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Dec. 16, 2017

Club Eclipse Transforms Into A New Bar

Add Club Eclipse to the number of growing restaurants and bars in the Gainesville area. The original concept was an under 21 bar but after months of being in business, the numbers were disappointing. The owner discussed that the amount of security around the bar might have scared the teens away. Club Eclipse will still continue to allow people under 21 to stay in the restaurant till 9PM. They are including different drink nights, live bands, and comedy shows. Hopefully catering to an older crowd will keep this bar in business. Club Eclipse is competing with the restaurants and bars such as Bar Louie, BJ's, and Firebird Grille in the Virginia Gateway Promenade.


Seem interesting? 

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- Lauren


Posted in Local News
Dec. 15, 2017

Gainesville Family Wins $10,000 for Local Pet Rescue Foundation

via Bristow BeatOne Family submitted an essay for a pet contest and won big.

The Petco Foundation granted a family from Gainesville $10,000 for A Forever Home Rescue Foundation. The Loveridges received the Petco Holiday Wishes Grant after submitting an essay about how their rescue dog Zero, a three-legged Jack Terrier Mix, helped boost the confidence of one of the Loveridges children, Carson. The story begins by Lynette Loveridge, mother to four, found out that her son Carson was being bullied in school. Looking for various ways to cheer up her son, she began to consider getting a dog even though she was allergic.

After fostering one dog, the family traveled to a fostering event hosted by Petco in Chantilly where they met the lovable Zero who at the time was 5 months old and was recovering from an amputated limb. Zero had been hit in a car accident in Florida and was found on the side of the highway. When he was taken to the animal hospital, he had emergency surgery which removed one of his back legs. Zero was then transported to Northern Virginia where he would hopefully find a family to love. And he found that with the Loveridges. Zero also helped Carson with his confidence, saying it gave him a sense of who really loved him, and is now a happy 8th grader at Reagan Middle School in Gainesville.

The Forever Home Rescue Foundation suggested that the Loveridges should share their story with the Petco Holiday Wishes Contest. Their personal essay was one of 52 essays chosen out of thousands of entries to the contest. The family also has the chance to win an extra $25,000 for the People's Choice grant and the $100,000 National Grand Prize. All this money will be going to the Forever Home Rescue Foundation which has rescued thousands of dogs from around Prince William County. If you loved this story as much as we did, you can vote for the Loveridges to win the People's Choice grant by clicking here.

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- Lauren

Posted in Local News
Dec. 13, 2017

Manassas Becomes Certified Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful

In November of this year, Manassas became a certified affiliate of the Keep America Beautiful campaign. It will be joining 620 other affiliates that include 26 state level affiliates, hundreds of organizations and some international affiliates as well.

To earn this designation, the City’s Recycling Coordinator and the Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Solid Waste have been working together to gain the necessary requirements over the past year. Learn more about the Keep America Beautiful Campaign Here


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- Lauren

Posted in Local News
Dec. 9, 2017

Mission BBQ Opens on Monday



acme barbershopMission BBQ is planning on opening it’s doors, this Monday, December 11th at The Promenade at Virginia Gateway.

The opening will take place at noon with the national anthem sung live, on site. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will open up the restaurant to the public.

Enjoy brisket sandwiches, mac-n-cheese made from scratch and their summertime lemonade all year round. View their mission here


Excited for some new food in the Gainesville area? 
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-- Lauren

Posted in Local News
Dec. 8, 2017

Nokesville 6th Annual Christmas Parade


acme barbershopOne of our own friends and client, Pete Jacobius, Nokesville’s Postmaster for the past 23 years will be the Citizen of the Year at the Nokesville Christmas Parade!

The Sixth Annual Nokesville Christmas Parade and Nativity Celebration is tomorrow, December 9th, beginning at 4 p.m. It will begin at Brentsville District High School and move along Fitzwater Drive to The Nokesville Church of the Brethren. These roads will be closed, so if you want to head out of the neighborhood, be sure to leave prior to 3! With some snow falling tonight and the weather dipping into the 30's tomorrow, be sure to bundle up and bring some hot cocoa with you to enjoy the colorful floats and marching bands! Make sure to stay till the end of the parade where Santa Claus will come to town riding on a Nokesville Fire Engine.

