Winter Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

March 9, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA


BCA Bus Tour - Join us on Saturday, March 17th for a guided bus tour of everything that Brambleton has to offer! Learn about the history, services, and activities of Brambleton as we traverse the community. A maximum of 24 people can participate, and a minimum of 4 people are required for the tour to take place. Click here to sign up.

Townhome Grounds Maintenance Program - Services will resume on townhome properties that receive grounds maintenance as part of the BCA program. A general schedule and details for this limited service program are outlined here. Residents are reminded to take the following precautions to ensure that services can be properly performed:
  • Unrestricted access to the backyard must be available for services.
  • Gates must remain unlocked and function properly. Property owners are responsible for repairing gates that improperly latch or are out of alignment.
  • Personal items such as lawn furniture, toys, hoses, and other items must be removed from lawn areas before services can occur.
  • Pets cannot be present during services. Ensure that all gates are closed and properly latched prior to letting pets into yards.
Residents that wish to opt out of the service may do so by submitting a completed Opt Out Form to operations@brambleton.org. Residents that choose to opt out are still obligated to pay the full monthly assessment. Questions pertaining to townhome grounds maintenance or common area landscaping can be submitted to operations@brambleton.org.

Street Sweeping - Street sweeping is quickly progressing and will be completed ahead of schedule. Sweeping of townhome streets and many VDOT streets has been completed. Residents living on streets that have not been swept are reminded to take the following preparations:
  • Park vehicles in garages and driveways so that the sweeper can service the entire street. 
  • Blow or sweep any sand on driveway aprons and sidewalks into the street. 
  • Blow sand off of the concrete curb and gutter portion of the street to expedite service, but do not place sand into piles on the street.
Questions pertaining to sweeping can be sent to Isaiah at operations@brambleton.org.

Slurry Seal Work on Legacy Park Dr, Regal Wood Dr (VDOT portion only), Parkview Dr & Vickery Park Dr - BCA received notice from VDOT late yesterday that slurry seal work is scheduled to begin. This work consists of eradicating existing markings and replacing them with temporary markings. Work details are described on this attachment. This is a fast operation that only impacts the marked locations as well as where ‘No Parking’ signage is posted.

The contractor will maintain safe traffic flow during these operations. Full access parking will be available during operations in the specified areas. This schedule is based off of the contractor’s submitted work schedule and may be impacted by weather. The contractor may arrive on site before the start time of 8 AM to prepare for work. Equipment will be parked at various locations during the progression of work and at the end of the work shift.


DEVELOPER NEWS

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



LIFESTYLES

Brambleton Kids Care: Membership Drive & Snack Packing Event - Please join Brambleton Kids Care for an opportunity to assemble snack bags for Mobile Hope and to learn how to get involved with them. The event will take place at the Community Center (42645 Regal Wood Drive) on Saturday, March 17th from 11 AM to 1 PM. Please visit the website for more information and to sign up.

Step Sisters' Ribbon Run 5k Shirt Deadline - Sign up to run or walk by Sunday, March 18th to guarantee your race shirt. Visit the website to learn more about the race and how it benefits local breast cancer patients.

Bramble-Bunny Egg HuntRegistration is now open for our yearly egg hunt! This event takes place on Saturday, April 7th from 10 AM to 2 PM and is for kids ages 0-8. Join us at Legacy Park for a fun egg hunt, petting zoo, crafts, and other fun activities. Spots fill up fast, so don’t delay! For Brambleton residents only. Click here to register.

Egg Hunt Volunteers Needed - We are looking for volunteers for our Bramble-Bunny Egg Hunt! This is a perfect opportunity to get involved in your community and see our little Brambletonians having a blast hunting eggs. Volunteers’ kids can also participate in the egg hunt at any time. Sign up here.


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace Opening CountdownWith less than 30 days until our first market day, check out the Brambleton Marketplace page on the EatLoCo website to preview of some of the vendors you can expect to see starting on Sunday, April 1st! 


COMMUNITY

Ready, Set, Erg-A-Thon - Learn to erg, challenge one of the Rock Ridge Crew Team rowers, and purchase some yummy baked goods at the Erg-A-Thon on Saturday, March 10th! This event will take place at the Brambleton Town Center from 10 AM to 4 PM. See this flyer for more details.

