Whitman Hanson Youth Soccer Players of the Week: Declan and Quinn

Congratulations to our WHYS Players of the Week!

Declan Hoey is our Boys Player of the Week. Declan is a versatile player that always does his best no matter what position he is playing. In addition, his coaches say he is always building up his teammates and maintaining a positive attitude.

Quinn Sullivan is our Girls Player of the Week. Quinn is a tough player whose defensive skills helped her team avoid a loss this weekend, ending in a tie. Her coach says her never quit attitude is admirable.

Keep on shining!

Source: WHYS FB
Historical Tidbit:
Churches are the predominant type of institutional building within the area. The First Baptist Church, 565 Washington Street (1846), constructed to replace an earlier church on the site, was raised up in 1857 to make room for a vestry under it. The church was dedicated in 1885, and a three-story religious education wing, designed by Boston architect Edward Melville Bridge (1890–1979), was added onto the building in 1952. Bridge, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, predominantly designed churches.

The First Baptist Church building continued to be used for religious purposes until 2009 when it closed due to declining attendance and was subsequently sold. In May of 2012 it was converted into apartments.
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Town Hall

Public Library
M-Th 9:30a-8p; Fri 9:30a- 4:30p;
Sat 9:30a-4 (during school year only)

Council on Aging

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
Rick DiBlasio
won a $15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman

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

Enter for this week's prize of
a 45-minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose healingstartshere.net
Movie Day: Mrs. Doubtfire
Wed, Jun 5
Whitman COA

Staring: Robin Williams, Harvey Fierstein, Sally Field Run Time: 2 Hrs. 6 Min. Rated: PG-13 Troubled that he has little access to his children, divorced Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) hatches an elaborate plan. With help from his creative brother Frank (Harvey Fierstein), he dresses as an older British woman and convinces his ex-wife, Miranda (Sally Field), to hire him as a nanny. Call 781-447-7619 Ext. 2 to get a seat!
Duval Elementary Talent Show 2024
Video courtesy of WHCA9TV
Whitman Day 
Saturday, June 8 
10a - 4p
Whitman Town Park 

The third annual Whitman Day kicks off on June 8, from 10a - 4pm. This year, there are many fantastic vendors lined up and fun for everyone, from adults to children. This free event sponsored by the Whitman Cultural Council and local sponsors, is sure to be a fantastic day filled with fun. 

With the addition of the Beer Garden and some returning favorites, like the Puppy Parade, this is sure to be the biggest and best Whitman Day yet! 

They are still actively looking for volunteers with duties including set up/breakdown, game oversight, stage assistance, and more. Volunteers will receive a free Whitman Day volunteer shirt. Sign up to Volunteer for Whitman Day on Sign Up Genius
For more information visit Whitman Day 
Whitman Board of Selectmen Meeting
May 21, 2024
Video courtesy of WHCA9TV
Whitman Hanson Regional School Committee
May 20, 2024
Video courtesy of WHCA9TV
Dr. Chris Jones, Principal of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School:
The Career Toolkit & Brain Bump with Mark Herschberg

Mark is the creator of Brain Bump and author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for SuccessThat No One Taught You. Mark has spent his career launching and developing new ventures at startups and Fortune 500s and in academia.

He helped to start the Undergraduate PracticeOpportunities Program, dubbed MIT’s “career success accelerator,” where he teaches. He also works with many non-profits, currently serving on the board of Plant a Million Corals.
Key Takeaways:

* Mark Herschberg discusses his experience with startups, Fortune 500s, academia, and his involvement in non-profits.
* Misalignment of current educational systems with the needs of modern careers, advocating for the inclusion of essential skills such as leadership, communication, networking, negotiations, and ethics in curriculums.
* Herschberg describes his work with MIT's Career Success Accelerator and offers insights into incorporating these skills into education effectively.
* Introduces his app Brain Bump, which is designed to help individuals retain valuable information from various sources.
* The app supports learning by providing just-in-time access and passive spaced repetition to reinforce key concepts.
* Herschberg also emphasizes the importance of broadening educational content beyond traditional subjects to better prepare students for future careers.
Duval's Pharmacy
Gifts, Snacks & Supplies
with Duval's Surprising Selection, you'll find just what you were looking for!!

Open: Mon-Fri: 8:30a - 6p | Sat: 9a - 3p
Sun: 9a - 1p

571 Washington St • 781-447-0606

Nessralla Farm
Veggies, Flowers & Gifts
Everything you need for a stellar garden!

Full, half and quarter shares of our C.S.A are on sale now! Receive a variety of fresh local produce weekly. June 15-October 15. 18 weeks of goodness!

Nessralla Farm
416 Plymouth St. , Halifax, MA
(781) 293-6792

Whitman Public Library Cookbook Club

The Cookbook Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm except for July and August. The Cookbook is to be announced for this month. 

Stop by the circulation desk each month and check out our cookbook. If you are interesting in attending, pick out a recipe from the cookbook, and staff will make a copy of it for you. Bring your cooked dish on the the night of the club and enjoy a variety of dishes cooked by other members. Leave the meeting with a full tummy and a recipe packet of all the recipes used at the meeting.  

Please contact Ellie Donaghey 781-447-7613 edonaghey@ocln.org with any questions.

