We had an awesome time tonight with the residents of Valley Vista, Mountain View and the Ridge Apartments as they together hosted a community “complex party” to help foster a neighborly atmosphere between the three developments. A special thanks to each of the property managers, People Inc. for coordinating this and to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital/Valley Health for providing some awesome giveaways! ... See MoreSee Less
This was such an amazing event! The kids had so much fun! Such a feeling of community! Many thanks to our awesome local police, Gwen Morris, property manager of Mountain View Apartments and Linda Horton, property manager for The Ridge Apartments for all of your hard work! What a fun evening!
Tina Starling, property manager of Valley Vista
Special thanks to Laura Shelton for being the master mind of this event!
Praise God for being a loving, kind community! Keep up the good work!
Big thanks to the police Dept for all they did, and for all the residents that turned out, Linda the Ridge apts
Congratulations to you Tina Baker Starling and all the others. What a great event.
Over the past few days, we have received a few complaints about speeding in residential areas throughout town. Unless otherwise posted, all residential areas in town are 25 mph. When you factor in reaction time, physics, The Coriolis effect and Swamp gas from a weather balloon that was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus, it takes roughly 85 feet to stop from 25 miles an hour.....it’s state law, we swear. (46.2-880, we weren’t joking.....go ahead, google it.....see, told ya)
We love it if everyone would just pay more attention to their speed and slow down. We don’t *like* writing tickets but we’re also not above hiding in a bush with a Lidar. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks. This post caused me to go find out what lidar was, then to learn about all of the interesting and exciting uses for it... which sucked up about 45 minutes of my time... but it was worth it
Absolutely love how y'all entitle comedy with your post about a problem absolutely love and support Woodstock police department and Shenandoah county sheriff's office
Would love it if "they" would slow down on Hollingsworth on their way to the river and the new state park area. Young children and no sidewalks are not a good mix.
You got me...almost a year ago! I was new to the area but now I always go the speed limit
Can we have some input on people running the stop light on route 11 where you turn into the hospital... it’s becoming very dangerous to leave the hospital in the evening because the vehicle turning across traffic has a green light while people are still traveling north through the light.
It’s happened 3 evenings this week. Not sure if the light sequences are not correct during this time of the day or if people are just running the light.
It’s all good- people go 110mph down my road all the time. I’m hoping the deer will teach them
This is some groundbreaking, Buck Rogers stuff, right here. Our dispatchers have been working super hard to get this program up and running. A few of us have been testers for it and it’s amazing how well it works just about everywhere in the county.𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧, 𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭.
Shenandoah County is pleased to announce an additional service available for the safety of their citizens and those passing through. Currently, it is possible to use certain wireless telephone services to send a text message to 911. Text-to-911 is the ability to send a "short message" (SMS) to 911; meaning in such areas if you are unable to make a voice 911 call, you can type your message on your wireless phone and send it to a 911 operator. However, even where Text-to-911 is available if you are safely able to call, do so; our dispatchers are trained to listen to background noises and voice inflections, but if you are in a situation where you are unable to call, text us. Texting during an emergency could be helpful if you are deaf, hard of hearing, have a speech disability, or if a voice call to 911 might otherwise be dangerous or impossible.
If you attempt to send a text to 911 where Text-to-911 service is NOT available, you should receive an immediate "bounce-back" message stating Text-to-911 is unavailable* and you should contact emergency services by another means, such as making a voice call or using telecommunications relay services (the latter for consumers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability). Like other 9-1-1 calls, Text-to-911 should only be used for emergencies.
𝐓𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝟗𝟏𝟏 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 ⚪️ 𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟗𝟏𝟏 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐬: ⚪️ • On your mobile device, go to the messaging screen, enter the numbers “911” in the “Recipient” or “To” field of a new text message. • Be sure to enter only the numbers “911.” • Do not enter any punctuation in the “Recipient” or “To” field. • Text-to-911 cannot include more than one person. Do NOT copy your emergency text to anyone other than 911. Wait until you are safe to notify others of your situation. • Press the “Send” button. • Answer questions and follow instructions from the 911 call-taker.
𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐞𝐱𝐭-𝐭𝐨-𝟗𝟏𝟏: ⚪️ • 𝐃𝐨 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞. • The first Text-to-911 should be short, include the location of the emergency, and ask for police, fire, or ambulance. • It is vital you know your location; we cannot always identify your location. • Keep messages short. Text in simple words – no abbreviations or slang. • Text-to-911 can only receive words and punctuation and cannot receive emoticons, emoji, pictures, or videos. • As with all text messages, 911 messages can take longer to receive, can be received out of order, or may not be delivered. • Translation services are not available at this time; therefore, any Text-to-911 call placed in Shenandoah County should be in English. ⚪️
*𝘊𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘞𝘪-𝘍𝘪 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘦𝘹𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 911 𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳. ... See MoreSee Less
A citizen almost fell victim to a scam making its rounds in the area. Fortunately, before following through with it, they realized some concerning inconsistencies and brought the documents to the Police Department to show us. Here’s how this scam works:
The victim receives a text message offering them a job as a “secret shopper”. If they are interested, the victim is then directed to a website where they insert their name and address and are told to expect a package. A few days later, the package is delivered in the mail, containing a sheet of instructions and a check for $2,450. The instructions tell the victim to deposit the check by ATM deposit, mobile phone deposit, or bank deposit ONLY. The victim is then instructed to purchase $2,000 worth of eBay gift cards and scratch off the back section (revealing the redemption codes) before sending a picture for “verification” and keep the remaining $450 as their payment. All of this must happen within 24 hours. There’s only one problem: the checks are counterfeit copies of a true check, not worth any money, but by the time it’s discovered the eBay gift cards have already been sent to the scammer. The victim is out $2,450.
As with many scams, this one was full of telltale signs that it was fake. The shipping labels are attached to the envelopes with Scotch tape, which is completely inconsistent with most legitimate businesses. The instructions are full of typographical errors, which is also not consistent with a legitimate business. We all make mistakes on occasion, but these instructions would not receive a gold star in a 2nd grade class. Lastly, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. $450 is a big chunk of change for buying a few gift cards.
These scams are real and they’re affecting people right here in Strasburg. Even if the bank eventually gives back the money you lost by being victimized, it can sometimes take weeks for that to happen. We don’t know too many people with an extra $2500 laying around that they can afford to be without for days or weeks. The potential victim in this case was not elderly, but elderly people fall victim to scams at an alarming rate, due in great part to their trusting nature. Talk to your elderly family members about scams. Encourage them to talk to you about financial offers they receive in the mail or by telephone.
This has been a Public Service Announcement from your friendly neighborhood Police Department. Wash your hands, tie your shoes, brush your teeth, eat vegetables, use good manners, don’t touch it if it’s not yours, and pay attention for scams! ... See MoreSee Less
Check out this awesome pic of Sgt. Miller at our firearms training on Tuesday. Although the state mandates annual qualifications using a selected course of fire, we aim for four separate range days a year that focus on various aspects of firearms use as well as classroom topics like use of force, firearms maintenance and applicable case law. ... See MoreSee Less
That’s pretty awesome seeing a still pic of recoil...
Very impressive, Woodstock PD. Let's have fewer of them.
Speaking of firearms, how do we go about applying for a concealed carry permit? The website is a bit vague. I let my Fairfax County permit lapse when I moved out to the valley.
Btw, Navy Veteran w/ Honorable Discharge.
We want to congratulate Ofc. Josh Wilberger for being a recipient of the 2019 Mother’s Against Drunk Driving award. Ofc. Wilberger has worked tirelessly throughout the past 12 months to prevent, deter and apprehend drivers who have made the choice to drive drunk.
Sgt. John Fox attended this ceremony with Ofc. Wilberger at James Madison University on Thursday, September 5th where he, along with other Law Enforcement Officer's were recognized individually and collectively for reducing the number of and preventing impaired drivers.
His effort, along with the entire department’s, aid to keep our streets safe. ... See MoreSee Less
A few friendly housekeeping things while we have your attention:
If you’re out riding in the early morning, catching breakfast at Cooks, Candy’s or Caramelized...we have an over abundance of skunks. We’re not really sure why but we don’t want you guys laying it down because a fart squirrel ran out in front of you.
