Happy Retirement Doey!
Today Chief Hanlon and the Whitman Police Department thank School Crossing Guard Dorothy “Doey” Saunders for her 34 years of dedicated service to the Town of Whitman.
Doey has provided a constant source of professionalism, safety, and comfort to all who passed by her. Her kind demeanor and bubbly personality will be greatly missed.
A special thanks to Whitman Middle School Principal Kerri Sandler and all of the Whitman Crossing Guards for making Doey’s last day so special.
If you happen to see Doey at her last shift today at the Duval School then please thank her for her service! We wish Doey much happiness in her retirement. She will be missed 💙.
Historical Tidbit:

Making the Past Last
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Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society, an independent research library, is an invaluable resource for American history, life, and culture. Its extraordinary collections tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures. 

As the nation's first historical society, the MHS strives to enhance the understanding of our nation's past and its connection to the present, demonstrating that history is not just a series of events that happened to individuals long ago, but is integral to the fabric of our daily lives.

Its collections are accessible to anyone with an interest in American history. Beyond research, the MHS offers many ways for the public to enjoy its collections, including free exhibitions, public lectures, tours, brown-bag lunches, seminars, and teacher workshops.

Massachusetts Historical Society 1154 Boylston St
Boston, Massachusetts 02115 

Tel: 617-536-1608
Fax: 617-859-0074

Support and Membership
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!
Lynn MacDonald
won a $50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins. The clean revolution!
Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win a
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds candy store Rt 18, Whitman!
Water Bead Play!
Monday, June 21st - Friday, June 25th
10a - 4p

This is a take home program from Whitman Public Library for ages 3-6. Practice fine motor skills with water beads and scoops!

Supplies are limited. Registration will open on 06/21. Please register each child separately to ensure that they receive their own kit.

This program is made possible through federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Contact: Steph 781-447-7613 syoung@ocln.org
Drive Thru Rabies Clinic
Wed, June 23rd
10a - 12p
Whitman Animal Shelter
100 Essex St. (behind DPW)
Questions please call 781-618-9755
BSU Science Academy
The Science Academy offers one-week science classes for students who are in or are entering grades 2-12. This unique program allows students to work as scientists and is designed to inspire students about science while providing them with the foundations necessary for further scientific exploration.

If you're ready to head outdoors to explore, visit the BSU Science Academy page to register!

Middle school students deadline July 1st.
Elementary students deadline July 3rd.
Help Needed for Sponsors
Whitman-Hanson Youth Soccer is looking for sponsors for our Fall 2021 Season! If you'd like me to email you a form, just let me know. You can email vp.whitmansoccer@gmail.com.
Thank you, Stephanie Blackman

Deadline is June 30, 2021.
Annual spring flowers and vegetable flats have arrived,
but are selling quick.
Don't miss out!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Save the date!!! JULY 4TH!!!
Whitman Town Park
*10a - bike & carriage decorating contest
*until 1p - music, activities, relay races, inflatable games & more!
*BSA Troop/Pack 22 & Sweeties Shaved Ice will be selling food.
*1 - 4p - pool open to residents for free
All residents welcome 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Questions call 781-618-9758 or email recreation@whitman-ma.gov.
Deck the Doors of Whitman
Friday-Tuesday
 July 1 - 5
Pick up paper at the Council on Aging beginning 6/14.
Decorate your own door & help a veteran, neighbor or senior do theirs too.
Show your patriotic colors!
Once decorated please share a photo of your door with Mary Holland
Contact Sara for more information 781-618-9750.
Do you have a message of your
own to share?
Whitman Communiity Axcess TV community bulletin board is a great way for you to get your message out to the community!

Whether you're trying to get the word out about a rabies clinic, a fundraiser, a town event, or anything in between; WHCA has you covered!

You can even send over a birthday shout out, or congratulations message! We'll handle the design process and formatting the graphic for air. All you have to do is send us the important details, and a short description.

