Master Gardener Achievement Awards

Master Gardeners awarded certificates


The Southside Master Gardener Association recently presented Achievement Awards.  Pictured are Linda Singer 500 hours, Frances Lloyd 1000 hours, Kathy Parker 250 hours and Nancy Bane Master Gardener Status.

September 11-18 is Halifax County Restaurant Week

Delicious Culinary Celebration Set for September

Restaurant Week is a delicious opportunity to experience the Halifax County area’s best
restaurants at a great price! Halifax County's inaugural Restaurant Week
begins September 11 and runs for seven days. Participating
restaurants will offer two and three-course, prix fixe menus
for breakfast and lunch, and dinner menus featuring an
appetizer, entrée and dessert. The eight participating restaurants 
include: Bistro 1888, Darby's Tavern, Italian Delight, Molasses Grill, Oak Tree
Tavern,  Southern Plenty Cafe, Spare Times Grill, and The Packhouse.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS - Banister Lake Boat Ramp Improvements




Separate sealed Bids from qualified contractors will be received by the Town of Halifax (Owner) at the HalifaxTown Office at 70 South Main Street, Halifax, VA  24558 until August 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m, then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.

Major portions of the work will include but are not limited to:

  • Demolition & Reconstruction of the existing concrete power boat ramp and courtesy pier
  • Construction of a new hand launch facility
  • Rehabilitation of the existing gravel parking area
  • Installation of site lighting and signage
  • ADA Accessibility Improvements
  • An Add Alternate will also be bid for the installation of a Town of Halifax Gateway Sign, including lighting installlation, along  US 501S adjacent to the subject property.

This project is funded in part by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Public Boating Access Grants to Localities Program.  The award of contract shall be made in accordance with the Virginia Public Procurement Act, Va. Code Section 2.2-4300, et seq.

Evidence of proper registration with the Virginia State Registration Board of Contractors, pursuant to Chapter 7 of Title 54 of the Code of Virginia, must be submitted with each bid.  Bidders shall be prepared to provide evidence of successful completion of projects of similar size and scope.

A Bid Bond payable to the Owner must accompany each bid in the amount of 5% of the total amount of the bid.  A certified check may be submitted in lieu of a bid bond.

A performance bond and payment bond, each in the amount of 100% of the Contract Price, with a corporate surety approved by the Owner, will be required for the faithful performance of the contract.

Bids shall remain open for 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.  Withdrawal of any Bid due to error shall be in accordance with Section 11.54 Procedure (I), Code of Virginia, 1982.

The Owner reserves the right to waive irregularities and informalities in Bids received, to reject any and all Bids, and to award a contract in the best interests of the Town of Halifax.

For further information and to request a Bid package, please contact Jimmy Epps, P.E., at B&B Consultants, Inc.-706 Hamilton Blvd., South Boston, Virginia - (434) 572-3251.

By:  Carl Espy, IV - Halifax Town Manager

Friday August 19th Wildflowers of Southside Virginia

Friday August 19 Wildflowers of Southside Virginia

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

South Boston – Halifax County Museum

1540 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston

Alex Reddy and Kathy Conner Cornell, Southside Master Gardener

The Southside Master Gardener Association will present a discussion of some wildflowers found in southside Virginia.  The discussion will include specifics about the plant, how indigenous people used the plants, value to wildlife and how they could work in your garden.  Yes, there is a distinction between wildflowers and weeds.  Come out and learn the difference and why we should protect this valuable resource.

Achievement Awards Presented to Southside Master Gardeners

Achievement Awards Presented


The Southside Master Gardener Association recently presented achievement awards.  Master Gardener Coordinator Bill McCaleb presented the certificates as follows:  Dawn Bruno Master Gardener status; Tricia Burton 250 hours; Sandi Slocum 250 hours;  Terri Panaro 500 hours; Carol Nelson 1000 hours; Agnes Gregory 2000 hours.