Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

May 15, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Legacy Park Tennis Courts and Practice Walls - Residents are reminded that the tennis courts are to be used for tennis only. There has been an increased use of the courts as a dog park, kids' bike course, skate park and lacrosse field. These activities will cause unnecessary damage to the courts’ surfacing and practice wall. The practice wall cannot be used for lacrosse, as the dense lacrosse balls will crack the lightweight material used to construct the practice wall. 


LIFESTYLES

Beacon Crest Pool Hours - The Beacon Crest Pool will be open tomorrow, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th 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 Saturday, May 16th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and next Tuesday, May 19th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the BCA Management office (42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210). All BCA pools, including the new Stratford Landing Pool, will open for the season next weekend!

Loudoun Lyme 5K this Sunday - The Loudoun Lyme 5k/10k will take place this Sunday, May 17th at the Brambleton Town Center. Race course/no parking signs have been placed along the race route. 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. 

Triple Crown Finisher Medal - The Loudoun Lyme 5k/10k is the 2nd event in the Race Brambleton race series. If you've already completed the Ribbon Run and are signed up to participate this Sunday, you will only have one more to go in order to earn your "brag swag", sponsored by INOVA! 


Only Two Weeks Left for the Brambleton Brew Fest - Join your neighbors at this inaugural event, taking place at the Town Center on May 30th. Enjoy live music, food vendors and 24 local craft breweries. For more information about the festival, like our Facebook page; purchase tickets online.

COMMUNITY

Bluebirds Nesting in Your Mailbox? - With the bluebird nesting season underway and lack of available nesting sites, we have in the past found that juvenile bluebird parents resort to nest building in residential mailbox newspaper compartments.  If you find a nesting pair and are worried about their safety, please email the Brambleton Bluebirds Garden Club (BBGC). The BBGC may be able to install a guard over the slot entrance to mitigate predators and solicitors from disturbing the site.

Another feather in our cap! The BBGC is pleased to announce that we are the first Virginia Chapter of the Cornell University Ornithology Lab NestWatch program. NestWatch is a citizen science program designed to track status and trends in the reproductive biology of birds across the United States. Feel free to contact the BBGC with your questions or concerns via email.

Rock Ridge High School Band Invites You to Touch a Truck this 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 Creighton's Corner elementary schools. 

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Lifeguards Wanted! - Sport&Health is currently hiring lifeguards for the summer. If interested apply online.

Spring Into Summer With Misguided Angels Leading The Way - Francis and Brittney from the Brambleton Marketing Department show off the latest fashion trends at Misguided Angels in this brand new video clip. Support a local small business while looking great this season!  

The Virginia LOVEwork Returns to Brambleton During Brew Fest - The Virginia LOVEwork will be on display in the Brambleton Town Center from May 22nd - June 1st. These letters travel around the state, promoting that “LOVE is at the heart of every Virginia vacation!”. We encourage you to take family photos in front of the artwork and then post to Facebook, tagging both Brambleton’s and Virginia is for Lovers’ pages or on Twitter and Instagram using the special hashtags #LOVEVA and #BRAMBLETON. Visit the website for more info.

COUNTY CORNER


LCSO to Offer Home Security & Burglary Prevention Class in June - In an effort to deter residential burglaries during the summer and better prepare citizens, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit will be holding a Home Security and Burglary Prevention class on June 17th, 7:00 PM at the Dulles South Public Safety Center community Room (25216 Loudoun County Parkway in Chantilly, VA). During the class, trained personnel from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit will offer tips on how to properly secure your home. Residents are also encouraged to report any suspicious activity, persons or vehicles immediately by calling the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021.

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers is in Need of Volunteers - LVC provides a wide range of support services for those in need of 1) Assisted transportation to and from appointments; 2) Assistance with errands, yard work, house hold chores. If interested in volunteering, contact LVC at 703.779.8617. Learn more about LVC online.

Free Garden Lecture – Visit Loudoun’s Native Plant Nursery and Learn About Using Natives in Your Landscape - Come out to Watermark Woods Nursery on Thursday, June 4th at 7:00 PM to visit Loudoun’s one and only all native, pesticide free plant nursery. Owner Julie Borneman will provide a practical look at using native plants in a suburban setting. She’ll discuss native choices to add structure and interest to your landscaping and debunk the myth that native plants look unruly. For more information about the lecture or the Loudoun County VCE Master Gardener program visit the website or call the Loudoun Extension Office at 703-777-0373.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Monday, May 18:

Brambleton Kids Care Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - Corner Clubhouse

Tuesday, May 19:

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

Thursday, May 21:

Grounds & Facilities Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office

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