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Ashburn Events in March and April

As we moved from March to April, Ashburn Events became more about spring high school sports and spring musicals. The promise of warmer weather is ahead!

First up is baseball!

riverside baseball home opener

Riverside HS first ever baseball home opener on March 28!

Of course, all the workouts and training means your body needs fuel. 🙂

SB lax fundraiser chipotle

The Stone Bridge HS girls lacrosse team’s fundraiser at Chipotle.

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Ashburn Schools This Winter

Time to catch up on all the fun our Ashburn schools have been up to! One of the more exciting times to look at pictures around Ashburn is on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, which is also Read Across America! Check out the fun!

Cedar Lane ES celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday!

We love Wacky Wednesday–we use it as an excuse to eat dessert for dinner!

Love these t-shirts for the administrative staff at Moorefield Station Elementary School.

Love these t-shirts for the administrative staff at Moorefield Station Elementary School.

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Snow Delays in Ashburn

Monday we took a snow day, leading to snow delays in Ashburn. The drama department at Riverside cancelled one night’s performance of The Brothers Grimm Spectacular to make sure everything was just right. Luckily, Chris Herren had room in his schedule to push back is very important talk to our community.

By the end of the week, though, we had smooth sailing, with high temperatures and outdoor fun by our high schoolers and some great accomplishments. Read on!

Snow Delays in Ashburn

The thespians at Riverside HS had to double up on practice because of the snow days. Thursday’s performance was cancelled, but the show went on for the weekend.

The Brothers Grimm Spectacular rehearsal at Riverside HS.

The Brothers Grimm Spectacular rehearsal at Riverside HS.

The weather cause many reschedulings. Among those events was Chris Herren, former NBA player who was able to reschedule his talk at Riverside HS. Chris shared his life journey of the highs of playing basketball and, unfortunately, the highs of alcohol and drugs. Chris talks to youth across the country about his lows and his recovery.

Chris Herren shares his life story at Riverside HS.

Chris Herren shares his life story at Riverside HS.

Nothing like smooth jazz at the Stone Bridge HS coffee house. Pull up a chair and enjoy good company, good music and delicious beverages!

The Trailside MS jazz band.

The Trailside MS jazz band.

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Ashburn Schools Staff Games–and More!

This week Ashburn schools staff games revolved around volleyball. Enormous volleyballs, great plays, cheers, refreshments, and of course, the trash talk beforehand, all lead to a great time!

Spartan wrestlers show off their conference flag!

Congratulations to the wrestlers at Broad Run HS!

Congratulations to the wrestlers at Broad Run HS!

Mardi Bras is an annual event hosted by the Ashburn Rotary Club at The V to benefit Free the Girls.

A packed house and record donations for the Ashburn Rotary Club's fundraiser this year!

A packed house and record donations for the Ashburn Rotary Club’s fundraiser this year!

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By |February 16th, 2016|Categories: This Week in Ashburn|0 Comments

National Letter of Intent Day in Ashburn, VA

National Letter of Intent Day in Ashburn, VA is always an exciting day! With so many great athletic programs, it’s fun to see the different colleges our student-athletes aspire to for the next level of both their studies and athletics!

Before we get to those photos, remember lasts week’s post? Full of Snowzilla 2016 pics! Well Monday, February 5 was the first day back to school for LCPS.

Sunrise at Riverside HS.

Sunrise at Riverside HS.

The warmer temperatures create eerie fog across Ashburn. Thanks to Gwen Meehan of g Custom Photography!

Beautiful foggy photo in Ashburn, VA.

Beautiful foggy photo in Ashburn, VA.

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Snow Days in Ashburn

Last week provided plenty of snow days in Ashburn, and it seems we spent most of them trying to dig out and get out! By the time we were out and about, every where we went was full of people. Enjoy our photo journey through Ashburn.

By Tuesday, we were ready to get out, so we met our friend Diane King and others for a fun evening out.

Lisa of Find It In Ashburn, Oy, Diane King, and Patti enjoying a glass of red at Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar.

Lisa of Find It In Ashburn, Oy, Diane King, and Patti enjoying a glass of red at Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar.

Thursday was the first ever Blend Business Mix, where local business owners get together to exchange ideas, ask questions and learn from each other to help their businesses grow. I’m thrilled to facilitate the Mix in my role as social media consultant at Savvy Digital Business.

Blend Business Mix facilitated by Savvy Digital Business.

Ready to relax and Blend with other business owners.

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Ashburn During Snowzilla (Or how we survived the blizzard of 2016)

All the results from Ashburn during Snowzilla aren’t in yet, so we hope we’re not jumping the gun on how we survived the blizzard of 2016!

First, we had the lead up. Reports from the Capital Weather Gang, NBC Washington, WUSA9, ABC7 News and various amateur weather geek bloggers were eerily similar–we were in for a “big one.”  Every report started out with 10+ inches of snow and adding on throughout the week. Thanks to 73 degree Christmas Day weather, we bring you:

Aaron Stiles, teacher at Stone Bridge HS, photographs his measuring stick on January 24.

Aaron Stiles, teacher at Stone Bridge HS, photographs his measuring stick on January 24.

Ugh. Anyway, the kids were certainly excited, anticipating (praying!) for the “big one,” knowing it takes days to recover from smaller forecasted storms. They were hoping to get the magic call!

The Stone Bridge HS SCA can't wayde, I mean, wait!

The Stone Bridge HS SCA can’t wayde, I mean, wait!

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Ashburn Schools Celebrating Accomplishments

We’re celebrating accomplishments this week, with Ashburn schools going virtual, sending off seniors and welcoming local poets. Have fun scrolling through our photos!

Monday, January 11 in Ashburn, VA

The new firehouse on Ashburn Rd. is coming along. They’re in the final stages, waiting on some permits before the final occupancy permit is issued. We’ll keep you posted! photo courtesy of AVFR

Adding patch boards at the new Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue firehouse.

Adding patch boards at the new Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue firehouse.

Tuesday, January 12

Did you buy your Christmas tree at Brambleton Town Center this year? For the second year in a row we bought our there from Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees, and I have to say it was the most beautiful tree we’ve ever had! One side benefit is they donate a portion of their profits to the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation. photo courtesy of Brambleton Town Center

Over 5000 donated by Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees

Over $5000 donated by Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees.

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These Two Weeks in Ashburn: December 21, 2015-January 3, 2016

We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays in Ashburn! Here are some photos from the two weeks spanning Christmas and New Year’s. Cheers!

Tuesday, December 22

photo courtesy of Broad Run HS

Broad Run basketball for Toys for Tots!

Broad Run basketball for Toys for Tots!

Friday, December 31

photos courtesy of Ringing in Hope/Brambleton

1K Fun Run starts the event.

1K Fun Run starts the event.

And they're off! Ringing in Hope 2015.

And they’re off! Ringing in Hope 2015.

Warm weather draws a large crowd this year.

Warm weather draws a large crowd this year.