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Old Town Winchester's 2019 Friday Night Live summer block party series kicks off June 21 from 5-11 pm. Come downtown for live entertainment, families activities and great food. Concert and beer/wine garden at the Taylor Pavilion requires a ticket. All activities on the Loudoun Street Mall are family-friendly and free. Details & tickets: oldtownwinchesterva.com/2019/06/june-21-friday-night-live/ ... See MoreSee Less

SURVEY: The City's recycling vendor will soon stop accepting all materials. City staff presented two feasible short-term options to Council. Which option you prefer while a long-term solution is found. Read the background info and take the short survey by 6/23 at www.opentownhall.com/7599. Your input will help guide the discussion at the 6/25 Council meeting. ... See MoreSee Less

SURVEY: The Citys recycling vendor will soon stop accepting all materials. City staff presented two feasible short-term options to Council. Which option you prefer while a long-term solution is found. Read the background info and take the short survey by 6/23 at https://www.opentownhall.com/7599. Your input will help guide the discussion at the 6/25 Council meeting.

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Here are the current results from the recycling survey. Keep the input coming! Deadline: June 23. Survey: www.opentownhall.com/7599

Can more info be provided? Has city not been able to find another company?

Hope folks go for option 1. Sure it sounds good now not to pay extra but long term I rather not have our landfill grow and grow with materials that CAN be recycled elsewhere plus if recycling as is resumes it's going to take a while for people to start making a habit of sorting again.

Is the vendor going out of business?

Option 2. The first option would put more trucks on the road. Just what we don't need.

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Rain may be heading our way. ☔️

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It's coming down now!!

Pretty Winchester!

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SURVEY: The City's recycling vendor will soon stop accepting all materials. City staff has researched options and presented two feasible short-term options to Council. We want to know which option you prefer regarding the City's recycling program. Read the background info and take the short survey by 6/23 at www.opentownhall.com/7599. Your input will help guide the discussion at the 6/25 Council meeting. ... See MoreSee Less

SURVEY: The Citys recycling vendor will soon stop accepting all materials. City staff has researched options and presented two feasible short-term options to Council. We want to know which option you prefer regarding the Citys recycling program. Read the background info and take the short survey by 6/23 at https://www.opentownhall.com/7599. Your input will help guide the discussion at the 6/25 Council meeting.

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Make the manufacturer pay for the superfluous packaging they produce. And instate a deposit for cans, glass and plastic bottles. That would have several positive outcomes: less littering, people would use a refillable water bottle, and industry would quickly figure out the best way to dispose of the recyclables Evan Clark!

Folks in Europe seem to be having success with recycling - been at it for decades and still going strong.

What does it mean they won’t be accepting materials anymore? Has the recycling company decided not to recycle anymore? I mean, what? I don’t need free recycling, but I do need a long-term solution. We can’t just decide to be a city that refuses to recycle. How short-term is short-term?

Thanks for sharing this! Now I want to research what it takes to actually recycle various materials. What was China doing with our recyclables, that we can't do here?

Why is this not an opportunity to invite a recycling program like they have in Richmond and other smaller Virginia cities? Cvwma.com

I'm surprised by the amount of people selecting option 1. $105 vs. $20??? And using more gas to drive it? How is this even getting voted on when it seems to be a clear choice?

How about the way EVERYONE recycles in Norway? This country could learn a thing or two. City of Winchester VA, how about looking in to what they are doing?

Monica Seaman

Option #2. I don’t want to pay the City any more fees. Between PPTax, Real Estate Tax and the anticipated increase in our water bills it is getting very expensive to live in Winchester City. 🙁

Option 2. Why ship our issue to another area and create more pollution. Also let’s invest in a glass pulverizer. We can use the glass dust in asphalt, and lots of other uses. In Outerbanks they use lightly pulverized glass as safe cutless mulch. Solved their glass bottle issues.

The fee to cover the cost is not listed. It says similar to the $5 fee for trash. Could be higher. Those who don't recycle should not have to pay a fee. Maybe have residents who want to recycle register and pay for their pickup. Mb

You would think that the huge increase in property tax would help pay for this

What’s the long term solution?

Are they really a recycling vendor if they stop accepting items for recycling? 🤔

Question about option 2 if anyone knows... it states take to landfill. Does that mean it will still be recycled or will it just be a part of the household trash at that point?

I don't recycle, why should I have to pay?

Option A...tax me more than I already get taxed, send recyclables to Manassas, still no guarantee that they don't end up in the landfill. Option B...pay more taxpayer money to separate the recyclables, pick up on a different date (waste of fuel and employee hours), to deliver to the landfill and dispose of with the general trash. How about Option C... Option C... Save the taxpayers a few bucks. Take all the trash at the same time and those who feel it necessary to save the world will determine how to reduce their carbon footprint without the government's assistance.

