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Lighted Boat Parade (12/22/2020) - Santa Claus rides atop the yacht “Somethin’ Fishy” on Friday evening, one of several boats participating in this year’s Mathews Lighted Boat Parade. Starting from Hills Bay, the boats traveled…
Monday’s special meeting canceled (12/22/2020) - A special meeting of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors that was scheduled for Monday to discuss expenditure of CARES Act funds has been canceled. County Administrator Mindy Conner said…
Smart Poles on the way (12/22/2020) - Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board chair Judy Rowe, at right, smiles with excitement as workers install the concrete footing for a Smart Pole at the Park and Ride on Route…
Mathews Broadband Board meets Tuesday (12/22/2020) - The Mathews Broadband Advisory Board will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday virtually via the Zoom platform. For information about how to access the meeting, email robquartel.mathews@gmail.com
Rotarian speaker (12/22/2020) - Mathews County Sheriff Mark Barrick was the featured speaker at the Dec. 10 meeting of the Mathews Rotary Club. The weekly breakfast meetings are held at the Piankatank Ruritan Club…
Monument as ornament (12/22/2020) - The Captain Sally Tompkins Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy commissioned an ornament this year depicting the Confederate monument on the court green in Mathews. A release said…
Christmas Market (12/22/2020) - SHERRY HAMILTON / GAZETTE-JOURNAL A special Mathews Farmers Christmas Market on Dec. 12, giving shoppers an opportunity to find some homemade gems perfect for holiday giving. Above, Mathews County Woman’s…
Mathews Christmas Store (12/22/2020) - SHERRY HAMILTON / GAZETTE-JOURNAL This year’s Mathews Christmas Store was held on Dec. 10-12. Traditionally held at Kingston Parish House, this year the store was moved to the Mathews Boys…
Santa run (12/22/2020) - Mathews Volunteer Fire Department said Santa Claus called this year to say he was sorry he couldn’t visit the fire station, but he was happy to help with a Santa…
Christmas attire (12/22/2020) - All decked out for Christmas are Eloise Leslie of Mathews, and Aiden, the pet of her grandmother, Martha Ellen Traband.
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…
Board approves pay plan for county employees (12/16/2020) - By a 3-2 margin Tuesday afternoon, the Mathews County Board of Supervisors approved a classification and compensation plan designed to provide county employees with room for growth and give the…
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…
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…
Soup and Shop (12/16/2020) - Kenna Schaller of Mathews visited the Mathews County Historical Museum on Saturday during the museum’s “Soup and Shop” Corned Beef Chowder and Christmas gift sale. Here, she looks at a…
Bicentennial of Tompkins Cottage celebrated (12/16/2020) - The Mathews County Historical Society is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Tompkins Cottage in Mathews by honoring the man it was named for: Colonel Christopher Tompkins. Tompkins was a prominent…
Lighthouse renovations (12/16/2020) - In spite of weather interruptions, renovations to New Point Comfort Lighthouse are continuing. Mathews County Planning and Zoning Director Thomas Jenkins visited the site last Thursday to review an application…
Planners discuss solar farms (12/16/2020) - The Mathews County Planning Commission met virtually on Dec. 8 to discuss the draft of the proposed solar comprehensive plan amendments. According to planning and zoning documents, the draft for…
One-float parade (12/16/2020) - Bay Quilters held a festive one-float parade in downtown Mathews on Saturday, featuring Santa Claus, one of his reindeer, two helpers, and a variety of quilted items. The float was…
Boat parade Friday on Gwynn’s Island (12/16/2020) - The Gwynn’s Island Lighted Boat Parade will be held this Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m. The parade will begin at Hills Bay and will proceed through the narrows to Milford…
Singing in the season (12/16/2020) - Carol and Mike August performed on the steps of the Mathews County Visitor Center’s Sibley’s Store on Saturday as part of various activities that were held downtown to celebrate the…
Santa Claus visits Mathews (12/13/2020) - Mathews Volunteer Fire Department said Santa Claus called this year to say he was sorry he couldn't visit the fire station, but he was happy to help with a Santa…
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…