This site has existed in one form or another going back to 2006. My name is Dave Scarangella, I live in Ashburn and I started it back then because I love sports and I like to write. Computers and website technology have always intrigued me, so while folks like mythical creature Leroy Jethro Gibbs on NCIS is always in his basement building a better boat, I’m generally back in my office watching sports and figuring out how to write a better website.
I spent 10 years of my life as a sportswriter, and the next 30 in the world of sales and marketing (I also own a company called DDA Marketing). I believe writers should write as much as they can to stay sharp, but often don’t have a place to display their ideas. That’s really the purpose of the site, as I write about sports, food, life, my family, and anything that interests me. Sometimes what I say interests others and we get a lot of traffic. But getting a lot of hits, traffic, ads or subscribers has never been my goal. It’s been about having fun, offering a perspective, and maybe doing something that leads to a good conversation with someone else.
This iteration of the site has more features packed into it (my version of building a better boat), and there are several more built into the framework that I may launch as I have time to work on them. It has windows built into it to run ads (how cool would it be if I could run a bunch of ads for charities or great organizations in Ashburn for free?) it has the capabilities for a subscriber area (how cool would it be to have a bunch of people chip in a few bucks to read stories and that money could be used to help somebody?) and it has the capabilities for forums (how cool would it be to be able to have Twitter-like or Facebook-like conversations without the 800 political comments?). It does polls, newsletters, and bunch of other things.
If you like what you read, the comments are open to everyone. Links to the social media accounts I’m on are in the upper right-hand corner of the site. The email is in the footer. I don’t do politics online. My favorite sports teams always break my heart. I love to see the good in people. And I love being part of the Ashburn community.
So if any of this sounds interesting, please join us….