Big Shout Out to McGuiggan's Pub for donating Pizza's to the Superbowl bound Mites at practice! Thank you for supporting Whitman Youth Football and the boys!
Good luck to the Whitman Panther Mites Football Team, these 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders play Abington Green Wave on Sunday, November 13, Whitman-Hanson RHS @ 10a for the Superbowl Championship. The Whitman Panther Mites are 7-1 for the Season and won in Double Overtime win last week against Carver in their playoff Game. The Mites have only let up 6 points in the regular season and that was to Abington in a Week 2 loss.
Story & Photo credits: Brian Getchell
Historical Tidbit:
Augustus Whitman
Whitman, MA was named after Augustus Whitman in 1886, after he donated
Whitman Park.
Watch this fun video about Whitman Park from the Friends of.

Augustus Whitman was born of Jared Whitman, and Susanna Hobart and was never married, and the Whitman family lived in Little Comfort area of South Abington.

Augustus Whitman's family donated a plot of land to establish the Whitman Park in 1880, upon his death.

Story Credit: Gregory Venezia
Video Credit: Friends of Whitman Park, Mark Adams
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
Jen Giorgi
You won a One hour of coaching. (value $80)
with Glee Works Holistic Personal Coaching
Learn mindful techniques to reduce stress
and anxiety.

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

Enter for this week's prize of a
Lunch is on us! Win a $10 gift certificate to Lady CJ Soulfood & Catering.
The Department of Public Works are currently seeking two full time truck drivers who have a minimum Class B CDL. If interested in the position, please call (781) 447-7630.
Harvest Fair
Saturday, November 19th
9a - 3p
All Saints Episcopal Church
44 Park Avenue

The All Saints Parish, Whitman, is hosting a Harvest Fair! It will be the perfect destination for thanksgiving and Christmas decorations. Various holiday gifts will also be available, including antiques, collectibles, and jewelry. Ernie's attic will also be featured as well as raffles and crafts. Food will be available, including home-baked goods and our famous harvest soup. For more information, visit All Saints CHURCH FAIR | All Saints (
Give Thanks
Bake Sale
Sunday, November 20th
First Congregational Church of Whitman
519 Washington Street

The First Congregational Church of Whitman is inviting the community to buy or bake delicious treats at their Give Thanks Bake Sale! Bring your own home baked goods to donate or visit to purchase the delicious treats that will be available. All donations will go to the MainSpring Sandwich Program.

For more information call (781) 447-5557.
Whitman Middle School Building,
Community Forum
November 7th.
Video courtesy of WHCA-TV
Check out our friendly & inviting spot!
603 Centre Street, Unit 3, Brockton • (774) 480-5906
Live Well Nutrition
Our low-calorie healthy meals:
*smoothies *waffles *crêpes * donuts 
and metabolism-booster teas and coffees are delicious, healthy and nutritiously balanced. 
Awesome deal for BuzzAround: $2 off single item. $4 off combo~ text (508) 500-6885 keyword: buzzaround. Include your first and last name 
Free EMT Basic Certificate Program at MCC

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30p - 9:30p
Saturdays, 8:30a - 5p
December 6th - June 30, 2023
49 Union Street, Middleborough

Massasoit Community College has been awarded a $71,000 TRAIN grant to offer an Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate Training Program at no cost. In addition to having tuition paid, participating students may be eligible for a reimbursement to assist with transportation, childcare, and other costs to help students function in the field.

The EMT Basic Certificate is an entry-level program that teaches students, through classroom and hands-on training, how to manage emergencies in the pre-hospital environment, including medical, traumatic, obstetric, psychiatric, pediatric, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Students will first complete work readiness, basic healthcare providers life support, and other EMS-related workshops before beginning EMT classes. Students that successfully complete the program will qualify to sit for the Massachusetts and National Registry of EMTs certification exams.

For students to be eligible to participate, they must provide a W9, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and have successfully completed an intake interview for the program.

For more information on the EMT Basic Certificate and eligibility requirements, call 508-588-9100 x1987 or email
Website: • Facebook: @DBA.Brockton • Instagram: @DBA_Brockton 
New Curbside Mattress
Recycling Program for Whitman

The Town of Whitman has teamed up with Hand Up, a New Bedford based business that recycles and upcycles mattresses in an environmentally sustainable way, for a new program initiative. The new program will offer Town residents a convenient and cost effect way to recycle unwanted mattresses and box springs safely. Whitman residents can now contact the HandUp team directly to make an appointment for curbside pickup of a mattress and/or box spring by calling (774) 271-8744. Curbside pickup only occurs once a month and the charge for each item is $47.

For more information, please contact the Whitman DPW at (781) 447-7630 or HandUp (774) 271-8744, or read more here.
Holiday Fair
Sunday, November 27th
10a - 2p
Whitman Knights of Columbus
1195 Bedford Street

The holiday season is heading towards us quickly, and The Whitman Knights of Columbus has a great opportunity to make your shopping easy! This Holiday Fair will have a variety of festive and unique products for purchase. There will also be a featured raffle table, where all its proceeds will be donated to No Kid Hungry. For more information, contact (781) 447-9061 or cardkoc347@comcast. net
Fight Climate Change & Live Better by Eating Locally Sourced Foods!

