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!
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!!
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 ...
I always lock my doors...sometimes with the keys in it 😐
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.
Peekapugglepoo??? Love it!!
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!
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
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 👀
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 Ben thank you for the excellent job!
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 officer demay, he's awesome.
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?
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!
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!
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!😍😎😍🥳👩🦳👮♀️👮♂️💃💞🎈🏈🏈🏈
Y’all are too much! Love it!
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.
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
And all the tractor trailers are coming on s Commerce st 🤭. Tearing up the neighbors yards and power pole
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.
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!
Yes, and I have family stuck in it.......
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
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.
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!!
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 !!!
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 all of you for protecting us the citizens
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 who daily protect and keep us safe! God bless you all!!
Thank you WE APPRECIATE YOU
Thank you all for what you do, we appreciate each and everyone of you!
Thanks for all you guys do for our town and it’s residents
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🙏👍
👏🏻👏🏻✊👍 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 🤣
Thank you one and all!
Thank you to each of you! You are the best! Stay safe!
Thank you for being there for all of us!
Thank you we feel safe!
Thank you all for your dedicated service!
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 for putting yourselves out there everyday.
Thanks and God's protection over each one and your families. 🙏🙏
Thank you for all you do. Hoping 2020 has a lot less bad days and many more good ones. ❤️👮♂️👮
Thank you for your service!
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!❤❤❤
Thank you. And God Bless
Of course there are the good and the bad BUT when I see any of you, there is always a smile for me. Thank you!!! Each and every one of you is special!!!
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
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. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Sobriety. It's the gift that keeps on giving, Clark! 😊
"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
Absolutely love the informative yet colorful posts from one our local police departments!!
Great reminder from our great Police Department!
Did someone say, "Squirrel?" 😆👍
Awesome advice.. 😍
Lol and well put
Katie Delaughter Hanson you’re not the only one mistaking dog jerky 🤣
Lol “kilt” 😂
Thanks for a timely reminder! Listen up folks!!!
Deardra see there are other dumb people too about the dog treats 😂
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!🥰❤🥰
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.
You boys did a fine job tonight. That Dunivan was climbin hills on that huffy like a champ
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.
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.
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
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
No one wants to go over the river, through the woods and yeet themselves into a tree because they didn't check their tire pressure and had themselves a blow out.
Please give your car a good once over before you head out on the roads this holiday season. Its also a good idea to allow some buffer time in your plans for those unexpected stops for Slim Jims and Mountain Dew. Bathroom breaks are set by those who can hold it the longest, not the shortest.....state law.
Make others aware of your plans and get plenty of rest before you set out. Elon Musk hasn't perfected the autopilot just yet. ... See MoreSee Less
U all are just the best!I'm very thankful for your great protection....ox...thanks....as l am driving to Silver Spring MD...to spend Thanksgiving with my handsome #1 Navy son n my family!Granny's bringing....elf on da shelf!!May all of you have a warm n wonderful Thanksgiving...may God bless each....
💯 on the bathroom breaks and I can go all damn day without stopping 😂😂😂 Lord save me from those that dont have a camel bladder!
Y’all are great! Stay safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁
Mary Waters Longanecker Mia Nicolaou Buracker bathroom
Breaks are set by those that can hold it the longest, sorry kids. 🤷♂️
I love the Donny Baker reference!
Y’all really said yeet 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Matthew Savage Corey Wood
Yeet or get Yote.
Your posts are so great. Every single one brightens my day with humor and sharp wit.
We need a “Woodstock PD Advent Calendar”. One informational post from you a day from December 1-24. Keeping the holidays merry and bright!!! LOL
It’s coming. Sooner or later, we’ll be getting our first snow. Now is a good time to get your car checked over and make sure your wipers and tires are in good shape. Also, build you a small survival kit with things like a blanket, some food (might we suggest delicious potted meat), first aid supplies, an ice scraper and some ice melt.
Don’t be like the guy in this poor TIE fighter last year on 81. ... See MoreSee Less
Good luck to everyone venturing out in the woods today. Please wear your blaze orange, let someone know where you’re going and when you’ll be back, use your safety strap and pack a small survival kit. ... See MoreSee Less
Yes, there is fire on the mountain but no need to run.