If you hail from an urban area, deer like to run out of cornfields in the evening. They coordinate with each other and have spotters to know the precise time to jump out.
Please, no stunts. Although it’s been decades since Joie Chitwood passed through, it’s a lot of paperwork on our end if you yeet your bike into the Shenandoah because you were trying to Evel Kinevel yourself across. We have great ER docs and nurses but just take our word for it.
Townspeople, county folk and Fort Valley peeps. Y’all be careful this weekend. Just look back a second time; don’t suffer from the look that doesn’t see. These guys and girls are skilled riders but no one is immune from physics.
If you’re a merchant, throw some extra drinks in the cooler to have them ready. These guys will be patronizing all of our spots at one time or another, and we are grateful.
Riders: as you can see, we aren’t too difficult to get along with. As long as everyone acts like they have some sense, we don’t have to do much....and that’s a good thing. Y’all have fun this weekend and welcome to Woodstock! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for the great reminders for everyone! While it might seem like an inconvenience to some, it's a great opportunity to get people to Woodstock, especially bikers, which Woodstock loves 😁😁
Thanks WPD for the reminders, love the community engagement. One more call-out for the grass mowers doing their thing.....No grass on the roads or streets, please! The loss of tire traction for a motorcyclist can be extremely dangerous.
Welcome to Woodstock. And no you can’t take our police force with you. We love them too!
I need more in my newsfeed from the Woodstock Police Department!!! They never fail to lighten my mood!!
Hope none of them get hurt where people are throwing grass out in roads ! In curves it is dangerous !!!!
Who writes these. I just cried laughing so hard at "fart squirrel " because I almost hit one last night 😂
*** (future)Traffic Alert***On Wednesday, September 4th and Thursday, September 5th a contractor will be milling and paving Water Street from East Foundry Street to East High Street. Please use an alternate route to avoid delays in traveling. ... See MoreSee Less
Each year, our community rallies behind us to support an event designed to serve our citizens. Shentel has continuously and graciously donated money to ensure that this event always takes place. They are consistent and always willing to contribute.
Shenandoah Memorial Hospital & Valley Health donate mountains of bicycle helmets to children, bicycles for give-a-way’s, they bring a ton of employees to set up informative tables and even help with the planning of the event as well as the printing of ads and flyers.
The RSW Regional Jail always brings a Fire Truck Pulling Team to compete in our main event which raises money specifically for Special Olympics and this year not only did they show up, but they showed up with a $600 entry fee which is above and beyond what we normally ask for from our participants.
Regulus has made it a point to support us by means of our fund-raising auction. We get an old firefighting helmet, adorn it with a custom shield and auction it off to the highest bidder. Regulus has consistently won this part of the event three years in a row substantially adding to our monies raised overall.
While the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital / Valley Health team has yet to win the auction, they do always bring a pulling team themselves. As if they haven’t already done enough, they donate their losing bid on top of it, this years being over $2000. That’s something you won’t see happening down at your local auction house.
We can’t thank these organizations enough. They are why we are successful and they are what makes our community great. They are the reason that we have raised over $20,000 for Special Olympics to date for such an amazing cause in addition to putting on a fun and informative event that’s become a great fundraiser for such a great organization.
If you want to get involved with the 9th Annual Community Safety & Wellness Day next year, email Inv. Pence at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to have you. ... See MoreSee Less
“Some dogs are doggos, some are puppers, and others may even be pupperinos. There are corgos and clouds, fluffers and floofs, woofers and boofers. The chunky ones are thicc, and the thin ones are long bois. When they stick out their tongues, they're doing a mlem, a blep, a blop. They bork. They boof. Once in a while they do each other a frighten. And whether they're 10/10 or 12/10, they're all heckin' good boys and girls.”
Today is national dog day. Be sure to toss your goodest boy or girl an extra treat today. ... See MoreSee Less
Starting in 2019, you may begin to notice census takers in your neighborhood. This is a normal part of the 2020 Census preparation and data collection process. Census field representatives will als...
