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June 2nd - Friday Night Jams from 6 - 10pm

Friday Night Jams

at The Town of Halifax Farmers Market

June 2nd, 6 - 10pm

featuring

Moonshine Son

 

 

Tickets $7 in advance & $10 at the gate

*Gates Open at 5:30 pm (No Coolers Allowed)

*Proper ID required for alcohol consumption

*Children 10 & under free with paid adult!

Food on site with Tacos El “Kora” & K’s Paradise Grill

Tickets available at: The Packhouse, Peddler’s Market, Halifax Town Hall,

& Halifax Visitors Center

                                                                                                                                      

Change of Pick-up for Town of Halifax Solid Waste & Recycling Customers

TOWN OF HALIFAX, VIRGINIA

Sanitation & Recycling Department

70 South Main Street, Post Office Box 627

Halifax, Virginia 24558

(434) 476-2343

IMPORTANT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Change of Pick-up for Town of Halifax Solid Waste & Recycling Customers

EFFECTIVE WEEK OF MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

May 22, 2017

To All Town of Halifax Customers:

Halifax Town Hall will be closed on Monday May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. Please be aware that the Town of Halifax will be picking up recyclables on Friday June 2nd due to the modified Holiday schedule. The regular town curbside recycling pick up will resume Wednesday June 7th as customary. During the modified holiday schedule, town residents may take their properly prepared recyclable materials (see guidelines for curbside pick-up below), to the large bins provided at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail lower parking lot which now accepts co-mingled newspaper (including mixed paper), plastic (#1 & #2), cardboard, cans (aluminum & metal) and mixed consumer glass (clear, green & brown). When recycling glass at the Convenience Center site, PLEASE PLACE THE GLASS DIRECTLY INTO THE BIN WITH NO BAGS-this will keep the glass free of contaminants so that sorting will not be necessary.

The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct its solid waste pick-up the week of Memorial Day on a modified schedule:

  1. Tuesday May 30 – Residents normally served on this day will have solid waste picked up. This area includes properties along US Hwy 501 south from the RR Tracks to the corporate limits, Spencer Lane Golf Course Road, Brook Run, Cowford Road, Meadow Drive, Banister Road, Gatha’s Trail and Ballou Trail.
  2. Wednesday May 31 – Residents normally served on Monday will have solid waste picked up. This area includes Mountain Road, Canterbury Drive, Woodview Road, Mimosa Drive, Oak Lane, Pine Road, Ash Street, Cedar Lane, Poplar Lane, Crawford Road, Academy Street, Ballpark Loop (within corporate limits), Craddock Street, Houston Street and Main Street (from Mountain Road south to the RR Tracks).
  3. Thursday June 1 – Residents normally served on this day will have solid waste picked up. This area includes Maple Avenue, Buena Vista Drive, Park Lane, Lakeside Drive, Harding Street, Snead Lane, Cary Street, Elam Street, Hedderly Street, Jackson Street, Back Street, Main Street (from Mountain Road north on US Hwy 501 and east on VA Hwy 360 to the corporate limits).
  4. Friday June 2 – The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct curbside recycling on this day and will resume regular weekly curbside recycling on Wednesday June 7th.

Guidelines for Preparing Curbside Recyclables

(follow thoroughly & do not co-mingle trash items or service may be suspended)

Metals -- Aluminum Cans (rinsed if possible)            Plastics -- Milk, soda, water bottles, and detergent    

Metal Cans (rinsed - labels may be left on)                jugs (look for #1 & #2 on bottom) rinse, remove caps            

Newspaper -- Clean and dry                                                 Cardboard -- Flatten boxes, no waxed cardboard, (anything in the newspaper when you                             remove plastic bags, styrofoam or packing “peanuts”

receive it can be recycled)

Mixed Paper -- Junk mail, cereal boxes,                  Glass -- clear, green & brown; EMPTIED, RINSED, LIDS magazines, phone books, etc.                                       REMOVED, NO BROKEN GLASS-in plastic bag on top

 

New Master Gardener Officers

The Southside Master Gardener Association recently installed new officers.  Pictured are Rita Powell, outgoing President, Maggie Westervelt, Treasurer, Karen Coughlin, Vice President, Laverne Fuller, President and Dawn Bruno, Secretary.  Visit www.ssmga.org or call the Halifax Extension Office for more information about the Master Gardeners and their programs.

Thanks, Kathy Conner Cornell

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May 20th Farmers Market Stroll & Swine Events

The Town of Halifax Farmers’ Market is participating in the First Annual Market Stroll on Saturday, May 20th, starting at 7:30 am. What a way to start the outdoor season by getting out and celebrating Spring and supporting our local Agriculture. During the day you will find multiple special activities and vendors with everything from fresh vegetables and meats, to baked goods and local crafts. Our local Culinary Arts Students will be on hand from 10am-Noon providing a cooking demonstration with samples of locally raised product. Visit the seed library where you can pick out some seeds to take home and plant or you can bring in those leftover seeds to donate to the library.

Then stick around all day or come back in the evening at 6:00 pm and participate in the first ever SWINE event where “Cork Meets Pork”. At this event, you will have the opportunity to sample local wines from Hunting Creek Vineyard, eat locally raised chemical free pasture raised pork products from Hudson Heritage Farms, and buy a bag of everyone’s favorite pork rind skins from D and D Skins. All while listening to music from Turkey Scratch and letting the children engage in educational activities hosted by our local library staff. Yes, there will be something for everyone at this year’s Market Stroll. So bring a chair and sit back and enjoy the evening at your local Farmers’ Market.

Our Farmers’ Markets play an important role in the community by providing locally raised products to our residents. This season is off to a great start with warmer than normal weather which has provided a boost to vegetable crops. We are ahead of the game and consumers are

the beneficiaries of the “Bounty of our County”.   Although the Grand Opening of Halifax Farmers’ Market is a full month away, folks coming out for the Market Stroll and SWINE event will be pleased with what is available now.

Halifax’s farmers work day in and day out to produce the crops and livestock that are the building blocks of our community. But it can be easy to forget that the products we use daily all begin with a farmer and can be bought directly from farmers at our local Farmers’ Markets. Farmers markets serve not only as a way for people to purchase locally grown produce but also as a chance for them to connect with others within their communities. Purchasing local goods is an experience that promotes a sense of place, important in making individuals feel tied to their communities.

Let our farmers’ and friends know that you appreciate they are here. Come out to the Halifax Farmers’ Market on May 20th and meet a farmer and their family, visit your neighbors and connect with others in the community. Sample some of the products locally produced in Halifax, and talk with our farmers’ directly about their products. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring a friend and come out and show your support for Agriculture in Halifax.  

 

Master Gardener's This Weekend at the Town of Halifax Farmers Market