🌱 Apple Blossom Festival Highlights + NFL Player Visits Winchester

Hello everyone. It’s me, Rose Mendez, your host of the Winchester Patch newsletter – here to explain all the important things happening locally.

But first your local weather:

  • Monday: Damp with a stray thunderstorm. High: 79 Low: 55.
  • Tuesday: Cooler with showers all around. High: 62 Low: 47.

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Here are the three most important stories today in Winchester:

  1. Actor Sean Astin and his daughter Bella took part in this year’s Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, with Bella being crowned Apple Blossom Queen 2023. The Shenandoah Festival, which began in Winchester in 1924, has evolved from a one-day event to a 10-day celebration that draws approximately 250,000 participants. Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, and Mary Tyler Moore are among the famous celebrities who have served as Grand Marshals over the years. (DC News Now)
  2. Nazeeh Johnson, a local pro football player from Winchester, attended the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Sports Breakfast this weekend. A graduate of Millbrook High School, Johnson was selected in the 2022 seventh round of the NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. While he didn’t take any defensive shots last year, Johnson eventually became arguably the most prolific Chiefs Special Teamer, going on to win the Super Bowl with the team. (The Winchester star)
  3. Winchester’s Timmy Campbell and Claire Snell, both 14, emerged as the champions with the fastest times in the boys and girls categories respectively at the Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics Kids Bloomin’ Mile event. More than 960 kids between the ages of 6 and 14 took part, with Campbell and Snell both bettering their times from last year. Campbell won in 5:24.9, while Snell finished in 5:55.6, 10 seconds faster than the 2019 Girls’ Champion. (The Winchester star)

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Today and tomorrow in Winchester:

  • Oak stone happy hour At Oak Stone Craft Pizza And Bar (5:00 PM)
  • Mariachi night At Manolete’s Taqueria Gourmet (5:30 PM)
  • Combination Planter Workshop At Horton’s Nursery LLC (5:30 PM)

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From my notebook:

  • Fancy stepping your toes into the housing market? look at the list of open houses happening this week in the Winchester area at the coupling. (Winchester patch)
  • Pupdate: Bones, a dog who was adopted from the Winchester Area SPCA, is reportedly very happy and has opened up a lot” in his new home. See photos of Bones in his new home at the link. (Winchester Area SPCA via Facebook)
  • Something to make you laugh: the “good boy” of the Winchester Police Department Leo shows off his nice hat during the weekend. (Winchester Police via Facebook)

That’s it for today! I’ll see you soon.

Rose Mendez

About me: Rose Mendez is a freelance writer. She is studying English literature at Hunter College. She likes reading, walking through the city and drinking coffee!

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