Posts Tagged ‘holiday’


Loudoun County Fireworks Shows and Date listed by Community: 4th of July

Friday, June 26, 2009

2009 Fireworks Displays in Loudoun County for Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations — General Listings about where to go and how to plan your festivities. Things to do for Dulles Technology Corridor residents.

Listed here by community area… fun activity for children and parents — a patriotic thing to do to celebrate the holiday with friends is to plan a meet-up with family and friends to watch the fireworks together as an annual event. Fireworks displays make a wonderful low cost date night alternative, too!

EARLY DATE!!! Tuesday, June 28th

  • Brambleton Fireworks Display – 9:30pm (rain date June 29)
  • Dulles Town Center – 9:30pm (rain date June 29)

Friday, July 3rd

  • South Riding Display at SR Golf Club- 9:30 (rain date July 5)
  • Waterford – 9pm (rain date July 5)
  • Lansdowne Resort- 9:25pm (NO rain date) ** There will be a concert beginning at 7:30pm.  Fireworks will follow.
  • Eastern Loudoun Independence Day Celebration – 9:15pm (event is hosted at Sterling Golf Club)
  • Lovettesville Community Center -9:15pm (Parade will begin at 5:30 at the community center.  DC3 will provide entertainment at 7pm)

Saturday, July 4

  • Franklin Park – 9:30pm (rain date July 5)
  • Ashburn Village – 9:30pm  (rain date July 5)
  • Middleburg Community Center – dark (rain date July 5)
  • Hillsboro Community Center – dark (rain date July 6)
  • Claude Moore Park (old fashioned 4th of July) – Events held all day from 10:30am – 3pm (donations suggested)
  • Ida Lee Festivities – 9:30pm (rain date July 5) – Parade begins at 10am.  Gates open at 6pm for live entertainment before the fireworks display.

For more information about fireworks displays in Loudoun County for 2009, please visit


Ferrari Maserati of Washington and Lamborghini Washington Guests Invited to Maserati of Baltimore for Valentine Night “Sweetheart Social 2009” Chocolate Party and Luxury Product Vendor Showcase Gift Shopping

Thursday, January 22, 2009


  1. Tickets will be available online for advance purchase starting January 22nd, 2009 and will remain on sale at discount prices until the close of business February 10th.
  2. Advanced ticket purchase is required.
  4. BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY TO GUARANTEE ADMISSION: Space is definitely limited for this intimate and exclusive social gathering, so plan to purchase your tickets in advance.
  5. Due to the nature of the holiday, the event itself will be restricted to ages over 21 unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  6. Email for more information or to make special ticket purchases by check through Maserati of Baltimore.


$40 per couple

$25 per solo single

Advanced purchase discounts (purchases must be made before 2/10/2009 to be eligible)…

Please inquire for table reservations for groups of 6 or more.





Guests of the dealership will enjoy the opportunity to window shop the most glamorous of celebrity rides for sale in the Baltimore Washington DC Metro up close and personal while relaxing in style:

* New Maserati Quattroporte, Granturismo, and Granturismo S on display and ready to order * Previously Owned Maserati, Lamborghini, and Ferrari for sale * Each couple registering will receive a voucher for a daytime ride in a Maserati Quattroporte valid during the month of February 2009 [valid at Maserati of Baltimore or Maserati of Washington]

Explore vendor booths with specialty products that all luxury products enthusiasts would like to have, keep, carry, or wear… available for gift giving or pocketbook friendly impulse buy purchasing:

* Silver Jewelry, Diamonds, and Watches * Artisan Jewelry and Beaded handbags * Fine Art from Galleries for Sale or Lease * Handmade Gourmet Boxed Chocolate from Baltimore Chocolatier Kim Rigby * Teddy Bears for sweethearts and kids… compliments of Signature Flight Support Services with proceeds going to the March of Dimes * Custom Clothing Designer Showcase by Kustom Looks * Boutique Merchandise for Fashion Divas from the finest of Baltimore Washington DC Metro Shops [serving local residents of MD, DC, & VA] * Race Fan Motosports Merchandise and Memorabilia from M.O.B. * Designer Handbags and Fashion Apparel * Maserati Luggage and Exotic Car Travel Accessories * Ducati and Motoguzzi Motorcycles and Riding Apparel by Speeds Cycle * Home Theater and Lighting Systems Kiosk by Silver Screen and Sound * Maserati Product Explanation by Automotive Rhythms Television *

