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Statement from Council regarding City Manager investigation

Dec 05, 2017

Given the recent article in the press about an alleged investigation involving the Winchester City Manager, the Common Council wishes to make the following statement:

As widely known, the City’s standard operating procedure is not to comment on personnel matters in an effort to maintain the confidentiality of the parties involved.  However, in an attempt to keep everyone accurately informed and with the permission of the alleged party, we are taking the extraordinary step of making a comment.

Old Town to host sixth annual Holly Jolly Celebration

Dec 01, 2017

Celebrate the holidays in Old Town Winchester during the sixth annual Holly Jolly Celebration on Saturday, December 9. Enjoy the caroling groups, Santa’s Headquarters, shopping and dining specials all day, holiday window decorations, and free horse-drawn carriage rides.

Winchester Police add Cocoa with a Cop

Nov 28, 2017

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) will host a new program, Cocoa with a Cop, on Saturday, December 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley’s second-annual Photo with Santa event. This free event will be held in the Our Health Eagle Board Room at 329 North Cameron Street in Winchester.

Winchester to be featured on WUSA9 morning show

Nov 27, 2017

In advance of the upcoming holiday season, the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will go live on the “Great Day Washington” show on Monday, November 27 to promote the Winchester area as a great holiday getaway hotspot for those living in D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Annual Old Town Holiday Parade to be held Monday

Nov 20, 2017

Don't miss the annual Old Town Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, a Winchester tradition, on Monday, November 27 at 7:00 pm. The Parade will feature over 70 floats, specialty units and marching bands (the largest to date) to celebrate the holidays. The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa will take place immediately following the parade on the Loudoun Street Mall in front of the 1840 Courthouse Museum. Approximately 2,000 people are expected to attend the parade.

The parade will take place unless there is severe inclement weather (no rain date).

Winchester Fire & Rescue continues Stuff-a-Truck this holiday season

Nov 17, 2017

The Winchester Fire & Rescue Department (WFRD) will once again hold its annual Stuff-a-Truck collection drive this holiday season. Generous donations of non-perishable food items, youth-sized coats, scarves, gloves, socks, and toys and gifts for all ages will be gratefully accepted at any of the following locations during the specified dates and times:

Thanksgiving Week Schedule

Nov 17, 2017

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

City Discontinues Drought Watch

Nov 08, 2017

Due to improved conditions in the Shenandoah River, City Manager Eden Freeman has officially discontinued the Drought Watch issued in September. 

“Thanks to the much needed rains the area received over the last several weeks, the flows in the North Fork have increased to levels that are average for this time of year,” explained the City’s Public Services Director Perry Eisenach.  “The soil moisture levels in the city have also dramatically improved as a result of the rain we received.” 

2018 Veterans Day Schedule

Nov 03, 2017

The City of Winchester will operate on the following schedule in observance of the Veterans Day holiday on November 11:

Winchester Police respond to report of a suspicious bag on a resident’s porch

Nov 01, 2017

At 10:58 pm on Tuesday, October 31, the Winchester Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious bag appearing to contain bird seed and a KKK flyer on the front porch of a residence in the 400 block of South Stewart Street. While meeting with the resident, officers observed two other flyers in nearby yards, but since it was dark, officers were unable to observe any additional flyers in the area.