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Looking for all-day summer camps for your child? Winchester Parks & Recreation offers two programs: 1) annual summer camp for ages 5-12 (6/3-8/2, 7:30 am-6 pm) and NEW this year, a Middle Schoolers Music & Arts Camp for ages 11-14 (6/10-7/26, 9 am-4 pm). Call WPRD at 540-662-4946 to reserve your spot or register online: webtrac.winchesterva.gov/. www.winchesterva.gov/parks ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for all-day summer camps for your child? Winchester Parks & Recreation offers two programs: 1)  annual summer camp for ages 5-12 (6/3-8/2, 7:30 am-6 pm) and NEW this year, a Middle Schoolers Music & Arts Camp for ages 11-14 (6/10-7/26, 9 am-4 pm). Call WPRD at 540-662-4946 to reserve your spot or register online: https://webtrac.winchesterva.gov/. www.winchesterva.gov/parksImage attachment

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A Tornado Watch has been issued for our area until 12 am. Monitor the news and take precautions to stay safe. Tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for a tornado to occur. A warning means that a tornado has been seen or picked up by radar. ... See MoreSee Less

A Tornado Watch has been issued for our area until 12 am. Monitor the news and take precautions to stay safe. Tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for a tornado to occur. A warning means that a tornado has been seen or picked up by radar.

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As usual....there won’t be anything

If there is a tornado warning, I hope the city informs the residents by a city wide siren.

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It’s the season. Thanks for the heads up.

Steve Baker stay safe today!!!!

The National Weather Service has issued a “Flash Flood Watch” for our area from approximately noon today through late tonight. A storm tracking north/northeast from the Gulf of Mexico is bringing heavy rains that could exceed 3 inches locally. Additionally, thunderstorms are possible during this time period with winds to be 10 to 14 mph gusting to 23 mph. ... See MoreSee Less

The National Weather Service has issued a “Flash Flood Watch” for our area from approximately noon today through late tonight. A storm tracking north/northeast from the Gulf of Mexico is bringing heavy rains that could exceed 3 inches locally.  Additionally, thunderstorms are possible during this time period with winds to be 10 to 14 mph gusting to 23 mph.

Congratulations to the Ward 1 group representatives who won our INSIGHT Citizen’s Academy Jeopardy Challenge. They “earned” $1.7M (pretend, of course) for their City budget by answering City-related questions with skill! www.winchesterva.gov/insight ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to the Ward 1 group representatives who won our INSIGHT Citizen’s Academy Jeopardy Challenge. They “earned” $1.7M (pretend, of course) for their City budget by answering City-related questions with skill! www.winchesterva.gov/insight

Anyone interested in dressing up as any of the following Winchester historical figures and walk in the Apple Blossom Grand Feature Parade (in honor of the 275th anniversary this year): Spottswood Poles (baseball jersey provided), young George Washington (costume provided), WWI navy veteran, John Kirby, Admiral Byrd? Contact the Historical Society to express your interest: winchesterhistory.org/contact-us/. ... See MoreSee Less

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And what about African American historical figures. The Brown family to name one. They contributed to the medical field in great ways.

Are outfits supplied?

Greg Cain get your barber on this

Annnnnd what about Patsy Cline????? She’s the most famous of any of these. What about Willa??Women can be historical figures too.

Question: are there no famous women being featured? There should at least be a Patsy Cline.

4 days ago

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💙Keeping the City beautiful! Officers with our Community Resources Team worked with our Zoning Department to help CSX pick up trash along the tracks in Old Town. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to all of our outstanding Emergency Communications Specialists!

Winchester Fire and Rescue Department
It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! We want to thank each of our Emergency Communications Specialists and dispatchers everywhere for being the voice of Public Safety.
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Couldn’t have picked a better day to film the next episode of publiCITY, released next Wednesday, April 24. Tune in to learn about the downtown infrastructure improvement projects from Perry Eisenach, Director of Public Services! 🌞 ... See MoreSee Less

Couldn’t have picked a better day to film the next episode of publiCITY, released next Wednesday, April 24. Tune in to learn about the downtown infrastructure improvement projects from Perry Eisenach, Director of Public Services! 🌞

‪Did you hear? As of April 15th, the Jim Barnett Park dog park is now open to the public everyday dawn to dusk...no fee or membership required! 🐾 www.winchesterva.gov/parks/dog-park (NOTE: closed M/W/F, 2-3 pm for routine maintenance)‬ ... See MoreSee Less

‪Did you hear? As of April 15th, the Jim Barnett Park dog park is now open to the public everyday dawn to dusk...no fee or membership required! 🐾 http://www.winchesterva.gov/parks/dog-park (NOTE: closed M/W/F, 2-3 pm for routine maintenance)‬

