Saturday, December 18, 2010

2010, Oh what a year!


Well, it has been an amazing year in Brambleton -- so much so we decided to make a little video that we hope you will enjoy, be sure to catch the end!

From a resident home video that went viral, filming of the Capital One Commercials & Undercover Boss at Johnny Rockets, Loudoun's first ever flashmob and so much more, it all happened here @ Brambleton. B_here@Brambleton!


Happy Holidays from Brambleton!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

December Update - Central Bark Opens @ Brambleton!


Briar Woods Falcons win State Championship
"It feels good to be the No. 1 team in Ashburn right now ... and the No. 1 team in the state," said Briar Woods football coach Charlie Pierce. An amazing year for our Briar Woods Falcons - B_what, B_woods, B_champions! In addition to football, Briar Woods Cheer team repeated as State Champions in November, read more here http://is.gd/iYnjd.
View video from the Briar Woods Postgame here http://is.gd/iYp6W
View the rest of the story here http://goo.gl/pjZmY

Brambleton sponsors New Year’s Eve Charity Run
Ringing in Hope, Walk, Run & Fun, features a certified 10K course for serious runners, and a sanctioned 3K run and 1K walk. Individuals as well as teams are welcomed. The races and walk will kick off at 3:30pm; registration begins at 1:30pm! Supporting local charities, Brambleton's first Ringing in Hope event will benefit 1st Choice Women's Health Center (Lifeline), The Brain Foundation, Joshua's Hands, La Voz of Loudoun, Loudoun Habitat for Humanity, and MADD. Registration & more information here http://is.gd/gkLPQ

Santa & Rudolph make an appearance in Brambleton
Here are some pictures from our Holiday Open House at the Community Center! It was a packed out - the decorations were beautiful and the event was a big success thanks to the Brambleton Activities Committee and Armstrong Management! Flickr Public Album http://goo.gl/DZXOQ

Pulte Homes Opens New Townhome Models
Pulte Homes opens their brand new townhome models with a Grand Opening planned for early 2011! Contact Mike or Lien for more information at 703.327.9090 or go to our website http://www.brambleton.com/homesales. We took some photos, so check them out here http://is.gd/iYiNX

“Central Bark” Opens
Brambleton’s dog park opens for residents and their four-legged furry best friends! View more pictures here http://is.gd/iBUIR

Brambleton’s 2011 New Resident Handbook
Please note that you can now view Brambleton’s 2011 New Resident Handbook at our online Library here http://www.issuu.com/brambleton. All our links can be found on our website too http://www.brambleton.com.

Jingle Bell Run Raises Money for Local School
The Brambleton Group wishes to thank everyone who participated in the 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Run & Holiday Event on November 27th, which helped raise money for Creighton's Corner Elementary School's Playground Fund.

Through generous sponsorships and participation of the many families who attended the event, nearly $4,000 was raised for Creighton's playground fund! A huge THANK YOU is extended to our builders and Town Center tenants who donated generously: Beazer Homes, Camberley Homes, Miller & Smith, Pulte Homes, Van Metre Homes,Winchester Homes, Broadlands Family Practice and Sport & Health Club.

View more pictures here http://goo.gl/rGrIR
View full story here http://goo.gl/Ry3zv.

Dulles Metro December Update
Aerial Track Construction Dominates the Skies Along Route 123 - Dulles Metro December Construction Update http://goo.gl/oCguT

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jingle Bell Run Raises Money for Local School

The Brambleton Group wishes to thank everyone who participated in the 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Run & Holiday Event last Saturday, November 27th, which helped raise money for Creighton's Corner Elementary School's Playground Fund.

The Town Center was decked in holiday spirit as runners donned their jingle bells and took to the streets, while shoppers enjoyed old-fashioned horse and carriage rides around the plaza and holiday music from an enthusiastic DJ! The Welcome Center resembled a toy workshop with elves busy helping children with festive crafts and even glitter tattoos! Through generous sponsorships and participation of the many families who attended the event, nearly $4,000 was raised for Creighton's playground fund!


A huge THANK YOU is extended to our builders and Town Center tenants who donated generously: Beazer Homes, Camberley Homes, Miller & Smith, Pulte Homes, Van Metre Homes, Winchester Homes, Broadlands Family Practice and Sport & Health Club.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Holiday Treats and Healthy Teeth


This holiday season, Bloō Dental advises not to risk the health of your teeth.

"If you don't properly clean your teeth, the results might be cavities, gum disease and possible tooth loss," states Dr. Haress Rahim, director of Bloo Dental.

Teeth are covered with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Following a meal or snack, the bacteria release acids that attack tooth enamel. Repeated attacks can cause the enamel to break down, eventually resulting in cavities. Plaque that is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth can eventually harden into calculus or tartar.

"Too much snacking and poor dental care can increase the development of plaque and the likelihood of tooth decay," explains Dr. Rahim.

To avoid the risk of tooth decay, Dr. Rahim recommends:

  • Avoiding hard candy and sticky sweets that can get stuck to your teeth and stay in your mouth for a long time - providing a feeding ground for bacteria and production of plaque.
  • Consuming sweet treats with meals when the mouth releases more saliva to help neutralize acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles.
  • Eating more healthy snakes such as fruit, nuts and low-fat cheese.
  • Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Cleaning between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner.
  • Eating a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
  • Visiting your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
  • Asking your dentist about dental sealants, a protective plastic coating that can be applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay often starts.
To schedule an appointment with Bloō Dental, call (703) 327-5533. Additional information about the practice is also available at www.bloo-dental.com.

B_here this Holiday Season at the BTC

The Brambleton Town Center is getting into the spirit of giving by hosting two charity races this holiday season! Plan now to B_here for the FESTIVE FUN while supporting a good cause!

Saturday, November 27th – 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Run, 1:30 PM: This family friendly run benefits the Creighton’s Corner Elementary School (CCES) Playground Fund. After the run enjoy children's crafts, glitter tattoos, raffles, holiday music, horse-drawn carriage rides and the lighting of the community Christmas tree and Menorah at 4:30 PM. http://goo.gl/cYUUZ

Friday, December 31st – Ringing in Hope 10K/3K Race, 1K Walk, 1 PM: Spend New Year’s Eve Ringing in Hope with both a 10K and 3K race and 1K walk. The run/walk begins at 3:30 PM; however, starting as early as 1 PM, enjoy family-friendly activities, special prizes, giveaways and a silent auction. http://goo.gl/6tlO2

While you’re here, be sure to enter the Spirit of Giving sweepstakes for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree to the Brambleton Town Center plus a matching $1,000 donation to the local school of your choice! Look for this flier http://goo.gl/xO8kD

B_giving, B_active, B_social or B_festive.
You just gotta’ B_here@Brambleton!


Brambleton's events can be found at www.brambleton.com/towncenter, scroll to Upcoming Events or on facebook www.facebook.com/brambletonview, click the Events tab.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Choosing Art

After months and months of choosing the right fabric and furniture, placing the entertainment center in the right corner and choosing the perfect chaise, you’ve finally completed designing your dream home. Only one problem, the walls are bare.

If you’re an artist, choosing art for your home is easy, but since most of us are not, this can prove to be difficult. Here are a few tips on making sure that choosing the art on your walls turns out to be a masterpiece more than a mess-terpiece.

Discover Your Personal Style

Many of us have never thought about what our personal art style is. Some homes have a classical feel while others prefer a modern look; it’s important to find what you like. One idea is to take a few hours and treat yourself to an afternoon at a museum that incorporates all art styles. Chances are, you’ll find a piece or an artist that you like and the museum gift shop is a great place to find prints that you can have framed. Buying prints are a great way to incorporate great works of art into your living space and finding the right frame can pull a room together.

Don’t Be Afraid of Color

Chances are, when you’ve redesigned your apartment or condo, you kept your walls white or a similar shade, meaning your artwork will add color to any room. Don’t be afraid to experiment with color. Whether it’s a creating your own do-it-yourself piece or splashing an accent wall, color can instantly brighten up a room or make a smaller room look larger.

Relocation is Key!

So you’ve found your perfect piece of art but it just doesn’t look right on the wall you’ve chosen. It’s okay to move your pieces around. What doesn’t look right in your living room might be perfect in the dining room, switch it up! The lighting in your home will most likely vary from room to room, making each piece look different.

Bringing artwork into a home can be a tedious project if you don’t know where to start. So take a good friend and a camera and start walking around, you never know where you’ll find your signature piece!

Brambleton provides a unique community for new homes in Northern Virginia; from skillfully mastered layouts to carefully chosen real estate, you’ll be home at Brambleton.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Brambleton embraces the Spirit of Giving

In support of local schools, the Brambleton Town Center is working in conjunction with its merchants and the community to again launch the Spirit of Giving program and Jingle Bell Family Run.

Each time a visitor shops at the Brambleton Town Center from Nov. 16 to Dec. 8, they can enter to win a $1,000 shopping spree plus a matching $1,000 donation to a local school of the winner's choice. Each Brambleton merchant has entry forms. There is no limit on the number of times a shopper can enter the contest. (Pictured here is Dr. Haress Rahim from Bloo Dental presenting Mr. Rob Duckworth, the Principal at Legacy Elementary, with last year's $1,000 donation)

The popular Jingle Bell Family Run is Saturday, November 27, at 1:30 p.m., starting at Brambleton's Town Center. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit the Creighton's Corner Elementary School's playground fund. Family-oriented activities on November 27 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. include a DJ, holiday music, children's crafts, door prizes, and horse-drawn carriage rides. All activities will be at the Town Center, including the 5 p.m. lighting of the community tree and Menorah.

Registration forms for the Jingle Bell Run and further details are available at the Brambleton Welcome Center (703-542-2925), or at brambleton.com/towncenter under the heading “Upcoming Events.”

About Brambleton:
More than 2,000 families now call Brambleton home while enjoying a wide variety of housing options available throughout this emerging new community, an award-winning, master-planned residential and retail development in the Dulles area of southeastern Loudoun. To learn more about the Brambleton community visit www.brambleton.com or call 703-542-2925. Brambleton is a development of Soave Enterprises, L.L.C., www.soave.com. Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony L. Soave. It provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, beer distribution, scrap metal, industrial services and transportation industries, among others.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Brambleton's November Update - B_festive@Brambleton!


Jingle Bell Family Fun Run/Walk
Kick off the holiday season at the 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Run on Saturday, November 27th beginning at 1:30 pm. After the race, stick around for an afternoon of family entertainment including a DJ & holiday music, children’s crafts, horse-drawn carriage rides, glitter tattoos, and the lighting of the Christmas tree and Menorah at 5pm. Register today, just pick up a form at the Brambleton Welcome Center or print out at home online at www.brambleton.com/towncenter under the heading “Upcoming Events.” Proceeds from the event benefit Creighton’s Corner Elementary School’s Playground Fund. View pictures from last year’s event http://goo.gl/nz0QA B_festive@Brambleton!

Brambleton sponsors New Year’s Eve Charity Run
Ringing in Hope, Walk, Run & Fun, features a certified 10K course for serious runners, and a sanctioned 3K run and 1K walk. Individuals as well as teams are welcomed. The races and walk will kick off at 3:30 p.m., registration begins at 1:30pm! Supporting local charities, Brambleton's first Ringing in Hope event will benefit 1st Choice Women's Health Center (Lifeline), The Brain Foundation, Joshua's Hands, La Voz of Loudoun, Loudoun Habitat for Humanity, and MADD. Registration & more information here http://is.gd/gkLPQ B_charitable@Brambleton!

Spirit of Giving Campaign
Once again this holiday season, the Brambleton Town Center merchants will launch the “Spirit of Giving” program in support of Loudoun County schools. Each time you shop at the Brambleton Town Center from Nov. 16 to Dec. 8, enter to win both a $1,000 shopping spree for yourself AND a matching $1,000 donation to a local school of your choice. Each Brambleton merchant will have entry forms at their location within the Town Center. There is no limit on the number of times you can enter the contest. B_giving@Brambleton!

Brambleton wins Community of the Year again!
The movers and shakers of the Washington, D.C. region's new home building industry gathered in Fairfax, Virginia on October 21st for the 2010 Great American Living Awards (GALA) award show, which celebrates excellence in new home marketing, design, architecture, and sales. The Brambleton Group was honored with three separate awards: Community of the Year for the 5th time, Best Sales Office and Online Advertising Campaign. View more pictures here http://is.gd/gcGVx and our Press Release here http://goo.gl/UI5dO B_winning@Brambleton!

Brambleton’s Distinguished Community Service award Winners
The Brambleton Community Association held their Annual meeting on Tuesday, November 9th, at Legacy Elementary where they gave a State of the Community update, 2011 highlights, presented Distinguished Community Service awards and announced the newly elected Board member. Meeting Recap notes here: http://goo.gl/dtphs B_volunteering@Brambleton!

Noble Pointe Collection by Miller & Smith
Miller & Smith has made a lot of progress on their exclusive Noble Pointe Collection. Please note that the temporary Sales Office is now located at the Brambleton Welcome Center (42395 Ryan Road, Suite 100, Brambleton, VA 20148)! Please contact Alex for more information 703.327.1741. Take a sneak peek on the inside here http://goo.gl/nOvTH
http://www.brambleton.com/homesales B_home@brambleton!

Pulte Townhomes nearing completion
Pulte’s Townhome models are nearing completion and are expected to open in the first part of December. Their second single family model home, the Heritage, is also anticipated to be completed by then too. http://www.brambleton.com/homesales B_home@Brambleton!

The BTC’s Annual Trick or Treat a big hit!
The Brambleton Town Center hosted a Trick or Treat event on Saturday, October 30th which ended up being a great test run for Halloween night the next day. There were fortunes being told at Blue Ridge Grill and a balloon artist that created pieces of art for the trick or treaters to take with them. Throughout the day the visitors commented on how much they enjoyed this event and how nice it was that Brambleton was a pet friendly community. View more pictures here http://is.gd/guGzo B_here@Brambleton!

