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7,417 birds spotted in Middle Peninsula Audubon bird count (1/13/2021) - The second annual Middle Peninsula Audubon Christmas Bird Count occurred on Sunday, Dec. 27, in three counties of the Middle Peninsula. PHOTO BY TOM CROCKETTAn Eastern Towhee spotted at Woods…
Volunteer safely during the pandemic (1/13/2021) - (Metro) Volunteers are vital to the survival of many charitable organizations. Without people willing to offer their time and expertise free of charge, many nonprofits would find it difficult, if…
Organizations invited to apply for DMV safety grants (1/13/2021) - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will begin accepting applications next month for highway safety grants. Grants allow law enforcement agencies, nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, and colleges…
Vaccine rollout progresses slowly; Gloucester adds 107 cases (1/6/2021) - The COVID-19 vaccination program is underway in the Three Rivers Health District, but its director, Dr. Richard Williams, said the administrative process involved is proving to be more complex than…
Orth, Hutson to lead board in 2021 (1/6/2021) - Dr. Robert “JJ” Orth was elected chairman of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors for the 2021 calendar year during the Jan. 5 organizational meeting of the board, with Christopher…
Area bridges getting much-needed attention (1/6/2021) - The region’s aging infrastructure is getting some much-needed attention, with several bridges in Gloucester and Mathews either under repair or due for construction projects soon. Kelly Hannon, Communications Manager for…
Dreary weather, COVID-19 hinder annual Mathews bird count (1/6/2021) - The Audubon Mathews Christmas Bird Count 2020 was held on a rainy Sunday through much of Mathews County and a portion of Ware Neck in Gloucester. The appropriately-named Wren McKelvey…
Year in review: A look back at 2020 in Gloucester (1/6/2021) - Well, 2020 is now in the record books. For many, the year will be synonymous with the pandemic that ravaged the world. But there were plenty of other things going…
Gloucester beautification (1/6/2021) - Jay Hutchins (shown unloading daffodil bulbs in photo above) and Jonathan Wisely of Brent and Becky’s planted 60,000 daffodil bulbs along Route 17 in Gloucester on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The…
Planners to hold two hearings tonight (1/6/2021) - The Gloucester Planning Commission will hold two public hearings during tonight’s virtual meeting. The meeting begins at 7 o’clock and can be viewed on the county’s meeting portal (www.gloucesterva.info/640/Meeting-Portal). The…
Christmas in Guinea (1/6/2021) - The first ever “Christmas in Guinea” was celebrated on Dec. 12, bringing to life the “Night Before Christmas in Guinea” song with Santa Claus seated in a skiff being pulled…
Mathews author’s work slated for film adaptation (1/6/2021) - The future is looking bright for author and Mathews native Shawn Cosby. His recently-published novel “Blacktop Wasteland” has received rave reviews in major publications all across the U.S., was chosen…
New, used items sought for LVHS virtual auction (1/6/2021) - The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society recently announced plans for its “Treasures and Trinkets Virtual Auction” in March and is seeking donations of new and used items for this fundraising event.…
GMHS participates in Target Circle program (1/6/2021) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society has announced that it has been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by retail corporation Target. Supporters of GMHS have…
New survey markers installed at Werowocomoco (1/6/2021) - Last November, professional surveyors headed to Werowocomoco, located on the north side of the York River in Gloucester, to install four new National Geodetic Survey benchmark monuments, or survey markers,…
VIMS to hold ‘RecFish’ After Hours lecture Jan. 28 (1/6/2021) - The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, will hold its first After Hours lecture of 2021 on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. online via Zoom. The title of…
NPS mobile app nearing completion (1/6/2021) - The NPS Mobile App, the first service-wide computer application for all national parks and national trails, is in the beta testing phase of development and will be ready for launch…
VIMS to hold ‘Skates and Rays’ Discovery Lab via Zoom (1/6/2021) - The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, will hold a Discovery Lab on Skates and Rays on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. online via Zoom. Lindsey Nelson, a…
Getting the shot (1/6/2021) - Parthiv Sheth, MD, Medical Director for the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board, is pictured receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. A week after getting the shot, he…
Emergency SNAP allotments to be released Jan. 16 (1/6/2021) - Virginia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will again release emergency allotments of benefits to eligible households this month. Benefits will be automatically loaded to recipients’ Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards…
Evidence presented disputes Gen. Mathews’s role in battle (1/6/2021) - Becky Barnhardt, head of genealogy and family research services at Mathews Memorial Library, has found some evidence that appears to contradict information provided in a recent article about the role…
Chesapeake Bay grant proposals being accepted (1/6/2021) - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is soliciting proposals to restore the water quality, habitats and rivers and streams of the Chesapeake Bay. This year, NFWF is requiring all prospective…
Blood drive on Jan. 26 (1/6/2021) - The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Providence Baptist Church, Ordinary.
Gloucester Ruritan Club (1/6/2021) - Gloucester Ruritan Club president Lou Serio presented Dorothy Hungate, a waitress at Olivia’s on Main, a Certificate for Associate Membership in appreciation for friendly and efficient serving of club dinners…
Glenns crash (1/6/2021) - A 37-year-old Chesapeake man crashed his 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche into a vacant building on Route 17 at Glenns at about 10:14 p.m. Saturday night. Sgt. J.A. Teagle of the Virginia…