Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Odds and ends

Major bodywork has put GOMM on hiatus for the past few weeks. To no one’s surprise, the world did not end. Thanks for the kind words and encouragement along the way.

Below are a few items of note that may have escaped your attention.

In order to be eligible to vote in the General Election to be held on Tuesday, NOVEMBER 2, 2010, you must register no later than 5:00 pm on October 12, 2010.

For the convenience of eligible citizens, the Voter Registration Office of Goochland County located at 1800 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland, Virginia, will be open Saturday, October 23rd and October 30th from 9:00am to 5:00pm for registered voters who need to vote by absentee ballot for the General Election.

If you have recently moved to Goochland or moved within the County, please call the office at 556-5803 to verify that your address has been changed.

This year we will elect one member of congress and vote on three state constitutional amendments. Please visit www.sbe.Virginia.gov and click on the list of proposed amendments. Please read these and decide how you will vote before you go to the polls to enable you to cast your ballot quickly and keep the lines moving.

On Sunday, October 10 at 3 p.m. the Goochland County Historical Society will hold its October meeting at the Grace Church Parish House at 2955 River Road West in Goochland Courthouse. Local author and historian Maria Rippe will speak about her latest book “Opening Pandora’s Box, The Tinsley Brothers of Goochland and Hanover.”

One week later, local amateur Civil War historian and author Emerson “Willie” Williams will be the speaker at the Friends of the Goochland Branch Library annual day. He will discuss his books “Sinkhole Justice,” Roaring Creek” and “Constant Yen,” which chronicle experiences of his ancestors during the conflict and its aftermath. This event will be held at the Goochland Library 3075 River Road West in Goochland Courthouse and begin at 3 p.m.

Come out to hear these local writers and historians bring Goochland history to life. The Historical Society and Friends of the Library are both worthwhile organizations that do a great deal to build community spirit in the county.

The Goochland Rotary is once again sponsoring a concert by the Richmond Symphony to be held in the Goochland High School auditorium on Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 p. m. to benefit Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services. The theme is kicked back classics. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and may be purchased from any Rotary member or online at www.goochlandrotary.com. There is still room in the program for ads and sponsorships with special benefits are also available. This concert has replaced the polo match as a prime fund raiser for GFCFS whose services are in high demand thanks to the troubled economy.

This is a great way to gently expose your kids to classical music and help a great charity at the same time.

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