The Whitman-Hanson Wrestling Team in the
44th Annual Marshfield Holiday Tournament
The Whitman-Hanson Wrestling Team was on track at the 44th annual Marshfield Holiday Tournament coming on strong on day two by winning 15 of their last 18 matches and 15 in a row to finish the 37-team competition in 9th place with 127.5 points. W-H's lone Champion was 106-pound Sophomore Charlie Lussier with an impressive 3 pins and a 15-0 tech fall. Charlie is Whitman-Hanson's first Marshfield Holiday Champion in 35 years. Charlie is now 12-0 on the season with 11 pins.
Sophomore Christian Grimaldi wrestling at 113 pounds finished in 4th place going 4-2 with 3 pins improving his season record to 13-4 with 10 pins. Senior Captain Braden Kain had a great tournament going 6-1 with 3 pins, one major and one decision.
Braden finished in 3rd place in the 138-pound weight class avenging his only loss in the consi-finals. Braden currently leads the team in wins, 17, point 88, and pins with 12. Senior Captain Aidan Guiliani wrestling at 145 pounds finished in 4th place going 5-2 with 3 pins and two decisions. Aiden is now 12-2 on the season with 8 pins. Rounding out the day for the Panthers was Senior Captain Maddox Colclough at 285 pounds. Maddox finished in 4th place going 5-2 with 5 pins. Maddox is now 10-2 on the season with 8 pins.
The Panthers are 3-1 on the season and will be wrestling in a quad meet at North Attleboro on Saturday, January 31 beginning at 10a.
Historical Tidbit:
Home Made Ice Cream
In the early 1900s, Ice Cream "Parlors" were rare. If you wanted ice cream, you had to make it yourself with a Hand-Crank Ice Cream Maker. In 1843, Nancy Johnson got a patent on a machine to make ice cream by hand. This device provided a real treat to just about everyone.

My great grandparents had one that was a little keg about 18 inches tall and 1 foot across with a metal cylinder in the middle that was run by a hand crank (handle). The cylinder was placed in the wooden keg and ice from the iceman or from an ice-house and salt would be placed between the cylinder and keg. Milk, sugar and flavoring, such as vanilla, would be placed in the cylinder and as this was turned and cooled, a thin layer of milk would start to freeze. The rotating paddles scraped off the frozen milk and left a new layer. As the milk became stiff it turned into the eagerly awaited ice cream. This process took from 20 to 30 minutes, depending upon the amount of salt used.

When the process was completed and the paddles lifted out there was a little ice cream sticking on them and if you were quick enough you got to lick them to get the first taste of the awaited treat.
sue and her plant 2011
Respectfully submitted, Sue Basile
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Gardening Event Pruning Basics with Master Gardener Gretel Anspach
Saturday, January 7 @ 10:30a

In the colder months, it's nice to dream about next summer's garden so you can get a jump on it. On January 7, the first in our winter-into-spring gardening series, Pruning Basics, is one we can all learn from. Master Gardener Gretel Anspach, from the Massachusetts Horticultural Speakers Bureau, will teach us not only HOW to prune effectively but WHEN to do it for different plants and trees. No registration required.

For more information visit the Whitman Public Library
Snowflake Stencils and Painting
Wednesday, January 4 @ 6 - 6:30p

Bring your little one down to the Whitman Public Library to trace snowflake stencils onto wood and paint them. For ages 5 -7 only. Registration required.
Full Moon Gong Bath & Meditation
Friday, January 6 @ 7 - 8:30p
Whitman Wellness Center

What is a Gong Bath?
The gong is a sacred, ancient instrument of healing, reverberation & transformation.
On a physical level, the gong helps release tension and blocks in our body, it stimulates the glandular & nervous systems, increases energy, and improves circulation. Its vibration calms the mind, and enables your entire body to relax & renew!

