Ashburn Village Neighbors

Ashburn Village Neighbors An unofficial page for Ashburn Village residents. This page is for the residents of Ashburn Village in Ashburn, VA. Any post regarding the AVCA or HOA are taken straight from the Ashburn Village website and shared here.

We have no direct access to the HOA or its members. This page is simply to share information. Feel free to post anything you feel may be of interest to your neighbors!

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Ashburn Patch
11/10/2020
Ashburn Patch

Ashburn Patch

On Saturday, the new Dunkin' store in Ashburn will reward the first 50 customers in the drive-thru lane with free coffee for a year.

The latest issue of Ashburn Magazine is out this week and  features a cover story about the crossroads Ashburn reached i...
11/09/2020
Latest issue of Ashburn Magazine arrives this week

The latest issue of Ashburn Magazine is out this week and features a cover story about the crossroads Ashburn reached in 1985 when county leaders approved the new Ashburn Village development.

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Ashburn Magazine
11/08/2020
Ashburn Magazine

Ashburn Magazine

The annual "Battle of the 'Burn" is a no-go this fall 🙁, but some Stone Bridge High School students have come up with a replacement fund-raising effort to benefit the Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD.

Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion
11/08/2020

Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion

IHOP Ashburn Village
11/07/2020

IHOP Ashburn Village

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In observance of Veteran’s Day, November 11th from 7am-7pm your IHOP Ashburn Village, VA offers a “free” breakfast to all members of the military, active or retired.
We also offers continual discounts of up to 10% daily on all of our breakfast and menu items, in appreciation for their efforts and their protection of this country.

Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun Campus
11/07/2020
Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun Campus

Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun Campus

The Re-Employing Virginians (REV) initiative helps current and future students cover the cost of tuition and fees in fields that will lead to careers. You could receive up to $3,000 towards the cost of tuition and fees for approved workforce education and degree programs. For more information visit https://www.nvcc.edu/rev/.

Lisa
11/05/2020

Lisa

Troop 58 will be collecting food for Loudoun Hunger Relief tomorrow and Saturday! Please consider donating if you are able.

A New View
11/05/2020

A New View

It looks a lot like Christmas at A New View. Trees come decorated with lights and so many one of a kind treasures. We are located at 20704 Ashburn Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147. Hours Thursday 9-5, Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 9-5.

Grand Opening of the new Ashburn Chase Apartments, located at the northern end of Ashburn Road
11/04/2020

Grand Opening of the new Ashburn Chase Apartments, located at the northern end of Ashburn Road

Today I was pleased to attend the Grand Opening of the new Ashburn Chase Apartments, located at the northern end of Ashburn Road, near Belmont. The units of Ashburn Chase are a wonderful addition to Loudoun, and the community includes amenities such as a children’s playground, a community room, and more. Ashburn Chase offers attainable housing for veterans, persons with disabilities, and families whose income falls below 60% are the area median. I am ecstatic to be a part of the opening of Ashburn Chase and to see more variety of housing in the Broad Run District. The need for unmet housing in Loudoun County is continual, and I look forward to being a part of more attainable housing projects. For those interested in learning more about Ashburn Chase, visit: https://www.ashburnchaseapts.com/

W&OD Trail
11/04/2020

W&OD Trail

Work has begun on the transmission tower near Smiths Switch Rd in Ashburn. Please be prepared for short, 15-minute-max trail closures as the process continues...

Honeybee Creamery
11/03/2020

Honeybee Creamery

Happy Election Day! Come in to Ashburn or Leesburg shops today with your "I Voted" sticker and get a FREE ice cream...our way to say thank you for exercising your right to participate in our democracy. #ashburnvillageneighors #theburnva #TakeLoudounHome #leesburgva #loveloudoun

Hammerhead Construction
11/03/2020

Hammerhead Construction

It's been about a year since we completed building The Loudoun School for Advanced Studies in Ashburn. But we never posted any good pictures showing the finished product. This job started as just design discussions with the Owner and his Design Team, and went all the way through to an open and operational private school. It's a great example of craftsmanship from everyone involved.

