April 15, 2022
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Harmful Waste Collection Day Tomorrow!

This is the time to dispose of your automobile hazardous waste, pool and gardening chemicals, propane tanks, batteries, CFL light bulbs, old paint, etc.

This is free to Gloucester residents. Commercial/Business quantities NOT accepted. For more information, click here.
Personal Signs Are Not Allowed on Utilities Poles, Other Property

There have been a growing number of signs placed on utilities poles throughout the County. According to Virginia State Code, placing signs and advertisements within the limits of the highway is prohibited. The Virginia Department of Transportation is authorized to remove any sign that is in violation of state code, especially if it interferes with roadside maintenance or presents a safety hazard to motorists. 

We Appreciate Our Animal Control Officers!

We would like to wish our dedicated Animal Control Department staff a happy Animal Control Appreciation Week! The department has a combined 50 years of experience. They work tirelessly to ensure our residents and animals are kept safe and secure, and are always on call for emergency situations. To learn more about Animal Control in Gloucester County, visit www.gloucesterva.info/animalcontrol.

Shown here from left are Chief Animal Control Officer Steve Baranek, Deputy Animal Control Officer Jeff Stillman, Administrative Assistant/Dispatcher Olivia Barrero and Deputy Animal Control Officer Jacky Wilson with Ammett, a dog currently in the Shelter.
We sincerely thank you for your hard work and dedication to our community!

A Very Special Thank You!

A special Animal Control Week Appreciation post goes out to our own Deputy Animal Control Officer Jeff Stillman for aiding a fellow County employee during a medical emergency. Officer Stillman arrived on scene at the Animal Control Shelter where another County employee was suffering a medical emergency and immediately went into action, performing measures that ultimately could have saved the employee’s life. Thank you, Officer Stillman!

Here, Officer Stillman was honored with a special lunch and is shown with, from left, Deputy County Administrator George Bains, Acting County Administrator Carol Steele and Wes McIntyre, Director of Facilities Management.

Employee Plus Donates Bunny Bags to Seniors

Gloucester County's Employee Plus program donated 177 "Bunny Bags" to local seniors Friday morning. County employees that participated decorated their own bags filling them with items such as snacks, playing cards, toiletries, chap stick, hand sanitizer and more. The initiative is designed to help bring a smile to the faces of senior citizens that may not otherwise be able to receive treats this Easter season. Bags were distributed to the local senior center and to Riverside Sanders Retirement Community.
New Post on Money, Health and Other Things

Over the next few weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit its multi-part series on risk management and the basics of different insurance plans! This week, they'll wrap up their discussion on auto insurance. To tune in, visit: https://moneyhealthandotherthings.wordpress.com/2022/04/12/replay-risk-management-and-insurance-basics-part-v/
PARKS & REC NEWS
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Happenings for the week of April 14, 2022

FROM ONE END TO THE OTHER
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a self-guided paddle from the Fary’s Mill Road Park Entrance to the Roaring springs Road Park entrance on Sunday, May 22 beginning at 10:00 am. We offer rental equipment (kayak, paddle, pfd) for the paddle for $15.00 or bring your own equipment for $5.00. Meet us at the Roaring Springs Road entrance at 10:00 with your equipment or 9:30 for rental fitting. We will load everything onto our trailer, load you into the van and head to the Fary’s Mill Road Entrance. On this self-guided paddle, you can take your time paddling from one end to the other. Bring food, water, binoculars and camera if you like. Dress for the weather, to get wet and bring a change of clothes. The deadline to register is May 15.

FITNESS
Parks, Recreation & Tourism offers weekly Adult Fitness classes. On Monday’s schedule are EXERCISE from 9:00-10:00 am, CHAIR YOGA from 11:00-Noon and CHAIR YOGA from 12:45-1:45 pm, all Monday classes are $35 per month. Tuesday’s schedule includes FLOOR YOGA from 10:30-11:30 am and JUST BREATHE from 4:30-5:30 pm, both are $35 per month. Also on Tuesdays FREE FLOW YOGA, at the Whitcomb Lodge, is from 5:30-6:45 pm, the fee is $9 per day or $8/day for an entire month. Thursdays offer FLOOR YOGA from 10:30-1:30 am and JUST BREATHE from 6:00-7:00 pm, both are $35 per month. Fridays are EXERCISE from 9:00-10:00 am, fee $35 per month and CHAIR YOGA from 11:00-Noon, $9 per day or $8 per day for whole month. Unless noted otherwise, all classes are at the Stewart Building, 6382 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061 Main Street.

SUMMER CO-REC SOFTBALL
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a Summer Co-rec Softball league for ages 15 and older. Play a 10-game schedule on Sundays from early June thru early August. Each team fields 5 men and 5 women and may bat 6 men and 6 women. The fee is $650 per team and the deadline to register is May 1.

AGILITY 101
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring an Agility activity for dogs on April 24 from 3:00-4:00 pm at Abingdon Park. Bring proof of vaccination, a non-retractable leash, wear comfy shoes and lots of treats (80+, a treat pouch is recommended). The fee is $46 per dog and the deadline to register is April 17.

FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Food Safety Certification on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 17-26 from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Stewart Building. This class satisfies the Gloucester County Ordinance for food service. The fee is $175.00 for the full class, test, book and answer sheet. For the test only, the fee is $65, this includes answer sheet and test only. The registration deadline is May 2.


For more information on these and other activities, call PRT at 804-693-2355, email prt@gloucesterva.info or stop by our office at 6382 Main Street. For online registration visit https://gloucesterva.info/civicrec.
LIBRARY NEWS
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