Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

July 15, 2016

AROUND BRAMBLETON



INSIDE BCA  

Construction Activity in the Town Center Ongoing - Land development and construction activity will continue in the Town Center throughout the summer.  Please use caution and do not enter into construction areas.  There will be periods of blasting that will allow for installation of underground utilities.  Steps are being taken to reduce any negative impact on residents.  Please click here for more information.  We appreciate your patience as the Town Center enters into its final stages of completion.  

Comment Period:  Dragonfly Park on Legacy Park Drive – The park was constructed in 2002 and is starting to show its age.  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 7/18/16, bond release activity may occur in the following sections (see site map for locations):

  • Section 18
  • Brandt


SUMMERFIELD AT BRAMBLETON

Board of Directors Meeting - August 4th, 7:00 PM.  Summerfield at Brambleton Clubhouse, 42426 Hollyhock Terrace. 


LIFESTYLES


Float & Flicks Is Back! - Tonight, July 15th, at Brambleton Corner Pool.  Co-hosted by Chesterbrook Academy, this free event is perfect for the whole family. This month's featured movie is Zootopia!  Movie starts at dusk. Don't forget your pool pass!  Visit our website for more information.  

Families who attend will have the chance to win a week of free tuition from Chesterbrook Academy. Those who attend the event and schedule a tour within a week will also have their registration free waived if they decide to enroll during the tour. For any questions, contact Rachel Strasburg at (571) 223-3233.

Teen Late Night Swim - Tonight, July 15th.  Rising 6th - 12th graders are invited to hang out at Beacon Crest pool from 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM.  Pool passes are required.


Sizzlin' Summer Concert - July 21st.  Under the Covers joins us with their spin on pop, rock, dance, and Top 40 tunes.  BYOB.  Bring your chairs and blankets, and meet us next to Sport&Health for a great time.  Gates open at 6:00 PM.  Show starts at 7:00 PM. Sorry, no pets.  Visit our website for more information.

Bram Bus Goes to National Harbor - July 22nd, 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM.  Take the Bram Bus to National Harbor, do your own thing for dinner, and then meet up with your neighbors at Bobby McKey's Piano Bar to round out the night.  These seats do fill up fast, so buy your tickets today!

CPR/AED Certification CourseJuly 31st, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Brambleton Corner Clubhouse. Designed for people who need to be certified in CPR - teachers, coaches, daycare providers, lifeguards, professional caretakers, etc.  Participants who complete the course will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED Course Completion Card, which is valid for 2 years.  $85/person.  Visit our website for more information and registration.  Space is limited.  Registration closes July 25th.

Ricky Kalmon Hypnosis Show: Ticket Discount Promo Code Expires July 20th! - 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!

Save the Date - Wine 101: Around the World in 80 Minutes - August 27th, 7:00 PM. Join us at the Community Center for the 3rd installation in this popular and delicious series.  Click here to learn more and buy tickets.  Must be 21 or over to attend.


5th Annual Brambleton Kids Triathlon, Early Bird Registration Ends July 31st - Take advantage of early bird pricing for the triathlon on Saturday, September 10th, at 8:00 AM. Online registration has sold out the last four years, so don’t miss out!  Visit the website for more information and to register. 


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 Republic 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.

Japanese Beetle Control - While conducting comprehensive inspections recently in the community, we have noticed a lot of damage to plants and trees from Japanese Beetles. Here are some helpful tips from Gardeners.com to help with these destructive insects: 
  • Play Defense: A multi-part attack is best. Start by spraying the affected plants with Japanese Beetle Killer(pyrethrin) or neem oil at the first sign of attack.
  • Hand Pick: Japanese beetles are slow. You can easily pick them off plants with your hands and toss them into a bucket of soapy water. Do it in the morning when the beetles are less alert.
  • Prevent: Although the following solutions won't provide immediate gratification, you will be better off next year. Grub Guard kills the grubs that turn into Japanese beetles. 
  • Trap: The Catch-Can with Bait is recommended only if you have a large yard and can place the trap away from your garden. If you have a small yard, you'll just be telling the beetles "The party's at my house!" If you use a trap, put it out for a day or two at a time every couple of weeks.
If you have any questions please contact the Covenants Advisors at 703-542-6263 or covenants@brambleton.org

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


Have You Ever Done Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)?  - By simply referring a friend to Sport&Health, your name will be entered to win this SUP! It doesn't stop there! It will also come with a two-hour lesson for two, courtesy of Paddle Nova, and a dinner for two at the soon-to-open Blackfinn Ameripub Ashburn. The winner will be announced on Aug 17th! See membership or enter as many friends as you want at the table in the club! You can also email kketter@sportandhealth.com with your referral, and Kyle will enter your name!

Wacky Wednesday is Back! - July 20th.  Brambleton Presbyterian Church is offering a free night of supervised fun for children from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the amphitheater at the Brambleton Town Center.  Drop the kiddos off and enjoy a date night.  To sweeten the deal, Blue Ridge Grill, Lost Rhino, Papa Tony's, My Thai, and Scotto's are offering special discounts!  Email Ginny Darling at gindarling@gmail.com to register or check out their website for more info.  

Healthy Living Expo One Week Away! - July 24th (rain date, July 31st) We’re just one week away from Brambleton’s first-ever Healthy Living Expo.  Vendors will be on hand to promote the many dimensions of well-being.  Learn about Brambleton’s partnership with StoneSprings Hospital to bring you MyBramHealth and our first community-wide challenge, get a free chair massage, attend a BodyCombat fitness class by Sport&Health, let the kids compete in fun obstacle courses, jump around on a Fit Fun Bus, and much more, as well as DJ entertainment, raffles, and door prizes!

Spotlight Tenant of the Month: SweetFrog -  Stop by the Welcome Center to enter the SweetFrog prize pack raffle. Check out your neighborhood Sweet Frog's video on the Brambleton View YouTube channel and be sure to like them on Facebook!

COUNTY CORNER


Loudoun County Officials Want Motorists to Be Aware of Signage and Striping Planned for Belmont Ridge Road and Northstar Blvd. - Beginning on or about July 18th, and continuing through approximately July 29th, modifications will be made to the existing intersection. During this period, there will be varying lane closures between 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM on Friday. Varying lane closures will affect Belmont Ridge Road, Northstar Boulevard, and the Brambleton Park entrance road in the vicinity of the intersection.  More information can be found at www.loudoun.gov.

Loudoun County Public Schools Unveils New App - The LCPS App is now available for a free download from both the Apple App Store and the Google Play App Store. The app will be helpful for anyone wishing to engage with information about LCPS, including parents, staff, students and members of the general public.  More information can be found here.  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Monday, July 18th:

Brambleton Kids Care Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office

Tuesday, July 19th:

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

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