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 Facebook and Halifax Girls Softball Website

Story By: Ella Reddin, Buzz Around Writing Intern, Framingham State University
Photo & Source Credit: Pete Barone On Facebook
Historical Tidbit:
Wildlife Bounties in Halifax
In March, 1738, the town voted a bounty of 20 shillings for a wild cat one year old. The forests of America were inhabited by wild cats and other animals unfriendly to man. The wild cat of America generally belongs to the same clan as the domestic cat. They grow larger when wild. Instances have been known where young ones were caught and tamed. They appeared no different when thus tamed.        
There was another instance of the inhabitants of the Halifax offering a bounty: they were annoyed by certain birds which pulled up corn when it sprouted above ground and destroyed it when it was ripe in the field. They occasionally gave bounties for killing them. Some years they gave as high as three pence a head.         
In one year, they passed a very singular and in some respects ludicrous vote on the subject at the annual town meeting on March 2, 1740. Every householder within Halifax should kill on or before the first day of June six grown black birds, jay birds, red birds or squirrels and bring the heads to the town treasurer. Any one so neglecting shall pay a fine of two shillings for the use of the poor of the town. How the town knew there were six apiece for each householder, they have not informed us. The records of the town are silent on the results of this experiment.
[A shilling would add up to about 5 pennies.]
Respectfully submitted, 
Sue Basile
Town Hall

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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
Susan Levasseur
You won a $15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

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

Enter for this week's prize of
4 Game Tickets (Regular 2023 Season) to the Brockton Rox! Sponsored by South Shore Bank.
Kid's Yoga Games

Thursday, July 27th
Holmes Public Library

Bring your kids to the Holmes Public Library on Thursday mornings in July for Kid's Yoga Games!

For more information visit Holmes Public Library Website
Halifax Board of Selectmen
July 11, 2023
Video Courtesy of Area 58
Holmes public Library Countdown to Kindergarten
Kindergarten Countdown

July 19 to August 16 
Holmes Public Library

Parents of soon-to-be kindergarteners, go to the Holmes Public Library for Kindergarten Countdown! 

Brought to you by the South Shore Family Network. Check out the Holmes Public Library and Kindergarten Countdown Facebook page for more info.
Community Yard Sale/ Flea & Farmer's Market

Saturday, July 29th
499 Plymouth Street

The Farmer's Market will be holding a community yard sale. Along with vendors, the community of Halifax is invited to clean out their houses and join. A 10x10 space will be $25. To participate, fill out an application or
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.

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 Beautification Committee logo source facebook
Beautification Committee Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 26th
Halifax Town Hall Floor, Meeting Room #2

The Halifax Beautification Committee will hold a general meeting to discuss the town's landscape, media spending, and future events. If you have any ideas or anything to report, please attend.

For more information, go to Halifax Town's Upcoming Events Page
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 on the library's website.
Pop-Up Networking Event

Wednesday, July 26
4p – 7p
Ann’s Palace, 277 Main Street, Brockton 

Looking to build your business AND have some fun? The Metro South Chamber of Commerce is hosting a pop-up networking event with food, beverages, and great company including potential new customers and commerce members.

For registration and more information, visit
Silver Lake Regional School Committee Meeting & Joint Meeting With Union #31
July 13, 2023
Video Courtesy of Area 58
Halifax Planning Board - July 6, 2023
Video Courtesy of Area 58
Empowering Youth & Unlocking Potential at MassHire

Calling young adults aged 14-24 who are looking for a meaningful jumpstart to their careers! MassHire GBWB is offering free occupational training programs and career exposure activities. If you or someone you know would benefit from this opportunity, call 508.584.9800 or email
Car Cruise Nights

On Friday Nights this summer, Connecting Rods Auto Club holds a Cruise Night in the Walmart Parking lot on RTE 106. The night starts at 4 and ends at 6p. The cruise night is full of vintage cars, trucks, and everything in between. The cars come and leave all night, so you can see the cars in action and ask the owners questions about their classics. There is food and music the entire night. Half the proceeds go to Boston Children's Hospital, which provides life-saving medical care to children in need. There is also a raffle to join! It’s a fun night and a good cause, so make sure you make your way down on Friday at 4a. For more information: Connecting Rods FB Group.

Story By: Ella Reddin, Buzz Around Writing Intern, Framingham State University
Photo from Flair Bird Photography. Visit Flair Bird Photography Facebook to see more photos from the night.
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
4 Game Tickets (Regular 2023 Season) to the Brockton Rox!
Sponsored by South Shore Bank.

Historical Tidbit Question:
What crop were the birds eating?

Email us your answer at: 
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By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
 On July 26, 2023, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
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.

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."
~ Vivian Greene

“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”
~ Oprah Winfrey 

“I have no desire to prove anything by dancing…I just dance.” ~ Fred Astaire,

"You do the hokey pokey / And you turn yourself around / That's what it's all about"
~ The Hokey Pokey, Larry LaPrise

"Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances." ~ Maya Angelou

“Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter.” ~ Louis Horst
Feeling the music, and letting your body respond. When done with a group of people, truly magic.

Watch less, dance more. ~ Jacquie
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