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2018 Independence Day Schedule

Jun 20, 2018

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

City honored for patriotism and roundabout flag

Jun 14, 2018

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.”

New Director Hired for Winchester Regional Airport

Jun 08, 2018

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.”

Winchester Police to host inaugural North End Summer Kick-Off

Jun 05, 2018

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.”

Classic Movie Series returns to Old Town

Jun 04, 2018

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.

2018 Movies:

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” – June 9 (Rain location Grace Evangelical Church)

UPDATE: Outdoor Pool opening

Jun 01, 2018

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.

Winchester Fire & Rescue to conduct smoke alarm canvass in Linden Drive area

May 29, 2018

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. 

New Hands-Only CPR training tour is coming to where you are

May 25, 2018

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.