The Woodstock Police Department offers its condolences to the family of Daniel “Pops” Hottel, a dedicated public servant and pillar of the Woodstock community for almost eighty years.
Pops was an integral member of the Woodstock Fire Department for many years and helped shape it into one of the finest all-volunteer fire departments in the state, seeing it through the tough times and coming out stronger and better than before. His leadership, experience and dedication has influenced countless others who have gone on to become exemplary firefighters, pump operators, captains and chiefs. There isn’t a firefighter in the county that hasn’t been touched by his knowledge. Even in his advanced age, he remained active in the administrative functions of the department and took great pride in maintaining the Department’s antique engine. Anyone who knew Pops always joked that when the “big one” happened, he would be on scene with that truck flowing water....and he would be. On the few fires we’ve had in recent years, we always ask the OIC “should we go get Pops?”.
Pops was a founding member of the neighborhood watch, keeping a keen eye on Lee St. for many decades and always sent a giant pack of popcorn every Christmas to the police department; it became something we all looked forward to, we waited patiently like kids for Santa to see the barrel of popcorn sitting on our table.
Pops’ passing leaves a great hole in the Fire Department and in the community that can never be filled, but we can all be grateful for the many lives he’s touched; those people have gone on to be leaders in the town, county and state.
Prayers and Condolences to the Hottle Family and the WFD and the WPD
Glad to have known this man. He was a role model for everyone. One of the most hardworking, dedicated men I’ve ever known. I’d always love seeing/ stopping to talk to him while he was painting the fire hydrants, and talking with him when a member of WFD. A truly great man to everyone and the community. So sorry for your loss, but know that he is in a better place and is watching over everyone in the firefighting community
The sweetest man ever. He will be missed by so many. Condolences to all his family and friends.
So very sorry for your community’s loss. Prayers for his family and friends.
I was blessed to know and care for Mr. Hottle. He was a lovely man.
So very sorry to hear this, he was truly a special man. Prayers for the family.
So sorry to see this prayers for the family and all his friends
So sorry to learn of this Fire Service Brother passing. Thoughtful Prayers out to the Hottle Family and Woodstock Fire Department.🙏🙏🇺🇸🇺🇸
I'm so sorry to hear. I'll always remember him as our milkman growing up. Prayers go out to the family!
God bless. He was a great man and delivered us milk.
What a wonderful man. He will be missed.
I have known this man for 55 of my almost 60 years. DanDan the Milk Man I will forever miss you . Rest in Peace my friend.
So sorry, he was such a sweet man. Thinking of all the family
Pops was one of the first firefighters I met after starting my firefighting love years ago. Rest easy my brother
Prayers to the Hottel family and to all members of the WFD.
So very sorry to hear this! He was a great man!!!
So sorry to hear this. Praying for all.
Prayers to the family!
Prayers for the family.
My favorite milk man. He always said, its not the age that matters, its the miles on your chassis.
Soo sorry for your loss
Prayers to the Hottel (Candace Hottel) family during this difficult time.
The following message was received by a citizen. It is a scam. Note the poor grammar and composition. We’ve seen worse, but not many. Daylight officers also called the number and had a little fun with them as well.
Dear winner, Your number is on a role of our jackpot winner of over 1000 that you won the amount of $90,000 get back to us when you are [Link removed from message] to claim your winning money from the CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE in affiliation with the World bank in USA which has declared you as one of the lucky winner for this random lottery. Kindly contact your claim agent DR. James Adams for direction on how to claim your winning money on this link or Line. [Phone number removed] (Text or Whatsapp only), We want you to remove Skepticism from your mind because this award is legitimate from the Federal Government most importantly this is to let you know that you’re a winner of the sum of $90,000 (Ninety Thousand Us Dollars)in this runner up. Kindly make sure your prize is claimed urgently. Congratulations Kind regards William Stump. Press this link to Apply [Link Removed]. ... See MoreSee Less
You sure? It says right there that you should remove the skepticism from your mind because it's legitimate
One great big run on sentence!
I emailed one of those back. I told them to send me my DAMN money since they should already know my name and address. I also told them if I didn't receive my money within 24 hours they would be talking to my lawyer, never heard from them again.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring today issued a consumer alert urging Virginians to continue to be wary of COVID-19-related scams including federal stimulus related scams, cyber scams, telephone and t...
We want to welcome our newest member of the Department, Officer James Penwell. James comes to us from the Sheriff’s Office where he served as a Patrol Deputy, School Resource Officer, Animal Control Officer and Court Bailiff.
