Legacy 24 Foundation
Mike “Slicky” Garner Memorial Run
The Mission of Legacy 24 Foundation is to promote motorcycle awareness through “Check Twice - Save A Life”. We do this by hosting the Check Twice Day every March and the Mike “Slicky” Garner Memorial Ride every September. Michael was suddenly taken from us on October 21, 2017 at the very young age of 24 years old, due to a tragic motorcycle accident. The Legacy 24 Foundation strives to meet the high standards that Michael lived in his short life. The foundation is not only dedicated to Motorcycle Awareness, it is also dedicated to people in need. We also support other events during the riding season to help promote motorcycle safety as well as awareness.
This year's Mike “Slicky” Garner 4th Annual Memorial Ride is
Sunday, Sept 12th at Whitman VFW Post 697, 95 Essex St.
Registration is 11a - 1p.

Contact to donate a raffle item for event or to sponsor, email legacy24foundation@gmail.com or call (774) 259-0487.

Photo credit: Dhouse photography from the 2020 Memorial Run
Historical Tidbit:
Corner #5 Whitman, MA
1898 Boundary

Atlas of the boundaries of the town of Whitman, Plymouth County

Massachusetts. Topographical Survey Commission

Town Hall

Public Library

Council on Aging

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
 Kate Page 
won a 1 hour session (value $80) at

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins. The clean revolution!
Whitman Firefighters Local 1769 Fundraiser
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is quickly approaching. This year, we will be selling these pink shirts to benefit local cancer charities.
T-shirts $20, long sleeves $25. See any Whitman Firefighter to place your order.
Pre-orders end August 31st. Checks are preferred, made out to Whitman Firefighters Local 1769. Orders and payments can be made at Whitman Fire at 56 Temple St.
Whitman Youth Football Rookie Tackle Registration
Starts: Monday, Sept 13 and runs for 7 weeks, every Monday night at Whitman Memorial Field for 1 hour.
This program is non-contact for 5 and 6 year old boys and girls. All players must be 5 years old by September 1st, 2021 and cannot be 7 years old before September 1st, 2021.
This program is designed to introduce young athletes to the game of football. It is intended to be fun, informational, and provide great exercise. Rookie Tackle players will learn the importance of working as a team, exercise, stretching, football skills, and of course the game itself. Our goal is to instill confidence and self-esteem for our young players all while learning the game of football.
Please see the link below for registration.
We sell "super premium" meat-based pet food!
Their first ingredients are, typically, animal flesh, rice, and corn and are 85% to 95% digestible. Meat-based feeds are fed in much lower quantities, contain higher levels of linoleic acid, and cost less to feed.
Come by and get the best for your pet!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Good Day Metro South/COVID-19 Economic Recovery Call
Friday, September 10th
2p - 3p
Topics include city, state, and national resources to help you, your business, and your community respond to COVID-19. Zoom into this special forum to raise awareness and have your questions answered.

Contact Cathryn Schofield for assistance at CSchofield@metrosouthchamber.com or call (508) 586-0500 x 231.
Smokey Bear turns 77
"Remember - Only YOU can prevent forest fires!"

Smokey Bear became the official mascot of the U.S. Forest Service on
August 9, 1944.
Chair Yoga!
Tuesday, Aug 31st at 10:30a
Council on Aging
Suggested donation is $5.
Chair yoga classes with Karen Lyons from the
Whitman Wellness Center

Call (781) 447-7619 ext. 2 to sign up.
Looking for a part time job that supports the Town?
The Whitman Finance Committee is seeking the services of a dedicated member of the community to serve as Recording Secretary. This appointed Board meets most Tuesday nights in person at Town Hall from September to May. Duties include making an audio recording of the meetings and then transcribing to a draft form. Final accepted minutes are then copied to the Town Clerk and into permanent binders. There are also supplemental responsibilities such as posting meetings, drafting letters and meeting agendas, making copies and creating spreadsheets that are currently performed by the Committee Chair which could be added to the successful applicants billable time if desired.

This is a Town employee position and salary is $19-$21 per hour.

Please send your letter of interest with resume to the Whitman Town Administrator, Lincoln Heineman (lheineman@whitman-ma.gov) and FinCom Chair, Rick Anderson (randerson@whitman-ma.gov). This 9- member committee is dedicated to not only making sound financial recommendations for Whitman taxpayers but committed to your personal success in this role! Call or email any questions you may have.

Rick Anderson, Chair
Whitman Finance Committee
(781) 447-4366
Samantha Kenn's Road
to Eagle
UPDATE!! My project has changed locations. I will now be building the gazebo/pavilion right in WHITMAN next to Hobart's Pond! I am so excited! Due to the price of lumber I am now looking to raise about $7,000 in materials. There will be additional supplies needed but for now I am going to focus on the building materials. If anyone has any bottles/cans or scrap they would like to donate to a good cause - you can drop them off at 42 Rock Street in Whitman (there is a fenced in pen for cans/bottles) or I can pick them up. Message me if you would prefer a pick-up to be scheduled. Thank you soooooo much!!!
Note: If anyone has any really cool fundraising ideas, I am all ears!

Old Colony YMCA – Your Place for Family Fun & Health
Old Colony YMCA is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body and spirit of individuals and families in East Bridgewater and surrounding communities. We're committed to improving the quality of life of all area residents by providing affordable access to child care, fitness and health and wellness programs. The Y is proud to be a part of this community. The East Bridgewater Family Branch offers a full range of recreational, educational and fitness programming. From licensed day care to certified fitness instruction, the Y provides quality and personalized service.
Eat well, Laugh often, Love much
Feeling hungry for something different?
Visit our Facebook page for a list of our current specials.
Click on location for full take out menus!
(781) 300-2600
Take out only

(508) 378-9335
Open for Indoor Dining & Take out

(508) 456-4460
Indoor & Outdoor Dining & Take out
An old-fashioned candy store 
with a TWIST
Grab & Go
Items are packaged in small quantities for your convenience & safety. 
Shop in store or online!

Come check us out!
Mon - Sat: 10 am til 8 pm
Sunday 11 am til 6 pm 

Online orders!

(781) 447-2639
785 Bedford St, Rt 18, Whitman
to Lt. Smith!
We'd like to congratulate Firefighter Bryan Smith for his promotion to the rank of Fire Lieutenant.

As of August 4, Lieutenant Smith reported as Shift Commander of Group-1.

Lt. Smith came to the Whitman Fire Department in May, 2008 as Firefighter/Paramedic working with Group 3.  Congratulations!

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Christine Harkins. The clean revolution!

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~ Sarah Addison Allen, The Peach Keeper

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I rolled my eyes. 'The strong sister went outside into the rain and realized the reason she was strong was because she was made out of iron, but it was raining and she rusted. The end.'

No, because the sister who wasn't strong went outside into the rain when it was raining, and hugged her really tight until the sun came out again.”
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