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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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.