December 15, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Whitman Rocking the EB Christmas Parade!
Historical Tidbit:
The Bridgewater Purchase
Whitman was once part of Old Bridgewater under the name of Little Comfort. Originally only the  Algonquian  people knew about it.

There were no native settlements in Whitman, though there were remnants of campsites and implement workshops found along the border near Hobert Meadow.

There were two tribes in the surrounding area: Wampanoag and Massachusett that laid claim to the tract of land. The land was purchased from the Wampanoag tribe under Ousamequin, Massasoit in 1649/50 at Sachem Rock in today's East Bridgewater.

Book Credit: Historic Whitman, Massachusetts.
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
Kelly Gabler
won a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins. The clean revolution

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

You could win a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose.
Learn more  here .
Gift Wrapping by the
Whitman Hanson Key Club
Wed, Dec 18th
4:00 - 8:00p
WH High School Courtyard Cafe
Need assistance gift wrapping? 
We will wrap for you!
Drop off your presents, paper and wrapping accessories...we'll do the rest.
Donations are welcome to help out Key Club! 
Whitman Snowman Contest
All throughout winter
post your pictures of your snowman to the Whitman snowman contest Facebook page. All Whitmanites are welcome to join! Facebook Group
Wonder Days : Stories & Play
Wed, Dec 18th
11:00 - 11:45a
Whitman Library, community room
Join us for stories, a craft and open play time. 
Suggested for ages 3-5 but all ages are welcome.  Whitman Public Library
Winter Wonderful Sip and Shop
Wed, Dec 18th
6:00 – 9:00p
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.
For more info, click here.
Drop and Shop
Thurs, Dec 19th
5:00 - 8:00p
Whitman Hanson Regional HS, Main Entrance
Drop off your children, for fun, games, movies, food. $20 per child, then $10 per additional child. Money raised will be used to support the American Red Cross "Sound The Alarm" campaign.
Happy Holidays from your Friends at

We're Your COMPLETE Garden, Farm & Pet Store!

Come check out our great gifts for the holidays! Farm themed toys, doggy shirts & sweaters, bird feeders, garden decorations and oh so much more!

Stop in today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Cozy Holiday Movie Night
Fri, Dec 20th
1:00 - 3:00p
Whitman Library, Community Room
Escape the cold and join us for cocoa, cookies, and a cozy holiday movie!
We will be watching The Holiday Calendar. 
Contact: Tyler Vachon at 781-447-7613 or email
This program is intended for adults.
Family Stories & Play: New Year's
Sat, Dec 28th
11:00a - 12:00p
Whitman Public Library, Community room
Come to the library to hear stories about New Year's, followed by a craft and open play! 
All ages are welcome. Drop-in. 
Contact: Steph
5 Ways To Reduce Waste & Recycle During The Holidays

‘Tis the season for a huge increase in solid waste and recycling across Massachusetts. As the holiday gift-giving and entertaining season kicks in here are 5 ways of effective recycling:
1. Offer recycling bins at your parties. *place a labeled recycling bin near the trash can. *avoid single-use plastic, aluminum, glass, and paper products.
2. Use eco-friendly gift wrapping paper made from recycled materials. Most cities and towns accept wrapping paper in their recycling collections, as long as it’s non-metallic and glitter-free. However, tissue paper is not recyclable.  
3. Recycle the cardboard. Break down the boxes and put them in your recycling bin or take them to a drop-off center. Remove any plastic film or Styrofoam packaging.
4.Throw all malfunctioning lights and tinsel into the trash.
5. Shop sustainably. When shopping for your holiday gifts this season, consider choosing brands that are made with ocean plastic, reused fibers, or recycled paper and that avoid unnecessary packaging.

Recycle the old when you bring in the new. For more information about what is and what is not recyclable in Massachusetts, visit
*The source for some of this material came from The Recycling Partnership .  
Family Owned & Operated
Let us cater your next event!

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

12 Temple St. * Whitman
(781) 447-1064
Get In Shape 
For Women - Bridgewater
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
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Whitman Hanson Community News; Episode 2
Published on Dec 6, 2019.
Video brought to you by WHCA9TV.
Whitman Special Town Meeting
December 2, 2019, held at Whitman Town Hall.
Video brought to you by WHCA9TV.
Call today to get your
air ducts cleaned!
An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
(781) 910-5029
Pinches & Pounds
Homemade Fudge
makes a great hostess gift! Check out all our special holiday snacks to make your holiday parties extra special!

785 Bedford St. * Whitman
(781) 447-2639
On 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.

During the winter months water can seep into small cracks in the cement then expand when frozen. This can case the cement to further crack and crumble forming Potholes.

A pothole can be annoying, plus its not good for the suspension of your vehicle.

You can report any potholes that you notice to MassDOT at 857-368-4636


Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose .
Learn more here .

Historical Tidbit Question:
What town used to have the name
Little Comfort?

Email us your answer at:

Please include your name, phone number with your answer. Prize Box Rules .

By entering, you give us permission to announce your name in next week's Buzz Around Bridgewater.

On December 18, 2019 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Sage Barr, Jen Bellody, Andy Francois, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Cassandra Ramos Neves, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
Ups and Downs.
I am heartened by the fortitude of the New England farmer. Ingenious, resourceful - farmers "Get 'it done!" any way they can, when the weather changes it up.

"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings."
~ Masanobu Fukuoka

" Life on a farm is a school of patience; you can't hurry the crops or make an ox in two days." ~ Henri Alain

"Farming is a profession of hope."
Brian Brett

Yes, with the snow and the wind and the rain, I think of the work of our farmers and it gives me hope.
Let's see...
How are we going to have healthy bodies? Eat local produce.

How are we going to fight climate change? Source local food.

How are we going to have more money for our schools & kids programs?
Support our local businesses.

Weather ups and downs got you thinking? Plan a garden.
Have some hope.

~ Jacquie

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