Urban Thinkscape Halifax

The Urban Thinkscape Halifax group meets in downtown Halifax including (from left) Barbara Bass, Halifax vice-mayor Gail Bosiger, Shelia Bradley, Marsha Hite, co-owner of Hite Insurance Agency, Earl Howerton and Denise Barksdale, assistant manager for the town of Halifax and Halifax Market Place manager.

The managers of the Downtown South Boston Farmers’ Market and the Halifax Market Place both are designing downtown “Thinkscapes” to promote childhood learning through play. 

“The whole goal for the Thinkscape is to have a space dedicated to the kids of the community. I really want to encourage families to bring their children downtown and get them involved in the community,” said Megan Throckmorton-Harris, manager of the Downtown South Boston Farmers’ Market. “The Thinkscape will give the children a chance to learn and explore while their family sees what downtown South Boston has to offer.”

Urban Thinkscape Halifax

This alleyway and the walls of the adjacent businesses — Guns N Stuff and Hite Insurance Agency — are the future site of “Urban Thinkscape Halifax,” an area to promote children’s learning through play while at the same time contributing to the revitalization of downtown Halifax. The Urban Thinkscape Halifax group has plans in the next couple of weeks to remove the vines/ pressure wash the walls and add lighting to the area.

Miranda Baines is a staff writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact her at mbaines@gazettevirginian.com.

Miranda Baines is a staff writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact her at mbaines@gazettevirginian.com.