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It's Official - Santa Retires and Moves into Ashby Ponds

It's Official - Santa Retires and Moves into Ashby Ponds

YouTube Video Captures Santa Adjusting to New Life and Surroundings

(Ashburn, Va.)- After hundreds of years of hard work, Santa Claus has decided to hang up his jingle bells, park his reindeer, close the woodshop and retire.  Old St.

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER FEATURES NUTCRACKER; DONATES TO MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER FEATURES NUTCRACKER;  DONATES TO MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Dec. 1 and Sun., Dec. 2 at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus. All tickets can be purchased online, with $1 of every ticket going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in memory of MFAC’s former dance student, Emma Jordan, who lost her battle with cancer.  Nutcracker tickets can be purchased at www.metrofinearts.com.

The dance studio will also offer free Frosty Follies performances at:
            Sat., Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. - Reston Town Center,  Reston Va.

            Sat., Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. – Kingstowne Towne Center,  Alexandria, Va.

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER FEATURES FREE FROSTY FOLLIES SHOWS

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER FEATURES FREE FROSTY FOLLIES SHOWS

 

 

Greenspring Donates 800 Turkeys with Funds Raised from 10th Annual Turkey Trot

Greenspring Donates 800 Turkeys with Funds Raised from 10th Annual Turkey Trot

On Friday, November 16, Greenspring residents and staff participated in the retirement community’s 10th Annual Turkey Trot, raising money to provide Thanksgiving turkeys to area families in need.  Greenspring’s wellness and fitness staff organize the event each year, which continues to grow annually, according to Greenspring’s Wellness Manager, Brad Hibbs. 

“So many of the residents recognize that they are fortunate and are willing to help,” said Hibbs. “They are incredibly generous.”

Four Washington, D.C.-area mission organizations are receiving turkeys from Greenspring this year including SOME (So Others Might Eat)Central Union MissionGospel Rescue Ministries, and Southeast White House.  

Riderwood Retirement Community Receives American Flag that Flew in Afghanistan During a Veterans Day

Riderwood Retirement Community Receives American Flag that Flew in Afghanistan During a Veterans Day

Riderwood retirement community received an American flag that flew in Afghanistan during a Veterans Day ceremony that honored hundreds of military veterans on Monday.

United States Marine Sgt. Carlos Batenga presented the American flag to Riderwood’s Executive Director Chip Warner, who is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and who served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. The American flag will be prominently displayed at Riderwood’s 120-acre campus in Silver Spring, MD, as a tribute to all veterans.

The flag was flown over the headquarters of 8th Engineer Support Battalion (Forward), Camp Leatherneck in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom on July 4, 2012. It is dedicated by the United States Marine Corps to Riderwood in honor of residents who served in the military.

Waters-Ward Third Annual Fundraiser for Children's Law Center Held at Boffi Georgetown

Waters-Ward Third Annual Fundraiser for Children's Law Center Held at Boffi Georgetown

Attendees enjoyed Praline Bakery & Bistro sweets, Black Elk wine and light bites in the beautiful Italian kitchen and bath showroom.

Jessica Waters, assistant professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Society at American University, along with her husband Doug Ward, held a fundraiser for the Children's Law Center (CLC), www.childrenslawcenter.org, at Boffi Georgetownwww.boffigeorgetown.com, 3320 M St. NW in Cady's Alley on Saturday evening, November 3rd.

Legends Knock out Abuse and Fight for Children with DC's Signature Charity Events

Legends Knock out Abuse and Fight for Children with DC's Signature Charity Events

Super storm Sandy may have put a damper on Halloween but not so much on the annual Knock Out Abuse (KOA) and Fight for Children "Fight Night" events that raise millions of dollars each year in DC.  Fight Night again raised a fortune for Fight for Children, the nonprofit that helps DC kids receive a great education and stay healthy so they can learn.