Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September Edition

Brambleton Goes Gold for September

Brambleton has gone gold this month for Childhood Cancer awareness! Thank you to the Long family and other Team Mathias #12 supporters who placed all the gold ribbons throughout the Brambleton Town Center!

Brambleton's Realtor Birthday Bash

Realtor Community: You are cordially invited to Brambleton's 13th Birthday Bash* on Tuesday, September 23rd

The Brambleton Group & builder community want to spoil you with a catered luncheon from Papa Tony's Trattoria from 12-2 pm and special birthday gifts for the first 100 registrants**.  Be sure to bring extra business cards with you so you can enter each builders' giveaway as well as Brambleton's Grand Prize.

Did you know there are now 18 builder models open for touring?  Download a Model Home Location Map and begin touring the models today.  RSVP and download your free ticket here.  We look forward to celebrating this big milestone with you!

Brambleton’s Birthday Cake Decorating Contest

In honor of Brambleton’s 13th birthday on Wednesday, September 24th, “Brambleton Day,” we are holding a Brambleton Birthday Cake Decorating Contest at the Welcome Center. Showcase your talents by decorating a cake that represents one of Brambleton’s themes (think TV Channel, nature, technology, lifestyle, entertainment, movies, shopping, dining, health, exercise, garden, trails, etc). Photos from last year's contest can be viewed here.

To enter the contest, simply send an e-mail by 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 21st, letting us know you plan to bring in a decorated cake. Then bring your edible and decorated cakes to the Welcome Center by 1:45 PM on Wednesday, September 24. After the judging takes place at the Brambleton Welcome Center we will have a community birthday party to enjoy your creations! Winners will be announced promptly after the judging is complete. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes consisting of ribbons and Brambleton Town Center gift cards. If you have any questions, please contact the Welcome Center at 703-542-2925 or send an e-mailGood luck, and happy baking!

The 2015 Pawsitively Brambleton Dog Calendar Top Dogs!  The Brambleton Group was overwhelmed with the great response of dog photos, receiving over 75 entries for the 2015 Pawsitively Brambleton Dog Calendar.  Congratulations to our top 13 dogs!

Brambleton's 10th Annual Fall Fest ~ October 11th, 2014 ~ 1-7 PM 

This is Brambleton's largest event of the year! The festival takes place in front of the Brambleton Town Center and along Olympia Dr.  At this event you will find electronic rides, moon bounces, food vendors, beer, chili-cook off, a cornhole challenge and live music.  This event is free to attend and unlimited ride wristbands cost $15 per person.  

Chili Cook Off ~ If you would like to participate in the Brambleton Fall Fest Chili Cook Off please register here. Prizes include gift cards and bragging rights. 

Vendor Marketplace ~ This is a great economical opportunity for small businesses to sell and/or bring awareness to their product.  There are limited spaces and we do only allow one business brand to participate. If you are interested, please fill out the VENDOR MARKETPLACE APPLICATION and email or fax it to events@brambleton.org

Sponsors ~ Fall Fest is one of the best events to become a sponsor with Brambleton.  We welcome sponsors on several different levels and are always open to specialized sponsorship packages.  If you would like to know more about being a sponsor please email us or visit the Sponsorship Page

Northern Virginia Magazine's Wagfest II Winners Announced
The Northern Virginia Magazine announced the top 3 Cutest Dogs at their Wag Fest II Dog Days of Summer event Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Brambleton Town Center. Congratulations to Doc in third place, Jake in second place and the winner, Mushu!  

Thank you to all of the vendors for attending Dog Days of Summer Wagfest II 2014:    Your Dog Smiles Pet Services, CPR Pet Aid, Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun, Little Smiles and Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Olde Towne Pet Resort, Sit Means Sit Fairfax, VA, The Humane Society of Loudoun County, Woofie's, Divine's Pet Care, LLC, Honest Tea, Cathy's Comfy Coats and Cushions, All Friends Pet Care, Brambleton Sport&Health and Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital. Dog lovers enjoyed live music from local band Mars Rodeo, refreshments from Honest Tea, a visit from the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department and more!  Photos from the day's event can be found here.

