Archive for November, 2008


“Giving in Style” at Maserati of Baltimore Tuesday December 16, 2008 with Hosts Dan Wilcox of the Baltimore Ravens and Shauna Wilcox

Thursday, November 27, 2008

“I am worried about our tendency to over invest in things and under invest in people.”
– John Kenneth Galbraith

Giving in Style
A Charity Benefit Sponsored by E.M.P.O.W.E.R.M.E.N.T. Minds
Raising money for the Underprivileged Youth of Baltimore City
Inspiring Hope for Maryland Communities at a Gala hosted by Dan and Shauna Wilcox

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at Maserati of Baltimore

$50 General Admission or $83 VIP Tickets

Upscale Cocktail atmosphere with Charity Benefit Auction and Celebrity Fashion Show

If you are going to invest in Christmas Presents, consider buying items from the Charity benefits, auctions, and fund raiser initiatives in your home town this year!

For more information about Baltimore Washington area social or charitable events tied with Maserati, Ferrari, or Lamborghini, out and about in the Mid-Atlantic region, please visit


Blackberry STORM from Verizon soon to take on the Apple iPhone as a new Cellular Phone Option in Northern Virginia

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

BlackBerry Storm vs. Apple iPhone: 8 reasons pro and con – Apple 2.0

Looking for news on the new Balckberry Storm and it’s advantages (or disadvantages over the Apple iPhone? Read this article:

BlackBerry Storm vs. Apple iPhone: 8 reasons pro and con – Apple 2.0

After seeing the line in the Brambleton Plaza formed well before dawn on the day of the release of the iPhone in the Ashburn Community, it is clear that members of the Dulles technology corridor need their high tech phones.

Brambletonians will surely be interested in the Storm, the latest and greatest Verizon phone. As Brambleton itself is a FIOS based, high tech prototype planned community, one would think the new Blackberry Storm (in addition to the Blackberry Curve and the Blackberry Pearl) will look right at home.

As the December holidays roll in, new high tech cellular phone options will certainly be on many of the Loudoun County residents Christmas and Gift lists. It’s EverythingAshburn’s guess that the latest version of the Blackberry will do just what it’s name implies: take household wishlists for the New Year in Northern Virginia by STORM.


Open letter to Barak Obama may not strike all the chords everyone agrees with but the Appeal is Strong

Friday, November 14, 2008

Obama, now that you work for me …

Chuck Norris. Not a name you would equate with American Political thinking and powers, is it? Think again.

Writing an open letter of consideration appeal from the conservative post positions, Norris asks president elect Barak Obama to adhere faithfully to his presidential oath and represent all the people–those who elected him to office and those who did not–by keeping his promise to serve American constituents.

Worth a read and definitely with some solid conversation starters for the evening dinner table discussions around the country and here in the Dulles Technology Corridor of Loudoun County, the article letter is concise, well written, and gives food for thought about the responsibilities of American presidents as their job relates to both foreign and domestic politics.


Italian Wine and Cheese Sampler Party November 15, 2008 at Famoso Restaurant & Lounge in Chevy Chase, Maryland

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Excerpt from November 7, 2008 eblast from…

Pamela’s Punch

by Pamela Sorenson

An Evening of Fine Italian Wine and Cheeses – November 15th

… Get a taste of what goods the Italians have to offer on Saturday, November 15th at Punch Special Highlighted Partner Famoso Restaurant & Lounge.

Sample five different specialty wines and five rare cheeses while the restaurant’s wine experts navigate an exclusive tour of pairings from Italy’s finest producing regions.

November 15, 2008

$75 per person, reservations required.

Famoso Restaurant & Lounge (above M Cafe & Bar)
Collection at Chevy Chase
5471 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD


Washington DC Green Festival Speaker: Seth Goldman, CEO of HONEST TEA talks November 9, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Excerpt from HonestTea eblast November 7, 2008…

Seth Goldman, President & TeaEO of Honest Tea, will be speaking this Sunday, November 9th at 2:00 p.m., during the D.C. Green Festival™ – and Honest TEA wants you to be there!

Honest Tea will be out in full force with loads of cold Honest Tea and Honest Ade for Seth’s presentation “Honest Tea: An Innovator in Sustainability.” Seth will discuss the challenges Honest Tea has overcome as it has grown over the past ten years to be the best-selling organic tea brand.

If you’re going to be in D.C. and want to experience the nation’s premier sustainability event with the nation’s best organic beverages, be one of the first 25 people to e-mail the following information to to win 2 FREE tickets to GreenFest and an Honest Tea t-shirt.

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • E-mail

GreenFest is a joint project of Global Exchange and Co-op America that celebrates what’s working in our communities for people, for business and for the environment. Honest Tea is proud to be a sponsor.


Crime in Loudoun County: Brambleton Residents Notice to Stay Alert and Keep In Touch With Local HOA and Police Regarding Crime Reports in Ashburn Neighborhoods

Saturday, November 8, 2008
Excerpt from…

Brambleton’s FRIDAY FLASH

November 7, 2008 Issue 74.5

“FLASH Exclusive”


Recent Thefts from Vehicles in Brambleton and Surrounding Communities

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office made arrests pertaining to the recent thefts from vehicles in eastern Loudoun [County].

The Sheriff’s Office has returned some recovered property to its owners but has additional property whose owners can not be determined.  If you recently loss property as a result of these thefts, please contact Investigator Mark McCaffrey to claim your property.

As a reminder, Brambleton residents need to continue to fight crime proactively by keeping exterior lights on, park vehicles in your garage, remove all valuables from your vehicle and lock the doors to your vehicle.  These minimal crime prevention steps will greatly deter the criminal by removing the temptation.

Don’t let your guard down!!!


