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City’s AAA bond rating reaffirmed for second time

Jun 22, 2017

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.

Public Input Open House Scheduled for Wentworth Drive Sidewalk Project

Jun 21, 2017

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 to begin new fitness event series on select Sundays

Jun 13, 2017

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

Jun 12, 2017

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:

2017 Friday Night Live series kicks off June 16

Jun 08, 2017

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.

Social Services Advisory Board honors community partners

Jun 05, 2017

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

Frederick County Woman Charged with Assaulting Police Officer

Jun 05, 2017

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.