Friday, February 28, 2014

Christmas Trees for Charity

This past holiday season, SuzanneEaton Christmas Trees, a family-owned business, operated the "Christmas For The Cause" tree lot in the Brambleton Town Center with sales benefiting the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation.  This family felt the heart of this organization a few years ago when Suzanne’s sister and Leesburg resident, Holly Groves, was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer and denied any medical benefits from her insurance company.  Following the recommendation of her surgeon, The Cherry Blossom organization paid the fee for Holly to proceed with her surgery.  Feeling truly blessed and looking for a way to show their appreciation and give back, the family sponsored a Christmas tree sale to raise funds for the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation.  With the help of Brambleton residents who supported their fundraiser, they were able to present Jim Atkins, president and founder of the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Organization, with a check for $3,200 on February 21st at the Brambleton Welcome Center!  Way to go, Brambletonians!!

The Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation was created in honor of Cheryl Clayton Atkins, whose childhood nickname was “Cherry Blossom.”  Her death from breast cancer and her wish that her husband would work to make life better for those who followed her were the motivations for the formation of the Foundation.  In 2006, her husband and some of her friends began their breast cancer effort as part of Middleburg’s Piedmont Community Foundation.  In November 2009, after expanding the fundraising beyond Middleburg to Leesburg and Warrenton, the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia and granted 501(3) public charity status. Today the Foundation continues to expand with a directive to detect, treat, educate and eliminate breast cancer.  Ninety percent of grant monies are directed to local charities and non-profits, while the balance goes to regional research.  The Foundation’s three-year objective is to raise and grant $1,000,000.  For more information, visit

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by getting out of the house and enjoying some sunshine? Whether you’re new to the community or an established resident, Brambleton has plenty of options to keep you busy!
Samedi Gras
Come join the festivities this Saturday, March 1st for an early Mardi Gras celebration at Breaux Vineyards for their annual Samedi Gras! Sample wine and king cakes over live Zydeco music or enjoy classic Cajun fare for sale. The Grand Acadia room will be decorated in traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras style and guests are encouraged to don their favorite masks and beads! Book your ticket today!
Date: March 1st  Noon – 6 PM
Location: Breaux Vineyards
Phone: 540-668-6299 x204    
Price: $20
Leesburg’s First Friday
Don’t forget to stop by Leesburg's First Friday in Historic Downtown Leesburg on March 7th from 6-9 PM. There will be over 35 participating shops, galleries and restaurants open until 9 PM and will have complimentary refreshments, store specials, wine tastings and live music.
Date: March 7th 6-9 PM
Location: Historic Downtown Leesburg
Phone: 703-777-7838
Price: Free
Brambleton Ribbon Run
The 7th annual Brambleton Ribbon Run is less than two months away, and if you haven’t started yet, it’s time to get training! On April 5th, runners and walkers alike will unite to support the Step Sisters' mission to fund support services in Loudoun County for those affected by breast cancer. Make sure to register the whole family today for this important cause!
Date: April 5th
Location: Brambleton Town Center
Blue Ridge Grill
Amidst the rush of the week it’s always important to make time for yourself. Grab some friends and kickback at Blue Ridge Grill and enjoy their ½ price wine bottles and crab cake special every Monday and Tuesday through March 25th!
Date: Mondays and Tuesdays through March 25th
Location: Blue Ridge Grill
Phone: 703-327.1047

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February Edition

Shopping Spree Winner Announced
A trip to Cold Stone Creamery in Brambleton paid off for Sophie and her family when they won the Brambleton Town Center's Holiday Shopping Spree in December!  Sophie and her principal received a matching donation of $1,000 for their school, Discovery Elementary School in Ashburn.

Loudoun Charity Announces Decisive Shift In Focus

The Step Sisters have announced a major shift in strategy in their fight against breast cancer.  Founded in 2005, the Brambleton-based organization has raised over $500,000 primarily towards research for a cure.  The move today strengthens support for local patients undergoing treatment for the disease. 

As parents, children and siblings of breast cancer patients and in some cases survivors themselves, the members of the Step Sisters realized that their work could have a stronger and more direct impact felt locally.  Funds now raised by the organization will provide local patients with needed services such as transportation to and from treatment, house cleaning and fresh food delivery.

The Step Sisters signed its first agreement with INOVA Loudoun Hospital in January with plans to add additional facilities in the future. Funds raised by the Step Sisters will be allocated to each partner hospital to be used at the discretion of those working most closely with patients.  Read more here.

