But it’s not what you think. #NationalDonutDay is to honor the brave ladies who went overseas on behalf of the Salvation Army to distribute those delicious power rings to our doughboys. ... See MoreSee Less
We want to wish Bill Collins the best in his retirement. Bill is a wealth of knowledge who helped everyone here at one point or another as we were just getting started in our careers.
Enjoy your newfound spare time, especially on three wheels. We’ll miss you!
Strasburg Police Department We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Investigator William C. “Bill” Collins, who officially entered retirement today.
Investigator Collins served in the United States Army from 1984-1992 before entering law enforcement. Between 1992 and 2019, he served the citizens of Strasburg, Edinburg, and Shenandoah County. Throughout his career, Investigator Collins served the community in a number of capacities: Dispatch, Patrol, Patrol Supervisor, K9 Handler, and most recently as an Investigator assigned to the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force.
Investigator Collins: from all of us at Strasburg Police Department, enjoy your well-earned retirement. This isn’t goodbye; it’s just “see you later.” ... See MoreSee Less
We must never forget those who sacrificed their all for us ant those who stood/stand ready to make the same sacrifice. Also keep their families in our prayers. Be thankful and appreciative of that sacrifice.
To the 2019 graduates of Central High School: 24hrs ago, you were waking up as a HS Senior. This morning, you woke up as an adult, ready to set out into the world. No matter what your future choices are, you have been given the tools to successfully accomplish your goals. From your teachers to your parents, from your friends to the town we live in, all of it had been to prepare you for this, your future.
Oh man......it’s officially Summertime now!!It’s hard to believe that the pool season will begin tomorrow, 5/23! We will be open from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm (due to high school graduation tomorrow evening - congrats CHS grads!). Admission is half price.
So chances are, if you're reading this, you follow our Facebook page. It’s a pretty accurate glimpse into daily life here at the Woodstock Police Department, only the real thing is better.
If you want to work for a great place with awesome benefits, a supportive environment that focuses just as much on personal development as departmental interests and has a fire Facebook page, come put in an application.
If you want to advance your career, if you want to serve a prosperous and growing community and if you want to drive sweet black and whites, come talk to us.
If you are unsure, talk to some people. Not just us but others who work for the Town and citizens who live here, ask anyone. They’ll tell you there is no better place. Sure, the job is difficult some days but there’ll be more days when you think to yourself “man, what a good day....and I’m getting paid, too!” There’s no better way to say it than this; we’ve constantly got rice cooking in the microwave at the Police Department.
What are you waiting on? Submit an app. Join our family. We have cookies.
Seriously. Dispatch made us cookies......they’re delicious. Thank you 😘
We’re waiting for you!Employment Opportunity! We are currently inviting applications for the position of Police Officer within our Police Department. For more information or to apply, please visit www.townofwoodstockva.gov/jobs. ... See MoreSee Less
With only a few days before this years 8th Annual Communuity Safety & Wellness Day, we wanted to thank the businesses in our community who have donated gifts and give-a-ways to make the Safety Trail prize packs awesome. Make sure to bring your kids and grandkids. Tickets will be rewarded for attendance and participation which can then be used for prize drawings!
Tractor Supply Do It Best Mountain View Lanes Shenandoah County 4H Advance Sheetz Cracker Barrel Suzanne’s Studio Food Lion Woodstock Café Domino’s Walmart Shenandoah County Parks and Rec Strasburg Express Eagan and Company Town of Woodstock Town of Edinburg Garman Inc. Route 11 Potato Chips Arby's Wendy's Pizza Hut Route 11 Chips Shenandoah County Fair Association
Although we drive every day, we still can always be better! That’s why we’re spending the day at the track, honing our skills for both every day driving and high speed emergency driving. Working hard to be the best for you. #discoverwoodstockva #woodstockPD #driverstraining #evoc #pursuitdriving #fordinterceptor ... See MoreSee Less
FYI. Please call 911 if you have any information.***UPDATE*** Owen Monaco has returned home. Thank you everyone for sharing in the effort of trying to locate him.
