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Ashby Ponds Players Produce Holiday Drama Production

Dec 6, 2011
WHAT:   Merry Christmas, Mr. Eastwood , an original holiday play performed by the Ashby Ponds Players The second original play written by Ashby Ponds resident, Joan Maurer, is performed at Ashby Ponds; the plot behind this years' holiday play is that a rumor starts that Clint Eastwood will be visiting Ashby Ponds.  The play was videotaped, but will be shown twice next week at the community. WHEN:  Wednesday, December 7 & Thursday, December 8, 3:00 pm WHERE: Ashby Ponds 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Cardinal Clubhouse Ashburn, VA 20147 CONTACT: Jessica McKay at 703-923-4690 or jessica.mckay@erickson.com  should you wish to...

Delegate Tag Greason Shares Upcoming Session Proposals with Ashby Ponds Community

Nov 18, 2011
Virginia State Delegate Tag Greason  visited the  Ashby Ponds  retirement community on Friday, November 18.  The resident Community Interest Committee invited Delegate Greason to speak on upcoming issues in the next session starting on January 12, as well as take questions from the community regarding state-wide concerns. Greason has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since January 2010 representing Virginia's 32nd district and was re-elected on November 8. "The campaign season is over and it's now onto governing," said Greason in his introduction.   Greason shared some of the issues that may be addressed in the...

Veterans' Day Recognition Service

Nov 4, 2011
Service will include sights and sounds from resident veterans, local students, and more! WHAT:  Veterans' Day Recognition Service Highlights of the program will include the presentation of colors, a choral tribute to the Armed Services by the Belmont Station Elementary School, a memorial service conducted by Rev. Matt Sargent of the Galilee United Methodist Church, and remarks by guest speaker Colonel Roger Neumann of the United States Air Force. WHEN:  Friday, November 11, 10:00 am-11:30 am WHERE: Ashby Ponds 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Cardinal Clubhouse Living Room Ashburn, VA 20147 There are over 150 veterans at Ashby Ponds, a community...

Seniors at Ashby Ponds Retirement Community Bare (Almost) It All for Special 2012 Calendar

Oct 31, 2011
Residents of the Ashburn, Va. senior community pose "creatively" for a cause close to their hearts. (ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - The idea was born during a resident happy hour one night in July 2010; to produce a calendar to raise money for the community's Benevolent Care Fund.  But this wouldn't be just any calendar; each month features "creatively" posed residents at the community who participate in a variety of clubs such as the Garden Club, the Dog Walkers, the Songbirds, and so on. While the production of the calendar took nearly a year to complete, chairs of the Ashby Ponds resident calendar...

Award-Winning Old Time/Ragtime Piano Player, Bill 'Perfessor' Edwards, to Perform at Ashby Ponds 10/23

Oct 21, 2011
WHAT:  Bill "Perfessor" Edwards  will be performing a mix-up of movie shorts, ragtime, and sing-a-longs at the Ashby Ponds retirement community.   In 1986, Bill moved from the West Coast to the Washington, D.C. area and ended up spending eight years playing for the Fish Market restaurant and entertainment venue, and has played everything from Jazz to Classical to Rock in other venues around the Nation's Capitol. This includes a Christmas performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Mr. Edwards has also performed with many prestigious traditional jazz bands, and worked with or opened for a variety of...

Blessing of the Animals at Ashby Ponds

Oct 3, 2011
WHAT: Blessing of the Animals, sponsored by Galilee Methodist Church (Sterling, Va.), at Ashby Ponds retirement community.  There are 600 residents at the community and about 80 cats and dogs who also call Ashby Ponds home.  Historically, the blessing of the animals has been held on October 4 in honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology. WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2:30 pm WHERE: Ashby Ponds 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, VA 20147 (Blessing will be held at the gazebo in front of the community) CONTACT: Please contact Jessica McKay at 703-923-4690 or  ...

Ashby Ponds Will Dedicate Veterans Monument on September 29

Sep 26, 2011
WHAT: Congressman Frank Wolf and Supervisor Lori Waters will join Ashby Ponds residents in dedicating a monument commemorating the years of service by veterans at the community. WHERE: Ashby Ponds 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, VA 20147 WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 10:00 A.M. On September 29, 1789, the U.S. Congress passed the act which established the first, regular U.S. military. BACKGROUND: The monument will include the crests of each military service (from left to right - US Army, US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard) and the words "Dedicated to Ashby Ponds Veterans Who Served and Defended Our Freedom" along with "Lest We Forget"...

House Calls a Thing of the Past? Not at Ashby Ponds.

Sep 2, 2011
At Ashby Ponds retirement community, a local veterinarian visits her mother - and a few four-legged friends! ASHBURN, VIRGINIA - At Ashby Ponds retirement community, there are about eighty cats and dogs that need veterinary care from time to time.  Sensitive to this need, a veterinarian from Agape Veterinary Clinic in The Plains, VA, decided to help.  Katherine Buck Gray, DVM, visits Ashby Ponds regularly to see her mother who lives at the community; while she is there, she has agreed to offer veterinary services to the residents' pets. "I can give vaccines and physical exams as well as treat ear and...

Ashby Ponds Retirement Community Continues to Contribute to the Employment Boom in Loudoun County

Aug 25, 2011
CNN Money lists Loudoun County as one of the top 25 places for job growth

ASHBURN, VIRGINIA - A recent report by CNN Money listed Loudoun County, Virginia as the 2nd highest location for job growth nationwide.  With the reported job growth of 75.3% from 2000-2010, the County's employment numbers are growing in large part to places like Ashby Ponds, a retirement community in Ashburn, VA, that has hired approximately 500 people since its opening in 2008.  Currently, there is a staff of about 200 people at Ashby Ponds, over 100 of which are local high school students who work at...

Retirement Community Residents Help Make Going Back to School Easier

Aug 10, 2011
WHAT:  About 20 residents who were former educators at Ashby Ponds retirement community in Ashburn, VA, shopped for, bought, and will donate school supplies to the school-aged children of the community's employees.    BACKGROUND:  At Ashby Ponds, there are several retired Fairfax County Public School educators who have formed a resident group at the community and support education whenever they have the chance.  The residents include former teachers, school secretaries, school librarians, and a former Fairfax County School superintendent.  For the second year in a row, they have been working on a project to help make going back to school...