Winchester Interim City Manager Mary T. Price has appointed Mr. Hadden Culp of Woodstock, VA as Winchester’s Interim Fire and Rescue Chief. Mr. Culp will temporarily replace Chief William Garrett on June 1, 2020 while the City completes the recruitment and hiring process for a permanent Chief. Mr. Culp retired from the Prince William County Fire and Rescue Department in 2011 after 34 years of service.
The Winchester Police Department (WPD) is seeking leads in a recently-reopened cold case homicide that will mark its 45th anniversary this coming November.
The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) will provide Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to families of school-age children who no longer have access to free or reduced-price school meals due to public school closures. Virginia is one of 20 states approved by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services to implement the P-EBT program, which provides temporary food assistance to cover the cost of meals missed while schools are closed.
The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) has begun sending text message reminders to potentially-eligible SNAP, TANF, and Medicaid enrollees from 2019. The messages will provide information about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and options for assistance.
May 6, 2020 News Release by the NSV Substance Abuse Coalition
The Old Town Farmers & Makers Market, held May-September each year at the Taylor Pavilion on the Loudoun Street Mall, has been canceled for the 2020 season.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of the coming months, advanced planning for the market has been difficult,” stated Market Coordinator Sarah Acuff Chapman. “As the reopening and recovery process continues, we will reevaluate local conditions and consider offering some market events or a short season over the summer.”
The Winchester Office of Elections and Voter Registration is seeking individuals to serve as Officers of Election. If you are a registered voter in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enjoy serving the public, do not hold any elective office, and are not employees of an elected official, we need you this June.
The work on Election Day begins at 5:00 am and ends at approximately 8:00 pm. Officers are compensated $150 for working the full Election Day, plus $25 for attending the mandatory training session.
NEXT ORDER DEADLINE: Place an order by June 15 at noon and pick up on TUESDAY, June 16 between 11 am-1 pm at the Jim Barnett Park Rec Center.
The City of Winchester, in partnership with Sysco, has launched a temporary Pop-up Market in hopes of reducing the stress on local grocery providers and offer a temporary option for household supplies. The process is simple:
Emergency benefits will be made available to Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants in May, as part of a provision set forth by the Families First Coronavirus Responses Act of 2020. Under this provision, the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) will issue the emergency benefits to any household not already receiving the maximum benefits and who are not currently repaying a prior over-issuance of SNAP benefits.
~Winchester-Frederick County CVB to highlight the resiliency and power of tourism May 3-9~
Beginning May 3, the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau (WFCCVB) will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week with a number of virtual offerings that honor the spirit of travel in recognition of the industry’s strength, selflessness and resiliency, even in the face of adversity.