Ashby Ponds resident

Abraham Lincoln once wrote, “Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.” 

Teaching children is what Reiko Matsumoto does best. Following a 30-year career teaching elementary school, she began writing a series of children’s books on Japanese history and culture. 

student car wash at Ashby Ponds

Although she did not know it at the time, Ashley Wood’s life changed forever the day she accepted a position as a member of the dining services staff at , an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va.

residents in TV station

Three years ago, George Menassa, Terry Lowe, Greg Harney, and Greg Johnson had very little experience with the art of videography. Today, they are the heart and soul of

people on an outdoor terrace

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

—Oprah Winfrey

Ashby Ponds Dana Bradshaw

It’s no secret that Loudoun County, Va., is the fastest-growing county in the country. According to figures released this January by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, the county has grown by 15.8%—more than any other county in the country—since the last federal census in 2010. 

Ashby Ponds residents taking selfie

"I received an iPad for Christmas from my daughter and her family who are technological gurus,” says Joan Helble. “They seemed inclined to push Grandma into the tech word. Needless to say, I was thrilled to receive the gift.”