Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

March 20, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Development and Construction Activities Around Brambleton - As a developing community, development and construction related activities are occurring throughout Brambleton on a daily basis.  You may hear early morning jackhammering, come home to find newly painted fire lanes on your street, discover that utility related digging has occurred in your yard, or hear mid-afternoon blasting.  Our office is often the first to receive calls and questions about these activities as many residents are under the impression that the work is being directed or performed by our office.  This is not the case. Most often this work is being performed by a contractor serving Brambleton’s developer, and/or a utility company.  Our office works closely with the Developer’s office to provide communication to residents that may be impacted by major work in the Friday Flash however, with the unpredictable pace of these activities, it is not always practical for this information to be shared with our office in advance of the work.  We do serve as the liaison to the Developer’s office so if you have questions contact us via email or Submit a Request on our website.    

Call for Committee Members - Seeking new committee members to serve on Brambleton Community Association’s Elections, Finance and Covenants Committees. Visit our website for more information about these committees and to review the charters. If you are interested or know someone that may be, please send an email

LIFESTYLES

Sexy Summer Showcase this Sunday
 - Don't miss this fun event, scheduled for Sunday March 22nd, from 2:00 - 6:00 PM at the Corner Clubhouse. Visit with several vendors offering the latest in fitness, health, and beauty. Free Barre-X trial class will be offered immediately following the fair at 6:30 PM, as well as on Monday 3/23 and Wednesday 3/25 at 6:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Click here for vendor/free class information and to RSVP. 

Accepting Volunteers to Monitor the Brambleton Bluebird Trails – The Brambleton Bluebird and Garden Club (BBGC) is accepting volunteers for this season to monitor bluebird nest boxes.  Brambleton has the largest bluebird trail in Loudoun County with 40 boxes!  We ask that you monitor 10 boxes, typically once a month, which takes about an hour. This is a great way to learn about nature, experience the seasons, and enjoy our neighborhood with your family.  We can also help train residents how to install, monitor and report nest boxes in their own yard.  Monitoring starts in early April and continues through August.  If interested in participating as a Trail Monitor, Resident Monitor, or for general questions, please contact Karla Etten.

Volunteers Needed in April - We are looking for volunteers to help with the Bunny Trail and Flashlight Egg Hunt. These are both fun events to volunteer for and are a perfect opportunity to volunteer with your teen. Please see the sign-ups for more information and email the events team if you have more questions.  Access the volunteer sign-ups here: BUNNY TRAIL and SCAVENGER FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT

Family Comedy Night (Rated PG) – April 25th – We will have two shows. 6:30 PM & 8:00 PM at the Corner Clubhouse. Tickets are $15 per person. Don’t let the family miss this hysterical night starring Taylor Mason, a well-known national comic/ventriloquist/musician.  His comedy style is perfect for tweens through grandparents. Taylor actively gets the audience involved in his show which always makes for a great family memory! Tickets and more information can be found here


Spring Break Overtime Athletics Sports Camp - There is still space available for the Spring Break sports camp held right here in Brambleton.  For more information, view the flyer here, and visit the website to register.

COMMUNITY

Rock Ridge High School Athletics 2nd Spring Mulch Sale on Saturday, April 11th -Mulch is $4.50 per 3 cubic ft. bag of double shredded hardwood mulch (tax deductible donation of $2.35 per bag). Orders must be placed in advance. Free delivery for 20 or more bags. Please visit the website and under announcements, click on “mulch sale” for the order form.  If you have questions or need additional information contact Patrick McNanley. Thanks so much for your support. 


Think Pink Auction in Need of Basket Donors - The Step Sisters are planning a Sip & Shop silent auction event on Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:30 - 10 PM at Brambleton Corner Clubhouse (42255 Palladian Blue Terrace) with lots of auction items perfect for Mother's and Father's Days, graduations, summer fun and more! Looking for a fun and creative way to support the cause? Please view the sign-up site with opportunities to donate themed baskets for the auction. Net proceeds from the Think Pink Auction will go towards helping us continue our mission! Contact Sarah Strohecker with any questions.

COVENANTS

Parking Issues - Concerns for the manner in which residents park are often received by my office. Some examples of the concerns received include:

  • Parking on the street or in open visitor spaces rather than using garages and driveways as a first option
  • Parking on the opposite side of the street of a driveway.  Parking too close to a driveway
  • Parking across sidewalks or blocking sidewalk ramps  
  • Parking close to stop signs, intersections or fire hydrants
Please note these concerns, and be mindful of where you are parking.

Basketball Hoop Placement - If you have a portable basketball hoop, there are  some things to remember:
  • They need to be place at least 15 feet from the road. If your driveway cannot accommodate that then the hoop needs to be stored out of view when not in use.
  • Do not store or put basketball hoops on  common driveways,  cul de sacs or on streets.
  • Remind players to reserve play for daylight times.
If you have any questions or need more information please contact the covenants team.

COUNTY CORNER


Dulles Community Outreach Project - Next week will begin community work sessions, where the electronic surveys and outreach results will be examined.  We will work in groups to plan out a Dulles Community with detailed recommendations. At the sessions, stakeholders will participate in the following:

1.    A staff presentation on survey, focus group, and electronic outreach results
2.    Small group discussions about survey themes
3.    Interactive community design using study area maps

At these meetings, stakeholders will formulate the recommendations forming the bulk of the final consensus report presented to the Board of Supervisors. Click here to view the work session schedule.

LCSO Joins Regional Law Enforcement to Remind Motorists, Pedestrians and Cyclists to Share the Road - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will join their law enforcement partners from around the region to conduct the spring 2015 Street Smart Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Campaign March 23rd through April 19th. The Street Smart campaign urges all commuters to avoid distractions such as cell phones, reminds drivers to slow down and yield to those on foot or on bicycles at intersections, and encourages pedestrians and bicyclists to wear light colors or something reflective to be more visible.  Visit the campaign website for more information and for some safety tips.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Tuesday, March 24

Finance Committee Meeting 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office

Thursday, March 26:

Dulles Community Outreach Community Work Session 6:00 PM - Stone Hill Middle School

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