Maserati of Baltimore promises to set just the right mood for a visit from Cupid:

* Parking with VIP Guest Reception compliments of Park 4 U Valet * Mingle with networking friends or relax in quiet getaway spots positioned thoughtfully throughout the dealership * Sip cocktails by the Leaping fountains on display compliments of Xibitz * Stroll while you shop vendor booths while enjoying dessert bites passed by waitstaff * Sample plentiful chocolate indulgences throughout the night from the Parfections buffet * Register as a Volunteer for the upcoming March of Dimes “Signature Chefs Auction” or set a date to attend their event with a lover, family member, or group of friends this Fall * Preview local artists’ work showcased gallery style for the evening (to promote romantic insight through casual conversation) * Bundle up, take cappucino outside, and browse the “Rock Star Parking” area car displays (perfect reason for stay warm hand holding) *


PLEASE NOTE: Maserati of Baltimore is a “handicapped-friendly” facility. Please email to have special needs accomodations met by the Guest services staff in attendance.


Holiday Road Trip Alert: Giving in Style Event at Maserati of Baltimore Displays Celebrity Fashion December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

*** Mid-Atlantic MEDIA ADVISORY***
Baltimore Raven, Daniel Wilcox Hosts “Giving In Style”

Celebrities Donate in Charitable Fashion…

Washington Redskins Fans from Northern Virginia and the DC Metro Area Cordially Invited to Attend

Eddie Rhodman
Phone: 770-908-1525

Baltimore Ravens tight end, Daniel Wilcox, through his charitable foundation, Empowerment M.I.N.D.S., which seeks to open up the horizons of disadvantaged youth through programs that increase their access to opportunities.

Giving in Style, a red carpet charity cocktail party, celebrity fashion show and auction, proceeds of which will help Empowerment M.I.N.D.S. to provide Baltimore area youths  and youth sponsored by The Have a Heart Campaign with reading materials, technological products and cultural opportunities.

Eunice Style Fashion Consulting, IMAT, and IMEG Productions are coordinating the fashion show featuring celebrity models including Ravens’ players such as Ed Reed, Chris McCalister, Bart Scott and many others.  Plus, musical entertainment will be provided by Carmen, Paula Campbell, Chop Shop Cartel and various talented acts. Also in attendance will be various dignitaries such as star violinists “Nuttin’ But Strings”, Peter Angelos and Baltimore Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008, 6:30 PM- 10:30 PM

Maserati of Baltimore Dealership
1628 York Road,
Timonium, MD 21093

Confirmed Celebrity Models:
Marcus Maxwell #17, Corey Ivy #35 CB and Emilia Ivy, Edgar Jones #84 TE, Chris McCalister #21 CB, Frank Walker #41 CB, Ed Reed #20 DB, Quinn Sypniewski #88 TE  and Mia Sypniewski, Haruki Nakamura #43 DB, Evan Oglesby #25 CB, Bart Scott #57 LB and Starr Scott, Mark Clayton #89 WR, Steve Hauschka PK, Ernie Wheelwright #12 WR, Derrick Mason #85 WR, Christine Ngata wife of Haloti Ngata #92DE, Nathan Corbett of HBO’s  The Wire, Anwan Glover  of HBO’s The Wire and Larry Caudell.

