An Amazing Job by
the SLRMS Drama Club!

Teamwork makes a dream work as shown by the gifted cast and crew of the Silver Lake Regional Middle School, who put on a recent production of Peter Pan on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. The magical story was performed in front of family, friends, and other community members.

With another successful adventure under their belt, the club said farewell to SLRMS’s own beloved Nurse Beck, who is known for helping to begin the club and cultivate over the years through her leadership and dedication. May Nurse Beck and the wonderful club members continue to fly high in their future productions and endeavors.

Story Credit: Angel Benjamin, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Brown University
Historical Tidbit:
OTTO'S POND

This small body of water sits across from the Halifax Fire Station on Plymouth Street. You may drive by it today and not even know it. When work was done on the street to make improvements, the pond became a safety factor. The state had a barrier fence installed, blocking our view of it.  

Back in 1934 it was a rambling brook without a name. When federal aid money was available, it was thought it would be a good site for a water hole where plenty of water might be procured in the time of fires.  

A sum of $2,000 was received from government funds and 20 of the town's unemployed men were put to work enlarging and deepening the brook so that it covered over a quarter acre; the average depth was about five feet. The surrounding area was cleaned up and the pond stocked with fish. People would stop there and have picnics in the shade. 

This was during the Depression and many young men joined the "Civilian Conservation Corps." This organization helped pull the United States out of the Depression and gave Halifax a water hole for the town center. 

The site was named after Carl and Bertha Otto, who were two of the owners of the property. Mr. Otto was a professional musician who took part in numerous town affairs. His wife Bertha taught piano lessons.
Story & Photo Credit:
Sue Basile.
Town Hall
781-294-1316

Holmes Public Library
 781-293-2271

Council on Aging
506 Plymouth Street
781-293-7313
COA

Food Pantries
Halifax Congregational Church
503 Plymouth St. (Rt 106)
781-293-6393
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
Congratulations!
Nancy Sarno
You won a free 1.5 hour class at

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

Enter for this week's prize of
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!
halifax church
Enjoy a Roast Pork Dinner!

Saturday June 10, 5p
503 Plymouth St

Come out for a delicious homemade meal at the Halifax Congregational Church! The Church is hosting a Roast Pork Dinner for the community with tickets selling at $16 for adults and $10 for children. (Each) meal will include an appetizer, salad, roast pork dinner (with mashed potatoes, green beans, and gravy), rolls and butter, dessert, and beverage. Diners will have the option to take-out. Tickets at the door will be limited.

To reserve a spot, call Susan Mahan at (781)-293-0422 by Wednesday, June 7. 
Transportation arrangements are also available if you need a ride. Call Susan Mahan to organize a ride.
For more information, visit the Halifax Congregational Church FB.
 Farmers Market 

Saturdays, June 10, June 24, July 1, July 15, and July 29
10a–3p 

Outdoor vendors & indoor vendors inside the Church Hall entrance in back of the church! There will be vendors with cards, wooden items, soaps, and many great bakers offering a wide variety of items!

We look forward to seeing all of you!
To learn more, call ​​(781) 336-9704.
Find application for vendors at the Halifax Farmers Market.
Now Accepting Gently Used Books

Now through Saturday, June 10 
(when they'll have a book sale)
470 Plymouth St

Reminder: We are accepting books for the annual book sale. GENTLY used, please! See you June 10th for the sale!

For more information, visit Holmes Public Library
Celebrate Metro South's
2nd Annual Regional Restaurant Week! 
June 4-8

Show your support for Metro South eateries, restaurants, and breweries. Eat out, enjoy discounts, post & tag selfies.
Be a part of the eat local revolution!


Fifth Graders Said Farewell to Winged Friends 

Watching butterflies hatch and grow is a shared school memory for many. Thanks to a butterfly garden donation from one of our 5th grade families, Halifax Elementary fifth graders got to see their butterflies develop and fly away. After having observed the once-caterpillars transform into their chrysalises in science class, on May 25th, they were able to release their changed Painted Lady butterflies in nature.

