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Have you ever wished that we had a grocery store downtown? Bike lanes? A community theater? Well, here’s your chance to tell us what you want in Gloucester!   From February 27th through March 15th, we are surveying our community to find out what people think about our downtown – what they like, what they … Continue reading “TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!”

Civil rights leader Ben Jealous will be visiting Gloucester for a lecture and book signing at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 5th, at the historic Gloucester Court House. Jealous is the incoming CEO of the Sierra Club and author of the new book Never Forget Our People Were Always Free: A Parable of American Healing, … Continue reading “Ben Jealous is Coming to Gloucester”

Did you hop online this morning to buy Downtown Dollar vouchers only to be disappointed by how quickly they sold out? You’re not alone. We’re thrilled to announce that we’re going to re-open Downtown Dollars Tuesday morning at 8:30 to give everyone a second chance! Go to and get yours!

Come one, come all to Summer Fest at the Morgan Building this Friday! The fun begins at 4:00. We’ll have food, music, cornhole, a raffle and more. Plus, you’ll get to learn about the great businesses that are part of our community. Many thanks to those who made this possible: Bay Title, LLC; Bill Johnson … Continue reading “Summer Fest at the Morgan Building Friday at 4 with Bay Title!”

The 2022 cycle for our Façade and Interior Grants has been exciting. The matching funds awarded this year will help fund improvements made to individual commercial properties that enhance our entire Main Street business district. The impact this year builds upon twelve (12) years of the Trust’s investment in preserving historic structures while enhancing the … Continue reading “Main Street Preservation Trust Announces 2022 Grantees”

Gloucester Main Street Receives Statewide Award for Business Support Virginia Main Street awarded the 2021 Merit Award for Best Business Support Program to Gloucester Main Street Association and Main Street Preservation Trust for stimulating over $350,000 in expenditures downtown Virginia Main Street’s most recent recipient of their Best Business Support Program Merit Award is Gloucester … Continue reading “Gloucester Main Street Receives Statewide Award for Business Support”

Heart Felt Touch Massage Therapy and Caregivers of the Commonwealth will host a unique opportunity for family and professional caregivers to learn a new skill called Compassionate Touch®. Compassionate Touch® is an approach combining skilled touch and specialized communication shown to prevent behavioral expression in people with dementia and reduce job stress in care-partners. In … Continue reading “Compassionate Touch Specialist Workshop”

Vashti’s Jewelers has a SWEET DEAL for you! February is the month of their 58th Anniversary and to celebrate, they’re having their biggest anniversary sale yet!! Stop in starting February 1 through Valentine’s Day and select a piece of candy for a chance to save up to 58%!! (Certain restrictions apply). Register to win a … Continue reading “Vashti’s celebrates their 58th Anniversary”

The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission (MPPDC), as part of its efforts to address the prevalence of vacant structures in the region, is seeking the public’s input through an online survey, MPPDC Director Lewie Lawrence announced this month. The survey is available HERE. The survey is a part of a study being conducted by the … Continue reading “Middle Peninsula Planning seeks input”

Gloucester Arts on Main invites you to attend their next ‘Movies on Main’ event on Thursday, February 28th 7p-9p…..“The Legacy of Gilbert Klingel: Man of Steel” Gilbert Klingel was a self-taught naturalist and explorer who spent his life studying the Chesapeake Bay. His article, “One Hundred Hours Beneath the Chesapeake,” in the May 1955 issue … Continue reading “Movies on Main Series continues at Gloucester Arts on Main”

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