Today we welcomed Ofc. James Wright to the Department. James comes to us from the Virginia State Park Police and brings a set of skills and knowledge to town that will help us better serve our citizens. Expect to see James soon after an abbreviated Field Training period where he will learn about the town, patrol techniques and other general housekeeping procedures like paperwork and such.
Today, we are also recognizing one year of service for Ofc. Chase Kerns and Ofc. Ariana Smootz. It’s been amazing watching them grow and develop into two fine police officers; we’re so proud of their progress and can’t wait to see what the future holds for each of them. ... See MoreSee Less
S. Main at Spring Street is notoriously bad, especially in the afternoon. The southbound traffic comes through the light at Spring St and keeps going right past the stopped bus unloading children at the apartment building near the Spring House Tavern. Have witnessed this innumerable times the past couple years. Get 'em all!!! THANKS for all you do! Be Safe.
THANK YOU, for keeping our kids safe!
THANK YOU.. It’s unbelievable how much disregard there is out there. Stay safe!
Thanks for watching out for our children!
Man i wish a cop would hide out in my drive way and watch how fast people speed down the road as my child crosses the road for her bus.
Thank you Woodstock Police Department. They need to come to the schools in the afternoon. They go right by and when we blow our horn they cuss us.
I would love to see this out Route 42, can’t say how many times I called last year because they would go flying by not paying attention as my children try to walk across the road to load the bus. Bus driver can blow the horn and it doesn’t even phase them!
There is no law on the highway anymore.Sunday we went to Woodstock 2 times going south a car passed us flying ON A DOUBLE LINE.,On the way home 3 PASSED US ON A DOUBLE LINE..Bad part was,ysrd crawl people were still out some place's. On rt.11.we need our police .BACK ROAD young people on cell phones running fast passing..Mt.Hebron road The speed limit on our road is 15 miles an hour through here I'll bet you Bet you there has a been a 15 mount air cargo by hearing years I think they look at it think it says 55 miles an hour , It's been terrible no highway patrol at all.
Right in front of the bowling alley my grand daughter's get off the bus and I don't know how many times that the bus has been stopped and the stop sign was out and a car just went flying by not paying attention at all. Didn't have time to see the license #, because I was to worried about the kids getting off the bus. If I had seen it there would have been some calls made.
It should be a felony and automatic loss of license.
fOr ThE cHiLdrEn!
I don't understand why it's so hard to stop for the school buses
Thank you! Everybody knows you have to stop. Those who don’t are either distracted driving or arrogant or most likely both. Book em Dano.
Good. Hope you ticket every one of them. Harshly.
Hope you get them all!! Children should not have to worry about getting hit while trying to get on the bus.
Is there cameras on the buses to see in front outside ?
Hisey Ave headed toward Walton Farm Rd
Put cameras on bus to get them.
Make it a class 5 felony and I bet it’ll stop 🤷🏻♂️🤷🏻♂️
Why dont you impose a $1,000 fine n lose of license. Canada does but it $5,000 n lose of points n license
I agree with Dianna Jett,no one is ever in that much of a rush!!
Why not put cameras on the outside of the bus. Like traffic cameras!!! That way if anyone passes you can get the tag!
I wish I had known!! I’ve got LOTS of beanie babies!!
We have some at 237 Indian Spring Rd, Woodstock!
I went out both days.Got some great deals and even a Navy beanie baby bear!And a like New leather jacket for a pal.Tried to use my...."Navy mom discount"but no one honored it!Lol...its not a real thing,but this Navy mom tried!
Do you all seriously think that Frank & Mike are in the area?
A message from General Dwight Eisenhower of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force:
Pickers, bargain hunters and hustlers of the 2019 yard crawl:
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the valley are upon you. The hopes and prayers of deal-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms at other yard sales you will bring about the destruction of the retail market war machine, the elimination of high prices over the oppressed peoples of ShenCo, and security for ourselves in a free world full of awesome deals and good food.
Your task will not be an easy one. The sellers are well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will haggle savagely.
