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Walter Reed Convalescent expanding memory care (9/22/2021) - Walter Reed Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester is converting a portion of its facility from long-term care to memory care, increasing the number of beds available for residents with…
Backwoods BBQ to set up shop next to Moughons, Inc. (9/22/2021) - The Backwoods BBQ food truck that most recently was located on Main Street next to the Mathews Post Office has been retired, but Mathews residents will still be able to…
Hayes branch of BB&T to close as banks merge (9/22/2021) - The Hayes branch of BB&T will close on Feb. 2 of next year and will be consolidated into the Grafton branch as BB&T and SunTrust merge into a single entity…
Chesapeake rebrands small business financing service (9/22/2021) - Chesapeake Bank, a Kilmarnock-based community bank with locations throughout Virginia including branches in Gloucester, Mathews and Hayes, has announced the rebranding of Flexent, a flexible service that allows entrepreneurs and…
Bangkok Noi helps challenge of providing clean drinking water (9/15/2021) - While our problems may seem huge to us, they don’t compare to those faced by some who lack the basic necessities, such as access to clean drinking water. A Gloucester…
A half century later, Gloucester Florist still in family hands (9/15/2021) - Ownership of the family-owned Gloucester Florist in Hayes has changed hands from the second generation to the third, with Kendall Walthall Caton now in charge. Gloucester Florist was founded by…
Washed Ashore Project highlights plastic pollution crisis (9/8/2021) - Eleven years ago, artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi established Washed Ashore; her work is now on exhibit at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Inspired by her love of the ocean, Pozzi was…
Miller’s Services makes Inc. 5000 list (9/8/2021) - Miller’s Services, Inc., has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. The Gloucester-based business was ranked 2,528 on the 2021…
WHRO to showcase Gloucester in new PBS travel series (9/1/2021) - “Virginia FOUND,” a new PBS travel series, will feature Gloucester and Yorktown in its first season. The episode will air at 8:30 p.m. Friday on WHRO-TV, PBS Channel 15. In…
Upper deck (9/1/2021) - The Gloucester Brewing Company located on Main Street recently underwent construction to expand its outside deck. The new two-level deck, which opened to customers in mid-August, now provides more room…
Last Call Before Fall to be held Sunday (9/1/2021) - Gloucester Main Street welcomes a new event this weekend. Last Call Before Fall will be held Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. on the lawn of Split Enz Salon (Tabb…
Kokedama workshop at Brent and Becky’s on Sept. 18 (9/1/2021) - A workshop in kokedama, using live moss to hold a plant, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, Ware Neck. The cost is…
USDA updates pandemic assistance for farmers (9/1/2021) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is updating its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) for contract producers of eligible livestock and poultry and producers of specialty crops and other…
Stroud Architects and Associates PLLC relocates to Morgan Building (8/25/2021) - The Morgan Building on Gloucester’s Main Street is now home to Stroud Architects and Associates PLLC. Husband and wife owners David and Ivy Stroud of Mathews opened their office in…
Blueberry donation (8/25/2021) - Peter and Diane Perina of Eastfields Farms in Mathews, from left, donated $2,956 to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society from the recent pick-your-own blueberry fundraiser for the shelter. Shown receiving the…
Audiology Offices celebrates 20 years (8/18/2021) - The Audiology Offices, LLC, is celebrating 20 years of business this month. Ann DePaolo Wietsma, Au.D., opened the practice on Aug. 1, 2001 after purchasing a preexisting business. Wiestma and…
Veterinary practice to locate in Mathews C.H. (8/18/2021) - After three years with no veterinary services in Mathews County, a veterinary clinic is coming to the downtown area.Dr. Danielle Verderame of Animal Care of Gloucester said her practice has…
Baylands FCU receives award for financial literacy (8/18/2021) - Baylands Family Credit Union, based in West Point, has received the Desjardins Financial Education Award for Virginia.According to the Credit Union National Association, the Desjardins program was developed to recognize…
Langley FCU opens newest branch (8/18/2021) - Langley Federal Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of its newest branch, located at 2004 Nickerson Boulevard in Hampton, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 11. Langley FCU operates 20…
Gazette-Journal launches new podcast (8/11/2021) - The Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal has started a new podcast—“Before the Bylines”—as another source of community news and interviews. The podcast is hosted by Gazette-Journal reporters Tyler Bass and Melany Slaughter as…
Under the Stars Farm holds dessert contest (8/11/2021) - Under the Stars Lavender Farm of Gloucester held its second annual One Sweet Night dessert contest on Saturday. Five chefs competed for prizes that were voted on by judges and…
New karate studio (8/11/2021) - The Zanshin Martial Arts Center opened its doors on June 1 and now plans an open house on Friday and Saturday. The center offers children, adult and family classes in…
Stromberg joins Riverside urology (8/11/2021) - Riverside Health System announced last week the addition of Ines Stromberg, M.D., to its growing team of specialists and general urologists at Riverside Urology Specialists of Gloucester. Board-certified by the…
Virginia DMV continues to migrate services online (8/11/2021) - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles continues to expand its offering of online transactions by adding the ability for credentialed customers to establish a payment plan contract online, according to…
USDA offering relief for timber businesses (8/11/2021) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19 as part…