Brambleton's Sizzlin' Summer Concert Series 2014 Schedule
June 26th – Doyle Brothers – Happy Hardcore Power Pop 
July 10th – Cherry Crush – Party Rock 
July 24th – Crowded Streets –Dave Matthews Cover 
August 7th – All Natural – Current POP 
August 21st – Toxic Mouse – 80’s Hair Band 

Save the Date: Lights, Camera, Action!
Brambleton's Realtor Red Carpet Event 
The Brambleton Group is busy in the planning phase for its Annual Spring Realtor event, which will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd at the Brambleton Welcome Center. There will be several new models to tour from Miller & Smith, Winchester Homes, Van Metre Homes and Camberley Homes!  Exclusive invitations to this Red Carpet Event will be coming very soon, in the meantime stay tuned for all the latest news on Facebook here.

Town Center Tidbits
  • Whiten your teeth to help change a life! Bloo Dental, along with the AACD, is helping to restore smiles of domestic violence survivors by offering custom, take-home whitening kits for the discounted price of $150. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the "Give Back a Smile" program. The whitening kit special is available through March 28th, so don't delay in scheduling your appointment, 703-327-5533. Your support is greatly appreciated!
  • Krav Maga is Coming to Sport&Health – Classes will run every Wednesday at 8:00pm with the first class starting Wednesday, February 19.  Register online. 
  • Northern Virginia Orthodontics – Fall in LOVE with your smile. Dr. Zach Casagrande is opening 14 special appointments to celebrate Valentine's Day!  The first 14 callers who schedule and start treatment by March 14, 2014 will receive $1,000 off their treatment cost. Phones will open for these special appointments on Monday, February 17 at 9:00am. This offer is for new patients only and is not valid with existing treatment plans. It can't be combined with any other discounts or promotions including insurance discounts.
Builder Buzz
    Single-Family Homes
    • Beazer Homes at Emerald Ridge has raised all of its base prices by $6,500 - $15,000.
    • Beazer Homes at Emerald Ridge has a new spring incentive: free finished basement valued at $17k.
    • Miller & Smith has increased its incentives to include a free rec room in the Rosemoor, hardwood on main level and 75% off lot premiums on both floor plans, and an additional $1,500 towards closing costs. 
    • Van Metre Homes’ Hemsworth Collection at Edgewood has increased both of its models' base prices by $5k.
    • The average base price of a Brambleton single-family home = $669,680*
      • GRAND OPENING of Van Metre Homes' new Southbend Collection at Emerald Ridge, featuring all new villa and townhome designs with pre-construction pricing was held on Saturday, February 1st! Stop by to tour new home designs at the interactive Brambleton Sales Gallery located in the Town Center (22895 Brambleton Plaza, #105).  Call Ernie or Jan for more details, 703-764-5497.
      • Miller & Smith has just 1 Brownstone remaining, the Montague model, priced at $559,880.*
      • Winchester Brandt TH are sold out EXCEPT for their Paxton model.  It will be for sale soon.
      • Winchester has increased its Glenmere Paxton townhome by $5k.
      • Winchester has increased its amount towards options from $10k to $25k!
      • The average base price of a Brambleton townhome = $478,966*
      *Prices, terms, conditions subject to change.

      New Home Information Packet:

      Model Home Map:
      Brambleton Investment Comparison:

      April 5,2014 - 7th Annual Step Sisters' 5K Ribbon Run/Walk
      April 22,2014 - Realtor Red Carpet Event, Brambleton Welcome Center, 12-2pm
      April 26,2014 - NVBIA Parade of Homes, Tour Brambleton Model Homes, 11am - 6pm

      2014 Events Calendar:

      Brambleton Community Association’s February 2014 NewsletterThis is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the February 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.

      Loudoun Water Purchases Beaverdam, Goose Creek Reservoirs
      Loudoun Water has finalized the purchase of all Loudoun-based drinking water assets from the City of Fairfax. The $30 million purchase includes the Goose Creek Water Treatment Plant, Goose Creek and Beaverdam reservoirs and a pipeline along the W&OD Trail to the Fairfax County line.  Click here to read more.

      Metro Could Take Control of the Silver Line This Month

      Metro officials could take over control of the first phase of the Silver Line rail extension this month — a move that could mean train service could start before summer.  

      Dulles Transit Partners, the contractor responsible for building the first phase of the Silver Line rail project, submitted documentation on Friday indicating they think they have completed construction and testing of the first phase of the $5.6 billion rail line, officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said.  Click here to read more.