Saturday, April 16, 2011

April Update - "Kids: Don't they just make you smile" Mother's Day Video Contest

RCLCO Names Brambleton in Top 10 US Master-Planned Communities of 2010 - Brambleton announces that it is the 8th top-selling community in the U.S. according to RCLCO, a leading independent real estate advisory firm. To achieve this milestone, Brambleton sold 352 homes in 2010. B_selling@Brambleton! Read more here: http://is.gd/OI156D


Brambleton Verizon's first Connected Home Community - Brambleton announced on April 4th, 2011 that it will be Verizon’s first community in the U.S. to offer the Verizon Home Monitoring and Control Service, making the concept of the “Connected Home” a reality. B_first@Brambleton! Read our Full Press Release here: http://goo.gl/AtbT9View Verizon’s Press Release: http://j.mp/eh7juh


Redskins Appearance at Sport & Health Brambleton’s Journey 4 A Cure Run - Participate in Sport & Health Brambleton’s Journey 4 A Cure 10k/5k/1k Family Fun Run/Walk! Proceeds to benefit pediatric cancer research! Special appearance by Washington Redskins' Lorenzo Alexander & Graham Gano along with a musical performance by Down Wilson! B_givingback@Brambleton! Register today: http://goo.gl/crgke


Washington Capitals Film Commercial at Miller & Smith Model in Brambleton - The Washington Capitals hockey team shot a commercial at Miller & Smith’s Rosemoor model here in Brambleton. Here are some photos of the actors and Slapshot (the team mascot!) during the shoot. B_filming@Brambleton! View more photos here: http://goo.gl/Vkky5


Virginia Wine Factory anticipated to open soon at the BTC - The Virginia Wine Factory is anticipating to open at the end of the month. The VWF venue will offer wine tastings and serve small plates; in addition they hope to organize some special events. B_here@Brambleton! BTC List of Tenants: www.brambleton.com/towncenter


Ribbon Run brought runners & walkers together to fight breast cancer - The Ribbon Run, organized by the Step Sisters, was sold out before the event began – it certainly made a statement with more than 1,200 people in attendance. The Step Sisters not only organize the Ribbon Run, they participate in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Washington, DC, & have raised more than $400,000 for research in the fight against breast cancer. B_givingback@Brambleton!
View Race Results here: http://goo.gl/goGhq
View more photos here: http://goo.gl/nbsPe
Read more here: http://goo.gl/yRlOt


"Kids: Don't they just make you smile?" Video Contest - We all know kids say and do the darndest things to keep their moms on their toes. In honor of Mother’s Day, we want to spotlight those little entertainers in the Brambleton Group’s next facebook video contest. Get your cameras rolling and capture those silly antics for us all to enjoy. Elementary age children only. Please submit your video to brambletoninfo@gmail.com by April 28th. Voting will begin Monday, May 2nd and the winner will be announced on Mother’s Day, May 8th! The winning video will be the one with the most “likes” on facebook. B_capturing@Brambleton!


Flickr Photos You Have to See!
Supermoon in Brambleton: http://goo.gl/fEDGD
An early morning sunrise: http://goo.gl/mMtu3
A Royal Afternoon Tea: http://goo.gl/B0oHO
Charlie & Barney come to Brambleton: http://goo.gl/RhKjv


AAA: Asian American Awards - A fashion show and celebration ushered in the Asian American awards this month. Jenet Ahn, owner of Annalee's Prom, Bridal & Special Occasion's, held a fashion show featuring some of her friends who donned a sampling of her creations. B_fashionable@Brambleton! Read more here: http://goo.gl/Xtf2R


Briar Woods talent show ends with surprise marriage proposal - Colin Durner had never been ordinary in his life, and he always knew when he proposed to the girl of his dreams it was going to be something to remember. So at Briar Woods High School’s Talent Show on March 12, with his now fiance, Alecia Burgess – a Briar Woods Social Studies teacher attending as a guest judge – Durner joined her students on stage for their rendition of Bruno Mars “Marry You.” B_romantic@Brambleton! Read more here: http://goo.gl/8379P


