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Ashby Ponds Garden Club to Host 4th Annual Open House

Aug 8, 2012
Thursday, August 9 | 10:00 am WHAT:  Residents of the Ashby Ponds Garden Club will host their 4th annual open house Thursday, August 9. BACKGROUND:  This year, the garden plots will appear a bit different from years past; the gardens will be found in individual water troughs, 8-feet long by 3-feet wide by 2-feet tall.  The Ashby Ponds community is growing and due to the expansion of the campus, the resident garden plots had to be relocated. Their new temporary home is in one of the parking lots on campus, where one can find 45 large troughs that are home...

Ashby Ponds Garden Club Members Tend to Butterfly Garden at Nearby Farmwell Station Middle School

Jul 25, 2012
(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - Every Monday, residents from Ashby Ponds retirement community visit Farmwell Station Middle School to help take care of their butterfly garden while students and staff are on summer vacation.  The residents have been volunteering at the garden since mid-June, and plan to continue doing so through the end of August.  Those who volunteer from Ashby Ponds are members of the community's garden club, which is made up of dozens of seniors who find joy in exercising their green thumbs. The residents arrive at the school early in the morning to work on weeding the garden.  One critical...

Candidate for U.S. Senate and Former Virginia Governor, Tim Kaine, to speak at Ashby Ponds

Jul 24, 2012
Monday, August 6 | 1:00 pm WHAT: Ashby Ponds retirement community will host former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine on Monday, August 6.   Kaine is a candidate for U.S. Senate , hoping to replace the retiring Sen. Jim Webb.  He will be speaking on campaign priorities as they relate to seniors.  The event is sponsored by two resident clubs at Ashby Ponds: the "Community Interest Committee" and the "Ashby Ponderables" discussion group. WHERE: Ashby Ponds retirement community Cardinal Clubhouse Living Room 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, VA 20147 WHEN: Monday, August 6, 1:00 pm CONTACT: If you'd like to cover this event, please...

Ashby Ponds Celebrates the Grand Opening of the Community's Employee Health and Wellness Center

Jul 17, 2012
(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - Adding to the many benefits that Ashby Ponds offers its employees, the Erickson Living retirement community in Ashburn, Va. celebrated the grand opening of its new Employee Health and Wellness Center on Monday, July 16. The center provides confidential sick care and well visits for full- and part-time employees, whether insured or uninsured, who are 18 years of age and older.  In addition, employees can use the center for other services including annual physicals, blood pressure checks, cholesterol and diabetes screenings, and health education. "We are very proud to provide this benefit to our dedicated staff members,"...

Eighteen Local High School Graduates to Receive $4000 Scholarships from Ashby Ponds Retirement Community

Jul 11, 2012
(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - At Ashby Ponds retirement community, there are nearly 100 high school students from Loudoun County, as well as Fairfax County, working for the community's dining services department.  The students work in a variety of capacities including as servers, restaurant assistants, utility workers, and service coaches.  This year, eighteen of those employees, all 2012 Loudoun County high school graduates, are recipients of $4000 scholarships. Eligibility for scholarships from Ashby Ponds includes working at least 1000 hours during a student's junior and senior years of high school, having no adverse disciplinary actions on record, having at least a "C" average,...

Ashby Ponds Welcomes 700th Resident

Jul 11, 2012
(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - Ashby Ponds, a continuing care retirement community in Ashburn, Va., welcomed its 700th resident in early July.  The community, which opened in the fall of 2008, is currently operating at an occupancy of 94%, well above the industry average of 88%. Current residents at Ashby Ponds will likely cite safety, convenience, value, and quality of life as some of the reasons they chose to move to the community; but, these are just a few of the reasons Ashby Ponds has continued to attract more and more new neighbors.  The community opened a new residential building, Red Robin...

Larry Michael, the Voice of the Washington Redskins, to Speak with Neighbors at Ashby Ponds

Jul 9, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012 | 10:00 am WHAT:   The Washington Redskins' Larry Michael will meet with Ashby Ponds residents to discuss future plans for the training facility and answer questions.  Ashby Ponds is located less than one mile from Redskins Park, and the two have been neighbors since the retirement community was built in 2008.  With the recent announcement of training camp moving to the Richmond area, Ashby Ponds residents have questions about the future of Redskins Park. BIOGRAPHY:    From the Washington Redskins website : Larry Michael is the Senior Vice President/Executive Producer of Media for the Washington...

Meet the Rabkin Behind the Rubik

Jul 5, 2012
Ashby Ponds resident Dick Rabkin worked as a patent attorney who helped bring the Rubik's Cube to America (ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - Dick Rabkin spent over 15 years working as a patent and trademark attorney for Ideal Toy Company, which manufactured and distributed toys, dolls, and games beginning with the Teddy Bear in the early 1900s.  "I had toys and games all over my office," said Rabkin.  The Ideal Company's largest competitors were Hasbro and Mattel before the company was dissolved in 1985 a few years after being purchased by CBS.  Some notable toys produced by the Ideal Toy Company include...

United Flight 533 Crash Survivor Looks Back on the Tragedy Nearly 40 Years Later

Jun 26, 2012
Speculation of sabotage surrounded the 1972 crash as ties to the Watergate scandal surfaced (ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - On December 8, 1972, Marguerite McCausland was a 37-year-old flight attendant for United Airlines en route from Washington, D.C. to Chicago to Omaha when tragedy struck.  The Boeing 737 she was on suddenly fell from the sky, crashing into several Chicago houses just over one mile from Chicago Midway Airport.  According to the official National Transportation Safety Board aircraft accident report, probable cause for the accident was due to "the captain's failure to exercise positive flight management during the execution of a nonprecision...

Supervisor Williams and Loudoun County Administrator to Provide an Update on County Developments & Rail to Dulles at Ashby Ponds

Jun 11, 2012
WHAT:   Supervisor Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run) and Tim Hemstreet (Loudoun County Administrator) will be visiting Ashby Ponds retirement community on Friday, June 15 to provide an update on developments in the County including, but not limited to, improvements to Smith Switch Road, potential changes to Waxpool Road and Route 7 (and the completion of Gloucester Parkway which runs in front of Ashby Ponds), and updates on the Rail to Dulles initiative. WHEN:   Friday, June 15 | 10:30am WHERE:   Ashby Ponds retirement community Cardinal Clubhouse Living Room 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, Virginia 20147 CONTACT:  Please contact Jessica...