Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

August 5, 2016

AROUND BRAMBLETON



INSIDE BCA  

Construction Activity in the Town Center Ongoing – Land development and construction activity will continue in the Town Center and the areas south to Creighton Road 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.  

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 8/08/16, bond release activity may occur in the following sections (see site map for locations):

  • Section 18
  • Section 29
  • Brandt

Resident Comment Period: Comprehensive Plans for Neighborhood Parks in Recreation Districts 3 & 4  Brambleton Community Association (BCA) has been working with residents, the Facilities and Grounds Committee, and landscape and land development firm Parker Rodriguez to develop comprehensive plans for neighborhood parks in Recreation Districts 3 and 4. Parker Rodriguez has created comprehensive plans based on the feedback from design charrettes, questionnaires, the Facilities and Grounds Committee, and BCA. The draft comprehensive plans are now ready for residents to review and provide comment.  Please visit our website to review the plans and learn more about the project. Please send all comments to CIP@brambleton.org by Monday, August 22, 2016. We look forward to hearing from everyone!


LIFESTYLES


Oh, Ricky, You're So Fine!  You're So Fine You Blow Our Minds, Hey Ricky! - August 20th, 7:30 PM at Rock Ridge Performance Center.  Comedian Ricky Kalmon has made numerous special guest appearances on ESPN, Disney Channel, Hallmark Channel, Fox, FX, TV Guide and Comedy Central, and now he's bringing his family-friendly comedy/hypnosis show to Brambleton!  Visit our website to buy tickets and see our interview with Ricky and clips from his shows.  And tell all your friends!

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 in the last "Late Night" of the season!  Pool passes required.

Book Club August 8th, 7:30 PM at Brambleton Community Center.  This month's selection is My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante.  Stop by the BCA office to borrow a copy!

Safe Sitter Course August 13th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Brambleton Corner Clubhouse. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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.  Only a few tickets remain!  Click here to learn more and buy tickets.  Must be 21 or over to attend.

Register Your Kids to Train and Run a 5k Registration for the fall season of Brambleton Kids Run the Nation is open. This structured co-ed youth program for children in K-8th grades encourages the enjoyment of running/fitness. Focus will be on improving personal times while increasing endurance and distance. The program culminates with group participation in the Lace Up for Learning 5k on November 12th. Registration for the race is included in program fees and participants will also receive a KRTN team shirt. For more details, or to register, go to www.BrambletonKidsRuntheNation.com.  



COMMUNITY


Support the Rock Ridge Field Hockey Team This weekend at Five Below in Dulles Landing, 10% from your purchases will come back to support the Rock Ridge Field Hockey Team when you present this flyer.  Stock up on school supplies while you're there.  Thank you!


COVENANTS

Design Review Meeting Scheduled for August 8, 2016
  • Applications may be submitted up to 5:00 PM on August 8, 2016 in the office or in the drop box outside the office door before 9:00 AM June 13th or
  • Via email to designreview@brambleton.org up to 5:00 PM August 8, 2016 (please include your property address in the subject line) or
  • You can bring it to the meeting beginning at 7:00 PM.   
  • Please review submission procedures prior to submitting an application
If you have any questions regarding the design review process or guidelines, please visit the website or email designreview@brambleton.org, or call 703-542-6263.

It’s Almost Time for Fall Lawn Care – The Virginia Cooperative Extension advises that the best time to aerate cool season lawns of tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass is in late August to mid-September. This is when lawns are com­ing out of summer dormancy and beginning a period of vigorous growth. Lawn aeration involves the removal of small soil plugs or cores out of the lawn. Core aeration can benefit your lawn by:

  • Increasing the activity of soil microorganisms that decompose thatch.
  • Increasing water, nutrient and oxygen movement into the soil.
  • Improving rooting.
  • Enhancing infiltration of rainfall or irrigation.
  • Helping prevent fertilizer and pesticide run-off from overly compacted areas.

Contact your local Virginia Cooperative Extension office and speak with an Extension Agent or Master Gardener volunteer for more advice and information on upcoming lawn and landscape classes and seminars in your area. Any additional questions or concerns can be submitted to the Covenants Team at 703-542-6263 or covenants@brambleton.org.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Northern Virginia Orthodontics Are you getting geared up for the fall sports season? We are thrilled to announce that we are now an authorized provider of Under Armour's Performance Mouthwear! Armourbite products are proven to increase an athlete's overall performance while providing protection. Call us at 703-327-1718 to take advantage of our summer introductory rate and schedule your customized fitting!

Wacky Wednesday is Back!  August 10th.  Brambleton Presbyterian Church is offering a free night of supervised fun for children from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the amphitheater at 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.  

SUP?  Have You Ever Done Stand-Up Paddleboarding? By simply referring a friend to Sport&Health, your name will be entered to win this SUP! It will also come with a 2-hour lesson for two, courtesy of PaddleNova and a dinner for two at the soon-to-open Blackfinn AmeriPub in 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.

Get Your Smile Ready for School!  Summer appointments are filling up at Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.  Be sure to call 703-542-7000 to book yours now before school starts. We have some great Back-to-School giveaways in August.  Don’t miss out! 

COUNTY CORNER


New Stretch of Gloucester Parkway To Open  The county identified the road segment as an important east/west thoroughfare to help relieve traffic congestion along Waxpool Road. The project consists of 0.8 miles of a four-lane divided highway, a new bridge over Broad Run, intersection improvements at Loudoun County Parkway and Pacific Boulevard, trail and sidewalk improvements, and traffic signals at two intersections. Click here for more information.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Monday, August 8th

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

Tuesday, August 9th

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

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