The bulletin boards air between shows. For more information on how you can take advantage of the WHCA bulletin board, email bulletinboard@whca.tv.
Youth Health Connection - Mental Health Help
YHC, a program of South Shore Health, is dedicated to developing the positive mental health and physical well-being of young people across the South Shore. YHC collaborates with schools, community health providers, law enforcement officers, state agencies, religious leaders, parents, & peer leaders to help young people deal with the various challenges they face as they grow and mature. This regional coalition is committed to improving the lives of young people through evidence-based programs and research-backed practices in the health and education fields. South Shore Health (formally South Shore Hospital) Website
Click here for link to a parents guide to getting good mental health care for your child. Do you need a diagnosis, treatment, a specialist or school services? This guide will take you through steps to find professional help you may need for your child.
Contact for more info: Karen Peterson; Community Benefits and YHC Coordinator (781) 624-7415 kpeterson4@southshorehealth.org
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JOHNNY MACARONI'S
Eat well, Laugh often, Love much
Feeling hungry for something different?
Visit our Facebook page for a list of our current specials.
Click on location for full take out menus!

(781) 300-2600
Take out only

(508) 378-9335
Open for Indoor Dining & Take out

(508) 456-4460
Indoor & Outdoor Dining & Take out
Whitman Hanson Regional High School Graduation 2021
June 7, 2021
Whitman-Hanson Regional Community Evening School Graduation 2021
June 8, 2021
Did You Know-The Whitman Cultural Council (WCC) received a $10,000 grant in 2021?
Unfortunately, there were not enough volunteers on the 7 member council to award the grant funds within our community and the funds went unused, and returned to the state of MA.
I was recently appointed as a volunteer to the WCC, however more volunteers are needed in order to have a quorum to hold a meeting and authorize awards of grant funds. This is a 7 member council and 3 more are needed.
To learn more about MA Local Cultural Councils:
You’re invited to join me on the Council! My hope is that we can begin to bring back the summer concerts, field trips, library and Senior Center programs that were funded by the WCC.
Please sign up to volunteer today: www.whitman-ma.gov/BoardCommittee-Volunteer.
~ Dawn Byers via Facebook
PINCHES AND POUNDS
An old-fashioned candy store 
with a TWIST
Grab & Go
Gifts!
Items are packaged in small quantities for your convenience & safety. 
Shop in store or online!

Come check us out!
Mon - Sat: 10 am til 8 pm
Sunday 11 am til 6 pm 

Online orders!

(781) 447-2639
785 Bedford St, Rt 18, Whitman
Katie’s Kreative Manis
NEW! Lisa Frank Inspired Overlays!
Snaz up your fingernails with Color Street temporary designs! 

Tons of fun! 

*100% real nail polish strips * Easy one step application * No dry time/smudges/streaks
* Made in the USA 

Independent Consultant Katie Ray 
(774) 274-7492 

Whitman Recreation Pool Pass:
Pool opens Wed June 23, 2021!!!
Apply for the pool pass HERE
We are so glad to be able to offer SEASON POOL PASSES! The pool will be able to open on June 23rd at 3p! The hours of the pool for public swimming will be 3 - 7p weekdays and 12 - 7p on weekends. The cost of the pass for a family is $120, it is a family pass for people who reside at that residence, up to 8 people. You can download the form, fill it out attach payment, and a copy of proof of residence and put it in the drop box at the town hall! You will be able to pick up your pass at the Recreation Office or the Whitman Pool!

Summer Park Program and Swim Lesson Registration is still open! The forms are available to print! You can fill the form out attach payment and bring to the town hall, you can place it in the drop box!

ONLINE REGISTRATION and PAYMENT for Swimming Lessons & Summer Park Program click here
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

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$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds candy store Rt 18, Whitman!

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Where is the Massachusetts Historical Society located?
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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 June 23, 2021 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose
The Bird Serenade

Each morning, my window slightly open, I wake up to the bird serenade in the dim morning light.

...a daily reminder of these delicate beings that share our earth...their chirps and songs both beautiful and powerful in sheer volume.

"A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."
~Chinese Proverb

"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?"
~ Rose Kennedy

"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come."
~Lois Lowry

"Wakefulness is not a destination but a song the human heart keeps singing, the way birds keep singing at the first sign of light." ~Mark Nepo
They thrive in the shade of their trees, they soar through the open skies, they sing their morning song ... these that are so small, so frail. Even the smallest can have a tremendous impact in this world, if they are many. ~ Jacquie
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