*** Missing Juvenile*** Looking for Owen Monaco. W/M 5'8",150lbs. 16 years old. Brown hair and brown eyes. Last seen in the Strasburg, VA area on 05/13/2019. If you have seen or know of his whereabouts contact (540)-459-6100. ... See MoreSee Less
Do you want to attend a free event thats great for the whole family? Do you want some good eats, tons of fun and to learn more about what your community has to offer? Mark those calendars and bring your kids and grandkids.
Our 8th Annual Community Safety and Wellness Day is next Saturday, May 18th at the Central Campus from 10a -2p.
This little kitten was found on Meghann Drive. It is currently being held by a Good Samaritan who would love to get it back to its owner. If you know where it belongs, please call 540-325-8809. ... See MoreSee Less
On behalf of the Woodstock Police Department, we want to extend our deepest appreciation for our teachers. From the time we were knee high to a grasshopper through each of us becoming young adults and going out into the world, we were influenced by teachers. Some taught us academics, others taught us about life. Without them, none of us would be where we are today.
We encourage you to tag a teacher who holds a special place in your memories in this post, let them know how they influenced you. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Sara. You were a student that all teachers wish to have.
Mrs. Garman. I'm thanking her for having the courage and intense patient's with all of her student's. We were never cooperative and always causing trouble but she saw something great in each of us. She was very loving and most would consider her as a misunderstood person, but nobody could understand me better than her. She was a remediation teacher but the only thing I consider her as was a friend that told me..." Be brave, be kind, and be you, because I love you." I will never forget her. She coached me through some hard times. Thank you Mrs. Garman!!
I thank my second grade teacher, Linda Murphy, and my fourth grade teacher, Mary Livesay Kent, for instilling the love of learning in my young heart! Because of these two ladies I am a teacher today! ❤️
Thank you!!!I am a Fairfax County transplant and l teach art here for the County!l used to Judge art for scholarships,as we'll l'm an award winning artist!!!😃😃😃
Mr.Donald Downey made a great impact on my life. I have the upmost respect for him and his wife Mrs.Frances Downey. They are two of the greatest teachers ever. God Bless them both.
Michael Brown thanks for being one of most memorable& fun teachers!😁
Thad Hockman Rick Lytton You two had more impact on me then you would ever understand. Thank you.
Don't think I'm friends with very many of my old teachers, but I'll name some off. Mrs. Chance, Mrs. Stratton, Mrs. Sanderlin, Mr. Lynch, Mr. McCarthy, Tara Lawson Mason, Becky Sue Staubus Henry, Mr. Ayres. Probably alot more that I forgot. You know who you are!!
Pamela Stewart Sperry, you will always hold a special place in my heart! I will never forget our special times in elementary school!
Thanks Becky Sue Staubus Henry! You were the best! I wasn't the easiest to get along with but you never gave up on me. I'll never forget the values and lessons you instilled in me. I appreciate everything. Thank you!
Michele Harbison-Hepner I know you made an impact on my daughter Jamison Cook life.Thank you ❤️
Sherry Eastep Heishman for the little things like the proper spelling of “opportunity” and the big things like working for what you want.
Heather Harrington Walters for giving me my first love of international travel and always having the best smile and her husband(for some reason I can’t tag) for teaching me that no one can tell me what I can and can’t do except myself!
My seventh grade teacher Ann Rutz
Sara Horn, Thank you for loving your job.
Nancy Gochenour Sue Funkhouser
Susan Woodworth Sanderlin
Adina McInturff Samantha Gilmer 🧡
Erica Deane Tara Lawson Mason Pmms Jones
Mrs. Doris Combs
Elizabeth Conner Riffey Carol Keller McFarland Kathy Hughes Dill Sarah Beth Taylor Susan Woodworth Sanderlin Valerie Neese Fawley You all make a difference everyday!
Amber Corbitt , you always listened to me complain about my problems, and constantly gave me every push i needed. thank you ❤
Becky Fadely. She taught us values as well as English.
As the weather gets better, we will start to see more bicycles on our streets and roadways.
