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Why are city street signs different colors?

Feb 23, 2017

Streets that have signs with white lettering on green background are public streets while streets that have signs with green lettering on white background are private streets. Black signs with white lettering signify streets within the Winchester historic district.

Sheriff Schedules Public Information Open House on Body-Worn Cameras

Feb 17, 2017

On March 6, the Winchester Sheriff’s Office will hold a public information open house from 4:30-6:00 pm at the Timbrook Public Safety Center (231 E. Piccadilly Street, 3rd floor) to address questions or concerns regarding the Office’s draft body-worn camera policy.   

City to celebrate Charles B. Rouss on February 10

Feb 02, 2017

The City will once again honor one of Winchester’s most generous citizens, Charles Broadway Rouss, on February 10 (one day before his birthday) with its annual Rouss Day celebration.

Old Town Farmers Market seeks local vendors and volunteers

Jan 30, 2017

The City of Winchester is now accepting vendor applications for the third season of the Old Town Farmers Market. The 2017 Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, May 13-September 30 at the Taylor Pavilion located between the Loudoun Street Mall and Braddock Autopark. The 2016 Farmers Market hosted 15 vendors and had an average of over 1,000 people visit on Saturdays during the summer.

Current Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Services to End Soon

Jan 19, 2017

Both rounds of the City’s curbside leaf collection program have been completed for this season.  Residents and businesses that still have a leaf pile can call Public Works at (540) 667-1815 before January 31 to schedule a collection. This special collection service is only available until January 31.

Police Schedule Public Hearing on Body Worn Cameras

Jan 17, 2017

On January 25, 2017, the Winchester Police Department will hold a public hearing to address questions or concerns regarding the Department’s Body Worn Camera policy.  The department is currently in the procurement stage and hopes to have the new equipment operational by late spring. 

Chocolate Escape Returns to Old Town Winchester

Jan 17, 2017

Old Town Winchester will host the fourth annual Chocolate Escape on Saturday, February 11 from 2:00-5:00 pm. The event offers the perfect opportunity to shop in advance and make dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day. Downtown shops will offer special discounts, events and refreshments and numerous downtown restaurants will offer $3 dessert samples.

Barricades surrounding former Towers location to be removed

Jan 10, 2017

Now that the demolition of the Winchester Towers building, located at 200 North Cameron Street, has been completed, the barricades on Piccadilly and Cameron Streets will be removed on Thursday, January 12 (weather permitting).

Beginning at 8:00 pm, crews will close Cameron Street between Piccadilly and Fairfax and Piccadilly Street between Kent and Cameron to begin loading and hauling away the concrete barriers. Work is expected to last approximately three hours and once complete, the streets will return to the normal traffic pattern.