Want to Be Active in Steering the Direction of Whitman?

Town Clerk Dawn Varley announces that nomination papers for the May 15, 2021 Annual Town Election are available as of Monday, January 25, 2021.  Town offices that will appear on the ballot are : 

One Town Clerk for Three Years; One Selectmen for Three Years; One Assessor for Three Years; Two PK-12 Whitman-Hanson Regional School District Committee Members for Three Years; One Department of Public Works Commissioners for Three Years; Two Public Library Trustees for Three Year; One Public Library Trustees for One Years to fill vacancy; One Whitman Housing Authority Member for Five Years; Three Planning Board Member for Five Years; One Board of Health Member for Three Years; One Board of Health Member for One Year to fill vacancy.

Nomination papers must be returned with 50 valid signatures of voters by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021.
Call Town Clerk Dawn Varley 781-618-9710 with questions or schedule nomination papers pick up.
Historical Tidbit:
George Otis Jenkins,

one of Whitman’s best known manufacturers and most progressive citizens, was born in Dorchester, Mass., Nov. 22, 1846, son of James and Susan (Holbrook) Jenkins.
Whitman center was Jenkins block due to Hirman and George O Jenkins, brothers, who were in business together and owned several companies.
The buildings were destroyed in a fire decades ago. But the owners of Supreme Pizza have done a great job at continuing to share their memories by Jenkins displays on their walls.

Contribution by Laura Howe
with information & image from
Town Hall

Public Library

Council on Aging

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
Shauna Cannon
won a $50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter 
products through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins.
The clean revolution. www.facebook.com/cleanbeautycorner

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Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.
You could win
 a 45 minute Reiki Treatment from 
Jacquelyn Rose.
Whitman Pack 22
would like to thank everyone who supported our annual Christmas Tree Pickup Fundraiser. You made a lot of hungry goats and a lot of scouts hoping to go to day camp this summer very happy!
Still have your tree? Good for you! Keep it up all year. You deserve it! Still have your tree but wish you didn't? We're still picking them up! Give us a call and leave a voicemail at 781-523-9185 and you'll never have to see it again!
Chair Yoga for Seniors (and more...) episode 3

Courtesy of WHCA-TV
The Town of Whitman has provided first doses of vaccine to our first responders and many in Phase 1 of the Vaccination program...
We are prepared to administer the vaccine to our residents 75 or older but have been advised that vaccine availability is limited for the next two to three weeks. Once we receive our allotment of the vaccine we will put out information regarding the location and process to obtain one. If anyone has the ability to obtain the vaccine elsewhere we strongly recommend that you take advantage of it as we do not know when or how much of the vaccine we will be receiving.
We plan to do a phone call to all households, when we are able to schedule clinics for seniors.

We will also put an announcement on the board at Town Hall and online. We will also update the announcement at 781-618-9777. We feel that we will reach all residents through these methods. That being said, we are asking a few things from our Whitman community:
- Please look out for your senior family and neighbors and inform them of this process.
- Help the seniors register online when the time comes, as that will be the most efficient way to register.
-Have patience - we are desperately trying to procure vaccinations from the Commonwealth. We want everyone in our town vaccinated as quickly and efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, we are told vaccination supplies are low for the next few weeks at least.
Whitmanite Tanya Amaru Asks Us to Help Patty Fight Cancer

My Sister Patty was diagnosed in late August with a very aggressive form of breast cancer. Since her diagnosis, she has undergone 12 rounds of chemotherapy. She has now begun the second phase of chemotherapy which they call the Red Devil. She has ...

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We have what you need!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater
(508) 697-0357
~Keep busy this winter with events from the library!~
*Ring in the Lunar New Year by creating your own Chinese New Year Paper Lanterns!
Register now!
Materials provided FREE to registrants.
Red paper lanterns are hung during Lunar New Year celebrations worldwide. They are symbols of prosperity and good luck. Paper lanterns are traditionally hung on the eve of the Spring Festival toward the end of December and kept up until the Lantern Festival (February 26, 2021).

Online Event; call library or register here.

