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Winchester EDA approves acquisition of several downtown properties

Dec 12, 2017

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.  

Old Town announces winners of holiday window decorating contest

Dec 11, 2017

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.

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: