Whitman American Legion Flag Day Observance

The Whitman American Legion Post 22 held a ceremony for Flag Day Observance to honor those who have served. During the ceremony, participants burned U.S. flags that were faded, tattered, and torn as a way of showing respect for the United States. Thank you to those who have fought for our country. Your bravery has allowed us to have the freedoms we have today.

Story by: Meghan Lotti, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Bridgewater State University
Source and photo credit: Whitman American Legion FB
Historical Tidbit:
Whitman High School Class of 1957

Photographs show the Whitman High School Class of 1957, Whitman Orchestral Club, & Varsity Football team.
Although many of the Whitman Orchestral Club members are middle-aged or older, the organization which is pre-seating its 1957 pops concert Nov. 14 at Whitman Town Hall under the sponsorship of Masque and Triangle boasts a suitable group of young teenagers, most of whom are shown below.
The varsity Football team is looking forward to the traditional Turkey Day morning encounter with old time Abington High rivals, seeking revenge for the 19-6 defeat suffered in Whitman last year. (1956)

Town Hall

Public Library
M-Th 9:30a-8p; Fri 9:30a- 4:30p;
Sat 9:30a-4 (during school year only)

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

Enter for this week's prize of
a Summer Scent Village Candle with Citronella
Whitman Center
Whitman Recreation 2023 Summer
Park Program

Join our Park program at the historical Whitman Town Park!
Open to: Whitman & Hanson Residents, Whitman Town Employee Families. 9a–3p
Who: Children ages 6 to 12 (completed Kindergarten through 6th grade)
When: July 3rd through August 11th, 6 individual weeks
Where: Whitman Town Park (drop off and pick up at picnic tables)

A park program counseling staff of energetic, fun, creative high school and college aged counselors will lead, entertain, create, and educate the children!

Kids will enjoy being with their peers and participating in: Arts & crafts, music/drama, nature/science areas, Sports, games, playground fun, Special events, theme weeks, field trips
Daily use of the Swimming POOL
Registration Fee
$150 for one child total per week
$280 for two children total per week
Reduced fee with each additional child up to 6 from same family.

For more information, please call 781-618-9758 or email Whitman Recreation
Whitman Board of Selectmen -
June 20, 2023 meeting
Video courtesy of: WHtv
Duval 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
June 12, 2023
Video courtesy of: WHCAtv
Whitman Summer Concerts

Thursday Nights in the Park
July 6 - Bak-to-Bak
Country, Rock, Oldies
July 13 - Uncommon Soul Rock, Funk
16 Hayden Ave
Food Trucks Wanted

The Cultural Council is looking for two savory trucks for the free summer concerts on June 29th and July 6th! If interested reach out to them at Culturalcouncil@whitman-ma.gov or comment on Whit Cultural Council FB
Apply to Metro South Community
Leadership Program

Deadline: Friday, June 30

The Leadership Metro South Program is designed for individuals who are devoted to transformative leadership in the community. The program guides participants through an immersive year-long curriculum including expert panel discussions, virtual and on-site visits, presentations, focus groups, activities, and more.

To learn more and apply, click Metro South Leadership Program.
Climate Can-Do: Hydration in the Heat and Refillable Water Bottles

Summer is finally here! Warmer weather, more time outside, and an increase in physical activity…all of which lead to us being thirstier. Drinking enough water throughout the day is always important – our bodies are 50% to 70% water (Mayo Clinic) – and with the hot weather in the coming months, it is especially crucial to avoid dehydration. However, our hydration doesn’t need to come at the expense of our environment. According to Ban the Bottle, Americans throw away 35 billion plastic bottles every year. Additionally, only 5% of our plastics (Greenpeace) get recycled; the rest end up in trash heaps, or are litter and many end up in the ocean.

