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What’s Trending – June Edition

June 9, 2017 | by brambleton

Introducing Brambleton’s Newest Neighborhoods!

Town Center Residential

Knutson at Brambleton Town Center Exterior

Celebrate Knutson’s Model Grand Opening on Saturday, June 10 from 12-4 PM!  Be there for the unveiling of The Luna, complete with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, 2-car garage, private elevator and expansive rooftop terrace. Sample a variety of delicious food and craft beer provided by Lost Rhino Retreat, and sip on premium wines from Stone Tower Winery. Guests in attendance will receive a Knutson beer mug for sampling. RSVP here. The Luna model is located in the Town Center at 42389 Willow Creek Way.

West Park

Van Metre’s new Carlton model home is now open in the West Park neighborhood. Located at 23041 Canyon Oak Court, the Carlton is one of two single-family floor plans offered by Van Metre Homes in this new neighborhood, conveniently located to Brambleton’s newest schools, trails, the Town Center and more. Plans offer 4-6 bedrooms, 2.5-5.5 baths, 2-car garages, up to 3,120 square feet and are priced from the mid $600s. Contact Ann Carroll for more information, 703-764-5481.

Miller & Smith – Now selling the Aria with multiple layout options, ranging from 2,800 to 4,200 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a 2-car garage, priced from $619,990.  Available on 49 homesites, the Aria is a new fashioned home design perfect for today’s modern lifestyle.  The Aria model home is anticipated to open in August; for now, visit West Park’s temporary sales center located in the Evermont Trace townhome model. Contact Eric Hansen for more information, 703-327-6601.

And coming soon to West Park: Winchester Homes is proud to offer first-of-their-kind home designs at West Park. These brick-front homes feature front-load garages and flexible floor plans. Sought-after homesites give you easy access to all of Brambleton’s amenities. Join their VIP Priority List. Model anticipated to open late summer.

Town Center South

Brambleton’s trendiest new neighborhood will offer modern designs and indoor/outdoor living, all within walking distance to the Brambleton Town Center!  Located along Northstar Blvd just beyond Onelife Fitness, Town Center South will feature townhomes by three different builders: Knutson, Miller & Smith and Van Metre.

Van Metre‘s three distinctive townhome collections in Town Center South will feature brand-new home designs and phenomenal outdoor living spaces. Sales will begin on June 10 from their all-new Information Centre located at 22855 Brambleton Plaza, #108.  For more information, please contact Grace Strother, sales manager, at 571-340-1150.

Birchwood opened in 2018Birchwood – Life Refreshes at 55!

The first thing we need to ask is “are you old enough?” It requires a certain amount of life experiences to truly appreciate what living at Birchwood is all about. You’re just getting started and so are we. Birchwood has been intentionally designed to get the most out of everything. A walkable community where everything you want is at your fingertips, from fabulous amenities, open spaces and trails, to shopping and dining plus, everything Brambleton. The best part of this story begins here. Check out our newly designed website, or stop by the all-new Birchwood at Brambleton pop-up Information Center for more details on this new boomer neighborhood, including the clubhouse design, site plan and builders’ renderings.  Builder sales and construction is anticipated to begin this summer.  The Information Center is open daily, 11 AM to 6 PM, in the Welcome Center at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 100.

Brambleton Quick Deliveries

Looking to move to Brambleton ASAP (who can blame you, there’s a whole lot of fun packed into our summer events)?  Check out the quick move-in homes where there’s still time to choose your design options!


School & Community News

The brand new Brambleton Middle School was the first of its design in the LCPS system.
Brambleton Middle School
Brambleton Middle School Update

The nominating committee for our Parent Student Teacher Organization (PTSO) has been working hard to finalize the process of electing the Board Members who will oversee the first year of the PTSO. Board positions up for nomination are president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. Student representative(s) will be determined after the school year begins. Get involved, and make this first year at Brambleton Middle School a memorable one!