In Virginia, bicycles are considered "vehicles" when operated on the roadways. This means that the same laws apply to bikes as well as cars regarding right-of-way, stopping and turning. Bicycles are to stay to the right edge of the roadway and vehicles passing are required to give 3' of clearance.
Not only is wearing headphones while bicycling unsafe, but its also illegal. It is also illegal to ride bicycles on the sidewalks of the Town of Woodstock.
All bicycles operating at night are required to have a headlight. A red rear-facing light is required on roads with a posted speed limit of 35mph or greater, but its a good idea to have, regardless.
Bicycles are vehicles when ridden on roads and streets: Obey all traffic signs, signals, lights, and markings Ride on the right side, with traffic When turning, use motor vehicle turn lane Stay as far...
3' on Fort Valley road puts you driving on the yellow line! You have a death wish if you ride there! Also, the bikes that ride back here, get side by side and ignore cars behind them. They own the road- and they do not have to buy insurance or pay taxes to ride a bike. I feel sorry for the first person who gets in an accident with these road hogs! The driver will be put under the jail!
Comments are hilarious. People actually think that bicycle riders don't pay taxes or own and use cars. 😄 I'd rather be stuck behind a few bikes than a manure spreader or have to pass a giant corn harvester.
Cyclists have a right to use the roadways as well, but I agree that if they can't keep up with traffic, they should be on a slower mph road. I have no issues with them in town, but there are issues with them on back roads when roadways are too narrow to give 3ft. clearance. I also don't mind planned events with enough time to adjust plans.
Woodstock Police Department did you mean to say in "Vermont"? It says Virginia.
I wish these laws applied to bicycle riders in San Francisco. They do not stop, or even slow down, for stop signs and red lights. They blow right through and flip you off if you honk at them for almost hitting your car. All bikes should have to be registered, and the owners should have insurance.
What can be done to make them more responsible? Like making them wear helmets, get tags,get insurance and have a license to operate them. We as motorists have to. If they cause an accident. Who pays for it? I'm not being ignorant. Just stating facts. Bikes are dangerous on the road. A lot of them, not all of them, think that they own the road. They also should have lights on them for safety reasons.
We poke a lot of fun at each other’s expense but there are no braver men and women than our firefighters. There have been many a night where they have gone above and beyond in helping us, often with things that would be classified as “police matters” for the sole reason that we’re all on the same team; the team that protects our citizens.
We hope this post notification didn’t wake them up from their nap. If it did, then I’m sure they’ll just wash another layer of paint off their trucks.
If you have the extra time and desire to serve your community, volunteer. ... See MoreSee Less
RSW is showing up, are you?On Saturday, May 18, 2019, officers from RSW Regional Jail will be taking part in Woodstock Police Department's 8th Annual Community Wellness and Safety Day, and hope to defend our firetruck pull championship, which benefits the Special Olympics!
We are very proud to partner with Woodstock PD and other agencies from the area to raise money for such a worthy cause. The Special Olympics provides individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in sporting events that they may otherwise not have been able to participate. These athletes work hard and put forth a tremendous amount of effort into seeing themselves for their abilities, not disabilities. The athletes are part of a community that celebrates their accomplishments and enables them to be part of a community that is full of understanding and acceptance.
We will be accepting donations in the lobby, during normal business hours, until Thursday, May 16, 2019. 100% of all donations will go to the Special Olympics.
If you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Brittney Musterman at email@example.com or by phone at 540-622-5004.
We often speak about scams. We do this to offer a constant reminder about why you should never give out personal information over the phone. As always, be sure to pass this on to your family and neighbors.
Here is an example of how these scams effect a larger population.
The New York City Police Department “is warning the public to be on guard against scam phone calls from those who falsely claim to be from the Social Security Administration or a local, state or federal law enforcement agency.” NYPD seeks increase awareness of the scam and to remind people to hang up the phone. This year “the NYPD has received over 200 complaints with losses totaling more than $2 million,” up from three complaints last year. NYPD Community Affairs Chief Nilda Hofmann warned, “These criminals are targeting every strata of society, and every demographic is vulnerable.” ... See MoreSee Less
I got a scam letter in the mail today. It has Shenandoah County Treasurer on top from a Cindy George. Something about property taxes on vehicle I already paid for....
