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Broadband talk (11/3/2021) - George Bains, Gloucester’s Deputy County Administrator, addressed the October meeting of the Gloucester Ruritan Club, telling members of the ongoing efforts to provide broadband service throughout the county. Bains, at…
Car show Saturday at Walmart (11/3/2021) - The Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers will hold a car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Gloucester Walmart, according to club president Tony…
VIMS partners with JASON Learning for plastic bottle challenge (11/3/2021) - The Virginia Institute of Marine Science has partnered with JASON Learning for the “Beyond the Plastic Bottle Challenge,” an educational activity in which teams of students create a sustainable plan…
Utility disconnect moratorium lifted; payment plans available (10/27/2021) - A moratorium on utility service disconnections in Virginia put in place by the General Assembly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic ended in August, and the Gloucester County Public Utilities…
Broadband expansion to entire county moves step closer (10/27/2021) - The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors recently allocated $2 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to expand broadband internet to unserved residents throughout the county, bringing Gloucester another…
PEMS donation (10/27/2021) - Gloucester Rotary Club awarded the Peninsulas Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc., a $250 donation when the club met at the PEMS facility on Main Street on Oct. 14; it will…
Shoreline project approved (10/27/2021) - The Gloucester County Chesapeake Bay Preservation and Erosion Commission met Oct. 13 to consider one request from a resident seeking to encroach the 100-foot buffer zone. Lee and Shelly Haywood…
Offices close Tuesday for Election Day (10/27/2021) - All county courts and offices (with the exception of the registrar’s office), DMV customer service centers, and libraries in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed Tuesday for the Election Day…
Voters head to the polls Tuesday (10/27/2021) - Voters (except for those who cast their ballots early) will head to the polls Tuesday to decide a number of state and local races. Topping this year’s ballot is the…
Halloween happenings this weekend (10/27/2021) - There are several spooktacular Halloween happenings and fall fun in both Gloucester and Mathews counties this weekend. In Gloucester From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Habitat for Humanity of…
County approves $7M for transportation facility (10/27/2021) - By a 5-2 margin, Gloucester supervisors voted to move ahead with awarding the bid for the transportation and bus maintenance facility by increasing funding of the project by $2 million…
Virus numbers continue downward trend (10/27/2021) - COVID-19 numbers continued their downward trend during the past week, with Gloucester County reporting 42 new cases of the virus between last Wednesday and this Wednesday, for a total of…
Zoom talk Monday on Christmas Bird Count (10/27/2021) - The Northern Neck chapter of the National Audubon Society will hold a virtual presentation at 7 p.m. Monday via the Zoom platform. Kevin Howe, president of the Northern Neck chapter…
Chowning tells tales of a disappearing working water culture (10/27/2021) - Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s on Urbanna Creek, Larry Chowning absorbed the sights, sounds and smells of the large oyster fleet anchored there, and on weekends when the…
Supervisors to hold two public hearings (10/27/2021) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors will hold two public hearings when it meets next Wednesday, Nov. 3. The board meeting is on a Wednesday instead of its normal Tuesday date…
Spooky house (10/27/2021) - Ron and Sheri Baker’s home on Lakeside Drive in Ordinary is all decked out for Halloween, with ghouls and goblins roaming all around the cemetery … er, we mean front…
2 local officers receive MADD awards (10/27/2021) - The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving hosted its Annual Law Enforcement Recognition Awards on Oct. 20 at the Double Tree Hotel Midlothian in Richmond. This year’s awards ceremony…
Gloucester School Board to meet Wednesday (10/25/2021) - The Gloucester County School Board will hold a work session at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 in the T.C. Walker Education Center auditorium. Items on the agenda for board discussion…
Bands Along the Bay at GHS Saturday (10/22/2021) - Gloucester High School will host a band competition, Bands Along the Bay, in the GHS stadium on Saturday. Gates open at 3 p.m. and the Mathews High School band will…
Harvest Festival (10/20/2021) - The Gloucester Moose Lodge held its third Harvest Festival on Saturday as a fundraiser for Toys for Tots. Among the activities were hayrides (above). Later in the day there was…
‘Boo Bash’ (10/20/2021) - Gloucester Library, Main Street Center, hosted its “Boo Bash” on Saturday morning, an event that included Halloween activities, refreshments, crafts and games. Here, library specialist Sissi Mise (dressed as Cruella…
VIMS to host lab on bioluminescence on Tuesday (10/20/2021) - The Virginia Institute of Marine Science will host a Discovery Lab on Bioluminescence on Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. online via Zoom. According to VIMS, there are many species of marine…
Pumpkin painting (10/20/2021) - Mom Lindsay Nazak and her son Asher Nazak, and Sabrina and Alexis Davis, above from left, try their hand at decorating pumpkins during Saturday’s Fall Festival at Bethany United Methodist…
6 Gloucester residents, one in Mathews die last week from COVID (10/20/2021) - While pandemic numbers have been steadily decreasing locally and statewide over the past few weeks, COVID-19 deaths in the tri-county area have continued to occur. Six Gloucester residents, one Mathews…
Jo Ann Davis Ride to be held Oct. 31 (10/20/2021) - A motorcycle ride to honor the late Jo Ann Davis, raise awareness for breast cancer, and raise donations for the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation will be held on Sunday, Oct.…
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