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November 30, 2012


Issue 288

AROUND BRAMBLETON Santa Tour This Sunday! – The Santa Tour will be on Sunday December 2nd starting at 6:30 p.m. The Arcola Volunteer Fire Department, on behalf of the Loudoun Holiday Coalition, will be collecting items for those less fortunate this holiday season. They are looking for donations of new and unwrapped toys, clothing, canned goods and nonperishable food items! Please have these ready at the designated “Santa Stop” nearest to you. Click here for the stop list. (Please note all times are estimates!) Holiday Open House – Please join us next Saturday, December 8th, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Brambleton Town Center Welcome Center where we will be hosting our annual Holiday Open House. There will be carriage rides, carolers, face painters, balloon twisters, crafts, snacks and a visit from Santa. We will be taking reservations for time slots for Santa with a donation made to a charity. Sign up for a time slot using this link: There will be a line for “walk-ins” if you do not have a reservation. The line will be open from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Download the Holiday Open House schedule here. Community Update Meeting – For members of the community who have not had the opportunity to hear the latest Community Vision 2012-2020 update and rezoning plans, we welcome you to attend the next open house session scheduled Tuesday, December 4th @ 7:00 p.m. in the Welcome Center. The Developer started hosting a series of vision meetings this past summer and will continue to hold update sessions for the community over the next 90-120 days. Residents’ comments and ideas are welcome and have helped shape the direction of the community. Please RSVP at Evening Flow Yoga at the Community Center! – Classes take place every Thursday from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. $10/class. All levels welcome! Special offer: Try one class for free. For more info email: or visit: See you on the mat! Have You Had a Chance to Review the Draft Design Guidelines Yet? – Please visit during the Public Comment period, which is open through 12/11/12. All residents are encouraged to review the proposed revisions. To submit comments or questions, please email BCA Website Access – Please be aware that as of 6:00 p.m. this evening, access to the BCA website may be interrupted through Tuesday, December 4th due to a transition of the database that supports it. IT support will be working through the weekend to minimize downtime, and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Planning Ahead – Does Santa need to apply for a trampoline? The answer is yes! Santa needs to apply for any outside play equipment such as play sets, swing sets, trampolines and

basketball equipment. If he’s thinking about getting a play house for the little ones or a hot tub for the bigger ones he needs an application for that as well. Please have Santa refer to the Design Guidelines for more information on what gifts need an application. Copies of the Design Review Application can be found on our website Brambleton Road Runners – The Brambleton Road Runners, an official non-profit club with RRCA, has been formed to promote and encourage distance running in the community and surrounding communities as a sport to get fit, stay fit, improve one’s health, and physical and mental well-being. Club membership will open January 1, 2013, and a New Year kick-off run will take place on Saturday, January 5, 8:00 a.m. For more information, follow them on Facebook, Early Bird online registration is now open for the spring season of Brambleton Kids Run the Nation, a gender inclusive, multi-week, youth running program designed by the Road Runners Club of America. The emphasis of this program is on participation and developing a healthy lifestyle as opposed to being a competitive running program. The focus is on improving personal times and distances… and having FUN. Participants will train to run the Brambleton Ribbon Run on April 13th. Program fees include a team shirt as well as race fees. For more information, or to register, visit:

RESIDENCES AT BRAMBLETON Upcoming Board Meeting Dates Residences at Brambleton Date: Monday, December, 3, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Community Center, Lower Level 42645 Regal Wood Drive Brambleton, VA 20148

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER Thank You for Making Small Business Saturday a Huge Success! – The Brambleton Town Center Associates would like to thank everyone who supported the local Brambleton businesses on Small Business Saturday on November 24th. “Once again Small Business Saturday exceeded all of our expectations for the second year in a row," said Mary, Owner at Go Bananas Toy Store. "Last year, we had a tremendous rally of support, but this year our business increased by 20% on this one symbolic day. We saw lots of familiar faces, loyal customers, friends, neighbors, fellow small business owners, as well as dozens of shoppers who were just discovering us for the first time. As the creator of Go Bananas, I am overwhelmed with the kind words people had to say about our store, our products, our staff and our services. I want to be sure our community knows how appreciative my family and I are for their support, not only on Small Business Saturday, but throughout the year. It is because of their year-long support that we are able to turn our open sign every morning.” Kim, Owner of Misguided Angels commented, “Saturday was great, we had about a 20% increase over the previous year!” You can continue to find BTC tenant deals on the Facebook Town Center tab ( Pawsitively Brambleton Calendars Now Available – The 2013 Pawsitively Brambleton calendars have arrived, so stop by the Welcome Center and pick up your copy today! There is no set price but we are asking in return for a calendar that you make a donation to the Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA). Suggested items to donate from the FOHA wish list are raised dog & cat beds, leashes, dog & cat toys, Frontline, Regal dog food, Pedigree canned dog food, Merrick canned pet food, Friskies cat food, cat condos, clumping cat litter, canned chicken, and

cash donations or gift cards to buy any of the needed items. **NOTE: For any donations dropped off between December 1-8, you will also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of two bikes in the Spirit of Giving Bike Giveaway! Bike raffle winners will be announced via Facebook on December 9th. Brambleton’s Spirit of Giving Bike Giveaway – There are still plenty of chances to win a bike in this season’s Spirit of Giving Bike Giveaway! As we enter week #4 of the Giveaway, the focus is on GIVING. For each person’s donation made in the Welcome Center December 1-8 to either the Friends of Homeless Animals’ Wish List or our canned food drive, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of two bikes. Raffle winners will be announced via Facebook on December 9th. Click here for complete details on the Spirit of Giving Bike Giveaway, and good luck! Sport&Health – Last chance to get zero enrollment and December free is TODAY, November 30th! Call 703-774-9500 to reserve your membership spot today!

COUNTY CORNER Legacy PTO Dining for Dollars Night at the Original Steak House & Sports Theater (43145 Broadlands Center Plaza, Ashburn, VA), Thursday, December 13th. Mention Legacy PTO when you pay your bill so a portion will be donated to Legacy PTO. Good Times for a Great Cause Tonight! – Join muzzleJab for a Christmas Bash tonight, November 30th, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. at Caliente. muzzleJab is a progressive clothing brand that benefits military and law enforcement personnel battling cancer. We will be kicking off the Holiday Season with our new muzzleJab fall clothing line, drinks, food, DJ and silent auction! Admission cost includes an automatic Christmas donation to a local family currently fighting cancer, and is in need of our support. For more information or order tickets, please visit

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Monday, December 3rd:

Residences at Brambleton Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. – Lower Level Community Center

Tuesday, December 4th:

Board of Directors Meeting 8:15 a.m. – BCA Management Office

Wednesday, December 5th:

Adult Pick-Up Basketball 6:30 p.m. – Legacy Elementary; Residents Only

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