Brambleton's 2012-2020 Community Vision Update
After more than 18 months of planning, discussing, evaluating and revising, the Developer is ready to move forward with the 2020 Vision, submitting these applications to the Loudoun County Planning Commission in September.  We would like to thank you for your comments and participation in this process.  

We still have several hurdles to overcome and with your help we hope to successfully add many of the elements that were discussed during the community wide meetings.  Of particular note, the first applications will include a new high school, middle school and expediting the 3rd elementary school.  For further information, please click here. Comments are welcome to be submitted to Kim.Adams@Brambleton.com

Town Center Tidbits
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  • Papa Tony's Trattoria is now open and proudly serving classic Italian cuisine and wood fired pizza!  Make your reservation today and be sure to "like" their Facebook page for their latest news.
  • Kids Yoga at Sport&Health – Ages 5 - 10; Thursdays 5:30 - 6:15 PM, yoga comes to life in this fun and creative class! The uses 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.
  • Verizon FiOS is Now Playing the SEC Network – Tune in to see this new network on channel 75/575.  For details, click here.
Builder Buzz
  • 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 = $685,210*
  • Average Base Price of a Townhome in Brambleton = $489,126*
  • 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                 $548.948         $481,576
Average Days on Market       59                      50
List Price/Sale Price               98.1%               97.4%

RE/MAX Gateway Brambleton
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Brambleton Community Association News
Under Construction - Coming Soon!  After the successful deployment of our newly redesigned community website, we began working with our website development partner, CivicPlus, on a new custom mobile application. It’s our goal to provide residents with an easy to use mobile tool for access to all things Brambleton and to offer enhanced communications. We’ll be testing the new app within a few weeks and launch it shortly thereafter. 

In the interim, if you have not already had the chance to visit the new website at www.brambletonhoa.com, please stop by and take a quick tour.

This is why we rock video
This is Why We Rock – In case you haven’t seen BCA’s collaboration with resident Ronald Gulick, check out the video here.  Staff had a great time working with Ronald on his 2nd Brambleton video.  Thank you to all the residents who participated in the filming. 

September 2014 Newsletter - This is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the September Newsletter and click here to view the New Resident Handbook (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news LIVE on Facebook.

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.

September 23rd - Brambleton's Realtor Birthday Bash, 12-2PM, Welcome Center
September 24th - Brambleton's 13th Birthday Celebration, 2PM, Welcome Center
September 26th - Briar Woods High School Homecoming Parade, 5PM, Town Center
October 4th - Community Yard Sale
October 11th - Brambleton Fall Festival, 1-7pm, Town Center
October 13th - Columbus Day/School Holiday
October 26th - Brambleton Town Center Trick or Treat, 1:30PM-3:30PM

New School Year, New School:  Rock Ridge High’s First Day

Rock Ridge High School halls filled with eager faces on Sept. 2. That day, there was no hierarchy in which the freshmen were lowest on the totem pole. Everyone – freshmen, sophomores, juniors, teachers – were in their first day at a new school.   It was, after all, the school's inaugural day. Stay up to date with all the latest news for Rock Ridge High School here or on Facebook here.  

Welcome to the ROCK:  R-I-S-E 
Respect - Integrity - Service - Excellence
It is the Rock Ridge way!

StoneSpring Hospital Center Update

Stone Spring Hospital is moving along quickly and is anticipated to stay on track for their December 2015 opening.

StoneSpring Hospital Center will have 124 beds –104 medical/surgical beds, 10 Intensive Care Unit beds, and 10 Labor-Delivery-Recovery-Postpartum beds.  The $147 million, 230,000-square-foot facility will provide comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, surgical, and diagnostic services. It will feature an MRI and CT, 14 Emergency Room bays, seven operating rooms, and a cardiac catheterization lab. 

$1.9 billion loan for rail to Dulles approved

The bipartisan Northern Virginia congressional delegation announced Thursday that the Dulles Metrorail Project got the final approval for a nearly $1.9 billion low-interest, long-term federal loan.

"This is good news for Virginia and for anyone who uses the Toll Road. It will keep tolls down and shows the federal government's continued support and commitment to this project," said Representative Frank Wolf.