The idea for the Brambleton Brewfest began a year ago as a way to showcase the craft beer movement in Loudoun County. We are now one month out from the event, and count twenty-five participating breweries from Loudoun and the Mid-Atlantic region. We also have various Loudoun businesses planning to participate as vendors and sponsors, and, of course, bands to provide live music.
The hope is that the Brambleton Brewfest will become an annual event, one that further strengthens the sense of community we enjoy here in Brambleton. We also hope that our neighbors throughout Loudoun will join us in Brambleton for the brewfest, and that the event will continue to grow in the years ahead.
Buy your tickets now using discount code BEER10 for 10% off the ticket price. The discount code will be good through April 30th.
Mark your calendars for the return of the Brambleton Farmers’ Market on Sunday, May 3rd!
The 2015 season will kick off in a new location along Willow Creek Way in the Brambleton Town Center (in front of FOX Cinemas), featuring these favorite local producers: Bee Chic Naturals, Bread House, Breezy Meadow Farm, Buchanan Farms, Chase Your Tail Bakery, Chef Eloy, Greenheart Organic, Happy Crepe, Hillside Harvest, Moonfire Orchard, Noshy, Petra’s Plants, the Pink Polka Dot Bake Shop, Valencia’s Produce, Valley View Farm and Willowcroft Winery.
This year’s market will be bursting with great products from meats (including water buffalo and rabbit) to fruits, veggies, wine, beeswax candles, pastries and even dog treats! The Brambleton Market is open every Sunday, May – October, 9 am to 1 pm.
BRAMBLETON WELCOMES THE WORLD’S HEROES!
The Brambleton Town Center is honored to serve as a World Police & Fire Games Merchant Incentive Partner for the world’s local heroes: police and fire forces! Athletes and volunteers will enjoy specials from these participating Brambleton retailers June 20 – September 1, 2015:
• Bella Ballerina
• California Tortilla
• Go Bananas Toys
• Hair Cuttery
• Johnny Rockets
• Lost Rhino Retreat
• Misguided Angels
• Nick’s Taverna
• Papa Tony’s
• Scotto’s Rigatoni Grill
• Sport & Health
SIZZLIN’ SUMMER CONCERT SERIES ANNOUNCED!
Summer would not be the same without a Brambleton Sizzlin’ Summer Concert. This FREE EVENT is located at the Brambleton Town Center. The concerts start at 7:00 PM, gates open at 6:00 PM. You are welcome to bring your blankets, chairs and pack a picnic to enjoy a fun night of music.
June 25th, 2015 – Toxic Mouse – 80’s Cover Band
July 9th, 2015 – The Ten Band – Pearl Jam Tribute Band
July 23rd, 2015 – Monster Band – Modern Cover Band
August 6th, 2015 – Gonzo’s Nose – Party Pop Cover Band
August 20th, 2015 – Jacked Up – Modern Cover Band
By Ashley Campolattaro, Vice President, Step Sisters
The Step Sisters 8th annual Brambleton Ribbon Run took place on Saturday, April 18th. The event featured picture-perfect spring weather for a 5k, 10k and kids’ fun run that attracted nearly 2,000 runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators to Brambleton’s Town Center. The community spirit and support of the cause was tremendous! New this year was the ability for groups to register to participate together and actively fundraise as teams. All ages and abilities were represented. Some participants were in it for the competition while others were there for the camaraderie of walking with a team for the cause. Once again, Brambleton Kids Run the Nation took home the trophy as the 1st place team.Results and awards can be found here. Proceeds from the race directly benefit area breast cancer patients. The event raised more than $30k for the Step Sisters’ mission.Adjacent to the race course was Sharon’s Showcase – an expo highlighting breast cancer resources available in the area. The showcase was created in memory of the first Step Sister to lose her battle to breast cancer, Brambleton resident, Sharon Iglesias. Back by popular demand, Blue Ridge Grill’s post-race “Grab-n-Go” breakfast was a huge hit with participants.
The sponsorship support for this 8th annual event was incredible. Major sponsors of the Ribbon Run included: The Brambleton Group, Carfax, StoneSpring Emergency Center, Go Bananas, Northern Virginia Orthodontics, Kelly Insurance Agency, Joe Knows Real Estate-REMAX Gateway, Fitness Image Results, Brambleton Kids Run the Nation, Blue Ridge Grill, Little Smiles Family Dentistry, Bloo Dental, Catoctin Veterinary Clinic and Miller & Smith, among others.
A 501c3 non-profit organization, the Step Sisters hold several fundraising events with the Ribbon Run being their largest. Next up, their Think Pink Auction will be held Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:30 – 10 p.m. at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse (42255 Palladian Blue Terrace). More event details can be found at www.ThinkPinkAuction.com
The Step Sisters work to improve the quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer. Partnering with local hospitals (Inova Loudoun, Inova Fair Oaks and Inova Fairfax), the group funds needed support services that directly benefit patients in Loudoun County and the surrounding areas. The Step Sisters are able to provide transportation, fresh food delivery, house cleaning, lawn services and childcare for those undergoing treatment for the disease.
