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

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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Town of Halifax Farmers Market Activities

The Town of Halifax Farmers Market located at 209 South Main Street in the historic Town of Halifax is open now every Saturday from 8am-Noon.  come enjoy the atmosphere and experience of the market while supporting our local farmers.  Buying local will ensure that you are getting lower prices and fresher produce all while helping to stimulate local economic growth and bring life into the downtown.  So remember to support our local farmers this season; and to, Buy Local - Eat Fresh!  If you are interested in becoming a vendor, applications are available at Halifax Town Hall, 70 South Main Street, call (434)476-2343 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Permit fee for the entire season at the Town of Halifax Farmers Market is only $35.00.  Weekly rate is $7.00

The Market also hosts and welcomes community members to participate in 1st Saturday Community Yard Sales.  Bring your yard sale items to sell during normal farmers market hours of 8am - Noon and turn your trash into cash.  The dates of remaining Community Yard Sales scheduled are July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, and October 5th.  Spaces are $10 for a 10' x 10' space and one table provided by the market for the first 6 paid participants.

2nd Saturdays, the Master Gardeners provide various workshops at the market.  July 13th, join the Southside Master Gardener Association and the Southside Virginia Herb Society from 8 to 11am.  The Master Gardeners will lead you through the process of making a hypertufa container to take home.  Cost is $5 for each container.  Supplies will be provided.  The Herb Society will have an herbal tea tasting and be selling handmade jewelry, gourd birdhouses and herbal booklets on culinary and Biblical herbs.  On August 10th they will teach the correct way to divide perennials, and on September 14th they will provide free tool sharpening for small gardening tools during market hours of 8am - Noon. 

Also plan to join us as we celebrate Farmers Market week on Saturday, August 10th with a cooking demo hosted by Hudson Heritage Farms, using fresh USDA meat and locally grown produce and much more! 

Then new for the 2013 season there will be an Indoor Winter-Holiday Market held on Saturdays, December 7th, 14th, & 21st from 8am - Noon.  This is a great way to showcase what you have to offer for the holiday shoppers and is open to all artisans and crafters.

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..


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