Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

May 8, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

BCA Deploys its Speed/Message Trailer - We are pleased to announce that the Association has placed its speed/message trailer into service today. The trailer will be used to bring awareness to traffic related safety issues throughout the community. The trailer’s first deployment is on Olympia Drive near the Brambleton Town Center. It’s being placed there to bring awareness to pedestrian safety and will later advise residents of changes to the traffic patterns due to the Loudoun Lyme 5/10K race on 5/17. BCA will work with LCSO to address other community concerns, and the trailer will be placed accordingly. A page on the BCA website will be set up to further explain the program and to request the trailer in your neighborhood.

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Development Activity Update 

Blasting in Brambleton - As a developing community, construction activities are occurring throughout Brambleton on a daily basis. We have received notice that blasting is scheduled to take place over the next several weeks near the intersection of Northstar Blvd. and Creighton Rd. Crews typically prepare the site for blast in the morning or early afternoon hours and will typically perform the blast mid-afternoon. Prior to each blast, two warning horns will sound and then a single horn will sound as an "all clear" after the blasting. See this document for more information.  

Bond Release Work - This 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 5/11-5/15 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.

Update - Northstar Closure Delay - The revised closure date is set for Tuesday, June 2nd.  It is still anticipated that the road will be closed for 10 to 12 weeks, reopening around the 1st of September. 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 will be open tomorrow, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. 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 Tuesday, May 12th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM and Saturday, May 16th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the BCA Management office (42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210). 

Free Demo Classes for Brambleton Residents - LetSwim is conducting an instructor training at the Beacon Crest pool on Sunday, June 1st from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, and they need children to fill the classes. If you haven’t taken classes with them and want to take advantage of this opportunity for a free lesson, go online and look for the “Brambleton Training” session to begin the registration process. 


LetSwim Masters Coming to Brambleton - LetSwim Masters practices will be held from 6:00 - 7:00 AM on Tuesday & Thursday mornings at the Brambleton Corner Pool from June 9th - August 27th. Whether you haven't been in a pool since high school, just competed your first triathlon or just want to change your exercise routine, there is a lane for you! Members must be able to swim at least a length of the pool and have some knowledge of swimming. Registration is open online. For more information about the program, click here.

Boot Camp for Teens - Attention High School & Collegiate Athletes! - Looking for a way to train hard over the summer to gain a competitive edge?  Want to get ready for fall/winter or travel team try outs?  FIR Boot Camp for Teens at Brambleton is exactly what you need to take you to the next level of your game!  Show your coaches how much stronger, faster and confident you will be after FIR's Boot Camp for Teens!  Sessions will be held M/W/F, 7:00 – 8:00 AM at the Community Center (42645 Regal Wood Drive). Sign up online today!  

Loudoun Lyme 5K Next Sunday - The Loudoun Lyme 5k/10k will take place next Sunday, May 17th at the Brambleton Town Center. For more information or to register, click here. Course signs will be placed along the race route in advance of the event.  Please be advised that during the race, (approximately 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM) there may be some delays as police and course marshals allow runners to safely pass by. Click here for the course map. 

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. 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

TONIGHT in Brambleton: the Step Sisters' THINK PINK Auction! - Swing by the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse (42255 Palladian Blue Terrace) TONIGHT, 6:30 - 10:00 PM (bidding closes at 9:15 PM) for a sip-n-shop auction event supporting the Step Sisters. Catered by pie-tanza, there will also 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! There's no charge to attend, but you won't want to forget your checkbook for bidding. 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. 

STEM Education Talks, May 9th - Nova Enrichment Academy, Loudoun County Public Schools and Eagle Ridge MS PTA, welcomes Tom Dubick for a series of talks about STEM education. Dubick will speak twice on Saturday, May 9. The first talk, 3:30 PM at Eagle Ridge MS, will focus on elementary and middle school students. The second talk, 6:00 PM at Broad Run High School will focus on middle school and high school students. Dubick will speak about upcoming trends and how to implement the best methods to teach science, engineering and technology to students. Contact Ekta Singhal for more information.


COVENANTS

Inspections
 - Comprehensive inspections are beginning in Section 2. Proactive grass inspections have commenced and will be ongoing throughout the growing season. Please remember when you mow to trim and edge as well. 

Kids at Play are Welcome on Brambleton Community Association Common Areas  - The Association gets regular requests for courtesy from residents whose side yards appear to be common area and not private property. Often we hear that other residents are either allowing children or pets to access those areas. This activity over time has been observed to damaged turf and landscape beds on private property. It is difficult without looking at a certified plat to know where someone’s property lines are. Please be courteous and remind children and pet walkers not to access any turf areas where there is a question of ownership without the explicit consent from the owner.  

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Thank You Brambleton! - It was a fabulous opening day this past Sunday at the Brambleton Farmers Market. The farmers and producers were overwhelmed with the turnout and have promised to bring even more product this week Sunday. Plan to take mom to the farmers market and treat her to a delicious crepe. There is a lovely place to sit while you get her some flowers and cookies or sausage or cake pops... so many products to choose from, maybe even strawberries too. Music will be provided by Christina Strickler who will be singing and raising funds for Humanity First USA. Bring the whole family and the kids can search for our Market Mascot "Stripe". Follow us on Facebook.

Free Guest Day at Sport&Health - Bring a guest, May 11th & 12th. Currently hiring lifeguards for the summer 2015 season. If interested, apply online

Loudoun Economic's Small Business Week: May 11th-17th - Save the dates! - May 11 - 17, 2015 is Small Business Week in Loudoun County, Virginia. There will be more than a dozen events giving small business owners and startup founders a chance to network with key industry leaders and learn essential strategies for business growth. One of these events is a Networking Happy Hour at Papa Tony’s Trattoria in the Brambleton Town Center on Thursday, May 14th from 5-7 PM. Join us for drinks and light hors d'oeuvres while you meet and mingle with other small business professionals. It's the perfect laid back setting to relax and make some important new connections. RSVP here.

Lost Rhino Retreat Entering Final Stages - The construction at the Lost Rhino Retreat is starting to enter into its final stages. The construction phase has taken a little longer than anticipated, but we felt it was important that we brought the same great vibe we have in the Tasting Room to the new Retreat in Brambleton. We've cleared out a few walls, exposed some steel beams, and even put our beer cooler in the main dining room. The place is really starting to have the laid back, inviting feel of the original brewery and tasting room. For more info, check out the “What’s Trending in Brambleton: April Edition” here and stay tuned for more updates coming soon on their all new website.

COUNTY CORNER


Sunday, May 17, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Algonkian Regional Park - Join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and local naturalist & USDA entomologist, Ed Clark, to explore the natural world through the wonder-filled eyes of children! This new series of free family nature walks (called "We're Going Wild") invites children ages 7+ and their adult chaperones to explore the wide world of nature together, led by an expert in nature and fun!  Online Registration required. Questions: Contact info@loudounwildlife.org.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Monday, May 11:

Covenants Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM - BCA Management Office

Tuesday, May 12:

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

Safety & Security Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office

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