February 3, 2023

A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information

Help shape the future of Gloucester by participating in this shortened survey on future potential zoning regulations. This survey is straightforward and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Your feedback will be presented directly to the Planning Commission!

Click here to take the short survey.

VDOT Fredericksburg District will be closing the Route 17 crossover at Woods Crossroads weekdays 8 am - 4 pm beginning this Monday, February 6 through Friday, February 17 for work in the intersection's southside median. The work will entail reshaping and re-ditching the southside median, and removal of excess material.

Message boards will be in place today pre-alerting the Public and Crossover traffic will be directed to the existing crossovers both north and south during the work. Thank you for your patience during this period.

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Simply scan the QR codes above to learn more about joining our two volunteer fire and rescue squads. 

Local Fire and Rescue Organizations Seeking  Volunteer Firefighters and Medics

Both the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Rescue Squad, Inc. (GVFRS) and Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad (AVFRS) are in need of volunteers to effectively serve the needs of the community. 

Both organizations report that the number of new recruits for both medics and firefighters have dwindled over the past several years, placing an extreme burden on the volunteers that continue to actively serve. 

There are general requirements to join each department. 

GVFRS requirements include being 18 years old, having no criminal record, possessing a clean driving record, and having a desire to help the community. The organization offers a Junior EMS and Fire Cadet Program for those who are 16-18 years old. To learn more about joining GVFRS, visit gvfrs.org/join or call Station #1 at 804-693-2148. AVFRS offers several membership categories. There is an application page on the company’s website, www.avfr.com/join-the-company, or by calling 804-642-2360. 

“Our volunteer fire and rescue squads are extremely vital to the well-being of our community,” said Gloucester’s County Administrator, Carol Steele. “The dedicated volunteers of both organizations also save our taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.”

Important Daffodil Festival Deadlines Announced !

The 2023 Gloucester Daffodil Festival is scheduled for April 1-2 and will center around the theme, “Let’s Jazz it Up, the Trumpets are Blooming.” Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Department will begin accepting applications Feb. 1 for the 2023 Daffodil Festival Parade. Meanwhile, the deadline to submit applications for Little Miss Daffodil and the Annual Scholarship is Feb. 10, 2023.

Next year’s festival is set to feature live entertainment that will be loved by all ages. The Amazing Mutt Show will also return for the 2023 event, among many other favorites.

“We appreciate all of our sponsors who continue to support the festival and welcome new sponsors,” said Debbie Wesolowski, festival coordinator. “We could not do it without you!”

The Daffodil Festival Queen represents the Daffodil Festival and Gloucester County at several events during the year. The Queen’s program is open to females in Gloucester County, ages 16-19 years old. When the Daffodil Festival Queen fulfills her responsibilities, she may be eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship to the education institution of her choice. For younger ladies, the Little Miss Daffodil program is open to those ages 8-10 years old.

The Daffodil Festival offers one four-year renewable $1,000 scholarship each year. The scholarship is designed to assist Gloucester County graduating seniors who are planning to attend college, community college or trade school.

For more information about the Daffodil Festival, or to access applications, visit www.daffodilfestivalva.org, or contact Wesolowski at dwesolowski@gloucesterva.info or 804-693-2355.

Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Regional Coalition Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, February 9th

TIME: 3-4pm



or visit us at www.chvc.online

Sponsored by the

MPNN CSB Prevention, Health & Wellness

in Partnership with the

Coalition for Healthy Virginia Communities (CHVC)

Family Education Program

Virtual On-Going Nurturing Parenting Program

When: Tuesdays, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Cost: $25 Handbook + $25 per person/per session

Pre-registration by phone is required.

NOTE: The virtual 15-week On-Going Nurturing Parenting Program

takes place year round. Parents can enroll in the classes at any time.


Children First Virtual Co-Parenting Classes

To register, please call us at 804-642-5402 or email us at prevent@mpnn.state.va.us

1.    Saturday, 2/18/23 – Time 8am-12pm

2.    Thursday, 3/16/23 – Time 4-8pm

3.    Thursday, 4/20/23 – Time 4-8pm

4.    Thursday, 5/18/23 – Time 4-8pm


QPR-Question, Persuade & Refer Virtual Training (*)


1. Tuesday, 3/7/23 – Time 10:00-11 am

1.0 VCB Educational Hour

Online registration:





2. Tuesday, 5/23/23 – Time 2-3 pm

1.0 VCB Educational Hour

Online registration:




ACE Virtual Trainings (*)


1. Thursday, 2/2/2023 – Time 2-3pm

1-VCB Educational Hour

Online registration:



2. Thursday, 3/23/2023 – Time 2-3pm

1-VCB Educational Hour

Online registration:




3. Thursday, 5/9/2023 – Time 11am-12pm

1-VCB Educational Hour

Online registration:




REVIVE Opioid Overdose & Naloxone Education Virtual Training (*)


1. Tuesday, 2/28/23 – Time 2-3pm

1-VCB Educational Hour

Online registration:




2.    Wednesday, 4/12/23 – Time 12-1pm

3.    1-VCB Educational Hour

Online registration:


3. Tuesday, 5/16/23 – Time 3-4pm

1-VCB Educational Hour

Online registration:



(*) After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting



Parks, Recreation and Tourism News for the week of February 2, 2023


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is accepting registration for Zumba on Mondays and Wednesdays at Abingdon Elementary. February class fees are daily for $9 per day. Registration deadline is the day before class.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Youth Basketball for ages 12-15 in March and early April. The fee is $47 and the deadline to register is February 5.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is seeking individuals that are interested in teaching classes for youth or adults. Dance, gymnastics, yoga, exercise, crafts, arts, games, knitting, carving, and just about anything else you are interested in sharing. Visit the county’s webpage and look for job opportunities, all applications must be online.

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

For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/347/Job-Opportunities
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