Vision, this Friday

Come enjoy a night of Contemporary Christian Rock!

Vision is a collection of local Christian musicians who are coming together for a good cause. The show starts at 7:30 and includes performances by Taylor Martin, James Vore, and The Mission, and guest speaker Marvin Fullilove. Vision is family friendly and all are invited. Bring friends!

Although the concert is free to attend, donations will be accepted (and very much appreciated) to benefit Robert Vore’s Eagle Scout Project. All proceeds will go towards the construction and installation of brand new benches for several gathering areas at Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Don’t miss performances by Taylor Martin, James Vore, and The Mission and guest speaker Marvin Fullilove!

Harris Road Resurfacing This Week

StopHarris Road is usually busy in the morning and evening hours, a shortcut between Rucker Road to the west corners of Alpharetta and Highway 9. This week things are going to be even messier, as this morning the road resurfacing crew came in to start work.

The road wasn’t in horrible condition, but it was bad enough — there were several potholes that needed repair and were getting larger each day. I’d even considered going out and marking them with traffic paint then calling the city management office, but before I got around to it the “road work next week” signs went up.

Traffic is of course down to one lane, and the road is long and curved enough that the sign guys can’t see each other. Apparently they don’t have radios, so there’s a pickup that leads traffic one way, then turns around and leads the next set back. As you can imagine, it’s not the most efficient operation. Combine that with the mess of dug-up road parts, tar and dust, and it’s certainly a road you’d rather avoid.

Road Resurfacing

From what I understand, Rucker Road itself is also going to be getting some work done this week or next, so traffic in the whole area’s going be be interesting for a while. If you have alternate routes, this would be a good time to use them.

Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2008

Last Year, the 2.2 million people and 2100 businesses of Sydney, Australia turned off their lights for an hour — for some just a symbolic gesture perhaps, but it’s estimated that the measurable result was a 10.2% energy reduction across the city.

This year there are 24 cities world-wide participating in Earth Hour. Here in Atlanta, I know that lots of people are planning outdoor parties this evening. I don’t know how much the measurable energy savings will be, but it’s certainly a good opportunity to get together, enjoy the springtime blooming around us, and talk about the event and what it can mean to us.

Earth Hour isn’t just about reducing energy use for an hour. It’s about thinking ahead and talking about what you, your neighbors and your co-workers can do on a more long-term basis.

For the skeptics in the audience, think of it this way: saving energy isn’t just some goody-goody save-the-planet global warming thing. Saving energy also means saving our families and businesses money — and that’s something I’m sure we can all get behind.

Voting

Here’s something interesting about the State of Georgia that — despite the fact that I’ve lived here for fifteen years — I just learned today.

Super TuesdayRather than specifying a party (or Independent) when registering to vote, and thus only being able to vote in that party’s primary, Georgia residents just register as voters. No party gets selected.

Then on primary day each few years you get to choose which of the partys’ primary you’re going to vote in… You are going to vote, aren’t you?

What’s the system in your state?