The City of Winchester will host a “Meet the Chief” Open House on Monday, September 9 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. to provide an opportunity for community members to meet Winchester Fire and Rescue Chief, William A. Garrett. The event is open to the public and will be held in Jim Barnett Park Rec Center (Social Hall), located at 1001 East Cork Street in Winchester.
The City of Winchester will operate on the following schedule the week of September 2, 2019 in observance of the Labor Day holiday:
Relive the popular hits of country music legend and Winchester native Patsy Cline on Saturday, August 24 at 2 pm. All songs will be sung by Tracey Wygal. This new event, held in the Handley Library Auditorium, is free to attend and runs approximately 45 minutes. Offered by Winchester’s 275th anniversary celebration committee.
All upcoming Winchester 275th anniversary events can be found online.
The final 2019 Friday Night Live, Old Town Winchester’s summer block party, will be held on Friday, August 16 from 5-11 pm. This popular event, held on the Loudoun Street Mall, is the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, shop, dine, and enjoy great live music, street performers, and artisans. August’s Friday Night Live event features the return of The Robbie Limon Band performing covers from the 70s and 80s at the Taylor Pavilion. The Loudoun Street Mall will also be filled with free, live entertainment and more activities creating a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.
Battalion Chief Jon Henschel of the Winchester Fire and Rescue Department (WFRD) recently completed the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program and received two designations through the Center for Public Safety Excellence – Chief Emergency Medical Services Officer (CEMSO) and Chief Fire Officer (CFO).
National Night Out will be hosted by the Winchester Police Department (WPD) on August 6, 2019 from 5:30-8:30 pm on the Loudoun Street Mall near the 1840 Court House. The nationwide event, now in its 36th year, is a “community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live,” according to the National Association of Town Watch.
Phase I of the North Cameron Street Drainage Improvements Project, aimed to remedy significant flooding issues in the area north of Piccadilly Street, will begin on Monday, July 29. Street closures and detours will be implemented.
Update (7/23/19): The Winchester Police Department has identified the man found deceased in Town Run on July 22 as 62-year-old Kenneth Romick of Millwood Pike in Frederick County. An autopsy was performed by the Medical Examiner’s Office on July 23. Foul play is not suspected in Romick’s death.
Winchester Parks and Recreation is offering a 27.5% discount on annual memberships during the month of July (renewals or new memberships) in honor of Winchester’s 275th anniversary and National Recreation and Park Association’s Park and Recreation Month.
Health Officials Urge Residents to Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated and Stay Informed
Source: Lord Fairfax Health District
Extremely high temperatures are predicted in the Valley for the next several days, especially on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the upper 90s. The health district reminds residents that extreme heat requires protective actions. Hot temperatures, high humidity and exposure to the direct sun can cause ill health effects.