Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March Edition

Brambleton is in L-O-V-E  
Brambleton is so excited, bursting at the seams, to announce that the Virginia is for Lovers L-O-V-E letters will be making their way to Brambleton! Their first appearance will be in time for the Step Sisters' Brambleton Ribbon Run on April 13th, then "fall in L-O-V-E" again at the Fall Festival on October 5th! http://www.virginia.org/love

Creating Information Networks for 21st Century Communities 
Brambleton thinks far beyond the concept of a planned community…it is a town designed for the information age of the 21st century.  The Broadband Group (TBG) was charged with creating a broadband plan that matched the requirements, location, and commitment to excellence expressed by the Brambleton planning and management team. As perhaps TBG’s most significant success story over the past five years, The Broadband Group brought Brambleton and Verizon Communications together to create, launch, and operate the nation’s first Regional Bell Operating Company fiber to the home community. Brambleton has now taken its rightful place as one of the nation’s most advanced pure fiber communities.  In this historic partnership, Verizon Communications provides the Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) technology to all of Brambleton’s residential dwelling units. Read more here: http://www.broadbandgroup.com/brambleton/

Bicycle Outfitters and Brambleton Plan Grand Opening Celebration 
Saturday, April 6th, 12-4 PM, 22895 Brambleton Plaza. Brambleton's Bicycle Outfitters will be celebrating their grand opening on Saturday, April 6th. Throughout the day there will be discounts on select in-stock store merchandise, and from 12-4 PM enjoy festivities such as a DJ, bike demos, street performers, food, giveaways every hour, bike raffle, bike safety information, kids' bike races and bike decoration contest!  

The Kid's Bike Races are open to Pre-K and elementary school-aged children.  RSVP at http://kidsbikerace.eventbrite.com.  All race participants must wear a helmet, and the first 50 kids to register will receive a gift card to either SweetFrog or Froots.  For more information, contact Bicycle Outfitters at 703-327-3222.

Ribbon cutting ceremony at Chesterbrook Academy along with representatives of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, including Supervisor Janet Clarke, The Arcola Pleasant Valley VFD and Loudoun County Sheriff's Office was held on Wednesday, February 13th. The new daycare/pre-school is located at 22695 Cotton Grass Way, near the intersection of Ryan & Belmont Ridge Roads.

Annual Brambleton Realtor Tour
Realtors are invited to Brambleton's Annual Realtor Tour on Tuesday, March 19th from 12-3pm. Come hear the latest development news, view brand new models, enjoy free Verizon Home Monitoring & Control demos, enjoy a delicious lunch and have the opportunity to win many giveaways! The Realtor Self-Guided Model Home Tour Map is now LIVE, please RSVP here: http://brambletonrealtorevent.eventbrite.com/

Town Center Tidbits
    • Bicycle Outfitters' Grand Opening Celebration - April 6th
    • Blue Ridge Grill – New Beers!  Come enjoy a Lost Rhino Face Plant IPA brewed right here in Ashburn! Also new: Stone IPA, Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager, Port City Porter and Brooklyn Brown Ale. And if you’re in the mood for an ice cold can, order a PBR Tall Boy! All of these are now available on our menu. These and all of our beers are ½ price at the bar 3-7 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 3-6 PM Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
    • Re/Max Gateway Putt-a-Thon and Family Fun on April 13, 2 – 6 pm:  We will have games for adults and children as well as various food vendors, moon bounces and a silent auction with gift cards to restaurants, autographed items from the Redskins, and gift baskets, just to name a few. The cost is $5 for children and $10 for adults to play putt-putt. This event will benefit Youth For Tomorrow.
    Builder Buzz Hurry, pricing is on the rise! 

