Halifax Labor Day Farmer's Market

This past Labor Day, the Halifax Farmer's Market hosted a lively Farmer's Market at the Halifax Town Hall and the Halifax Town Green. There was live music, a bounce house for kids, and a variety of vendors setting up shop. You could find anything from fresh produce like the beautiful zucchinis in the upper right picture, baked goods, flower bouquets, and amazing glasswork.

The Halifax Farmer's Market also supports the Helping Hands Food Pantry which serves families in need from Halifax and Plympton. All the vendor fees from the farmer's market go directly towards the Helping Hands Food Pantry and a quilt raffle, shown in the top middle picture, at the market also contributed to the food pantry. The Farmers Market will be open for two more dates: October 14 & 28, 2023. Would you like to be a vendor? halifaxmafarmersmarket.com/vendor-application


Story by Queenie Chen, Tufts University Intern
Historical Tidbit:

When was the Fire Company's First Call?
(Bryantville News,
September 1, 1909)
 
"The Halifax Fire Company had its first call last Friday evening to a brush fire in the woods at the rear of the house of Mrs. George W. Hayward. They responded promptly, some of them being in the midst of the mazy dance at the Town Hall. The fire was caused by someone trying to burn a hornet's nest and not properly extinguishing it before leaving, the brisk wind causing it to rekindle. It was subdued after burning over considerable territory and consuming some cord wood."
sue and her plant 2011
 ~ Respectfully submitted, Sue Basile
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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!
Hazel Tessier
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!
Are You Registered to Vote? Check HERE
Elections are coming up. Are you registered to vote? It only takes a few seconds to check if you are registered. Using this link you can also register or pre register to vote, update an address, or update your name. Voting Registration Link
Generations Annual Meeting

Sat. October 7th 10AM
Holmes Public Library
470 Plymouth St. Halifax, MA

Come learn about the non-profit organization, Generations, and how they support the Halifax Council on Aging at their annual meeting!

10-week accelerated session starts October 11, 2023. With many courses to choose from, this condensed session serves as an entry point for you to take courses that get you through the semester on track and on time.
Free College at Massasoit
Students 25 and older without a degree qualify for
Aaron Best on the Burrage

Wednesday Oct 11th 7PM
Halifax Town Hall
499 Plymouth St. Halifax, MA

The Halifax Beautification Committee is hosting Aaron Best, Land Steward Biologist from Burrage Wildlife Management Area, at the Town Hall to give a talk about the Burrage. Come and learn about the history and nature of the Burrage!

Halifax Fire Dept. Open House

Sat. October 14th 11AM - 2PM
438 Plymouth St. Halifax, MA

The Halifax Fire Department is pleased to announce their annual upcoming Open House. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 14th, from 11-2. Come meet your firefighters and tour the station. Pizza will be served, jumpy house and other fun stuff for the kids will be here.

Climate Can Do:
The Buy Nothing Project
The BN project exists to trade goods freely without purchasing them. Less of our earth's resources are used if we share what we already have. Less items like furniture, clothes, housewares and sporting goods end up in landfills. Over 6 million people around the world are in the Buy Nothing movement! Download the free app and within minutes, you can Give, Ask, and share your Gratitude with your neighbors. It's instant and easy.

What goods can you give on Buy Nothing?: Anything someone else may want. Maybe you have a perfectly good chair to get rid of? You can list it on the BN app, and someone will take it. Do you see something you like, get in touch with the person who posted it, and it can be yours.
What is a Buy Nothing Community?: A BN community is the people around you. There are BN Communities in Bridgewater, Brockton, East / West Bridgewater combined one, as are Halifax & Hanson. Find the community that's right for you.

Donate to the Project: Loving the money you are saving? Contribute here. Helping removes trash from the environment. The longer an item can remain out of a landfill, the better. The BN Project is run by donations by the community and sponsors. Buy Nothing Project is fiscally sponsored by Angels for Angels, a 501(c)(3), Donations are tax-deductible.

Getting involved: If you want to join, you can download the app on your phone or computer from the app store. Anything else you'd like to know? buynothingproject.org

 This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Ella Reddin, BuzzAround Writing Intern at Framingham State University. Focusing on actions that individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do it!
It's Time For Everyone's Favorite: Chicken Autumn
Catch it while you can!

Halifax Fall Cleanup Week

October 14th - October 22nd
Halifax Roadways

The Halifax Beautification Committee is calling for all volunteers to help clean up the roadways in Halifax. There are about 60 miles of road that needs the help of its residents to be cleaned. If everyone contributes a little bit, the roadways would be cleaned up in no time!

Trash bags will be available at the town hall on 10/14 from 9AM - 12PM.
Halifax Town Hall: 499 Plymouth St. Halifax, MA
Free Adult Wellness Screenings

Tuesdays, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5
9 - 10AM @ Halifax Town Hall, 499 Plymouth St
10:30 - 11:30AM @ Halifax Mobile Estates, 33 Redwood Drive, Community Building

The Town of Halifax contracts nurse M. Laurie Montuori to provide two (2) free walk-in adult well- ness screenings the first Tuesday each month in 2023.

Halifax Board of Selectmen Meeting
September 27, 2023
Video Courtesy of Area 58
Halifax Planning Board Meeting
September 21, 2023
Video Courtesy of Area 58
Nessralla Farm
Pumpkins in all shapes, colors and sizes.

Pick out your favorites!

Open 7 days a week 8am-6pm

Nessralla Farm
Local Growers, Doin' Good!
*Firewood.
*Frequent Flyer Cards.
416 Plymouth St. , Halifax, MA
(781) 293-6792
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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
Halifax Fire & Police Department Annual Foam Party

On this past Tuesday, 9/19, the Halifax Fire and Police Department co-hosted its annual foam party at the Halifax Elementary School. The school children enjoyed a lovely day outside playing in foam. This annual September event has brought immense joy to the kids, only smiles can be seen from these pictures!

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:
Whose was the home the Halifax Fire Department responded to?

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Prize Box Rules: By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around. On October 4, 2023, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Queenie Chen, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
Nurturing.

"I think we need the feminine qualities of leadership, which include attention to aesthetics and the environment, nurturing, affection, intuition and the qualities that make people feel safe and cared for." ~ Deepak Chopra

"Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family." ~ Virgina Satir

"For me, living a balanced life means nurturing the academic, physical, and spiritual aspects of my life so I can maintain a sense of well-being and self-esteem." ~ Denise Morrison
Woman, man or LBGTQ. Adult, child or anywhere in between; we all need to be nurtured. We nurture each other and ourselves.
This is how, like all living organisms, with the correct mix of conditions and nutrients, we grow and thrive.

Our whole self needs it: our mind, our physical & our spiritual / emotional selves. When one of these are not tended, it effects the functioning of the whole.

This is the science of the whole self. And it's not new, ancient cultures have been working at the cultivation of the mind / body / spirt for thousands of years. 

I would consider this, as an adult, our most important job. When we are nurtured, and balanced, we are intentional, stronger, more effective. This isn’t selfishness. It is how to give the most to each other and society.

Nurture your whole self this week. Grow well. : ) ~ Jacquie
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