The City of Winchester will operate on the following schedule in observance of the Independence Day holiday:
In honor of National Flag Day today, members of the Col. James Wood II Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) presented a certificate to the City of Winchester to recognize the flag display at the Piccadilly Street and National Avenue intersection (photo attached).
“It is a great honor for me to see a display such as this that honors our country, the state, the City of Winchester, and all patriotic Winchester,” stated SAR Chapter President, Dale Corey, at the certificate presentation ceremony. “We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
The Winchester Regional Airport Authority is pleased to announce that a new Executive Director has been hired and will begin on July 9, 2018.
Gene Fisher, Chairman of the Airport Authority, states, “When you have a very dedicated, long-term employee who is retiring, like our current Director, Renny Manuel, it’s tough to fill the position. We had good candidates and believe we have found someone that will be a good fit for our organization and will help guide our airport into the future.”
The Winchester Police Department (WPD) will host its inaugural North End Summer Kick-Off on Friday, June 8 from 2:00- 5:00 p.m. at Frederick Douglass Park in Winchester.
“The North End Summer Kick-Off is an addition to the series of successful community outreach events that the WPD has offered in the past year,” stated Lt. Amanda Behan. “We are looking forward to connecting with area middle and high school students with the fun activities that we have planned.”
Old Town Winchester’s Classic Movie Night series at the Taylor Pavilion is back for a fourth summer. These FREE outdoor movies are held at dusk (approximately 8:30 pm) every second Saturday in June, July and August and screened by Magic Lantern Theater. Attendees are encouraged to bring seating.
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” – June 9 (Rain location Grace Evangelical Church)
As of June 1, 2018:
The Jim Barnett Park outdoor pool will open for the season on Friday, June 8 (noon-6:45 pm).
As of May 25, 2018:
Please note that the outdoor pool resurfacing project has further delayed the opening of the outdoor pool which will not be opening on June 2 as previously announced (see below). At this time, the opening date is to be determined. Check the Winchester Parks and Recreation website or the City’s social media sites for updates.
In an effort to keep the community informed, Vice-Mayor John Hill will host quarterly community informational meetings on designated topics with the first four meetings focusing on City infrastructure. All meetings will take place from 10 am-noon. Submit questions in advance or topic ideas for future meetings at www.winchesterva.gov/community-meetings.
The Winchester Fire & Rescue Department (WFRD) will conduct a working smoke alarm canvass in the Linden Drive area of the city during the evening of May 29, 2018.
During its canvass, the WFRD will be hanging informational doorhangers, supplying and installing new batteries for existing smoke alarms, and providing new smoke alarms to residents who are in need of properly functioning equipment.
The Old Town Winchester Farmers Market will kick off the first ever Summer Midday Market on Thursday, June 7. In addition to the Saturday market this June, July and August, the midday market will be held in front of the 1840 Courthouse on the Loudoun Street Mall on Thursdays from 11 am-2 pm.
Over 350,000 Americans fall victim to cardiac arrest every year and administering CPR (even just hands-only CPR) can help keep these victims alive until paramedics arrive, drastically increasing their chances of recovery. The Winchester Fire and Rescue Department (WFRD) is dedicating the month of June to bringing CPR to where residents are with the goal of training as many people as possible. Cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, so be prepared to help by learning the easy CPR technique of using only your hands.