Refillable water bottles make a real difference close to home; in our drinking water; in our rivers; and right down to the ocean. By switching to refillables instead of buying single-use bottles, you are: cutting down on oil usage needed to manufacture the plastic water bottles; decreasing CO2 put out into the atmosphere through production; reducing landfill waste (University of Colorado Boulder); and decreasing the likelihood of nanoplastics in our tap. You’re also saving money and time by not buying a plastic water bottle every time you’re out and about -$1.25 may not seem like much, but it definitely adds up! If tap water isn’t for you, a filtered water dispenser and a reusable water bottle will soon pay for themselves as you consider the cost of bottled water. Most importantly: Refillable water bottles can decrease pollution in our oceans – the same ones we love to swim in over the summer. It’s an important Climate Can Do to reduce personal plastic waste; opt for refillable bottles instead of single-use plastic ones so we and our environment can flourish!

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Miriam Heath, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Bridgewater State University. We focus on actions which individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do!
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Our LARGE PREMIUM CHICKEN COOP will fit the bill!

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Defenders Concert Event Series

Thursday, June 29
Whitman Town Park

Free concert Alert
Defenders Alumni Drum Corps will be playing the Whitman Park for a free summer concert Thursday, June 29!
Annual Family Fun Day 2023

Tuesday, July 4
10a - 1p
Whitman Town Park

Save the Date Whitman Friends!! Start thinking of ideas to decorate your bicycle or doll carriage for our parade at the basketball courts!!! Prizes will be awarded! Relay races, food, music and fun!
Pool is free from 1-4p for Whitman residents!

For more information, visit Whit 4th of July Celebration FB
Whitman Recreation
Swim Lessons
Whitman Town Pool 
Whitman & Hanson Residents, Whitman Town Employees
For children ages 4-12

Swim Lesson Schedule
Session 1: July 3-14
Session 2: July 17-28
Session 3: July 31-August 11

Choose Session, Time, and Level
8:30–9a: Levels 2, 3, 4
9:15–9:45a: levels 1, 2
10–10:30a: Levels 1, 3

Level 1: Introduction to Water skills: Children will learn how to feel comfortable in the water
Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Children will learn basic swimming skills
Level 3: Stroke Development: Introduce new strokes and students improve skills
Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Improving Stroke Skills
Registration fee
$105 first child, $200 second child, $285 third child
3 or more children $285 family max per session
For more information, call Whitman Recreation 781-618-9758 or email recreation@whitman-ma.gov.
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Come Shop Our Large Selection of Stonewall Kitchen!

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Sun: 9a - 1p

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Dr. Christopher Jones, Principal, Whitman-Hanson High School-
SEEing to Lead

Dr. Christopher Jones' YouTube channel shares fun video shorts and school recaps. His videos also contain musings and his overall message of being purposeful and acting with integrity while building character. His most recent videos are below (we update every week, they are THAT good). To see more impactful videos, check out: youtube.com/@DrCSJones.
The 6 Pillars of Trauma Informed Care
June 19, 2023
Video courtesy of:
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Whitman Day

The Town of Whitman came together June 10 for a momentous event - the 2nd Annual Whitman Day! Cut a little short by the weather, a great time was had by all. Huge thanks to the Whitman Cultural Council for organizing. To see additional scenes from around the park, check out their photo spread at: Whitman Cultural Council FB.

Town dedication and pride continued the following day with a post - Whitman Day Park Cleanup. Heartfelt gratitude to all the participants for their time and effort in making our community cleaner and more beautiful. For the clean up, The Cultural Council specifically extends thanks to Whitman Pack 59 Cub Scouts, Whitman Boy Scout Troop 59, parent volunteers, and David Forth - WHRSD School Committee, for joining in the clean up.

Story by J. Rose.
Story source credit: Whitman Cultural Council FB

Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a Summer Scent Village candle with Citronella
 Whitman Center

Historical Tidbit Question:
What was the score of the prior year's Turkey Day morning encounter with old time Abington High rivals?

Email us your answer at: 
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 June 28, 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, Meghan Lotti, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
Summer Afternoons

Theres adventure in the smell of blossoms as we ride our bikes .. taking in the cool evening air. My companion shifts his guitar case making it easier to pedal with. " We're almost there." He yells over his shoulder.
Another half a mile of watching the cracks in the road disappear under my front tire and wind in my face. I'm looking forward to sitting comfortably with a cool drink and listening to the folk music.

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” ~ Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib
Enjoy your summer afternoons. They are the spice of life.
~ Jacquie
Photo: An Einstein Sunday Afternoon, Oil on Canvas - J. Rose
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