Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What's Trending in Brambleton - June Edition

Brambleton is pleased to announce the 7th Annual YouthFest 2012 will be held this Saturday, June 16 at Brambleton Town Center from 3-8 pm. This event is planned by teens for teens and includes performances from the Battle of the Bands finalists, dance performances, interactive exhibits, prizes, food, fun and more. Nationally known band, The Ready Set, will be the headline act. Sponsors for the event include: BrambletonMiller & SmithDulles Greenway92.5 WINC FMAOL,Harris TeeterVan Metre HomesWinchester HomesCamberley HomesManhattan Pizza, and Studio Rock of Northern Virginia.  Details here: http://ht.ly/bj3T8

RED, WHITE, and BRAM Celebration – June 30th
On June 30th, Brambleton will have a pre 4th of July celebration on the Brambleton Town Center Plaza, complete with concerts, food vendors, fireworks, family friendly field day games and a Dodge Ball & Volleyball Tournament.  For more information, please go to www.brambleton.com.

Meet Keith Johnson, Brambleton’s Newest Hometown Hero
Please take a moment to view Brambleton’s newest video in the “Brambleton’s Hometown Heroes” series.  This latest video features Brambletonian, Keith Johnson, who served in the United States Army from 1982 to 2004. In 1998, Keith along with several high school classmates helped form the Heritage Achievement Foundation (HAF) as a means of giving back to the community in which they were raised. The HAF awards scholarships to youth as well as lifetime achievement awards to retiring teachers. Keith lives in Brambleton with his wife and two daughters, and even has extended family nearby in the community.  View the Hero Video on their Youtube Channel here: http://ht.ly/bjeso.
They are always looking for their next Hometown Hero, so please visit www.brambleton.com to learn how to nominate a fellow Brambletonian.

Brambleton Announces Summer Concerts
Brambleton is proud to announce the kickoff of the Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series at Brambleton Town Center.  Brambleton invites the community to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy live music while catching up with neighbors on select Thursday nights throughout the summer. Each night will have a different theme and a pre-concert activity and giveaway starting at 6:30 pm for children. All concerts start at 7:00 pm and admission is free.  More details here: http://ht.ly/bvst1

Town Center Tidbits – www.brambleton.com/towncenter
- Summer Movie Express at Regal Fox Cinemas Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10am from 6/12–8/8/2012. Admission only a $1 to raise money for medical research and health education.  Click here for the full schedule http://ht.ly/bvAxM
-  La Cucina Italiano introduces Ladies’ Night every Wednesday from 4-10 PM.  Reconnect with your girlfriends while enjoying drink specials, free finger food and live entertainment (beginning at 6 PM). 
-  HairLoom has a new look & new owners – stop by and check them out!
-  CNN’s interview “Tips for Good Dental Health” with Dr. Rahim from Bloo Dental at Brambleton can be viewed here: http://ht.ly/aYWgQ

June 1st – Sport & Health, opened in 2010
June 2nd – Broadlands Family Practice & Commonhealth Chiropractic, opened in 2008
June 16th – Caribou Coffee, opened in 2006
June 22nd – Hair Cuttery, opened in 2006
June 22nd – Regal Fox 16, opened in 2007

Builder Buzz
Miller & Smith Among Top 100 Housing Giants.  Miller & Smith, an award-winning homebuilder and real estate development company, today announces its position at number 71 on Professional Builder's 2012 Housing Giants report. The report ranks the nation's 235 largest builders by housing revenue and closings in 2011. To earn this ranking, Miller & Smith closed on a total of 243 homes resulting in more than $100 million in revenue. Read more here: http://ht.ly/b4UtQ
Miller & Smith’s Grand Vista Collection are almost sold out – Only 5 left.  Contact Tracy today for more info 703.327.0736 or go to www.brambleton.com/homesales
- Van Metre Homes Manor Collection at Brambleton is down to its Final Phase!  For more Information Contact Jerry Catron : JCatron@vanmetrehomes.com 703.764.5478 or view on Youtube here: http://ht.ly/btVIu   

Brambletonian Designer Selected for New York’s 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show House - When an e-mail from famous New York interior designer Bunny Williams showed up in her inbox March 27, Raji Radhakrishnan knew the news was good. The designer, based in the Brambleton neighborhood of Loudoun County, had been selected to participate in New York’s 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, akin in the design world to winning an Oscar.  “I almost fell off my chair,” says Radhakrishnan. (It was a vintage art deco desk chair, by the way.) She had submitted her portfolio to the Kips Bay committee for several years but had never been chosen. “For a designer, I don’t think it can get better than this.”  Read more here: http://ht.ly/bwNZc

Verizon's Home Monitoring & Control Included
Just another great reason to buy in Brambleton... select homebuilders are including a one year subscription to Verizon's Home Monitoring & Control for FREE! Visit our Welcome Center for a demo. http://youtu.be/4_oVMF1rljQ

An Open Invitation to President Obama
“Dear Mr. President,
We read in the Washington Post about your outings to Ray’s Hell Burger in Arlington and The Dairy Godmother in Del Ray.  We love the fact that you like to get out and explore Washington area restaurants, but it strikes us that red meat and frozen custard aren’t exactly the healthiest of fare.  So in the interest of helping you maintain a balanced diet, we invite you to come try the fish of the day at the Blue Ridge Grill in Brambleton.”  Read more here: http://ht.ly/biYRR

Father’s Day in Loudoun County
Last month we gave you ideas for celebrating Mom, and now it’s Dad’s turn!  Whether you have an active, sport-loving Dad, or a laid back Dad, there’s plenty to do as a family this Father’s Day in Loudoun County. But before you head out, don’t forget to stop by Brambleton Town Center for a gift! Perhaps he’d like a Martial Arts class with the kids at Dragon Yong-In, or a new pair of kicks from The Next Step? If he’s a wine guy, stop by The Virginia Wine Factory. Or when was the last time Dad had a nice dinner out? Take him to Blue Ridge Grill for a steak and a beer!  View more great ideas for Father’s Day in Loudoun here: http://ht.ly/btVFC  

Memorial Day Race Draws Big Crowd
On Monday, May 28th, approximately 1,300 runners came out to Ringing in Hope’s Memorial Day Race & Walk.  Their participation truly helped Ring In Hope for participating charities that support military services including: Fisher House Foundation, Joshua's Hands Valiant Warrior Program, and Special Forces Track Club.  For race results and more information, please go to www.ringinginhope.com and to view race photos and video, please click here: http://ht.ly/be3zF

Briar Woods Lacrosse
Briar Woods defeated Loudoun Valley 17-12 to become the Dulles District Champs 17-12. The Falcons went undefeated (9-0) in the district and were 13-1 overall this season, losing only to Chantilly in April.
- Briar Woods’ Connor Cashman is AA Northern Section Player of the Year; Falcons Bruce  Lipson is Coach of the Year: http://ht.ly/bwJK0

The Bullseye of America’s Internet
AshburnVirginia is a small town that Internet people think of as a giant city. They toss around "Ashburn" as if it were London or Tokyo, and often in the same sentence. The reason why lies behind an Embassy Suites hotel in an unmarked complex of buildings owned by a company called Equinix. The Internet works because every network is connected, somehow, to every other. Where do those connections physically happen? More than anywhere else in America, the answer is "Ashburn." This is the bullseye of America's Internet.  Equinix Ashburn is the extreme logical opposite of the Internet's standard proposition: if most days we count on the Internet to let us be anywhere, this is the place where the Internet connects to the earth. It is the seam between the global brain and the geologic crust.  Read more here: http://ht.ly/bj8HO

Brambleton’s Sizzlin’ Summer Events
Sundays May through October – Farmer’s Market
June 16 – Loudoun Youth Fest
June 21 – Sizzlin’ Summer Concert
June 30 – Red, White & BRAM
July 5 – Sizzlin’ Summer Concert
July 19 – Sizzlin’ Summer Concert
View our full calendar here: http://ht.ly/9zV8w or go to our website www.brambleton.com

Brambleton Community Association’s June Newsletter
The latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association – this month’s edition includes Major Trail System, BWHS Crew Club, 2013 Budget, Loudoun Living, Summer Event Preview, Supervisor Clarke Update, Summer Camps & more!  Click here to view the June Newsletter: http://ht.ly/btY0k  (iPad friendly) 

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