The Whitman Mites Win Against The Abington in the OCYFL Superbowl!

The Whitman Panther Mites won 10-0 in the OCYFL Superbowl against The Abington Green Wave. The Whitman Mites went 7-1 in the regular season and only let up 5 points for the entire season. The Mites won in double overtime last week in Carver to make it to the Superbowl. The Mites practiced, and their hard work made the community proud of their win.
Photos & Story courtesy of Brian Getchell.
Historical Tidbit:
Civil War Monument
Whitman, civil war, monument, 1908
"Located in Whitman Town Park on Park Avenue. The park itself was designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The monument was dedicated on October 10, 1908. Originally, the monument was to be entirely granite with the customary soldier depicted at parade rest. The monument committee changed their minds and greatly enhanced the memorial by opting for a bronze statue in a unique skirmish line stance. Built by Long & Sanders of Quincy, the cost was $5,000.

Clarence Merton Keevey, commander of Whitman’s George A. Custer Camp No. 11, Sons of Union Veterans, was the driving spirit behind the fundraising effort. He was the son of Peter Keevey, an Irish immigrant who settled in Plympton, served in the 31st Massachusetts Infantry and became a prominent sawmill owner and businessman.

During the dedication, the monument was unveiled by beloved veteran Hiram Poole aged 85 and an active participant in civic events throughout the region. Marching as a member of the GAR, Poole was known to set the pace for the younger Sons of Union Veterans who were often winded in trying to keep up with him."

Information and photo from: Civil War Monuments of Old Abington and Bridgewater by Patrick Browne
Town Hall

Public Library
M-Th 10-8; Fri 1-5; Sat 10-4

Council on Aging

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
Mark Coplin
You won a $10 gift certificate to Lady CJ Soulfood & Catering.

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of a
45 minute Reiki Treatment with
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Sip and Shop
Thursday, December 1st
6 - 9p
Whitman VFW Upper Hall
95 Essex Street

The Whitman VFW Post 697 invites you to an evening of shopping from local crafters, artisans, and vendors while sipping on a drink. Food will be available for purchase. The Scratch Ticket Raffle will be drawn that evening. Also, you can drop off new coats, hats, and gloves for veterans in need. For more information, call (781) 447-9094.
Candy Cane Craft Fair
Saturday, December 3rd
10a - 3p
Knights of Columbus
1195 Bedford Street

The Whitman Mother's Club is hosting the Candy Cane Craft Fair. Featuring over 40 craft tables, raffles, a bake sale, Santa's Mailbox, and Mrs. Claus' Kitchen, that will have lunch and snacks available for purchase. Admission costs $0.50 for seniors and $1.50 for ages 12 and above. If you would like more information, you can contact
Website: • Facebook: @DBA.Brockton • Instagram: @DBA_Brockton 
Holiday Fair
Sunday, November 27th
10a - 2p
Whitman Knights of Columbus
1195 Bedford Street

The holiday season is heading towards us quickly and The Whitman Knights of Columbus has a great opportunity to make your shopping easy! This Holiday Fair will have a variety of festive and unique products for purchase. There will also be a featured raffle table, where all its proceeds will be donated to No Kid Hungry. For more information, contact (781) 447-9061 or
Evening of Elegance
Order Your Tickets Now!

Saturday December 3rd, 7 - 11p
304 Main St, Brockton
Join us in this elegant fundraiser for Brockton Public Library. 304 Main St's dazzling white marble and oak architecture & fine art collection will be adorned with 3 Floors of Music: Classical Trio from Brockton Symphony * Jazz Trio from Berklee School of Music * & DJ PLUS Scrumptious Nibblets from Brockton Arts, Wine & Beer.

Purchase Semi Formal Tickets here:
7th Annual Giving Tree for Seniors
November 21st - December 9th
Senior Center

As the Holiday 2022 season is approaching, many seniors may not have families nearby and could be alone during the holidays. Consider brightening up the holidays for seniors by visiting the Giving Tree at the Senior Center. There will be tags requesting various gift cards on the tree. Support the community by purchasing gift cards in Whitman establishments. Delivery Elfs will distribute the gifts to seniors between December 14 and 20. For a senior that may not drive, the Senior Center's Around Town bus can get the recipients on Mondays to any location in town to enjoy and redeem their gift cards. If you are interested in being a delivery elf, you can contact (781) 447-7619 Ext. 2
Whitman Middle School Building,
Community Forum
November 7th.
Video courtesy of WHCA-TV
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Did you know we carry
Wildlife Cameras and Binoculars?
Get a glimpse into which animals are roaming around in your yard when you're not looking with our cameras, or, get a closer look when you're home with binoculars.
Perfect holiday gifts for the nature enthusiasts!
Get yours today!
Moderna Covid-19
Bivalent Booster Clinic

