Brambleton Town Center Awards $1,000
to Legacy Elementary School
The merchants of Brambleton Town Center school. Prior winners include Stone Hill
donated $1,000 to Legacy Elementary Middle and Briar Woods High school.
School as part of the shopping center’s
“Holiday Shopping Spree” promotion. The
school received the donation thanks to
Jennifer Nyce. She listed Legacy
Elementary School as her favorite school on
the entry form she filled out for a shopping
spree drawing. In addition to a $1,000
donation to the school, Jennifer won a
$1,000 shopping spree to Brambleton Town
Center for herself.
Brambleton Town Center merchants
presented the $1,000 check to Rob
Duckworth, principal of Legacy Elementary
School, who said the “donation will be Pictured left to right: Rob Duckworth, principal of
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placed in a general fund to be divided Legacy Elementary School; Dr. Haress Rahim, owner of
Bloo Dental, opening soon at Brambleton Town Center.
among a number of projects.” This is the
third year Brambleton Town Center
merchants have donated funds to a local
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Don't Miss Casino Night
Comments on Covenants ....2
Tickets on sale now!
BOD Summary ................3
Stop by the Community Center
News From the Developer ..4
M - F, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
BYOB ......................... 7
For more information,
Sport and Health .............8
contact Christine Elansary
Ask the Brambleton Vet.....10
Comments On Covenants
Rosemarie Linder, Covenants Manager
All of the Brambleton Community Association The Covenants Committee meets once per
governing documents and forms are available on month. Please submit all of the required
the Intranet. If you have any questions or information with your application so as not to
concerns regarding the governing documents, delay review of your project. Submit completed
rules or policies of the Association, please applications to the management office at 42645
contact the management office at 703-542- Regal Wood Drive, Brambleton VA 20148.
6263 or e-mail
Dates may change due to unforeseen conflicts.
Notice of changes will be posted on the Intranet.
Application Deadline Meeting Date
February Thursday, 2/4/10 at 5:00 pm Monday, 2/8/10 at 7:00 pm
March Thursday, 3/4/10 at 5:00 pm Monday, 3/8/10 at 7:00 pm
April Thursday, 4/8/10 at 5:00 pm Monday, 4/12/10 at 7:00 pm
Dates may change do to unforeseen conflicts.
Notice of changes will be posted on the Intranet.
Save the Date – March 23, 2010
The Residences At Brambleton Condominium Unit Owners Association will transition to homeowner
control at a Transition Meeting scheduled for March 23, 2010. At this meeting, a majority of the
directors shall be elected by the unit owners. Eligible unit owners have the opportunity to serve the
community by becoming a candidate. A mailing is being sent to all unit owners and the Board would
like to encourage all residents to participate in the election process.
Click the link below to view the mailing:
Finance Committee Members Wanted
The Brambleton Community Association Finance Committee is seeking volunteers. The primary
responsibility of the Financial Advisory Committee is to advise the Board of Directors, in a reasonable
and productive manner, on issues affecting the financial position of the Association.
For more information about the committee, please contact Rick Stone at 703-542-6263 or e-mail
The Brambleton Community Association Board of Directors Met on
February 2, 2010 and Took the Following Actions:
• Adopted the minutes from the December 2, 2009 Board meeting.
• Approved the transfer of the current money market funds to the FirstService Financial Cash Reserves
Program as recommended by the Finance Committee.
• Approved the expenditure of Association funds for the purchase of a new dump trailer to aid with in-
house maintenance operations.
• Approved the expenditure of Association funds for the purchase of a new computer to be used by the
newly created administrative assistant position.
• Denied staff’s request to attend the CAI National Conference.
• Appointed Mr. Mullins to the Covenants Committee with the term expiring December 31, 2012.
• Appointed Mr. Norden to the Facilities and Grounds Committee with the term expiring December 31,
• Directed management staff to draft a letter in support of proposed legislation HB 1100 and authorized
the President to sign such letter on the Association behalf.
• Approved High Sierra as the 2010 Pool Management Contractor.
• Approved LetSwim as the 2010 swim lesson provider.
• Adopted the new assessment structure for townhomes with Association provided grounds maintenance.
Such assessment will only apply to townhomes in the Overlook.
• Took action on several delinquent accounts as recommended or requested by legal counsel.
• Adopted legal counsel’s recommendation regarding enforcement measures for chronic violations of the
Association’s Property Maintenance Standards.
• Reviewed Orange Tip parking concern and requested the Developer to confirm that street has been
built and striped according to the County-approved plans.
News From the Developer
Insight Eye Optique construction!!
bloô dental has started construction !!
At Insight Eye Optique,
we have had a great
first few weeks and
would like to thank
Community for the
warm welcome. We
are very excited about
members of the
community as our
practice grows. Start
your lifetime of healthy vision care with Dr.
Sutaria! We accept most major vision and
medical insurances including Vision Service Plan,
EyeMed, Davis Vision, Medicare, and more.
