Later blooms put petals back in this year’s Apple Blossom Festival

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Posted: May 1, 2013

The Winchester Star

Apple blossoms at Cline’s Farm in Clear Brook. Recent cool temperatures have slowed the opening of some apple varieties. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
A bee works in an apple blossom Thursday afternoon in an orchard at Cline’s Farm in Clear Brook. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER

With all the parties and parades, it’s easy to forget the history behind the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.

The first festival was held in May 1924 as a salute to the area’s apple…



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