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!
Of course, all the workouts and training means your body needs fuel. 🙂
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!
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 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.
Nothing like smooth jazz at the Stone Bridge HS coffee house. Pull up a chair and enjoy good company, good music and delicious beverages!
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!
Mardi Bras is an annual event hosted by the Ashburn Rotary Club at The V to benefit Free the Girls.
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.
The warmer temperatures create eerie fog across Ashburn. Thanks to Gwen Meehan of g Custom Photography!
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.
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.
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:
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!
We’re celebrating accomplishments this week, with Ashburn schools going virtual, sending off seniors and welcoming local poets. Have fun scrolling through our photos!
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
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
We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays in Ashburn! Here are some photos from the two weeks spanning Christmas and New Year’s. Cheers!
photo courtesy of Broad Run HS
photos courtesy of Ringing in Hope/Brambleton