The Brambleton Welcome Center Photo Contest
Brambleton held a Best Dressed Dog photo and Best Trick or Treat photo on facebook. There was a hotdog, a lobster, a pirate, a cupcake, and more, you can check out the best dressed dog finalists here http://is.gd/guJrM - pictured here is of the Grand Prize winner, Maggie as a cupcake along with her bucket! For our Best Trick or Treat photo contest, the littliest Redskins fan won with the coke six pack a close runner up – check out all the pictures here, a must see http://goo.gl/SUS0t B_dressedup@Brambleton!

B_spooky @ Brambleton & “Fall” in love with Brambleton
Brambletonians dress up their homes a little scarier in October for Halloween but also decorate them for fall - view the pictures here http://is.gd/gp7bw. You can also “Fall” in love with Brambleton by checking out these beautiful fall pictures taken also in Brambleton in October http://is.gd/g8HM2. B_here@Brambleton!

One beautiful Sunday afternoon in Brambleton
A few photos from a sunny Sunday afternoon in Brambleton of Geocachers, chipmunks, Flag football in Legacy Park, Acorn Park (named by the kids that live close to it), and front entrance family portrait pictures & much more! View more pictures here http://is.gd/g8B8E B_exploring@Brambleton!

Latest Development Pictures
Here are the latest development pictures, including a sneak peek into the three new Miller & Smith’s Noble Pointe Collection models (dry wall) http://is.gd/ggqlq B_developing@Brambleton!

Meet Brambleton's Enterprising Retailer, Diane Fisher
“I love the community, it's a great neighborhood,” said Brambleton Town Center retailer Diane Fisher, who with her husband Dan, operates two retail shops at the master-planned development's bustling retail center. The couple opened Edible Arrangements in Brambleton three years ago. It is the only Loudoun franchise for this unique business that features highly creative, colorful—and delicious—fresh fruit arrangements and baskets. View more pictures here: http://goo.gl/9S0IJ or read more here: http://is.gd/gQfNm B_stylish@Brambleton!

New Tenant Dragon Yong-In Coming to the BTC
The Brambleton Town Center Associates is pleased to announce that Dragon Yong-In will be a new addition to the Brambleton Town Center Associates. Dragon Yong-In Martial Arts was founded by Grand Master Brian Kwan Hyoung Jo and Co-owner Director Jin Jo with the goal and intent of educating students in the art of Taekwondo and Hapkido. They founded their school in February of 1999 in Leesburg, Virginia. View more information here http://is.gd/fZ83d. Full list of BTC Tenants here http://www.brambleton.com/towncenter B_here@Brambleton!

Briar Woods Homecoming Parade – B_what, B_woods!
Brambleton hosted the Briar Woods Homecoming Parade again; their theme this year was “It’s Vegas Baby”. The Falcons have kicked off the year with a bang beginning with their win against Broad Run, which was by far the biggest win in their school history. Read more here http://is.gd/fKOTa. View more pictures here: http://goo.gl/aPEd. Video clips on Brambleton’s Youtube Channel: The Beginning: http://goo.gl/0ZBZ & The End: http://goo.gl/tkId

Dulles Metro November Update
Miners Complete Excavation for Outbound Tunnel - 'Holing Through' Hailed as Significant Milestone for Rail Project Construction. Miners excavating the tunnels that will carry Dulles Corridor Metrorail tracks from the Tysons Central 123 Station under the highest natural point in Fairfax County soon will complete the mining portion of the construction endeavors.
Read more here: http://is.gd/gWD2B

Brambleton's Distinguished Community Service Award Winners Announced at Annual Meeting


The Brambleton Community Association held their Annual meeting on Tuesday, November 9th, at Legacy Elementary where they gave a State of the Community update to attendees, handed out the Distinguished Community Service awards and announced the newly elected Board member.

2010 Milestones included:
  • Sport & Health opened with one adult free membership to each existing household;
  • Number of homes increased from 2,434 to 2,700;
  • New community website with mobile technology launched;
  • Recycling rate doubles as a result of larger toters and the Recycle Bank program;
  • More than 14,000 participants were involved in Brambleton events; and
  • More than 2,000 participated in Brambleton programs.
2011 Highlights include:
  • Assessments increased by only 1%;
  • Considering the installation of a 2-5 year old tot lot in Legacy Park & street lights,
  • Enhanced communications, social & print;
  • Section-by-section comprehensive maintenance inspections; and
  • A staff increase as Brambleton has doubled in size!
Brambleton presented Nikki McMahon and Lynn Brizzi each with a Distinguished Community Service Award for their hard work and dedication on the Activities Committee. Brambleton would not be the community it is today without wonderful residents who volunteer their time to make it an even better place to live.

The election results were also announced at the close of the meeting, the new resident Board member is Brambleton resident, Tom Gurganous.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Meet Brambleton's Enterprising Retailer, Diane Fisher

“I love the community, it's a great neighborhood,” said Brambleton Town Center retailer Diane Fisher, who with her husband Dan, operates two retail shops at the master-planned development's bustling retail center.

The couple opened Edible Arrangements in Brambleton three years ago. It is the only Loudoun franchise for this unique business that features highly creative, colorful—and delicious—fresh fruit arrangements and baskets. The Fishers own the business with co-owner, Anh Do Quy, and Dan manages the store. Serving customers seven days a week, Edible Arrangements takes to the road with corporate and residential deliveries, as well as serving customers with its delicious fresh orders at churches and schools.

The success of their first venture spurred on Diane Fisher's next business venture in Brambleton's Town Center. This past summer, she took the major step of relocating her Eclips Salon and Day Spa from Ashburn to a large and attractively decorated corner location at the retail center across from Harris Teeter. In January, Fisher will relocate her Eclips Kids salon to Brambleton as well. In addition to stylish cuts, the salon will feature movies, hair products and accessories designed for children.

“This is a good location for us,” Fisher said, noting the ongoing activity and busy foot traffic that Brambleton has created at its thriving town center.

The entrepreneurial retailer has been involved in management and ownership of salons for years. Fisher, a Purcellville resident, is well-versed in what it takes to keep a salon thriving, her staff happy in their jobs, and clients returning for cuts, a wide variety of hair treatments, and visits to Eclips' two spacious and well-appointed spa rooms.

At the Nov. 5 Eclips grand opening in Brambleton, she kept an eye on the trendy hair fashion show staged by her stylists and their models while booking a walk-in client's appointment at the front counter. General manager Cindy Dean stepped in to help arrange the appointment. Fisher glanced over at her son, Adrian Dillenseger, Eclips' chief financial officer, and her daughter-in-law, Stephanie Dillenseger, the shop's manager. “I keep saying I'm going to take time off soon,” she said, flashing a smile.


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Brambleton is a development of Soave Enterprises, L.L.C., www.soave.com. Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony L. Soave. Soave Enterprises provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, beer distribution, scrap metal, industrial services and transportation industries, among others. Recently, Forbes Magazine ranked Soave Enterprises as the 251st largest privately held company in the United States.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Annual Trick or Treat at the Brambleton Town Center has best turnout to date!


The Brambleton Town Center hosted a Trick or Treat event on Saturday, October 30th which ended up being a great test run for Halloween night the next day. There were fortunes being told at Blue Ridge Grill and a balloon artist that created pieces of art for the trick or treaters to take with them.

