Thursday, November 10, 2011

What's Trending in Brambleton - November Edition

The Bramble10 Anniversary Event a Success
Brambleton celebrated their 10-Year Anniversary with a full day of events on Saturday, November 5, 2011. With a guest DJ appearance by MIX 107.3’s Carson, the event included various concerts, rides, food vendors and an impressive show of fireworks to close out the day. With over 3,000 in attendance and three homes sold, Kim Adams, Director of Marketing at Brambleton, was more than pleased with the results of the event. “Celebrating with our residents this weekend was the culmination of 10 fantastic years as a community. The sale of three homes is a great icing on the cake.” View photos & video here:

IMAX under construction at Regal Fox 16
Construction has officially begun for the new IMAX theatre at Regal Fox 16 in the Brambleton Town Center. They anticipate opening for their first IMAX movie, Happy Feet 2 in 3D, on November 18th! Follow construction progress photos here: 

Brambleton wins Award for Community Land Planning at the 2011 GALA Awards
Brambleton is proud to announce today their win in the category of Community Land Planning at the 2011 Great American Living Awards (GALA) ceremony held on October 27, 2011 at the Sheraton Premiere in McLean, Virginia. Brambleton was also announced as a winner of the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge at Loudoun County’s Green Gala at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA. Read more here: - View all the winners here:

Harris Teeter Finalizes 11/11/11 Promotion to Honor Veterans
Harris Teeter has announced its Nov. 11, 2011 promotion which is targeted to honor and thank all those who serve or who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans and active duty military who shop at any Harris Teeter location on Nov. 11, 2011 will receive an 11 percent discount, with their VIC card, after all coupons and discounts are deducted. Read more here:

Kick Off The Holiday Season In Brambleton
As the year draws to a close, mark your calendars and plan to participate in these festive Brambleton events:

  • November 26th: Brambleton Town Center Holiday Kickoff, 2-6 PM. Join us in the Brambleton Town Center for horse drawn carriage rides (suggested $5 donation to benefit Loudoun Interfaith food pantry), holiday lighting, kids’ crafts, plus an A Capella group singing holiday tunes.
  • December 11th: Holiday Open House, 2-5 PM. This event is sponsored by the Brambleton Community Association and will be held at the Community Center located on Regal Wood Drive.
  • December 31st: Ringing In Hope 10K & 5K runs, 1K walk, 10 AM. Support local Loudoun charities in this flat, certified-scenic course complete with hors d’oeuvres served at the finish line and family fun activities. Registration and more details available at

The Brambleton Town Center Shopping Spree returns November 15th. Each time you shop at the Brambleton Town Center (BTC) between November 15th and Dec 6th, register to win a $1,000 shopping spree to the BTC plus a matching donation made to the local school of your choice. Entry forms available in each BTC merchant’s location.

Northern VA Orthodontics a great place to work!
Northern Virginia Orthodontics is pleased to announce that they were chosen by the Washingtonian Magazine as one of the 2011 Great Places to Work. NVO was chosen as one of this year’s 50 winning workplaces. The Washingtonian Great Places to Work issue is on newsstands now.

The BTC hosts Briar Woods Homecoming Parade
The Brambleton Town Center hosted Briar Woods High School’s Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 14th. The Parade began at Sport & Health, and then made its way around Legacy Park returning back at the BTC. View more photos & video here:

La Cucina Italiano
They are almost ready to open, in the mean time get a sneak peek at their menu here SweetFrog continues to make progress so stay tuned!

New Playgrounds
Three brand new play sets will be installed soon in the Emerald Ridge & Overlook neighborhoods! View more photos here:

Emerald Ridge Trails
New trails are being constructed in the Emerald Ridge neighborhood. Follow construction progress photos here:

Sport & Health Brambleton Member Success: I lost 155 pounds
Ten years ago, Carlene weighed nearly 300 pounds. “I am 38 years old and married with three grown children. I joined Sport&Health with my family, hoping to change the way I felt about fitness and how it would play a role in my success following weight loss surgery. I had lost 90 pounds prior to joining Sport&Health and wanted to become educated and mindful of what exercise could do for me. I wanted to tone and continue towards my goal of losing 155 pounds. My personal trainer has been a rock for me and really helped me learn what I needed to do to make being healthy and fit an every day part of my life. I’ve always been intimidated by health clubs. In the past, I would begin working out and find myself lost with no direction nor support. Sport&Health feels like home and everyone seems to really care about your goals. My total weight loss now is 155 pounds! I’m very thankful for my happy and healthy lifestyle.” Read more here:

Abbey Mews Hard Hat Tours
Hard hat tours of the Abbey Mews townhomes are now available – contact Ernie for more information 703.554.6954! They anticipate opening their new model on November 30th. 

Verizon Home Monitoring & Control Demos in Brambleton
Brambleton is proud to announce that Verizon Home Monitoring and Control is now available for all homeowners in the community. Brambleton is the first community in the U.S. to offer the service.Read more here:

Briar Woods High School Training Cart
The Brambleton Group donates money for a much needed trainer’s cart for the Briar Woods Athletic Department.

