October 14, 2022

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

Gloucester County Emergency Management has launched a new emergency notification service for citizens called the “BEE Alert.” All citizens must manually register to receive emergency notifications even if they are already registered with the old system, CodeRED. Data from CodeRED was not automatically transferred over to the new system, which uses Everbridge technology. While registration for BEE Alert will be ongoing, citizens are asked to register as soon as possible to avoid missing any emergency notifications.


Harmful Waste Collection this Weekend

Gloucester County’s Residential Household Harmful Waste Collection Day will be held Saturday, October 15th, 2022, from 9 AM- 3 PM at the Hayes Convenience Center on Guinea Rd.

This special collection is the best way to rid your home of hazardous items in a way that is safe for your family, community, and the environment.

At this collection, Gloucester Residents can dispose of the following:

-Automobile hazardous waste: antifreeze, brake and transmission fluids, gasoline and batteries.

-Painting supplies:  paints, thinners, epoxy, wood preservatives.

-Gardening/Outdoor supplies: pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals, etc.

-Household Items: small propane canisters and propane tanks for grills, fire extinguishers, toxic household cleaners, drain cleaners, mercury, batteries, electronics, etc.

This collection only happens twice a year (April and October) so mark your calendars! Brought to you by Waste Management and Gloucester’s Clean Community Office. 

Special Program to be Hosted by the Gloucester Museum of History

An Evening with Lafayette at the Ruins- Historical Dining Experience will be held next Saturday, October 22nd starting at 4PM. This event is family friendly and will host an evening of historical performances with a backdrop of the beautiful Rosewell Ruins.

To purchase tickets please visit

lafayetteattheruins.eventbrite.com or call Rosewell at (804) 693-2585.



Registration Open for 2022 Christmas and Holiday Parade 

Time to start thinking about the Holidays! Registration is now open for the 2022 Gloucester Christmas and Holiday Parade to be held on Saturday, December 3 at 3:00 pm on Main Street.

Here is a link to registration: https://secure.rec1.com/VA/gloucester-county-va/catalog. Registration is online only. If you need help registering, please visit the Stewart Building at 6382 Main Street and staff will help you register.

The parade is limited to the first 60 entries.

Businesses are $20 per unit, Non-profits are $10 per unit, Schools and County entities are free.

The deadline for registration is once 60 entries are filled or November 13.

Replayed Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!

Over the next few weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit its series on retirement planning. This week, they'll discuss the difference between 401(k)s, 403(b)s, 457(b)s and IRA plans. To learn more, click here.

Lab Night at the CAPE Scheduled for Nov. 1

Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester will sponsor a community educational event, "Lab Night at the CAPE" Nov. 1 from 6-9 p.m. at 6783 Main Street, Gloucester. Participants will learn about archaeology, help wash artifacts, and more. To sign up, e-mail litvolofglova@gmail.com. Space may be limited. 

Other CSB Offerings Planned

The Middle Peninsula & Northern Neck Coalition for Healthy Virginia Communities Suicide will hold a Prevention Walk Planning Meeting Oct. 19 from 2-3 p.m. To register, visit here

The CSB will be hosting a "safeTALK Suicide Prevention Training" Oct. 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Whitcomb Lodge, Beaverdam Park. To register, click here

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