Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December Update

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 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's Holiday Happenings

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Holiday Open House Under the Tent
The annual Holiday Open House for residents took place at the Brambleton Town Center Plaza on Saturday, December 7th.  There was Santa, a petting zoo, fun activities for kids of all ages and many different performances by Briar Woods High School.  

Small Business Saturday in Brambleton
The Brambleton Town Center Associates would like to thank everyone who came out and supported our local businesses on Small Business Saturday, November 30th! The event was kicked off by the Jingle Bell Bike Races, then shoppers enjoyed carriage rides, entertainers, carolers and even a Candy Cane Treasure Hunt - Brambleton was definitely in the spirit of the holidays.  The Brambleton Town Center also partnered with Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees to launch “Christmas for the Cause” during the daylong event. Fresh cut trees will be sold through Christmas Eve on the Town Center green in front of ReMax Gateway, with proceeds benefiting the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation
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A Message of Thanks from Brambleton Town Center Tenants Go Bananas and Misguided Angels

"When I'm just the owner of a neighborhood toy store, how in the world do I thank an entire community for the unimaginable outpouring of support that Go Bananas experienced this weekend? Never, never, never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined Small Business Saturday like the one we had yesterday. I am emotionally overwhelmed by your support, kind words, smiles, and hugs throughout the day. Go Bananas is my dream. It may seem silly to some. Even crazy to others. I even feel that way sometimes. But it is my dream. A dream that allows me to give back to the community I love and bring smiles to many children and their families. I thank you for investing in my dreams and our community."  Mary Holmes, Go Bananas Toy Store

"Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came out and showed your support on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! We had our best Black Friday and Small Business Saturday ever, and as a result, the best November ever! Thanks for showing us some love, keep it coming!!" Kim Hutchings, Misguided Angels

Dog Calendar Donations

Pawsitively Brambleton Dog Calendar Donations – As we reach out to those in need this time of year, let’s not forget our furry friends!  The Brambleton Group is accepting cash and pet supply donations on behalf of Friends of Homeless Animals.  Just bring your donation to the Welcome Center, open daily 11 am - 6 pm.   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.
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Brambleton's First Snow and Winter Wonderland
Brambleton is so picturesque in all seasons, but especially winter.  Residents also submitted their first snowfall photos which are included in the album!  We hope you enjoyed your snow days as much as we did.

Holiday Message "BramGrams" now on Brambleton's Community Channel
For your chance to be on the Verizon FiOS Brambleton Channel #489, please stop by the Welcome Center to record a short message (we can help you with ideas). Click here to view a few BramGrams recorded recently from Brambletonians!

Town Center Tidbits
  • Come ring in the New Year with us at Nick's Corner Grill!  For $40 per person or $75 per couple, you will enjoy a buffet of our Chef's specialties, champagne toast at midnight, party favors, with live music and dancing! Call 703-327-7844 to make reservations or for more information. Having people over for the holidays? Let Nick's Corner Grill do the cooking for you, stop by to pick up one of our Party Platter Menus today!
  • Dr. Costa has once again been chosen by his peers as a Top Dentist for 2013 in Northern Virginia Magazine.  Dr. Costa is honored to be included on this list   It’s a great time to schedule cleanings while the kids are out of school and to use up those Health Care spending dollars before the end of the year. They also accept most major insurances! Call their office to schedule, 703-542-7000. 
  • Go Bananas is an official Toys for Tots drop off location. Toys, books and other gifts are being collected through December 14th. 
  • Give to our troops this year by buying reindeer blend coffee at Caribou Coffee in Brambleton.  Did you know they will be changing their name to Peet's Coffee  next spring?
  • Sport & Health Brambleton is collecting hats, scarves, gloves, socks, coats, blankets, boots, etc. through Friday, December 20th for Volunteers of America Chesapeake.
  • HairLoom Studio at Brambleton has relocated and rebranded as Illusions Hair Salon & Spa and will offer additional services such as massages, facials and nail care. Their new location is 22855 Brambleton Plaza, suite 104, next door to Misguided Angels.
Builder Buzz
  • Van Metre Homes Opens New Sales Gallery – Van Metre Homes debuted their new “Hemsworth” Single-Family collection at the opening of their new sales gallery in the Brambleton Town Center on Saturday, December 7th (new model anticipated to open in January).  These new homes feature charming craftsman exteriors, up to 3,300 square feet, gourmet kitchens, finished rec rooms, plus an option for a main level bed & bath.  They will be built in Van Metre’s Edgewood neighborhood along Belmont Ridge Road (across from Miller & Smith’s Noble Pointe Collection); however, until the model homes are completed, the sales gallery will be located in the Town Center at 22895 Brambleton Plaza, Suite 105.  For more information, contact Mike Holland at 703-764-5481.
  • Coming soon from Van Metre Homes: 2-level Craftsman-style Villa Homes, 3-level Urban-inspired Townhomes and 3-level Craftsman-style Townhomes.  Click here for more information.
  • Camberley Homes' new English Manor Townhomes are coming soon.  Sign up here for the announcement.
  • Stunning NEW Miller and Smith Brownstone Bainbridge townhomes now available for January/February deliveries. These homes feature 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and an oversized 1 car garage. Kitchen includes upgraded cabinets, granite countertops and GE stainless steel appliances. Upgraded vanity cabinets and much more. Priced from the $350s*. For more information contact Debbie Paschal at 703-434-0807 or click here.
  • Beazer Homes' single family homes in the West Park neighborhood of Brambleton has had a recent price increase.  They are now priced from the mid $600s.  
  • Help Beazer Homes feed hungry children this holiday by sharing your favorite holiday tradition before December 20 and for every photo or story posted to their Facebook wall, they will donate a week's worth of school lunches for a child in need to Oxfam America
*Prices, terms, conditions subject to change.

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12/31 - Ringing in Hope's NYE Run
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Brambleton Community Association’s December 2013 NewsletterThis is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the December 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 always 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.

Brambleton Presbyterian Church is hosting a Stop Hunger Now Food Packaging Event with the support of Alif to Zee Academy and Cub Scout Pack 1500 from Brambleton, VA.  Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world.  Our hope is to unite 300 people to pack 60,000 meals that will impact 240,000 people around the globe.  Please join us on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 10:30-12:30pm at the Legacy Elementary Gym.  For more information, visit our website or e-mail Pastor Elizabeth.

Draft Silver Line Bus Schedules Available for Review and Public Comment - The public comment period on draft bus schedules for weekday service to the Silver Line Metrorail stations is open. The new service will begin in early 2014. Buses are proposed to depart from park & ride locations in Loudoun County and transport passengers to Wiehle-Reston East or Spring Hill Metrorail stations in the morning. Buses will return from the Silver Line Metrorail stations to Loudoun County in the afternoon and early evening. Click here for more information.
New Website for the Silver Line Northern Virginia’s Dulles Corridor is home to several of the region’s most dynamic and rapidly growing economic centers, including Tysons Corner, Reston, Herndon, Dulles International Airport and eastern Loudoun County. Metro’s Silver Line will provide rail travel to five new stations in the Corridor, as well as to great destinations in D.C. and Maryland. Coupled with integrated bus service, it will provide high-quality, high-capacity transit service along the Dulles Corridor in two phases.