Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

September 9, 2016

AROUND BRAMBLETON

 


INSIDE BCA  


Kids Triathlon: Road/Traffic Impact Tomorrow – Certain residential roads in the community will be coned off this Saturday, September 10th, during the race (specifically between 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM).  Deputies/auxiliary will be helping with traffic flow along the course route. Please refer to the course maps to see which roads will be affected. Our youth athletes will also use most of the trails that are along the run course. Residents may still leave their homes; however, please use caution. Deputies will be there to assist with your exit.  We are still in need for more course marshals along the route! Volunteer here if you are able to help out.  Cheer the kids on as you help guide them safely through the course! Please contact Christine Elansary or visit the website for more information.

Post-Season Pool Hours - Stratford Landing Pool will remain open on the following dates:

  • Saturday, September 10th & Sunday, September 11th: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 17th & Sunday, September 18th:  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Hold On To Your Pool Passes For Next Summer! - Homeowners' pool passes are valid for as long as they live in Brambleton.  Renters will need to provide a valid copy of their lease as well as a new Letter of Permission signed by the property owner each year.  Please visit our Pools page for more information.

Notary Services - BCA offers notary services to Brambleton residents during normal business hours.  So that we may better serve you, we kindly ask that you please make an appointment.  Please visit our website for more information.


Development Activity Update 

Blasting in Brambleton - As a developing community, construction activities are occurring throughout Brambleton on a daily basis. Blasting is one of these activities; this is a large site, and it will take several weeks to complete blasting activities. This first round is for the first phase of development.  Crews typically prepare the site for blast in the morning or early afternoon hours and will typically perform the blast mid-afternoon.   


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 9/12/16, bond release activity may occur in the following sections (see site map for locations):

  • Section 18
  • Section 29
  • Brandt


LIFESTYLES


Doggone Wild Pool Party - September 11th, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Community Center Pool.  Registration is required for each dog.  Entry fee is $5/dog or a donation from the FOHA wishlist.  Proceeds and donations will directly benefit Friends of Homeless Animals.  Visit our website to sign up and learn more!

Neighborhood Campout - September 17th.  Registration is now open for this always popular event held in Legacy Park.  Cost is $15/tent (up to six people per tent).  Visit our website to learn more and reserve your campsite today!

Fall Community Yard Sale - October 1st.  Sign up today for your space at the Community Center, or add your address to the list of participating homes.

All Things Fall Fest - October 8th, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM.  Join us at the Town Center for this annual tradition, featuring kids' rides, food trucks, local artisans, live music, Chili Cook-Off, and more! Get details here
  • Winner Winner, Chili Dinner!  Enter to win this year's Chili Cook-Off, and you could win a shiny, new KitchenAid Mixer (generously donated by our partners at Verizon)!  Registration closes October 5th.  Click here to enter today!
  • New This Year: Car & Bike Show! - All makes, models, and years welcome. Registration required.  Sign up now through October 3rd.
  • Marketplace Vendors - Calling all crafters, artisans, and businesses!  Reserve your spot now to get your services or unique, handmade creations in front of your neighbors.  Sign up here.
  • Volunteers Needed - The success of our events depends on its volunteers.  We'd love to have you join us for a couple hours.  Plus, volunteering is your only way of getting your hands on one of our sweet, sweet event t-shirts!  Sign up now!


Take the Bram Bus to Go Apple Picking! - September 24th.  Grab your neighbors and head to Marker Miller Orchard for the day.  Reserve your spot on the bus today!

Fall Programming Preview - Check out our 2016 Fall Programming page to see what fun stuff is available for you and your family!

Triple Crown Finisher Medal 2016 - If you've already completed two races in the Race Brambleton series and are signed up to participate in the Brambleton Kids Triathlon tomorrow, September 10th, you qualify to earn a Triple Crown Finisher medal, sponsored by the Brambleton Group!  In addition, registration for Lace Up for Learning is open, so there is still time to earn that medal!  Contact Christine Elansary to pick up your “brag swag”. 

 

COMMUNITY

Rock Ridge Football Team Car Wash Fundraiser - September 10th, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Legacy Elementary School.  Rock Ridge High School’s Phoenix Football Team will be washing cars, pickups, mini-vans to raise money for their Scholarship fund. Come meet the youth of your community and get your vehicle spic ‘n span at the same time! Donations gratefully accepted. Contact Kit Powell at Nebrazka@aol.com for more information.

Help for Gulf Flood Victims - September 11th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Legacy Elementary School. In light of the recent flooding in the Gulf States, Brambleton Presbyterian Church will be assembling Hygiene Kits for Gulf Flood Victims and is inviting the community to join in.  All of the items will be provided - we  just need your help in assembling the kits!  Afterwards we will be serving breakfast snacks.  Email jessamynjoy@hotmail.com if you have questions.

Support Rock Ridge Field Hockey - September 13th.  Come to Paisano's at any time that day, and 20% of your bill total will go to help the team's inaugural year. When placing your order, just be sure to mention that you are supporting Rock Ridge Field Hockey.  Dine-in or carry-out only.

