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Today's CitE-News issue has arrived. Check it out this weekly newsletter for current City of Winchester news, events and more. Stay informed. Have CitE-News delivered to your inbox each week. Subscribe online and view today's and past issues at www.winchesterva.gov/enews. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays CitE-News issue has arrived. Check it out this weekly newsletter for current City of Winchester news, events and more. Stay informed. Have CitE-News delivered to your inbox each week. Subscribe online and view todays and past issues at www.winchesterva.gov/enews.

Get Alerts via text, email or phone: Trash/recycling collection changes, scheduled road closures, snow plan activation, City facility closures, and more. Sign up at www.winchesterva.gov/getalerts (remember to select which alert "subscriptions" you want to receive). ... See MoreSee Less

Get Alerts via text, email or phone: Trash/recycling collection changes, scheduled road closures, snow plan activation, City facility closures, and more. Sign up at https://www.winchesterva.gov/getalerts (remember to select which alert subscriptions you want to receive).

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City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Sign up now and save your spot for these popular WPD programs! Explore the Winchester Police Department and get to know officers. πŸš“ Citizen Police Academy graduates will have the opportunity to become VIPs (Volunteers in Policing). See below for registration info.

Winchester Police Department
The WPD's popular Citizen and Teen Citizen Police Academies are BACK this fall!
πŸ”— Teen Academy (13-17 y.o.) info & easy online application: winchesterpolice.org/teen-citizens-police-academy
πŸ”— Citizen Academy (18+) info and application download:
winchesterpolice.org/citizen-police-academy
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Please DO NOT put the items pictured in your recycling bin for curbside collection. ACCEPTED: All rinsed plastic bottles and jugs (no caps), metal jar tops, metal cans, paper & cardboard. PLEASE: Find ways to reduce/reuse. www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/refuse ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for the clarification!

Thanks for the update!!

If you buy from local farmers markets you can eliminate the need to recycle. Also, some of the local dairy farmers offer returnable bottles. Same with brewery growlers. Use your own containers to buy from the bulk sections of grocery stores. We need to start thinking differently, eliminating waste v. relying on recycling.

Thank you! This is very helpful. Cyndi Solenberger, John T. Solenberger Jr.

OK. I'm confused. The Winchester Star just published an article saying that plastics except bags were all being recycled now, in a new contract. www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/plastic-recycling-to-continue-in-frederick-county/article_...

Clarity is needed. I read the guidelines and have been very adamant about following them. It clearly states plastic 1&2 can be recycled. The only food containers I put out are 1 & 2. Is this stating that only BOTTLE shaped items that are 1 & 2 accepted? Nothing else, even though they are clearly marked 1 or 2?

WOW, very informative and did not realize how little is getting recycled out of my bins.

City of Winchester, I would love to see the city (and perhaps the county even) consider the approach that Ocean City, MD now partakes in. I am all for recycling, but the harder it gets to be compliant the harder it is going to be for people to be willing to participate. Their method makes things easy for everyone to participate! oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/public-works/recycling/ Whether the first method I suggested is chosen or not I’d also like to see the city contact Fairfax County and see if there’s a way that we can participate in their new glass recycling program. Perhaps they would allow some collection containers out here? www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/news/regional-approach-glass-recycling-leads-creation-purple-ca...

Helpful. Thanks. Sorry to see the elimination of glass. Can you tell us where to go with glass for recycling?

This has gotten out of hand. Trucks have stopped picking up ALL but cardboard from downtown businesses, especially those without dumpsters! Small business is taking a beating as well as average homeowners and renters. This is your customer base!!! Fire that contractor or renegotiate the cities recycling fees but stop passing the buck to the tax payers!!! Add this to the parking Gestapo and the end result is a downtown that only works for 2 hour shoppers who use cardboard only and leave so the next CONSUMER can take the same parking space!! making it harder to recycle is the dumbest thing I've heard today...

Love this post, thank you for sharing. I think many people (myself included) don't always understand what can and shouldn't be recycled. A post like this should be made periodically, as a reminder. Or send a mailer out as a reminder. Education would go a long way. Thanks!

What the city should do is remind people that TREX recycles bags and other plastics!! Several of our local schools even have drop off locations at the schools, and have a little competition for who donates the most recyclables!!

All of those items ARE recyclable. I would gladly pay more in taxes if it meant the city could hire a competent recycling vendor that actually recycled ALL recyclables. We should be putting more energy/$$$ into recycling rather than into the landfill.

My husband forgot and accidentally set out our recycling with a bunch of glass last week. It wasn't picked up at all! But then again, neither was most of the recycling on our block. This week was much better. If we goof and include items that shouldn't be there, is that the policy? That it won't be picked up?

If none of these things is acceptable, then what is the use or, rather non use of your recycling program....

I thought plastics 1 and 2 were still collected!? Some of the berry containers I buy ARE those numbers? Now I'm even more confused πŸ€”

As for the plastic bags, you can take them to Kohls or Walmart. They have a container that they collect te bags in and I think a seperate company comes in to collect them.

When I lived in Winchester I threw everything away. I used the blue bin in my garage lol.

This has gotten ridiculous. If we can’t recycle all that stuff then we need to be allowed to put out more than 3 bags on trash day!

Could the people who are saying things like, “well, I guess we won’t bother anymore,” and, “it’s too much work,” explain why they think that? The rule has always been that mixed recyclables had to be clean before putting them in the bin, and there have always been limits on what was allowed. It seems to me that knowing you only have to clean out two types of plastic for recycling, and can put the rest in the trash = less work. It’s ironic that so many people are complaining about having to do the very things that might have prevented this problem.

Or maybe. Just maybe. Winchester can go back to recycling all recyclable items regardless of their profit margins.

Some of the comments in here are political for NO reason. People are merely asking questions to understand. If people are recycling it’s because we want to. Leave the political comments out. Has nothing to do with being a “snowflake” or liberal!!

This is crazy. If we can't fully recycle then why do it. I dont have time to think about what we can and cant recycle

Why not plastic caps ?

