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City Council will be considering options for improving pedestrian safety on Boscawen Street. Discussion on the three proposed options will begin at a November Council meeting (TBD). We are currently asking for community feedback and want to know which option you prefer (submit the short online survey by 10/18): www.winchesterva.gov/boscawen-street-improvements-project. ... See MoreSee Less

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I believe myself and most residents would prefer to leave it as is, if that were an option.

I don't think these photos show the options, because I saw the layouts and Option 3 was to leave it alone and remove the columns that block the view of pedestrians at the Boscawen/Loudoun intersection. I voted for that one. They had a booth downtown.

Remove the decorative columns to improve visibility. Nothing more needs to be done. Don’t waste money on expensive automated bollards.

Instead of spending the $2.3 million on THIS...we have so many at risk youth that live here with no place to go or hang out. I'm more concerend about the crime, homelessness and drugs and fights than the walking mall. The owner of El Centro shares this opinion as well being I work there. The money needs to be redirected elsewhere.

What studies have been done examining the need for "pedestrian safety improvements" on Boscawen? Where are the giant electrical boxes that caught you guys by surprise last time being located?

How about none of those options? You clearly have never tried to access the walking mall w/ someone in a wheelchair or who needs a walker.

Your survey is flawed because there's no option for leave it as is. You're manipulating the data to show the result you want, to justify the action that you have already decided to do.

It's hard enough to get customers on the mall. Why would you make it harder for our business owners? There isn't a reason for this.

How about we use the dozens of empty buildings in town for an improved homeless shelter? How about putting a task force together to figure out why National Ave and all those side streets are riddled with crime, fights, assaults and break ins?

Has fire and rescue made comments, where does the Old Town Business Assoc. stand on this issue. What about the businesses on that street. What about trash collection vehicles. If you put automatic moving posts where will the mechanical boxes go? With any closure you will loose several loading spots, police parking and two handicap spots. Will those be relocated to Boscawen between Indian alley and Braddock? It will also be more difficult to drop off folks that not as able bodied to downtown restaurants. Appreciate Council discussing this, please don’t invest more money till you have business support in old town.

Awesome

I still can't believe they opted for that sundial in the middle-- KNOWING these streets are old as dirt and constantly settle causing cracks and weak spots. 🙄

This is ludicrous. I have heard noone championing wasting money on this other than the restaurants who chose to locate there knowing they would not have patio space.

How about wifi that actually works! It is ridiculous that in order to do anything downtown I have to turn off my wifi because the city wifi sucks that bad!

are we really saying that $700,000 is better than paying some city workers to put up sawhorses?

I remember when they wanted to close off downtown. So much in tax payer money. Now they want to change it again. More tax money. City Winchester has bigger issues to solve like crime/robberies that don’t get solved. All the drugs coming into the city. Fire/rescue complained about making one ways two ways stating it would be difficult for them. Yet city officials did it anyway. There is no NEED to waste more tax payer money to change the mall again!! You can protest against it, city will do it anyway. That’s what they do..what they want not what citizens want. Wait till there is no more Park... that’s slowly disappearing if you haven’t noticed. Put money there to preserve it and fix it for the citizens and gives a decent place for people to go.

Leave it alone enough already

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Waste of Tax money. How about a downtown dog park

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SURVEY: The City of Winchester along with other area economic development organizations are working on an initiative to attract and retain talent to the region in order to support new and existing employers. We need your input. Please take the short survey by 10/18: developmentci.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3f9kT5LhFLg2CXz. ... See MoreSee Less

SURVEY: The City of Winchester along with other area economic development organizations are working on an initiative to attract and retain talent to the region in order to support new and existing employers. We need your input. Please take the short survey by 10/18: https://developmentci.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3f9kT5LhFLg2CXz.

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Better rural broadband around the region (I own Winchester Wireless and hear these complaints all the time by residents. The local government officials in this region are constantly roadblocks for companies like mine to expand coverage to solve this problem.)

I mean you won’t let companies even come here or build new factories so why bother asking the question

You asked for it.

Eliminate BAR

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If your ideal career involves helping people to get where they're going, consider applying for the open Bus Driver position with the City of Winchester! www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2600072/bus-driver?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs ... See MoreSee Less

If your ideal career involves helping people to get where theyre going, consider applying for the open Bus Driver position with the City of Winchester! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2600072/bus-driver?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

City Manager Eden Freeman's Week In Review report for week ending October 11, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Get details on the services provided last week by each City department. ... See MoreSee Less

City Manager Eden Freemans Week In Review report for week ending October 11, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Get details on the services provided last week by each City department.

STOP 🛑 THINK 🤔 CONNECT 📱. It's National Cyber Security Awareness Month. See these tips on staying safe online: www.stopthinkconnect.org/tips-advice. ... See MoreSee Less

STOP 🛑 THINK 🤔 CONNECT 📱. Its National Cyber Security Awareness Month. See these tips on staying safe online: www.stopthinkconnect.org/tips-advice.

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😂 Can't wait to taste some yummy chili on October 24! The community invited to attend and vote for your favorite entry. Please bring with you some non-perishable food 🥫 for the food drive to benefit Highland Food Pantry.