The Brambleton Welcome Center also held a Best Dressed Dog Contest on facebook. There was a hotdog, a lobster, a pirate, a cupcake, and more, you can check out all the finalists here http://is.gd/guJrM - pictured here is of the Grand Prize winner, Maggie as a cupcake along with her bucket!

Throughout the day the visitors commented on how much they enjoyed this event and how nice it was that Brambleton was a pet friendly community. Please view all the great pictures from the event here http://is.gd/guGzo

The BTC tenants look forward to another fun Trick or Treat event next year @Brambleton! #B_here

Over 3,000 Attend Brambleton's Fall Festival


With over 3000 attendees, the Brambleton Fall Festival is the biggest festival in the community to date. And as the community continues to grow each year, the festival will naturally follow suit, offering even bigger and better entertainment options for the whole family to enjoy. More carnival rides and climbing apparatuses were added this year to appeal to the older kids. At the same time, there were plenty of things for the younger ones to enjoy like the pirate ship, dragon ride, and inflatables.

The Step Sisters ran the spooky train ride through Legacy Park, enlisting some Briar Woods High School students to help run around the park in scary costumes while the train passed by. Along Brambleton Plaza, Marketplace vendors set up shop, selling jewelry, cupcakes, childrens' wear, and other various services. Sponsors Majest Martial Arts set up a demo, allowing children to break wooden boards and C3 Cyber Club set up popular Wii and Xbox360 games. Brambleton tenant, Misguided Angels, lured the crowd with their shoe blowout sidewalk sale, and the very first Brambleton Geocache event was held during the festival.

The food vendors were pleased with the event, some even running out of food by the end of the day. As the vendors began shutting down, the remaining attendees were lured to the beer garden as rock cover band, Road Soda, played into the night.

A special thanks to all our sponsors, event chairs Maribeth Linmore and Lynn Brizzi and numerous resident volunteers for their support in the Fall Festival's success!

Monday, November 1, 2010

B_Here for Festive Fun @ the BTC!


Kick off the holiday season with your family and friends at the Brambleton Town Center on Saturday, November 27th. B_Here at 1:30 PM for the 2nd annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk which benefits the Creighton’s Corner Elementary School (CCES) Playground Fund.

Registration information is available in the Brambleton Welcome Center or at the event listing on www.brambleton.com/towncenter, under the heading “Upcoming Events” or on our Library here http://is.gd/gD78q. The first 200 children (12 and under) to register will receive jingle bell bracelets and the first 200 families will get a t-shirt which was designed by Kristine Howes, a 3rd grade student at Creighton’s Corner Elementary School!

Each family’s Jingle Bell registration fee covers the afternoon entertainment, including children's crafts in the Welcome Center, glitter tattoos, holiday music and the lighting of the community Christmas tree and Menorah at 5 PM. The CCES PTA will charge $1 per person for the horse-drawn carriage rides around the Town Center Plaza from 2-6 PM. For more information call 703-542-2925.

B_Here for Festive Fun
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Friday, October 29, 2010

BTC Weekly News - Trick or Treat, A Halloween Bash, Spooky store cakes & more!


Trick-or-Treat Tomorrow! - Bring your little ghosts and goblins over to the Brambleton Town Center for free trick-or-treating tomorrow, October 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Participating BTC merchants will be handing out bags, candy and other goodies to all children in their Halloween costumes. If you are dressing up your dog too, please bring them to the Brambleton Welcome Center - the best dressed will win a BTC gift certificate! B_spooky @ Brambleton!

Creighton's Corner Dine & Shop - Nov 4th- Shop for a worthy cause at the Brambleton Town Center on Thursday, November 4th. Just mention Creighton's Corner Elementary School when you shop or dine with the participating vendors and a percentage of your sale will be donated to the school's Playground Fund. Participating vendors include Asian Spice Café, Cold Stone Creamery, Froots, Go Bananas, Johnny Rockets, Misguided Angels, My Thai Place, Nick's Corner Grill & Scotto's Rigatoni Grill.
Click here to fiew the flier!

Edibles Incredible Desserts - Spooky store cakes and cupcakes are divine and discounted 18% for a Happy Halloween. Sign up for kids and girls parties! We create the party, supply the ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, cookies and clean up the mess. Call us at 703-722-2992 or 703-437-3008 to schedule your special date! Check out over 34 different flavors of ginormous and delicious cupcakes. You will be ecstatic! Have a Happy Halloween and a Festive Fall!

Nick's Corner Grill's 4th Annual Halloween Bash is Friday, October 29 @ 10:00 p.m.! Cash prizes for most original and best couple costumes! D.J. and specials all night! 21 & over. Happy Halloween!

Bloo Dental - Check out our new website
www.bloo-dental.com. You can now learn more about the practice, meet the doctor, learn what the 'bloo' means in bloo dental, or simply request an appointment on our site.

Loudoun Medical Aesthetics if offering a special for first-time botox clients. Improve your wrinkles before the holidays. Get your first 20 units of botox for $199 when you book by Wednesday, November 3rd for Saturday, November 6th. This is a $100 savings! To book, send an email to info@loudounmedicalaesthetics.com.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Brambleton Named Community of the Year for the Fifth Time!


Brambleton Captures Prestigious GALA Honor
(pictured to the right is Kim Adams, Marketing Director and Steve Schulte, Vice President of the Brambleton Group)

The southeastern Loudoun community of Brambleton recently took top honors at the prestigious Great American Living Awards (GALA) when the master-planned development won the Planned Community of the Year award for the fifth consecutive year, as well as two other awards.

Judges look for special features, land planning and landscape, amenities and open space, and may look at marketing components, in arriving at a decision on the winner for the highest honor of this annual competition.

Brambleton also captured the Best Sales Office Award for the design of its Builder Showcase and Welcome Center, which features its home builders and interactive displays of community living. An award of merit was also bestowed upon Brambleton, the nation's first verizon-enhanced fiber optic community, for its online advertising campaign by Delucchi Plus.

The annual recognition event for the building industry was held Oct. 21 in Fairfax and sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association, the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, and the Washington Metropolitan Sales & Marketing Council. Judged by a large panel of professionals in the industry, the GALA competition is considered the most prestigious residential design, sales, and marketing event of its type in the Washington, DC metro area.

The GALA honors are among numerous awards taken by Brambleton, which also earned the Excellence in Construction honors from the Metropolitan Washington and Virginia Chapters of the Associated Builders and Contractors, the MAME awards (Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence) and the PLANET tribute for comprehensive landscape design.

Brambleton is a development of Soave Enterprises, L.L.C., www.soave.com. Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony L. Soave. Soave Enterprises provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, beer distribution, scrap metal, industrial services and transportation industries, among others. Recently, Forbes Magazine ranked Soave Enterprises as the 251st largest privately held company in the United States.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Brambleton Sponsors New Year's Eve Charity Run


The award-winning, southeastern Loudoun community of Brambleton, which is rapidly gaining recognition for its family oriented activities and charitable good works, is hosting a new event for all ages on the afternoon of Dec. 31, New Year's Eve. Promoting fitness and good health, this special race/walk also benefits area charities.

