Snow plow

According to the latest edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, a decline in solar activity combined with ocean-atmosphere patterns will result in below-normal temperatures and above-normal snowfall during most of the winter across much of the United States this year.


Recently, the professional chefs at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., joined a group of aspiring home chefs in the community s first annual chili cook-off.


Almost 45 years ago, Nancy Oliphant purchased an elephant decanter as a gift for her husband John. I thought it would be a fun gift in honor of our last name, a derivative of the word elephant, she says. Little did I know, that purchase would be the beginning of a very large collection.

A group of cats and dogs

My dog is my best buddy, and I feel that pet animals enhance our lives, says Roz Radcliffe, who lives at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va. Shortly after moving to Ashby Ponds in November 2008, Roz met fellow community member and dog owner Dotti Sampugna.

Hard hat

Not much longer now! Ashby Ponds' new continuing care neighborhood will open early next year. With the recent completion of the mechanical and electrical systems, attention now focuses on the final touches, including the installation of handrails, light fixtures, and exterior landscaping.


When Ashby Ponds’ new continuing care neighborhood opens in early 2014, guests can expect a dining services program designed to please.

Ashby Ponds' fifth anniversary

Ashby Ponds is truly a place that fulfills its motto, We share our gifts to create a community that celebrates life, says community member Alice Buck. The more things you are involved in at Ashby Ponds, the more people you meet. The staff is amazing. Life here is very special.


Ashby Ponds to host Oktoberfest

In addition to preparing delicious meals daily, the culinary experts atAshby Ponds Blue Sky Restaurant and Robin s Nest Caf host special themed din

Two years ago on October 2, 2008 Ashby Ponds officially opened its doors to a fanfare of festivities. rel="same-post-14267" title="DC1010_APL2ndbirthday"> We are here to celebrate the genesis of som