I guess we can just throw it all in the trash. Seems as though it’s not that important to our locality except for the extra charges. 😒

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REMINDER: The first Recycling Open Town Halls will be held Tuesday, August 20 at 10 am (Rouss City Hall, Council Chambers) and 6 pm (Jim Barnett Park, Social Hall). Learn more about the recycling industry, get tips on how to reduce/reuse, and ask questions during the Q&A portion. Hosted by the City's Refuse & Recycling Manager. More Town Halls: 8/28 & 8/31. www.winchesterva.gov/getengaged ... See MoreSee Less

REMINDER: The first Recycling Open Town Halls will be held Tuesday, August 20 at 10 am (Rouss City Hall, Council Chambers) and 6 pm (Jim Barnett Park, Social Hall). Learn more about the recycling industry, get tips on how to reduce/reuse, and ask questions during the Q&A portion. Hosted by the Citys Refuse & Recycling Manager. More Town Halls: 8/28 & 8/31. www.winchesterva.gov/getengaged

Winchester Parks & Recreation is hiring lifeguards. πŸŠβ€β™€οΈApply today online: agency.governmentjobs.com/winchesterva/default.cfm. Not certified? No problem! The next lifeguard certification training at Jim Barnett park is September 6-8. Register by 8/29, attend class, pass the test, get hired! www.winchesterva.gov/parks/aquatics ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Parks & Recreation is hiring lifeguards. πŸŠβ€β™€οΈApply today online: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winchesterva/default.cfm. Not certified? No problem! The next lifeguard certification training at Jim Barnett park is September 6-8. Register by 8/29, attend class, pass the test, get hired! www.winchesterva.gov/parks/aquatics

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The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending August 16, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending August 16, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

Happy Monday, job seekers! This week we're continuing with the Monday Market, a weekly posting by the City's Human Resources team that will feature one of the many rewarding careers currently "on the market." A complete listing is available at the Jobs tab on www.winchesterva.gov/.

πŸ’₯ Today's featured position: Program Manager (Winchester Department of Social Services)
πŸ”— Details and application: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2500162/program-manager-department-of-social-ser...
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Happy Monday, job seekers! This week were continuing with the Monday Market, a weekly posting by the Citys Human Resources team that will feature one of the many rewarding careers currently on the market. A complete listing is available at the Jobs tab on https://www.winchesterva.gov/.

πŸ’₯ Todays featured position: Program Manager (Winchester Department of Social Services)
πŸ”— Details and application: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2500162/program-manager-department-of-social-services?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

3 days ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Congratulations, Lt. DeHaven! πŸš’πŸš‘ We're so proud of you and are grateful to have you on our team!!Lt. Drew DeHaven completed year two of the managing officer program at the National Fire Academy the past two weeks.

The program helps fire officers to embrace and grow as a professional in the fire service and enjoy a national perspective of growth along with networking throughout the country with like leaders.

If you see Lt DeHaven out and about congratulate him on a job well done.
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Congratulations, Lt. DeHaven! πŸš’πŸš‘ Were so proud of you and are grateful to have you on our team!!Image attachment

SEEKING: Water aerobics instructors for Winchester Parks & Recreation's TU/TH, 7-8 pm class (indoor pool). Contact aquatics staff at 540-662-4946 to express your interest and for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

SEEKING: Water aerobics instructors for Winchester Parks & Recreations TU/TH, 7-8 pm class (indoor pool). Contact aquatics staff at 540-662-4946 to express your interest and for more information.

VDOT Announcement: Work on Papermill Road (8/24-8/31) in the county will close a portion of the road and may affect Winchester traffic due to the detour. Details: www.virginiadot.org/newsroom/staunton/2019/route-644-in-frederick-county-closed-august-24-318-13-... ... See MoreSee Less

VDOT Announcement: Work on Papermill Road (8/24-8/31) in the county will close a portion of the road and may affect Winchester traffic due to the detour. Details: www.virginiadot.org/newsroom/staunton/2019/route-644-in-frederick-county-closed-august-24-318-13-2019.asp

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If only there were a road connecting Tevis St, over 81 and out to 522, maybe even eventually the airport.

That roundabout is so pointless. It’s going to cause more problems then anything’s.

How will this effect Frederick Co school kids getting to 522 parents and buses will have to go the whole way around . That’s a long detour with town traffic and lights .

That is one hell of a detour!

Joey Player tell Jon. They fixing the road at subdivision entrance next to cemetary

Getting carried away with all fhese roundarounds

Tim Edgell

Meghan Holbrook will this affect us?

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The new episode of publiCITY will be out August 28 and feature Winchester Public Schools Superintendent Jason Van Heukelum as he discusses the development of the Emil and Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center and the renovation of the Douglas Community Learning Center. New episodes are released the last Wednesday of each month and you can catch reruns on Comcast Channel 6 throughout the week - or, view our archive of episodes from seasons 1 and 2 on our YouTube channel!
πŸ“Ί www.youtube.com/user/CityOfWinchesterVA

Also, this informative web show is hosted by local celebrity Barry Lee of 92.5 WINC FM 🀩 With star power that like, it's impossible not to watch.
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Now conducting a flow test of the fire hydrant outside City Hall on Cameron Street πŸ’¦ ... See MoreSee Less

Now conducting a flow test of the fire hydrant outside City Hall on Cameron Street πŸ’¦

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Zoyla Haddock be careful where you walk

Development Services Director Shawn Hershberger fills in host Barry Lee of 92.5 WINC-FM about the recent restructuring of the Economic Redevelopment office.

Also in this episode:
β€’ State of the City with City Manager Eden Freeman
β€’ Job Talk (abbreviated)
β€’ Now U Know - Zoning ordinances
β€’ Upcoming Events & Programs

Listen now on Soundcloud or stream on Apple Podcasts.
soundcloud.com/roussreview/economic-redevelopment/s-QPSNX
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Development Services Director Shawn Hershberger fills in host Barry Lee of 92.5 WINC-FM about the recent restructuring of the Economic Redevelopment office.
 
Also in this episode:
β€’ State of the City with City Manager Eden Freeman
β€’ Job Talk (abbreviated)
β€’ Now U Know - Zoning ordinances
β€’ Upcoming Events & Programs

Listen now on Soundcloud or stream on Apple Podcasts. 
https://soundcloud.com/roussreview/economic-redevelopment/s-QPSNX

It’s shift change at the front desk! Charles and Pam are 2 of the 3 voices of City Hall - be sure to say β€œhi” next time you pass by the switchboard! πŸ‘‹βœ‹πŸ‘‹βœ‹ ... See MoreSee Less

It’s shift change at the front desk! Charles and Pam are 2 of the 3 voices of City Hall - be sure to say β€œhi” next time you pass by the switchboard! πŸ‘‹βœ‹πŸ‘‹βœ‹

The US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington has issued the following Hazardous Weather Outlook for our area:

⚠️ DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
There is an isolated threat for severe storms this afternoon and evening. Locally damaging winds are the main threat. Scattered thunderstorms will also contain locally heavy rainfall which could lead to isolated instances of flash flooding. ⚠️

Keep an eye on the weather and stay safe!
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Todays issue of CitE-News is here! Check it out and stay informed. http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=230480&f=10474&s=11884&m=837813&t=168638b44e426983819123a71a359c3cbbe6922207e5d4515fb38346992e5ab2

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Restaurants and grocerie stores. Everyone should recycle ♻️ make recycling easy for everyone

Michael Recycle!

