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Public Safety Training at Innovation Center

Aug 03, 2022

Please be aware that Winchester Fire & Rescue and Police Departments will be conducting a joint training at the Innovation Center (behind JHHS) on the following dates:

  • August 3-5, 8 am-6 pm
  • August 8-10, 8 am-6 pm

Expect heavy first responder, apparatus, and traffic in this area.

Winchester-Frederick County Tourism Receives $10,000 Healing the Planet Grant

Jul 13, 2022

Funding will be used to naturalize the Visitor Center/Rouss Spring Hillside

To help improve the health of our local waterways, the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau (WFCCVB) announced today it is the recipient of a $10,000 Healing the Planet grant from The GIANT Company and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.

Weather cancels KidzFest

Jul 08, 2022

Due to inclement weather forecasted for this weekend, the July 9th KidzFest event in Old Town Winchester has been canceled. A new date has not been set at this time.

“We were so excited to bring this popular Old Town event back this year,” said Alex Flanigan, Main Street Manager. “It was postponed from the original date in May to July because of weather, so I guess it’s just not in the cards this year. We’ll keep planning awesome events and activities and maybe Mother Nature will start cooperating.”

Old Town to host two-day bluegrass festival in August 2022

Jun 01, 2022

Old Town Winchester will present the FIDDLES & FIFTHS FESTIVAL this August 26-27 featuring headliner performances by acclaimed African-American string band EBONY HILLBILLIES and celebrated New Jersey septet RAILROAD EARTH. The festival, which also includes local act DUNLAP & MABE, Maryland-based LOW RIVER EXPRESS, and Richmond’s THE HASBHURY COLLECTIVE, is a brand-new two-day event celebrating bluegrass, bourbon, and the great businesses and atmosphere of Old Town Winchester.

Winchester Fire & Rescue Department encourages residents to join Community Connect

Jun 01, 2022

The Winchester Fire & Rescue Department has worked closely with technology partner First Due to release Community Connect, an application focused on protecting residents and their property during an incident or major disaster. 

“We are always looking for ways to better serve the citizens of Winchester,” stated Fire Chief Jon Henschel. “For that reason, we are rolling out this new program to protect our residents and their property in the most effective way possible.”

New section of Hope Drive to open on June 1

May 25, 2022

The City is excited to announce that the new section of Hope Drive (Wilson Blvd to Papermill Rd) will open on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 following a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony is open to the public and will be held at 11 am at the intersection Hope Drive and Wilson Blvd.

Map showing Hope Drive ribbon cutting location

Voter registration notices to be mailed

May 25, 2022

Voter registration notices will be mailed to all registered voters in Winchester next week. Due to the recent redistricting, a small number of voters will notice a change in where they vote on Election Day. 

There is a June 21 Republican Party Primary for the 6th District House of Representatives and the redistricting updates will be in effect for this election. This is one of many steps in maintaining the accuracy of voter registration records in Winchester.