Sunday, December 18, 2011

What's Trending - December Edition

Get your running shoes ready for the second annual Ringing In Hope Walk, Run & Fun (10K & 5K Race, 1K walk) winter race that will be held this December 31st, 2011 at Brambleton Town Center. Ring in the New Year in style by running the 10K or 5K race on a USATF certified scenic course, or bring your family and friends to take part in the 1K walk. Either way, you’ll be Ringing In Hope for the participating charities located right in your own backyard. Click here for more information & registration

Brambleton kicks off the holidays Thanksgiving weekend -The Brambleton Town Center hosted their annual Holiday Kickoff Event on Saturday, November 26th. Attendees enjoyed free carriage rides and entertainment along with holiday crafts at the Brambleton Welcome Center, and counted down to the Tree Lighting. Several BTC tenants also celebrated Small Business Saturday with special giveaways and discounts – look for an even bigger celebration next year. View more photos here:

IMAX at Regal Fox 16 is now open. Mission Impossible opens for a five day limited special engagement in IMAX from Friday, December 16th - Tuesday, December 20th at Regal Fox Stadium 16 & IMAX. Visit for showtimes and more information, select Regal Cinemas.

It’s beginning to look a lot like…Brambletonians have been busy decorating their homes for the holidays. There is one that stands out this year with an amazing display, so grab some hot chocolate this week and take a tour around Brambleton. View more photos here:  

La Cucina Italiano is now open: La Cucina opened their doors at the Brambleton Town Center on Monday, November 21st with a Grand Opening on the 25th. Reviews are already coming in; please feel free to view them here on Yelp They are planning a special Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve menu, so reserve your table today by calling 703.327.9200! For more information, please go to

Sweet Frog is now open: On Wednesday, December 7th, Sweet Frog opened its doors at the Brambleton Town Center. Sweet Frog is frozen yogurt “tricked out with a ton of taste bud tingling toppings.” Also now open at the Brambleton Town Center is Cold Stone’s Yogurt Bar so lots of “sweet” choices in Brambleton for your “sweet tooth!” For more information go to

Brambleton Community Association’s December Newsletter: Check out the newly-designed BCA newsletter produced by Armstrong Management, Brambleton’s Homeowner’s Association. Steps for Future Success, 2012 Budget, Annual Meeting Highlights, Winter Programming & more -- click here to view the entire newsletter

Pulte’s Trent Grove Opens Early 2012 - A brand new Pulte Homes section is planning to open early 2012 in Brambleton. Interest list sign up can be found here For more information on all the builders in Brambleton, please go to

Abbey Mews Holland Park Model is now open: Van Metre Homes’ brand new Abbey Mews’ “Holland Park” model is now open for touring. Contact Ernie at 703.554.6954 for more information or go to their website View more photos here

Holiday Coalition Run: On Sunday, December 4th, Santa, Mrs. Clause and the Arcola Fire Department drove through Brambleton making periodic stops to pick up donated goods for the Loudoun County Holiday Coalition. We are pleased to announce they filled two large trucks full of donations! View more photos here

Holiday Open House: Santa checking a list here in the Brambleton Community Center last Sunday, December 11th, at the Annual Holiday Open House. Holiday crafts, sing-a-longs, face painting, dancing with Rudolph & more were enjoyed by all! Ho Ho Ho! View more photos here

Back-to-Back State Titles for Briar Woods: The Briar Woods High School senior class found their football legs at the end of their sophomore season when the Falcons missed the playoffs but started clicking with three straight wins to end that year. Since then, Briar Woods has won 27 out of 30 contests, including back-to-back Dulles District and Region II titles and now back-to-back VHSL Division 4 state titles after Saturday's exciting 28-26 win over Christiansburg at Liberty University's Williams Stadium. Read more here B-what, B-woods, B-proud!

A Brambleton Story – Meet the Copelands: “We were relocating from South Florida to Virginia and were looking for a great place to call home for our family of four. With two small children we wanted a place that would give us instant community and offer a lot for our children as well as us adults (we need fun too)!! Quickly we heard that Loudoun county, and Brambleton specifically, was so wonderful to live in.” Read more of their story here:

Brambleton’s biggest fan’s latest adventures: Brambleton Barb enjoys carriage rides at Brambleton’s Holiday Kickoff Event. Don’t forget to follow all her adventures as she begins her new home purchase process and to get the latest Brambleton scoop. Follow Barb here:,, &

Our Facebook Fan of the Week: Meet Amy Caldwell McPike: "We love Brambleton for many reasons. We moved here from north Ashburn in April 2010. We lived in a townhouse that we were rapidly outgrowing (plastic toys everywhere and we thought the stuffed attic would implode on our heads at any moment). We wanted to find a place where our kids could play in the grass and not the street (as they did where we lived before). We had some friends who lived here so we came to check it out several times before our house hunt began. Once we saw a few resale houses we were in love and knew this is where we wanted to live. We had one son - Evan - when we moved, and now we have another little guy - Patrick - who just turned 9 months. Everyone here has kids, which is really nice. We love the parks and grass. And there is LOTS of room in our new house for toys! It's probably cliche at this point, but this really is a great place to raise a family. We feel so lucky to have our house and neighbors."

Upcoming Events
December 31st – Ringing In Hope Charity Walk, Run & Fun

**2012 Calendar Coming Soon**

BCA’s December Newsletter:

Dulles Metro: Airports Authority Board Selects Dulles Airport Metro Station Location: The station location offers a more cost-effective version of the 2005 original planned station at the airport and retains the features and underground location of the original station. This modified option will save up to $330 million from the original design estimate for the rail project Phase 2. Latest News here: Anticipated Travel Time for the Silver Line:

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