May 21, 2021
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
First Day of 2021-2022 School Year to Begin August 30 for Gloucester County Public Schools Students

Check out the full school calendar here:
Gloucester Deputy Gains National Recognition for Heroic Act

The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office would like to again recognize Deputy J. Holt on another unbelievable incident that occurred on May 7, 2021.

As many know, Deputy J. Holt recently accepted both the local and regional Top Cop Awards from the Greater Hampton Roads Regional Crime Line on February 2, 2021 for his commitment to public safety after saving the lives of 2 individuals from a burning house on the afternoon of March 24, 2020. He wasn’t done!

On May 7th, Deputy J. Holt responded to an overturned vehicle with an entrapment. The driver was laying underneath the vehicle with her head pinned by the sunroof. Seeing the trauma her child was witnessing, Deputy J. Holt went into overdrive. Through sheer will and determination due to fearing the female may succumb to her circumstance in front of her panic-stricken child, Deputy J. Holt took quick action and was able to physically lift the vehicle up enough for the driver to maneuver her head out to safety.

Earlier this week, the GCSO shared a portion of Dep. J. Holt’s body camera video as it captured this tremendous act (watch video here). Since that time, the story has been broadcast on national news media outlets and publications such as People Magazine.
Cox Communications Partners with Gloucester County to Provide Computers to Students in Need

Gloucester County, Virginia’s Community Engagement and Public Information Department partnered with Cox Communications and Cox Charities to provide computers to 15 local students and their families. The 15 desktop computers, monitors and accessories were provided by Cox at a total value of $1,500. The company worked through the CE&PI Department to coordinate the assignment and delivery of the machines.

For more information, click here.
Virtual Job Fair Scheduled for Tuesday

Looking for work?? Don't forget to register!! Only a few days are left until the virtual job fair!

Remember, beginning with the week of May 30 through June 5, 2021, individuals wishing to request a weekly claim for payment of unemployment benefits will be required to make an active search for work and report those contacts when filing their weekly-continued claim for benefits in order to receive payment. In addition, they will be required to be able to work, available for work, actively seeking and unable to obtain suitable work and be willing to accept any offer of suitable work without attaching any undue restrictions not usual and customary for the type work they are seeking.

To register, click here.

Who Dunnit? Gloucester Chamber and Abingdon Ruritan Club to present Murder/Mystery Dinner Theater

What is a Murder Mystery Dinner? A murder mystery to be solved. The guests will take on the role of entertainers and characters. At some point in the evening, while enjoying some delicious food and drinks, one of the guests will be "killed' by one of the other participants. The remainder of the evening after dinner and desserts will be spent piecing together clues in an attempt to determine who the murderer is amongst the party.

The guests are a group mixed of Chamber members and Ruritans in a jazz club set in New York City (Abindgon Ruritan Club transformed) during the Roaring 20s.

The event will be held at The Abingdon Ruritan Club, 8784 Guinea Road, Hayes, VA 23072 June 5 from 6-9 p.m.

Purchase tickets by visiting here. Only a limited number of tickets can be sold.
A Revolutionary Experience to be held THIS WEEKEND!
Symphony Under the Stars FREE Family Concert Scheduled for Saturday, June 5 at Woodville Park

Admission is free but attendees MUST reserve parking here: (PER CAR, NOT PER PERSON)

Doors open at 6:30pm, come set up your spot and watch as some of the invited Plein Air artists will be on hand painting in hopes of winning the "Best Symphony Painting" award. The main event will begin at 8 p.m.

Parking is available onsite (WITH reservations) and at Abingdon Elementary School and Abingdon Park, shuttle service will be provided from those locations to Woodville Park.

Handicap parking is available at both locations and shuttle buses are accessible. Appropriate placard or license plate required for handicap parking spots.


Bag Chairs are encouraged instead of blankets since the ground can be wet.

Picnics are welcome but NO ALCOHOL is allowed on County property.

Dine on Main Street before or after the concert. Participating restaurants will be offering a 10% discount. Please keep our event safe by physical distancing and wearing a mask when around non-family members.

Gloucester County is Currently Recruiting!

We have Exciting Opportunities available! Are you looking for a career opportunity? What about a part-time opportunity? We have BOTH! We want YOU to join our phenomenal team!

Gloucester County is recruiting for:
• Custodian
• Class I Water Treatment Plant Operator
• Community Engagement Coordinator – Abingdon Elementary
• Part-Time Library Specialist - Bookmobile

Don’t forget to check out all of our opportunities and apply at
New Post on Money, Health and Other Things

This week, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will discuss long-term care insurance over the next two weeks.

Living Well Series to be Hosted by VCE

The Virginia Cooperative Extension will be hosting a "Living Well" Zoom series that is free and open to the public beginning June 13.

Registration Links:
June 13, 2021, 6-7 PM - New Dietary Guidelines
June 14, 2021, 6-7 PM - Label Reading & Food Demonstration
June 15, 2021, 6-7 PM - Food Budgeting, Becoming an MFE Volunteer, & Goal Setting
June 16, 2021, 6-7 PM - Stress Management for Parents and Youth, Cool Inside/Outside Activities
June 17, 2021, 6-7 PM - Saving Money, & Housing Update
Have a community event coming up? Consider listing it in The Bee Line Events Calendar!

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