Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May Edition



Brambleton Debuts New High Tech Interactive Touch Screen
The Brambleton Marketing Department is always looking for new and innovative ways to showcase our award winning community. Our latest showstopper is an impressive 55” interactive display with an edge-to-edge glass surface that has touch screen capabilities.  With the touch of a finger, you can play with 360-degree animations, including the latest development map, builder product and pricing, even event photos and videos.  You’ll find it all “floating” on the screen… just tap the photo/file, enlarge, move it anywhere on the display, then sweep it off the screen to “close” the file. 

Designed by MultiTouch Ltd. out of Helsinki, Finland, this innovative display uses their MultiTaction® technologies to build an integrated multi-touch LCD display.  As with each of their displays, Brambleton’s has been custom-created and designed from the ground up to incorporate MultiTaction.  MultiTouch products are currently in use in more than 50 countries. The products are designed for corporate information, retail, marketing & temporary exhibitions, museums & permanent exhibitions, entertainment & hospitality, research & education, social media, arts & design and other professional uses.  This WOW factor is on display in the Welcome Center which is open daily, 11 am to 6 pm.

Brambleton Community Trail Ride
Brambletonians headed over to Bicycle Outfitters on Saturday, May 4th, for the first ever Community Bike Ride.  They explored all the new trails in Brambleton on this easy, family-friendly ride led by a bike enthusiast, Bicycle Outfitters' very own manager, David.  More trail rides are planned, so be sure to follow their latest news here.

School Bike RaffleMay is National Bike Month, and to celebrate, the Brambleton Group has donated 3 new bikes from Bicycle Outfitters to Legacy Elementary, Creighton’s Corner Elementary and Briar Woods High Schools!  The school administrators have decided to raffle off each bike to raise funds for their schools.  Students are encouraged to enter their school’s bike drawing by simply purchasing a raffle ticket from each school’s PTA. See a teacher or the principal for details.  There is no limit to how many raffle tickets you may purchase. The drawings will be held at the end of May. Good luck!

Pedal on down to Bicycle Outfitters for National Bike MonthPedal on down to BICYCLE OUTFITTERS in Brambleton for National Bike Month. With miles of trails in Brambleton, now is the time to get out and enjoy your ride. Stop by Bicycle Outfitters to customize your ride at the Project One kiosk or choose from one of the 110 bikes on display. Need to get your ride serviced or repaired? They can do that too. Safe biking!


Memorial Day Ringing In Hope

The Brambleton Memorial Day Ringing In Hope: A Salute To Our Troops race and fun run will take place on May 27th at the Brambleton Town Center. All event proceeds will benefit charities supporting military families, including Fisher House Foundation, Operation Gratitude, Wounded Warrior Project and Special Forces Track Club. The event will also feature three large bells, ranging in weight from 1,200 – 3,500 pounds, honoring service men and women. The display is part of the Bells of Remembrance Project that began in the days following the 9/11 attacks. Participants can also test their endurance on the inflatable Savage Hill. The event will have fun for the whole family, including a barrel train ride, moon bounce, face painting, temporary tattoos, pony rides, food and more. Click here for more information.

Meet the Builder - Mike & Kelly from Pulte Homes

The Brambleton Group recently asked Mike and Kelly from Pulte Homes to share their thoughts on Brambleton and why they think this Ashburn, Virginia community is such a desirable place to live. Click here to view their answers!


YouthFest "Battle of the Bands" Series Concluded May 11th with the Finals – All the bands and solo acts who advanced through the preliminary finals battled it out May 11th at the Finals at Mahalo Cove in Sterling. Congratulations to the band "Veranda" who placed first at the Battle of the Bands Finals. They will be opening for Mayday Parade at Youth Fest! Be sure to join us on June 15 at the Brambleton Town Center for YouthFest 2013, from 3:00 - 8:30 pm. All the teen bands will be on the YouthFest main stage plus there will be attractions, inflatables, games, interactive exhibits and more. Tickets are $7.50 in advance online and $10 at the gate.

