Whitman's Community Garden is Welcoming Spring!

The weather has been beautiful, with warm days and lots of sun – signs that spring is finally here. Whitman residents have welcomed spring with open arms by checking the community garden beehives and turning the soil in the garden plots. Earthworms and happy bees said hello to our happy gardeners as well!

Info from the Whitman Community Garden FB group: facebook.com/WhitmanCommunityGardenGroup
Picture Credits to Greg Clark and Lee Anne Burton.
Historical Tidbit:
Hotels in Whitman

In the mid-1800s, Whitman had multiple hotels. It was still South Abington at that point. The four hotels were Hobart House, Bates House, Standish House, and Pratt House.

By the time 1938 rolled around, Hobart Hotel was the only hotel remaining. It had been operating continuously.

Story Credit: Gregory Venezia
Information Credit: Dyer Memorial Library Archives
Businesses: Amplify Your Message
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
Kathy Romero
you won a $10 / gift certificate
Farm2Cup Juicery
Supporting local farmers and nourishing
your body daily
290 Broadway (Rt 138) Raynham

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray. 
Stop By the Whitman Hanson High School Senior Art Showcase
Now until Apr 8

"Back by Popular Demand! We will be showcasing the talented artwork done by some of our Whitman-Hanson Seniors.

Work by Connor Gouthro will be on display in the three art showcases through April 8.

Connor's work can also be accessed digitally by following the link below: whrhsart.com/seniorshowcase2022"

Info from WH High School FB page: facebook.com/WhitmanHansonHighSchool
Meat Raffle
Saturday, Apr 9
2 - 5p
Whitman Knights of Columbus

"Whitman Mothers Club is holding a meat raffle NEXT weekend!

If you are not familiar with WMC, this organization raises funds for OUR community. Some examples of how WMC gives back: scholarships/donations to the schools/donations to local families/giving tree for local children during the holiday season/donations to the food pantry, library and so many more! Help us, help the community!!!"

Info from Whitman Pride FB group: facebook.com/events/wmcraffle

Contact whitmanmothersclub@gmail.com for more info!
Whitman Recreation Spring Egg Maze Hunt
Saturday, Apr 9
9:30a - 12p
Town Hall Auditorium

"Designated egg times:
Pre-K: 9:45 - 10a
K: 10:05 - 10:20a
Grade 1-2: 10:25 - 10:40a
Grade 3-4: 10:45 - 11:00a
Grade 5: 11:05 - 11:20a

Bag provided to decorate and collect eggs! Bring your own Camera and meet the Easter Bunny! Enjoy a Craft! Jelly Bean guessing game. Free Raffle - Easter Basket!
Donations greatly accepted at the event to help support this fun family event!
For All Whitman Residents!" Info from Whitman Recreation FB page: facebook.com/WhitmanRec
Summer Park and Pool Programs for Whitman and Hanson residents and Town of Whitman employees! 

The Summer Park Program will run from July 5 and continue for 6 weeks ending on August 12 for lots of fun in the sun and pool! We will offer weekly field trips and a day full of fun and excitement for 5 year olds who have completed kindergarten through the end of 5th grade!

The Whitman Pool will be open for swimming! We will be offering 3 sessions of swimming lessons, a 6 week swim team program and pool passes! Flyers will be posted soon! The pool will be opening in early June and will stay open through Labor Day weekend! We are looking forward to a great summer season! 

Sign up for Summer Recreation program at
Help the Whitman Police Department Support Autism Awareness

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism Awareness month aims to promote acceptance, celebrate, and be more inclusive to the autistic individuals around us. As a show of support, the Whitman Police Department has a special Autism Awareness Patch that officers can wear during the month of April.

These patches are also available to purchase with 100% of the proceeds going to Autism Awareness.
To purchase a patch contact Officer Kevin Harrington at: kharrington@whitman-ma.gov

Info from Whitman PD FB page: facebook.com/WhitmanPolice
We have a never-ending supply of Neat Feast bird seed.
Come see what we are stocking this season.

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357

Mini Golf at the Whitman Public Library
Saturday, Apr 16
10a - 4p
Whitman Public Library

"Bring your team for a round of mini-golf. Mobile-MiniGolf will set up a fun and challenging 9-hole mini gold course in our library! The colorful course has hills, jumps, bumps, wist, and loops, and is suitable for kids and adults of all ages.

This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Whitman Public Library."
CrossTalk feat. Paula Harris, WH Cornerstone Investments
Learn About Personal Financing
March 24
Video courtesy of WHCA-TV
Private Business Owners: 
We are Looking for Board Nominations
Workforce Board of 24 oversees $3.4 million budget 
for regional training, consulting & programing

*learn about workforce development opportunities
*Be a voice in your industry 
Monthly & quarterly meetings

Contact Jason Hunter, Director of operations jhunter@masshiregbwb.org

MassHire Greater Brockton Career Center
34 School St, 2nd Floor, Brockton
Healing Starts Here - Reiki with Jacquelyn Rose

Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch.

Read more
Pre-Register for the Whitman Hanson Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Cookie Decorating Fundraiser
Sunday, May 1
Whitman Knights of Columbus

"Cost: $45 per person
(open to all ages 15 and up)

All supplies will be provided (including a take-home box & icing recipe) - you will learn how to decorate the cookies above in the photo!
All proceeds will go to the Class of 2022 in the form of scholarships"

Info from Whitman Hanson Dollars for Scholars FB page: facebook.com/whitman.dfs
Whitman-Hanson High School Promotes Inclusivity!

On Monday, March 21, Whitman-Hanson High School's Student Council and Best Buddies organization led a school activity that promoted inclusive language to raise awareness against harmful vocabulary that stigmatizes and excludes disabled and neurodivergent peers. Best Buddies is a group where high school students are paired with those who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) to build long-lasting, supportive friendships!
On Monday, Student Council and Best Buddies gave students and Staff the chance to Stamp out the R-word during lunches. Students picked their favorite color and TOGETHER over 300 students and staff stamped out the R-word. When we finished, we hung the sign in the Lobby outside the Main Office for all to see and show everyone that W-H supports Inclusion."

Thank you for setting an example of what a loving community looks like in practice.
Image & Info credits: Whitman Hanson High School facebook.com/WhitmanHansonHighSchool
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray. 

Historical Tidbit Question:
Which Whitman hotel had remained operating
 in 1938?

Email us your answer at: 

Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On April 6, 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, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Yelena Salvador, & Greg Venezia
Taking the lead from Mother Earth, springing into re-birth.

Looking at our lives and thinking: what can I change to make life work better for me?

Eat cleaner (less chemical additives)? Incorporate exercises that are fun or fulfilling, so I actually DO them? Stretch & center myself in the day so that I can start off in a calm and spiritually in-tune state of mind?

Whatever you choose, be kind to yourself. Each day we begin again, each day we get another chance to build the life we want.

I'm looking forward to seeing us bloom! ~ Jacquie
“I am dead because I lack desire,
I lack desire because I think I possess,
I think I possess because I do not try to give,
In trying to give, you see that you have nothing,
Seeing that you have nothing, you try to give of yourself,
Trying to give of yourself, you see that you are nothing,
Seeing that you are nothing, you desire to become,
In desiring to become, you begin to live.”
~ Rene Daumal
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