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, the City of Winchester encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Winchester a better place for children and families. Research shows that protective factors are present in healthy families. Promoting these factors is among the most effective ways to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. #childrenaretreasures ... See MoreSee Less

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, the City of Winchester encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Winchester a better place for children and families. Research shows that protective factors are present in healthy families. Promoting these factors is among the most effective ways to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. #childrenaretreasures

Road closure for repaving: Opequon Avenue between Cork and Leicester Streets on Wednesday, April 17 from 7 am-6 pm. Residents will be allowed access as needed. Thank you for your patience. ... See MoreSee Less

Road closure for repaving: Opequon Avenue between Cork and Leicester Streets on Wednesday, April 17 from 7 am-6 pm. Residents will be allowed access as needed. Thank you for your patience.

Winchester Parks & Recreation is currently hiring part-time seasonal help: child care assistants, lifeguards, and maintenance techs. Apply today: agency.governmentjobs.com/winchesterva/default.cfm ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Parks & Recreation is currently hiring part-time seasonal help: child care assistants, lifeguards, and maintenance techs. Apply today: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winchesterva/default.cfmImage attachmentImage attachment

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending April 12, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending April 12, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

The National Weather Service has issued a “High Wind Advisory” for the Winchester area for most of the day today. While the precipitation predictions are low, the ground is already saturated and can cause downed trees and powerlines with the combination of the winds. ... See MoreSee Less

The National Weather Service has issued a “High Wind Advisory” for the Winchester area for most of the day today. While the precipitation predictions are low, the ground is already saturated and can cause downed trees and powerlines with the combination of the winds.

1 week ago

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Winchester Fire and Rescue Department
Community. Loyalty. Passion. Tradition. Those are the reasons they volunteer - what will be your reason?

This week is National Volunteer Week. The WFRD relies on volunteers to work with career staff in keeping our community safe. Interested in being part of that team? Check out the info here and contact us today! www.winchesterva.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fire-rescue/volunteer-brochure.pdf
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Street Repaving Update: Crews will be repaving Opequon Ct from Opequon to the cul-de-sac today (4/12). On 4/15, Jubal Early from top of the bridge to Loudoun St (westbound lane) will be repaved. Please drive cautiously in these work zones. www.winchesterva.gov/fy19-street-repaving-program ... See MoreSee Less

Street Repaving Update: Crews will be repaving  Opequon Ct from Opequon to the cul-de-sac today (4/12). On 4/15, Jubal Early from top of the bridge to Loudoun St (westbound lane) will be repaved. Please drive cautiously in these work zones. https://www.winchesterva.gov/fy19-street-repaving-program

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WANTED: People who want to serve their community and make a difference in the lives of others when they need it most. Now hiring dispatchers (Emergency Communications Specialists). Training provided. Apply today: agency.governmentjobs.com/winchesterva/default.cfm

Winchester Police Department
The City of Winchester Emergency Communications Center has immediate openings for qualified candidates. Follow the link for all qualifications and apply today - the application period closes April 30. www.governmentjobs.com/careers/winchesterva/jobs/2384616/emergency-communications-specialist-i?pa...
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God Bless the people who answer these calls and care for our community with their genuine kindness and support!!!

Deborah Hulver

Winchester Police Department Captain Mike Danielson, Winchester Fire and Rescue Department Deputy Chief Orndorff, Public Works Director Justin Hall, and Communications Director Amy Simmons discuss what the City does to prepare for The Bloom and keep festival-goers safe.

Also in this episode - the bi-weekly Council BLUF and a listing of some upcoming events. Stream now on iTunes or Soundcloud!

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Winchester Police Department Captain Mike Danielson, Winchester Fire and Rescue Department Deputy Chief Orndorff, Public Works Director Justin Hall, and Communications Director Amy Simmons discuss what the City does to prepare for The Bloom and keep festival-goers safe. 

Also in this episode - the bi-weekly Council BLUF and a listing of some upcoming events. Stream now on iTunes or Soundcloud! 

https://soundcloud.com/roussreview/apple-blossom-preparation-safety

Happy National Sibling Day from the siblings that work together at the City of Winchester! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy National Sibling Day from the siblings that work together at the City of Winchester!

Winchester Parks & Recreation's annual Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Splash events are this Saturday, April 13. Collect eggs in the grass or in the pool. Both events are FREE! Also, sign up before 4/15 for the Park's Eggtivities arts and crafts program on 4/18. www.winchesterva.gov/parks/specialevents ... See MoreSee Less

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Megan Dilabio Hendrickson

City of Winchester VA - Local Government the website is still inaccurate - it shows the 4/13 hunt date as 4/18 and the times as 6:30 - can you confirm the actual time?

