Back to School in Halifax
It is back-to-school season, and everyone is ready to come back to school with their new backpacks including the school's resource officer McIntyre. She has got her Paw Patrol backpack waiting to greet the students as they get off the bus. We love that Officer Mclntyre is in school spirit. Her colleagues and students have a good laugh to start the day off strong. Let's keep the school spirit going throughout the year. To see more photos visit the Halifax Police Department on Facebook
Story By: Ella Reddin BuzzAround Writing Intern. Framingham State University
Story and photos from Halifax Police Department.
Historical Tidbit:

Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

Labor Day, an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters.

In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks to earn a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories, and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages.

People of all ages, particularly the very poor and recent immigrants, often faced extremely unsafe working conditions, with insufficient access to fresh air, sanitary facilities, and breaks.

As manufacturing increasingly supplanted agriculture as the wellspring of American employment, labor unions, first appearing in the late 18th century, grew more prominent and vocal. They began organizing strikes and rallies to protest poor conditions and compel employers to renegotiate hours and pay.

The idea of a “workingmen’s holiday,” celebrated on the first Monday in September, caught on in industrial centers nationwide, and many states passed legislation recognizing it. Congress would not legalize the holiday until 12 years later, when in June 1894, the American Railroad Union, led by Eugene V. Debs, called for a boycott of all Pullman railway cars, to add more power to a strike. It crippled railroad traffic nationwide. To break the Pullman strike, the federal government dispatched troops to Chicago, unleashing a wave of riots that resulted in the deaths of more than a dozen workers.

In the wake of this massive unrest and in an attempt to repair ties with American workers, Congress passed an act making Labor Day a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories. On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed it into law.

Story Credit: History of Labor Day
Town Hall

Holmes Public Library

Council on Aging
506 Plymouth Street

Food Pantries
Halifax Congregational Church
503 Plymouth St. (Rt 106)
Tuesdays 2:30 - 4p
St Vincent De Paul
Our Lady of the Lake Church
580 Monponsett St, Halifax
(781) 293- 7971
2nd & 4th Saturday 9a
Debbie DiBlasio
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Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

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Mass Cultural Council Grants
The Mass Cultural Council Distributes funds to local and regional cultural councils. Halifax funds are granted to arts, humanities, interpretive science projects for Halifax residents. Applicants must complete their applications online and submit them directly to the Halifax Council. Applications are due October 17, 2024. Grant recipients are paid through reimbursement grants.

For more information visit the Mass Cultural Council Webpage

To register for the information session on Tuesday, Sept 12 at 6pm visit the Local Cultural Council Grants Info Session,
United Way Day of Caring

Monday, September 11th
Greater Plymouth County
Spend the Monday morning helping out! Help your local communities by cleaning up, organizing or clearing out. Sign-ups are still active and you'll get a free T-shirt for the day itself.
Have you tried Chrissy's Ultimate Chicken?
Two breaded chicken cutlets layered with fried prosciutto, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and garlicky spinach served with cheese raviolis and marinara sauce. You don't want to miss this!

New Curbside Collection Program
Began Monday, Sept. 4th

For information on The Curbside Collection Program, our new town-wide trash and recycling program, check out the forum video or see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page on the Town of Halifax website.

For additional questions, please email or call the Halifax Recycling Center at (781)-293-1732.
How's Your Internet?

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute needs your input. The survey asks people about their experience using the Internet in the state. Massachusetts can provide everyone with better internet service and digital support by providing your input. To fill out the survey, visit the Massachusetts Broadband Institute website.
Golf Tournament
to benefit the Massasoit Community College’s United Student Fund
Mon. October 2, 11am- Shotgun Start
Thorny Lea Golf Club, Brockton
MassReconnect at Massasoit
Free associate degree or certificate for adults 25 and older who do not already have a college degree.
Halifax Congregational Church Flea Market

Saturday, Sept. 16th
10a - 3p
503 Plymouth St.

In collaboration with the Halifax Farmers Market, the Halifax Congregational Church will be holding a flea market!
Sign-ups for tables are $25 by September 13th.

Hazardous Waste Day

Saturday, Sept. 16th
9a - 12p
Highway Barn, 60 Hemlock Lane

Halifax has a town-wide Hazardous Waste Day to allow people to safely deposit their chemical and potentially dangerous waste by safe means. This means anything from aerosol cans to mothballs.
It is completely free for the citizens of Halifax and does not require any sort of enrollment in any trash or recycling program.
More Information can be found here:
Halifax School Committee
Aug. 28th, 2023
Video Courtesy of Area 58
Halifax Board of Selectmen
Aug. 22nd, 2023
Video Courtesy of Area 58
Nessralla Farm
Suddenly, You'll Love Running to the Store for Milk & Bread

Pick up some fresh veggies & fall flowers while you are here.

Nessralla Farm
Local Growers, Doin' Good!
*Frequent Flyer Cards.
416 Plymouth St. , Halifax, MA
(781) 293-6792
Mold Guys Restoration
Air Duct / Vent Cleaning * Restoration & Rebuild * Water Damage & Mold

We are there when you need us!

(781) 910-5029
Massachusetts State Seal and Motto Survey

After a long hearing regarding a redesign for the state seal and motto, the commonwealth has decided to request the input of people of Massachusetts. The survey itself is designed to be streamlined to major key points of the seal, such as what would be the most important thing regarding it. A major suggestion would be to write the motto in a native language, which would give representation to the native folk of Massachusetts.
The Online Survey can be found here:
Scattergories at Holmes Public Library
Wednesday, September 27th
Holmes Public Library
If you like word games or trivia this is the event to attend. You can come with a friend or make some new friends there. It competitive but loads of fun. You might just learn something new after. for more information visit the Holmes Public Library Calender for details.
Fun at the Farmer's Market

At this Farmer's Market, vendors consistently bring smiles on their faces, enthusiasm to their work, and stories to tell.
One of those stories is from Fred Corrigan, the owner of G. Ellen Flowers. On Ellen's passing, Fred's daughter suggested he create flower prints. Fred’s been engaged with this art for the years since then. Printing flowers is a genuinely beautiful art. Fred sells them within bookmarks and especially cards. He mentions that many of them make for good portrait pieces.
Another tale woven by this farmer’s market would be Allison’s Creations. She creates various trinkets with interesting spins on them. She began work on these over a year ago, starting with glasses and water bottles. Some have fun phrases, while others give certain vibes to recognizable brands. Wanting to do more, she is now making keychains, stickers, and signs. The keychains are tiny branded everyday household items from ketchup bottles to coffee containers.
Attendees also saw wonderful fairy doors at Sharon’s Suncatchers and delightful imaginings at Victoria’s Art. The musicians gave the place a very homey country vibe; a bouncy castle was perfect for the kids, and the food pantry was there to accept donations. All in all, a darned good day to get out and enjoy Halifax.

Photo Credit: Brian Coleman
Story Credits: Brian Coleman, Intern Writer, Bridgewater State University & J. Rose
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a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with
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Historical Tidbit Question:
When did President Grover Cleveland sign Labor Day a legal holiday into law?

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'Don’t be afraid to try something. It never hurts as bad as you think to fail. You seldom regret what you do. You regret what you didn’t do."
~ Hugh Downs

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”
~ G.K. Chesterton
Enjoy the things that go "not quite right!" Those are the adventures that bring richness to life. ~ Jacquie
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