Brambleton Farmers' Market is now open for the season
Slapshot from the Washington Capitals was on hand to officially open the Brambleton Farmers' Market season, now open Sundays, 9 am-1 pm, through October! http://www.loudounfarmersmarkets.org/Brambleton.php. Follow on Facebook here.

Ribbon Run Rewind
Relive the Step Sisters' Brambleton Ribbon Run through this exclusive video created for us by a very talented George Mason University graduate, Ryan Glass http://youtu.be/7-PMHXe57So.


Regal Fox Cinemas' Fast and the Furious 6 Cruisin Car Show:Come out and help support the Stars of Hope (St. Jude’s, Variety, Toys for Tots, March of Dimes, Feeding America, and the United Way) at Regal Fox Cinemas' Fast and Furious 6 Cruisin Car Show. Games and door prizes available.
Date:     Friday, May 24th
Time:     5 pm
Where: Regal Fox Stadium 16 & IMAX
            22875 Brambleton Plaza
            Brambleton, VA 20148


Brambleton Race Series Announcement

Brambleton is excited to announce a new race series in Brambleton, which features 6 different races for participants of all ages. Run or walk any of the upcoming 5k/10k races or try an adult or kids' Triathlon! Each event is family-friendly and proceeds from all the races will directly benefit one or more local organizations. Participate in 3 out of the 6 races, and receive a "Triple Crown Finisher" medal! (2013 Ribbon Run participants are eligible for the commemorative medal upon completing two more racing events). Visit us on Facebook or check out the website for more information.

Town Center Tidbits
www.brambleton.com/towncenter

  • Regal Fox 16 will be kicking off its 2013 Summer Movie Express at 10 AM Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 9-weeks during the Summer Break from 6/18 to 8/14. Popular titles such as Alvin & the Chipmunks: Shipwrecked, Chimpanzee, Dolphin Tale,
    Happy Feet Two, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss and Boots, Rio
    and Smurfs will be shown on the big screen to be enjoyed by thousands of eager film fans.  Admission to all movies is just $1.00 with a portion of the proceeds going to the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation. It’s a great way to see some of the best family-friendly movies available on the big screen while supporting a worthy charity. Concession items will also be on sale, including a special ‘Zap Pack’ Combo Pack – a great value that includes popcorn, candy and a drink. 
  • We are pleased to announce that Brambleton Town Center tenant, La Cucina Italiano, has been selected by the Northern Virginia Magazine as a wild card contestant in the Slice is Right Final Battle pizza contest. Please join us in wishing them luck as they head to the finals this Saturday, May 18th!  http://www.northernvirginiamag.com/pizza-2013/
  • Brambleton Town Center Coupon magazine is now available onlinehttp://issuu.com/brambleton/docs/btc_coupons
  • Bloo Dental is pleased to announce that Dr. Rahim just graduated from the Dawson Academy, which is the most prestigious dental academy in the world. It was founded by Dr. Peter Dawson, who is considered to be one of the most influential clinicians and teachers in the history of dentistry. Dr. Dawson is the author of the all-time best selling dental text, “Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Occlusal Problems," which is published in 13 languages. He has also written many other books on dentistry.
  • Did you know SweetFrog has an app? Collect coins and dodge obstacles in “River Rush,” win prizes, and earn rewards on yogurt! This FREE app is available for both Apple and Android products.

