December 4, 2020
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Mailers Sent Out to Residents Regarding Utilities Assistance Programs

Although many utility providers are suspending cutoff notices, the bills are still due and are potentially piling up. In addition to the payment plans offered by the Gloucester Utilities Department on water/sewer bills, there are local and regional programs and resources that can help individuals whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
A behind-the-scenes look at filming Saturday's parade showing Katey Legg, Gloucester's Parks, Recreation and Tourism Director, left, and Kim Garrison, administrative assistant.
We're having a parade - a mini virtual parade!

Join Gloucester's Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department in viewing the first-ever Virtual Christmas & Holiday Parade, "Hometown Holiday" this weekend!

The parade will be broadcast on Facebook at and on its website, on Saturday, December 5 at 3:00 pm.

Transportation News - Construction on Providence Road and Comments Accepted on Proposal Impacting Guinea Road

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be replacing a culvert on Providence Road (636), near McKinney Lane, starting next Monday (7th) through Friday (11th). This will require a road closure each day from 7 am-4 pm between Piney Swamp (636) and Cedar Bush (633) and reopening each night from 4 pm-7 am. Detour route signage will be posted, and message boards will be placed this week alerting drivers. For more information, visit:

Also, The public is invited to learn more about a project to enhance safety near the intersection of Route 17 and Route 216 (Guinea Road) in Gloucester County, and to provide comment on the proposed design. A virtual/online design public hearing on this proposed project will be held Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit
Buy Local Month
November 15 - December 15

Buy Local Month is a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of supporting local businesses who are the backbone of the local economy. The sense of place that we have here in Hampton Roads, all that makes us unique, is largely thanks to our small businesses. Where we meet to dine with friends, where we take our out of town guests to visit, where we buy gifts, where we enjoy local cuisine are all what build our culture.

Each dollar you spend at an independent business returns three times more money to our local economy than one spent at a chain. From November 15th through December 15th look for the 17 localities of Hampton Roads to celebrate the impact small businesses have on the region’s culture, economy and character.
Have a community event coming up? Consider listing it in The Bee Line Events Calendar!

Celebrate the Holiday with a New Job!

We are recruiting for the following positions:
• Deputy County Administrator
• Administrative Assistant
• Mechanical Technician III
• Park Maintenance Supervisor
• Purchasing Buyer
• Deputy Registrar
• Custodian (Part Time)

Check out these great opportunities at:
County Continues to Offer COVID-Related Assistance
New Post on Health, Money and Other Things

Over the next few weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will discuss predatory lending, what it is, who they target, some of the predatory lending practices, and what alternatives exist.

Mental Health Training Offered

The Middle Peninsula Community Services Board is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid free online training Jan. 27-28, 2021 from noon to 4 p.m. each day.

For more health-related information on COVID-19, visit the Virginia Department of Health's website at
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