Cody Nails 😬 Aubs first Easter egg hunt ?

Tammy Rogers Hunter Austin Manspile

Jackie Goforth

Jenny McKee Cooper

The hunt is listed as 4/18 at 6:30?

Lori Bussard-Ford

Yea but it’s 4 ages 9 and under my son is 10 which sucks ☹️

Julie Sams🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

Davey

Ashley Emswiller Johnson

Russell Walker

Randy Ritter I want to take Peyton

Starting Thursday, April 11, the City will be striping Harvest Drive from Jubal Early Drive to Cedar Creek Grade (weather permitting). Road closures and traffic-related congestion are not expected. The striping will include double yellow lines in the center with white edge lines so that Harvest Drive will have ten-foot driving lanes with parking on both sides of the street. These changes are intended to increase safety in the area for both motorists and pedestrians. ... See MoreSee Less

Starting Thursday, April 11, the City will be striping Harvest Drive from Jubal Early Drive to Cedar Creek Grade (weather permitting). Road closures and traffic-related congestion are not expected. The striping will include double yellow lines in the center with white edge lines so that Harvest Drive will have ten-foot driving lanes with parking on both sides of the street. These changes are intended to increase safety in the area for both motorists and pedestrians.

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South Washington Street from Cork to Cecil Streets will be closed from 7 am-6 pm for City of Winchester drainage work. City staff will work with adjacent property owners and residents for access as needed. Thank you for your patience. ... See MoreSee Less

South Washington Street from Cork to Cecil Streets will be closed from 7 am-6 pm for City of Winchester drainage work. City staff will work with adjacent property owners and residents for access as needed. Thank you for your patience.

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Cork is a cool road. Thank you for update

Thanks for the heads up.

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending April 5, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Have suggestions for improving the report or information you'd like included, please let us know. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending April 5, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. Have suggestions for improving the report or information youd like included, please let us know.

Winchester Parks & Recreation's annual Eggcessible event is Wednesday, April 10 (10 am) at the Jim Barnett Park gymnasium. Eggcessible is the area's only Easter Egg Hunt for children with special needs. Children can hunt for specially-retrofitted eggs which are turned inn for Easter goodies. The Easter Bunny will be there to meet and greet children. FREE! Other Easter events: www.winchesterva.gov/parks/specialevents ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Parks & Recreations annual Eggcessible event is Wednesday, April 10 (10 am) at the Jim Barnett Park gymnasium. Eggcessible is the areas only Easter Egg Hunt for children with special needs. Children can hunt for specially-retrofitted eggs which are turned inn for Easter goodies. The Easter Bunny will be there to meet and greet children. FREE! Other Easter events: http://www.winchesterva.gov/parks/specialevents

Register by May 6 for Winchester's Parks & Recreation's 6th annual Swinging Fore Sports Golf Tournament on Friday, May 17 at the Winchester Country Club. Four-man captain's choice with 1 pm shotgun start. Dinner served following tournament. Register online: webtrac.winchesterva.gov/ (activity # 621645) ... See MoreSee Less

Register by May 6 for Winchesters Parks & Recreations 6th annual Swinging Fore Sports Golf Tournament on Friday, May 17 at the Winchester Country Club. Four-man captains choice with 1 pm shotgun start. Dinner served following tournament. Register online: https://webtrac.winchesterva.gov/ (activity # 621645)Image attachment

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The four City-owned museums are now open for the 2019 season: George Washington Office, Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters, Abram's Delight (Winchester's oldest home) and the Hollingsworth Mill. Stop by in honor of Winchester's 275th anniversary.
Hours are Mon-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm and Sun: 12 pm to 4 pm.
Admission: Adults $5.00; Seniors $4.50; Students $2.50. More information: winchesterhistory.org/Opening Day!!!
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The four City-owned museums are now open for the 2019 season: George Washington Office, Stonewall Jacksons Headquarters, Abrams Delight (Winchesters oldest home) and the Hollingsworth Mill. Stop by in honor of Winchesters 275th anniversary. 
Hours are Mon-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm and Sun: 12 pm to 4 pm.
Admission: Adults $5.00; Seniors $4.50; Students $2.50. More information: https://winchesterhistory.org/Image attachmentImage attachment

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Leslie Harris something to see before you go home?

Jared Fishback something to do one day.