Brownstones by Miller & Smith - Miller & Smith announced that their Brownstone townhomes will be available in April 2011 – please sign up to receive their latest information here brownstones@millerandsmith.com. Stay tuned also for live updates on Brambleton’s Facebook or Twitter page! B_home@Brambleton! www.facebook.com/brambletonview www.twitter.com/brambleton


Upcoming Events
April 15th – Flashlight Egg Hunt*
April 16th – Weichert Home Seminar, Builder Showcase
April 23rd – Easter Eggstravaganza*
April 23rd – Neighborhood Clean-Up
April 30th – Sport & Health Journey 4 A Cure 10K/5K/1K
April 30th – Loudoun Youth Battle of the Bands Final
May 1st – Farmers Market begins (weekly)
May 7th – Spring Yard Sale
May 14th – Spring Wine Tour*
*residents only


Supervisors Recognize Falcons' Championship Season - Loudoun County Chairman Scott K. York (I-At Large) and Supervisor Stevens Miller (D-Dulles) welcomed members of the Briar Woods Falcons to the boardroom for recognition of their winning season. The Falcons won the Virginia High School League AA Division 4 State Championship. Head Coach Charlie Pierce and Principal Ed Starzynski joined the players for the recognition ceremony. B_what, B_woods! View more photos here: http://goo.gl/kmQV0

Dulles Metro Construction Update - March marks the second anniversary of the start of construction of Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. On March 9, 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved a Full Funding Grant Agreement that provided $900 million in federal funding for the project, completing the financial package. The Airports Metro Stop to be underground.  Read more here: http://is.gd/2ifdCe

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Brambleton first in U.S. to offer the new Verizon Home Monitoring & Control Service

Leesburg, Virginia, Monday, April 4, 2011 – Brambleton, an award-winning master-planned community located in Loudoun County, Virginia announces today that it will be Verizon’s first community in the U.S. to offer the Verizon Home Monitoring and Control Service making the concept of the “Connected Home” a reality. The service will enable Brambleton homeowners to lock doors remotely; see what's going on at home via networked cameras; and set, adjust and control lights, smart thermostats and appliances -- all by using a smartphone, a computer or through FiOS TV. (For video visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UbTbJdXNDA.)

“Brambleton prides itself in providing its residents the best in new home design and technology. We are excited to offer this high-tech amenity that is not only convenient but will also help reduce home energy consumption, ” remarks Kim Adams, Director of Marketing for Brambleton. Equipment such as a smart thermostat and a Home Control gateway will allow people to monitor their electricity usage and receive energy efficiency tips from the Home Control portal. The Verizon Home Monitoring and Control Service will be available for Brambleton homes as early as Fall 2011.

Encompassing nearly 2,000 acres and 8,181 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums, Brambleton features eight homebuilders including Beazer Homes, Camberley Homes, Gulick Group, Miller and Smith, Pulte Homes, Stanley Martin Homes, Van Metre Homes and Winchester Homes. In the heart of the community is Brambleton Town Center a mixed-use development consisting of 50 specialty stores, services and restaurants, as well as Harris Teeter and Regal Fox 16 Cinemas. Brambleton has also earned the “Community of the Year” award for the past five years from The Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association and the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and is the 8th Top-Selling community in the US according to RCLCO.

Brambleton is owned and operated by Soave Real Estate. For information call (703) 722-2864 or visit www.brambleton.com. Follow Brambleton on Facebook and Twitter.

About Soave Enterprises:
Brambleton is a development of Soave Enterprises, LLC, www.soave.com. Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony L. Soave. Soave Enterprise provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures. Recently, Forbes Magazine ranked Soave Enterprises as the 251st largest privately held company in the United States.