Whitmanite Russell duPont is the author of three novels: KING & TRAIN, WAITING FOR THE TURK and MOVIN’ ON. He is also the author of four chapbooks — two non-fiction; UP IN WISCONSIN: TRAVELS WITH KINSLEY and THERE IS NO DAM NOW AT RICHFORD; and two books of poetry: WINTER, 1948 and ESTABLISHING HOME PLATE. His poetry has been published in various literary magazines, including the Albatross, Spectrum, The I, For Poets Only, The Anthology of South Shore Poets, Re-Side, Oddball, JerryJazzMusician, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Rye Whiskey Review, Last Stanza Poetry Journal, and the Northern New England Review; and his story, “The Corner,” appears in the anthology STREETS OF ECHOES. His journalism has appeared in The Dorchester Community News, The Melrose Free Press and The Patriot Ledger.
You may remember for the month of February, Russel's art was featured in Whitman library's "Art in the Foyer" , he'll be back at the library on June 18 for an Author talk. Thanks, Russell, for sharing your talents.
Historical Tidbit: Evangelical Bible Church, Advent Christian of Whitman 1893

Evangelical Bible Church, Advent Christian of Whitman was located at the corner of West and Silver Street. The South Shore Pentecostal church is located there now. The Evangelical Bible Church started in a tent, then moved to Conant's Hall. The church was incorporated on October 30, 1892.

It wasn't until 1893 that the foundation for a new church was established. Rev. William A. Burch was the first Church pastor. As time went on, membership began to decline. The church building was then put up for sale. The church was purchased by the South Shore Pentecostal Church in 1980. When the building was sold, the Evangelical Christian church retained the parsonage (the building where the pastor resides), located on Raynor Street. The current SS Pentecostal pastor family rented the parsonage and lived there for 6 months before the property was sold.

Information Credit: the South Shore Pentecostal Church Pastor, Rev. J. Craig and Tina Ouellette
Book Credit: Historical Whitman, MA
Story Credit: Gregory Venezia

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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
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you won a $25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$15 gift certificate to C & C Antiques Open Wed- Sun, Rt 18, Elmwood (EB)
Discover the Bay Circuit Trail with the Appalachian Mountain Club. 
Saturday, May 14, 11a:  Discover the Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway. Looking for a new outdoor adventure? Learn about Eastern Massachusetts’ close-to-home trail that traverses 230 miles from the Merrimack River in Newbury to the Kingston Bay in Duxbury. Presented by Mickey Tommins, the BCT Coordinator with the Appalachian Mountain Club.

The Whitman USPS/NALC Food Pantry Drive is
May 14th
The second Saturday in May (May 14th) will feature the 30th annual food drive by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC). With the help of the Whitman Girl Scouts and food pantry volunteers, the postal carriers in your neighborhood will collect and deliver to the Whitman Food Pantry your non-perishable food donations. Thank you, in advance for your participation in this important event! The kind contributions to the Whitman Food Pantry have helped to meet the many needs of our neighbors and we are especially thankful to our letter carriers and to the girl scouts for their hard work in making this a successful food drive.

Simply leave your donation by your mailbox by 8a, May 14th and your letter carrier or a girl scout/food pantry volunteer will see that your donation is delivered to the food pantry. Questions can be directed to the Whitman Food Pantry at 781-447-8560.
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Prom will be here soon. Whitman United Methodist Church has assorted dresses at no cost for you. You are welcome to come and pick your favorite at 503 South Ave.
Open every Monday (except holidays) and 2nd and 4th Saturday 10a - 2p.
Contact for more info: 781-447-3378
Summer Park and Pool Programs for Whitman and Hanson residents as well as 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! Please see flyer below!
We are also offering a Counselor In Training Program for children who have completed 8th grade. You can learn to be a camp counselor working with a counselor and enjoy all the benefits of being both a camper and a counselor!
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!! The pool will be opening in June on the weekends and then daily from 2 - 7p once school gets out and stay open through Labor Day weekend!
Online registration is now available.

For ages 14 – 24
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Meet with our career counselor & take assessment 

on Tuesdays at 3:30-4:30p and
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34 School St, 2nd Floor, Brockton

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Happy Mother's Day from our Family
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Stop in and pick up a little something to make Mom smile!

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

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Whitman Annual Town Meeting
May 2
Video courtesy of WHCA-TV
Chair Yoga
Presented by Whitman COA
& Whitman Wellness Center
Video courtesy of WHCA-TV
An old-fashioned candy store
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We have
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Mon - Sat:
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Opening Day Parade, Ceremony & Games were A-O-K 
Thank you to the Town of Whitman, Whitman Fire, Whitman Police, our Local Elected Officials, Volunteers, Players, Coaches, Families, Sponsors & Sweeties Shaved Ice for an AMAZING start to the season. 
Coverage courtesy of whca.tv
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$15 gift certificate to C & C Antiques Open Wed- Sun, Rt 18, Elmwood (EB)

Historical Tidbit Question:
Where was the Evangelical Bible Church located in Whitman?

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On May 11, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Shine Your Light

"Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment." ~ Lao Tzu

“I have a definition of success. For me, it's very simple. It's not about wealth and fame and power. It's about how many shining eyes I have around me.” ~ Benjamin Zander

“It is impossible for light not to get noticed, especially in the dark.” ~ Matshona Dhliwayo

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson
When we know ourselves, and shine our own light, that glow spreads.
Shine bright! ~ Jacquie
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Rohail Spear & Greg Venezia
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