We’re super excited to have James join our team and after a brief acclimation period where he’ll learn the ins and outs of the town, you’ll be seeing him on patrol...from six feet away, of course. ... See MoreSee Less
After many meetings, emails and discussions, we have decided to auction the life size sculpture of General Peter Muhlenberg today at noon. We will be creating a poll at a later date and use the proceeds from this sale to commission a new statue honoring a prominent citizen. So far, top contenders are Toad Lambert, Yankee from Public Works, Danny Hottel, our own Anne Rutz and Marian French. ... See MoreSee Less
Although the donor wanted to remain anonymous, we have to send a huge thank you out to whoever it was that donated lunch today to our officers and their families.
We can’t thank whoever you are enough for your generosity, the food you donated to us from the Woodstock Cafe was delicious!
This was such a great way to spread some joy and help out a local business. For everyone else out there, please continue to follow guidelines and recommendations but if you can, shop local.
We too, are still getting used to taking pictures in landscape mode through this ever changing situation. If you want to know what’s open and how to shop, check out the Woodstock Enhancement’s FB page.
Heck, toss an eye over to Mayor McCleary’s page. He’s leading from the front, shopping local and putting out great local information. ... See MoreSee Less
Here’s an awesome video illustrating hand washing. It’s so simple but we all probably miss some portion.....except for auto mechanics, they do this video in reverse.Pretend the black ink is soap! ... See MoreSee Less
We have some new equipment to fight the Coronavirus. Do your part by washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, cover your cough, keep your fingers out of your nose and mouth and avoid unnecessary travel. Together we will beat this thing.
Although this is most certainly is a serious situation, we must laugh. We must lighten up. We must not take things too seriously. It’s ok to joke. It’s ok to laugh. It’s ok put a pistachio hull in the investigator’s headphone to make for a fun surprise later on. ... See MoreSee Less
Good video by a great guy. He has spent the last week donating hand sanitizer to local public safety officials.
We can’t thank him enough for this donation as our Officers will utilize this product daily between calls when washing their hands isn’t an option.
Please try to differentiate between hoarding and being prepared. When it’s safe, help someone. It takes a village.
youtu.be/3MKa29XVu9cI donated a LOT of extra hand sanitizer to my local police -- You should too! If you have more than you need, pass the extra along to those who really need i... ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to that nice man who donated the hand sanitizer. He is 100% correct. Plus, if you are already quarantining at home, you have access to soap and water and you're prob better off washing your hands. God bless our Woodstock Police and all of our first responders.
This made my day. So happy to see people still looking out for you guys through this 💙
Ok, yall…..This coronavirus has everyone in a dither and rightfully so. In the age of instant information, we’re all being bombarded with everything from the end of times to keep calm and carry on. While this disease is a real concern, panicking doesn’t do any good for anyone. There’s a lot of technical mumbo-jumbo about this virus that confuses the savviest people. but in a nutshell, people can exhibit signs of a cold while actually being infected with the virus and spread it to others. In the coming weeks, as testing becomes more solid and widespread, many new cases will pop up; the more you test, the more you find…its strictly a numbers game. One thing is for certain, do not rely upon some guy wearing a tinfoil hat on YouTube for credible information.
We’re not suggesting you recreate the movie “Blast from the Past” and seal yourself in your home for 40 years but it’s a good idea to limit your exposure by modifying your daily routine; avoid crowds and such.
All of this stuff boils down to the things we learned in kindergarten; don’t get too close to people, wash your hands often, keep your fingers out of your nose and mouth and cover your coughs and sneezes. This virus can be especially dangerous to the elderly and those with serious preexisting conditions, so its important that we protect others by protecting ourselves.
Current guidance for people who are symptomatic is an "isolation period". Doesn’t that sound scary? Here, let us fix it for you: If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to the store, don’t go to the bar to catch replays of last year’s March Madness, don’t don a hazmat suit and venture to Walmart, just stay home. Watch Price is Right, doze off on the couch, maybe eat some chicken soup or a hot pocket.
Panic buying toilet paper isn’t productive. We’ve seen posts suggesting the average person uses one roll per day. If that’s true, you may have a medical condition more serious than this virus. There isn’t a shortage of items; most stores do not keep a large amount of goods in the back room. Everyone just needs to chill out and let the trucks roll in to restock. Some of our older followers will remember the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of ’73 (don’t “ok, boomer” us, look it up, its real!)……We survived that and we’ll survive this.
