Local dancer Chelsea Cushing Dances as “Candy” on Netflix’s Dance Monsters. Who knew, as they watched the Netflix hit series Dance Monsters, that one of our local dancers was masquerading before the judges. Chelsea Cushing, a resident of Great Falls, Virginia, was one of the 2022 cast members of the popular show, disguised as the […]

Helping Haitian Angels

It was a chance meeting between Patsy Norton and the beautiful children of Haiti that opened her heart and forged a new passion in Helping Haitian Angels (HHA). The Christian non-profit organization was founded by Bill & Debbie Harvey in 2008 following a biblical directive to rescue vulnerable children through family-style loving care and sustainable […]

Maura Deegan Competes for Miss District of Columbia USA 2022

Founder of database, 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 […]