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Winchester residents invited to take a stand against crime

Jul 19, 2017

Winchester residents are invited to join forces with communities across the country on August 1 for the 35th Annual National Night Out.  This family-friendly event, hosted by the Winchester Police Department (WPD), will take place from 5:30-8:30 pm on the Loudoun Street Mall in front of the 1840 Courthouse Museum. Residents are encouraged to bring their family and neighbors and enjoy free food, live music by Amethyst Heart, activities for kids such as face painting and a bounce house, child fingerprinting, and a meet-and-greet with local public safety personnel.

Public Input Sought for Update to City Sign Ordinance

Jul 17, 2017

The City’s Planning and Zoning Departments have begun a comprehensive process to update the City of Winchester Sign Ordinance. As part of this process, staff is seeking community input about the draft ordinance from businesses, property owners, residents, and others before starting the full public review process with the Planning Commission and City Council.

FY18 street repaving program to begin next week

Jul 14, 2017

The City of Winchester will begin the fiscal year 2018 street repaving program on Monday, July 17.  The FY18 program includes repaving on 20 different streets with an overall distance of approximately 9.50 lane miles (see list below).  The streets selected for paving are based on an annual review of all streets in the City and criteria that includes the classification of the street, traffic volumes, and the current physical condition.

Crews will start on Monday (weather permitting) with work on Commerce Street between S. Loudoun and Southwerk.

July Friday Night Live Features the Robbie Limon Band

Jul 05, 2017

Don’t miss the second Friday Night Live, Old Town Winchester’s summer block party, on Friday, July 21. 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. July’s Friday Night Live event features the return of a Winchester favorite, The Robbie Limon Band, performing authentic covers of iconic classic rock songs at the Taylor Pavilion.

Winchester Police warn parents about Snapchat location map

Jul 03, 2017

The Winchester Police Department is alerting area parents about a new Snapchat location feature unveiled last month. The new feature known as "Snap Map" tracks the user’s current location and places an avatar (i.e. a small caricature/icon that represents the individual) on a map.

New Hours of Operations for Two City Offices

Jun 30, 2017

Beginning next week, the City Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue offices will have new hours of operations. As of July 1, the offices will be open to walk-in customers from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, but staff will remain available to customers until 5:00 pm via phone or email.  A new mail slot has been added to each office door allowing customers to drop off payments or paperwork between 4:30-5:00 pm. Payments received during that 30 minutes will be considered same-day business.

Independence Day Fireworks Safety Tips

Jun 29, 2017

As the Fourth of July holiday nears, the Winchester Fire and Rescue Department (WFRD) reminds residents that public fireworks displays are the safest and most suitable alternative for viewing fireworks. Public display fireworks are established under a controlled setting, follow safety regulations and are monitored by public safety organizations. The City of Winchester community fireworks display will be held on July 3 at approximately 9:15 pm as part of the Old Town Rockin’ Independence Eve event.

2017 Independence Day Schedule

Jun 27, 2017

The City of Winchester will operate on the following schedule in observance of the Independence Day holiday: