Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

April 3, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Call for Committee Members - Seeking new committee members to serve on Brambleton Community Association’s Elections, Covenants and Safety & Security 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
 
Street Sweeping Continues - Work continues throughout Brambleton. 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.   

Developer Update - Bond Release Construction Activity - Brambleton’s developer has advised our office that bond release construction work will begin, or continue, in the sections noted below. This work may include asphalt repair; concrete marking, break and repair; marking, or digging and installation of street lights in the coming weeks. Work of this nature typically begins in the early morning and is completed in the early afternoon. All work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled based upon weather or other unforeseen conditions. See the site map for the location of each section.    

  • 4/6 – 4/10 Section 15
  • 4/7– 4/10 Section 22

Our office works closely with the Developer’s office to include information the Friday Flash however, with the unpredictable pace of these activities it is not always possible.  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.    

LIFESTYLES

Bram Brew Fest Early Bird Special!
 - Buy your tickets now using discount code Bruno for 15% off ticket price, good through April 12th.  Brambleton Brew Fest presented by Lost Rhino will be held on May 30th from 1:00 - 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.  For more information about the festival, please like our Facebook page and purchase tickets online.

Conquer Your Camera -- A Beginners Guide to Photography with Your DSLR - Did you get a "fancy camera" to take better pictures, but your images are still not exactly what you'd hoped for? Learn the basics of photography, what all the buttons and options on your camera mean, and get tips for how to take better photos. The photography workshop will be held on May 3rd from 1:00 - 4:00 PM at the Community Center (42645 Regal Wood Drive). Register before April 18th for priority pricing of $99. $135 for registration after April 18th. To register, click here.   
 
New Sessions with Barre-Yo - Barre Yo has new sessions starting! Award-winning Barre instructor and Brambleton resident Jennifer Wysocki will be instructing a series of Barre and yoga-based classes right here in the comfort of our very own community. Beginning Sunday, April 5th, join us at the Corner Clubhouse for a thorough ballet-inspired workout. The setting will be comfortable, fun and social! We have different levels available, including the new choreography based Vix-Mix Class! Vix Mix redefines dance fitness. It's a 60-minute dance-barre-stretch class that is equal parts cardio and sex appeal. Our goal is to make the most reserved and shy women feel like they are, without a doubt, Beyoncé!  Visit the website for more info!
 
Master Gardeners Workshop - Sam Allaire of the Loudoun County Master Gardeners Association is coming to the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse on Sunday, April 12th from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, to give a presentation on Sustainable Gardening and Garden to Table best practices. Get started on a great vegetable garden. From soil to seeds, you will find out the secrets to becoming a successful gardener and growing healthy food for you and your family. You can RSVP for this FREE workshop here.  

Spring Yard Sale - April 25th from 8:00 -12:00 PM - To either sell items from your home or from the Community Center, click here to register. By registering, your home address will be included in the list of participating homes which will be available on our website, Facebook page, Friday Flash and handed out at the Community Center the day of the event. Community Center spots are $10 and includes 2 parking stalls to display your items. Please contact the events team for more information.

COMMUNITY

Legacy Elementary PTO Vendor Night - Legacy PTO invites local businesses and vendors to participate in the 3rd annual PTO Vendor Night on Friday, April 17th from 6:30 - 9:00 PM in the Legacy Gymnasium. Vendor registration is now OPEN on the PTO website. Public welcome. Fabulous raffle prizes and a silent auction for overnight summer camp in New Hampshire's majestic White Mountains. Save the date to shop and support local businesses and the school.  

COVENANTS

Driving Safely
- With so many of us coming out to take advantage of the warming weather, please remember to be cautious as you drive through the community. You can help to maintain a safe community by obeying the posted speed limits, parking with care to avoid blocking sidewalks and being alert. Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office accepts all traffic concerns via an online form found here

Applications - Please submit Design Review applications to the Association in advance of the meeting date so that staff can review the application to make sure no further information is needed. The item most requested from staff is a copy of the plat with the modification marked on the plat as close to scale as possible. The design guidelines, applications, the application process and the meeting calendar can be reviewed on our website.  If you have any questions, please contact the covenants team.

Concerns - Concerns are regularly received by the Association. If you have a concern, you may Submit a Request or contact the Association directly.            

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Happy Spring! Northern Virginia Orthodontics is Excited to Announce a Limited Time Offer - When you start treatment with us you will be eligible for $1,000 off full treatment for a family member! Been thinking about Invisalign for yourself? Take advantage of this special promotion only available until May 31! Visit us online or reach us at 703-327-1718.

