🌱 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival​ + Successful K-9 Adoption Event


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Hello folks! I’m back with your fresh copy of the Winchester Patch newsletter, fresh off the press. Let’s start this Monday with a quick look at everything you need to know about what’s happening in the city.

But first your local weather:

  • Monday: A few morning showers. High: 46 Low: 30.
  • Tuesday: Windy and colder. High: 39 Low: 29.

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Here are the top three stories in Winchester today:

  1. The 96th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester will be held from April 28th to May 2nd with over 40 events. The first event, Miss Honorary Fire Chief Contest, begins ahead of the festival on March 18 at Daniel Morgan Middle School in Winchester. Followed by the Old Town Winchester Artisan & Crafter Show, Apple Blossom Carnival powers Great American Midways and United Bank Bloomin’ Wine Fest on April 28th. See the link for the full schedule. (The blossom)
  2. On Saturday, March 11, the US State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service hosted an adoption event in Winchester for dogs that have retired from the State Department’s K-9 explosives detection program. Diplomatic Security Special Agent Patrick Mitchell said the event was a “huge success”. All 24 dogs were adopted in less than two hours. Mitchell said the Diplomatic Security Service “is doing everything possible to ensure these four-legged warriors are adopted and have a chance to relax and enjoy life after their years of service protecting US diplomats.” (ABC 7 messages)
  3. The The city of Winchester has one Rainwater utility company’s new website to provide updates to the community. The website also contains links to discussions from previous Council meetings, as well as consolidated information on projects, fees and credits. See the agenda for the Council’s next stormwater discussion here, and the meeting is expected to take place on March 14th. (City of Winchester VA – Local Government via Facebook)

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Today and tomorrow in Winchester:

Monday March 13th

  • Pilates fitness class At the Shingleton Gym (6:00 p.m.)
  • Apparition Trail ghost tours of Winchester’s Old Town On the steps of the John Handley Library (7:00 p.m.)

Tuesday March 14th

  • Slurp and paint In Easely Created Winchester (5:30pm)

From my notebook:

  • The The Winchester AARP Tax-Aide Service prepares both federal and state tax returns for free at the War Memorial Building in Jim Barnett Park, 1001 Cork Street in Winchester! You don’t have to be a retiree or an AARP member to file your tax returns. Call 901-249-0322 Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to schedule an appointment. (Winchester Star)
  • The Caring for the Caregiver Conference is a free event for all caregivers who support older adults with aging and related services. At 28th March from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Winchester Church of God, 2080 N. Frederick Pike. Speakers include Lt. gov. Winsome Earle-Sears, plus representatives from Blue Ridge Hospice, Access Independence and more. Call Janie Seymour at 540-535-9775 or email jseymour@DementiaMattersUSA.org for more information. (Winchester Star)
  • Are you looking for your dream home or are you just curious about the prices of houses in your area? Visit the newest homes for sale in the Winchester area including a large three bedroom on Tye Court for $337,990! (Winchester patch)

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Rose Mendez

About me: Rose Mendez is a freelance writer. She is studying English Literature at Hunter College. She loves to read, walk around town and drink coffee!

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