Maids selected for Apple Blossom

Four young women from the area have been selected to serve as the Maids in the Court of the Queen for the upcoming Apple Blossom Festival starting April 28th through May 1st.

The women selected were Elia Norton, Yeakley Pullen, Margaret Smith and Sarah Smith.

Norton is a graduate of Handley High School and is currently a sophomore at LFCC.

Pullen went to James Wood and now attends Alabama.

Margaret Smith is from Henrico, Va and attends John Tyler Community College.

Her sister Sarah is currently attending University of Virginia.

The women will take part in the Coronation Ceremony and ride on the Queens float in the parade.

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Ronnie Milsap headlines Patsy Cline Classic

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Country Music Hall of Famer and Grammy Award winning artist Ronnie Milsap is bringing his talents to Winchester tonight.

Milsap is the headliner for the 11th Annual Patsy Cline Classic at Handley High School’s Patsy Cline Theater.

The event is being held to benefit the Winchester Education Foundation and Winchester Public Schools.

The show starts at 8 pm and tickets are still available through Eventbrite.

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WPS officially opens it’s Emil and Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center


Winchester Public Schools (WPS) held the grand opening ribbon cutting at the Emil and Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center yesterday Oct. 13.

According to the WPS social media site dignitaries from across the state including Gov. Northam and former Gov. McAuliffe and Mayor Smith among others attended the celebration.

The celebration which included the Handley High School marching band was at 536 Jefferson Street Winchester.

According to the WPS’s website the center offers students and adults hands on training for skilled jobs in health care and skilled labor.

The center is a partnership with Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) and local industry to help train and equip students with the skills to meet the demands of the regional job market.

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Rotary and JHHS create Healing Field of Honor

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John Handley High School and the Winchester Rotary Club came together to create the Healing Field of Honor.

The spectacle in front of Handley High School will be open through Memorial Day.

The display features up to 1000 flags which each represent an individual and their story.

The flags can represent all types of heroes ranging from veterans and first responders to loved ones and personal heroes.

The event is free to attend and flags purchased on site will raise funds for the Winchester Rotary Charitable Foundation.

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Winchester Rotary’s Healing Field of Honor ceremony begins tomorrow 5/27

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Handley High School will be the site of a field of flags over the Memorial Day weekend.

the almost 900 flags are to honor loved ones both military and personal heroes.

Flags are available for purchase from the Rotary Club at

The flag will be given to the family after the Memorial Day weekend.

The Healing Field of Honor ceremonies begin tomorrow May 27 at 6 p.m..

Tomorrow May 27 we will talk with Winchester Rotary Club President Dick Kent about the event in another News Marker segment at 8:30 a.m..

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JHHS premieres Beauty and the Beast

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John Handley High School premiered their rendition of Beauty and the Beast last night at Patsy Cline theater in Winchester.

There will also be showings today and tomorrow at 11 am and 4 pm.

Tickets are available for purchase at $10 and it’s expected to sell out, so show up early.

The high school student actors have had to be creative in preparing their performance which will also feature prerecorded video performances from Winchester’s elementary and middle school students.

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Shenandoah Apple Blossom announces a new guest

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (SABF) announced Coach Tommy Dixon will be an addition to the annual Sports Breakfast.

Coach Dixon holds legendary records in local football, track and field as well as basketball.

The retired coach is a Winchester native who is still a mentor to many former student athletes as well as decorated coach.

The Tommy Dixon Basketball Court at Handley High School is named after the legendary coach.

The coach will join football legends Joe Theismann and Santana Moss at the Sports Breakfast this year.

The event will take place at the Frederick County Fairgrounds May 1 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m..

Tickets for Apple Blossom events are limited and available at

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