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Photo credit: Mary Wright Julius
Photo credit: Mary Wright Julius
Historical Tidbit:
Early Washing Machines
Recently, I was reading a journal that my great grandfather had written in 1905. Among the pages I came across a short note entitled Washing Machines:

"A home without a washing machine today is as rare as one without a telephone or radio, but then it was a great exception. I bought a 1900 washer in 1904 and it was my job to get up early and operate it. The motive, (its) power, was a couple of strong springs that had to be kept in motion." The earliest manual washing machines imitated the motion of the human hand on the washboard, by using a lever to move one curved surface over another and rubbing clothes between two ribbed surfaces. This type of washer was first patented in the United States in 1846 and survived as late as 1927 in the Montgomery Ward catalog. The first electric clothes washers, in which a motor rotated the tub, were introduced into America about 1900. The motor was not protected beneath the machine and water often dripped into it causing short-circuits and jolting shocks. By 1911, it was possible to buy oscillating, cylinder, domestic washing machines with sheet metal tubs mounted on angle-iron frames with perforated metal or wooden slat cylinders inside.

Respectfully Submitted,
Sue Basile
Town Hall

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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Enter for this week's prize of a
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!
CrossTalk with Chief Tim Clancy
Check out this intimate discussion between Whitman Fire Department Chief Tim Clancy and CrossTalk host Kevin Tocci!
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Wednesday, September 14th, 5 - 8p
Abington Highway Dept, 225 Central St.

Registration is now open for 5 HHW collections this Fall. Please see the South Shore Recycling Cooperative website for more information.

To gain entry and keep the line moving:
  • Have 1 proof of residency (town facility's sticker, driver's license, tax/utility bill)
  • Unbag and place materials in trunk, bed, or rear
  • Stay in your vehicle
Looking for Volunteers! United Way's Day of Caring
Friday, September 16th, 8a
Lakeside Villa, Halifax

United Way of Greater Plymouth County is excited to relaunch our Day of Caring this September! After a 2 year hiatus, Day of Caring is back and looking for volunteers to spend time completing projects at our funded non-profit partner agencies throughout Greater Plymouth County.

Day of Caring will take place on Friday, September 16th. The day will begin with a United Way Day of Caring hot breakfast at the Lakeside Villa in Halifax at 8a. All volunteers and partner agencies are highly encouraged to attend the breakfast before beginning the volunteer projects.  
This is a great opportunity for companies to give back as a team or individuals to volunteer as part of a larger effort!

We are also hosting a blood drive at the same location (Lakeside Villa in Halifax) from 10a - 3p as a unique and important way to give back. If you have any questions, please contact Kim at or 508-583-6306.
Dollars for Scholars Plans Electronic Recycling Day
Sat Sept 17
9a - 1p
Maquan School 
Whitman & Hanson Dollars for Scholars begins their fundraising season with a Fall Electronic Recycling Day at the former Maquan School in Hanson on Saturday, September 17, from 9a - 1p. Residents and non-residents can dispose of their unwanted electrical items which they may not be able to do away with by conventional trash methods. A fee will be assessed which will support DFS’ scholarship awards program. 
Televisions 24” and below can be discarded for $25. Televisions over 24” can be discarded for $30. Wood console and projection TVs can be discarded for $35. Computers, VCRs/DVDs, window air conditioners, printers/copiers, fax machines, humidifiers, flat screen computer monitors, and microwaves can be disposed of for $10. CRT Tube monitors can be disposed of for $20. Cellphones ($1) and keyboards ($2) cost a lesser amount. Most items not listed will be accepted. Please ask for pricing. Additionally, discounts will be available for multiple donations. 
Those unable to attend may call ahead for an alternate day/time. For more information, please contact Mike at 781-252-9683 or visit
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September Games at the Whitman Council on Aging!

Wii Bowling - Mondays at 8a
Cribbage - Daily at 10a
LCR -  Wed, Sept 14th & 28th at 1p
Mah-Jongg - Fridays at 10:30a

For more information, check out the Council on Aging on Facebook or view their September newsletter!
3rd Annual FAB Night
for Charity
Saturday, September 17th,
6p - 12a
Whitman VFW Pavilion

Come join us for our next fundraising event, A FAB Night for Charity feat. Critical Edge! We are planning an amazing night of live music, food trucks, and RAFFLES! Get your tickets now to jam out with us and support a local charity that provides much-needed services to cancer patients. We can’t wait to see you there!
Whitman Board of Selectmen Meeting
August 25
Video courtesy of WHCA- TV
Municipal Focus feat. Dawn Varley
August 27
Video courtesy of WHCA- TV
Whatever you are craving tonight,
we’re sure our latest special will satisfy you! 

