2024 TRWA Tide Calendar Winners From Halifax!

The Taunton River Watershed Alliance (TRWA) has released their beautiful 2024 Tide Calendar. The calendars are currently available for $20 at TRWA’s Watershed Center, Sweets Knoll State Park. You can also place an order on the TRWA calendar website.

We’d like to congratulate the winners of the photo contest and thank everyone who made a submission. The TRWA found it very difficult choose only 13 finalists. You'll note two are from the Halifax area -- Bart Devine with the submission “Sandhill Crane" and Laura FitzGerald-Kemmett with the submission "Turtle Yoga." To see the full list of photographers featured in the calendar, visit the TRWA FB page.
The TRWA is a nonprofit organization that works to protect, restore, and manage Taunton River and its Watershed which involves 42 communities, including Halifax. The Alliance is dedicated to being a voice for our water resources. You can also make a difference, as half of your purchase will go towards helping the TRWA in their mission.

Additionally, these calendars have come out just in time for the holidays. You can personalize your calendar and even choose a tide table, allowing you to create a special, one-of-a-kind gift.

To reserve your calendar, email director@savethetaunton.org or call (508) 828-1101. For more info. about the TRWA and how to volunteer, become a member, or donate, visit the Save the Taunton website.

Photo and Story Sources: TRWA FB, TRWA calendar website
Story written by Alexa Pennington, BuzzAround Intern, Southern New Hampshire University
Historical Tidbit: Crane House
Built in the early nineteenth century, Crane House has served many purposes throughout history. Originally, the house was built by Josiah Crane for his daughter, but it later was owned by the Howland family. Between 1820-1840 when the county road system was put into place, the house was moved to its current location. In the 1930s, ownership of the house moved to the Dzadow family, who started a chicken farm on the property. Eventually, the United Cape Cranberry Company bought the property for the water rights of a cranberry bog that was located across the street. During this time, traveling cranberry pickers lived in the house.

Through the evolution of Josiah Crane house and all the purposes it has served over the years, it can be seen how much history the structure holds. The house and its land, for example, were a part of the original Bridgewater grant. The original fireplace and chimney were constructed based on an innovation at the time that was designed to direct more heat into the room. These features, along with Crane House's materials, design, and craftsmanship, add a piece of the town’s early settlement period to modern day Halifax.

Written by Alexa Pennington, BuzzAround Intern, Southern New Hampshire University
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
won a 9" Mum
Nessralla Farm Store
416 Plymouth St (Rt106). Halifax MA

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

Enter for this week's prize of
a free 60 min yoga class of your choosing at Westbridge Counseling & Wellness, West Bridgewater
Halifax Elementary School
Annual Food & Turkey Drive
Until November 17

There is still time to donate non-perishable food items to the Helping Hands of Halifax Food Pantry. Families may also donate a holiday turkey by purchasing a gift card. Students can bring donations to their classrooms for collection. We aim to collect over 1,000 items to help people in need during the holiday season. All donations are greatly appreciated. Together, we can make a difference! For more information and future updates about these events, check out the Halifax Elementary School FB page.

Halifax Board of Health
November 1, 2023
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Cody's Corner - Halifax Town Administrator's Monthly Update
October 25, 2023
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Book Clubs
Do you love to read? The Holmes Public Library, 470 Plymouth St, has some amazing book clubs planned for November!
Non-Fiction Book Club
Wed, Nov 15 at 6p
A Fever in the Heartland by Timothy Egan
COA Book Club
Thurs, Nov 16 at 2p
Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves

For more information, check out the Holmes Newsletter and visit their FB page.
Source: Holmes Newsletter
Halifax Congressional Church Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon
Sat, Nov 25
503 Plymouth St on Route 106

Join the Halifax Congressional Church for some holiday fun! There will be crafters at the event selling hand-made items that will make wonderful gifts. These include soaps, hand-painted pictures, wreaths, handcrafted jewelry, and more! Church members have donated items for a Missions table, in which the proceeds will go towards helping those in need.

The Christmas luncheon will start at 11a. Sandwiches and soups will be served. You can also look forward to delicious homemade baked goods and a cookie walk!
For more information, visit the Halifax Congressional Church website.
Silver Lake Fundraiser
for the PTO
Thurs, Nov 16
6 Town Wharf, Plymouth

Join us at Tavern on the Wharf for an extraordinary Paint Night Fundraiser benefiting Silver Lake Regional High School. All proceeds will go directly to the school's Parent-Teacher Organization.

Experience the joy of creating your own masterpiece with step-by-step instructions. Supplies will be provided, and no prior painting experience is necessary. Arrive early to secure your seats and enjoy a drink! Your participation supports a great cause, and we look forward to seeing you there

For more information and to sign up, visit Epic Paint Event page. This is a 21+ event.
Source: SLRHS FB
After-School Academic Clinics with The National Honor Society

Attention Silver Lake Regional Middle School students! If you find yourself needing extra support with your schoolwork, don't worry! Members of The National Honor Society from the high school are hosting Academic Clinics after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays to assist you with your studies. Don't hesitate to take advantage of this valuable resource!

