Whitman-Hanson High School's Girls' Basketball Team Continues Their Winning Streak!

On January 25, the Girls' Basketball Team defeated Quincy (62-27) making it their twelfth victory in a row. Eleven players contributed to the final score.

Let's keep cheering on this team as they head into their championship tournament to compete for the first league title since 2009!

Info from Head Coach Michael Costa's Twitter: twitter.com/WHCoach_Costa and Athletic Director Bob Rodgers' Twitter: twitter.com/WHathletics.
Photo Credits to the Panthers' Sports Photographer: Sue Moss
Historical Tidbit:
Joe List is a standup comedian originally from Whitman. He started comedy in 2000 in Boston, right after graduating high school. Joe is frequently at the Comedy Cellar in New York. He is on Netflix, and was on The Late Show with David Letterman along with the Conan show. Joe toured with Louis CK.

He has a podcast called Tuesdays with Stories that he hosts with Mark Normand where they talk about their lives through comedy.

He has released two albums: Are You Mad at Me? and So Far No Good.

Story credit: Gregory Venezia
Image credit: wikipedia commons

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By appointment only: 781-447-8560
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Calling for Artist Submissions by Jan. 31

The Whitman Cultural Council is organizing their Champagne, Cake, & Art Fundraiser for April 2, 7 - 9p at the Town Hall Auditorium. It is a revival of a successful campaign that happened 14 years ago to raise money to support the arts in town!

Local artists who use any medium are invited to apply to sell their work at this event.

Please check out what materials are required to complete your application at the Council's FB page announcement: facebook.com/WhitmanCulturalCouncil and send your information to their email at culturalcouncil@whitman-ma.gov.
A New Snow Plow for Whitman

On Jan. 27, the Whitman Department of Public Works welcomed its newest truck to replace the current 1999 plow that has been used for the past 23 years. This updated equipment was made possible by the Whitman residents who voted in favor of this purchase in a 2021 Town Meeting.

Thank you to the people of Whitman who are continuing to support the community!

See the announcement and more pictures on the Department's FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WhitmanDPW
Whitman Council of Aging is Fully Re-Opened

On January 13, the Whitman Council on Aging officially announced that their building is open for in-person activities. Don't forget to wear a mask to join the fun!

To find events, please check out their monthly newsletter on their website: www.whitman-ma.gov/130/Council-On-Aging.

You can view the announcement on the Whitman Council on Aging FB page: facebook.com/WhitmanCOA/
Support The Brockton Library Foundation!

  • Literacy + Empowerment = Dreams Come True
  • Diverse Artistic Creative Expression
  • ESL & Nationalization Support
  • Increased Access to Technology & STEAM Programs 
  • Local Living History Displays & Presentations
  • Meeting spaces & community building
Time to make your end-of the year donations!
Free Moderna Booster Clinic
February 9th
3 - 6p
Knights of Columbus
1195 Bedford St.

Whitman's Fire/Rescue will be hosting a day of free Moderna booster shots. Keep yourself healthy and protected from the current Omicron surge by getting your next vaccine injection.

Please schedule your appointment on Whitman's Registration page on color.com.
Help Clear Snowy Driveways for Seniors!

As we head further into winter, storms and blizzards are more likely to bring inches of snowfall. The Whitman Council on Aging posted an announcement in search of people to volunteer or be hired to shovel steps, walkways, and driveways for the elderly.

If you would like to get involved or know someone who might be interested, please call 781-447-7629 Ext. 1.

Find their post on the Whitman COA page: facebook.com/WhitmanCOA/
Make Your Valentine's Day Reservations Now!

Town Clerk Announces that nomination papers for the May 21, 2022 Annual Town Election are available on Monday, January 31.

Town offices that will appear on the ballot are: Two Selectmen for Three Years; One Assessor for Three Years; Two PK-12 Whitman-Hanson Regional School District Committee Members for Three Years; Two Department of Public Works Commissioners for Three Years; Two Public Library Trustees for Three Years; One Public Library Trustee for One Year to fill vacancy; One Planning Board Member for Five Years; One Board of Health Member for Three Years; Nomination papers must be returned with 50 valid signatures of voters by 5p; Friday, April 1.

