PERSONALITIES

Maura Deegan Competes for Miss District of Columbia USA 2022

Founder of database MyHooha.org, Maura Deegan helps trauma survivors, those who have undergone physical, mental, or emotional experiences, find trauma -informed gynecologists and better women’s healthcare. This June she will hit the stage and compete for Miss District of Columbia USA 2022 in hopes of going on to Miss USA later this year.  The journey […]

The Down Syndrome Trailblazers

A World Down Syndrome Day Exclusive By Eugene Tossany, Author of The Down Syndrome Superhero series Our society has come a long way since the 1950’s, when Down Syndrome (DS) individuals were categorized as non-functioning mongoloids and locked up in institutions. In retrospect, the children who were brought up in an often-cold environment are today’s adults […]

In case you haven’t noticed, there are a few exceptional teens who are taking the world of entertainment—and the internet—by storm.  One of them is a 14-year old, hometown Reston girl, Sissy Sheridan.  Not content to just work on further expanding her impressive resume of stage and screen credits, Sissy is also cultivating an active […]

Former Olympic Ice Skater Michael Weiss On January 5, 2018, local resident and former Olympic skater Michael Weiss, 41, was elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, accepting his award in a ceremony at the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, California, surrounded by friends and family. “When I was […]

Master Chef Rich Rosendale delights local residents with his internationally-acclaimed culinary talents. We are lucky enough to have in our midst renowned Master Chef Richard “Rich” Rosendale. As proprietor of Leesburg restaurant Roots 657, Chef Rich is bringing his culinary skills home. One of America’s most award-winning chefs—and one of only 70 Certified Master Chefs […]

Animal Communication Counselor Holli Shan Gives Your Pets a Voice When Holli Shan first told me she was a pet communicator through her business Compassionate Animal Communication, I was intrigued. “Like a pet whisperer?” I asked. After all, the only familiarity I had with such was from the 1998 movie “The Horse Whisperer” with Robert […]

And why we admire them so much Moms do everything for us. Their children are the reason they smile during nine not-too-comfortable months, and why they still smile after a painful delivery. Even for those moms who may not have gotten pregnant in their bodies, they did in their hearts, and their children were delivered […]

Robert Gouldie

“It was the job that brought me here, but it’s the sense of community that kept me here” Originally from Massachusetts, Robert Goudie moved to Reston from New York City in 1998 for job purposes. Being a general counsel for an international high tech company based in Europe, he purchased a townhouse at the West […]