For more information, check with your homeroom teacher.

Source: SLRMS website
Nessralla Farm
Taking Yummy Thanksgiving Pie Orders

Must order by Nov 17, at noon.
Pick up is Nov 21 (after noon) & 22

Nessralla Farm
416 Plymouth St. , Halifax, MA
(781) 293-6792

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Car Seat Installations

Car seat installations are now available through the Halifax Police Department!

To set up an installation, please contact Officer Feltrup at wfeltrup@police.Halifax.ma.us or via phone at 781-294-8713 x170.

Reposted from HPD FB
The Holmes Library, 470 Plymouth St, has many fun events planned for November!

Friendship Bracelets
Fri, Nov 24 at 11a
Ages 6+ are invited to make beaded friendship bracelets! Call (781) 293-2271 to register.

Silent Auction
Bidding opens Nov 27
Friends of the Library is having their 13th Annual Silent Auction! Items will be displayed at the library, and the highest bids will be updated on the Holmes website. All of the proceeds are going towards library programs and events.

Source Credit: Holmes Newsletter
Interfaith Vigil For Peace
At Bridgewater State University
October 25, 2023
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Climate Can Do: How to be Sustainable During the Holidays

Our beloved holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years - are fast approaching. There is so much to celebrate but there is also so much more trash generated during these times than usual. With the holiday season soon upon us, let’s take a moment to consider all the ways we can be more environmentally friendly.

Gift Giving: When you plan what to gift for your loved ones, consider a handmade gift instead of buying new items. These thoughtful gifts will be sure to make your loved ones happy. Check out some ideas for handmade gifts below:
  • Bake a dessert! Check out this site for 15 quick and festive recipes of all sorts of baked goods.
  • Crochet something! There are so many easy to follow tutorials on YouTube that are beginner friendly. Click here to check one out!

Gift Wrapping: Please be mindful when wrapping your gifts. Wrapping paper with any metallics, foil, glitter, texture are not recyclable. Instead of using store brought wrapping papers, you can use any brown paper bag, newspapers, or even magazines to wrap your gift together beautifully. Check out this site for some eco-friendly wrapping alternatives with examples.

Holiday Decor: Decorative lights are such a big part of home decor during the holidays. This year, try using LED lights instead of traditional incandescent lights. LEDs can use up to 90% less energy than traditional lights and there are many options on the market, making them very affordable.

Let's all do our part to have a fun and eco-friendly holiday season this year!

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Queenie Chen, Tufts University BuzzAround Intern. We focus on actions we can do to live more sustainably. We can do it!
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Thank You to Everyone who Participated in
Fall Clean Up Week!

The Halifax Beautification Committee (HBC) 2023 Fall Clean Up Week was a success! The HBC is an environmental conservation organization that is committed to improving the landscape of the town’s properties. They contributed to this mission through their recent Fall Clean-Up Week.

From October 14th to October 22nd, the HBC held an initiative to pick up litter around Halifax. Many people from the community came out to help clean roadways and public spaces. By the second day of Clean Up Week, about 40 people had committed to the effort! One litter-buster was Nick Hadorn, who worked three hours to fill up a pick-up truck with collected litter. In fact, the beautification of Halifax involved various contributors. Boy Scout Troop 39 cleaned up the area between Town Hall and the school, while members of the HBC planted mums in the Margaret Fitzgerald Garden. Frederick Corrigan focused on collecting roadside litter, and the Rankin Family assisted by picking up litter on Elm Street's north sections.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to help clean up our neighborhoods and community! Fall Clean Up Week would not have been a success without your help. It doesn’t have to be Clean Up Week for you to be a litter-buster! Let’s continue to keep Halifax clean by disposing of waste properly and picking up around town.

For more information, visit the Halifax Beautification Committee’s Facebook page.

Story and Photo Credits: HBC FB
Story written by Alexa Pennington, BuzzAround Intern, Southern New Hampshire University

Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a free 60 min yoga class of your choosing at Westbridge Counseling & Wellness, West Bridgewater

Historical Tidbit Question:
What was Crane House used for in the 1930s?
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Prize Box Rules: By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around. On November 15, 2023, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

 "I sit beside the fire and think / Of all that I have seen / Of meadow flowers and butterflies / In summers that have been / Of yellow leaves and gossamer / In autumns that there were / With morning mist and silver sun / And wind upon my hair." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

" Use what you have, use what the world gives you. Use the first day of fall: bright flame before winter's deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire. Our tree-lined streets are set ablaze, our kitchens filled with the smells of nostalgia: apples bubbling into sauce, roasting squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, cider, warmth itself. The leaves as they spark into wild color just before they die are the world's oldest performance art, and everything we see is celebrating one last violently hued hurrah before the black and white silence of winter." ~ Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
A walk in the autumn woods I count as one of my favorite things. The leaves shower off the trees and I feel bathed in color. Enjoy your color bathing, all. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Queenie Chen, Siara Morel Ortiz, Alexa Pennington, Jamie Puhi, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
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