Opening Day Parade, Ceremony & Games were A-O-K 
Thank you to the Town of Whitman, Whitman Fire, Whitman Police, our Local Elected Officials, Volunteers, Players, Coaches, Families, Sponsors & Sweeties Shaved Ice for an AMAZING start to the season 
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Historical Tidbit:
Early Doctors of Whitman

  • Dr. Charles F. Robinson who lived in Whitman in 1879
  • Dr. Alfred A. MacKeen, who worked on the corner of Park Avenue and Hayden Avenue, and died in 1919
  • Dr. Adolphus P. Rood of 324 South Avenue, deceased
  • Dr. Charles Lovell, corner of Broad Street, and South Avenue, died 1930
  • Dr. Asa Millett, who married Dr. Lovell's daughter
  • Dr. Horatio F. Copeland, who lived at the site of the Shepherd Funeral Home, died in 1918

Story Credit: Gregory Venezia
Information Credit: Historical Whitman, Massachusetts
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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
Cathy Skoglund
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Enter for this week's prize of a
$25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax
Whitman Town Hall

Also Annual Town Report can be found HERE
Menard Jewelers is a family-owned business that has been providing Whitman and the South Shore with an extensive collection of stunning jewelry and impressive watches since 1949. After 72 years and 2 generations in business, the owners have decided to retire. Stop by and wish Dave & Doreen well. All jewelry (60% off) furniture & even the building are for sale!
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Prom will be here soon. Whitman United Methodist Church has assorted dresses at no cost for you. You are welcome to come and pick your favorite at 503 South Ave.
Open every Monday (except holidays) and 2nd and 4th Saturday 10a - 2p.
Contact for more info: 781-447-3378
Summer Park and Pool Programs to Whitman and Hanson residents as well as Town of Whitman employees! 
The Summer Park Program will run from July 5 and continue for 6 weeks ending on August 12 for lots of fun in the sun and pool! We will offer weekly field trips and a day full of fun and excitement for 5 year olds who have completed kindergarten through the end of 5th grade! Please see flyer below!
We are also offering a Counselor In Training Program for children who have completed 8th grade. You can learn to be a camp counselor working with a counselor and enjoy all the benefits of being both a camper and a counselor!
The Whitman Pool will be open for swimming! We will be offering 3 sessions of swimming lessons, a 6 week swim team program and pool passes!! The pool will be opening in June on the weekends and then daily from 2 - 7p once school gets out and stay open through Labor Day weekend!
Online registration is now available 
Whitman-Selectman's Meeting
April 26
Video courtesy of WHCA-TV
Chair Yoga
Presented by Whitman COA
& Whitman Wellness Center
Video courtesy of WHCA-TV

Treat your fingernails to Color Street temporary designs!

Tons of fun!

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(774) 274-7492

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An old-fashioned candy store
with a TWIST

We have
all Moms' favorites & MORE!

Mon - Sat:
Open til 8pm • Sunday 'til 6pm
Come check us out!

Online orders!

(781) 447-2639
785 Bedford St, Rt 18
The Whitman USPS/NALC Food Pantry Drive is May 14th
The second Saturday in May (May 14th) will feature the 30th annual food drive by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC). With the help of the Whitman Girl Scouts and food pantry volunteers, the postal carriers in your neighborhood will collect and deliver to the Whitman Food Pantry your non-perishable food donations. Thank you, in advance for your participation in this important event! The kind contributions to the Whitman Food Pantry have helped to meet the many needs of our neighbors and we are especially thankful to our letter carriers and to the girl scouts for their hard work in making this a successful food drive. Simply leave your donation by your mailbox by 8a on May 14th and your letter carrier or a girl scout/food pantry volunteer will see that your donation is delivered to the food pantry. Questions can be directed to the Whitman Food Pantry at 781-447-8560.

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Meet with our career counselor & take assessment 

on Tuesdays at 3:30-4:30p and
Fridays 11:30a - 12:30p

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34 School St, 2nd Floor, Brockton

Duval's Pharmacy Inc
Happy Mother's Day from our Family
to Yours!

Stop in and pick up a little something to make Mom smile!

Mon-Fri: 8:30a - 6p | Sat: 9a - 3p
Sun: 9a - 1p

571 Washington St
Thank you to Duval's Pharmacy for introducing us to these wonderful authors:
Judy Duval: Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Judy Duval spent most of her life in Whitman. She says that it was there that she kept a home, raised a family, and attended college, writing only when she had a small pocket of time to herself.
According to Judy Duval, the publication of her first book of poetry Whisperspeak was a dream that has now become a reality. In this collection of poems chosen from the hundreds Judy has written during her life, the poet covers a variety of subjects including her love of nature and her family, as well as some of the challenges she has faced, many of which will resonate with readers.

Pat Cronin, who edited Judy Duval’s "Whisperspeak", will also attend with his new poetry book "Reflected Currents". The first of a series of books he has written during his retirement and will self-publish, his poetry celebrates nature, some of the many people he admires, and the joy of travel.
A former English teacher at East Bridgewater High School, his first book of poetry, Bell Casting, was written for Whitman’s Winterfest. His poetry has appeared in journals and books, and one of his poems won a Cambridge (MA) Poetry Award. He has also served as a poetry slam judge at The Cantab Club in Central Square. The varsity baseball coach at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, Cronin wrote his book’s first poem, “ Big Papi,” to celebrate David Ortiz’s induction into the Hall of Fame as well as to commemorate the upcoming 75th Anniversary of the breaking of the color line in major league baseball by Jackie Robinson.

Caroline Kautsire is originally from Malawi, Africa, and is currently an English literature and writing professor at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. She is the author of the book, "What Kind of Girl?" and she has also published poetry and flash fiction that explores themes such as searching for identity, social justice, and women’s empowerment. Caroline was recently featured in WCVB Chronicle, The Boston Globe and The Patriot Ledger as an upcoming writer in the Boston area. Caroline is also an accomplished stage actress and public speaker.
What Kind of Girl? is a sweeping coming of age story about a girl in Malawi who must tangle with the gender restrictions, religious institutions, American cultural attitudes, and African traditions that seek to define who she can be as a woman. It is also a tale of how one girl’s story in a distant country in Africa can become all of our stories.
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Historical Tidbit Question:
Which doctor worked on the corner of Park Avenue and Hayden Avenue?

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On May 4, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia
Continuous. It has been a continuous barrage of social change, of violence, war, and of challenges to our notions of "normality."

I struggle with it, just like I suppose, many of you do. How do I take care of myself and those I love with all of this going on? How do I settle into a regular routine of work? Is there anything I can do about the Earth?

Then two things ground me:

 1) Agape, the Universal Love between all creation: “Love is our most unifying and empowering common spiritual denominator. The more we ignore its' potential to bring greater balance and deeper meaning to human existence, the more likely we are to continue to define history as one long inglorious record of man’s inhumanity to man.” ~ Aberjhani

2) “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” ~ M. L. King, Jr
The continuous challenging news calls us to dig deeper, to do better, to focus more intensely, to share more beauty, and to work more devotedly. 
And so, as your BuzzAround continues to collect and share stores of agape and stories of our communities arcing toward justice; thank you.
Thank you for reading and participating in our communities. Your works of agape, of love, matter.

Bee well, Jacquie
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