We’ve taken precautions and will be here to serve the citizens and visitors of our town, no matter what. We may elect to handle minor things over the phone, we may not shake hands, we may wear protective equipment. Please understand that its not personal, its only business. ... See MoreSee Less
Appreciate y'all! More than you know. Thank you for your constant dedication and vigilance to our community. Y'all are my heros. 💪
For the love of God stop with the TP! If nothing else you can use a wash cloth 🙄 stop with the meat and dry goods as well. It makes me sad that people can’t find what they need on the regular bc you have 999 packs of chicken in the freezer. Guess what if the world ends the electric is going out! Use common sense ! Thanks to all health care workers, truckers, police etc for keeping us safe and keeping the supplies coming! God Bless!🙏🏻
Thanks for this and for being a voice of reason. Can I also add to those reading this. Please treat the cashiers at Walmart and Food Lion and other retailers with a little kindness. They are being overwhelmed by people panic shopping just like medical professionals are being overwhelmed. It does not help yelling at them or treating them like crap because they have to enforce a limit on how many TP or Hand sanitizer you are allowed to buy.
I went to Woodstock yesterday and was nearly in a panic attack by the time I left there! While I understand this virus is serious and we all need to take precautions, going crazy and preparing for dooms day is only adding to the stress and madness. I was so glad to get home to my dogs, cats and cows.😃 The more people there is- the more misinformation is spread. County living has it's advantages.
Thanks! I always appreciate - and sometimes laugh at - your great posts!
So do you all suggest taking kids to the Woodstock park or maybe not?
You folks are great! ☘ be extra safe out there
Thank you! Ya’ll stay safe & healthy!!! 💙
Thank You Woodstock Police Department!!!!!!!
Im not in a dither, and rightly so as there are more severe things to be concerned about then this.
Thank you. You all be careful too!!
Thank you for all you do to keep us informed and safe.
Awesome information, as always. Y’all deserve some extra tasty snacks!!
I learned a little something from the TP scare. Its called Loo Roll in england. How weird is that?
Took my family away from our Carolina home
Had dreams about the west and started to roam
Six long months on a dust covered trail
They say heaven's at the end
But so far it's been hell
And there's fire on the mountain
Lightening in the air
Gold in them hills and it's waiting for me there
We were digging and shifting from five to five
Selling everything we found just to stay alive
Gold flowed free like the whiskey in the bars
Sinning was the big thin Lord
And Satan was the star
And there's fire on the mountain
Lightening in the air
Gold in them hills and it's waiting for me there
Dance hall girls were the evening treat
Empty cartridges and blood lined the gutters of the street
Men were shot down for the sake of fun
Or just to hear the noise of their 44 guns
And there's fire on the mountain
Lightening in the air
Gold in them hills and it's waiting for me there
Now my widow, she weeps by my grave
Tears flow free for her man she couldn't save
Shot down in cold blood by a gun that carried fame
All for a useless and no good worthless claim
And there's fire on the mountain
Lightening in the air
Gold in them hills and it's waiting for me there
Fire on the mountain
Lightening in the air
Gold in them hills and it's waiting for me there
Waiting for me there
Still freaks me out. We live way too close for comfort. Glad y'all are keeping watch. 👍
***SCAM ALERT***If you receive this Final Notice in the mail, it is a SCAM. A Shenandoah County resident received this in the mail and we want to make you aware as well.
This card states that you have an unclaimed reward of $100 in savings, and it is being held and they want you to call a toll free number. Once you call the number, they ask for a $4.00 by credit card for shipping and to activate your savings. ... See MoreSee Less
The Woodstock 500: The front stretch could be Main Street, turn one and two could be East Reservoir , the backstretch could be Water Street and turns three and four could be Moose Road￼￼... just think about it￼ ... See MoreSee Less
Alright y’all, time for some serious content. We’ve had a few reports of some rapscallions entering cars and taking assorted things that were left in them by their owners.
Notice we didn’t say *breaking* and entering.....y’all know why? Because they were left unlocked and had valuables in plain sight. People! C’mon, it’s 2020! Most cars have clickers and the ones that don’t usually have power locks! You can not only lock the door you got out of but all the other ones, too. Not only did we put a man on a moon-like set in Hollywood, CA (just kidding, Buzz 😂) but we can also lock and unlock our cars from the bathroom of our house.
Now you can say “If’n they want it, they gonna get it.” but that isn’t completely true. They’re definitely going to get it if you leave your stuff unlocked.
No one is gonna notice a burgled, unlocked car but I can bet you a paycheck that no bad guy is gonna hoover a pile of schneef and set out on a night of thievery if he thinks Karen will either hear the glass break or see the pile of safety glass when she walks her peekapugglepoo and thieves just won’t risk that kind of heat.
This isn’t new. It’s been going on for hundreds of years; back then, thieves robbed the stage coach. You think Wells Fargo would just leave a stage parked outside of the local saloon? Nah, they had a strong box and a dude with a shotgun. Now, we’re a bit more sophisticated and civilized in 2020 but you should still take precautions like not leaving your valuables in plain sight..... do you *really* need that 86 pounds of change in your cupholder? Keep a few bucks but stash it in your console.