Mike!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Register by Monday, August 19 for Winchester Parks & Recreation's Flag Football League (ages 5-7 or 8-10). Beginning August 28, practices will be held on Wednesday evenings and games on Saturday mornings. (Activity #: 631643). More info: www.winchesterva.gov/parks/athletics ... See MoreSee Less

Register by Monday, August 19 for Winchester Parks & Recreations Flag Football League (ages 5-7 or 8-10). Beginning August 28, practices will be held on Wednesday evenings and games on Saturday mornings. (Activity #: 631643). More info: www.winchesterva.gov/parks/athletics

1 week ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

πŸš“ Don't miss out on this unique experience to learn about the Winchester PD and law enforcement in our community. πŸŽ‰Apply now to save your spot. πŸŽ‰ Space is limited.πŸ“£ Area 13-17 year-olds are invited to apply for the WPD's upcoming Teen Citizen Academy! Held from 8 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, this one-day crash course will introduce participants to WPD officers and provide exclusive insight into the workings of the department. Perfect for students interested in pursuing careers in law enforcement or criminal justice! Fill out the easy online application right from your phone:
πŸ“² winchesterpolice.org/teen-citizens-police-academy
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πŸš“ Dont miss out on this unique experience to learn about the Winchester PD and law enforcement in our community. πŸŽ‰Apply now to save your spot. πŸŽ‰ Space is limited.

NWS Forecast: Scattered severe thunderstorms β›ˆ are possible today. The primary threat is damaging wind gusts. Stay safe! Remember to avoid areas of flooding and turn around, don’t drown. ... See MoreSee Less

NWS Forecast: Scattered severe thunderstorms β›ˆ  are possible today. The primary threat is damaging wind gusts. Stay safe! Remember to avoid areas of flooding and turn around, don’t drown.

Hey, job seekers! Welcome to The Monday Market, a weekly posting by the City's Human Resources team that will feature one of the many rewarding careers currently "on the market." A complete listing is available at the Jobs tab on www.winchesterva.gov/.

πŸ’₯ Today's featured position: Full-time Electrician (Opequon Water Reclamation Facility)
πŸ”— Details and application: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2260439/electrician?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
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Hey, job seekers! Welcome to The Monday Market, a weekly posting by the Citys Human Resources team that will feature one of the many rewarding careers currently on the market. A complete listing is available at the Jobs tab on https://www.winchesterva.gov/. 

πŸ’₯ Todays featured position: Full-time Electrician (Opequon Water Reclamation Facility)
πŸ”— Details and application: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2260439/electrician?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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Zoyla Haddock something new

Blasting will occur today (8/12/19) between 9 am-4 pm at the Strothers Lane water tank construction site. ... See MoreSee Less

Blasting will occur today (8/12/19) between 9 am-4 pm at the Strothers Lane water tank construction site.

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending August 9, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending August 9, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

This just in - the Megalopolis threatens the global recycling markets! The fate of Winchester's recycling program hangs in the balance...with paper, plastics, and aluminum overflowing curbside collection bins, what is the City to do?? Who will be there to ensure that the city - nay, the planet - is saved from being overtaken by mountains of unsightly waste???

MICHAEL RECYCLE is here to save the day, the City of Winchester, and the PLANET! 🌎
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Cool story, right? Keep up with Michael Recycle (inspired by the City's very own recycling hero, Refuse & Recycling Manager Michael Neese) and the Service League on this page and on our website: www.winchesterva.gov/service-league

Meet Michael Recycle in the flesh at the upcoming town halls to discuss the future of the recycling program in Winchester: www.winchesterva.gov/community-engagement-activities
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Is the city still picking up glass/plastic/metal? For the second week in a row (and third time in five weeks) only the paper has been picked up from in front of my house.

Submitting a 3-1-1 service request just got even easier with new texting option. Three ways to send your request to City staff:
1. Submit via our website - www.winchesterva.gov/knowledgebase
2. Submit via our mobile app - www.winchesterva.gov/pio/city-app
3. NEW! Text Citibot - www.winchesterva.gov/citibot
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Submitting a 3-1-1 service request just got even easier with new texting option. Three ways to send your request to City staff: 
1. Submit via our website - www.winchesterva.gov/knowledgebase
2. Submit via our mobile app - www.winchesterva.gov/pio/city-app
3. NEW! Text Citibot - www.winchesterva.gov/citibot

Check out this week's CitE-News issue for current City of Winchester news, events and more. Have CitE-News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe online at www.winchesterva.gov/enews. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out this weeks CitE-News issue for current City of Winchester news, events and more. Have CitE-News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe online at www.winchesterva.gov/enews.

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Yes, this is a thing thanks to you, Michael Neese, you green spandex wearing weirdo! You are Winchester’s R^4 man! In the good fight to restore health to the Shenandoah Valley and heal mother earth. Faster than a second thought about buying plastic, more powerful than REUSEing cups and bottles, able to REPURPOSE old tires with the creative mind of an artist. Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a trash collecting drone! RECYCLE man!

Best man in the business! This is a wonderful interpretation!

I've gotta ask...what's taking so long in getting this recycling mess sorted out?

From Mayor Smith: "Welcome back students and teachers to another wonderful year of learning. I know you will do great things. To those who are new to Winchester schools, we're glad you are here. Have a great first day!" ... See MoreSee Less

From Mayor Smith: Welcome back students and teachers to another wonderful year of learning. I know you will do great things. To those who are new to  Winchester schools, were glad you are here. Have a great first day!

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Be safe, Winchester! Winchester Public Schools have some mighty fine people on staff. I know because some of them are my personal friends!

