Dr. Christopher Jones, Principal, Whitman Hanson High School- SEEing to Lead

Dr. Christopher Jones created a YouTube channel to share fun video shorts and school recaps. His videos also contain musings and his overall message of being purposeful and acting with integrity while building character. His most recent videos are below and to see more impactful videos, check out: youtube.com/@DrCSJones.
Our Story 12/19/22 - 12/23/22
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Dr. Chris Jones - SEEing to Lead
My Old TV!
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Dr. Chris Jones - SEEing to Lead
Historical Tidbit:
Home Deliveries

Back in the early 1900’s going to the store was not a very common practice. Twice a week the “grocery man” would travel around town in the morning with his horse and wagon, visiting every home, and take orders for the “dry goods” that were needed. It would have been an item that the homeowner could not grow or raise themselves such as flour, coffee, tea, etc. Then that afternoon he would return to each home with their delivery.

There was also a gentleman from Middleboro who came around with his wagon selling meat. He was known as the “Butcher” and usually came once a week. He would have a large draw on the back of the wagon where the meat was kept and would cut what you wanted from the meat he carried that day. He would also take an order if he didn’t have what you wanted.

I remember seeing the “Fish Vendor” come around to my Great Grandmother’s on a Friday morning selling his wares. She would come out to see what he had and make her selection. He would wrap it in white paper and tie it with string.
sue and her plant 2011
Respectfully submitted by Sue Basile
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
Lou Kelliher
You won a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

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

Enter for this week's prize of
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!
Snowflake Stencils
Wednesday, January 11
6 - 6:30p
Whitman Public Library

Come on down to the Whitman Public Library with your children ages 7 - 10.

Registration is required on www.eventkeeper.com.
Craft Corner with Laura
Wednesday, January 11
16 Hayden Ave,

Come on down to the Whitman Council on Aging Center to join Laura craft a stackable box snowman. The cost is $4.00.

Call (781) 447-7619 EXT 2 to sign up.
Tiny Tots
Tuesday, January 17
10:30 - 11:30a
Whitman public library

An opportunity for young toddlers to be around children their own age and have fun! We will have circle time, listen to a story, sing songs, do a simple art project and so much more. For children ages 18-36 months only.

Registration is required. Please sign up at: selfhelpcpc.org/calendar
New Year, Less Stress
Saturday, January 14
427 Harvard Street,

Join the Healing Path Farm for an 8-week therapy series for girls to learn about mental health symptoms and how to tackle stress, anxiety, and depression. Contact Jocelynn at the Healing Path Farm to register jocelynn.b.k@gmail.com or (617) 688-4557
MLK Virtual Story Time: It Starts with Me!
Monday, January 16
6:45 - 7:30p
Virtual via Zoom

The Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice and Raising Multicultural Kids invites you to virtual story time to honor Martin Luther King. This event will feature a live reading and discussion of the children’s book; It Starts with Me. A story that introduces youth to the concept of MLK's Beloved Community. This book was written by Dr. Bernice A. King and Dr. Kimberly P. Johnson and illustrated by Zoe Ranucci. This story session will be for school-aged children. You can register here MLK Virtual Story Time: It Starts with Me.
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Corporate and Community Education
Hearing Screening

Tuesday, January 17
1 - 3p
16 Hayden Ave

Free hearing screenings and free minor
repairs to hearing aids are provided by
Board Certified Hearing and Instrument
Specialist, John Klefeker at the Whitman Council on Aging Center. Call (781) 447-7619 EXT 2 to sign up.
Mindfulness with Laura Klain
Saturday, January 21
10 - 11a
Whitman Public Library

Back by popular demand! Make a fresh start to the new year with Life Coach Laura Klain!
Mindfulness is a great way to alleviate stress, develop more creativity, and cultivate more peace in your life. The practice can be added to any lifestyle and can be done anywhere. No special equipment or skills are needed! Come and learn how to use your breath, mind, and body as tools to help you be more present and peaceful even during times of stress. This hour-long mindfulness workshop and guided meditation will be experiential learning that's fun! Wear comfy clothes and get ready for a relaxing and enlightening experience! Laura Klain is a Certified Life Coach Specializing in Mindfulness. She has been practicing meditation for over 25 years and teaching for the last decade. To find out more, visit the Whitman Public Library website.
Whitman-Hanson Regional School District, School Committee Meeting. Dec 21, 2022
Video courtesy of WHCA-TV
Administrative Assistant Lisa retires from Whitman Fire/Rescue

December 29, marks the last day of Whitman Fire / Rescue administrative assistant’s last day after serving the town of Whitman for over 17 years. Lisa was presented a custom helmet shield and flowers to commemorate her service to the town. Whitman Fire / Rescue wishes you a long and healthy retirement!
Experience An Award Winning Dinner

Climate Can-Do:
Help save the Earth and your wallet!

