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Apple Blossom Festival

May 5, 2009

WINCHESTER -- This year's Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival was largely spared from any major kinks. Up until Sunday, attendees saw little rain.

Celebrities paused during the festivities Friday, May 1, to meet with the press. Videoclips from the press conference include singer Bo Bice, former Red Skins great Joe Jacoby, actor Erik Estrada and actor Jon Huertas.

May 4, 2009

WINCHESTER -- Marching bands and motorcycles, farm equipment and floats shared the streets Saturday during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival's Grand Feature Parade.

WINCHESTER -- The threat of rain didn't cloud the enthusiasm of shoppers and vendors at the Snowden Bridge Arts & Crafts Show at Jim Barnett Park on Saturday.

May 2, 2009

WINCHESTER -- In addition to the large crowd, John Handley High School was filled with grace and elegance on Friday for the crowning of Ashley Taylor Landon as queen of the 82nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.

WINCHESTER -- For emergency medical technicians, maneuvering through busy traffic en route to an emergency requires a great deal of precision and patience. Apparently, so does driving between dozens of traffic cones.

WINCHESTER -- Erik Estrada played a motorcycle policeman on TV's "CHiPs." Now he can help enforce the law in real life.

WINCHESTER -- By 10 a.m., a line was forming -- a wave of women in pink and green, some already nursing cocktails.

WINCHESTER -- Neither the rain nor the lack of women prevented a throng of men from attending Friday's Miller Lite Stag Luncheon and enjoying good food, beer and cigars with friends.

WINCHESTER -- For some, it's not Apple Blossom Friday without good friends, good food and strong drinks. And a touch of refinement.

WINCHESTER -- His role as Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival firefighters' marshal provided "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice a chance to meet an idol or two of his own.

WINCHESTER -- Unless his circle widens, Kevin Covert's Apple Blossom Festival experience came full circle Friday.

Today 8 a.m. -- Sports Breakfast 8:30 a.m. -- Valley Health 10K Race 10 a.m. -- Anthony's Pizza Weekend in the Park in Jim Barnett Park 10 a.m. -- Cole...

May 1, 2009

WINCHESTER -- With her delighted parents present, Shenandoah LXXXII Queen-designate Ashley Taylor Landon was feted royally Thursday at the First Bank Queen's Dinner at Lee-Jackson Best Western.

WINCHESTER -- Sugar and spice and everything nice was in the air Thursday morning at Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market and Bakery, as participants in the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival's annual Apple Pie Baking Contest gave their best efforts toward making an award-winning pie.

WINCHESTER -- "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice didn't face any judges Thursday night.

Today 8 a.m. -- Music Festival, featuring the concert band and jazz ensemble competitions, at Shenandoah University 8 a.m. -- VFIS Fire Truck Rodeo at Millbrook High School 9:30 a.m....

April 30, 2009

WINCHESTER -- Ashley Taylor Landon knows a bit about celebrity as a filmmaker's daughter and granddaughter of the late actor Michael Landon.

By J.R. Williams -- jrwilliams@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- A row of chairs at Cork and Braddock Streets -- prime parade territory -- was chained to a power pole weeks ago. Advertisements...

Today 8 a.m. -- Westminster-Canterbury Breakfast Walk 9 a.m. -- Apple Pie Baking Contest at Marker-Miller Orchards and Farm Market 11 a.m. -- The Willows at Meadow Branch Young at...

Daily Staff Report Parking restrictions, road regulations and detours for the 82nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, which will be held through Sunday in Winchester, have been released by the Winchester...

The following is a list of closings in Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival: * Public schools: Closed Friday. * County offices: Frederick, closed...

By Chuck McGill -- cmcgill@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Some golfers were decked out in rain gear from head to toe, while others toted an umbrella in one hand and their...

April 29, 2009

WINCHESTER -- Bring in the queen and shut down the streets: It's the biggest weekend of the year.

April 25, 2009

By Tommy Keeler Jr. -- tkeeler@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- There's a little extra excitement in the air for James Wood's boys track team as it gets ready to host today's 41st...

April 21, 2009

WINCHESTER -- Words of advice if coming to the Bloom: Arrive early, expect delays. And leave the pets at home.

WINCHESTER -- Three John Handley High School graduates who have achieved a measure of fame will return to the city for this year's Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, event officials announced Monday.

April 17, 2009

WINCHESTER -- Changes to Jim Barnett Park have forced the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival to rework the layout for the Anthony's Pizza Weekend in the Park this year. The expansion...

April 15, 2009

WINCHESTER -- A granddaughter of the late TV actor Michael Landon is this year's Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival queen-designate.

April 10, 2009

WINCHESTER -- Southern rocker Bo Bice, who catapulted to fame in 2005 as an American Idol runner-up, now adds another distinction to his resume.

WINCHESTER -- Conservative political activist Kate Obenshain has been announced as the keynote speaker for this year's Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Ladies' Horticultural Luncheon. Obenshain will speak at the event...

April 3, 2009

WINCHESTER -- An unofficial theme of this year's Apple Blossom Festival is "Go Local! Go Bloom! Go Celebrate!"

March 28, 2009

WINCHESTER -- He's one of Hollywood's most congenial, most family-oriented celebrities, but now he'll be rubbing elbows with royalty.

March 20, 2009

Four students have been named princesses in the court of the queen of the 82nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, April 24-May 3.











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