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Community Clock Project Open House

The Town of Halifax and the Halifax Village Association will host an "open house" in the Halifax Town Hall, 70 South Main Street, starting at 5:30 pm on Wednesday August 7th to share with the community the design and plans for the new town clock purchased by the Halifax Village Association as part of the town's ongoing revitalization efforts

Hill studio planners and designers have been working with the Halifax Community Clock Committee and town staff to develop a phased design for a plaza at front of the Halifax Marketplace at 209 South Main Street to host a vintage-style clock acquired by the Halifa Village Association through their various fund-raising efforts.  The clock and surrounding plaza will be a wonderful new focal point on Main Street for the town, and will eventually serve as a multifunctional gathering spot.

Come learn about the process, see the most recent depictions of the town clock plaza design, and find out what next steps will be involved to construct this new centerpiece in historic downtown Halifax, the County Seat for over 230 years!

For more information, contact Halifax Town Hall, at 434-476-2343.

Halifax Clock Committee members:  Marsha Hite - HVA President, Karen Schopen - HVA Clock Committee, Tom Brown - Town Council (former), Kristy Johnson - Town Council/Planning Commission, Mike Sexton - Planning Commission, Denise Barksdale - Assistant Manager/Town of Halifax Farmer's Market Manager, Carl Espy - Halifax Town Manager/Zoning Administrator.

Divide and Conquer with Master Gardeners by Laverne Fuller

     Perennials are plants that live more than two years.  Examples of some familiar perennials are Black eyed Susan, purple coneflower, hosta, daylillies and irises.  There are many more varieties.  Perennials are a great asset to the garden.  They provide an almost permanent element to the landscape and some gardeners strive to have beds made entirely of perennials for low maintenance.

     Perennial gardens are not completely maintenance free, however.  Once a bed is established, the plants will spread and after a few years will need to be divided.  Plant division is important for several reasons.  The size of the plant can be controlled by division, a plant is healthier if it has room to grow and new plants are provided for your own garden or to share.  If you have a perennial bed in need of some TLD (tender, loving division) come to the Second Saturday at the Halifax Farmer's Market on August 10 at 9:30 a.m. for a special demonstrationon how to conquer your fear of plant division.  The Southside Master Gardeners will be at the market from 8 to 11 a.m. to provide information on how to establish a perennial garden or how to add perennials to your present landscape and of course to answer all your gardening questions.

     While at the Halifax Farmers Market, don't miss the opportunity to visit the local vendors supplying cut flowers, fresh produce, organically grown meats and eggs and home baked sweeties.  If you have questions about the Master Gardener program or this activity please call the Halifax Extension Office at 434-476-2147, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.ssmga.org.

Blues, Brews & BBQ T-shirt Sale

Buy now! A limited edition Blues, Brews & BBQ T-shirt for $10.  These quality, denim washed t-shirts are currently available in limited quantities in sizes Small to 1x.  If you were unable to attend this event you can still show your support for Town of Halifax events by purchasing a great looking t-shirt with all local sponsors listed on the back and event name on the front.  Buy yours today from the Town of Halifax located at 70 South Mian Street in historic Halifax, VA.

 

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Halifax ABM Grand Opening

Halifax ABM will hold a grand opening on Monday, July 1st from 11:30-1:30.  Halifax ABM will provide a new way for you to improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing.  ABM, the Anat Baniel Method, offers an alternative to other therapies that deal with physical pain, such as back/neck/joint pain, stroke and cerebral palsy as well as mental and emotional concerns.  Through gentle movements of the body.  ABM will create new connections in the brainfor better physical and mental function.. Discounts and more information will be offered.  Chelsea Webber, certified practitioner of the Anat Baniel Method, can be reached on location at 60 S. Main ST., Halifax - down a side road across from Molasses Grill and within the Ohm Yoga Center or contact her via phone 434-471-6821 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cement and Tea on Second Saturday by Laverne Fuller

Where else but at Second Saturdays at the Town of Halifax Farmer's Market can you find a combination of cement and tea?  The answer is nowhere.  The Southside Master Gardener Association will be at the Halifax Farmer's Market on Saturday, July 13, from 8 to 11 am to demonstrate how to make hypertufa pots.  Hypertufa is a combination of Portland cement, perlite, sphagnum peat moss and water which is molded to resemble antique stone troughs from England.  These pots have an advantage over traditional clay pots in that they do not crack if left outside over the winter.  Visitors to the Farmer's Market will be able to make their own pot to take home for $5.00 each.  All supplies will be furnished.  In addition, the Southside Virginia Herb Society will be at the Halifax Farmer's Market with samples of herbal tea for tasting.  Many herbs used for teas are easily grown in our area.  The Herb Society will have handmade jewelry, birdhouses made from gourds and booklets on culinary and Biblical herbs for sale.

come on out to the Market to make a pot and enjoy fresh herbal tea.  For more information about the Master Gardener porgram, contact the Halifax Extension Office at 434-476-2147, visit the website at www.ssmga.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

jewell.jpg - 1.56 Mb     Master Gardener Jewell Giles plants herbs in this hypertufa trough.  Visit the Halifax Farmers Market on July 13th to make your own pot to take home.