Builder Buzz

  • Miller & Smith's Noble Pointe Collection Model Home For Sale:  Miller & Smith's stunning "Taymouth" model home is now available for sale and priced at $769,125. Featuring the much desired first floor master bedroom and bath, this home is filled with designer details, custom mirrors, mouldings & trim, paint, wallpaper and window treatments! The gourmet kitchen is complete with upgraded cabinets, stainless steel appliances and new venetian gold granite countertops. There is a stone facing fireplace in the great room and hardwood floors can be found throughout the main living level and the stairs leading to the upper level. Upstairs you will find three additional bedrooms and a loft. Fully finished, and oversized, rec room with full bath downstairs, deck, and much more. For more information contact Tracy Lamb at 703-327-0736. 
  • Builder Captain, Van Metre Homes, and HomeAid Northern Virginia have turned an impossible dream into reality as Shelter House announces the opening of the newly renovated Ives House in Falls Church. This six-bedroom, three bath home is ready to welcome transitionally homeless families at risk. Now they have a place to call home. http://youtu.be/LdhR7w7hwu8 
  • Winchester Towns: Final Phase Close Out! Only 12 townhome sites remain in Winchester Homes' Emerald Ridge neighborhood! All sites back to a wooded park.
  • Van Metre Homefusion Happy Hour Thursday, May 16th 6-8pm: Food to entice, entertainment to enjoy, designs to excite, specialists to educate and accessories to embellish!  Featuring fresh food preparation and carving demonstrations from Food Network Star, James Parker. A must-attend event only from Van Metre Homes - we're local, organic and good for you!  Click Here To RSVP!Location: Van Metre Homes Design Studio
Why Brambleton? www.issuu.com/brambleton
New Home Information Packet: www.issuu.com/brambleton
Model Home Map: www.issuu.com/brambleton

UPCOMING EVENTS

5/24 - Fast & Furious 6 Cruisin Car Show, 5 pm
5/27 – Memorial Day Charity Run/Walk, 8 am -12 pm
6/13 – Sizzlin' Summer Concert Series begins, 6:30-9:30 pm
6/15 – YouthFest, 3-8:30 pm
6/18 - Regal Summer Movie Express begins, 10 am
6/27 - Sizzlin' Summer Concert, 6:30-9:30 pm
6/29 – Red, White and BRAM, 4-10 pm

7/11 - Sizzlin' Summer Concert, 6:30-9:30 pm
7/25 - Sizzlin' Summer Concert, 6:30-9:30 pm


Brand new Brambleton Events website debuts
Find out what events are happening at the new Brambleton Events website. You can find information on camps, programs, events and sponsorship opportunities.  http://www.brambletonevents.com/

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

Sponsorship Opportunities 

The Brambleton Community Association is currently looking for area businesses who would like some exposure and advertising.  A great way to do this is through event sponsorship.  There are a lot of options available, including customizing packages to make them work best for your business.  Click here to download the sponsorship form.


StoneSpring Medical Center April Construction Photos
Click here to see the latest construction photos on the brand new hospital located near Brambleton.  They are also now hiring, just go to www.restonhospital.com to apply.
The Middleburg Film Festival Debuts October 25-27, 3013 offers three days of fantastic films in a spectacular setting, only 30 minutes from Dulles International Airport and just one hour from Washington, D.C. A carefully curated selection of narrative and documentary films will screen in an intimate theatre environment, followed by fascinating Q and A’s with world-renowned filmmakers and actors. The films include festival favorites, premieres, and Academy Award contenders.  http://middleburgfilm.org/the-festival

Loudoun County continues to reign atop richest county list - For the second consecutive year, Loudoun County has been named as the richest county in the country by Forbes Magazine.  Forbes bases their county rankings on median household income, which is compiled by the Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty estimates for 2011. The report combines income estimates from the traditional American Community Survey with other administrative records such as tax returns.  Click here to view the Forbes Magazine article.

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project in Loudoun County - The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has adopted Metrorail Service Districts designed to fund the Metrorail Silver Line extension to Loudoun County. The service districts, which are located in the areas surrounding the three planned Loudoun County Metro stations, have been designed to help pay for the construction of the Silver Line to this area of the county and for the ongoing costs of providing the Metrorail service at those stations. An additional real property tax may be levied in the districts for these purposes, at a maximum rate of $0.20 per $100 of assessed property value.  Click here for more info.

Tysons Corner StationDulles Metro Construction News - Teams picked to bid on Phase II. http://www.dullesmetro.com/

CONNECTING METRORAIL WITH TYSONS CORNER CENTER: The pedestrian pavilion shows the connecting point for the future bridge to connect the pedestrian bridge across Route 123 at the Tysons Corner Station to commercial structures under construction adjacent to the mall, including a hotel, an office tower and a residential building. Photo by Stephen Barna, Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.

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