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A message from Mayor David Smith 💐 ... See MoreSee Less

A message from Mayor David Smith 💐

 

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Well done David

My condolences, Eden.

So sorry for her loss Charles was a good man. A decorated Vietnam veteran. God bless you and may you lean upon the Lord in this tough time. -Nick

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Winchester Black History: Heyward Shepherd was a free black man living with his wife and five children on N. Kent Street in Winchester in the mid-1800s. He worked in Harper's Ferry to transfer baggage between B&O Railroad and Winchester & Harper's Ferry Railroad. Sadly ironic that he became the first victim of John Brown's raid on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry as in innocent bystander. He was shot in the back by one of Brown's raiders on the night of October 16, 1859. (Shepherd is pictured in the foreground of the below sketch.) ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Black History: Heyward Shepherd was a free black man living with his wife and five children on N. Kent Street in Winchester in the mid-1800s. He worked in Harpers Ferry to transfer baggage between B&O Railroad and Winchester & Harpers Ferry Railroad. Sadly ironic that he became the first victim of John Browns raid on the arsenal at Harpers Ferry as in innocent bystander. He was shot in the back by one of Browns raiders on the night of October 16, 1859. (Shepherd is pictured in the foreground of the below sketch.)

The latest edition to the Rouss Review podcast library is here! In this episode, host Barry Lee of 92.5 WINC FM sits down with Officer Slonaker of the Winchester Police Department to discuss animal cruelty laws; "Tim Y the History Guy" shares a Black History Month lesson about a local baseball great; and so much more!

Listen now on Soundcloud! soundcloud.com/roussreview/ep-3-animal-welfare
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The latest edition to the Rouss Review podcast library is here! In this episode, host Barry Lee of 92.5 WINC FM sits down with Officer Slonaker of the Winchester Police Department to discuss animal cruelty laws; Tim Y the History Guy shares a Black History Month lesson about a local baseball great; and so much more! 

Listen now on Soundcloud! https://soundcloud.com/roussreview/ep-3-animal-welfare

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Winchester Black History: Thomas Laws was a local African-American slave during the Civil War who regularly crossed CSA lines to sell vegetables in Winchester. He served as a messenger between Union Gen. Sheridan and Quaker spy Wright in 1864. His actions provided Sheridan with proof of rumors about reduced CSA forces in Winchester resulting in a decision to attack CSA Gen. Jubal Early and end Confederate occupation of Winchester forever. (Rebecca Wright provided CSA troop strength information to Laws). Watch the below performance which tells the tale of Laws as a spy during the Civil War (written by Sharon Dixon): youtu.be/VsNqv1pMAxU.A performance of Rebecca and Thomas: A Civil War Spy Tale took place at the Josephine School Community Museum in Berryville on Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

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Winchester Frederick Clarke Crime Solvers has partnered with Anderson Software to bring the P3 tip submission app to the region. Tips submitted through the free app are secure and anonymous. You can still submit anonymous tips to the hotline at 54-665-TIPS (8477) or on your desktop at www.p3tips.com. As always, tips leading to an arrest may result in a cash reward. Read more at http://winchesterpolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Press-Release-for-P3-02112019.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

We love our streams and are always looking for ways to educate on how to protect them. Please complete this five-question yes/no evaluation and let us know how we are doing with our public outreach programs: www.winchesterva.gov/ms4-public-outreach-program-evaluation ... See MoreSee Less

“No community had such a friend as he was to us.”
- former Winchester Mayor R.T. Barton
Happy Birthday Charles B. Rouss! We honor Rouss' generous contributions to Winchester every year on February 11. Learn more about C.B. Rouss at www.winchesterva.gov/rouss.
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“No community had such a friend as he was to us.”
- former Winchester Mayor R.T. Barton
Happy Birthday Charles B. Rouss! We honor Rouss generous contributions to Winchester every year on February 11. Learn more about C.B. Rouss at www.winchesterva.gov/rouss.Image attachmentImage attachment

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending February 8, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending February 8, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

Winchester Public Schools: “Starting with a 2-hour delay today. We will monitor and may change if sleet affects road conditions later this morning.” ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Public Schools: “Starting with a 2-hour delay today. We will monitor and may change if sleet affects road conditions later this morning.”

 

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Frederick Co. Schools are closed.

Winter ❄️ Weather ❄️ Advisory from 7:00 PM this evening until 11:00 AM Monday, February 11th. Based on the forecast information there is a 90% chance of precipitation consisting of snow, freezing rain and sleet.

This may result in hazardous driving conditions and untreated surfaces such as sidewalks in the morning.
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Winter ❄️ Weather ❄️ Advisory from 7:00 PM this evening until 11:00 AM Monday, February 11th. Based on the forecast information there is a 90% chance of precipitation consisting of snow, freezing rain and sleet.
 
This may result in hazardous driving conditions and untreated surfaces such as sidewalks in the morning.