Whitman-Hanson Regional School District, School Committee Meeting. Dec 21, 2022
Video courtesy of WHCA-TV
Administrative Assistant Lisa retires from Whitman Fire/Rescue

December 29, marks the last day of Whitman Fire / Rescue administrative assistant’s last day after serving the town of Whitman for over 17 years. Lisa was presented a custom helmet shield and flowers to commemorate her service to the town. Whitman Fire / Rescue wishes you a long and healthy retirement!
United Way Funding Informational Session

January 12 9 - 10:30a

United Way of Greater Plymouth County will host an informational workshop for any nonprofit organization interested in applying for United Way funding for FY 2024 (July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024). The workshop will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 9 - 10:30a on Zoom.
All interested agencies, including first time applicants, are required to attend the workshop to be eligible for funding consideration.
With a mission to “unite people, ideas and resources to improve lives and to build a stronger community”, United Way of Greater Plymouth County aims to direct resources to the most vulnerable, lowest income population in our community. Therefore, we support programs that promote the education of our youth, the physical health and healthy lifestyles of our most vulnerable neighbors, and the financial stability of our families under the broad and interrelated pillars of Health, Education, and Financial Stability.

To sign up:
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Climate Can-Do:
Help save the Earth and your wallet!

In Massachusetts, we have access to free energy services that help save money. With the winter weather getting fiercer each day, we’ve been turning on the heat.

“How can I save money managing my heating and cooling?” You might ask. 

MassSave provides an assessment the of your house-hold or business energy use. In Massachusetts - we’ve already pre-paid for it through a surcharge on our electric bill.
Check out the MassSave website, to schedule a no cost virtual or in-person home energy assessment and an Energy Specialist will assess the status of your energy use. They will also provide solutions to lead a more energy efficient household. MassSave collaborates with NGRID, Berkshire Gas, Eversource, and Cape Light Compact. MassSave provides these services and energy assessments for any category of property here in Massachusetts, whether that be residential, multi-family, or business oriented. Check it out!

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by intern Sean Fitzgerald from Lasell University. They focus on actions which will help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. Our goal is to keep the Earth's temperature from rising 1.5˚ C to lessen the impact. There are things we can do.
Duval Elementary School
Holiday Concert 2022
Video courtesy of WHCA TV
Saturday, January 7th @ 8:30 - 9:15a
Whitman Wellness Center

Lullaby & Me Yoga is a great way to ease into exercise while connecting both emotionally and physically with your baby. Although your little one may not be rocking any down dog, you will! As you stare at the floor in your down dog, your baby will be staring from the floor up at you.
Connections, breath & movement combine to create a calming experience for you both, as playtime takes on a new twist.

Wishing you and yours a Happy and Healthy New Year from all your friends at Bridgewater Farm Supply!

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Senior Christmas Lunch
at The Meadow Brook Restaurant

Produced, filmed and edited by Amanda Robinson.

Thank you to the Senior Singers of Hanson for your lovely performance of Christmas classics!
Video Courtesy of WHCA 9 TV
Duval's Pharmacy Inc
Did you know…
Mondays and Wednesdays are our walk-in clinics for vaccines!

Stop by and get yours today!

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Sun: 9a - 1p
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Whitman Council on Aging Senior luncheon

The Whitman Council on Aging hosted a seniors luncheon at the Town hall. A Big Shout-Out to Whitman Council on Aging Director Mary Holland and Staff for putting on a wonderful Seniors Luncheon yesterday at Town Hall.
Town Hall employees, Fire Chief Tim Clancy, State Representative Alyson Sullivan, and numerous others helped to make this a very successful event. 
Santa showed up along with some great Carolers who sang Christmas songs for all to enjoy. 
Lunch & dessert were provided by Cowbells Cafe, music, raffles prizes from local businesses, and a few of Mary’s best holiday jokes made for a great day!
Story Credit: Primrose Morrison

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Historical Tidbit Question:
Who got a patent for a machine that makes ice cream by hand?

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On January 4, 2023 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Primrose Morrison, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
Starting Anew.

“Instead of saying, "I'm damaged, I'm broken, I have trust issues" say "I'm healing, I'm rediscovering myself, I'm starting over.”
~ Horacio Jones

“All great beginnings start in the dark, when the moon greets you to a new day...”
~ Shannon L. Alder

“So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late."
~ Lee Iacocca”

“The quiet regrowth of a forest,
fertilized only by its own burnt flesh,
is what I think of
when I think of survival.
When we are able to look death in the face
and prosper because of it, and not just despite it,
we prove that to live is to contradict.”
~ Belle Townsend
A New Year, a new day, a new hour. This is a great moment to decide to make it right, to start anew. Regenerate your self & your life. Make it work for you. You are the heroine of your own story, make it a happy New Year ~ Jacquie

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