Monday, June 14, 2010

Brambleton's June Update - Grand Openings, Filming "What's in your Wallet" Fireworks, Concerts, Super Computers, Loudoun's Youth Fest 2010 & more!

Brambleton hosts double header June 26th 2-10pm
Come out Saturday, June 26th with your family & friends and B_Entertained with a full day of amusements, live music, food, fun & fireworks - A day definitely to B_Seen in Brambleton! Freedom Fest Brochure 2010—
http://bit.ly/aDhQRJ

Phase III UpdateEmerald Ridge & The Overlook neighborhoods continue to make strides. Van Metre’s Halswell & Gramercy models are now open with Winchester’s Danfield & Van Metre’s Grayson models opening very soon. http://bit.ly/dk3S2r

Capital One Commercial in Brambleton – What’s in your wallet? Filming for a new Capital One Commercial took place on what was one of Brambleton’s busiest days of Grand Openings & special events! It created quite the buzz on site and through our facebook page. Here are pictures taken throughout the day of some of the scenes that were filmed - http://bit.ly/aiH70E. Please also view a short video on Brambleton’s Youtube Channel - http://bit.ly/a6hHtq

Insight Eye Optique’s Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Grand Opening - Insight Eye Optique's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was officiated by Mr. Tony Howard from the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Sutaria was joined by her husband and other family members who witnessed the opening. Music, face painting office tours, and displays were offered. Pictures of the day can be viewed here -
http://bit.ly/cWvSFV and also a short video our Youtube Channel here http://bit.ly/b3av53

Sport & Health’s Grand Opening Celebration - The Management staff can be seen here cutting the ribbon officially dedicating the new Sport & Health at Brambleton facility. Many Brambleton tenants and outside activities were held throughout the afternoon with special membership pricing and free massages. Pictures of the event can be viewed here - http://bit.ly/9a6Twr

PROS Awards Winners - Please join us in congratulating Miller & Smith, Pulte Homes & Winchester Homes who recently received several PROS awards. The PROS Awards recognize and applaud the superintendents, project managers and customer service personnel who manage the building site, oversee the construction, and work with the homebuyers. The event is co-sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital BIA and the Northern Virginia BIA. The PROS Awards recognize the best of the best in all of Maryland and Northern Virginia and honor these people who build new homes. http://www.theprosawards.com/

Caliente adds zest to Brambleton! So what’s different about Caliente than the other Mexican restaurants in Loudoun County? You won’t find multicolored interior design in this restaurant. The clean modern decor, has dark wood and golden colors, almost like a large, modern wine bar in the Washington, D.C., suburbs. But you’ll find most customers flock to the casual outdoor bar and the first-come first-serve patio seating for chips, black-peppery salsa and a variety of fruity margaritas and signature drinks. http://bit.ly/apM5Ul

Legacy Elementary Dedicates New Track - Legacy Elementary held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to dedicate their brand new track on Friday, June 11th. Photos captured from the event can be viewed here http://bit.ly/brBeAz.

Janelia Farm Joins Ranks of World's Fastest Supercomputers “Gladiator” Two new life science computers have debuted in the most recent Top500 ranking of the world's fastest supercomputers, joining three other life science machines that surpassed the 24.7-teraflop benchmark for inclusion on the current version of the twice-yearly list. One of the new systems is new entry is a 35.8-teraflop, 4,000-core Dell system called "Gladiator" that was installed on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Campus earlier this year to support a range of life science research activities. http://ow.ly/1WqPw

New Bowling Alley is now open to the public! King Pinz is now open in Leesburg, bringing an upscale entertainment center with bowling, amusements, sports bar and grill with great food to Loudoun County, Virginia. Guests of all ages will love their visually spectacular facility with plush lounge setting, contemporary menu, upscale bowling, interactive game room and billiards. http://www.kingpinzbowl.com/

The TYSONS EXPRESS SCHEDULE and ROUTE STOPS are now posted on the website, www.loudoun.gov/bus-tysons. Detailed maps of the Leesburg and Broadlands park and ride lots has also been updated on the site. Service will begin on Monday, June 21st. The new buses have been wrapped in the “Tysons Express” logo, you might catch a glimpse of one!

