Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

October 21, 2016

AROUND BRAMBLETON



INSIDE BCA  

Save the Date: Annual Meeting - November 15th, 7:00 PM at Brambleton Corner Clubhouse.  Owners will receive an email on Monday regarding the Annual Meeting and upcoming BCA Board of Directors Election.  The Annual Meeting Notice will be mailed to owners on or around October 26th.  For more information and to view the election calendar, visit our website.  

Resident Comment Period Closes Today: 2nd Draft Comprehensive Plans for Neighborhood Parks in Recreation Districts 3 & 4  - Brambleton Community Association has been working with residents and the landscape and land development firm Parker Rodriguez to develop comprehensive plans for neighborhood parks in Recreation Districts 3 and 4. Parker Rodriguez has created a 2nd draft of the comprehensive plans based on resident feedback received on the 1st draft of the comprehensive plans, as well as site visits and input from the Facility and Grounds committee. Please visit our website to review the plans and learn more about the project.  Please send all comments to CIP@brambleton.org by 5:00 PM today, October 21, 2016

Help shape your community!  We encourage everyone to be part of this important process and thank those who have continued to be involved.  We look forward to hearing feedback on the 2nd draft comprehensive plans.

Brambleton Votes! Voter Registration Deadline Extended to October 21 - Brambleton encourages eligible residents to vote and to be engaged in the upcoming national, state, and local election process.  See more information here.

  • Click here for comprehensive information on the election, including absentee voting as well as a list of candidates and issues appearing on the ballot.
  • Click here to see opportunities for getting involved in the election process. Students can get involved, too!  Click here to find out how.


Repairs at Woolsey Park - The play structure at Woolsey Park is closed temporarily.  We are working with the manufacturer and installer to replace some of the older parts on the play equipment.  We will provide updates on our website, Facebook, and in future editions of the Friday Flash.

Development Activity Update 

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.  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. 


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 10/24/16, bond release activity may occur in the following sections (see site map for locations):

  • Brandt
  • Section 21 



LIFESTYLES


Tickets Now on Sale for Wine 101: Pairing Food & Wine - November 5th, 7:00 PM at the Community Center.  In the fourth installment of this popular series, we'll try some tasty bites and delicious vino as we explore some classic pairings and discover for ourselves what makes some foods and wines pair together so perfectly...or not (oh no!). Seats are very limited, so sign up now!  Must be 21 or over to attend.

Save the Date:  Pictures With Santa - November 12th & 13th.  Make sure your little ones get their special moment with the big guy.  Registration opens on October 28th at approximately 9:00 AM.  Get more information and sign up here.  This event sells out SO fast!  Don't be left out.  

The Bram Bus is Going Places This Fall - Check out fun stuff to do close to home, and let us do the driving.  Here's what's coming up.
  • Witches Brew Tour - October 30th, 10:30 - 4:30 PM.  Includes stops at three local breweries.  Costumes encouraged!  Check out the itinerary here.  $15/person.  Cost includes transportation only. Participants are responsible for the cost of their beverages and food.
  • Fall Wine Tour and Lightfoot Lunch - November 5th, 12:00 PM - 6:00 pm. Riders will stop at three local wineries and enjoy lunch at Lightfoot Restaurant in historic Leesburg.  View itinerary here.  $20/person.  Cost includes transportation and reservation fee at Fabbioli Cellars.



COMMUNITY

Save the Date: Briar Woods HS Drama Production of Radium Girls - “In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court”. Performance dates are November 3rd, 4th and 5th at 7:30 PM, and November 6th at 2:00 PM at BWHS Auditorium. Tickets $10 at the door.  For more information email Tim.Willmot@LCPS.org

Briar Woods Marching Band Redskins Raffle - Support the band as they raise funds to represent Virginia at the commemoration events of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Buy your raffle tickets in front of Fox Theater on Fridays from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Sundays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $10 each.  Prizes include Redskins game tickets with parking passes, signed jerseys, and more!  Drawing will be held on Monday, October 31st, and you need not be present to win.  Email Tom Kirchner at  appraisals@cwealthappraisals.com for more information.

