Whitman-Hanson Regional School District United Basketball Game

On February 10, Whitman-Hanson Regional High School hosted its first ever Unified Basketball Game. This is special because a unified sport allows people with and without disabilities to play on the same teams. Both teams received enthusiastic cheering and applause from the game's spectators, and everyone had a wonderful time!
The event was put together through the hard work of the high school's best buddies program, student council, athletics department, and administration. There is hope that this will not be a one-time only event, as it promoted such a warm feeling through the community. Great job, everyone, and good game!

Photo & Story Credit: Jeff Szymaniak, WHRSD Superintendent,
For more pix: WH HS FB Group
Historical Tidbit:
The World War Memorial Arch
The World War Memorial Arch was erected ca. 1925 to honor the Whitman soldiers who died during World War I. The arch originally served as a pedestrian entrance to Legion Field, constructed ca. 1925 by the Whitman American Legion Post #22.
Legion Field was to the south of the arch. The American Legion was established as a national veterans’ organization in 1919, following World War I, with a focus on serving veterans, active service members, and their communities.
By the mid-1920s, the Legion was a well-established organization with local posts throughout the country, including Whitman.
The American Legion Baseball program was created in 1925, leading to many posts forming local programs within their own communities for both youths and members, which was most likely one of the key uses of Legion Field in Whitman at the time.
The fields were removed ca. 1960 when the National Guard Armory and surrounding parking lot were built. In 1965, the Memorial Association, Whitman Post No. 22, American Legion, sold a portion of the lot to the Archdiocese of Boston for the construction of the Cardinal Spellman Center.

This is an image of a Whitman Postcard from the late 1920's.
Town Hall
781-618-9700

Public Library
M-Th 10-8; Fri 1-5; Sat 10-4
781-447-7613

Council on Aging
781-447-7619

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
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Mystery Book Club
Wednesday, Feb 22
6:30p
Whitman Public Library Historical Room

Do you enjoy a good mystery? Do you love the reading a page-turner because you can't wait to find out what happens next? If this sounds like you, look no further than the Mystery Book Club. Join fellow enthusiasts to discuss this month's book, Five Strangers by E.V. Adamson, and you'll want to keep coming back for more!

For more information call Mary Cleary at 617-650-8816.
An Evening of Music for Devin Dondero
Thursday, Mar 2
6 - 9p
Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Library

WHRHS is hosting a fundraiser concert to support Devin Dondero, a man who has done a lot for the students in Whitman's community and is dealing with exorbitant medical expenses. There will be performances, and they are asking for people to donate raffle items, food, or money if they are able! Any support given is welcome.

For more information email Bryan Rowe at bryan.rowe@whrsd.org
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 2/6/23 - 2/12/23
Video courtesy of:
Dr. Chris Jones - SEEing to Lead
Improve the Good
Video courtesy of:
Dr. Chris Jones - SEEing to Lead
Come to any of our dine-in locations to see for yourself just how tasty our new dinner specials are
Whitman Recreation Department Movie Night
Friday, Feb 24
6:45p
Whitman Town Hall Auditorium

The Whitman Recreation Department is hosting a FREE movie night for Whitman residents at the Whitman Town Hall Auditorium. Free popcorn and water will be provided. Doors will open at 6p. Bring a chair and blanket.

Featured movie: The Rise of Gru

For more information visit the Whitman Recreation Fb page
90's Black History Month Skate
Saturday, February 25
7 - 10p
Carousel Family Fun Center
1055 Auburn St

Come celebrate Black History Month with The African American Association of Brockton!

Admission is $10. Skate rentals are $5.

Everyone is invited to attend! There will be raffles, and food available for purchase!

Adults 18+ must sign a waiver!

Email us at: AAABrockton@gmail.com for more information or if you would like to help sponsor.

Buy your tickets for the event through Eventbrite
WHRSD Regional Agreement Committee
February 13, 2023 Meeting
Video courtesy of WHCA9TV
Whitman Board of Selectmen
February 7, 2023 Meeting
Video courtesy of WHCA9TV
COA Chair Yoga
Whitman Council on Aging

Every Tuesday at 10:30a, Karen Lyons from the Whitman Wellness Center offers a chair yoga class. COA invites people to come on down and give it a try! Transportation is available. Please call to inquire. Call (781) 447-7619 EXT 2 to join in the fun.

