Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November Edition



Small Business Saturday in Brambleton
Brambleton will celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 30th beginning at 10 am in the Town Center. Throughout the daylong event, shoppers can participate in a Candy Cane Treasure Hunt, enter for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree giveaway plus a matching donation to a school of the winner’s choice, enjoy merchant specials, watch classic holiday movies in the Welcome Center and take a horse and carriage ride around the Town Center plaza.  There will also be a Kids’ Jingle Bell Bike Race at 11 am and strolling outdoor entertainment throughout the afternoon.  

The Brambleton Town Center has partnered with Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees to launch “Christmas for the Cause” during the daylong event. Fresh cut trees will be sold on the Town Center green in front of ReMax Gateway, with all proceeds benefitting Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation. 


Small Business Saturday Line-Up:
• ALL DAY: Enter the “Holiday Shopping Spree” contest
• ALL DAY: Make a donation to Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) for 2014 
   Pawsitively Brambleton Dog Calendars (Welcome Center)
• 10am - 3pm: Candy Cane Treasure Hunt throughout the Town Center stores
• 11am - 12pm: Kids’ Jingle Bell Bike Races
• 11am - 5pm: Watch Classic Holiday Movies (Welcome Center)
• 12pm - 4pm: Carriage Rides, suggested $5 donation
• 12pm - 4pm: Strolling Outdoor Entertainment 
• 4pm: Drawings for Candy Cane Treasure Hunt (Welcome Center)

Register for the Kids' Bike Race here: https://www.eventbrite.com/

See the Candy Cane Treasure Hunt Rules: https://www.facebook.com/

Dog Calendar Donations

The 2014 Pawsitively Brambleton Dog Calendars have arrived! Just as last year, we are accepting cash and pet supply donations on behalf of Friends of Homeless Animals in exchange for calendars.  Some of the items on FOHA shelter’s wish list this year include blankets, thunder shirts, dog toys, first aid supplies for dogs and Regal dog and cat food.  You may drop off your donations in the Brambleton Welcome Center, open daily, 11:00 – 6:00pm.

A NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION TO RING IN HOPE FOR AREA CHARITIES
Nearly $5,000 in prizes and awards will be distributed at the fourth annual Ringing In Hope: A New Year’s Eve Celebration race on December 31st at the Brambleton Town Center.  Registration is still open and volunteers are needed!  This race draws participants from all over the region and from around the county. The event features a 5K & 10K race on a USATF certified scenic course and a 1K walk/fun run. The walk kicks off at 12:00 pm, followed by the 5K and 10K races at 1 pm and 1:15 pm, respectively. Click here for more information.

Brambleton Corner Pool Progress Photos 
Brambleton's newest pool has gone vertical! This brand new pool and community center is located at the corner Shreveport Road and Northstar Blvd.  Click here to view all the latest development photos.

Inaugural Lace Up for Learning Run/Walk
The inaugural Lace Up for Learning 5k & Mascot Mini Mile was a huge success. More than 600 people laced up to support their schools on a crisp November morning at Brambleton Town Center.

This family-oriented “fun-racing” event included a USATF certified 5k course and a kids’ fun run. Designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and engage local communities in support of their schools, the event exceeded expectations for a first-year event.


Click here to view all event photos
Registrants designated their preferred beneficiary school during the registration process, which directed funds to their school. A strong turnout and generous sponsorship support from the business community allowed a total of $8,350 to benefit Brambleton’s schools:

Legacy Elementary School PTO raised $4,006.00

Creighton’s Corner Elementary School PTA raised $2,288.00
Moorefield Station Elementary School PTO raised $971.00
Stone Hill Middle School PTO raised $928.00
Briar Woods High School Key Club raised $826.00

Click here to read the full article.


The Brambleton Community Channel Debuts

Brambleton is pleased to announce that their exclusive Community Channel will be LIVE this Thursday, November 14th on Verizon FiOS TV Channel #489!  This is a brand new tool to help keep Brambletonians up to date with all the latest news on Brambleton - yet another wonderful way to stay in touch.  The Community channel is currently viewable at the Brambleton Welcome Center, so feel free to stop by and check it out!


