September 16, 2022

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

Inaugural Gloucester Day Celebrated Worldwide Gloucester County

Gloucester County Administrator, Carol Steele, joined the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester to celebrate the annual Gloucester Day in England on September 3. It was the first time each of them had the opportunity to join the iconic celebration. The visit coincided with the newly created Gloucester Collaboration, where the Gloucester’s of the world are connecting. 

Gloucester Day was celebrated locally for the first time this year and plans are already underway for next year’s event. Videos and images of the “12 Bells at 12” bellringing and of citizens supporting their community and the occasion can be seen on the County’s website, Steele said she hopes local businesses and civic groups will become involved and exchange information with partners in the other Gloucester localities during future Gloucester Days

To read more, click here. 

***Gloucester Day Swag Bag Winner!***

Congratulations to Justina Lewis for being the winner of the 2022 Gloucester Day goodie bag!

County Hires New Deputy County Administrator

Gloucester County Administrator Carol Steele is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Wright as Deputy County Administrator, effective September 1, 2022. Wright has over 19 years of public sector experience, including previous experience as a Township Administrator. Prior to coming to Gloucester, Wright was Administrator of the Planning, Analytics, and Customer Service Unit for the Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Health and Human Services. 

To learn more about Steve, click here. 

Wine Festival Returns Saturday

The Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce is excited about the Gloucester Wine Festival returning tomorrow, September 17, 2022, from 11-5 pm at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here. 

International Coastal Clean Up Day Scheduled for Saturday

Grab a buddy and join us on September 17, 2022 from 8-10 AM at Gloucester Point Beach.

The rising tide of marine debris threatens human health, wildlife, communities, and economies around the world. The International Coastal Cleanup is the world's largest volunteer effort on behalf of ocean and waterway health. Join us to help clean our waterway AND collect data about what we clean up.

For more information and to sign up follow this link: 

Mark Your Calendars! - Fire, Smoke & Muskets: Gloucester 1781

The Gloucester Museum of History will host Fire, Smoke & Muskets: Gloucester 1781 Oct. 1-2. This event will be commemorating the 241st anniversary of Gloucester’s Battle of the Hook, the largest cavalry battle during the American Revolution.

Cannon & Musket Firing · Student interactive worksheets · Meet American & British reenactors · Observe campfire cooking · Experience colonial era games & music · and so much more!

This free and family-friendly program will align with Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOLs) for students of all ages, with emphasis on Virginia studies, African American History, and the Revolutionary War. The Historic Court Circle and surrounding areas will come to life with the sights and sounds of the American Revolution.

Contact: Robert Kelly, Museums Coordinator (804-693-1234) or

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.




Replayed Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!

Over the next few weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit its past posts on credit, credit reports, and credit scores. This week, they'll conclude their discussion on the Five Cs of Credit. To learn more, click here.

Affordable Broadband for Students

It’s back-to-school season in Virginia! Along with new backpacks, color-coded folders, Elmer’s glue and pencils, there’s another tool Virginia students need to succeed this year. Reliable high-speed internet is a key aspect of promoting academic equity and achievement. Cox is working hard to raise awareness of its affordability program for low-income households with K-12 students. 

For more information, click here. 

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