ProJet Aviation opens at Leesburg Executive Airport - ProJet Aviation, a Washington, D.C., metropolitan area aircraft management and worldwide charter company, hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Jet Center at Leesburg Executive Airport Wednesday, June 2. The airport is at 957 Sycolin Road in Leesburg. http://bit.ly/9A0lSf

Loudoun Flavor keeps it local & organic - Like to buy organic, fresh, & online - check this new website out! http://bit.ly/bKbjWK

Banner Night for Dulles District Teams - Briar Woods captured its second straight district tournament crown after edging the Patriots 4-3 in last year's title game. The Falcons improved to 19-2 overall and set a program record for wins in a season, surpassing last year's 18-5 finish. http://bit.ly/9rpM71

Dulles Metro News - Northern Virginia will soon have a dazzling new distraction: a flyover that will carryMetrorail trains 30 feet above the Capital Beltway on their way toward Dulles International Airport. http://ht.ly/1OON2

The Rise of the Rail Part 1 - An overview of the Dulles Metrorail Project http://bit.ly/9lTAl7
Rise of the Rail Part 2A: The Beginning of a Long Journey http://bit.ly/dakyux
Facebook and Flickr Join Forces http://bit.ly/avLJjT

Brambleton’s June Community Newsletter - Please click here to view Brambleton's June newsletter provided by the Brambleton Management office http://bit.ly/bchHAz.

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ask the Brambleton Vet - Dr. Nancy DeSantis, Animals Medical Centers of Loudoun

Dear Dr. DeSantis-
I'm thinking of expanding my family by adding a furry friend but I have never owned a dog or cat. What do I need to know about pet ownership, particularly about owning a puppy or kitten?
Hopeful New Furry Friend Family

Dear Hopeful-
I commend you for doing your research before you make this decision! Pets can truly brighten our lives and are a source of unconditional love. However, pet ownership is not something to be taken lightly. When you adopt a new pet, you are committing to be a responsible pet owner for the rest of your furry friend’s life. This responsibility manifests itself as a commitment emotionally, financially and physically. If you have decided that you have the time to dedicate to a pet, the next step is decide what type of pet is best for you and your lifestyle.

Cats are generally more independent than dogs. They do not need frequent walks outside and often allow you to have more freedom with your daily schedule. If you are looking for a companion to go on long walks or to take joy rides in the car, then a dog may better suit you. Both dogs and cats also come in a variety of breeds. I strongly encourage you to do your homework regarding breed characteristics before you purchase or adopt. For instance, if you’d like your dog to go on a daily jog with you, it would be best to avoid a basset hound or bulldog as these tend to be more “couch potatoes.” Remember that the cute little bundle of fur that fit into the palm of your hand may grow into a very large bundle of fur that sheds all over your house! Many breeds will also be predisposed to certain health problems and it’s best to be educated on these risks prior to adoption.

It is also important to decide if you want to rescue an older pet as opposed to adopting a puppy or kitten. Puppies and kittens typically require more investment financially as well as a significant time investment. Vaccinations in young animals need to be performed more frequently due to an immature immune system. Therefore, puppies and kittens will need several trips to the veterinarian’s office for vaccinations, deworming, stool check and neutering. It is also vital to have time designated for obedience training and house breaking young animals as well. Although some older pets may already be neutered and vaccinated, they still require a financial and time commitment as rescued pets may have previous health or behavioral issues. Call your veterinarian’s office to see if they will do a pre-purchase talk with you to help determine what pet will be best for your individual situation. I would also recommend that you make an appointment at an animal hospital shortly after adopting your new pet, young or old, to have his or her health status determined.

Congratulations again on venturing into the world of pet ownership. I wish you and your new furry friend a long, happy lifetime together!