WINCHESTER, Va – Saturday afternoon, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., the Winchester Police Department, Winchester Fire & Rescue Department, and the Winchester Area NAACP are hosting the North End Summer Kickoff at Frederick Douglass Park.
WINCHESTER, Va – Thursday afternoon, the Winchester Economic Development Authority was able to help Winchester Acquisition Partners LLC close on the sale of the Ward Plaza shopping center.
Bringing revitalization to the Ward Plaza shopping center will include a mixed-use project with a 40,000-square-foot anchor tenant and a mix of homes and retail space.
WINCHESTER, Va – Winchester Parks and Recreation will break ground on the Preston Field renovation in Jim Barnett Park on Friday, May 26. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. with a brief reception in the Rec Center Social Hall at the War Memorial Building, the ceremonial groundbreaking will occur at 4 p.m. on Preston Field, surrounded by Parks Board members and students from the HIVE after-school program.
Per Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 Consolidated Submissions for Community Planning and Development Programs and the City of Winchester’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citizen Participation Plan, the City of Winchester Consortium seeks to obtain the views of all citizens of the community before drafting the 2023-2027 Consolidated Plan and 2023 Annual Action Plan.
Natalie joined the Facilities Maintenance division in January 2022 as a Custodian. Six months later, Natalie was promoted to Lead Custodian, and since her promotion, she has taken on the role of supervisor in great stride.
Two suspects have been arrested, and another is being questioned for the property destruction that occurred on the John Handley High School campus on April 11, 2023. Between the hours of 10:30 pm and midnight, damage was done to the school grounds and the building outside, but no entry into the historic building occurred. The total cost of the damage is still being assessed.
*UPDATE: Work will continue on Friday, April 14 (9:30 am-3:15 pm). Watch for flaggers as signals will be disabled.
Due to stormwater infrastructure work to be completed in the right of way by a local service provider, traffic near the N. Pleasant Valley Road, National Avenue and Berryville Avenue intersection may be disrupted with lane closures April 3-8, 2023 (date extended).
Each month since December 2022, the City of Winchester has hosted community workshops on topics detailing certain government functions. These topics included community development, the new stormwater utility, and the budget process.
April's workshop, in coordination with the North End Citizen's Association, will focus on revitalization efforts in the North Kent Street area. City staff will present opportunities, answer questions, and provide an overview of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and how it contributes to the neighborhood.
The City's public transportation system, WinTran, is excited to launch a new route to Laurel Ridge Community College. Beginning April 17, 2023, this new route will stop at the following locations (to and from the Middletown, VA campus):
According to the approved Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for calendar year 2022, the drinking water provided by the City of Winchester meets all Virginia and Federal requirements administered by the Virginia Department of Health. The comprehensive report is now available on the City’s website: www.winchesterva.gov/utilities/water-quality-report.