W-H Youth Cheerleaders Hold Successful Showcase

The Whitman-Hanson Youth cheerleading squad held their annual showcase on November 2nd at Whitman Middle School. Youth cheer squads, including The Mites, PeeWee’s, and Midgets teams, performed flawlessly for the large crowd full in attendance. The energy was through the roof and all performers contributed to the success of the showcase, showing off how ready they are for the upcoming competition. For more pictures of the event, click here.

Story and Photo Credit: Brian Getchell, Whitman Youth Football & Cheerleading
Historical Tidbit:
Telephone History

The telephone was first invented by an Italian inventor, Antonio Meucci in 1849. Alexander Graham Bell acquired the first successful patent for the telephone in 1876. He brought it to mass market through his company, AT&T (American Telegraph and Telephone Company). Telephones were initially used for single person to person communication. It wasn't until the invention of the first telephone exchange in 1878 that telephones were used to connect with multiple people. After that the switchboard was introduced. Initially, woman would serve as operators, switching wires on a switchboard to connect callers to the people they wanted to speak with.

Today we have digital phones that transmit information via radio waves as 0's and 1's. Digital phones can transfer more information at once, and are less error prone. These phones allow for communication with multiple people at once.

Story Credit: Gregory Venezia
For interactive telephone fun, connect with the Telephone History Center in Rockland
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
Louise Domingos
You won a $10 gift certificate toward a yummy & nutritional smoothie or meal at
603 Centre St, Brockton 

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
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Learn mindful techniques to reduce stress
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Open Lab Night

Wednesday, November 9th 5 - 8p
Dana Mohler-Faria Science & Mathematics Center, BSU

CASE will host in-person Open Lab Night again this year! 
The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (CASE) invites you to Open Lab Night 2022, an event for the entire community, especially K-12 students. Open Lab Night features STEM activities and demonstrations. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking is available in the Bridgewater State University Parking Garage. The BSU Observatory may be open past the time of Open Lab Night (weather permitting).
Please note: BSU requires participants to wear masks in educational spaces (classrooms and labs). All participants in a group must follow these guidelines. bridgew.edu/case/open-lab-night

The 69th Annual
Tri-Town Veterans Day Parade
Friday, November 11th

The Tri-Town Veterans Day Committee is presenting the Veterans Day parade this Friday, November 11th rain or shine! The parade route will start in Whitman, near the Old Regal Shoe Factory on South Ave. Please come out and support your local veterans. There will be trophies awarded to parade participants for categories like Best Marching Unit, Best Float, Best Theme and Judges’ Choice. For more information, please contact the Town Clerk’s office at (781) 618-9710.
Thursday, November 10th 
Whitman Public Library
100 Webster Street
Community Room 

The Whitman Cultural Council will be holding its next meeting to discuss ways of fostering and promoting cultural enrichment in the community through local arts, culture events, and programs. All are welcome to join!
Voices of Veterans: 
Poetry Event
Saturday, November 12th
Brockton Public Library
304 Main Street, Brockton
Driscoll Gallery
This special event invites veterans to share their own creations of poetry, short stories, or visual art that shares their experiences. Readers will be provided for participants who may be too shy or emotional to share their story. The goal is to make this event a safe and comfortable space for veterans to express themselves. All members of the community are invited to come because listening to these stories will give people an opportunity to understand what it means to be a veteran. If you would like to volunteer to be a reader or sign up to present your story contact Philip Hasouris phasouris@cobma.us 508-942-8018 or Jonathan Stroud jstroud@cobma.us 508-894-1400
Food Justice Art Exhibit
Opening Reception
Saturday, November 12th
11a - 2p
Fuller Craft Museum 
Great Room
455 Oak Street, Brockton
The Fuller Craft Museum is inviting the community to join them in celebrating the opening of Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art exhibition. The new Food Justice exhibit’s goal is to raise awareness about food insecurity through art. It will explore how individuals can shape positive change to end hunger. The opening reception will include an expert panel discussion featuring experts like Katia Powell-Laurent from Black Girls Nutrition, family activities by Wee The People, giveaways, lunch provided by Eastside Market, and more. This is a free public event and pre-registration is required to attend. For more information about the event, featured panelists, and to register: see the event page here.