The Brambleton Town Center invites you to a free safety shred on Saturday, April 25th from 8:30 – 11:30 am. The shred will be located in the parking lot behind Fox Cinemas (at Northstar & Soave Drive). The truck-mounted shredder can accept all types of paper documents, manila folders (even those with rubber bands, staples, paper clips or other small fasteners). Again this year we will have the truck to shred hard drives with a $10 charge per each hard drive. Due to limited capacity, shredding is restricted to individual use only, with a limit of 5 boxes per vehicle. We recommend you arrive early, as we’ve reached capacity before the end of the event in years past (the shredder can handle as much as 5 tons of paper). After the event, all shredded material will be recycled. For more information, please visit our Facebook Events page.
Single Family Homes:
Project to Date Sales = 4,670 (opened Sept. ‘01)
• SF Homes = 1,971
• Town Homes = 1,900
• Condos = 799
2015 Year to Date Sales = 139
• SF Homes = 46
• Town Homes = 93
• Condos = N/A
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Model Home Map: www.issuu.com/brambleton
Brambleton’s Builder Model Home Video Tours Now Available! You can check out our Model Home Playlist on Youtube here or click on the links below.
How Does Investing in Brambleton Compare to Loudoun County?
Brambleton All of Loudoun
Average Sold Price $527,894 $469,266
Average Days on Market 60 76
List Price/Sale Price 97.6% 97.1%
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Brambleton Community Association News
April 2015 Newsletter – This is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the April 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 email@example.com. View the Media Guide here.
April 25th – FREE Community Shred, 8:30AM-11:30AM
April 25th – Community Yard Sale, 8AM-12PM
May 3rd – Farmers’ Market Grand Opening, 9AM-1PM
May 14th – Small Business Happy Hour Networking Event, Papa Tony’s Trattoria, 5PM-7PM
May 17th – Loudoun Lyme 5K & 10K, 8AM
May 30th – Brambleton’s Inaugural Brewfest, 1-6PM
Save the Date: June 26th – July 5th – Fairfax World Police & Fire Games
Want To Name A Brambleton School? Here’s Your Chance
The Loudoun County School Board is seeking suggestions for the naming of two new schools to be located in the Brambleton community. The elementary school (ES-27) will open in the fall of 2016 and the middle school (MS-9) will open in the fall of 2017.
The School Board has appointed a group of parents, students and teachers to two naming committees. The committees will consider geographic and historic names, as well as names of deceased individuals who significantly contributed to improving life in Loudoun County, Virginia, or the United States.
Suggestions for names should be sent to the LCPS Department of Planning and Legislative Services, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents who make a suggestion are requested to provide background information to aid in the selection process.
The naming committee meetings are open to the public and held at the county School Administration Building, 21000 Education Court in Ashburn. They are as follows:
ES-27 Naming Committee will meet Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m.
MS-9 Naming Committee will meet Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Launches Redesigned Website
The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project has launched a redesigned website, www.dullesmetro.com, to provide the public with better, more user-friendly access to the latest information about design, construction and delivery of the 23-mile extension of the region’s Metrorail system known as the Silver Line.
The website will highlight Phase 2 of the project, extending service from Reston, Virginia, into Loudoun County, Virginia.
Seems like the media are only interested in reporting on bad news about Washington, D.C., these days—and, to be fair, there has been plenty, ranging from Downton Abbey-esque Congressional office makeovers, to Secret Service officers crashing into a suspected bomb crime scene. But where is the front page article in the Washington Post or Washington Business Journal about JOBS, JOBS, and more JOBS? In the latest correction, the BLS now reports that the Washington region added over 50,000 jobs in February 2015 compared with the same month one year ago. That’s up from a paltry 18,000 in late 2014 before the correction—and yet no ink above the fold, or even below it!
It is also encouraging that the job growth in the past year is fairly evenly distributed among Northern Virginia (17,100), D.C. (15,900), and Suburban Maryland (11,700). Much of the growth regionally continues to be in industries such as Education & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality (which includes restaurants), and Retail Trade, which together account for 52% of the growth. But it is reassuring that Professional & Business Services (including many government contractors) now shows growth of 11,000 over a year ago, and even the federal government experienced an increase of 1,000 jobs, based on data compiled by the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has remained largely mum about his pursuit of a new stadium for the Washington Redskins, but said last week that he was wooing the team as part of his ongoing effort to attract business and employers to the state.
He said Virginia was a natural fit because many of the team’s fans and players already live there.
“I am aggressively pursuing the deal, but in fairness we aggressively pursue every deal. We don’t leave any stones unturned,” he said. “There is an interest — they are aggressively looking for a new stadium opportunity…We have 66 percent of the season ticket holders in Virginia. Every player lives in Virginia.”
Stadium locations under consideration include sites along the planned second leg of the Silver Line, in Loudoun County west of Dulles International Airport, sources said recently. McAuliffe declined to name specific stadium sites but said there are sites outside of Loudoun that could work.
McAuliffe said Virginia is where that stadium belongs, so long as the state and team can reach a deal.
StoneSprings Hospital Center – Coming December 2015
Silver Line Ashburn Station – Coming 2018