Wednesday, November 30
3 - 7p
Town Hall Auditorium
54 South Avenue

This free community event is a clinic for the new Moderna Bivalent Covid-19 booster. You are eligible for this booster if you have completed a primary Covid-19 vaccination series with any brand. If you recently had a Covid-19 infection, you must wait three months for a booster. You may have the booster two months after any previous Covid-19 vaccination. Masks are required to attend, and please bring your vaccination card. Pre-registration is required. Register here.
For more information,
MCC’s A Christmas Story
Massasoit Community College
Brockton Campus
Buckley Performing Arts Center
1 Massasoit Boulevard 

The Massasoit theater company is presenting a classic holiday play for this winter season with their production of A Christmas Story. With the humorous writing of author Jean Shepherd and brilliant directing by Jim Sullivan, this family holiday favorite will run for 5 shows over two weekends between December 3-11.
Show Dates Include: 
Saturday, December 3rd at 8p
Sunday, December 4th at 3p
Friday, December 9th at 8p
Saturday, December 10th at 8p
Sunday, December 11th at 3p.
To purchase tickets, please call (508) 427-1234 or visit General admission costs $20, but a discounted price of $18 is offered to students, seniors, and veterans.
Free EMT Basic Certificate Program at MCC

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30p - 9:30p
Saturdays, 8:30a - 5p
December 6th - June 30th, 2023
49 Union Street, Middleborough

Massasoit Community College has been awarded a $71,000 TRAIN grant to offer an Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate Training Program at no cost. In addition to having tuition paid, participating students may be eligible for reimbursement to assist with transportation, childcare, and other costs to help students function in the field.

The EMT Basic Certificate is an entry-level program that teaches students, through classroom and hands-on training, how to manage emergencies in the pre-hospital environment, including medical, traumatic, obstetric, psychiatric, pediatric, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Students will complete work readiness, basic healthcare providers life support, and other EMS-related workshops before beginning EMT classes. Students who complete the program will qualify to sit for the Massachusetts and National Registry of EMTs certification exams.

For more information on the EMT Basic Certificate and eligibility requirements, call 508-588-9100 x1695 or email
For your Climate Can- Do, Buy Local Every Day!
Small-scale, locally-owned businesses create more prosperous communities, are connected and are generally better off across various metrics. Moreover, when we buy from independent, locally owned businesses rather than national chains, a significantly greater portion of our money is then cycled back through our local economy — to make purchases from our friends' businesses, to aid our neighbors in need, and to support our local farms — ultimately strengthening the base of our whole community.
For our community, our environment, and ourselves. Buy Local.

Our Climate Can-Do Articles from Jacquie focus on life changes that we can make, which will help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. Our goal is to keep the Earth's temperature from rising 1.5˚ C to lessen the sea rise. However, there are things we can do.
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Dollars for Scholars is kicking off the holiday season with the 3rd Annual “Decorate for Scholars” in the historic Whitman Park December 9 - 11th
Residents, businesses, and community organizations can sponsor a tree for $100 and decorate the tree creatively and festively. The tree sponsors will receive a 5-6 foot tree, lights, a stand, and a sponsorship sign. There are a limited number of trees available. If interested, please get in touch with Michelle LaMattina at or 781-589-3151.
Additionally, there will be a vendor fair indoors at Town Hall and outdoors in the Park on Saturday, December 10, from 2 - 8p. Please get in touch with Dollars for Scholars if you are a craft vendor interested in participating. Food trucks, performers, and event sponsors are also needed. For more info, please contact Michelle at or 781-589-3151.
Dollars for Scholars is an all-volunteer nonprofit which raises and awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Whitman and Hanson.
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Big Shout Out to McGuiggan's Pub for donating Pizza's to the Superbowl bound Mites at practice! Thank you for supporting Whitman Youth Football and the boys!
Good luck to the Whitman Panther Mites Football Team; these 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders play Abington Green Wave on Sunday, November 13, Whitman-Hanson RHS @ 10a for the Superbowl Championship. The Whitman Panther Mites are 7-1 for the season and won in a Double Overtime win last week against Carver in their playoff Game. The Mites have only let up 6 points in the regular season, which was to Abington in a Week 2 loss.
Story & Photo credits: Brian Getchell

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Historical Tidbit Question:

How much did the memorial cost?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, and phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On November 23, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

You may have heard: "Shop Small". It's a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses on Small Business Saturday. (Nov 26 this year) It was started in 2010 by American Express to promote small business shopping.

That's great, and hopefully it will stick, because Buying Local is so great, I do it every day : )
1)  Fresher food.
2) There is way less packaging involved. 
3) Non profits receive greater support. - local businesses give more to our community.
4) Buying local helps the local economy. 
Most New Jobs Are Provided By Local Businesses.
5) Buying local helps support your neighbors.
6) The experience is way more fun. (Better than scanning FB for updates on local tidbits.)
7) It can help you save money. Think about how much it costs you to drive further: factor in gas, time.
You Matter More.
You matter to that small business owner. They care about servicing you.
And who doesn't like to be treated like royalty?
That crown looks good on you. ~ Jacquie
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jamie Puhi, Jacquelyn Rose, Leanna Silva, & Greg Venezia.

Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
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