WPS celebrates Grand Opening of Douglas School

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Winchester Public Schools will celebrate the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the recently renovated and expanded Douglas School on Saturday, June 8th at 10 am.

The former school located at 598 N Kent Street served black students during segregation in Winchester from 1927-1966.

After integration, the building was used as an intermediate, elementary and preschool before being deemed unsafe.

The City of Winchester provided funding in 2021 to begin the renovations to house the school system’s central office, a community space, and a museum on honoring the history of Douglas.

Saturday’s ceremony will include remarks from local leaders and alumni followed by a car show featuring vehicles from the school’s era of operation.

The building and museum will be open to guests and light refreshments will be served.

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Vintage in the Valley is under way

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Vintage In The Valley is under way today in Strasburg.

The annual event will include a car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Holliday Street and a vintage fashion show at 1 p.m. at Strasburg Square. In addition, Amy’s Lush and Local will feature genealogy research at 11 a.m. and vintage item appraisal from 2 to 4 p.m.

There will be carriage rides from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and more than 80 vendors will be set up throughout the festival. Food trucks will be set up in two food courts.

Box Office Brewery will follow it up with a decades dance.

Vintage in the Valley Festival returns to Strasburg

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The 4th Annual Vintage in the Valley Festival returns to Strasburg this weekend.

The event will stretch from the Strasburg Square throughout the town with over a hundred vendors of vintage goods, antiques, and handmade crafts.

There will also be a variety of activities ranging from free yoga and carriage rides to a wine garden with a DJ.

The Strasburg Library is hosting a variety of history and art programs with the help of the Strasburg Heritage Association and Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

Some other marquee events include the Car Show on Holiday Street and the Vintage Fashion Show starting with styles from the Roaring ‘20s before the nightcap of a movie under the stars.

The Ole Timers Baseball game will finish things off on Sunday at First Bank Park with Edinburg/Woodstock taking on Strasburg.

The baseball game is free to attend with concessions and a 50/50 raffle supporting the Tribute to Trent Skatepark.

For more information on the event, click here.

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47th Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival returns

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The 47th Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival is back at the Frederick County Fairgrounds from 10 am to 5 pm today and tomorrow.

Saturday will feature events like the Classic Car and Hot Rod show from 11 am to 3 pm and the apple pie baking contest at noon.

All weekend there will be live music, kids activities like inflatables, a petting zoo, and pony rides, and everything apples, from apple butter to apple dumplings.

Admission is $10 and free for kids under 10, law enforcement, and military.

Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Winchester’s local charities.

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Vintage in the Valley returns to Strasburg

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The 3rd Annual Vintage in the Valley Festival is back in Strasburg.

Things got started with a decades dance last night.

Today will feature a variety of vendors throughout downtown, live demonstrations of blacksmiths, woodworking, candle making and more at the Strasburg Emporium, and a wine garden in the Square.

Some other events throughout the day will include a car show, fashion show, horse drawn carriage rides, historical storytelling, and a showing of the Wizard of Oz under the stars.

Sunday will cap things off with the Ole Timers baseball game.

For a full list of events and times, head to the festival’s Facebook page

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WPD continue to celebrate their 200 anniversary

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The Winchester Police Department (WPD) announced they will continue to celebrate their 200 anniversary with a car show.

On Sat. May 28 a WPD 200 anniversary Car Show will be held on the Loudoun St. Walking Mall from 1 until 5 p.m..

Enter fee is $10 with registration at 11 a.m. at the 15 N. Cameron St. location.

The show is in partnership with the Hoppers Auto Club, Inc..

Music will be provided by Retro Sound and food will be available from the Shawnee Ruritan Club.

This is a judged show and event with awards given at 5 p.m..

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Winchester Frederick Law Enforcement Foundation.

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WPD celebrates 200 years

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The Winchester Police Department celebrated their 200th anniversary yesterday.

A luncheon kicked off the celebration which will continue throughout the year.

WPD has a few other projects and events lined up, including a car show in May.

The Mayor and Manager of Winchester and Chief John Piper spoke on the department’s historical accomplishments and honored fallen officers.

The department which began in 1822 has seen many changes including their first patrol vehicle in the 1910s, two way radios in 1940, the first female and black officers in the 1970s, and the formation of a SWAT team in 1983.

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LFCC Smash Club Car Show

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Lord Fairfax Community College and the LFCC Smash Club are hosting a fundraiser car show tomorrow starting at 10 am with judging at 2 pm.

The contestants can win a $100 gift card and a trophy for the top prize in the categories of best import, best domestic, and kids choice.

All contestants must pay a $20 entry fee.

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SVAHF has arrived

The 2021 Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival has arrived!

The Frederick County Fairgrounds will host the event from 10 am to 5 pm today and tomorrow.

The weekend will feature plenty of activities for the whole family such as a KidsZone with Free inflatables, live music, and plenty of food, crafts, and drink vendors.

The marquis events include the Apple pie Judging Contest and the car show on Saturday and on Sunday, the Apple pie eating contest and the canine challenge course.

Admission is $10 and free for children under 10, veterans, military, and law enforcement.

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FCPRD’s Parks and Pets Extravaganza

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Frederick County Parks and Recreation is hosting their 7th annual Parks and Pets Extravaganza today from 10am to 2pm.

Take advantage of the opportunity to bring your furry friend to enjoy a day at the park and take a swim.

The Clearbrook Pool will be open for dock diving and vendors will be on site with everything your pet might need.

There will also be a silent auction to benefit Esther Boyd Animal Shelter.

Frederick County’s Fire and Rescue and the Sheriff’s office will have demonstrations on site.

A car show will also be held starting at 10:30 with awards for different categories.

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