We’re rolling out 2021 with a revamped City Source! We will continue with our monthly publication in the News and Advance providing you with the latest City information you need to know and will have this expanded blog style version available to read further on what interests you! You can also subscribe to receive the City Source directly to your email inbox.
The City of Lynchburg is teaming up with the Virginia Department of Health, Centra and other community partners to provide information about the COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit www.lynchburgva.gov/covid-19-vaccination. This page will be updated regularly as new information is received.
Lynchburg utility disconnections will resume in March after a year-long suspension. If your account is delinquent, you still have time to take advantage of the CARES Utility Relief Funds to receive assistance because the deadline has been extended. Funds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Every effort will be made to ensure the distribution of this assistance will be as equitable as possible. You may complete the application online at www.lynchburgva.gov/CARES. The application can also be printed and returned by mail or left in the drop-off box in front of City Hall, 900 Church Street. (NOTE: City Hall is still closed to the public.) Lastly, you may submit the information by calling (434) 455-3840 during the business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
As colder temperatures approach, Lynchburg Water Resources would like to share some tips for keeping your pipes from freezing:
Old City Cemetery is incredibly excited about being named one of ten honorees in the Virginia Association of Museums' (VAM) annual Top-Ten Endangered Artifacts Competition!
The beloved "Angel Statue" and grave of two-year-old Emmett Jefferson is in desperate need of conservation through cleaning and stabilizing. The once white marble is now covered in mildew, and the entire monument is leaning and threatening to topple onto the adjacent ledger stone. $1000, the top-prize in VAM's competition, could go a long way in helping protect this special landmark at OCC. That is where you come in!
Chase the Chill was held on Thursday, January 7. A local group of dedicated knitters spent the past year creating more than 800 toasty warm scarves, hats, blankets and more for anyone in need. Knitted items were placed at the Human Services building and Park View Mission. Thank you for your kindness!