Brambleton is excited to share its FIRST EVER event filmed using 360 technology. Relive the Step Sisters’ Ribbon Run and be a part of the action! To view on your phone, simply move the screen around or use your finger and to view on the computer you can use your mouse. Best viewed at maximum quality on Youtube and on Google Chrome. Created for Brambleton by Brambletonian, Rum Ngo of The View Above VA. For more information about the Step Sisters Ribbon Run, please go to www.stepsisters.org/ribbon-run/
On May 15 the Brambleton Town Center will host the 6th Annual Loudoun Lyme 5K/10K and 1K Fun Run. This event will drive awareness and raise money to help find a cure for Lyme disease. Come out and explore the marketplace and check out the information fair designed to educate the public about Lyme disease, its causes, symptoms and treatments. Proceeds from this event benefit the National Capital Lyme Disease Association (NatCapLyme).
What? Loudoun Lyme 5K/10K and 1K Fun Run
When? May 15, 2016
Where? Brambleton Town Center
Time? 10K = 8 am; 5K = 8:10am; 1K = 9:30am
Visit www.loudounlyme.org to register or donate
Don’t Miss This Family-Friendly & Fun Event:
• Kick-Off Ceremony Includes Local Politicians
• Timed 5K and 10K
• Untimed 1K Fun Run
• DJ and Music
• Information Fair
By now you have heard that a Loudoun County Public Library is coming to the Brambleton Town Center. Designed by award-winning HGA Architects and Engineers, this state-of-the-art library will occupy over 40,000 square feet and span two levels of a new four-level building to be built along Brambleton Plaza. The Brambleton Group and HGA have been working closely with Loudoun County staff to plan a unique community space that will accommodate a kids’ area, teen center, meeting space for groups and lectures and exhibition space for local artists and performers. Additional retail and office use is planned for the remainder of the building’s occupancy. The new library is scheduled to open in January 2018.
The Brambleton Town Center is currently at 100% occupancy. Interested in renting future space? Please contact KLNB.
The iconic Virginia LOVEwork will be on display in the Brambleton Town Center May 20-31. These letters travel around the state promoting that “LOVE is at the heart of every Virginia vacation!” We encourage you to take family photos in front of the artwork and then post to Facebook, tagging both Brambleton’s and Virginia is for Lovers’ pages; or on Twitter and Instagram using the special hashtags #LOVEVA, #BRAMBLETON and #BramLife. See www.virginia.org/love for more info.
We’re a group of women who came together many years ago to make an impact on breast cancer. We’ve evolved over time and in 2014 we changed our mission to improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients in the local area. We fund services such as transportation to and from treatment, house cleaning and food delivery through local vendors like Reston Limo and Dulles Taxi for the transportation, Brambleton’s own Regal Maids help with the house cleaning and Washington’s Green Grocer does the food delivery. That local focus is important to us, we’re serving Loudoun County and helping people that you may even know directly.
Read more about Angela here.
Our Spotlight Realtor of the Month is Kristine Condie. Kristine comes to real estate with an extensive background in consumer service having been the President of her own company. Kristine works diligently to meet the needs of her clients and is always first concerned with their happiness. As a resident of Northern Virginia since 1993 and a former Loudoun County teacher, Kristine understands the importance of working with families, community leaders, and elected officials to assist in developing the best communities in which to live, work and raise a family. These skills are what make Kristine an effective REALTOR where the clients’ needs are her top priority. So whether in the market to buy or sell you can have faith in Kristine to get the results you desire. There are thousands of real estate agents from which to choose…Who do you want on your side?
“I wanted to provide feedback on my experience with Kristine as part of my relocation to the area with (my employer). Kristine was absolutely wonderful. She carefully listened to what I wanted both for schools and work location as well as home amenities. Her extensive knowledge was invaluable in helping me to evaluate available homes. I ended up choosing a new Miller and Smith townhome in Brambleton and Kristine was with me every step of the way. She really went above and beyond to ensure that I had all the information I needed; even sharing her personal contacts for painting, drapes, flooring and electrical contractors. As a widow, having another adult voice was a wonderful gift. I consider Kristine a friend now and I would absolutely recommend her to any one of my friends looking to buy a home in the area. She was incredible!” Lorraine Knerr–Brambleton
“As a first time home buyer, I was a complete rookie to the entire buying process. I knew what I was looking for so it was not a matter of searching for the right home, rather my lack of knowledge about how it all goes down. Throughout my bombardment of redundant novice-level questioning, Kristine could not have been more patient and thorough of detailing step-by-step the home buying process, what was needed from me at which date, and set expectations beautifully. I absolutely could not recommend Kristine more for your home buying experience!!!” Ben Davidson–Brambleton
“Kristine is an amazing agent. A year ago my husband and I knew we were going to be relocating to Virginia, and we decided to rent for a year to get to know the area. We contacted Kristine and she was extremely responsive. We scheduled a day to come to town, and she took us to five different homes in that single day, giving us information about the area and never making us feel rushed. Six months later we knew we wanted to start our house hunt, and again Kristine was right there. We were first-time home buyers, so she took her time to explain the process to us and again, she was very responsive to our late night worrying emails. She was quick to get things done when it came to putting in offers, and although we were outbid a few times, she kept our hopes up and stayed patient through the hunt as we changed our minds about what we were looking for. Now we have a fantastic new place in Brambleton to call home! We couldn’t have asked for a better agent. Thanks Kristine!” Fredah Horani–Brambleton
Creighton Road extension to Evergreen Mills Road, the new Madison’s Trust Elementary school and the new Brambleton Middle School are currently under construction. For more information on our 2020 Vision, please visit our website. The Loudoun County Government handbook on the latest transportation projects can be viewed here.