Increase trash bag pickup from 3 bags to 4, and offer another option for folks that want to recycle at a cost specifically to those that want to participate.

My guess is that many will complete the survey but back out once they realize they have to include name address and email. Even though it’s not published.

The current state of recycling everywhere is so depressing 😕

Here come more fees and taxes. 😡

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4 days ago

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The Curves to Cores HOG Rally is coming to Winchester next week. Please be patient with the motorcycle noise and any traffic increases and let's show them why Winchester is known for it's hospitality. visitwinchesterva.com/curvestocoreshogrally/

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Cue the harmonica - our Bike Patrol Squad is bad to the....bell? The WPD welcomes the bikers that will be in Winchester for the the Curves to Cores HOG Rally, held June 19-22! Residents, please be advised that there will be increased noise and traffic in some areas of the city.
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4 days ago

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The Curves to Cores HOG Rally begins one week from today! Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau Old Town Winchester, VA

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Cue the harmonica - our Bike Patrol Squad is bad to the....bell? The WPD welcomes the bikers that will be in Winchester for the the Curves to Cores HOG Rally, held June 19-22! Residents, please be advised that there will be increased noise and traffic in some areas of the city.
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I love this video!!!

REMINDER: It's Spottswood Poles Night this Friday at the Winchester Royals game (6/14 @ 7 pm). Get a free Spottswood Poles baseball card and learn more about this Winchester native, Negro League baseball legend and WWI veteran. We're also dedicating a historic marker for Spottswood in Jim Barnett Park (near the ball fields and concession stand to the left of Bridgeforth Field) at 6 pm. Some of Spottswood's family will also be attending. Hope to see you there! www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary . www.winchesterroyals.org/tickets-location ... See MoreSee Less

REMINDER: Its Spottswood Poles Night this Friday at the Winchester Royals game (6/14 @ 7 pm). Get a free Spottswood Poles baseball card and learn more about this Winchester native, Negro League baseball legend and WWI veteran. Were also dedicating a historic marker for Spottswood in Jim Barnett Park (near the ball fields and concession stand to the left of Bridgeforth Field) at 6 pm. Some of Spottswoods family will also be attending. Hope to see you there! www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary . www.winchesterroyals.org/tickets-location

The Old Town Family Movie showing this Thursday (6/13) is "Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse". Movie starts at dusk and is shown at the Taylor Pavilion on the Loudoun Street Mall (near Braddock Autopark). FREE. Bring seating. oldtownwinchesterva.com/…/major…/family-movies-mall/ ... See MoreSee Less

The Old Town Family Movie showing this Thursday (6/13) is Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse. Movie starts at dusk and is shown at the Taylor Pavilion on the Loudoun Street Mall (near Braddock Autopark). FREE. Bring seating. https://oldtownwinchesterva.com/…/major…/family-movies-mall/

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Registration deadlines for Winchester Parks & Recreation youth summer camps are coming up: Girls & Boys Sports Camps, Golf Camp, Junior Lifeguarding Camp, Tennis Camp & Soccer Camp. Register NOW by calling 540-662-4946 or visit www.winchesterva.gov/parks/summer-camps for details and to register online. ... See MoreSee Less

Registration deadlines for Winchester Parks & Recreation youth summer camps are coming up: Girls & Boys Sports Camps, Golf Camp, Junior Lifeguarding Camp, Tennis Camp & Soccer Camp. Register NOW by calling 540-662-4946 or visit www.winchesterva.gov/parks/summer-camps for details and to register online.

S. Kent Street UPDATE: Final concrete work will continue this week. Paving is expected to begin week of June 24. Repairs on Pall Mall will be the final work to be completed after paving on S. Kent St. Project info: stories.opengov.com/winchesterva/published/xlkYOrlUc ... See MoreSee Less

S. Kent Street UPDATE: Final concrete work will continue this week. Paving is expected to begin week of June 24. Repairs on Pall Mall will be the final work to be completed after paving on S. Kent St. Project info: https://stories.opengov.com/winchesterva/published/xlkYOrlUc

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending June 7, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending June 7, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Park Cleanup Day in Jim Barnett Park this morning! The park is looking great and we really appreciate your help!! Please help keep Jim Barnett Park and Winchester beautiful. #communitypride ... See MoreSee Less

Development Services Director Shawn Hershberger was the featured guest at Vice-Mayor John Hill’s community meeting this morning. The topic was development projects in the city. Next meeting in August will discuss Zoning and Inspections. Upcoming meeting schedule: www.winchesterva.gov/community-meetings. ... See MoreSee Less

Development Services Director Shawn Hershberger was the featured guest at Vice-Mayor John Hill’s community meeting this morning. The topic was development projects in the city. Next meeting in August will discuss Zoning and Inspections. Upcoming meeting schedule: www.winchesterva.gov/community-meetings.

