April 21, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Historical Tidbit: Eggsellent!
The tradition of painting hard-boiled eggs during springtime predates Christianity. In many cultures around the world, the egg is a symbol of new life, fertility and rebirth and has long been associated celebrating spring.

For thousands of years, Iranians and others have decorated eggs on Nowruz, the Iranian New Year that falls on the spring equinox. Ancient pagans in Europe also observed the Spring Equinox as the return of the sun god — a rebirth of light and an emergence from the lean winter and painted eggs as part of that celebration. From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection.

Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century, according to some sources. One explanation for this custom is that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, so people would paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting, then eat them on Easter as a celebration. Symbolism of the Easter Egg
  • An egg is a symbol of rebirth. According to Christian beliefs, Jesus rose from the dead on Easter, the egg, the symbol of rebirth commemorated that.
  • Easter eggs are also meant to represent the empty tomb.
Story credit: J. Rose & Greg Venezia
Image Credit: J. Rose ~ Hand painted eggs from Romania. Paint seals in egg.

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
Katherine Simon
 won a
sandwich or salad & drink for 2
( $20 value)
Trio Cafe
12 Temple st, Whitman Center

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

You could win a
45 Minute Reiki Treatment from
Jacquelyn Rose
Some of the Council on Aging Services:
 Attorney Ronald N. Whitney is available to meet with elders once a month at the Senior Center for assistance with wills and personal legal issues. This month, Attorney Whitney will be at the Center on Tuesday, April 23rd from 12:30 to 2:30.

Dr. William Chan. Appointments available for May 8, June 12, July 10

Please call 781-447-7619 extension 2 for an appointment for any of the above services.
A great inexpensive way to explore ... Reserve a museum pass! Reservations for discounted museum passes are available ahead of time for Whitman residents with a valid adult Whitman Public Library card. Passes may be booked over the phone by calling the library at (781) 447-7613 or at our website: www.whitmanpubliclibrary.org Some of the passes available are Boston Children's Museum, Dreamland Wax Museum, Edaville Family Theme Park, Massachusetts ParksPass, Museum of Fine Arts Museum of Science, Mystic Aquarium, New England Aquarium, Zoo New England
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
April showers will bring you May flowers. Get your gardens refreshed right now. Call us and order your mulch and loam today!

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

The Whitman Board of Health will sponsor a Rabies Clinic on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon at the Whitman Animal Shelter at the rear of the DPW yard, 100 Essex Street. 

The vaccination will be administered by the staff of the Abington Animal Hospital. The fee for dogs and cats is $10.00 (cash only). Please bring proof of prior rabies vaccine in order to qualify for a 3 years vaccine, otherwise your pet will only receive a one year vaccine. All dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in carriers. Massachusetts state law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated and dogs must be vaccinated to be licensed with the Town. 

The Dept. of Public Works Yard at 100 Essex St. Whitman will be open on the following Saturdays from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm for disposal of leaves and grass clippings. In addition to Saturdays during this time period the Yard will be open extended hours on Mondays until 6 p.m.

*No brush, limbs or bushes are accepted.
*Residents only, compost permits are $2.00 @ D.P.W. Yard.
*Please bring vehicle registration with you.

Starting: Saturday April 20,2019 and ending Saturday June 29,2019
 Regular hours for leaves and grass clippings are also Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
If you have any questions please call the Whitman D.P.W. office @ (781) 447-7630
Thank You,
Bruce Martin
Brockton Symphony Orchestra 4/28/19 ~ Awakening Spring

The Brockton Symphony Orchestra is considered one of the finest orchestras in the Greater Boston area, and provides live, classical concerts to the greater Brockton community.

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Whitman & Hanson Dollars for Scholars will be hosting a meat raffle in support of the Lori Sawtelle Memorial at Lucky Dawg Tavern & Grill located at 242 Mattakeesett Street in Pembroke on Sunday, April 28, at 2:00 PM. 

All proceeds from the event will benefit graduating high school seniors from Whitman and Hanson who are continuing on to college. For more information on this event and Dollars for Scholars, please contact Michael Ganshirt at 781-252-9683 or visit WhitmanAndHanson.DollarsforScholars.org.

Treat Yourself to a YUMMY Lunch!

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

12 Temple St. * Whitman
(781) 447-1064
Yoga for the rest of us!

New , 6-Week Beginners Series starts May 5! Space is limited. Call & register today!

More movement, less stress!

484 Bedford St, E. Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564

Two Gems from WHCA-TV

Girl Scout World: The Whitman and Hanson area Girl Scout troops gathered together at the Spellman Center in Whitman to celebrate the Girl Scouts annual World Thinking Day. Several Troops did displays of countries around the world and others became “travelers” and toured the displays to learn about the geography, history, industry and culture of the countries displayed. This event was taped on March 3, 2019.

Hot to Trots: Plymouth County 4-H Club members came into The WHCA Studio to perform their visual presentations about horses.
Have fun with us and bee entered to win  
45 Minute Reiki Treatment from
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
What was accomplished by painting the shell of the egg?

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 April 24, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

We feel it in the air. We hear it in the bird's chirping, see the buds on the trees, the first flowers ~ Our souls, long asleep, are greeted by the warming sun.
Time to become you. To break out of your shell and emerge.

"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more." ~ Tony Robbins

"And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world." ~ Anne Frank
The key to becoming you, is to love who you are. Once you do that, life is miraculous.

Enjoy your rebirth. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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