Whitman Hanson Community Access Summer Stock Footage Contest 2022:
We Have a Winner!

WHCA announced its Summer Stock contest winner in their September newsletter! Throughout the month of August, contestants had the chance to show off their videography skills by entering a summer related video. Congratulations to the 2022 Summer Stock Footage contest winner, Jill! She captured this video of the sunset at Gooseberry Island in Westport, MA. WHCA thanks everyone that entered!

Story and Video Credit: WHCA September Newsletter
Historical Tidbit:
In Austria-HungaryDr. Emanuel Herrmann (a professor of Economics from Vienna) wrote an article pointing out that the time and effort involved in writing a letter was out of proportion to the size of the message sent. He suggested that a more practical and cheaper method should be implemented. His recommendations impressed the Austrian Post, who put them to practice on October 1st, 1869, resulting in a light-brown 8.5x12cm rectangle with space for the address on the front, and room for a short message on the back. The postcard was born!
In 1893, the World's Columbian Exposition opened in Chicago. 46 nations participated. Over 26 million people visited the fair, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to discover what lied beyond their own country's borders.
Publisher Charles W Goldsmith seized the opportunity to produce a novelty set of official postcards, showing the pavilions and sections of the exhibition in color. These were the first commercially produced pictorial postcards to be printed as a souvenir in the United States. They were a sensational hit.

Postcard of Hobart Pond from the Dyer Memorial Library and Archives: Cool spots for hot days Whitman!
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
Evelyn DeLutis
You won a free a free 1.5 hour class at

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax
COVID-19 Booster Clinic Coming to Whitman
September 29th
9a - 1p
Town Hall Auditorium,
1st Floor
175 Central Ave

This will be the Moderna bivalent 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. This clinic is open to the public, feel free to share with your family and friends regardless of what township they live in. If you have any home-bound relatives in Whitman that need a booster, give Danielle Clancy a call at 781-618-9778. For more details about this event, check out The Town of Whitman event's page here!

 Fall Compost Pile Drop Off

Every Saturday, October 1st - December 3rd
7a - 3p
Department of Public Works Yard
100 Essex Street

Do you have yard waste you need to dispose of? Well, The Department of Public Works Yard will be open for grass clipping and leaves drop off beginning Saturday, October 1st. To participate, come for drop-off during operating hours. 

For more event information, check out The Town of Whitman's event page here! 
Our weather instruments are a helpful tool for any gardener or amateur meteorologist!
We have a wide selection of rainfall gauges and thermometers to choose from.

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Whitman and East Bridgewater's
RTC’S Joint BBQ and Corn Boil

Saturday, October 1st
Whitman VFW Post 697
95 Essex Street

Join the Whitman and East Bridgewater Republican Town Committees as they join to host RTC’S Joint BBQ and Corn Boil! Local corn, hot dogs, hamburgers and sides will be served! Along with a cash bar. $20 per person or $30 per family. Proceeds from this event will be split evenly between the Whitman Republican Town Committee and East Bridgewater Republican Town Committee.
Welcome back, Chicken Autumn! You were worth the wait. 
Grilled chicken with caramelized Granny Smith apples, dried cranberries, fresh sage, and walnuts in a sherry butter sauce served over butternut squash raviolis.

Whitman Public Library Teen Friday: Spooky Stencils

Friday, October 7th
11:30a - 1p
Whitman Public Library, Community Room
100 Webster Street

Stop by the Whitman Public Library for Spooky Stencils Teen Friday! This month’s activity will be painting spooky designs on wood along with games, snacks, and more crafts! This activity is for ages 11 through 17. For more event info, check out the WPL event page here!
The WHCA Presents:
Saturday Scarefest!

Every Saturday night in October and Halloween night, we will be airing a classic horror movie on WHCA Channel 9. Movies will change each week and will air at 6p.

Check out WHCA’S Facebook event page for updates on the selection of each week’s movie. 

Movies will be airing on:
October 1st ,October 8th, October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th, and Monday, October 31st. 
Applications for Mass Local CC Grants Supporting Community-Based Arts & Culture Projects Due Oct 17, 2022.

In FY23 Mass Cultural Council will invest $5.5 million — an increase of 15% over last year — into the Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program, the nation’s largest grassroots cultural funding network.

LCCs provide arts and cultural grants to every community in Massachusetts through the efforts of more than 2,400 volunteers. They fund some 6,500 public projects annually that include everything from field trips to lectures, festivals, and dance performances.

To help with Deforestation, we can cut down on our paper use, focus on recycled or bamboo products.
Bamboo is a growing industry in southern states as farmers consciously focus on how to grow it correctly in the North American habitat. It matures quickly and creates a useable pulp in a few years. Leaving our pine, oak, birch aspen and maple forests to loom majestically, giving us splendid foliage and taking care of the carbon.

Here are 3 companies selling bamboo toilet paper & paper towels: cloudpaper.co. Grove Collaborative. Reelpaper.com. Delivered directly to your door, give it a try!

Our Climate Can-Do Articles 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. If we are able to keep it under, then we wont flood low -lying areas. There are things we can do.
Duval's Pharmacy Inc
We are retailers of Silverforest and Periwinkle jewelry
Stop in for the perfect gifts for someone special in your life!

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

2nd Annual Fall Carnival
Saturday, October 15th
11a - 4p
Whitman VFW Post 697
95 Essex Street

Refined Real Estate and Stonegate Mortgage are proud to present the 2nd Annual Fall Carnival. Come enjoy carnival games, arts & crafts, prizes, and a pumpkin patch!
Free admission.

Whitman Church’s Annual Pumpkin Patch
The Whitman First Congregational Church
519 Washington Street

The church's annual pumpkin patch will begin on Saturday, October 1st at 2p. Pumpkins of different sizes and variety will be available on a weekly basis after the initial launch. 

Operation hours for Monday through Friday are 11a - 6p. 
Weekend hours for Saturday and Sunday are 9a - 6p

Come join us and grab a pumpkin to celebrate the fall season, all proceeds help steer the church's mission and services!
(781)447-5557 • uccwhitman@gmail.com

2022 Witches Walk
Saturday, October 29
Check in & Dinner: 3 - 5p
Kick Off: 5p
Whitman VFW Post 697
95 Essex St

Join American Legion Post 697 for their Witches Walk! The event will feature raffles, food, drinks, and music. Admission is $25. Tickets are on sale NOW at the Whitman VWF!

For more information about this event, take a peek at American Legion Post 697 on Facebook.
Save Our Bay Rally
Monday, September 26 5 - 6:15 pm Plymouth Town Hall Green

 The owner of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station wants to dispose of more than 1 million gallons of radioactively contaminated water into the bay.
 Now is the time to speak up.
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Whitman Community Preservation Committee Meeting
September 20th
Video courtesy of WHCA- TV
Conley Elementary's
All School Meeting
September 14th
Video courtesy of WHCA- TV
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax

Historical Tidbit Question:
What happened on Oct 1, 1869?

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On September 28, 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, Amanda Manoogian, 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. 
Today I give you The Paradoxical Commandments" because really, the only way to be loved and content is to give love. First to yourself and then to others.

"People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”

~ Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council
None of it makes sense, I know, but this is how you build a fulfilled life. I guarantee you. Also, always, put your own oxygen mask on first. Self-care is #1. It's the least selfish thing you can do. : ) Have a great week! ~Jacquie
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