January 12, 2020 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Two videos recently made available on WHCA-TV: (left) First and third grade students from the Conley School put on a holiday concert for friends and family in December of 2019. (right) Conley Elementary students participated in a fun run to raise money for their school. Here are some of the highlights from that event held in the Conley School Gymnasium in October 2019.
Historical Tidbit:
Home Deliveries

Back in the early 1900’s going to the store was not a very common practice. Twice a week the “grocery man” would travel around town in the morning with his horse and wagon, visiting every home, and take orders for the “dry goods” that were needed. It would have been an item that the homeowner could not grow or raise themselves such as flour, coffee, tea, etc. Then that afternoon he would return to each home with their delivery.

There was also a gentleman from Middleboro who would came around with his wagon selling meat. He was known as the “Butcher” and usually came once a week. He would have a large draw on the back of the wagon where the meat was kept and would cut what you wanted from the meat he carried that day. He would also take an order if he didn’t have what you wanted.
I remember seeing the “Fish Vendor” come around to my Great Grandmother’s on a Friday morning selling his wares. She would come out to see what he had and make her selection. He would wrap it in white paper and tie it with string. Only now the deliveries were being conducted in small van like trucks, the horse and wagons were long gone.
sue and her plant 2011
Respectfully submitted by Sue Basile

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54 South Ave.
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Public Library
100 Webster Street
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Council on Aging
16 Hayden Ave.
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St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
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Enter Our 2021 Annual Tide Calendar Photography Contest ! We’re taking submissions from all, amateur and professional, young and old alike. Photographs must be of wildlife, scenery, agricultural use, archaeological resources, or recreational activities SHOT WITHIN the Taunton River Watershed, related to water use and conservation in the watershed. Submission deadline is July 15, 2020. Read more here.
Cook Book Club
Third Thursday of the Month (Jan 16) 6:30p
Whitman Public Library
Each month, we will explore a new cook book recipe. Make a dish and for the group to try & leave with a full stomach at the end of the night and tons of new recipes. Stop by the circulation to pick out your recipe from one of the cookbooks.
Sign up is required ahead of time, at 781-447-7613. whitmanpubliclibrary.org

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Taunton River Watershed Alliance
The TRWA is an advocate for environmental protection, sustainable development, and responsible stewardship of our precious water resources. They are an Alliance of concerned residents, businesses, and organizations united to restore and properly manage water and related natural resources within the Taunton River Watershed. This watershed includes the 43 communities, including Whitman. Here is the full list. Their mission is to protect and restore the watershed’s natural resources for current and future generations; to build and support responsible stewardship of fragile ecosystems, water quality, forests, farmland, and wetlands; provide opportunities for people to enjoy the river and the watershed’s open space; and to be voice for threatened land and water resources. For more information about the watershed visit savethetaunton.org. Below are the 2020 Board of Directors.
L to R: Steve Silva, Carol Traverse, Priscilla Chapman
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Dick Shafer
Brian Bastarache
Nancy Durfee
Craig Heffernan
Alex Houtzager
Monica Bentley
Jen O'Keefe
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Weekly Activities at the Senior Center
Bingo - Mondays at 1:00
Art Group - Tuesdays at 9:00
Knitting Group - Tuesdays at 1:00
Chair Yoga - $4 to instructor Wednesdays at 9:30
Bingo at Harvard Court - Wednesdays at 12:30
Mah Jongg - Wednesdays at 12:30
Council on Aging 16 Hayden Ave. 781-447-7619
Homeschool Social
Tuesday January 21st
10:30a - 12:00p
Whitman Public Library Community Room
Meet other homeschoolers and explore a new theme each month. 
This month: learn all about a real pirate ship found off of Cape Cod. 
All ages. Drop-in. 
Stephanie Young 781-447-7613  
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Clay Charms Ages 7-10
Thursday January 23rd
6:00 - 7:00p
Whitman Public Library-Community Room

Use Sculpey (TM) clay & a toaster oven to create a charm.
Supplies are limited to the first 16 children. Please sign up. Ages 7-10 only. 
Contact: Steph at syoung@ocln.org
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Whitman Historical Commission
Saturday January 25th
1:30 - 3:30p
Whitman Public Library Community Room
Open to the public. Chuck Seggelin will be speaking on interesting items he around town using his metal detector. 
Contact: Norma Gardner  781-534-5769
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Whitman-Hanson WILL
Whitman Hanson WILL is part of a regional collaborative, the  Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative . Whitman Hanson WILL’s mission is to save lives from substance use and prevent the damage it can do to individuals, families, and the local community. 
To do this, we educate young people with accurate information and tools to cope with life’s challenges, and to help them understand the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. We connect individuals and families with the resources they need to become better informed. We also work with leaders in the community to build a system of support in every neighborhood. 


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Historical Tidbit Question:
How many times a week did the
"Butcher" come around?

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