Names Selected for Loudoun’s Future Schools

Loudoun’s School Board has voted to give permanent names to the schools previously known as ES-28, MS-7, HS-9 and HS-11. The names were recommended by committees of teachers, students and parents who met for the last several months to brainstorm and vote on possible names.  Brambleton’s future high school (HS-11) will be Independence High School!  The committee said the name would serve as a standard for students in their academic careers, and it would strike a theme similar to that of Freedom High School and Liberty Elementary School.  Independence is set to open on land next to Brambleton Middle School in the fall of 2019.

Brambleton Community Park Gets A Sportsplex Upgrade

The Brambleton Sportsplex completed renovations in 2016 to upgrade both the fields and parking on the property. The facility now includes four 400’ fields and two 200’ fields with a completely resurfaced parking area. Brambleton Sportsplex has been busy since 2016 as they were one of the three venues utilized for the 2017 Senior Softball Atlantic Coast Championships and will also be a featured venue for the upcoming PONY Nationals, USSSA Class C National Championships and the USA Softball Eastern Nationals.

Enhanced Transportation Improvements Around Brambleton 

From the office of Supervisor Tony Buffington:  Congestion relief, enhanced connectivity and improved safety are some of my top priorities. As such, my office has been working with County staff, VDOT and various developers to accelerate a number of much needed transportation improvements for our area.”

Download Supervisor Buffington’s full Eastern Blue Ridge District Transportation Update for a comprehensive list of the surrounding area’s road improvements.


Upcoming Events

Two of the community’s favorite events return this month:  Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts and Red, White & BRAM!

Sizzlin Summer Concert Series Kicks Off June 22

Summer would not be the same without the Brambleton Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series! These FREE CONCERTS are located near the Brambleton Town Center and are held on select Thursday nights throughout the summer. Gates open at 6 PM, concerts start at 7 PM. Bring your blankets and chairs, and pack a picnic or grab something delicious from one of our food trucks to enjoy a fun night of music. BYOB – IDs will be checked. Pets and smoking prohibited.

Red, White & BRAM – Always One of the Best Fireworks Shows in Town!

Join us for a fun evening of tailgating, live music, beer/wine, food trucks, games, and FIREWORKS! Grab your friends and family and pop up your tent, decorate it up, and claim your space for this year’s Red White & BRAM on June 24th from 6-10 PM. This year there will be a “Best in Show” contest to see who will take come the Tailgate Trophy! Open Tailgate spots are $5 per person and will be available at the gate. Admission will include entrance to all games/rides. Please see the website for full details!

 


Town Center Spotlight

Catch up on this month’s news & events in the latest edition of the Brambleton Town Center Newsletter.  Copies are available for pick up in the Welcome Center.

Regal Summer Movie Express Returns

Enjoy 9 weeks of $1 movies on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10 AM at Regal Fox Cinemas. The Regal Summer Movie Express runs from June 13 – August 9.  A portion of the proceeds benefit the Will Rogers Institute.

Storytime

Join Loudoun County Public Library every Tuesday at 10AM in the Brambleton Welcome Center for storytime. Storytime programs introduce young children to books, rhymes, music and other fun activities. Every week the library offers programs matched to the typical attention spans and developmental levels of different ages of children.  Library storytimes incorporate early literacy skills such as vocabulary building, phonological awareness, and letter knowledge that children must master before they can learn to read.

Bicycle Outfitters’ Family Bike Rides

Hit the trails every Wednesday with Bicycle Outfitters‘ Family Bike Rides! Set out to discover Brambleton’s trails with a family bike ride led by the staff at Bicycle Outfitters. Meet at their Brambleton store on WEDNESDAYS at 5:45 PM with your family, bikes & helmets for all. And don’t forget a water bottle! The ride will start promptly at 6 PM. The first ride of the season is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31, and will continue weekly on Wednesday nights. Call the store for more details: 703-327-3222.

