Washington's annual 'flower show' is expected to be during the first week of April, rather than the last week of March.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Nova Urgent Care founder is honored as a powerhouse woman leader in DC region.
Dr. Grace Keenan, founder and CEO of Nova Medical & Urgent Care Center Inc., is among the women named as 2012 Brava! Women in Business Award recipients by Washington SmartCEO magazine. The Brava! Awards focus on the distinguished achievements of 25 Greater Washington’s women business leaders. This year’s winners collectively generate $1.7 billion in revenue and employ over 4,800 people. A ceremony is planned July 24 at Gallaudet University’s Kellogg Conference Center. “The 2012 Brava winners are an impressive group of women doing exceptional things for our community and beyond. They are the leaders of today and tomorrow — a highly talented group that has the drive to do great things. I am sure we will continue to hear of their success for …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
A guide for the trek downtown.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
While there are plenty of options on the Ashburn Patch calendar, some may have other plans to ring in the new year.
New Year's Eve is just two days away, so it's time for those who have not done so to figure how they'll celebrate. While there are a few activities listed on the Ashburn Patch calendar for New Year's Eve, many residents likely have their own plans, whether a longtime tradition or something they've never done before. Let us know your plans. Participate in the poll, and share your plans in the comments section below. [Editor's note: If anything's missing from the calendar, let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Honor Flight Network brings former soldiers to the nation's capital for the first time.
A young generation of Girl Scouts, whose lives have been directly impacted by American soldiers fighting in far-flung wars, met some of those veterans, many who have waited 60 years to visit memorials in their honor in Washington, DC. “We formed two long rows and got to welcome each of the veterans — some walking, some in wheelchairs, some smiling, some completely overwhelmed,” said Aimee Taylor. Taylor, a Girl Scout mother, was referring to a greeting ceremony her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop held for WWII veterans who arrived at Dulles Airport on June 29 aboard the Honor Flight. Nearly 30 Girl Scouts from Service Unit 70-10 of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (Ashburn/Broadlands), their parents and a few Boys Scouts welcomed…
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Do kids need to live in urban areas to understand “real” life?
I recently went on a girls’ weekend with friends from college. One is now a single lawyer living near the U-Street corridor in Washington, DC. Though her neighborhood is one of those deemed “hip” and “up-and-coming” by real estate agents and yuppies, last week two people were shot in their ankles in a gang ritual just a few blocks from her townhouse. With the topic of living conditions on our minds, we chatted about an absent friend’s recent move to Charlottesville, VA. “I don’t know,” my lawyer friend said. “It’s weird to live in such a bubble. That kind of suburban living just isn’t real life.” “We don’t all have to be shot in the ankles to experience real life,” I retorted. I guess I’m pregnant and irritable. I didn’t apologize. And …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Experience the beauty and romance of spring in our nation's capital all weekend long
Spring is here and the famed DC cherry blossoms are in full bloom. If you've never flocked to the city to appreciate their beauty, this weekend is a great time to do so. With so many events culminating in the celebration of the cherry blossom tradition, there will be beauty, romance and magic in the air: For more information on weekend Cherry Blossom Festival events visit www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.com. [Editor's Note: A federal government shutdown, if one occurs, could impact events, so check the festival Web site before heading out.]
Monday, April 4, 2011
Do I really need to travel to Washington, DC to take full advantage of life?
On Saturday, April 9, my family will go to Leesburg’s Annual Egg Hunt in Ida Lee Park. We went last year, and we’ll go next year. I didn’t even bother to enter the lottery for the White House Egg Hunt. If I won, we’d actually have to – gasp! – go downtown. And, who needs that? Some friends argue that they’ve moved to Ashburn so they can remain close enough to Washington, DC, to visit often. They love that they can expose their kids to the Smithsonian and the varied cultures of the city, while still living in the suburbs. Every date night takes them to a trendy new spot in Adams Morgan or the U Street area. “It’s just a 45-minute drive,” they happily say. I understand. DC is great. However, as a resident of Loudoun County for the past six …