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Planners vote to recommend two proposed solar farms (11/11/2020) - The Gloucester Planning Commission unanimously voted last Thursday night to recommend approval of two conditional use permits for proposed utility-scale solar energy facilities in the county. Strata Solar Development, LLC,…
Shoebox-sized virtual Christmas Parade to be held Dec. 5 (11/11/2020) - The COVID-19 pandemic has required people to come up with creative solutions to keep traditions alive, and the 2020 Gloucester Holiday and Christmas Parade is no different. This year’s annual…
Woodville School receives $5,000 National Trust grant (11/11/2020) - The Woodville Rosenwald School Foundation has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to assist with ongoing renovation work at the Woodville School in Ordinary.…
Toy donation (11/11/2020) - This year, instead of having a Children’s Christmas Party due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Abingdon Ruritan Club is donating toys to local organizations, who will, in turn, give them to…
Blood drive later this month in Bena (11/11/2020) - The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Abingdon Ruritan Club, Bena. COVID-19 antibody tests are performed on all donations,…
Gloucester Ruritans (11/11/2020) - Gloucester Ruritan Club president Lou Serio presented Carol Rizzio, Senior Comprehensive Planner with Gloucester Planning and Zoning, with a club mug for her presentation at the club’s October meeting at…
Chesapeake Bay dead zone smaller than in recent years (11/11/2020) - Experts from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources report that the 2020 dead zone is the second smallest observed in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay since monitoring began…
COVID-19 cases increase slightly (11/4/2020) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Gloucester and Mathews increased slightly over the past week, with eight cases added in Gloucester, for a total of 358 cases as of Wednesday…
Election 2020: Local voters side with Trump, Gade, Wittman (11/4/2020) - While much still remains uncertain in the wake of Tuesday’s election, the results are clear on the local level, as residents in Gloucester and Mathews counties voted in favor of…
Sales tax referendum passes in Gloucester (11/4/2020) - With more than 60 percent of the vote, Gloucester residents approved a local referendum that will allow the county to impose a 1 percent sales tax to pay for capital…
Care Clinic donation (11/4/2020) - Eric Anderson, Grand Knight of the Father Edmund P. McCarthy Council #9428 of the Knights of Columbus, recently presented a $250 donation to the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic to support…
Government offices close for Veterans Day (11/4/2020) - All post offices, courts, county offices, libraries and DMV customer service centers in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
‘Abbreviated’ Veterans Day ceremony in Gloucester (11/4/2020) - Veterans Day is next week, and although the coronavirus pandemic has canceled many observances, one will still be going on, although in a subdued fashion. The Middle Peninsula Detachment #1317…
Supervisors to hold hearing next month on real estate tax (11/4/2020) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on a proposed adjustment to the county’s real estate property tax at its Dec. 1 meeting. At this time the…
Planners to hold hearings tonight on proposed solar farms (11/4/2020) - The Gloucester Planning Commission will hold two public hearings tonight, both on conditional use permit applications seeking to establish two separate utility-scale solar energy facilities in the county. The meeting…
Toys for Tots (11/4/2020) - The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester has partnered with the Gloucester Your Pie store for a Toys for Tots Christmas campaign special event from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday,…
Gloucester’s 2020 Pocahontas celebration to be held virtually (11/4/2020) - Gloucester County will again be celebrating the life and legacy of Pocahontas throughout November, but in a virtual fashion. A series of videos incorporated into this year’s Virtual Celebration will…
Ready for trick-or-treaters (11/4/2020) - Joanne Kizer and Ginger Rowe, from left, were ready in Gloucester Court House on Saturday night for trick-or-treat goblins.
President’s Award (11/4/2020) - At the Kiwanis Club of Gloucester’s October meeting at Nick’s Spaghetti and Steak House, Gloucester Point, the club presented Yolanda Fuller, center, with the President’s Award of Excellence and a…
Friends of Dragon Run to meet virtually on Nov. 11 (11/4/2020) - The Friends of the Dragon Run will hold its annual meeting virtually on the Zoom platform at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 11. This virtual meeting is open to all…
Blue moon (11/4/2020) - A blue moon, the second full moon in a calendar month, appears about every two and a half years, according to NASA. A full moon occurs on Halloween every 19…
COVID-19 new cases drop off in health district (10/28/2020) - Gloucester and Mathews counties, as well as the other jurisdictions that comprise the Three Rivers Health District, have experienced fewer COVID-19 cases over the past week than it has “in…
Election Day is Tuesday; many already voted (10/28/2020) - The final stretch is here. Voters head to the polls in less than a week to cast their ballots in the 2020 election—although many have already done so in Gloucester…
Who is the girl in the yellow dress?: A pivotal moment in T.C. Walker’s life (10/28/2020) - Who is the girl in the yellow dress facing a judge depicted on the T.C. Walker mural on Gloucester’s Main Street? Retired Gloucester County school teacher Roberta Ray was determined…
A piece of Gloucester County history, and also a bit of a mystery (10/28/2020) - A piece of Gloucester history, and a bit of a mystery as well, was recently uncovered while packing for a move. Actually, the more appropriate word might be “un-coverlet.” Jean…