Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

August 18, 2017

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA  

Back to School Reminders - Students throughout Loudoun County head back to school on Thursday, August 24th.  Please join us in wishing all Brambleton kids, parents, and teachers a terrific start to their new school year!  For everyone’s safety, please review the following suggestions:
  • Plan extra time to ensure a safe trip;
  • Watch out for walkers, bike riders and activity at bus stops;
  • Use caution and care when driving throughout the neighborhood, especially in school zones; 
  • Avoid U-turns and other traffic impacting maneuvers; 
  • Park with care to avoid blocking sidewalks, crosswalks, intersections and sight lines.
To report parking, speeding, or moving vehicle violations, please contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.  In emergencies, dial 911.  For less urgent matters, their non-emergency number is 703-777-1021.  

We also ask for your consideration for the following:
  • Place trash and recycling containers at curbside on days of collection to avoid blocking sidewalks; 
  • Please review the timer settings on irrigation systems so walkers are not forced into the street to avoid getting wet; 
  • Prune tree branches up a minimum of 8 feet from the ground to allow for unobstructed access to sidewalks.
Please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org with questions or to report concerns in the community.

Thefts From Unlocked Vehicles Continue – There have been several recent incidents of thefts from unlocked vehicles in the community.  Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and BCA encourage residents to participate in the #9pmroutine – take a moment to remove valuable items from your vehicles and lock the doors.  Secure your garage door, windows and the entry doors to your home.  Follow the Loudoun Co. Sheriff on Twitter for reminders.


DEVELOPER NEWS


Brambleton’s Developer Continues to Perform Bond Release Activity Throughout the Community - 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 8/23/17, bond release activity may occur in the following sections (see site map for locations):

  • Creighton Road
  • Northstar Blvd from Creighton Road to Shreveport Drive



LIFESTYLES

Last Concert of the Summer! - Tonight, 6:30 PM at Legacy Park.  Crazy in Stereo takes the stage at 6:30 PM, followed by Footwerk at 8:15 PM.  Gates open at 6:00 PM. More info here.  

The Wine List is Set for Wine 101: Classy or Klassy? - August 26th, 7:00 PM at Community Center.  You get to be the judge in this class, which will feature a blind tasting of inexpensive and not so inexpensive wines.  5 spots left.  Register here!

BRAM Fam Splash & Dash Update - September 9th, 9:00 AM at Corner Clubhouse.  In order to make this family friendly aquathlon event happen, we need a minimum number of registrants.  Register here by Sunday, August 20th!  

Doggone Wild Pool Party - September 10, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Community Center.  Bring your puppies of all ages for one last swim of the season.  Registration required.  Brambleton residents only.

Registration Open for Neighborhood Campout! - September 16th - 17th at Legacy Park. Registration is $15/group (up to 6 people) and includes tent tag and campsite, activities, and s'mores kit.  Brambleton residents only, please.

Call for Fall Fest Artists & Crafters - If you're an artist, a baker, a candlestick (or other stuff) maker, sign up now to show off your wares at this year's Fall Fest on October 7th!  No commercial vendors at this time, please.

Run Alive or Chase Dead: Zombie Run - October 28th, 5:30 PM.  All participants (runners AND zombies) get a t-shirt, medal, and invitation to the after-party at Lost Rhino Retreat!  Proceeds go to the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia.  Info and registration here!

Registration for Brambleton Kids Run the Nation Now Open - This co-ed youth program for K-8th graders culminates with the Lace Up for Learning 5k on November 11th. To learn more, click here.

Programming Highlight: College 101 - Make sure your college application stands out. Register for Cutting EdgUcation's College Preparation Course by August 31st.  For more information, visit www.fallonenterprises.com.  

COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Highlight on Design Guidelines –  Irrigation systems require approval by the Covenants Committee. Submission requirements include a copy of the recorded plat, showing the location of the irrigation heads. Please be aware that when installing irrigation systems, the  front property lines of most Lots do not extend to the public street and are typically located a few feet behind the curb and gutter, or public sidewalk. Lot Owners shall not install, construct, or place any private facilities or improvements, including, but not limited to, sprinkler/irrigation systems, fences, walls, landscaping, signs, or other decorative improvements within the dedicated public street right-of-way. If you have any questions, please visit our website or email designreview@brambleton.org, or call 703-542-6263.

COUNTY CORNER


LCSO Announces 40th Citizens' Police Academy - September 7th - November 16th. Classes are open to County residents age 18 and over.  Enrollment is limited to 25 participants.  Register here.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Hazardous Waste Collection - Loudoun County's 2017 Fall Collection Event schedule, as well as a list of what materials are accepted, can be found here

Verizon's Annual Electronics Recycling Event - September 14th, 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM. Click here to see a list of accepted materials as well as restrictions.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Saturday, August 26th

Wine 101: Classy v. Klassy - 7:00 PM, Brambleton Corner Clubhouse


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