Safe Prom Message: Students' Designs Hit Local Billboards
Two students from Whitman-Hanson Regional High School's Graphics class will have their designs featured on billboards around the area. Senior Arianna Quinlan and freshman Ronilson Montrond created designs in their class that encourage students to make good choices on prom night. The regional contest was sponsored by High Point Treatment Center, a member of the Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative.
The billboards can be found at the intersection of Rt 18/Rt 28 in Bridgewater (color) and at the intersection of Rt 28 and West Grove Street in Middleboro Center (black and white).

Congratulations to both for such a great achievement!

Written by Erin Payne, Buzz Around intern, SNHU
Source & Photo Credit: Whitman Hanson Regional High School Newsletter
Historical Tidbit:
Linden House

Beginning in the early 1880s, several large estates in Whitman were subdivided into numerous lots to accommodate single and multiple family residences, factories, and hotels, sparked by an economic boom. One notable estate belonged to shoe manufacturer Martin S. Stetson, located at the northeast corner of South and Linden Streets, which was transformed into a hotel. This hotel, likely the Linden House at 24 Linden Street (circa 1880), was initially constructed as a single-story stable on the Stetson estate.

Between 1891 and 1896, the building was relocated to the northeast corner of Linden Street and a newly created Linden Court. The stable underwent conversion into a boarding house, while other associated structures were turned into tenements. By 1900, Henry T. Dickie and his wife Clara owned the building, running the boarding house until at least 1940.

The building underwent expansion between 1911 and 1919, evolving into a four-story structure. Sometime after 1919, the front porch was replaced with a less ornate version, and the eave brackets were removed.
Written by Erin Payne, Buzz Around intern, SNHU
Town Hall

Public Library
M-Th 9:30a-8p; Fri 9:30a- 4:30p;
Sat 9:30a-4 (during school year only)

Council on Aging

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
Greg Redd
won a 16 oz Village Candle of your choice ~ many scents to choose from 
Duval's Pharmacy. Whitman Center

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Whitman Recreation Commission
March 14, 2024
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Duval 2024 Boosterthon
March 20, 2024
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The “Beat Generation” - A Cultural Review of the 1950s Through Music

Thu, Mar 28
Whitman COA
16 Hayden Ave

Join Fran Hart, founding member of the
Beatles tribute band 4EverFab, this event is sure to get you moving. This presentation is a mix of live acoustic and audience sing-alongs, coupled with audio and video clips highlighting the best (and sometimes the worst) of the 1950’s.This day, we pay tribute in this presentation to the many greats: Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Little Richard, James Brown, Fats Domino, Pat Boone, and others. Registration is required: to sign up, call (781) 447-7619, ext 2.

Bowling for Dollars for Scholars

Sat, Apr 6 &
Sun, Apr 7
Hanson Bowladrome
171 Reed St

Dollars for Scholars announces their ninth annual “Bowling for Dollars for Scholars”. For every string bowled during the event a donation will be made to benefit Whitman & Hanson Dollars for Scholars. The cost to bowl will be $10 per string with no charge for shoe rental. Door prizes and complementary food will be available throughout the two day event. All funds raised during the event will benefit the Class of 2024 in the form of scholarships. For more information, please contact Mike Ganshirt at 781-252-9683 or visit Dollars for Scholars website.

Reposted from: Whitman Hanson DFS FB
Climate Can Do: Recycling Household Scraps Through Composting

Thinking about starting to create your own compost? Composting is simple, and can be done right in your own back yard in a designated space or box.

Composting is a controlled, aerobic (oxygen-required) process that converts organic materials into a nutrient-rich soil amendment or mulch through natural decomposition. Microorganisms feed on the materials added to the compost pile, breaking it down into core materials.

Materials you add are "greens" and "browns." Greens provide nitrogen, and can include fresh grass clippings, food scraps, and coffee grounds. Browns provide carbon and act as a food source. Typical browns you can add include dead leaves, branches, twigs, and paper.

Benefits to Composting

  • Improves the structure and health of your soil by adding organic matter.
  • Helps the soil retain moisture and nutrients.
  • Attracts beneficial organisms to the soil and reduces the need for pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Reduces the potential for soil erosion.
  • Sequesters carbon in the soil.
  • Builds resiliency to the impacts of climate change.

Aerating occasionally helps the process. Without oxygen a compost pile is ready in 6 months to a year. With oxygen added, in just a few months you can add compost to your flower and vegetable beds, window boxes, and container gardens; incorporate it into tree beds; mix it with potting soil for indoor plants for a nutrient rich soil.


