March 3, 2023

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

Interested in Learning More about the Broadband Project in Gloucester?

In this month's episode of the Current Conversations podcast, we chat with Eric Beach, Gloucester's Director of Information Technology, who provides us with the latest updates on how the project is progressing.

When will you see broadband in your area? What can you expect with the service? Eric answers these, and many other burning questions during this episode.

Listen now:

Gloucester hosts Disaster Recovery Course

This week, our Emergency Management Department is hosting a FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency course on the local government's role in recovering from a disaster.

We're thankful that local, regional and other leaders from across the Commonwealth are in attendance at this course, which is designed to help our community recover from a disaster as quickly and seamlessly as possible!

Survey Launched to Seek Input on Future of Main Street

Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust and the Gloucester Main Street Association are seeking feedback from the community to help shape the future of Gloucester Main Street. The survey will be open from February 27th through March 15th. The more responses received, the more accurately the survey will reflect the opinions and preferences of the community.

Survey responses are anonymous, although participants may provide their contact information if they would like to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Lulu Birds Kitchen.

Anyone who lives, works, shops, eats, or visits Gloucester Main Street is encouraged to take the five-minute survey found at this link.

Vendors Being Sought for new Farmer's Market in Gloucester

Opening day is just 70 days away! Join in bringing the Farmers Market back to Gloucester. There is a fantastic line-up of fresh produce, delicious baked goods, and fun artisan crafts.

Mark your calendars beginning May 13 (and the second Saturday every month through September).

For more information, e-mail [email protected] or visit

How do you see Gloucester evolve in the future? Help shape the future of the County by participating in this shortened survey on future potential zoning regulations.

There's still time to complete this survey, which is straightforward and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Your feedback will be presented directly to the Planning Commission!

Take the survey here.



Join The Easter Fun! Bring your furry friends, a costume, and a basket....

Saturday, April 8th 2023 | 12PM-3PM | Beaverdam Park

Hunt for treat-filled eggs together at Beaverdam Park. Followed by a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. There will also be a quick training session lead by CPDT-KA trainer Amy Willoughby with an opportunity for a dog trick and costume contest after!

Dogs must be at least 12 weeks and vaccinated.

Dogs must remain on leash with an adult guardian.

To register: and select Easter Weekend Activities.

Parks, Recreation and Tourism Events for the week of March 2, 2023


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a Full Hike on Saturday, March 25 at 10:00 am at Beaverdam Park. Meet at the Main Entrance (8687 Roaring Springs Road) then you will be shuttled to the Fary’s Mill Park entrance where you will hike the trails back to the Main Entrance. It’s a 9.5-mile hike, so bring water and snacks. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. The fee is $5 and the deadline to register is March 18.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is accepting registration for Agility 101 on Sunday, March 19 from 2-3:00 pm at Page. Learn agility basics that can be practiced at home. The fee is $46 and the registration deadline is March 12.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is accepting registration for a Pack Walk on Sunday, March 19 from 3:30-4:30 pm at Page. Learn to walk with a group. The fee is $46 and the registration deadline is March 12.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is accepting registration for Karate for ages 4 and older on Mondays or Thursdays at T. C. Walker Gymnasium the week of March 13 through the week of May 11. NEW! We are offering a family class where parents/guardians and children participate together. 6:00-6:30 pm is for ages 4-7 for $43, 6:40-7:20 is for ages 8-12 for $45, 7:30-8:2-10 pm is for Families Adults $40 and children $35 and 8:20-9:00 pm for advanced students ages 13 and older for $45. The deadline to register is the week of March 13 or when classes fill.


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 [email protected] or stop by our office 6382 Main Street. For online registration visit

For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit
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