Woodstock

Woodstock changes water and sewer leak policy

Woodstock town administrators have changed the policy for adjusting bills in homes where water or sewer leaks have occurred. The town's water and sewer billing leak adjustment policy has not been changed in about 14 years. “The leak adjustment policy has served the town's needs during that ...

Developers keep Woodstock officials busy

Town officials and developers in Woodstock are busy with a few projects. Several construction permits have been taken out recently, said Lemuel Hancock, urban designer and neighborhood planner for the town. The quality of life offered in Woodstock is an incentive for people to live there,  ...

A little bit of Woodstock reaches England

Woodstock's former fire engine has arrived at its new home at a museum in England. The 1991 Pierce 105 model aerial fire truck was shipped overseas in a ferry ship called the Hoegh Maputo. It arrived in England on Oct. 27, wrote Bill Best, who is part of the family that owns and operates the ...

Changes possible to Vintage Woodstock

Woodstock town employees  are listening to what residents want of Vintage Woodstock. Town officials conducted a survey last month asking people what they thought of the yearly social event. Katie Mercer, Woodstock's director of marketing and events, said the Woodstock Enhancement Promotions ...

Man accused of fleeing police after court appearance

Adam Richard Lamma found himself running from police Wednesday a few hours after walking out of Shenandoah County Circuit Court. Woodstock police Capt. Chris Baker said members of his agency, while working with the Northwest Regional Drug Task Force, watched Lamma participate in a narcotics ...

Shenandoah schools crowded but within state rules

A class size report discussed at Thursday's Shenandoah County Public Schools meeting shows the county schools are crowded but are still within state regulations. “Yes. They are crowded,” Superintendent Mark Johnston said. The study shows that the district elementary schools have the ...

VA 42 corridor considered for transportation study

The town of Woodstock is working with the Virginia Department of Transportation to study the VA 42 corridor from Hisey Avenue to East Reservoir Road. “Staff meet with the local VDOT residency to discuss their study/design priorities for their jurisdiction,” town manager Angela Clem said in ...

Smoke-free lodge cheered as family friendly, heathier

WOODSTOCK -- Generations remember social and charitable clubs like the Moose lodge on Moose Road in Woodstock as dimly illuminated bars where members could talk over drinks while lighting up. At Lodge 1329 a smoking ban put in place in the main hall on Nov. 1, 2016 by vote of lodge members ...

Woodstock planning ahead on projects

Woodstock is beginning to look at what necessary capital projects it will need to plan for over the next five years. Staff have begun the annual budgeting process beginning with the capital program update. The town administration recently held a meeting with department heads to begin to ...

Woodstock parking project moves forward

A downtown parking project in Woodstock is now open to bids as planning continues to move forward. The town will accept bids through Nov. 14, said Lemuel Hancock, urban designer and neighborhood planner for the Town of Woodstock. The downtown parking lot will be about .87 acres, or 38,000 ...

Bill Holtzman scorns Shenandoah politics for hindering business

WOODSTOCK -- A leading Shenandoah County businessman blasted county political leaders Tuesday for hindering economic growth by resisting needed change. Bill Holtzman, founder of the multi-million-dollar oil business that bears his name, warned that the county is less business friendly than its ...

Area teacher places second on Jeopardy after solid performance

"What did Mr. Wrigley add to Fenway Park?" Strasburg resident Justin Broughman, who teaches U.S. history and U.S. government at Central High School in Woodstock, answered that question correctly on his first appearance on Jeopardy. He would end the show with $15,200, enough for second place, ...

A piece of Woodstock in England

Woodstock's recently sold fire truck has a new home on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. The 1991 Pierce 105 model aerial fire truck is on the high seas in a ferry ship called the Hoegh Maputo, on its way to a museum in England. It is due to arrive in Southampton, England, on Nov. 2, Bill ...

Public questions school board candidates

This is part of a series on the Shenandoah County Public School Board forum in which candidates of the Fifth District seeking a seat on the school board answered questions from the audience. WOODSTOCK – Three candidates seeking to fill the School Board seat once held by Irving Getz ...

Voters hear from 5th District School Board candidates

This is the first part of a three part series on the Shenandoah County Public School Board forum. WOODSTOCK – Three candidates seeking to fill the school board seat once held by Irving Getz answered questions from some of the 70 people who attended a candidates' forum Thursday evening at ...

Woodstock council hears of finances; recognizes officer

An audit of Woodstock's finances this week was quick and painless. Auditor James Kelley from Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates was at the town offices Monday and Tuesday. Town Manager Angela Clem said everything looks good according to preliminary indications. "We are in excellent shape,” ...