Here Comes the Bride, Zoning Permit in Hand - Couples May be Forced to Pay a Fee to get Government Authorization to have a Wedding at Virginia Wineries - American Thinker - Couples wanting their wedding at that charming winery where they met or some other scenic private venue may need to pay a fee to get government authorization in the form of a permit. Complain about it enough, and you could get an IRS audit in the post-Constitution America. A Virginia government official made known his desire to require wedding permits on private property in an email to colleagues on a 15-member board called the On Farm Activities Working Group (OFAWG). The board was put together by Commissioner Matt Lohr of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to address issues raised in the Boneta Bill. The Boneta Bill was named after farmer Martha Boneta, who was cited and threatened with $5,000 fines for having a birthday party for eight 10-year-old girls without a permit. About those IRS audits, Martha Boneta got one; so did a Fauquier County vintner who fought local environmentalists. More will be reported. The same anti-property rights zealots who made Martha's life a living hell now want to insert themselves in your wedding on private property using local zoning or 'land-use' laws. Read more.......
(2) You Can Help Save Family Farms in Virginia: Attend Meeting at King Family Vineyards, Crozet, Virginia, July 23, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - Fauquier Free Citizen - Perhaps the title of this article caught your attention. Good. Small family farmers are being driven into poverty or out of business by over-regulation at the hands of the zoning lords. Think it couldn’t happen? Think again. With so many regulations that hinder economic viability of small family farms, they are at top of the extinction list.
Do you like eating food that comes from local small family farmers? Do you like to go to farms, see the animals, and pick your own food or buy some farming specialty?
There are certain environmental extremists who want to restrict commerce on farms......What can you do to help save Virginia’s Small Family Farmers? Attend the Next VDACS Meeting and have your voice be heard! All are welcome to ATTEND and speak:
A Special Invitation to Save Virginia’s Small Family Farmers!
When: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Where: KING FAMILY WINERY 6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet, Virginia 22932
TIME: 10:00 AM to 1:00PM
If you cannot attend, be sure to submit your comments to VDACS. Read more, sign petition.........