A Brambleton Story – Meet the Powells
We moved to Brambleton because of the amenities, unique home choices and the people. We were already living in the same zip code, but it just didn't have the same vibe as Brambleton--which is like a little city in the suburbs. We've actually met more people in the month since we moved here than the entire two years in our old neighborhood. We moved from a single family into a townhouse located in the Brownstones at Brambleton. Read more of their story here:

Fall in love with Brambleton
An album dedicated to the beautiful colors of Fall – includes our fan photos also. Enjoy! Pictured to the left is the one Virginia’s Official Tourism site selected as one of their Best of Fall 2011. View more photos here: - View Virginia’s Best of Fall Selection:

Teen Halloween Fun – a howling good time!
The Brambleton Community Center hosted a fun Teen Halloween night! They enjoyed games and trying their hand at karaoke – quite a “howl.” View more photos here:

The Boulevard at Brambleton Model is now Open
Camberley Homes’ new Lakeshore model is now open! These homes are exclusive to Brambleton and a must-see. View more photos here:

Brambleton’s biggest fan’s latest adventures
Brambleton Barb has enjoyed many activities in Brambleton this fall as you can see from the photo here camping out in Legacy Park at our Community Campout! Recently she took a big step forward to becoming an official Brambletonian by purchasing her first home from Camberley Homes. Follow all her adventures as she begins her new home purchase process and to get the latest Brambleton scoop!
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Brambleton Town Center Trick or Treat “Happy Snoween”
Our brave Trick or Treaters weathered Snowtober and made it out to the Brambleton Town Center Trick or Treat! Snowtober Photos: - Trick or Treater Photos:

Bella Ballerina is now open
On October 17th Bella Ballerina opened its doors for the first time to little dancers in the Brambleton Town Center. They are a specialty dance school and offer everything from Mommy and Me classes up through age 8 with ballet, jazz & tap classes. View more Opening Day photos here :

Where We Live: Walkable Brambleton offers convenience, community
By Ann Cameron Siegal, Washington Post
The original vision for the planned community of Brambleton, near Ashburn, was to create a place with “connectivity,” where residents could be a part of something more than just a place to live. From the pioneers who flocked to green-roofed sales trailers in 2001 , purchasing homes sight unseen, to the buyers of the 587 homes sold since this past January, residents laud Brambleton’s small-town atmosphere. Read more here:

Brambleton Kids Run the Nation Debuts
Brambleton Kids Run the Nation was a huge success this Fall. With nearly 80 registrants, the program clearly met a need for a co-ed non-competitive youth running program in our area. Kids Run the Nation is a running program available through the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). The 8-week program focused on a variety of topics including pacing, nutrition, and goal setting, among others. Kids from first through 8th grade participated in weekly group runs, gradually increasing their distance over the course of the program. More than 10 volunteer coaches and many parents also joined the weekly runs. For many kids, this was their first introduction to running, while others were working on increasing their distance and pace. The program culminated with group participation in a local 5k and fun run for the younger kids. “It was amazing seeing the kids’ progress over the course of the 8 weeks. But, most importantly, the kids seemed to be really enjoying themselves,” said Coach Dario Campolattaro. The program will be held again in the Spring. If you’re interested in registering, join the Facebook group, “Brambleton Kids Run the Nation.”

Falcons Fly Into Field Hockey
This year a new field hockey club was introduced to Briar Woods High School. The team started with only 12 players, but has now grown to be the biggest team in the area and consists of a total of 27 players. Briar Woods Football and Cheer Team win the District title again – B-what, B-woods! Read more here:

Facebook Photo Albums worth a look
Facebook Fan of the Week:
Meet the Team:
Caption That:
Family Portrait Album:
Our Wonderful Weather Album:

Upcoming Events
November – La Cucina/SweetFrog anticipated opening
November – December – Holiday Shopping Spree
November 26th – Holiday Event (tree lighting & carriage rides)
December 4th – Santa Holiday Coalition Run*
December 11th – Holiday Open House*
December 31st – Ringing In Hope Charity Walk, Run & Fun
*residents only
BCA’s November Newsletter:

Brambleton wins Green Business Award
The Brambleton Community Association and the Brambleton Group were proud to participate in Loudoun County’s Green Business Challenge! The Green Business Challenge (GBC) is a friendly points-based competition and certification process that challenges your business to reach for more efficient and sustainable practices in their operations. They were honored to accept the Gold Green Business Award on October 27 at the Annual Green Gala at the National Conference Center. Read more here:

Dulles Metro: Superstructures Soar, Tysons Tunnels Almost Done
Construction Surpasses the 50 Percent Mark and 'Stations Start to Look Like Stations'
Construction of Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project has passed the 50 percent mark, progress that has brought cheers from project support.
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Anticipated Travel Time for the Silver Line:

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