When the parade is over, there will be a live nativity at the Nokesville Church of the Brethren starting at sundown and all are invited. After the celebration, the Church of the Brethren invites community members to a chili dinner. The church requests a $5 donation per meal for those over the age of 12. All of the money will go directly towards local charity. Friends Uniting Nokesville (FUN), Nokesville Business Association and Nokesville Church of the Brethren have cooperatively sponsored the parade this year. Stan Keys is the parade organizer.
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-- Lauren

Posted in Local News
Dec. 6, 2017

49 PWC Schools Receive School of Excellence Distinction

49 Prince William County School has been recognized as a ‘School of Excellence’. Among those are 35 elementary schools, 6 middle schools and 5 high schools. For our blog post today, we will be featuring the schools in the Haymarket, Gainesville, Bristow, Manassas & Nokesville areas. 

Image of Flag for 2016-17 School of Excellence


  • Alvey Elementary
  • Gravely Elementary
  • Haymarket Elementary
  • Mountain View Elementary
  • Reagan Middle
  • Battlefield High


  • Buckland Mills Elementary
  • Glenkirk Elementary
  • Tyler Elementary
  • Bull Run Middle
  • Gainesville Middle


  • Bristow Run Elementary
  • Cedar Point Elementary
  • Chris Yung Elementary
  • Piney Branch Elementary
  • Victory Elementary
  • Marsteller Middle
  • Patriot High


  • Ashland Elementary
  • Bennett Elementary
  • Coles Elementary
  • Loch Lomond Elementary
  • Marshall Elementary
  • Benton Middle
  • Osbourn Park


  • T.Clay Wood Elementary
  • Nokesville School
  • Brentsville District High School
Posted in Local News
Dec. 1, 2017

See Santa at the Christmas Parade!

With the theme of A Christmas Carole, the 72nd Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade will be in full swing on December 2nd. 2,000 people are anticipated to participate in the parade along with 300 volunteers in Old Town Manassas. The event begins at 10 AM and is slated to last for around 2 hours. You’ll see numerous amounts of Marching Bands, such as Battlefield High School and Osbourn High School. You'll see floats created by the Girl Scouts or the Boys & Girls Club in Manassas, and of course Santa Claus himself! So bring your blankets and hot cocoa while you watch the holiday festivities begin! And if you want to stick around, you can begin skating in the ice rink! 

The Grand Marshal of the Parade, John D. Martin, is the Director of the Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce, a long time participant of the Christmas Parade and has been serving the community over 25 years. The title of the parade is in honor of his late wife, Carole Martin. The Woman of the Year is Judy Wine who has been a part of the Northern Virginia Family Service’s Board of Directors since 2010 and a major donor to the March of Dimes Walk for Babies, helping to raise over $1 million to support babies with birth defects and their families. Sponsors for the event include Stanley Martin, Miller-Toyota, TD Bank, and Mix 107.3 Radio Station. 


Posted in Local News
Nov. 9, 2017

Thanksgiving & Black Friday Shopping Deals

As Thanksgiving swings around the corner, so do the best deals ever. Black Friday is a popular event where many stores offer some of their lowest pricing of the season for Christmas. For the last couple of years, many stores have been opening up around Thanksgiving afternoon or evening for their Black Friday deals. Some stores don’t open at all. Here are the times that some popular stores will open. As with all of these, hours may vary by store, so make sure to check at your local Target or Toys R’ Us before heading out to brave the crowds during Black Friday!


Best Buy

  • Best Buy will open on Thanksgiving at 5 p.m. and stay open until 1 a.m. on Friday. It then will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday.

Dick's Sporting Goods

  • Dick's Sporting Goods will open on Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. and stay open until 2 a.m. Friday. It then will reopen Friday at 5 a.m. until 2 p.m.


  • Kohl’s opens at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and remains open overnight. Doorbusters will end at 1 p.m. on Friday.


Five Below

  • Five Below opens at 6 p.m on Thanksgiving Day through 1a.m Friday


  • Macy’s will open at 5 p.m. Thursday through 2 a.m. Friday. It will reopen Friday at 6 a.m. with doorbusters ending at 1 p.m.


  • Michaels will be open at 6 p.m. Thursday and remain open until midnight. It will reopen Friday at 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Old Navy

  • Old Navy will open at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and remain open through midnight on Black Friday.


  • Target will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open through Black Friday, until 10 p.m., 11 p.m. or midnight, depending on the store.


  • Toys"R"Us will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and remain open through 11 p.m. on Black Friday.  