Story Credit: Angel Benjamin, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Brown University
Image & Source Credit: HES Friday Note from May 26, 2023
Metro South Chamber of Commerce's
Restaurant Week

Sunday, June 4th - Thursday, June 8th

Support your local restaurants by participating in the 2nd annual Metro South Chamber of Commerce Restaurant week! Many regional favorites are taking part in this event, providing special offers to their customers. Make sure you snap a photo of yourself dining out or of your delicious food to help promote the event and restaurant through your social media.

All Metro South restaurants are welcome to participate in this event. Details can be found on the Restaurant Week 2023 Invitation

For more information and to view participating restaurants, visit metrosouthchamber.com or contact Cathryn Schofield at cschofield@metrosouthchamber.com
Looking for Veterans to join our Hometown Hero banner campaign.

I am looking to get 50 Veterans on board and we currently only have 20! This will be at NO COST to the Veteran or their family. Must be (or have been) a resident of Halifax.

Email me for details at steve.littlefield@halifax-ma.org.
Reposed from FB Veterans Services
Climate Can-Do: Start Your Own Garden

With summer and the warmer weather approaching, gardening is a fun project your family and yourself to work on together. Whether you have a green thumb or not, gardening is a great and simple hobby to take up. It also has many benefits for yourself and the Earth.

All plants go through the process of photosynthesis, which is when plants intake water and the atmosphere's carbon dioxide. In return, the plant releases fresh oxygen for us to breath and enjoy. Therefore, more plants result in more oxygen, a crucial element our bodies need!

In addition to improving our environment, gardening is proven to improve your mental health as well. Gardening has been found to lower stress and anxiety levels, as well as increase mindfulness and gratification. The Mayo Clinic Health System Website states that "It's very gratifying to plant, tend, harvest and share your own food. Routines provide structure to our day and are linked to improved mental health. Gardening routines, like watering and weeding, can create a soothing rhythm to ease stress."

The National Agricultural Library Website has numerous resources from gardening tips to factsheets about every vegetable or flower you may be interested in planting. The website highlights that, "A well-kept vegetable garden is a source not only of profit to the gardener but of pleasure to the entire family."

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!
Grants Rental
It's Party Time!

Book early for all your party needs!

Work smarter, not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
(508) 279-0950
Find YOUR Bliss with
BLISS THROUGH YOGA!
Start Your Week Off With a Little Monday Evening Bliss!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective.

516 N. Bedford St, East Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564

Silver Lake STEM Camp Presents:
Silver Lake Robotics Camps 2023

June 20th – June 22nd
Grades 3-8
12–2p
Silver Lake Regional High School
Price: $110 (Instructors are volunteers and all proceeds go to the Silver Lake Robotics Team)
Instructor: Matt Mello and The Silver Lake Robotics Team
Sign up at www.kingstonrec.com
instructed by Silver Lake Robotics Team coaches and members
lots of fun designing, building, and programming robots
all levels welcome from beginners to advanced
all residents welcome from the Silver Lake district (Kingston, Halifax, Plympton)
Halifax Field of Flags

The Halifax Field of Flags is up infront of the Town Hall until June 3rd. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and to VFW Post 6258 Halifax, MA for putting it all together!

Reposted, with permission from Halifax, MA Veteran Services FB Group
Photo credits: Steve & Lauren Littlefield
WEEKLY TRIVIA GAME
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
$15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

Historical Tidbit Question:
Who was Otto Pond named after?

Email us your answer at: 
Please include your name and phone number with your answer.
By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
 On June 7, 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, Janice O'Brien, Fatina Mulumba, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
Nurture Nature
“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”
~ Albert Einstein

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.” ~ Sylvia Plath

“The Peace of Wild Things ~
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
~ Wendell Berry
To be in nature, is like breathing your first breath, filling your body with all that is necessary for survival. ~ Jacquie
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