 

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Winchester Black History Month Quiz: Who am I?
- Born in Winchester 1868
- African-American M.D. and teacher
- Taught Gynecology at Howard University
- 1 of 50 women in the WWI ‘Flying Squadron’
- A founding member of what is now the National Association of University Women (NAUW)
- 1st woman on Howard University Board of Trustees
- Personal friend of Eleanor Roosevelt
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Winchester Black History Month Quiz: Who am I?
- Born in Winchester 1868 
- African-American M.D. and teacher
- Taught Gynecology at Howard University
- 1 of 50 women in the WWI ‘Flying Squadron’
- A founding member of what is now the National Association of University Women (NAUW)
- 1st woman on Howard University Board of Trustees
- Personal friend of Eleanor Roosevelt

 

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Correct! Sara Brown!

Sara Brown. There is currently a play about the Brown family in Winchester. 5 highly successful siblings. All Doctors or Pharamcist.

I truly did not know, but now I do , outstanding achievement and accomplishments.

Never knew! I guess they left Winchester?

Wish I had met her. What an interesting life. Carl what is the name of the play?

Sara Winifred Brown

Wow!!! What an inspiration.

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Sara Brown

WOW!!!

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Check out our 2018 stats and look for our annual report in the coming weeks. ... See MoreSee Less

The next round of Ballroom Dancing classes at Jim Barnett Park begin March 20. Register by March 14! Learn to Tango, Waltz, Swing, and Salsa while you have fun, get some exercise, and meet new people. No shoes, experience, or partner required! Pricing, location, and additional information on page 5 of the Activity Guide. www.winchesterva.gov/parks/activity-guide

Register now: webtrac.winchesterva.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.html?wbp=1&xxmod=AR&xxcim=0&xxfrom=wb0330.htm...
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The next round of Ballroom Dancing classes at Jim Barnett Park begin March 20. Register by March 14! Learn to Tango, Waltz, Swing, and Salsa while you have fun, get some exercise, and meet new people. No shoes, experience, or partner required! Pricing, location, and additional information on page 5 of the Activity Guide. http://www.winchesterva.gov/parks/activity-guide 

Register now: https://webtrac.winchesterva.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.html?wbp=1&xxmod=AR&xxcim=0&xxfrom=wb0330.html&xxrowid=0x0000000003c86781

A young George Washington stopped by the Old Town 2019 events press conference today to help celebrate the kickoff of Winchester’s 275th anniversary (1744-2019). www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary ... See MoreSee Less

A young George Washington stopped by the Old Town 2019 events press conference today to help celebrate the kickoff of Winchester’s 275th anniversary (1744-2019). www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary

 

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The Winchester Hiram Lodge No. 21 A.F. & A.M. will be laying a wreath at Geo. Washington's HQ on President's Day at noon.

Maybe he can take a detour to Richmond. I hear there may be three government positions opening soon.

Thank you for introducing me to the term “Bicenterquasquigenary”!

The 2018-2019 Leaf Collection Season is now complete. The leaves collected will be composted and provided for free to local residents. More info: www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/leaf-collection ... See MoreSee Less

The 2018-2019 Leaf Collection Season is now complete. The leaves collected will be composted and provided for free to local residents. More info: www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/leaf-collection

Winchester Parks & Recreation is currently seeking a water yoga instructor. Class times are TU/TH, 11 am-noon at the Jim Barnett Park indoor pool. Contact Molly for more information at 540-662-4946 or molly.knapp@winchesterva.gov. ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Parks & Recreation is currently seeking a water yoga instructor. Class times are TU/TH, 11 am-noon at the Jim Barnett Park indoor pool. Contact Molly for more information at 540-662-4946 or molly.knapp@winchesterva.gov.

The next Rouss Review podcast will be released February 14. Send us your trivia questions to be answered by Barry Lee in the Now U Know segment! Comment below or submit online @ www.winchesterva.gov/rouss-review ... See MoreSee Less

The next Rouss Review podcast will be released February 14. Send us your trivia questions to be answered by Barry Lee in the Now U Know segment! Comment below or submit online @ https://www.winchesterva.gov/rouss-review

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending February 1, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending February 1, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

We love our streams and are always looking for ways to educate on how to protect them. Please complete this five-question yes/no evaluation and let us know how we are doing with our public outreach programs: www.winchesterva.gov/ms4-public-outreach-program-evaluation ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow is the last day to register for the February 9th Winter Wellness Workshop. Details: winchesterva.gov/parks ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow is the last day to register for the February 9th Winter Wellness Workshop. Details: winchesterva.gov/parks

Register for the February 15-March 8 Farm to Table session by February 6. Details at winchesterva.gov/parks ... See MoreSee Less

Register for the February 15-March 8 Farm to Table session by February 6. Details at winchesterva.gov/parks

 

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Rachel made me think of you

Join us for this workshop where you'll be able to "make-n-take" your very own rain barrel! Register by March 2. Fee: $25 ($28 for non-city residents). More details and registration information online at www.winchesterva.gov/parks ... See MoreSee Less

Join us for this workshop where youll be able to make-n-take your very own rain barrel! Register by March 2. Fee: $25 ($28 for non-city residents). More details and registration information online at www.winchesterva.gov/parks

 

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I don’t see this mentioned on the Parks and Rec website - can you post a direct link to the registration?

Who do I contact to sign up for this class?

What is $28NR?

Winchester Transit is closed today due to inclement weather and will reopen on Saturday, 2/2 at 8:50 am. ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Transit is closed today due to inclement weather and will reopen on Saturday, 2/2 at 8:50 am.

