Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ribbon Run & Walk to Fight Breast Cancer

Looking for a way to get involved with your community while giving back to a great cause this spring? Sign up to participate in the 5th annual Brambleton Ribbon Run/Walk. The event is scheduled for April, 14, 2012. All of the proceeds from the race will be donated to The Step Sisters, a local, non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to help fight breast cancer.

This event is designed to attract runners and walkers alike. Regardless of age or physical fitness levels, everyone is welcome to partake and collectively support the united effort to fight breast cancer. Brambleton is expecting over 1,000 participants again this year. The event will begin in the morning with the 10K race, followed by a 5K “Fun Run” for any children participants. Live entertainment, a sponsors showcase and exciting finish line will entertain both runners and spectators.  There are also plenty of volunteer opportunities! Complete event details, including volunteer opportunities and registration are available at www.brambletonribbonrun.com. Plenty of parking will be available in the parking garages at the Brambleton Town Center.

The Step Sisters are a team of women and men in Loudoun County’s Brambleton community and beyond that joined together five years ago. Their main goal has been to take on the challenge of fighting breast cancer.  The organization is made up of breast cancer survivors, as well as mothers, sisters, daughters, brothers, sons and fathers who have all been touched by the horrible disease in one way or another.  The Step Sisters team has been among the top 10 fundraising teams in the region for the past five years. In fact, they’ve raised more than $500,000 for this amazing cause.  For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.stepsisters.org.

After the run, the Brambleton Town Center is a great place to stay and hang out with fellow Ribbon runners and walkers.  Grab lunch at one of the many restaurants, catch a movie, or do a little shopping to celebrate--you are within walking distance of everything you need.

About Brambleton 
Brambleton is an award-winning master planned community located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Brambleton is comprised of nearly 2,000 acres and 8,181 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. In the heart of the community is the Brambleton Town Center, a mixed-use development with over 50 specialty stores, restaurants, services, grocery store and movie theater.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What's Trending in Brambleton - February Edition

Brambleton is in the mood for LOVE
  • The Brambleton Town Center celebrates “Virginia is for Lovers” and Valentine’s Day with exclusive offers from Asian Spice CafĂ©, La Cucina Italiano, My Thai Place, Nick’s Corner Grill, Northern VA Orthodontics, Virginia Wine Factory and Sport & Health. Another reason to bring your sweetheart over to the Town Center on Valentine’s Day is to be serenaded by strolling musicians from 6-9 PM. View all the details here: http://ht.ly/905f5
  • The Brambleton Town Center continues their very successful “14 Days of Giving” Facebook promotion, but hurry there are only a couple more days of giving so be sure to follow Brambleton on Facebook for a chance to win. www.facebook.com/brambletonview

Brambleton Recognizes Go Bananas' Commitment to Community Service
Brambleton recognizes Brambleton Town Center tenant, Go Bananas, for their commitment to community service. The locally owned and operated toy store along with Brambleton Group L.L.C. donated $750 worth of stuffed animals to the pediatrics ward of Inova Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, VA. Read more here: http://ht.ly/8RO9v

BRAMBLETON TOWN CENTER AWARDS $1,000 TO STONE HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL
The merchants of the Brambleton Town Center donated $1,000 to Stone Hill Middle School as part of the shopping center’s “Holiday Shopping Spree” promotion. The school received the donation thanks to Cathy Cozens, who listed Stone Hill Middle School as her favorite school on the entry form she filled out for a shopping spree drawing. Cozens is a sixth grade Language Arts teacher at Stone Hill Middle School. In addition to a $1,000 donation to the school, Cozens won a $1,000 shopping spree to Brambleton Town Center for herself. Read more here: http://ht.ly/8VU5d

Brambleton’s Hometown Heroes
The Brambleton Group is proud to introduce our first Hometown Hero, Ashley Campolattaro. Ashley co-founded the Step Sisters, a group of area residents and friends whose efforts have helped raise over half a million dollars for the fight against breast cancer. We applaud Ashley for reaching out and helping others in the community and creating such a great support network. Please view our first hero video here on our Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/brambletonview .

Brambleton Realtor Treasure Hunt - March 20th!
Our goodies are starting to arrive and selections for the menu are underway for our Annual Brambleton Realtor Treasure Hunt, so Realtors please don’t forget to save the date for Tuesday, March 20th 12-3pm. Your exclusive invitation will be coming soon!