Ulta Beauty

  • Ulta Beauty will open on Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. and remain open until 2 a.m. It will reopen on Black Friday at 6 a.m. Hours may vary by store.


  • Walmart will open on Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. Hours may vary by store.


BJ’s Wholesale Club

  • BJ’s Wholesale Club will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. They will open at 7 a.m on Black Friday



  • Costco will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. They will open at 9 a.m on Black Friday



  • Gamestop will be open on Thanksgiving, but their hours have not been released yet


  • REI will be closed on Black Friday as they promote their #OptOutside campaign, which encourages people to forgo the stores and get outside instead. This is the second year that they have run this campaign.

Visit BestBlackFriday.com to see ads from different stores and to see if your favorite store is open on Thanksgiving or Black Friday!


Happy Shopping!

- Lauren from The Swede Team


Posted in Local News
Nov. 7, 2016

7400 Forest Hunt Ct Springfield VA 22153

Wonderful All Brick Town Home For Sale in sought after Orange Hunt Square.

This end unit town home has everything you are looking for.  

  • Gleaming hardwood floors throughout the main level.  
  • Newly remodeled Kitchen and Baths.
  • Gourmet Kitchen with granite counters, 42" cabinets, stainless appliances, breakfast bar and recessed lighting.
  • Family Room off Kitchen
  • Formal Dining room with chair rail & crown molding
  • Light filled Formal Living room with crown molding
  • Master Suite with hardwood floors
  •      Custom walk in closet w/organizers
  • Luxury Master Bath with ceramic tile, separate vanities, frame-less shower
  • Three more light filled bedrooms on upper level
  • Lower level features:
  •      Fully finished basement
  •      Recreation room
  •      Wood burning fireplace
  •      Wet bar
  •      Extra Storage
  •      Workshop area
  •      Laundry area
  • Walk out to fully fenced backyard & patio
  • Backing to trees and common area
  • Cul-de-sac location
  • Walking distance to neighborhood school
  • Close to Metro, Shopping, and Commuting Routes


Orange Hunt Square community is located just off Fairfax County Parkway, between Burke VA and West Springfield.  Excellent commuting location with a Metro Bus stop in the front of the community and about a 15 minute drive to the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station. The schools in this area are highly sought after, and are in the West Springfield High School district, including Irving Middle School. Sangster Elementary is located within walking distance.  Across from Orange Hunt Square is Fairfax Counties South Run RECenter.  

If you are interested in making this neighborhood your new neighborhood, contact us today and we will send you a list of available homes in this area.  You can also set up an account on our website and save a search for this neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods.  Give us a call and we will schedule a private viewing, and help you find your perfect place to call home 571-377-8696.

July 13, 2013

Now Selling, New Homes in the Loudoun Crossing Subdivision, Aldie VA

TheSwedeTeam.com  There is a brand new subdivision in Loudoun County VA, it's Loudoun Crossing in Aldie VA.  NV Homes and Ryan Homes will both be building in this subdivision to create a great community in Aldie VA.  The Loudoun Crossing Subdivision will feature 220 single family homes, Townhomes and Condo's.  Both builders are starting with their single family homes. Ryan Homes has 5 models to choose from - Venice, Palermo, Milan, Naples & Victoria Falls with a price range of $480,000 to $520,000.  NV Homes has 4 models to choose from - The Empress, Remington Place, Chapel Hill & Wynterhall with a price range of upper $470,000's to low $640,000's.  All homes will feature basements, 2 car garages, 4+ bedrooms, 2.5+ baths, and square footage's of up to 4,000 sq. ft. of living space.

Loudoun Crossing subdivision will feature sidewalks, street lamps, club house, fitness center, pool, tennis courts, and a playground.  Loudoun Crossing is part of Loudoun Counties top rated school district.  Looking for a place to shop?  Loudoun Crossing subdivision is minutes from the Stone Ridge Village Center which features Harris Teeter grocery store, various restaurants and shops. Another near by shopping area is South Riding's Market Square which features a Giant Food Supermarket, various restaurants, shops, and a Home Depot.  Also close is Brambleton Town Center which has a Regal Cinema, various restaurants and shops.

Loudoun Crossing is conveniently located near Route 50, Dulles Toll Rd, Route 15, Route 234, and Route 66, making it a perfect commuting location to live.

Contact us Today to find out how we can help you save thousands on your new home purchase, before you talk to the new construction sales representative.


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