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Was not able to make it. Anything that is able to be shared about some of the vacant areas?

THE perfect Father's Day gift: Take your dad to the Winchester Royals game on Friday, June 14 (7 pm) for the Spottswood Poles Night. Spottswood was a Winchester native, WWI Veteran (earned 5 battle stars and a Purple Heart), and a Negro League pro baseball legend in the early 1900s. www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary ... See MoreSee Less

THE perfect Fathers Day gift: Take your dad to the Winchester Royals game on Friday, June 14 (7 pm) for the Spottswood Poles Night. Spottswood was a Winchester native, WWI Veteran (earned 5 battle stars and a Purple Heart), and a Negro League pro baseball legend in the early 1900s. www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary

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That’s a great looking family right there!

1 week ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

See you there! 💙🚓Don't forget! We'll be at Frederick Douglass Park tomorrow from noon to 3 playing games and serving FREE subs and chips from Anthony's Pizza! Also - K-9 Riggs will be making a special guest appearance!
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The next session of Winchester Parks & Recreation's Expressive Praise Dance Class (hip hop, contemporary, ballet & lyrical styles) for ages 11-14 will begin July 2 (4:30-6 pm). Register by 6/24 (Activity #: 627117). Praise dance can be a powerful tool to inspire and encourage. No experience necessary. Register now: webtrac.winchesterva.gov/ ... See MoreSee Less

The next session of Winchester Parks & Recreations Expressive Praise Dance Class (hip hop, contemporary, ballet & lyrical styles) for ages 11-14 will begin July 2 (4:30-6 pm). Register by 6/24 (Activity #: 627117). Praise dance can be a powerful tool to inspire and encourage. No experience necessary. Register now: https://webtrac.winchesterva.gov/

The Old Town Family Movie Series in Old Town Winchester starts tonight with "Smallfoot". Movie starts at dusk and is shown at the Taylor Pavilion on the Loudoun Street Mall (near Braddock Autopark). FREE. Bring seating. oldtownwinchesterva.com/events/major-events/family-movies-mall/ ... See MoreSee Less

The Old Town Family Movie Series in Old Town Winchester starts tonight with Smallfoot. Movie starts at dusk and is shown at the Taylor Pavilion on the Loudoun Street Mall (near Braddock Autopark). FREE. Bring seating. https://oldtownwinchesterva.com/events/major-events/family-movies-mall/

Make plans to attend Vice-Mayor John Hill's second community meeting for 2019 is Saturday, June 8 from 10 am-12 pm at St. Paul AME Church (428 N. Loudoun Street). Topic: Redevelopment Projects & Process, then a Q&A session. www.winchesterva.gov/community-meetings ... See MoreSee Less

Make plans to attend Vice-Mayor John Hills second community meeting for 2019 is Saturday, June 8 from 10 am-12 pm at St. Paul AME Church (428 N. Loudoun Street). Topic: Redevelopment Projects & Process, then a Q&A session. www.winchesterva.gov/community-meetings

1 week ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Welcome to the team, Raff! 💙We are so excited to welcome the latest addition to the WPD family! This is Raff, and he is training to be an explosives detection K9 with Corporal Schraff. Please join us in welcoming him! ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome to the team, Raff! 💙

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Please tell me we can call him Officer Raff Schraff.

Community Service Project: Join in the Cleanup Day at Jim Barnett Park this Saturday, June 8 from 9-11 am (registration begins at 8:30 am outside the Rec Center). Help spruce up the park and receive free admission to the outdoor pool that day for the Splash Bash event (12-4 pm). www.winchesterva.gov/parks/specialevents ... See MoreSee Less

Community Service Project: Join in the Cleanup Day at Jim Barnett Park this Saturday, June 8 from 9-11 am (registration begins at 8:30 am outside the Rec Center). Help spruce up the park and receive free admission to the outdoor pool that day for the Splash Bash event (12-4 pm). www.winchesterva.gov/parks/specialevents

2 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

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Before family, friends, colleagues, and employees, William A. Garrett was sworn in this morning by Mayor John David Smith as Winchester Fire and Rescue Chief. Chief Garrett, we welcome you and your family to the city and to our WFRD family! www.winchesterva.gov/city-manager-appoints-new-fire-and-rescue-chief
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Welcome new Winchester Fire & Rescue Chief William Garrett. We are so excited to have you join the City family! (Video from the swearing in ceremony will be posted soon.) ... See MoreSee Less

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Very proud of you! Congrats and welcome to Winchester.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for our area until 9 pm. Take safety precautions. ... See MoreSee Less

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for our area until 9 pm. Take safety precautions.

