News from Around Whitman - Courtesy of WHCA9TV
CrossTalk - Chris DiOrio, Training for 1st Boston Marathon

Chris DiOrio, a Whitman resident, discusses his decision to improve his health and ultimately train to run his first Boston Marathon at the age of 54.
Whitman Think Tank Television - Episode 20

Host Erin Johnson speaks with Whitman Selectman Justin Evans about grant opportunities the town is considering.
Historical Tidbit:

A typical day in a One-Room Schoolhouse:

A regular school day might have been from 9a to 4p with a morning and afternoon recess of 15 minutes each and an hour for lunch. The children that lived close enough to the schoolhouse could walk home to eat.
When the girls and boys were out at recess, the teacher would ring the school bell to let them know it was time to come back in. The girls would line up at one door and the boys another. 
This was a time in history when there was no hot or cold running water, electricity or indoor plumbing. The older students were given the responsibility of bringing in water from the well and carrying in wood for the stove. The younger students would be given responsibilities according to their size, such as cleaning the black board or taking erasers outside for dusting. (This would have taken place later on when the schools had black boards.)
As there were children from the ages of five to fifteen or sixteen attending at the same time, the teacher would gladly ask an older student to help out by reading to or assisting the younger ones while she worked with the older group.
sue and her plant 2011
Story and photo credit: Sue Basile
Town Hall

Public Library

Council on Aging

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
Gina Guasconi
won a free class at
Bliss Through Yoga! ($18 value)

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

Enter for this week's prize of
Three private voice or piano lessons for
ages 5 to adults ($100 value) at
Movies of the Month
Wednesday, October 6th at 12:30p - Yesterday
Wednesday, October 20th at 12:30p - Dunkirk
At the Senior Center
Call to sign up - (781) 447-7619 ext. 2
Whitman Hanson Community Access Presents PSA Day!
Thurs, Oct 7th
WHCA is offering an assortment of Public Service Announcements to the public throughout the day on Oct 7th. To book a time slot, email This is a first come first serve opportunity so act fast!

For more information, visit their website.
Do You Have Questions About Small Farming? Our "How to" Books Have The Answers!
Need a book on how to raise chickens? Raising goats? How to raise pigs? How to raise turkeys? How to raise ducks? How to improve sandy soil? Drought gardening? Water gardens? Butterfly gardens?
Come find YOUR answers!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
6 more days to enter your recipe!
Check out the above video of Rosa with the winner from 2019 preparing Joanne Keith's Stuffed Pepper Recipe.
Grand prize winner gets to make their recipe with Rosa and have it published in Edible South Shore/ South Coast in Fall 2022!
Great 2nd & 3rd prizes, too!
Garden Harvest Recipe Contest

To enter: submit recipes Sept 9th- Oct 9th, 2021

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Whitman Hanson Community Access Now Accepting Interns!
Students looking to gain experience, develop or add to a portfolio and who want to contribute in a dynamic community media center are encouraged to apply for an internship with WHCA. WHCA Internships offer access to modern technology, equipment, facilities, and training all currently enrolled students are encouraged to apply! Learn more about WHCA's internship program by clicking here, or email
John Porcino Storyteller
Saturday, October 23rd
Community Room
*Renowned storyteller/musician John Porcino will present a program entitled "Not Too Scary Stories". He will spin a handful of his most beloved seasonal tales and song for young children. Mix 2 gallons of spooktacular seasonal stories, 1 quart of sing along songs. Spice it up with some wonderful and strange musical instruments. Add heaps of laughter and a pinch of not too scary fun. Then, serve it up with a pack kids, the youngest cuddled safe in there parents lap and you have a recipe for some full baked Halloween fun.

*To be followed by a short set of scarier tales for the older children and parents.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Whitman Cultural Council a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Due to Covid restrictions advance registration will be required for this program. Sign-up now here!

Contact: Steph 781-447-7613
Whitman Hanson Dollars for Scholars Announces 2021 Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show
Sunday, October 10th
10 - 3p
Maquan Elementary School
38 School St, Hanson

Whitman & Hanson Dollars for Scholars and Whitman Hanson WILL will be hosting the 3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show! Proceeds from the event will benefit Whitman Hanson Dollars for Scholars and Whitman Hanson WILL programs.

Admission fee is $5 per person or $15 per family for the event which will include a kids costume contest, music, raffles, food trucks and Halloween candy. The entry fee for vehicles in the show is $10 per show car. Dash plaques will be issued for the first 50 cars registered. Show car entry begins at 7:30a.

Awards will be given in the following categories: Best in Show; Best in Decade---pre-‘40s; Best in
Decade ---‘40s; Best in Decade --- ‘50s; Best in Decade ---‘60s; Best in Decade --- ‘70s; Best in Decade---‘80s; Best in Decade --- ‘90s; Best in 2000s and up; Best Special Interest Car; and Best Decorated Car and Halloween display.

For more information please contact:
Lisa Green at 781-293-2131 or email
Whitman Board of Selectmen Meeting September 28th
Video Courtesy of WHCA9TV
Find YOUR Bliss with
NEW In Person classes at
The She Shed, every Saturday, 9 am!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective. 

(508) 331-3564
52 Weeks Logo & Link Ad $99 / mo

For $99 / each month see your Logo & Link ad in 1 BuzzAround e-newsletter for 52 consecutive weeks.

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Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed
Do you have 1-2 hours available one morning a week? The Council on Aging needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels. Your commitment would be on the same day every week and a couple of hours at most. So if you have some time and would like to give back to the community, please call Fran at 781-447-7619 Ext. 4.
Council on Aging
October Newsletter
Whitman Firefighters Training
September 21, 2021 and for the following weeks, Whitman Firefighters will be taking advantage of a donated vacant property to use for training. This week, they are training on search and rescue, stretching hose lines, RIT, and roof operations. Thank you to Egan Development for use of the building.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
Three private voice or piano lessons for
ages 5 to adults ($100 value) at

Historical Tidbit Question:
What was a responsibility a younger students would be given?

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 October 6, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

 "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." ~ Albert Einstein

"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it."
~ J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

"Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create." ~ Maria Montessori

"Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning." ~ Gloria Steinem

"Imagine all the people, living life in peace..."
~ John Lennon
Have an imaginative week : )
~ Jacquie
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