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NAACP leadership (12/30/2020) - The Gloucester chapter of the NAACP recently elected a new executive board. Leading the organization heading into 2021 are, from left, assistant treasurer Deloris Stokes, second vice president Roberta Ray,…
Habitat for Humanity ReStore to move (12/30/2020) - Habitat for Humanity’s Gloucester ReStore will be changing locations in the new year. Following a tough 2020, the organization is hopeful that a change in scenery can help it bounce…
Santa’s workshop (12/30/2020) - Members of the Gloucester Ruritan Club met at the American Legion building to wrap presents for residents of community nursing and assisted living facilities. The ladies wrapped while Santa (Tom…
AVFR rescues two hunters after boat capsized (12/30/2020) - Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue, with the assistance of a number of other agencies, took part in a rescue operation Tuesday morning after a pair of hunters had capsized their…
Gloucester PR&T donates to Bread for Life (12/30/2020) - Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department recently donated $400 of proceeds from its 2020 Christmas and Holiday Parade, “Hometown Holiday” Mini-Virtual Edition to the Bread for Life Community Food Pantry…
Foster elected to FSA county committee (12/30/2020) - Charles Foster of Gloucester was elected to represent his local administrative area during the recent county committee election for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency. “County committee members…
3 VDOT projects slated to wrap up soon (12/30/2020) - Three improvement projects on parts of Route 17 in Gloucester are slated to wrap up in the next month or so.Work on the Edgehill intersection of Routes 17 Business and…
VIMS in need of volunteers to remove derelict crab pots (12/30/2020) - The Center for Coastal Resources Management at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, is looking for volunteers to document and remove derelict blue crab pots from Virginia waters…
Gloucester’s state park moves a step closer to opening (12/30/2020) - The Conservation Fund announced last week the transfer of 643 acres known as Timberneck Farm to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. This transfer brings Virginia one step closer…
The Great Conjunction (12/30/2020) - The Great Conjunction, the close alignment of Jupiter and Saturn to one another in the evening sky, took place last week. Monday, Dec. 21 was the date when the two…
Presidential Citations (12/30/2020) - Gloucester Ruritan Club president Lou Serio presented Presidential Citations to members Ron Searls and Barbara Bauer for their dedicated service as club 2020 treasurer and secretary, respectively.
Masonic officers (12/30/2020) - Botetourt Lodge No. 7 AF & AM installed its officers for 2021 at a meeting on Dec. 4. They are, front row from left, Senior Deacon Chris Wilkins, Junior Warden…
Coastal resilience initiative receives nearly $3M grant (12/30/2020) - A nearly $3 million Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) grant will be used to launch a Coastal Resilience and Adaptation Economy initiative designed to benefit the localities of…
Coronavirus numbers continue to climb locally (12/22/2020) - COVID-19 cases continued to climb in Gloucester and Mathews counties during the past week, with Gloucester adding 66 cases, for a total of 748 thus far, and Mathews adding 28…
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…
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