Ringing in Hope, Walk, Run & Fun, features a certified 10K course for serious runners, and a sanctioned 3K run and 1K walk. Individuals as well as teams are welcomed. The races and walk will kick off at 3:30 p.m., registration begins at 1:30pm!

Staged at the Brambleton Town Center, the event will include family friendly activities, special prizes, give-aways, and a silent auction beginning at 1 p.m. Ringing in Hope also provides opportunities for various types of sponsorships.

Supporting local charities, Brambleton's first Ringing in Hope event will benefit 1st Choice Women's Health Center (Lifeline), The Brain Foundation, Joshua's Hands, La Voz of Loudoun, Loudoun Habitat for Humanity, and MADD.

Volunteers are welcomed by the race organizers. Additional information, registration, and sponsor details, are available by viewing www.ringinginhope.com.

Monday, October 25, 2010

5 Tips for Home Furnishing on a Budget


Whether you’re looking to upgrade your living space or you’ve just purchased a new home, you might want to invest in some furniture and interior details to give your space some life and make it yours. And when we say “invest,” we don’t necessarily mean money. If you want to save your cash, or you just don’t have the budget, you can still make your home look good, but you will have to be patient and occupy some time doing a little research.

Let’s go through some tips to help you along the way:

Inspiration. Our first suggestion would be to get inspired and have a vision for your rooms ready. There are plenty sources of inspiration on the web these days for decorating your interior. Blogs with reader submissions of decorating and remodeling projects are really great, and Design*Sponge features these weekly. Another great source is Apartment Therapy, which has a plethora of stories and examples of decorating your home on a budget.

Prioritize. You don’t have to do everything at once. Plan out which rooms are really eating at you and tackle them first. If you don’t have the resources to do every room in a short span of time, make a priority list of rooms or furniture and go from there. Another aspect you should decide on is value. You might get a longer life out of a new piece that costs more rather than a bargain that’s already seen its fair share of days.

Actually set a budget. Don’t just set out with the intentions of spending the least amount of money. Set a budget and stick to it. This way you’ll know what you’ve allocated and what’s left of it. You may come in under your budget and decide to splurge a little, or you might have to cut back and prioritize further. Either way, budgeting is a fun way to see what you can do with a certain allotment.

Bargain hunting. Online or offline, there are plenty of sources for a bargain home decorator. Online, places like CraigsList, eBay and Freecycle offer a wide range of free or cheap options to give your home some character. Offline there are thrift stores, yard sales and furniture outlets. One positive feature of buying offline is that you can see what you’re really getting, but don’t let that limit you from discovering some great finds online as well.

Accessorize. Getting some new accessories to complement your home is a great way to give it a much needed facelift. Things like curtains, rugs, pillows, wall art, dishes or utensils – the possibilities really are endless. This could even include a fresh coat of paint or new pattern on your walls. Sometimes the little things go a long way.

Brambleton is a unique community in Northern Virginia that offers just that: community. Brambleton provides a town center for great entertainment, shopping and dining, as well as a welcoming environment for every resident to enjoy.

Friday, October 22, 2010

B_Spooky at Brambleton!


Trick-or-Treat -
Bring your little ghosts and goblins over to the Brambleton Town Center for free trick-or-treating on Saturday, October 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Participating BTC merchants will be handing out bags, candy and exclusive BTC goodies to all children in their Halloween costumes. If you are dressing up your dog too, please bring them to the Brambleton Welcome Center - the best dressed will win a BTC gift certificate! B_spooky @ Brambleton!

Halloween Bash Saturday, Oct. 30th @ Caliente - DJ & Costume Contest! Visit http://www.CalienteMexSea.com/events-specials. Also, don't forget every weekend, $.50 wings and $3 drafts while catching your favorite NCAA or NFL team on one of our 12 flat screen TV's!

The UPS Store will be selling the 2010 White House Christmas Ornaments this year. Our order has been placed, and of course, UPS will deliver our ornaments. They will be here in 10 days. Due to price increases we will be selling them for $22.95.

Time to Update Your Fall Wardrobe - Misguided Angels is offering 20% off of all fall shoes and boots! Sale runs from Friday 10/22 thru Sunday 10/24 only. Don't miss out!!

Bloo Dental - We would like to let everyone know of our new promotion. From now until the end of the year, Bloo dental will take 50% off the regular price of $465 for our take home whitening kit. This includes the custom whitening trays and the gel kit. Please call us at 703-327-5533 for more details or to make an appointment.

Blue Ridge Grill - Thank you for the great feedback on our decision to offer featured brunch items on Saturdays. Of course we still have our full brunch menu on Sundays and starting this weekend we will also offer the full brunch menu on Saturdays. Due to the many requests, we are excited to now offer brunch on Saturdays from 11:00 - 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 - 3:00 p.m. Your continued support is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you on the weekends for brunch!

Have a Spooky Good Time at Sport&Health - On October 27th, members and group exercise instructors: Come dressed in your best 80's workout gear! Kids can also trick-or-treat around the club at 10:00 a.m. and at 6:00 p.m. Wear your costume kids! Plus, vote for the best employee costume of the night! Another Bingo night is coming on November 13th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. followed by Parents Night Out (new price!) from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Contact the club for more information. 703-774-9500

From the GM of Sport&Health - I'd like to invite you to the first GM VIP party on Monday, October 25th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Food, refreshments, free 5-minute massages and a good time for all! It'll give me a great opportunity to meet you and learn what you think of our new club. Bring a non-member friend and receive a free gift; your friend will receive a special membership promotion. The event is available to the first 50 people to RSVP to jhall@sportandhealth.com. Please mention if you plan to bring a friend. Looking forward to seeing you!

Our 100% Natural Juice Bar inside the Sport & Health club is now open to the General Public! $1.00 off any large smoothie. Try our new "Guiltless Pumpkin Pie", rich in Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene and Potassium. Perfect pumpkin-pie-in-a-cup! Limited time only.

Grand Re-Opening at Eclips - Please join us on November 5th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. for our Grand Re-Opening Hair and Fashion Show. The Open House will feature a number of different hairstyles for the upcoming holiday and new year, along with raffles, salon tours, special offers, and of course, food and wine for all of our guests. Stay tuned to upcoming Friday Flashes for more details and a list of holiday vendors.

You just gotta B_here@Brambleton!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ways to Volunteer in Your Community

Whether you are new in town or looking for a local organization to become involved with, volunteering in your community is a great way to meet people in your neighborhood while making a difference. There are a number of different organizations that are always looking for help; the key is to find the best fit for you.

Here are some ideas on community volunteerism and how to get involved:

Youth Mentoring
With many parents working two full time jobs to make ends meet, more and more children are being placed in after school programs. Youth mentoring is a great way to give back to the community and give the youth of your neighborhood a safe place to learn and grow. Tasks can include reading to children, assisting them with their homework or simply lending an ear. If working with kids best suits you, be prepared to be asked for a back-ground check since most after school and youth-based programs require them.

Befriending the Elderly
Children aren’t the only group in your community who could use a friend. Nursing homes often enlist the help of outside volunteers to play games, watch TV, read, or simply sit and speak with their residents. Many of the residents of these communities don’t have family or friends in the vicinity so they long for the chance to connect with someone outside of the nursing home. A good place to start is to contact your local nursing home’s recreation department to determine if they have a need for help.