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There's some "scary good" chili cooking in that cauldron. Be sure to stop by the Public Safety Chili Cook Off on October 24 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Rotary Shelter in Jim Barnett Park for a chance to taste and vote for your favorite chili! If you belong to a nonprofit group, consider entering a chili of your own to compete against the Winchester Police Department, City of Winchester VA - Local Government Emergency Management and Emergency Communications Center, Winchester City Sheriff's Office, and of course, us! See all the details and fill out the super simple application here: www.winchesterva.gov/2019-public-safety-chili-cook-application
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🚧Upcoming Road Closures🚧: Boscawen Street between Indian Alley and Loudoun on October 11 (5-11:30 pm) and October 12 (12-9 pm) for the Old Town Oktoberfest. N. Cameron between Boscawen and Piccadilly will be closed on October 19 from 7 am-12 pm for a City project. www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/current-road-closures ... See MoreSee Less

🚧Upcoming Road Closures🚧: Boscawen Street between Indian Alley and Loudoun on October 11 (5-11:30 pm) and October 12 (12-9 pm) for the Old Town Oktoberfest. N. Cameron between Boscawen and Piccadilly will be closed on October 19 from 7 am-12 pm for a City project. www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/current-road-closures

The City's Facilities Maintenance crew completes a series of tasks each day, many of which change by the season, to keep our facilities clean and accessible to employees and the public. If you're interested in joining this essential team, head to the Jobs tab on the City's website and apply today!

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The Citys Facilities Maintenance crew completes a series of tasks each day, many of which change by the season, to keep our facilities clean and accessible to employees and the public. If youre interested in joining this essential team, head to the Jobs tab on the Citys website and apply today! 
  
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2440736/custodian?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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Thank you to our City's Facility Maintenance crew. All y'all rock!

I see them every morning!! Thank you for your commitment to making our little city look great❤️❤️

Thank you for you service

Colleen is the best!!!!!

My sister hard at work.

Yay, Colleen!

They are a great crew!

Hardest worker the City has. I see her everywhere! Thank you Coleen.

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New Book Release for Winchester's 275th anniversary: "A Prominent Place"-Winchester's 275 Years in 50 Artifacts. Over 35 authors from Shenandoah University, the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society and others contributed articles. Attend the release event and panel discussion by the authors: 10/17, 6:30 pm. Details: www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary

Example artifact pictured below: Key to the city made of wood salvaged from Fort Loudoun by craftsman John Nail
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New Book Release for Winchesters 275th anniversary: A Prominent Place-Winchesters 275 Years in 50 Artifacts. Over 35 authors from Shenandoah University, the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society and others contributed articles. Attend the release event and panel discussion by the authors: 10/17, 6:30 pm. Details: www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary

Example artifact pictured below: Key to the city made of wood salvaged from Fort Loudoun by craftsman John Nail

🚧 PAVING UPDATE 🚧 From 7 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. tomorrow morning (10/10-10/11, weather permitting), crews will be paving:

• Jubal Early Drive from Pleasant Valley Road to South Loudoun Street
• Mall Boulevard from Mall Road to Jubal Early Drive

Please plan your routes accordingly. Check out the City's FY20 repaving program here:
🔗 www.winchesterva.gov/fy20-repaving-program
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🚧 PAVING UPDATE 🚧 From 7 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. tomorrow morning (10/10-10/11, weather permitting), crews will be paving: 

• Jubal Early Drive from Pleasant Valley Road to South Loudoun Street 
• Mall Boulevard from Mall Road to Jubal Early Drive 

Please plan your routes accordingly. Check out the Citys FY20 repaving program here: 
🔗 https://www.winchesterva.gov/fy20-repaving-program

1 week ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

We hope to see you at the Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve community conservation events this weekend (October 11 & 12). Your help is needed to keep Winchester's unique wetlands and bird sanctuary healthy. Click below for details.If you love Winchester's unique Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve or just like to garden and be outside, volunteer for the community conservation events on October 11 & 12. Your help is needed to help keep the Preserve healthy. More information about the Preserve and conservation efforts: www.winchesterva.gov/parks/abrams-creek-wetlands-preserve. ... See MoreSee Less

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If you and your family awoke to the smoke alarm sounding in the middle of the night, what would you do next? If you’re not sure, it’s time to make a home escape plan with all members of your household. Click on this link for instructions and tips on how to draw your own home escape plan www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/FPW/Educate/2019/FPW19LandingPageGrid.ashx ... See MoreSee Less

If you have a high school diploma/GED, possess or are able to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver's License, and have experience in construction or plumbing (or related field), apply now for the open Utility Service Mechanic I position with the City of Winchester! www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2389621/utility-service-mechanic-i?page=2&pagety... ... See MoreSee Less

If you have a high school diploma/GED, possess or are able to obtain a Class B Commercial Drivers License, and have experience in construction or plumbing (or related field), apply now for the open Utility Service Mechanic I position with the City of Winchester! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2389621/utility-service-mechanic-i?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending October 4, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. (Note: Report is posted every Monday) ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending October 4, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. (Note: Report is posted every Monday)

What do you know about the City's unique Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve (part of the Winchester Green Circle Trail)? Did you know it is a calcareous muck fen and home to over 300 plant species and 180 kinds of birds, many rare or not found anywhere else in VA? Learn more at this Saturday's guided Nature Walk (10/5, 8:30 am) or at www.winchesterva.gov/parks/abrams-creek-wetlands-preserve. ... See MoreSee Less

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The next Abrams Creek Wetlands Nature Walks will be held on October 21 and November 2. 😃

I walk this at work all the time. Great area.

