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History Camps for 4th and 5th Graders Being Offered in July

Gloucester Parks, Recreation & Tourism is holding Civil War Camp July 11-14 and Explore Gloucester History Camp July 18-21. Camps will include trips to museums and historic sites including Mariner’s Museum, Fort Monroe, Rosewell, Ware Church, the American Civil War Museum, the Virginia State Capitol, and Hollywood Cemetery. To sign up, visit gloucesterva.info/civicrec and click the “camps” tab. Look for “Civil War Camp” and “Explore Gloucester History Camp.”

If you have questions, email Robert Kelly, Museums Coordinator at RKelly@gloucesterva.info.


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Seeking GHS Students with Interest in the Skilled Trades!

In partnership with local businesses, Gloucester High School is offering a PAID job shadowing experience to students 16+. This Summer Skilled Trades Career Cohort opportunity will take place July 5-8, 2022. Limited internship opportunities will also be available with sponsor businesses upon completion of this program.

To apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/GHS-SSTCC. Spots are limited! The deadline to apply is June 22, 2022.


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Local Officials Urge Residents to be Prepared as Hurricane Season Begins

Wednesday, June 1 marked the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s outlook for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which extends from June 1 to November 30, is forecasting a likely range of 14 to 21 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher).


Now is the time to prepare! For more information on local preparedness recommendations, visit Department of Emergency Management’s website at https://www.gloucesterva.info/365/Emergency-Management or you can call their office at 804-693-1390 for assistance.


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Spring Virtual Education Series for Caregivers – Bay Aging

Are you a caregiver for a person with dementia, or are you concerned about developing dementia? Don’t miss tomorrow’s free webinar: ‘What is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?’ You’ll learn the difference, the stages, risk factors, and more. The webinar is Thursday, June 2 at noon. To sign up, call us at 800-493-0238 and they’ll provide the Zoom link and toll-free call-in number for the webinar. You can also watch the webinar in person at Mathews Memorial Library – they will broadcast the Zoom meeting on the big screen in their conference room. This is a great way to participate if your internet connection is unreliable or you’d prefer to leave the technology set-up to the experts – thank you to the Mathews Memorial Library!