Author Archives: Buzz Around

Halifax Geography

The town of Halifax is located near the center of Plymouth County – 28 miles from Boston and 12 miles from Plymouth. It contains 11,285 acres; 1700 of it water and about 200 swamp. Halifax is the only town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which was incorporated on the Fourth of July, (July 4, 1734). It was named in honor ...

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“We Serve” ~Lions Club International Motto

Recently I visited the Polish Club to sit in on a meeting of the Bridgewater Lions Club. I received a warm welcome and witnessed the group’s camaraderie first hand. Mike Courtemanche, the club’s incoming treasurer, gave me an overview of the group’s 90 plus year history and its ongoing work in the community. As a service organization, the Lions Club ...

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To Do List: Whitman Edition

1. Compete in inflatable obstacle course. CHECK 2. [Try to] High-Five the yellow giant. CHECK 3. Spend the day with friends and loved ones. CHECK CHECK CHECK A great Saturday afternoon thanks to Whitman Recreation & Busy Bee Jumpers!   www.whitman-ma.gov/Recreation Photo Credit: J Rose

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Holmes Public Library, Halifax

In 1876, Dr. Howland Holmes of Lexington, MA donated the sum of $100.00 to establish a library in the town. The Library could be found in a small room at the Halifax Town Hall. It contained about 3,000 volumes. The library was open Saturdays only from November 1st to May 1st from 4:00 P.M. to 9 P.M. and May 1st to November ...

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Civil War Monument, Halifax

In 1812, the town of Halifax mustered an entire military company to fight in the war against the British. This company, the oldest in the State, was chartered by John Hancock in 1792. It later served in the Civil War. The Halifax company was one of the first organizations to respond to President Lincoln’s April 16, 1861 call to arms. ...

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Pope’s Tavern, Halifax

Pope’s Tavern was built in 1820. It still stands today in the center of town, opposite the Halifax Congregational Church at the corner of South Street and Plymouth Street. Daniel Webster frequently visited the tavern, which was also an inn. At a Republican Convention held there, John Quincy Adams was nominated to the office of U.S. Congressman, to which he ...

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Borrowing Home

Baseball season may be short, but the fun is long-lasting and rewarding. Especially for those who have host Brockton Rox players in their home, like Raynham’s Karen Emery. Karen originally heard about the program on Facebook, and signed up right away thinking it would be a great idea. She has been hosting the players in her home for the past five ...

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Familiar Faces Running the Bases

Great job, Jared Sharkey, 2015 West Bridgewater graduate. Currently a senior at Wheaton College, he plays left field for the school’s baseball team. In his sophomore year he went to the Division 3 World Series in Appleton, Wisconsin! This summer, he is playing for the Brockton Rox! Image Courtesy of Vanessa Sharkey.

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Family Fun was a Homerun!

A cloudless sky, a dunk tank, an inflatable mega playground–what more could you ask for on July 4th? Whitman residents enjoyed a day full of fun events put on by the the Whitman Recreation Department. People of all ages enjoyed the free music, clowns, face painting and even water slides and obstacle courses! Credit for images: J. Rose

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Welcome, Officer

Let’s give a warm welcome to the newest addition to the East Bridgewater Police Department: Michael Randall. He graduated on July 2nd from the 65th Recruit Officers Course at the Plymouth Police Academy. Story and Images Courtesy of the East Bridgewater Police Department.

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