October 27, 2019 ~ Building Whitman Community One Positive Story at a Time
Congratulations Whitman Area Panthers
Special Olympics Soccer Team finished in 1st place at their assessment games held at Mansfield Youth Soccer Center Oct 20th.
The Athletes: Andrew Parkes, Chis Gammons, Corey Judge, Geoffrey Loomis, Jerard Bonvie, Sasha McSweeney and Steve Doherty all played very well and had a great time.
They were led by Head Coach Terry McSweeney, and his Assistant Coaches Liam McSweeney and James Coffey.
Great job!!! State Tournament coming up on Nov 3rd at Governor’s Academy in Newbury. Go team!
Story & image credit: George Coffey
Historical Tidbit:
Dana LeVangie

Dana LeVangie is currently a pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox. He was drafted in 1991, and was a catcher for 6 seasons on the Boston Red Sox.

He has been in three championships: 2004, 2013, and 2018.

He became part of the Western Massachusetts Hall of Fame in 2019.

He was born in Whitman, MA, and went to Whitman-Hanson High School.

Story Credit: Gregory Venezia
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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
Renee M. MacDonald
$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.

You could win a
 $50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins. Join the Clean Revolution facebook.com/cleanbeautycorner
Annual Pumpkin Patch
Open until Oct 31st
519 Washington St, Whitman

Come by and pick out the perfect pumpkin for your holiday festivities.

These pumpkins will definitely make your home even more gourd-geous!
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
Want a glorious bed of tulips next year? It's time to plant spring flowering bulbs! Come in today and shop our selection!

Stop in today!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
Sat, Nov 2nd
Whitman Town Hall
To benefit Friends of Whitman Park.
Join them at their annual wine tasting!!
For more information click here.
Taunton River
Alliance Annual Meeting
Sat, Nov 2nd, 5 - 7p
Bristol County Agricultural High School
135 Center Street, Dighton

There will be a guest speaker, Eric J Walberg. He will be discussing potential impacts of climate change in southeastern Massachusetts. Manomet is a non-profit organization that works to apply science and engage people to sustain our world.

Refreshments will be served and TRWA Calendar photographs from the past five years will be on display .

For More Information:
Mindful Parenting presentation by Linda Price, M.ED.,CAGS
Thurs, Nov 7th
6:30 - 8:30p
Whitman Hanson Regional High School Courtyard Cafe
610 Franklin St
For more information email Kaitlyn Robichaud.
Family Owned & Operated
Treat Yourself to a YUMMY Breakfast or Lunch!

Let us cater your next event!

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

12 Temple St. * Whitman
(781) 447-1064

Limited edition vibrant activewear for your lifestyle.

Handmade in Bridgewater!

(508) 807-5138
Whitman Selectmen Meeting
The Whitman Selectmen Meeting held on October 22, 2019 at Whitman Town Hall.
Getting ready for storm season

Some disasters strike without any warning, and family members may not all be in the same place. How will you get in touch with each other? Where will you meet? How will you get out of your house in case of a fire? What if your...

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Pinches & Pounds
Halloween is just around the corner and we've got you covered - check out our special holiday snacks to make those trick-or-treaters and holiday parties extra special!

785 Bedford St. * Whitman
(781) 447-2639
Founded in 1990 as a Christian practice; the mission of Bethel Family Medicine is to serve God by providing compassionate, high-quality medical care for every member of the family in a warm, welcoming environment.

Accepting New Patients

111 Torrey St, Brockton (508) 588-1200
Whitman Fire Department Offers Ways to Get Involved in Local Emergency Preparedness
Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Timothy Grenno would like to offer residents tips about getting involved in local emergency preparedness.
There are many important ways residents can get involved in their community's emergency preparedness and disaster response. Well-trained volunteers are invaluable after a disaster as volunteers can handle basic aid, which eases the burden on first responders during critical incidents.
Residents who are interested in joining Whitman's CERT should email Lisa Riley at lriley@whitman-ma.gov. CERT training classes are offered once per year. READ MORE
Image credit: Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
Read to a Dog
Sign up for your private ten-minute slot to read to trained therapy dog, Elise.
Elise will be back on November 7th.
To sign up, please call 781-447-7613.
Family Movie Showing: The Time of the Great Giving
Fri, Nov 1st, 2p
Whitman Public Library

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins. Join the clean revolution: facebook.com/cleanbeautycorner

Historical Tidbit Question:
What high school did Dana LeVangie go to?

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Buzz Around West Bridgewater.

On October 31, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers. 
"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." ~ Christopher Reeve

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

"What makes you different or weird, that's your strength." ~Meryl Streep

"Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. ~Maya Angelou
Strength is the ability to keep trying. That's the only way to make it better. You can do it, stand strong. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Sarah Harkins, Amanda Lobsien, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Gregory Venezia & Beyonnie Whitaker
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