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Silver Box marks 20 years in business (6/23/2021) - The Silver Box is celebrating 20 years in business this week. Martha Soles started the business—which sells a selection of jewelry, gifts and apparel—in 2001, originally operating out of her…
Helping the Homeless to open a thrift store July 1 (6/23/2021) - Helping the Homeless is opening its long-awaited thrift store, located at 7028 George Washington Memorial Highway south of Gloucester Court House on July 1. The thrift store will help fund…
Pollinator walk Saturday at Brent and Becky’s (6/23/2021) - Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, Gloucester, will celebrate Pollinator Week with a garden walk on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., looking for local pollinators and the plants they love. The walk…
Dove Counseling Services now open (6/23/2021) - Carolyn South has opened Dove Counseling Services on Gloucester Main Street. Located in the Morgan Building, South officially opened her doors on June 10 and is now offering her services…
Booming residential real estate sales contribute to budget surplus (6/23/2021) - Virginia’s booming real estate industry has been a leading contributor to the commonwealth’s economic recovery following the recession triggered by COVID-19, according to a release from Virginia Realtors, a trade…
Increase in gas stock keeps prices stable (6/23/2021) - Increasing gasoline stock levels have helped to keep gas prices mostly stable across the country, according to AAA Tidewater. On the week, 40 state gas price averages held steady or…
Bus trip business easing back into tours (6/16/2021) - Cruising down the road to normalcy is touring business Blessed Friends Travel of Mathews. Owners Nancy Rowe and Valerie Bass took a bus of 39 passengers to Lancaster, Pa., last…
Housing support (6/16/2021) - Bay Aging has received $10,000 from the Gloucester Economic Development Authority to support construction of an income-restricted senior apartment building at Daffodil Gardens in Gloucester County. The 40-unit apartment complex…
Local jobless rates are dropping (6/16/2021) - The unemployment rate in Gloucester was 3.3% in April, down from 4.5% in March and from a high of 10.4% reported in April 2020 by the Virginia Employment Commission. Twelve…
Grand opening (6/9/2021) - Doodles Donuts in White Marsh held its grand opening last Friday, on National Donut Day. Owners Brian McTurnal and Amy McTurnal, pose with their nieces, Avery McTurnal (left) and Kennedi…
Hyco House to hit auction block (6/9/2021) - Tours are ongoing by appointment for the upcoming auction of historic Hyco House at 10941 Buckley Hall Road in Mathews Court House. The auction, conducted by Tranzon Fox, will be…
RWRH receives 4th consecutive top safety mark (6/9/2021) - Riverside Health System announced last week that Riverside Walter Reed Hospital (RWRH) earned its fourth consecutive top mark, “A,” for patient safety performance in the Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade…
Gloucester businesses recognized by Coastal Virginia Magazine (6/9/2021) - Three Gloucester businesses—Proximo Marketing Strategies, Split Enz Salon and Miller’s Services were among the firms recognized by Coastal Virginia Magazine in its Best of Readers’ Choice Awards for 2021, according…
Three additional businesses named to Virginia Living Magazine list (6/9/2021) - Three local businesses were inadvertently omitted from the winners of Virginia Living Magazine’s 2021 Best of Eastern Virginia businesses in a list provided by the Gloucester County Department of Economic…
Gloucester media firm wins 3 Telly Awards (6/2/2021) - Consociate Media of Gloucester received three Telly Awards for video productions in results announced on May 25 by the 42nd annual Telly Awards in New York. The videos, all produced…
27 Gloucester businesses receive top honors in magazine’s ‘Best Of’ list (6/2/2021) - Twenty seven Gloucester businesses made Virginia Living Magazine’s 2021 Best of Eastern Virginia list. They were: —“Best Asian Restaurant” was awarded to Bangkok Noi Thai Cuisine located at 6724 Main…
Tacos Vamonos open at Hayes Shopping Center (6/2/2021) - Located in the Hayes Shopping Center is one of Gloucester’s newest restaurants, Tacos Vamonos. Tacos Vamonos opened on Feb. 28, with a grand opening held on May 5. The restaurant…
Toiletry bags for the homeless (6/2/2021) - 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union and the Gloucester Kiwanis Club worked together to make toiletry bags for the homeless, delivering 20 bags to the GUEST homeless shelter in Gloucester. Each…
Yoga retreat (6/2/2021) - Susan Johnson of InsideOut Yoga in White Stone and M.J. Anderson of That Damn Mary Brewing Company in Hayes recently led a yoga retreat for 21 people at a home…
Bella’s Unique Styles is a family affair (5/26/2021) - Bella’s Unique Styles is a family affair. The new home-based Mathews business, located at North, offers a wide range of customized items, from cups, shirts and pillows to flags, bags…
Ovide joins Fishing Bay Practice (5/26/2021) - Physician Assistant Allison Ovide of Mathews recently joined Riverside Fishing Bay Family Practice in Deltaville.Originally from Newport News, Ovide earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from James Madison University…
Cox partners with county to provide computers to 15 local students (5/26/2021) - Gloucester County’s Community Engagement and Public Information Department partnered with Cox Communications and Cox Charities to provide computers to 15 local students and their families. The 15 desktop computers, monitors…
Memorial Day gas prices most expensive since 2014 (5/26/2021) - Motorists hitting the road this week to celebrate the unofficial kickoff to summer will be greeted with the most expensive Memorial Day weekend gas prices since 2014, according to AAA…
2 from Phillips Energy to co-chair Walk to End Alzheimer’s (5/26/2021) - Elizabeth McCormickNora Wood Elizabeth McCormick and Nora Wood have joined the Alzheimer’s Association as the 2021 Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck Walk to End Alzheimer’s co-chairs. “We are honored to have been…
Backwoods BBQ relocates to Mathews Court House (5/19/2021) - Backwoods BBQ, a food truck previously located at the old Chief’s building on Route 14 at North, has moved to Mathews Court House in the parking lot of the old…