The City of Winchester’s AAA general obligation bond rating has been affirmed again by Standard & Poor's Rating Services (S&P). The AAA rating was first assigned on October 7, 2013 (reaffirmed in October 2014) and is the highest credit rating that an entity can receive. Winchester is one of only eleven cities in Virginia to maintain a AAA rating.
On Monday, June 26, the City of Winchester will launch a new user-friendly online payment system for its utilities customers. The new interface provides several benefits to customers, enabling them to view statements and pay utility bills faster and more conveniently online or via phone.
The City of Winchester is planning to complete a sidewalk construction project on Wentworth Drive between Valley Avenue and Cedarmeade Avenue beginning in 2018 and will hold a public input open house to solicit feedback from area residents, property owners and businesses. The improvements being considered include installing new sidewalks along the entire street as none exist now and replacing some underground utility infrastructure (water, sewer and stormwater).
Old Town Winchester, in partnership with the Valley Health Wellness Center, is happy to announce a new event series called Shape Up Sundays. These free, health-focused events will take place at the Taylor Pavilion one Sunday per month, June through September. Each event will feature free outdoor fitness classes such as yoga, Jazzercise, aerobics, Bodyvive, running, kickboxing, climbing and more.
City Considers Improvements Project on Monticello/Armour Dale/Jones
The City of Winchester is exploring an improvements project on Monticello Street, Jones Street and Armour Dale off Valley Avenue, and will hold a public open house on June 20 to solicit feedback from the community. The improvements being considered include:
In preparing the local business community for the upcoming MATPRA Marketplace travel writer conference coming to Winchester September 12-14, the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has partnered with the Virginia Tourism Corporation to offer a first-of-its-kind workshop to prep local businesses for the event (click here to view flyer).
Unwind and enjoy all that Old Town Winchester has to offer at the Friday Night Live events this summer. This popular event series, now in its fifth year, is the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, shop, dine, and enjoy great live music, street performers, and artisans. The Loudoun Street Mall will be filled with music and activities and bands will perform live at the Taylor Pavilion every third Friday in June, July and August.
Old Town Winchester’s Classic Movie Night series at the Taylor Pavilion is back for a third summer. These FREE outdoor movies provide the opportunity to spend an evening enjoying all that Old Town Winchester has to offer.
Try this itinerary every second Saturday in June, July and August:
Each year, the Winchester Department of Social Services Advisory Board honors local individuals, groups and organizations who have helped improve the lives of local residents. The Advisory Board’s 12th annual Community Partner Awards Ceremony was held on May 25 and recognized the following nominees and award recipient.
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
On June 2, 2017 at approximately 11:45 pm, Winchester Police Department (WPD) Ofc. Upham initiated a traffic stop in the 600 block of Berryville Avenue for failing to stop at a red light. During the course of the traffic stop a WPD drug detection K9 team arrived at the scene. The driver of the vehicle, Joanne Tuck 29 of Frederick County, became uncooperative and was placed under arrest for obstruction of justice. During the arrest a fight ensued and MPO. Neer was struck in the face with a closed fist by Tuck.