Whitman Council on Aging Ice Cream Social

This past Wednesday, August 24th, the Whitman Council on Aging enjoyed an ice cream social, sponsored by WBZ and Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream. It was a wonderful day and the ice cream was delicious! Happy 60 years of business to Peaceful Meadows from all your “young” friends!

Story and image credit: Whitman COA
Historical Tidbit:
A little piece of Whitman in Boston
During Whitman's early development it was largely an agricultural town. It had large forests, which provided timber to some of the nearby seaport towns. Around 1790 some of that timber was used to construct the U.S.S. Constitution also known as Old Ironsides. The ship was launched in 1797.

The U.S.S. Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship still on the water today.

The Constitution was involved in the Quasi War with France, along with the War of 1812.

During a battle with a British ship called Guerriere the U.S.S. Constitution inflicted terrible damage, but came out mostly unscathed. It was due to this encounter that she got the name Old Ironsides. People commented that “her sides are made of iron.”

Eventually, the U.S.S. Constitution became a museum piece in Boston's National Historical Park. Today a little piece of Whitman resides in a museum in Boston.

Respectfully Submitted, Gregory Venezia

Information Credit:
Image Credit: Wikimedia commons
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St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
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Open Wed - Sun, Rt 18, Elmwood (EB)

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax
The Whitman-Hanson Panthers are Back! | Fall Tryout Information

Interested in playing a sport this Fall?

Check out the tryout information for cross country, football, soccer, field hockey, golf, and volleyball. Make sure to get those permission slips filled out and get all the necessary equipment – practices and tryouts began on August 22nd! For more information, look on the W-H Athletics Website.
Fundraising for the Class of 2023!

The incoming senior class at Whitman-Hanson is selling panthers emblem candles for $20 to fund their class events and activities. Contribute to a great cause and show your panther pride! To purchase your 10oz vanilla sugar cookie scented candle, Venmo Carol-Sherwood with your name and phone number. For more information, check out the senior class page on Twitter!
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Whitman Board of Selectmen Meeting
August 16, 2022.
Video courtesy of WHCA- TV
Whitman Middle School Building Committee Meeting. August 16, 2022
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Series and Puzzles Now Available for Checkout at the Whitman Public Library!

If it keeps raining you're going to need a puzzle and a bingeable TV series!

Series have now moved to the large shelf in front of the bay window, and puzzles are now available for checkout!
CrossTalk with Chief Tim Clancy
Check out this intimate discussion between Whitman Fire Department Chief Tim Clancy and CrossTalk host Kevin Tocci!
RiverWatch Results for 8-16-22 - NSRWA

It's hard to believe, but we have already completed the last week of RiverWatch for the summer. Thank you so much to all the volunteers that helped us collect samples, we couldn't have done this without you. All of our numbers come from the...

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Use our service to create your next project pitch plan!

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(774) 778-7218 
KickOff Children's Program
Once / week dinnertime program for children grades 1-6 * FREE
Wednesdays 5 - 6:30p
•Starting Sept 14
• Sing songs & play games
• Activities & dinner included
Build positive relationships & do fun service projects

Union Congregational Church
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2022 Whitman Fire
Local 1769
Fundraising Golf Tournament

Monday, September 12th, 8a
Country Club of Halifax

The Whitman Fire Department is hosting its 6th annual fundraising golf tournament this coming September. The tournament is a four-person best ball scramble format and will feature additional contests such as a putting competition, longest drive, and Vegas hole. The day also includes a post-golf dinner, a silent auction, and a few raffles.
The entry fee for this event is $150 per person, covering the costs of the greens fee, practice range, unlimited range balls, golf cart, post-tournament dinner, and a registration gift!
Funds raised at the tournament will be used to help local charities, such as youth sports teams and annual scholarships for high school students. Not interested in golfing but still want to help? Check out the other ways you can sponsor the event.
Visit the Whitman Fire Department's Facebook page, email or pay them a visit at the Fire Station to learn more about the tournament. Registration is open now!
Whitman Cultural Council 2022 Community Survey

The Whitman Cultural Council (WCC) would love input from our neighbors and community members. We, the members of the Whitman Cultural Council are excited to start planning events for the upcoming season and want to get your input on what events you liked and what events you want to see in our community.

Access the Google form and submit your responses!
3rd Annual FAB Night for Charity
Saturday, September 17th, 6p - 12a
Whitman VFW Pavilion

Come join us for our next fundraising event, A FAB Night for Charity feat. Critical Edge! We are planning an amazing night of live music by the band, food trucks, and RAFFLES! Get your tickets now to jam out with us and support a local charity that provides much-needed services to cancer patients. We can’t wait to see you there!
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Stop on in for some great deals.

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Whitman Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament
Friday, September 30th, 12p
Rockland Golf Course, 276 Plain St, Rockland

Join the Whitman Knights of Columbus for a charity golf tournament! The tournament includes contests such as Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Double your Money Hole, and Hole in one. Following the competition, there will be a BBQ dinner at the Whitman Knights of Columbus, 1195 Bedford St.

Pre-registration is required – there are only 100 spots. The tournament will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The cost per person is $125 and includes the cost of Greens Fees & Golf Cart, BBQ, golf shirt, raffle, and awards.

For further event details, view the Knights of Columbus page or contact Larry Roache at (781) 447-9061.
Plastic Water Bottles

Single use disposable plastic water bottles are everywhere. Using them will be a very hard habit to break, but a really important one. Not only does individual bottled water cost more than any other water source, but the over-all health benefits are questionable & our planet suffers immensely from their use.

1) Plastic water bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a petroleum product. PET requires giant amounts of fossil fuels to produce and transport. 2) Scientists at Goethe University have found that water bottles made from PET plastic leach compounds that mimic the hormone estrogen into the bottled water. This raises questions about their safety. (abc.net science) 3) Americans purchase about 50 billion water bottles per year, averaging about 13 bottles per month for every person in the U.S. (grandviewresearch.com) 4) With such a small percentage being recycled, most of our single use plastic breaks down into tiny beads of plastic particles (nano and micro plastics) which infiltrate everything –our plants, our food, our fish, our air, our bodies.
For yourself & our planet, break the habit.
Whitman-Hanson Panther Wrestling Prepares for the Upcoming Season

The Whitman-Hanson student-athletes worked on team-building during their first hike in 3 years!
The White Dot Trail at Mt. Monadnock, near Jaffrey, NH is known for its steep climb and incredible views.
Visit Whitman-Hanson Panther Wrestling on Facebook to view all the pictures from their hike!
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax

Historical Tidbit Question:
What from Whitman was used to construct the U.S.S. Constitution?

Email us your answer at: 

Please 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 August 31, 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, Amanda Manoogian, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, & Greg Venezia.

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Serendipity is one of the many words used to describe that thing that happens... you didn't plan it... but it is absolutely scrumptious when it appears. Bee ready, prepare for what you want most. Serendipity won't bring you that; it will bee even better!
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