Take your stuff inside. Lock your car up. Help us help you; crime prevention is everyone’s business. ... See MoreSee Less
Totally agree. Not being mean but , if you leave your car unlocked nowadays , your asking for it !
A few years ago I used to get fussed at for being such a stickler about locking my car! Not only do people take items out of your car but they can easily access the lever to open your gas door and siphon some for themselves!
I love it. Couldn’t agree more. Great funny (but serious) shout out. I hope everyone reads this.
Duh! It's not difficult to lock your car, just as easy as using your turn signal 🤣
Saddest post ever ...
A few weeks ago, around 2AM a lady I know saw a man dressed in black pants and a black hoodie in her parking lot going from car to car seeing if they were unlocked. If they were he kept moving. And he moved fast. Lock your doors!!
Very good!!And your right!An old gal that l am,and on my own...65 on Feb 22nd...being a Master Chief's only daughter...he taught me early...ALWAYS LOCK YOUR CAR!And to cover,or put out of sight,things that may be stolen!As well,never let people see your name n adress,if you just got your mail....so...each time l leave my car,l make sure its locked...and as well,returning...Thank you all for all your real care n concern!You all always make me feel protected and safe!May cupid be very sweet to you all!Thank you for all you do....ox
Trust no one except your local law enforcement agency. If you leave things of value and don't lock you car doors, it is your own darn fault. You would leave you house unlocked would you? Well, your vehicle is an extension of you house.
I always lock my doors...sometimes with the keys in it 😐
Peekapugglepoo??? Love it!!
Can an electric fence charger wired to the door handle of said automobile as a slight sting to keep intruders away? Asking for a friend 👀
I agree 100% but when a car is in a driveway and it is the middle of the night they can not see those valuables without being where they shouldn't be. It may be unlocked cars this time but bigger crime the next time!
The Town of Woodstock is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. As you can gather from our Facebook posts, we have an awesome department with a supportive, family atmosphere. We have fun. We train extensively and we work hard to provide the best protection and service to the citizens, businesses and visitors to our town.
The Town is offering a very competitive compensation and benefits package that comparatively rivals much larger departments. We focus on personal career development while maintaining the Department’s strategic vision. Our equipment is top-notch, our leadership is supportive and well trained and you won’t find a better group of people to work with.
Woodstock is growing and we would love to have you be a part of our team during this exciting time. Please follow the link below or stop by and see our Secretary, our paperclip (because she holds the place together), Ms. Susan Clem to pick up an application. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations on this prestigious award. You are a positive reflection on your department and all of law enforcement.
Congratulations. Just a quick question, what are the beliefs of the town of Woodstock concerning the 2nd amendment sanctuary status of most towns and counties in Virginia and where do you stand as a police force dedicated to uphold the constitutions of both Virginia and the United States of America?
Wonderful job Corporal DeMay! I hope the victim thanked you too and gets the help she needs!
Congratulations for the good judgment and quick thinking as the First Responder.
Congratulations! Thank you for caring for our community!
Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday, it’s one of the few reasons we learned Roman numerals in school. It’s also a pretty well known day for alcohol consumption. If’n y’all decide to have a little too much, please don’t drive. We’ll have additional officers on the road tomorrow, thanks to some DMV grant money.
Monday is Super Sick Monday, when the entire US calls in sick. The boss isn’t going to believe you if RSW Regional Jail shows up on the caller ID. ... See MoreSee Less
Too funny! I love how the department is getting their point across in a humorous manner.
"If'n" is a new one for me. I like it!
I only care about the puppy bowl n half time!l shall have my dollar store,chips n dip,n my hot dogs!And my Manhattans!WIth cherries please!I shall be driving from my sofa to my kitchen and back!Enjoy and stay safe!😍😎😍🥳👩🦳👮♀️👮♂️💃💞🎈🏈🏈🏈
My question is: what team is the whole department pulling for? I’m going for the Chiefs. Y’all stay safe and thank YOU for protecting and serving our communities!
You make me laugh but I don’t drink and haven’t watched NFL since they decided to disrespect America. But to all other be safe. If your drinking give some your keys.
Y’all are too much! Love it!
Have I told you lately how much I love you guys and girls?
Last week, we were awarded a grant from Walmart Woodstock - W Reservoir Rd in the amount of $2,000. This grant was provided to promote community outreach and will be used for our 9th annual Community Safety and Wellness Day, scheduled for May 9th, 2020. ... See MoreSee Less
Another tragedy/catastrophe caused by our Virginia highway Departments absolute refusal to widen the I81 corridor in Shenandoah Co & Fredrick Co. They are responsible for the carnage!
