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CHICAGO (April 2021) – The Main Street Preservation Trust in Gloucester Village, Virginia, is one of six winners of the Main Street Forward Awards, which recognize communities that have shown exemplary recovery and resilience efforts amid the multiple crises of 2020. Selected from 68 total submissions by a national jury of economic development experts, the … Continue reading “Gloucester Main Street Earns National Revitalization Award”

CEO of Proximo Marketing Strategies Courtney Riley always knew she had a creative spirit, but what she didn’t have was a desire to become an entrepreneur. Having been raised by two serial entrepreneurs – both owners of building, construction and real estate companies – Courtney got the full view of what it really means to … Continue reading “GMSA Board Member Spotlight”

Everybody knows Yolanda’s in Gloucester Village, whether for its distinctive made-in-the-USA apparel or thanks to the unique gallery that showcases the work of local artists. The women’s clothing store has been a staple at 6658 Main Street for years, occupying what was once Twice Told Tales bookstore. Owner Yolanda Teschner moved to Gloucester in 1983 … Continue reading “Art and Fashion Go Together at Yolanda’s”

The plan didn’t call for Allyson Bridges to open her own boutique, at least if you ask her. She was 24, a year into paying a mortgage and worked delivering flowers for her grandmother’s Gloucester Main Street florist shop. But an offhanded reference to a friend at the Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust about Gloucester … Continue reading “Head Into Up South and Walk Out With Something Special”

Tooling around on his bicycle as a grade-schooler, Scott Haley grew up exploring everything about Gloucester. He didn’t have much interest in the women’s boutique that used to occupy 6641 Main Street, and certainly couldn’t have envisioned back then that, as an adult, he’d be going there every day. Today that address belongs to Mainsail … Continue reading “Mainsail Wealth Advisors Invested in the Gloucester Community”

Don’t be surprised if your peek inside The Nurtury turns into an extended stay. It’s hard to leave this modern apothecary where nature, science, spirituality and magic converge to offer healing and wellbeing. Whether you want to sleep better or lessen a gnawing pain, whether you want to reduce wrinkles or repel mosquitos, The Nurtury … Continue reading “Explore an Alternative Way to Healing Inside the Warmth of The Nurtury”

Even at 10-years-old, Paige Williams was into plating, albeit with hotdogs and mandarin oranges arranged into a smiley face. “I’ve always had an eye for things,” Williams says. “I love creating different things, and I love food.” Still, she didn’t anticipate owning her own gourmet marketplace at the age of 23, but the pieces fell … Continue reading “Local Flavors Highlight Kelsick Specialty Market and Coming Soon — A Roaring ’20s Inspiration”

Split Enz Salon stylist Sam Smith never planned to own a business. Yet when the Gloucester High School graduate grew weary of logging miles as both operations manager and education director for a national franchise, she thought, why not? Less time on the road meant more time at home with her daughter, Savannah. It was … Continue reading “Split Enz Salon started by hometown stylist gives clients the “Total Look””

Ginger Spencer lives by this heartfelt message about touch — we need it more than ever. That’s especially true today when many of us suffer from lingering ailments, including “tech neck” that stresses our muscles due to overreliance on technology, said Spencer, who owns Heart Felt Touch Massage Therapy in Gloucester Village. Yet the COVID-19 … Continue reading “Heart Felt Touch Massage Therapy offers the muscles a welcome respite from everyday stress”

Craving something sweet like cheesecake, salted caramel or cotton candy? Or in the mood for a savory taste — salt and vinegar, everything bagel or dill pickle, perhaps? Northern Neck Popcorn Bag features all those flavors and dozens more. Browse the website or better yet step inside the shop at 6620 Main Street in the … Continue reading “From Old Bay Caramel to SnickerDoodle, find your flavor at Northern Neck Popcorn Bag”


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