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News Briefs for March 21

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Catch up on news and notes in brief from in and around the Historic Triangle.

Gloucester County Board of Supervisors to hold Town Hall on Proposed Budget March 21

Members of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors will hold a Town Hall Meeting to provide citizens with an opportunity to share their comments or concerns and to ask questions about the County Administrator’s proposed budget.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. in the Thomas Calhoun Walker Education Center Auditorium, 6099 T. C. Walker Road.

For more information, contact the county administration office at 804-693-4042.

York County’s Great American Cleanup is March 22-23

The Great American Cleanup is this weekend, and York County will hold an organized event on March 22 from 9 a.m. to noon, where volunteers are requested to clean the roadsides of Mooretown Road and Old Mooretown Road in the upper county.

Those who plan to participate should register online in advance.

Residents are also encouraged to locate areas in their neighborhood or a business location to clean up.

Supplies and support are available for all events, including trash bags, gloves, litter pick-up tools, and safety vests, which can be requested for pick-up prior to the Great American Cleanup. Safety guidelines should be followed during any cleanup event, the county said.

Register here to learn more about cleanup events for York County. For more information, call 757-890-3780 or email

VPCC Holds Women’s Event

(from left): Jennifer Smith-Brown, My Lan Tran, Dr. Porter Brannon, Lauren Moore, and Gaby Lopez Rengifo. (VPCC)

Virginia Peninsula Community College (VPCC) presented its inaugural “Celebrating Women Forging Our Future” event on March 7.

The occasion featured networking and a moderated question-and-answer session led by VPCC President Towuanna Porter Brannon. The panel showcased prominent female business executives from Eastern Virginia.

Participants included Jennifer Smith-Brown, owner of J. Smith McDonald’s; My Lan Tran, executive director of the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce; Lauren Moore, vice president of Communications and Programming for the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce; and Gaby Lopez Rengifo, owner of One of a Kind Landscapes and Remodeling and founder of the Hispanic Chamber of Coastal Virginia.

Women’s History Month Exhibit

The Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters is sponsoring a display in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre Gallery to recognize Women’s History Month during the month of March.

Included in the collection are photos, historical documents, publications, artwork and facts about famous and not-so-famous women — many of them connected with the beginning days of the National League in 1920 and the local League in 1963 during the Jim Crow Era.

The League notes it works year-round to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy through voter registration, voter education and voter turnout. The Williamsburg Area League has about 300 members — women, men and students who are at least 16 years old — and always welcomes new members. For information or to sign up visit

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