2019 dog tags are now available 🐕. Stop by the Treasurer’s Office in Rouss City Hall (8 am-4:30 pm) to get one for your dog. Must be displayed on dogs four months and other by May 1. More info: www.winchesterva.gov/treasurer/dog-licenses. 🐶 ... See MoreSee Less

2019 dog tags are now available 🐕. Stop by the Treasurer’s Office in Rouss City Hall (8 am-4:30 pm) to get one for your dog. Must be displayed on dogs four months and other by May 1. More info: www.winchesterva.gov/treasurer/dog-licenses. 🐶

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We scheduled a post about dog tags and for some reason it was replaced with a title for the picture. The post has been updated. I guess Facebook played an April Fools joke on us. 🤣

Cute! I mean, care to clarify? But cute!!!

Cute teefers! ☺️

I suspect it’s the Winchester City Dog Tag... they went on sale today. I could be completely wrong. 😊

I have a black and white pitbull wearing a violet collar. 😀

Location??

Found, lost?

The City Manager's Week in Review report for week ending March 29, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week in Review report for week ending March 29, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

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Beginning Monday (4/1), Winchester Police Department (231 E. Piccadilly Street) and Winchester Parks & Recreation (1001 E. Cork Street) are distribution sites for free saliva-swab drug testing kits that allow parents to test their children. Kits will also be available at the Play for Prevention Basketball game between high school students and local police officers at James Wood HS on Sunday, March 31 at 2 pm.The WPD is a distribution site for the Give Me a Reason campaign. Drug testing kits are available and free to parents who have concerns their child is using. For more information and resources, visit www.roadtorecovery.info/givemeareason ... See MoreSee Less

Beginning Monday (4/1), Winchester Police Department (231 E. Piccadilly Street) and Winchester Parks & Recreation (1001 E. Cork Street) are distribution sites for free saliva-swab drug testing kits that allow parents to test their children. Kits will also be available at the Play for Prevention Basketball game between high school students and local police officers at James Wood HS on Sunday, March 31 at 2 pm.

Check out this awesome video schematic of the proposed Winchester Public Schools Innovation Center to be constructed at the old John Kerr Elementary School behind JHHS: youtu.be/OkFhQBIHZWI. The Center will be used for WPS and community CTE education and training.Schematic Design building walk-through ... See MoreSee Less

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Are you interested in renting out your home or a room for a short period of time (AirBnb, VRBO, or to a friend or relative)? If so, you may need a permit. Please watch the short video and contact the City's Zoning office for next steps. www.winchesterva.gov/short-term-rental-requirements-residences ... See MoreSee Less

The Council meeting BLUF (bottom line up front) for Tuesday's meeting will be included in today's Rouss Review podcast (released at 5 pm). Don't miss it and stay informed. Special guest is WPS Superintendent Jason Van Heukelum. ... See MoreSee Less

The Council meeting BLUF (bottom line up front) for Tuesdays meeting will be included in todays Rouss Review podcast (released at 5 pm). Dont miss it and stay informed. Special guest is WPS Superintendent Jason Van Heukelum.

In this episode of publiCITY, City Arborist Jen Jenkins talks to host Barry Lee about the duties of the Trees division of Public Works, the importance of trees in our city's landscape, proper tree care, and more. youtu.be/xgBkhB3WQlM ... See MoreSee Less

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Way to go Jen The Cities finest

Great job Jen!

Why is the city of Winchester still planting trees between the sidewalk and the street, right under power lines? An example would be the freshly planted trees on Fairmont Ave. Some of them are already hitting the wires. It won't be long before the shape of the trees will be destroyed by pruning and also tearing up the sidewalk. And why bother with the water bags for newly planted trees that aren't kept filled with water. That Winchester is a Tree City USA is a joke.

Great info, Jen!

Jen Jenkins is fabulous! 🌳

Great question Patricia? Totally agree !

Ohhh, I so hope they come to remove the diseased and dying trees on my street, Harvest Drive.

The City's annual hydrant flushing program will begin Monday, April 1 and continue through October, weather permitting. The flushing is an important preventative maintenance activity that is necessary to maintain a high quality and reliable water system and to make sure the hydrants are fully operational. More info: www.winchesterva.gov/annual-hydrant-flushing-program-being-monday ... See MoreSee Less

The Citys annual hydrant flushing program will begin Monday, April 1 and continue through October, weather permitting. The flushing is an important preventative maintenance activity that is necessary to maintain a high quality and reliable water system and to make sure the hydrants are fully operational. More info: www.winchesterva.gov/annual-hydrant-flushing-program-being-monday

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City of Winchester VA - Local Government

If you'd like to know more about Winchester's 275 years of history and people that made an impact here, attend the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society's annual meeting. Tim Youmans will provide a presentation on Winchester's Historical Figures: Thursday, March 28 at 7 pm in Rouss City Hall, Council Chambers. Open to the public.Annual Meeting 2018
"Historical Figures in Winchester"
By Tim Youmans
March 28, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
Rouss City Hall
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If youd like to know more about Winchesters 275 years of history and people that made an impact here, attend the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Societys annual meeting. Tim Youmans will provide a presentation on Winchesters Historical Figures: Thursday, March 28 at 7 pm in Rouss City Hall, Council Chambers. Open to the public.