But this is the year 2019. Much has happened since the yard crawls of 2008-09. The United Nations have inflicted upon the price gougers great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our online offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the cloud and their capacity to overcharge on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of picking, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained bargain hunters. The tide has turned. The economic minded men of the world are marching together to victory.
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than half price.
Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.
All I ask is that they shop on foot, not from the car window as they drive by and then stop short when they see something !!
Another crazy post. Love them!
Wow!!!Moving and storing speech!!Might l add,This newly embarked citizen of the fair town of ye Woodstock Va shall nobely and traveling in light garmets of the high heat,shall rangle said merchants of fair and best price value of items that rock my soul!Me thinks being a local art teacher,and proud Navy mom,l shall charm said vendors,with my Ashby born southern charm!Yes,lm closely related to Turner Ashby!I shall win my price always,with charm and my fading beauty!Im excited!!!😃😃😃
Onward to the fray!
I know that this was posted with humor, and is in fact good parody, but Eisenhower's message to his troops on the eve of the great endeavor is just too sacred to be used in this way. Still I hope that everyone has a good time at the "crawl".
Y’all are crazy😂
This patch needs to be made and sold as a fundraiser.
Sweet Baby Jesus, just allow me to sell my junk and return home unharmed. My goal is to handle all shopper attacks with grace and dignity. Casualties are not an option. May God have mercy on us all at this time of trial. That is all. 😬
Love this post! 🤣
You never fail to disappoint!!! LOL
This too will live on in history. The speechwriter deserves a raise. 👏
Not on your life 🙄
Very distasteful, hope no one gets hurt.
This citizen will avoid the area like the plague!!!!!
Molly Tahmaseb not saying you should skip seeing the nephew but....
As the summer comes to a close, so must our acceptance of school supplies as legal tender for payment of parking ticket fines.
Today Chief Reiley, Cpl. DeMay, Ann “The Hammer” Rutz and our paperclip, Susan Clem delivered a giant box full of supplies to W.W. Robinson Elementary.
We want to thank everyone who, willingly or forgetfully, turned a less than perfect situation into a positive for a child in need. Thankfully, we didn’t have to tow anyone off the courthouse steps or explain to the Town Manager this new fad called “perpendicular parking”.
A special thanks to Coach Yew who planted the seed that became this wonderful initiative; if there’s anyone who can take a sour situation and turn it into gold, it’s coach!
In less than a week, students will be back in school. Please remember to adjust your schedules accordingly. If not, you will surely be late and all of the cool kids who sit in the back of the bus will know it. ... See MoreSee Less
Watch your speed, cos there’s nothing more exciting & newsworthy to students than seeing their teacher pulled over on the way to school. You’ll be on Instagram before the first bell rings! (This post does NOT come from personal experience...just sayin’. LOL)
And people driving Main Street need pay attention and stop for those buses!! I seen to many last year not stop!!!
After volunteering at Response last week, employees of Bowman Andros Products stopped by to donate to our “Parking Fines for Back to School Time” initiative. It’s a testament to the community we live in where large corporations and its employees actively support volunteerism and being a steward of the community of which they are a member of.
Just a reminder, this is the final week of the drive and we accept donations without a parking ticket during normal office hours.
Gotta admit to snagging your great idea!! I teach at Elkton Middle School & I told our principal how amazing your department is; we’re hoping to try something similar in the future. Naturally, ours won’t be as stunning...and we don’t have cookies.
Kudos on great teamwork & truly giving back to your community!!!
If you don’t have to go out, stay inside. We’re under varying flavors of heat alerts from the weather service. Some are worse than others but honestly, if they have to tell you it’s hot... it’s already too late. We think we’re at “🌶🌶🌶” right now... or maybe that’s Thai food. Whatever, it’s hot.
If you must go out, and aren’t acclimated like those hearty public works guys, construction workers, landscapers, farmers and such... don’t. Just don’t go out. You’ll yeet yourself into a heat stroke and we’re not sure how they fix it at the ER but I’m sure it involves a bathtub of ice which is the other extreme of unpleasant. This is 2019. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos can beam you anything you want within a day.