*FOR KIDS...look out for a new StoryWalk coming in mid-February!
*Zoom Author Talk - (Not So) Elementary, My Dear Watson: The Popularity of Sherlock
February 27th; 5:00p
Dr. Ann McClellan's presentation explores the origins of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective and tracks his incarnations in literature,
film, advertising, and modern media in order to crack the case of the most popular detective.

Registration required, to sign up call 781-447-7613 or register here.

Video courtesy of WHCA-TV
Katie’s Kreative Manis
Check Out These Brand New Shades!
Snaz up your fingernails with Color Street temporary designs! 

Tons of fun! 

*100% real nail polish strips * Easy one step application * No dry time/smudges/streaks
* Made in the USA 

Independent Consultant Katie Ray 
(774) 274-7492 

52 Weeks Logo & Link Ad in 1 Hive

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In DICE Massachusetts
(Diversity & Inclusion for Community Empowerment) Facebook Group, that began right next door in Bridgewater, they are sharing 28 Days of Black History, since this month is Black History Month. A bunch of their posts are from this children's book. A really interesting (and easy) read. #BlackHistoryisAmericanHistory
If you are interested in helpful, educational resources on Diversity and Inclusion, check out this group: facebook.com/dicemassachusetts.

And if you'd like to make a difference nearby, purchase the book from an independent bookstore: Frugal Books Paperback Junction
Have you had a chance to watch the newest episode of CrossTalk?
Whitman Fire Chief, Tim Grenno, talks about how his department has dealt with a global pandemic and looks ahead to the mass distribution of a vaccine. Video courtesy of WHCA-TV
Sign Out Go-Pros at Whitman Hanson Community Access!
WHCA has three new GoPro 8's ready to be signed out to the public! Interested in hearing more? Email info@whca.tv. The cameras are 4K, Hyper-Smooth Shooting, Slo-Mo, and Submergible (up to 33ft.).
An old-fashioned candy store
with a TWIST
Valentine Gifts, Grab & Go!
Items are packaged in small quantities for your convenience and safety.
Shop in store or online!

Come check us out!
Mon - Sat: 10 am til 8 pm
Sunday 11 am til 6 pm

Online orders!

(781) 447-2639
785 Bedford St, Rt 18, Whitman
Affirmations for the Present & Future

• Spiritual Healer • Certified Reiki Master Teacher • Past Life Regression & Future Life Progression Therapist • Officiant
Abington MA
(781) 428-4479
Whitman-Hanson Regional School District
Kindergarten/Preschool Registration Information
Parents of students who will be attending Kindergarten or Preschool in the fall of 2021 can begin the registration process starting on February 5, 2021 for Preschool and on February 12, 2021 for Kindergarten. Information regarding this process will be posted to the District website as well as to each of the Elementary Schools and Preschool Academy starting on February 4. Here you will find “Everything You Need to Know” about registering your child for Kindergarten and/or Preschool. Visit our website at www.whrsd.org and look for the Registration icon to find registration information.
Contact: Whitman-Hanson Regional School District, District Registrar’s Office
Kristen Foley 781-618-7481
Volunteer in Your Community
Want to get involved in your local community with United Way? Check out volunteer opportunities & If your non-profit needs volunteers, register your organization.

This volunteer opportunity database is a partnership between the United Ways of: Fall River, Greater New Bedford and Plymouth County


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entered to win
 a 45 minute Reiki Treatment from 
Jacquelyn Rose. 

 Historical Tidbit Question:
What Whitman business has historical Whitman pictures on their walls?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On February 10, 2021 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Hot Chocolate warms the heart... share some with a friend... or better yet, a stranger.

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt."
~ Charles M. Schulz

"You just need a little perspective. Warmed chocolate can give you that.”
~Giada De Laurentiis, Paris

"Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals likes chocolate." ~ Sandra Boynton

“Because the best gift in life, is just having someone to drink hot chocolate with.”
~Tessa Shaffer, Heaven Has No Regrets
Winter is finally here. Time to snuggle up with a good book and my chocolate. 

Enjoy ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Ridge Kelly, Janice O'Brien, Isabel O'Connell & Jacquelyn Rose
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