Fashion Contributors:
Jimmy Choo, Davon Scott, Star Won, Natey McFly, Xavier Furs-Furrier to the Stars, Ande and Amarley, Dollhouse Boutique, Nido Jewelry,
Smythe Jewelers, Parish Clothing, Renegade, Ducati Wear- Speeds Cycle, KatWalk Boutique, Alex Risimnic Couture- Featured Designer, Kustom Looks Clothier – Designs, DTLR, Chaos Boutique

About Empowerment M.I.N.D.S.:
The Empowerment M.I.N.D.S. Foundation
(Motivating and Inspiring Neighborhoods Determined to Succeed) seeks to open up the horizons of disadvantaged youth in the inner city areas through partnering with schools & community based organizations to create & support programs to increase youth access to reading materials, technology, and cultural opportunities.

About Daniel Wilcox:
Decatur, GA native, Daniel Wilcox is an 8th year tight-end/utility player going into his 6th year as a Baltimore Raven. One of the most active Ravens in the community, Wilcox is a frequent visitor to area schools throughout the season. Professionally, he’s known as a versatile playmaker with soft hands who converted from a college wide receiver to tight end in the NFL.

Cost for Tickets (Space is LIMITED so buy early):

$50 General Admission / $83 Reserved Seating

For more information about the event, please visit


Brambletonians: Do you know the history of the Christmas Pickle?

Friday, December 21, 2007

Here is a little funny tidbit this christmas season… I wonder how many people in Brambleton or Ashburn have a “Christmas Pickle” included as part of their decorating scheme?  


Kae Davis,

Printed Courtesy of My Merry

The Christmas Pickle
By B. Frnacis Morlan

It is a quaint tradition that nobody wants to claim. And its story would not be the first tradition of Christmas born of a total fabrication. It is the little-known tradition of the Christmas pickle.

The Christmas pickle is not really a pickle at all. It is a pickle-shaped ornament that is the last one hung on the tree on Christmas Eve. The first child to find the Christmas pickle gets an extra gift from Saint Nicholas. Or so the so-called legend goes.

There are two other versions of the origins of the Christmas pickle. One is a family story of a Bavarian-born ancestor who fought in the American Civil War. A prisoner in poor health and starving, he begged a guard for just one pickle before he died. The guard took pity on him and found a pickle for him. The pickle by the grace of God gave him the mental and physical strength to live on.

The other, perpetuated in Berrien Springs, MI, is a medieval tale of two Spanish boys traveling home from boarding school for the holidays. When they stopped at an inn for the night, the innkeeper, a mean and evil man, stuffed the boys into a pickle barrel. That evening, St. Nicholas stopped at the same inn, became aware of the boys’ plight, tapped the pickle barrel with his staff, and the boys were magically freed.

Berrien Springs calls itself the Christmas Pickle Capital of the World. They celebrate with an annual Christmas Pickle Festival held during the early part of December. A parade, led by the Grand Dillmeister who passes out fresh pickles along the parade route, is the featured event. You may even purchase the German glass pickle ornaments at the town’s museum.

Rumor and speculation place the origin of this tradition in Germany. However few in modern-day Germany recognize or have even heard of the Christmas pickle. Some in West Germany blame generations of East Germans who may have had nothing more than pickles to decorate their Christmas trees with after World War II. But even families and historians in East Germany shrug at the mention of the Christmas pickle tradition.

Regardless of where it came from, the Christmas tradition survives. Ornament manufacturers continue to make the specialty decoration and enjoy perpetuating the myth of its legendary origins — false though they may be.

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First Holiday Snow of the Season! December 5, 2007 in Brambleton

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Jingle Bells were on the snow plows today in Brambleton of Ashburn, Virginia. With lovely cloudy gray skies gently sprinkling wet snowflakes on our suburban holiday village, by noon today the snowplows had already made their first trip around. I’d say that puts a holiday smile for safer travel home to all the Brambletonians, and speaks wonders for the convenience of life here in Loudoun County. Don’t forget to watch for reindeer darting across our Loudoun County Parkways at night while on your way home from shopping, too. With the dazzle of Christmas and Seasonal lights in our eyes and sparkling patches of occasional black ice, that after dark driving needs an extra bit of our attention to bring ourselves and neighbors back to safe and warm Brambleton homes.


 Kae Davis, Licensed VA Real Estate Agent

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