Winchester Women's History: Country music legend Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley) was born in Winchester on September 8, 1932. On January 21, 1957, she won a national television show's competition singing "Walkin' After Midnight." In 1961, "I Fall to Pieces" became a hit. Her iconic "Crazy" was released a year later. Patsy Cline died in a plane crash on March 5, 1963 and interred at nearby Shenandoah Memorial Park. In 1973, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Her childhood home on South Kent Street is now a museum. #WomensHistoryMonth ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester Womens History: Country music legend Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley) was born in Winchester on September 8, 1932. On January 21, 1957, she won a national television shows competition singing Walkin After Midnight. In 1961, I Fall to Pieces became a hit. Her iconic Crazy was released a year later. Patsy Cline died in a plane crash on March 5, 1963 and interred at nearby Shenandoah Memorial Park. In 1973, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Her childhood home on South Kent Street is now a museum. #WomensHistoryMonthImage attachmentImage attachment

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Michele, this is the town where EmiLeigh lives. Cool info.

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Mike Martin

Awesome

Greg Eutsler

Crystal

2019 Winchester dog tags go on sale on April 1 and must be displayed on all dogs four months and older by May 1. Stop by the Treasurer's Office in City Hall. More info: www.winchesterva.gov/treasurer/dog-licenses ... See MoreSee Less

2019 Winchester dog tags go on sale on April 1 and must be displayed on all dogs four months and older by May 1. Stop by the Treasurers Office in City Hall. More info: https://www.winchesterva.gov/treasurer/dog-licenses

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It would be great if you made a few for tiny dogs. Mine can’t wear them.

My puppy was born last May (2018), adopted last summer, and we got a letter a few weeks ago with a bill for his dog license. (I hadn't gotten the license sooner because everywhere I read said we had to wait until April to purchase.) I sent the form back and soon received the red tag in the mail, but it says it expires on April 30, 2019 -- not even two months after we received the license. Do we need to now purchase a new one?

4 weeks ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Interested in learning what a career in emergency communications as a 911 dispatcher is like? Attend this information session on April 2.

Winchester Police Department
If you're passionate about helping others and are looking for a rewarding career, consider becoming an Emergency Communications Specialist (dispatcher) for the City of Winchester, Virginia. Attend the information session at the Timbrook Public Safety Center (231 E. Piccadilly Street) on April 2 from 6-7 p.m. Learn about this rewarding career and see if it is right for you. We'll be hiring soon!

Due to the nature of the discussion, children are not allowed to attend the information session.

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The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending March 22, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending March 22, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

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City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Winchester PD arrests man for murder that occurred last night.City Man arrested for murder. At approximately 12:30 a.m. on March 24, 2019, Winchester Police officers were in the 400 block of North Kent Street when they heard shots being fired at the Elks Club, located at 414 North Kent Street. One victim died on scene. The Winchester Police Department (WPD) has identified the deceased male victim as Michael William Harris, 38 years old, of Winchester. Two other victims were shot and are being treated at the Winchester Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

During the investigation, officers identified the suspect as Joshua Coffelt, 28 years old, of Winchester. A warrant for murder was obtained. At approximately 9:30 a.m., WPD was alerted to his whereabouts in the 2200 block of Wilson Blvd. Officers located Coffelt inside of an apartment and took him into custody without incident.

This is the first murder for the City of Winchester in 2019. The WPD was assisted by Frederick County Sheriffs' Office, Virginia State Police, and federal law enforcement agencies. The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information, should contact the Winchester Police Department at (540) 662-4131.
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Winchester PD arrests man for murder that occurred last night.

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Great job by WPD!!!

