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Spay and Neuter Clinic reopens with new policies after renovations (6/24/2020) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society’s Fixin’ to Save Spay and Neuter Clinic, located in the White Marsh Shopping Center, has reopened after completing a three-week long renovation process. It has implemented…
Kayaking on the York River (6/24/2020) - A kayaker paddles near the mouth of the Perrin River on the York River near Bena early Saturday morning. The kayaker was enjoying calm waters, mild temperatures and low humidity,…
BBQ at Buck’s Store for July 4 holiday (6/24/2020) - The Buck’s Store Museum at Bena will be open Friday, July 3 to sell barbecue by the pound ($5) or in bulk (5 lbs./$20). Hours are 3-6 p.m. The museum…
Oyster Pop-Up to be held at Gloucester Point Boat Ramp (6/24/2020) - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation will partner with local oyster farm Chessie Seafood to hold an Oyster Pop-Up from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, at the Gloucester Point Boat Ramp.…
Storm damages Fary Drive home early Monday evening (6/24/2020) - Severe storms rolled through the area on Monday, bringing high winds, rain and lightning. A home on Fary Drive in the Gloucester Court House area sustained damage when a tree…
Free drive-thru testing Monday at GHS (6/24/2020) - The Three Rivers Health District is holding a drive-thru testing event to test for COVID-19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at Gloucester High School. The testing is held…
414 GHS grads receive personalized ceremony (6/24/2020) - While COVID-19 restrictions precluded an en masse commencement for the Gloucester High School Class of 2020, graduation organizers put together five days of brief commencement ceremonies that honored and celebrated…
Funeral home fire (6/24/2020) - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a fire in the early morning hours Wednesday at Andrews Funeral Home on Main Street. The fire was contained to the attic…
Soaring free (6/24/2020) - An adult female bald eagle was released in Gloucester on Friday after more than three months of rehabilitation. The eagle was found injured on March 9 on Crany Creek Drive…
Ham radio operators to hold Field Day at Abingdon Park this weekend (6/24/2020) - Limited numbers of members of the Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club will participate in the annual ARRL Field Day again this year from Abingdon Park in Hayes from Saturday through…
Gloucester PRT summer registration underway (6/24/2020) - Summer registration is now open for a number of program offerings from the Gloucester County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. Prescreening and masks may be required. In yoga, equipment may…
Gloucester tax bills are in the mail (6/17/2020) - Tax bills for the first installment of Gloucester’s 2020 Real Estate, Personal Property and Mobile Home levies have been mailed and should arrive in mailboxes this week, the Gloucester County…
Vehicle extrication training (6/17/2020) - Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue members held a training earlier this month covering a variety of vehicle extrication and stabilization techniques. Members train regularly with specialized equipment to ensure they…
Cleanup kits available (6/17/2020) - Every time Cambria Phillips and her mom, Michelle, go for a walk in their Gloucester Point neighborhood, they pick up roadside litter. Gloucester residents interested in beautifying their neighborhood can…
VDOT Edgehill project slated to begin in September (6/17/2020) - The Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing for an improvement at the Edgehill intersection in Gloucester, where Routes 17, 3 and 14 intersect at the east end of Main Street.…
Juneteenth celebration Friday at First United Baptist Church (6/17/2020) - The First United Baptist Church and CircleUp Middle Peninsula invite the public from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday for a Juneteenth celebration at the church, which is located at 6188…
Change for Change (6/17/2020) - The 7-Eleven convenience store located between the Cookout and McDonald’s restaurants in Gloucester donated 63 pizzas and 240 Gatorades to the staff at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital on Friday. Delivering…
Gloucester Voter Registrar’s office reopens to public (6/17/2020) - The Voter Registrar’s office in Gloucester reopened to the public Monday in its newly expanded space, designed to accommodate recent changes to state code, and facilitate a safer, more convenient…
Flag Day at the VFW (6/17/2020) - The Francis J. Mellar Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8252 in Gloucester celebrated Flag Day on Sunday, June 14, with a traditional flag retirement ceremony. About 20 veterans and family…
Gloucester board earmarks CARES Act money for local businesses (6/17/2020) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors, meeting virtually, voted unanimously on Tuesday to appropriate $512,000 of COVID-19 Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds to support local businesses through a program…
Protests against racism fill Mathews, Gloucester streets (6/11/2020) - Peaceful protests were held in Mathews and Gloucester counties this past week, beginning with one in Mathews Court House last Wednesday (photo at left). On Friday, CircleUp Middle Peninsula held…
Back to the beach (6/11/2020) - The weather has been warming and the beaches have opened back up as part of Gov. Ralph Northam’s loosening of restrictions on gatherings. Quite a crowd was out to sunbathe…
Supervisors to discuss CARES Act funds (6/11/2020) - The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday via electronic means. The meeting was requested by board chair Phil Bazzani, who said on June 2 that…
Dragon Run Bridge project underway (6/11/2020) - The left lane of Route 17 southbound at the Dragon Run Bridge was closed Monday by the Virginia Department of Transportation. The closure is part on ongoing work to rehabilitate…
Officers installed (6/11/2020) - American Legion Post 75 of Gloucester held its officer installation on June 1 at the post headquarters. The new officers for 2020-2021 are, seated from left, Commander Paul Vasta, Finance…