NEW Traffic Pattern: On Thursday (8/8), the northbound lane on S. Loudoun Street will be reconfigured to require the far right lane to turn right onto Featherbed Lane. Currently, drivers can turn right or continue straight through the intersection from this lane. This change is being implemented to improve traffic flow and increase safety in this area. ... See MoreSee Less

NEW Traffic Pattern: On Thursday (8/8), the northbound lane on S. Loudoun Street will be reconfigured to require the far right lane to turn right onto Featherbed Lane. Currently, drivers can turn right or continue straight through the intersection from this lane. This change is being implemented to improve traffic flow and increase safety in this area.

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Went through there today and every person in the right lane went straight and I had to wait to go. Bad idea.

Doesn’t matter Winchester is so messed up. My advise avoid Winchester all together!! Lived there 56 years recently moved out and will never go back. City is too small for all this growth downtown yo-yo’s created. Plain and simple. It shouldn’t take you 30 minutes to pull onto Jubal early and sit thru the traffic mess just trying to drive up to 81 exit.

That will def make it easier to make a right from Featherbed onto Northbound S. Loudoun!

Today in the 5 o'clock traffic it was awful. It doesn't work. Everyone thinks it is a right turn lane for Jubal Early too. I almost got sideswiped by a semi and the car behind it and I was in front of them trying to go straight. They need more than one sign stating the right-hand lane is only for Featherbed lane etc.

Good but those going straight through will have to really watch for those who don't obey the new right turn sign

And one straight lane will cause a back up

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2 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

August 8 is the first day for Winchester Public Schools. Please be careful around school buses, watch for children and follow these safety tips.

Winchester Police Department
🚌 Tomorrow is the first day of school in the city of Winchester! That means school buses will once again become part of your morning and afternoon commutes - let's keep our school bus stops safe by observing the law and stopping every time you see the school bus lights, stop sign, and stop arm activated. If you don't stop for those lights, you risk seeing our police lights - or even worse, ambulance lights. 🚨

πŸŽ₯ Watch our video for school bus stop safety tips and refresh your memory of school bus stop laws here: ⬇️https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter8/section46.2-859/
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Did you know that the Winchester City Sheriff's Office offers a FREE Youth Club for 11-18 year-olds? Held at the Joint Judicial Center from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month, this club is an educational training program for youth and young adults interested in careers in law enforcement and more! Participants will learn the history of the community, functions of local government, and law enforcement procedures. Fun community service activities and leadership opportunities await - find more info on the Winchester Sheriff's Office Youth Club Facebook page or call 540-667-5770. ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know that the  Winchester City Sheriffs Office offers a FREE Youth Club for 11-18 year-olds? Held at the Joint Judicial Center from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month, this club is an educational training program for youth and young adults interested in careers in law enforcement and more! Participants will learn the history of the community, functions of local government, and law enforcement procedures. Fun community service activities and leadership opportunities await - find more info on the Winchester Sheriffs Office Youth Club Facebook page or call 540-667-5770.

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Did not know about this πŸ™‚

2 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

"Grease" is playing at the Taylor Pavilion this Saturday at dusk. Bring seating/blanket and enjoy a classic movie under the stars in Old Town Winchester. FREE!

Old Town Winchester, VA
You don't want to miss out on this popular classic! Grease is showing THIS Saturday at Classic Movie Night presented by Winchester Oral Surgery! Join us at the Taylor Pavilion at dusk to catch a movie under the stars and don't forget your chairs! Classic Movie Night is hosted by the Magic Lantern Theater!
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The Parks' popular promo has been extended to August 16! Keep celebrating the City's 275th anniversary with a 27.5% off discount on new (and renewed) annual memberships. Sign up today! Questions? Call 540-662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks ... See MoreSee Less

The Parks popular promo has been extended to August 16! Keep celebrating the Citys 275th anniversary with a 27.5% off discount on new (and renewed) annual memberships. Sign up today! Questions? Call 540-662-4946. https://www.winchesterva.gov/parks

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 pm for the final Comp Plan update public input session at Quarles Elementary School. Help shape Winchester's future. Can't attend? Fill out the online survey by 8/10. (link: www.winchesterva.gov/planning) winchesterva.gov/planning ... See MoreSee Less

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 pm for the final Comp Plan update public input session at Quarles Elementary School. Help shape Winchesters future. Cant attend? Fill out the online survey by 8/10. (link: https://www.winchesterva.gov/planning) winchesterva.gov/planning

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The Comp Plan video has been uploaded to YouTube. Watch it now: youtu.be/e_Gzt8BzNzo. NOTE: We had technical difficulty with the third speaker's audio, so you may have to increase the volume to hear. We apologize for the inconvenience.

COMING SOON! We’ll be posting the overview presentation from tonight’s Comprehensive Plan Update Public Input meeting soon. Watch it and stay informed.

Holly Cornwell

Get your tickets now for Winchester Parks & Recreation's bus trip to see the Washington Nationals take on the Miami Marlins (8/31, leave at 3 pm). For ages 5+. $80/ticket (includes $15 concessions credit). Call 540-662-4946 or register online at www.winchesterva.gov/parks (click the "Register Online" link and then the "Athletics" button). ... See MoreSee Less

Get your tickets now for Winchester Parks & Recreations bus trip to see the Washington Nationals take on the Miami Marlins (8/31, leave at 3 pm). For ages 5+. $80/ticket (includes $15 concessions credit). Call 540-662-4946 or register online at www.winchesterva.gov/parks (click the Register Online link and then the Athletics button).

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It’s only pulling up 3 trips for me and this isn’t one of them.

2 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Good luck this week, students and teachers! John Handley High School Daniel Morgan Middle School Virginia Ave. Charlotte DehartElementaryQuarles Elementary SchoolJohn Kerr Elementary School Frederick Douglass Elementary School Winchester Public SchoolsCool outfit? βœ”οΈ
Backpack full of school supplies? βœ”οΈ
Students go back to school in Winchester this Thursday, August 8th. K9 Raff is ready! 🐾 Winchester Public Schools
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Good luck this week, students and teachers! John Handley High School Daniel Morgan Middle School Virginia Ave. Charlotte DehartElementaryQuarles Elementary SchoolJohn Kerr Elementary School Frederick Douglass Elementary School Winchester Public Schools

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Ridiculous going bsck to school this early

Road Closure: Boscawen Street will be closed from Indian Alley to Cameron on August 6 from 4-8:30 pm for Winchester Police Department's National Night Out event (5:30-8:30 pm, Loudoun Street Mall). ... See MoreSee Less

Road Closure: Boscawen Street will be closed from Indian Alley to Cameron on August 6 from 4-8:30 pm for Winchester Police Departments National Night Out event (5:30-8:30 pm, Loudoun Street Mall).

