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2014 Valor Award Winners Announced

Sep 04, 2014

The 2014 Valor Award Winners have been revealed.  Today the Chamber announced the winners during a press conference.  The specific awards they are receiving will be announced at the Valor Awards Ceremony in October.  The award recipients are:
Detective Jonathan Dixon, Winchester Police
Master Patrol Officer Adam McCoy, Winchester Police
Lisa Craft, Citizen
Deputy Stephen Moore, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office
Master Patrol Officer Michael Brunson, Winchester Police
Detective Charles Barlow, Winchester Police

Old Town Kicks Off Football Season with Downtown Tailgate

Sep 04, 2014

This fall Old Town Winchester is excited to announce the return of Jim Stutzman Chevrolet-Cadillac Downtown Tailgate presented by Virginia National Bank in its second year on the Loudoun Street walking mall.  The combination of a beer and wine festival with the upbeat atmosphere of a football season tailgate makes this a one-of-a-kind event.
Featuring a selection of over 30 different craft and domestic beers and more than 15 wines, Downtown Tailgate provides many options for beer and wine lovers alike who enjoy a drink while socializing and enjoying a football game.

FY15 Street Repaving Program to Begin September 4th

Sep 02, 2014

On Thursday, September 4th, the City of Winchester will begin work on the FY15 Street Repaving Program as part of the City’s Street Maintenance Master Plan.  The program this fiscal year includes repaving on 35 different streets and an overall distance of approximately 20.9 lane miles.
FY15 Repaving List by StreetMap

City’s Labor Day Schedule

Aug 29, 2014

Winchester will operate on the following schedule the week of September 1, 2014 in observance of the Labor Day holiday:
City administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 1st
WinTran will not operate on Monday, September 1st.  Service resumes on Tuesday, September 2nd at 6:00 am.
The City’s Refuse & Recycling schedule for the holiday is as follows:- Monday’s recycling collection is rescheduled for Wednesday,  September 3rd- Yard Waste is canceled on September 3rd

Deadline Approaches for the YDC’s Second Annual Charity Challenge

Aug 27, 2014

The deadline is quickly approaching for the Golden Seal Charity Challenge to benefit the Youth Development Center.  Teams have until September 15th to sign up to compete in this year’s event.  On Saturday, September 27th, teams will participate in eight physical challenges including swimming, running, starting a fire, shooting, giving first aid, building and climbing a log wall, carrying sandbags, and climbing a rope.  
The Winchester Police Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, and Winchester City Sheriff’s Office have each signed up teams to compete.

Public Open House Scheduled for Meadow Branch Extension

Aug 24, 2014

The City of Winchester will hold a public open house on Thursday, August 28th in the Rouss City Hall, 4th Floor Exhibit Hall to gather feedback on the proposed Meadow Branch Extension project. 
This is an informal open house in which the community can stop by anytime between 4:00 and 7:00 pm to ask questions, provide feedback and suggestions and review the following:
1.       Conceptual design plans for the Meadow Branch Avenue Extension
From Buckner to Amherst

Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve Event Postponed

Aug 21, 2014

Winchester Parks and Recreation’s Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve (ACWP) tour and Q & A session scheduled for tomorrow night has been postponed until Saturday, August 30th at 9:00 am.  
The pending bad weather forecast prompted the postponement.   Because of weather postponements, the ACWP Management Team has also scheduled an additional tour and Q & A session for Thursday, September 25th beginning at 6:00 pm. 
Interested participants are asked to meet at the ACWP information kiosk at the intersection of Handley and Jubal Early Drive.

Officers to Leave Warnings on Unlocked Cars

Aug 20, 2014

The Winchester Police Department is urging drivers to be extra vigilant in locking their car doors and will be leaving warnings on vehicles left unsecured in an effort to cut down on larcenies from motor vehicles. 
The police department is investigating 66 reports of larcenies from motor vehicles since July 1.  Nearly all of the cars that were reportedly broken into were left unlocked.  Officers will be checking car doors and will be leaving warnings on the vehicles that are left unlocked. 
The warning will read:

Two Juveniles Arrested for Breaking into School

Aug 19, 2014

The Winchester Police Department arrested two juveniles Monday for breaking into Virginia Avenue Charlotte Dehart Elementary School.  The 16 and 17-year-old males, both of Winchester, are charged with burglary and grand larceny.  They were taken to the Northwestern Regional Juvenile Detention Center. 
Around 4 a.m. Sunday the juveniles broke into the schools and stole electronic devices.  School teachers reported that items in their classroom were gone through and other items were missing.