Brambleton Friday Flash

November 21, 2014

AROUND BRAMBLETON

INSIDE BCA

BCA Annual Meeting RecapBrambleton’s Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who came out to the Annual Meeting held at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse on the evening of November 18th.  In addition to the Association and area development updates, there was exciting news about the Town Center.  The Association also presented the Distinguished Service Award to residents Amber Colatosti, currently serving on the Activities Committee & Dave Pavlik, chairperson of the Safety & Security Committee, for their dedicated service to the community.  To view the slides from the meeting, click here.  

Brambleton Community Association Mobile App ReleasedAt the Annual Meeting held on November 18th, Brambleton’s General Manager, Rick Stone announced the release of the Association’s brand new custom mobile application, available for both Android and iPhone.  The mobile app has been developed to further support and enhance the connection between the Association and its residents and includes a variety of useful features including the ability to submit a concern with a photo, get news about the Association and access the community calendar for events, programs and meetings.  Find us in the app store by searching for Brambleton.    

Developer Update - Bond Release Construction Activity Brambleton’s developer has notified BCA of various activities related to bond release that will be performed during the week of 11/24 - 11/26 as outlined below. Work of this nature typically begins in the early morning and is completed in the early afternoon. All work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled based upon weather or other unforeseen conditions. 

  • Section 22: Evening Primrose Square, Freshrain Square, Sandwort Terrace & Wild Iris Terrace.
  • Town Center Residential: Amber Run Terrace, Bliss Terrace, Bollinger Terrace, Breezy Hollow Terrace, Garlington Drive, Goldsborough Terrace, Peregrin Terrace, Rachels Row Terrace, Rhett Drive, Royville Terrace, Sagamore Square, Thornback Terrace, Yancy Terrace.

LIFESTYLES

Race Brambleton – Congratulations to all of our Triple Crown Finishers so far!  If you have already completed two events in the Race Brambleton series, you can still qualify at the last and final race of the year.  Ringing in Hope: A New Year's Eve Celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, December 31st.  After you cross the finish line, make sure you stop by the Race Brambleton tent to pick up your Triple Crown Finisher medal. Contact Christine Elansary to find out if you qualify.

NEW!! Barre Classes in Brambleton! – Barre Yo is coming to Brambleton! You've asked for it, we've got it! Award-winning barre instructor and Brambleton resident Jennifer Wysocki will be instructing a series of barre and yoga-based classes right here in the comfort of our very own community. Beginning Sunday, December 7th, join us at the Community Center for a thorough ballet-inspired workout. The setting will be comfortable, fun, and social! We have different levels available, including a Mommy & Me/Barre Flow class! Please click here for access to our full schedule and class descriptions.

Ready to Ring In Hope this New Year’s Eve at the Brambleton Town Center – The race will be held on December 31st and features a 5K & 10K race and a 1K walk/fun run. The walk kicks off at 9:00 AM, followed by the 5K and 10K race at 10:00 AM and 10:10 AM. Sign up here and choose a race beneficiary:  Loudoun Habitat for Humanity or Volunteers of America Chesapeake (Loudoun Homeless Services Center).  Participants will have access to hors d'oeuvres and post-race massages, as well as free family fun activities to include pony rides, a barrel train ride, face painting, and more!  For more information or to register, visit the website. Long-sleeve technical T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register by December 10, 2014!

Holiday Open House – Stop by the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse on December 6th from 1:00 -5:00 PM. This is a free event for Brambleton residents to come and enjoy local choruses, visit with Santa, crafts, hot chocolate, face painting and more.  For more information and time schedule visit the website.

Santa Holiday Coalition Run – Starting at 6:00 PM on December 7th, Arcola Volunteer Fire Department will be making their way through the neighborhood with Santa to collect donations for Loudoun Holiday Coalition.  To see what items they are collecting and to find your nearest SANTA STOP, visit the website.