Shopping in Brambleton Town CenterLost Rhino Retreat
  • New Summer Hours – Now Open for Lunch: We’re now open for lunch seven days a week starting at 11:30 AM. Come join us on the patio this summer and keep an eye out for new menu items!
  • Stay active & join our Rhino Chasers Run Club: Meet at Lost Rhino Retreat every Tuesday night at 6 PM. Go for an organized run then meet back up to enjoy drinks, food, and camaraderie!
  • Book your private event with us: Our upstairs bar is the perfect space for private parties, corporate events, and other celebrations. You can enjoy your special event with catered food and a private bartender! For more information and to reserve space, email Melissa Kirkpatrick, melissak@lostrhino.com.
BOGO Beverage Fridays at Peet’s

Fridays throughout the summer at Peet’s Coffee & Tea:  Buy any beverage, get one free, from 1-3 PM. No coupon required.

Father’s Day at SweetFrog

During your visit to SweetFrog Brambleton on Father’s Day, bring your dad and receive a gift card for a free cup of frozen yogurt to be used during your next visit to the store (good through July 18, 2017).  One free frozen yogurt card per visit/transaction.

Bella Ballerina Dance Camp

Bella Ballerina’s award-winning Summer Dance Camps are back, starting June 19th. Watch your child blossom over the course of the week as they make adorable friendships and become immersed in their camp theme. Whether it’s Princess Elena or Ponies and Princesses, they’ll come home talking about all of the amazing things they did that day, especially when they MEET the princesses in person or have the opportunity to ride a live pony. It will leave them with memories they’ll cherish forever. And don’t worry moms – you’ll get to check out everything they’ve been working on in a show at the end of the week. They’ll feature the amazing costumes and scenery that have been kept top secret, and show you just how far they’ve come with their dances and their friends. These specialized camps developed for kids ages 3-9 are a perfect way to spend the summer. View the camp themes, schedules and register online.

Jackson Clinics Brambleton Turns One!
Jackson Clinics Physical Therapy in Brambleton is turning one and you’re invited! Stop by between 4 and 7 PM on Tuesday, June 27 for their open house celebration which will include light refreshments and door prizes! Jackson Clinics is located at 42365 Soave Dr., Ste 200 (inside Onelife Fitness).
Welcome Dr. Alexandra Patil to the Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Team

Dr. Alexandra Patil completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame, majoring in Science-Business. She went on to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Minnesota. Following graduation, Dr. Patil worked in the Minneapolis area focusing her work in restorative dentistry for families and children. Dr. Patil is a member of the American Dental Association and is looking forward to becoming involved in the local dental societies. She is very excited about the opportunity to join the Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team to provide the best patient care and experience.

Dr. Patil and her new husband, Zach, recently moved to Bethesda, Maryland and are excited to explore the area. They enjoy biking together, skiing, spending time by the lake, and trying new restaurants.

 

Friends of Brambleton Library

Join an organization that will make a positive impact on our community:  the Friends of Brambleton Library (FOBL)!  Currently in its infancy, FOBL needs volunteers who can help advise and offer support for fundraisers for programming and supplies not covered by the library’s operating budget.  Volunteer commitment is typically 5 hours per month; however, more time may be required during event planning and execution.  Introductory meetings will be held monthly until FOBL is formalized. Email FriendsOfTheBrambletonLibrary@gmail.com for more information, and be sure to “Like” their page on Facebook. We would like to extend a big thank you to Brambleton resident, Robyn Beck Dietter, who has taken on the role of organizing FOBL.


Good Works:  BTC Community Supports Multiple Charities

Kudos to our Town Center community on raising funds to help cancer research and awareness.  Through races, Zumba, Christmas tree sales, dental visits and cups of coffee, Brambletonians have contributed more than $52k to the cause this year alone! Read on to learn a little more about each organization’s mission.

NVO’s Cup for a Cure Café Fuels Pediatric Cancer Funding

 

At Northern Virginia Orthodontics, we are not only making life-long changes in each of our patients’ smiles, we are determined to make an impact for the entire pediatric cancer community. Inspired by several of our patients fighting this horrible disease, we felt passionate about going beyond orthodontics and becoming an advocate for all pediatric cancer patients.

As a result, in 2015, we opened our Cup for a Cure Café, in which we serve complimentary Starbucks drinks to all patients and their guests. For each cup poured, we donate $1 to Inova Children’s Hospital, specifically for pediatric cancer funding. When serving 200-300 drinks daily, this amounts to donating over $25,000 every year!! It’s more than just a cup of coffee. It’s giving back to the community, raising awareness for pediatric cancer, and reaching the ultimate goal – finding a cure.

