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Weekly Community News Bulletin

January 19, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Asphalt Sub-Committee Members Wanted - BCA is seeking applications from residents for the Asphalt Sub-Committee. The expected time commitment on this committee is approximately 30-60 minutes a month for a period that should not extend over 1 year. Check out our "Why Volunteer for a BCA Committee" video for an overview of this sub-committee. Additional information, the committee charter, and the application form can be found on the BCA website. Applications will be accepted through Monday, January 29th. The Grounds & Facilities Committee will review the applications and appoint 3-5 members to the committee. If you are interested in participating in the committee or have questions, please email Shantil Moyer at CIP@Brambleton.org


March Magazine - BCA’s new quarterly magazine will launch and be mailed to residents in early March 2018. We are currently accepting advertisements for this issue, and the advertisement form can be found here. Ad space is limited and can be reserved with payment on a first come, first served basis. Payment and ad artwork are due by Monday, February 5th. Please contact paul.gentine@brambleton.org with any advertisement questions.


DEVELOPER NEWS

First Birchwood Model Now Open!Sales at Birchwood at Brambleton, the area's premiere Active Adult community, begin this weekend with the opening of Van Metre’s Grand Villas model. Stay tuned for the remaining builders’ sales center openings in the coming weeks.


Active Construction Zones - Access through or in active construction areas is prohibited. Please use caution when traveling near these areas.



LIFESTYLES

Valentine's Day Card Making - Brambleton Kids Care will be making cards for residents of Loudoun Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Sunday, February 4th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at the Brambleton Community Center. Cards will be hand-delivered on Tuesday, February 13th. Visit the website for more information and to register. Space is limited.

Wine 101 - Join us for our first 2018 edition of Wine 101! We will be sampling lovely wines from Italy in honor of St. Valentine. Seats are limited. $20 per person. Click here for more information and to reserve a seat.

Comedy Night - On Saturday, March 3rd, come out for a hilarious night of adult comedy featuring up and coming comedians from NYC and DC. Two shows at 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM. $25 per person and includes the tasty popcorn/candy bar. Get your tickets here

Brambleton House Hop (aka Roving Dinner) - Come to this annual progressive dinner/scavenger hunt on Saturday, March 10th! This is the perfect way to meet new people in the neighborhood while having a blast! There are 4 courses total, 3 at residents’ homes, and then we end the night at the Corner Clubhouse for desserts, a DJ, and dancing! Spots are limited so don’t hesitate to sign-up. Click here for more information and to register.


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

Calling Farmers, Food Vendors and Craft Artisans - The EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace is seeking Marketplace Applications for the best vendors in the area. This Marketplace will be a year-round, Sunday morning event in the heart of Brambleton and will kick off on Sunday, April 1st. The Application and Vendor Handbook are available here. Priority selections will occur on or about February 15th for those who have completed their application and submitted a $5.00 application fee. Contact Dan Hine or Linna Walz with questions or for more information about joining the EatLoco vendor team. 


COMMUNITY

Paul VI Catholic High School - Join us on Saturday, January 20th at 5:00 PM for our Junior High Close-up! Enjoy pizza and meet coaches and players from PVI athletic teams as well as students and teachers from our music and theater programs. The Boys Varsity basketball game will follow at 6:00 PM.

St. David’s Episcopal School Open HouseOn Monday, January 22nd, St. David’s will host an Open House for prospective preschool families for the 2018-2019 school year, beginning at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary. For more information, please call 703-723-0286 or check the website at www.sdlife.org.

Loudoun County Public Schools New Student Registration - Registration for students new to LCPS will begin on Tuesday, February 20th for the upcoming school year. Refer to your school website for details. No early registrations will be accepted.

Middleburg Community Charter School - The MCCS Lottery is now accepting applicants for the 2018-19 school year. This year's lottery will be held on Wednesday, March 21st. If you are interested in applying for the lottery, or you would like to learn more about the school, please visit the MCCS website.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

High Winds Can Cause Problems - There have been several high wind advisories recently. Please inspect your residence and note any shingles that may have blown off of your home. Missing shingles can cause bigger problems such as leaks if not repaired. If you plan to replace the entire roof, and the color of the shingles is similar to those being replaced, and the quality is similar or even greater than before, then review and approval by the Covenants Committee is not required. This also applies to architectural shingles as long as the color change is not significant. Any roof replacement that does not match builder-provided materials is required to be approved beforehand through the Design Review process. More information and an application can be found here. Please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org with any questions.

Blocking Roadways for Play is Not Safe - BCA regularly receives concerns about community roadways being blocked off for play activity. The Association, VDOT, and Loudoun County do not condone street play and advise concerned residents to first approach the neighbors involved to directly resolve the concern. For unresolved concerns, we recommend contacting the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number (703-777-1021). Placement of personal "Children at Play" signs in roadways or common areas is also discouraged, as they have been shown to create a false sense of security.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Edible Arrangements - Save big with Edible Arrangements' National Dipped Fruit Week through Sunday, January 21st! Pick up a 6-count chocolate dipped fruit box for just $10 or a 12-count box for $19. Order today from Brambleton's store by calling 703-327-3636. 

AhSo Restaurant - AhSo is now open for Happy Hour! Enjoy drink specials and fun bar snacks Tuesday through Friday, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. 


COUNTY CORNER


Free Training on Fair Housing - Loudoun County will sponsor a Fair Housing Training on Thursday, February 1st from 1:30 to 4:30 PM at Rust Library in Leesburg. The training is free and open to the general public but registration is required. Click here for more information.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


StoneSprings Hospital Center Midwifery Program - StoneSprings Hospital Center’s new midwifery program offers education and support for patients during their pregnancy to help prepare for labor and birth. For more information about the program, view StoneSpring Hospital’s press release and visit their website.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Tuesday, January 23rd

Ad Hoc Technology Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM - Brambleton Community Center

Finance Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Office



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