Welcoming FF/Paramedic Andrew McAlarney to
Halifax Fire Department

"Please join us in welcoming Fire Fighter/Paramedic Andrew McAlarney to Halifax Fire Department! FF McAlarney brings with him 15 years of experience as a paramedic and began his journey in the fire service with Marion Fire Department 2 years ago. In his free time FF McAlarney enjoys riding motorcycles and spending time with his young daughter and wife. Please say hello to Andrew if you see him out and about!"

Reposted from the Halifax Fire Department Halifax Fire Department Facebook
photo: USS PAWNEE, circa 1864-1865
Historical Tidbit:
Co. A 3rd Reg. Massachusetts Militia

The 3rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia was a peacetime infantry regiment primarily from Plymouth and Bristol Counties that was activated for federal service in the Union army during the American Civil War. Halifax served in Company A . It was commanded by Col. David W. Wardrop of New Bedford.

The 3rd Massachusetts was organized for active service on April 15, 1861 in response to President Lincoln's call for 75,000 troops to put down the insurrection in the southern states. Despite the various companies being dispersed over a large area of southeastern Massachusetts, Col. Wardrop managed to get word to the captains under his command during the night of April 15–16. The Fairhaven Rail Road Company furnished a special train to carry messengers to Halifax, Carver, Plympton, and Plymouth overnight on April 15 - 16, 1861. Company A in Halifax got its orders at 2a. The Plymouth Co. got orders at about 3a the same morning. Both companies reported at noon on the same day and barracked at Faneuil Hall overnight the 16th.

(My brother, James W. H. Baker, had a clock that struck the hour of 2a on that fateful morning over a hundred years ago. ~ This clock was then in Capt. Charles Lyon's home and it stood on the same shelf until my brother died in 2001. The clock then was given to his son. The clock is still in the family.)

The Regiment sailed from Boston on April 17th under sealed orders from Central Wharf. The following day when 9 miles out, the orders were read. It took 47½ hours to reach Fortress Monroe in Virginia. 

On the afternoon of arrival, they were immediately embarked on the Gunboat "Pawnee." They proceeded to Gosport Navy Yard under orders to destroy the dry-dock, construction houses, yards, building, and all vessels and ammunition.  Companies A and B were on guard. The mission was completed, and the "Pawnee" returned to Fortress Monroe at 6a on April 21 (Sunday). "So actually, the 3rd Regt. was the first Northern Voluntary Army to land aggressively on Southern Soil." wrote a local paper. 

The regiment returned on July 19, 1861. Company A was mustered out on July 22 on the Halifax Common amid great cheering.

Respectfully submitted, Sue Basile
With edits by J. Rose
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
Katandra Olowu
You won a 4 Game Tickets (Regular 2023 Season) to the Brockton Rox! Sponsored by South Shore Bank.

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

Enter for this week's prize of
a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose
Kindergarten Countdown
August 2nd, 9th & 16th
10 – 11a
Holmes Public Library
470 Plymouth St

Help your rising Kindergartener interact with their future classmates at the Holmes Public Library. Ms.Debbie from South Shore Family Network will lead the group to sing songs and read stories. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

For further information please contact: 508-747-7575 or email PDermody@sscac.org
Join the Brockton Symphony Orchestra!

The Brockton Symphony Orchestra is holding tryouts for open positions. Auditions are in person, with two short orchestral excerpts to perform. An audition request form needs to be filled out to participate.
On it are the fall audition dates - the first two dates will be August 28th and September 7th between 5:30 and 6:45p.

After your audition, we invite you to sit in during our rehearsal to get to know us (for auditions on rehearsal evenings).Rehearsals are Monday Nights between 7:15 - 9:45p, Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant Street, Brockton.

