Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October Edition

Courtyard by Marriott Honors Brambleton Coach

Brambleton resident and Brambleton Town Center 
Commonhealth Chiropractic owner Steven Levy was honored recently by Courtyard by Marriott in partnership with USA Football as a recipient of the “Inspiring Greatness” program. The national contest honors 28 of the most deserving youth coaches and volunteers in the country.

Last year, Levy started the Loudoun Lions, part of The Virginia American Youth Football Alliance. He is the acting commissioner and one of two coaches for the Jr. Pee Wee team. Former Redskins Chris Cooley presented Levy with a $1,000 grant to be used for new equipment.  Levy also is the co-founder of Commonhealth Chiropractic, which has offices in McLean and Brambleton.

Brambleton wins Best Residential Community by Posh Seven Readers

Thank you, Posh Seven Magazine readers, for voting Brambleton as the "Best Residential Community!

We're also very happy to share the "Best of Suburbia" spotlight with these Brambleton Town Center establishments: My Thai Place Restaurant, Nick's Taverna, Broadlands Family Practice, Misguided Angels, Northern Virginia Orthodontics, Bella Ballerina and Van Metre Homes!  

Brambleton’s Birthday Cake Decorating Contest Winner

Please join us in congratulating Brambletonian, Karen Cole from Karen's Cakes for creating this masterpiece in celebration of our 13th birthday!  This is the 2nd time Karen has won the coveted 1st place prize. Brambleton’s 13th birthday was Wednesday, September 24th, “Brambleton Day.”

Fall in Love with Brambleton

Fall has arrived in Virginia, it is one of the most picturesque seasons of the year.  We have created a Fall in Brambleton album on Facebook, so if you have taken any fall photos in Brambleton we would love to see them, please email them to brambletoninfo@gmail.com so we can add them to this album.

BramBOOlton photos will also be shared soon as several Brambletonians decorate for the Halloween holiday.

Brambleton’s Future All-Stars

The Loudoun South Little League is one of the largest little leagues in Virginia, and Brambleton residents both large and small have certainly made their mark within this competitive lineup.

Brambleton's Future All-Stars
In the Spring of 2014, 248 players, over 25% of the little league ball-players hailed from Brambleton!  Way to step up to the plate mini-Brambletonians!

As Brambleton continues to grow, more and more of our youngest residents are stepping up to the plate and dominating in local sports.  Congratulations to all those little athletes in the Brambleton community and all those parents who keep wonderful programs like the Loudoun South Little League running – keep up the good work!

Lace Up for Learning Only a Month Away - Register Today!

Join us to "fun-race" for our schools at the 2nd annual Lace Up for Learning 5k & Mascot Mini Mile at the Brambleton Town Center! This family-oriented fundraising 5k event is designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and engage local communities in support of our schools. 

Register by October 15th to guarantee your race shirt. All registrants by Oct. 15 will receive a race t-shirt to wear on race day or wear as bragging rights post race! Shirts may be available on first-come-basis for participants registering after this date, however shirts are NOT guaranteed (no refunds will be issued if shirts are not available for runners registering after Oct. 15). After the Oct. 15th, you'll pay the same amount, but won't get the shirt! 

Designate the school you want to support during the registration process...A percentage of registration proceeds will go to the following Beneficiary Schools*: Briar Woods High, Creighton's Corner Elementary, Legacy Elementary, Moorefield Station Elementary, Stone Hill Middle, Rock Ridge High, St. Theresa School, and The Boyd School.