I love our city!

Interesting, to see, thank you!

Never knew

Jerry Skuthan

Sonja Mathews Eackles

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WE MAKE VA! The City of Winchester and Frederick County are home to large and small manufacturers that contribute greatly to the local economy and beyond. Our Economic Development employees teamed up with Frederick County EDA to highlight those manufacturers during Manufacturing Week - a spinoff celebration of National Manufacturing Day (October 4). Be sure to take an inside look at Love's Affect Jewelry, Mouse Loves Pig, Winchester Ciderworks, and Escutcheon Brewing on The Workforce Initiative's YouTube channel! www.youtube.com/channel/UCcp2OgbtGDrpfAdApkOePGw ... See MoreSee Less

Anyone want to talk about Boscawen Street improvements? We’re on the Loudoun Street Mall ready to answer your questions and we have iPads for conveniently taking the online survey. We’ll be here until 2 pm today and from 11 am-2 pm on Friday. www.winchesterva.gov/seeking-public-input-boscawen-street-improvement-options ... See MoreSee Less

Anyone want to talk about Boscawen Street improvements? We’re on the Loudoun Street Mall ready to answer your questions and we have iPads for conveniently taking the online survey. We’ll be here until 2 pm today and from 11 am-2 pm on Friday. https://www.winchesterva.gov/seeking-public-input-boscawen-street-improvement-options

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How about Option 4- NO!!

WOW! was such a whirlwind, we almost forgot to post our highlight video! Representatives from the Winchester Police Department, Winchester Fire and Rescue Department, Jim Barnett Park, and Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau joined dozens of regional businesses to show the area's 7th graders the kinds of careers that await them after high school or college. ... See MoreSee Less

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Shenandoah University

Come by City Hall, 4th floor to ask questions about the Boscawen Street improvements proposed options. We’ll be here until 6 pm and on the Loudoun Street Mall October 3 & 4 from 11 am-2 pm. www.winchesterva.gov/seeking-public-input-boscawen-street-improvement-options ... See MoreSee Less

Come by City Hall, 4th floor to ask questions about the Boscawen Street improvements proposed options. We’ll be here until 6 pm and on the Loudoun Street Mall October 3 & 4 from 11 am-2 pm. www.winchesterva.gov/seeking-public-input-boscawen-street-improvement-options

Hope to see you at the Newcomer Information Open House at the Visitors Center on Thursday (10/3, 5-7 pm, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd). We'll be there to provide information and answer questions about government and park services. Many other local organizations will also be there! Come learn more about your community. ... See MoreSee Less

Hope to see you at the Newcomer Information Open House at the Visitors Center on Thursday (10/3, 5-7 pm, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd). Well be there to provide information and answer questions about government and park services. Many other local organizations will also be there! Come learn more about your community.

Do you know how #WeMakeVA? Check out The Workforce Initiative's YouTube channel for a glimpse at our local manufacturers as we celebrate them during Manufacturing Week! ▶️https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcp2OgbtGDrpfAdApkOePGw?view_as=subscriber

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2 weeks ago

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Register now!Residents 18+ are encouraged to sign up for the newly-formatted Citizen Academy! This one-day course will introduce you to officers and K9s and give you unique insight into the workings of the PD. Join us 11/16 from 8-5. Easy online app here: www.winchesterva.gov/mini-citizen-academy-application ... See MoreSee Less

Register now!

Coffee with a Cop is this Wednesday (10/2) from 7-9 am at Espresso Bar on the Loudoun Street Mall and Starbucks on S. Pleasant Valley Road. Come have some hot brew ☕️ and cool conversation with some of our WPD officers. 💙 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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🎄The Old Town Holiday Parade will be here before you know it (12/2). Does your group want to participate? Submit an application now before the spots fill up (capacity was reached in 2018). Click the red button on Winchester Parks & Recreation's web page: www.winchesterva.gov/parks.It's not to early to start thinking about participating in the annual Old Town Winchester holiday parade on 12/2 (organized by WPRD and Host Lions Club). 🎄🎅Applications for units now being accepted: www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Get in early as space is limited. ... See MoreSee Less

🎄The Old Town Holiday Parade will be here before you know it (12/2). Does your group want to participate? Submit an application now before the spots fill up (capacity was reached in 2018). Click the red button on Winchester Parks & Recreations web page: www.winchesterva.gov/parks.

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Will Winchester be getting a Christmas Tree this year? That has always been a highlight.

Can you just volunteer to pull a float?

