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Gloucester’s Back to Business grant program provides $858,000+ in aid (12/22/2020) - Gloucester’s Back to Business grant program processed 125 applications, providing over $858,700 of federal CARES Act money to aid local business owners adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The federal…
Offices closed for Christmas, New Year’s (12/22/2020) - County offices in Gloucester and most county offices in Mathews will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day, along with post offices, DMV customer service centers, and…
‘A Place to Meet’ provides site for 12-step meetings (12/22/2020) - When the pandemic began to have an effect locally in March, many local 12-step programs no longer had access to church, government or hospital facilities to host meetings due to…
Breaud named chief deputy treasurer (12/22/2020) - Lisa Breaud, a lifelong Gloucester resident and longtime employee of the Gloucester County Treasurer’s Office, was recently named chief deputy treasurer. “I am so excited to have the opportunity to…
Supporting Bread for Life (12/22/2020) - Garden Club of Gloucester treasurer Margaret Singleton, at left, looks on as first vice president Durfee Betts, right, gives a check for $1,285 to Monique Raposa, executive director of the…
B&G Club dinner (12/22/2020) - The Gloucester Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula held its year-end Board of Directors dinner meeting on Dec. 8 at Scoot’s BBQ in Gloucester Point.…
Gloucester Jail’s Angel Tree (12/22/2020) - Sgt. Mike Bartley of the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office is shown with the toys collected through the Gloucester Jail’s Angel Tree program. With the support of Newington Baptist and Ware…
‘Circle of Friends’ gift giveaway (12/22/2020) - The Friends of the Lewis B. Puller Center gathered Saturday afternoon at a home on Fletcher Road in Gloucester to hand out holiday gifts to the clients who are a…
Santa visits Gloucester (12/22/2020) - SHERRY HAMILTON / GAZETTE-JOURNAL Santa and Mrs. Claus visited Gloucester Library at Main Street Center on Dec. 12. Clockwise from top left, Burke Bridges of Gloucester got a bag of…
Big increases in local virus numbers (12/16/2020) - A projected post-Thanksgiving surge in the pandemic is evident in this week’s local COVID-19 case numbers. Gloucester added 118 new cases during the past week, while Mathews added 73. These…
G-J to print Dec. 22 (12/16/2020) - While next week’s paper will officially carry the date of Thursday, Dec. 24, because of Christmas, the paper will actually be printed on Tuesday (instead of the normal Wednesday press…
Closings next week for Christmas holiday (12/16/2020) - All county offices and DMV customer service centers in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday. All…
Search for missing woman continues (12/16/2020) - The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for 29-year-old Ashley Cerasole who was last seen walking on south on Main Street the afternoon of Dec. 3. “We’re still doing…
Bird count goes on, with COVID-19 precautions (12/16/2020) - The Mathews/Ware Neck Audubon Bird Count is planned to go ahead on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, with some modifications due to COVID-19, according to coordinator Joyce McKelvey. The event is…
County seeks volunteers for local committees (12/16/2020) - There are several volunteer opportunities available for Gloucester residents interested in serving their community. Gloucester County is looking for citizens to serve on local committees, as there are multiple vacancies…
Wetlands board approves four shoreline projects (12/16/2020) - The Gloucester County Wetlands Board unanimously approved four projects during its Dec. 9 meeting, following public hearings on each. The first project was from J. Randolph Lawson of Southeast View…
Socially-distanced Santa (12/16/2020) - Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and their helpers visited Gloucester Library at Main Street Center on Saturday to find out what all the good little girls and boys want for Christmas.…
Bay Aging steps in to help Gloucester woman facing eviction (12/16/2020) - The country is seeing a growing rate of evictions due to the current pandemic. Many have lost their jobs and homes because of the strain the coronavirus has put on…
Woodville School in Ordinary to get highway marker (12/16/2020) - The Woodville School in Ordinary will finally get a state historical marker. The Virginia Board of Historic Resources, at its Dec. 10 quarterly meeting, gave its approval to the request…
Ruritan officers (12/16/2020) - Past National Ruritan President Elliott Hogge, at left, installed the Abingdon Ruritan Club’s 2021 officers at its December board meeting. Officers installed include, from left, president Dave Onesty, vice president…
Deadline today to order shellfish gift basket; pickup Sunday (12/16/2020) - Today is the deadline to place your order for a gift basket of shellfish and other local treats, with a drive-thru pickup scheduled for Sunday at Gloucester Point. The “Happy…
Back-to-back awards (12/16/2020) - In 2019, Sid Dugas received the Abingdon Ruritan Club’s Ruritan of the Year Award for his enthusiasm for community service and for establishing and for maintaining the club’s historical scrapbook.…
Surge in COVID-19 cases continues (12/9/2020) - COVID-19 numbers continued to rise in Gloucester over the past week, although not as sharply as the previous week, when an increase of nearly 100 cases was driven by an…
Christmas programs, Santa and more this weekend (12/9/2020) - Organizations in Gloucester, Mathews and beyond are gearing up for a busy and festive weekend. In Mathews The Mathews Historical Museum, located at 200 Main Street, will have a corned…
Search continues for missing woman (12/9/2020) - The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating and checking the welfare of 29-year-old Ashley Cerasole. A resident of the Cary Avenue Adult Home in…