HELP FOR HAITI: We all know the devastation Dr. Haress Rahim and his team are excited to
that has occurred in Haiti. There has been a announce some updates:
tremendous loss of life, homes, well-being, as
• Construction began January 11th, 2010, we
well as possessions. Let’s not forget that many
anticipate completion to be March 11th, 2010
people have also lost their glasses, making it
even more difficult to rebuild their life and care • Our website www.bloo-dental.com is now live!
for themselves and their family. At Insight Eye More information will be added to the site in the
Optique we are trying to do what we can to help coming weeks
by collecting donations to give to an organization
called Optometry Giving Sight. This charity is • Conveniently located at the Brambleton Town
committed to funding sustainable, quality vision Center above The Pink Polka Dot
care services in Haiti and other countries in need
• We will be open at the end of March and will
around the world. Please stop by our office and
start scheduling patients in February
donate what you can to help give sight to people
desperately in need. For more information about • You can become a fan of bloô dental on
Optometry Giving Sight, please visit: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/
For more information about our office, visit • Contemporary office design (see 3Ds of the
www.insighteyeoptique.com or call (703) 962- office on our website)
Our whole team is excited to be part of the
Brambleton community and offer state-of-the-art
dental care for adults & kids.
For more information or if you have any
questions please visit: www.bloo-dental.com or
Blue Ridge Grill
Dust off your tennis shoes and join us on
Bring your Valentine in to try our tasty new menu Satur day, Mar ch 20 th for the Bramble t on
items: Asian Chili Shrimp appetizer, Fried Ribbon Run/Walk 5K The event will benefit
Calamari, Marinated Teriyaki Ribeye Steak or the The Step Sisters, a team of women and men
Fried Jumbo Shrimp entree. Celebrate your in Brambleton who have joined together to fight
loved ones throughout the week with our great breast cancer. This is the team’s fourth year
value nights: Half Price Burger Nights on fundraising for the cause, and they have now
Mondays, Wine Nights on Tuesdays, and raised more than $250,000.
Wednesday is Discount Crab Cake Night where
our delicious Crab Cake Entrée is only $14, or The event includes:
add a Crab Cake to any steak meal for an
· run/walk—race will start and end at
additional $3. Blue Ridge Grill is celebrating
the Brambleton Town Center, winding
Valentine’s Day all weekend! In addition to our
throughout the residential areas
newly expanded menu, our Valentine’s Weekend
Menu will feature a Mini Crab Cake appetizer · Vendor Fair in the Brambleton Welcome
and Seafood Platter as well as Lobster Tail Center
entrees, Surf and Turf, Chilean Sea Bass, and
Seaside Linguini. Additional desserts for the · Community Shred
holiday weekend include Strawberry Shortcake
· Sidewalk Sales
and Chocolate Mousse. No reservations are
necessary, but please call ahead to minimize If you would like more information on this event,
your wait: 703-327-1047. please visit:
A.A. Family Dentistry
Dear Dr. Jafari, making teeth stronger and more resistant to
future acid attacks.
What is the real simple answer
to relieve the throbbing pain of If your water isn’t fluoridated, please let us
a toothache? know. We can prescribe fluoridation that will
keep you smiling!
University dental researchers
may have found a new way to Routine dental visits for professional teeth
relieve the throbbing pain of a cleaning is an essential part of a healthy smile.
toothache. It doesn’t require Together we can keep your smile healthy for a
taking any medication. Apparently, it works lifetime. Please call us at 703- 542-6434 or visit
within a couple of minutes. Try applying a cube of our website, www.creatingdazzlingsmiles.com
ice on the web of the skin between your thumb
and index finger for several minutes until the
area is numb. (Do it on the hand that’s on the
same side as your toothache.)
Briar Woods High School
In studies at McGill University, this ice technique
temporarily relieved the intensity of toothache presents
pain by about 50%! Of course this is only a short-
term solution to toothache. If you are having “Hard Days Night the Band"
dental pain of any kind, please make an (Beatles tribute band)
appointment to see us. Remember, the ache is
only a symptom. Even if the pain subsides, the March 20, 2010
problem will remain. School Auditorium
Can you explain the benefits of fluoride please? 6:00 p.m.
I would love to tell you about the benefits of Doors Open at 4:30 p.m.
fluoride. Bacterial plaque, which is constantly for Silent Auction
forming on your teeth, produces acids that can
begin the process of decay. This acid Tickets on Sale Now
demineralizes your teeth, dissolving calcium and $10 prior to event
phosphate (critical components). Fortunately, $15 at the door
saliva helps to flush away bacterial acids, and it’s
also naturally rich in calcium and phosphate to Contact Jan Mathov email@example.com
remineralize your teeth, putting those minerals
back into your enamel where they belong. Tickets are required for the concert,
but not for the silent auction.
Fluoride is like a jump-starter for your saliva.
Scientists found that calcium and phosphate For more details, click below:
were incorporated back into teeth at a much
faster rate when fluoride was added to saliva, http://cmsweb1.loudoun.k12.va.us/bwhs/cwp/view.asp?A=3&Q=613875
BringingYou Our Business - BYOB
Introducing You to The Brambleton Town Center's Resident Business Owners
Dr. Elizabeth Zapp - Loudoun Medical Aesthetics
How long have you How do you differentiate your business
been living in from the competition?
