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The short movie “Remembering Days Gone By Through the Lens of Porter Thayer” will be shown at the annual meeting of the Halifax Historical Society Friday, July 10 at the Halifax Community Hall.

The meeting will be preceded by a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and a short business meeting at 7. Everyone, member or nonmember, is invited to attend.

Thayer was an early 20th century farmer and photographer (1882-1972) who took photographs in Windham County, including Halifax, using glass plate negatives. George Thayer of Halifax is his grandson and plans to be at the meeting.

The movie was made in the late 1970s by Dummerston residents Allen and Sally Seymour and includes comments by six people who remembered those times

If there’s time, a movie called “Root, Hog, or Die,” about subsistence farming in Bernardston and nearby towns will also be shown.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Old County Road (former Cody farm), Halifax, Vermont

Seafood Dinner: $37.00
(includes lobster, clam bowl, 1/2 chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, & corn on the cob)

Chicken Dinner: $15.00
(includes 1/2 chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, & corn on the cob)

Children 12 and Under: Chicken dinner half price

Serving 1:00-3:00 p.m.

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The Whitingham-Halifax Lions is active in building a better community with its outreach in eyesight assistance, support for educational services, relief from food insecurity, and helping with local recreation and beautification.  Fundraisers include the Hungry Lion Bike Tour each September right here in Whitingham.  The Lions enjoy local support that enables the club to live up to its motto “We Serve”.  The club was chartered in 1954 and meets twice monthly except during the summer.

To learn more, visit

Hungry Lion Bike Tour

Enjoy the area’s best foliage by bicycle (or just support the Whitingham-Halifax Lions club’s Holiday Baskets efforts at combating food insecurity, locally) via the Hungry Lion Bike Tour on September 26th, starting from Town Hill in Whitingham.  Festivities, including a BBQ and band, follow all of the bike tours that day.  For more information, to watch the video, or to sponsor or contribute, go to

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The snow has melted, the mud has dried, and the black flies are (mostly) gone for the season. So, now is a great time to come out and become an active member of the Halifax Community Club. The Club is a place (the Community Center at the corner of Branch, Brook, Reeds Hill, and Collins Roads) and a community of people in and around Halifax. What would you like to make happen? Games nights? Concerts? Slide shows? Tai Chi classes? Childrens programs? Potluck meals? Would you like to write articles for the monthly newsletter, perhaps featuring local businesses, upcoming events, or recent wildlife sightings? What suggestions and talents can you offer for maintaining an historic building that is accessible to all? Please join us at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, June 15, at the Halifax Community Center (20 Brook Rd) to meet your neighbors and participate in a productive exchange of ideas to infuse the Halifax Community Club with renewed energies. Contact: Joan Coarser at 802-368-7733.

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Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) will host four regional meetings in May to update members in the community about the progress toward implementing the Windham region’s federally recognized Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS). See attached for more info.

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The Whitingham Farmers Market informational meeting and registration will be held June 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Whitingham Municipal Center. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, see the attached for more info.

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 If you would be interested in serving as secretary to the Halifax Planning Commission,
please call any Selectboard member at the numbers below. This is a paid position.

 Lewis Sumner—368-2824 / Earl Holtz—368-7507 / Edee Edwards—368-7063

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The Town of Halifax Selectboard is looking for people
to participate in the creation of a 


If you are interested, please contact any
member of the Selectboard.

Lewis Sumner–368-2824
Earl Holtz–368-7507
Edee Edwards–368-7063