August 12, 2022
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Large Turnout at Preparedness Expo Last Saturday

As a part of the Sales Tax Holiday this past weekend, Gloucester's Emergency Management Department and CERT Team held a Preparedness Expo at the Gloucester Home Depot Store.

While visitors shopped for their hurricane and preparedness items, they also learned about local storm preparedness, enjoyed refreshments and more.
New Officer Joins Gloucester Animal Control

Brooke Hudgins, a native of Mathews County, was recently named a new Deputy Animal Control Officer for Gloucester County. From an early age, she has enjoyed a love of animals that her mother instilled in her. 

Hudgins joins two other Deputy Animal Control Officers and a Chief Animal Control Officer in the department.

Gloucester Launches the “BEE Alert” Notification System
 
Gloucester County Emergency Management has launched a new emergency notification service for citizens called the “BEE Alert.” All citizens must manually register to receive emergency notifications even if they are already registered with the old system, CodeRED. Data from CodeRED will not automatically be transferred over to the new system, which uses Everbridge technology. While registration for BEE Alert will be ongoing, citizens are asked to register as soon as possible to avoid missing any emergency notifications.


Helping Fellow Firefighters in Need

On Wednesday, members of the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. donated two of its old fire apparatus to flood-ravaged Perry County, Kentucky.

The 1992 fire engine and 2008 medic unit were no longer certified to be used by GVFRS and needed some repairs. However, Chief JD Clements said the vehicles - with other donated materials from Lower King & Queen Volunteer Fire Department and Mathews Volunteer Fire Department - will assist their fellow firefighters in Kentucky that lost everything.

Parking Lot Repairs Taking Place at Main Street Center

Beginning this week, a contractor will be performing necessary asphalt repairs and restriping of the parking lot at Main Street Center. During this time, the Gloucester County Main Library will remain accessible. Parking will be available in all areas other than the places that are being worked on daily, which will be coned off.

The entire project is estimated to be completed by Sept. 10.

Historical Literacy Opportunities with Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester

Join Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester's to learn more about local history through guided tours, and learn about LVG's Mission to Equip Adults for Tomorrow!
Center for Archaeology, Preservation and Education
6783 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061
Thursday, August 25th at 10:00 a.m.
Gloucester Museum of History
6539 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061
Saturday, September 10th at 11:00 a.m.
To sign up, email LVG at: litvolofglova@gmail.com
*Space may be limited!
Replayed Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!

Over the next few weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit its past posts on credit, credit reports, and credit scores. This week, they will discuss what's on your credit report. Learn more: https://moneyhealthandotherthings.wordpress.com/2022/08/09/replay-demystifying-credit-reports-and-fico-credit-scores-part-i/
LIBRARY NEWS
5 years Comix Con 2022
Main Library
Saturday, August 13, 10am - 2pm
Free entry!
Costumes, workshops, activities, prizes, contests and more!
All ages.

PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM NEWS
Save The Date- An Evening With Lafayette At The Ruins

Meet the Marquis de Lafayette and be transported back to 1824 when he returned as “Guest of the Nation.” Enjoy period music, witness a rousing musket salute, and partake in a stunning selection of local food and drink. Featuring internationally acclaimed interpreter Mark Schneider.

Tickets cost $75 and will be available September 15.

All proceeds will benefit future educational programming at Rosewell and the Gloucester Museum of History.

Interested in sponsorships? Contact Robert Kelly, rkelly@gloucesterva.info.
Ah Shucks! It’s National Oyster Day!

Our Clean Community Coordinator is teaming up with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to get the word out about what to do with your oyster shells! The shells can be recycled, which means more oysters in the upcoming seasons. If you are having an oyster roast, make sure to call The Chesapeake Bay Foundation to have your shell pickup scheduled!
For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/347/Job-Opportunities
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