Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

July 1, 2016

AROUND BRAMBLETON



INSIDE BCA  


BCA Office Closure - The BCA Management Office will close today at 3:00 PM and reopen at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, July 5th.

Parking Space Striping of Recently Seal Coated Streets – BCA and its contractors will be striping townhome parking spaces on streets that were recently seal coated.  Parking in these spaces will not be permitted during the scheduled time.  Fire lanes will also be repainted.  Vehicles parked in the spaces will be relocated by tow trucks.  The schedule is below (subject to change due to weather):

  • Section 4/5/6 (Magellan, Livingston, Regal Wood, Coronado, Cartier, and all other adjacent streets) – Parking Spaces Closed Wednesday 7/6 and Thursday 7/7
  • Section 16 (Eversole, Redstone, Rockslide and all other adjacent streets) – Parking spaces will be closed on Friday 7/8 and Saturday 7/9
  • Belmont Trace, Pecos Lane Parking lot, and Community Center Parking Lot – Parking spaces will be closed on Monday 7/11.


Comment Period:  Dragonfly Park on Legacy Park Drive – The park was constructed in 2002 and is starting to show its age.  In an effort to keep our community well maintained and current, the Facilities and Grounds committee and the BCA staff have worked together to create a conceptual plan that enhances the park's vista of the lake, while incorporating more passive and native elements into the park.  Please take a minute to review the plan and provide any comments or feedback to CIP@brambleton.org by July 18, 2016.

Development Activity Update – Brambleton’s Developer continues to perform bond release activity throughout the community. Unless otherwise specified, 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 7/4/16, bond release activity may occur in the following sections (see site map for locations):

  • Section 18 

SUMMERFIELD AT BRAMBLETON


Board of Directors Meeting - July 7th, 7:00 PM.  Summerfield at Brambleton Clubhouse, 42426 Hollyhock Terrace. 


LIFESTYLES


Teen Late Night Swim - Tonight.  Rising 6th - 12th graders are invited to hang out at Beacon Crest Pool from 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM and enjoy the pool to themselves.  Pool passes required.  Click here for more information.

Sizzlin' Summer Concerts - July 7th.  Join us at the Town Center next to Sport&Health as Vinyl Rhino brings the power pop and party rock jams!  Gates open at 6:00 PM. Show starts at 7:00 PM.  BYOB.  ID's will be checked at the door.  Feel free to bring coolers, chairs, and blankets.  Check out the full concert and food truck line-up 
here.

Book Club - July 11th.  Join us for the next Book Club meeting at the Community Center. Stop by the BCA office to borrow you copy of this month's selection, Ruby, by Cynthia Bond. Visit our website for more information.

Rock On With Rocknocerous - July 14th, 10:00 AM.  Bring the little ones to the Town Center Amphitheater near Legacy Park and Emberbrook Circle for this free, interactive performance by one of the region's most popular kids' acts.

Float & Flicks Is Back! - July 15th at Brambleton Corner Pool.  This free event is perfect for the whole family
. This month's featured movie is Zootopia!  Concessions will be available for purchase.  Movie starts at dusk. Don't forget your pool pass!  Visit our website for more information.

Save the Date:  Ricky Kalmon Hypnosis Show - Tickets Now Available! - August 20th, 7:30 PM at Rock Ridge Performance Center.  Brought to you by BCA and in partnership with the Rock Ridge Drama Department.  Comedian Ricky Kalmon has made numerous special guest appearances on ESPN, Hallmark Channel, Fox, FX, TV Guide and Comedy Central, and now he's bringing his show to Brambleton!  Now through July 20th, use promo code BramLife to get $5 off the regular ticket price. Buy your tickets today!

The Bram Bus Take You Where You Want To Go! - The Bram Bus is taking you to more places and events, including Florida Georgia Line at Jiffy Lube Live on July 16th, Bobby McKay's Piano Bar at National Harbor on July 22nd, and more.  Check out the Bram Bus page on our website to see the current schedule and buy tickets.  These seats do fill up fast, so get your ticket today!


COMMUNITY

Inova Loudoun Hospital Offers Monthly Safe Sitter® Class - July 9th, 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM. For ages 11-14.  Classes will be held at the Lansdowne campus. To register your son or daughter or your child's babysitter, call 703.858.8818 or email charlene.martin@inova.org. Advanced registration is required.