Please call Town Clerk Dawn Varley at 781-618-9710 to schedule a time to pick up your papers or if you have any questions.
The Whitman Historical Commission has started conversations with the Town Administrator, and Board of Selectmen to establish a "Whitman Museum" on town property. Please contact the WHC if you are willing to help (781) 618-9746.
Whitman Students - PCC Summer Camp at Stonehill College is returning for Summer 2022!
This 4-week summer camp is an opportunity for students grades 7-10 to learn outside of middle school, enhancing their leadership, social, and academic skills.
The program runs from June 26th to July 23rd! Students stay on campus Monday - Friday and take classes, live in the dorms, make friends with students from all over and have a blast! Scholarships are available from the PCC Alumni Organization.
For more information about PCC you can visit their website at pccasp.org to learn more about this wonderful program.
Whitman Council On Aging Presents Making Soup
January 10, 2022
Video Courtesy of WHCA9TV
Looking for Brockton High Alumni!
Submission Deadline:
March 1, 2022

The Brockton High School Alumni Association will honor 3 outstanding BHS graduates this year! 3 different awards are available for nomination submissions, and they are as follows:

Alumni Achievement: Presented to BHS alumni who have distinguished themselves by contributions made in their own particular fields of professional or personal work, or for the betterment of humanity
Alumni Service: Presented to BHS alumni who have contributed to the betterment of Brockton High School and the Brockton community
Young Alumni: Presented to BHS alumni within 10 years of graduation who are making outstanding contributions to society, and whose accomplishments and career reflect favorably on Brockton High School

Nominations may be submitted by current and former students, teachers, staff, and friends of Brockton High School. To complete the nomination form, click here!
Whitman-Hanson Girls' Basketball vs Marshfield from January 14
Highlight reel of the basketball team's win
Video Courtesy of WHCA9TV
Whitman Middle School Building Meeting
from January 2
Video Courtesy of WHCA9TV
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Whitman Child Battling Cancer Receives $5,000 Donation from Cops for Kids with Cancer

On Thursday, Jan. 13, Tom Grenham from Cops for Kids with Cancer presented a $5,000 check to the Merck family.

Whitman Police applied for the money through Cops for Kids with Cancer late last year to be given to the family to cover expenses relating to 1-year-old Walter, affectionately known as Walter the Warrior, who is currently battling cancer.

Walter’s parents, Ryan and Amber Merck, accepted the check along with several other family members. Chief Hanlon and Deputy Chief Joseph Bombardier were on hand for the presentation and met with the family as part of the event.

Walter was diagnosed with choroid plexus carcinoma, a rare form of brain cancer, just before his first birthday. Numerous treatments and surgeries have followed and Chief Hanlon, who has known the Merck family for many years, applied for the funds to assist the family in their time of need.

“Walter has proven to be an incredible fighter during his life, and we were happy to do whatever we could in order to help him and his family,” Chief Hanlon said. “This grant money will help alleviate some of the financial stress associated with providing the safest environment for Walter as he continues to thrive during his treatment. We are grateful to Cops for Kids with Cancer for providing these funds, and for all they do every day to assist families in the state battling with cancer.”

Also present for the check presentation was Walter’s grandmother Alice Stiger and siblings Peyton, Wyatt (known to many as “Tater Tot”) and Charlotte.

For more information on Cops for Kids with Cancer, click here.
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Extreme Hospitality.

“Hospitality means primarily the creation of free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place. It is not to bring men and women over to our side, but to offer freedom not disturbed by dividing lines.”
~ Henri J.M. Nouwen

“In Ireland, you go to someone's house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you're really just fine. She asks if you're sure. You say of course you're sure, really, you don't need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don't need a ting. Well, she says then, I was going to get myself some anyway, so it would be no trouble. Ah, you say, well, if you were going to get yourself some, I wouldn't mind a spot of tea, at that, so long as it's no trouble and I can give you a hand in the kitchen. Then you go through the whole thing all over again until you both end up in the kitchen drinking tea and chatting.

In America, someone asks you if you want a cup of tea, you say no, and then you don't get any damned tea.

I liked the Irish way better.”
~ C.E. Murphy, Urban Shaman
When we extend welcome, and really intend welcome, a wall slides away away between us. We become teammates, compadres, in this together.
Welcome, friend. We are so happy you are here; sit a spell, see what is going on in your neighborhood, participate in one or two things, and you are always welcome to share their good news with us.
~ Jacquie
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