Please forward any comments or suggestions pertaining to the FLASH or HOA. For all the latest information, on happenings in Brambleton, the premier community of the Dulles Technology Corridor, please check the Brambleton community intranet.


VOTING BOOTH LOCATIONS: Where to Vote in Loudoun County during the 2008 Presidential Elections

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Loudoun County Polling Places

Excerpt from

Polling places in Loudoun County are listed below by election district. A listing of Virginia House, Senate and U.S. Congressional Districts can be found here. Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for all elections.

Not Sure Where to Vote?

If you aren’t sure which election district or precinct you live in, you can check your voter registration card or look it up online through the Virginia Election & Registration Information System.

You may also call 703-777-0380.

Blue Ridge District

Precinct Polling Place Address
Purcellville Emerick Elementary School 440 S. Nursery Avenue
Round Hill Round Hill Center 20 High Street
Hillsboro Hillsboro Elementary School 37110 Charles Town Pike
Hamilton Hamilton Baptist Church 16 E. Colonial Highway
Philomont Philomont Firehouse 36560 Jeb Stuart Road
Between the Hills Neersville Fire & Rescue 11762 Harpers Ferry Road
Middleburg Town Office 10 W. Marshall Street
St. Louis Banneker Elementary School 35321 Snake Hill Road
Aldie Aldie Methodist Church 39325 John Mosby Highway

Broad Run District

Precinct Polling Place Address
Stone Bridge Stone Bridge High School 43100 Hay Road
Russell Branch Ashburn Elementary School 44062 Fincastle Drive
Cedar Lane Cedar Lane Elementary School 43700 Tolamac Drive
Dominion Dominion Trail Elementary School 44045 Bruceton Mills Circle
Farmwell Station Farmwell Station Middle School 44281 Gloucester Parkway
Seldens Landing Seldens Landing Elementary School 43345 Coton Commons Drive
Newton-Lee Newton Lee Elementary School 43335 Gloucester Parkway
Belmont Ridge Belmont Ridge Middle School 19045 Upper Belmont Place

Catoctin District

Precinct Polling Place Address
West Lovettsville Lovettsville Community Center 57 E. Broad Way
Waterford Waterford Elementary School 15513 Loyalty Road
Lucketts Lucketts Community Center 42361 Lucketts Road
Greenway Leesburg Baptist Church 835 Lee Avenue, S.W.
Balls Bluff Balls Bluff Elementary School 821 Battlefield Pkwy., N.E.
Harper Park Harper Park Middle School 701 Potomac Station Drive
Evergreen Evergreen Mill Elementary School 491 Evergreen Mill Road, S.E.
Clarkes Gap Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 605 W. Market St., Leesburg
Tolbert John W. Tolbert, Jr. Elementary School 691 Potomac Station Drive, N.E.
East Lovettsville Lovettsville Elementary School 40 S. Loudoun Street
Heritage Heritage High School 520 Evergreen Mill Rd, S.E.

Dulles District

Precinct Polling Place Address
Sanders Corner Sanders Corner Elementary School 43100 Ashburn Farm Parkway
Ashburn Farm Broad Run High School 21670 Ashburn Road
Hillside Hillside Elementary School 43000 Ellzey Drive
Eagle Ridge Eagle Ridge Middle School 42901 Waxpool Road
Little River Little River Elementary School 43464 Hyland Hills Street
Mercer Mercer Middle School 42149 Greenstone Drive
Hutchison Hutchison Farm Elementary School 42819 Center Street
Oak Grove Oak Grove Baptist Church 22870 Dominion Lane
Briar Woods Briar Woods High School 22525 Belmont Ridge Road
Freedom Freedom High School 25450 Riding Center Drive

Leesburg District

Precinct Polling Place Address
West Leesburg Ida Lee Recreation Center 60 Ida Lee Drive, N.W.
East Leesburg Frances Hazel Reid Elementary School 800 N. King Street
Dry Mill C.S. Monroe Technology Center 715 Childrens Center Road, S.W.
Smart’s Mill Smart’s Mill Middle School 850 N. King Street
Cool Spring Cool Spring Elementary School 501 Tavistock Drive, S.E.
Brandon Park Loudoun County High School 415 Dry Mill Road, S.W.

Potomac District

Precinct Polling Place Address
Riverbend Riverbend Middle School 46240 Algonkian Parkway
Algonkian Algonkian Elementary School 20196 Carter Court
Potomac Falls Potomac Falls High School 46400 Algonkian Parkway
Cascades Potowmack Elementary School 46465 Esterbrook Circle
Buchanan Guilford Elementary School 600 W. Poplar Road
Claude Moore Park Claude Moore Recreation Center 46105 Loudoun Park Lane
Countryside Countryside Elementary School 20624 Countryside Blvd.

Sterling District

Precinct Polling Place Address
Sully Sully Elementary School 300 Circle Drive
Park View Park View High School 400 W. Laurel Avenue
Rolling Ridge Rolling Ridge Elementary School 500 E. Frederick Drive
Guilford Sterling Middle School 201 W. Holly Avenue
Forest Grove Forest Grove Elementary School 46245 Forest Ridge Drive

Sugarland Run District

Precinct Polling Place Address
Sugarland North Horizon Elementary School 46665 Broadmore Drive
Sugarland South Meadowland Elementary School 729 Sugarland Run Drive
Seneca Seneca Ridge Middle School 98 Seneca Ridge Drive
Lowes Island Lowes Island Elementary School 20755 Whitewater Drive
Mirror Ridge Sugarland Elementary School 65 Sugarland Run Drive
South Bank Potomac Baptist Church 20747 Lowes Island Blvd.

Loudoun County Government
1 Harrison Street, S.E. • Leesburg VA 20175