Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

April 15, 2016

AROUND BRAMBLETON



INSIDE BCA


Ribbon Run, Saturday, April 16th - The Step Sisters’ Ribbon Run 5K Race will take place tomorrow at the Brambleton Town Center from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM.  Please be advised that during this time, the northbound lane of North Star Blvd. between BTC and Creighton Road, the southbound lane of Olympia between BTC and Creighton Road, and some of the trails south of Creighton Road will be impacted by the race.  Police will be stationed along the race route to guide traffic in the areas of significant impact, but please plan extra time in the morning to get to any scheduled activities, as traffic may be slowed to allow runners to pass. Safety is a primary concern for everyone; thank you for your cooperation!  To view the race course, click here.  Residents are encouraged to come out and cheer for the participants along the course!

Speed Bumps Intalled on Olympia Drive In an effort to address concerns related to speeding on Olympia Drive and the high volume of pedestrian traffic, the Developer has installed a series of speed bumps in the area of the Town Center. These speed bumps are temporary until plans and construction of permanent traffic calming devices occur. BCA will distribute additional information on the Developer’s Olympia Drive Traffic Calming Project once it has been approved by the County.

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 4/18/16, bond release activity may occur in the following sections:

  • Section 18
  • Section 28
  • Brandt


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

Ribbon Run/Walk 5k in Brambleton Tomorrow - Online registration is now closed, but in-person registration is available today at the Welcome Center until 6:00 PM. 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 visit the website.

Last Chance to 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.  Registration closes April 18th.  Sign up today!

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!

Wine 101:  A Series - The Old World and the New - May 14th, 7:00 PM.  Join us for the second course in this fun and educational series.  We'll focus on differences in wines and winemaking styles between Europe and those from just about everywhere else.  Cost is $25/person and includes tastings and course materials.  Must be 21 or over to attend. Class size is limited to 30 people.  Sign up now while there's still space!

Get Your Brew Fest VIP Tickets Now! - May 21st.  VIP ticket includes brunch at Lost Rhino Retreat and a meet and greet with all of the participating breweries, followed by exclusive early admission to Brew Fest from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (that's right - no lines!), and six 5 oz tastings. VIP tickets are limited, so get yours today!

Save the Date: Take the Bram Bus to Dave Matthews Band Concert - June 18th.  The bus will leave from the Town Center and make a pit stop at Murlarkey Distillery before heading to the show.  Tickets are $20 and include round-trip transportation only; each person will be responsible for purchasing his/her own concert ticket.  Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.



COMMUNITY 

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers Helping Neighbors in Need– The Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers support the elderly and disabled in Loudoun by offering free services, including medical and non-medical transportation, chores, yard work, food delivery, and money management support. If you would like to volunteer or are in need of assistance, please call 703-779-8617, or visit our website at www.lvcaregivers.org.

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.  Click here for more information.


COVENANTS


Proactive Inspections for Proper Storage of Waste Containers – Inspections will be conducted over the next two weeks throughout the community.  Trash is collected on Tuesdays (yard waste service also occurs on Tuesdays from March - December). Trash, recycling, and scheduled bulk pick-ups are performed on Fridays. Bulk pick-ups can be arranged with AAA by calling 703-818-8222; some items will incur an additional charge. Trash containers and recycling bins are to be put out no earlier than 6:00 PM on the evening before the scheduled pick-up day. All trash containers and recycling bins should be removed from the streets, walkways, or exterior portions of the lots following pick-up on the day of the scheduled trash removal. Trash containers and recycling bins are not permitted to be stored in a location visible from a neighboring property.  Additional information can be found on our website under Article 8 of the Declaration, Section 8.2 Restrictions on Use (i).  Please contact Covenants with any additional questions at covenants@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263.

Design Review Meeting Scheduled for May 9, 2016 – Please note that due to the volume of applications, those received after May 4th may not be reviewed for accuracy and completion prior to the meeting. 

Applications may be submitted via email to designreview@brambleton.org; please include your property address in the subject line.  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


Save the Date: Brambleton Healthy Living Expo - May 1st, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The Brambleton Group is excited to announce their first Healthy Living Expo!  Free and open to the public, this event will take place at the Brambleton Town Center in conjunction with the opening day of the Brambleton Farmers’ Market. Orchestrated with the Brambleton community in mind, the Healthy Living Expo will feature local vendors and happenings with the common goal of promoting the well-being of all residents.

Grand Opening of Farmers Market - Sunday, May 1st.  The weekly Farmers Market returns to the Brambleton Town Center through October! Don’t miss the Grand Opening Event in conjunction with Brambleton's first Health Expo. Come out for farm-fresh, affordable, convenient, and healthy products like fruits, vegetables, meat, plants, herbs, flowers, baked goods, and other delicious hand-made edibles. 

Job Opportunities at Little Smiles - Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is expanding, and we need to fill multiple positions, including Patient Care Coordinator, Dental Assistant, and Part-time Dental Hygienist. We are searching for awesome people who have a desire to make patients smile (of course!), great communication skills, and an eagerness to learn. Interested applicants, please email denise.frsiby@costasmiles.com.

COUNTY CORNER


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 and public workshops 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


Tuesday, April 19:

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

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