But if‘in you won’t listen to us, keep hydrated. With water. Not coke, not Monster, not Cotton Candy Bang, not Hardee’s iced tea you smuggled back from Rockingham County like the Duke boys running shine. Certainly not what made Milwaukee famous. Water. Drink water and dress like Luke Skywalker on Tatooine.
Give it to your pets, too. Hose them off if you’ve gotta, but keep them cool.
Check in on your neighbors, especially the ones who can’t get around too good. Maybe they need their AC knocked down a tick, maybe they need some shades pulled. Be a good neighbor and go visit them. If they are of the aged variety, they’ll have some pretty cool stories about that one time in ‘38 when that thing happened.
Some acceptable activities for this weekend include patronizing one of our many iced cream stands, going to our pool; throwing in your kids/siblings/spouse in is optional. Dozing on the couch, floating the river, and making Darth Vader voices in front of the fan.
I read this out loud to my husband with the best Waylon Jennings flexion I could muster, which I think was also the way it was written! 😂
And wear lots and lots of sunblock if you do go out!! No 3rd degree burns! They hurt!! Stay safe everyone!
You Guys Rock💥💥
Excellent Advice as I mow my lawn 🤦♀️🤦♀️
Kaitie's Custard has dreamsicles so we'll be ok. 😄
Thanks for the share Pam, I sure miss living in Valley..
And I spent my day sipping on a Monster and a Hardee’s sweet tea.....I feel ashamed 🤣
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this! It was a clever way of spreading good advice in this 🔥 hot weather. You "guys" stay cool too.
I love you guys!Ive moved here from the Fairfax County area...been here over two years!I so appreciate your real concern!It makes my very proud to now call myself a Woodstock Va citizen!You all please take care as well!And thank you for all you really do to protect n serve!Plus thanks for your humor!😃😃😃
Many thanks for helpful hints!
I love the way this is worded
Dang I sure do miss living in the valley... Moved to Mt. Jackson to get away from Fairfax County traffic.... Moved back two years later .. now I dream of cool foggy mornings and beautiful mountain views...laid back friendly folks and neighbors who actually talked to me! I will be back...now where's that Hardee's..I'm craving a sourdough burger and some sweet tea..
This is so true but of course I have been out in this most of the day. I have chickens and ducks and I would never let anything happen to them giving cold water every hour on the hour.
Thanks & y’all be careful also!
I had to share with all my non-shenandoah county friends
This is terrific. ❤️
Thanks for protecting us in all kinds of weather!😎
From Columbia, SC, we have a heat index of 105!
That was FANTASTIC 🤣😂!
😅 Thanks for this. Y’all take care too!
This is beautifully and professionally written!
This is excellent!
I always anticipate reading your posts - they're funny yet informative.
Would love to know the person who wrote this! It is priceless and he or she is incredibly talented!! Wish I lived in Woodstock, VA!
Whoever runs your social media needs a raise! Good Humor for days especially the hot ones no pun intended 😃
This weekend is going to be the hottest days of the year, please be careful and check on your pets and less-abled neighbors. .This is NOT shelter from the heat. This is a "heat box". No, your dog does not enjoy laying in the direct sun without shade for hours IN THIS HEAT or laying inside these "cookers". Bring your dogs inside your home in this heat! ... See MoreSee Less
Excellent tips and info from the guys and gals who work behind the curtain.As we head into the weekend with the heat index being in the triple digits, please check on your elderly neighbors and make sure animals have adequate shelter and water. If you suspect yourself or someone else is having a heat stroke, do not hesitate to call 911. Also remember to not leave a dog in a vehicle if the engine is not running. The internal temperature of a vehicle does not take long to increase and can be deadly to critters (and people too) if left unattended. ... See MoreSee Less
If parking for 16 minutes in front of Walton & Smoot Pharmacy to get a ticket from Anne is too risky for you, we will be at Woodstock ROCS tomorrow to accept donations of school supplies. Come out and enjoy some great music, food and fun and help kids in need at the same time. ... See MoreSee Less
If you come to town during the weekdays, there is no doubt you have seen Anne Rutz, our parking enforcement officer. Now Anne isn’t the type to hand out a lot of parking tickets but her hand is occasionally forced. We, along with the Town of Woodstock, have decided to put these parking infractions to good use. If you receive one of the few citations that Anne has issued, we will void the citation in exchange for a good faith donation of school supplies to help out children in need. We’ll also accept donations without a parking ticket, so you don’t have to park your car on the courthouse steps to get her attention. ... See MoreSee Less
Wal-Mart didn't have much in stock yesterday when we were buying for the bus. Hopefully, they get stocked up again. Great idea!