Beware of Medicare.com claiming they are Medicare. When I get scam callers that manage to to get through and they ask me for someone who is in our household I tell them I'm sorry they are not here, would you like the number where they can be reached? They always say yes so I give them the local Winchester PD's number.
Yep, got this one. They say that your social security number has been suspended.
They spoof caller id to seem local. They ask you for the number of your local police station. They verify it online. Then in a few minutes the same idiot with terrible English will call you with caller ID showing the local police - complete with wailing siren in the background. 😄
Expect delays on S. Main near MMA as crews repair a leaking water main.There is a water main leak in the area of the 600-block of South Main Street (across the street from Massanutten Military Academy). Crews will be mobilizing to secure a lane on Route 11 in order to fix the main around 7:00 pm. We will notify you here when the repair has been completed and the line is once again activated.
Thank you for your patience while we work to make the repairs while keeping our people safe, as well as the vehicular traffic in the area. ... See MoreSee Less
May of 1996. The Chicago Bulls had just clinched the NBA title and the entire country was preparing for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta.
In Woodstock, Susan Clem was beginning a new job as the administrative professional for the Woodstock Police department. All calls for service were logged on half sheets of paper and filed away. Case reports were a fewer in both number and pages. The phone may have rang five times a day. Twice a month, She had to gather up a few cases and accident reports for court. When the sound of Chief Miller’s desk drawer could be heard, Susan knew that the day was over. She said her goodbyes to the on duty officers and headed home.
Over the last twenty three years so much has changed. Reports are computerized, merged between separate programs for case management, dispatching and evidence. The phone doesn’t stop ringing and the increase in call volume have made the complaint cards obsolete, as they are too labor intensive. Chief Miller retired, the squeaky drawer was replaced and we have twice as many officers.
We still have Susan. We hope we will always have her. She has grown with the department through all of its changes and although her workload has increased exponentially, she still comes upstairs to say goodbye each night. She still gathers up our court case files. She makes sure we check the right boxes on our reports and if we forget, she will do it for us. If you look hard you can still see 1996 around the office; susan’s emergency contact file is the most comprehensive and detailed around.....and it’s all in a 3-ring binder.
Susan became and remains the face and voice this department; there’s no mistaking that “Woodstock Police Department” when you call in; its as famous as hearing “This is CNN”. Through her hard work and caring attitude she has given herself a reputation throughout the community; people don’t say “I’ll call in tomorrow for that”, they say “I’ll talk to Susan, tomorrow”.
Times change, not always for the better. When government service became “just another number” Susan along with the town, decided that wouldn’t happen here. She goes the extra mile to make sure everyone feels valued and appreciated, citizens and officers alike.
Thank you, Susan. Your contributions to this department are more valuable than you will ever know and without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. ... See MoreSee Less
Very sweet comments about a very special lady. The community is very blessed to have her. ☺️
Susan is an amazing lady!! She is a true blessing!
Susan, thanks for all the hard work over the years, you are very much appreciated.
Susan, you are the best! We are blessed to have you!! Thanks for all you do!!
A wonderful lady. Congratulations Susan Clem.
Susan, you're an amazing woman. Congratulations!
Great job, Susan! Congratulations!
Congratulations!!! So wonderful to see this!!! ❤❤❤
Thank you Susan for all your hard work and dedication. Always a smile!!!!
Congratulations Susan. And thanks for all you do.
I had been working there about a year when Susan started, and she quickly became a vital part of the day to day operations. She was even able to keep me and Timmy Wakeman straight..most times. Thank you Susan for dedication to the town.
Thank you Susan for all you do! I’ve been privileged enough to work with you for a lot of those years.
Susan is an absolute treasure. WPD, and also Woodstock in general, is lucky and blessed to have her.
What a wonderful tribute! Thank you, Susan!!!
So AMAZING you are, Susan!!! Many thanks for all you do!! ❤❤❤
Thank you Susan! Such a dedicated and giving person.
Susan is a wonderful person. Thank you Susan for all your hard work and dedication!!!