Early Saturday morning, on April 16th, runners and walkers gathered at Brambleton Town Center for the 9th Annual Step Sisters’ Ribbon Run. Some ran with strollers, some walked in teams, and others ran or walked alone. The race course was filled with participants wearing everything from tutus to superhero capes. The morning was filled with spirit and support as runners and walkers cheered each other on and spectators waved homemade signs.
The Ribbon Run netted nearly $30k for local patients that are battling breast cancer. Supporting patients at three area hospitals, the Step Sisters provide quality-of-life services including transportation to and from appointments, house cleaning, fresh food delivery and childcare. The organization is made up of breast cancer survivors as well as friends and loved ones who have all been impacted in some way by the disease.
Thirty-three teams participated in the 5k, including Melanie’s Army, which was the event’s top fundraising team. Brambleton Kids Run the Nation won the award for top finishing team. This year 38 survivors participated in the event and were recognized by their pink sashes.
“What a great day of racing,” says Ashley Campolattaro, Vice President of the Step Sisters and organizer of the Ribbon Run. “We have had an amazing amount of support from sponsors, donors and the community to help make this happen.”
Saturday’s event was attended by small kids participating in the Kids’ Fun Run, adults over 70 participating in the 5k and everyone in between. One-hundred and fifty volunteers helped with the Ribbon Run.
“Thank you to everyone in Brambleton for coming out in the rain and supporting our vendors! We hope you were as excited to see us as we were to see you!
This weekend, please come out and join us for our Grander Opening as we start our season at our new location at Legacy Park. Celebrate Mother’s Day at the market by spoiling mom with all of her favorites: fancy olive oils, succulent strawberries, decadent pastries, and much more! And, kids, don’t forget to search for our market mascot, the tiger-striped kitty, and win a prize! Just stop by the Market Manager booth for more info!”
Brambleton Sport & Health, Northern Virginia Orthodontics, A&A Music, Little Smiles & Costa Family Dentistry are all expanding.
A&A Music’s expansion is now complete and they are open for business – stop by and check out their new space!
The Brambleton Town Center is currently at 100% occupancy. Interested in renting future space? Please contact KLNB.
Builders’ Model Homes Now For Sale:
Miller & Smith Carina model, priced at $645,990* 3 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms | 3,398 square feet
Van Metre Plan H model, priced at $624,990* 3 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms | 3,084 square feet
Winchester Homes Paxton model, priced at $589,990* 3 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms | 3,142 square feet
2016 YTD Sales = 112
PTD Sales = 5,010
New Home Information Packet: www.issuu.com/brambleton
Model Home Map: www.issuu.com/brambleton
Brambleton’s Builder Model Home Video Tours can be viewed on our Youtube Playlist here.
Need a new home now? View a list of Brambleton’s Quick Delivery homes here.
BCA Community 2016 Newsletter – The latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association can be found here on their website. If you are a new resident to Brambleton, click here to view their New Resident Handbook (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news LIVE on Facebook.
Advertising with BCA – If you are a business owner in or near Brambleton and would like to grow your business by getting your name in front of more than 4,500 subscribers, please contact Sonya Farrell to inquire about ad space availability in our monthly newsletter and New Resident Handbook. For the first time in years, a full-page space has become available in the Newsletter. Please contact us today with any questions or to secure your space while it’s still available.
A Resident’s Perspective: Love Where You Live
Bram Bus Spring/Summer Schedule – Let someone else do the driving, and take the Bram bus to some of the most exciting events and venues in the area, including Gold Cup (only 2 seats left!), Dave Matthews Band concert, winery/brewery/distillery tours, and more! Check out our line-up and get your seat today!
