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In less than 18 months, Ashby Ponds has become home to more than 500 people.Today 500 people live there. (Above photo by Jason Conners, File photos)"][/caption] This is a huge milestone, says Executive Director David Gallagher.

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For Ashby Ponds Sharon Harvey, life is an adventure. This daredevil s accomplishments include working on a race car pit crew, white water rafting, hang gliding, and hot air ballooning in Kenya.

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[caption id="attachment_8218" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Benjamin Givens created this website to document the history of the U.S.S. Indiana, a ship he served on from September 23, 1944, until March 6, 1946."][/caption] Surrounded by bookcases filled with his research, Benjamin Givens shares the history of the World War II battleship U.S.S.

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What started three years ago as a new pastime has blossomed into a full-fledged Wii bowling league, with 36 teams, 6 lanes, and countless hours of fun and exercise. [caption id="attachment_7513" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Screen shot from Nintendo's popular Wii Bowling game.

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With torrential rain and battering winds outside, Ashby Ponds Natalie and Franklin (Frank) Margiotta met the sunshine of their lives each other during a chance meeting at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Va. [caption id="attachment_7516" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Frank and Natalie Margiotta met on a stormy night in 1999 when Hurricane Floyd was hitting land.
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Famed American columnist Erma Bombeck once wrote, "It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding."

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In 2007, Patricia Lund s doctor recommended that she lose 65 pounds, either through old-fashioned diet and exercise or through surgery. Lund chose to do things the old-fashioned way. [caption id="attachment_7172" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Patricia Lund (left) said it was the best feeling when three generations of her family ran the Round Hill race.

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This month, a fresh batch of beautiful and talented women will travel to Las Vegas to compete for the coveted title of Miss America 2010. No one knows the excitement and thrill these women will face better than Ashby Ponds Barbara Hanson. [caption id="attachment_7179" align="alignright" width="196" caption="Barbara Hanson was named Mrs. District of Columbia in 1963.

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In a community of vast interests, eight Ashby Ponds residents share a love for the written word and the distinction of being published authors.