Some nights, we all meet up at dispatch; some nights there’s snacks, other nights they’ve cooked us a meal to pick at as we pass through. We hang out, shoot the breeze, laugh and joke. It helps us to have a few light-hearted moments. It helps to have a strong family bond in this job.
Then there *those* nights. The nights when we bounce from call to call. Not just us, but four other law enforcement agencies…five if you split the Sheriff’s Office patrol sectors. Nine fire departments, eight rescue squads. Probably close to one hundred first responders between us all. Nights where you have to wait to talk on the radio, nights where you let others talk because what they have going on is more important. Trees and lines down, medical emergencies, crashes on the interstate, disturbances, drunk drivers. All of it happening at once.
All of these incidents and the resources dedicated to them are managed by four, sometimes three and even sometimes two people in a small room full of maps, computers and other technology. They are hardly ever seen but often heard. Their job is one of the most difficult in the business; to take a 911 call from a frantic individual who needs help during the worst moment of their life then to regain composure to give the call out on the radio. To hear your responders asking for help and knowing the only thing you can do is send it, but you’d much rather get up from your chair and race to aid them. The stress of this “up and down” is exhausting and they do it for 12hrs a day.
They sit behind a console with multiple computer screens that show everything that is happening in the county. Their console controls every radio frequency so they can multi-task. Their hands move with a speed and skill that is beyond most people. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to function; we wouldn’t receive information that could save lives, including our own. We wouldn’t be able to provide the service to the citizens that we do.
They often say the most stressful part of their job is not being there to help us…”there” being on-scene with us. Let us be the first to say that they are with us from the beginning of our shift to the end; through the good times and the bad. Their dedication to the community does not go unnoticed, nor does it go unappreciated. We want to thank our dispatchers for all they do. You mean more to us than you will ever know. ... See MoreSee Less
I think the IRS wants all of us in the county. They’ve called my cell my landline and my kid this week 😂
In the last week I got a call saying they kidnapped my daughter (I only have sons), that Microsoft was suspending my account (what account?) and that the IRS is coming for me. One week.
I work in a hospital, and we call patients ahead of their surgery date to get their demographic info and therefore, save them time on surgery date. Whenever I ask a patient for their ssn, I always tell them that they can refuse to give it to me, and they can give it in person if they wish. So glad Medicare cards no longer use ssn.
Thank you for the warning we have scammers
Thank you for sharing
I got about 5 calls from this number 2097306281 about the SSN. They wanted my name I said u know so much u should have called i.d. and u should know who I am. Then I told them this was an emergency that someone had my SSN and they needed to help me. They kept telling me to call my local police department but I told them that they said they were the ones to help me they told me never call back. I told them how bout u never call me again. Then got 3 more calls from them
There’s a house on the corner of muhlenburg and locust that has a dog similar to this one. I’ve seen the owners dog escape from him a few times there lol could be his. If you go up past the funeral home to the stop light. And go straight across the road, it’s the first house on the left I think.
Stop by the County Office Building parking lot tomorrow, April 6th between 9a and 1p for a free paper shredding event and recycling bin sale hosted by the Shenandoah County Landfill. ... See MoreSee Less
We had a visitor come by and make a complaint that our citizens haven’t been leaving trash out as of late. It’s a testament to you all not attracting these guys, we can handle the complaints.
We’re bearly out of winter, so please remember to continue good trash management practices and that while a sighting of one of these guys may make you paws, we live in the country, expect country things. ... See MoreSee Less
Lol... You all are a laugh riot!!!I teach art for the county,and l'm only a two year Woodstock resident...l tend now to collect bear items as l love the idea of a "Woodstock bear!"So here he is!!!I can hardly bear it!!!😃Thanks for great pic....hummm...how could he get here anyway?!!Not crossing killer highway #81....
He was at the end of our culdesac about 15-20 minutes ago. Must have moseyed downtown for some ice cream. Lol
Was that guy wearing a mask? I think I saw the same guy up here in Strasburg recently lol!
awwww come to the ridge
Carolyn Wilson Dinges Josh Hafey
Lance Dorman Tucker Dorman Kim Dorman
He probably was in town to pay his quarterly taxes and pick up some groceries. The same thing for most animals
Much more welcome than the skunks. 😄
WhAt is it?
