Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

May 1, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Development Activity Update - Brambleton’s developer has advised our office that bond release construction work will begin, or continue, in the sections noted below. The type of work to be done may include asphalt repair; concrete marking, break and repair; marking, or digging and installation of street lights. Work of this nature typically begins in the early morning and is completed by 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. For the week of 5/4-5/8 the following activity is planned:

  • Section 15 - Bond Release activity
  • Section 12 & 18 - Turf repair in street light installation areas 

Our office works closely with the Developer’s office to include information in 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. 


Brambleton Community Association is Still Accepting Applications for Several Open Positions - BCA is currently hiring for the following positions: Full-time Facility & Grounds Supervisor, Communications Coordinator, Part-time Seasonal Events Assistant and Bus Driver for the community bus.  For detailed job descriptions and more information, click here.

Northstar Boulevard to be Closed to Through Traffic Beginning May 5th - All four lanes of Northstar Blvd. will be closed as detailed in this map to allow for construction of the Creighton Road extension to the west and to build pedestrian underpasses prior to the opening of the newly approved Elementary School (ES-27) in 2016. The goal is to reopen all lanes on Northstar Boulevard to through traffic before school starts again in Fall 2015. 


LIFESTYLES

Beacon Crest Pool Opens May 9th - The Beacon Crest pool pre-season hours begin next Saturday May 9th. The pool will be open on weekends only from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM through May 17th. For more information on community pool hours or how to obtain a pool pass, visit the website. Extended hours for obtaining pool passes will be next Wednesday, May 6th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the BCA Management office (42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210). 

Barre Yo for Brambleton Runners - Jennifer Wysocki, Brambletonian and founder/owner of Barre Yo, invites all runners to try one of her classes for free, this Sunday, May 3rd at 6:30 PM. The class will be held at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse. Barre Yo is a fusion of barre, pilates, and yoga — a great workout and a lot of fun!  Just bring a mat and a set of light weights. 

Conquer Your Camera -- A Beginners Guide to Photography with Your DSLR - Learn the basics of photography at this workshop to be held this Sunday, May 3rd from 1:00 - 4:00 PM at the Community Center (42645 Regal Wood Drive). Cost is $135. To register, click here.   

Brambleton Brew Fest - This inaugural event is fast approaching!  Don't forget to buy tickets. For more information about the festival, like our Facebook page; purchase tickets online.

CPR/AED Certification Class - On Sunday, May 17th from 1:00 - 5:00 PM, the AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED class will cover adult, child, and infant CPR/AED and choking rescue. This class is perfect for parents, expecting parents, lifeguards, babysitters, daycare workers, nannies, etc. The class will be held at Brambleton Corner Clubhouse  42255 Palladian Blue Terrace. Please register and pay ($85.00/person) online under the class schedule and registration page. Space is limited. Registration will close on May 11th. E-mail Laura Punaro, RN, BSN or call at 703-304-3338 with any questions. 
 
COMMUNITY

Rock Ridge High School - The Beauty and The Beast - Don't miss the last few performances tonight, May 1st at 7:00 PM and tomorrow, May 2nd at 2:00 and 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale online. $10 in advance and $12 at the door. 

Join the MOMS Club of Ashburn - Broadlands/Brambleton Chapter for an open house next Friday, May 8th at the Community Center (42645 Regal Wood Drive). There will be a morning session from 10:00 - 11:30 AM and an afternoon session from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. We will have fun crafts, toys, a riding toy area, snacks and popsicles to share. Please spread the word about this event to friends & neighbors – all moms and expectant moms are welcome.  Learn more here or send an email

Rock Ridge High School Band Invites You to Touch a Truck on Saturday, May 16 - Our biggest fundraiser of the year!  Kids can get behind the wheels of vehicles of all types including fire engines, construction vehicles, tractor trailers, tow trucks, garbage trucks, ambulances and more! Plus food concessions, face painting and balloons! More information and advance VIP and discounted general admission ticket sales online . General admission tickets also will be available at the gate and through Rosa Lee Carter, Moorefield Station and Creightons Corner elementary schools.

Support the Step Sisters as You Socialize, Sip, Shop on May 8th! - The Step Sisters' Think Pink Auction will be held Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:30 - 10:00 PM at Brambleton Corner Clubhouse (42255 Palladian Blue Terrace). Come out for an evening of food (catered by pie-tanza!), drinks, and fun while bidding on an item or two. There will be plenty of auction items perfect for graduations, Mother's Day (just in time, fellas!), and family fun, including: Redskins tickets, travel and spa packages, winery and brewery tastings, and so much more! For more information, please visit the website. Everyone is welcome! - PLEASE RSVP here. Proceeds benefit the Step Sisters' mission to improve the quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer in our area. 