REMINDER: William Garrett will be sworn in as the City's new Fire & Rescue Chief on Monday (6/3) at 9 am in the City Hall Council Chambers and you're invited! 🚒🚑 ... See MoreSee Less

REMINDER: William Garrett will be sworn in as the Citys new Fire & Rescue Chief on Monday (6/3) at 9 am in the City Hall Council Chambers and youre invited! 🚒🚑

We are mourning for the families and community of Virginia Beach. May we find a solution to these senseless acts of violence. ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Regional Airport's inaugural Wings & Wheels event is this Saturday, June 1 from 10 am-2 pm. Enjoy the car show, great food, entertainment, the Kids Zone and exploring various aircraft. FREE! visitwinchesterva.com/event/winchester-wings-wheels/ ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Regional Airports inaugural Wings & Wheels event is this Saturday, June 1 from 10 am-2 pm. Enjoy the car show, great food, entertainment, the Kids Zone and exploring various aircraft. FREE! https://visitwinchesterva.com/event/winchester-wings-wheels/Image attachment

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Where is parking?

Brad Layman

2 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Are you doing your part to #CombattheCat? No matter where you park, no matter where you go, ALWAYS lock your vehicles (yes, even in your own driveway). Remember the WPD's slogan: Lock it Tight or Risk the Swipe!

We saw a great reduction in the number of thefts from motor vehicles after the launch of our Combat the Cat campaign late last year (compared to the same time periods of 2017 & 2016). Let's keep it up! www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xi2KuHNimk&list=PLQgTPC0PzH_fp7jrgLj24QWwQ_HwNY8we&index=23
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The administrative offices of the Winchester Fire and Rescue Department are now located at the Creamery Building at 21 S. Kent Street, Suite 301. The office phone number (540-662-2298) will remain the same. ... See MoreSee Less

The administrative offices of the Winchester Fire and Rescue Department are now located at the Creamery Building at 21 S. Kent Street, Suite 301. The office phone number (540-662-2298) will remain the same.

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Such a charming city! Love Winchester!

Yesterday, many members of our leadership team participated on a panel to educate and answer questions by John Handley High School students about the City government. Thank you for this opportunity John Handley High School! ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday, many members of our leadership team participated on a panel to educate and answer questions by John Handley High School students about the City government. Thank you for this opportunity John Handley High School!

3 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

The mercury is rising! We’ll be experiencing very warm temperatures this week, so be sure to follow these tips and prevent heat-related illness:

• Wear lightweight, light colored clothing
• Stay in air-conditioned places
• Limit outdoor activities to the coolest parts of the day
• Wear sunscreen with a broad spectrum or UVA/UVB protection
• Stay hydrated (pets too!)
• Do not leave children or pets in vehicles

Check on your neighbors – especially the elderly and those who live alone – to be sure they are keeping cool & hydrated. It’s important to know the signs of heat-related illness and how to respond to them.

More tips can be found online at www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.html
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Downtown Manager Jennifer Bell details the Old Town Farmers Market, held each Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm, May through September, at the Taylor Pavilion in Winchester. Hear about Old Town's long list of events, including Movies on the Mall, Rockin' Independence Eve, Friday Night Live, National Night Out, and more.

This episode and more can be found on our YouTube channel. www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3rr31pIpAw
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Jennifer so sorry we are losing you. You are doing an excellent job!

You're invited to attend the Swearing In Ceremony for Winchester's new Fire & Rescue Chief William Garrett on Monday, June 3 at 9 am. Location: Rouss City Hall Council Chambers. www.winchesterva.gov/city-manager-appoints-new-fire-and-rescue-chief ... See MoreSee Less

Youre invited to attend the Swearing In Ceremony for Winchesters new Fire & Rescue Chief William Garrett on Monday, June 3 at 9 am. Location: Rouss City Hall Council Chambers. www.winchesterva.gov/city-manager-appoints-new-fire-and-rescue-chief

Project Update - S. Kent Street: All concrete on Kent should be completed this week. Next week crews will focus on preparing the road for final paving, expected the week of June 10. Woodstock Lane: All water main and service installation is complete. This week, the crew will focus on removing the temporary system. Sanitary sewer replacement on Christopher should be completed in the next few weeks. stories.opengov.com/winchesterva/published/xlkYOrlUc ... See MoreSee Less

Project Update - S. Kent Street: All concrete on Kent should be completed this week. Next week crews will focus on preparing the road for final paving, expected the week of June 10. Woodstock Lane: All water main and service installation is complete. This week, the crew will focus on removing the temporary system. Sanitary sewer replacement on Christopher should be completed in the next few weeks. https://stories.opengov.com/winchesterva/published/xlkYOrlUc

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Concrete only? When will their be new asphalt?

Thank you for the update on Kent Street. Any timeframe for final paving on Woodstock?

Any update on raw sewage discharged along Greenwood Road from both sanitary utilities dumping into Abrams Creeks where children play?