It’s one of those controlled burns.🔥 Control Burn Information 🔥
Hardy County, WV is conducting a control burn of 22 acres of land starting at 10a. The location is 4.5 miles south of Wardensville, WV near the state line and Forest Service Road 1614. We have the potential to see rising smoke in the area.
The map below shows the area of the fire boxed in red with common area locations in blue. The state line is indicated by the red line. ... See MoreSee Less
This month, you’ll notice a change with some of our officers; no we didn’t hire Jeremiah Johnson or Grizzly Adams....we’re participating in No Shave November to bring awareness to cancer patients and survivors. We’ll gather up some glamour shots of our best beards and let you all vote on them at the end of the month.
All proceeds from this fabulous display of facial hair are benefiting Relay for Life of Shenandoah County.
Who do you think will have the bestest and most beautiful beard come December 1? ... See MoreSee Less
As the clock winds down to trick-or-treating time, we are keeping an eye to the sky. It looks like we won’t miss the rain and the National Weather Service believes it will become downright nasty with strong to severe storms as the system approaches.
That being said, neither the Town of Woodstock, Virginia or the Woodstock Police Department regulate Halloween. We have traditionally said dusk-ish to about 9-ish because that’s what it has always been; some have been out earlier, some later. We ultimately leave the tradition to the citizens of town and defer to the judgement of the parents and participants.
If you choose to venture out in this mess, please use caution; visibility will be further reduced due to the inclement weather and our mothers always told us not to go out in storms anyway. If you wish to tempt fate during the worst of it, we might suggest dressing up as Dorothy, the tin man, the scarecrow, the cowardly lion or Toto. If you’re really adventurous, perhaps one of the flying monkeys.
If you do not wish to give out candy in the rain, please remember to flip the official “open/closed” sign of Halloween: your porch light.
Although the amount of presence will be dictated by the weather (we’re not LT. Dan in that hurricane), Officers will still be out and about to ensure the safety of the resilient Halloween’ers
*** We are under a tornado watch until midnight***
We heard that if it were to be to nasty, it would be rescheduled to 10-31-2020. Is this information correct?
Ty for not mentioning the green faced witch as an option. I consider myself having the trademark on her for the continental US. *JK*😂🤣😂🤣😎😎😎
Thanks yall! Prayers to the officers to the ones that refuse to take caution. Hopefully it will be rescheduled but if not all the kids really want is candy anyway....just buy some candy and stay safe!!
I’m still taking my kids out, people dress them warm and put a poncho on them....even if it’s for a couple houses kids need this break ❤️
Cant we just inform everyone here to hold it tomorrow so that we all can be safe. I look forward to seeing everyone’s costume and plus have way too many goodies to give
Why can't Halloween be canceled until Friday or Saturday night like Charlottesville is doing?
The kids are ready and the candy is bought!!!
I love giving out candy on Halloween , and love seeing the children dress up , but please , let’s keep them safe , and do it tomorrow !
Guess it was a good thing our family Halloween theme this year is the wizard of oz
Please remember that tomorrow we will be invaded by all sorts of scary and not so scary creatures, super heroes, princesses and the like.
Although you can expect increased pedestrian traffic all over town, Spring Street, Summit Avenue, Eagle Street and surrounding areas are traditionally the most heavily populated. Please use extreme caution when traveling through these areas. There will be parking available at W.O. Riley Park and we will have Officers stationed at major intersections to ensure safe passage as well as distributing our signature glow sticks.
Please take a moment to enter your guess for the Official 2019 Halloween Census that will be conducted at the Hottel residence. Winners will get to choose between one free internet or a free google search. If last year’s winner is also this year’s winner they can combine and trade in their prize for a free gallon of blinker fluid.
The weather is forecasted to be rather crummy and there is discussion of possible strong storms. The decision to trick or treat lies ultimately with you, the parents. At this time, we aren’t going to “cancel Halloween”. Please stay tuned for any important changes. ... See MoreSee Less
Yes, Halloween is on October 31. This is not "Town" sponsored event. They just try to make it as safe as possible for the trick or treaters. Each parent needs to decide if the weather precludes trick or treating and act accordingly. Remember, better safe than sorry.
