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Taking Control of Your End-of-Life Care

Jul 02, 2014

The Winchester/Frederick County S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Council wants local residents to be prepared with the legal documents they need to speak for them, when they are not able to speak for themselves.  Unexpected end-of-life situations can happen at any age and it’s important for adults to have the necessary documents to ensure their wishes are met.  The local S.A.L.T.

Deadline Approaching for Valor Awards Nominations

Jul 01, 2014

Don’t miss out on the chance to nominate someone you know for the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber’s Valor Awards.  This year’s awards will be for acts of valor that occurred between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.  The 2014 Valor Awards Ceremony will take place on October 23rd at the Best Western Lee-Jackson Conference Center.

The award categories are:

Officers to Compete in YDC’s Second Annual Charity Challenge

Jul 01, 2014

Does your team have what it takes?  After a successful inaugural year, the Golden Seal Charity Challenge is back with an added challenge.  The Winchester Police Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, and Winchester City Sheriff’s Office have each formed teams to compete in the Charity Challenge to support the Youth Development Center.  This year’s event is set for Saturday, September 27th and includes eight physical challenges:
Start a Fire
Give First Aid
Build and Climb a Log Wall
Carry Sandbags
Climb a Rope

Winchester Man Arrested for Abduction

Jun 25, 2014

A Winchester man was arrested Wednesday, June 25th and charged with abduction after an incident on Green Street. At 2 p.m. officers were called to the 600 block of Green Street for an attempted abduction.  

City Council Appoints New City Manager

Jun 24, 2014

At the June 24, 2014 Special Meeting, Council unanimously voted to appoint Eden E. Freeman of Atlanta, Georgia as Winchester’s new City Manager.  For the recruitment process, which netted over 75 applicants representing 31 states, Council utilized the services of Colin Baenziger & Associates out of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida.

New Old Town website now more responsive and user-friendly

Jun 24, 2014

Old Town Winchester is proud to announce dynamic changes to the website.  In order to make the website more user- and mobile-friendly, the site has changed to a more responsive format. The updated website highlights the new brand for Old Town Winchester and improves navigation in a variety of formats.

Goodwill Broken Into, Money Stolen

Jun 24, 2014

The Winchester Police Department is investigating a breaking and entering that happened at Goodwill Industries.  On June 22nd just before 9 a.m. officers responded to the 400 block of Millwood Avenue in reference to the breaking and entering.  Around 6 a.m. on June 22nd a black male broke into the building and stole an undisclosed amount of money.  The suspect was wearing a white sheet over himself.  
The incident remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division.

City's Independence Day Schedule

Jun 23, 2014

In observance of Independence Day of July 4th, the City of Winchester’s schedule is as follows:
City of Winchester administrative offices, the Old Town Welcome Center and the Joint Judicial Center – CLOSED, Friday, July 4
WinTran – CLOSED Friday, July 4.  Service resumes on Saturday, July 5 at 9:00 am.
Refuse & Recycling schedule for July 4th is as follows:- Friday’s refuse collection is moved to Wednesday, July 2nd- Yard Waste is canceled on Wednesday this week
War Memorial Building in Jim Barnett Park – CLOSED on July 4th

Rockin Independence Eve - July 3

Jun 23, 2014

Celebrate our Nation’s Independence with Rockin Independence Eve in Old Town Winchester
Old Town Winchester is excited to announce the return of Edward Jones Rockin’ Independence Eve on Thursday, July 3rd, on the Old Town Walking Mall from 5:00-10:30 pm! This patriotic event celebrating America’s independence features an evening full of free quality family-friendly entertainment and fireworks!