Jon Thompson

Mike Singleton and Leslie H. Flowers FYI

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May is Virginia's Business Appreciation Month. Here in Winchester, Virginia, we have the resources and enthusiasm to help growing companies thrive, and we're thankful to all of the businesses - large and small - who have chosen to call Winchester home. Discover why your business will thrive here by visiting www.developwinchesterva.com.
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REMINDER: Monday's (5/27) recycling will be collected tomorrow (5/29). Yard waste collection is canceled this week. ... See MoreSee Less

REMINDER: Mondays (5/27) recycling will be collected tomorrow (5/29). Yard waste collection is canceled this week.

Sign up now for Winchester Parks & Recreation's NEW all-day Music and Arts Camp for kids ages 10-14. Campers will enjoy art activities from 9 am-12 pm, lunch, and then music activities from 1-4 pm. Sign up for one week or all six. Camp begins June 10. Details and to register: www.winchesterva.gov/parks/summer-camps ... See MoreSee Less

Sign up now for Winchester Parks & Recreations NEW all-day Music and Arts Camp for kids ages 10-14. Campers will enjoy art activities from 9 am-12 pm, lunch, and then music activities from 1-4 pm. Sign up for one week or all six. Camp begins June 10. Details and to register: www.winchesterva.gov/parks/summer-camps

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NOTE: The starting age for the camp has been lowered to 10 years old. Register now!

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending May 24, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending May 24, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

From Mayor David Smith: “On this Memorial Day, I would like to say to the men and women who have served our country valiantly: ‘Thank you for your service’. For those who have lost their lives in service to keep us safe, I would ask that we each take a moment of reflection to remember them and their courage.” ... See MoreSee Less

From Mayor David Smith: “On this Memorial Day, I would like to say to the men and women who have served our country valiantly: ‘Thank you for your service’. For those who have lost their lives in service to keep us safe, I would ask that we each take a moment of reflection to remember them and their courage.”

Road Closure: Loudoun Street between Commerce and Boscawen Streets will be closed from 7:30-9:30 am on Monday, May 27 for the Loudoun Street Mile race. ... See MoreSee Less

Road Closure: Loudoun Street between Commerce and Boscawen Streets will be closed from 7:30-9:30 am on Monday, May 27 for the Loudoun Street Mile race.

City Manager Eden Freeman has appointed William A. Garrett as the City’s new Fire and Rescue Chief. Mr. Garrett is a 30-year veteran of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, most recently serving as the Deputy Fire Chief. We are excited to welcome Mr. Garrett to the team! www.winchesterva.gov/city-manager-appoints-new-fire-and-rescue-chief ... See MoreSee Less

City Manager Eden Freeman has appointed William A. Garrett as the City’s new Fire and Rescue Chief. Mr. Garrett is a 30-year veteran of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, most recently serving as the Deputy Fire Chief. We are excited to welcome Mr. Garrett to the team! www.winchesterva.gov/city-manager-appoints-new-fire-and-rescue-chief

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Ever think of hiring within the Department? Never understood why they spend taxpayers money to search for out of town people to hire. You'll be looking again in 5 years, maybe less.

Congrats!

Welcome to Winchester.

Congratulations Chief, you will have your hands full with your micro-managing boss. Two months to make a decision after the others said thanks but no thanks should be a warning sign.

Congratulations Chief. You and my wife, Cheryl Eisele, were in the academy together.

Congratulations Chief!

Congratulations chief Garrett. Can't wait for your visit to Gear Clean.

Congrats young man.

Congratulations!

Congratulations Chief!

Congratulations!!!

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Congrats Bill

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Go Gamma

Congratulations

Congratulations💯

Congratulations

Congratulations Chief!

Congratulations!

Solid work.

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City's Memorial Day schedule for Monday, May 27:
- City offices closed
- WinTran routes canceled
- Jim Barnett Park Rec Center closed but outdoor pool opens for the season May 25-27
- Recycling collection on Monday, May 27 moved to Wednesday, May 29 (yard waste canceled on 5/29)
- Joint Judicial Center (courts) closed
- OTW Welcome Center closed
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We 💚 Michael Recycle. Michael Neese of the City's Refuse and Recycling division read about living green to an elementary school class this morning. Thanks Ms. Petrowitsch! ... See MoreSee Less

We 💚 Michael Recycle. Michael Neese of the Citys Refuse and Recycling division read about living green to an elementary school class this morning. Thanks Ms. Petrowitsch!

It's official! The road leading to Bridgeforth Field in Jim Barnett Park is now named Spottswood Poles Drive. 💜 Spottswood was a talented baseball player in the Negro Leagues in the early 1900s and a WWI veteran who earned five battle stars and a Purple Heart. Don't miss Spottswood Poles Night at the Winchester Royals game on June 14 (7 pm). ... See MoreSee Less

Its official! The road leading to Bridgeforth Field in Jim Barnett Park is now named Spottswood Poles Drive. 💜 Spottswood was a talented baseball player in the Negro Leagues in the early 1900s and a WWI veteran who earned five battle stars and a Purple Heart. Dont miss Spottswood Poles Night at the Winchester Royals game on June 14 (7 pm).Image attachment

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great guy. had a outstanding life. proud thing to do.