Town Center Tidbits
www.brambleton.com/towncenter
  • Bicycle Outfitters' Pre-Holiday Package Sale! – Giving a new bike as a holiday gift this year? Don't wait! The purchase of any NEW adult or kid's bike now includes a FREE SAFETY PACKAGE or a FREE MAINTENANCE PACKAGE.  Package valued up to $100, and included FREE with your new bike purchase.  Preserve the surprise by storing your purchase at NO CHARGE.
  • Bicycle Outfitters Bike Fitting Special! – Be professionally re-fitted to your current bike for maximum comfort and ride efficiency.  Regularly $100; now only $35, during November only.  Just call for an appointment to take advantage, or stop in at Brambleton Town Center across from Sport & Health. Call 703-327-3222, or visit us online.
  • HairLoom Studio: TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIERS: We are excited to announce that we are changing our salon name to Illusions Hair Salon & Spa. Our new internet address will be www.ILLUSIONSHAIRSALONSPA.com.  Please stay tuned for more good news!
  • Pre/Postnatal Yoga Class Now Being Offered at Sport & Health in Brambleton – A gentle, safe and supportive class in which the classic yoga postures are modified for the ever changing needs of the expectant or new mother, preparing the mind and body for experiences ahead.  Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm starting November 2 thru December 7; Cost - Members: $120/6 classes; Non-members: $210/6 classes.  For more information, please contact Juli Presley, Mind/Body Director.
  • Bloō Dental Featured in Healthcare Spaces No. 6 Book – Healthcare Spaces 6 is a modern healthcare story with a happy ending. Responding to unprecedented challenges faced by healthcare institutions around the nation and across the world, leading architects and interior designers are developing environments that are more patient-and-family focused, staff-friendly, technologically advanced and sustainable than ever.  Bloō Dental is very proud to be featured in a book that highlights offices in the United States and all over the world. Please click here to see more about the book.
  • Mama’s Meatloaf is Back for the Fall – Blue Ridge Grill in Brambleton will be serving our traditional style meatloaf that we make from scratch and bake with a ketchup crust weekdays for lunch.  Mama’s Meatloaf is served with mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy.  Hope to see you soon!
Builder Buzz

Brambleton Sales Stats to date:

Project to Date Sales (PTD) = 4,108 (opened 9/01)
     SF Home Sales = 1,718
     Town Home Sales = 1,591
     Condo Sales = 799

2013 Year to Date Sales (YTD) = 324 
     SF Home Sales = 126
     Town Home Sales = 198
     Condos = N/A

Brambleton Pricing:
Single Family Homes:
• Average Base Price = $671,324 

   (based on 11/13 pricing)
• Average % price change since 01/13 = 2.4%
Town Homes:
• Average Base Price = $466,647 (based on 11/13 pricing)
• Average % price change since 01/13 = 4.3%

Brambleton vs. Loudoun County (LoCo) Days on the Market:
Brambleton, Sept ’13 = 33
LoCo, Sept ’13 = 40

Single Family Homes*:
  • Winchester Homes’ Newport Model is now open in the West Park neighborhood. Come visit sales agent, Debbie Ray, at 42233 Majestic Knolls Drive in Brambleton, or call her to find out more about these beautiful new homes priced from the mid $600s, 703-327-1290.  Click here to view all the model photos.
  • Van Metre Homes' new Hemsworth Collection Model is under construction and is anticipated to open early January.  Also coming soon from Van Metre Homes is their 2-level Craftsman-style Villa Homes, 3-level Urban-inspired Townhomes and 3-level Craftsman-style Townhomes.  Click here for more information.
*Prices, terms, conditions subject to change.

New Home Information Packet: www.issuu.com/brambleton

Model Home Map: www.issuu.com/brambleton
Brambleton Investment Comparison: www.issuu.com/brambleton

UPCOMING EVENTS
BWHS Crew Team Poinsettia & Wreath Sale, November 15th, 5-7 pm
BTC Holiday Shopping Spree Begins, November 15th
BTC Candy Cane Treasure Hunt, Nov 22-30 
Small Business Saturday, November 30th
Kids’ Jingle Bell Bike Race, November 30th, 11am


www.brambleton.com / www.brambletonevents.com
2013 Events Calendar at a glance: http://issuu.com/brambleton/
2014 Events Calendar Sneak Peek: http://issuu.com/brambleton/docs/2014

Brambleton Community Association’s November 2013 NewsletterThis is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the October Newsletter and click here to view the New Resident Handbook (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news LIVE on Facebook.

Sponsorship OpportunitiesThe Brambleton Community Association is currently looking for area businesses who would like some exposure and advertising.  A great way to do this is through Brambleton 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.

DAAR Economic Update

“We think there have been two game changers for Loudoun County over last 50 years,”
Rizer said. “The first was [Dulles] airport. The second is the Internet—when AOL came here in 1997 and the Internet hub moved from Tysons to Loudoun. The next game changer for Loudoun will be the Metro. We are focused on Loudoun 2018. That is when Metro will get here…we are confident in that. We are working to make sure that Loudoun County is ready.” Click here to read the full Leesburg Today article.

NEW MAP SHOWS ALL OF SILVER LINE
Metro has released a revised map of the regional transportation system. The map now shows both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Silver Line. The redesign of the original Metro map was done by Lance Wyman, a New York-based graphic artist who led the effort to design the original. The map can be found here.

Utility Location and Geotechnical Testing for Phase 2 Starts on Greenway 

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Phase 2 is more and more visible these days as preliminary construction work for the second segment of the Silver Line moves forward. Crews in early October expanded survey and geotechnical testing work to the Dulles Greenway in Loudoun County. Click here to view the Dulles Metro October newsletter.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Lace Up for Learning Brings Together Community to Support Schools

The inaugural Lace Up forLearning 5k & Mascot Mini Mile was a huge success. More than 600 people laced up to support their schools on a crisp November morning at BrambletonTown Center.
Click here to view event photos

This family-oriented “fun-racing” event included a USATF certified 5k course and a kids’ fun run. Designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and engage local communities in support of their schools, the event exceeded expectations for a first-year event.

