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Important fireworks safety from Winchester Police and Fire & Rescue. NOTE: All fireworks that explode, emit a flame, sparks or performs as a projectile are prohibited by the City of Winchester Fire Prevention Code.
Monday's (7/4) recycling collection is rescheduled for Wednesday, July 6. No yard waste collection on Wed. All City offices are closed on Monday. Full schedule: https://www.winchesterva.gov/2016-independence-day-schedule. Happy Independence Day!
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Will you be celebrating Independence Day (a little early) in Old Town? Don't miss the popular Rockin' Independence Eve on July 3rd. Family activities, live bands, street performers and the wine & beer garden (sales benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters) begin at NOON. Fireworks begin at 9:15 pm. Free parking at all meters and downtown garages. http://oldtownwinchesterva.com/events/major-events/rockin-independence-eve/
"The BoxTrolls" will be showing tonight at Old Town's Outdoor Movie on the Mall event held every Thursday during the summer on the lawn of the 1840 Courthouse. Bring seating! Movie starts at 8:45 pm. http://oldtownwinchesterva.com/events/major-events/family-movies-mall/
Joe's Steakhouse in Old Town Winchester was listed in this Virginia is for Lovers blog about the 13 best brunch places in VA: http://blog.virginia.org/2016/02/13-brunch-spots-virginia/. Yum!!
SAVE THE DATE: South End Fire Company is hosting a Salsa dance with the Winchester Salsa Group on July 9, 2016. Doors open at 8 pm. FREE LESSONS from 8-8:30 pm then use what you learn at the dance. Food and drinks will be available for purchase and tickets are sold at South End Fire Company's bingo nights, The Winchester Salsa Group and through Distinguished Engagements. Tickets: $10.00.
Make plans to attend the City's Rockin' Independence Eve (July 3rd) in Old Town Wincheser complete with fun family-friendly activities, live music and an awesome fireworks display after dark. FREE!
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Tonight's Outdoor Movie on the Mall ("Goosebumps") has been canceled. This was the rain date from the original scheduled showing on June 16. Hopefully, it will not rain on Thursday, June 23 for the showing of "Cinderella". Remember to bring seating. Movie begins at dusk. http://oldtownwinchesterva.com/events/major-events/family-movies-mall/
National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 pm. Did you know most lightning fatalities occur in June, July and August? Be safe and stay indoors during thunderstorms. Lightning safety: www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov
Winchester was included in this recent Apartment Advisor blog about the 23 best citiies for young families.
The outdoor pool in Jim Barnett Park will be closed June 24-26 for an annual swim meet.
Winchester was one of the 30 small cities nationwide to be featured in a National League of Cities Facebook series for the month of June.
Get your information from the source. Read today's issue of CitE-News for current City of Winchester news and upcoming event informaton. http://www.icontact-archive.com/YUMGRli0ZXSzABkq5BqAx10R2nHOnJdN?w=1
At tonight's Council meeting, Mayor Minor recognized the John Handley High School boy's tennis team for their hard work, sportsmanship and 22-0 championship season. Congratulations to the 2016 JHHS tennis team and coaches!
It's STORY TIME! Watch as Mackenzie Vanover brings Toggy Tales to life on July 1 at 6 pm at the Jim Barnett Park Amphitheater. Delightful and funny storytelling free event for all ages.
STREET CLOSURE NOTICE Date: Wednesday, June 29 Street: Indian Alley at Cork Street Time: 6:00am for approximately 1 hour Reason: Crosswalk Installation
HISTORY QUIZ: When was the last regularly scheduled passenger rail service in Winchester?
Review the agendas for the Council meeting and Work Session on Tuesday, June 28 at 6 pm in the Rouss City Hall Council Chambers. Open to the public. http://winchesterva.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx
Don't miss out! Registration deadlines for several Winchester Parks & Recreation summer athletic camps are approaching: Junior GOLF Camp, ages 8-16, 7/5-7/8 (register by 7/1) GIRLS SPORTS Camp, ages 5-13, 7/11-7/15 (register by 7/8) SOCCER Camp, ages 5-13, 7/11-7/15 (register by 7/8) FOOTBALL Camp, ages 7-14, 7/18-7/21 (register by 7/15) Call WFRD at 540-662-4946 or register online at www.winchesterva.gov/parks.
Get your information from the source! Check out today's issue of CitE-News for City of Winchester news, updates, events and more. http://www.icontact-archive.com/YUMGRli0ZXSzABkq5BqAx9e0t8KI2_xu?w=1
The Old Town Farmers Market is tomorrow and every Saturday through September at the Taylor Pavilion from 10 am-2 pm. Get local produce and baked goods in one location just off the beautiful Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall in Old Town Winchester.
Winchester Police Department's 2016 Kids & Cops Camp was a great success. Thanks to everyone who supported their community service day and car wash. See you next year!
As of 1:15 pm, all outdoor athletic facilities in Jim Barnett Park and the neighborhood parks are CLOSED (except the T-Ball field in JBP) due to wet conditions.