Brambleton Town Center Job Fair - You're FUN, you're ENERGETIC and you're a PERFECT FIT for one of the restaurant teams at the Brambleton Town Center. Come out and meet a rep from each participating restaurant!  Asian Spice Café; California Tortilla; Froots; Johnny Rockets; Lost Rhino Brewing Co.; Nick's Taverna; Papa Tony's Trattoria.  All positions FOH and BOH needed.
 
April 12th 2 - 4 PM; April 13th 5 - 7 PM and April 15th 5 - 7 PM - Apply in person at the Brambleton Welcome Center, 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 100, Brambleton, VA.
 
Do You Have a Question About Buying a New Home in Brambleton? - The Brambleton Town Center has debuted a new segment called "Ask a Realtor". Jason Smith and his team at RE/MAX Gateway Brambleton in the Brambleton Town Center can help you with any question you may have about buying a new home! Simply send your questions here, and his team will have the answer for you in their next update. View Jason’s message here on Youtube and also on the Brambleton TV Channel, Verizon FiOS Channel #42.
 
Regal Fox Cinemas Upcoming Events & Specials

  • April 2nd – Furious 7 pre-open shows running every half hours from 7 PM - 12 AM. Also available in IMAX! Opens on April 3rd
  • April 30th  – Avengers Double Feature in 3D starting at 4:15 PM. For Regal Crown Club members the cost is $18.00. RCC members will also receive a $7 large drink/large popcorn combo. Avengers pre-open shows starting at 7:00 PM in IMAX and running every half hour until 11 PM. Tickets on Sale Now! Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on May 1st!
  • $5 Value Day – All standard 2D movies are $5 all day with the Regal Crown Club card. 3D movies are $9 and IMAX tickets are $1.00 off all day every day with the card. Discount not valid on movies released on the Tuesday Value Day.
  • $1.00 off IMAX tickets – Every day with the Regal Crown Club card, members will receive a $1.00 off per ticket when purchasing IMAX tickets. Upcoming IMAX releases: April 3rd – Furious 7, May 1st – Avengers: Age of Ultron, May 22nd – Tomorrowland, June 12th – Jurassic World, Terminator: Genesis – July 1st, Mission Impossible 5 – July 31st.
Lost Rhino Renovation Update - Lost Rhino Retreat is currently waiting for their brewing equipment and various permits and licenses, but still anticipate opening early Spring. They are currently accepting applications for all positions both online and in person at the Brewery in Ashburn.
 
The interior is coming together, they have been able to include a lot of reclaimed wood, refurbished light fixtures, and other various recycled and local items in the design.  The look and feel of the Retreat will be very similar to the atmosphere they have created in their Ashburn tasting room.
 
The Retreat renovation is starting to wind down and they anticipate being done with that phase of the opening in the next few weeks.
 
Brambleton Builder Buzz  
  • Van Metre Edgewood raised all of their bases by $10K - Plan 1 -$670,095*, Plan 2 - $651,235*, Plan 3 - $692,000* and Plan 4 - $691,550*. Contact Matt for more information here.
  • Van Metre Northstar lowered their base prices as they have only 9 remaining. The Hartland now $633,090,* The Southbury now $641,690*, and The Portsmouth is $645,690*.  Contact Mike for more information here.
  • Move into your Miller and Smith dream townhome in Brambleton with no money down and no closing costs! ?#?ThinkZero and contact Keith or Debbie to learn more: 703-327-6003.
  • The Woods at Brambleton is searching for a part-time Greeter. Hours will be Mondays & Fridays, 9:00 - 4:30 PM, and Saturdays, 9:00 - 2:00 PM. $15/hr. Email Matt if interested.  
*Prices, terms, conditions subject to change.  Catch all the latest buzz now live on the Brambleton blog here.

COUNTY CORNER


Dulles Community Outreach Project Work Session - The next community work session will be held next Thursday, April 9th at Mercer Middle School. Electronic surveys and outreach results will be examined during the sessions, and participants 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. 

The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Has Launched a Redesigned Website to provide the public with better, more user-friendly access to the latest information about design, construction and delivery of the 23-mile extension of the region's Metrorail system known as the Silver Line. The public can ask questions or comment on the project via their new website, Twitter or by sending an email

LCSO McGruff Safety Camps - Registration for rising kindergartners and first graders will open on Tuesday, April 28 at 9:00 AM. Applications can be downloaded here and must be mailed to: Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, 803 Sycolin Road, SE Leesburg, VA 20175. Applications that are dropped off or faxed will not be accepted. The dates for the weeklong camps will be June 22 – June 26 (Countryside ES); July 6 – July 10, and July 13 – July 17 (Evergreen Mills ES). All camps run Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM or 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Thursday, April 9:

Dulles Community Outreach Work Session 6:00 - 8:00 PM - Mercer Middle School

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