September 17, 2021
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Search and Rescue Exercise Planned Saturday at Beaverdam Park

Residents may see enhanced emergency-related activity in and around Beaverdam Park’s Main Entrance (Roaring Springs Road) on Saturday. Tidewater Search and Rescue (TSAR), an all-volunteer search, rescue, and recovery organization, is partnering with the Gloucester County Emergency Management and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Departments to host a training scenario beginning around 9 a.m. and continuing through the early afternoon. Members of the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. and the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office will also take part in the exercise.

The scenario will involve attempting to locate a lost hiker that has not returned from a trip on one of Beaverdam Park’s trails. Those visiting the park on Saturday will likely witness search team members gathering outside of and traversing throughout the trails. The “lost hiker” may even be seen being carried out on a stretcher once found by the rescuers. Those around the Gloucester Court House area may even hear and see various first responder vehicles enroute to the scene.

For more information on the training exercise, contact Gloucester’s Emergency Management Department at 804-693-1390 or DEM@gloucesterva.info
Congratulations, Deputy Holt!

On September 16, 2021, Congressman Rob Wittman presented Deputy J. Holt with formal acknowledgement of him being added to the prestigious "Congressional Record" for repeatedly putting his life on the line in order to keep others safe. His commitment to service above and beyond is truly exceptional. Please join the Gloucester Sheriff's Office in congratulating Deputy J. Holt on this historical accomplishment.
Bay Transit Express Expands Hours

The service hours of Bay Transit Express were recently expanded! The service will now operate weekdays from 8 AM until 5 PM. When you download the Bay Transit Express App your first ten rides are free! That's a $20 value. This offer expires on October 31st, 2021.

Visit https://www.baytransit.org/ today to download the app.
Gloucester's PR&T Department Offering Puppy Training Classes

Did you know Gloucester Parks, Recreation & Tourism offers dog and puppy training classes? These classes fill up extremely fast, but we have a few more puppy slots open for our next session. Sign up soon to reserve your space at gloucesterva.info/civicrec.
National Preparedness Month - Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness

Natural disasters don’t wait for a convenient time. Preparing for them shouldn’t wait either. Start today by signing up for alerts, safe-guarding important documents, and taking other low cost and no cost preparedness actions to lessen the impact of disasters and emergencies for you and your family. For example, make a family communications plan.

For more information, visit: here.
Gloucester County is recruiting for a Revenue Technician.
Do you have office experience with taxation or real estate?
Come Join Our Remarkable Team!

For more information, to apply, and review a full job description, please visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/347/Job-Opportunities
Replayed Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!

This week, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will return to its previously paused retirement series – as a refresher, here was the first post of the series: this week, we’ll discuss some questions and scenarios to get us thinking about saving for retirement!

To listen, visit here.
Have a community event coming up? Consider listing it in The Bee Line Events Calendar!

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