Town Center Tidbits
    • The Brambleton Town Center is pleased to announce that Hair Cuttery is our Tenant of the Month. Please stop by the Welcome Center and check out their special offers!
    • The Brambleton Town Center is also pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring the 2015 World Police & Fire Games, to be held June 26th - July 5th, 2015.  The primary objective for these games is to honor and celebrate our community heroes – public safety officers from around the world – by delivering an amazing athlete experience and fully engaging the community to produce the best Games possible.
    • Little Smiles and Costa Family and Cosmetic Dentistry are excited to welcome new pediatric dentist Dr. Lara Saleh to their practice! Dr. Lara is a pediatric specialist, dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years.  Dr. Lara dedicates herself to providing the highest quality of dental care for infants, children and adolescents in a safe and comfortable environment. Her focus on
      prevention and education encourages healthy smiles and results in happy patients. Dr. Lara also takes pride in educating young patients and their families on the importance of oral health in relation to general health.  
      Away from the office, Dr. Lara enjoys traveling, exploring the great outdoors of Northern Virginia, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
    • Misguided Angels is VERY excited to announce their partnership with Shoptiques.com! Shoptiques.com is a site that offers merchandise from the top boutiques from all over the world, and now you will be able to purchase our merchandise from their site! Check them out on their site, http://www.shoptiques.com/, and "follow" them. Lots more merchandise will be available for sale from Misguided Angels over the coming weeks, but as always, there's LOTS more to see and buy in person, so come see them if you really want to see what's new!
    • Asian Spice Cafe is Hiring! – They are looking for full-time or part-time cashier, kitchen helper from our community to join their team.  Please send an email to John or call 571-239-4783 for more information. No previous experience is required, just a positive attitude, motivation to learn, and a friendly face!
    • Looking for a place to have your private event?  Consider Nick's Taverna!  
      Nick's Taverna Private Event
    • InSight Eye Optique is hosting a trunk show presenting top frame brands Marc by Marc Jacobs and Hugo Boss! Stop by for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. See all the latest fashions straight from Vision Expo Las Vegas! Come and try them all - you may find the perfect fit! One day deals you don't want to miss! Saturday October 18th from 9:00-1:00. 
    • October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Let’s Help Improve Breast Cancer Patients Lives – This October 24, 2014, Bloō Dental is teaming up with The Step Sisters to help raise money for local breast cancer patients. If you are not familiar with The Step Sisters Organization please visit their website. To help support their great cause, Bloō Dental is offering in-office Zoom whitening for $350 with the proceeds being donated to The Step Sisters! Be sure to call 703-327-5533 to book your appointment soon, there is limited space available.
    • Kids Yoga - Thursdays 5:30 - 6:15 PM at Sport&Health – Kids will learn how to de-program & de-stress, away from video games and high intensity stimulation. Yoga comes to life in this fun and creative class! The use of animated poses and basic stretching exercises promote strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness. Breathing and visualization techniques teach kids how to focus, relax and develop self-control. For more information contact MindBody Director, Juli Presley. 
    • Miller and Smith 50 YEARS IN THE MAKING. Their 50th has turned out to be quite a year, they've certainly ushered it in in a big, big way. These first 50 wonderful years are just the beginning for Miller & Smith. By embracing their distinctive foundation, they can stand proud knowing that the future is golden. You’ll even hear in the words of some of their most influential visionaries, thinkers and doers, why Miller & Smith’s legacy is one that has been cared for and cultured with the right formula to stand the test of time in this wonderful video.
    • Miller and Smith received 17 top honors are the 2014 Great American Living Awards (GALA) on Thursday, October 9th, 2014! This yearly event honors excellence in architecture, interior design, sales and marketing in the building industry. Please join the Brambleton Group in congratulating them, we are proud that their Skyview and South Lawn models in Brambleton were some of them. 
    • Have you seen the new Van Metre Homes' Bixton Model yet? You can take a quick GoPro tour here on our YouTube Channel.
    • Need a new home now?  View a list of Brambleton's Quick Delivery homes here.
    • Did you know that there are now 18 new home models open for touring in Brambleton?  View our latest Model Home Map here.
    • Average Base Price of a Single-Family home in Brambleton = $684,650*
    • Average Base Price of a Townhome in Brambleton = $485,585*
    • Single-Family Homes = priced from the upper $500s to upper $700s*
    • Townhomes = priced from the lower $400s to mid $500s*
    *Prices, terms, conditions subject to change

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

    Model Home Map: www.issuu.com/brambleton

    How does investing in Brambleton compare to Loudoun County?
    Brambleton Investment Comparison: www.issuu.com/brambleton

                                                      Brambleton All of Loudoun
    Average Sold Price                 $547.200         $452,230
    Average Days on Market       35                      48
    List Price/Sale Price               98.3%               96.7%

    RE/MAX Gateway Brambleton
    42365 Soave Drive, Suite 200 - Brambleton, VA 20148

    Brambleton Community Association News
    Brambleton TV Has Moved Up to FIOS Channel 42 – Tune in to see Brambleton TV on FIOS Channel 42 to find out about everything Brambleton.  Save the new Channel 42 as a favorite and catch up on Town Center news, HOA information and see your famous friends and neighbors on TV anytime it’s convenient for you. 

    Fall Fest Fun
    The weather didn't dampen the spirit of Fall Fest on Saturday, October 11th! Click here to view more photos from this annual event.

    October 2014 Newsletter - This 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.

    Neighborhood Campout
    One of the most popular Brambleton events of the year!  The Annual Neighborhood Campout was held Saturday, September 13th in Legacy Park where Brambletonians set up their tents and enjoyed campfires along with many other fun activities. See for yourself in this great video. Footage was provided by The View Above VA, resident Rum Ngo, for Brambleton.

    Sponsorship Opportunities - The 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. Download the sponsorship form here.


