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Machicomoco State Park to hold virtual dedication ceremony Friday (4/14/2021) - The long-awaited opening to Machicomoco State Park is finally here. This Friday, there will be a virtual dedication of the new state park starting at 11 a.m. The event will…
Harmful waste collection Saturday at Hayes (4/14/2021) - Gloucester Clean Community will host a household harmful waste collection from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hayes Convenience Center, 7599 Guinea Road. This free collection is open…
Funding available to help oyster growers (4/14/2021) - As part of an ongoing commitment to aquaculture, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is making $260,000 available through its Environmental Quality Incentives Program to oyster growers to help restore…
Agencies join forces to restore oyster beds on private shellfish grounds in Chesapeake Bay (4/14/2021) - If aquaculture is just agriculture with water, then a new opportunity from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service could help reconstitute the ongoing effort to restore oyster beds on private shellfish…
Ham radio event (4/14/2021) - Members of the Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club will be operating a Special Event Station at Walter Reed’s Birthplace, 4021 Hickory Fork Road, Gloucester, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.…
Gloucester marks Crime Victims’ Rights Week (4/14/2021) - The Gloucester Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and its Victim Witness Assistance Program will commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 18-24. Established in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan, the goal of…
Majority of supervisors support proposed budget (4/14/2021) - A majority of board members voiced their support for the proposed county budget during the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors’ April 7 meeting. Last Wednesday’s meeting was held in the…
Visitors to new park able to visit historic home (4/14/2021) - SHERRY HAMILTON / GAZETTE-JOURNALDave Brown points out Timberneck’s original clapboard siding, which is still intact on a wall that was later enclosed by an addition. After the new Machicomoco State…
Shelter volunteer steps up amid pandemic (4/14/2021) - In this series, the Gazette-Journal shines the light on residents who are working to make this a better place. Kimberly Powell of Cobbs Creek, has been volunteering at the Gloucester-Mathews…
Clemons, Rice claim budget costly in long run (4/14/2021) - Gloucester’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Walter Clemons and the county’s school board chairman Robin Rice argue that the county’s proposed budget will cost taxpayers more in the long run. While…
Four properties on Garden Week tour (4/14/2021) - Four properties, including one of the earliest domestic structures in the United States that has been continually inhabited since 1652, will be showcased Saturday as the Gloucester-Mathews tour of Historic…
Case rates continue to improve (4/14/2021) - Although COVID-19 case numbers are fluctuating across the U.S., with hot spots in various areas and 25 states reporting increasing case rates, Virginia’s numbers have been stable, and the case…
Supervisors to return to colonial courthouse meeting place (4/7/2021) - After a year of either meeting in different locations or virtually over the Zoom platform, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors will return to meeting at the colonial courthouse, starting…
Mutt Show winner (4/7/2021) - The Gloucester Daffodil Festival 2021 Mutt Show was a bit different from those in years past. Instead of having dogs parade in a group, judges from the sponsoring business, Abbitt…
Yorktown Market Days returns Saturday for 2021 season (4/7/2021) - Yorktown Market Days, Gold Winner of Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Best Farmers’ Market in Hampton Roads for three years running, kicks off its 2021 season this Saturday from 8 a.m. to…
Gloucester recognizes March for Meals Month (4/7/2021) - Gloucester County recognized March for Meals Month by helping to raise nutritional awareness for older adults and show its appreciation to the county’s Meals on Wheels volunteers. The Gloucester County…
New Werowocomoco exhibit at on display at Gloucester Visitor Center (4/7/2021) - A new, permanent exhibit on Werowocomoco has just opened at the Gloucester Visitor Center. Residence of Powhatan and the site of the first meetings between Native leaders and English colonists,…
Home sweet home (4/7/2021) - A pair of ospreys was spotted this week building a new home on Timberneck Creek. Here, one of the birds brings back a talon-full of twigs to the couple’s nest…
No April Fool’s Day joke (4/7/2021) - It was no April Fool’s Day joke when Gloucester residents Bob and Annette Pepin woke up last Thursday, April 1 to find this tree limb had made a clean spear…
Gloucester planners recommend rezoning application (4/7/2021) - The Gloucester Planning Commission met virtually last Thursday night and unanimously voted to recommend a rezoning application. The applicant, The Bobby June LLC (Dr. Robert and June Klink), requested that…
Auxiliary members brighten veterans’ Easter (4/7/2021) - Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Gloucester Unit 75 filled Easter baskets and made cards for veterans at Walter Reed Convalescent Center and Gloucester House for Easter. They also prepared…
The go-to person to find help for those in need (4/7/2021) - In this series, the Gazette-Journal shines the light on residents who are working to make this a better place. When there’s charity work to be done in Gloucester County, chances…
Cases remain static; CDC loosens travel guidelines (4/7/2021) - People who have received all recommended doses of one of the three COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the U.S. may now resume domestic travel without the need for testing, according…
Three Gloucester men survive sinking boat and cold night in swamp (3/31/2021) - A simple disposable Bic cigarette lighter helped three stranded men survive a frigid night after their boat sank in the Dragon Run. Three Gloucester men were fishing from a 19-foot…
Young people take action (3/31/2021) - Youth groups took an active part in Clean Gloucester Weekend. Above, members of American Heritage Girls Troop VA1318 from Gloucester Point Baptist Church cleaned up a section of Gloucester Point…