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.
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.
Cold weather is coming and freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on a system that's not prepared in advance. Make sure your commercial property is prepared for freezing weather by reviewing the below information which could help save you from costly repairs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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:
The City of Winchester will operate on the following schedule in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday: