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Hart Dance Team Advanced to Quarterfinals on America’s Got Talent

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When the Hart Dance Team took their 26-person act to America’s Got Talent, all of America got a look at the kind of amazing people Valencia has to offer. This award-winning competitive dance team hails from Santa Clarita, and many of its star-caliber girls call Awesometown their home. Over the last few weeks, they took to the national stage when they advanced through the ranks of the NBC primetime hit.

Coached, trained and directed by choreographer Katherine Leist, this awesome act trains year-round at school and studios in our hometown region. This intensive regimen allows the Hart Dance team to flow from style to style, through ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, hip-hop and acrobatic routines. Throw in the team’s seamless synergy and flair for artistic presentation, and you have a hit performance that flew up the levels of America’s Got Talent.

The Hart Dance Team’s audition in America’s Got Talent Season Nine featured stylized costumes, an on-stage structure and a surprise — their routine started with two dancers, then suddenly became twenty when the whole team poured from the background structure. Unanimous approval from the judges allowed them to shoot straight through Judgment Week and into the Quarterfinals.

Sparkling suits and chart-topping hits were what the Hart Dance Team Quarterfinals performance was all about. It won them votes, but not enough to rise to the America’s Got Talent Semifinals. It’s sure they’ll go further — and soon — because awesome talent like theirs is sure to find some way to shine! We’re proud to call the Hart Dance Team members of the Awesometown family.

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Vine 2 Wine Classic 2014

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Save the date – you’re invited to a fun and fabulous evening in Awesometown! The 13th annual Vine 2 Wine Classic  at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia is taking place on Saturday, August 16 and benefits Circle of Hope – a local non-profit organization that serves the needs of both women and men in the Santa Clarita Valley that have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

This year, the event is featuring an exciting new addition to the lineup. Barley 2 Beer allows guests to experience craft beer that has been specifically selected for the evening by the owners of Newhall Refinery and Egg Plantation.

Come enjoy awesome eats, beer, wine and live music from 6PM to 10:30PM.

For ticket info, click here. We hope to see you soon!

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In & Around Awesometown: A Club with It All – The Paseo Club, Valencia

There’s everything you want for your family – and more – at the Paseo Club in Awesometown! Build lifelong relationships and friendships at this comfortable and casual, family-friendly, resort-style club, right here in Valencia.

What makes Valencia so AWESOME? All of the great amenities in town, plus our new home villages in Valencia by Lennar, KB Home, The New Home Company and D.R. Horton – perfect for your growing family.

We’re showing you first-hand why Valencia brings the best of the best to Southern California living.

Explore the next installment of our In & Around Awesometown series, A Club with it All in Awesometown, where we visited the Paseo Club and took in this magical oasis of the Santa Clarita Valley.

Check it out the next time you’re in and around Awesometown. It’s just one of the many reasons Valencia is so awesome!

Grand Opening of Claridad at West Creek in Awesometown

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Get set for a new home neighborhood in Awesometown! The Grand Opening of Claridad by Lennar  is coming to Valencia on Saturday, August 23. The VIP List is now forming – so don’t miss out!

These new townhomes boast up to 1,512 square feet of living space with up to 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Plus, this is a Solar and Everything’s Included® Lennar Community – so you’ll have all of the energy-efficient features you want and need in a home to help save on your monthly energy bills.

Join us for plenty of fun, model tours, live music, delicious bites and enter to win awesome prizes including gift certificates to Whole Foods, Pottery Barn, iTunes!

It’s sure to be a fun-filled day! Sign up for the Interest List, here. 

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In & Around Awesometown: A Soaring Education!

What makes Valencia so AWESOME? The residents, of course! But even more so, the talented bunch of kids that live in our community! So you’ll definitely love everything that the new home villages in Valencia by Lennar, KB Home, The New Home Company and D.R. Horton have to offer a growing family.

We’re continuing to get out and about in our new home community to show you first-hand why Valencia brings the best of the best to Southern California.

Check out the next installment of our In & Around Awesometown series, where we visited Emblem Academy, met awesome students, toured an amazing campus and had the chance to chat with dedicated faculty members.

Check it out the next time you’re in and around Awesometown. It’s just one of the many reasons Valencia is so awesome!

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A Place for Everything Awesome

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The gorgeous homes in the four villages of Valencia are really awesome – not only because of their design, but because their features, amenities and green technology are all top notch!

The homes at RiverVillage include a guaranteed solar discount with innovative SunStreet Energy™ solar program, tankless water heater, dual-glazed vinyl windows with energy efficient Low-E glass, water conserving low-flow aerator on all bathroom faucets and Boral® cool roof tiles that are sure to keep your energy bill low every month.

