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Gloucester County

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  • Gloucester explores year-round school program

    Gloucester explores year-round school program
    GLOUCESTER – Over 3,000 schools across the country are on a year-round schedule and Gloucester County Public Schools may soon explore that option. "Children can really benefit from less time away from instruction," said Dr. Chuck Wagner,...
  • Mathews convocation kicks off school year

    Mathews convocation kicks off school year
    MATHEWS – Public education is at a critical point in time, according to Ben Kiser, executive director of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, the guest speaker at Tuesday's opening convocation for Mathews County Public Schools....
  • Gloucester policy for providing free or reduced price meals

                                            MEDIA RELEASE 2014-2015                POLICY FOR PROVIDING FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS                                                                                                                          ...
  • Former Gloucester student faces effects of concussions with determination

    Former Gloucester student faces effects of concussions with determination
    GLOUCESTER – As a sophomore at Gloucester High School, cheerleading was everything to Joelle Castle. "It was my life. I loved it," Castle said. "I would eat, sleep and breathe cheerleading." On top of her athletic ability, Castle was an honor...
  • 'Most endangered' relics nominated

    A 19th-century stove that may have caused the devastating fire at Fairfield plantation in Gloucester County and a heavy howitzer used by the Imperial German Army during World War I — housed at a museum in Newport News and one of only 14 in existence...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Snakes in your yard can be a healthy thing, especially if you have pests they eat

    Kathy Van Mullekom: Snakes in your yard can be a healthy thing, especially if you have pests they eat
    Wildlife-loving posts on Facebook are sometimes not for faint-of-heart gardeners. Especially when they involve snakes that gardeners find in their yards. This year, my Facebook feed is populated with snake-centered posts almost daily. In...
  • Senior Living column: Good research makes decision-making on housing more reliable

    Senior Living column: Good research makes decision-making on housing more reliable
    Several years ago a friend wrote to me with her new best idea. When she was old (i.e. the age we are now), she would move to a Holiday Inn. She would make sure that she received a complimentary breakfast and that transportation within a reasonable...
  • Giving residents a little boost

    Giving residents a little boost
    GLOUCESTER – Over 9 percent of Gloucester's nearly 37,000 residents live below the poverty level, according to the U.S. Census. Even more live at or slightly above that level, said Bill Fulton, a volunteer with the Samaritan Group. "That means...
  • A man and his music

    A man and his music
    As Bill Jenkins sees it, music is so much more than melody, rhythm and lyrics. It's a part of our history, he says. A part of who we are, both individually and collectively. Jenkins, the Gloucester County man who has been singing traditional songs for...
  • Colonial Williamsburg offers no-cost tickets for Hampton Roads residents

    Colonial Williamsburg offers no-cost tickets for Hampton Roads residents
    WILLIAMSBURG — In a new promotion, Colonial Williamsburg will offer everyone in Hampton Roads free one-day tickets to the Historic Area and arts museums Aug. 8-15. The offer is broader than some in prior years, when free tickets were offered to...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Native plants offer minimum maintenance, maximum benefits

     Kathy Van Mullekom: Native plants offer minimum maintenance, maximum benefits
    Is there such a thing as a low-maintenance garden? Some landscapers and horticulturists will tell you no – every garden needs maintenance of some kind. For the most part, they are right. From personal experience, I can tell you there are high-...
  • Colonial Williamsburg offers free tickets to Hampton Roads residents

    Colonial Williamsburg offers free tickets to Hampton Roads residents
    Colonial Williamsburg is offering free tickets to its Historic Area and art museums to residents of most cities and counties in Hampton Roads.  The free one-day tickets will be available Aug. 8 through Aug. 15 to residents of Williamsburg, James City...