The Halifax Board of Selectmen will host a presentation of the results from the Town's participation in the Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool (EDSAT), a program run through Northeastern University, on Thursday, April 2 at 6:30pm in the Great Hall of the Halifax Town Hall. The EDSAT helps cities and towns analyze their capacity for economic development. Municipalities start by identifying and promoting their “deal makers” that foster economic growth and opportunity and surmounting the “deal breakers” within their control that have been working
against their efforts. EDSAT enhances the power of local officials to affect positive change in policies and procedures and to better enable these communities to compete for critically needed private sector investment – that is, EDSAT is one of the first steps mayors and boards of selectmen can take to becoming the “CEO of Economic Development” for their communities. Barry Bluestone, of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University will lead the presentation. This project is funded through a grant from the Massachusetts District Local Technical Assistance Program and completed with the assistance of the Old Colony Planning Council. All residents, businesses, and local officials are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the Selectmen's Office at 781-294-1316.
The Town of Halifax is offering its annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, at the Halifax Town Highway Barn on Hemlock Lane. This year’s clinic will run for only one (1) hour due to limited staffing availability. Clinic will administer rabies vaccination only: The one (1) year rabies vaccination or the three (3) year rabies booster. (Please bring proof that last year’s shot was less than a year ago (even one day) in order to be eligible for the three year booster.) Fee for each shot: $15.00. Senior Discount: $13.00.
The Holiday Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday April 4th from 11am to 1pm at the Halifax Elementary School. The Bunny will be there-Anna and Elsa from Arendelle, TWO balloonists this year, and SO MUCH MORE. We are so excited! Please visit www.halifaxyouthandrec.org for more information and a copy of the brochure!
Celebrate National Poetry Month with us on Wednesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Holmes Public Library when Bridgewater poet Faye George will read from her new collection, World of Hard Use (WordTech, 2015). These poems are about work and workers, their ambitions and frustrations: blue, white, and pink collar workers; construction workers, factory workers, workers in offices, academies, kitchens. They are about the employed and the unemployed; the exploited, and the marginalized. They are about hope and despair, resilience and endurance.
The Halifax Elementary School PTO will meet on Friday, April 10 at 9am at the Halifax Elementary School.
Plop! for HOPS (Halifax Open Play Space) will take place on Saturday, April 11 from noon to 3pm on the Town Hall Green.
Join South Shore Martials Arts as they hold a [Link]Break-a-Thon at their studio at 420 Plymouth Street in Halifax on Saturday, April 11 at 3pm to support fundraising for the HOPS playground.
The Zoning Board of Appeal's public hearing on the proposed comprehensive permit (Chapter 40B) for the Blackledge Farms development (52 single family homes) off Franklin Street will continue on Monday, April 13 at 7:30pm in the Great Hall.
TRIAD will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 14 at 10am with guest speaker Susan Playfair, who has just written a book entitled "America's Founding Fruit: The Cranberry in a New Environment". This is her second book, and she will discuss the problems of growing berries and what must be done for their survival and future.
The Norwell Visiting Nurses Association will provide a free, walk-in, adult blood pressure and blood sugar screening clinic on Wednesday, April 15 at the Our Lady of the Lake Church from 10:00am to 11:00am. They will also answer questions about medications. Please call the Board of Health at 781-293-6768 for more information.
The Holmes Public Library hosts this monthly meeting of this Writers' Group for adults and facilitated by participants on April 16 at 3pm. Monthly meetings are held at the library. Bring a piece of work to share, and try a writer's prompt to get the creative juices flowing. Or just come to hear what others are currently working on.
Most Town buildings and services are closed on Patriots' Day, Monday, April 20, 2015.
You are invited to attend the annual Interfaith Service on Tuesday, April 21 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Halifax Town Hal. This event provides a time to meet others who are facing the day-to-day challenges of loss, grief and demands of the week. There will be a special service of restoration, healing and new beginnings led by Rev. Joseph Wadsworth of the Congregational Church and Father Hobson of Lady of the Lake Church. Please bring family members, a friend or neighbor to share in this event. There is an elevator to the Great Hall on the second floor, and there will be a light lunch following the service. Call the Halifax Council on Aging if you plan to attend so that the CoAging can plan accordingly.
The Recycling Center accepts only checks for payment of fees, bags, etc.
The Town of Halifax’s Recycling Center has announced that the one day curbside collection of Bulky Waste items will take place on Thursday, April 30, 2015.
This curbside collection is intended to help residents dispose of large items such as mattresses, refrigerators, stoves, televisions, computers, couches, gas grills, sinks and carpeting.
Residents will continue to be able to drop-off different Bulky Waste items at the Town’s Recycling Center located at 917 Plymouth Street on Mondays (5:00PM – 8:00PM), Wednesdays (10:00AM – 1:00PM) and Saturdays (7:30AM - 12:30PM). There is a minimum $5.00 fee charged to have items picked up curbside, all items picked up curbside will be charged the same fee structure for Bulky Waste disposal at the Recycling Center.
Residents will need to pre-register by Thursday, April 23rd, in order for items to be collected at the curb on April 30th. Payments must be made by check by 1:00 PM on April 23rd.
Residents can pre-register by calling the Recycling Center (tel. # 781 293-1732) or by visiting the Recycling Center Office.
For a complete list of the types of Bulky Waste items, to pre-pay, or to seek other information, contact the Recycling Center at tel.# 781 293-1732.
The Halifax Highway Department at 60 Hemlock Lane will accept brush at this location from 8am to noon on Saturday, April 25 from Halifax residents. No bags/piles of leaves or grass clippings. No large trees.
Opening Day for Halifax Youth Baseball and Halifax Youth Softball will be Sunday, April 26. Check the Halifax Youth Baseball site for more information (times, etc.)
The Halifax Youth and Recreation Committee will hold a craft fair to benefit the HOPS playground on Saturday, May 2 from 9am to 3pm at the Halifax Elementary School gym. Admission is free and there will more than 20 crafters and vendors. All crafter/vendor fees and raffle proceeds will be donated to the Friends of HOPS group to rebuild the HOPS playground in Halifax. Family friendly event! Concession stand, raffle and more! Please visit the Youth and
Recreation Committee web site for more information.