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is it closed tomorrow for the event or the 8th?

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending August 2, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending August 2, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

Mayor Smith and Vice-Mayor Hill visited with the Chief of the Consular Section of Mexico to D.C., Rafael Laveaga (second from right), today while he was in Winchester. Welcome to Winchester!! ... See MoreSee Less

Mayor Smith and Vice-Mayor Hill visited with the Chief of the Consular Section of Mexico to D.C., Rafael Laveaga (second from right), today while he was in Winchester. Welcome to Winchester!!Image attachment

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Money grubbers. Tax thieves.

Road closures August 3-4: 1) Intersection of Piccadilly and Cameron and 2) Piccadilly from Kent to Cameron will be closed 7 am-7 pm for sanitary sewer work for the N. Cameron Drainage Improvement Project. www.winchesterva.gov/north-cameron-drainage-improvement-project ... See MoreSee Less

Road closures August 3-4: 1) Intersection of Piccadilly and Cameron and 2) Piccadilly from Kent to Cameron will be closed 7 am-7 pm for sanitary sewer work for the N. Cameron Drainage Improvement Project. www.winchesterva.gov/north-cameron-drainage-improvement-project

CORRECTION: Woodstock Lane between Pleasant Valley Road and Pine Street will be repaved next week (week of August 5). stories.opengov.com/winchesterva/published/xlkYOrlUc ... See MoreSee Less

CORRECTION: Woodstock Lane between Pleasant Valley Road and Pine Street will be repaved next week (week of August 5). http://stories.opengov.com/winchesterva/published/xlkYOrlUc

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Correction to previous post: The repaving will begin on Monday, August 5. Our apologies for the typo.

Thank you for finishing the project with a clean paving. Looking forward to a smooth ride (and hopefully no ruptured mains over the coming winters).

3 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

It's here!! 😁 What a beautiful truck for Winchester's first government-owned fire apparatus. We are so grateful to everyone who helped make this possible!New Ladder 2 has landed at Rouss. Earlier this afternoon, ladder 2 arrived at the station after a long trip from Appleton, Wisconsin. Personnel will conduct orientation training on the new apparatus, from Pierce before the ladder is taken to have all the tools and equipment mounted.

The new aerial would not be possible without the collaboration with the volunteers, career staff, city administration, Fire and Rescue administration, city council and Pierce manufacturing.

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Its here!! 😁 What a beautiful truck for Winchesters first government-owned fire apparatus. We are so grateful to everyone who helped make this possible!

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With the rate the city is tearing historic buildings down this won't get much use. Don't need it to fight a grass and brush fire on a huge vacant lot !!!

Love it !

Looks great

made possible also by the public's taxes.

When will it be staffed correctly with 4 personnel though?

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Don't miss the final 2019 Movie Night at the Jim Barnett Park Amphitheater is Friday, August 2 at dusk. Showing: Incredibles 2. FREE! Bring seating/blanket. www.winchesterva.gov/parks/specialevents ... See MoreSee Less

Dont miss the final 2019 Movie Night at the Jim Barnett Park Amphitheater is Friday, August 2 at dusk. Showing: Incredibles 2. FREE! Bring seating/blanket. www.winchesterva.gov/parks/specialevents

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Wait where in the park is this??

This just in - Charles B. Rouss thinks you should go watch publiCITY on the City’s YouTube channel πŸ“Ί (City of Winchester, VA). Our first two seasons are full of intros to City staff and in-depth coverage of topics that are important to residents and visitors alike. Why are you still reading this caption? Go watch publiCITY! πŸ˜ƒ

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This just in - Charles B. Rouss thinks you should go watch publiCITY on the City’s YouTube channel πŸ“Ί (City of Winchester, VA). Our first two seasons are full of intros to City staff and in-depth coverage of topics that are important to residents and visitors alike. Why are you still reading this caption? Go watch publiCITY! πŸ˜ƒ 

#publicinformation #publicinfo #localgovernment #governmentnews #updates #communications #youtube #publicity #winchesterva #virginiaisforinformationlovers #watchnow

The final Old Town Friday Night Live event of the 2019 season is August 16. Get your tickets NOW as this one usually sells out. Featured band: Robbie Limon! youtu.be/zwfrnG6SW_Y Tickets: oldtownwinchesterva.com/events/major-events/friday-night-live/The local favorite Robbie Limon Band is back in Old Town Winchester on Friday, August 16th! The block party kicks off at 5pm, enjoy live music, entertainment... ... See MoreSee Less

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Fire up those laptops and fill out the Comprehensive Plan Update public input survey now! Deadline extended to August 10. Help Mittens here decide the future of our City. www.winchesterva.gov/planning ... See MoreSee Less

Hop over to our YouTube channel and watch the latest episode of publiCITY featuring Justin Kerns, Executive Director of the Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

During the show, Justin chats with Barry Lee of 92.5 WINC FM about the importance and economic impact of tourism in our area. See how much the $259 million in direct spending by visitors each year saves residents from paying in additional taxes! πŸ˜±πŸ’΅

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JAfHYiFZ2MLearn about the importance of tourism from Justin Kerns, the Executive Director of the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Discover ...
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The US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington has issued the following Hazardous Weather Outlook for our area:

⚠️DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Thunderstorms may produce isolated damaging wind gusts this afternoon and evening, most likely near and west of the Blue Ridge. An isolated instance of flooding is also possible.

⚠️DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Thunderstorms may produce isolated damaging wind gusts Wednesday afternoon and evening. An isolated instance of flooding is also possible.

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We're hearing some thunder at City Hall...a storm to the west/northwest is on the move!

Be safe, Winchester! ❀️

3 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Help Winchester Public School Stuff The Bus with school supplies for local students this weekend: August 3-4, 8 am-4 pm at Walmart on S. Pleasant Valley Road. Thank you in advance for your help! πŸ““βœοΈπŸ–βœ‚οΈREMINDER - JOIN US in helping provide our students with new school supplies! Help #STUFFTHEBUS bit.ly/2Y9VAfW ... See MoreSee Less

Help Winchester Public School Stuff The Bus with school supplies for local students this weekend: August 3-4, 8 am-4 pm at Walmart on S. Pleasant Valley Road. Thank you in advance for your help! πŸ““βœοΈπŸ–βœ‚οΈ

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Yeah it does get ridiculous. I've never relied on other people to get my 5 children's necessities. Everyone should have a job to provide for their families or at least make an effort. Every business from Winchester to hagerstown is hiring. Unless you're handicapped or disabled, elderly you should have a job. I've even seen people who are 70 who are working. Because of this so called charity no one wants to earn their stuff when someone will hand it to them free. Even the government panders to this. Why can't people be held accountable and responsible?

