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Town of Halifax - Calendar of Events - February 21 - March 21
The Holmes Public Library will hold a family movie matinee on Tuesday, February 21 at 2pm with a showing of the Finding Dory.

The Halifax Highway Department at 60 Hemlock Lane will accept brush at this location from 8am to noon on Saturday, February 25 from Halifax residents. No bags/piles of leaves or grass clippings. No large trees.

Saturday, February 25 is the last day to register to vote in the Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 7, The Town Clerk's office will be open from 9am to 8pm on Saturday, February 25 for those who wish to register on that day.

The Holmes Public Library will host local author John F. Gallagher on Saturday, February 25 at 11am. He will give a power point presentation of his book "A Monument to her Grief" about the Sturtevant murders of Halifax. Nearly 150 years ago, the Massachusetts state constabulary launched an investigation into the brutal murders of three elderly people at their farmhouse on Thompson Street in rural Halifax. The story of the murders and the aftermath has been passed down through the generations and has become part of local lore. Until now, no comprehensive, definitive account has been published. Books will be available for purchase for $13.00

The Norwell Visiting Nurses Association will provide a free, walk-in, adult blood pressure and blood sugar screening clinic on Monday, February 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.

Join our 50+ Job Seekers Regional Networking Group meeting on March 2, 9am-11am at Halifax Town Hall, second floor, Great Hall. The Halifax Council on Aging is co-hosting with Marshfield Council on Aging (230 Webster St). Halifax will meet the 1st Thursday of every month and Marshfield the third Thursday of each month from 9am-11am until June 2017. There will be a Job Fair sometime in June, so mark on your calendars. Participants are provided with a regularly scheduled, professional forum for networking with peers, facilitated by a professional certified Career Coach with years of experience, on topics relevant to career transition/job search, ample time to network and 1-1 coaching guidance. Please refer to the attached schedule for the first eleven sessions of topics. If you have questions or concerns please contact Barbara Brenton at Halifax COA, 781-293-7313 or Program Manager, Susan D. Kelly at susan@sdkelly.com. Hope to see you on March 2.

Our Lady of the Lake Church hosts a chowder supper on Friday, March 3 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. They will have its usual delicious home made clam and corn chowder, home made mac and cheese, and a weekly special.  The meal will include: choice of entree, corn bread, dessert and beverage. The meal is only a $5.00 donation. Take out is available for $5.00.

The Halifax Recycling Center will hold its monthly hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, March 4 from 7:30am to 12:30pm at the Recycling Center, 917 Plymouth Street. All household hazardous waste must be in the original labeled sealed container; container cannot be leaking or rusted. No Exceptions.

Silver Lake Youth Basketball invites you to “Save the Date” for Our Annual Comedy Night, a hilarious evening with a few local comedians. There will be appetizers, a cash bar, raffle items, and plenty of laughs and surprises. The online box office will open on 02/10. The Comedy Night is the only annual fundraiser SLYB does and is essential to supporting the significant expense of running an indoor winter sports program. As a not for profit, our fee structure is designed to cover our known expected annual costs. This fundraiser helps us to offset unplanned additional expenses as well as providing equipment, clinics, additional tournament, and jamboree, plus our hardship and scholarship programs. The support of our community has been outstanding over the past few years and critical to our programs development.  If you have any questions or would like to help, or ideas, please feel free to email us at fundraising@silverlakeyouthbasketball - Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/955836477883428/

TRIAD will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 7 at 10am in the Community Room of the Halifax Police Station. This month's speaker is Keith Swanson, the Superintendent of the Halifax Water Department. He will speak about the Water Department's services and operations. All meetings are open to everyone, so come, listen to the speaker, and enjoy the refreshments.

The Town of Halifax will hold a special town meeting on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Halifax Elementary School. The warrant includes the following articles: two articles authorizing borrowing for repairs to the Elementary School, one for $7,262,124 for work on the roof, windows, doors, siding, and trees, the other for $687,876 for work on the fire suppression system and security system. The other articles include a change in the zoning by-law regarding commercial indoor or outdoor amusements, two concerning a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) for a solar farm on Summit Street, a non-binding article concerning the possible sale of land by the Silver Lake Regional School District to the Town of Kingston for a police station in Kingston, a proposed change, dealing with pay while serving in the military, in the contract with firefighters, and acceptance of a State statute regarding the opening of Town departments on Saturday.


In connection with the two proposed articles concerning repairs to the Elementary School, the Town will hold a public presentation concerning the project on Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Elementary School.

Approval of the two appropriations for the school project is contingent upon approval of debt exclusions for this project. The debt exclusions will be on the ballot at a special town election on Saturday, March 11 from 10am to 6pm at the Halifax Elementary School Gym.

If approved, the Town will receive approximately $3,472,607 from the Massachusetts School Building Authority to help fund the project. The remaining amount, $4,477,393 would be paid through a 20-year bond. The cost of the bond would increase the tax rate by $0.4946 and the additional taxes on a median value house would be $147.25. These amounts would decrease in subsequent years. At the end of the 20-year bond, these amounts would no longer be included in the tax rate.

These repairs have been proposed because of the age of these parts of the school. The roof was last replaced when the last addition was constructed back in 1993-1994. The windows and doors that will be replaced are either older than that or can be significantly improved with modern models. A tour of the outside of the siding will show significant decay. The trees in the courtyard need to be removed as part of the work on the roof. The fire suppression system is leaking in a number of places. The security system needs to be updated to meet the standards set in the other school buildings in the district.

The Town Meeting is scheduled for next month so that if the school repair project is approved, the work can begin this summer. If the Town waited until May to approve the project, then the work would have to wait until the summer of 2018.

The Silver Lake Regional School District Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) will its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 8 at 7pm in the Kingston Elementary School Library. The meeting will include board elections for the group. 

Our Lady of the Lake Church hosts a chowder supper on Friday, March 10 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. They will have its usual delicious home made clam and corn chowder, home made mac and cheese, and a weekly special.  The meal will include: choice of entree, corn bread, dessert and beverage. The meal is only a $5.00 donation. Take out is available for $5.00.

Generations, a multi-generational community group which supports the Halifax Council on Aging, will meet on Saturday, March 11 at 10am in the Halifax Town Hall.

The Halifax PTO will meet on March 15 at 7pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Elementary School.

Join our 50+ Job Seekers Regional Networking Group, starts on March 16, 9am-11am at the Marshfield Council on Aging (230 Webster St The Halifax Council on Aging is co-hosting with Marshfield Council on Aging (230 Webster St). Halifax will meet the 1st Thursday of every month and Marshfield the third Thursday of each month from 9am-11am until June 2017. There will be a Job Fair sometime in June, so mark on your calendars. Participants are provided with a regularly scheduled, professional forum for networking with peers, facilitated by a professional certified Career Coach with years of experience, on topics relevant to career transition/job search, ample time to network and 1-1 coaching guidance. Please refer to the attached schedule for the first eleven sessions of topics. If you have questions or concerns please contact Barbara Brenton at Halifax COA, 781-293-7313 or Program Manager, Susan D. Kelly at susan@sdkelly.com. Hope to see you on March 16.

Friday, March 17, 2017 is an early release day (10:45am) for students at Silver Lake Regional Middle School and High School and an early release day (12:00 noon) for students at Halifax Elementary School. No lunch will be served.

Our Lady of the Lake Church hosts a chowder supper on Friday, March 17 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. They will have its usual delicious home made clam and corn chowder, home made mac and cheese, and a weekly special.  The meal will include: choice of entree, corn bread, dessert and beverage. The meal is only a $5.00 donation. Take out is available for $5.00.

 
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