SABF Country Music Party features local talent

Shenandoah Apple Blossom 2022

Sam Grow and Ryan Jewell took the stage for this year’s Country Music Party for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.

The headliner, Sam Grow, returned for his third Apple Blossom but the first as the main performer.

Grow said, “The number one reason I wanted to come back is because of the people. These are amazing, salt of the earth people. When they called and asked me to headline, I was honored.”

Ryan Jewell, a Warren County High School alumni, was excited to return to the festival for his second year in a row. “I love having the event back at the Wilkins Center. The energy is much better this year with a full slate of events,” said Jewell.

Kara Britz, an alumni of John Handley High School, also graced the stage taking time out of her schedule which includes touring with former Country Music Party headliner Blake Shelton and backing up artists on The Voice.

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Winchester Bridal Expo returns

The Winchester Bridal Expo returns on Sunday from 1 – 4 pm at the Wilkins Athletics and Events Center on the campus of Shenandoah University.

The Expo has been the Valley’s premier bridal show since 1986 with everything a wedding might need under one roof.

Vendors specializing in every step of the process from tasting samples to the reception will be on hand.

For a full list of vendors or to pre-register for a discounted entry price, head to

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S.U. opens a vaccination POD

su local vaccination efforts

Yesterday Jan. 12 approximately 300 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered at the James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics and Events Center at Shenandoah University.

The Point of Distribution or POD opens to the general public today for 12 hours as of 9 a.m..

The POD is open to Tier 1b individuals which includes those 75 or older, educational staff K-12 and first responders.

Pre-registration is requested at as the POD is open to anyone in the Lord Fairfax Health District.

The facility is expecting to administer up to 1500 doses each day it is open.

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