    • Winchester Homes has something special planned for a new offering of larger homesites at Brambleton. Three brand new home styles and an easy walk to the Town Center - you can check out the floor plans now on their website: http://www.winchesterhomes.com/. For more information, please contact Debbie at 703.327.1290.
    • Miller & Smith makes National news - ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, The "American Comeback" segment spotlighted Miller and Smith and included a nice screenshot of their Noble Pointe Collection which is located right here in Brambleton! Check out the news segment: http://tinyurl.com/a644keh
    • The wait is over, tour the brand new Van Metre Homes Portsmouth Model, located at 42688 Pocosin Court, Brambleton. All new Woodview Collection, luxury single family homes with main level bedroom and bath from 3,285 – 3,692 square feet. Contact Jerry at jcatron@vanmetrehomes.com or call 703.764.5478. 
    • Beazer SF - Beazer is almost sold out of their townhome section with only 6 remaining! Their lovely Lexington single-family model home is under construction and grand opening is anticipated on April 20th. Information is now on their website for this brand new section in the Emerald Ridge neighborhood: http://www.beazer.com.
    Why Brambleton? www.issuu.com/brambleton
    New Home Information Packet: www.issuu.com/brambleton
    Model Home Map: www.issuu.com/brambleton


    3/19 – Annual Brambleton Realtor Event, 12-3pm 
    4/6 - Bicycle Outfitters' Grand Opening Celebration, 12-4pm
    4/13 – Brambleton Ribbon Run, 7am-1pm
    4/27 – Community Shred, 8:30-11:30am
    4/27&28 - NVBIA Parade of Homes, 11am-6pm
    5/4 - Spring Yard Sale & Expo, 8am-1pm
    5/11 - Loudoun YouthFest Battle of the Bands Finale, 2-6pm
    5/27 – Memorial Day Charity Run/Walk, 8am-12pm
    6/20 – Sizzlin' Summer Concert Series begins, 6:30-9:30pm
    6/15 – YouthFest 3-9:30pm
    6/27 - Sizzlin' Summer Concert, 6:30-9:30pm
    6/29 – Red, White and BRAM, 4-10pm

    Brambleton Community Association’s March 2013 Newsletter: This is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the March Newsletter (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brambletoncommunityassociation.

    Mayday Parade is headlining YouthFest 2013 on June 15th
    Come out and see Loudoun's top teen bands and pNewerformers, attractions, interactive games and exhibits, food, fun and more! Tickets at the gate are $10, or advance tickets are available online for just $7.50: http://ht.ly/iP2WU

    Did you know that 70% of the world's internet traffic goes through Loudoun? Driven by an increasing demand for cloud computing, mobile applications, social networking, and other projects that require secure online data storage, this industry is growing at a rapid pace. In fact, Up to 70% of the world’s internet traffic is already flowing through Loudoun County data centers every day and we’re home to industry leaders like Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon. Loudoun Business Economic Development: http://www.biz.loudoun.gov

    New Loudoun library to serve rapidly growing Dulles South area - Loudoun County library officials anticipate that the long-awaited Gum Spring Library will quickly become the busiest of the county system’s eight branches. http://ht.ly/hP2dZ

    The Redskins Thank Loudoun County  Loudoun County, Virginia is a corporate partner of the Washington Redskins. In this video, Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen talks about the benefits of having their corporate headquarters in Loudoun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcK-PIifRcg

    Loudoun County is jumping in the race to become the home of the new FBI headquarters. The county formally offered eight sites for consideration. Seven of those locations are less than one mile from the future Silver Line Metro rail and near Dulles International Airport. Five locations are more than 200 acres in size. NBC Washington: http://www.nbcwashington.com/

    D.C.-area home prices at highest Feb. level since 2007.  Hear that sizzle? It's the sound of the housing market heating up.  New data out from the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis and RealEstate Business Intelligence show February home prices and home sales high. In fact, sales this year were at their highest February level since 2007.  WTOP Article: http://www.wtop.com/

    Dulles Metro Construction Newshttp://www.dullesmetro.com/construction
    Pictured Wiehle Avenue Station.

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