Best wishes with this project. Reaching out to others never goes out of style.

The next Comprehensive Plan Update public input sessions will be held July 31 and August 6 at 6:30 pm. Make plans to attend or complete the online survey (by 7/31). We need your input! www.winchesterva.gov/city-winchester-announces-comprehensive-plan-update-public-input-sessions ... See MoreSee Less

The next Comprehensive Plan Update public input sessions will be held July 31 and August 6 at 6:30 pm. Make plans to attend or complete the online survey (by 7/31). We need your input! www.winchesterva.gov/city-winchester-announces-comprehensive-plan-update-public-input-sessions

There's only a few days left in July. Don't miss out on the 27.5% membership discount during the month of July at Jim Barnett Park. Memberships include: Unlimited use of indoor and outdoor pools, fitness room, billiards table, racquetball court, gymnasium (during Open Gym times), drop-in programs: pickleball, volleyball and basketball, and the following fitness classes: Yoga, Zumba, Water Aerobics, Water Yoga and Aqua Arthritis. www.winchesterva.gov/parks/memberships-daily-fees ... See MoreSee Less

Theres only a few days left in July. Dont miss out on the 27.5% membership discount during the month of July at Jim Barnett Park. Memberships include: Unlimited use of indoor and outdoor pools, fitness room, billiards table, racquetball court, gymnasium (during Open Gym times), drop-in programs: pickleball, volleyball and basketball, and the following fitness classes: Yoga, Zumba, Water Aerobics, Water Yoga and Aqua Arthritis. www.winchesterva.gov/parks/memberships-daily-fees

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending July 26, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Distributed every Monday, this report provides an overview of what each department did and accomplished during the previous week. If you have any questions about the report or suggestions for improvement, please let us know! ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending July 26, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Distributed every Monday, this report provides an overview of what each department did and accomplished during the previous week. If you have any questions about the report or suggestions for improvement, please let us know!

Stop by the Loudoun Street Mall and cast your vote during the re-enactment is George Washington’s election to his first political office from Winchester. Provided by the French & Indian War Foundation. www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary ... See MoreSee Less

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Great history lessons!!! Love it and all of you !!!

Winchester is the best!! This is great!

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Elizabeth Keaney 😁

Episode #14 of the Rouss Review is available now! Listen on SoundCloud or Apple Podcasts. www.winchesterva.gov/rouss-review

In this episode, our host Barry Lee of 92.5 WINC FM meets Winchester Fire and Rescue Department's new Chief, William A. Garrett, formerly of Fairfax County Fire & Rescue. Listen as they discuss exciting opportunities and plans for the future of the WFRD. Also in this episode:
β€’ Council BLUF (City Council Regular Meeting 7/23)
β€’ Now U Know - Winchester Fire & Rescue response times, ISO ratings, and more
β€’ Listing of upcoming events
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Episode #14 of the Rouss Review is available now! Listen on SoundCloud or Apple Podcasts. https://www.winchesterva.gov/rouss-review

In this episode, our host Barry Lee of 92.5 WINC FM meets Winchester Fire and Rescue Departments new Chief, William A. Garrett, formerly of Fairfax County Fire & Rescue. Listen as they discuss exciting opportunities and plans for the future of the WFRD. Also in this episode: 
β€’ Council BLUF (City Council Regular Meeting 7/23) 
β€’ Now U Know - Winchester Fire & Rescue response times, ISO ratings, and more 
β€’ Listing of upcoming events

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What a great guy! Wishing Chief Garrett all the best! He has an excellent department and I hope he only adds to their greatness and helps them to all be as amazing as they can be!!!

UPDATED: N. Cameron Drainage Improvement Project: Lane closures will begin on Monday, July 29. Traffic will be reduced to one northbound lane on Cameron Street between Piccadilly and Clark Streets. Southbound traffic will be detoured (see map). The intersection of Piccadilly Street at Cameron will be closed for sanitary sewer work on August 3-4 (7 am-7 pm). Northbound traffic on Cameron will be allowed access through the intersection, but Piccadilly traffic will be blocked. Local traffic can access businesses and residences, but will need to turn around and exit the way they entered. www.winchesterva.gov/north-cameron-drainage-improvement-project ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATED: N. Cameron Drainage Improvement Project: Lane closures will begin on Monday, July 29. Traffic will be reduced to one northbound lane on Cameron Street between Piccadilly and Clark Streets. Southbound traffic will be detoured (see map). The intersection of Piccadilly Street at Cameron will be closed for sanitary sewer work on August 3-4 (7 am-7 pm). Northbound traffic on Cameron will be allowed access through the intersection, but Piccadilly traffic will be blocked. Local traffic can access businesses and residences, but will need to turn around and exit the way they entered. www.winchesterva.gov/north-cameron-drainage-improvement-project

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UPDATE: The intersection of Piccadilly and Cameron and Piccadilly between Kent and Cameron will be closed August 3 & 4 from 7 am-7 pm. Thank you for your patience.

We want your input for the Comprehensive Plan update which will guide future decisions for the physical development of the city. Public Input Sessions:
1) July 25, 2 pm, Frederick Douglass Elementary School
2) July 29, 10 am, Virginia Ave CD Elementary School
3) July 31, 6:30 pm, John Kerr Elementary School
4) August 6, 6:30 pm, G. Quarles Elementary School
More info: www.winchesterva.gov/city-winchester-announces-comprehensive-plan-update-public-input-sessions
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We want your input for the Comprehensive Plan update which will guide future decisions for the physical development of the city. Public Input Sessions:
1) July 25, 2 pm, Frederick Douglass Elementary School
2) July 29, 10 am, Virginia Ave CD Elementary School
3) July 31, 6:30 pm, John Kerr Elementary School
4) August 6, 6:30 pm, G. Quarles Elementary School
More info: www.winchesterva.gov/city-winchester-announces-comprehensive-plan-update-public-input-sessions

4 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

UPDATE (3 pm, 7/23/19): The Winchester Police Department has identified the man found deceased in Town Run on July 22 as 62-year-old Kenneth Romick of Millwood Pike in Frederick County. An autopsy was performed by the Medical Examiner’s Office on July 23. Foul play is not suspected.UPDATE 7/23: The WPD has identified the man found deceased in Town Run on July 22 as 62-year-old Kenneth Romick of Millwood Pike in Frederick County. An autopsy was performed by the Medical Examiner’s Office on July 23. Foul play is not suspected in Romick’s death.
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Deceased man found in Winchester's Town Run at approximately 2:10 p.m. this afternoon - winchesterpolice.org/deceased-man-found-in-town-run
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UPDATE (3 pm, 7/23/19): The Winchester Police Department has identified the man found deceased in Town Run on July 22 as 62-year-old Kenneth Romick of Millwood Pike in Frederick County. An autopsy was performed by the Medical Examiner’s Office on July 23. Foul play is not suspected.

