WPD receive trauma kits from WMC

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Because Law Enforcement are often the first on any scene needing to secure it before Emergency Personnel can even enter the area medical kits have been requested and received.

Often Law Enforcement need to provide life saving measures before Emergency Medical Services can even arrive.

It is vital that those Officers have the equipment and training to provide those measures.

According to Winchester City’s website this is why the Winchester Trauma Leadership have requested and received $10,000 worth of equipment.

The request included 45 kits of medical grade trauma management products.

The kits are provided by the Winchester Medical Center (WCM) Foundation and will be regularly updated and swapped out for hospital use before they expire.

These kits include all the items necessary for Officers to begin lifesaving measures immediately.

Training of Law Enforcement personnel will be provided by Winchester Fire and Rescue Personnel.

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News Maker Lavenda Denney on specials at the SPCA

The Winchester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has a number of  special activities going on.

We spoke with Winchester SPCA Executive Director Lavenda Denney about it in our latest news maker.

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Lavenda tells us that special pricing is now available on all adoptions for a limited time.

She also tells us that the Winchester SPCA is putting together their first ever calendar.

The calendar includes pictures of local pets and Lavenda tells us how to get involved.

Click here for Lavenda’s interview.

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Am. Red Cross reports a 20% drop in blood supplies

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The American Red Cross has a major 6 hour blood drive scheduled for Fri. Aug. 12 at the Stephens City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Building.

The drive is titled Beef Up the Blood Supply and is sponsored by Gore’s Meats of Stephens City from noon to 6 p.m..

According to an American Red Cross report a drop in donations has occurred which has led to a 20 percent drop in supply.

At the Beef Up the Supply drive grilled burgers and Route 11 chips will be available for donors.

Donors will also become eligible for gift cards and cooler bags from Gore’s Meats.

You can sign up at redcrossblood.org using the code GMP.

You can also set up that all important donation appointment using your own zip code for a more covenant chance to give here.

Donors can give every 56 days with one donation capable of saving three lives.

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WPS seeks an interim board member

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The Winchester Public School (WPS) Board addressed the departure of School Board Member Karen Holman at their Aug. 8 work session.

Holman submitted her resignation July 18 due to accepting a job that precludes her form being an elected official.

School Chair Marie Imoh suggested former Board Member Vincent Dibenedetto fill the vacancy.

DiBenedetto was suggested due to the lack of time involved in selecting a replacement and his 8 years experience as a former Board Member.

There is still time to become involved if you are interested in serving on the board contact the Winchester School Board or attend an August 22 public hearing at John Kerr Elementary School.

A special meeting of the School Board has been called to selected a replacement on Aug. 30 at their Administrative Building on Washington Street.

The Aug. 8 session of the board lasted just over an hour with a link to the meeting video here.

The discussion on the interim replacement occurs in the last 10 minutes of the meeting.

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News Maker Donna Hughes on HRLS’s summer reading finale

Handley Regional Library System (HRLS) will wrap up their highly successful summer reading program this week.

We spoke with Bowman Library’s Youth Services Division Head  Donna Hughes about it in our latest news maker.

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Donna tells us about the amazing number of students that participated in the program.

She also tells us how the program is set up and the need to have participants submit their information by Wed. Aug. 10.

Donna also tells us about the celebration at the end of the event on Sat. Aug. 13 at Bowman Library Stephens City.

Click here for Donna’s interview.

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News Maker Dario Savarese on Labor Day Weekend events

Labor Day Weekend begins with Concern Hotline’s annual Friday Fish Fry at Frederick County Fairgrounds in Clear Brook Fri. Sept. 2.

The event will be followed by the HoneyCar Barbecue and Brews event both Sat. and Sun. Sept. 2 and 3.

We spoke with the Marketing Director of the event Dario Savarese in our latest news maker.

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Dario tells us what to expect over the holiday weekend.

He also tells us that there is a need for volunteers to help.

Dario also tells how to get involved with the event either to attend or help out.

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Increased emergency presence expected in Winchester through 8/10

The City of Winchester announced through their CitE-Newsletter that increased emergency presence and personnel is to be expected at the Shihadeh Innovation Center today Aug. 5 through Wed. Aug 10.

The activity will take place behind John Handley High School today Aug. 5 until 6 p.m. for training exercises.

The activity will include Winchester Police, Fire and Rescue personnel and vehicles between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. each weekday.

Training and exercises are scheduled to be conducted today Aug. 5 and again Mon. Aug. 8 through Wed. Aug. 10.

The training exercises will involve several emergency agencies in the City of Winchester and may cause some brief heavy traffic near and around Handley High School.

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WPD promote Officer Myrtle

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Winchester Police Department (WPD) Chief John Piper announced the promotion of Lieutenant Frank Myrtle to the rank of Captain.

Myrtle began his career in law enforcement when he  joined the WPD in 2002.

Myrtle has served as a Detective and Sergeant in the Criminal Investigation Division for over ten years.

Captain Myrtle has served the citizens of Winchester in other positions as well including as a Sergeant in the Patrol Division.

Myrtle has also been very active in volunteer activities including the Police Department’s Kids and Cops Camp.

Now Captain Myrtle will be the Commander of  the Administration Division of the WPD.

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FCPS name a new interim School Superintendent

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The Frederick County School Board announced the appointment of the new interim Superintendent.

Former School Board Chairperson Dr. John Lamanna has been named the new interim Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) effective Aug. 8.

The School Board has also named former Assistant Superintendent of Administration Dr. Al Orndorff as the Interim Assistant Superintendent of Administration effective today Aug. 3.

The search for a permanent Superintendent for Frederick County Public Schools continues.

Mon. Aug. 15 is the first day of school for students in Frederick County with teacher workdays schedule Aug. 8-12.

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Lt. Governor Sears joins Winchester National Night Out Tonight 8/2

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The Winchester Police Department (WPD) announced that Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle Sears will be attending tonight’s National Night Out.

Sears will be with the Winchester Police Department showing her support for her local law enforcement and backing the blue.

She is scheduled to be at the Loudoun Street walking mall at 5 p.m. with the WPD.

The former Marine was first elected in 2002 to the house of Delegates and has continued to serve her country and state in a number of positions.

Sears is the first female Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Join the Lieutenant Governor and the over 40 vendors for free food and fellowship with local law enforcement in this National Night Out tonight Aug. 2.

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