Helping Those Less Fortunate
Due to the current economic conditions in the U.S. the number of people in need of assistance is on the rise. Many Americans have lost their jobs, homes and families. There are a number of organizations around the country that are dedicated to getting people back on their feet and they are always in need of an extra pair of hands. From helping collect clothing, to cooking and delivering hot meals, there are a number of ways to lend your support.

Lift Someone’s Spirits
If you’ve ever spent an extended period of time in a hospital, you know how isolating it can be; trapped in bed day in and day out without much contact with the outside world. Spending an hour with someone in the hospital can brighten their day and alleviate their feelings of loneliness. If you are interested in donating some of your time at a local hospital, simply call them up and they can direct you to the correct department.

Once you’ve found the organization that works best for you, be realistic and don’t over commit. If you can only devote an hour a week, let them know. This way, everyone’s time is optimized and no one is left disappointed!

Purchasing your new home or condo in Brambleton will open the doors to a wide range of community activities at which volunteers are needed. Just contact the Brambleton Community Association to find out how you can contribute or Volunteer Loudoun. Brambleton is a master planned community located near Ashburn in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington, DC.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October Update - Brambleton adds a new BTC tenant & 5K Charity Event

The Grand Vistas now revealed by Miller & Smith - Miller & Smith revealed their exclusive Grand Vista Collection model homes on Saturday, September 25th. By 9:30 in the morning, prospects were already lined up to see them. For more information on these homes, please contact Kathy at 703.327.0736. B_inspired @Brambleton! View more pictures here http://is.gd/fsPH9

Noble Pointe Collection by Miller & Smith - Miller & Smith has made a lot of progress on their exclusive Noble Pointe Collection. These new models are anticipated to open next month! Please contact Alex for more information 703.327.1741. B_home @Brambleton! View more pictures here http://is.gd/f7sqH

Pulte Homes Grand Opening Event - Pulte Homes are adding color their Model Grand Opening Event on October 23rd from 12-3pm. RSVP to Kelly.chaney@pulte.com or hailey.helton@pulte.com or call 703.957.4553. View your Grand Opening Event Invitation here
http://is.gd/fZ74Z

Camberley Homes “Boulevard at Brambleton” Now Open for Sales - Camberley Homes is now open for sales, please come take a look at their state of the art interactive floorplan displays and find out why the Boulevard Townhomes will B the "talk of the town" at Brambleton! Contact Mike for more info 703.327.1182. B_inspired @Brambleton. ttp://www.brambleton.com/homesales

Van Metre Homes Brambleton Progressive Broker Lunch October 19th - Please join Van Metre Homes in Brambleton for a Progressive Lunch on October 19th. Van Metre is offering super deals for year end move-ins! Scratch & Win prizes. View your invitation here http://is.gd/fYKRO

Dogs Gone Wild - Brambleton residents often look forward to an event where their canines can have fun too. At our annual Doggone Wild Pool Party, many breeds of dogs came out to mingle and enjoy a dip into the pool before it’s drained for the winter. From the smallest Jack Russell Terrier to the biggest Great Dane, all dogs were welcome. Read more here http://is.gd/fTsGx

Brambleton’s Bride on 10.10.10 - The Brambleton Community Center was transformed into a beautiful wedding reception for a bride and groom who chose this auspicious day for their wedding day. As you can see, the residents can enjoy this beautiful amenity for many different occasions! B_romantic @Brambleton. View more pictures here http://is.gd/fVuhN

New Tenant Dragon Yong-In Coming to the BTC - The Brambleton Town Center Associates is pleased to announce that Dragon Yong-In will be a new addition to the Brambleton Town Center Associates. Dragon Yong-In Martial Arts was founded by Grand Master Brian Kwan Hyoung Jo and Co-owner Director Jin Jo with the goal and intent of educating students in the art of Taekwondo and Hapkido. They founded their school in February of 1999 in Leesburg, Virginia. B_active @Brambleton. View more information here http://is.gd/fZ83d. Full list of BTC Tenants here http://www.brambleton.com/towncenter

Capital One Bank Filming at Sport & Health -It appears that our Town Center is the location for making videos and commercials! Lights, Camera, Action! Filming for new print ads took place today for Capital One Bank at Sport & Health in Brambleton. These ads are to let people know they are a bank not just a credit card company. Sport & Health was their first large loan customer! "What's in your wallet?" B_filmed @Brambleton! View more pictures here http://is.gd/fVuTd

Brambleton’s 6th Annual Fall Fest Fun - Brambleton's 6th Annual Fall Festival had all the necessary ingredients for success Saturday—fantastic weather, lots of fun attractions and approximately 3,000 festival goers were ready and willing to have a good time. B_entertained @Brambleton! View more pictures here http://is.gd/fXAnZ

5K Charity Run New Year’s Eve Day - Brambleton will be hosting a 5K Charity Run on New Year’s Eve Day. Currently, the following are participating charities of Charity Cares and will have the opportunity to benefit from the proceeds of the run/walk: Loudoun Habitat for Humanity, Joshua's Hands, The Brain Foundation, Mother's Against Drunk Driving, La Voz, 1st Choice Women's Health Center, Loudoun Free Clinic. B_charitable @Brambleton! More details will be on our website www.brambleton.com/towncenter

Annual Neighborhood Campout - Legacy Park transformed into a camp ground for the Annual Neighborhood Campout. The weather was perfect for the huge group of campers and fun was had by all. B_outdoors @Brambleton! View more fun here http://is.gd/fiq0I

Get your Cache On” - Brambleton hosted Loudoun’s first ever Geocaching Event at the 6th Annual Fall Fest. It was fun seeing for the first time geocachers in Brambleton out looking for our hidden caches and introducing Brambleton to a whole new group of people. They especially enjoyed the event being tied in with the Fall Fest. B_first @Brambleton! View more pictures here http://is.gd/fXAnZ

Brambleton’s first ever Tweetup - Brambleton held their first ever Tweetup at the Welcome Center on October 9th - it was fun get to know some fellow tweeters who we now consider as our Tweeple. B_first @Brambleton! View more pictures here http://is.gd/fXAnZ

Misguided Angels is bringing Sexy Back to the BTC - The most anticipated opening of the year at the BTC happened Sunday, September 19th at 10am when Misguided Angels opened their doors for business. The new Fall Collection has arrived so be sure to check it out and B_sexy @ Brambleton! You can connect with Misguided Angels on facebook until their website is up and running so make sure you find them here http://is.gd/fifBW for their latest news. View more pictures here of Opening Day http://is.gd/fiaTm

Fast Starts, Stifling Defense Helps Falcons End Spartans 33-Game Winning Streak - "No question the biggest win in school history." The Briar Woods High School football team electrified a standing room home crowd Friday by scoring touchdowns on their first two possessions against two-time defending Division 4 state champion Broad Run and the Falcons rode that momentum and a stifling defense to a 20-13 victory that snapped the Spartans 33-game winning streak. B_what, B_woods, B_here @Brambleton! Read more here http://is.gd/fKOTa. Falcons are on a roll – Volleyball here http://goo.gl/OGhU & Cheer here http://is.gd/fZ4tp. Just in: T
he Washington Redskins select Briar Woods' Pierce as Coach of the Week! http://is.gd/fZchT