Local Foods Are Fresher and Taste Better:
Fresher is more flavorful and more nutritious than food from farther away & uses less fossil fuels to get to you. Enjoying foods in peak season when they are the most abundant, means they are more affordable. 

Local Foods Help to Preserve Farmland and Green Space: Purchasing locally grown helps maintain and preserve the green space and farmland in our local communities, providing for cleaner air and water. 

Local Foods Support the Local Economy & Community: Buying from local farmers and restaurants keeps your money close to home. This builds the economy in your community. Since food travels through fewer hands, more of your money spent actually gets to those who grew it. Knowing where your food is from unites you to those who grew and raised it. A strong local economy is better for the earth & our health. 
For more about our local foods read: edible Southeastern MA.

Our Climate Can-Do Articles from Jacquie focus on life changes that we can make which will help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. Our goal is to keep the Earth's temperature from rising 1.5 degrees C to lessen the sea rise. There are things we can do.
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Straw, with its light color, reflects light to your plants and helps to keep soil temperature steady… while of course doing the main job of a mulch–conserving moisture.

Decorate for the season, then use to protect your plants!
Come pick some up today!
Moderna Covid-19
Bivalent Booster Clinic

Wednesday, November 30
3 - 7p
Town Hall Auditorium
54 South Ave

This free community event is a clinic for the new Moderna Bivalent Covid-19 booster. You are eligible for this booster as long as you have completed a primary Covid-19 vaccination series with any brand. If you have had a Covid-19 infection recently, you must wait 3 months for a booster. You may have the booster 2 months after any previous Covid-19 vaccination. Mask are required to attend and please bring your vaccination card. Pre registration is required, register here.
For more information,

The Whitman-Hanson Cable Access Team has released the Channel 9 November schedule. You can view daily program schedules for each of our channels here. The October Channel 9 schedule can still be seen until the end of the month.
Dollars for Scholars is kicking off the holiday season with the 3rd Annual “Decorate for Scholars” in the historic Whitman Park December 9 - 11th
Residents, businesses and community organizations can sponsor a tree for $100 and decorate the tree in a creative and festive manner. The tree sponsors will receive a 5-6 foot tree, lights, a stand, and a sponsorship sign. There are a limited number of trees available. If interested, please contact Michelle LaMattina at or 781-589-3151.
Additionally, there will be a vendor fair indoors at Town Hall and outdoors in the Park on Saturday, December 10, 2 - 8p. Please contact Dollars for Scholars if you are a craft vendor and interested in participating. Food trucks, performers and event sponsors are also needed. For more info, please contact Michelle at or 781-589-3151.
Dollars for Scholars is an all-volunteer nonprofit which raises and awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Whitman and Hanson.
MassHire Greater Brockton
Let's help our 17- 24 year-olds get a jump start on their job search!

MassHire offers free:
*job coaching
*employment opportunities
*trades training & more

Duval's Pharmacy Inc
When you use Dispill packaging, taking the right medication, at the right time has never been easier. And, the perforated packaging means you can stay on the go without clunky bottles or containers.

Contact us today to find out how Dispill can help you!

Open: Mon-Fri: 8:30a - 6p | Sat: 9a - 3p
Sun: 9a - 1p
571 Washington St
W-H Youth Cheerleaders Hold Successful Showcase

The Whitman-Hanson Youth cheerleading squad held their annual showcase on November 2nd at Whitman Middle School. Youth cheer squads, including The Mites, PeeWee’s, and Midgets teams, performed flawlessly for the large crowd full in attendance. The energy was through the roof and all performers contributed to the success of the showcase, showing off how ready they are for the upcoming competition. For more pictures of the event, click here.

Story and Photo Credit: Brian Getchell, Whitman Youth Football & Cheerleading

Have fun with us and bee entered to win a
Lunch is on us! Win a $10 gift certificate to Lady CJ Soulfood & Catering.

Historical Tidbit Question:
Where did the Whitman Family live?

Email us your answer at: 

Please 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 November 16, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
Yes, You Can!
You can design your own life, you can change those habits that are holding you back, you can build a better life for yourself.

Small changes that help your mind, your body or your spirit make a big difference. Take on one bad habit at a time, something you think is holding you back.

The amount of time it takes to change a habit varies from the person, the circumstance and the habit itself, but prevailing wisdom says it's somewhere between 2 - 3 months.

Here are some tips:
  1. Set clear goals. Make sure the behaviors you want to change are specific, measurable, and attainable.
  2. Make a realistic plan. Set yourself up for success by making sure you have practical ways to reach your goals.
  3. Avoid making too many changes at once.
  4. Think positively.
  5. Change for yourself, not anyone else.
"There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind."
~ C.S. Lewis
You can do it! ~ Jacquie
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jamie Puhi, Jacquelyn Rose, Leanna Silva, & Greg Venezia.

Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
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