This is soooo wonderful !!! Thank whoever made this happen!!!!

❤️❤️❤️ and how appropriate to do it at a Royals game

I’ll be bringing my kids.

This Is wonderful

This is awesome.

FINALLY he is being recognized for his God given talent and his service to our country. ♥️🙏🇱🇷🇱🇷🌈

Recognition long over due

That is a great honor for a true pioneer. Well deserved! To take nothing away from Spotswood, but couldn’t we do better for Patsy Cline?

Nice

How amazing and I agree sad because I didn’t know anything about Mr Poles

Clarence Smith

How appropriate and special... though long time coming!!

I never knew about him. Such a nice tribute!

Wonderful!

What a great tribute!

Thank you so much, our Local Citizen Historians !!!! You know this pleases us and we will endeavor to get to the game to honor our local hero!!

How wonderful but also sad that I never heard about this talented hero before 😢❤️

Wow! This is great!

So cool!

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I think this is wonderful. I feel the local governments should recognize all individuals who were born and raised here and had a positive impact on our society.

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Love it!

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Looking for an all-day camp for your middle schooler? Winchester Parks & Rec is offering a NEW Music & Arts Camp for ages 10-14 this summer (held M-F, June 10-July 26, 9 am-4 pm). Sign up for one week or all six. Registration deadlines are coming up soon (first week of camp registration deadline: 5/24). Sign up now! More info: www.winchesterva.gov/parks/summer-camps ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for an all-day camp for your middle schooler? Winchester Parks & Rec is offering a NEW Music & Arts Camp for ages 10-14 this summer (held M-F, June 10-July 26, 9 am-4 pm). Sign up for one week or all six. Registration deadlines are coming up soon (first week of camp registration deadline: 5/24). Sign up now! More info: www.winchesterva.gov/parks/summer-camps

4 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Winchester Fire and Rescue Department
This week is Emergency Medical Services Appreciation Week. Winchester EMS personnel put in countless hours of training and continue their educations to be able to keep the city's residents safe and supported during emergency situations. Emergency personnel at Valley Health Winchester Medical Center joined the Mayor and City Manager in sharing messages of gratitude for this essential team of professionals.
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The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending May 17, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending May 17, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

The Old Town Splash Pad will be CLOSED Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Old Town Winchester, VA ... See MoreSee Less

The Old Town Splash Pad will be CLOSED Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Old Town Winchester, VA

Having fun at the Old Town KidzFest (ends at 5 pm) on the Loudoun Street Mall. ... See MoreSee Less

Having fun at the Old Town KidzFest (ends at 5 pm) on the Loudoun Street Mall.

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Great picture of my great grandson!❤️

Winchester’s finest doing a great job.Looking good Will.

Thanks Mark and the rest of Winchester's Men in Blue for all that you do for our community!

It was a HOT day but the turnout was wonderful. mb

Hey, it's Will Sigler!!!

Rebecca Shaw Sigler

The bike stunt show was awesome!!

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Project Update: The Northeast Sidewalk Improvement Project is expected to begin on Kinzel Drive between Allen and Christopher within the next two weeks, weather permitting. More info: www.winchesterva.gov/north-end-sidewalk-improvements ... See MoreSee Less

Project Update: The Northeast Sidewalk Improvement Project is expected to begin on Kinzel Drive between Allen and Christopher within the next two weeks, weather permitting. More info: https://www.winchesterva.gov/north-end-sidewalk-improvements

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Sidewalk improvements? Would be nicer to finish Woodstock from all the waterline improvements so it's not a war zone. Kent street too. There's other sidewalk in the city that could use some attention.

Why doesn’t the City of Winchester/Frederick County require the sanitation authorities to install larger sanitary main pipes and make them stop dumping untreated and toxic grey water into Abrams and Opequan Creeks? That would be a major improvement for the future health of the county, city and its residents.

Welcome to Winchester Senator Warner! 🇺🇸 ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome to Winchester Senator Warner! 🇺🇸

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Not my senator. What a joke. Pandering for votes.

Thank you for your service gentlemen!

Thank you for your service gentlemen.

Good example of a lousy senator.

Not my Senator!!

Can we pass recreational marijuana please. Then you are my senator

Thanks for showing him around, Mayor. We’ve got a great little city here.

Warner stands for Worthless !!!

He is an embarrassment to Virginia. They all are.....senators and governor

Me to Jerry

Two great leaders! Welcome back to Funchester, Senator!

Anti 2A pieces of crap, get out of our city!!!!!

👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

👎

Now go home

Uh. No

LOL

Meh

Hell yea!!!

He’s worthless!

How disgusting! Such a liar!!!!

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Pictures from today's Zoning & Inspections Cook Out on the beautiful Loudoun Street Mall. It's Building Safety Month and staff will be handing out info, answering questions and cooking up great food! FREE! They'll be there until 2 pm. Stop by! 🌭 ... See MoreSee Less

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City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Touching pictures from yesterday’s National Police Week Memorial Service at the Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy. A portrait of Officer Edwards was unveiled and his service and sacrifice honored. 💙Scenes from today's National Police Week/Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony at Lord Fairfax Community College. Wonderful artwork by community members depicting fallen Sergeant Ricky Timbrook and Officer Hunter Edwards. ... See MoreSee Less

Touching pictures from yesterday’s National Police Week Memorial Service at the Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy. A portrait of Officer Edwards was unveiled and his service and sacrifice honored. 💙Image attachmentImage attachment

Stop by the 275th anniversary booth at the Old Town KidzFest this Saturday, May 18 to meet the artist of the Winchester History Coloring Book, Abby MacKnight. Abby will be there to meet and greet with kids from 11 am-2 pm. Free coloring books will also be handed out at the booth, so please stop by! oldtownwinchesterva.com/events/major-events/kidz-fest/ ... See MoreSee Less

Stop by the 275th anniversary booth at the Old Town KidzFest this Saturday, May 18 to meet the artist of the Winchester History Coloring Book, Abby MacKnight. Abby will be there to meet and greet with kids from 11 am-2 pm. Free coloring books will also be handed out at the booth, so please stop by! https://oldtownwinchesterva.com/events/major-events/kidz-fest/Image attachment

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I know she has proud parents and grandparents. Way to go

Wow!!!! Awesome!!!!!

Go Abby!

Register now for Winchester Parks & Rec's bus trip to see the Washington Nationals take on the Miami Marlins on May 25. Game starts at 4:05 pm. Bus leaves Jim Barnett Park at noon. For ages 5+. $80/seat includes bus ride, admissions ticket and $15 concessions credit. Call WPRD at 540-662-4946 or register online at webtrac.winchesterva.gov/ (activity #621347-05). ... See MoreSee Less

Register now for Winchester Parks & Recs bus trip to see the Washington Nationals take on the Miami Marlins on May 25. Game starts at 4:05 pm. Bus leaves Jim Barnett Park at noon. For ages 5+. $80/seat includes bus ride, admissions ticket and $15 concessions credit. Call WPRD at 540-662-4946 or register online at https://webtrac.winchesterva.gov/ (activity #621347-05).

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Tori Kalisz

What date?

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City of Winchester VA - Local Government

It's National Police Week. This week and every day we remember two Winchester Police Officers we lost too soon.It's #NationalPoliceWeek2019. Today we remember Sgt. Ricky Timbrook (EOW '99) and Ofc. Hunter Edwards (EOW '18) - two officers who made an immeasurable impact on the WPD and community during their times as officers. ... See MoreSee Less

Its National Police Week. This week and every day we remember two Winchester Police Officers we lost too soon.

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Honor All Police Officers Every Day, Thank Them For They Have An Unthankful Job Protecting All Citizens

This week is America's Infrastructure Week. Message: "America's future will be shaped by the infrastructure choices we make today." Check out the City's long list of current and upcoming capital improvement projects (including infrastructure projects) at www.winchesterva.gov/current-city-projects. #BuildForTomorrow ... See MoreSee Less

This week is Americas Infrastructure Week. Message: Americas future will be shaped by the infrastructure choices we make today. Check out the Citys long list of current and upcoming capital improvement projects (including infrastructure projects) at https://www.winchesterva.gov/current-city-projects. #BuildForTomorrow

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending May 10, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending May 10, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

Happy Mother's Day from the City of Winchester! 🌷 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Mothers Day from the City of Winchester! 🌷

Summer Camps: Winchester Parks & Rec has a long list of summer camps for sports, art, history, and lifeguarding. Register now before they're full. www.winchesterva.gov/parks/summer-camps ... See MoreSee Less

Summer Camps: Winchester Parks & Rec has a long list of summer camps for sports, art, history, and lifeguarding. Register now before theyre full. www.winchesterva.gov/parks/summer-camps

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City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Currently hiring firefighter/EMTs. Join our team! agency.governmentjobs.com/winchesterva/default.cfmStart your climb up the ladder. Join a progressive fire department that focuses on career development while enabling the people of the organization to feel like part of a family. Apply now at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2440361/firefighter-emt-i?pagetype=jobOpportunit... ... See MoreSee Less

Currently hiring firefighter/EMTs. Join our team! http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winchesterva/default.cfm

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending May 3, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending May 3, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

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City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Congratulations Assistant Chief McClellan! We are so proud of you!!Assistant Chief McClellan completed his Bachelors Degree in Fire Science recently. Congratulation Chief McClellan on your journey as a life long learner. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations Assistant Chief McClellan! We are so proud of you!!

