November 20, 2020
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Gloucester Libraries Continue Reopening to the Public Nov. 21

Gloucester County Administrator Brent Fedors is pleased to announce that the Gloucester Main Library and its Point Branch will be open to the public (no appointment necessary) beginning Saturday, Nov. 21 under modified hours and with capacity limits in place to keep patrons and employees safe. 

Gloucester Local Heritage Ornament Sent to the Executive Mansion

Gloucester County has submitted a local heritage ornament to the Executive Mansion in Richmond. This year’s ornament was designed and constructed by George Cramer, owner of The Village Blacksmith, located just off Main Street. The ornament depicts the County’s signature flower, the Daffodil, and the waterman culture that is one of the backbones of Gloucester’s heritage. 

Cramer said the ornament consists of copper, guided silver and stainless steel. “This was a tough build, as I was limited to 1.5 ounces,” he said. “Nothing I make has ever been that light weight.” 

Learn How to Make a Face Mask

With COVID numbers rising around us, now is more important than ever to wear face masks when going in public.

Join Ms. Cindy Thomas of Gloucester County's Community Engagement and Public Information Department and Petsworth Elementary, and learn how to make an easy facemask with a clean sock! No sewing required!

Additional Information on the Tucker Store Pocket Park

Construction is underway on Gloucester’s newest park, the Tucker Store “Pocket Park,” located adjacent to the colonial court circle. The park, which is meant to serve as a historical respite area for visitors to Main Street, is expected to be complete by mid-December.

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.
Gloucester’s 2020 Pocahontas Celebration Continuing Virtually

Gloucester County continues celebrating the life and legacy of Pocahontas throughout the month of November, but in a virtual fashion. A series of videos incorporated into this year’s Virtual Celebration will be found on local channel 48, Gloucester’s Parks Recreation and Tourism’s website, and on the County’s YouTube channel.

For more information, visit:
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:
• Administrative Assistant
• Mechanical Technician III
• Park Maintenance Supervisor
• Purchasing Buyer
• Real Estate Appraiser I
• Sr. Budget & Program Analyst

Check out these great opportunities at:
New Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!

Over the next three weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will continue to discuss different mortgage loans .

Free Online Training Offered by CSB

The Middle Peninsula Community Services Board is offering a number of free online courses on Suicide Prevention Training, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Opioid Overdose and more.

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