Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

March 11, 2016

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA


Street Sweeping - BCA has made arrangements to have all VDOT streets, BCA Streets, and Developer streets with no active home construction swept to remove excessive amounts of sand and debris.  The street sweeping service will begin on March 15th, weather permitting.  Residents are asked to assist with the sweeping process by taking the following actions:

  • Park vehicles in garages and driveways so that the sweeper can service the entire street.
  • Blow or sweep any sand on driveway aprons or sidewalks into the street.  
  • Blow sand off the concrete curb and gutter portion of the street to expedite service, but do not place sand into piles on the street.


Daily sweeping updates and scheduled will be posted to the News section of the BCA website at www.BrambletonHOA.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 3/14/16, bond release activity may occur in the following sections:

  • Section 17
  • Section 18



LIFESTYLES
 
Comedy Night This Weekend! - It's finally here!  Saturday is sold out, but we still have tickets for tonight's show.  Brambleton Corner Clubhouse doors open at 7:30 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM.  Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.  Tickets are available at the door for $25/person!  Visit our website for more information.

Adult Book Club - March 14th, 7:30 PM at the Community Center.  This month's selection is What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman.  Stop by the BCA office to borrow a copy

YA Book Club - March 15th, 6:30 PM at Peet's.  Get your caffeine fix while chatting about this month's book, Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige.  

Seeking Volunteers for Brew Fest - May 21st.  That's right, we're bringing Brew Fest back!  And we need your help to make it great.  Volunteers will get free admission to the event, t-shirt, sample glass, 6 5oz beer samples (21 and over only), and access to the hospitality tent.  Sign up today!

Engineering for Kids is Back!  Check out their lineup of summer camps for kids aged 5 -12, featuring exciting, new offerings like Engineering of Power and Energy, Kodu Kart Racing, Mechatronics, and Junior Scratch Programming, among others! Camp hours are 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Save 15% if you register by 4/15/2016. Use code SPRING15. For more information, check out their website.

Registration for Brambleton Bettas Swim Team to Open - March 12th for returning swimmers, April 2nd for new swimmers.  Registration and FAQ's are available at http://brambletonswimteam.com.  Cost is $180/swimmer.  All swimmers must be able to complete a length of the pool independently in order to join the team.  There will be no Mini Bettas program in 2016.  For questions, please contact Kelly Nelson at kelly.m.nelson@gmail.com.


COMMUNITY


Rock Ridge HS Booster Club Mattress Sale - March 12th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  All proceeds support the Athletic Booster club and, in turn, RRHS athletic programs and teams.  Prices are up to 50% off retail and start as low as $199 a set for twin mattresses.  We will have all styles and sizes of mattresses as well as mattress protectors, bed frames, and adjustable beds.  New this year, we have added sheets and pillows! Discounts are given to all school staff, police, fire/rescue and military.  Visit www.rockridgesports.org for more information.

Childbirth Class: Understanding Labor, Delivery & Beyond - Saturday, March 19th, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at StoneSprings Hospital.  As your birth approaches, you may have many questions about what to expect. We’re here to make this special occasion one that you feel prepared for! We will be offering many different topics in our classes concerning childbirth and newborn care so that you can feel confident and excited about what is to come!  Call 571-349-5230 for more information.

3rd Annual Smashing Walnuts Crack the Cure Gala - March 19th, 6:00 PM. Founded by Loudoun's own Gabriella Miller, Smashing Walnuts exists to cure childhood brain cancer by funding scientific research and clinical trials. Join us for the Shamrock Smash, a memorable evening full of fun for a great cause. More details and ticket sales at www.smashingwalnuts.org.

Save the Date: 12th Annual American Cancer Society Texas Hold 'Em Fundraiser - April 23rd at Brambleton Corner Clubhouse.  This event supports The American Cancer Society and The Step Sisters here in Brambleton.  Details and sign-up can be found here. Please contact Tom Turley at TomTurley@aol.com with any questions.


COVENANTS

 
Growing Season - A friendly reminder that with the onset of spring showers grass maintenance is quickly upon us. Weeds enjoy the spring as well, and now is a great time to add pre-emergent weed control to your lawn. As with any chemical product, follow package instructions carefully, and only use if absolutely necessary. Herbicides can affect surrounding plants and can pollute ground water when used improperly or in large quantities. By carefully selecting the correct product, you can get rid of those pesky weeds in no time.

Highlight on Design Guidelines – You may submit applications for review by the Covenants Committee several different ways. You may mail them, scan and email them to designreview@brambleton.org, or drop them in the black drop box to the right of the office door located in the Town Center. When submitting applications or additional information via email, please be sure to use your property address as the subject line.   Also note that the Design Guidelines are in the process of revision, and staff and the Committee welcome any comments and suggestions for revisions.  If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Stulga at designreview@brambleton.org or call 703-542-6263.

Design Review - The next meeting for Design Review will be on March 14, 2016. Applications can be submitted via email to designreview@brambleton.org. Applications will be accepted in the office up to 4:00 PM on March 14 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


Basketball Clinic at Sport&Health - Starts March 14th.  For ages 6-10, this six-week clinic is suitable for all levels.  Children will learn the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, and team building activities.  We’ll so review foot work and speed drills all while playing and having fun. Register today at www.sportandhealth.com!  

Eclips Salon & Day Spa Take The Spotlight in March - Read all about the Eclips styling team in the Brambleton Town Center's March Newsletter. Stop by the Welcome Center and enter your name into a drawing for a free cut and color from Eclips Salon! For more information please visit Eclips on Facebook!

BTC Newsletter - The Brambleton Town Center Newsletter is now available. Read more on Brambleton's Healthy Living Initiative, The Eclips Styling Team, and exciting news on the 9th Annual Step Sisters Ribbon Run.  All that and more in this month's newsletter.

Northern Virginia Restaurant Week - It's not too late to make your way to the Town Center and see what our local restaurants are dishing out. Stop by Lost Rhino Retreat, Asian Spice Cafe, Johnny Rockets, Nick's Taverna, and Scotto's Rigatoni and see what delicious deals they have for you! Offers end Monday, March 14th 2016.

Ribbon Run Returns to Brambleton - The Step Sisters Ribbon Run is coming up on April 16th. Meet some of this year's teams who are participating in support of their family and friends! Don't drag your feet.  Register for this year's run today.  For more information visit the Step Sisters on Facebook!

COUNTY CORNER


Loudoun County Needs Your Input on Nighttime Economy - March 14, 6:00 PM. Loudoun County residents and businesses are being asked to comment on recommendations for stimulating growth of the county’s retail, entertainment and cultural amenities to help attract and retain a skilled workforce for Loudoun businesses. This public input meeting will be held at BLVD, 43805 Central Station Drive in Ashburn. More information can be found here.  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Monday, March 14th:

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

Tuesday, March 15th:

Grounds & Facilities Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, BCA Management Office


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