Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

April 8, 2016

AROUND BRAMBLETON



INSIDE BCA


Republic Rewards Recycling Program To Replace RecycleBank  - 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 RecyleBank 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 www.RepublicGivesBack.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 4/11/16, bond release activity may occur in the following sections:

  • Section 18
  • Section 19
  • Brandt


Blasting in Brambleton – As a developing community, construction activities are occurring throughout Brambleton on a daily basis.  You may have heard, or felt, the recent blasting activity in and around the areas under active construction.  The Developer advises all residents that the blasting can be expected on grounds that have been recently cleared for the start of construction activities.  Crews typically prepare the site for blast in the morning or early afternoon hours and will typically perform the blast mid-afternoon.  Prior to each blast, two warning horns will sound and then a single horn will sound as an "all clear" after the blasting.

Toll Brothers to Host Second Outreach Meeting RE: New Belmont Ridge Neighborhood – Tuesday, April 19th, 7:00 PM at Brambleton Community Center. Toll Brothers would like to invite Brambleton homeowners to preview the plans for the 6.95-acre Addison/McDonald property assemblage located at 23353 and 23397 Belmont Ridge Road (between the intersections of Fresh Rain Square and Franklin Benjamin Terrace). This new neighborhood will consist of 43 new luxury townhomes with over 40 percent of the property maintained as open space.  The layout will include over 11,000 square feet of active recreation space featuring a tot lot as well as a central community green.  Renderings and layouts of this neighborhood will be available for viewing at the meeting.  Please contact Michael Romeo, AICP at (571) 209-5772 or via email at mromeo@thelandlawyers.com for more information.


LIFESTYLES

Reserve Your Space at the Spring Yard Sale - April 23rd.  Get rid of your old stuff and free up some space in your closets and garage.  Reserve your space at the Community Center, or add your address to the community directory of participating homes.  Sign up today!

Adult Book Club - April 11th, 7:30 PM, at the Community Center.  This month's selection is Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt.  Haven't read the book?  No problem.  Stop in to check it out and see if it's for you!

Young Adult Book Club - April 19th, 6:30 PM at Peet's Coffee.  Make plans to attend the next Young Adult Book Club, sponsored by the Loudoun County Public Library. Come prepared to review the New York Times best seller, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs.  Pick up a copy of the book at any of the local library branches or the Brambleton HOA office.  The first 10 attendees on April 19th will receive a free Peet’s gift card!

Seeking Volunteers for Brew Fest - May 21st.  Brew Fest is just around the corner, 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!

Register Now for Summer Camps - Still trying to decide what to do with the kids this summer?  We're bringing back some of our favorite Summer Camp programs and adding a few new ones to the mix.  Visit our Summer Camp page for more information and sign up today.

Engineering for Kids is Back for Its 4th Year - Check out their line-up of summer camps for kids ages 5 - 12 years in Ashburn that features exciting, new offerings like Engineering of Power & Energy, Kodu Kart Racing, Mechatronics: Electronics, Circuits & More, and Junior Scratch Programming, among others! Camp hours are 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Now through April 15th, save 15% by entering code SPRING15 while registering. Visit their website to see all camp offerings, descriptions, and registration information.


COMMUNITY 

RRHS Drama Presents “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” - Bring the family out for this beloved classic.  Performances will be held over the next 3 weeks.  Click here for show times and ticket prices.  Dive with us under the sea for a sneak peek of their recent dress rehearsal, and prepare to be impressed!  Approximately 125 students from all art disciplines are participating in this production. That's roughly 10% of Rock Ridge High School's population.  A Full Live Pit Orchestra conducted by Mrs. Dickenson will accompany the production.

Final Days to Register for April 16th Step Sisters' Ribbon Run - Online registration closes April 12th at 11:59 pm. There will be in-person registration at Packet Pick-Up on April 15th, but you'll pay more...so, commit today and save! 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.

Save the Date: 12th Annual American Cancer Society Texas Hold 'Em Fundraiser  - April 23rd at Brambleton Corner Clubhouse.  Support The American Cancer Society and The Step Sisters here in Brambleton.  The Step Sisters is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to fund quality-of-life support services for breast cancer patients in Loudoun County and surrounding communities.  Please contact Tom Turley for more information.

