Huge Thanks to Lifetime Whitmanite Kevin Rogers.

My name is Bean Lefebvre. I had 5 major operations and was in a wheel chair. I could not live in my home in Malden as it was not wheelchair accessible, I had to leave my wife alone and moved to a Veterans group home in Taunton. I was unable to shop, get to medical appointments, etc.

I have a friend Kevin Rogers who is a long time resident of Whitman who devoted enormous amounts of time taking me to Dr, appointments, shopped for me on a regular basis, and made the trip to Malden regularly to help my wife. I’m able to walk know with a cane and my wife and I moved to Rockland. Kevin helped us with the move and getting the place livable.

My wife and I can not say how much this man continues to do for us. We wanted to do something for him and was hoping you could acknowledge in your newsletter just what kind of a neighbor the residents of Whitman have.

Ed note: Happy to do it, Bean! Kevin, you are a friend we would all be lucky to have.
Bean’s submission is our Whitman winner for BuzzAround's 2021 “What’s Your Good News? ” Story contest.
Historical Tidbit:

June 6th, D-Day
June 6 was the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on five beach-heads along Normandy, France. 

Operation Overlord began the night of June 5th. By dawn on June 6, 18,000 parachutists were already on the ground. The land invasions began at 6:30 am. The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches; so did the Americans at Utah beach.

The task was much tougher at Omaha beach, however, where 2,000 troops were lost. It was only through the tenacity and ingenuity of troops on the ground that the objective was achieved. By day's end, 155,000 Allied American, British, and Canadians had successfully stormed Normandy's beaches.

Within three months, the northern part of France would be freed and the invasion force was pushing ever forward, ultimately into Germany and the end of the Nazi scourge of Europe.

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St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
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News from Whitman Council on Aging
Grab and Go boxed lunches are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Lunch pick up is at 11:30a. Outdoor seating for dining is available, Please call 781-447-7619 ext. 2 for seating sign ups. Please call Fran at ext. 4 to sign up for meals. Must sign up by 4p Tuesday for the following week!
The cost is $2.50 per day.

Brown Bag Distribution Program
Pick up at Senior Center is from 11a - 2p
For more information please call 781-447-7619 ext. 2. Please bring your own reusable shopping bag (fabric or heavy plastic type) for ease in carrying. The bags can be heavy, so you may want to bring someone along to help you carry the bags.
Finding your ‘Why’

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Are you experiencing depression, anxiety and unhealthy stress?

The GleeWorks system helps you reengage and have meaning in your life which reduces depression and anxiety. 

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Affirmations for the Present & Future

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Garden Spaces
Host, Paul Watson and Friends of Whitman Park President, June O'Leary, tour the park looking at the early spring blooms, with a little history thrown in for good measure.
"Free to Learn" with Dr.Peter Gray
Sat, June 19 2021
6p - 7p
Online event

Join Dr. Peter Gray on Zoom to discover the role of play in human evolution and how children educate themselves, through play and exploration, when they are free to do so. Visit this website for more information and to get registered!
Dollars For Scholars -
WHRHS May 24, 2021
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Whitman Town Meeting. June 2, 2021
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Whitman Memorial Day Celebration 2021
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Whitman Receives Complete Street Grant
The Department of Public Works is pleased to announce that after several applications the Town has received a “Complete Streets “grant in the amount of $363,674 This competitive grant is specifically for the improvement of Pedestrian and Motorist safety by constructing sidewalks and Pedestrian crossings in heavily used areas such as Parks, Recreation Fields and Commuter Rail stations. Whitman will be utilizing this Grant to improve the intersection at Park Ave. and Essex St. by reconfiguring the Traffic Island and creating new crossing areas for Pedestrians walking from the Town Park to Memorial Field, the Police Station, Colebrook Blvd, VFW,Community Garden and the Commuter Rail Station. Also, as part of this project we will be installing new sidewalks along Park Ave and a Pedestrian Safety Island in front of the Church at the intersection of Park and Hayden Ave.
We ask that Motorists use caution when traveling through this area during Construction which is expected to last a few months.
Please note that Public Works Crews have placed Traffic safety barrels in the approximate configuration of the new Traffic Island to allow residents to familiarize themselves with the new Traffic Pattern.

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Our emergence coincides with the beginning of summer.

They make a funny pair. We are interacting in person more, going out to restaurants more, networking and basically stepping up our game; trying to remember and feel comfortable in this new and familiar land of community and commerce; to bring our selves back to the table in a meaningful way.

And summer calls with its warm days, sunshine, flowers, birds chirping and breeze. I swear I can smell ocean spray mixed with the sweet florals on that breeze.

So... about 2 pm each day, I give myself permission to daydream, to take a brake and take a walk; to smell the flowers and the breeze.

Be kind to yourself.

Life is not a sprint, it is a marathon. Doing things well takes continuous effort. But we are not machines, and so need to give ourselves grace.
Permission to daydream... granted.

~ Jacquie
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