Kinda takes the fun out of it now.... 😎 where can we drop off donations ?
I suck! I had every intention of bringing my daughter to Woodstock to shop and stuff the bus. Then 4th of July weekend happened and I completely forgot. Can you repost a list of the most needed items and where we can drop them off. This is something my Mom did every year for kids that needed school supplies and she has passed on. My wife, kids and I want to continue doing this to honor her but as I said I suck and let it slip my mind.
Great. Thanks for the creative, community minded idea. Certainly not looking to get a ticket from Anne however we hope to keep Suze a little more busy over the next couple of weeks. Just throwing it out there.... how about setting up a tent, as a collection spot, during the upcoming July Woodstock Rocs events.
One more reason why I love this town. Thanks all!!!
Gooo Anne. Great way to use the money collected.
Very good idea
Actually really great idea 👍🏼
Love this idea!
Good one guys!!
Once again, Woodstock PD rocks!!!!
That's wonderful! ❤
Get them Anne, will have to get extra ink pens so she doesn’t run out. Good thing to do 👍
That’s good idea
Do the local schools have a link to their school supply lists? Thanks!
It would help if we knew who to make the check out to.....a former resident of Woodstock!
Effective in keeping me out of old town. Thx
This has made headlines all the way in Knoxville, TN. They aired it on the news down here.
How about working on getting the drunks off the sidewalks who walk in front of vehicles.
***Update 13:04***Residents west of Woodstock will be experiencing low water pressure for the next couple hours
There is a water main break at top of the southbound offramp on interstate 81. Officers are directing traffic while public works begins the repairs. Please use alternate routes like Henry Ford drive to Hoover Road. ... See MoreSee Less
As we approach the July 4th holiday, we want to remind everyone to be safe. Many of you subscribe to the belief that there is no better way to celebrate the birth of your nation than by blowing up a little chunk of it. The legislature in Richmond has decided that’s against the law. For information on how to change that, please watch the Schoolhouse Rocks episode “I’m Just a Bill”.
Fireworks, legal and otherwise, are responsible for thousands of injuries every year...even snakes and sparklers send people to the ER when they’re mixed with the Bud Light that Kid Rock will leave under the America tree tonight.
While we’re on the subject of alcohol...y’all...don’t drink and drive. It ain’t worth it. You could injure or kill yourself, a friend or a complete stranger who is just out with their family. If you’ve gotta get home and the only Uber in Shenco is busy...call one of the local tow companies! They’ll take you and your car home...they might even stop at Sheetz for you if it’s on the way. A “pick me up at a bar” tow is much cheaper than “I got arrested for DUI”.
Oh and the whole long weekend thing applies to *all* government offices. Court is closed on Thursday and Friday so if you do get picked up, you may have to wait until Monday to get out. It ain’t worth it. Act like y’all got some sense.
In conclusion, snakes and sparklers only, don’t drink while you’re lighting them off, don’t drink and drive, if you get arrested it may be Monday before you get out, don’t run with scissors, say no to drugs, be kind to others and stay in school.
To all our fans in England, we hope you have a good day at work tomorrow.
One last thing...Town fireworks are on the 4th of July, gates open at 8:30, show starts at 9:30. Please don’t call 911 asking “are the fireworks on the Fourth of July?”. It happens, a lot. ... See MoreSee Less
This week, Investigator Pence is becoming a DCJS Certified Driving Instructor. It’s a grueling class that begins bright and early with a detailed safety inspection; the hubcaps are removed to prevent Ford Frisbees, the lug-nuts are checked with a torque wrench because no one wants to yeet a wheel into the woods and tricycle back to the barn, every inch of the car is inspected for mechanical defects and the contents of the car are removed.
