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Residents at Ashby Ponds Make Returning to School Easier for Parents, Students Alike

Residents at Ashby Ponds Make Returning to School Easier for Parents, Students Alike

(Ashburn, Va.) - On Monday, August 19, the Ashby Ponds Retired Educators Committee made the day brighter for 22 employees at the Ashburn retirement community.  At Ashby Ponds, residents who are retired educators and school employees formed a group at the community to help support education initiatives.  Most of the residents in the group are former Fairfax County Public School teachers, secretaries, and librarians, but many worked in schools in other area counties, as well.  For the fourth consecutive year, the group worked together to help make going back to school easier for the children of hourly employees at the community.  This year, residents bought and donated school supplies for 38 children in kindergarten through high school and distributed the supplies at the community on Monday, August 19.

CARMELLO’s WINS WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE’s 2013 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

CARMELLO’s WINS WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE’s 2013 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

 

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. recently earned Wine Spectator magazine’s 2013 Award of Excellence for the fourth consecutive year, noted for its vast Portuguese wine selections. For more information, call 703-368-5522 or go to www.carmellos.com.

Carmello’s offers more than 100 Portuguese wines from Portuguese regions, such as Alentejo, Douro, Doa, Estremadura and Vinho Verde, and presents one of the largest Portuguese wine lists in the United States.

 “We invest a lot of time and diligence in our extensive Portuguese wine list, so it’s always exciting and an honor to be named by Wine Spectator magazine,” said Miguel Pires, general manager of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.

Loudoun County Students Receive Scholarships from Ashby Ponds Retirement Community

Loudoun County Students Receive Scholarships from Ashby Ponds Retirement Community

(Ashburn, Va.) - On Saturday, July 13, seven recent high school graduates from Loudoun County were honored with scholarships toward higher education from Ashby Ponds retirement community.  The recipients, who work for the community’s dining services department, will receive up to $4000 (or up to $500 per semester) in scholarships paid directly to the college or trade school of the student’s choice. Funds for the scholarship program have been donated by residents and staff at the community.

At Ashby Ponds, there are nearly 100 high school and college students from Loudoun County and Fairfax County who work for the community’s dining services department.  The students work in a variety of capacities including as servers, restaurant assistants, utility workers, and service coaches.  The students may be eligible for scholarships from the community by satisfying a number of requirements, including:

NICOLE ALVAREZ JOINS ALLERGY and ASTHMA and AFFILIATES of LEESBURG and GAINESVILLE

NICOLE ALVAREZ JOINS ALLERGY and ASTHMA and AFFILIATES of LEESBURG and GAINESVILLE

Nicole Alvarez, physician assistant, joined, locally renowned pediatric allergist, Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D. in his Gainesville, Va. office. Call 703.729.8830 or visit www.vasneezers.com for more information.

“We are fortunate to have Nicole on our team; her patient care and clinical diagnose technique have been a great asset to our staff,” said Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D., allergist and owner of Allergy and Asthma Affiliates of Leesburg and Gainesville, Va.

“I love children and never pass up a chance to engage with them…I love the opportunity to help alleviate their allergy symptoms,” said Nicole Alvarez, physician assistant at Allergy and Asthma Affiliates of Gainesville and Leesburg, Va. “Allergies can affect your daily routine and limit children’s activities, so when we can help diagnose and provide symptom relief, we provide peace of mind for both parents and children,” said Alvarez.

Cross Country Travelers Enjoy Peace of Mind at Ashby Ponds

Cross Country Travelers Enjoy Peace of Mind at Ashby Ponds

 

(Ashburn, Va.) - In the 1950s, David Mitchell developed an appreciation for the great outdoors when he was a smokejumper in training after high school.  He spent that time fighting fires for the U.S. Forest Service in the greater Yellowstone National Park area.  When David retired after 35 years with Bell System, he and his wife, Janice, decided to set out on an adventure to see more of the country in a rented 25-foot motorhome.   Since 1995, the couple has turned this adventure into a way of life, often embarking on cross country travels for months at a time.  Having moved to Ashby Ponds retirement community in 2012, the two now are able to enjoy more peace of mind when leaving home.

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS GRADUATES MOVE ON TO COLLEGE

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS GRADUATES MOVE ON TO COLLEGE

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria, Va. recently hosted its annual Spring Recital, featuring their senior students with piano and musical theatre performances at the The Artisphere in Arlington, Va. The Center’s high school graduates are moving on to college, including

Hermela Solomo, joining the High Tech Dance Team at Virginia Tech, Rosie Matthews going to Pace University in NYC, studying commercial dance, Gabi Stapula, also to attend Pace University in NYC for musical theatre, Arianna Bhambhani to attend Virginia Tech, Brianna Latrash, heading to University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music,  Emily DiMaggio attending University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Alexandra Rosenberg going to The College of William and Mary and Ara Snyder attending Pennsylvania State University. Go to www.metrofinearts.com for more information.