Congratulations to Molasses Grill - Business of the Year 2019


Molasses Grill takes top honor as Business of the Year at the annual meeting for the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce. Karen Schopen of Molasses Grill accepted the Chamber’s Business of the Year award. Molasses Grill is celebrating its 14th year in Halifax, garnering praise from restaurant critics and customers alike for its southern-infused fine cuisine. Molasses Grill is a family business that has consistently operated with a high level of quality and customer service for over 14 years. “This business provides a high-quality experience for locals and draws patrons from a large geographic area.” “It helps provide a positive image for what Halifax County has to offer.” Molasses Grill is active in making community partnerships, it sponsors events, and it participates on committees and boards. Karen Schopen said she and husband Steve originally thought they were going to stay in Halifax County for three years but added the support of the community led to their putting down roots in the area.  We are so glad you did!

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No foolin' - A Lot Going on at the Library in April

There will be a lot going on in the libraries in April.  No foolin'!

Here is a list of some of the special programs and events that are planned:

Kids and Teens
Inspiration Lab, April 8 @ 4:00 pm in the Halifax Farmers' Market parking lot
The Lab, from the Institute of Advanced Learning and Research, is a vehicle that offers hands-on STEM learning activities.  There is no charge to attend this program but registration is necessary because we have to guarantee that at least 30 students will attend.  Call the Halifax Public Library (434-476-3357) to register a student or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your name, the student's name, and the current grade level of the student.  Students in grades 3-6 will be on the Lab from 4-4:45 and students in grades 7-12 will be on the lab from 5-5:45.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover on April 26 @ 5:00 pm at the South Boston Public Library
A dinosaur theme with snacks and crafts.  Kids may bring a stuffed animal friend who will stay overnight in the library.  The children will be able to follow the antics of the stuffed animals on social media and to pick them up at the library the following morning.

Kindness Quilt with Miss Sue on April 27 @ 10:00 am at the South Boston Public Library
Join Miss Sue in the garden outside the library to create squares for a kindness quilt.  Oh, and we'll have snacks!

Earth Day Craft on April 27 @ 10:00 am at the Halifax Public Library
The library is taking part in the Earth Day activities of the town of Halifax and offering a special Earth Day craft.  Stop by the Halifax Public Library between 10:00 am and 11:00 am and make a toilet paper roll birdfeeder using peanut butter and bird seed.

Author Andrea McKinney on April 8 @ the Halifax Public Library at 6:00 pm
Meet local author Andrea McKinney and listen as she discusses her book Oak House: Within Dwells.

The Healthstorian on April 11 in the Halifax Farmers' Market parking lot from 10:30 am-2:30 pm
The Healthstorian is a collaborative venture between a number of entities, including Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic.  It is a mobile recording lab that allows individuals to record and document their health histories and the health histories of their communities.  It is similar to NPR's Story Corps but with an emphasis on health.

The Death Café on April 15 @ the South Boston Public Library at 6:00 pm
People who deal with death on a regular basis will come and talk about their experiences and answer questions.  A hospice worker will be speaking, as will a representative from a funeral home.

And don't forget our great lineup of regular programs we offer every month at one or both libraries:

Kids and Teens
Art @ the Library
Family Craft Corner
Family Game Day
Itsy Bitsy PALS
Lego Club
Read with a Dog

Adult Coloring Corner
AARP Representative
Art for Adults
Easy Exercise
One-On-One Computer Help

Tea and Book Discussion Group

Virginia Legal Aid Society Representative
Veterans Affairs Representative

For more information on library programs and evens, visit the library's web site at and click on the "Events/Classes" link at the top of the page. 

Jay Stephens

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