Once the check is done, then it’s off to the track where they learn how to design, set up and grade courses that would give Richard Petty a workout. They then go through the courses with a “par time” at least 15 seconds faster than the basic students.
Departments send their best and brightest and they return to show us all how to better preform under the most stressful conditions. If you ever see us hauling the mail with our lights and sirens wailing, every skill we use to ensure our expeditious and safe arrival was learned from a driving instructor; we can’t help if we can’t get there safely and these guys and girls make sure we have the tools to rapidly respond to any emergency.
Come Friday, Inv. Pence will wash off the 4” of brake dust and the car will get a thorough inspection before it’s returned to service. Before he is fully released, he’ll complete an apprenticeship under a seasoned instructor and then he’ll be ready to go! ... See MoreSee Less
This weekend, the Town of Woodstock, Virginia will host the Bike Virginia Tour which will welcome bicyclists from around the country, as they ride on over 400 miles of scenic routes. We will have additional officers on patrol this weekend for the event. We want to take a quick moment to remind everyone of the rules of the road for those on two wheels and four.
**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 to the right as safely practicable or use the shoulder •Ride no more than two side by side •Ride single file when moving slower than traffic •Obey signs that restrict riding on interstate highways and limited access roads •Yield to pedestrians •When riding on the sidewalk, call to pedestrians when approaching from behind and to pass, and give right of way to pedestrians
Always: •Use hand signals for turns and stops •When turning or crossing, look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT •Keep one hand on the handlebars when carrying articles •Carry children securely in special seats or trailers •Use white headlamps visible 500 feet, rear reflectors, and a red taillight when bicycling between sunset and sunrise
Don’t: •Don’t carry passengers on bicycles built for one rider •Don’t wear earphones in both ears
**Motorists, respect bicyclists’ and pedestrians’ rights*
•Approach and pass bicyclists at a reasonable speed •Allow at least two feet, preferably three feet or more at higher speeds between you and bicyclists when passing •Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists in a crosswalk •When turning, yield to pedestrians and bicyclists •Permit pedestrians to cross roads safely •Come to a full stop for a blind pedestrian with a cane or guide dog (Class 3 misdemeanor) ... See MoreSee Less
All these visitors to our county how wonderful!! Itll be great for our local businesses!! And maybe they will come back another time!
For two days, I think I could make the accommodation to leave my house a little earlier, because I know I might have to drive slower than normal. It's very cool to see so many different age groups on the bikes. 🙂
Wow way to support people coming to our town to visit , this happens every year . Be mindful and stay alert . I was in Woodstock this morning and say lots of bicyclists 🚴♀️ and they were in the side of the road being attentive and respectful. Slow down and show some hospitality, they chose to visit us .
Are there any bike trails or bike paths for them to take? A lot of the roads here are not motorist AND bicyclist friendly😟
First off last weekend or the weekend before there were bike all up and down Zepp rd and Its hard enough to fit 2 vehicles on this road safely. I couldn't tell you how many times I seen people and vehicles cutting it way too close.
Second if I have to follow the rules of the road then so do you. It's not right that (especially on Zepp) that you're in my lane and I can't see you coming because you are also coming around the corner... dont get mad at me because you aren't being safe. I can't even count the amount of people that had to walk 2 miles up the mountain on top of cars coming and other bicyclists trying to pass them. It's just not safe.
I used to be an avid biker (rode the length of California on the coast) and I do NOT recommend the roads around here for biking. It’s suicide. There is no shoulder, lots of blind turns, and people drive WAY too fast. Back Rd is one that they will be using a lot. How many will be hit this weekend?
Yay what we need is bicycles stretched for 2 miles just far apart and wide enough you can’t pass and going 5-10 mph
I have encounter some cyclists on Fort Valley Rd, they ride in the middle. I almost hit one a few years ago, I was going around a curve and there they were.
Very cool 😎
Does this mean they will be ticketed for going under the minimal speed posted? I mean they want to be treated the same, they should have to follow the same laws.
Everyone who rides a bicycle should learn these rules
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.