Devindra Dave Persad Sabina Alli 😩

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending September 27, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending September 27, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

The City is seeking a Zoning Administrator that will perform administrative work in enforcing the City's Zoning, subdivision, and land development ordinances. All specs and qualifications are listed on our jobs site! Check it out and apply today: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2575168/zoning-administrator?page=2&pagetype=job... ... See MoreSee Less

The City is seeking a Zoning Administrator that will perform administrative work in enforcing the Citys Zoning, subdivision, and land development ordinances. All specs and qualifications are listed on our jobs site! Check it out and apply today: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2575168/zoning-administrator?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Happy Manufacturing Week2019! Winchester's Economic Development department and the economic development authorities of Clarke & Frederick Counties are celebrating the area's manufacturers again this year with tours, industry events, and videos. Check them out on the MFG Week You Tube channel! #WeMakeVA bit.ly/2lpiej6 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Manufacturing Week2019! Winchesters Economic Development department and the economic development  authorities of Clarke & Frederick Counties are celebrating the areas manufacturers again this year with tours, industry events, and videos. Check them out on the MFG Week You Tube channel!  #WeMakeVA https://bit.ly/2lpiej6

It's Winchester's 275th anniversary (1744-2019). Do you know how to pronounce the formal name: bicenterquasquigenary? 🤯 Watch as Barry Lee tries to find someone...anyone who can pronounce the 21 letter word. Will anyone be able to do it correctly? ✅ ... See MoreSee Less

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September 25 has been designated as national “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day. The campaign aims to inspire, empower and educate the public on suspicious activity reporting. Learn more about what you should look for and what you can do: www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something. ... See MoreSee Less

September 25 has been designated as national “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day. The campaign aims to inspire, empower and educate the public on suspicious activity reporting. Learn more about what you should look for and what you can do: https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something.

Soooooo much information in today's issue of CitE-News, the City's weekly electronic newsletter. Check it out and stay informed: www.winchesterva.gov/enews/archives ... See MoreSee Less

Soooooo much information in todays issue of CitE-News, the Citys weekly electronic newsletter. Check it out and stay informed: www.winchesterva.gov/enews/archives

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Hi, I have read through the last few issues, and am wondering if we can get some more specific information about the sidewalk repairs. I am asking because most of my neighborhood has been done, but there are places that were marked for removal/replacement that haven't been touched, often between two spots where repairs were made. Also, there are places here and there where the asphalt never got painted...

Host Barry Lee joins Handley Regional Library System Branch Operations Manager Ann White for a condensed tour of the Handley Library. The library has so much more to offer than books - check it all out @ www.handleyregional.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks Ann For showing us the library we love ! Thanks again Berry for giving us a tour of our town!

Love this library - such a beautiful building

It may be a beautiful ☀️ fall day 🍁, but our Snow Team ❄️ is getting ready for winter by holding a snow plowing training/refresher day at Jim Barnett Park. #ReadytoServe ... See MoreSee Less

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Dave Airhart teaching this class Bring back Dave

I could but I’m loving retirement lol

I heard u won

Aaron Sager I see you better pay attention

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Our contractor crew from GEI is having fun replacing water meters this morning! 😄 Please be careful on Cork Street near Pleasant Valley Road and help keep this work zone safe. 🚧 ... See MoreSee Less

Our contractor crew from GEI is having fun replacing water meters this morning! 😄 Please be careful on Cork Street near Pleasant Valley Road and help keep this work zone safe. 🚧

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Any end date for the Cameron St work near Winchester Brew Works?

What option do you prefer? There are three proposed options for Boscawen Street improvements and we want to know your preference. Attend an upcoming public input session (October 2, 3 & 4) and complete the online survey. Details: www.winchesterva.gov/boscawen-street-improvements-project. ... See MoreSee Less

What option do you prefer? There are three proposed options for Boscawen Street improvements and we want to know your preference. Attend an upcoming public input session (October 2, 3 & 4) and complete the online survey. Details: www.winchesterva.gov/boscawen-street-improvements-project.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Since I moved here almost 13 years ago, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent on traffic studies and subsequent renovations for this particular portion of downtown. As a city taxpayer, I feel these funds could be better utilized elsewhere. Especially since the previous bollard installations have been so "successful" 🙄 There HAS to be a better and more affordable way to give us all the illusion of safety.

I’m for option 3, with the automated bollards in place for special events only and the removal of the brick pillars, and stamped asphalt etc. The initial design and subsequent ‘fixes’ to Boscawen have been a huge waste of funding, and poor design and planning. I could get on board with access to parking from Cameron as a second option, if and only if, the lots adjacent to Boscawen are open to the public and premium metered pricing to help pay for these improvements. This will allow parking access close to shops and restaurants which would not only benefit downtown business but also help contribute to costs, no matter how minor that contribution is ‘projected’ to be.

All the “improvements” downtown yet taxes and fees are as high as they have ever been. Something wrong when you have HS students paying 75 bucks to park but have money to use pavers and landscaping in an area with little business traffic.

I understand the need for safety on the walking mall during events. However, I feel this could be achieved in a less expensive manner. Can we please allocate resources to finish the green circle trail. There are several places on the trail that pose dangerous situations to kids and adults of our community. For example the space in front of Rite Aid on Amherst Street where the sidewalk simply disappears into a parking lot or the area in front of the Valley Proteins building on Meadow branch where the sidewalks were never finished and people are forced to cross a busy road on a turn.

I need to be convienced that closing Boscawen is good option. I believe that in our society today, we need folks to be able to drive down Boscawen to be able to see The Walking Mall...otherwise, they will not understand it if they just peek at it from Cork or Piccadilly.

I remember when the walking mall was pretty much empty with businesses failing left and right.. lol, the 80's and 90's..

Everyone complaining on here I hope you also take the time to show up and voice your opinions any the public input session.

I understand some towns who spend $$$ doing walking malls are in process of returning them back to drive thru areas to boost economy.