Are they still having it with the rainy forecast? :/
Heads up for all you going out for trick or treating on Thursday!Each year the Town of Woodstock observes Halloween on October 31, dusk-9:00 pm. In the event of inclement weather, participation is a decision made by the parent/guardian and hosts. Have fun, drive safely, and watch for children as our streets are very busy.
Our departments will be prepared with light towers in high-traffic locations and the Police Department will be passing out light-up necklaces. If you are traveling from outside of town to trick-or-treat in town, please park your vehicle and walk from location to location in order to provide a safe atmosphere for all. ... See MoreSee Less
****UPDATE: Toto has been found. He navigated his way home overnight and was waiting at the door this morning.****
This goodest boy is missing from town. Was last seen near the Kubota dealer and runnoft from the guys there who tried to snag him. He’s still a puppy and quite nimble. He’s wearing a big black collar and if you pretend you have a treat, he may come. ... See MoreSee Less
Today, after many generations, Walton and Smoot serves its final customers and closes its doors for good at 6pm. We want to thank Mr. French and all of the employees for their unmatched service and dedication to the community over the years; they literally are a cornerstone of this town, being situated on one corner of Court Square.
Please share your memories in the comments below. For us, it’s the morning coffee club, ice cream on a hot day, sweet corn in the summer and that one time our night shift, armed with batons, brooms and mops, chased an opossum throughout the store that had came in through an old coal chute and knocked everything off the shelves.
We wish all of you the best and will cherish our memories of time spent at the store.
When my family pulled into Woodstock with our moving truck in December 2003, my mom rushed off to the teaching job she had had for several months and my sister, myself, and my dad took off on a walk around this small town we had never been to that was across the US from the big city we had just come from. With snow on the ground and no real winter clothes, we stumbled upon Walton and Smoot. We went in and got bowls of soup and ice cream and really felt like the new people in town. That's my first memory of Woodstock ❤❤ Lainey Eisen
When I was little I remember going with my granddaddy to get his prescriptions. We didnt have very many pharmacy's and it was the only one he trusted. He always said he went there for the people who worked there. He said they just make you feel like you were part of the family and that's why he preferred going there over anywhere else.
When I was a boy we would go there during and after court hearings. It was tough on a child who was abused and had to face the man who did it, but ice cream from there always made those days a little better. ☺️
I worked with MR. French and Charles on Friday and Saturday nights when I got off from the Sheriffs Dept. in the early 70s. We were always playing tricks on each other. They were always there when you needed them. I remember having Mother in the Er and they were releasing her close to closing time at Walton and Smoot, I called Charles and he stayed until I got there to fill the script. Thanks for everything Walton and Smoot.
There will never be another drug store like Walton & Smoot! Many generations of families have patronized that store and it was the pharmacists and all the employees who made it great! Thank you all for caring for all of us. You will be greatly missed and we love you all!
The only pharmacy within 40 miles that can do my daughters epilepsy medication, will definitely miss them!!
There will always be that one stool that I spun a million miles on. And by the way I spun few yesterday and my knees just didnt fit the same. I will be forever heartbroken over this.
Working at Virginia National Bank I would go there for my lunch. I remember Charlotte and Debbie would cook so many hotdogs they would ask if you would like a chili dog to eat. They also made the best ham salad and Pimento cheese.
Walton and Smoot is one of the first places my (then) fiancé brought me when he introduced me to Woodstock back in winter of 2002. I remember being in awe at the way it felt in there, all the history, how friendly and welcoming everyone was...I will miss going there for our scripts, visits with Maw Maw Susie (who has worked there for 19 years), and knowing that we could always count on those familiar loving faces to just be there for a warm chat. All will be missed dearly as they move forward. Memories will stay, I know that many are grateful for them.
My memory is when my infant son was so very sick, couldn’t hold anything down. Pedialyte wasn’t sold in stores then and no place here in town was open. Mr French came to the drugstore and met my dad Chuck Jones there to give them pedialyte for me and wouldn’t even take any money.
