Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

February 5, 2016

AROUND BRAMBLETON



INSIDE BCA


Garden Plot Program Update - In 2011, Brambleton’s developer generously provided the temporary site at the Town Center for the "Let Us" Grow Garden Plot Pilot Program.  As ground-breaking for the new Town Center residential section is scheduled to occur in the near future, the current location of the garden plots will not be available during the 2016 growing season. 

BCA received positive feedback about the program, and BCA’s Grounds & Facilities Committee is working to find an alternate location and will continue to explore possibilities in hopes to continue the program. The future of the program at this time is unknown.

Updates will be published via the Friday Flash, Facebook, and on the community website, www.brambletonhoa.com, as they are available. Contact programs@brambleton.org if you have any questions.

Republic Rewards Is the New and Enhanced Recycling Rewards Program Which Will Replace Recyclebank - Residents who have previously registered for Recyclebank will continue to have access to their existing Recyclebank account and be able to redeem their points through May 30, 2016.  Sign up for the new program is easy.  Log your recycling and get instant access to rewards at RepublicGivesBack.com.  You’ll find local and premium deals and earn points for recycling and participation.  Contact Republic Rewards directly with any questions about the new Republic Rewards program at info@republicgivesback.com.
 
Republic Services is also offering Brambleton residents a new email address for service requests at Brambleton@RepublicServices.com.  Residents can request bulk pick-up services or arrange for delivery of new containers or replacement containers.  Requests submitted via email will be processed by the local support team.  Residents may also still contact the Republic Services call center at 703-818-8222 for support as well.
 
If you have questions about the new rewards program or customer service contact information, please contact Brambleton Community Association at hoa@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263.


DMV2GO Back in Brambleton - Today, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  DMV's mobile unit will be in the Harris Teeter side of the Town Center.  For a full list of services offered, visit www.dmvnow.com.

Development Activity Update – Brambleton’s developer continues to perform bond release activity throughout the community. Work may include asphalt repair; concrete marking, break and repair; marking, or digging and installation of street lights. Work typically begins in the early morning and is complete by the early afternoon. In addition to the ongoing development in the community, for the week of 2/8/16, bond release activity may occur in the following sections:

  • Section 15 



LIFESTYLES  

Adult Book Club - February 8th, 7:30 PM at Brambleton Community Center.  Stop by the BCA office to borrow a copy of this month's selection, The Good Lord Bird by James McBride.

YA Book Club - February 16th, 6:30 PM at Peet's Coffee.  Copies of Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol are available at the BCA office.  Not sure this club is for you?  Stop by for a few minutes to check it out.  All are welcome!

Comedy Night is Back! - March 12th, 7:30 PM at Brambleton Corner Clubhouse.  Back by very popular demand, we're bringing an evening of live stand-up to Brambleton.  This event sold out fast last year, so be sure to reserve your spot.  Tickets are $25/person.  Visit our website for more information or to buy your tickets today!

Spring Is (really) Coming! - Registration for Brambleton Kids Run the Nation is open. This structured co-ed youth program for children in K-8th grades encourages the enjoyment of running/fitness. Emphasis is on participation and developing a healthy lifestyle.  Focus will be on improving personal times while increasing endurance and distance. The program culminates with group participation in the Brambleton Ribbon Run on April 16th. Registration for the race is included in program fees, and participants will also receive a KRTN team shirt. Training practices will be held at Legacy Elementary track/surrounding community. For more details, or to register, visit www.BrambletonKidsRuntheNation.com.

Ribbon Run Rates Go Up February 15th - Early Bird rates for the April 16th Ribbon Run end soon, so don't miss out on the savings. Use coupon code FLASH16 and save an additional $2 off 5k registrations.  The event benefits the Step Sisters' mission to improve the quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer by funding needed support services in Loudoun County and the surrounding community. For more information, or to register, visit the website.