Love the walking mall. Our taxes are crazy low compared to DC, Arlington, Loundon or Montgomery county. Folks who actually know how our taxes compare would know that rather than complain here. Keep making improvements to make it more welcoming to higher income more educated folks ... the future is more walkable entertainment. Don't listen to the folks stuck in the past who clearly aren't the demographic who will sit and spend money in the local walkable shops and restaurants. As far as I'm concerned we should close off more streets or convert more to one ways to make the rouse firehouse and the nice historic houses and MSV more walkable from the parking garages.

One last comment. As the former owner of the building on corner of Indian and Boscawen, IF you close the street, will the city afford the owners/renters the same amount of space alloted per square ft of frontage for their outside use? Or will they be limited due to Fire and Rescue Restrictions? I know what the answer is, I just want it to be stated so that folks do not assume they have have all this open air seating.

Most important people to ask is the business owners/property owners along this street. How is this going to impact them financially, is there parking issues getting in and out during regular business hours? I believe some have off street parking. I still do not understand the bollards how are renters suppose to move in and out when they are closed majority of the time. Always in the past we were able to get a permit to display in car window for them to move. I am assuming use Indian Alley and Taylor Pavilion??

Raise the Parking meter cost and shorten the time limit! That’ll help 👍🏿

Do away with the “walking” mall and have one way traffic on Loudoun St.

Boscawen should not be closed without further research on the impact. Much foot traffic to the walking mall is unplanned and opportunistic, meaning people drive down Boscawen and see something they have never seen before and want to get out of their car to explore it. Eliminating the Boscawen cut through will naturally reduce pedestrian traffic which will reduce both merchant income and city revenue from out-of-towners. At a minimum, a study needs to be conducted of walking mall shoppers /diners to ask how many got out to explore only after seeing it by driving down Boscawen (or someone else doing so) to determine the economic impact. Subjective beautification without knowing the impact is foolish.

So anyone who drives east on Boscawen will have to turn left onto Indian Alley to get anywhere?? That’s a solution?? Indian Alley already has enough traffic for the businesses along it. Now you want to add more?? Fix the center area of the mall & leave Boscawen Street as it is!!! It is necessary!!

Put it back like it used to be when people used to shop downtown. We’re still a small town, let’s not Fairfax it!!

Leave it alone! You spend our tax dollars on anything and everything you get a notion for. ENOUGH!

Close off Boscawen. There's not a lot of green space downtown and theres very little opportunity to add more unless you start removing roads and parking lots.

I believe the money should be allocated for more safety. There has been waaaaay too many fights, assaults, home invasions with weapons. The city should be MORE concerned about THAT than traffic flow🙄

The drunks that drink in the bars on the mall don't care about grass and trees ... Only alcohol deliveries !!! I'm lucky enough to remember when it was a shopping district. It'll never be as great as it was then !!! Keep on trying to "Fairfax" Winchester with your useless changes !!!

Very little new green space. Why close down one of the few east west thoroughfares if we want economic development, less govt waste and lower taxes

BTW, let's see a rendering from the Indian Alley-Boscawen side....that is VERY small...not as sexy as the others. One thing that must happen is no right turn from Indian Alley onto Boscawen, that alone would be a huge help.

How about, get off my freaking taxes??

Don't change a thing. Leave it as it is.

Why Change it that’s the best place to do burn outs 😁

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Winchester Department of Social Services is hiring Family Services Specialists. Candidates must have a superhero mentality and be ready to jump into action when needed to help children and families in crisis. If you have a passion for public service and want to make a difference in the lives of local children, apply today and join our team of everyday heroes: agency.governmentjobs.com/winchesterva/default.cfm. ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Department of Social Services is hiring Family Services Specialists. Candidates must have a superhero mentality and be ready to jump into action when needed to help children and families in crisis. If you have a passion for public service and want to make a difference in the lives of local children, apply today and join our team of everyday heroes: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winchesterva/default.cfm.

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It's too bad that wanting to help isn't enough. I am not bilingual.

Shayla Forrest

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending September 20, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending September 20, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

3 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Winchester Parks & Recreation's popular toddler program, PB&J Club, returns 9/25 (2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 9-11 am). No registration needed. www.winchesterva.gov/parks/recreation-programsPB&J Club returns 9/25! Our popular toddler program (ages 5 and under) allows kids and parents to play freely on a gym full of toddler-appropriate equipment. Held every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays (9-11 am) and 2nd Fridays (3-7:30 pm). $3-$3.50/child (parents and kids under age 1 are free). ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Parks & Recreations popular toddler program, PB&J Club, returns 9/25 (2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 9-11 am). No registration needed. www.winchesterva.gov/parks/recreation-programs

Earlier this week, Mayor Smith hosted a gathering with five former Winchester Mayors to mindshare and learn from. So much knowledge and public service experience in one room! ... See MoreSee Less

Earlier this week, Mayor Smith hosted a gathering with five former Winchester Mayors to mindshare and learn from. So much knowledge and public service experience in one room!

Here's more information about the new Text to 911 service now available in the city and should only be used when calling is not an option: www.winchesterva.gov/text-911-now-available-city. Call when you can, text when you can't.
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I wish they had this for non-emergency reports like suspect checking every car handle in parking lot/down the street etc.

🚧 Paving update 🚧
Crews will finish paving Linden Drive from Amherst to Caroline Street today. Stay tuned for more paving updates!
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🚧 Paving update 🚧
Crews will finish paving Linden Drive from Amherst to Caroline Street today. Stay tuned for more paving updates!

Foster Parents Needed! If you're ready to take that step or are just curious about what's involved, attend this monthly orientation to learn more. www.fcva.us/departments/social-services/clarke-frederick-winchester-foster-families

Winchester Heroes
WINCHESTER HERO - Jes Miller, Program Coordinator for CFW
Join us live as we talk to our latest Hero who is making a difference in the lives of foster families! Learn how you can support foster kids in ways other than fostering through the new Foster Friends program!

See past heroes and learn about our Heroes Home program and how you can save up to $5000 buying or selling your next home: www.WinchesterHeroes.com
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Nice to see a positive perspective on the “system “

Today's CitE-News issue has arrived: shorturl.at/fgBW2. Check it out and stay informed. Want CitE-News delivered to your inbox each week? Subscribe online at www.winchesterva.gov/enews. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays CitE-News issue has arrived: shorturl.at/fgBW2. Check it out and stay informed. Want CitE-News delivered to your inbox each week? Subscribe online at www.winchesterva.gov/enews.

4 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Save the date! ☕️🚓

Winchester Police Department
October 2 is national Coffee with a Cop day. Be sure to stop by Espresso Bar & Cafe or Starbucks from 7-9 a.m. that day to chat with us about your concerns over the hot beverage of your choice!
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The City of Winchester’s AAA general obligation bond rating has been affirmed for the third time by Standard & Poor's Rating Services (S&P). The AAA rating was first assigned on October 7, 2013 (reaffirmed in October 2014 and June 2017) and is the highest credit rating that a locality can receive. Winchester is one of only eleven cities in Virginia to maintain a AAA rating. More info: www.winchesterva.gov/aaa-bond-rating-reaffirmed-third-time ... See MoreSee Less

The City of Winchester’s AAA general obligation bond rating has been affirmed for the third time by Standard & Poors Rating Services (S&P). The AAA rating was first assigned on October 7, 2013 (reaffirmed in October 2014 and June 2017) and is the highest credit rating that a locality can receive. Winchester is one of only eleven cities in Virginia to maintain a AAA rating. More info: www.winchesterva.gov/aaa-bond-rating-reaffirmed-third-time

Here is the video of the press conference by the Winchester Police Department and Commonwealth's Attorney today announcing an indictment of three individuals regarding the 2018 murder of Jerry Wayne Reid, Jr. ... See MoreSee Less

Have you tried using our new Citibot yet? If you have a question about City services, events, or programs, text it to 540-701-3311. Got a 311 service request? Text it to Citibot at 540-701-3311. Start the conversation and let us know what you think. www.winchesterva.gov/citibot ... See MoreSee Less

Have you tried using our new Citibot yet? If you have a question about City services, events, or programs, text it to 540-701-3311. Got a 311 service request? Text it to Citibot at 540-701-3311. Start the conversation and let us know what you think. www.winchesterva.gov/citibot

4 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Tune in to Winchester Police Department Facebook page tomorrow, 9/17 at 3:30 p.m., for a live feed of a joint press conference with the Winchester Commonwealth's Attorney.Tune in to our page tomorrow, 9/17 at 3:30 p.m. for a live feed of a joint press conference with the Commonwealth's Attorney. ... See MoreSee Less

Tune in to Winchester Police Department Facebook page tomorrow, 9/17 at 3:30 p.m., for a live feed of a joint press conference with the Winchester Commonwealths Attorney.

4 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Please join in the celebration of one of Jim Barnett Park's 🌳special amenities...Wilkins Lake on Thursday, September 19 at 6 pm. 🎣Celebrate the 35th anniversary of Wilkins Lake with us on Thursday, September 19 at 6 pm. More info: www.winchesterva.gov/park-honor-35th-anniversary-wilkins-lake ... See MoreSee Less

Please join in the celebration of one of Jim Barnett Parks 🌳special amenities...Wilkins Lake on Thursday, September 19 at 6 pm. 🎣Image attachment

Register by TODAY for Winchester Parks & Recreation's Rugby Clinic which will teach kids ages 7-11 the basics of the sport with non-contact drills and instruction. Held 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16 (11 am-12:30 pm). To register: 540-662-4946 or webtrac.winchesterva.gov. ... See MoreSee Less

Register by TODAY for Winchester Parks & Recreations Rugby Clinic which will teach kids ages 7-11 the basics of the sport with non-contact drills and instruction. Held 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16 (11 am-12:30 pm). To register: 540-662-4946 or https://webtrac.winchesterva.gov.

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Andre Thompson

The City of Winchester's Emergency Management department is looking for a Radio Communications Manager. Check out all the requirements and qualifications and apply today! www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2568123/radio-communications-manager?page=2&page... ... See MoreSee Less

The City of Winchesters Emergency Management department is looking for a Radio Communications Manager. Check out all the requirements and qualifications and apply today! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2568123/radio-communications-manager?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending 9/13/19 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Check it out for a recap of what City departments worked on and accomplished last week. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending 9/13/19 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Check it out for a recap of what City departments worked on and accomplished last week.

The recent changes in the global recycling markets have made a large impact on how and what Winchester is able to recycle. Our host Barry Lee caught up with Refuse & Recycling Coordinator Michael Neese, a.k.a Michael Recycle, on the city's Green Circle Trail to review some common household items that can and can't be recycled.

We know that this issue is very important to many of you. Thank you for hanging in there with us while we find meaningful solutions to a problem caused by global issues. If you have any questions regarding the changes to the recycling program, you can give Michael a call at 540-667-1815.
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What about cups from McDonald’s or Dunkin?

Join Lindsey, Cheyenne and Marisa and make a difference in the lives of local children. The Winchester Department of Social Services is currently accepting applications for the Family Services Specialist position. Only applicants with a heart for public service, determination, empathy and a strong desire to help families in crisis will be considered. It's not easy, but it's all worth it. 💙 Apply now: agency.governmentjobs.com/winchesterva/default.cfm.
Read why Lindsey, Cheyenne and Marisa do what they do at www.winchesterva.gov/dss.
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Join Lindsey, Cheyenne and Marisa and make a difference in the lives of local children. The Winchester Department of Social Services is currently accepting applications for the Family Services Specialist position. Only applicants with a heart for public service, determination, empathy and a strong desire to help families in crisis will be considered. Its not easy, but its all worth it. 💙 Apply now: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winchesterva/default.cfm.
Read why Lindsey, Cheyenne and Marisa do what they do at www.winchesterva.gov/dss.Image attachmentImage attachment

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I know Cheyenne and she has a heart of gold.

All these woman are heroes.

Vanessa Santiago

Reminder: Attend Councilor Herbstritt's community meeting to learn and ask questions about city fire and rescue services. SAT, 9/14 at 10 am (Mt. Carmel Family Life Center, 1309 Opequon Ave) ... See MoreSee Less

Reminder: Attend Councilor Herbstritts community meeting to learn and ask questions about city fire and rescue services. SAT, 9/14 at 10 am (Mt. Carmel Family Life Center, 1309 Opequon Ave)

🚧 Paving Update 🚧
Atwell Ave and Conway St have been completed. Crews will begin repaving Pondview Dr (from Fox Drive to end of street) on Monday, 9/16.
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🚧 Paving Update 🚧
Atwell Ave and Conway St have been completed. Crews will begin repaving Pondview Dr (from Fox Drive to end of street) on Monday, 9/16.

It's Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week and we're showcasing a few of our WDSS Family Services Specialists. Meet Cheyenne.

Cheyenne explains why she 💙s her job:
"I do this job because I want to make a difference in people's lives. The best feeling in the world is when you meet a family that is in crisis and after their hard work, they come out on the other side with a positive change to their lives. It's the most rewarding thing ever to see."
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Its Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week and were showcasing a few of our WDSS Family Services Specialists. Meet Cheyenne.

Cheyenne explains why she 💙s her job:
I do this job because I want to make a difference in peoples lives. The best feeling in the world is when you meet a family that is in crisis and after their hard work, they come out on the other side with a positive change to their lives. Its the most rewarding thing ever to see.

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Thank you, Cheyenne

Love these tributes to our local social workers. Thank you. ❤️🌎

You're a great addition to our team Cheyenne and are rocking it!

It's Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week and we're showcasing a few of our Department of Social Services Family Services Specialists. Meet Marisa.

Marisa explains why she 💙s her job:
"Children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect are more than likely to practice the same child rearing practices that may cause abuse and/or neglect of their own children. I enjoy engaging with and applying services to help families break the cycle and make a change to end generational abuse and neglect trauma."
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Its Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week and were showcasing a few of our Department of Social Services Family Services Specialists. Meet Marisa. 

Marisa explains why she 💙s her job:
Children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect are more than likely to practice the same child rearing practices that may cause abuse and/or neglect of their own children.  I enjoy engaging with and applying services to help families  break the cycle and make a change to end generational abuse and neglect trauma.

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Such an important job. ❤️ Thanks for your work with children and families.

Look at my girl. So proud of you!!! ❤❤❤❤❤

Marisa you are absolutely amazing!

Amazing young lady .

You’re an amazing worker!! Beautiful pic😍

Thank you, Marisa!

Such an inspiration. Thanks for all you do.

You’re doing amazing work! Congratulations on being recognized for all that you do!❤️

She is the best! What a perfect person for this post!!!

One of the finest. Thanks Marissa fir all you do.

Good job

Beautiful as always❤

Thank you for everything you do!!!

Look at you go! Nice work 👌

This is awesome!!! Way to go girl!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️

Marisa, an adorable little girl who is now quite a phenomenal woman 💖

Marisa-you are amazing at your job and always putting children first! So proud of you & happy to see you representing our team!!❤️

Thank you for being nonjudgmental and showing compassion. We grew as a family through you. You deserve every award and praise coming to you. Thank you for saving my family and helping me to see what I had to offer everyone. Congrats.

Marisa is absolutely amazing!

You are awesome Marisa!!! 💜💜💜

Get it girl! Love this pic of you elegant, yet beautiful!

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Go girl!!!!!

I need a autograph lol!

She's a star lol!

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It's Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week and we're showcasing a few of our Department of Social Services Family Services Specialists. Meet Lindsey.

Lindsey explains why she 💙s her job:
"We are helping people be better parents and raise healthier children, which ultimately strengthens the community. It's not always thankful work. There are many late nights and missed family dinners. Sometimes though, it's all worth it. A couple of weeks ago, I was at the courthouse and, by chance, ran into a family I used to work with. They were at the courthouse, because the grandmother was giving legal and physical custody of the children back to mom, due to mom's continued progress. Their case was closed six months ago and it was inspiring to see that six months later, she continues to maintain her sobriety and regained custody of her children. That's the goal. That's the satisfaction of this work."
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Its Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week and were showcasing a few of our Department of Social Services Family Services Specialists. Meet Lindsey. 

Lindsey explains why she 💙s her job:
We are helping people be better parents and raise healthier children, which ultimately strengthens the community. Its not always thankful work. There are many late nights and missed family dinners. Sometimes though, its all worth it. A couple of weeks ago, I was at the courthouse and, by chance, ran into a family I used to work with. They were at the courthouse, because the grandmother was giving legal and physical custody of the children back to mom, due to moms continued progress. Their case was closed six months ago and it was inspiring to see that six months later, she continues to maintain her sobriety and regained custody of her children. Thats the goal. Thats the satisfaction of this work.

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Thank you Lindsey!

Thank you!!!

So awesome!

Way to go Lindsey!

So proud of you Lindsey 💗

Lindsey!!!! You too are amazing at your craft. I miss you dearly and am proud of you😀

So proud of you!!!!❤❤❤

You are a great Worker!

Awesome work Lindsey! 💕

Glad you are helping thank you

One of the hardest and most dedicated workers I know!

Glad you can help and make a difference.💕

This is a beautiful pic!

Great job Lynzee Owen

Whoot! 🎊🎉

Woo Hoo! Go Lynzee Owen

WORD!!

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🚧 Paving Update 🚧
Crews finished paving Boscawen and Sharp Streets on 9/12. On 9/13 they will begin paving Conway Street (from Ross to Atwell) and Atwell Avenue (from Berryville Avenue to City limits). www.winchesterva.gov/fy20-repaving-program
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🚧 Paving Update 🚧
Crews finished paving Boscawen and Sharp Streets on 9/12. On 9/13 they will begin paving Conway Street (from Ross to Atwell) and Atwell Avenue (from Berryville Avenue to City limits). www.winchesterva.gov/fy20-repaving-program

We'll soon be partnering with VDOT to complete a traffic study for Pleasant Valley Rd (from Cork to Crossover) to identify opportunities for improved traffic flow and safety. Community engagement and participation in this study will be an important part of the study's success. Be on the look out for more info and ways to participate. Thank you Virginia Department of Transportation for offering to do this study!! ... See MoreSee Less

Well soon be partnering with VDOT to complete a traffic study for Pleasant Valley Rd (from Cork to Crossover) to identify opportunities for improved traffic flow and safety. Community engagement and participation in this study will be an important part of the studys success. Be on the look out for more info and ways to participate. Thank you Virginia Department of Transportation for offering to do this study!!

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More posted speed limits would certainly help. Many seem to think that 35 mph areas are 25mph only. Also in other areas it’s not clear where it drops from 35 to 25 mph.

An exit from 81 to the lower end of Pleasant Valley would be GREAT. From what I heard, there is an overpass going in to connect (522?) to Pleasant Valley/Tevis extension but no exit off the interstate? True? If so, why?

The City's Communications team was awarded a Silver Circle Award by 3CMA for their fun "Combat the Cat(burglar)" campaign reminding people to lock their doors tight or risk the swipe. This is the fourth award the team has received since 2016. ... See MoreSee Less

The Citys Communications team was awarded a Silver Circle Award by 3CMA for their fun Combat the Cat(burglar) campaign reminding people to lock their doors tight or risk the swipe. This is the fourth award the team has received since 2016.Image attachment

UPDATE: A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 3:45 p.m. Please read the precautions from the National Weather Service. www.accuweather.com/en/us/winchester/22601/weather-warnings/336236
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Luckily our severe thunderstorm warning has been cancelled, but the storm clouds looked beautiful rolling in over the Handley Regional Library System. www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=ee16562a61154ef8&hl=en&gl=US&source=wweather
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UPDATE: A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 3:45 p.m. Please read the precautions from the National Weather Service. https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/winchester/22601/weather-warnings/336236
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Luckily our severe thunderstorm warning has been cancelled, but the storm clouds looked beautiful rolling in over the Handley Regional Library System. https://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=ee16562a61154ef8&hl=en&gl=US&source=wweather

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Thank you for the heads up!

Video: Recap of today’s 9/11 Memorial at Jim Barnett Park and reading of the timeline from that tragic day. 🇺🇸 Never Forget 🇺🇸 ... See MoreSee Less

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Why don't the county schools attend this event!?!

We will never forget. Today, we’re at Jim Barnett Park for a ceremony commemorating all who were tragically lost 18 years ago.

#patriotday #neverforget #september11
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We will never forget. Today, we’re at Jim Barnett Park for a ceremony commemorating all who were tragically lost 18 years ago.

 #patriotday #neverforget #september11

Attend Councilor Kim Herbstritt's next community meeting this Saturday (9/14) at 10 am. Topic: Fire & Rescue Services. www.winchesterva.gov/community-meetings ... See MoreSee Less

Attend Councilor Kim Herbstritts next community meeting this Saturday (9/14) at 10 am. Topic: Fire & Rescue Services. www.winchesterva.gov/community-meetings