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!

Historical Tidbit:

The part of the town known as Fullertown, for many years, seems to have been somewhat apart from the rest of the town with rather distinctive boundaries. It is true that a few beyond those boundaries were included in the school district, but as a community, Fullertown stretched from the Winnetuxet River on the north, to the brook where the mill stood on the west and the Middleboro line on the south and east. It got its name from the names of the inhabitants, since with but one or two exceptions they were all Fullers. They were descendants from Dr. Samuel Fuller of Mayflower fame and Rev. Samuel, the minister at the "Green."
Rev. Samuel had a large family and naturally they spread about from the house fireside toward nearby places. The first who settled in South Halifax being Ebenezer Fuller, who probably lived in a house which stood where the present McCormick house stands. The McCormick house was built probably about 1812, Mr. Chipman Fuller being the last child to be born in the old house. This house in turn was occupied by Nathan Fuller and his wife Sarah, who was beloved by everyone in the community and town.
There were at least three branches of the original family which located in Halifax, only one of which remained there for many generations. The others migrated to Brockton, where they became influential citizens of that city.
The land material seems to have been favorable for brick making. Once there were two brick kilns in the vicinity, one back of McCormick's part on the land of Isaac Porter Fuller and Ebenezer Fuller and the other near the mill brook. It is said that traces of the former may still be seen. Evidence of the work was found in the brick house formerly owned by Mr. Nelson Fuller, who conducted a signing school in town and also taught in the public schools of the town. He later moved to Brockton.
Like all country people in those days, they had the country shoe shop where shoes were pegged for the neighboring houses, one across from the brick house and one near the corners of Wood, Cedar and Fuller Streets (the intersection where Trunk Meetinghouse stood). Most of the people living in South Halifax were farmers.
sue and her plant 2011
~ Respectfully submitted, Sue Basile 
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Council on Aging
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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
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Nessralla Farm Store
416 Plymouth St (Rt106) Halifax MA

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Enter for this week's prize of
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Wed September 27th
Holmes Public Library

If you like word games or trivia this is the event to attend. You can come with a friend or make some new friends there. It competitive but loads of fun.
For more information visit the Holmes Public Library Calendar for details.
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!
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 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.

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. If anyone wants to grab them early, they can go to the farmers market on 9/30.

Halifax Town Hall: 499 Plymouth St. Halifax, MA
It's Time For Everyone's Favorite: Chicken Autumn
Catch it while you can!

Halifax Beautification Committee: Preventing Road Kill.
The Halifax Beautification Committee would like to remind you not to throw or leave trash on the side of the road. Especially food. This attracts animals from skunks to bears coming into the road, a danger both to humans and animals.
To learn more, visit this website provided by the Halifax Beautification Committee
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
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!

Golf Tournament
to benefit the Massasoit Community College’s United Student Fund
Mon. October 2, 11am- Shotgun Start
Thorny Lea Golf Club, Brockton
Free College at Massasoit
Students 25 and older without a degree qualify for
Halifax Conservation Commission
September 11, 2023
Video Courtesy of Area 58
Halifax Finance Committee
September 12, 2023
Video Courtesy of Area 58
Nessralla Farm
Suddenly, You'll Love Running to the Store for Milk & Bread

Pick up some fresh veggies & fall flowers while you are here.

Nessralla Farm
Local Growers, Doin' Good!
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416 Plymouth St. , Halifax, MA
(781) 293-6792
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Halifax Hometown Hero
Jen Walker is the leader of the "Helping Hands" group at Halifax Estates. She is instrumental at the annual community yard sale. She takes the time to assist those that need it getting to appointments. Walker has also helped out in a lot of community efforts, going the extra mile. Nominated by her neighbor Libby Cierri for Easy 99.1 Hometown Hero, we'd like to give Jen a BuzzAround round of applause! To hear more of Jen Walker’s Story listen: Easy 99.1.
Story By Ella Reddin, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Framingham State University
Source & Photo credit: Halifax Helping Hands
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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”~ Martin Luther King Jr

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
~ Jimi Hendrix

“When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.” ~ Fred Rogers

“Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony.” ~ Laini Taylor
Peace dear friends, peace. ~ Jacquie
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