COVENANTS

Contacting the Association to Report a Concern
 - Residents are encouraged to contact the Association regarding any concerns. Brambleton’s governing documents detail the requirement for concerns to be submitted in writing.  This can be through email or on the website under “Submit a Request”.  The Association recognizes the desire of some residents to remain anonymous when reporting certain concerns. However, if no contact information is given, then follow up is not possible. BCA encourages residents to  open a free email without your name to facilitate our ability to communicate updates. 
 
Growing Season - A friendly reminder that the growing season is under way and grass is growing rapidly. The onset of spring showers makes the grass grow faster then it will later in the season.  It is possible to need to mow every five – seven days during the growing season. Weeds enjoy the spring as well and now is a great time to add  pre - emergent  weed control to your lawn.
 
Applications - Application submission is in full gear for spring projects. The Association is receiving a very high volume of applications. Staff would like the opportunity to  review the application for accuracy  prior to the meeting. Therefore applications should be submitted no later than the Wednesday prior to the meeting.   Take steps to review the guidelines and the website for information regarding the process and what is needed in a complete application so that nothing holds up the review process.  The next meeting for review is May 11, 2015.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Brambleton Farmers Market Grand Opening this Sunday - Join us at 9:00 AM for the bell ringing and the start of the summer season. Vendors are excited to be back, and we will celebrate with music by the Queens Over Kings, and you may even see a dancing chicken! Bring the kids and have them find the market mascot for a prize. Bring your appetite and your reusable bags. The market will be on Emberbrook Circle in front of Regal Cinemas on Sundays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM! Make the Brambleton Farmers Market your Sunday tradition!

Bloo Dental Free Giveaways & Raffle at Welcome Center - Come by our table during the month of May at the Welcome Center  and enter your name for a chance to win either Zoom In-Office Whitening or a gift certificate to Blue Ridge Grill.  We will also have free giveaways such as lip balm, toothbrushes and much more.  We welcome appointments for kids, teens and adults please call 703-327-5533 or visit our website.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Blue Ridge Grill! - On Sunday, May 10th, Blue Ridge Grill will be opening one hour earlier at 9:00 AM in honor of Mother’s Day. We’ve also begun accepting reservations for our first hour of seating that morning. Space is limited so book your spot soon!  For the rest of the day, be sure to take advantage of Call-Ahead Seating to minimize your wait at the door.  To make a reservation, or for any other questions, give us a call at 703-327-1047. For menu information and to sign up for our newsletter, check us out online.  

Lost Rhino Recognized in NoVA Mag’s 2015 Beer Awards - Northern Virginia Magazine has released its first Beer Awards issue highlighting the area’s craft beer industry, and we’re pleased to announce our newest tenant, the Lost Rhino Brewing Co., received accolades in two categories:  “Best Tasting Room Experience” and “Best Pilsner” for their Rhino Chasers Pilsner!  Look for Lost Rhino’s next big adventure, the Lost Rhino Retreat brewpub, to open this summer in ?Brambleton.

Plan Your Child’s Next Birthday Party at Brambleton’s Johnny Rockets - Stop by Brambleton’s Johnny Rockets restaurant to chat with their party coordinator to make your child’s next event the talk of the town!  Burgers, fries, milkshakes – it’s a kid’s dream come true! And don’t forget to join the Rocket e-club to receive a free birthday hamburger!

Looking For A Job Close To Home? - Help promote the community you love while working for Winchester Homes in Brambleton as an administrative assistant. This is a full time job with benefits, and your “work week” would run Thurs - Mon, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Great organizational and computer skills required. Contact and send resume to Juan Rodriguez.

COUNTY CORNER


Free Garden Lecture, May 7th – Eco-Friendly Gardening with Audubon at Home - This presentation will demonstrate how to create an environmentally friendly habitat that will attract more birds, butterflies, frogs and other critters into your space. Past president of the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and Director of the Audubon at Home program, Terrance Liercke, will share his expertise. Lecture will be held on Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 PM at the Virginia Cooperative Extension, Wells Fargo Bank Building, 30 Catoctin Circle SE, Leesburg, VA. Visit the website or call the Loudoun Extension Office at 703-777-0373 for more information.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Wednesday, May 6:

Extended Pool Pass Hours, 5:00 - 7:00 PM - BCA Management Office

Saturday, May 9:

Beacon Crest Pool Open, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday, May 10:

Beacon Crest Pool Open, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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