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Congratulations Chief

Congratulations

Congratulations chief

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Congratulations 🎉

Congratulations!

Congratulations sir!

Congratulations AC well done.

Congrats

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The indoor pool will be closed May 6-June 16 for maintenance. When it reopens, the temperature will be 86-88 degrees for therapeutic swimming (M-F, 12-5 pm & SA, 1-3 pm) and lessons at designated times. Outdoor pool opens May 25! www.winchesterva.gov/parks/facilities ... See MoreSee Less

The indoor pool will be closed May 6-June 16 for maintenance. When it reopens, the temperature will be 86-88 degrees for therapeutic swimming (M-F, 12-5 pm & SA, 1-3 pm) and lessons at designated times. Outdoor pool opens May 25! www.winchesterva.gov/parks/facilitiesImage attachment

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Do you have any fitness water classes or arthritis water classes?

Severe Weather Update:
Doppler radar indicated heavy rain will be falling over the area until 1:00 pm and may cause flooding. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen in areas that experienced heavy rainfall earlier this weekend. Some areas could pick up an additional one inch of rainfall this morning.
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Severe Weather Update: 
Doppler radar indicated heavy rain will be falling over the area until 1:00 pm and may cause flooding. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen in areas that experienced heavy rainfall earlier this weekend. Some areas could pick up an additional one inch of rainfall this morning.

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I know the city needs to be doing something about the pumps and drains over my way! I am sick and tired as soon as the drain in the road overflows water comes in my basement. This is the only time that it happens and for your workers to tell me there are issues with the pumps and drains and nothing is being done about it but, putting some sand bags over drain! I am beyond pissed!

NWS Forecast (5/3): Showers are likely with scattered thunderstorms this afternoon through this evening. A few thunderstorms may become severe with the potential for locally damaging wind gusts and large hail.
Localized flooding of small streams and creeks as well as urban areas are possible.
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NWS Forecast (5/3): Showers are likely with scattered thunderstorms this afternoon through this evening. A few thunderstorms may become severe with the potential for locally damaging wind gusts and large hail.
Localized flooding of small streams and creeks as well as urban areas are possible.

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This maybe the first in 9 years to miss the Fire mens parade.

D’oh!

So I would like to bring something to the attention of my fellow Virginians and see how you feel. Abrams Creek in Winchester, VA. gets inundated with raw sanitary sewer water EVERY SINGLE TIME it rains in any ‘significant’ amount. We’ve watched the sewer structures overflowing with nasty whiteish/gray colored sewer water. You can even see the toilet paper as it collects all over the ground. Frederick County Sanitary Authority AND Winchester City Water know about this problem, and have for years. The problem, as I understand it, is the sanitary main pipes running along the Valley Mill/Greenwood Road Areas is too small for the capacity they (x2) are carrying. This untreated water flows out into the roadway where the school children stand waiting for the bus. The utility authorities show up a day or two later and spread white powdered LIME anywhere and everywhere the sewer water spills. The school children stand right in this Lime and standing sewer water mixture, morning and afternoon waiting for the school bus. Abrams Creek flows to the The Shenandoah River, Potomac River and ends up in The Chesapeake Bay, a “troubled water” estuary. This discharge is illegal but Frederick Co. and Winchester City have NO LONG TERM PLAN TO FIX IT, and sewer flow is expected to steadily increase as this end of Frederick County grows. Meanwhile, the children are poisoned, Abrams Creek, Shenandoah , Potomac Rivers are polluted, and HUGE amounts of algae forming Nitrogen and Phosphorus and the incredible amount of funds flow into The Chesapeake Bay. Does anyone care? Is this acceptable? Why won’t Frederick Co. install a larger pipe in their easement? Why won’t Winchester City Water install a larger pipe in their easement? Why don’t more people bring this illegal health hazard to light? Why doesn’t the Virginia State Water Control Board step in? Why are children sacrificed to sustain utility profits? Why is the marine life i The Chesapeake Bay being killed off by so many of these untreated cancer like contributing factors ?problems like this one!!! Why? Just WHY? How is this acceptable? and if so, WHY?

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REMINDER: City offices will close at noon today (5/3), Jim Barnett Park Rec Center will close at 3 pm today and stay closed through Sunday (5/5). WinTran is closed May 3-4. www.winchesterva.gov/apple-blossom ... See MoreSee Less

REMINDER: City offices will close at noon today (5/3), Jim Barnett Park Rec Center will close at 3 pm today and stay closed through Sunday (5/5). WinTran is closed May 3-4. www.winchesterva.gov/apple-blossom