The beautiful residences of West Hills offer exterior styling that can’t compete! From barbecue gas stubs located in the rear yards to weatherproof electrical outlets and Kwikset® Hawthorne Smartkey™ entry door hardware, your home includes the hardware you need for your family for an extremely functional lifestyle. Green technology features include radiant roof barrier and Low-VOC interior paint, with options and upgrades such as upgraded GE® appliances and alarm, interior and Control 4® home automation.

The green technology of West Creek homes will leave your family calm, cool and saving – on energy bills! These residences offer pre-wired for ceiling fans in family rooms, bedrooms and lofts, and offer insulated sectional roll-up garage door and a GE® ENERGY STAR® dishwasher. Inviting interiors present an array of features to meet your needs, including Mohawk® wall-to-wall carpeting throughout, upgraded stair system and oversized master walk-in closets.

You’ll find everything you need in a home in Awesometown – so what are you waiting for?

Check back often to get the latest news on Awesometown and be sure to follow us on Twitter (@ValenciaSoCal) and Instagram (@ValenciaSoCal) or LIKE us on Facebook for frequent updates.

Sweet Summer Days

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Summertime fun in Valencia is always AWESOME! Westfield Valencia Town Center is bringing you Sweet Summer Days this season – a 5-week long summer series filled with outdoor family fun and entertainment beginning this Saturday and continuing through August 9 from 5PM to 7PM.

Check out the schedule!

July 19 – Kids, Pets and Art

Come out with your little ones or furry friends for this ceramic painting event! Presented by Paint a Dream, you’ll have a chance to create a unique ceramic art piece from 5PM to 7PM in the children’s wing.

July 26 – Fun with Marionettes

A marionette puppet show is always awesome! Your kiddos will love seeing their favorite characters at 5PM or 6:30PM in the children’s wing.

August 2 – Acoustic Sounds

SoCal evenings are the best! Listen to the sweet sounds of acoustic artists from 5PM to 7PM at the koi pond.

August 9 – Delicious Decorating

Learn cupcake decorating with your kids and savor Velvet treats from 5PM to 7PM on the patios.

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In & Around Awesometown: A Tasty Treat

We love summertime in Valencia because it’s simply AWESOME! From taking an evening stroll through our many parks and paseos to dining outdoors, you’ll love what our community has to offer!

Check out the latest installment of In & Around Awesometown, where we headed to Rita’s Italian Ice, the perfect spot to grab a tasty treat on a summer day. You’ll dig the abundance of flavors too.

Check it out the next time you’re in and around Awesometown. It’s just one of the many reasons Valencia is so awesome!

Check back often to get the latest news on Awesometown and be sure to follow us on Twitter (@ValenciaSoCal) and Instagram (@ValenciaSoCal) or LIKE us on Facebook for frequent updates.

 

Awesome Summer Photo Challenge

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Do you know what it takes to make an AWESOME community? It’s the people, of course! Get creative and capture what your AWESOME summer looks like and you might become a Facebook star.

Each week – beginning on Tuesday, July 1, you’ll have the opportunity for your photo to be selected as the new cover photo on the Valencia Community Facebook Page!

All you have to do is LIKE us on Facebook, take a pic* and upload it here. It’s that easy! Each week a new photo will be showcased as our page’s cover photo and the winner will receive a $50 gift card, which is pretty awesome ! And, the more photos you share – the better your chances are of winning.

So snap away and get ready to share an AWESOME summer from your point of view!

*Photos must be horizontal to qualify.

Check back often to get the latest news on Awesometown and be sure to follow us on Twitter (@ValenciaSoCal) and Instagram (@ValenciaSoCal) or LIKE us on Facebook for frequent updates.

Awesome Summer Photo Challenge Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE.

A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING.

GENERAL RULES OF CONTEST:

The Awesome Summer Photo Challenge promotion (the “Contest”) is sponsored by The Newhall Land and Farming Company (A California Limited Partnership) (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, the “Sponsor”), located at 25124 Springfield Court., 3rd Floor, Valencia, CA 91355. The Contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”).  By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules and Facebook’s Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. Facebook’s Official Rules can be reviewed at http://www.facebook.com/promotions_guidelines.php and, to the extent applicable to the Contest, are hereby incorporated into these Official Rules by this reference.  The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. The Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO SPONSOR. SUCH INFORMATION WILL BE USED AS PROVIDED IN THE PRIVACY SECTION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

ELIGIBILITY:

The Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (and currently residing therein), who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor and its affiliates, as well as members of their immediate families (defined as parents, spouses, children, siblings and grandparents) and individuals living in the same household as those individuals are not eligible to enter or win. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

CONTEST TIME SCHEDULE:

The Contest begins on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 and ends on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 (the “Contest Period”). Contest entries (as described below) must be submitted prior to the expiration of the Contest Period.

