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Volunteers Needed to Serve on Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee

The Middle Peninsula- Northern Neck Walk to End Alzheimer’s is seeking committee leadership. The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Join the Walk Planning committee to meet and engage with new people while supporting a great cause.

Opportunities include serving as Chair & Co-Chair, Marketing, Sponsorship, Recruitment, Retention, and Mission. Spots are virtual, and flexible with your schedule. There are project-based tasks to fit what you are passionate about when it comes to a volunteer experience.

For more information, contact Madison Wilkins at

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2021 Daffodil Festival

Saturday, March 27 & Sunday, March 28
Click here to reserve your tickets today

Book your two-hour time block (no cost) and browse the vendors selected for this 2021 unique event! This event features 40 handcraft and art vendors only. Unfortunately, there will be no in-person parade, live entertainment or food vendors, in order to adhere to crowd size guidelines.

On Saturday, bring your pooch out, dressed to impress, and Abbitt Realty, sponsor of the “Mutt Show” will select a favorite pup at each time block!

On Sunday, show your daffodil style with the craziest hat design – Parks and Rec will take pictures all day and showcase them on Facebook!

Masks are REQUIRED for all attendees over the age of 5 per Executive Order 72. Help keep the event safe by practicing physical distancing and using hand sanitizer located through the event.

Reservations are required to attend, but it’s free!

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Demand Surges for Bay Transit’s New Freedom Program Services

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New Freedom is a transportation service providing seniors and individuals with disabilities the ability to attend medical appointments, shop, work and attend social and recreational events even for travel outside of Bay Transit’s service area and/or service hours. Participants pay a nominal fee for each round trip. For round trips of fifty miles or less, there is a five-dollar fare. For round trip journeys greater than fifty miles the fare is only ten dollars.

Katherine Newman, Bay Transit’s New Freedom Program Manager, has been managing Bay Transit’s New Freedom program since 2013 and is a passionate advocate for program participants. New Freedom is funded through a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant to serve all twelve counties in Bay Transit’s service area. Because these federal funds are limited, program participation is limited to not more than two round trip rides per month. A partnership with the MedCarry Volunteer Transportation program supplements New Freedom to help address additional demand. “Individuals of any age with disabilities qualify to participate in New Freedom whether they have a short-term disability such as a broken leg or they are rehabilitating after surgery,” Newman said. “Those with long-term disabilities, mental health disabilities, with mobility issues or chronic health issues are also eligible to participate.” About ninety percent of New Freedom trips are outside of Bay Transit’s service area to typical destinations such as the VA Medical Centers in Richmond and Hampton, regional hospitals in Newport News and for medical services in Fredericksburg, Richmond, Williamsburg, and Norfolk.

For more information about Bay Transit’s New Freedom program, to inquire about driving for Bay Transit, or volunteering to be a MedCarry driver, call or email Katherine Newman today at (804) 824-2546 or

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“Luck O’ the Irish” Traditional Irish Dinner-to-Go and Online Auction to benefit Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic

Let’s celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a traditional Irish dinner-to-go, deliciously prepared by our friends at Waypoint Seafood & Grill, as well as an online auction of great items donated by our community!

Online auction goes live at Friday, March 12th at noon. Dinner bag pick up Saturday, March 13th from 2-4 pm at GMCC. Online auction closes Wednesday, March 17th at 5 pm.

Visit to learn more!