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UPDATE (3 pm, 7/23/19): The Winchester Police Department has identified the man found deceased in Town Run on July 22 as 62-year-old Kenneth Romick of Millwood Pike in Frederick County. An autopsy was performed by the Medical Examiner’s Office on July 23. Foul play is not suspected.

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Why so many ppl dieing down here...did I move to the wrong area

Hola, logré obtener un préstamo de una institución de microcrédito, que me satisfizo tan pronto como sea posible. Ella me ayudó a tomar prestado $ 25,000. Si también necesita un préstamo, un préstamo o si la banca está prohibida, PD: contactarlo por correo electrónico si necesita un préstamo. Aquí está su correo electrónico: vincenthpilip33@gmail.com whatsapp +22994630427

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A flash flood watch remains in effect for our area. We have more thunderstorms on the way! Read the US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington's most recent report for more details and stay safe! forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=VAZ028&warncounty=VAC069&firewxzone=VAZ028&local_plac... ... See MoreSee Less

A flash flood watch remains in effect for our area. We have more thunderstorms on the way! Read the US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washingtons most recent report for more details and stay safe! https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=VAZ028&warncounty=VAC069&firewxzone=VAZ028&local_place1=Stephenson%20VA&product1=Flash+Flood+Watch&lat=39.206&lon=-78.0957#.XTYLQS2ZOL4

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Hola, logré obtener un préstamo de una institución de microcrédito, que me satisfizo tan pronto como sea posible. Ella me ayudó a tomar prestado $ 25,000. Si también necesita un préstamo, un préstamo o si la banca está prohibida, PD: contactarlo por correo electrónico si necesita un préstamo. Aquí está su correo electrónico: vincenthpilip33@gmail.com whatsapp +22994630427

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The next Community Meeting, hosted by Councilor Kim Herbstritt, will be held on Wednesday, July 24 from 6-7:30 pm at the SPCA (111 Featherbed Ln). The first 30-45 minutes will include a tour of the SPCA facility and overview of their services. The Winchester Police Department's (WPD) animal control officer and one of the WPD's K-9 officers will be there to talk about public safety services. A K-9 demonstration may also be provided! Hope to see you there. ... See MoreSee Less

The next Community Meeting, hosted by Councilor Kim Herbstritt, will be held on Wednesday, July 24 from 6-7:30 pm at the SPCA (111 Featherbed Ln). The first 30-45 minutes will include a tour of the SPCA facility and overview of their services. The Winchester Police Departments (WPD) animal control officer and one of the WPDs K-9 officers will be there to talk about public safety services. A K-9 demonstration may also be provided! Hope to see you there.Image attachment

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending July 19, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending July 19, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

New look, same great podcast. Head to Apple Podcasts and subscribe to The Rouss Review! You can also listen on SoundCloud. podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rouss-review/id1451196499?mt=2 ... See MoreSee Less

New look, same great podcast. Head to Apple Podcasts and subscribe to The Rouss Review! You can also listen on SoundCloud. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rouss-review/id1451196499?mt=2

UPDATE #2 (closure dates): The Old Town Splash Pad will be closed July 22-25 for some preventative maintenance. The weather has delayed work. Thank you for your patience. ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE #2 (closure dates): The Old Town Splash Pad will be closed July 22-25 for some preventative maintenance. The weather has delayed work. Thank you for your patience.

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UPDATE #2: Due to the rainy weather, work has been delayed. The splash pad is now expected to be reopened on Friday, July 26. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

UPDATE: The splash pad maintenance is going to need an extra day (weather permitting). At this time, we expect to open the splash pad on Thursday, July 25.

Don't miss Winchester Fire & Rescue Appreciation Night tonight (7/18) beginning at 7 pm on the Loudoun Street Mall. Meet firefighters and explore apparatus. Then stay for the outdoor family movie at dusk (location: Taylor Pavilion). Showing: "How to Train Your Dragon 3". FREE! Bring seating. ... See MoreSee Less

Dont miss Winchester Fire & Rescue Appreciation Night tonight (7/18) beginning at 7 pm on the Loudoun Street Mall. Meet firefighters and explore apparatus. Then stay for the outdoor family movie at dusk (location: Taylor Pavilion). Showing: How to Train Your Dragon 3. FREE! Bring seating.

It's hot and dangerous! Never leave children or pets in the car! Did you know it doesn't have to be that warm outside for a car to become dangerously hot inside. Here are some facts:
β˜€οΈ When it's 72 degrees outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 116 degrees within an hour.
πŸ”₯ When it's 80 degrees outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 99 degrees within 10 minutes.
πŸš— Rolling down the windows has been shown to have little effect on the temperature inside a car.
Source: www.humanesociety.org/resources/what-do-if-you-see-pet-parked-car
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Its hot and dangerous! Never leave children or pets in the car! Did you know it doesnt have to be that warm outside for a car to become dangerously hot inside. Here are some facts:
β˜€οΈ When its 72 degrees outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 116 degrees within an hour.
πŸ”₯ When its 80 degrees outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 99 degrees within 10 minutes.
πŸš— Rolling down the windows has been shown to have little effect on the temperature inside a car.
Source: www.humanesociety.org/resources/what-do-if-you-see-pet-parked-car

1 month ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

The US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington has upgraded our area's heatwave to an Excessive Heat Watch. Heat indices will approach 100° this afternoon. The watch is in effect through Sunday evening when indices will reach 105-110° each afternoon. Please read the following warnings from NWS and follow the links for safety information.
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"An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of
dangerously high temperatures is possible. Prepare for extreme temperatures and high humidity which could result in heat illnesses.

