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VIMS to celebrate ‘Oystober’ throughout the month (10/13/2021) - Throughout the month of October, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will celebrate “Oystober”—a month dedicated to learning more about oysters through lectures, oyster-themed lab tours, and special events online…
Harvest Festival to benefit Toys for Tots (10/13/2021) - The southern rock band “Rip Tide” will perform at the Gloucester Moose Lodge’s Harvest Festival Saturday. All proceeds of the event will go to Toys for Tots. Pictured above, from…
1st Mathews Marathon & Half Marathon to take place Saturday (10/13/2021) - Mathews Outdoor Club will host the first ever Mathews Marathon & Half Marathon this Saturday. Mathews High School student athlete Aiden Sowers designed the race logo, shown above. “It’s probably…
Fall Fun Roundup (10/13/2021) - A listing of things to do as the days grow shorter and pumpkins begin to glow. Here are some of our finds. Friday, Oct. 15 FALL FESTIVAL begins at Salem…
NAMI walk Saturday in Gloucester (10/6/2021) - The National Alliance on Mental Illness Mid-Tidewater Affiliate invites the public to participate in NAMIWalks Your Way Virginia 2021. The local walk will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the…
NAACP Fall Bazaar Saturday (9/29/2021) - The Gloucester NAACP will hold its first ever Fall Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the First United Baptist Church, 6188 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester. The…
Registration underway for Christmas and Holiday Parade (9/29/2021) - The holidays will be here before you know it, and Gloucester’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is already making plans for this year’s Christmas and Holiday Parade. Registration is…
NAMI Peer-to-Peer begins Oct. 5 (9/29/2021) - NAMI Mid-Tidewater is sponsoring a NAMI Peer-to-Peer educational program beginning Tuesday. The free, eight-session course is for adults living with mental health challenges. It offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope,…
Taste of Brunswick Festival Oct. 9 (9/29/2021) - If you are longing for Brunswick stew, the Taste of Brunswick Festival, to be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, may be on your menu. The annual festival…
Library to hold class on making wildlife habitats (9/29/2021) - The Gloucester Library will have a class on how to create a certified wildlife habitat for wild birds on Thursday, Oct. 14 from 6-8 p.m., at Main Street Center. The…
Comedy show, Reggae Fest at Flat Iron Crossroads (9/22/2021) - Flat Iron Crossroads in Gloucester has an exciting weekend planned, offering the venue’s first comedy show on Friday, followed by an all-day Reggae Fest on Saturday that’s jam-packed with a…
Groovin’ series ends with Tom Euler Band (9/22/2021) - The Tom Euler Band will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park on Jackson Creek Road in Deltaville. This last…
Li’l Ole Opry to sing ‘Songs from the Road’ (9/22/2021) - Virginia’s Li’l Ole Opry will offer a new show, “Songs from the Road,” at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School. Doors open at…
Author event Sunday in Kilmarnock (9/22/2021) - Three authors will be featured Sunday in a gathering and food drive at A-Ibañez Museum and Gallery, 199 Whittaker Lane, Kilmarnock. The author event starts at 3 p.m., and those…
Search and rescue training Friday (9/22/2021) - Search and rescue training will take place on Friday afternoon in the York River between local and federal agencies. The training will take place out of Machicomoco State Park and…
Jo Ann Davis Ride to be held Oct. 31 (9/22/2021) - 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.…
Virtual candidate forum to be held Oct. 6 (9/22/2021) - Candidates on this year’s ballot running for Gloucester County and state offices have been invited to take part in a virtual candidate forum sponsored by the Gloucester Branch NAACP and…
G.I. Museum to hold talk about island’s Black history (9/22/2021) - The Gwynn’s Island Museum is sponsoring a talk titled “Why African Americans Left Gwynn’s Island between 1916-1920” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, in the community room of the…
Gloucester NAACP to hold Fall Bazaar on Oct. 3 (9/22/2021) - The Gloucester NAACP will hold its first ever Fall Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the First United Baptist Church, 6188 George Washington Memorial…
2021 West Point Crab Carnival canceled (9/22/2021) - You can add the 39th annual West Point Crab Carnival to the growing list of events that have been canceled over the past couple months due to the recent jump…
Yorktown Folk Festival this weekend (9/22/2021) - The Yorktown Folk Festival, “A Celebration of American Music,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Riverwalk Landing on River Street in Yorktown. Local…
Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held in Gloucester (9/15/2021) - On Saturday, Oct. 2, residents of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s—the world’s largest…
20 years later Community to remember 9/11 Saturday (9/8/2021) - The 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks is this Saturday, calling the community to remember one of America’s most devastating tragedies. Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, located on…
Mathews native plays part in getting Afghani friend to safety (9/8/2021) - For three weeks, Scott Sadler’s life was on hold. On Aug. 10, the Mathews native and current Arlington resident got a telephone call from an old friend who urgently needed…
Hendrickson making
a difference
in disaster-stricken Haiti
(9/8/2021) - Gloucester native Garrett Hendrickson has been serving his country for the past six years, three as a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pilot, but his most recent assignment was unlike anything…
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