Ecosystem Expedition #1: Helping Our Salt Marshes...

In partnership with the Unitarian Universalist of First Parish in Norwell's, as a part of the "Climate Conversations Lead to Action" series, we will be exploring a salt marsh in Marshfield on the North River and learning about how our actions,...

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National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Yes, it's National Library Card Sign-Up month! If you don't have one, or your child does not have one, do come in and remedy that! This campaign began in 1987 when then Secretary of Education William Bennett said "Let's have a campaign...every child should obtain a library card and use it". This small item is a ticket to learning, freedom, and entertainment. Give yourself or your child the pleasure of a lifetime of reading.
Whitman Cultural Council 2022 Community Survey

The Whitman Cultural Council (WCC) would love input from our neighbors and community members. We, the members of the Whitman Cultural Council are excited to start planning events for the upcoming season and want to get your input on what events you liked and what events you want to see in our community.

Access the Google form and submit your responses!
Good Day Metro South Luncheon Discussing
Economic Activity

Friday, Sept 23rd, 11:45a - 1:30p
Thorny Lea Golf Club, 159 Torrey Street, Brockton

Please join us on Friday, September 23rd for a Good Day Metro South luncheon hosted by Thorny Lea Golf Club.

For more information and to register, visit the Metro South Chamber of Commerce webpage.
Duval's Pharmacy Inc
We are retailers of Silverforest and Periwinkle jewelry
Stop in for the perfect gifts for someone special in your life!

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

571 Washington St
KickOff Children's Program
Once / week dinnertime program for children grades 1-6 * FREE
Wednesdays 5 - 6:30p
• Starting Sept 14
• Sing songs & play games
• Activities & dinner included
Build positive relationships &
do fun service projects

Union Congregational Church
An Open & Affirming Service Based Christian Congregation
105 Pleasant St (508) 378 - 2874
Whitman Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament
Friday, September 30th, 12p
Rockland Golf Course, 276 Plain St, Rockland

Join the Whitman Knights of Columbus for a charity golf tournament! The tournament includes contests such as Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Double your Money Hole, and Hole in one. Following the competition, there will be a BBQ dinner at the Whitman Knights of Columbus, 1195 Bedford St.

Pre-registration is required – there are only 100 spots. The tournament will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The cost per person is $125 and includes the cost of Greens Fees & Golf Cart, BBQ, golf shirt, raffle, and awards.

For further event details, view the Knights of Columbus page or contact Larry Roache at (781) 447-9061.
Plastic Water Bottles

Single use disposable plastic water bottles are everywhere. Using them will be a very hard habit to break, but a really important one. Not only does individual bottled water cost more than any other water source, but the over-all health benefits are questionable & our planet suffers immensely from their use.

1) Plastic water bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a petroleum product. PET requires giant amounts of fossil fuels to produce and transport. 2) Scientists at Goethe University have found that water bottles made from PET plastic leach compounds that mimic the hormone estrogen into the bottled water. This raises questions about their safety. ( science) 3) Americans purchase about 50 billion water bottles per year, averaging about 13 bottles per month for every person in the U.S. ( 4) With such a small percentage being recycled, most of our single use plastic breaks down into tiny beads of plastic particles (nano and micro plastics) which infiltrate everything –our plants, our food, our fish, our air, our bodies.
For yourself & our planet, break the habit.
Save Our Bay Rally
Monday, September 26 5 - 6:15 pm Plymouth Town Hall Green

 The owner of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station wants to dispose of more than 1 million gallons of radioactively contaminated water into the bay.
 Now is the time to speak up.
Welcome Back to School, Whitman!

The arrival for the first day of school is in the books! A very successful start to the year. The staff at the schools did a fantastic job welcoming all of the students back to school!

Special thanks to the Whitman Fire Department and Police Department for ensuring that Whitman students had a safe start to the school year!

For more pictures, check out this post from the Whitman Police Department! Story credit: WPD
Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

Historical Tidbit Question:
What did earliest manual washing machines imitate the motion of?

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On September 14, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

We started writing the BuzzAround 13 years ago, weekly compiling hyper-local activities. The spaces where people are dedicating their volunteer time to make our communities better places to live.

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~ Jacquie
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