Archive for February, 2008


Scanning Print Advertising for NORTHERN VIRGINIA REAL ESTATE? Washington Post has online option for Tech Friendly!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I don’t know about your family, but ours is caught in the middle of generational crossfire with the older folks reading a daily printed paper and the younger generations being incredibly tech savvy. Rushing out each Sunday morning to fetch the Sunday Paper is not always the first thing on our list of priorities, but to keep ourselves informed and “in the know” about news and local happenings, we have turned to the internet–and the Washington Post has given us a great way to keep up with our contemporary elders without every having to set foot outside our home.

Know someone who still relies on print advertising to find information on real estate or open houses in Loudoun county and want to plan your day together?

Here’s the easy way to find out what is being advertised in the Washington Post each weekend. Hop online and visit Once you sign up, you can keep up with the old school reader and still be in the know.

Happy Sunday News,

Kae Davis

Excerpt from the Washington Post online advertisment…

Ashburn, Virginia Real Estate

Trying to find Ashburn, Virginia homes for sale? On you can search our Ashburn real estate listings whenever you want. Find condominiums, single family homes, town homes, duplexes, and more when you use Select specific property criteria such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, fireplace, basement, and swimming pool.

Find Ashburn, Virginia new homes for sale using our designated New Construction search. Search for Ashburn, Virginia real estate listings and view floor plans, virtual tours, or additional photos. If you’re interested in open houses for the weekend use our search to find an open house in Ashburn, Virginia.

Take advantage of site tools to map the property, email the listing, print flyer, or view community guide and crime report information. Use for your home buying in Ashburn, Virginia!

Sell Your Home

Sell Your Home in Ashburn, Virginia. Reach potential buyers by advertising your Ashburn, Virginia real estate listings on You can add up to 20 photos and include 1,000 characters of descriptive text in your listing. Users can also provide links to an e-mail address, web site, and virtual tour. Even schedule an open house! Agents and brokers can are allowed to submit an agent photo or broker logo to appear on the details page of the listing. is the place for selling and home buying in Ashburn, Virginia.


COMEDY CLASSIC: Jeff Dunham is coming to the Baltimore Washington area February 22, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008



Jeff Dunham

Friday, February 22 10:30p
at Lyric Opera House, Baltimore, MD
GPS FOR Lyric Opera House
110 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD
(410) 625-1600
Jeff Dunham
Jeff Dunham
Jeff Dunham is an award-winning ventriloquist and a stand-up comedian. He has performed on numerous comedy shows, including Comedy Central Presents in 2003. His usual puppets include a woozle named Peanut, a bitter old man named Walter, a dead terrorist named Achmed and José Jalapeño…

Brambleton HOA needs Special Event Volunteers

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Are you a new resident in Brambleton seeking to make new friends–or have you lived in Brambleton and grown to love our community events? The Brambleton Homeowners Association has a new Special Events Director and is seeking volunteers for what is sure to be an awesome 2008/2009 year. Here’s the scoop on how to get involved with your neighborhood area… excerpted from the Friday Flash:

Activities Committee Members Wanted! Did you know that each Brambleton event is carefully planned and executed with the help and support of a Brambleton resident volunteer?  If you’re looking for a great way to meet your neighbors and make Brambleton feel like home, to get involved, or to bring some new ideas to the table then please join us.  The Activities Committee is hosting a Wine & Cheese Social on Friday, March 7th at 7pm.  Feel free to bring a friend or two.  For more information and to RSVP, please contact Christine Elansary.   


Brambleton Reminder: Trash Pickup Schedule & Recycling

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Attention Brambleton Residents 

The Friday Flash has issued some convenient and helpful reminders about our trash service: dates, bundling, and times for outdoor placement. So all incoming residents can find out the information by doing a simple key word search on the net, we are happy to place the announcement here. If any other surrounding Ashburn or Loudoun County Parkway communities wish to post similar reminders, I’ll leave the comments section open here.


Kae Davis, Site Sponsor

Excerpt from the Friday Flash email blast released by the Brambleton Homeowners Association on February 15, 2008.