Today's (2/1) trash collection has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 6 due to inclement weather and staff needing to focus on snow plowing. Thank you for your understanding. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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It’s unfortunate to be just learning this at 11:25 AM on Friday, but I do understand the snow is a dynamic event. From a logical standpoint, now you plan to collect Southside trash on Wednesday Feb 6 and then again on Friday, February 8? That doesn’t make any sense. Why don’t you just move today’s trash collection to Friday, February 8.

UPDATE: Snow Plan B has been activated in the city (9:55 am, 2/1). For snow plan procedures, visit www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/snow-policy-procedures. ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE: Snow Plan B has been activated in the city (9:55 am, 2/1). For snow plan procedures, visit www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/snow-policy-procedures.

 

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Is anyone going to update the City's website? I'm trying to find something a little more official looking than a FB post to provide to my employer, and the website still shows Plan A.

Water Aerobics at 10:00 a.m. is now canceled. Tonight's PB&J Club evening session is also canceled. ... See MoreSee Less

Water Aerobics at 10:00 a.m. is now canceled. Tonights PB&J Club evening session is also canceled.

Snow Plan A has been activated. For more information on the City's Snow Plans, please visit www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/snow-policy-procedures. ... See MoreSee Less

Snow Plan A has been activated. For more information on the Citys Snow Plans, please visit www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/snow-policy-procedures.

 

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Snow Plan B is now active (as of 9:50 am). Snow plowing activities by the City’s Snow Team have started. Drive only when necessary.

Are they still picking up trash today?

Is the pool opened it not? I can't figure it out from reading anything about the park!

Sorry I'm new to the area (and weather- moved from Phoenix lol) what does this mean.... I work in Winchester.

It means tHe city is shut down and we're screwed unless you have plenty of milk bread and TP 😄

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Winchester Public Schools is closed today (2/1). Winchester Parks and Rec’s No School Day child care program will open at 9 am. Bring a packed lunch. Call 540-662-4946 for details. www.winchesterva.gov/parks ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Public Schools is closed today (2/1). Winchester Parks and Rec’s No School Day child care program will open at 9 am. Bring a packed lunch. Call 540-662-4946 for details. www.winchesterva.gov/parks

You may not be able to fly, scale a building, or have heat vision, but that doesn't mean you can't be a hero! The Winchester Department of Social Services is actively hiring for Family Services Specialists and Family Partnership Facilitators. Apply now!
www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva?page=1
(P.S. - if you can fly, scale a building, or have heat vision, be sure to list that on your resume). 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️
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Weather Forecast:
Tonight (1/31) = Scattered snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday (2/1) = Snow showers likely before noon, then snow likely after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday Night = Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21 degrees. Calm wind.
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Weather Forecast: 
Tonight (1/31) = Scattered snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday (2/1) = Snow showers likely before noon, then snow likely after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday Night = Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21 degrees. Calm wind.

 

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Updated Forecast (2/1, 8:30 am): Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 3:00 PM this afternoon for the area. The snow fall accumulation have been modified from less than 1” to total accumulation of 1” – 3”. The temperature is currently 14 degrees and there is it will rise slowly but there is no indication it will rise above the freezing mark.

Winchester Public Schools is closed tomorrow (1/31). Winchester Parks and Rec’s No School Day child care program will open at 9 am. Bring a packed lunch. Call 540-662-4946 for details. www.winchesterva.gov/parks ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Public Schools is closed tomorrow (1/31). Winchester Parks and Rec’s No School Day child care program will open at 9 am. Bring a packed lunch. Call 540-662-4946 for details. www.winchesterva.gov/parks

 

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Lara Wiswesser-Rogers

Will the Hive be open for the no school day?

UPDATE (1:50 pm): Snow Plan A has been canceled.

Snow Plan A has been reactivated (11:30 am, 1/30).
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UPDATE (1:50 pm): Snow Plan A has been canceled. 

Snow Plan A has been reactivated (11:30 am, 1/30).

NWS: A Wind Advisory went into effect at 9:00 AM this morning and extends until 6:00 PM this evening (1/30). Tonight, the temperature is forecasted to be 1 degree with a Wind Chill of -15 degrees. There is also a chance of snow squalls today which could result in low visibility and some hazardous driving conditions. A Wind Chill Advisory goes into effect at 6:00 PM this evening and continues until 12:00 PM tomorrow (1/31). ... See MoreSee Less

NWS: A Wind Advisory went into effect at 9:00 AM this morning and extends until 6:00 PM this evening (1/30). Tonight, the temperature is forecasted to be 1 degree with a Wind Chill of -15 degrees. There is also a chance of snow squalls today which could result in low visibility and some hazardous driving conditions. A Wind Chill Advisory goes into effect at 6:00 PM this evening and continues until 12:00 PM tomorrow (1/31).

 

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I think you mean *squalls...

Winchester Public Schools are operating on a two-hour delay today (1/30). ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Public Schools are operating on a two-hour delay today (1/30).

3 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

**UPDATE** Roads have been reopened. ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE: Crews are working to clear an accident involving a tractor trailer on Papermill Road near Shawnee Drive. This part of Papermill Road will be closed for at least the next hour. Please avoid the area. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

The Winchester Circuit Court Clerk's Office is closing at 4 PM today (1/29) due to inclement weather conditions. ... See MoreSee Less

The Winchester Circuit Court Clerks Office is closing at 4 PM today (1/29) due to inclement weather conditions.

Snowfall in slow-mo is so pretty! ❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Mi cyty

Awww, I love your posts!

No snowfall is even prettier :-)

Winchester Public Schools are closing early today due to the inclement weather expected (Elementary students will dismiss at 11:20am. Students in intermediate, middle, and high school will be dismissed at 12:20pm.) The Winchester Parks & Recreation HIVE after-school child care will offered (weather permitting). Check www.winchesterva.gov/parks for updates or call 540-662-4946. ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Public Schools are closing early today due to the inclement weather expected (Elementary students will dismiss at 11:20am. Students in intermediate, middle, and high school will be dismissed at 12:20pm.) The Winchester Parks & Recreation HIVE after-school child care will offered (weather permitting). Check www.winchesterva.gov/parks for updates or call 540-662-4946.

 

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Ashley Speakman you don’t get a snow day! 😊

Stephanie Dorsey

Rosanna Marie

Looks like the area might get 1-2 inches of snow, freezing temperatures, increasing wind and wind chill in the single digits tomorrow between 1 am-10 pm. Currently, there are no Advisories, Watches or Warnings posted but all indications forecast precipitation for our area. Current NWS forecast below...
TUESDAY: A chance of rain and snow before 10am, then snow. High near 37. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Snow likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
WEDNESDAY: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 25. Wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
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Looks like the area might get 1-2 inches of snow, freezing temperatures, increasing wind and wind chill in the single digits tomorrow between 1 am-10 pm. Currently, there are no Advisories, Watches or Warnings posted but all indications forecast precipitation for our area. Current NWS forecast below...
TUESDAY: A chance of rain and snow before 10am, then snow. High near 37. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Snow likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
WEDNESDAY: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 25. Wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

 

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Updated Forecast (1/29, 4 pm): Winter Weather Advisory has been extended until 6 pm this evening. Total snow accumulation expected is 1-2 inches.

Updated Forecast (1/29, 8 am): Precipitation in the form of rain and snow is expected today with total accumulations of less than 1”. Temperatures are anticipated to plummet to a low of 15 degrees tonight and a low of 3 degrees Wednesday night. A Winter Weather Advisory is effect today and tonight and a Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for today through Wednesday night.

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending January 25, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending January 25, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

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City of Winchester VA - Local Government

The Public Works crew serves the community in a variety of ways and learning CPR so they can respond as needed for our residents is going above and beyond. We’re so proud to have them on our team! Thank you Winchester Fire and Rescue!Instructing the Public Works team the past two days in First Aid/CPR/AED. So awesome for the City employees wanting to be knowledgeable in the life saving skills and the supervisors supporting the employees. Keep up the good work everyone. Learning these skills makes for a safer community. Over the past two days we either certified or refreshed 19 personnel. ... See MoreSee Less

The Public Works crew serves the community in a variety of ways and learning CPR so they can respond as needed for our residents is going above and beyond. We’re so proud to have them on our team! Thank you Winchester Fire and Rescue!Image attachment

We broke out the chalkboard for National Compliment Day! City employees complimented their co-workers, family, friends, and awesome residents. 🤩 (be sure to watch in HD) ... See MoreSee Less

The Snowflake Soiree, scheduled for February 1 at Jim Barnett Park, has been canceled. ... See MoreSee Less

The Snowflake Soiree, scheduled for February 1 at Jim Barnett Park, has been canceled.

Winchester Public Schools will be operating on a two-hour delay Tuesday, January 22. ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Public Schools will be operating on a two-hour delay Tuesday, January 22.

Reminder: Today's (1/21) recycling is rescheduled for Wednesday, 1/23. Yard waste season is over until 3/20. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending January 18, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending January 18, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Remember your outside pets during this frigid winter weather. Bring them in if you can or provide warm shelter and protection from the wind. For advice on how cold is too cold for your dog/pet, visit www.petmd.com/dog/care/how-cold-too-cold-dog. ... See MoreSee Less

Remember your outside pets during this frigid winter weather. Bring them in if you can or provide warm shelter and protection from the wind. For advice on how cold is too cold for your dog/pet, visit www.petmd.com/dog/care/how-cold-too-cold-dog.

 

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The laws in VA (Winchester included) are non existent. There are many animals suffering out in the cold right now & the police won't do anything except make sure they have a doghouse & water that's not frozen. There is no help for them....

REMINDER: Monday's (1/21) recycling collection is moved to Wednesday (1/23) due to the MLK, Jr. holiday. City offices, WinTran, courts, Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Voter Registrar's office and Old Town Welcome Center are closed on 1/21. www.winchesterva.gov/government/holiday-schedule ... See MoreSee Less

REMINDER: Mondays (1/21) recycling collection is moved to Wednesday (1/23) due to the MLK, Jr. holiday. City offices, WinTran, courts, Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Voter Registrars office and Old Town Welcome Center are closed on 1/21. www.winchesterva.gov/government/holiday-schedule

 

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When is the last day of yard waste that was scheduled for Jan. 16th being rescheduled as it was cancelled last week due to snow?

❗️NEW on the Rouss Review podcast! Submit your trivia questions about Winchester and have them answered by 92.5 WINC FM's Barry Lee on the Now U Know segment. Ever wonder who Jim Barnett was? Why street signs in certain areas are black and white? Get answers to those questions and more. www.winchesterva.gov/rouss-review ... See MoreSee Less

❗️NEW on the Rouss Review podcast! Submit your trivia questions about Winchester and have them answered by 92.5 WINC FMs Barry Lee on the Now U Know segment. Ever wonder who Jim Barnett was? Why street signs in certain areas are black and white? Get answers to those questions and more. https://www.winchesterva.gov/rouss-review

4 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Winchester Police are assisting Winchester Public Schools with the evacuation of students at Daniel Morgan Middle School. This is being done as a precaution for a bomb threat that was made this morning. The students will return to the school once it has been cleared by law enforcement personnel. Winchester Public Schools will update parents soon with additional information. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Sounds to me like the kids weren't taking "no" as an answer to whether they'd get a snow day today.

UPDATE: The Rec Center will open to the public at 1:30 pm (1/18).

The Jim Barnett Park Rec Center will be closed effective immediately (1/18, 11:30 am) until further notice. The Park's HIVE after-school child care program will still be offered and will operate as normal. Thank you for your understanding.
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The park will reopen at 1:30 pm. Thank you for your patience.

What is the reason for the closing?

DMMS evacuation

Winter Storm Watch (NWS): The forecasted precipitation may create hazardous conditions for driving and foot travel. Should we receive sleet and/or freezing rain, falling limbs, trees, overhead cables and power outages could occur. The extremely cold temperatures coupled with winds create a serious potential for wind chill and frost bite. Those needing to be outside should use caution, limit exposure, stay dry and dress in layers. FORECAST:
Saturday = A chance of snow before 1pm, then snow, freezing rain, and sleet. High near 35. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.
Saturday Night = Rain or freezing rain before 10pm, then rain, freezing rain, and sleet between 10pm and 4am, then rain likely after 4am. Low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.3 of an inch possible. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday = Rain likely, possibly mixed with snow showers, mainly before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Northwest wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night = Partly cloudy, with a low around 8 degrees.
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Winter Storm Watch (NWS): The forecasted precipitation may create hazardous conditions for driving and foot travel. Should we receive sleet and/or freezing rain, falling limbs, trees, overhead cables and power outages could occur. The extremely cold temperatures coupled with winds create a serious potential for wind chill and frost bite. Those needing to be outside should use caution, limit exposure, stay dry and dress in layers. FORECAST:
Saturday = A chance of snow before 1pm, then snow, freezing rain, and sleet. High near 35. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.
Saturday Night = Rain or freezing rain before 10pm, then rain, freezing rain, and sleet between 10pm and 4am, then rain likely after 4am. Low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.3 of an inch possible. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday = Rain likely, possibly mixed with snow showers, mainly before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Northwest wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night = Partly cloudy, with a low around 8 degrees.

Snow Plan A has been activated in the City of Winchester (1/17, 5:00 pm). www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/snow-policy-procedures ... See MoreSee Less

Snow Plan A has been activated in the City of Winchester (1/17, 5:00 pm). https://www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/snow-policy-procedures

Here it comes again. ❄️ A view from City Hall. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Winchester looks as pretty this time as it did the last time! ❤️ Winchester.

NWS Forecast Update =
Today (1/17): Snow likely, mainly after 4pm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than 1/2" possible.
Tonight (1/17): Periods of snow, mainly before 2am. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1-2" possible.
Saturday (1/19): A chance of snow between 11am-2pm, then snow and sleet. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Saturday Night (1/19): Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 11pm, then rain or freezing rain between 11pm-2am, then rain after 2am. Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Sunday (1/20): Rain or freezing rain before 11am, then rain, snow, and sleet likely between 11am-2pm. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
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NWS Forecast Update = 
Today (1/17): Snow likely, mainly after 4pm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than 1/2 possible.
Tonight (1/17): Periods of snow, mainly before 2am. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1-2 possible.
Saturday (1/19): A chance of snow between 11am-2pm, then snow and sleet. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Saturday Night (1/19): Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 11pm, then rain or freezing rain between 11pm-2am, then rain after 2am. Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Sunday (1/20): Rain or freezing rain before 11am, then rain, snow, and sleet likely between 11am-2pm. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

 

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All City offices and services are operating on normal schedule today (1/18).

City's schedule in observance of MLK, Jr. Day (1/21): City offices closed, WinTran routes canceled, Jim Barnett Park Rec Center closed, and Old Town Welcome Center closed. The Joint Judicial Center is closed on 1/18 & 1/21. Recycling collection on 1/21 is moved to 1/23. www.winchesterva.gov/government/holiday-schedule ... See MoreSee Less

Citys schedule in observance of MLK, Jr. Day (1/21): City offices closed, WinTran routes canceled, Jim Barnett Park Rec Center closed, and Old Town Welcome Center closed. The Joint Judicial Center is closed on 1/18 & 1/21. Recycling collection on 1/21 is moved to 1/23. www.winchesterva.gov/government/holiday-schedule

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This is awesome! Thank you Winchester Fire and Rescue Department and everyone who donated during the 2018 Stuff-A-Truck program. 🚒🚑$1400 in donations from Stuff-a-Truck and the Winchester Fire and Rescue Foundation was put to good use today purchasing winter coats, hats, gloves, and socks for our community members in need. Many thanks to Gina at Walmart Winchester - Wal Mart Dr who helped us with the load, and of course the generous folks who donated funds to make this possible! ... See MoreSee Less

This is awesome! Thank you Winchester Fire and Rescue Department and everyone who donated during the 2018 Stuff-A-Truck program. 🚒🚑Image attachmentImage attachment

On the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m., you can bring your own sewing, crochet, cross stitch, or other craft materials to Jim Barnett Park and join the Sewing & Crafting Club. Call Sabrina at 540-662-4946 for more info. ... See MoreSee Less

On the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m., you can bring your own sewing, crochet, cross stitch, or other craft materials to Jim Barnett Park and join the Sewing & Crafting Club. Call Sabrina at 540-662-4946 for more info.

 

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ℹ️ NEW PROGRAM! Farm to Table at Jim Barnett Park

This four-week course will teach you how to prepare food straight from the farm, focusing on meat and egg products. Fee of $49R/$52NR includes materials. Register for the next session (2/15-3/8) by February 6. Check out the details on page 25 of the Activity Guide! www.winchesterva.gov/parks/activity-guide
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ℹ️ NEW PROGRAM! Farm to Table at Jim Barnett Park 

This four-week course will teach you how to prepare food straight from the farm, focusing on meat and egg products. Fee of $49R/$52NR includes materials. Register for the next session (2/15-3/8) by February 6.  Check out the details on page 25 of the Activity Guide! https://www.winchesterva.gov/parks/activity-guide

 

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More snow in the forecast on Thursday: The forecast indicates the most likely accumulations will be 1”–2” of snow.
Following the Thursday event is the possibility for a winter storm over the weekend. The type of precipitation is somewhat uncertain due to the projected track of the low pressure system. Stay tuned.
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More snow in the forecast on Thursday: The forecast indicates the most likely accumulations will be 1”–2” of snow. 
Following the Thursday event is the possibility for a winter storm over the weekend. The type of precipitation is somewhat uncertain due to the projected track of the low pressure system. Stay tuned.

 

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Son of a.......😳😳😳

Winchester Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday, January 15. ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday, January 15.

Learn to naturally boost your immune system and make DIY throat drops and a chest rub at this Winter Wellness Workshop! Register by 2/2 for the February 9th workshop. Fee: $23R/$26NR; details online at www.winchesterva.gov/sites/default/files/documents/parks/activity-guides/winter-spring2019/activi... ... See MoreSee Less

Learn to naturally boost your immune system and make DIY throat drops and a chest rub at this Winter Wellness Workshop! Register by 2/2 for the February 9th workshop. Fee: $23R/$26NR; details online at https://www.winchesterva.gov/sites/default/files/documents/parks/activity-guides/winter-spring2019/activity-guide-web.pdf

Volunteer to be an Indoor Soccer coach at the Park! The league runs on Saturdays January 19-March 9 and includes two age groups - 5-7 & 8-10. For details, contact Jennifer at Jennifer.Justice@winchesterva.gov. Volunteer coaches must complete a national background check. Training, practice plans and equipment provided to all coaches. ... See MoreSee Less

Volunteer to be an Indoor Soccer coach at the Park! The league runs on Saturdays January 19-March 9 and includes two age groups - 5-7 & 8-10. For details, contact Jennifer at Jennifer.Justice@winchesterva.gov. Volunteer coaches must complete a national background check. Training, practice plans and equipment provided to all coaches.

The Winchester Circuit Court will open at 11 am today. Court cases scheduled for today have been moved to Tuesday, January 15 beginning at 9 am. www.winfredclerk.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

The Winchester Circuit Court will open at 11 am today. Court cases scheduled for today have been moved to Tuesday, January 15 beginning at 9 am. http://www.winfredclerk.com/

 

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Winchester Circuit Court only on this schedule. Frederick Co Circuit Court is open. Juvenile and Domestic and General District Courts are opening at 10:00. Contact your court to inquire as to your case. Cases scheduled 8:30-10:00 in J&DR Court are to report at 10:00.

1 month ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Sledding in Jim Barnett Park is always a good time. Thanks Winchester Aerial for sharing!

Winchester Aerial
Sledding and treescape fun during Winter Storm Gia.
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This was our go to spot as kids!

Traffic cam photos (1/14 at 8:15 am). ... See MoreSee Less

Monday's (1/14) recycling collection is MOVED to Wednesday, January 16. Yard waste collection is canceled. For live undecorated Christmas tree curbside collection, please contact Michael Neese (540-667-1815, ext. 1452 or michael.neese@winchesterva.gov) to schedule a pickup time. ... See MoreSee Less

Mondays (1/14) recycling collection is MOVED to Wednesday, January 16. Yard waste collection is canceled. For live undecorated Christmas tree curbside collection, please contact Michael Neese (540-667-1815, ext. 1452 or michael.neese@winchesterva.gov) to schedule a pickup time.