And all the tractor trailers are coming on s Commerce st 🤭. Tearing up the neighbors yards and power pole
Yes, and I have family stuck in it.......
It's almost completely backed up to Woodstock. Traffic is completely at a stand still when we went by. Anyone going towards Woodstock watch out for idiots crossing through the grass and some are even crossing at emergency location spots.
That looks really bad (traffic wise) on Googlemaps
We’re stuck in it @ mm 286. What happened? Any ETA?
Misty Sumer since you said that you were going too tb
We’ve had a good amount of rain overnight and there is standing water by the dairy. You could caulk your car and float it, pay one of the Frenchs to act as a guide or turn around and don’t drown. ... See MoreSee Less
In the early morning hours of January 20, the sultan of the spatula, the baron of bacon, the grand duke of gravy, Coach Foltz and his associates crawled out of their warm beds to begin cooking what would turn out to be the best breakfast we’ve had since the last time he cooked for us. The spread was massive, the bacon was crispy and the gravy was hearty.
Officers, both on duty and off, filtered in and enjoyed a spread that couldn’t be beat. Many returned home for a nap because after a meal like this, what else is there to do?
We’re so thankful for this show of appreciation and support and we are looking forward to next year’s already! ... See MoreSee Less
We’re not saying you have to dress up in a hi-viz kilt, but somewhere in some OSHA office, a safety inspector is having a stroke and Mike George is getting Ideas.
That being said, if you’re going to walk at night, walk *AGAINST* traffic. This is so you can see cars whose drivers aren’t paying attention and will yeet you into someone’s yard.
Wear light colored clothing. We have tons of wonderful street lights powered by Edison’s electricity. Still, there are several places in town where it can get rather dark. Drivers are more likely to see someone in all white versus a ninja.
Y’all be careful. The days are getting longer and it’ll be spring before you know it. ... See MoreSee Less
The people walking from George’s to the store after dark needs this outfit!! I was a nurse at George’s when the employee got hit by a car. That was not an accident I ever thought I would have to go to!!
See this all the time with people walking South of Sheetz o. RT. 11... Black clothes at night at with their backs to traffic..... always makes me shake my head...
All these Mustangs riding around and they tempting fate.
I think the town employees would look rather snazzy in this get up.
Yeet you into someone's yard...lol...yep..always walk twoard the oncoming cars...love your posts..
Been following this page for like 30 years. Still don't know what yeet means
This one is the best so far!!!! Love it!!!😂😂😂
A simple $5.00 reflective safety vest would be helpful. Cheap and effective.
I am an inspector and yes this is OSHA approved but still not for hot work or high voltage because knees are naked. Lmao this will be my violation punishment for not wearing hi vis instead of a fine. Love it !!!
Please dont give Mike George any more ideas!
No one can say, "I didn't see him."
I swear to God 😂😂😂 Woodstock Police Department y'all are something else
This morning, want to recognize Laura Shelton and The Warrenton Police Department; This was Laura’s first formal presentation, serving as the Team Leader for Warrenton PD’s accreditation assessment. Laura has quickly earned a reputation as a experienced professional in this field and is currently serving as Vice President of Virginia Law Enforcement Accreditation Coalition.
Like Woodstock, Warrenton is a relatively small department and accreditation is a huge undertaking that requires the efforts of the entire department. We want to congratulate and welcome them to the growing number of accredited agencies in the Commonwealth. ... See MoreSee Less
Today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day however we want to take a moment to thank *you*. We are blessed to be able to serve a community that supports and appreciates us.
This isn’t an easy job; we all ride the rollercoaster of highs and lows. Some days are bad; we get home, take off all the equipment and uniforms and question why we do this job. After all, we’re people like you with feelings and emotions. It happens, it’s a real thing. Those are the “downs” of the roller coaster.
Some days are good. Because of the continued support and appreciation from the citizens, businesses and town council, those bad days aren’t as bad and the “downs” don’t last as long. You remind us why we’re out here every day, doing what we do and why we would never do anything different.
Ole Donnie would tell you he is proud of you guys if he was here with us...
Bring a couple of those cars by the shop and we can turn em up a little for those high speed Water Street pursuits!!
Thank you for your service. Never think that you're not appreciated because you are. Be safe.
I thank God for each one of you and thank you for your service. May God bless and keep you and your families safe
Thank you to all of our Law Enforcement. You guys and gals have one of the hardest jobs out there. In this day and age with all that goes on please watch your back, be safe and go home to your families! May GOD watch over every single one of you🙏🏻
Thank all of you for protecting us the citizens
Thank all who daily protect and keep us safe! God bless you all!!
