NHS Food Drive

Silver Lake Regional High School's National Honor Society (NHS) held a food drive at the Kingston Stop and Shop! This group of amazing students raised 284 pounds of food and $194! All donations and proceeds were given to the South Shore Community Action Council's food pantry. Thank you to those who participated and donated!

Story by: Meghan Lotti, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Bridgewater State University
Sources and photo credit: SLRHS FB and SLRHS Website
Historical Tidbit:

Dandelion A Weed You Can Eat
Yes, we call them a weed, but as an early spring treat in the early 1900's they would be picked for a dish of dandelion greens. This natural food was used in recipes to add a different kind of taste. Children would be sent out to pick and then the stem and blossom would be plucked from the greens and stewed on the stove top. It was a delicious dish served with vinegar for a sauce. The dandelion greens are somewhat like spinach when cooked. The root was also used as an addition to salads and an extract could be made to make tea, coffee and wine.

If you feel adventurous and want to try something different, just be sure that the dandelions you pick are not covered in pesticides or other chemicals before eating or cooking them. To be on the safe side, you can go to a store that sells natural foods and buy them.

A number of my family members would talk about the "stewed greens" and wine made with dandelions they had picked. I know one of their favorite fields to pick them in was on the east end of Plymouth Street at the Plympton line. 
~ Respectfully submitted,
Sue Basile
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
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You won a $25 gift certificate to 
gifts * tea * vintage clothing * reflexology
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Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of
a Summer Scent Village candle with Citronella
Whitman Center
Join the Halifax Finance Committee

Forms Due Friday June 30

The Halifax Finance Committee is looking for a new volunteer member to serve on the committee and for the community. For those interested, submit a talent bank form in order to be considered for the vacant seat.

To learn more,
Halifax Fireworks Celebration
Saturday July 1

It’s that time of the year again to celebrate Independence Day with the community! Join us for the annual Halifax Fireworks Celebration, where there will be a huge variety of activities happening throughout the day. There will be daytime activities on the Town Green from 11a - 2p in which we will be at the Farmers Market with cookie decorating, face painting, t-shirts for sale, corn hole, and other surprise activities. Later, food truck vendors will be open at 5p and music will be provided by a DJ, along with other fun engagements. The fireworks show will start at 9:15p sharp so be there!
To learn more, visit Halifax Fireworks FB.
Apply to Metro South Community
Leadership Program

Deadline is Friday, June 30

The Leadership Metro South Program is designed for individuals who are devoted to transformative leadership in the community. The program guides participants through an immersive year-long curriculum including expert panel discussions, virtual and on-site visits, presentations, focus groups, activities, and more.

To learn more and apply, click Metro South Leadership Program.
 Farmers Market 

Saturdays: July 1, July 15, and July 29

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 & more information at the Halifax Farmers Market.
Halifax Board of Selectmen
June 13, 2023
Video Courtesy of Halifax Area 58
Silver Lake Regional High School Committee Meeting
June 12, 2023
Video Courtesy of Halifax Area 58
Climate Can-Do: Hydration in the Heat and Refillable Water Bottles

Summer is finally here! Warmer weather, more time outside, and an increase in physical activity…all of which lead to us being thirstier. Drinking enough water throughout the day is always important – our bodies are 50% to 70% water (Mayo Clinic) – and with the hot weather in the coming months, it is especially crucial to avoid dehydration. However, our hydration doesn’t need to come at the expense of our environment. According to Ban the Bottle, Americans throw away 35 billion plastic bottles every year. Additionally, only 5% of our plastics (Greenpeace) get recycled; the rest end up in trash heaps, or are litter and many end up in the ocean.

Refillable water bottles make a real difference close to home; in our drinking water; in our rivers; and right down to the ocean. By switching to refillables instead of buying single-use bottles, you are: cutting down on oil usage needed to manufacture the plastic water bottles; decreasing CO2 put out into the atmosphere through production; reducing landfill waste (University of Colorado Boulder); and decreasing the likelihood of nanoplastics in our tap. You’re also saving money and time by not buying a plastic water bottle every time you’re out and about -$1.25 may not seem like much, but it definitely adds up! If tap water isn’t for you, a filtered water dispenser and a reusable water bottle will soon pay for themselves as you consider the cost of bottled water. Most importantly: Refillable water bottles can decrease pollution in our oceans – the same ones we love to swim in over the summer. It’s an important Climate Can Do to reduce personal plastic waste; opt for refillable bottles instead of single-use plastic ones so we and our environment can flourish! 

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Miriam Heath, 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!

Giant Chess or Giant Checkers make a fun way for beginners to learn this traditional game of skill and cunning, and a totally new dimension to the game for established chess lovers.

Work smarter, not harder!

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(508) 279-0950
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Original & Unique Gifts * Tea * Vintage Clothing * Reflexology

Open: Wed -Thurs: 10a - 6p | Fri 10a - 4p
Sat: 9a - 4p | Sun: 10a - 2p
Additional Hours for Reflexology by Appointment

626 Bedford St (Rt 18) EB
Dog Licenses Available

Make sure you get your dog licensed through the town! It is $10.00 for neutered or spayed dogs and $15.00 for dogs that are not neutered or spayed. Beginning Wednesday, September 14th, owners who do not register their dog will be charged a late fee of $50.00 per dog plus the cost of the license. You can submit your dog's license registration in-person, by mail, or by using the drop-box located at the Town Hall parking lot entrance. To do so, include cash or a check payable to the Town of Halifax, a completed Dog License Registration form, rabies vaccination certificates, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. You can also submit your dog license registration online at Halifax MA Website. Registrations are only valid if the Town Clerk's Office has a current rabies vaccination certificate on-file. It is highly recommended to verify that all required materials are on-file before proceeding with a dog license registration online.

For more information visit Town of Halifax FB
Hess Truck Display

Do your kids love toy cars? Stop by the Holmes Public Library to check out their large collection of Hess trucks from over the years!

For more information visit Holmes Public Library FB
June 2023 Halifax Heroes

Every month, Halifax Elementary school selects five to ten students from each grade as Halifax Heroes for exhibiting the traits of kindness, perseverance, hard work, respectfulness and positivity. Congratulations to all students who were given the title this month to conclude the 2022-2023 school year!
For more information visit Halifax Elementary School FB
Halifax Fire Department Comes to Play During Field Day
Field Day is an event for students to enjoy themselves in a variety of games and events. With an invite from the Halifax Elementary School, the Halifax Fire Department jumped into the fun by creating their relay station where students were able to engage with a hose-line and run through the course with a rubber ax. The whole day was filled with laughter and enjoyment as teachers and staff joined in for a share of the activities.

Story: Angel Benjamin, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Brown University
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a Summer Scent Village candle with Citronella
from Duval's Pharmacy Whitman Center

Historical Tidbit Question:
What vegetable are the dandelion greens somewhat like when cooked?

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 June 28, 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, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
Summer Afternoons

Theres adventure in the smell of blossoms as we ride our bikes .. taking in the cool evening air. My companion shifts his guitar case making it easier to pedal with. " We're almost there." He yells over his shoulder.
Another half a mile of watching the cracks in the road disappear under my front tire and wind in my face. I'm looking forward to sitting comfortably with a cool drink and listening to the folk music.

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” ~ Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib
Enjoy your summer afternoons. They are the spice of life.
~ Jacquie
Photo: An Einstein Sunday Afternoon, Oil on Canvas - J. Rose
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