Ashburn Magazine
11/03/2020

Ashburn Magazine

The November/December issue of our magazine is at the printers. Look for it next week and read about how Ashburn was at a crossroads 35 years ago.

FYI: On or around tomorrow, November 3rd, Dominion Energy will be replacing the transmission tower nearest the W&OD Trai...
11/03/2020

FYI: On or around tomorrow, November 3rd, Dominion Energy will be replacing the transmission tower nearest the W&OD Trail Smith Switch office in Ashburn. This will necessitate occasional short trail closures, not to exceed 15 minutes, as a crane lifts tower segments over the trail.

FYI: On or around tomorrow, November 3rd, Dominion Energy will be replacing the transmission tower nearest the Smith Switch office in Ashburn. This will necessitate occasional short trail closures, not to exceed 15 minutes, as a crane lifts tower segments over the trail.

10/31/2020
Betty

Betty

Happy Halloween from Bristow Circle 😈

Ashburn Village Community Association's November 2020 Edition of The Villager Now AvailableSee AVCA's website: https://w...
10/30/2020

Ashburn Village Community Association's November 2020 Edition of The Villager Now Available

See AVCA's website:https://www.ashburnvillage.org/editor_upload/File/Villager%20Magazine/2020%20Villager/November%202020%20Ashburn%20Village_web.pdf

10/29/2020
Loudoun County Government

Loudoun County Government

Need utility assistance in Loudoun County due to COVID-19 job or income loss? Contact the COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline at 703-669-5040. The assistance program is administered by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington and Loudoun Cares, and supported by a CARES Act grant from Loudoun County government. https://bit.ly/2GdOCzO

Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD
10/27/2020

Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Loretta Eamich (Daughter in Law of Chief Eamich) who lost her battle with cancer October 25, 2020.

Loretta was an EMT on Friday nights. She helped to research the history of AVFRD, and anyone who has a copy of the book can thank her for the hours she spent helping to pull together information. Loretta also chaired the Annual Banquet Committee and helped to find creative ways to encourage donations for our raffle prizes. We have so much to thank her for over her years of service.

She leaves behind a wonderful family (husband Bruce; daughter Christina; son Jason, daughters & sons in law, 3 beautiful granddaughters, her mom, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

In honor of all that Loretta had done for AVFRD, I hope we can pay respects and tribute via their AVFRD family, and her husband, Bruce.

God speed.

10/26/2020
Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion
10/25/2020

Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion

Don't Forget.....

TONIGHT 6p-730p, drive through our Trunk or Treat and see the wacky-costumed AVSP staff and receive a free bag filled with candy!

10/24/2020

Belmont Manor House

Sears is closing their Sears Auto Center at the Dulles Town Center.  Last day is 07 November.
10/23/2020

Sears is closing their Sears Auto Center at the Dulles Town Center. Last day is 07 November.

Ashburn Patch
10/23/2020
Ashburn Patch

Ashburn Patch

One Loudoun awarded a contract to a company that will use license plate recognition technology to monitor vehicles entering garages.

#TBT 2015 - Gloucester Parkway bridge over Broad Run under construction.
10/22/2020

#TBT 2015 - Gloucester Parkway bridge over Broad Run under construction.

Check out the progress at on the Gloucester Parkway bridge underway at Kincora!

Laura
10/21/2020

Laura

End of summer wildflowers. Beech lake. 😊

One Loudoun Upgrades its Parking Experience with Park Assist - Park Assist
10/21/2020
One Loudoun Upgrades its Parking Experience with Park Assist - Park Assist

One Loudoun Upgrades its Parking Experience with Park Assist - Park Assist

CHESHIRE, CT – October 21st, 2020 – ​​​​Park Assist® has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for One Loudoun in Ashburn, Virginia. The mixed-use development, owned and operated by Retail Properties of America (RPAI), is Loudoun County’s top destination for shopping...

Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD
10/21/2020

Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department - AVFRD

Last night our President, Josh Townsend, had the opportunity to address the county Board of Supervisors on a decision they made that threatens the future of volunteer fire and rescue departments in Loudoun. Please contact your BOS supervisor to voice your support for volunteer firefighters and EMTS.

Here are his remarks in full:

“Good evening, Chair Randall and members of the Board.

My name is Josh Townsend – I’m a voter, taxpayer and neighbor residing in Ashburn Village. I am also a Volunteer firefighter, EMT, and the President of Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. I take great pride in being a neighbor who is always ready to help my neighbors, alongside hundreds of other dedicated volunteers in Ashburn and in other neighboring stations in Sterling, Leesburg, Arcola, Purcellville and other locations across the County.

It has been established, thanks to a 2018 study requested by Supervisor Letourneau, that Loudoun’s Volunteer Fire and Rescue companies deliver over $27.6m of value to our taxpayers per year. Loudoun County has a proud history of providing the community with fire suppression and emergency medical services through the Loudoun County COMBINED Fire Rescue System. Loudoun County’s combined system is nationally regarded as a model to uphold. Unfortunately, many in the volunteer departments fear that the proud tradition we helped to build is now being dismantled.

In November 2019, the Board of Supervisors approved a last-minute change to convert all LCFR career firefighters to a 24-hour shift schedule when adopting classification and compensation improvements for county employees.

Before I go further, let me be clear that I, as well as the volunteer community, cheered the increased pay and benefits for our career counterparts. Our working relationship with the career women and men on the front lines is strong.

But about that 24-hour shift directive…. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Loudoun County Department of Fire Rescue, and other County leadership did not introduce, discuss, or otherwise seek input on the significant change’s impact to the Combined System’s volunteers – who nearly outnumber career staff by 2:1 – with the defined governance structure codified in Ordinance Chapter 258.

The vote occurred without any apparent analysis of the impact to the volunteer contingent of the Combined Fire and Rescue System, including recruitment and retention of volunteers, ancillary costs to the system and taxpayers, or impact to the morale of your constituents who volunteer their time to serve the community.

Loudoun County Fire Rescue leadership communicated with career staff before, during and after the 24-hour directive, while communication with the volunteer leadership and membership has been insufficient. The System’s governance structure put in place by the Board of Supervisors has been ignored in this matter – a disturbing trend already seen in other system matters from changes to the Chain of Command, to forcing a LOSAP software system with “fundamental product, process, and support flaws” on to the Volunteers despite vigorous protest from Volunteer leadership within the System’s governance structure. This does not align with the ‘Teamwork – Integrity – Professionalism – Service’ values of the system.

The change to the shift schedule places at least 50 extra paid personnel on duty each night despite the fact that volunteers are already freely serving between 1800 – 0600 every night. LCFR leadership is still asking themselves, “where will these personnel be assigned/how will they be utilized?”

As such, we, as both taxpayers and Volunteers are concerned that Career firefighters may be staffed at volunteer-staffed stations at night, even though there will be volunteers already on duty – Ashburn alone has a minimum of 14 volunteers on duty nightly across two stations and often over 20 firefighters and EMTs per shift. This decision could waste taxpayer dollars by paying for these extra career firefighters to sleep – to the tune of around $5m per year – while volunteers are already providing essential, front-line coverage to our neighbors across Loudoun County.

Furthermore, Volunteer system members share the concern that the addition of career staff during volunteer shifts could also force volunteers to second-tier or supplemental staffing, thus eliminating the value we provide to the community. This is a waste considering that volunteers are certified at the same local, state and national levels as our career counterparts.

