Halifax Softball Ends a Great Season

Reposted from Pete Barone: "17 Towns. 93 Teams. 89 Playoff games over 3 Divisions. And at the end Halifax has not one, but TWO of our teams reach the Old Silver Lake League Finals! Amazing!!!"

"A big congrats to our Junior (5th/6th grade) Silver team for going undefeated in the OSLL (Old Silver Lake League) Spring league, finishing off Bridgewater 9-3 in the Championship game!
Congrats to our Senior (7th/8th grade) team for being division runner-up, falling just short in the Championship game vs WH.
Our Junior Black team reached the final 4 of the Junior Division.
And our two EXTREMELY young Minor (3rd/4th grade) Silver and Black teams showed great improvement all season."

Story & Photo Credits: Halifax Girls Softball League FB
Historical Tidbit:
Kitchen Cook Stove
In 1921 my great grandparents paid $225.00 for a new kitchen stove. My great grandmother didn't care for it. She thought it was too big. However, after trying it she kept it about 40 years.
      
In 1985 when the old stove gave out, her daughter purchased a used wood stove for $65.00. (In 1985 a cord of wood cost $30.00.) Since then the new owners of the house have given the stove to the Halifax Historical Society.
      
These stoves were not like the wood stove people have today. This was the "kitchen cook stove." One would have to start a fire early in the morning and get the stove heated to just the right temperature before cooking on the stove top or in the oven. There were no controls to set it to preheat. We can only imagine what it took to learn when to take a loaf of bread out so it wouldn't burn or how long to cook a roast. Cooking in the summer took on a whole new meaning, the kitchen was hotter than outside.
      
Some time over the years an electric stove found its way into the Baker kitchen, but the "old" wood stove sat proudly in it's originally place waiting for cold weather to set in so that the warmth from it's wood fire could take the chill out of the air. There is nothing like a wood fire to warm one's bones! 

I remember visiting my great grandmother and sitting in the kitchen with my "keds" perched on the "shelf" on the side of the old stove. The heat coming from it felt wonderful. I never gave a thought as to what the heat was doing to the bottom of my sneakers, and yes, I did stick to the floor when I stood up.
sue and her plant 2011
Submitted by Sue Basile, 2019
Image credit: Hardyplants at English Wikipedia
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Wed, June 12 
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Halifax Town Hall 

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Thu, June 13 at 10a-12p
COA 506 Plymouth St

Celebrate Father’s Day with us! Bring your special father figure for a delightful morning filled with donuts, coffee, and quality time with great company.

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Halifax Pride Day
Sat, June 15
11a-4p
Town Hall Green

Halifax Pride is back this year. There will be a mix of vendors at the event, from merchandise to informational booths.

The event supports the LGBTQ+ community in Halifax and promotes positivity.

Come & have fun Saturday June 15 (rain date the 16th). Town Hall Green, 499 Plymouth St Halifax.
Summer Reading Kick-Off
Begins June 17
Holmes Public Library

Stop by the Holmes Public Library to learn more about their summer reading events. Sign-up between June 17-21. Refreshments will be provided by Halifax Elementary PTO.

Book Clubs

Tues, June 11 at 1p
Thurs, June 26 at 6p
Wed, June 20 at 2p
470 Plymouth St.

Join the book clubs at the Holmes Public Library. You’ll get to engage in a series of book discussions this June. Each club offers unique opportunities to dive into interesting stories and thought-provoking topics with fellow book enthusiasts. The afternoon book club is reading Beyond That, The Sea by Laura Spence-Ash, the non-fiction book club is reading Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism by Rachel Maddow, and COA book club is reading The Mystery Guest By Nita Prose.

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Mon, June 17th
6:30 before bingo

Don’t miss the chance to win the Helping Hands ice cream raffle! All proceeds will now go to their hard-working Beautification Comm. Chances are available every Monday @ BINGO or contact Jen Walker @ 781-447-3649 or Iris Perkoski @ 782-293-1577

Craft Class 

Tues, June 18 at 1p-3p
COA Garden 
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Join COA on a creative afternoon where you will get a chance to transform ordinary stones into beautiful garden art. Paints and stones will be provided–you bring your creativity and artistic flair!

Climate Can Do:
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For those readers who would like to be actively involved in keeping our environment livable for future generations, here are a few suggestions:

350Mass.org join or create a local working group for a just, equitable and clean energy economy in Massachusetts


Creation Care United Methodist Church or other initiative in your faith community

Mothers Out Front showing up to protect our children

Extinction Rebellion/ (XR) and / or the Boston Red Rebel Brigade: international nonviolent mobilization including civil disobedience and performance art to raise awareness and demand action.

As always, check in with your community's Trails, Open Space, Outdoor or Conservation Commissions or the Taunton River Watershed Alliance to have impact locally.
  We are all in this together, we've only got one planet! Thank you for all you are doing. Keep up the good work!

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Bring your chairs & enjoy the day!

Sat, June 22 (Rain date: June 23)
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Halifax Farmer's Market

Sat, June 22 & 29
10am-3pm
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Stop by the Halifax Farmer's Market June 8th from 10am-3pm, there will be live music, Great Food From Teddy's Dawgs, baked goods, many other vendors selling seasonal veggies, flowers, soaps, cards, and other great items.

Silver Lake High School Spring Concert

On May 16, 2024, Silver Lake High School held its Spring Concert. Directed by Ms. Kelley DePasqua and Mr. Gregory Dube, the event featured student performances that highlighted their musical skills and efforts. It was a great opportunity to appreciate the hard work and talent of our young musicians. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported them!

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The Wild Adventurer in All of Us

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
~ Lewis Carroll

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
~ Andre Gide
Adventure looks different for all of us; for some it may be trying a new restaurant, museum, or park where we've never been; for others it's traveling to experience a whole new culture.
Whatever your adventure, our souls & minds are richer for the experience, and spring is the perfect season to get out and explore!
Enjoy your wild adventure! ~ Jacquie
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