Covenants: Playing By The Rules We would like to remind everyone of the community’s rules regarding trash collection:

1)   Trash is collected on Tuesdays and Fridays and Recycling is collected on Fridays.

2)   Trash should be placed in containers with tight fitting lids, and along with secured waste in the recycling bins, may be put out for pick-up no earlier than the evening (after 6 p.m.) before the day of the scheduled removal.

3)   All trash containers and recycling bins should be removed from the streets, walkways, or exterior portions of the lots following pickup on the day of the scheduled trash removal. 

Trash containers and recycling bins are not permitted to remain in a location visible from a neighboring property, except on days of trash collection. 


Loudoun Services for Deaf Residents and Hearing Impaired

Thursday, February 14, 2008

NVRC information excerpted from Loudoun County Information Section.

Joan Cassidy, Loudoun County Outreach Specialist

Joan serves the residents of Loudoun County in a number of ways; providing support groups, exhibiting at fairs, answering questions one-on-one, and advocating for better access and movie captions.  For more information for you or your business, organization or health care facility, call Joan at 703-444-0101 (Voice) or 703-430-2906(TTY) or email Joan Cassidy.   (See Joan’s monthly schedule.)

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS and other authorities estimate that between 8.8% and 10% of the population is deaf or hard of hearing.  We think that for the Northern Virginia Metro Area it is probably closer to 10% because of the number of military personnel, the high levels of everyday exposure to noise, and the aging of the population. 

The current estimate for Loudoun County is 25,550 people with hearing loss.

Loudoun Association for Children with Hearing Loss (LACHL)

LACHL’s mission is to strengthen and support families of deaf/hard of hearing infants and school-aged children in Loudoun County, VA.  We accomplish our mission by hosting monthly meetings to host networking opportunities among families and professionals.  In addition, we offer educational speakers at many of our meetings.  The LACHL meetings take place the 2nd Friday of every month from September – May.  Meetings are held at the Leesburg Executive Airport, 3rd floor conference room, beginning at 7:00 pm.  Everyone is welcomed to attend.  Refreshments and light snacks are provided.  If you would like to be included on the LACHL email distribution list for upcoming meeting notices and other pertinent items of interest, please send an email to

You can talk to Joan Cassidy in person at any of these locations each month.

 Ashburn Library, AshburnFirst Sunday:   1 pm to 3 pm  Cascades Senior Center, SterlingThird Thursday:  10 am to 2 pm
 Leesburg Senior Center, Depot Court, LeesburgFirst Wednesday:  10 am to 12 noon  Leesburg Social Services, Leesburg
102 Heritage Way (tall red brick office bldg near Walmart
Fourth Thursday:  10 am to 1 pm
 Purcellville Library, PurcellvilleSecond Tuesday:  11 am to 2 pm Support Group for Hearing Loss or TinnitusFirst Friday:  2 pm

Cascades Senior Center, Sterling


Forecast for Valentine Snow? February 13-14, 2008 Loudoun County

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

After a daunting ice storm hitting out area roads yesterday, Loudoun County residents are justified in feeling a bit leery about the road conditions tonight that are leading them home. Valentines Day outings may also have been put on hold–but relax. It appears as if snow showers predicted for our area this evening will give way under the strong and lovable winter sunbeams planning to kiss our area for Cupid’s holiday event. For more information about the upcoming weather conditions or to look back in time at recorded annual weather event history for the February 14th kissing day, check out Weather Underground.

Welcome to The Weather Underground: Ashburn Weather Underground

Weather forecasts for the US and the world with a fast, easy to use interface. Includes weather maps, graphics and radar images.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Interested in learning more about our Ashburn area REAL ESTATE MARKET? Check out this great new 2008 launch of a statistical review platform presented by Zillow: 

Listing affordability date, home types by percent, and why Ashburn residents are unique, there is fun new information about the Loudoun County Real Estate Market Trends for everyone! 

Post courtesy of Michael A. Gilbert, Licensed VA Real Estate Agent YOUR ASHBURN NEIGHBOR, Weichert Realty Ashburn Office: 703-726-3909 43150 Broadlands Center Plaza, Ste 104 Fax: 703-726-0313 Ashburn, VA 20148 Email: