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Old Town Winchester Chocolate Escape can help make Valentine’s Day special

Jan 25, 2018

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 now accepting applications for FY19 Virginia Arts Grant

Jan 16, 2018

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:  

Winchester Fire & Rescue battles blaze and sprinkler pipe break

Jan 08, 2018

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’s upcoming holiday schedule

Dec 19, 2017

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:

Winchester EDA to hold public input sessions for strategic plan

Dec 18, 2017

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.

Winchester EDA approves acquisition of several downtown properties

Dec 12, 2017

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.  

Old Town announces winners of holiday window decorating contest

Dec 11, 2017

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.