Questions? Email Kendall Brinson,
Director of Learning & Engagement.
Check out our friendly & inviting spot!
603 Centre Street, Unit 3, Brockton • (774) 480-5906
Live Well Nutrition
Our low-calorie healthy meals:
*smoothies *waffles *crêpes * donuts 
and metabolism-booster teas and coffees are delicious, healthy and nutritiously balanced. 
Awesome deal for BuzzAround: $2 off single item. $4 off combo~ text (508) 500-6885 keyword: buzzaround. Include your first and last name 
109th Annual Meeting & B2B Expo!
Bring Your Team, Be Inspired!
Wednesday, November 16th
10:30a - 1:45p
Adult & Teen Challenge Center
1315 Main Street, Brockton
Join the Adult & Teen Challenge Center for their 109th Annual Meeting and B2B expo. The event will give participants the opportunity to meet other business people, community leaders, and work together towards a better future for the Metro South Region. In addition to networking, there will be awards handed out and raffles. The annual meeting will feature guest speaker Steve Gross, founder & chief playmaker of the Life is Good Kids Foundation. Steve Gross’ unique approach to engaging audiences in learning sparks a real-time understanding of an individual’s role in fostering positive culture, leadership, and customer experience. To learn more about Steve Gross, click here. In addition to networking, there will be awards handed out and raffles. Join the fun, bring the whole team! Registration is required to attend, sign up now!

The Expo floor will be free to walk through between 10:30a – 12p & 1:45 – 3p. The luncheon will take place from 12 – 1:45p. The cost to attend is $125/members and $159 non-members. Tables of 10 are available for $1250/members and $1590/non-members. Expo booths are available for $499/members and $599/non-members. Sponsorship opportunities are available to fit your budget.
For further Questions, contact Cathryn Schofield by calling (508) 586-0500 ext. 231
Website: dbabrockton.org • Facebook: @DBA.Brockton • Instagram: @DBA_Brockton 
The Department of Public Works are currently seeking two full time truck drivers who have a minimum Class B CDL. If interested in the position, please call (781) 447-7630.
Harvest Fair
Saturday, November 19th
9a - 3p
All Saints Episcopal Church
44 Park Avenue
The All Saints Parish, Whitman is hosting a Harvest Fair! It will be the perfect destination for thanksgiving and Christmas decorations. There will also be a variety of holiday gifts available that include antiques, collectibles, and jewelry. Ernie's attic will also be featured as well as raffles and crafts. Food will be available including home baked goods and our famous harvest soup.
Calling All Our
Local Chefs!
Submit your Recipe in our Garden Harvest Recipe Contest by November 13, 2022 Rosa loves to hear about how you make your fresh veggies! All valid entries* will be published in your BuzzAround. Grand prize winner will be invited to Rosa’s Kitchen in South Easton to film our annual cooking show, preparing your dish and be featured in 2023’s Harvest Edition of edible Southeastern MA magazine. First Prize: $70 Gift Certificate to Nessralla Farm - Halifax
Second Prize : $50 Gift Certificate to Bridgewater Farm Supply 
Give Thanks
Bake Sale
Sunday, November 20th
First Congregational Church of Whitman
519 Washington Street

The First Congregational Church of Whitman is inviting the community to buy or bake delicious treats at their Give Thanks Bake Sale! Bring your own home baked goods to donate or visit to purchase the delicious treats that will be available. All donations will go to the MainSpring Sandwich Program.

For more information call (781) 447-5557
Whitman Select Board Meeting
October 25, 2022.
Video courtesy of WHCA-TV
New Curbside Mattress
Recycling Program for Whitman

The Town of Whitman has teamed up with Hand Up, a New Bedford based business that recycles and upcycles mattresses in an environmentally sustainable way, for a new program initiative. The new program will offer Town residents a convenient and cost effect way to recycle unwanted mattresses and box springs safely. Whitman residents can now contact the HandUp team directly to make an appointment for curbside pickup of a mattress and/or box spring by calling (774) 271-8744. Curbside pickup only occurs once a month and the charge for each item is $47.

