Brambleton Friday Flash

Weekly Community News Bulletin - January 9, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON

INSIDE BCA

Office Closing – The BCA Management Office will be closed on Monday, January 19th, in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. Please call 703-385-1133 for all BCA common area emergencies.

Brambleton Community Association is Seeking a Full-Time Resident Services Administrator – In addition to meeting the requirements of the job description for the position with a secondary area of focus on Lifestyles Support, ideal candidates for this position will have several years of business experience, a positive and professional demeanor and a customer service mindset. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to uphold BCA’s Vision, Mission and Core Values, be well organized, have strong communication skills, and be self-motivated.  Prior experience working for a community or municipality is a plus.

The position is full time and offers an entry-level salary with benefits.  Please send your resume with cover letter and salary requirements to hoa@brambleton.org.  Inquiries may also be submitted to this address, no phone calls please.

LIFESTYLES

Comedy Night – Don’t miss Comedy Night on March 14th! This event has quickly become a Brambleton favorite and tickets do sell out fast. Brian Parise will be returning this year, along with several opening acts TBA. Tickets are $25 per person and are available for purchase here. Price includes the show, dessert bar and DJ with late night dancing. There will also be a cash bar available. This is an adult only event so make sure you schedule your babysitters now.  For questions please email the events team.

Big Fitness – Little Fitness – A new fitness program will be starting on February 2nd at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse. Big Fitness Little Fitness is a co-ed Adult Boot Camp workout and Kids Exercise Dance class. Both classes will run at the same location but conducted separately.  Two of the area's top fitness professionals; Jeff Strahan (Fitness Image Results) and Jennifer Wysocki (Barre Yo) are excited to offer this dual workout opportunity to Brambleton residents.  For more information, visit the website.  

Kidz Art Winter Session Starting Soon – Starting February 2nd, on Mondays for elementary grades K-5 from 4:45 - 5:45 PM at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse. Kidz Art will be offering a New 7 week session (February 2, 9, 23; March 2, 9, 16 & 23).  The cost of the session is $112. All artist quality supplies included plus, a clay project! For more information and on-line registration click here.

New Partnership with Loudoun County Library – This week we launched two new programs partnering with the Loudoun County Public Library System, our weekly Children’s Storytime and our Monthly Adult Book Club.  Both programs had great turnouts, but there is always room for more to participate. 

  • Children’s Storytime is held at the Community Center on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 AM (will follow Loudoun County weather closings).
  • Adult Book Club is held at the Community Center on the 2nd Monday of each month.   If you aren’t able to make a meeting, extra copies of the book for the next month’s discussion will be available to borrow (while supplies last) at the BCA office. 

Please contact Beth Huck, Community Lifestyle Manager, for more information.

Kids Night Out – On February 6th from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Brambleton Kids Care (BKC) will be hosting a PJ Party at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse for kids ages 3 – 5th grade (must be potty trained).  We will provide a pizza dinner, G-rated movie, and crafts.  Cost is $20 for first child and $10 for siblings. All proceeds will go to BKC to help raise funds for future volunteer events. Please go here for more information and to register.

COMMUNITY

Work From Home and Miss the Water Cooler Talk?There's a new community group to bring the social back to working from home, and get our professional community members together in a fun and fulfilling way. If you work 100% of the time virtually, please join the new Facebook group B_Virtual in Brambleton.

COVENANTS

Proposed Revisions to the Design Guidelines for Brambleton, Public Comment Period – Brambleton’s Board of Directors is seeking comments to the proposed revisions to the Design Guidelines. The guidelines can be viewed on the website, and comments can be sent here. The deadline for public remarks is February 15, 2015. If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Stulga.

Trash Reminders – As a reminder to Brambleton residents concerning trash collection and storage of containers:  

  • Trash and is collected on Tuesdays (from March – December yard waste is also collected on Tuesdays); Trash, recycling and scheduled bulk pick-up are performed on Fridays. Click here for a complete list of Do’s and Don’ts for trash and recycling.  Bulk pick-ups can be arranged with AAA 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 the evening (after 6:00 PM) before the scheduled pickup day. All trash containers and recycling bins should be removed from the streets, walkways, or exterior portions of the lots following pickup 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.

Pet Policy – The Association regularly receives concerns from homeowners about pet owners not abiding by the Pet Policy for Brambleton. Please take efforts to be a responsible pet owner and adhere to the policy which states in part:

  • Pets shall not be permitted upon the Common Areas unless they are carried or leashed.
  • Pet Owners are responsible for any property damage, injury or disturbances their pet may cause or inflict.

The following shall be grounds for complaint and finding of a community nuisance:

  • Pets running at large (this includes all pets that are not leashed); D)    Pets making or causing noises of sufficient volume to interfere with other residents’ rest or peaceful enjoyment of the Property;   E)    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.

Contact the Covenants Team if you have questions or need more information about BCA’s trash collection or pet policies.  

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Show Your Valentine a Healthier Whiter Smile – Don’t miss out on Bloo Dental’s Zoom Whitening Valentine offer. The $700 value In-Office Zoom Whitening will be ONLY $299 until February 25th.  It’s the perfect gift for that hard to buy for someone. Call our office today 703-327-5533 for details. We welcome new patient appointments for kids, teens and adults.  Happy New Year!

Mark Your Calendars for Sport&Health Grand Re-Opening – Stop by on February 7th at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM to celebrate our expansion!  Two Redskins players (one past and one present starter) to sign and do drills with the kids in our new Explosive Performance Training Center, Rock Climbing wall, face painting, food, DJ, door prizes and much more. Current, past and potential members are all welcome!  Call 703-879-2006 for more information. 

New Winchester Homes’ Model Grand Opening This Saturday! – Winchester Homes is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Portman model home in Glenmere at Brambleton this Saturday, January 17 at 11:00 AM. Starting from $594,900, the Portman offers a classic look with brick facades and a number of amenities that define modern living. Large, open floor plans can accommodate everything from gatherings to family time. The gourmet kitchen can expand to fit any need. With walk-in closets, attached garages and options for an expanded basement for recreational activities, this homestyle offers remarkable flexibility. Make sure you're among the first to see the latest from Winchester Homes! Stop by the new model located at 23500 Quillback Court in Brambleton.

COUNTY CORNER

Stay Off Frozen Ponds – Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management are reminding residents to never walk on frozen streams, rivers and ponds.  “It is especially important for parents to speak with their children about the dangers of walking and playing on frozen ponds and rivers,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. “If you live near a waterway, we ask that you remain watchful for children attempting to venture onto the ice,” Sheriff Chapman added. Many communities in Loudoun County strictly prohibit ice skating on frozen ponds. More winter safety and preparedness tips can be found online.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS          

Monday, January 19:

BCA Management Office Closed

Tuesday, January 20:

Grounds and Facilities Committee Meeting 7:30 PM – BCA Management Office

Wednesday, January 21:

Adult Pick-Up Basketball 6:30 PM – Legacy ES

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