Little DC

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A Coffelt in the news! Ken Coffelt, is this guy related to you? 🙂

The City has received several inquires about a rumor circulating that someone has contracted intestinal parasites from drinking the City’s water and that there have been 120 cases at the hospital. This claim is completely unfounded. The City’s drinking water is safe and the Winchester Medical Center has stated that they are unaware of any recent diagnosed cases of intestinal parasites. The City has a rigorous testing and treatment process with 24/7 monitoring that provides consistently safe drinking water. For more information about the City’s water, please review the City’s Water Quality Report (www.winchesterva.gov/utilities/water-quality-report) and “From River to Faucet” video (youtu.be/JVOkZ9Sm6gk) for an explanation about how the City’s water is treated and distributed.Find out how your drinking water is drawn from the Shenandoah River, treated and pumped to your home/business. Percy D. Miller Water Treatment Facility Manag... ... See MoreSee Less

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I treat the city’s water as if I’m in Mexico. DONT DRINK IT. Buy bottled.

How about my water either smells and taste like a pool or it’s straight sewer. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone got sick. I have literally vomited once after getting a cup of water out of my tap. It has only happened a few times but it should happen at all.

Sadly, I can't drink the city water. It makes me pretty sick and I think it has something to do with the chemicals used to sanitize it. Not all public water supplies do this to me. 🤷‍♀️

Hollie Martin

The city water tastes waaay too much like chlorine for parasites to be in it

Perhaps those people vomiting (especially in the am) should go to CVS and get a pregnancy test. Just saying.

A 2017 Drinking water report is what's posted when you click on the link attached.

Corey Crabill

Winchester water tastes fine. You want to taste yucky water, go to DC.

Sofi Shaffer

Thanks Michael Neese!!!

The guy who posted a video saying it was parasites was filming it in a Walmart. So, that explains it.

This is exactly what someone with brain-controlling intestinal parasites would post. DONT BELIEVE THEM!

Picture of safety bollard installation progress on south end of Loudoun Street Mall on 3/22/19. ... See MoreSee Less

Picture of safety bollard installation progress on south end of Loudoun Street Mall on 3/22/19.

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I love my town! This is great!

Just curious, why are they needed? Is there an issue with non permitted vehicles driving on the mall?

What happens if a fire truck needs to get through?

Woah a picture from the future

Let 'er burn......

That Mall sucks make it a street again

Today is World Water Day. Learn about how the City gets clean, fresh water into your homes and ensures that stormwater drainage is safe for our streams.
📽️ From River to Faucet: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVOkZ9Sm6gk
📽️ publiCITY - Stormwater: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBWJuTGrNT8&t=3s
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Sign up by April 1 for Winchester Parks and Recreation's Ultimate Frisbee League (ages 16+). Combining the non-stop movement of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of Ultimate is played by two seven-player squads with a disc on a field similar to a football field. League starts April 10. Register a team (7-14 players) or contact the Park Athletics team to be placed on a Free Agent List (540-662-4946). Register online: webtrac.winchesterva.gov/. ... See MoreSee Less

Sign up by April 1 for Winchester Parks and Recreations Ultimate Frisbee League (ages 16+). Combining the non-stop movement of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of Ultimate is played by two seven-player squads with a disc on a field similar to a football field. League starts April 10. Register a team (7-14 players) or contact the Park Athletics team to be placed on a Free Agent List (540-662-4946). Register online: https://webtrac.winchesterva.gov/.

Happy #InternationalDayofHappiness from the City of Winchester! 😆 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy #InternationalDayofHappiness from the City of Winchester! 😆

Winchester Women's History: The city has had two women serve as Mayor. Elizabeth Helm served as Mayor of Winchester from 1988-1992 and Elizabeth Minor served from 2004-2016 (also served on City Council for over 35 years: 1980-2016). Dorothy Allen was the first woman to serve on Council (1954-1962) and Effie Davis was the first black person and black woman to be elected to City Council (1975-1980). ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi eadlights on in parking lot at orchardcrest

Installation of the new automated safety bollards at both ends of the Loudoun Street Mall is tentatively planned to begin on Wednesday, March 20 at the Cork Street end. It is anticipated that the installation will take approximately two weeks at each end of the Mall (four weeks total, weather permitting). The Old Town bollards will look similar to the ones pictured below. ... See MoreSee Less

Installation of the new automated safety bollards at both ends of the Loudoun Street Mall is tentatively planned to begin on Wednesday, March 20 at the Cork Street end. It is anticipated that the installation will take approximately two weeks at each end of the Mall (four weeks total, weather permitting). The Old Town bollards will look similar to the ones pictured below.Image attachment

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Picture of bollard installation progress on south end as of 4/22.

That's DEFINITELY Bourbon Street

The pictures are from Bourbon ST. in New Orleans. Trust me, I worked there a looong time.

Would be really cool if you guys had made the tops of these into busts of famous Winchester historical figures like George Washington, Stonewall Jackson, Jubal Early and of course John Handley.

How will deliveries get down the mall?

Are there many pedestrians hit there annually?? Hope the county taxes aren’t paying for them!!