COVENANTS

With the onset of the frigid weather temperatures, now is a good time to prepare your property for the upcoming winter season.  We’ve collected the following suggestions as a starting point for your preparations;

  • Doors & Windows. Make sure your doors and windows are caulked and insulated, keeping the warm air inside.  Caulk around windows and doors. If the gap is bigger than the width of a nickel, you need to reapply exterior caulk. Check window glazing putty, too (which seals glass into the window frame). Add weather-stripping as needed around doors, making sure you cannot see any daylight from inside your home.  
  • Fireplace. With the cold weather coming, you may be using your fireplace frequently. Make sure your fireplace is clean and that is flue opens and closes properly.
  • Pipes. When the temperatures drop below freezing, pipes may freeze. In order to prevent your pipes from freezing, drain your garden hoses and air conditioning pipes, and insulate exposed outdoor pipes. If you go on vacation, keep the thermostat set at 55 degrees. Finally, in case there is an emergency, make sure you know the location of the main water shut-off to prevent catastrophic water damage.
  • Furnace. To keep your furnace running well, remove all flammable material from around your furnace, clean your filters monthly, and call a trusted HVAC professional to inspect your furnace to ensure it will run efficiently through the winter months.
  • Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors. With the fireplace, furnace and boiler all working overtime, it is important to have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home to keep your family and you safe.
  • Equipment. Clean and store all of your yard maintenance equipment.  Make sure all your winter equipment, such as shovels and snow blowers, are in working order. Landscaping. Remove leaves from your lawn that can prevent air from getting to your lawn and contribute to insect infestations.

COMMUNITY

Sip and Shop for Jan tonight, Friday, November 21st, 7:00 - 10:00 PM at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse. This event will benefit Jan Mathov, a local mom who recently suffered a fall, resulting in a severe spinal cord injury. Funds raised will directly benefit the family. There will be gift baskets in the silent auction and several outstanding vendors. Vendor items will include jewelry, beauty products and more! Get your holiday shopping finished early and enjoy a night out with friends! Beverages and hors d'oeuvres provided. Husbands and kids are welcome too. For more information email Phyllis Fleetwood.

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Fire/Rescue Raffle – Did you know that there are 19 fire stations in Loudoun County with multiple trucks in each station and there are only 10 pet oxygen masks in the county?  We want to change that startling fact and we need your help. We are raffling off a $100 gift certificate to The Red Fox Inn in Middleburg, VA on December 16th.  100% of the proceeds will go to buying pet oxygen masks for our fire/rescue houses.  Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Stop by the Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun to purchase your tickets.

Northern Virginia Orthodontics Car for a Cure Dr. Zach Casagrande is raffling off a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sahara - the tickets are $100 each and the best part is ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of your generous donation will be split 50/50 with Kyle's Kamp and Team Mathias - both amazing childhood cancer organizations. Mark your calendars for December 23rd at the Brambleton Town Center...NVO will be hosting a blood drive as well as announcing the winner of the 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. Buy your tickets online today – You've got great odds of winning this BRAND NEW JEEP!

Sport&Health – Construction on our expanded Kidz Klub and new Explosive Performance center begins this Monday, November 24th.  We’re very excited for our new space, set to open in mid to late January!  Other than some loud noises, we do not anticipate the construction to disrupt any workouts. ?

COUNTY CORNER

Briar Woods UNICEF is inviting everyone to our semi-formal banquet December 5th from 6:30 - 9:00PM in the school cafeteria!  A variety of foods will be served along with musical entertainment and a guest speaker! Please join us in fundraising for millions of children around the world! Contact us here for more information.  Each ticket is 10 dollars and will be sold at the event.

Take a Trip to a Mystical Place, Found Inside of a Wardrobe – Adventure, compassion, laughter, and amazement all in one.  TICKETS ON SALE for Rock Ridge HS performance of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Tickets are available online or at the door! Rated G - For all ages. 

  • November 21st, 22nd, 7:00 PM; November 22nd, 2:00 PM
  • TEA with Tumnus: $5 + Regular Price Ticket - Limited Availability
    • November 22nd, 1:00 PM

For more information or purchase tickets, visit Rock Ridge Drama's Facebook page or website

DMV 2 Go Mobile Customer Service Center will be at the Dulles South Public Safety Center on Wednesday, December 3 from 9:00 AM to 4:00PM. The Dulles South Public Safety Center (25216 Loudoun County Parkway).  The mobile customer service center allows residents to apply for or renew your ID card (available for adults and children), apply for or renew your driver’s license, update your DMV information,  obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, and transcripts, order disabled parking placards or plates and other services. For more information on this program and the services provided, please visit the website

MARK YOUR CALENDARS          

Tuesday, November 25:  Finance Committee Meeting 7:30 PM – BCA Management Office

Wednesday, November 26:  No Adult Pick-Up Basketball

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