Winchester Homes New Model Opening
Winchester Homes anticipate opening their brand new Abbey Model on Saturday, February 18th!
For more information, please go to www.brambleton.com/homesales

Brambleton’s Biggest Fan
Barb is very excited about a blind date her brother Bob has fixed up for her on Valentine’s Day so she has been shopping at the Brambleton Town Center and is currently deciding on where to go for this special date since there are so many choices. Follow her here to find out how it went: www.facebook.com/brambletonbarb, www.twitter.com/brambletonbarb & www.foursquare.com/brambletonbarb

New Year, New Us: Introducing Brambleton’s Facebook Makeover
Your go-to source for all things Brambleton just got better! Count on Brambleton on Facebook to share the latest community events & news! Stay up-to-date on all the specials from your favorite Brambleton Town Center stores, and keep an eye out for fun contests, giveaways & more. Check out our all new Welcome Tab, Brambleton Town Center Tab & Builder tab here : www.facebook.com/brambletonview


All New 2012 Calendar of Events
We have updated and redesigned our 2012 Calendar – be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on all the fun! View our Calendar here: http://ht.ly/90jME

Upcoming Events:

  • March 20th – Brambleton Annual Realtor Treasure Hunt
  • March 22nd – DAAR Awards Ceremony
  • April 14th – Step Sisters Ribbon Run Charity Run/Walk
  • April 21st – Reaching 4 Autism Miracles
  • April 28th – Community Shred

Brambleton Community Association’s February Newsletter
This is latest monthly Community news from the Brambleton Community Association– this month’s edition includes Parks and Recreation, Green Design Guidelines and Cold Weather Considerations. View the entire February BCA Community Newsletter here: http://ht.ly/901V7

Loudoun YouthFest Headliner Band Named
The National band that will be the headliner at this year’s Loudoun County YouthFest has been announced – it will be “The Ready Set.” You can check out their music here: http://thereadyset.com/ . YouthFest will be held in Brambleton on Saturday, June 16th. For more information on the Loudoun County Youth Program, please click here: www.loudounteens.org


Verizon bringing new video choice for consumers in second half of 2012
(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc and Coinstar's Redbox unit have formed a joint venture to sell video services aimed at competing against video rental giant Netflix Inc. Read more here: http://ht.ly/8VKSu

HCA will build emergency department early at StoneSpring campus
HCA Virginia will put the spurs to its hospital-development plans in Dulles, erecting a $10 million emergency center that will open more than two years ahead of the hospital, Tim McManus, the company's regional market president, said Tuesday. Read more here: http://ht.ly/8ROiB

Briar Woods Newest Team Takes the Reins
The Briar Woods Equestrian Team started off its inaugural show at the Pickwick-Clay Hill show on Sunday, Jan. 8, finishing 9th out of 15 teams, with one rider taking first in a competition. Read more here: http://is.gd/qeNaRx

Future Hal and Vernie Hanson Regional Park
Input workshops are currently underway for the future recreational elements of this brand new, 257-acre regional park along Evergreen Mills Road just west of Brambleton. Read more here: http://is.gd/uEVusm

Welcome, Discovery!
Discovery is expected to land at Washington Dulles International Airport on April 17 and transfer to the Udvar-Hazy Center on April 19. Join them to launch Space Shuttle Discovery on its new mission to educate & inspire! Read more here: http://ht.ly/91v1Y

Dulles Metro News
Construction Begins on Entrance Pavilions at Stations.
Latest Dulles Metro News here: http://ht.ly/906JM
Anticipated Travel Time for the Silver Line: http://is.gd/dYkpQc

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Brambleton's Hometown Heroes

The Brambleton Group is proud to introduce our first Hometown Hero, Ashley Campolattaro. Ashley co-founded the Step Sisters, a group of area residents and friends whose efforts have helped raise over half a million dollars for the fight against breast cancer.  We applaud Ashley for reaching out and helping others in the community and creating such a great support network. 


The Brambleton Group is now looking for their next hero. Do you know someone in the neighborhood who's gone above and beyond, working tirelessly to make others' lives better?  Be sure to nominate your friend, neighbor, or even someone in your family who is:
  • A current resident of Brambleton
  • A leader who has made a contribution to the betterment of society
  • A positive role model in the community
  • Available for interview and photo opportunities as needed

Submit your story/description of the hero for consideration to brambletoninfo@gmail.com.

