Sticker Shock Project

Recently, the collaborative efforts of Whitman Hanson SADD students, Whitman Hanson WILL, Whitman Police Department, Hanson Police Department, and the invaluable support of @lucy_hansonpd led to the successful implementation of the ✨Sticker Shock Project✨ in Whitman and Hanson. This inspiring marketing campaign united the community in combating underage drinking by focusing on the Social Host Law, emphasizing the responsibility of adults to refrain from purchasing or supplying alcohol to minors. A window cling used was created by our talented co-op student from SouthShore Technical and placed on the coolers within the alcohol retail businesses in town. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the incredible businesses in Whitman and Hanson that played a pivotal role in making this project a reality. Special thanks to Village Mini Mart & Liquors, Hanson Market & Liquors, 14-58 Liquors Inc, Myette's Country Store Hanson, Prime Gas Station, New World Market, Whitman Convenience Store, Regal Marketplace, Temple Liquors, Little Comfort General Store, DJ’s Country Store, and Whitman Liquors! Together, we are making a difference and promoting a safer community for everyone.

Story and photo credit: Julia Consenting, Whitman / Hanson WILL
Historical Tidbit: 

Whitman Town Park
Whitman Town Park, established in 1880, is a 14-acre historic park in Whitman, MA. Designed by the Olmsted Brothers, it features a pond, walking paths, benches, athletic fields, and a playground. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004, the park retains some original design elements. Visitors can enjoy the park's natural beauty, including a small pond and the Shumatuscacant River. With its rich history and recreational amenities, Whitman Town Park is a cherished destination.
Source & Photo Credit:
Town Hall
781-618-9700

Public Library
M-Th 9:30a-8p; Fri 9:30a- 4:30p;
Sat 9:30a-4 (during school year only)
781-447-7613

Council on Aging
781-447-7619

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
Congratulations!
Pat Wickens
You won a $15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!


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

Enter for this week's prize of
a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose
Board of Selectmen
5/23/23
Video courtesy of: WHtv
Massasoit Community College hosted its 56th Commencement Exercises on Thursday, June 1 in Brockton.
The 838 graduates of the Class of 2023 were recognized at this year’s Commencement. Congratulations to Whitman graduates: Farelle Augustin, Joshua Bates, Helena Beeloo, Devin Benton, Morgan Cass, Bennett Evans, Michael Kresge, Patience Osawaru, Tyler Potenza, Cameron Williams, Radouane Ainane, Justine Almstrom, Euclides DeSousa, Nicole Donovan, Emily Jones, Alexandra Shinney, Michael Simas, and Narvey Sims.
Cookbook Club

Thursday June 15
6:30–7:30p
Whitman Public Library Community Room

The Cookbook for June is Celebrate with Babs: Holiday Recipes & Family Traditions, by Barbara Costello, America's Most Loved Grandma.

Stop by the circulation desk each month and check out our cookbook. If you are interesting in attending, pick out a recipe from the cookbook, and staff will make a copy of it for you. Bring your cooked dish on the the night of the club and enjoy a variety of dishes cooked by other members. Leave the meeting with a full tummy and a recipe packet of all the recipes used at the meeting.

The Cookbook Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30p except for July and August.

For more info: Ellie Donaghey 781-447-7613 edonaghey@ocln.org
2023 Whitman Summer Park Program

Pool Pass: Season Pool Pass $135.
Swim Lessons: Learn to Swim RED CROSS. Program for all abilities, ages 4-12, sign up today!
Summer Park Program: 6 Weeks of Summer Park Program for children ages 6-12!
Some weeks still available! Sign up today!
Whitman Little League Juniors - Summer 2023

Registration: Friday, June 2, - Friday, July 7

Program Duration: Saturday, June 3, 2023 - Saturday, August 5, 2023
Regular Registration Cost: $90.00
Sibling Discount: $10.00

For more information, visit Whitman Youth Sports 
Defenders Concert Event Series

Thursday, June 29
6p
Whitman Town Park

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

For more information, visit Defenders Alumni Drum Corps 
Whitman Public Library Summer Schedule Change 

Heads up that our open hours will change on June 20th for the summer. Notably, we will close earlier Monday nights (4:30 instead of 8) and will NOT be open on Saturdays (those will return with the next school year).

