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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