FROGS Used Books Sale - The Friends of the Gum Spring Library (FROGS) are organizing their annual used books sale at the Gum Spring Library from March 16th-18th. Book and mixed media donations will be accepted until Wednesday, March 14th. For more information, visit the FROGS Facebook page.

CFC MOPS Kids Consignment Sale - CFC MOPS is hosting a consignment sale on Saturday, March 17th from 8 AM to 4 PM at Christian Fellowship Church (21673 Beaumeade Cir, Ashburn, VA 20147). Kids clothes, toys, books, and furniture are accepted. Visit www.cfcmops.com for consignment and volunteering incentives!

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

Design Review - The next meeting for Design Review will be on Monday, March 12th. Applications can be submitted via email to designreview@brambleton.org. If you have any questions regarding the design review process or guidelines, please visit the website or call 703-542-6263. 

Roof Repairs/Replacement - Widespread shingle damage has been reported throughout Brambleton. Per the Design Guidelines, “An application is required for new or replacement roofing which in any way differs from that installed by the original builder. All roofing, including the design and material, shall be appropriate in appearance and quality to the style and design of the house.” Roof material, color, quality, and style must be compatible with other existing or proposed exterior colors and materials on the house. An application is necessary if you are installing materials that differ from what was originally provided by the builder. If they do not differ, then an application is not necessary. All materials on the roof must be the same; architectural shingles cannot be mixed with flat shingles, and multiple material colors cannot be used. If you are upgrading from a flat shingle to an architectural shingle, a design review application is not necessary so long as you use a color similar to what was provided by the builder and replace the entire roof. Please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org with any additional questions.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Knutson Model Grand Opening - Two new Knutson rooftop terrace townhome models will open this weekend in Town Center South. RSVP to enjoy small bites and drinks from local hotspots, including AhSO & Lost Rhino Retreat, this Saturday, March 10th from 11 AM to 2 PM. Call 703-665-1446 for more details.

Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry - We will have extended hours during the LCPS Spring Break to help accommodate your busy schedule. Call us today to schedule your child's next appointment at 703-542-7000.


COUNTY CORNER


PRCS Summer Job Fair - The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) will hold a Summer Job Fair on Tuesday, March 13th from 12 PM to 6 PM at 20145 Ashbrook Place, Suite 170, Ashburn, VA 20147. PRCS is hiring for its summer camp programs, as well as county parks and swimming pools. Visit www.loudoun.gov/jobs to review open positions and find more information.

LCSO Sneaker Collection - In the spirit of environmental and economic sustainability, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has partnered with GotSneakers to help raise funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of Loudoun. The request is simple: Clean out your closets of all unwanted adult and children’s paired sneakers and other footwear and bring them tied together before March 31st to one of the LCSO stations. Click here for more information.

Citizens’ Police Academy - Loudoun County Sheriff Michael L. Chapman announced the formation of the 41st Citizens’ Police Academy, which will commence on Thursday, April 5th. Members of the class will participate in training classes taught by LCSO personnel. The classes provide an overview of all the aspects of law enforcement within the agency. Members of the class may also have the option of participating in a ride-a-long after completing the academy. For class and registration details, visit the LCSO website.


ROAD WORK AHEAD

Loudoun County Pkwy/Route 50 Weekend Closures in March - According to VDOT, Segments of Route 50 will have full closures in both directions during several weekends in March in order to allow Dominion Energy crews to place wire on new electric transmission structures. There will be up to two such closures per day lasting up to 15 minutes each. The closures will occur according to the following schedule, weather permitting:

Route 50 closures (Poland Rd to Tall Cedars Pkwy):
  • Saturdays, March 10 & 17, between 7 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Sundays, March 11 & 18, between 7 AM and 10:30 AM
Drivers should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes.

Route 7-659 Interchange Project - Loudoun County officials are performing preparations for the first phase of the opening of the Route 7-659 (Belmont Ridge Road) interchange bridge. The work will result in traffic shifts and detours at the site beginning on or about March 20th. Click here for more details.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Birding Banshee - Whether you’re a beginning birder or an expert, you’ll be dazzled by the many bird species you’ll find at the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve south of Leesburg. Join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and the Friends of Banshee Reeks on Saturday, March 10th at 8 AM for the monthly bird walk at this birding hot spot. Bring binoculars if you have them.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Monday, March 12th

Covenants Committee Meeting, 7 PM - BCA Management Office

Tuesday, March 13th

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


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