Is that a Bear? Love your creative play with words "bearly" instead of barely. 🙂
He was just on north summit ave
Karla Mauck Racey
LJ saw it on spring st a night before. Came right up to him like a dog 😲.
Spencer Jensen 🐻
Catherine Taylor Neff I am going to buy my Mom and Dad air horns so if he comes around they can hopefully scare him away.
Today, we took part in planting the Pinwheels for Prevention Garden at Court Square.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Woodstock Police Department, along with Response and other public service and safety agencies, lead the way to prevent and reduce abuse of all types on the most innocent of our citizens. ... See MoreSee Less
Spring is here and that means street maintenance. Please be aware of the construction and drive carefully when passing through.Our contractor will begin asphalt paving on April 3, 2019 in the following locations:
-Park Ave. (from Washington St. to Summit Ave.) -Washington St. (from Park Entrance to Park Ave.) -West North St. (from RRXing to Lee St.) -West Locust St. (from Commerce St. to Lee St.) -Milling and patching pavement cuts in front of the Sunrise Café and Arby’s.
They’re pretty swell......and they’re hiring!It is said that dispatchers wear many hats to do their job and tonight is no exception. Tonight, D Shift added "dog whisperer" to that list by helping a community member to be reunited with their fur baby that got out. Good job Courtney for spotting her and way to go Allie for being able to catch her!! ... See MoreSee Less
Today is a special day here in our town. Today is Art LaFlam's 75th Birthday.
You see Mr. LaFlam on the bridge during every holiday that honors our country and those who make our way of life possible. Long before this, a half-a-world away, Mr. LaFlam served his country proudly in the Vietnam Conflict. His time in Southeast Asia further cemented his dedication and love for this country and its citizens.
No matter the weather, Mr. LaFlam will be on the bridge reminding us that the freedom we all enjoy has come at a great price; the sacrifice of so many young men and women on battlefields across this great earth.
Mr. LaFlam, thank you. Thank you for your service to our country and thank you for reminding us that it sometimes takes everything to keep evil off our shores. We are honored to have you as a pillar of our community.
Thank you for your service Mr. LaFlam. Makes me proud to be an American each time I see you honoring our service members.
A very Happy Birthday to you sir! Thank you for your service, sacrifice and dedication.....
Happy birthday thank you for all you did and contine to do
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday and Thank You for all you have done for are country and what you are still doing.
Happy Birthday Mr.LaFlam....God Bless you sir...
Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for your Service and thank you for honoring our Veterans!! God bless you!! ❤
Happy birthday Mr LaFlam . God Bless you for your service. 👍 🇺🇸
Happy Birthday Uncle
Thanks for your service.
Happy birthday from COLUMBIA, SC
Happy birthday Art and thank-you for your service sir . My father is also a Vietnam Veteran 🇺🇸
Happy Birthday Mr. Laflam sir we really appreciate you on the bridge than you for your service God Bless you
Happy Birthday Art!!! Thank you for your service. Thank you to Woodstock Police Dept for honoring this Art. God Bless All. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🎈🎂🎈
Happy birthday. Pray you have a great day.
Birthday blessings to you Mr. LaFlam.🎉 Thank you for your service and dedication!
Happiest of birthdays to you! God bless you and our country. Thank you for your service to preserve our freedom!
Happy Birthday..thank you for all you do!! May God continue to bless you!!🎈🎉🎂
HAPPY BIRTHDAYthank you for serving our country
Happy Birthday Sir. I'm not from your community but I can absolutely appreciate all that you and millions of men and women have done to keep my family and our beloved country safe. Thank you Sir. Your are a blessing
Happy birthday young man. May today and always be filled with many blessings. Your dedication is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your service and detection. God bless and hope you have a great happy birthday.
Happiest birthday wishes!! Thank you for unending service to our nation!!
Happy Birthday thanks for your service
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ART. Thank you for your service and making our town proud by showing your love and ours for our country.