For more information: www.brocktonsymphony.org
Halifax Board of Selectmen
July 11, 2023
Video Courtesy of Area 58
Succulent Workshop

Register by August 2nd
Holmes Pubic Library

The Holmes public library is hosting kids grades 4th-6th to plant there own succulents and to learn about them. The kids get to chose their plant and design a tag, To Sign up visit the Holmes public library in person or call 781-293-2271.

For more information visit The Friends of the Holmes Public Library Holmes Public Library Fb.
Brockton, Canton, Middleboro and online
The Happy Happenings of the Halifax Hurricanes 

The Halifax Hurricanes 14u softball is on a roll this summer. On July 13th, the Kingston Kannons were no match for the storm the hurricanes can cause. Catherine, Emma, and Kendall all put points on the board. The Hurricanes got the lead with points scored by Thompson and Zoe. Pitcher Katelyn played seven innings, proving her skills with her endurance for a total of ten hits and seven runs. Hurricanes know how to bring the thunder.

Softball Summer Smash
Friday through Sunday, Aug 4 – 6
Halifax Girls Softball Playing fields

The 10u, 12u, and 14u teams of participating towns will compete over the course of three days. There will be awards given out to players over the weekend. To learn more, check out the Halifax Girls Softball on Hurricanes Fb and Halifax Girls Softball Website

Story By: Ella Reddin, Buzz Around Writing Intern, Framingham State University
Photo & Source Credit: Pete Barone Fb
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Keep your grill cooking all season long!! 

Did you know we have a filling station? A 20lb. grill tank can be refilled for the low cost of just $18. Our employees are trained to bleed the tank as they fill it,
which will ensure your tank is full.
The MBI Wants to Hear YOUR input!

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute is conducting a brief survey on internet service usage/experience. By taking the survey, your input will help citizens across the state gain access to high-quality, affordable internet services and will help to develop the Massachusetts Digital Equity Plan.

Community Wide Yard Sale

Saturday, August 5th & Sunday, August 6th
9a – 2p
Halifax Estates
50 Sycamore Drive

Halifax Estates Social Committee is hosting a community wide yard sale. Maps will be provided at entrance to let you know which homes are participating. Homes can also be identified by a YARD SALE SIGN.

Submitted by: Patricia Darrah
Holmes Public Library Museum Passes

The Holmes Public Library now offers reduced admission to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston! You can reserve them, and many other museums on the library's tixkeeper website.
Climate Can-Do: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Everything we throw away contributes to polluting the air we breathe and the water we drink! We can minimize the amount of pollution by using a simple method: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!

Reduce is first. It's the most important! To reduce the waste we produce, we reduce the number of products we purchase. Not only will being mindful of your purchases reduce the amount of waste on our planet, but it will also save you a a lot of money.

Reuse: Another way to help our environment is reusing the items and products that we might have thrown away unconsciously. Instead of tossing that shirt you no longer wear, donate it to someone who would wear it. Instead of purchasing a case of plastic water bottles, invest in a reusable water bottle. They are environment friendly and will keep your beverage cold.

Recycle: Recycling stops our trash from wrecking the environment. You would be surprised by the number of things that can be recycled, from mattresses to batteries; metal scraps to clothing and textiles. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection provides a search bar on their website where you can type the name of a waste item and it will tell you how to recycle or dispose of it.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences explains: "Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects our world's environment. The environment is everything around you including the air, water, land, plants, and man-made things. The waste we create has to be carefully controlled to be sure that it does not harm your environment and your health." The best way we can help protect our environment and health is to reduce, reuse, and recycle!

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Meghan Lotti, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Bridgewater State University. We focus on actions which individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do!
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!

Halifax Conservation Commission -
July 18, 2023
Video Courtesy of Area 58
Halifax Planning Board -
July 20, 2023
Video Courtesy of Area 58
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
What did the Fairhaven R. R. deliver to the towns of Halifax, Carver, Plympton, and Plymouth?

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The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Angel Benjamin, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Meghan Lotti, Janice O'Brien, Ella Reddin, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.

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