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.
State Senator Thomas P. Kennedy will hold district hours on Tuesday, April 21 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Hanson Town Hall, Selectmen's Room, 542 Liberty Street, Hanson, MA. All area residents are invited to attend and ask questions, voice their concerns, or seek help for an issue related to a state department or agency from Senator Kennedy or a member of his staff. Topics may include unemployment, housing/fuel assistance, healthcare, or transitional assistance programs. For more information, please call the Senator’s office at 617-722-1200 or firstname.lastname@example.org - Each month, District Hours are scheduled in multiple locations within the 2nd Plymouth & Bristol district. Residents are welcome regardless of the town in which they
live. Please contact us for a full list of district hour locations.
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.
Our Lady of the Lake Church, 580 Monponsett Street, will hold a ham and bean supper on Saturday, April 25 (approximately 5pm, after the 4pm Mass) at the Parish Center. Cost is $5.
Please come support Seniors in your town ! Saturday, April 25th ~ 6:30 to 8:00 pm. In the Great Hall at the Town Hall, Halifax. Come join us for a line dancing fundraiser for Generations. Have you ever wanted to try line dancing? now is the time ! while also helping the seniors in town raise money for a new Senior center! Hoping for a good turn out ! All ages are welcome to attend. ~ $5.00 per person.
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.)
State Senator Thomas P. Kennedy will hold district hours on Monday, April 27 from 9:30am to 10:30am in the Dining Room of the Halifax Council on Aging/Pope's Tavern, 506 Plymouth Street, Halifax. All area residents are invited to attend and ask questions, voice their concerns, or seek help for an issue related to a state department or agency from Senator Kennedy or a member of his staff. Topics may include unemployment, housing/fuel assistance, healthcare, or transitional assistance programs. For more information, please call the Senator’s office at 617-722-1200 or email@example.com - Each month, District Hours are scheduled in multiple locations within the 2nd Plymouth & Bristol district. Residents are welcome regardless of the
town in which they live. Please contact us for a full list of district hour locations.
The Norwell Visiting Nurses Association will provide a free, walk-in, adult blood pressure and blood sugar screening clinic on Monday, April 27 at the Halifax Town Hall from 11:00am to noon. They will also answer questions about medications. Please call the Board of Health at 781-293-6768 for more information.
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.
The Silver Lake High School PTO will meet on May 4, 2015 at 4pm at the school library.
TRIAD will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 5 at 10am with guest speaker Fire Chief Jason Viveiros who will discuss how one becomes a Fire Chief and the educational requirements of the position.
The Silver Lake Middle School Parents Teachers Organization will meet on Wednesday, May 6 at 7pm in the Middle School Library. All are welcome to attend.
The Halifax Congregational Church will be hosting a Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 9, from 9:00 to 1:00 pm. There will be men's, women's, and children's clothing, kitchen and housewares, jewelry, small appliances, small furniture, ceramics, glassware, knick knacks, books, toys, games and much more! At noon there will be a Bag Sale where you will have the opportunity to buy a small bag for $1 or a large bag (trash bag) for $5 to put as many remaining non-sold items as possible into your bag. We will be serving hot muffins made from scratch and baked in the church kitchen the morning of the sale along with coffee or tea. If you have gently used items you would like to donate to the Rummage Sale, they can be dropped off at the church on Friday, May 8 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. If you need to have items picked up,
please contact Susan Mahan at 781-293-0422 to make arrangements. Please come and enjoy getting a great bargain or two!
The Monponsett Watershed Association will hold its annual Pond Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 9 rain or shine. Meet at 9am at the West Boat Ramp.
The John and Son's Barber Shop Golf Tournament to benefit Halifax in Lights (Halifax Fireworks) will be held on Monday, May 11 starting at 7am at the Halifax Country Club. Cost is $125 per person or $500 per team. Registration is at 7am and there will be a shotgun start at 7:30am. Dinner, awards, and prizes to follow the tournament. Scramble format (all hit, play best ball). Contests include longest drive, closest to pin, and closest to line. To participate or sponsor a hole ($100), contact John and Son's Barber Shop.
The 2015 Halifax Annual Town Meeting will begin on Monday, May 11 at 7:30pm at the Halifax Elementary School.
A Halifax Special Town Meeting will begin on Monday, May 11 at 8:000pm at the Halifax Elementary School.
The Halifax Annual Town Election will take place on Saturday, May 16 from 10am to 6pm at the Halifax Elementary School Gym.
Salon Serenity, 590 Monponsett Street will be holding "Haircuts for HOPS" on Sunday, May 17 from 1pm to 4pm. They will have wet cuts for $15, a bake sale, and raffle. All are welcome: men, women, children of all ages. Let's help build our kids a new play space.
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 Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30pm 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 Norwell Visiting Nurses Association will provide a free, walk-in, adult blood pressure and blood sugar screening clinic on Wednesday, May 20 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 Halifax Elementary School PTO will meet on Wednesday, May 20 at 7pm at the Halifax Elementary School.