It’s not every day that you get a practice swing at a job interview but that’s what we’re doing at the Triplett Tech Career Fair!
Those students in the Criminal Justice program got a chance to sit down with Inv. Leake and our Accreditation Specialist, Laura Shelton. They were given real interview questions and scenarios, then received honest evaluations afterwards to better prepare them for future endeavors in police work. ... See MoreSee Less
On Wednesday, we moved our fitness center to its new home at the Woodstock Fire Department. In addition to the equipment we have already purchased, we were gifted some awesome machines by Valley Health Wellness and Fitness.
The only catch was we had to move it! With help from some big dudes and heavy equipment from Public Works, we were able to get everything set up today. Some of you all may have noticed the commotion and the forklift moving things into the second story of the FD around lunchtime. It was a trick to see.
We want to extend our deepest gratitude to Valley Health Wellness and Fitness for their donation of the equipment, to the Woodstock Rescue Squad for allowing us to use their spare room for the last few years, to the Woodstock Fire Department for allowing us to make this our new home, to our Woodstock Public Works crew for being so impressively helpful and efficient and to the Town of Woodstock for the continued support in achieving peak fitness and wellness for all employees. ... See MoreSee Less
Please don’t forget to turn your clocks forward one hour and change your smoke detector battery tonight. In order for it to be official, it must be done precisely at 02:00hrs. Otherwise it doesn’t count. State law, look it up. 😂 ... See MoreSee Less
Today, we want to take a moment to recognize the women of the Woodstock Police Department.
Susan Clem, our Department Secretary is our paperclip; she holds everything together. No matter what we need, shes always there to find it for us and her cheerful attitude brightens our day.
Laura Shelton, our Accreditation Manager is our "woman behind the scenes". The amount of work that goes into maintaining accreditation is amazing and she is *the* person for this task. Laura never gets a break; as soon as one assessment is complete, its time to start on another.
Anne Rutz, our Parking Enforcement Officer, is the face of the department. She can be found walking Main Street, interacting with citizens and business owners. Everyone knows Anne and she always takes a few moments out of her rounds to speak with people as they go about their day.
Arianna Smootz is our newest Patrol Officer. Arianna comes from a family of public servants and brings with her a knowledge of the county and its people. Arianna is a bright and eager new officer, ready to make a career in police work and is an asset to this department.
These women are an integral part of this Department and without them, we wouldn't be able to offer the level of service to you, the citizens and visitors of our town.
Snow is expected tomorrow morning throughout the day. Once the flakes fall, please stay off the roadways, not only for safety but to allow for more efficient snow removal and road treatment by our public works crews. ... See MoreSee Less
If you’re out walking around our wonderful town, please use the sidewalks if they are available. If not, walk facing traffic. Telephone lines are reserved for squirrels, Indian Spring is for the ducks.
It’s also not a safe idea to walk with your nose to your screen, a pole might jump out and get you. The same goes for wearing your Beats; rocking out to T-Swift is cool but you might need to hear something other than her latest boyfriend drama set to a catchy tune.
If you’re out at night, light colors help you stand out, even with our awesome streetlights. In all seriousness, we don’t want to have to tell a loved one you were hit because you were walking with traffic along the roadway, texting and listening to your headphones while wearing all black.
We are now under a Winter Storm WARNING through Wednesday night.
Once the snow begins to fall, please refrain from any unnecessary travel. This will reduce accidents and allow our Public Works crews to more effectively plow and treat the roads.Winter Storm Warnings posted for most of the area (pink). In Southern MD/Fredericksburg area, Winter Weather Advisories issued. Expect snow to overspread the area tonight. Traveling will be difficult Wed. Please visit www.weather.gov/lwx/winter for detailed forecasts. ... See MoreSee Less
Spring is on the way, all of the little forest critters are twitterpated and unable to fulfill their firefighting obligations, therefore the Commonwealth passed the burn ban law which is in effect until April 30.
Not really but it’s a cool story. Seriously, even though most farmers around here are getting out of corn and into cranberry bogs, fires can still get away and do lots of damage so don’t light off that burn pile until after 4PM ... See MoreSee Less