In Virginia, we almost don't need nature's clock to tell us what time of year it is. With elections every year, we know when summer arrives — it's called convention and primary time. So with the Republican Party of Virginia convention this weekend, which will nominate its three statewide candidates and elect a new chairman, we thought we'd give you a head's up on how we plan to cover the event.  We have a media credential to the Republican Convention and we will post some updates throughout the weekend. So please check in. We won't do all the "inside baseball" stuff. Rather, we'll provide unique angles and commentary, and diary-type reflections on some of the occurances that can only happen at a political convention. On Monday, we'll have a wrap-up and our Virginia News Stand will include all the hard news articles from the major papers across the Commonwealth as well as our own commentary.

For those who won't make it to Richmond this weekend, you can watch the convention online from the comfort of your own home or favorite coffee shop or other wireless location by clicking here. You can also register for Twitter updates by clicking here.

Also, don't forget our two polls for the weekend. You have until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow to vote. Click here to vote in the attorney general nomination poll and click here for the RPV chairman election.

As June 9 approaches, we'll have some features on the Democrat gubernatorial primary as well. We hope everyone, whatever it is you do this weekend, has a lot of fun. After all, it's summer now. We know from the (political) calendar.