Cub Scout Pack 1500 of Brambleton Hosts Join Scouting Night -  September 14th, 7:00 PM, at Legacy Elementary Cafeteria. Cub Scouts is open to all boys currently in grades K- 5.  Pack 1500 is comprised of Scouts from Legacy Elementary, Creighton’s Corner Elementary, Madison’s Trust Elementary, Rosa Lee Carter Elementary, local private schools, and more. Contact Adam Mouw at amouw89@gmail.com for additional information.


COVENANTS

Comprehensive Lot Inspections to begin in Section 6 - The Covenants Advisors will be conducting inspections in Section 6 beginning next week.  Due to the high temperatures over the past several weeks, the Advisors were unable to begin inspections within this section.  This section includes the town homes on Magellan Square and Coronado Terrace.  In an effort to maintain Brambleton as one of the most architecturally pleasing and best maintained communities in the area, comprehensive exterior inspections of homes and lots are ongoing throughout the year. These inspections are done by section and note all exterior modifications on residential lots. Included as part of the comprehensive inspections is confirmation that proper documentation, such as an approved application, is on file with the Association. All inspections are performed by members of BCA staff. Staff does not enter fenced yards or access decks during these inspections.  In accordance with the Association’s enforcement policies, notice will be sent to provide time to correct items noted to be in violation of Brambleton’s governing documents or policies.  Please contact the Covenants Advisors at 703-542-6263 or covenants@brambleton.org with any questions or to report a concern.

Design Review Meeting Scheduled for September 12, 2016

  • Applications may be submitted up to 5:00 PM on September 12, 2016 in the office or in the drop box outside the office door before 9:00 AM September 12th or
  • Via email to designreview@brambleton.org up to 5:00 PM September 12, 2016 (please include your property address in the subject line) or
  • You can bring it to the meeting beginning at 7:00 PM.  

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.


HEALTHY LIVING

Stay Fit & Healthy in Brambleton - This Sunday when you head out to the Farmers’ Market, remember there’s 9:00 AM Yoga in the Park, and also 9:15 AM and 10:00 AM Family Shop Rides sponsored by Bicycle Outfitters.

Sign Up For MyBramHealth & You Could Win a Bike! - Health related topics, including recipes, symptoms, nutrition tips, and exercise videos are all at your fingertips and FREE to the first 1,000 residents who sign up.  And now we’re giving you one more reason to join:  everyone who registers and completes the RealAgeTest prior to the community’s Annual Meeting on November 15th will be entered to win a $500 gift card to Bicycle Outfitters!  Simply go to www.mybramhealth.com, follow the prompts to register (use Brambleton as your Registration Code), and begin receiving expert advice on health-related topics that are important to YOU!

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Are You Celebrating a 15th Milestone? - September 24th is Brambleton’s 15th birthday, and we’re looking for Brambletonians who are also celebrating a 15th birthday or anniversary.  Please share your photos/story so we can include you in an exclusive Brambleton Then & Now 15-Year Celebration on social media.  Submit your photos with a simple explanation or caption to brambletoninfo@gmail.com, or post directly to social media using our celebratory hashtag: #15YearsOfBram.

Calling All Cake Bakers & Decorators - Plan to attend Brambleton's 15th Birthday Celebration & Cake Decorating Contest on September 24th from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM in the Welcome Center.  To enter, please e-mail us at brambletoninfo@gmail.com by Sept 22nd to let us know you will bring in a decorated cake.  All edible and decorated cakes must be at the Welcome Center by 1:45 PM on September 24th.  After the judging takes place at 2:00 PM, we will have a community birthday party to enjoy your creations.  Winners will be announced promptly after the judging is complete.  If you have any questions, please contact the Welcome Center at 703-542-2925.

COUNTY CORNER


Blasting to Begin Along Dulles Greenway - On or about Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, and continuing into October, Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project crews will begin intermittent blasting to remove heavy diabase (hard rock) from the median of the Dulles Greenway at the site of the Silver Line's future Loudoun Gateway Station near the Old Ox Road overpass (mile marker 11.0). One blast per day will take place between 1:30 PM and 2:20 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in September and October.  Click here for more information.

Silver Line Planning Session - September 13th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.  The Loudoun County Department of Planning and Zoning has scheduled another meeting to present an overview of the draft of the Silver Line Small Area Plan. The meeting will take place at Moorefield Station Elementary School, 22325 Mooreview Parkway in Ashburn VA.

Attendees will be asked to provide feedback on the information presented to help guide continued work on the Small Area Plan document. Preliminary plan information is posted to the project website at www.loudoun.gov/silverlinecpam so that members of the public can review the materials prior to the meeting. The website also includes maps of the Small Area Plan Boundary and information and summaries from the previous workshops as well as the final reports of the previously completed studies.
 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Monday, September 12th

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

Tuesday, September 13th

Safety & Security Committee Meeting - CANCELED

Friday, September 23rd

BCA Board of Directors Meeting - 8:15 AM, BCA Management Office

 

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