In Massachusetts, we have access to free energy services that help save money. With the winter weather getting fiercer each day, we’ve been turning on the heat.

“How can I save money managing my heating and cooling?” You might ask. 

MassSave provides an assessment the of your house-hold or business energy use. In Massachusetts - we’ve already pre-paid for it through a surcharge on our electric bill.
Check out the MassSave website, to schedule a no cost virtual or in-person home energy assessment and an Energy Specialist will assess the status of your energy use. They will also provide solutions to lead a more energy efficient household. MassSave collaborates with NGRID, Berkshire Gas, Eversource, and Cape Light Compact. MassSave provides these services and energy assessments for any category of property here in Massachusetts, whether that be residential, multi-family, or business oriented. Check it out!

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by intern Sean Fitzgerald from Lasell University. We focus on actions which will help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. Our goal is to keep the Earth's temperature from rising 1.5˚ C to lessen the impact. We can do!
Duval Elementary School
Holiday Concert 2022
Video courtesy of WHCA TV
Senior Christmas Lunch
at The Meadow Brook Restaurant

Produced, filmed and edited by Amanda Robinson.

Thank you to the Senior Singers of Hanson for your lovely performance of Christmas classics!
Video Courtesy of WHCA 9 TV
Duval's Pharmacy Inc
Did you know…
Mondays and Wednesdays are our walk-in clinics for vaccines!

Stop by and get yours today!

Open: Mon-Fri: 8:30a - 6p | Sat: 9a - 3p
Sun: 9a - 1p
571 Washington St
Healing Starts Here ~ Reiki treatments

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The Whitman-Hanson Wrestling Team in the
44th Annual Marshfield Holiday Tournament
The Whitman-Hanson Wrestling Team was on track at the 44th annual Marshfield Holiday Tournament coming on strong on day two by winning 15 of their last 18 matches and 15 in a row to finish the 37-team competition in 9th place with 127.5 points. W-H's lone Champion was 106-pound Sophomore Charlie Lussier with an impressive 3 pins and a 15-0 tech fall. Charlie is Whitman-Hanson's first Marshfield Holiday Champion in 35 years. Charlie is now 12-0 on the season with 11 pins.
Sophomore Christian Grimaldi wrestling at 113 pounds finished in 4th place going 4-2 with 3 pins improving his season record to 13-4 with 10 pins. Senior Captain Braden Kain had a great tournament going 6-1 with 3 pins, one major and one decision.
Braden finished in 3rd place in the 138-pound weight class avenging his only loss in the consi-finals. Braden currently leads the team in wins, 17, point 88, and pins with 12. Senior Captain Aidan Guiliani wrestling at 145 pounds finished in 4th place going 5-2 with 3 pins and two decisions. Aiden is now 12-2 on the season with 8 pins. Rounding out the day for the Panthers was Senior Captain Maddox Colclough at 285 pounds. Maddox finished in 4th place going 5-2 with 5 pins. Maddox is now 10-2 on the season with 8 pins.
The Panthers are 3-1 on the season and will be wrestling in a quad meet at North Attleboro on Saturday, January 31 beginning at 10a.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a:
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

Historical Tidbit Question:
Where did the "Butcher" come from?

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Include your name, and phone number with your answer.
By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On January 11, 2023 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

“Part of doing something is listening. We are listening. To the sun. To the stars. To the wind.”
~ Madeleine L'Engle, Swiftly Tilting Planet

“It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak and another to hear.” Henry David Thoreau

“For a word to be spoken, there must be silence. Before, and after.”
~ Ursula K. Le GuinA Wizard of Earthsea

“The humble listen to their brothers and sisters because they assume they have something to learn. They are open to correction, and they become wiser through it.” ~ Fr. Thomas Dubay

“The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand.
We listen to reply.” ~ Stephen R. Covey
Shhhhh. I'm listening. Are you?
~ : ) Jacquie
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Primrose Morrison, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.

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