Woodstock Police Dept was there for me one scary night. I’ll never forget their stoic kindness when, late one night while home alone, they found out the voices I heard were coming from the TV sound system. No TV picture. Just the sound. They never laughed at me. Okay. Maybe once they were back in their squad cars, but not in front of me 🤗🥰
Thank you WE APPRECIATE YOU
You all are the best!I'm an older woman alone.When l first moved here,from the DC area,where ld lived most of my life,at times l called the Woodstock police,if l heard a really weird sound,or when my outside light was totally broke.I knew no one at all here!The cops were always respectful to me,and kind.About my light,the cop said,most likely it was the brutal wind,at the time.And the noise?A nice officer checked all my windows.I felt,safe.I felt protected!Going on,living here,3 years soon,l still feel protected by the caring Woodstock police!Thank you,for each shift you take,and all that you do,to care for all of us!❤❤❤
👏🏻👏🏻✊👍 to Woodstock police dept, thanks for your hard work time and dedication. Thanks for being cool on fb. Where will you all be setup with radar, I want to Calibrate your radar. Just want to make sure your radar and my speedometer are the same 50 in a 25. Lmao will I get a invite down to test it 🤣
We are so grateful for all you do and post all the pitfalls we should look out for. We love and appreciate each one of you🙏👍
Thank you one and all!
Thanks for all you guys do for our town and it’s residents
Thank you we feel safe!
Thank you to each of you! You are the best! Stay safe!
Thanks and God's protection over each one and your families. 🙏🙏
Thank you all for what you do, we appreciate each and everyone of you!
Thank you for being there for all of us!
Thank you for all you do. Hoping 2020 has a lot less bad days and many more good ones. ❤️👮♂️👮
Thank you all for your dedicated service!
Thank you for all you do!!
I appreciate you thank you for all that you all do for the county
Roads are getting dicey. Town is out with salt and vinegar chips so please stay off the roads.
If you must travel, allow plenty of time, increase distance between you and other vehicles and keep your windshield clear.Good Morning, Woodstock! We are expecting snow accumulations in the amount of 2-5 inches today. Public Works crews are out running their routes to apply salt and chip where necessary and will begin plowing operations as needed. The winter weather advisory is anticipated to cease at 6:00 pm this evening. Be careful walking or driving in this winter weather! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you!I did my errands today.lm almost 65.l parked my car,so its snow ready.But lm
teacher n don't start up till Feb!!Staying inside!I did my time falling on ice n a 360 spin in a 1979 Transam n didn't hit anyone,in a big huge snow storm..of 1981...I have paid my snow n work dues!😎😎😎After all getting old has to give you some breaks..
Lol..you all take care,as well...
As much as I love snow, I just really wish the rain was going 2 Australia.
That is so true. Even jail isn't worth it. I've been babysitting a little one for about a year-and-a-half now. His Daddy still has a year-and-a-half to go. You can stilll see the sadness in his eyes every single day😔
- Silly string - Those poppers that shoot out little streamers - A Kazoo - A Vuvuzela - A cowbell - Champagne toast at midnight. - Midnight kiss - Blackeyed peas and ham.
Things not to ring in the new year.
- Drinking all the champagne by 8pm and toasting with Boone’s Farm mixed with fireball. - Thinking we’re Roscoe P. Coltrane and you’re one of the Dukes. - Police Car sirens - The sounds of a Hurst tool cutting your roof off - Jail doors closing - A jailhouse phone-call. - Us, coming to your house to tell your loved ones you were seriously injured or killed because you drove drunk.
Call a Uber. Call a cab, slip a sober friend some gas money, call a wrecker, do anything but drive drunk. ... See MoreSee Less
Although Santa has returned to the North Pole, the Grinch is still out and about, looking to steal Christmas and anything else that isn't bolted down or that blew over to Luray during the last wind storm.
That means being aware that leaving trash on the sidewalk is also telling everyone what was under the tree this morning; XBox, PS4, 144" LED TV, an Oscar Meyer weenie whistle, cabbage patch dolls, an Atari 2600....all prime targets for thieves.
We recommend cutting up your boxes and putting them in black trash bags or just holding on to them until trash day.
The town offers a recycling station at Public Works that's open to the public and the landfill will be open for business as well.
We want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! We’re so grateful for all the snacks, gifts and support we receive from the community not only during the holidays but throughout the season. It’s truly a blessing to live and work in this great community. ... See MoreSee Less
We’re approaching the final weekend before Christmas and that means a lot of holiday parties.
Some of y’all will drink. Some of y’all will get drunk. A few of you will get so plastered you’ll wander around the neighborhood dressed as the grinch and fight inflatables. We get it. It happens.
