The City of Winchester is planning to complete a sidewalk construction project on Wentworth Drive between Valley Avenue and Cedarmeade Avenue beginning in 2018 and will hold a public input open house to solicit feedback from area residents, property owners and businesses. The improvements being considered include installing new sidewalks along the entire street as none exist now and replacing some underground utility infrastructure (water, sewer and stormwater).
Old Town Winchester, in partnership with the Valley Health Wellness Center, is happy to announce a new event series called Shape Up Sundays. These free, health-focused events will take place at the Taylor Pavilion one Sunday per month, June through September. Each event will feature free outdoor fitness classes such as yoga, Jazzercise, aerobics, Bodyvive, running, kickboxing, climbing and more.
City Considers Improvements Project on Monticello/Armour Dale/Jones
The City of Winchester is exploring an improvements project on Monticello Street, Jones Street and Armour Dale off Valley Avenue, and will hold a public open house on June 20 to solicit feedback from the community. The improvements being considered include:
In preparing the local business community for the upcoming MATPRA Marketplace travel writer conference coming to Winchester September 12-14, the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has partnered with the Virginia Tourism Corporation to offer a first-of-its-kind workshop to prep local businesses for the event (click here to view flyer).
Unwind and enjoy all that Old Town Winchester has to offer at the Friday Night Live events this summer. This popular event series, now in its fifth year, is the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, shop, dine, and enjoy great live music, street performers, and artisans. The Loudoun Street Mall will be filled with music and activities and bands will perform live at the Taylor Pavilion every third Friday in June, July and August.
Old Town Winchester’s Classic Movie Night series at the Taylor Pavilion is back for a third summer. These FREE outdoor movies provide the opportunity to spend an evening enjoying all that Old Town Winchester has to offer.
Try this itinerary every second Saturday in June, July and August:
Each year, the Winchester Department of Social Services Advisory Board honors local individuals, groups and organizations who have helped improve the lives of local residents. The Advisory Board’s 12th annual Community Partner Awards Ceremony was held on May 25 and recognized the following nominees and award recipient.
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
On June 2, 2017 at approximately 11:45 pm, Winchester Police Department (WPD) Ofc. Upham initiated a traffic stop in the 600 block of Berryville Avenue for failing to stop at a red light. During the course of the traffic stop a WPD drug detection K9 team arrived at the scene. The driver of the vehicle, Joanne Tuck 29 of Frederick County, became uncooperative and was placed under arrest for obstruction of justice. During the arrest a fight ensued and MPO. Neer was struck in the face with a closed fist by Tuck.
The Winchester Fire and Rescue Fire Marshals have determined that the fire at One Stop Automotive off Valley Avenue on Monday, May 29 was accidental. The fire was caused when an ignition source was introduced to gasoline vapors while employees were working in the garage.
Damage to the structure is estimated at $52,000.
May 29 News Release: Fire destroys structure at automotive business
Winchester Fire and Rescue (WFRD) has received the American Heart Association’s 2017 Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for improving the their treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. In 2015, WFRD received the Bronze Award and in 2016, they earned the Silver Award for treatments provided the previous year.