The City of Winchester will be offering reimbursements of up to $1,500 to eligible restaurants, breweries, cafes, and other dining establishments that purchase heaters for their outdoor dining spaces. We encourage businesses to expand and promote their outdoor dining options to customers as a safety precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Winchester will be awarding grants of up to $10,000 to eligible, locally-owned businesses and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
New this Round!
Businesses and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that received funding from a previous round of the City of Winchester's Cares Act Grants are eligible to apply again with bills that were not submitted with their original application.
Beginning Monday, October 19 and continuing through Friday, October 23, the City’s contractor, A&M Concrete, will be performing road work at the intersection of Boscawen Street and Loudoun Street. The bricks and pavers that have failed in the center of the intersection will be replaced with new asphalt. The asphalt will be decorated with stamped thermoplastic in a red brick color. This material was selected because it will hold up much better and last longer than the bricks and pavers did.
Over the past two months, the City of Winchester has participated in the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s new Health Equity Pilot Program. The program provided staff training, personal protective equipment (PPE) and public health information for distribution in underserved and vulnerable areas in Winchester, especially in areas in need and at risk of contracting COVID-19.
Starting the week of October 12, the City’s contractor will resume work on the Wentworth Drive Improvements Project. In order for the work to occur safely, road closures will be implemented regularly and around where the work is occurring.
Please be aware of the below road closures for October 12-16, 2020 (7 am-7 pm, local traffic will have access):
On October 15, 2020 at 11 am, the City of Winchester will officially dedicate a new neighborhood park at the corner of E. Cecil and S. Kent Streets to Ruth Jackson, a late Winchester resident and business owner (rain date: 10/22 at 11 am). The new park was officially named the Ruth Jackson Memorial Park by City Council as recommended by the Winchester Parks & Recreation Advisory Board on February 11, 2020.
The community is invited to the dedication ceremony to honor Ms. Jackson and her family.
New this year, the City of Winchester will observe Columbus Day on October 12, 2020 and operate the below schedule. Please note that these changes were not included in the City’s annual informational calendar as the holiday was officially added to the City’s schedule after the calendar was printed.
The Winchester Fire and Rescue Department (WFRD) has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
The Winchester Fire and Rescue Department (WFRD) is pleased to announce the promotion of two employees, James “JD” Orndorff and Jonathan Henschel, to the position of Assistant Chief.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City’s annual 9/11 Memorial event in Jim Barnett Park has been canceled this year. However, the tradition will continue virtually in 2020 with a video.
“This event was created to honor our country, the heroes who responded that day and every day since, and the innocent lives lost on September 11, 2001,” stated Lynn Miller, Winchester Parks and Recreation Director. “We hope our community will watch the video and join together virtually to remember.”