Registrants designated their preferred beneficiary school during the registration process, which directed funds to their school. A strong turnout and generous sponsorship support from the business community allowed a total of $8,350 to benefit Brambleton’s schools:

Legacy Elementary School PTO raised $4,006.00
Creighton’s Corner Elementary School PTA raised $2,288.00
Moorefield Station Elementary School PTO raised $971.00
Stone Hill Middle School PTO raised $928.00
Briar Woods High School Key Club raised $826.00

As a condition of receiving event funds, beneficiary schools were required to provide volunteer support in addition to registrants. More than 125 volunteers supported the event including 65 Briar Woods High School Key Club members and Cub Scout Pack 1500. 

Participants donned their school spirit wear with pride and a number of school mascots were on-hand at the finish line to cheer in the younger runners in the Mascot Mini Mile. Nearly 100 Brambleton Kids Run the Nation kids and their families participated in the race as the culminating event of the fall season.

The event was dedicated in the memory of Alex Lamme. Alex was a long-time Brambleton resident who passed away suddenly in April. He is survived by his wife, Janae, and four children. Friends and family of the Lammes wore blue “In Memory of Alex” shirts at the event. Alex’s Father and a partner from the law firm where Alex worked for 14 years spoke at the event. An education trust fund was established for the children in conjunction with the Lace Up event and $6,250 was contributed to the fund.

The Alex Lamme Memorial Spirit Award was presented to the school providing the most volunteer support and registered participants (combined total as a percentage of the school’s total 2013-2014 enrollment).  Legacy Elementary was the recipient school and received a $500 bonus as well as a trophy to keep until next year’s event!

The event was organized by Families in Training, a local small business that also coordinates the popular Brambleton Kids Run the Nation youth running program. “I look forward to growing this event in the coming years, “ said Event Organizer, Ashley Campolattaro, owner of Families in Training.

Monday, November 4, 2013

A NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION TO RING IN HOPE FOR AREA CHARITIES

Nearly $5,000 in Prizes and Awards to Be Distributed, Volunteers Needed!

The fourth annual Ringing In Hope: A New Year’s Eve Celebration race will be held December 31st, 2013 at the Brambleton Town Center. Registration is officially open for the New Year’s Eve event. A signature event for the Ringing In Hope series, this race draws participants from all over the region and from around the county. The event features a 5K & 10K race on a USATF certified scenic course and a 1K walk/fun run. The walk kicks off at 12:00 pm, followed by the 5K and 10K races at 1 pm and 1:15 pm, respectively.

Those who register by November 15th can take advantage of early-bird pricing, and long-sleeved performance t-shirts are guaranteed to all who register by Monday, December 9. Registration is available online at www.ringinginhope.com.

As in past years, the Ringing In Hope traditions continue as race participants will have access to hors d'oeuvres served at the finish line and post-race massages, as well as free family fun activities to include pony rides, a barrel train ride, face painting, tattoos, music, moon bounces, and more. In addition, all race participants will have their photo taken as they cross the finish line. Following the race, prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female overall winners in each race, as well as the top three male and female finishers in each of the following age categories (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, etc.). Great raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the event, thanks to the many generous community sponsors. Nearly $5,000 in awards and prizes will be given out during the event.

All race-day registration will be outdoors at the Brambleton Town Center to accommodate growing crowds and will be available starting at 11 am on race day. Children who participate in the walk/fun run will receive a jingle bell to proudly wear around their neck as they ring in hope for great causes.

This year’s race beneficiaries include Children’s National Medical Center (The Brain Institute), Capital Caring, and Friends of Loudoun Mental Health. Representatives of each charity will be available to showcase their efforts and services to the community. One hundred percent of all funds raised on behalf of each participating charity will be received by that charity.

The races will be timed by Commonwealth Race Management, a division of Potomac River Running, which brings state of the art timing and professional race management services to the event and allows race organizers to concentrate their efforts on making Ringing in the Hope a one of a kind event. Race participants will have access to changing rooms and shower facilities throughout the event at Sport & Health of Brambleton.

Volunteers are needed to help accommodate growing crowds and assist with the race course duties as well as family fun activities. Last year's event drew in more than 1,700 participants, and race organizers are expecting an even greater turn out for this New Year’s Eve event. Volunteers are eligible to receive high school service credit hours. All interested volunteers should please e-mail Ringing In Hope at info@ringinginhope.com.

This festive event is made possible thanks to the generosity of Ringing In Hope sponsors including its title sponsors, Brambleton Town Center, Potomac River Running, and WINC 92.5 FM, as well as the following sponsors: Tetra Partners, Water To Go, Harris Teeter, Sport & Health Club of Brambleton, Legal Shield, Dulles Greenway, Big D’s Ponies, Ashburn Today, Leesburg Today, Pulte Homes, Heartland Home Foods, Five Star Septic, NOVEC, MPowereD, Oakton Antiques & Jewelry, and Go Jumps.

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