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Local Holiday Events & Shopping!

The following is a listing of local holiday events & shopping taking place in the Town of Halifax

Saturday November 29th, Shop Snall, Shop Local!

Visit participating businesses in the Town of Halifax where you will find great buys all while supporting your local community!

 

Saturday November 29th, Dec. 6th & 13th!

Town of HalifaxFarmers Market, 2nd annual Indoor/Holiday market will be open 9am-3pm, where local market vendors and crafters will showcase great holiday products and gifts!

 

Sunday November 30th, Christmas Open House!  1pm-until

Letters to Santa ready?  Hand deliver them to Santa himself when you visit with him at Cozy Cottage! (1-4 pm, and bring your camera), Kidsw Scavenger Hunt at participating businesses!  Register to win the worlds largest Christmas stocking at The Peddlers Market! 

FREE Children's craft workshop:  kids can make a Snowman gift giving bucket & a holiday picture frame.  Gift wrapping will be available for donations, which will support the Community Clock project

Hungry for lunch?  Pino's pizza will have pizza by the slice available along with regular menu items!

 

Friday December 12th, 6:30pm!

5th Annual Children's Christmas Parade Theme "It's Better to Give Than to Receive"  sponsored by the Halifax Village Association & the Town of Halifax.  The Town of Halifax tree lighting ceremony will also take place during this event.

Keeping your community unique is what makes it yours!

Permaculture & Composting featured at the Museum

     The Southside Master Gardener Association will offer Friday classes at the South Boston - Halifax County Museum on November 14th and 21st from 11 am to 1 pm.  These classes are free and open to the public.

     Rev Dele will present "Climate Reality through a Permaculturist's Eyes" on November 14th.  Rev has spoken at the museum in the past on the basic premises of permaculture, a system of creating a more positive environment going back to things that indigenous people did.  This time she takes a more philosophical approach showing graphs that illustrate where we are headed and how through permaculture we receive "important lessons of ecological balance which we can repeat in our personal yards as well as public green spaces".  These permaculture lessons will help us thrive whatever the climate.Rev-Dele-

     Rev Dele is a renaissance woman who has lived and worked on the prophetic edge of social change in California, Oklahoma, Washington D.C. and Virginia.  Dele earned her B.A. from UC-Riverside and her Masters of Divinity from Howard University.  Ordained in the United Church of Christ she has dual Baptist affiliations.  A permaculturist, storyteller and meditation teacher, her ministries always empower communities in wholistic ways.  "Redemption of the soil is inextricably linked to redemption of the soul", says Dele.  She issues a clarion call to faith communities to become hubs of sustainability which solidify local food sovereignty and water security.

     On November 21st Master Gardener Ben Capozzi will discuss the "Importance of Composting" as a way to recycle ben-capozziwhat we might be throwing in the landfill, how easy it is to make and how it nourishes our soils and therefore nourishes our plants that nourish us.  Following the class, we will take a field trip to Ben's yard and garden to see compost in various stages, the Berkley 18 Day technique and a pet waste composting bin.  Dress for the weather.

     Ben Capozzi is a freelance designer, gardener, and educator.  He is a Virginia Master Gardener, permaculture artisan, and plant enthusiast.  He is the part-time educator for the Natural History collection at the Danville Science Center and Butterfly Garden.  He also writes around the web and for local papers, shoots microstock photography, and shares his ongoing garden projects at his blog, TheMainStreetGardener.com.

     Although there is no charge for the classes, registration is required.  To register e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Halifax Extension Office at 434-476-2147.  For more information visit www.ssmga.org.  The South Boston - Halifax County Museum is located at 1540 Wilborn Avenue in South Boston.  Hope to see you at these exciting presentations.

 

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Town of Halifax Personal Property Taxes 2014 Reminder

  • Public Service Announcement: 

The Town of Halifax would like to remind residents, businesses and property owners that 2014 taxes for personal property and machine & tool, which were mailed on November 14th, are due by the extended deadline of Thursday February 5, 2015.

Since 2009, in response to taxpayers' preference, both the real estate and personal property/machine & tool tax separate notices have been included in the same envelope mailed by the town.  We apologize that circumstances this year require the town to send out two separate mailings.

 

Halifax is pleased to continue offering the payment option for Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills using Paymentus Corporation, a third party automated payment service that accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Electronic Check.  This payment plan can only be accessed online or by Phone using Paymentus.  This system will not be set up for payments in person at the Halifax Town Hall, although cash and check payments will continue to be accepted in person.  You may make your payment anytime, any day, 24/7.  Paymentus Corporation will charge a convenience fee for each transaction (the fee covers payment handling and processing charges).  Customers should be ready with the following information:

  • For Real Estate, the 5-digit Parcel ID number (located on your billing statement).
  • For Personal Property, the 4-digit Tax ID number (located on your billing statement).
  • Your Credit Card number or your Checking Account and Routing Number

To pay your bill by phone dial:  1-877-489-1674 to call a secure automated telephone payment system, powered by Paymentus Corporation.

To pay your bill online go to the Town of Halifax website http://www.townofhalifax.com, click on the "Pay Online Taxes" bar at the top and go to a secure third party website at Paymentus Corporation.

Please be reminded that the deadline for payment of total real estate tax due is Friday December 5, 2014. The deadline for personal property/machine & tool taxes will be extended once the revised mailing date is determined.  If a receipt is desired, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Payments made after the due date are subject to 10% Penalty and 10% Interest Per Annum.  In addition to applicable penalties and interest, after the second notice has been mailed, late payments on personal property will be for 100 percent of tax due without regard to any former entitlement to state PPTRA relief.  Also any real estate or personal property taxes not paid after the 2nd notice will have a $15.00 administration fee added to the bill due.  If ownership of property has been transferred during the current tax year, the bill should be forwarded to the responsible party.  For information about the tax assessment of property, please contact the County Commissioner of Revenue's Office at 434-476-3314.

If you have any questions about phone or online payments, please call Halifax Town Hall at 434-476-2343.

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