Southside Master Gardeners Aug 8th Perennial Display




Master Gardener Second Saturday in August

By Laverne Fuller

The Master Gardener Second Saturdays series at the Halifax Farmer's Market continues on August 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. with a 9:30 demonstration on how to divide perennials.  Perennials are a mainstay of the landscape in that they come back year after year.  You can Google native Virginia perennials to find varieties that are suited to our soils and weather conditions.  Once a perennial bed is established, little maintenance is required to keep the area beautiful.

After a few years, you may notice that the blooms on your perennials are getting smaller or the plant gets thinner in the center.  This is a sure sign that the plants roots are crowded and need some attention.  Perennials can be divided in several ways.  The entire plant can be dug up and the roots separated into multiple plants to be replanted.  Another method is to use a shovel and to dig into the root ball of the plant and remove some of it.  Either way provides more space for the roots to spread out and gives you happier, healthier plants.  You can establish new beds or share the extras with friends and neighbors.

Join the Master Gardeners at the Halifax Farmer's Market on August 8 to learn more about maintaining a beautiful landscape.  As always, vendors will be at the Market with local goods.  In celebration of National Farmers Market Week the Market will have kids activities, corn hole toss, refreshments, grilling demo, free soy tea-light candles, free homemade laundry soap samples (1 per customer), other vendor samples and free recipes.  At 10 am Naturally Artistic Dog Grooming will offer free dog grooming and dog obedience training.  The great vendor basket raffle, which will be set up next to market entrance, will be filled with vendor goodies and will be raffled off.  The raffle tickets will be $1 each with all proceeds going to the Halifax County Humane Society.  For more information about the Master Gardener program, call the Halifax Extension Office at 434-476-2147, visit the website at or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Join the Southside Master Gardeners at the Halifax Farmers Market for

a special demo at 9:30 dividing this beautiful Japanese Iris, a great

plant for the perennial border.

July 4th Holiday Schedule

                      TOWN OF HALIFAX, VIRGINIA

Sanitation & Recycling Department






To All Town of Halifax Customers:

Halifax Town Hall will be closed on Friday July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. Please be aware that the Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct its solid waste pick-up and curbside recycling on the regular schedule.

  1. Monday June 29 – Residents normally served on this day 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).
  2. Tuesday June 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.
  3. Wednesday July 1 – The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct its regular weekly curbside recycling on this day.
  4. Thursday July 2 - 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).
  5. Friday July 3 – The Town of Halifax will be closed for the July 4th holiday.

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, 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

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May 5th Dan River Region Community Forum



Town of Halifax Street Sweeping Scheduled

Public Service Announcement:


The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), will conduct street sweeping service within the Town of Halifax on Tuesday March 31st starting at the Banister River bridge on VA Scenic Byway 360 (Bethel Road) and progressing on North Main Steet (Junction US Highway 501) on all VDOT maintained primary roads with curb and gutter, including some residential, residential mixed-use and commercial areas.  VDOT will scchedule another street sweeping service later in the spring to address secondary roads with curb and gutter.

The VDOT crew plans to sweep the sections along Edmunds Boulevard, the Main Street commercial area from the intersection of Mountain Road to the railroad tracks after 5:00 pm as a convenience to businesses and patrons.

The purpose is to clear any sand residue remaining from road applications during the winter months as performed routinely on an annual basis.

Residents and businesses within the town are encouraged to park vehicles off-street to allow the VDOT road creew full access to curb and gutter areas.  The Halifax Police Department will assist with notification and the temporary relocation of any vehicles blocking the sweeping areas.

Once the streep sweeping machinery has passed through each area, on-street parking may resume promptly.

Weather permitting, VDOT will complete the street sweeping service in one day or continuee the road work if necessary on Wednesday April 1st, weather permitting.  These dates are subject to change with as much advanced notification as possible.