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Beehive Distribution Program opened Oct. 26 (11/2/2022) - Applications for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Beehive Distribution Program are being accepted through Nov. 10. The program provides Virginia residents with free equipment for assembling up…
gloucester burwell portrait Burwell portrait returns to Gloucester (11/2/2022) - A portrait of Mary Willis Burwell of Fairfield Plantation in Gloucester has been returned to the county, and donated to the Fairfield Foundation by its owner. Christie Reed Smith, Burwell’s…
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday (11/2/2022) - Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. Residents should set their timepieces back one hour upon retiring Saturday night. They will thus arise on Eastern Standard Time on Sunday…
Electoral board chair addresses vote integrity (11/2/2022) - Prior to the upcoming elections, Gloucester’s Electoral Board chairman Evan Farmer spoke on the integrity of the voting process, addressing Tuesday’s meeting of the Gloucester Board of Supervisors in the…
Decision 2022: Election Day to be held Tuesday (11/2/2022) - Tuesday brings the 2022 General Election to voters of Gloucester and Mathews counties. The ballot this year in Gloucester County features just one race, that of Virginia’s First Congressional District…
Offices close for Election Day (11/2/2022) - All courts, county offices, libraries, and DMV Customer Service Centers in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 8, for Election Day. Mathews County Schools will be closed…
Body of homicide victim found on Providence Road (11/2/2022) - The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the homicide of a black male believed to be 18-29 years old whose body was discovered Monday afternoon in the 3600 block of…
schools stop arm camera Stop-arm cameras designed to catch school bus violators in Gloucester (11/2/2022) - Gloucester County Public Schools has partnered with the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office to launch a School Bus Safety Stop-Arm Program to safeguard students on the road to and from school.…
charlie Drummond retires after more than 46 years with G-J (11/2/2022) - Nearly a half century ago, he helped guide this newspaper’s conversion from hot type to offset printing. Last week, after overseeing the printing of some 2,400 issues of the Gloucester-Mathews…
MPPDC meeting date changed to Nov. 30 (11/2/2022) - The November meeting of the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, usually held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, has been moved to Wednesday, Nov. 30 because of the holidays,…
Registration underway for Christmas Parade (11/2/2022) - Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism is accepting registration for the 2022 Christmas and Holiday Parade, which will step off at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, and travel along Gloucester’s…
Library to hold fall craft event Nov. 10 (11/2/2022) - Gloucester Library will hold a fall craft event for adults on Thursday, Nov. 10 at both the Main Street Center and the Point branches. Participants will create a pressed flower…
Nov. 11 is deadline to apply for heating fuel assistance (11/2/2022) - The Virginia Department of Social Services is accepting applications for fuel assistance online and at all local departments of social services through Friday, Nov. 11. Applications may also be submitted…
Library to hold jigsaw competition Nov. 4 (10/26/2022) - Gloucester Library, Main Street Center, will hold its next Jigsaw Puzzle Showdown at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Teams of two to four will race to complete identical 500-piece…
Masquerade Wine Festival Saturday in Bena (10/26/2022) - The Abingdon Ruritan Club will hold its Masquerade Wine Festival from 1-6 p.m. Saturday at the club building in Bena. Zoll, Bacchus, Mattaponi, Castle Glen, Naked Mountain, Narmada and Rebec…
ARC Seafood Festival (10/26/2022) - Last Wednesday’s Abingdon Ruritan Club 35th Fall Seafood Festival in Bena was a sold-out event. Organizers said the food was great, the band was fun, the atmosphere festive as a…
1a eagles Chatty eagles (10/26/2022) - This pair of eagles perched on a pair of pilings on a dock in Hayes Monday and spent the morning noisily chatting with each other.
gloucester NARFE NARFE meeting (10/26/2022) - Michelle Griffin, Account Executive for BlueCross BlueShield Federal Employees Health Benefits, and four of her co-workers presented updates on coverage benefits to members of Chapter 1757 of the National Active…
Early voting now includes Saturday hours (10/26/2022) - As early in-person voting enters its second month in advance of the Nov. 8 general election, voters in Gloucester and Mathews now have the additional opportunity to cast their ballots…
gloucester library aware edit Animal ambassadors (10/26/2022) - Gloucester Library hosted members of the Alliance of Wild Animal Rehabilitators and Educators (AWARE) on Oct. 15 at the Main Street Center location. Deb Woodward (left) and Colleen Harlow presented…
gloucester quilt for birthplace A quilt for Dr. Reed (10/26/2022) - Bonnie Betz of Mathews, shown at right, presented a new quilt, handmade and hand-appliqued, to the Walter Reed Birthplace, Bellamy during the second annual Birthday at the Birthplace held Sept.…
Library renovations set to begin in early 2023 (10/26/2022) - The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors recently allocated approximately $450,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funding for renovations to be conducted inside the main branch of the Gloucester Public Library.…
Halloween fun in Gloucester, Mathews this weekend, Monday (10/26/2022) - Halloween will soon be here, and there’s plenty of fun (and candy) to be had for young boys and girls in the coming days. Two of the area’s biggest events…
gloucester evening with lafayette Rosewell Foundation hosts An Evening with Lafayette (10/26/2022) - The Gloucester Museum of History and the Rosewell Foundation hosted An Evening with Lafayette at the Rosewell Ruins on Saturday. The fundraising dinner featured reenactors performing as revolutionary soldiers, including…
18-year-old allegedly robbed by six-member group (10/26/2022) - Four arrests have already been made, and two more are expected, in an armed robbery and maiming by mob that allegedly took place on Sunday, Oct. 16 in Hayes, according…
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