Loudoun Hounds Debut – www.loudounhounds.com. After months of public intrigue and rampant speculation, VIP Baseball dramatically unveiled the name, colors, logos and uniforms of Loudoun County's forthcoming professional baseball franchise at a well-attended media event Tuesday evening in Dulles. Read more here http://is.gd/fKLQP

Moving Dulles Metro Station could save $640M - Saving hundreds of millions of dollars could be just one stop away. As the preliminary engineering work on Phase 2 of the Metrorail line to Dulles reaches its final stage, officials have estimated how much could be saved by an alternative to the 2-mile tunnel underground at Dulles International Airport with an underground station. Read more here http://is.gd/fiu8G

Dulles Metro's October Newsletter - Aerial Rail Approaches I-495 in Tysons. Read more here http://is.gd/fKKue

September 2010 Residential Market Trends - "Expect job growth & a better lending environment in 2011, which will improve the overall housing market conditions" Dan Fulton of Fulton Research. Read more here http://is.gd/fqY0W

Coming soon! Look for our new Ad campaign this fall as we are rolling out new radio commercials that will tie in with our new BTC video commercials that will debut soon! You have to B_here @Brambleton. http://www.brambleton.com

Friday, October 1, 2010

Brambleton hosts Fall Festival, Geocaching Event & Tweetup!

Geocaching, tweetup, amusements, rides, karaoke, a petting zoo, pony rides, face-painting and live band music are among the many fun family activities coming to the Brambleton Town Center on Saturday, Oct. 9 during the community's Fall Festival sponsored by the Brambleton Homeowners Association and the Brambleton Group.

In case you're not familiar with Geocaching, this high-tech treasure hunting game uses GPS devices and now has an estimated four to five million enthusiasts of all ages all over the world. Based on the premise of locating hidden containers (geocaches) in your own community and then sharing your experiences electronically, participants find themselves on a treasure hunt utilizing latitude and longitude coordinates.

Besides a sense of fun and adventure, participants will need a GPS unit, or a Geocaching application on a smart phone (however a GPS is more accurate). Instructions for Brambleton's Geocaching event can be found on the Brambleton website, www.brambleton.com/towncenter or on the Geocaching site http://goo.gl/LunF.

Fall Festival activities for all ages begin at the Brambleton Town Center at 1 p.m. and last until the band, Road Soda, performs from 6 to 8 p.m. on the main stage. Amusements and rides, including the Step Sisters Spooky Train Ride in Legacy Park, will operate from 1 to 7 p.m. Additionally, Brambleton will sponsor their first ever Mashable Tweetup for their Twitter followers from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Brambleton Welcome Center (Brambleton Plaza & Regal Wood Drive).

Other highlights include the Sport & Health Olympics (ages 13 and up) from 2 to 4 p.m. and the Petting Zoo and pony rides from 3 to 7 p.m. A complete schedule will be available on the Brambleton website. For additional information, visit Brambleton's website, www.brambleton.com/towncenter, or call the Brambleton Welcome Center at 703-542-2925. For live updates, follow Brambleton on facebook and twitter!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Taylor Love's Pepsi Refresh Project Video

Abby Miller & Taylor Love filmed a second video at the BTC yesterday as they are hoping to win the $250,000 Pepsi Refresh challenge & are so close. Unfortunately Taylor Love has contracted a second cancer caused by the treatment of the first. They need your votes – text “102653” to #73774! http://is.gd/fw8xY

This was their first video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEmji0nwzck

Amateur video of the filming at the BTC can be viewed it here http://bit.ly/d3MHQz or you can view pictures here http://bit.ly/atjpvo.

Please VOTE!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Brambleton's Talk of the Town


Scotto's Rigatoni Grill - Receive 20% off minimum purchase of $5.00.

HairLoom Studio - Receive your choice of a FREE flat-iron or curl-iron when you purchase $60 or more in hair products. Receive a FREE deep conditioning treatment with any hair service.

InSight Eye Optique is having a Farewell to Summer Sunglass Sale! Choose from select styles of designer sunglasses at 40% OFF! This offer is only around for a limited time so take advantage of this chance to get a great pair of shades at a great price! Also, our Back to School Special is ending very soon! Now that the kids are settled back into school, don't forget to get their eyes examined! $99.00 Complete Pair of Kid's Glasses (include select frames and polycarbonate lenses. Offer expires 09/30/2010). For more information please stop by our office or call 703-962-1010.

UPS Store - Business card sale! 20% off any business card order made this week! We also do brochures, menus, logo design, special occasion banners and more! Please contact Erich to place your order. 703-957-4545

Sport&Health-

Abrakadoodle starts 9/27. Ages 3-5. Visit http://www.abrakadoodle.com/VA02/ for more information. Registration is at S&H.

Kinderdance starts 9/22. Ages 2 and 3-5. Visit http://www.kinderdance.com/uploads/towe.php for more information. Registration is at S&H.

Parents Night Out - 3rd Saturday of EVERY month. Members drop your 6-12 year old off while you enjoy an evening out. See the Kidz Klub for more information or to register!

Swim lessons are available for all ages. Contact Brittany Gano at bgano@sportandhealth.com for more information

Kids Basketball League starts 9/18. Ages 5-7, 8-9 and 10-12. Visit https://www.1on1basketball.com/dc/index.php?cPath=201_323_341_324&osCsid=n8b86umgspvutpu05776hq5bq5 for more information and to register.

Martial Arts - Ages 4-6, 7-13 and 14+. Kickboxing/MMA available too! Contact David Oakley for a free class! doakley@sportandhealth.com

Eclips Salon and Spa has a hair straightening solution for you! We offer a variety of straightening treatments to tame any mane. Each is different, all are luxurious, and one is right for you. Call today to make an appointment to learn more about our four options: Coppola Keratin Treatments, Brazilian Blowout, Japanese Straightening and Thermal Reconditioning. Our expert hairstylists are happy to provide a free consultation to help you decide which is right for you! 703-327-9408

Blue Ridge Grill - Our fantastic summer promotion is coming to an end. Our ½ Price Burgers will be available only 2 more Monday Nights. We invite you to come in and take advantage of this promotion for the last time this September 20 and 27. Call ahead to minimize your wait - just call us on your way here or up to 2 hrs ahead of your estimated arrival. 703-327-1047

Brambleton's September Update - Tweetups, Geocaching, Big Reveals, Grand Openings & National Tours


Camberley Homes “Boulevard at Brambleton” Grand Opening this Saturday - Camberley Homes is pleased to invite you to the opening of their innovative, new loft-inspired townhomes - the Boulevard at Brambleton, this Saturday & Sunday from 11am to 6pm at our information center - located in the Brambleton Town Center next to Sport and Health (22895 Brambleton Plaza). Come take a look at our state of the art interactive floorplan displays and find out why the Boulevard Townhomes will be the "talk of the town" at Brambleton! Contact Mike for more info 703.327.1182. More pictures here: http://is.gd/f66XQ