COVENANTS


Holiday Decorations - This is a friendly reminder that the time period for displaying winter holiday decorations has come and gone. The current weather forecast is predicting nice weather for the weekend, so you may wish to plan your removal of decorations around then. Inspections for remaining holiday decorations will commence the week of February 8, 2016. Holiday decorations should be removed no later than 14 days after the holiday. Please remove any holiday decorations if you have not already done so. Please exercise caution when removing your decorations, and contact the Covenants team with any questions.

Highlight on Design Guidelines – The Design Review Guidelines and a copy of the Design Review Application can be easily found on our website.  It is beneficial to review the specific guidelines pertaining to your planned modification to see if a modification needs review and approval from the Covenants Committee.  When submitting an application, referring to an application, or inquiring about the decision of an application via email, it is important to use your property address as the subject line. Applications can be emailed, mailed, dropped in the drop box outside the office door, or delivered to the office.  You will receive a confirmation email that it has been received, along with any additional information requested.   If you have any questions regarding conditional approvals or the design review process, please contact Elizabeth Stulga at designreview@brambleton.org or call 703-542-6263.

Design Review – The next meeting for Design Review will be Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM.  Applications will be accepted in the office up to 4:00 PM on February 8th but may not be reviewed for accuracy and completion prior to the meeting. If you have any questions regarding the design review process or guidelines, please visit the website, or contact Elizabeth Stulga at designreview@brambleton.org, or call 703-542-6263.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Mardi Gras Masquerade and MurLarkey Distilled Spirits Launch Party - February 6th, 8:00 PM.  Join Lost Rhino in a little Mardi Gras Fun.  Dancing!  Contests and prizes (don't forget your mask)! Beads! Great food and drink! There's no cover; however, we are accepting donations to benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia.  Check out our Facebook event for more details. More News:  Our infamous Milk Stout made a comeback on January 3rd. Come and get it while it lasts.  We’re also offering cocktails made with liquor from our friends at MurLarkey, a local distillery.  And…1/2 price growler fills every Monday!

Are You Ready for the Super Bowl? - Did you know that Nick's Taverna does Party Platters To-Go? These are perfect for your Super Bowl Party.  Join us at the bar and enjoy Happy Hour all day on Game Day!

Valentine's Day Special at NVONorthern Virginia Orthodontics is celebrating Valentine's Day by offering a free Zoom! professional teeth whitening certificate (an $880 value) to anyone that starts treatment between February 8th – 29th. This offer is for new patients only, and the certificate can be gifted!  Come see why Dr. Casagrande, Dr. Nelson, and Dr. Barcoma are consistently named Top Orthodontists in the DC area!  Call us today for details at 703-327-1718. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. 

Sport&Health - Starting March 1st, the ArmorUp Fitness Challenge!  Visit www.armorupcampaign.com to learn how your fitness challenge will benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  

Who’s Your Brambletine? - Love is in the air, and Cupid could bring you a new Apple TV this year!  Brambleton’s 2nd Annual “Who’s Your Brambletine” photo contest is back. Upload a picture of you and your Valentine to Facebook or Instagram before February 14th using #BRAMBLETINE. You’ll have the chance of being named “Brambleton’s Cutest Couple” and maybe even the owner of a brand new Apple TV!

BTC February Newsletter - The February Newsletter is now available. Read up on all the latest things happening here in the Town Center! Plus get tips from the doctors at Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun on how to show your pet you love them! Read more here.

COUNTY CORNER


DEA Traveling Exhibit On Display in Leesburg - DEA's Drugs: Costs & Consequences exhibit presents a look at the impact of drugs on our society.  Students, teachers, and parents are invited to participate in educational experiments and observe cutting-edge scientific research being conducted around the country.  For more information, visit www.drugexhibit.org, or email susan.fox@deamuseum.org.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Monday, February 8th

Covenants Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM - BCA Management Office

Tuesday, February 9th

Safety & Security Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office

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