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Buckingham News

Christmas Hours & Closures

In observance of Christmas, the following local services will have amended holiday hours and closures for Christmas. The Beulah M. Wiley Fitness Center will be open from 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, closed Thursday, December 25, and opened from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, December 26; regular hours will resume on Saturday, December 27. All Buckingham post offices will be open from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and closed on Thursday, December 25; regular hours resume on Friday, December 26. The Buckingham County Administration offices will be closed Tuesday, December 23 through Friday, December 26; regular hours resume on Monday, December 29. The Buckingham Cooperative Extension office will be closed Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, December 26; regular hours resume on Monday, December 29. The Buckingham Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25; regular hours will resume on Friday, December 26.

Annual Awards Nominations

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce will not meet in the month of December because they’re preparing to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year…the Annual Awards Banquet! Every January, this special event celebrates two citizens of the county who have contributed their time to make Buckingham someplace special, and the Chamber relies on nominations to guide their efforts in bestowing these awards. Nominations are currently being accepted for Volunteer of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award. To nominate someone, write a short nomination letter (approximately 1 page) and deliver it by hand or post to Moss Motors before Friday, January 16. The awards will be given at the banquet in January. If you have questions or need more information, contact Chamber President Faye Shumaker at fayeshumaker@kyanite.com.

Pesticide Re-Certification

All private pesticide applicator permits will expire in December 2014. Permit renewal classes for private pesticide applicator permits will be held for Buckingham County permit holders from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, January 5 at the Prince Edward Extension Office located at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville. For registration or more information, contact Kathryn Overby at 434-392-4246.

Baine’s Art Upstairs

Baine’s Books and Coffee in Appomattox is celebrating a Year of Art 2015 with a preview of all the new artists they will have on display in 2015 at their Art Upstairs gallery. Many different media will be displayed this year including painting, photography, ceramics, drawing, fiber, knives, jewelry, and much more. Come enjoy a free preview of all the artists to show this coming year any time during regular business hours until Sunday, December 28 in the Art Upstairs gallery located in the store’s upstairs reading room. Baine’s Books and Coffee is located at 205 Main Street in Appomattox.

Fitness Sign-Ups

The Beulah M. Wiley Fitness Center is offering a great deal on fitness center memberships from Monday, December 22 through Monday, January 5. Anybody who signs up during this period will receive one additional month of membership free! Give yourself the gift of health this holiday season and see yourself into a new year with a free extra month to stick to those resolutions. For more information, contact the fitness center at 434-581-3271, extension 3022. The fitness center is located at 25892 North James Madison Highway in New Canton.

Investors Group

This is just a reminder that there will be no December meeting of the Central Virginia Investors Business Daily (IBD) Group. The group’s regular monthly meetings will resume on Thursday, January 22 at the Buckingham Public Library located at 1140 Main Street in Dillwyn. Contact Tim McManus for more information at invest@whmtg.com.

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