Winton sign

A sign in Winton's facility adjacent to its 18-hole golf course welcomes members, patrons and visitors.

Presentation on Winton’s history set for March 10 at Amherst museum

The Amherst County Museum and Historical Society will host ‘Celebrating the Many Faces of Winton, Part II’ at 2:30 p.m. March 10.

The presentation is one of two in the past month on the topic of Winton Country Club and Golf Course, which recently was purchased by Petersburg-based Waukeshaw Development, Inc. after 51 years of ownership by Amherst County through a land donation.

During Sunday’s event Neil Kinnier, Winton’s clubhouse manager from 1985 to 1995 and Lynn Kable of Amherst Glebe Arts Response will show video interviews of Winton staff and members. Jim Bost Sr., Gloria Paige, Helen Massie, Joe King, Marvin Tinsley, Barbara Wood, Bob Holmes, Ryland Hunt, Debbie Habel and Wally Robinson are among the interviewees. Memories of Winton’s social activities and events will be shared.

The free program is made possible through the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation.

The museum is located at 154 South Main St. in Amherst. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact the museum at (434) 946-9068 or email

Poets, authors to conclude Writers Series at Sweet Briar

The final event in Sweet Briar’s 2018-2019 Writers Series will feature poets and award-winning authors Susannah Nevison and Meg Day.

The reading takes place at 7:30 p.m. March 14 in the Reahard Learning Gallery or Mary Helen Cochran Library.

Nevison is a visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing at Sweet Briar.

Her poems and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review and elsewhere.

Day’s poems appear or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, AGNI, Beloit Poetry Journal, cream city review, Drunken Boat and Vinyl, among other journals. She is assistant professor of English and creative writing at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennyslvania. For more information, visit

VCCA hosting Volunteer Day event

Virginia Creative Center for the Arts is having a Volunteer Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16.

The artist residency program at 154 San Angelo Dr. in Amherst is looking for volunteers to help with light gardening in its historic grounds.

Lunch will be provided.

For more information or to sign up, email

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