All we ask is that you drink responsibly. There’s nothing worse than sending two officers by your home to tell your loved ones that there has been a crash and you won’t be coming home. Three days before Christmas.
Designate a driver. Call a friend. Call a wrecker; they’ll take you and your car home and many run promotions during the holidays (Tow companies, let us know in the comments). As long as you’re not causing a scene we can probably look the other way as your DD drags you into the Sheetz bathroom to hold your hair before you order 9 hot dogs and a 5 gallon bucket of fries and one of those dog treats by the register that you mistake for some beef jerky and eat anyway.....it’s better than spending the holidays in the medical examiners office.
Please PLEASE don’t ruin the holidays on account of getting yourself or someone else kilt.
I did eat a " Beggin Strip " one night...a friend gave it to me...i ate it and he said " awwww that was for the dog !!!!! " who supposedly didn't like people..but did like me...( no fear ) so my friend ate one too !!!! I did think it was deer jerky...wasn't all that bad...lol
Sobriety. It's the gift that keeps on giving, Clark! 😊
I don't even live in the Shenandoah Valley and I love your posts! Maybe I should move to Woodstock!
Sheetz 😂😂😂😂😂 y’all are the freaking best!
I don’t know who wrote this, but kudos to you. This is the best thing I’ve seen all week. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Great reminder from our great Police Department!
"If I woke up with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am right now"
One of my favorite lines
Did someone say, "Squirrel?" 😆👍
Absolutely love the informative yet colorful posts from one our local police departments!!
Lol and well put
Lol “kilt” 😂
Deardra see there are other dumb people too about the dog treats 😂
Thanks for a timely reminder! Listen up folks!!!
Katie Delaughter Hanson you’re not the only one mistaking dog jerky 🤣
Kilt... 🤣 😂
As a victim of a drunk driver who killed my twin brother Jackie in 1974, when we were only 17 years old!!!!!
I plead with all who drink and choose to drive...PLEASE DON'T!!!
YOU COULD TAKE YOUR LIFE OR SOMEONE ELSE'S. I live every day without the brother whom I spent 9 months growing together and 17 short years hanging out. Make wise decisions that you can live with the rest of Your Life.
I need to know if cookies might still be available despite this grim forecast?? If indeed, this mess hits Rockingham County Public Schools and we get a day off, I’ll be listening to Bing Crosby with my hot cocoa. I’m gonna need cookies.
Love and appreciate your letting your constituents keep informed of happenings on and around Woodstock!
Thank goodness my only commute will be,my fingers to turn up or down my electric blanket!🥰❤🥰
Thank you for the heads up! 😉
CanWe have snow instead of freezing rain..... that's preferable
Man, why can’t the Hawaiian Punch main ever break and shoot a 30’ geyser of deliciousness in the air? We’d be out there with 5 gallon buckets.
Y’all be careful. You know our PW guys are out there busting their hump to get the water back on ASAP.There is a water main break in the vicinity of the 500-block of Hollingsworth Road near the four- way stop. Thank you for your patience while we work to fix the leak. ... See MoreSee Less
I laughed about the post but not at the people who lost water. So....WPD🤣
neighborhood peeps 😑
I would be out there helping ya catch the Hawaiian punch oh yes I would.
Hopefully they get to go home soon
The people who work in Public Works are often unappreciated but without them we would be in deep do do. I've seen them wearing g rubber boots standing in a ditch with water up past their knees in zero degree temperatures at night fixing a water leak. This after working a full day with another day coming up. They do it because it needs to be done and they get it done..with style.
Thank you WPD for helping to keep all the candy crazed kiddos safe!
Thank you WPD for having the nicest and friendliest police officers. We really appreciate your service and dedication.
Thanks WPD for keeping everyone safe on this festive night.
I was so proud of our policemen last nite. They were gentle in their guidance they gave, but always looking out for the kid that just had to grab that one piece of candy in the middle of the street.
When they ran up to a large group of children and asked if they wanted a selfie it was amazing! The crowd applauded! Woodstock will never have the issues other communities have with their law inforcement, because there is respect on both sides.
What a fun night!
What an awesome picture!!
Nice job tonight guys!
Be safe out there and stay warm! ♡
You boys did a fine job tonight. That Dunivan was climbin hills on that huffy like a champ
Light Up Woodstock begins tomorrow at 5:00 with the parade kicking off at 6:30. We advise taking Reservoir Rd. to Water St. to Moose Rd. (or reverse that to go the other way) to avoid traffic/closures.
