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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...

Michael Scott of Norton Scott LLC, lead developer of Kincora, to Speak at Ashby Ponds Tuesday, June 12

Jun 7, 2012
WHAT:   Michael Scott, one of the leads in the development of Kincora, will be visiting Ashby Ponds to provide an update on the site in Loudoun County. BACKGROUND:   According to the Kincora website, "Kincora is a 424-acre mixed use development site strategically located at the intersection of Routes 7 and 28 in Loudoun County, VA, five miles north of Dulles International Airport."  The site is intended to be a blend corporate, residential, retail, hospitality and community uses.  Most recently, Scott has been working with local elected officials in trying to secure a $80 million loan from the Virginia...

Ashby Ponds Gardeners Embark on a New Method of Gardening

Jun 1, 2012
(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - Every year in July, the Ashby Ponds Garden Club hosts an annual Garden Club Open House; this year, at the fourth annual open house, the sights will prove to be a bit unusual.  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 which will eventually be home...

Delegate Tag Greason to Address Ashby Ponds Community

May 8, 2012
Friday, May 11, 10:00am WHAT:  Per invitation by the resident Community Interest Committee, Virginia State Delegate Tag Greason  will be speaking to residents of the Ashby Ponds retirement community.  Delegate Greason has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since January 2010 representing Virginia's 32nd district. WHEN:  Friday, May 11, 10:00am WHERE:  Ashby Ponds 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Cardinal Clubhouse Living Room Ashburn, VA 20147 CONTACT: Jessica McKay at 703-923-4690 or jessica.mckay@erickson.com  should you wish to cover the event, which is open only to media and members of the Ashby Ponds community. ABOUT ASHBY...

Gary Walters, Former Chief Usher at the White House, to Speak at Ashby Ponds

Apr 26, 2012
Walters worked with four different Presidents for nearly four decades at the White House WHAT:  Gary Walters, who worked for the White House for nearly four decades, will be sharing stories on the operation of the White House during his time working there.   Walters first started working at the White House in 1970 as a uniformed Secret Service agent.  He joined the usher's staff in 1976 and ten years later, became Chief Usher in 1986 under President Ronald Reagan. He continued to serve as Chief Usher until he retired in 2007 having worked with President Reagan, President George H.W. Bush,...

Ashby Ponds is a "Home Away From Home" for Local Students Working at the Community

Apr 24, 2012
(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - At Ashby Ponds retirement community, there are nearly 100 high school students from Loudoun County and Fairfax County working for the community's dining services department.  The students work in a variety of capacities including as servers, restaurant assistants, and service coaches, among others.  In addition to gaining valuable work experience and earning a wage, students who work at least 1000 hours during their junior and senior years of high school may be eligible for up to a $4000 scholarship paid directly to the college or trade school of their choice. The relationships that develop and grow between...

Ashby Ponds Welcomes Dr. Thomas Morris as the Community's Medical Director

Apr 5, 2012
(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - In March 2012, Dr. Thomas Morris joined Ashby Ponds  retirement community as the Medical Director for the community's Medical Center.  His addition to the community comes at an important time, as a new residential building featuring 80 additional apartment-style homes recently opened on April 4. Dr. Morris, a Board Certified Family Doctor, is a familiar face around Erickson Living communities; in July 2006, he joined the medical team at Monarch Landing, a former Erickson community in Chicago, Ill.  Since then, he has worked at the Fox Run community in Novi, Mich., the Oak Crest community...