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Moratorium lifted on menhaden fishery (6/10/2020) - Virginia and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Committee received notification last week from the U.S. Secretary of Commerce that a moratorium on the state’s menhaden fishery has been lifted. “We…
New PPP rules changes give small businesses more options (6/10/2020) - The recently enacted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act provides additional clarity and flexibility for small business owners to meet the requirements of the PPP loan program created by the…
Virginia farmers eligible for financial assistance (6/10/2020) - Virginia agricultural producers can apply now for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are…
Eller joins Shepherd’s Waterfront Properties Ltd. (6/3/2020) - Gloucester realtor Pete Shepherd, owner of Shepherd’s Waterfront Properties, Ltd., has hired his first real estate agent, Shane Eller. Eller has lived in Gloucester the last 10 years after moving…
Fewer work visas, coronavirus deliver one-two punch to blue crab industry (6/3/2020) - Crab season is off to a slow and foreboding start around the Chesapeake Bay, with many crabmeat processors crippled by an inability to import seasonal workers and by watermen worried…
Dominion seeks to extend ‘no disconnection’ policy (6/3/2020) - Dominion Energy Virginia is expanding its assistance to Virginia customers facing hardship, offering a more generous payment plan and new direct assistance, while asking permission from regulators for an additional…
York River Oyster Company under new ownership (5/27/2020) - Bryce Moretti is the new owner of the waterfront restaurant York River Oyster Company at Gloucester Point, located within the York River Yacht Haven Marina. A former restaurant owner in…
On the town (5/27/2020) - Susan and Steve Ray of Mathews had lunch on the porch at Southwind Pizza in Mathews on Memorial Day along with son Kyle and his fiancée Brooklyn Inge, from right.…
Gwyn joins BHHS Towne Realty (5/27/2020) - Kathy Gwyn Kathy Gwyn has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty as a real estate agent based out of its Gloucester Main Street office. Gwyn specializes in waterfront properties. Her…
Ag businesses eligible for SBA loan program (5/27/2020) - U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced Monday that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs. SBA’s EIDL portal reopened…
Plush Parlor moves to 17 Plaza (5/20/2020) - Plush Parlor Beauty Supply has moved to a new location and can now be found at the 17 Plaza Shopping Center, Hayes. Mother-daughter duo Sara and Jennifer McClain opened the…
Back in business (5/20/2020) - Many beauty shops and salons were able to open last Friday following the loosening of restrictions on businesses in Virginia put in place as a result of COVID-19. Valerie Bass…
Dining al fresco (5/20/2020) - TYLER BASS / GAZETTE-JOURNALWith the loosening of restrictions on restaurants as part of the first phase of Gov. Ralph Northam’s Forward Virginia plans, restaurant patrons were able to get back…
Langley donates raffle proceeds to United Way (5/20/2020) - Langley For Families Foundation donated 100 percent of the net proceeds from its latest cash raffle fundraiser—a total of $37,000—to COVID-19 emergency recovery funds at two local United Way agencies.…
Drainage improvements underway on Mathews Court Green (5/13/2020) - Work is proceeding on drainage improvements to the Mathews Court Green, but two planned upgrades won’t be part of the project at this time: a gazebo and a sidewalk leading…
Gift certificate stimulus program launched in Gloucester (5/13/2020) - Some of the graphics used to promote the new Gift Certificate Community Stimulus Program, which is designed to encourage people to help out independently owned, local small businesses in Gloucester.…
Langley FCU approves 11 grants (5/13/2020) - Langley Federal Credit Union has approved $79,500 in 11 grants to local nonprofit organizations in need of assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic through its charitable giving program. The following organizations…
Gloucester law firm recognizes outstanding service during pandemic (5/6/2020) - GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys led an effort to recognize local medical workers, first responders and educators inApril by offering contests on Facebook. The winners were, from left, Lindsay Smith, a…
Ashley Shorts named UPS Store manager (5/6/2020) - Ashley Shorts is the new manager at the UPS Store in Gloucester, located at Fox Mill Centre. The Mathews native brings with her years of experience in customer service and…
Home-based salon opens in Mathews (5/6/2020) - Samantha Prince is now scheduling customers at her home-based business, Sammie Leigh’s Salon, at Cricket Hill in Mathews. Prince said she is offering all salon services, from a wash, blow…
Pivot offers assessments for older patients (5/6/2020) - Clinicians at Pivot Physical Therapy are offering the Functional Evaluation for Seniors (FES), a tool for identifying strengths and deficits of older patients that provides a baseline fitness level. The…
USDA reminds producers to complete crop acreage reports (5/6/2020) - The Gloucester/Mathews/Middlesex County office for USDA’s Farm Service Agency is currently open for phone and virtual appointments only, but can still work with producers on timely filing crop acreage reports,…
Velocity Urgent Care offering COVID-19 antibody testing (4/30/2020) - Velocity Urgent Care is conducting hassle-free and on-demand coronavirus (COVID-19) testing at all of its 14 locations across Eastern and Northern Virginia, including its Gloucester location, according to a corporate…
Still in college, Jacob Maggioncalda launches biscotti baking business (4/29/2020) - A 2017 Mathews High School graduate and a soon-to-be senior at High Point University in North Carolina, Jacob Maggioncalda has entered the business of biscotti baking, launching Biscotti di Francesca.…
On Main Street (4/29/2020) -