Bloō Dental Teams with ArmorUp For Life

 

Bloō Dental would like to thank all of their patients who participated in their recent Zoom Whitening promotion and t-shirt sales for ArmorUp for LIFE. From Dr. Rahim’s commitment to donate 100% of the cost of all Zoom Whitening treatments in February, he and his staff were able present ArmorUp representatives with a check for $1,700.

ArmorUp for LIFE is a local non-profit dedicated to helping cancer patients, and will use these funds to outfit local cancer patients with fitness gear and clothing so they can stay fit during their fight. During the month of May, Onelife Fitness also helped raise funds for ArmorUp through the Get Fit America Campaign.  Together with Bloo Dental, the two tenants have donated nearly $3,500 to ArmorUp for LIFE!  To learn more about their mission, visit ArmorUpforLIFE.org.

 

Step Sisters’ 10th Annual Ribbon Run Raises Nearly $40K!

The 10th Annual Step Sisters’ Ribbon Run on April 22nd kicked off the 2017 Race Brambleton series. Nearly 1,200 registered to participate as runners and walkers while 150 volunteers supported the event and the Step Sisters in their mission to assist local breast cancer patients.  This year’s Ribbon Run saw more than 35 breast cancer survivors participating in the event, acknowledged by the group with a pink sash and a gift bag.  Truly a community event, participants had a variety of reasons for taking part. More teams participated this year with many groups forming to walk or run in the honor or memory of a loved one. Several teams also fundraised for the cause. The top fundraising team participated in support of Brambleton resident, Melanie Small, and her breast cancer fight.  The event raised nearly $40,000 for The Step Sisters who assist local breast cancer patients by funding practical support services. The Ribbon Run is the Brambleton-based organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. For more information, visit www.StepSisters.org.

Christmas Trees For A Cause

Christmas Tree Sales in Brambleton benefit the Cherry Blossom Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Suzanne and Mark Eaton have run a Christmas tree stand in Brambleton Town Center during the holidays for the past 4 year, with profits going to Loudoun’s Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation. They recently attended the Cherry Blossoms Champions Event to present a $6,000 check from their 2016 holiday tree sales.

“We selected Cherry Blossom four years ago as our beneficiary because my sister, Holly, was helped in her fight against breast cancer by one of their grants to Inova Loudoun Hospital.” Suzanne said. “This small Middleburg-based foundation was crucial to Holly’s treatment and has helped hundreds of other local women,” she added. The total donated by the Eatons since the beginning of tree sales four years ago is more than $18,000.


Spotlight Realtor

 

This month’s spotlight realtor is Barry Constant with the Keller Williams Realty-Loudoun Gateway office, and founder of the Patriot’s Home Group.  Barry has devoted his real estate group specifically to serving the needs of Virginia’s U.S. Military Veterans, First Responders and Teachers.  He established the U.S. Military Special Real Estate Program, whereby active or retired members of the U.S. Military have access to relevant market information that is invaluable when buying or selling a home, remodeling, refinancing, or simply maintaining their current home.  Barry’s clients have access to his Preferred Vendor List and are eligible for discounted rates from the most trusted and reputable contractors and service providers in the area.  Barry believes in taking care of the heroes who take care of us, and so he personally offers a rebate at closing from his commission!

Barry’s passion to serve extends to the canine community as well.  Barry proudly supports a Loudoun-based organization, Veterans Moving Forward (VMF), which raises and provides service dogs for veterans with physical and/or mental health challenges.  Barry encourages everyone to consider volunteering to make a difference in the lives of our veterans!


Healthy Living

Farmers’ Market

 

Wellness Connection Farmers’ Market

The Wellness Connection Farmers’ Market is your place for locally grown, farm-fresh produce at affordable prices. Make plans to visit their weekly market on Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM in the StoneSprings Hospital parking lot with these participating vendors. The market season runs through October 28. StoneSprings Hospital is located at 24440 Stone Springs Blvd in Dulles, VA.

 

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