To see more activities offered by the Whitman Council on Aging, check out the COA newsletter.
Whitman Fire Department Shares Home Heating Safety Tips for Residents This Winter

As days continue to get colder, Chief Timothy Clancy and the Whitman Fire Department would like to provide residents with safety tips for heating homes and staying warm this winter.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating is a leading cause of home fires in the U.S. Between 2014-2018, local fire departments responded to approximately 48,530 fires due to home heating equipment. Nearly half of all home heating fires occur in December, January, and February... (“Whitman Fire Department Shares Home Heating Safety Tips for Residents This Winter”)

Tips include Heating Safety, Fireplace/Chimney Safety, and Carbon Monoxide Safety.

To read more about Home Safety Tips for the Winter, visit the Town of Whitman Website, Newsflash section
Climate Can-Do:
Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles are a more sustainable way for people to get to where they are going. These vehicles offer less maintenance and repairs, less expensive when it comes to fueling, and most importantly cause less pollution. 

In Massachusetts the Zero Emissions Vehicle commission ,or ZEV, was established in 2015 and is working to help support the zero emission vehicle adoption in Massachusetts. Their overall goal is to promote zero emission vehicles, also known as ZEV’s. These vehicles include fuel cell, plug in, or battery electric cars, buses, and vans. 
When it comes to making more charging stations for electric vehicles, companies like Chargepoint are offering funding in order to install more of them. This would help make it more accessible for those who want this sustainable transportation. It would make it easier to charge their cars with more available charging stations in Massachusetts. 

If you want to find out more about ZEV commission or would like to see more about the funding going into electric vehicle charging stations, read the links provided. 

Resources: 

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by intern Maeve Stowe of Bridgewater State University. We focus on actions which will help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. Our goal is to keep our climate's temperature from rising 1.5˚ C to lessen the impact on our environment. We can do!
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WHCA'S "On The Road" is back!

"On the Road" is just one of WHCA's new "One-Off Series Programs". What is a "One-Off Series Program" you ask?

“One-off“ = meaning no long term commitment to starting a series program.
“Series Program“ = meaning we (WHCA) manage the series, you just contribute the content.

Creating a One-Off Series Program is incredibly simple and a lot of fun! See the list below for program concepts. When you’re ready to get started simply:

  • Email us at production@whca.tv stating that you want to produce an episode.
  • We set you up with a camera, and any other tools you may need.
  • You shoot an amazing show.
  • We’ll facilitate the post production details.
  • Just like that, you’ve produced an episode!
Join us as we take trips to some local businesses, cafes, shops, and events across the community. In this most recent episode host Rob Gullicksen brings you to Wicked Loft Cafe in Whitman and chats with the people who make the business so special. If you'd like your business to be featured in On The Road, reach out to Rob (Rob@whca.tv) or any of us at WHCA (info@WHCA.tv). We'd love for you to be our next trip.
BFIT Challenge & Whitman Fire Department (+1)

On Sunday, February 5th, Whitman Police Officer Dave Hickey joined Whitman Fire Department to participate in the National Grid BFIT CHALLENGE at the TD Bank Garden.
Teams from around the state raised money for charities in order to participate in the challenge. All funds donated to our Whitman Team are going to the PFFM Foundation Cancer Fund. Whitman Fire has participated in this event every year and they always do a great job. Way to go!


Story was written by: Primrose Morrison
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

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Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!


Historical Tidbit Question:
Who purchased a portion of the American Legion Field?

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On February 22, 2023 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by Tess Fiumefreddo, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
Presidential...
as well as referring to the president, is known to mean stately, refined, purposeful. There is the presidential suite, or showing presidential wisdom. We have a long history of great thought to share: 

"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction." ~ John F. Kennedy
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ~ Barack Obama
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” ~ Woodrow Wilson
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” ~Theodore Roosevelt

These men, merely humans, did the best they could to lead this country. Our future leaders make decisions daily; hopefully leading our country toward a more sustainable humanity. It's on us to keep them on the right path. 
From the past, these presidents encourage us: make the effort, change, have greater vision, persist, and care. ~ Jacquie
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