May 12, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Two videos from WHCA: Think Tank TV: featuring an explaination of town meeting. and our Annual Town Meeting May 6, 2019.
Historical Tidbit: Evangelical Bible Church, Advent Christian of Whitman 1893

Evangelical Bible Church, Advent Christian of Whitman was located at the corner of West and Silver Street. The South Shore Pentecostal church is located there now. The Evangelical Bible Church started in a tent, then moved to Conant's Hall. The church was incorporated on October 30, 1892.

It wasn't until 1893 until the foundation for a new church was established.. Rev. William A. Burch was the first Church pastor. As time went on membership began to decline. The church building was then put up for sale. The church was purchased by the South Shore Pentecostal Church in 1980. When the building was sold, the Evangelical Christian church retained the parsonage (the building where the pastor resides), located on Raynor Street. The current SS Pentecostal pastor family rented the parsonage and lived there for 6 months before the property was sold.

Information Credit: the South Shore Pentecostal Church Pastor, Rev. J. Craig and Tina Ouellette
Book Credit: Historical Whitman, MA
Story Credit: Gregory Venezia
Celebrations Of Life

Reach our readers in Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanson, Holbrook, Middleboro, Raynham, Rockland, Stoughton, Taunton, West Bridgewater, & Whitman with news of a loved one's passing. Publish...

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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
Deanie Runey
 won a
A Flowering Mother's Day Basket
(value $21) from
Nessralla Farm, Rt 106, Halifax

You should 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, MA
Annual Town Election
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Plant, Yard, and Bake Sale
All Saints Church
44 Park Ave. Whitman (by the Whitman Park bandstand)
Saturday May 25
from 9-3. 
Stop by, you'll be glad you did!

It will be inside in the event of rain.
Whitman Cultural Council Meeting
Wed May 15, 2019 7 - 8:00 PM
Historical Room, Whitman Public Library

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
Friends of Whitman Library present
Author Marjorie Harshaw Robie
on her book Dueling Dragons.
Video Courtesy of WHCA
Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament

Event in East Bridgewater, MA by Bob Daley on Friday, May 31 2019

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Whitman Hanson
Centennial Lions Club Meeting
May 15, 2019

6- 7:30 PM
Knights of Columbus Hall
1195 Bedford Street
Whitman, MA 02382
Panther Ed Trust has partnered with Flowers Forever in Whitman to offer Graduation Flower bouquets (as pictured below) for only $20!
Bouquets must be ordered online by May 18th. Click the link to order on our website: 
Bouquets will be ready for you to pickup at the entrance door to Graduation Ceremony on May 31st 
This is a great way to support a local business and all proceeds will fund enrichment programs and technology at WHRHS. 
🐾 Thank you Panthers for your support 🐾
Treat Yourself to a YUMMY Lunch!

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

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

Need a DOT Physical?
Dr. Jennifer DiFalco is a
certified DOT examiner!

Bethel Family Medicine
111 Torrey St, Brockton (508) 588-1200
Attention all generous Whitmanites.
You all know who Donnie Westhaver is from his involvement with the town over decades.
Donnie started the Whitman Toy Drive eighteen years ago, Whitman Wheels for Disabled Vets and Citizens, he also started/organized in 2005 the Whitman VFW Men's Auxiliary to Post 697, which later became the South Shore Veterans Assistance Group. Donnie also is a past Commander of the Whitman Legion Post 22, SAL, past Grand Night of the Whitman K of C. Donnie retired Superintendent of the Whitman Department of Public Works.

On August 31, 2017 Donnie underwent spinal fusion surgery. Due to complications during surgery Donnie, unfortunately, is now a quadriplegic.
A fundraiser has been put together in his honor by myself, Linda Griffin, and Sue DaSilva. We are looking for raffle donations. We are trying to raise money for MOBILITY EQUIPMENT for Donnie that he desperately needs for everyday life. We need help from all of you!!!
The fund raiser will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Whitman VFW Pavilion. Tickets are $15.00 per person, $25.00 a couple. They will be sold at the door or by contacting Linda Griffin at 781-733-4370 or Sue DaSilva at 617-922-9404. All raffle donations contact Linda or Sue. Updates to follow.
Let's show what a great community Whitman is by rallying around one of our own that has given so much.
Whitman - Hanson Regional High School Students enter state art competition.

The following students have had their work selected for the VFW Patriotic Art Contest and Exhibition. Congratulations to all.
The winning artwork will be on display from May 14-May 16 during the Art in Bloom exhibit in the WHRHS Library. The work of the First Place Winner will be sent to compete with other first place winners from around the state to represent Massachusetts at the national level.

Special thanks to Rachel Eaton and the Whitman VFW Ladies Auxiliary for years of commitment to the program.

Mariella Crowley First Place
Emily Blake 2nd Place
Brooke Connors 3rd Place
Alexa Brown Honorable Mention
Morgan Thomas Honorable Mention

Also representing Whitman Hanson:
Julie Buckley, Tori Carlton, Evan Clark, Emily Concannon, Ciara Cortez, Joseph DeLory, Jill Drury, Morgan Haufler, Lily Hawk, Erin Kelly, Owen Musseau, Cassidy Perry-Nunn, Jaclyn Peterson, Ella Pond, Riley Scott, Megan Stone, and Katalyna Viengngeune. 
Chris Maher
District Lead Teacher-Visual Arts
Have fun with us and bee entered to win  
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
Rt 18, Whitman, MA

Historical Tidbit Question:
Who was the first pastor of the Evangelical Bible Church?

Email us your answer at: .  
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 May 15, 2019, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Taking care of ourselves:

Hey Moms: here is your in- flight lesson... in order to care, heal & nurture in the ways Mothers are called to do, we need to put on our own oxygen mask first.

“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”
~ Deborah Day

"Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it."~ Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

“Self-care is how you take your power back.”
~ Lalah Delia
Make Mother's Day about self care..
mind, body & soul.
You deserve it!
~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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