Brambleton, and why
did you decide to move My aesthetic business is unique in the level of
here? professional care that my patients receive. All
consults and treatments are done by the
We moved here in July of physician -- you can be confident in the level of
2003, when the Navy training and expertise. By applying a medical
transferred me to model to cosmetic treatments, the patient can
Bethesda from Chicago. be assured that they are getting safe and
We loved the idea of a effective treatments.
new family-oriented community where lots of
people would be moving in at the same time. Describe your vision of Brambleton in the
next 5 years, and where do you see your
What compelled you to start a business business?
here in Brambleton?
I see Brambleton continuing to grow and evolve
After living here for a few years it was obvious with even more opportunities for health and
that Brambleton was full of active people with wellness . The opening of Sport & Health, more
the knowledge and means to take care of their restaurants and stores, and the addition of more
physical and mental well-being — a perfect group recreational facilities will position Brambleton as
for my practice. a vibrant, healthy, and active community. I plan
on growing my business along with Brambleton,
What are some of the challenges of providing even more aesthetic services to the
owning a business in the community where community.
Patients might be concerned about their privacy
in any close community, but I really enjoy the
opportunity to work with friends, neighbors, and
aquaintances on their goals and concerns and
strive to keep that care confidential. February Special
Interestingly though, sometimes the results are Receive 20% off light and laser packages,
so stunning that patients have a hard time including treatments for hair removal,
keeping it a secret themselves. Word-of-mouth wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring,
from my patients is my biggest referral source! stretch marks, and leg veins.
Call 703-881-6207 or e-mail
Thank You t o
Our Gold Sponsors!
Briar Woods High School would like to thank
Great Clips and The Brambleton Group
for their generous sponsorhip for the
Hard Days Night concert and Silent Auction
Ask the Brambleton Vet
Dr. Nancy DeSantis, Animals Medical Centers of Loudoun
Dear Dr. Nicole - will likely perform pre-operative bloodwork to
assess Suzy’s kidney and liver values. Once
I love my dog Suzy but her breath stinks!
Suzy is safely under anesthesia, her teeth will be
I have never tried brushing her teeth. Will scaled using an ultrasonic scaler. This is similar to
this help control the odor? Is there the procedure performed at human dental
anything else I can do? offices. The ultrasonic scaler works rapidly to
remove tartar without damaging the underlying
Sweet but Stinky Suzy’s Mom tooth structure. The technician or doctor will then
polish the teeth to smooth out any remaining
Dear Suzy’s Mom, scratches on the tooth surface. This is essential
to preventing future tartar buildup as microscopic
This is a very common concern among pet
abrasions can provide a nice place for bacteria to
owners. Sweet smelling puppy or kitten breath collect and multiply. The doctor will also closely
fades and is oftentimes replaced by an examine Suzy’s mouth using a probe to detect
unpleasant odor as pets age. The odor arises abnormal, deep pocketing along the gumline as
from a buildup of bacteria, tartar and plaque in well as loose or fractured teeth. Any diseased
the mouth. Brushing your dog or cat’s teeth daily teeth can be removed at that time. Not only are
rotten teeth often the cause of bad breath but
will help prevent tartar buildup. However, this is
they can be painful. Many pets will noticeably eat
not always an easy task! Most owners do not
better after a dental cleaning. Cleaning the teeth
think about brushing their pet’s teeth until after and removing rotten teeth if necessary should
the bad breath is noticed. Once this occurs, it is significantly improve Suzy’s breath.
impossible to “brush away” tartar. It is best to
start brushing regularly at an early age before There are many veterinary dental products
tartar accumulates or after your pet has had a available that help prevent further tartar
accumulation as well. These include prescription
professional dental cleaning. Make sure you use
diets, treats such as Greenies, or appropriate
toothpaste specifically formulated for pets as chew toys like a kong. It is not recommended to
human toothpaste can be toxic to dogs and cats. give extremely hard treats such as cow femurs as
Start gradually by introducing Suzy to the these can actually fracture teeth. Remember to
toothpaste as a treat. Eventually you can work always select an appropriate size treat for your
your way up to gently brushing the teeth using a pet. Monitor them closely and remove the treat if
finger toothbrush. If you only have a limited time, they ingest large pieces without chewing properly.
As always, contact your veterinarian to determine
aim for the back, upper molars as this is where
what treatment options will work best for you and
most tartar will accumulate. Suzy. Good luck!
You can also ask your veterinarian to examine
To our friends in the community: The Animal
Suzy’s mouth to see if she would be a good Medical Centers of Loudoun will be offering a
candidate for a cleaning prior to starting your 20% discount on dental cleaning procedures for
brushing routine. Professional dental cleanings both dogs and cats during the month of February.
are performed under general anesthesia. If Suzy Please call our office for more details.
could benefit from a cleaning, your veterinarian
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