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Extreme Heat Requires Protective Actions

Jul 17, 2019

Health Officials Urge Residents to Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated and Stay Informed

Source: Lord Fairfax Health District

Extremely high temperatures are predicted in the Valley for the next several days, especially on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the upper 90s. The health district reminds residents that extreme heat requires protective actions. Hot temperatures, high humidity and exposure to the direct sun can cause ill health effects.

Councilor Herbstritt adds second community meeting to schedule

Jul 16, 2019

Winchester City Councilor Kim Herbstritt has added a second community meeting to the previously published schedule of meetings hosted by Councilor Herbstritt and Vice-Mayor Hill (click here for entire schedule).

Councilor Herbstritt’s second community meeting will be held at the SPCA (111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester) on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:00 pm. The meeting agenda is as follows:

Popular Moonlight Ball returns for 275th anniversary

Jul 16, 2019

Winchester Parks and Recreation’s popular Moonlight Ball, last held in 2012, has returned in honor of Winchester’s 275th anniversary. The Moonlight Ball allows attendees to go back in time to an era when families graced the dance floor to discover more about each other, enjoy beautiful music and get lost in the ambiance of a traditional southern ball. Open to all ages.

Moonlight Ball
Saturday, July 20
7:00-10:00 pm
George Washington Hotel
Period Attire Encouraged
No Dance Experience Needed

N. Cameron Street Drainage Improvement Project begins in July

Jun 28, 2019

The City of Winchester and Washington Gas will be making several necessary improvements to N. Cameron Street between Piccadilly and Clark Streets beginning this summer that will have an impact on the businesses and residents in this area. The primary goal of this project is to alleviate the flooding issues that occur regularly in this area during prolonged periods of wet weather or intense rainfall. While the first phase of the project will not completely solve all the surface flooding, it will replace the existing stormwater and sanitary sewer pipes with larger pipes.

Fourth of July firework safety

Jun 27, 2019

As the Fourth of July holiday nears, the Winchester Fire and Rescue Department (WFRD) reminds residents that public fireworks displays are the safest and most suitable alternative for viewing fireworks. Public display fireworks are established under a controlled setting, safety regulations, and monitored by public safety organizations.