Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

March 27, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Street Sweeping Continues - Sand is heavy on many of the streets and sidewalk ramps. Residents are encouraged to park in their driveways until their street is swept and are asked to sweep or blow sand from any sidewalks ramps and driveway aprons into the street. Once a sweeper truck goes through a street, they will not return, so it is important that they have access to as much of the street and sand as possible.  

Turf Applications for Townhomes with Grounds Maintenance Services and HOA Common Areas - BCA’s grounds maintenance contractor will apply fertilizer and broadleaf weed control to turf areas beginning on Monday, March 30th. It is anticipated that this work will be completed in the first week of April. 


LIFESTYLES

Bram Brew Fest Early Bird Special! - The Brambleton Brew Fest presented by Lost Rhino will be held on May 30th from 2:00 - 6:00 PM at the Brambleton Town Center.  It will feature over 20 local craft breweries with 2 brews each, food trucks, live music by Hypnotic Willie and Crowded Streets. Buy your tickets now using discount code Bruno for 15% off ticket price. The discount code will be good through April 12th.  For more information about the festival please like our Facebook page and for tickets, visit our website

Volunteers Needed - 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 questions.  Access the volunteer sign-ups here: BUNNY TRAIL and SCAVENGER FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT
 
New Sessions with Barre-Yo - Barre Yo has new sessions starting Sunday, April 5th!  Join award-winning Barre instructor and Brambleton resident Jennifer Wysocki at the Corner Clubhouse for a thorough ballet-inspired workout. Different levels are available, including the new 60-minute Vix-Mix dance-barre-stretch class - it will make the most reserved and shy women feel like they are, without a doubt, Beyoncé! Visit the website for more info!

Spring Yard Sale - April 25th from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Click here to register for the upcoming yard sale. There are two ways to participate as a seller:

  1. FROM YOUR HOME - If you would like your home added to the list of homes participating, please register using the link above. You do not have to register to participate from your home. Your address will be included in the list of participating homes that will be available on our website, Facebook page, Friday Flash and handed out at the Community Center the day of the event. 
  2. AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER - If you would like to have a spot at the Community Center, please register using the link above. Cost is $10 per spot and includes 2 parking stalls to display your items. You can purchase more than one spot if necessary. You will be allowed to set up as early as 6:30 AM, and cars need to be parked no later than 7:45 AM. You will receive spot assignments the week of the yard sale. After registration please bring in or mail your registration fee to the HOA office. 

Taylor Mason Comedy Night (Rated PG) – April 25th – LIMITED SEATS. We will have two shows, 6:30 PM & 8:00 PM at the Corner Clubhouse.Tickets are $15 per person. Don’t miss out on 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! Don't miss out on this rare event right here in Brambleton! Tickets and more information can be found here

Garden Plots – A few garden plots have opened up for the 2015 season. Before registering for a plot, make sure you have read the information and rules related to the Garden Plot program, and that you are able to adhere to the guidelines. Contact Beth Huck for more information. In order to complete your registration:

  • Please use this  link, and click the register button next to the new gardener line.
  • After you have registered, please use this link to pay for your plot. 
Spring Soccer Bugs Program - Soccer Bugs uses play as a catalyst to develop a child’s motor skills, balance and coordination, hand-eye coordination, and social skills. The program will run from Saturday, April 18th-June 6th at the field next to Winwood Children's Center on Creighton Road. Cost is $100 and includes a uniform, shorts, and socks. For more information and to register, visit the  website.  

Summer Camps are Now Open for Registration - Take a look at our 2015 Summer Camp Guide to see what summer camps are being offered right here in Brambleton. You can also visit the website to view the individual camp flyers. This year, Overtime Athletics is back for its 6th year and will be offering their regular sports camps as well as a Redskins Kids Camp.  In addition, we are excited about our other returning camps - NOVA Engineering for Kids, Kidz Art, Silver Knights Chess, and StageCoach Theater Company!     

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. 


COVENANTS

Call Before You Dig! - Residents are reminded that the “Miss Utility Law” requires that 811 be called at least three business days before the planned work to allow time for marking. Any work that involves digging such as landscaping installation, digging holes for fence posts, mail boxes and decks, digging up tree roots, driving landscaping stakes and installing a retaining wall requires a call. This is a free service. For more information visit the website.

Spring Lawn Care 101 - These steps can get your lawn off to a good start: 

  1. Rake - First be sure to remove all the leaves, thatch and downed branches.
  2. Aerate - Lawn aeration is typically recommended in the fall; however, if your lawn was not aerated this past fall, it is beneficial for your lawn to aerate within the next few weeks.
  3. Fertilize - A light application of fertilizer will do wonders. Be sure to follow the label's instructions.
  4. Apply pre-emergent herbicides - This will stop most weed seeds from germinating. Do not aerate after applying the pre-emergent.
  5. Mower maintenance - At a minimum, be sure to sharpen your mower blade before you start mowing for the season.
  6. Mulch landscape beds and trees - Spring is a great time to mulch the plants in your yard. Mulch helps retain moisture in the soil and keeps weeds from growing in your landscape beds. 

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Northern Virginia Orthodontics Center for Invisalign is one of the top 20 Invisalign practices in the NATION based on number of patients treated and clinical outcome... and it's right here in Brambleton!! Dr. Zach Casagrande and Dr. Kristin Nelson can treat almost any malocclusion with the clear alternative to braces. Schedule your complimentary smile analysis today and come see our state-of-the-art facility attached to Northern Virginia Orthodontics. Discount for Brambleton residents. Reach us at 703-327-1718 or online.

Celebrate Easter at Blue Ridge Grill! - Treat your family and loved ones to a delicious Easter meal at Blue Ridge Grill.  We're currently accepting reservations for our first brunch and dinner seatings for Sunday, April 5th.  Brunch reservations are available from 10:00 - 11:00 AM, and dinner reservations are available from 4:00 - 5:00 PM. Space is limited so be sure to book your spot soon! Call us at 703-327-1047 for reservations or for any questions you may have.  To see our menus and to sign up for our newsletter, check us out online.

Sport&Health SPRING FLING! - Join by Tuesday, March 31st and join for only $1 and get April FREE!  Call 703-879-2006 for more details!

COUNTY CORNER


Loudoun County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) Holds Courses for Parents on Modern Hazards Facing Teens - LCSO has teamed up with the Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Developmental Services to provide additional information on current trends that are related to mental health and technology. “The everyday users of these technological devices are becoming younger and younger and they are becoming exposed to things that are difficult for them to comprehend,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman.   

Part I of the course, called Technology Safety: What Parents Need to Know, will teach parents about the hazards that are faced each day by the youth who have made technological devices a must have part of their daily lives. Part II of the course, called Mental Health and Today’s Teens: What Parents Need to Know, will look at cyberbullying, sexting, risk taking behaviors, technology based peer pressure and influence, pros and cons of technology and other relevant topics. These are PARENT ONLY CLASSES due to GRAPHIC CONTENT. Dates are 4/6/15 at 7PM, (Technology Safety), & 4/7/15 at 7PM, (Mental Health and Today’s Teens).  Both sessions will be held at Briar Woods High School.

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