    October 13th - Columbus Day/School Holiday
    October 26th - Brambleton Town Center Trick or Treat, 12-2PM
    November 12th - December 12th - Brambleton Town Center Shopping Spree
    November 15th - Lace Up for Learning 5K for Schools
    November 15th & 16th - Pictures with Santa*
    November 29th - Small Biz Saturday
    December 6th - Holiday Open House*
    December 7th - Santa's Holiday Coalition Run*
    December 31st - Ringing in Hope NYE Charity Run/Walk
    *Residents Only

    Local Scientist wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Janelia's Eric Betzig Wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.  The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that Eric Betzig, a group leader at Janelia, Stefan Hell of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, and William Moerner of Stanford University are the recipients of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

    Loudoun could play role in DC’s Olympic bid

    The nonprofit organization Washington 2024 and a who’s who executive board of Washington businesspeople and sports owners on Sept. 4 announced their intention to bring the Olympics to the nation’s capital with the unveiling of the website dc2024.org.

    In preliminary discussions Robert Sweeney, one of the heads of the project and the president of the Greater Washington Sports Alliance, connected with Loudoun officials about a few potential Loudoun venues like Morven Park and Beavercreek Dam Reservoir.

    “Hosting the 2024 Olympics can both create jobs and provide a lasting legacy in sport, tourism and culture that will benefit our region in the long-term,” said Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who voiced his support for the capital region’s initiative earlier this year.

    'The Last Five Years,' 'Imitation Game' to Headline Middleburg Film Festival
    For the second year, Middleburg Film Festival brings the world of cinema to Virginia's wine country. Starting October 30 and running through November 2,  Middleburg will screen festival favorites and Oscar hopefuls in Virginia's historic wine country for the fest's sophomore year.  

    Highlights include opener Richard LaGravenese's ("Behind the Candelabra") musical "The Last Five Years," starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game" will screen as the Centerpiece on November 1. 

    "With the success of our inaugural festival, we aim to grow The Middleburg Film Festival into a true destination event for the Washington region," said MFF founder Sheila C. Johnson. "Our wonderful films coupled with the beauty of Middleburg in the fall make this a can’t-miss attraction." Tickets are now on sale via the festival's website.  

    N. Virginia Set to Overtake New York as Biggest Data Center Market by 2015

    Northern Virginia will overtake the New York metro as the biggest multi-tenant data center market in the country by the beginning of next year, according to 451 Research. The region, whose data center market is mostly concentrated in Loudoun County, is now nearly tied with the New York-New Jersey area in terms of size.

    “With a torrent of cloud service providers and media/content providers deploying significant workloads is Ashburn, the market is solidifying its position as the epicenter of the Internet,” Levy said. “Northern Virginia has grown to be one of the top colocation markets in the United States, and we believe that by early next year it will overtake NY/NJ as the largest US multi-tenant data center market in the U.S.”

    22 Loudoun Companies Are Among Fastest Growing in Nation

    Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. is out, and 22 of Loudoun County’s businesses made the cut.

    This represents a 57 percent increase over last year, when 14 companies made the Inc. list. Economic Development Director Buddy Rizer attributes the growth to the county’s strong I.T. sector.

    “Many of the companies on this list have something to do with I.T., which employs almost 30 percent of the Loudoun workforce,” Rizer said.

    Metro and the Washington West Film Festival are encouraging the region to take the "Silver Line to the Silver Screen."

    Running from October 22-26, the festival screens many of its selections at the Bowtie Cinemas at Reston Town Center, which is now accessible to Metro riders via the new Silver Line.  The 2014 official film selections will be announced this Thursday, September 25th. Official film selections will include feature narratives, feature documentaries, and short films from thirteen nations around the world.  

    Visit www.filmfest.com for more information about this innovative and exciting film festival, which gives 100% of its regular screening box office net proceeds to a project or team working to solve a problem of hunger, education, disease or displacement.

    County floats names for Ashburn Metro stops

    Loudoun's Board of Supervisors signed off Wednesday night on name suggestions for the county's two forthcoming Metro stations in Ashburn, slated for a 2018 opening.

    According to the county's public information office, the names for the eastern station in Ashburn, near Route 606, are: Broad Run; Dulles Gateway; Dulles North; Loudoun Dulles North; Loudoun East; Loudoun Gateway.  For the second station, at Route 772, the suggestions are: Ashburn; Loudoun Gateway; West Loudoun.

    These tags are being released to the public for feedback. Loudoun County will hold two dates-to-be-determined community input meetings on the station names, and then submit a final county recommendation to Metro's board of directors, which has a final decision-making authority. The new station at the Dulles airport in Loudoun will be called the Washington Dulles International Airport Station.

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