Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

November 18, 2016

AROUND BRAMBLETON



INSIDE BCA  

2016 Annual Meeting Information and Election Update - The Association held the 2016 Annual Meeting of the membership on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, and Tom Gurganous was re-elected to his third term on the Board. The Association's video update is available on the home page of the community website.  Details regarding the Annual Meeting, including the Developer's presentation, are available on this page

Holiday Closures - The BCA Management Office will be closed Thursday, November 24th, and Friday, November 25th, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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 11/21/16, bond release activity may occur in the following sections (see site map for locations):

  • Section 18
  • Section 29 



LIFESTYLES

Card Collection for Military - Through November 27th.  For the second year, we're collecting blank, stamped cards for the brave men and women serving our armed forces.  These blank cards will be donated to several military facilities and hospitals to make it a little easier for our soldiers and veterans to send their holiday wishes to their loved ones. Cards can be dropped in the red mailbox in the lobby of the Welcome Center.  Click here for more information and guidelines.

Sponsor a Salvation Army Angel in Loudoun County – Now through December 7th. Sponsor an Angel from our tree and help make the holidays merry for a child in need. Stop by the Welcome Center to take a gift tag from the tree.  Return by December 7th to place your unwrapped gifts under the tree, with the tag attached. Multiple gifts can be combined in a shopping bag with the tag attached on the outside.  Thank you!

Brambleton Kids Care Turkey Trail Trot & Food Drive – November 24th, 9:00 AM. Looking to burn some calories before feasting on turkey, potatoes, and pie?  Join Brambleton Kids Care for an informal Turkey Trail Trot through the community.  Meet at the Corner Clubhouse for the 2-ish mile walk/jog/run on the trails (feel free to do the loop twice for extra mileage).  There is no fee to participate; however, we ask that you bring canned donations to benefit Loudoun Hunger Relief.  To register and for more information, visit the Brambleton Kids Care web page.

Save the Date for Holiday Cheer - Help us make the season bright.  Join us December 3rd and 4th for fun activities and opportunities to give back!  Thank you for your generosity!

  • Holiday Open House - December 3rd, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the Corner Clubhouse.  Stop in for crafts, carols, cocoa, and a special visit from someone very important!  See more information here.  
  • Kids' Craft Day - December 4th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Corner Clubhouse.  BCA and Brambleton Kids Care invite you to join us in making no-sew blankets to be donated to INOVA Children's Hospital.  $20 for the first blanket kit, $15 for each additional kit.  Sign up here!
  • Santa's Holiday Coalition Tour - December 4th, 6:00 PM.  Greet Santa and the Arcola Fire Department as they stop throughout the neighborhood collecting toys and more to deliver to the less fortunate.  Click here to see stops and arrival times, as well as a list of requested items.



COMMUNITY

Family Giving Day - November 20th, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM at Legacy Elementary School. Join Brambleton Presbyterian Church and Touching Heart to assemble 1,500 cold weather, snack, and activity bags for folks in our area.  All of the items will be provided; we just need your help putting the bags together!   Email jessamynjoy@hotmail.com if you have questions, or check out our Facebook page to learn more.


COVENANTS

Tree Trimming/Pruning – During recent community wide inspections, it has been noted that several sections require the removal/cleanup of fallen leaves, as well as pruning and trimming of street trees along sidewalks. Per the Property Maintenance Standards, all hedges, trees, and shrubs must be neatly trimmed and maintained, and their size maintained in proportion to the Lot and home, through pruning. All trees, plants, and other landscaping materials shall be maintained such that they do not encroach on sidewalks. Tree limbs shall be pruned to a height of at least 8 feet above the sidewalk to provide unobstructed access. Any questions or concerns can be addressed with the Covenants Advisors at 703-542-6263 or covenants@brambleton.org.

Improper Storage of Play Equipment – A friendly reminder as to where play equipment should be stored when not in active use: 

  • Portable play equipment that is easily transportable by one person, such as soccer nets, bikes or scooters, does not require approval but must be stored out of view of neighboring properties when not in use. 
  • Permanent or semi-permanent play equipment which constitutes a structure, such as a swing set, play-house, sand box, etc., requires an application and must conform to the guidelines to be approved. 
  • All play equipment (with the exception of basketball hoops) must be located in the rear yard. Play equipment structures, such as trampolines and playsets, must be located a minimum of five feet (5') from any property line. 
  • For Single Family Attached Homes - the use of plastic play equipment is only permitted within a fenced backyard, as most wood play equipment available to residents is not suited to the size and scale of the majority of lots within this housing type. 
  • Basketball hoops must be stored a minimum of fifteen (15) feet from the street located adjacent to the driveway. An application is not required for portable basketball equipment that is located and maintained a minimum of 15 feet from the street and in compliance with the guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact the Covenants Advisors at 703-542-6263 or covenants@brambleton.org

HEALTHY LIVING


Healthy For the Holidays Challenge is in Full Swing! - The challenge kicked off this week, but there’s still time to join in and help your team claim the $500 grand prize!  Join famed nutritionist and cookbook author Frances Largeman-Roth for a Facebook LIVE event on Monday, November 21st, at 1:00 PM on BCA's Facebook page

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Northern Virginia Orthodontics - Drs. Casagrande, Nelson, and Barcoma, along with the entire NVO staff, would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are truly grateful to be a part of this amazing community!

Costa Cares Program - Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is gearing up for another successful Caps season with our Costa Cares Program.  For every regular season win the Washington Capitals get, Costa Cares donates $100 to a local charity. If you are interested in submitting an idea for a group to donate to, let them know at your next appointment!  Call 703-542-7000.

Small Business Saturday - Saturday, November 26th.  Support small, local businesses at the Brambleton Town Center.  Enjoy holiday entertainment from 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM and specials and promotions throughout the day. Find more info on our Facebook event page.


Best Sale of the Year at Sport&Health - Join November 22nd - 25th for only $19 down. Includes a one-on-one personal training session or four group training sessions!  Contact Jason at 703-879-2006 for more details.  Restrictions apply.

COUNTY CORNER


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event - November 19th, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM at the Sportsplex at Claude Moore Park (46150 Loudoun Park Lane).  Loudoun County conducts several events to collect used and unwanted household hazardous materials such as gasoline, lawn chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, and more.  Click here to see a list of accepted materials, requirements, and restrictions.

Volunteer Needed to Serve on County Transit Advisory Board - Blue Ridge District Supervisor Tony Buffington is seeking a representative to advise the Board on matters pertaining to all modes of transit within the County.  Click here for more information and to see specific requirements.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Monday, November 21st

Brambleton Kids Care Meeting - 7:00 PM, BCA Management Office

Tuesday, November 22nd

Finance Committee Meeting - CANCELED

Thursday, November 24th & Friday, November 25th

BCA Management Office closed in observance of Thanksgiving


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