The BIG REVEAL of Miller & Smith’s new Grand Vista Townhomes is Saturday, September 25th at 11am--please text BIGREVEAL to 99699 to register and receive a FREE high tech wiring package when you buy! http://is.gd/fflFN

Pulte Homes new “Allegheny” Model Opening Saturday - The new Emerald Ridge at Brambleton. Pulte single family home model will be opening Saturday! For more information on these homes, please contact Kelly at 703.957.4553. View pictures here http://is.gd/f7mRI

Pulte Homes “The Overlook” coming long, view pictures here http://is.gd/faI79

Brand New Braxton Model by Stanley Martin Now Open - The new Braxton Model is now open – contact Amber for more information at 703.722.2400. View pictures here http://is.gd/fflQ0

Miller & Smith’s Noble Pointe Collection - These exciting new models from Miller & Smith are coming along great, anticipated to open in November. Please contact Alex at 703.327.1741 for more information. http://is.gd/f7sqH

Gulick Group’s Brand New “Ashcroft” Model is Now Open! The Gulick Group is now in their new “Ashcroft” model, please contact Todd for more information at 703.327.4123. View pictures here http://is.gd/f7ol8

Brambleton’s very own Apple & Blackberry App Now Available - Brambletonians now have access to the Techcierge via the web, iPhone and Blackberry…coming soon, the Verizon widget.

Verizon showcases FiOS Anywhere concept today; discusses the future of entertainment and TV. http://bit.ly/ccEohY

"I wanna live in Brambleton" by Ronald Gulick - In case you missed this on facebook - here is a parody of life in Brambleton that was created by one of our residents, Ronald Gulick. It has now had over 21,000 hits on Youtube and even made it in to the Indie’s new Video of the Week! http://youtu.be/etyILx5Qg8o. View the live performance Ron did at our last concert here! http://bit.ly/9syPax

Back to School! This is how Brambletonians welcome their children back to school! Also, the Briar Woods High School band welcomed all their students back with several songs that they will be performing for the Queen at the New Year’s Day Parade in London. http://is.gd/eZiHZ

Brambleton hosts National Conference - Brambleton Community Association, along with Reston, South Riding, Kingstowne and Stone Ridge, will host CAI's 2010 Large-scale Managers Workshop starting September 22nd. On Friday September 24th, the conference attendees will visit Brambleton as well as the other Loudoun County communities. Brambleton, the Town Center and Regal Cinemas will be the venue for a community tour, lunch and afternoon lectures that day. The conference attendees will travel to western Loudoun that evening for dinner at a winery, but will return to Brambleton for fireworks at the Brambleton Town Center. Read more here http://is.gd/f95Hy

Misguided Angels opening this weekend - The most anticipated opening of the year at the BTC is happening this weekend. Misguided Angels are almost ready – they will also be at the Garden Party. The new Fall Collection has arrived – B_Stylish @ Brambleton! http://www.brambleton.com/towncenter

Become a sponsor or a vendor at Brambleton's Annual Fall Fest & gain maximum exposure for your business!
Click here for Sponsorship information: http://is.gd/eNIMF
Click here for Vendor Information: http://is.gd/f7tBK

“Get your Cache On” – October 9th @ 4pm. To receive the coordinates for our first ever Multi-cache Geocaching Event, please make sure you have signed up on www.geocaching.com for your free account. More Info here http://is.gd/eFav2

Brambleton’s first ever Tweetup – October 9th 4-6pm. Your invitation to our first ever Tweetup will be coming next week, so please make sure you are following Brambleon on Twitter - @brambleton

Dulles South Hospital Status - StoneSpring Medical Center Update http://is.gd/eFdRk

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Brambleton Hosts National Conference


Brambleton Community Association, along with Reston, South Riding, Kingstowne and Stone Ridge, will host CAI's 2010 Large-scale Managers Workshop starting September 22nd. The four-day conference will showcase these communities, their operations and related lectures for more than 150 large-scale community managers from across the nation. (http://www.largescaleworkshop.com)

On Friday September 24th, the conference attendees will visit Brambleton as well as the other Loudoun County communities. Brambleton, the Town Center and Regal Cinemas will be the venue for a community tour, lunch and afternoon lectures that day. The conference attendees will travel to western Loudoun that evening for dinner at a winery, but will return to Brambleton for fireworks at the Brambleton Town Center.

Brambleton residents are invited to attend the fireworks show that evening which were generously donated and sponsored by East Coast Pyrotechnics, Inc. The start time for the show has not been finalized but will be announced soon.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

BTC Labor Day Weekend News & Specials*


Caliente Mex-Sea - Dance Party All Weekend! On Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights, Caliente will have DJs spinning all of your top 40 dance tunes from the 80s and beyond beginning at 9pm upstairs. Join us for some tasty food, great frozen drinks, and dance the night away!

The Next Step - This coming weekend (Thurs, Fri, Sat), mention this blog post from Brambleton to receive 10% off any new Fall 2010 product - upgrade your discount to 15% by becoming a Next Step Fan on Facebook!


Sport & Health -
Join Sport & Health Friday through Monday and get $0 enrollment fee!

Annalee's Formals -
Our Bridal Summer Sizzle Sale extends to this Saturday, Sep 4...
50% off on off-the-rack Sale
15% off on special orders including new arrivals

*Labor Day Weekend Only (all offers expire Tuesday, September 7th!)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Misguided Angels: A Fresh New Shopping Choice!


Affordable elegance in Northern Virginia is not an oxymoron, and the new Misguided Angels boutique in the Brambleton Town Center is setting out to prove just that! Owners Kim Hutchings and Carol White strive to find women’s clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories from up-and-coming designers that are fun and fabulous, and that won’t break the bank. Their unique finds will keep your weekend-wear wardrobe fresh and exciting!

These fashionistas have had the passion for fashion since they were children playing with Barbies! Their successful business partnership is built upon Kim’s degree in fashion merchandising with retail sales and management careers and Carol’s creativity, imagination and experience in visual merchandising. (Making use of that creative gene, Carol even designs clothes, jewelry and decorative accessories in her spare time). They make a great team and have a lot of fun working together.

Kim and Carol met in 1994 when both were very successful managers for Victoria’s Secret. They came up with the name “Misguided Angels” as a tribute to their Victoria’s Secret days and the well known VS “Angels” collection… they always thought of themselves more as playfully deviant than angelic! Afterall, they were never ones to necessarily follow the rules. The name “Misguided Angels” also has special meaning for Kim, as that was the name of the song played during the first dance at her wedding!

Kim and Carol are excited for their store to open and share their fashion obsessions with you (especially their shoe obsessions)! They’ve been busy attending shows and searching for the perfect fall collection. “We think we have a little something to appeal to everyone. We are so excited, and hope that we will provide not just unique women’s apparel, but a unique and fun shopping experience as well!” Their store will be located in the Brambleton Town Center at 22855 Brambleton Plaza, # 105, between Color Me Mine and Edibles Incredible! Become a fan on Facebook to view more photos and updates on the store’s opening.

Coming to the Brambleton Town Center this September