Brambleton Public Safety Center, located in Ashburn, was among the top winners in Firehouse Magazine’s second annual Station Design Awards program, which recognizes outstanding architecture and design from fire departments nationwide.
Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were distributed across five categories: Career departments, Satellite stations, Volunteer/Combination departments, Shared facilities and Renovated fire stations.
Brambleton Public Safety Center won the Bronze Award for Shared Facilities Design. Annapolis, MD-based Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects designed the state-of-the-art facility. Located at 23675 Belmont Ridge Road in Ashburn, the Brambleton Public Safety Center opened in December 2014. It houses an engine company, advanced-life support ambulance and other essential emergency response units.
The new library in the Brambleton Town Center has been accelerated from 2021 to 2017.
The Salvation Army Angel Tree returns to Brambleton, as well as food drives, Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees/Brambleton, cards for our military men and women, and the Arcola Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. Santa Holiday Coalition Run!
Approx. 1,000 registered for the Brambleton Race Series – Lace Up for Learning Annual 5k and Mascot Mini Mile, with 200 volunteers supporting the race and nearly $10,000 going to the schools. Legacy Elementary won the Spirit Award with 1/3 of their school’s enrollment participating! You could feel the incredible community spirit at this very special race, photos of the event can be found on our album.
This family-oriented “fun-racing” event is designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and engage local communities in support of our participating schools: Briar Woods, Creighton’s Corner, Legacy, Moorefield Station, Rock Ridge, Stone Hill, St. Theresa and Virginia Academy.
The Brambleton Town Center is pleased to debut another Meet the Merchant Brambleton TV Commercial. Our next stop, moms and dads, don’t let your kids go crazy for the latest games and toys – let them Go Bananas!
This new Brambleton TV series has been created by Brambletonians, Loriana Hernandez Aldama (former Fox Channel reporter), and Rum Ngo from The View Above VA, Please go to our Talk of the Town Playlist on Youtube to view all the commercials, or you can view them on Verizon FiOS Channel 42.
Did you know Brambleton has a bluebird trail? Thanks to the efforts of Brambletonian Karla Etten, the Brambleton Bluebird and Garden Club (BBGC) has dedicated volunteers who monitor the Eastern Bluebirds throughout our community in over 40 nest boxes along the neighborhood trails. (And they’ve discovered that other species, including chickadees, tree swallows and wrens, also have successful fledge rates from these boxes)! The Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and Virginia Bluebird Society has noted that Brambleton had the 2nd largest monitoring program in Loudoun County last year, with over 1,000 bluebirds being successfully fledged countywide!
This month’s Human of Brambleton, Karla Etten, is putting Brambleton on the map with her passion for gardening and nature! View Karla’s story here.
Joe Doman grew up in McLean, Virginia attending local elementary, junior high and high schools. After receiving his Bachelor of Science through UMass & Widener he returned to Ashburn, VA. He & his team are actively involved with several local charities such as Children’s Miracle Network, Champion Way Foundation, Wings Of Hope Melanoma, Declan’s Journey, The IIIB’s Foundation & Rally For Ryan. Joe is also a Brambletonian!
Joe speaks with Pat Cunningham of Home Savings and Trust Mortgage about current lending trends in the video below.
New underpasses at Creighton Road and Northstar, Creighton Road extension to Evergreen Mills Road, new Madison’s Trust Elementary school site, and the Dairy Barn renovation. For more information on our 2020 Vision, please visit our website here and for more construction photos, please go to our album on Facebook. The Loudoun County Government handbook on the latest transportation projects can be viewed here.
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November Community 2015 Newsletter – This is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the November Newsletter and click here to view the New Resident Handbook (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news LIVE on Facebook. If you would like to advertise in their monthly newsletter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. View the Media Guide here.
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.
Congrats to Brian Viola on his re-election, and to Ram Venkat on his election to the BCA Board of Directors! Brian and Ram will serve the community as Directors of the Brambleton Community Association Board for the next three years. Director Tony Buffington closed out his term as the Association’s Vice President at the meeting. However, Tony will continue to serve Brambleton and the entire Blue Ridge District as the County Supervisor when he takes office this coming January.
The Association also honored two residents with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award, which was presented to Ashley Campolattaro for her extraordinary efforts with the Step Sisters, Ribbon Run, Lace Up For Learning, and overall dedication to the community, and to Abel Sussman for his efforts in establishing the Little Free Library program in Brambleton. Residents such as Ashley and Abel make Brambleton the great community it is today!
BCA presented its annual report at the meeting on video. It can be viewed by all residents here.
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.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said he wants Virginia to be the cyber capital of the world in his keynote speech at the Loudoun County Public Schools Challenge Thursday at the National Conference Center in Leesburg. He told the Times-Mirror that STEM education is the key.
Virginia possesses a number of federal assets within cybersecurity realm. The FBI cyber headquarters is in Virginia, the state has 27 military installations, the largest Naval base in the world, the Pentagon, the CIA headquarters and Quantico, the governor said. The commonwealth also hosts more data centers than any other state in the county.
“There’s already a lot of cyber related activities happening right here. We have a real opportunity to be the cyber capital,” McAuliffe said in an interview.
In order to do that there needs to be a strong workforce and credentialing students and apprenticeships are the key.
“We have to re-think how we do our education system,” McAuliffe said.
Loudoun County’s newest hospital is nearing the end of construction and gearing up for its opening day. The new 234,000 square foot, 124-bed facility will open its doors on December 7. StoneSprings Hospital Center will increase access to high-quality healthcare for Loudoun County residents, improve the county’s emergency preparedness capabilities and provide new jobs and tax revenue to fund important community services.
Located at 24440 Stone Springs Blvd, near the intersection of Route 50 and Gum Spring Road, StoneSprings Hospital Center will provide a comprehensive range of medical services, including a full-service, 24/7 ER, medical, surgical, labor and delivery, pediatric and intensive care services, a cutting-edge cardiac catheterization lab, and state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and interventional equipment.
Reston Town Center Station: The installation of support of excavation and bearing piles will begin in December and continue into the winter months.
Herndon Station: Excavation of the site has begun, and 6,000 cubic yards of dirt of have been removed to make room for the station. A tower crane will be erected in early December for the construction of the station foundation.
Innovation Center Station: To date, 1,902 cubic yards of concrete have been placed for the footings and track wall. Crews will be erecting 170 structural and architectural precast concrete elements and continue the installation through the winter. Structural steel erection is scheduled to begin in February.
Dulles Airport Station: Excavation of the station is nearly complete, with more than 35,000 cubic yards of soil and rock removed to date. By late November, excavation of the Elevator Machine Room, which is the deepest part of the station at nearly 40 feet below Saarinen Circle, will be complete. Cast-in-place concrete operations will then begin and continue for approximately nine months.
The November Dulles Metro Newsletter can be viewed 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