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Freeboard increase suggested for floodplain construction (12/18/2019) - The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors heard an update on the county’s Floodplain Management Plan during the board meeting held on Oct. 3. Director of Engineering Services Brent Payne suggested…
Letters to Santa (12/18/2019) - Children of all ages may drop off their letters to Santa at Beaverdam Park this year. Located near the park’s main entrance at the end of Roaring Springs Road, a…
Bell ringers needed in Gloucester (12/18/2019) - With Christmas almost here, the Salvation Army of Gloucester has issued an urgent plea for bell ringers.  “We are in desperate need of bell ringers for our Red Kettle drive,”…
Christmas Blessing Fund heading toward its $20,000 goal (12/18/2019) - After two weeks, the 2019 Mathews Ruritan Club Christmas Blessing Fund is well on the way toward its goal of $20,000, honorary chairpersons Ron and Debbie Lambert have announced. Donations…
christmas_store_2019_opens Mathews Christmas Store (12/18/2019) - The Mathews Christmas Store was held this past Friday and Saturday, enabling families in need to provide Christmas for their loved ones. The annual event involves the efforts and contributions…
Haiku House to hold Christmas brunch (12/18/2019) - The Haiku House (10941 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews) is inviting the public to a brunch on Christmas, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 25. Those attending are…
Half-off adoption fees at Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society through Dec. 23 (12/18/2019) - } The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is offering half-off adoption fees through Monday in the hopes of helping homeless pets meet their matches and join their forever homes in time for…
CPR training offered at library (12/18/2019) - Gloucester County Public Library will partner with the Three Rivers Medical Reserve Corps for a free Community CPR training class on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at the branch at Main…
Volunteers sought for Audubon Christmas Bird Count (12/18/2019) - The Middle Peninsula Bird Club invites birdwatchers to participate in the longest-running community science survey, the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. On Sunday, Dec. 29, birders and nature enthusiasts in…
Santa stop (12/18/2019) - Santa and Mrs. Claus paid an unexpected visit to the Powhatan Chimney neighborhood in Gloucester Point on Saturday morning, escorted by the Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services. Eager to…
Accident on Rt. 17 causes temporary change in traffic pattern (12/16/2019) - A temporary traffic pattern is in place at the intersection of Route 17 and Brays Point Road in Gloucester County following a vehicle crash earlier today, Dec. 16, that damaged…
Mathews board to take up Second Amendment issue (12/11/2019) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will join the ranks of other counties across Virginia on Tuesday when it takes up a resolution aimed at making Mathews a Second Amendment…
Parade winners announced (12/11/2019) - The Gloucester High School NJROTC, the Giving Garden, and Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers were among the top winners among the 60+ entries in Saturday afternoon’s 2019 Gloucester Citizens' Christmas and…
Couple keeps Christmas tradition going for 60+ years (12/11/2019) - It’s a Christmas tradition that has lasted for over 60 years. Ed and Susan Conner started gifting each other a Christmas tree ornament before they were married. The first ornaments…
A visit from Saint Nick (12/11/2019) - Thanks to the Gloucester Main Street Association, Santa Claus came to town Sunday to meet all the good boys and girls and find out what they want under their tree…
Letters to Santa (12/11/2019) - Children are invited to submit their letters to Santa Claus to the Gazette-Journal, by dropping them by the Gloucester office at 6625 Main Street, or the Mathews office at 28…
‘Christmas at Home’ is theme of Saturday’s Mathews parade (12/11/2019) - “Christmas at Home” is the theme for Saturday’s Mathews Christmas Parade, which will step off from Thomas Hunter Middle School at 1 p.m. The parade will travel down Church Street,…
Swearing in (12/11/2019) - Several Gloucester County officials were sworn in to terms that begin Jan. 1, 2020 during a ceremony last Thursday in the colonial courthouse. They included, from left, Abingdon district school…
Planners endorse Short Lane rezoning (12/11/2019) - Following a public hearing, the Gloucester County Planning Commission unanimously endorsed a request from the owner of a parcel on Short Lane containing office space, seeking to reduce the property’s…
$5,000+ raised at Empty Bowls fundraiser (12/11/2019) - } The Bay School Community Arts Center had its most successful Empty Bowls fundraiser in the event’s history on Sunday, pulling in over $5,000 to support Hands Across Mathews. “All…
Mathews Historical Museum to hold Christmas Bazaar this weekend (12/11/2019) - Twenty vendors are set to take part Friday and Saturday in a Christmas Bazaar to be held at the Mathews Historical Museum, located at 198/200 Main Street. Hours are 9-4:30…
Route 17 traffic signal improvement project completed (12/11/2019) - A traffic signal improvement project along Route 17 in Gloucester County has been completed by the Virginia Department of Transportation. Agency spokesperson Tina Bundy said new equipment will allow VDOT…
Amateur radio event (12/11/2019) - Members of the Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club braved cold temperatures Saturday at Abingdon Park to broadcast the story of Captain John Smith, his capture 412 years ago by Chief…
VIMS scientist wins national leadership award (12/11/2019) - Dr. Molly Mitchell of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has earned an Early Career Leadership Award from the US CLIVAR Program for her efforts to develop and share sea-level…
Board approves Waste Management borrow pit (12/11/2019) - by Sherry Hamilton The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a conditional use permit for Waste Management to establish and operate a borrow pit on 60 acres off Pampa…
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