For more information, please contact the Whitman DPW at (781) 447-7630 or HandUp (774) 271-8744, or read more here.
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 raffle table featured, where all of its proceeds will be donated to No Kid Hungry.
Fight Climate Change & Live Better by Eating Locally Sourced Foods!

Local Foods Are Fresher and Taste Better:
Fresher is more flavorful and more nutritious than food from farther away & uses less fossil fuels to get to you. Enjoying foods in peak season when they are the most abundant, means they are more affordable. 
Local Foods Help to Preserve Farmland and Green Space: Purchasing locally grown helps maintain and preserve the green space and farmland in our local communities, providing for cleaner air and water. 
Local Foods Support the Local Economy & Community: Buying from local farmers and restaurants keeps your money close to home. This builds the economy in your community. Since food travels through fewer hands, more of your money spent actually gets to those who grew it. Knowing where your food is from unites you to those who grew and raised it. A strong local economy is better for the earth & our health. 
For more about our local foods read: edible Southeastern MA.
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 degrees C to lessen the sea rise. There are things we can do.
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Straw, with its light color, reflects light to your plants and helps to keep soil temperature steady… while of course doing the main job of a mulch–conserving moisture.

Decorate for the season, then use to protect your plants!
Come pick some up today!
Moderna Covid-19
Bivalent Booster Clinic

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

This free community event is a clinic for the new Moderna Bivalent Covid-19 booster. You are eligible for this booster as long as you have completed a primary Covid-19 vaccination series with any brand. If you have had a Covid-19 infection recently, you must wait 3 months for a booster. You may have the booster 2 months after any previous Covid-19 vaccination. Mask are required to attend and please bring your vaccination card. Pre registration is required, register here.
For more information, read here.

The Whitman-Hanson Cable Access Team has released the Channel 9 November schedule. You can view daily program schedules for each of our channels here. The October Channel 9 schedule can still be seen until the end of the month.
Duval's Pharmacy Inc
When you use Dispill packaging, taking the right medication, at the right time has never been easier. And, the perforated packaging means you can stay on the go without clunky bottles or containers.

Contact us today to find out how Dispill can help you!

Open: Mon-Fri: 8:30a - 6p | Sat: 9a - 3p
Sun: 9a - 1p
571 Washington St
MassHire Greater Brockton
Let's help our 17- 24 year-olds get a jump start on their job search!

MassHire offers free:
*job coaching
*employment opportunities
*trades training & more

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 in a creative and festive manner. 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 contact Michelle LaMattina at mlamattina1974@gmail.com or 781-589-3151.
Additionally, there will be a vendor fair indoors at Town Hall and outdoors in the Park on Saturday, December 10, 2 - 8p. Please contact Dollars for Scholars if you are a craft vendor and interested in participating. Food trucks, performers and event sponsors are also needed. For more info, please contact Michelle at mlamattina1974@gmail.com 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.
Special Visit at The Whitman Firehouse
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and State Representative Alyson Sullivan stopped by the Whitman Firehouse on Thursday, October 13th. They spoke with the members of Whitman Firefighters Local 1769 and PFFM President Rich MacKinnon about firefighter priorities.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
One hour of coaching. (value $80)
with Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching
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Learn mindful techniques to reduce stress
and anxiety.

Historical Tidbit Question:
What year was the first telephone exchange invented?

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 9, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

A worthy relationship is an agreement that challenges and supports both participants.”
~ Joseph Rain

"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." ~ Sir Isaac Newton

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships."
~ Michael Jordan

"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed."
~ Charles Darwin

"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life." ~ Amy Poehler

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead
When we, as individuals, are supported and respected within a collaborative, the collective mind & body can do amazing things. I can't wait to see what you do! ~ Jacquie
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jamie Puhi, Jacquelyn Rose, & 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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