December 8, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Dec 6, Superintenden t Jeff Szymaniak recognized Noelle Graham:
Noelle has worked as a special needs teacher in the Pre-School since August of 2003.
Thank you, Noelle for making an impact and being the difference for students in Whitman - Hanson and at the Pre-School Academy.

Historical Tidbit:
Old Colony Railroad
The Old Colony Railroad was the first railroad in Whitman, built in 1865.

Old Colony Railroad was taken over by Penn Central a New York railroad company.

A short railroad was established in 1865. It extended 200 yards and went from Dunbar Hobart & Whidden Tack to the Old Colony Line.

The Whitman Railroad company was established in October 30, 1892. It was an extension to the East Side Railway, which passed through Crescent Street, Brockton, and Temple and West Street, Whitman to Washington Street where it terminated.

In 1893, the Rockland-Abington line opens. It connects north through Union to North Avenue, east though North Avenue to Haywards Corner, south through Bedford and Washington St. to Abington Center, from Abington to the Whitman Street Railway.

A new line built from New Haven Railroad station to Elmwood that travels onto Whitman, Plymouth, and Central Street to Plymouth Central Street. It then continued onto East Bridgewater Center.

The Brockton & Plymouth Street Railway was charted in 1899. It was meant to extend from Whitman to Hanson and Bryantville. It would connect the Pembroke Street railway to the Plymouth and Kingston Street railway.

Story Credit: Gregory Venezia
Image Credit: Wikipedia Commons
Book Source: Historical Whitman, Massachusetts
Town Hall
54 South Ave.
Mon, Wed, Thu 8am - 4pm
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Public Library
100 Webster Street
Mon-Thu 10am - 8pm
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Council on Aging
16 Hayden Ave.
Mon, Wed, Thu 8am - 4pm
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Fri 8am - 1pm

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
Kelly Gabler
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5-6ft Christmas Tree from Nessralla Farm Store, 318 Plymouth St, Halifax

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Whitman Recreation
Welcomes you to the following
Holiday events

Saturday December 14, 2019
1:00 - 4:30p
Santa Claus is coming to Whitman Town Hall. Come on down and see Santa at the Town Hall Auditorium. Let Santa know what you want for Christmas! Face Painting & Teddy Town build a bear, holiday music, arts & crafts, story time and much more.

Santa Claus Grand Entrance! Santa Arrives at the Town Hall Auditorium!!!

6:00p - 7:30p
Family Movie Night at the Whitman Town Hall! Come on down to the Town Hall Auditorium and see the Christmas movie The Polar Express , FREE admission, FREE popcorn & soft drinks. Limited seats available. Children are welcome to bring bean bag chairs, pillows and blankets to sit on.
Contact Whitman Recreation FB page for details.
Special Thanks to Busy Bee Jumpers, Whitman Public Library & the Whitman Police Department
Whitman Mothers Club
Candy Cane Crawl
Sat, Dec 14th
6:30 - 10:30p
Check-In at The American Legion from 6:30 - 7:30p
$20/person - Includes pizza & salad, trolley transportation between participating venues:
The Office
The Patio
Wicked Loft Cafe & Lounge (formerly Wicked Smoothie)

For more details go here.
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785 Bedford St. * Whitman
(781) 447-2639
Christmas Tree Raffle
To be drawn Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the Knights of Columbus #347.
During our annual Patriots Tailgate Party starting at 12:30.

Tickets $10, 3 for $20
You could win $500 Retail Value $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, & $30 Scratch Tickets

Good Luck & Happy Holidays!
My First Storytime
Mon, Dec 16th
10:30 - 11:15a
Stories, rhymes, movement and play time for babies and toddlers! Drop-in. 
Funding for this program has been generously provided by the Friends of the Whitman Public Library.
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We're your one-stop shop for all the supplies you need for all your furry friends!

Stop in today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Whitman Police 4th Annual
Stuff a Cruiser
Sun, Dec 15th
9a - 1p
Whitman Police Station (Essex Street)
We will have a cruiser at the parking lot side of the police station to accept gifts and gift cards.
To benefit Whitman Area Toy drive.
Winter Wonderful Sip and Shop
Wed, Dec 18th
6p – 9p
25 Gold St.
16 local vendors, drinks food & friends! We had such a great time at the October one that we decided to do it again! Come meet new friends and mingle and jingle with some really fun and welcoming women. Join us for a fun night out with other women looking to have a good time, relax, chat, and let loose a little. Support your local small business women by grabbing your last minute holiday gifts and stockings stuffers from local women. Whether it’s for them... or you, we have tons of cute gifts, and some wrapped too. Happy holidays to you and yours, we hope to see you there.

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

12 Temple St. * Whitman
(781) 447-1064
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6 Weeks of Small Group Personal Training for $279!
(3 sessions per week)
Be your BEST SELF for the 
holiday season!
Our program is designed to help every woman - any age or fitness level! 
Workout in a safe & supportive atmosphere, towards YOUR goals.

180 Winter St., Bridgewater 
(across from Chatta Box)
 Contact Stephanie at 508-697-2900   

Email us:  getinshapeforwomen
Whitman Selectmen Meeting
Meeting held on December 3rd, 2019 at Whitman Town Hall.
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Crosstalk: Whitman's December 2019 Special Town Meeting
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$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
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The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Lobsien, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Gregory Venezia & Beyonnie Whitaker
The Wilds

I am a big fan of Brené   Brown. A sociologist and writer, her insights into vulnerability and acceptance took her from Ted Talks to her own Netflix special.

As we head into "the season," it is her thoughts on developing a "strong back, soft front and wild heart" from  Braving the Wilderness  that resonates.

Sometimes, being in relationship is painful, any kind of relationship. If we are invested, we risk getting hurt. We need a strong back to set healthy boundaries and limits for ourselves. Be kind to yourself.

Then we can have a soft heart... arms wide open for hugs.

Wild heart: " out the paradox of love in our lives. Its the ability to be tough and tender, excited and scared, brave and afraid- all in the same moment." (p. 155)
Its a tension we struggle with. Being aware of pain and experiencing joy. Dr. Brown's point is that if we don't have joy and love, we can't give it away. Cultivate joy and love for yourself., make sure your own needs are being met... then you will have it to give away. Enjoy your week! ~ Jacquie
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