Winchester Man Charged with Assaulting Child on Packer Street

On February 22, 2017, around 9:56 p.m., officers with the Winchester Police Department responded to a home on the 2900 block of Packer Street in reference to a domestic assault call. Officers discovered a juvenile living at the residence had visible injuries. The child was transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment. The suspect, who […]

Sheriff Schedules Public Information Open House on Body-Worn Cameras

On March 6, the Winchester Sheriff’s Office will hold a public information open house from 4:30-6:00 pm at the Timbrook Public Safety Center (231 E. Piccadilly Street, 3rd floor) to address questions or concerns regarding the Office’s draft body-worn camera policy.    In November, City Council provided consent to City staff to accept a grant […]

City to celebrate Charles B. Rouss on February 10

The City will once again honor one of Winchester’s most generous citizens, Charles Broadway Rouss, on February 10 (one day before his birthday) with its annual Rouss Day celebration. 2017 Rouss Day Activities Now-February 28: C.B. Rouss display (Handley Library Archives) February 10: 12:15 pm – Guided historical tour of Rouss City Hall by Tim […]

School Lock Out Initiated Because of Threats on Social Media

On February 1, 2017, the Winchester Police Department assisted Winchester Public Schools with a Lock Out in the district due to information received via social media.  John Handley High School was placed in a Lock Out at 11:05 a.m. as a precautionary safety measure.  The Lock Out was lifted at 12:40 p.m.  At no time […]

Police Warn Community of Answering “Yes” to Unsolicited Phone Calls

The Winchester Police Department is warning residents about a new phone scam that is circulating the area. The scam asks victims to say the word “yes” in a phone conversation. How it Works You may receive a recorded call from someone who introduces themselves as an employee of a well-known business (example: Comcast, Verizon, etc.).  […]

Old Town Farmers Market seeks local vendors and volunteers

The City of Winchester is now accepting vendor applications for the third season of the Old Town Farmers Market. The 2017 Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, May 13-September 30 at the Taylor Pavilion located between the Loudoun Street Mall and Braddock Autopark. The 2016 Farmers Market hosted […]

Chocolate Escape

Escape to Old Town Winchester for Valentine’s shopping specials and indulgent chocolate morsels at the 4th Annual Chocolate Escape on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sample chocolate desserts at participating downtown restaurants, enjoy special discounts and treats at participating shops, listen to live music, enter to win a chocolate sculpture, […]

Barricades surrounding former Towers location to be removed

Now that the demolition of the Winchester Towers building, located at 200 North Cameron Street, has been completed, the barricades on Piccadilly and Cameron Streets will be removed on Thursday, January 12 (weather permitting). Beginning at 8:00 pm, crews will close Cameron Street between Piccadilly and Fairfax and Piccadilly Street between Kent and Cameron to […]

2017 Real Estate Tax Relief

The City of Winchester is now accepting 2017 applications for real estate tax relief for the elderly and disabled. Full or partial tax relief is available to those homeowners who are either permanently disabled or 65+ years of age, and who meet income limits and other filing requirements. Forms are available in the Real Estate […]

Safety Reminders and Street Closures for New Year's Eve Celebrations

Thousands of people will ring in the New Year in Old Town Winchester for the annual First Night Winchester celebration.  The family-friendly, non-alcoholic event is commemorating its 30th anniversary. Street Closures The following streets will be closed to traffic on December 31, 2016, for First Night Winchester festivities: 4:00 p.m. –  Boscawen Street, from Braddock […]

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