July 14, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Historical Tidbit: The Dyer Memorial Library
"The Dyer Memorial Library serves as host to the Historical Society of Old Abington, Inc., whose collections are housed throughout the building.

In order to accomplish its goals, the library performs the following functions ( Adopted 4/18/95 ):
1. Collect, Select, Deaccess
2. Catalog
3. Preserve
4. Retrieve, Interpret, Educate

The library collection focuses on local histories with a concentration on materials by and about people connected to the area known as Old Abington (Abington, Rockland and Whitman).

The Dyer Memorial Library was founded in 1930 according to the will of Marietta White Dyer for the purpose of establishing free public access to a historical and biographical library in the town of Abington, Massachusetts.

In 1918, Marietta passed leaving $80,000, land, and personal estate to be placed in a Dyer Fund. This fund was to build and forever sustain a building to be known as the Dyer Memorial Library. In her will, she named the first trustees, Atty. William J. Coughlan and Dr. Gilman Osgood, and directed them to erect the library on land she already owned on Centre Avenue. However, due to the inflationary prices following World War I, the building could not be constructed immediately.

"More than a decade later, the funds finally accumulated to the point where construction could be considered, architect John W. Beal of Hanover, MA was consulted to design the building and draw up the plans. The building’s Georgian architecture was chosen to represent the era of the establishment of the Town of Abington. The Dyer Memorial Library was officially dedicated on May 1, 1932."

~Excerpts from:  Dyer Memorial Library 
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
Janie Riley
won a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman, MA  

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

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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.. Information retrieved from Whitman Recreation Center.
Art Craft Fun for Adults
Join us on July 16th from 6:30-7:30p at the Whitman Public Library for some crafts. In the months of July the craft is Origami.

You must register for this event. Call, email or simply sign up through the calendar event on here.

Contact: Tyler Vachon  781-447-7613  tvachon@ocln.org
Location: Community Room
Business After Hours: Connemara Senior Living Campello

Thursday, July 18 2019 4:30-6:30pm

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Whitman Selectmen July 9th
courtesy of WHCA-TV
Thursday Summer Concerts
Continues Thursday, July 18th form 6:30-8p at the Whitman Park with Knock on Wood 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.
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
"The Wizard of Oz" Production by FPAC

Beginning July 19th, the FPAC at BSU will have their first summer performance. This year they'll be taking 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
Pie Social
July 17th at 2p at the Senior Center. Stop by for a choice of peach or blueberry pie and a chance to catch up with friends. The pie is provided by Centerville Pie Company and will be served with coffee and tea. Cost is $3, stop by the Senior Center, 16 Hayden Ave, to purchase your ticket. Information retrieved from the Whitman Council on Aging.
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
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, please call the Senior Center at 781-447-7619 extension 2, space is limited. Information retrieved from the Whitman Council on Aging.
Toddler Time
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.

Date: Aug 5 from 10:30 to 11:15am

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

Contact Jen  508-559-1666 x1808  jmoriarty@selfhelpinc.org
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
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

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$30 Gift Certificate to CN Smith Farm !

Historical Tidbit Question:

What towns are included in 
the area known as Old Abington?

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 17, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Kindness. There's never enough.
And it's one thing we can do to change our world. Give it a try; spread kindness around.  

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” ~ Princess Diana

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ~ Scott Adams

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” ~ Saint Basil
Random Acts of Kindness. You would be amazed at the way simple things impact people's lives. 
~ Jacquie
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