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2022 Thanksgiving Schedule

Nov 17, 2022

The City of Winchester will operate on the below schedule in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

City of Winchester local government offices: CLOSED November 24-25

WinTran Routes: CANCELED November 24 only

Trash Collection:

Social Services to host employment open house

Nov 15, 2022

The Winchester Department of Social Services (WDSS) will host an Open House on Tuesday, December 6 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at its office building located at 24 Baker Street in Winchester. 

During the Open House, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with current employees and explore available career options. The event will focus on recruiting Family Services Specialists, and individuals will be able to apply for positions onsite.  

2022 Veterans Day Schedule

Nov 02, 2022

The City of Winchester will operate the below schedule in observance of the Veterans Day holiday on Friday, November 11.

New African American heritage brochure now available

Nov 01, 2022

A revised version of Winchester’s African American Heritage Self-Guided Driving Tour is now available at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center.

“For too long, African American stories from the people of Winchester have not been told,” said Local Black History Task Force member Judy Humbert. “The places mentioned in the brochure are ones that we ride by all the time, and we don’t have any idea of the story behind these places. Once the stories in the brochure become public knowledge, they can be preserved for generations to come.”

Temporary road closures planned for railroad crossing maintenance

Oct 27, 2022

Over the next two weeks, CSX will conduct railroad maintenance at three crossings in the city. Road closures will be implemented to allow crews to complete the improvements safely. Detours will be clearly marked (maps of the detour routes are included below).

2022 Leaf Collection Season to begin October 31

Oct 24, 2022

The City's 2022 Leaf Collection Season will begin on Monday, October 31 (weather permitting) in areas 1 and 2. Daily updates concerning where crews are working and which area is projected to be collected next will be posted on the Public Works Leaf Collection web page

There are two options for disposing of fallen leaves in the city: curbside vacuum service or bag-n-go.

Infrastructure Improvement Project to temporarily close portions of S. Loudoun Street

Oct 14, 2022

The City's Central Downtown Infrastructure Improvement Project will continue on South Loudoun Street beginning Monday, October 17. During construction, S. Loudoun Street from Cork to Gerrard will be closed to parking and through traffic one block at a time (beginning at Cork Street) for approximately one month per block. Detour routes will be marked, but access will be maintained for local traffic and emergency vehicles only.

Tourism spending increases to record levels in Winchester-Frederick County in 2021

Oct 12, 2022

Winchester-Frederick County’s tourism revenues reached $260.3 million, marking a 43% recovery from 2020

According to economic impact figures released on Tuesday by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC), direct visitor spending in the combined communities of Winchester and Frederick County surpassed $260 million for the first time ever in 2021. This represents a 43% increase in spending from the pandemic-impacted 2020, and a 4% increase over pre-pandemic numbers (2019).