This change in staffing may cause many volunteers to reconsider the time they invest as their status in the system, their ability to directly serve our neighbors, and the number of calls they can respond to (which is essential for maintaining skills) are eroded by this change. Such changes to career staffing models in neighboring combination fire rescue systems (Fairfax, Prince Georges, Prince William, and Montgomery County) have led to the loss of their volunteers.

What happens if we lose our volunteers?

A reduction or loss of the volunteer contingent of the Combined System may effectively eliminate emergency/surge staffing capabilities within the System by displacing highly trained volunteers who live and work in Loudoun County, and instead relying only on daily career staffing and the availability of the 74% of career firefighters who reside outside of the County (as far away as Sherburne, NY and Virginia Beach) to respond in times of local, regional or national crisis.

We lose diversity within Fire Rescue. Because our volunteers are our neighbors and your constituents, our diversity and inclusion is far greater than what the County has been able to achieve in career Fire Rescue hiring.

Taxpayers pay more – hundreds of dollars more per year in property taxes for the average Ashburn homeowner – if the value of the volunteers is needlessly lost.

We lose community. We believe that when neighbors help neighbors, our community becomes stronger, safer, more inclusive, more… home.

What do we want?

Volunteers do not want simple lip-service thanking us for our service. We want to serve. In our community. We want to lead. In our community.

We ask that the Board of Supervisors instruct the System Chief to build a workgroup of volunteers and career staff to benchmark successful combined staffing practices of other jurisdictions, and to analyze the potential impacts of those practices against the volunteer aspect of our Combination System, and report back to the Board in 120 days.

We also ask that the Board of Supervisors direct the County Administrator and System Fire Chief to delay the implementation of 24-hour staffing until such report is rendered and the governance structure defined in Ordinance 258 has agreed upon appropriate implementation of system changes.

Finally, we ask that the Board direct the County Administrator and the System Fire Chief to immediately study, identify, and implement methods and programs of growing and strengthening the volunteer component of our Combined Fire Rescue System with the collaborative input of the Combined System’s governance structure.

The return on investment and many benefits offered by the volunteers in Loudoun County are too great to ignore and too valuable to let slip quietly away.

Thank you for your attention. I’m happy to answer any questions that you might have at this time.”

#AVFRD #volunteerfireandrescue #fireandrescue #volunteerfirefighter #volunteerEMT #neighborshelpingneighbors #community #extendedfamily #supportourvolunteers

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Troop 58 will be collecting food for Loudoun Hunger Relief tomorrow and Saturday! Please consider donating if you are able.
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When you're done with voting head over to Chin-Chin Cafe! 🥡 Order lunch OR dinner for carry out or delivery (unfortunately the dining room is not open) and 20% of your bill will be donated back to Dominion Trail Elementary! **New this year: If you're ordering online, when you check out there is a button that says [fundraising]. Click on it and please type 'Dominion Trail' in the comment box. Thank you!! 😊
Happy Halloween from Bristow Circle 😈
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We repainted our front door and shutters but initially bought the wrong blue. This is a Ashburn Village HOA approved color (Turkish Tile). 2 cans FREE! Contact Melody Hall Visser or [email protected] to pick up
Is your community hosting a Trunk or Treat or are you hosting a Halloween Party? Let Texas Roadhouse, Ashburn provide you with candy and free kids’ meal coupons! Please reach out to Cyndee at (703) 333-0909 or [email protected] to request yours today!
End of summer wildflowers. Beech lake. 😊
I found some keys on the footpath between Pavilion Lake & the Blvd this morning around 8:00am & dropped them off in the lock box at the HOA. If you know anyone who might have lost them, please let them know.
Lost parakeet spotted in my backyard today. Located at Cool Fern Square in Ashburn village. It wouldn’t come to me when called and it’s very high up in a tree. Hopefully this pet finds it’s owner!
The Ashburn Elementary Shoe Drive is ON and we would love to take those shoes off your hands! Drop off outside of the front and back entrances of the school now through October 17. Thank you for supporting your community!