Brambleton Recognizes Go Bananas' Commitment to Community Service

Brambleton Town Center tenant donates to Inova Loudoun Hospital pediatrics ward

Brambleton, recognizes today the Brambleton Town Center tenant, Go Bananas, for their commitment to community service. The locally owned and operated toy store along with Brambleton Group L.L.C. donated $750 worth of stuffed animals to the pediatrics ward of Inova Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, VA.
"We couldn't be more proud to have tenants who are passionate about serving their community," said Kim Adams, Director of Marketing at Brambleton. "Community service is a central value of the Brambleton community and we encourage all of our tenants and residents to follow the example of Go Bananas and get involved."
"Since we owe our success to the community we live in, it's important that we give back locally," said Mary Holmes, Owner of Go Bananas. "We are grateful to Brambleton for helping to connect us to those in need and for continuing to promote the importance of community service."
About Go Bananas:
With two locations in Loudoun County, Go Bananas is a locally owned and operated specialty toy store that provides quality, educational toys for all ages. Go Bananas was awarded 2008 Small Business of the Year and Retailer of the Year from the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and was voted Best Toy Store in 2009 by Northern Virginia Magazine. For more information visit http://www.gobananastoys.com/ or follow Go Bananas on Facebook.
About Brambleton:
Brambleton is an award-winning master-planned community located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Brambleton encompasses nearly 2,000 acres and 8,181 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. Brambleton is owned and operated bySoave Real Estate.  For information about the community, please call (703) 722-2864 or visit www.brambleton.com.  Follow Brambleton on Facebook and Twitter.
About Soave Enterprises:
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.  Recently, Forbes Magazine ranked Soave Enterprises as the 251st largest privately held company in the United States. For more information visit www.soave.com.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Brambleton Recreation

Brambleton | Recreation
It’s the start of a new year, and that means resolutions of varying degrees abound. Among the most popular: to get in shape. Despite Loudoun County’s relaxed pace, you’ll find exhilarating and unique recreational activities around every corner. With 517 square miles of rolling hills, riverfront access, and public parks, opportunities to get your heart rate up are in no short supply.

Biking
Loudoun County has miles of quiet, rural roads for bicycling. But if you want to stay off the public roads there are other opportunities as well, the most notable of which is the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Railroad Regional ParkA very popular trail among visitors and residents alike, the entire trail is 45 miles long, and paved with nine foot wide asphalt. There is also a horse trail which runs parallel along much of the trail. If biking the entire trail seems a bit daunting, consider breaking the ride into two days. There are numerous hotels and Bed and Breakfasts along the trail.

Not Your Typical Workout
Jumping, dodging, and evading an opponent? Those probably aren’t the first things to come to mind when thinking about getting in shape, but Hogback Mountain Paintball is definitely an exciting way to get your heart rate up. Their mission is to provide a thrilling experience for players of all skill levels in a fun and safe environment. Players of any skill level, over the age of 10, are welcome to attend Saturday and Sunday “walk on” events. Their beautiful site consists of over 70 acres and 14 unique courses. The fields are designed for both recreational and pro-players alike. Paintball is an experience that is exhilarating each and every time.

Get Motivated
A great way to find motivation to keep your workout going is to sign up for a race. This not only encourages you to continue working towards a goal, but provides ample satisfaction once you’ve completed it. The 5th annual Brambleton Ribbon Run/Walk on Saturday, April 14, 2012 will bring an estimated 2,000 runners (and walkers) together from the Brambleton community and beyond. This community event benefits The Step Sisters’ fundraising efforts to fight breast cancer, and attracts all age groups, including families.  Children can even participate in the "Kids Fun Run.”  Finishing this run will feel great as you see all your hard work has paid off.
Don’t let this year’s resolutions fall by the wayside. With these exciting, motivational activities, you’re sure to lose a few pounds while having a good time too.

About Brambleton 
Brambleton is an award-winning master planned community located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Brambleton is comprised of nearly 2,000 acres and 8,181 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. In the heart of the community is Brambleton Town Center, a mixed-use development with over 50 specialty stores, restaurants, services, grocery store and movie theater.