City offices and the Jim Barnett Park Rec Center will open at 10 am on Monday, January 14. The Park's No School Day will NOT be offered and the indoor pool will open at 1 pm. WinTran routes will begin at 10:40 am. Monday's recycling collection is moved to Wednesday, January 16. Yard waste is canceled on 1/16. Call Michael Neese at 540-667-1815 or email michael.neese@winchesterva.gov to schedule a live Christmas tree curbside pickup. Check back for updates. www.winchesterva.gov/storm-information. ... See MoreSee Less

City offices and the Jim Barnett Park Rec Center will open at 10 am on Monday, January 14. The Parks No School Day will NOT be offered and the indoor pool will open at 1 pm. WinTran routes will begin at 10:40 am. Mondays recycling collection is moved to Wednesday, January 16. Yard waste is canceled on 1/16. Call Michael Neese at 540-667-1815 or email michael.neese@winchesterva.gov to schedule a live Christmas tree curbside pickup. Check back for updates. www.winchesterva.gov/storm-information.

UPDATED: Winchester Public Schools (and Frederick County) are closed Monday, January 14. Winchester Parks & Recreation's No School Day child care program will NOT be offered. Remember to clear your sidewalks when the snow stops so the kids will have a safe route to walk when schools reopen. www.winchesterva.gov/parks/after-school-programs-and-summer-camp ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATED: Winchester Public Schools (and Frederick County) are closed Monday, January 14. Winchester Parks & Recreations No School Day child care program will NOT be offered. Remember to clear your sidewalks when the snow stops so the kids will have a safe route to walk when schools reopen. https://www.winchesterva.gov/parks/after-school-programs-and-summer-camp

With the new snowfall, roads are getting covered again. Thank you for staying in so crews can stay ahead of it. ❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thanks for sharing pictures, it is quite helpful!

Any news on whether the city will be open tomorrow?

Will city offices be open tomorrow?

Traffic cam photos from 2 pm. The Snow Team has cleared all secondary streets and is clearing some tough spots before the next round of snow hits the area. The NWS has extended the Winter Storm Warning to midnight tonight. Another 1-3” is anticipated through the night. Please stay off the roads if possible so the crew can work efficiently. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Kimberly Mohler Maguire they work so efficiently!

Thanks for the information.Snowing again in Baker WV started 2 hours. Be cautious in the early morning for all those who m\

Thank you for the updates!

You are so lucky!!! The beach will plow my street after 2 days of snow fall. Be careful, stay warm.

Have to go to work!!

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The Jim Barnett Park Rec Center is closed today (1/13). www.winchesterva.gov/parks ... See MoreSee Less

 

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The Jim Barnett Park Rec Center will open Monday, January 14 at 10 am. No child care program. The indoor pool will open at 1 pm.

Traffic light cam photos from 7:30 am (1/13). Crews are plowing secondary streets now and ask for vehicles to stay off the roads if possible so they can work quickly. Please keep children from playing in or near roads. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I have to ask. Why is the one street that isn’t open for vehicular traffic the best cleaned?

Is there a web page link to the cameras, like VDOT offers?

Do the traffic cameras record?

These pictures have been very helpful!

Liz Thiel

Great job guys

Here you go Tina Pitcock a look at the roads

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Primary streets and snow emergency routes are mostly clear, so the Snow Team expects to begin plowing the secondary streets at 10 pm. However, crews will have to return to the primary streets and snow emergency routes if snow begins to accumulate again. The Snow Team will continue this cycle in 12 hour shifts 24/7 until the snow stops and roads are clear and safe. ... See MoreSee Less

Primary streets and snow emergency routes are mostly clear, so the Snow Team expects to begin plowing the secondary streets at 10 pm. However, crews will have to return to the primary streets and snow emergency routes if snow begins to accumulate again. The Snow Team will continue this cycle in 12 hour shifts 24/7 until the snow stops and roads are clear and safe.Image attachment

 

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Give credit when its due, terrific job and thank you! Be safe!

From all of those who have to be out tonight or tomorrow for work: Thank you! Stay safe out there!

Thank you! mb

Traffic cam photo update...8:30 pm on Pleasant Valley, Piccadilly and Amherst. ❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

Traffic cam photo update...8:30 pm on Pleasant Valley, Piccadilly and Amherst. ❄️Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Is there a link to the cameras for the public?

I thought they salted the roads...

Charmaine Hicks

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Governor Northam has declared a State of Emergency in advance of the expected winter storm. News release: www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-28-Declaration-Of-A-Stat.... ... See MoreSee Less

Governor Northam has declared a State of Emergency in advance of the expected winter storm. News release: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-28-Declaration-Of-A-State-Of-Emergency-for-The-Commonwealth-Of-Virginia-Due-To-Winter-Weather.pdf.

Traffic light cam photos from 5:55 pm on January 12. Residents are asked to stay off the roads if at at possible so the City's Snow Team can work efficiently. Thank you! Snow response info: www.icontact-archive.com/YUMGRli0ZXSzABkq5BqAx7iiUzAqSbO5?w=3 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Are the cameras open for the public to watch too?