COVENANTS

Fireworks Safety Tips and 2016 Public Firework Displays - As July 4th festivities approach, the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office wants you to begin planning for a safe holiday. Did you know more fires are reported on July 4th than any other day of the year in the US? Nearly half of these fires are caused by fireworks. Did you know most injuries that occur while using consumer fireworks are to children and teens between the ages of 10 and 14? Safely enjoy your holiday and the fireworks with these safety tips. Permissible fireworks for personal use may be purchased at stands throughout the county, and may only be used on private property with the consent of the owner. To protect yourself and others, only buy fireworks from permitted stands in Loudoun County. These fireworks have been tested and approved. A list of these stands is listed here. Fireworks sales are permitted between June 15 and July 15. To report an emergency, please call 911.  For non-emergency concerns related to the use or storage of fireworks, contact the Loudoun County Fire Marshall at 703-737-8600.  

Proactive Lighting Inspections – BCA staff performs proactive inspections on a quarterly basis to ensure the proper operation of lighting fixtures that were designed to operate automatically.  The fixtures that meet this criteria vary by builder and style of home and may include carriage lamps, garage light fixtures, pendant light fixtures, and up-lighting located within landscaping.  Residents are responsible to ensure the daily operation of all such automatic lighting fixtures.  Please take a moment to assure that all of these lights on your property are operating properly, coming on at dusk and turning off at sunrise. Note that if not operational, it may be the light bulb, a tripped GFI, or the sensor that is causing the problem. Because of the hazards of shock and electrical failure, please use caution when performing your own electrical maintenance or repairs.  Consulting with your neighbors or a licensed electrician may be your best resource for resolution.  If you are within the warranty period provided by your builder or need information regarding replacement elements for your fixture, please consult with your builder's warranty contact. The Covenants Advisors are happy to answer any questions by contacting covenants@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263.

Proposed Design Guideline Revisions Ready For Public Comment - Please visit the website to review the proposed revisions to certain sections of BCA's Design Guidelines related to Home Based Businesses and Vehicles.  You'll find the timeline for review, comment, and adoption.  Staff and the committee continue to review the Design Guidelines and policy resolutions to find ways to support transparency, ease of understanding, and alignment between the documents. Any comments or suggestions may be sent to docreview@brambleton.org.  

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Spend the 3rd of July With Your Farmers! - The Farmers Market at Legacy Park will have all of your holiday needs this Sunday from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM! Grilling? Pick up some delicious meats from Rainbow Acres Farm. Need to bring a side dish to your 4th of July party? Lots of fresh vegetables to choose from at Valencia's Produce. Make a red, white, and blue fruit kabob using market raspberries and blueberries! Of course, no celebration is complete without cake pops from Pink Polka Dot Cake Shop!  And remember, this is our grand finale week of the kids' POP (Power of Produce) program at Brambleton! We have loved having your kids stop by to check it out, and we hope we get to see all of them for one more round!

Meet the Merchants Open House - July 13th.  From 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the merchants at Brambleton Town Center will open their doors and offer special promotions, prizes, discounts, and demonstrations. Check out the Brambleton Town Center Facebook Events page for the updated list of participating retailers and their special offers. Mark your calendars. This is a one-day-only event!

Have You Signed Up For MyBramHealth? - Join #mybramhealth and help make Brambleton the healthiest community in America!  We’ve created a new website exclusively for Brambleton residents that provides a variety of personalized health tips, challenges and programs, and the latest health news that’s important to you.  Start optimizing your health today.  Registration is free for the first 1,000 participants, so sign up today:
  • Text mybramhealth to 313131 to receive your Registration Code.
  • Visit www.mybramhealth.com to complete your unique user profile.
  • Complete the RealAge Test for a full health assessment. 
  • Choose health experts and organizations to follow.
  • Keep in touch – use #mybramhealth on social media.

Brambleton Welcome Center Closed on Monday - The Brambleton Group wishes you and your family a safe and happy Independence Day!  Please check our Facebook page and website for specific builder holiday hours. 

COUNTY CORNER


LCSO Advises Residents of Possible Holiday Traffic Delays - Several weekend events throughout the area may cause traffic delays in various areas of the county. Click here to see where traffic control is being conducted by LCSO and where traffic may be impacted.  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Monday, July 4th:

BCA Management Office closed in observance of Independence Day

Thursday, July 7th

Sizzlin' Summer Concert, 7:00 PM - Town Center

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