Take extra precautions if you must work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heatstroke is an emergency - call 911."
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πŸ”—https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/heat-wave-safety.html
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The Winchester EDA will begin demolition of the buildings on the corner of Kent/Piccadilly Streets on Thursday (7/18) to make way for new development by Providence Capital Partners (mixed-use: commercial on ground floor & 47 apartments on upper floors). Demo should take approximately 3-4 weeks. No road closures are planned. Construction could begin this fall or spring 2020. Renderings: www.winchesterva.gov/sites/default/files/documents/economic-development/bar-kent-piccadilly2018.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

The Winchester EDA will begin demolition of the buildings on the corner of Kent/Piccadilly Streets on Thursday (7/18) to make way for new development by Providence Capital Partners (mixed-use: commercial on ground floor & 47 apartments on upper floors). Demo should take approximately 3-4 weeks. No road closures are planned. Construction could begin this fall or spring 2020. Renderings: www.winchesterva.gov/sites/default/files/documents/economic-development/bar-kent-piccadilly2018.pdf

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Grew up shopping on the old Loudoun St. Everyone thought the Apple Blossom Mall coming in was great which in turn pulled all of the businesses from downtown. So then it becomes a "walking mall" and now they're tearing down history. I find it ironic that all these indoor malls barely have 50% of their stores open and even more indoor malls are closing. Sometimes change isn't always for the better. More towns should bring back Main Streets and Strip Malls. At least then you didn't have to walk a mile or two getting from one store to the other

Would love to see what the rental prices will be.

Those buildings are all in poor repair and a general eyesore. I welcome this new development. Can't wait to see the Winchester Tower site redevelopment either. Would love to see some artist renderings of what the new projects will look like.

😞 A lot of memories growing up

So exciting to see them clear out all that crap

So sad don't care for winchester

Just demolish any buildings more than 20 years old and get it over with. You don't care about history. That's why you're quickly becoming Little Fairfax. So glad I don't live there anymore and will never return !!!

So much gentrification going on in Winchester honestly it’s really sad

47 apartments ... Where will they park their 47 cars ???

Way to build one more mass of building that there is no real need for

Should have taken a wider shot so we could see the empty lot a block away πŸ™‚

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Dangerous warm temps are on the way - stay cool and avoid heat related illness! www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.htm ... See MoreSee Less

Dangerous warm temps are on the way - stay cool and avoid heat related illness! https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.htm

Thursday's Old Town Family Movie on the Mall program is showing "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" (7/18, Taylor Pavilion). Come early to meet and greet with firefighters for Winchester Fire & Rescue Appreciation Day (starts at 7 pm). Movie begins at dusk. Bring seating/blanket. FREE. oldtownwinchesterva.com/2019/07/family-movies-on-the-mall-how-to-train-your-dragon-the-hidden-world/ ... See MoreSee Less

Thursdays Old Town Family Movie on the Mall program is showing How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (7/18, Taylor Pavilion). Come early to meet and greet with firefighters for Winchester Fire & Rescue Appreciation Day (starts at 7 pm). Movie begins at dusk. Bring seating/blanket. FREE. https://oldtownwinchesterva.com/2019/07/family-movies-on-the-mall-how-to-train-your-dragon-the-hidden-world/

1 month ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Why risk it? Lock your vehicle doors or risk the swipe!

Winchester Police Department
You wouldn't leave your phone unlocked, so why would you leave your car unlocked?? July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. Do your part to protect your property by rolling up the windows, hiding the valuables (preferably in the trunk), and always locking your vehicle (even in your driveway!) when you leave it unattended. Remember our slogan - Lock it Tight or Risk the Swipe! Together, we can Combat the Cat. winchesterpolice.org/crime-prevention

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Why haven't you registered yet for the Winchester Parks & Recreation's Moonlight Ball on Saturday (7/20, 7-10 pm, GW Hotel)? Learn traditional Victorian dances taught by the Victorian Dance Ensemble and to live music by the Susquehanna Travelers. Don't miss this memorable and fun event for all ages. Period attire encouraged but not required. No dance experience needed. Register in advance: online at webtrac.winchesterva.gov/ or call WPRD at 540-662-4946 by 4 pm on 7/20. Tickets will be available at the door if not sold out. ... See MoreSee Less

Why havent you registered yet for the Winchester Parks & Recreations Moonlight Ball on Saturday (7/20, 7-10 pm, GW Hotel)? Learn traditional Victorian dances taught by the Victorian Dance Ensemble and to live music by the Susquehanna Travelers. Dont miss this memorable and fun event for all ages. Period attire encouraged but not required. No dance experience needed. Register in advance: online at https://webtrac.winchesterva.gov/ or call WPRD at 540-662-4946 by 4 pm on 7/20. Tickets will be available at the door if not sold out.

Enjoy Christmas fun under the sun and celebrate Christmas in July at the outdoor pool on Thursday, July 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Open to all ages. Fee: daily admission fee/membership. ... See MoreSee Less

Enjoy Christmas fun under the sun and celebrate Christmas in July at the outdoor pool on Thursday, July 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Open to all ages. Fee: daily admission fee/membership.

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending July 12, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Stay informed and let us know if you have any questions. Thx! ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending July 12, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Stay informed and let us know if you have any questions. Thx!

Make plans to attend the July 19th Old Town Friday Night Live event featuring The Worx. Tickets are required for the live concert and beer/wine garden (benefiting the SPCA), but all family-friendly activities on the Loudoun Street Mall are free! More info & tickets: oldtownwinchesterva.com/events/major-events/friday-night-live/Unwind and enjoy The Worx in Old Town Winchester at the second Friday Night Live of the summer on July 19th from 5-11 pm! ... See MoreSee Less

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From VDOT: The off-ramp from northbound Interstate 81 to Route 7 at exit 315 (Winchester/Berryville) in Frederick County is scheduled to close for overnight paving Monday, July 15, and Tuesday, July 16. The ramp closures will run from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. both nights, allowing contractors for the Virginia Department of Transportation to extend the northbound deceleration lane at this interchange.

Also beginning July 15, motorists using northbound I-81 in the area of exit 315 can expect right-lane closures Monday through Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. These overnight lane closures will allow contractors to install concrete barriers along the right shoulder. The barriers will block the right shoulder 24/7 until ramp-extension work is complete. Motorists should use extra caution through the work zone and be alert for slow-moving equipment.
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