Those big columns on both sides of Boscawen St are a hazard. You can't see on the other side of of them and people don't watch their kids. It's scary when they dart out. And that center section of road is an embarrassment.

Says “ city of Winchester” not sure why county taxes would pay for it🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️

Why do you think these are necessary?

Can not they use the same style as in front of federal buildings as in d c ?

Thanks for keeping us safe. Unfortunately you never know when someone would decide to drive onto the mall maliciously, or even accidently. Just a sign of the times 🙁

May be a dumb question but will we still be able to access the walking mall from the side that is being worked on?

Heather E. H. Leach here you go...

Is there any plans anytime soon to fix the section where that compass was in the middle of the street of the walking mall on Boscawen street? That section is awful now and ugly with that makeshift repair job.

The City Manager's Week In Review report for week ending March 15, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review. ... See MoreSee Less

The City Managers Week In Review report for week ending March 15, 2019 is now available online: www.winchesterva.gov/week-review.

The City of Winchester now offers semi-annual billing for vehicle personal property taxes. This is part of a multi-year transition from the City’s unique billing methods to standard calendar year billing. Under the new process, the tax year corresponds to the calendar year (January to December) with semi-annual payments due April 5 and October 5. More info: www.winchesterva.gov/new-semi-annual-billing-vehicular-personal-property ... See MoreSee Less

The City of Winchester now offers semi-annual billing for vehicle personal property taxes. This is part of a multi-year transition from the City’s unique billing methods to standard calendar year billing. Under the new process, the tax year corresponds to the calendar year (January to December) with semi-annual payments due April 5 and October 5. More info: http://www.winchesterva.gov/new-semi-annual-billing-vehicular-personal-property

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That’s good. At least they aren’t due at the same time Real Estate taxes are due.

Should stop collecting most of the other states dont screw people over like this..

Winchester Women's History: Nancy Larrick Crosby
- Born in Winchester in 1910
- Received master's degree from Columbia and doctorate in education from NYU
- Professor at Lehigh University, NYU and Indiana University
- Considered standard books of 1950's, (e.g. Dick and Jane) insulting, even to a 5-year-old's intelligence
- Editor of children's books for Random House
- Criticized near absence of black characters in children's books, pushing publishers to evaluate their policies and make changes
- Founder and president of International Reading Association, a literacy group with 80,000 members in about 100 countries
- Wrote or edited nearly 30 books for children, including at least 14 poetry anthologies
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Winchester Womens History: Nancy Larrick Crosby
- Born in Winchester in 1910
- Received masters degree from Columbia and doctorate in education from NYU
- Professor at Lehigh University, NYU and Indiana University
- Considered standard books of 1950s, (e.g. Dick and Jane) insulting, even to a 5-year-olds intelligence
- Editor of childrens books for Random House
- Criticized near absence of black characters in childrens books, pushing publishers to evaluate their policies and make changes
- Founder and president of International Reading Association, a literacy group with 80,000 members in about 100 countries
- Wrote or edited nearly 30 books for children, including at least 14 poetry anthologies

The INSIGHT Academy is learning all about the water treatment process tonight at the Percy D. Miller plant in Middletown. Watch our video and you can learn all about it, too! m.youtube.com/watch?v=JVOkZ9Sm6gk ... See MoreSee Less

The INSIGHT Academy is learning all about the water treatment process tonight at the Percy D. Miller plant in Middletown. Watch our video and you can learn all about it, too! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JVOkZ9Sm6gkImage attachmentImage attachment

March 12 Council meeting update: Council decided to table the Old Hospital CUP requested by Healthcare Development Partners until the March 26, 2019 meeting and requested an improved parking plan and clarified waivers and conditions. The public hearing process has been closed. Listen to the March 14 Rouss Review podcast for more information (posted at 5 pm on iTunes, the City's website and SoundCloud). www.winchesterva.gov/rouss-review. ... See MoreSee Less

March 12 Council meeting update: Council decided to table the Old Hospital CUP requested by Healthcare Development Partners until the March 26, 2019 meeting and requested an improved parking plan and clarified waivers and conditions. The public hearing process has been closed. Listen to the March 14 Rouss Review podcast for more information (posted at 5 pm on iTunes, the Citys website and SoundCloud). www.winchesterva.gov/rouss-review.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WINCHESTER! Yesterday, March 10, marked the actual official birthday of when Col. James Wood laid off the 26 original lots in 1744 and the city had an official being. This year we are celebrating Winchester's 275th anniversary. Be sure to participate in some of the celebratory events: www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary ... See MoreSee Less

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WINCHESTER! Yesterday, March 10, marked the actual official birthday of when Col. James Wood laid off the 26 original lots in 1744 and the city had an official being. This year we are celebrating Winchesters 275th anniversary. Be sure to participate in some of the celebratory events: www.winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversaryImage attachment

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So Bill Wood, do you think he might be related?