If you get caught in the parade line up by mistake, please practice your princess wave while waiting. ... See MoreSee Less
You’ll hard-pressed to find a more helpful, kind and hard working public servant than Chief Bowers. From wheeling a truck to a “worker”, topping off our iced tea at spaghetti supper or giving the monthly report to the Town Council, Chief Bowers had his hands in it all.
It takes a remarkable man to selflessly give to the community for almost five decades and never once be compensated. No matter the hour, the day or the weather, you can count on seeing Chief at the firehouse when others call for help. With out dedicated people like him, the fire department and the town would be vastly different than it is today.
Thank you, Chief.Yesterday evening, Mayor McCleary and Town Council honored Chief Wayne Bowers with a Resolution of Respect for his numerous contributions to the Town through his selfless service with the Woodstock Fire Department and the realm of public safety for 45 years. Chief Bowers will be retiring on December 31, 2019. Thank you Chief for helping make Woodstock Fire Department what it is today! ... See MoreSee Less
Good morning. We *had* a nice post scheduled for you all this morning about Cyber Monday but we don’t know how to read so we messed up the scheduling (Thanks, Dave 😡)
Please accept our delayed and lesser quality post.
Y’all. Cyber Monday. Like Black Friday but instead of breaking down doors for a Cabbage Patch like some of y’all did in ‘83, we’re crashing servers for Calico Critters. The same rules apply then as they do now....you wouldn’t give a stranger your wallet then, so don’t give your financial information to unknown parties on the internet today.
Back then, you wouldn’t go into a side alley store with a cardboard sign that said “toys are us” or get your gifts out the trunk of a ‘77 Malibu, so don’t click on unknown links that’ll take you to a phishing site.
When you got home and poured yourself a Pepsi Free before flicking on Dallas, you looked at your receipts and compared to how much money you had in your wallet.....tomorrow and for the next few days, keep an eye on your financials just in case there was a data breech.
For all of the Zoomers that like our page, yes....this was real life and Dallas was the bees knees.
Y’all have fun today and be careful. Oh, and tomorrow.....pics from no shave November. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you all for going above and beyond for this kitten
Valerie Wilkins Patton is fostering this baby right now and we will have more info soon
This baby is beautiful and going to be in need of a home as soon as it’s stray hold is up if no owner comes forward ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
I think I’ve seen this little cutie there should be a tag on its neck
He was under Bill Allens porch. We all tried to get him, we have fed him a few times. Cute fellow, hope he finds a good home
So adorable and precious ❤️
Can't tell you how appreciated you all are by me Woodstock Police Department, Robin Dodson Bradfield and Valerie Wilkins Patton. This baby is safe thanks to you all. ❤
It’s 6:57 in the AM in beautiful downtown Woodstock and the most important shopping day of the year, “Small Business Saturday” kicks off soon!
We, along with “George’s Go-Getters” from Public Works rolled out the sidewalks extra smooth for you all today to take advantage of all out town has to offer. From Do it Best Hardware (if they don’t have it, you don’t need it) to 7 East Gallery and everything in between, Woodstock has just what you need this holiday season. Grab lunch at the Café or Spring House, take a rest on the luxurious Court Square benches or charge your Tesla and cell phone (with a little help from an a-dapter kit) in our municipal lot.
We hope you find everything you need today. As a special treat, Anne has the day off so no parking tickets, but please be respectful of the signs and limits.
Nothing is more American than deep frying our foods. From Oreos to sticks of delicious butter, we have an affinity for that delicious liquid gold.
If'n you're thinking about dunking that yard bird in some succulent partially hydrogenated vegetable oil this thanksgiving, please exercise these safety steps and most importantly, common sense.
Make sure your turkey is completely thawed. Although we love putting explosive dinosaurs in our cars, an exploding turkey just means an ER visit.
Use a thermometer. No, its not better to cook your turkey for 5 minutes at 700* instead of 10* at 350*…Oils have this thing called “ignition temperature” and you guessed it…..an ER visit.
Lower the turkey SLOWLY. Don’t shoot the J with a 20lb bird. The splashing oil will result in an ER visit.
Keep the fryer away from the house. In the unlikely event your family’s Cousin Eddie asks to hold his beer, you won’t have to call the Fire Department to put out your house while Cousin Eddie gets an ER visit.
Just like the 4th of July, Fire and alcohol don’t mix. It leads to visits from the Good Idea Fairy and those lead to……..an ER visit.
In conclusion, thaw your bird, don’t shoot the J and turn your fryer into a Roman candle, keep the fryer and Cousin Eddie far away from your domicile and don’t drink and fry.
youtu.be/HYvMWIvghnQSince 2002, there have been more than 168 turkey-fryer related fire, burn, explosion or CO poisoning incidents, including 672 injuries and $8 million in prop... ... See MoreSee Less