For more information, visit Whitman Public Library FB 
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Whitman-Hanson Senior Tour 2023.
Video Courtesy of WHCA - TV
WHRHS Scholarship Night 2023
Video Courtesy of WHCA-TV
Climate Can-Do: Start Your Own Garden

With summer and the warmer weather approaching, gardening is a fun project for your family and yourself to work on together. Whether you have a green thumb or not, gardening is a great and simple hobby to take up. It also has many benefits for yourself and the Earth.

All plants go through the process of photosynthesis, which is when plants intake water and the atmosphere's carbon dioxide. In return, the plant releases fresh oxygen for us to breath and enjoy. Therefore, more plants result in more oxygen, a crucial element our bodies need!

In addition to improving our environment, gardening is proven to improve your mental health as well. Gardening has been found to lower stress and anxiety levels, as well as increase mindfulness and gratification. The Mayo Clinic Health System Website states that "It's very gratifying to plant, tend, harvest and share your own food. Routines provide structure to our day and are linked to improved mental health. Gardening routines, like watering and weeding, can create a soothing rhythm to ease stress."

The National Agricultural Library Website has numerous resources from gardening tips to factsheets about every vegetable or flower you may be interested in planting. The website highlights that, "A well-kept vegetable garden is a source not only of profit to the gardener but of pleasure to the entire family."

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Meghan Lotti, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Bridgewater State University. We focus on actions which individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do!
The evenings are getting longer and the weather is marvelous!
Enjoy your next meal out on the patio at our
Plymouth Street location.

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.
Historical Perspective and Empathy
Video courtesy of:
Dr. Chris Jones - SEEing to Lead
Seeing the Whole Staircase
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Dr. Chris Jones - SEEing to Lead
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Whitman Summer Concerts

Thursday Nights
starting
June 22 with The Corvairs
6p
16 Hayden Ave
Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic

Friday, June 23rd
10a - 12p
Whitman Animal Shelter

Vaccinate your dog or cat for rabies for only $10! Cash only. Administered by the staff of the Abington Animal Hospital. Pets will receive a one year vaccine. If prior proof of rabies vaccination if provided, your pet will qualify for a three year vaccine. Please keep dogs on leases and cats in carriers.

For any questions or more information contact Dina Amado damado@whitman-ma.gov
The 12th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour

Friday, June 23rd
11a
Whitman Town Park

The Massachusetts Walking Tour will be making their annual appearance in Whitman! The hike will take place at 11a at Whitman Town Park, followed by a community concert at 6p at Whitman Town Hall. The event is free and anyone is welcome to join in on the fun! This years daily walks and concerts will also be taking place in Holbrook, Abington, and Rockland. We hope to see you there!
For more information visit MA Walking Tour FB
Beautiful Flower Boxes

Thank you to our fabulous Volunteer June Somerville for making our flower boxes beautiful!

WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME

Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
Who designed Whitman Town Park in 1880?

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 14, 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, Fatina Mulumba, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
Summer School ;)

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”
~ Maya Angelou

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” ~ Dorothy Parker

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." ~ William Butler Yeats
I always loved summer school with my boys ... the geography of rocks and biology of trees; glacial formations and mountains; the energy of a warm fire and the transformation of matter when cooked on.

Marine biology and earth sciences in watching the tides and digging sand; the physics of wind in the sails and the pedal turns of our bicycles. Painting & craft projects while sitting in the shade of a tree. Yup, summer is a real STEAM education! Enjoy! ~ Jacquie
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