The agendas for City Council's regular meeting and work session on 3/12 are available online: winchesterva.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx. HIGHLIGHTS: Old Hospital CUP public hearing and vote (regular meeting) and continued FY20 budget discussions including schools and strategic plan 2018 performance measures update (Work Session). ... See MoreSee Less

The agendas for City Councils regular meeting and work session on 3/12 are available online: http://winchesterva.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx. HIGHLIGHTS: Old Hospital CUP public hearing and vote (regular meeting) and continued FY20 budget discussions including schools and strategic plan 2018 performance measures update (Work Session).

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

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

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The residents of No. Stewart Street are wondering when our sidewalks where the 2 huge ash trees were taken down just about a year ago are going to be fixed. All that work on Fairmont was done (and it's beautiful). We were promised 2 new trees and the sidewalk that is a serious danger to those of us that have to walk on it. Can someone please give us an answer?

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City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Make plans to attend the Old Town St. Paddy's Celtic Festival tomorrow, March 9 from noon-9 pm. Most activities will be held inside downtown businesses and are free to attend. Weather permitting, fun family-friendly activities will also take place on the Loudoun Street Mall. oldtownwinchesterva.com/events/major-events/st-paddys-celtic-fest/Over 30 Old Town Winchester businesses are participating in St. Paddy's Celtic Fest! Join us on Saturday, March 9th for live music, dancing, games, and more! Follow the GREEN balloons to entertainment venues, shopping and dining specials, and themed promotions throughout the day. ... See MoreSee Less

Make plans to attend the Old Town St. Paddys Celtic Festival tomorrow, March 9 from noon-9 pm. Most activities will be held inside downtown businesses and are free to attend. Weather permitting, fun family-friendly activities will also take place on the Loudoun Street Mall. https://oldtownwinchesterva.com/events/major-events/st-paddys-celtic-fest/Image attachment

1 month ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

CVS Health, through the Aetna Foundation, recently announced a $1 million grant to the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition to fight the local opioid epidemic.

A portion of that grant would fund a full-time Winchester Police Officer who would serve on the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force and who would respond to non-fatal drug overdoses. We are pleased to announce that Winchester Police Officer Mike Upham will take on this role.

More information about the grant and the Law Enforcement Overdose Intervention Program, which will fund a multidisciplinary team that includes a law enforcement officer, case manager, counselor, and a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, can be found here: winchesterva.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?ID=1965&highlightTerms=aetna
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NWS Forecast: FRIDAY-Snow likely before 1pm, then rain and snow between 1-4pm, then snow likely after 4pm. High near 36. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
FRIDAY NIGHT-Snow likely, mainly before 7pm. Patchy fog. Low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
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NWS Forecast: FRIDAY-Snow likely before 1pm, then rain and snow between 1-4pm, then snow likely after 4pm. High near 36. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
FRIDAY NIGHT-Snow likely, mainly before 7pm. Patchy fog. Low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

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Why does this show up on Mar. 10?

Jillian, you may just make it in and out ahead of it 😉

2 months ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

The Old Town Farmers Market is currently seeking local vendors, volunteers and musicians for the 2019 season. Details: www.winchesterva.gov/old-town-farmers-market-seeks-local-vendors-and-volunteers-1We are gearing up for the 2019 season of the Old Town Farmers Market… Opening day will be Saturday, May 11! #FindYourFresh

The 2019 vendor application is now available!

oldtownwinchesterva.com/old-town-farmers-market/

If you or someone you know might be interested in joining us a a vendor, let us know! Send an email to OTW@winchesterva.gov or give us a call at 540-535-3660.

All items sold at the Old Town Farmers Market must be locally grown or produced.

Applications are due by March 22.
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The Old Town Farmers Market is currently seeking local vendors, volunteers and musicians for the 2019 season. Details: www.winchesterva.gov/old-town-farmers-market-seeks-local-vendors-and-volunteers-1

2 months ago

City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Join the WPD at the Moose Lodge from 7-9:30 a.m. on March 15 for the second annual Badges & Batter free community pancake breakfast!

Winchester Police Department
Make like K-9 Jax and pull up a seat at our free community pancake breakfast next Friday, March 15 when Badges & Batter returns to the Moose Lodge from 7-9:30 a.m. Enjoy hot, fluffy golden pancakes cooked and served by Winchester Police officers. Free coffee will be served by Starbucks!
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