman Hanson Regional High School's computer graphic design class, led by District Lead Art Teacher, Christina Maher, submitted entries into the regional Sticker Shock Contest. Savannah Murphy, a student in this class, created the winning sticker that will now be disseminated in local liquor stores and businesses across the region. In some communities, the sticker will even be posted in multiple languages. 

On March 10th, Savannah will join her peers from the high school's Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter, as well as members from Whitman Hanson WILL, the Collaborative and the town's police departments, to disseminate stickers throughout the 21 establishments that sell alcohol in Whitman and Hanson. Murphy’s sticker will be placed as window clings on beer coolers, in addition to post cards at store counters with the intent of swaying adults from purchasing alcohol for minors.
We're Your COMPLETE Garden,
Farm & Pet Store!

It's time to DIG IN to your Spring cleaning. We have the shovels! Stop in today for yours!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357

Children's Hospital Blood Drive
Saturday, March 14th
8:30a - 3:30p  
Whitman Public Library

Blood Drive occurs on mobile bus collection center parked in library lot.

For more information Annie Gray 781-252-0982.
Celebrating "Pie" Day Rummage
Homemade Pie Sale

Saturday, March 14th
9a - 2p
First Congregational Church of Whitman
519 Washington Street, Whitman
781-447-5557 |
Fresh homemade slices of pie with coffee or milk - Prices vary, depending on type of filling.

Take it to go or enjoy while shopping at the indoor rummage sale. White elephants, home goods, decorations, handmade items and clothing.
Saint Patrick's Dinner
Sunday, March 15th
1 - 4p
Whitman American Legion Post 22
33 Legion Pkwy
Tickets available at bar for $12.
The American Legion District 10 Meeting

Sunday, March 15th; 10a-12p; American Legion Post 22 Whitman, Massachusetts; 33 Legion Pkwy, Whitman

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Needed: Sales People

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Family Owned & Operated
Treat yourself to a yummy lunch!

We're Open: Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm  
Sunday: 8am - 2pm

12 Temple St. * Whitman
(781) 447-1064
Community Garden News
I have received permission from The DPW Board of Commissioners to use the former softball field on Essex St. I plan on having a meeting with interested residents sometime in April to discuss plans, ideas, etc.. In the meantime if anyone has experience with these gardens and would like to contact me I would appreciate your input. I can be reached by email or at 781-447-7630.
~ Bruce Martin
The BSU Observatory 
 FREE Public Nights
Weather allowing, the BSU Observatory will be open on the following dates in Spring 2020:
  • March 18, 21, 25 and 28 from 8:00 - 9:30p
  • April 1, 8, 11, 15, 22, 25 and 29, and May 2 from 8:30 - 10:00p
You can also follow us on Twitter @BSUObservatory or call our hotline at 508-531-DARK for the weather decision. (The night has to be clear.)
Parking for these evening events is available in the West Campus Lot.
Duval Elementary 2020 Spaghetti
Dinner & Book Swap

Duval Elementary School held 2 family events recently.
The fundraiser dinner was on January 24 and The Book Swap was on February 4.

Video courtesy of WHCA9-TV


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Jump Start Training Package including nutrition consultation & 6 free sessions from Get In Shape For Women at 
180 Winter St, Bridgewater 
Value: $140

Historical Tidbit Question:
What did housekeeper once mean?

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On March 11, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Hope .
"Once you choose hope, anything’s possible."
~ Christopher Reeve
" I dwell in possibility." ~ Emily Dickinson
"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears." ~ Nelson Mandela
"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." ~ Desmond Tutu
"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for." ~ Oprah Winfrey
Hope is not a thing of childish dreaming... no, it is a powerful tool by which we change the world. We decide each day how to view things, how to move forward.
I choose to have hope. Hope in the goodness of humanity, hope that together we can find solutions and make choices healthy for all of us.
Hopefully yours, Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Deena Anzum, Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien, Megan Pich, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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