Sisters Going For Gold!!

Former Whitman Hansen students Kristie and Sam Mewis will be playing for the USA soccer team at this summer’s Olympic games in Tokyo.

They will be the first sisters to play soccer for USA on a world championship roster at the senior level.

Good luck Kristie, Sam and Team USA!
Story By Jen Bellody
Historical Tidbit:

Whitman, Changing Names
and Borders
When first settled what is now Whitman was the "Little Comfort" section of Bridgewater. That area became part of the town of Abington in 1712. In 1875 it was incorporated as the town of South Abington and included additional land from northeastern Bridgewater. In 1886 a vote taken at town meeting changed the name of the town to Whitman in honor of town resident Augustus Whitman.

   In an early attempt to provide a municipal water system the town obtained a franchise for water from Silver Lake but was not able to provide sufficient finances. The franchise was turned over to Brockton in exchange for an agreement that provided Whitman with water at a special rate, and Silver Lake water began flowing in the town on January 2, 1905.

Respectfully Submitted, James Holbert

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Town Hall

Public Library

Council on Aging

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
Alma Weightman
won a $15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds candy store Rt 18, Whitman!

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at the bottom of this newsletter.

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School Committee Member Needed to Fill a Vacancy.
Due to the resignation of Whitman-Hanson Regional School Committee member, the Board of Selectmen, together with the Whitman members of the School Committee, will be choosing a replacement to serve the remaining year of his term.

Interested applicants should email a letter of interest and resume to no later than June 29.

The Board of Selectmen and Whitman School Committee members will be interviewing all applicants at their joint meeting July 6.
Get your Rain Barrel and Compost Bin!
The Whitman Department of Public Works is pleased to announce they have a very limited supply of Rain Barrels to offer to residents FREE of charge. These were obtained utilizing Recycling Dividend Program Grant Funds. There are also a limited supply of Compost Bins available. They will be distributed on a first come first serve basis by calling the DPW Office at 781-447-7630 to make an appointment for pickup.
Save the date!!! JULY 4TH!!!
Whitman Town Park
*10a - bike & carriage decorating contest
*until 1p - music, activities, relay races, inflatable games & more!
*BSA Troop/Pack 22 & Sweeties Shaved Ice will be selling food.
*1 - 4p - pool open to residents for free
All residents welcome 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Questions call 781-618-9758 or email
Deck the Doors of Whitman
Friday - Tuesday
July 1 - 5
Pick up paper at the Council on Aging.
Decorate your own door & help a veteran, neighbor or senior do theirs too.
Show your patriotic colors!
Once decorated please share a photo of your door with Mary Holland

Contact Sara for more information 781-618-9750.
Annual spring flowers and vegetable flats have arrived,
but are selling quick.
Don't miss out!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Whitman Recreation Pool is Open & Passes Still Available!
Apply for the pool pass HERE
We are so glad to be able to offer SEASON POOL PASSES! The hours of the pool for public swimming will be 3 - 7p weekdays and 12 - 7p on weekends. The cost of the pass for a family is $120, it is a family pass for people who reside at that residence, up to 8 people. You can download the form, fill it out attach payment, and a copy of proof of residence and put it in the drop box at the town hall! You will be able to pick up your pass at the Recreation Office or the Whitman Pool!

Summer Park Program and Swim Lesson Registration is still open! The forms are available to print! You can fill the form out attach payment and bring to the town hall, you can place it in the drop box!

ONLINE REGISTRATION and PAYMENT for Swimming Lessons & Summer Park Program click here
New in the play area at the library!
This play area has been made possible through federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum & Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. This area is intended for children ages 6 and under. Fencing funded by North Easton Savings Bank.
An old-fashioned candy store 
with a TWIST
Grab & Go
Items are packaged in small quantities for your convenience & 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
Katie’s Kreative Manis
NEW! Lisa Frank Inspired Overlays!
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 

Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Graduation 2021
June 7, 2021
Whitman-Hanson Regional Community Evening School Graduation 2021
June 8, 2021
BSU Science Academy
The Science Academy offers one-week science classes for students who are in or are entering grades 2-12. This unique program allows students to work as scientists and is designed to inspire students about science while providing them with the foundations necessary for further scientific exploration.

If you're ready to head outdoors to explore, visit the BSU Science Academy page to register!

Middle school students deadline July 1st.
Elementary students deadline July 3rd.
Help Needed for Sponsors
Whitman-Hanson Youth Soccer is looking for sponsors for our Fall 2021 Season! If you'd like me to email you a form, just let me know. You can email
Thank you, Stephanie Blackman

Deadline is June 30, 2021.
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Feeling hungry for something different?
Visit our Facebook page for a list of our current specials.
Click on location for full take out menus!

(781) 300-2600
Take out only

(508) 378-9335
Open for Indoor Dining & Take out

(508) 456-4460
Indoor & Outdoor Dining & Take out
Did You Know-The Whitman Cultural Council (WCC) received a $10,000 grant in 2021?
Unfortunately, there were not enough volunteers on the 7 member council to award the grant funds within our community and the funds went unused, and returned to the state of MA.
I was recently appointed as a volunteer to the WCC, however more volunteers are needed in order to have a quorum to hold a meeting and authorize awards of grant funds. This is a 7 member council and 3 more are needed.
To learn more about MA Local Cultural Councils:
You’re invited to join me on the Council! My hope is that we can begin to bring back the summer concerts, field trips, library and Senior Center programs that were funded by the WCC.
Please sign up to volunteer today:
~ Dawn Byers via Facebook
Happy Retirement Doey!
Today Chief Hanlon and the Whitman Police Department thank School Crossing Guard Dorothy “Doey” Saunders for her 34 years of dedicated service to the Town of Whitman.
Doey has provided a constant source of professionalism, safety, and comfort to all who passed by her. Her kind demeanor and bubbly personality will be greatly missed.
A special thanks to Whitman Middle School Principal Kerri Sandler and all of the Whitman Crossing Guards for making Doey’s last day so special.
If you happen to see Doey at her last shift today at the Duval School then please thank her for her service! We wish Doey much happiness in her retirement. She will be missed 💙.

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Historical Tidbit Question:
Who was the town of Whitman named in
honor of?
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On June 29th, 2021 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Michelle Montella, Janice O'Brien, & Jacquelyn Rose

Our interactions with others can change; just by changing our perception... our approach... our view. Every relationship is 50/ 50, so we have equal impact on a conversation.

“Life is all about perception. Positive versus negative. Whichever you choose will affect and more than likely reflect your outcomes.”
~ Sonya Teclai

“There is no fixed physical reality, no single perception of the world, just numerous ways of interpreting world views as dictated by one’s nervous system and the specific environment of our planetary existence.” ~ Deepak Chopra

The moment you change your perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body.” ~Dr. Bruce Lipton

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.”
~ C.S. Lewis
I wonder, dear reader, what, in your life, can be made better by changing how you think about it?

~ Jacquie
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