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5 Things to Celebrate in Halifax County

I think we all sometimes forget how special our Halifax County truly is. We get lost in the day-to-day hustle and bustle and forget to take a moment to celebrate the beautiful people, places, and attractions that make this area of Southern Virginia special. Here are five little reminders of what makes us so unique and worthy of celebration (in no particular order).

1. This week, Staunton River State Park plays hosts to a STAR PARTY! (Not an acronym, I'm just excited). No, Hollywood's A-listers are not descending upon Halifax County for the week. Instead, astronomers from across the country and WORLD are headed to Scottsburg for the week to look through powerful telescopes to observe celestial objects and other astronomical objects, learn from other astronomers, and attend lectures. What makes this so extra ordinary? Our very own Staunton River State Park is the site of some of the best observing in the mid-Atlantic, earning its designation as an INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY ASSOCIATION PARK. For an area to become a Dark Sky, it must provide a view of the night sky without the obstruction of light pollution. Strict regulations are in place to make sure our park keeps its status as an international dark sky. The week-long event is for astronomers ONLY, however, on Saturday, October 29, from 8-11 p.m., the park will host a FREE PUBLIC STAR PARTY.  Park staff and astronomers will be on hand to answer questions about stars, planets, galaxies, constellations, and other astronomical objects in a family-friendly environment.

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Revealed: Restaurant Week Menus are now online

Today is the day! Halifax County Restaurant Week menus have been added to the website. A special shout out and 'thank you' to the Facebook fans (Wendy D. Toone, Hope Harris-Gayles, Sally Brewer, and Heath Vaughan) who commented why they were excited about restaurant week and received a VIP preview of the menus.

We are posting menus as they are submitted so keep checking the website and Facebook for updates and start making reservations!

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Restaurant Week is now serving breakfast

Awaken your taste buds and start your day with a delicious breakfast during Halifax County Restaurant Week. Packhouse and Southern Plenty will be serving a special breakfast menu during the week of September 11-18 for Restaurant Week. Each will offer a choice of three entrees with a beverage (see menu for beverage pairings) for $10. Southern Plenty will only offer breakfast as part of Halifax County Restaurnt Week, while Packhouse will also have a lunch $10 lunch menu that includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Check out the menus and more at www.HalifaxCountyRestaurantWeek.com

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