Gloucester County’s Emergency Management department is urging residents to make sure they are prepared for the threats that can come along with hurricane season, which will stretch into the fall.
With several storms already impacting coastal areas this early in the season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an active year.
To help residents prepare, Gloucester’s Emergency Management Department is planning a Preparedness Expo on Saturday, August 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to coincide with Virginia’s Tax-Free Holiday. The Expo, which will be full of preparedness materials, activities, and information, will be held in partnership with and at the Gloucester Home Depot store.
With the moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures expiring at the end of the month, predatory lending practices will sadly likely be more prevalent this summer. Given that, they’ve decided to take a pause on their retirement series and revisit their predatory lending series. This week we’ll discuss payday loans.
With the moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures expiring at the end of the month, predatory lending practices will sadly likely be more prevalent this summer. Given that, they’ve decided to take a pause on their retirement series and revisit their predatory lending series
Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department is set to formally unveil the County’s new “LOVE” sign with a ribbon cutting scheduled for Wednesday, July 21 at 11:30 a.m. The sign is located beside Whitley’s Peanut Factory at Gloucester Point, which also happens to be the location of Gloucester’s Tourist Information Center.
The new sign is part of the “WanderLove” campaign, which is being used by the Virginia Tourism Commission, to promote road trips throughout Virginia as a way to re-enter travel as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
The Gloucester “LOVE” sign is specifically designed to promote the County’s Tourism slogan, “For History, For Beauty, For Fun.”
The “L” on the sign represents a Guinea boot depicting Gloucester’s historic waterman culture as well as ties to the Chesapeake Bay and the sea life found there. The “O” is a daffodil, showcasing Gloucester’s daffodil industry and iconic Daffodil Festival. The “V” depicts two kayaks representing the County’s blueways and all the avenues residents and visitors can take to get out and enjoy the nearby waterways. Finally, the “E” represents red brick with Gloucester County’s founding date, 1651, depicting the County’s rich history and historic court circle.
“We hope this sign can be a special place for visitors and the community alike to take a picture or simply enjoy a fun representation of all the reasons we love Gloucester County,” said Brooke Corley, Gloucester’s Tourism Coordinator.
Several special guests are expected to take part in the ribbon cutting ceremony, including Katey Legg, Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department; Todd Smith, president of Whitley’s Peanut Factory, and Jeff Green, president of SignMedia, the company that manufactured the sign. The public is welcome to attend.