If you are hosting an event in the community and would like to post it on the Halifax website, please contact Robbin Gabriel at halifaxsecretary@gmail.com or Patty Dow at Halifax@myfairpoint.net

See also:

Halifax Community Hall

Halifax School Happenings

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Halifax Community Celebration

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

 

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The Halifax Ice Cream Wagon
is now serving ice cream on
Sundays, 5:00-7:00 p.m.,
at the Halifax Community Hall, 20 Brook Road.

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WHITINGHAM LIBRARY

See the links below for Whitingham Library’s September 2017 calendar, and upcoming events.

Whitingham Library September 2017 Calendar

Whitingham Library Book Sale

Whitingham Library Herbs Class

Whitingham Library Play Group

RECYCLING NOTICE

As of July 1, 2017 recycling collection will be provided in Halifax by TAM, Inc., a private contractor. Bins, on loan from WSWMD, will still be sited on the old town garage property at 126 Branch Road. The town will be paying a fee for each bin pickup, so we urge all who utilize the recycling bins to exercise good stewardship to control costs. Please break down cardboard boxes so they are flat, empty trash bags of paper into bins rather than putting the entire bag in, and do not put non-recyclable items in the containers, as contaminated loads will also result in extra charges. TAM does accept all plastics numbered 1-7, glass jars and bottles, tin and aluminum cans, clean aluminum foil and containers.Please wash food residue from all recycled containers.

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Seeking EMS Volunteers

The Town of Halifax is actively seeking residents interested in becoming a member of the Halifax EMS Corps, a Vermont Dept. of Health licensed First Response service, and to become licensed as a National Registered Emergency First Responder. Halifax EMS Corps’ responsibility is to provide emergency medical care to the residents and visitors of the Town of Halifax who become sick or injured.

The Emergency Medical Responder’s scope of practice includes simple skills focused on lifesaving interventions for critical patients. Typically, the Emergency Medical Responder renders on-scene emergency care while awaiting additional EMS response and may serve as part of the transporting crew, but not as the primary care giver.

In many communities, Emergency Medical Responders provide a mechanism to increase the likelihood that trained personnel and lifesaving equipment can be rapidly deployed to serious emergencies. In all cases, Emergency Medical Responders are part of a tiered response system. Emergency Medical Responders work alongside other EMS and healthcare professionals as an integral part of the emergency care team.

Emergency Medical Responder training is typically around 65 hours that concludes with a 5-station Psychomotor (hands on) test and a CBT (computer based test) that must be completed at a testing center. Once certified a total of 16 hours of Continuing Education is required every 2 years for recertification.

Inquiries to Robbin Gabriel, halifaxsecretary@gmail.com, 368-2590, will be forwarded to the appropriate officials.

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Halifax Community Club
The Halifax Community Club was incorporated in 1952 “for the purpose of fostering education programs for the community of Halifax and the vicinity and other programs for education, instruction, and improvement of said community, and for providing for the poor of Halifax and the vicinity.” In recent years, a small and effective cadre of volunteers has been the heart and soul of the Halifax Community Club. In recent months, the heart and soul have been growing, with new members bringing their energy and ideas. There are many opportunities to participate. Perhaps you would like to share a slide show about your travels, help with upkeep of the Community Hall and its grounds, write an article for the newsletter, set-up for events, or recruit speakers. For more information, see Halifax Community Hall.

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Whitingham-Halifax Lions Club
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 http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/whitinghamhalifax/index.php.

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The Vermont Veteran’s Home, in Bennington, Vermont, is a residential care facility for Veterans, and offers programs and care for service men and women and their spouses. To learn about the Home, visit www.vvh.vermont.gov/

Senior Solutions provides resources for successful aging in Southeastern Vermont.  They serve residents aged 60 and up, and the people who care about them. Senior Solutions web site: www.seniorsolutionsvt.org Senior HelpLine: 1-800-642-5119, or 1-866-673-8376.


About the Town of Halifax

The Town:
*  from census.gov 2010 census Halifax population is 728.
County: Halifax is located in Windham County, Vermon
Chartered: May 11, 1750 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 25,483 Acres / 39.82 square miles [122*]
Altitude ASL: 1,590 feet
Population (US Census, 2000): 782 [ 184* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 19.6 [194*]
Equalized Value: $120,206,000 (2010)

*Area, Population and Density rankings above refer to Halifax’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants)

History:

One of the oldest towns in the state, and, unlike many other Wentworth grants in the 1750’s, Halifax was settled very soon after it was granted. The town is named for the English nobleman and politician who has often been called the Father of the Colonies. George Montagu-Dunk (1716-71) was the second Earl of Halifax. He had succeeded his father in 1739 and added Dunk to his surname when he married the heiress to Sir Thomas Dunk’s enormous fortune. The Earl of Halifax is considered to have been one of the most prominent English officials in colonial administration. From 1748 to 1761 he was president of the board of trade and plantations, in which role he was instrumental in founding Nova Scotia, where the city of Halifax is named in his honor. The Earl was uncle to Lord North, but did not share North’s harsh attitudes toward the American colonies.

For more information, please explore the Halifax Vermont History Project. This group of involved Halifax citizens is helping preserve and codify the heritage of Halifax, Vermont.

Geography:

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 103.1 square km; (39.8 square mi #178;). Out of the total area only 0.13% is water.

Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there are 782 people, 312 households, and 209 families residing in the town. The population density is 7.6/square km #178; (19.7/square mi #178;). There are 493 housing units at an average density of 4.8/square km #178; (12.4/square mi #178;). The racial makeup of the town is 97.31% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 2.43% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 312 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% are married couples living together, 9.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% are non-families. 22.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 2.92.In the town the population is spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.1 males. The median income for a household in the town is $36,458, and the median income for a family is $41,667. Males have a median income of $29,000 versus $23,542 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,738. 16.2% of the population and 9.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.