Following a swell of local community interest in the LOVEWork program, the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will hold a public input meeting on Wednesday, February 21 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Visitor Center located at 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road in Winchester.
From 2:00-5:00 pm on Saturday, February 10th, Old Town Winchester will be filled with romance and chocolate at the 5th Annual Chocolate Escape.
“This event offers the perfect opportunity to make dinner reservations, sample chocolate desserts and shop for that special Valentine’s Day gift in charming Old Town Winchester,” stated Jennifer Bell, Downtown Manager.
Old Town Winchester is now accepting applications for a Virginia Commission for the Arts Local Government Challenge Grant (LGCG). Eligible applicants must be a local non-profit art organization.
The City of Winchester intends to apply for a Virginia Commission for the Arts LGCG for FY19 funds as it has done in the past. In FY18, a $4,500 LGCG grant was awarded to the City of Winchester and the City appropriated $5,000 in the Old Town Winchester (OTW) operational budget for this program. Funds totaling $9,500 were split between all grant applicants:
In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 15, the City will follow the below schedule:
The Winchester Fire & Rescue Department (WFRD) battled a structure fire in the 200 block of Kern Street Sunday morning. The call was received at approximately 9:13 a.m., and the blaze was under control within 10 minutes. Units were cleared from the scene by 10:00 a.m. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but originated in one of the walls of the home. The residents of the home have been displaced, but are being provided with shelter. The WFRD would like to thank the Greenwood and Gainesboro fire departments for their assistance at the scene.
City of Winchester Public Services crews have repaired three six-inch water main breaks during the early morning hours on January 4th and 5th.
Below is the City’s schedule in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays:
1. City of Winchester government offices will be CLOSED:
- December 22 & 25
- January 1
2. Refuse and recycling schedule:
The Winchester Economic Development Authority (EDA) will hold a public input session on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 9-10 am at the Bright Box Theater (15 North Loudoun Street) to solicit feedback on the Economic Development Strategic Plan.
At today’s meeting, the Winchester Economic Development Authority (EDA) unanimously voted to approve the acquisition of several downtown properties contingent on the conclusion of a successful due diligence period. The projects are being initiated in an effort to improve corridors and offer additional development opportunities in Old Town Winchester.
The Old Town Development Board is happy to announce the winners of the 2017 annual holiday window decorating contest. This year’s theme was “Peace,” however, businesses were not required to use the theme. Windows will remain decorated through the New Year.
“Decorative windows add to the festive atmosphere in Old Town Winchester and make it an even more attractive place to do holiday shopping,” stated Jennifer Bell, Downtown Manager.