Great Job Guys I’ve seen so many plow trucks running through in Valley Ave @ N Loudoun St , Areas tonight than I’ve seen in past years ... Way to go !!

The roads look clear on this Pic Yeeaah

Jon James this snow is out of control 😂

Hailee Ruffner

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UPDATE: Snow Plan B has been activated in the city (5:30 pm, 1/12). For snow plan procedures, visit www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/snow-policy-procedures. ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE: Snow Plan B has been activated in the city (5:30 pm, 1/12). For snow plan procedures, visit www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/snow-policy-procedures.

At the January 15th Planning Commission meeting, the second PUBLIC HEARING for the senior housing addition to the old hospital structure on Cork Street will be conducted and additional materials presented. Agenda: winchesterva.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx ... See MoreSee Less

At the January 15th Planning Commission meeting, the second PUBLIC HEARING for the senior housing addition to the old hospital structure on Cork Street will be conducted and additional materials presented. Agenda: http://winchesterva.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx

Are you prepared for this weekend's winter weather? Watch the City's latest publiCITY show (released last month) for an explanation of the City's response efforts during snow storms. Stay informed, safe and prepared. ❄️❄️ youtu.be/cwEvGFnypsgPublic Works Division Manager Justin Hall tells host Barry Lee all about the City of Winchester's snow removal process. Learn about the city's Snow Plans, ho... ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Mary Blowe, the City's Chief Financial Officer and Director of Support Services, to be selected by the Governor as the city/towns representative on Virginia's 9-1-1 Services Board.
www.vita.virginia.gov/integrated-services/psc-9-1-1-services/9-1-1-services-board/
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Congratulations to Mary Blowe, the Citys Chief Financial Officer and Director of Support Services, to be selected by the Governor as the city/towns representative on Virginias 9-1-1 Services Board. 
https://www.vita.virginia.gov/integrated-services/psc-9-1-1-services/9-1-1-services-board/

 

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Congrats Mary!

Congratulations Mary.

Congratulations Mary

Congrats Mary well deserved!!

Well done Mary!!

Congratulations

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❄️🌨❄️ is in the forecast for this weekend according to the NWS. 🌨 is expected to begin at 1 pm on Saturday and end Sunday afternoon. Temperatures will remain low (20-30 degrees). Anticipated accumulation of snow is 2-4". Stay safe and remember to prepare for the storm before it arrives. ... See MoreSee Less

❄️🌨❄️ is in the forecast for this weekend according to the NWS. 🌨 is expected to begin at 1 pm on Saturday and end Sunday afternoon. Temperatures will remain low (20-30 degrees). Anticipated accumulation of snow is 2-4. Stay safe and remember to prepare for the storm before it arrives.

 

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Power outage tips from SVEC: • Do not make any attempts to clear trees or other debris from power lines. Note the location, and any other important information regarding these situations, and please contact SVEC immediately at 1-800-234-7832. The cooperative will work to ensure that power is restored as soon as possible. Avoid contact with downed power lines. • To report an outage, contact SVEC at 1-800-234-7832, even if you think your neighbor may have called. It is more effective for SVEC to know the location of all outages. Please do not report outages through SVEC’s social media channels or via email. • Make sure that your cell phone is fully charged, in the event of an outage. • Download the SVEC app, MySVEC, to report your outage and more. Visit www.svec.coop/app.

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The City of Winchester takes the #1 spot in Virginia in the "Best Places to Retire in Every State" list by 24/7 Wall St.
247wallst.com/special-report/2019/01/04/best-places-to-retire-in-every-state/
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The City of Winchester takes the #1 spot in Virginia in the Best Places to Retire in Every State list by 24/7 Wall St. 
https://247wallst.com/special-report/2019/01/04/best-places-to-retire-in-every-state/

 

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Joe Marine

I know what I am talking 😁😁😁😁

Maybe I should consider moving back to Winchester. Loved living there for 15 years. It is a beautiful town close to Maryland, D.C., Pa., and West Virginia.

Barry Lee of 92.5 WINC FM will host our brand new podcast, the Rouss Review! Listen tomorrow at 5 p.m. as Barry sits down with Refuse & Recycling Director Michael Neese to discuss changes to the recycling program. Hear from City Manager Eden Freeman as she delivers the first of her quarterly State of the City addresses. Learn a little bit about Winchester's history from resident historian and Planning Director Tim Youmans. Find out about upcoming events and programs. soundcloud.com/roussreview ... See MoreSee Less

Barry Lee of 92.5 WINC FM will host our brand new podcast, the Rouss Review! Listen tomorrow at 5 p.m. as Barry sits down with Refuse & Recycling Director Michael Neese to discuss changes to the recycling program. Hear from City Manager Eden Freeman as she delivers the first of her quarterly State of the City addresses. Learn a little bit about Winchesters history from resident historian and Planning Director Tim Youmans. Find out about upcoming events and programs. https://soundcloud.com/roussreview

 

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The Rouss Review is now available! Check it out at https://soundcloud.com/roussreview.

Watch the Mayor's 2018 Annual Report! Stay tuned 'til the end for a little humor. youtu.be/Fn_wYiKGixc ... See MoreSee Less

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