May 1 – Brambleton Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm, Brambleton Town Center
May 1 – Brambleton Healthy Living Expo, 10am – 2pm, Brambleton Town Center
May 7 – Gold Cup Experience*
May 8 – Brambleton Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm, Legacy Park
May 14 – 6th Annual Loudoun Lyme 5K/10K and 1K Fun Run
May 15 – Brambleton Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm, Legacy Park
May 17 – Young Adult Book Club, 6:30pm, Peet’s Coffee
May 21 – Brambleton Brew Fest, 12-6pm, Brambleton Town Center
May 22 – Brambleton Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm, Legacy Park
May 29 – Brambleton Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm, Legacy Park
BRAMBLETON’s HEALTHY LIVING EXPO RESCHEDULED
**Due to last Sunday’s weather forecast for rain and thunderstorms, we decided to RE-SCHEDULE the Brambleton Healthy Living Expo. We apologize for this inconvenience but will definitely be rescheduling soon.** Stay tuned
The Young Adult Book Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Peet’s Coffee in the Brambleton Town Center. Sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library, this meeting is for teens and adults. Pick up a copy of the book at any of the local library branches or the Brambleton HOA office. On May 17th we will meet to discuss Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson.
This club is FREE for all ages who enjoy young adult books. The discussion, led by a member of the Loudoun County Library, will always start with the book but almost always reaches into our real world allowing members to relate the novel back to them. There is no sign-up, you just have to show up. We look forward to seeing you there!
A months-long debate over what to name Loudoun County’s next middle school is finally settled. In a split vote the School Board agreed to call it Brambleton Middle School.
The board initially voted last June to name the school after former Virginia House of Delegates Speaker John F. Ryan, following the recommendation of a naming committee. It later reversed its decision after community members brought to light that Ryan might have ushered in racial segregation laws. Their alternate choice, naming the school after Mathias Giordano, a Leesburg student who died of bone cancer in December 2014, was also rejected. The board had concerns about honoring one student but leaving out so many others who have died young.
The naming committee was asked to go back to the drawing board, and seven months later, its members put forward Brambleton Middle School as its final recommendation. Read more here.
A new daycare facility is currently being built near the intersection of Northstar Blvd and Shreveport Drive. The Chesterbrook Academy Preschool of Brambleton plans to open this summer to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children learn, grow and thrive. Make plans to attend an upcoming Open House on Tuesday, May 10th from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM at their sister school located at 22695 Cotton Grass Way in Brambleton. This new school is currently accepting enrollments, so call today to save your spot: 877-959-3746.
Minh Le is a self-described technologist, a former managing director with Accenture who has branched out into predictive data analytics, big data management and software development through a variety of acquired companies. Next stop, real estate.
Le and his company, 22 Capital Partners, are proposing to build Gramercy District, a 2.5 million-square-foot, $500 million development on 16 acres fronting the north side of the Dulles Greenway, adjacent to the planned Ashburn Metro station on the Silver Line. Le has landed a Fortune 50 partner in Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) as a co-investor that will bring its expertise, its people and its capital to bear. Read more here.
StoneSprings Hospital Accepts Donation from Girl Scout Troup
StoneSprings Hospital Center would like to thank Chloe from Girl Scout Troop 2652, for donating 25 fleece blankets to their pediatric patients! As part of her Silver Project, she spent over 50 hours researching how to make the blankets, collecting donations to purchase the materials and making the blankets herself. These blankets will bring so much comfort to their littlest patients. They can’t thank you enough!
Major Work at Dulles Airport and All Stations Intensifying
The pace of construction of Phase 2 of the Silver Line, which will eventually connect Loudoun County, Dulles Airport, Reston and Herndon with downtown D.C. and the rest of the existing Metrorail System, is headed into a bustling construction period, according to Charles Stark, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s executive director of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (a.k.a the Silver Line).
“This is the biggest year so far for construction all along the Phase 2 alignment from Reston west to Ashburn,” said Stark.The coming construction season is critical, he said. “There is a lot of work to be done.”
All six stations – Reston Town Center, Herndon, Innovation Center, Dulles Airport, Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn – are currently in some stage of construction. In fact, Metrorail’s distinctive exterior facade is already being installed at the Innovation Center Station. “You can easily tell that it is a station,” project officials report. Read more here.
The county continues to prepare for the arrival of rail service and the opening of two Loudoun County Metro stations, Loudoun Gateway (formerly known as Route 606) and Ashburn (formerly known as Route 772). Service to the Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn Stations is expected to begin in 2020. To keep up to date on the project, visit: www.loudoun.gov/dullesrail. Learn more about the Silver Line: www.dullesmetro.com