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Monday, August 16, 2010
This is the last in our series of 6 videos of Mars Mandrake the Magician from the Gloucester County Renaissance Festival. We hope you enjoyed the show and make the festival next year.
We are a bit late getting these up for everyone. Here is a video of Aela Badiana performing a belly dance at the Gloucester County 4th annual Renaissance Festival at the Historic Courthouse. Aela has a dance studio right here in the county is one of the most prolific dancers in her class. You can visit her web site and learn more about her and belly dancing by visiting her site. CLICK HERE.
The Last Muster Of Gloucester Militia, or the Civil War re enactments held at the Gloucester County Court House this weekend was a successful event for the county. A very nice showing from the community, supporting this event went over very well. As usual we were there taking a lot of pictures and video. We have a very rare and exclusive interview coming to this site soon, of General Robert E Lee. We will also be putting together some other videos and slide shows from this event for those of you who missed it. This was the counties second event. Next year's event will be held down at the point on May 8th, 2011. The Alliance will be included in the event as a ship that comes up to bombard the shores of Gloucester.
We will be promoting this event and have already made the arrangements to do so. Parking for next years event will NOT be available, everyone attending the event will need to be bused in to the event. This is for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. So expect this to be very big. The county is already working with the state on this and the promotions should be much better than past promotions for county events. If we can, we will be shooting a number of promotional videos and getting them up in all the right places. These will be done in full HD. So clear your calendar for next year and plan on attending.
This is our own public service announcement. Please, please be very careful where you throw your cigarettes out when you are smoking and driving. The above pictures are at the local Wal Mart parking lot, the main drive into the lot, someone threw a cigarette out the window and into the mulch. The result was a mulch fire that damaged a bush and the roots of a young tree. Now legally, this is considered littering whenever you even throw a cigarette out the window, but just about every smoker does this, so I am not picking on smokers here. Where you throw your cigarette butts does make a difference. Especially in this heat with little rain. So let's have a little more consideration out there for everyone else. Thank you.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Hey everyone. We are having a Civil War Weekend up at the Historic Courthouse. August 14th and 15th. Each day will be contain different events, shows and history. This is one we missed last year and don't want to miss it this year. On Sunday, there will be a concert at the Historic Courthouse Circle starting at 5 PM. Plus the weather is looking very promising for this weekend, so make sure to make time and take time to attend.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Hello everyone. We just put up a new poll to see what you think on an important issue. Should local elected officials answer to the people, like you, who voted them into office? Should they be held accountable for their work and or actions? We want to know what you think. The poll is on the right hand side of this site. Please take a moment to fill this out. It will make a huge difference in our future as to how you answer. Thank you to all who take a moment to do so.
Monday, August 9, 2010
This year's county fair was probably the lowest attended fair in the 40 year history of the county. What a shame. Part of the problem is the lack of advertising and promotions done by the county. Though the county does have flyers they distribute at area outlets for county happenings, and the posting of the event on the county web site, there is a strong lack of billboard and sound News Paper advertising. Question is, would it have really mattered or is the economy getting so bad that people are not even attending local events in their own back yard? On this side, I would venture to say that it was a lack of advertising and a weak economy. Both issues had a bearing on the low turn outs.
So the question becomes will next years County Fair even be here or are we about to loose it due to a lack of interest and a bad economy? Either way, enjoy the video and get an idea of what you missed. We have a lot more coming from both the county fair and also the Ren Fest held here in July. We have been publishing and posting videos as fast as we can, but we are heavily loaded with more than one could begin to imagine.
Monday, August 2, 2010
An auto accident occurred in the early afternoon hours on route 17 when a car and a small truck ran head on into each other. We do not have information as to who is at fault and or if there were any charges. These are the pictures from the scene.