Source: Whitman Public Library
Rabies Clinic
Sat, Jun 22
VFW Parking Lot
Essex St

This Rabies Clinic will vaccinate dogs, cats, and ferrets. Please ensure all animals are leashed or in a crate. The vet from Abington Animal Hospital will vaccinate them in your vehicle. The cost is $20 cash per animal. Please bring a previous rabies certificate for your animal if you have one. If your animal is not overdue, it will receive a 3-year rabies vaccine. If your animal is overdue or you don’t bring the certificate, your animal will receive a 1-year rabies vaccine. Please note, the entire fee goes to the vet for the cost of the vaccination. The vet, staff, and BOH are not taking any of the money collected.

Questions? Call 781-618-9754.Please do not call Abington Animal Hospital with questions. This is a Whitman Board of Health event.

Juneteenth Celebration
Family-Friendly Juneteenth Event in Bridgewater! Entertainment, food, vendors, and speakers.
Bring your chairs & enjoy the day!

Sat, June 22 (Rain date: June 23)
University Park at BSU, 1 to 6 PM
Free Parking: For GPS, use
351 Great Hill Drive

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Robotics Camp at Whitman Hanson HS

For Grades 6-8:
Monday-Thursday, 9a - 2p
Join for one week or all weeks! Each week is an independent, week-long program. $200 per student, per week (July 8 - August 8, 2024). For more information, contact James Kozak at james.kozak@whrsd.org or 781-618-7743
A Day for Dads
Thu, Jun 13
Whitman COA

We invite you to come on down and relax as you enjoy Root Beer Floats, Cold Cut Finger Sandwiches, Pasta Salad, and chips! Seats are limited so call Ext. 2 to sign up!

International Picnic Day
Mon, Jun 17
Whitman COA

We will be having a boxed picnic lunch provided by Old Colony Elder Services and listening to music that inspires thoughts of warm weather and summer fun! Seats are limited so call Ext. 2 to sign up!

Climate Can Do:
How Can I Help?

For those readers who would like to be actively involved in keeping our environment livable for future generations, here are a few suggestions:

350Mass.org join or create a local working group for a just, equitable and clean energy economy in Massachusetts

Creation Care United Methodist Church or other initiative in your faith community

Mothers Out Front showing up to protect our children

Extinction Rebellion/ (XR) and / or the Boston Red Rebel Brigade: international nonviolent mobilization including civil disobedience and performance art to raise awareness and demand action.

As always, check in with your community's Trails, Open Space, Outdoor or Conservation Commissions or the Taunton River Watershed Alliance to have impact locally.
  We are all in this together, we've only got one planet! Thank you for all you are doing. Keep up the good work!

Written by J. Rose
Together, we can make a difference by taking action to live sustainably. Let's empower ourselves to create a better future for our planet, one step at a time.
Whitman Freedom Team

The Whitman Freedom Team works to preserve freedom through unity in the community. Its members meet monthly to explore ways of offering dialogue and support to the entire community with a goal of promoting love, inclusion and trust (LIT) and moving beyond tolerance to embracing, celebrating and sharing our community’s diversity.

They are a proactive force paving the way for meaningful transformation through the unique community 10-point Connection Model. This model unites core members of Whitman's community, including leaders, officials, parents, and passionate individuals just like you, bonded by a shared commitment to anti-racism, diversity, and trust-building.

Whether you're a local leader, business owner, engaged citizen, retiree, budding young leader, or a veteran who's served your country, Whitman Freedom Team needs your unique perspective, experiences, and drive. 

To get started, on Saturday June 8 from 10a - 4pm at Whitman Day, you can meet and talk with current Whitman Freedom Team members at Whitman Town Park.
The current Whitman Freedom Team members are Tom Evans - community advocate; Tim Hanlon - Whitman Police Department; Jeff Szymaniak - Superintendent of WHRSD; Dr. Mike Kryzanek - Community Advocate; Dr. Carl Kowalski - Chairman of Board of Selectmen; Stephen Bois - School Committee; Dr. Josh Twomey - Education Psychologist; Brianna Codio - Whitman student; Cody Roberts - Whitman student; Eric Brunelle - Social Media specialist; Sharon Hall - former school administrative assistant, community advocate; Juanita Brunelle - Community Advocate; Christopher Scriven - Whitman parent; Margaret Cerilli - Community Advocate; Justin Evans- Board of Selectmen; Kathleen Evans- Community Advocate; Lukas Moscoso-Graduate Student; Nancy Payton- Community Advocate; Timothy Travers- Former Fire Chief; Robert Trotta- Former School Committee; Carol Kryzanek- Community Advocate
Whitman Freedom Team
May 21, 2024
Video courtesy of WHCA9TV

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Historical Tidbit Question:
What happened to the First Baptist Church building after it closed in 2009?

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On June 5, 2024 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by Jamie Puhi, Jacquelyn Rose, Greg Venezia & Vasilia Yordanova.
Permission to Daydream

The human brain is highest functioning when it has varied stimulus. Sometimes it's problem solving, sometimes task driven; and sometimes creative. We each have our own personal balance of physical movement and brain work, and let's not forget those emotional and spiritual needs that keep us connected and help us envision and imagine... getting the right cocktail to keeps us healthy, joyful, fulfilled and finding solutions.

When summer calls with its warm days, sunshine, flowers, birds chirping and breeze. I swear I can smell ocean spray mixed with the sweet florals on that breeze.

So... about 2 pm each day, I give myself permission to daydream, to take a break and take a walk; to smell the flowers and the breeze.

Be kind to yourself.

Life is not a sprint, it is a marathon. Doing things well takes continuous effort. But we are not machines, and need to give ourselves grace.
Permission to daydream... granted.
~ Jacquie
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