HOW TO ENTER:

Beginning on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, and continuing throughout the Contest Period, the Contest will be posted to the Valencia Community Facebook page (the “Facebook Page”) and the Valencia website (the “Website”).  To enter, LIKE the Valencia Facebook Page and upload your photo to the Awesome Summer Photo Challenge page. The more photos you upload, the greater the chances of winning. Sponsor is not responsible for (a) lost, misdirected, late, incomplete, or unintelligible entries or for inaccurate entry information, whether caused by entrant or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of entries; or (b) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest. Incomplete, duplicate, mechanically reproduced, and/or automated entries are not permitted and will be deemed void. Sponsor has no obligation to advise an entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry.  Proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt.

DETAILS:

Beginning on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 and continuing through the Contest Period, the Contest will be posted to the Facebook Page and the Website. Each entrant will have until the end of each Contest Period to enter the Contest.

SUBMISSIONS:

All entries must be the original entrants. By entering, all entrants warrant and represent that their respective entries are their own and will not infringe or violate the rights of any third-parties, including but not limited to any copyrights, trademarks and/or rights of publicity or privacy. Submission of entry constitutes entrant’s consent (or that of their parent/legal guardian should they be a minor in their state of residence), and by submitting an entry, entrant does, irrevocably assign to Sponsor any and all rights to their entry including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights. Submission of an entry grants Sponsor and its agents the right to publish, produce, use, adapt, edit and/or modify the entry in any way and in any and all media, without limitation and without any compensation or remuneration whatsoever to any entrant.  Entrants also acknowledge that entrant is providing information to Sponsor and not to Facebook.

SELECTION OF PRIZE WINNERS:

Prize Winners. At the end of each Contest Period Week, one (1) entrant will be selected at random to win a prize. The chosen winners’ photo will be selected as the new Valencia Facebook Cover Photo for a week. Determination of correct entries will be in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor whose decision will be final and non-appealable.

Limit one prize per person.  Potential winners will be notified by Facebook messaging according to the contact information provided by that entrant.  Potential prize winners must respond to prize notification within seven (7) days.  If a potential winner fails to respond such seven (7) day period, cannot be contacted or the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, that potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.  Potential prize winners must comply with these Official Rules in order to be confirmed the winner of a prize.  Prior to receipt of any prize, potential prize winners must sign and return an acknowledgement of these Official Rules, a release of Sponsor and any other required forms, including, without limitation, affidavits of eligibility, prize acceptance and liability and publicity release forms, and IRS-W9 forms.  If a potential prize winner fails to return all of the required forms within the time specified, that potential prize winner may be disqualified.  The return of the above-mentioned forms within the time required by Sponsor shall be solely the responsibility of the prize winner; Sponsor is not responsible for delays in delivery. No prize may be awarded if no eligible entries are received by Sponsor.

ODDS OF WINNING A CONTEST PRIZE:

The odds of winning a prize in the Contest drawing will depend on number of entrants that are submitting entries in the Contest.

PRIZES:

Photography selected as Valencia Facebook Cover Photo

$50 Gift Card

All other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of an awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner, including, without limitation, any service charges or other fees.  ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICABLE PRIZE WINNER.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS:

Prizes are non-transferable.  Except as otherwise provided herein, no substitution of prizes is permitted; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with another of equal or greater value. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize.  Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue.

Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

NO LIABILITY:

By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor (the officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents and representatives of Sponsor.) and Facebook, from and against any claims made by entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Contest as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize(s) or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest.

PUBLICITY:

Prize winners grant Sponsor and its advertising and promotional agencies and providers and those acting under their permission the irrevocable and perpetual right to use their name, likeness, voice, comments, and any photographs or video or audio footage that may be taken for advertising and publicity purposes in any form of media, now known or hereafter developed or perfected, without payment of additional consideration or acknowledgement, except where prohibited by law.

PRIVACY:

Your personal information, in conjunction with this Contest, will be utilized by the Sponsor and its designated agents, affiliates, and business partners for marketing purposes and to provide information to entrants about their products, services and special offers.  Entrant expressly consents to the use of entrant’s information by Sponsor and its designated agents, affiliates, and business partners for such purposes.  For additional information, please consult the Privacy Policy link at www.valencia.com.

COPIES OF THE RULES AND WINNERS LIST:

Requests for copies of these Official Rules or a winner’s list (after the Contest Period) may be sent to Sponsor, Attn: “Awesome Summer Photo Challenge,” 25124 Springfield Ct., 3rd Floor, Valencia, CA 91355. Please specify which you are requesting. All requests must be received prior to the expiration of the Contest Period.  All questions, comments or concerns regarding this Contest should be directed to Sponsor at awesometown@valencia.com and not to any other person or entity.