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Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Returns to Winchester

Aug 17, 2022

A special type of holiday cheer is coming back to Winchester on November 28, 2022 when the annual Holiday Parade returns to Old Town. Hosted by Winchester Parks and Recreation (WPRD), the parade begins at 7 pm and typically features floats, bands, and vehicles representing local organizations. Santa himself will most certainly make an appearance, too! The annual tree lighting will take place immediately following the parade. 

WMC Foundation Grant Benefits First Responders

Aug 10, 2022

In an active shooter or mass casualty situation, law enforcement personnel are typically first on scene, responsible for securing the scene before EMS providers enter. As true first responders, police officers may need to provide immediate, life-saving measures until EMS arrives. It is vital they have the supplies and training to do this.

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.

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.