Enjoying all that Fall has to Offer in Whitman!
Go Panthers Football Team!!
The Whitman-Hanson Panthers Varsity Football Team takes on the Hingham Harbormen on October 1st, at Dennis M. O'Brian field. The game was announced by Don Ford and Anthony LaBonte.
Video courtesy of WHCA9TV
A short, easy walk at Hobart Pond!
This 0.3-mile paved pathway in Whitman extends between two ponds, one of which is actually a dammed section of the Shumatuscacant River, which is part of the Taunton River watershed. It’s a pretty spot for a stroll, in any season.

Article written by Kezia Bacon.
Photo & story credit: www.nsrwa.org/hobart-pond
Historical Tidbit:

Wanted: Whitman Fire Department
Circa 1900
Recently, the Whitman Historic Commission came into possession of this photo from the Whitman Fire Department. This is a crew photo estimated to be from sometime in the early 1900's. There are currently no listings for any of the men in the photo, so if you recognize anyone please reach out to the post on Facebook!

Image and story credit: Whitman Pride Facebook
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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!
Mike McCormack
won three private voice or piano lessons for
ages 5 to adults ($100 value) at

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter

Enter for this week's prize of a
$10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck.
SEPAC Meeting
Tuesday, October 12th
6 - 8p
ZOOM
To join the meeting, please enter the following meeting ID 534 089 0433 and Password 681724

6 - 6:30p - Parent social/collaboration time
6:30 - 7p – Q & A with Director of Student Services & Introduce New Special Education Coordinators
7 - 8p - Parents Procedural Safeguards Presentation

Senior Center Movie
Wed, October 20th 12:30p - Dunkirk
At the Senior Center
Call to sign up -
(781) 447-7619 ext. 2
Do You Have Questions About Small Farming? Our "How to" Books Have The Answers!
Need a book on how to raise chickens? Raising goats? How to raise pigs? How to raise turkeys? How to raise ducks? How to improve sandy soil? Drought gardening? Water gardens? Butterfly gardens?
Come find YOUR answers!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts
On sale on a first come, first served basis. All proceeds to benefit cancer charities. Come into the fire station to purchase.
*Limited sizes and quantities. NO holds, NO shipping, Cash or Check ONLY.
*Short sleeves $20 - Large.
*Long sleeves $25 - Medium, Large.
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Spring Soccer Tryouts
Please complete form here for players that wish to be considered for Whitman Hanson spring travel teams.
Tryout Schedule
Boys Grade 3-4: Sun, Oct 17th (10 - 11:30a) at Jaxon Field, Whitman Middle School
Boys Grade 5-6: Sun, Oct 17th (11:30a - 1p) at Jaxon Filed, Whitman Middle School
Boys Grade 7-8: Sun, Oct 17th (1 - 2;30p) at Jaxon Field, Whitman Middle School
Boys Grade 9-11: No scheduled tryout
Boys Grade 12+: No scheduled tryout
Girls Grade 3-4: Sat, Oct 23rd (4 - 5.:30p) at Rear Field, Whitman Middle School
Girls Grade 5-6: Fri, Oct 22nd (4:30 - 6p) at Jaxon Field, Whitman Middle School
Girls Grade 7-8: Sat, Oct 23rd (11a - 12p) at JV Field, Whitman Hanson High School
Girls Grade 9-11: No scheduled tryout
Girls Grade 12+: No scheduled tryout
Can't forget about the leaf clean up
Whitman DPW announces fall leaf and grass clipping drop off at the DPW yard dates:
Saturdays through November 27; 7a - 3p. Leaves and grass clippings only. NO BRUSH OR BRANCHES and all plastic bags must be emptied and disposed of.

First Annual Whitman Fall Carnival
Saturday, October 23rd
10a - 2p
Whitman VFW Hall
95 Essex St
Join Refined Real Estate and Stonegate Mortgage for our family friendly and FREE for all carnival!
Pumpkin Patch, Food Trucks, Craft Vendors, Carnival Games, Arts & Crafts, Touch a Truck and much more fun!
Whitman Hanson Community Access Now Accepting Interns!
Students looking to gain experience, develop or add to a portfolio and who want to contribute in a dynamic community media center are encouraged to apply for an internship with WHCA. WHCA Internships offer access to modern technology, equipment, facilities, and training all currently enrolled students are encouraged to apply! Learn more about WHCA's internship program by clicking here, or email info@whca.tv.
John Porcino Storyteller
Saturday, October 23rd
11a
Community Room
*Renowned storyteller/musician John Porcino will present a program entitled "Not Too Scary Stories". He will spin a handful of his most beloved seasonal tales and song for young children. Mix 2 gallons of spooktacular seasonal stories, 1 quart of sing along songs. Spice it up with some wonderful and strange musical instruments. Add heaps of laughter and a pinch of not too scary fun. Then, serve it up with a pack of kids, the youngest cuddled safe in their parents lap and you have a recipe for some full baked Halloween fun.

*To be followed by a short set of scarier tales for the older children and parents.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Whitman Cultural Council a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Due to Covid restrictions advance registration will be required for this program. Sign-up now here!

Contact: Steph 781-447-7613 syoung@ocln.org
Whitman Board of Selectmen Meeting September 28th
Video Courtesy of WHCA9TV
Training Active Bystanders
Sat, October 23rd
10a - 12:30p
FREE Online
Training Active Bystanders (TAB) teaches how bystanders can interrupt harmful situations and generate positive actions.

TAB is also about responding positively to helpful behaviors, and engaging with people beyond your normal circle.

This training is for Bridgewater and surrounding communities. Contact: beryldomingo@quabbinmediation.org.
The training is free thanks to a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.
Find YOUR Bliss with
BLISS THROUGH YOGA!
NEW In Person classes at
The She Shed, every Saturday, 9 am!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective. 

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Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed
Do you have 1-2 hours available one morning a week? The Council on Aging needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels. Your commitment would be on the same day every week and a couple of hours at most. So if you have some time and would like to give back to the community, please call Fran at 781-447-7619 Ext. 4.
Council on Aging
October Newsletter
News from Around Whitman - Courtesy of WHCA9TV
CrossTalk - Chris DiOrio, Training for 1st Boston Marathon

Chris DiOrio, a Whitman resident, discusses his decision to improve his health and ultimately train to run his first Boston Marathon at the age of 54.
Whitman Think Tank Television - Episode 20

Host Erin Johnson speaks with Whitman Selectman Justin Evans about grant opportunities the town is considering.
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a:
$10 gift certificate to
Mama Deb's Kitchen & Food Truck.


Historical Tidbit Question:
From what time period does the Historic Commission think the photo is from of the Fire Department?


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 October 13, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
Our Furry Friends

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”
~ John Grogan

“Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them's making a poop, the other one's carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld

“It may be a cat, a bird, a ferret, or a guinea pig, but the chances are high that when someone close to you dies, a pet will be there to pick up the slack. Pets devour the loneliness. They give us purpose, responsibility, a reason for getting up in the morning, and a reason to look to the future. They ground us, help us escape the grief, make us laugh, and take full advantage of our weakness by exploiting our furniture, our beds, and our refrigerator. We wouldn't have it any other way. Pets are our seat belts on the emotional roller coaster of life--they can be trusted, they keep us safe, and they sure do smooth out the ride.”
~ Nick Trout, Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life As an Animal Surgeon

 “Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”
~ George Eliot
“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.” ~ Gilda Radner

A soft and cuddly role model. Fantastic! ~ Jacquie
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