Erin Payne, Buzz Around Intern and SNHU student wrote this Climate Can-Do Article. 

Together, we can make a difference by taking action to live sustainably. Let's empower ourselves to create a better future for our planet, one step at a time.
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Live Your Life Well- Why Mental Health Matters
Tue, Apr 9
East Bridgewater COA
16 Hadyen Ave

Your emotions, thoughts, and attitudes can effect your energy, productivity, and overall health. Good mental health strengthens your ability to cope every day challenges, along with more serious issues, and is essential to creating the life you want. The COA brings 10 tools for helping mental health to help you feel stronger and more hopeful. Topics include how to connect with others, stay positive, get active, get enough sleep, and take care of your spirit. Please call the COA to register at 508-378-1610. Breakfast and Lunch provided

Rain Barrel & Composter
Now- Apr 7
North and South Rivers Watershed Association Office
214 South St, Norwell

Have you ever wanted to collect rainwater or make your own compost? The WaterSmart Program, through the North and South Rivers Watershed Association, is selling rain barrels from the Great American Rain Barrel Company and composters from Earth Machine. The rain barrels, priced at $89, and the composters, priced at $80, are available for purchase in conjunction with the Gardening Green Expo. The sale runs through April 7th, with merchandise available for pickup starting April 18th at the NSRWA office.

STEAM Workshop
Wed, Apr 10
Whitman Public Library
100 Webster St

Drop in anytime between 4:00-7:00 to play with LEGO, Duplos, Snap Circuits, K'Nex and Playmags! This program is suggested for ages 5+. Younger children are welcome but must be closely supervised due to small pieces.

Boy Scouts Floral Fundraiser

Whitman Boy Scout Troop 59 is now selling plants and bulbs to help fund a summer trip until April 24th. This fundraiser will help with the cost for the week long trip to Camp Yawgoog and award scholarships to families. Orders must be placed by April 24th, and bulbs will be shipped on May 1. Potted plants or annuals will be picked up by the troop and distributed at he Congregational Church on May 11th from 9am-noon. To place orders, visit the troop page on
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Nessralla Farm
Time to purchase your full, half and quarter shares of C.S.A !
A variety of fresh local produce.
June 15-October 15. 18 weeks of goodness!

Tulips, Hyacinths and Daffodils! A beautiful selection of Easter Lily’s and Hydrangeas!

We've got it!

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(781) 293-6792

Dr. Chris Jones, Principal of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School
Artillery Fungus and Goals

Dr. Chris Jones, in this episode of the SEEing to Lead podcast, discusses his recent run in with artillery fungus and how our goals and habits effect us.

In the video, he ties in bad habits to not clearing out mulch. When we keep piling new mulch on top of the old, it makes the issue worse, and causes more problems down the line.

Dr. Jones suggests that there is no magic pill or solution- creating new habits, or getting rid of old bad habits takes some work and time; it's not something we can bury or get rid of immediately. An easy way to do this is replacing one bad habit at a time with a new, good one, and slowly better ourselves over time. Be purposeful, and act with integrity!
Whitman COA presents FRANKly Speaking: Luck, Leprechauns, and a Visit to the Emerald Isle
Nancy A Franks, of "FRANKly Speaking" fame, gives an Irish crash-course at the Whitman Council on Aging. During her talk, she delves into folklore, food, and the natural beauty of Ireland - just in time for St. Patrick's Day!

Video courtesy of WHCA9TV
A Tasty and Successful Night

On March 7th, they kicked off the 15th Annual Taste of Whitman & Hanson with wall to wall booths of tasty treats. 100% of the proceeds were collected in support of scholarships for local students through Dollars for Scholars. With over 21 local food vendors, nobody went away hungry. The event included a cash bar, raffles for gift baskets and gift cards, and food available to take home and have a treat or nice meal for later.
The Whitman Hanson Dollars for Scholars sends its thanks out to all the restaurants and vendors that participated, and to the people of Whitman and Hanson, and everyone who attended and donated for their support.

Written by Erin Payne Buzz Around intern, SNHU
Photo Credit: J.Rose

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Historical Tidbit Question:
What was the original purpose of the building at 24 Linden Street?

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On March 27, 2024 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by Erin Payne, Jamie Puhi, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
Bee Adventurous!

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”
~ Amelia Earhart

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
~ Andre Gide

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” ~ Mark Twain

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” ~ Ibn Battuta
It is time for an adventure in change; an adventure in compassion and an adventure in learning about ourselves. So, this spring, whether you adventure into the depths of understanding, or discovering new lands as you venture out of your cocoon; explore with an open heart, you never know what you will find!
~ Jacquie
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