I remember Saturday’s with my girlfriends-we walk and meet up with one another -we all had just enough money to pull together to share a sundae or a shake. We shared the same straw or spoon and enjoyed every minute. Memories of a lifetime. After church on Sunday-vanilla cokes and a Washington post come to mind
I’ve had many of their delicious chocolate malts over the years! Can’t believe they are closing! Best wishes to all and thank you for your wonderful service! You will be missed!
A favorite memory is the Christmas trees they used to sell in front of the store.
But what has always meant a lot to me is the excellent customer service and kindness from the employees. The personal service, even when they were busy, was outstanding. I’m really going to miss that.
Walton and Smoot is the original home of "The Milkshake Magnet" capable of derailing both pressing deadlines and bad moods. The service was top rate too. Great memories
My first job. I remember making Malts and Milkshakes using the old milkshake machine and collecting nickel, dime and sometimes quarter tips in a coffee cup for my “college fund!” There are so many more memories I could list! Sad to see it go.
Friday evenings after going to Safeway for groceries my mom would take me there for an ice cream sundae..... chocolate ice cream with marshmallow cream , wet nuts and a cherry.... so good!!!!
Stopping there every Friday night after the movie's ♥️♥️ Such good memories
Thank you for being such an important part of our community. We will miss you!!!
I've only been here since 2008 and have dealt with you since, I've also made friends with you ladies and will miss seeing you, thank you for your time and kindness through many trying times for me, now enjoy yourselves you will truely be missed
Such wonderful folks through the years. Always care about customers first. Love that entire crew for all they did for us through the years!😇
No way! That’s really sad. I wish I knew, I would have stopped by one more time. They will be truly missed!
Root Beer floats as a kid sitting at the corner
I used to walk around town and stopped by for a icecream cone. Getting milkshakes with Tasha and a friend Steffi from Germany.
Had many lunches there when I worked foe Haun-Magruder insurance and for Sovern Bank. Sad to see it close.
I worked at the National Bank on the corner and W&S was my lunch destination every day. Fond memories.
I wish they’d suspend our social security numbers again, it was fun not paying taxes for a few days 🙄🙄😂🤦🏼♂️
If you can't see that this is a scam, you deserve it. no sympathy for stupidity.
Thank you!!I handy fb page freeze.Then l got a text from fb tech support,to say l must call them.l thought something was fishy,but l called.This fast talking foreign guy,kept telling me l was in face book jail.And l MUST go n buy money cards to call him back he'd get me out!I refused n hung up on him.He hacked into my fb account n froze it...as well affecting my phone n texts.l had to have a friend give me an app to fight it....so yes,be careful.And never call these criminals...my fb n phone were affected a long time!
I got one this morning also and I have a BBT account. Thankfully I called the bank before clicking anything in the text and they confirmed it was fraud.
This type of behavior is happening all over. Never give out your personal or banking information to anyone over the phone. If someone claiming to be your bank calls....hang up and call your bank yourself. Phishing attempts are everywhere and they are clever. Remember they can call your bank pretending to be you even if you don't give them your bank details...by providing even the littlest details about your self....they can find further details on the internet and connect all the dots to steal your identity.
Let all those calls you don't know go to voicemail. And do not accept those friend requests from people you don't know. Someone just doesn't message you and fall in love immediately.
Take care everyone and be safe!
These texts & phone calls are happening more and more these days. I get several every single day. It is extremely annoying. Stay sharp y’all.
Thank you. I will let our friend know, he is a senior man and sometimes falls for these scams.
I know it is a scam, but it sounds like something Beg, Borrow, and Take Bank would do!
I got it this morning too. I blocked the number.
Thank you for this alert. Has been shared.
Good advice. I just got a VM saying my Social Security number has been suspended for "suspicious activity", and left a # I MUST call to fix this. After checking my ID and finding I was NOT born yesterday, I declined to return the call.
I just got that text too. I ignored it because I don't have a BB&T account.
OH if these people would use their "skills" for good instead of this kind of thing . . . .
Beware@ thanks, Jesse!
I received this last Tues. Thought it was real but never acted on it-Thank goodness!
I also got a SS recorded call. I laughed and hit hang up!
My husband got one from Chase. Thank God he knows better than to open it.
I always get these from Chase Bank and don't even have account with them
Yep, my husband got the same message. We don't have Bb&t either.
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