Save the Date: Beaverdam Creek Reservoir Clean Up – April 24th.  Girl Scout Troop 3475 is excited to host an Earth Day Clean Up of the Beaverdam Creek Reservoir.  They are looking for your help to remove unwanted debris from the trails and shoreline.  This event will take place on Sunday, April 24th from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  Come for an hour or two; or stay the entire time.  More information coming on this great event.


COVENANTS


Design Review Meeting Scheduled for April 11th 
  • Applications may be submitted up to 5:00 PM on April 11th in the office
  • In the drop box outside the office door before 9:00 AM on April 11, 2016 
  • Via email to designreview@brambleton.org up to 5:00 PM April 11, 2016 (please include your property address in the subject line)  
  • Or you can bring it to the meeting beginning at 7:00 PM.   
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.

The Covenants Committee Is Seeking Your Input - The Design Guidelines are in the process of revision.  Please submit suggestions or comments to docreview@brambleton.org.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


April Spotlight Tenant: Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun - Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun is shining the spotlight on a serious subject this month: lyme disease!  Stop by their display in the Welcome Center to learn about lyme disease – both risks and tips on prevention – for your pets.  Pick up a pamphlet and free tick remover, while supplies last.

Lost Rhino Retreat’s Countdown To Summer Beach Party - April 23rd.  Lost Rhino Retreat is excited to announce that they will be shipping in sand to make a beach area and volleyball court for their beach party!  Live music 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, followed by DJ Freedom Ortiz from 9:00 PM to midnight.  No cover or tickets needed, but an optional donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society would be appreciated.  We will have raffles and a silent auction to benefit the evening's charity, NCA LLS Woman of the Year Campaign, Patty Grove Werthmann.  Follow us on Facebook for updates!

Little Smiles Accolades - Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is honored and thrilled to share that we have been awarded "Best Pediatric Dentist" by Posh Seven Magazine! Dr. Konz and his team look forward to keeping those 'little smiles' shining bright! Call 703-542-7000 today to make an appointment at the #1 pediatric practice in the area. 

Brambleton Town Center: Kid Approved! - Congratulations to three Brambleton Town Center establishments for their recent recognition in the Posh 7 “Best of Suburbia for Kids 2016” contest.  The readers’ favorite places included:
•    Best Toy Store – Go Bananas
•    Best Orthodontist – Dr. Zachary Casagrande, Northern Virginia Orthodontics
•    Best Pediatric Dentist – Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Sport&Health - April showers bring May fitness results!  Stay dry and come see all the changes (expanded 12,000 square feet in last 12-months) at Sport&Health during our April Open House on the 12th and 13th!  Free guest day for our members and special membership incentives to join.  Call 703-774-9500 for more information.


BUILDER NEWS


Knutson Homes: Opening Soon - Are you ready for downtown living right here in Brambleton?  Knutson Homes’ urban townhomes sales center opens this month, and those on the VIP list will have the first opportunity to buy prior to opening to the public. Sign up today to be among the first to party in your Yard in the Sky in downtown Brambleton!

COUNTY CORNER


DEA Take-Back Day - April 30th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has once again partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. Residents can discard potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction.  Since the inception of the DEA Take-Back Day program, over 6,500 pounds of unwanted and unused prescription medications have been taken off the streets of Loudoun County.  Collection sites and more information can be found at www.dea.gov.

Save the Date:  County Forming Focus Groups for Transit Development Plan - Loudoun County is asking current and potential transit riders to participate in focus groups as part of the development of a Transit Development Plan (TDP). The TDP is a six-year plan that will guide the county’s bus operations beyond 2020 when Phase 2 of the Metrorail Silver Line is scheduled to open in Loudoun.  One of these interactive workshops will be held on April 26th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at  Brambleton Community Center.  More information about development of the TDP and how to participate in a focus group can be found on the County's website.  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Monday, April 11:

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

Tuesday, April 12:

Board of Directors Meeting, 8:15 AM - BCA Management Office

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


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