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TRAINING FOR TURKEYS FITNESS PROGRAM at METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS STUDIOS; Childcare Availabl

TRAINING FOR TURKEYS FITNESS PROGRAM  at METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS STUDIOS; Childcare Availabl

With the holidays approaching, eating and indulging is top-of-mind for most, but The Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Studio in Alexandria, Va. has started its Training for Turkey adult fitness program now through Nov. 28, offering unlimited adult fitness classes for $50.  MSA will even host a special Thanksgiving Day MetroBarre and Yoga Class on Thurs., Nov. 28 to bring in the holiday. And for all those moms, childcare is available at both studios for all 9:30 a.m. classes, Monday through Friday. Cost is $2 per child. Packages can be purchased at www.metropolitanarts.org or call 703.339.0444.

Ashby Ponds 2013 Summer Olympics Come to a Close

Ashby Ponds 2013 Summer Olympics Come to a Close

The 5th annual sporting events saw participation from 150 residents at the community

(Ashburn, Va.) – Residents at Ashby Ponds recently participated in the community’s 5th annual Summer Olympics.  For a full week, residents participated in a variety of indoor and outdoor events resulting in the presentation of gold, silver, and bronze medals.  This year, 150 residents competed in the Summer Olympics, making for the largest participation rate in the community’s five-year history. 

From August 5th-12th, residents at Ashby Ponds competed in a walking relay, bocce, seated balloon volleyball, cornhole, Wii bowling, a sponge relay, water volleyball, Frisbee toss, ping pong, putting, and billiards.  Bocce, a new event this year, was played on the community’s brand new bocce courts just installed in July.  The events kicked off on August 5 with the running of the torch and came to

Harris Teeter & Washington Nationals Team Up with Loudoun Interfaith Relief to Fight Hunger

Harris Teeter & Washington Nationals Team Up with Loudoun Interfaith Relief to Fight Hunger

Donate Non-Perishable Foods at Loudoun County Harris Teeter Stores to benefit Loudoun Interfaith Relief

In partnership with the Washington Nationals, Loudoun County Harris Teeter stores are hosting a food drive to support Loudoun Interfaith Relief now through July 8, 2013.

Harris Teeter announced in May a $225,000 donation to its food bank partners, which includes Loudoun Interfaith Relief (LIR) and is hosting this food drive to help raise additional awareness for the problem of hunger. Donations made at Loudoun County Harris Teeter locations will benefit the people and families that LIR provides food to locally. Food collection bins will be placed in the Loudoun County Harris Teeter locations lobby for food donation.

Ashby Ponds Holds Father’s Day Fishing Tournament

Ashby Ponds Holds Father’s Day Fishing Tournament

On Saturday, June 15, nearly 100 residents and their guests visited for the first annual Father’s Day Fishing Tournament at Ashby Ponds retirement community in Ashburn, Va.   

Throughout the day, 27 fish were caught, but two Ashby Ponds grandsons were crowned champions for the tournament challenges: Nate Peacock for “Longest Single Fish” and Garrett Ferguson for “Largest Combined Total”.  Each tournament participant received a Gold Sport Award Certificate.

Prior to the tournament, the pond where the event took place was stocked with a number of species to make for a full functioning ecosystem including:  100 Large Mouth Oswego Bass, 500 Red and Blue Gills, 100 Stripped Yellow Perch, 100 Black and White Crappies, 100 Channel Catfish, 100 Small Breeder Shiners, 100 Rosey Reds, 1,000 Fathead Minnows, 100 Assorted Snails, 100 Crayfish, 100 Giant Jumbo Bullfrog Tadpoles, and 500 Daphnia.

Goose Creek Village Shopping Center Hosts Family Fun on June 8 with a Summer Dollar Sidewalk Stroll

Goose Creek Village Shopping Center Hosts Family Fun on June 8 with a Summer Dollar Sidewalk Stroll

 

Gather your family — including your pets — and stop by Goose Creek Village Shopping Center on June 8 between 1 PM and 5 PM for the Summer Dollar Sidewalk Stroll. Goose Creek merchants will participate, as will other small, local businesses, and the event will benefit Loudoun Youth, Inc., a local nonprofit organization that offers youth development and leadership programs to Loudoun County teens.

Guests at the family-friendly outing will enjoy food samplings from the center’s restaurants. Passion Fin, already dubbed a top sushi restaurant in Northern Virginia, will offer free California roll samples and $3 sushi plates, while East Wind China Bistro will offer free samples and coupons.

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.

Orvis, Outdoor Goods Retailer, Coming to Village at Leesburg

Orvis, Outdoor Goods Retailer, Coming to Village at Leesburg

Village at Leesburg announced recently that Orvis, a national retailer of outdoor goods, has signed a lease for retail space within the 1.2 million square foot mixed-use project at Route 7 and Crosstrail Blvd.  Orvis will occupy 6,022 square feet of retail space on a parcel at the intersection of Russell Branch Parkway and Crosstrail