Happy Diwali! - Brambleton’s diverse cultural community celebrates holidays that may be unfamiliar to some residents.  Some of our neighbors may choose to decorate their homes at this time for the holiday Diwali, also called "The Festival of Lights".  Fireworks are also used by some as part of these  celebrations. This link offers some insight: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali.  



COVENANTS

Considerations when Celebrating with Fireworks - All residents are encouraged to review the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's list of permissible fireworks and safety tips. The Fire Marshal's Office urges those using approved fireworks to follow these important safety tips:

  • Only use fireworks outdoors.
  • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
  • Never give fireworks to young children, and always wear safety glasses.
  • Always have a bucket of water, or water hose, nearby.

To report concerns for Fireworks:
Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Management
Telephone: 703-777-0333
Fire Marshal: 703-737-8600

Pet Considerations – With cooler temperatures, pet owners are opening windows and leaving pets outside to enjoy the nice weather.  Our office has recently experienced an increase in reports of dogs causing a disturbance by barking for prolonged periods of time. Please be mindful of your neighbors and do not allow your pet to bark for an extended period of time or to cause other disturbances.

The Association’s Policy Resolution # 7 states in part that the following shall be grounds for complaint and finding of a community nuisance:

  • Pets making or causing noises of sufficient volume to interfere with other residents’ rest or peaceful enjoyment of the Property;
  • Causing or allowing any pet to molest, attack, or otherwise interfere with the freedom of movement of persons on the Common Areas, to chase vehicles, to attack other pets, or to create a disturbance in any other way.

Residents with concerns for dogs barking excessively are encouraged to make an initial attempt to speak directly with their neighbors to resolve the matter.  If this does not help, additional resources include Loudoun County Animal Control at 703-777-0406 or here and Brambleton’s Covenants team.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Keep Your Smile Healthy This Halloween - In an effort to limit the amount of sweets eaten and keep those little smiles healthy, Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is holding their 4th annual "Treats 4 Our Troops" candy buyback! Bring your unopened, wrapped Halloween candy to the Little Smiles office and you'll get $1 for each pound of candy! Dr. Costa and his team will then send all of the treats overseas for "Operation Gratitude" to the men and women who serve our country! Drop-off dates are November 1st - 4th. And be sure to call 703-542-7000 to schedule a checkup to make sure those smiles are cavity-free after all the sweets!

Brambleton Town Center Trick-or-Treating - The Brambleton Town Center will host free trick-or-treating on Sunday, October 30th from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, rain or shine. This year’s event will be better than ever with giveaways, a hayride, balloon artist, face painter, and, of course, Halloween candy!  Come early, as supplies of treats and candy are limited. Please note that this event is on Sunday, not on Saturday as was initially advertised.

COUNTY CORNER


LCSO Partners With DEA for National Prescription Take-Back Day - October 22nd, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  Residents can discard potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at four sites in Loudoun County.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.  Click here to see collection sites.  

Arcola Fire Department Open House - October 23rd, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  Stop by the Brambleton Safety Center at 23675 Belmont Ridge Road for station tours, fire engine rides, pumpkin painting, health screens, and more.  Visit www.arcolavfd.org or call 571-258-3709 for more information.

Loudoun County Electronics Recycling Event - November 5th, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM at Leesburg Park and Ride. Recycle TVs, computers, laptops, printers, copiers, stereos, DVD players, cell phones, power cords, Christmas lights and more.  There is a limit of 15 items per vehicle. Click here to see a list of accepted and non-accepted items, fees, and more information. 

Envision Loudoun: Shape the Future of Loudoun County - The County is committed to updating its vision and policies for where and how it grows into the future through its comprehensive plan. Your input will help make Loudoun County an even better place to live, learn, work, play, visit, shop, and raise a family!  Plan to attend one or any of the scheduled "Listening and Learning" community outreach sessions starting November 7th. Click here for more information and to see a schedule of the first round of meetings.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Tuesday, Oct. 25th

Finance Committee Meeting - 7:30 PM, BCA Management Office


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