Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

May 22, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

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 5/25-5/29, the following activity is planned:

  • Section 15 - Bond Release activity

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.

Board Meeting Rescheduled - The BCA Board Meeting has been rescheduled from Tuesday, June 2nd to Tuesday, June 16th, 8:15 AM at the BCA Management Office.


LIFESTYLES

BCA Pools Open this Weekend - The Community Center, Brambleton Corner, Beacon Crest and Stratford Landing Pools will be open for the season starting tomorrow, May 23rd. For a listing of pool hours at each facility, visit the website. Pool passes can be obtained at the BCA Management office (42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210) M-F, 9:00 - 5:00 PM. Contact hoa@brambleton.org for more information or call 703-542-6263.

Classes/Camps in Brambleton! - Brambleton has several classes and summer camps for all ages, with interests ranging from sports, engineering to acting.  Be sure to check our website regularly for new programs.  Below you will find links to upcoming programs: 

ADULTS

Barre Yo - Three different types of classes offered: Barre X – Full body workout; Barre Boot Camp – Combination of ballet, barre, sports conditioning and cardio; Vix Mix – Upbeat, fun dance class with equal parts cardio and sex appeal
Fitness Image Results Boot Camp - Hardest workout you will ever love! All fitness levels welcome! Classes run all week at different times including a Saturday morning class.  Teen boot camp also available for the summer. Sign up for either 5-weeks or 10-weeks.
Let’s Swim - Adult Masters Swim Coaching - One hour practice two days a week to improve your stroke and most importantly, have a good time.  Must join US Masters to participate.
Toastmasters - Diverse group of people with the common interest of learning how to communicate more effectively.
 
KIDS

Children’s Storytime - Bring you little one to enjoy group reading brought to you by Loudoun County Public Library - Tuesdays, 10:00 AM at the Brambleton Community Center.
Let’s Swim/Swim lessons - Several sessions throughout the summer for ages 6 months – 12 years. Classes held at Beacon Crest and Community Center. 
 
SUMMER CAMPS

Engineering for Kids - Ages 4-14 – Introduced to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in fun and creative ways that will keep your kid wanting to discover and explore.
Kidz Art - Ages 6 -12 – Use your imagination to create and have fun using different materials and getting a little messy! No art experience necessary, only imagination.
Overtime Athletics - Ages 5 – 13 – This is a fun sports themed camp that will keep your kid moving while having fun, learning sportsman-ship, and teamwork.
Silver Knights Chess - Ages 5 – 12 – All levels welcome.  Kids learn everything from the basics to tactics, master games, and playing against fellow students.
Stage Coach Theatre Camp - Rising 6th – 9th Grade – Musical Theatre Camp will allow campers to hone their vocal skills, refine their acting technique and learn basic dance combinations.
Brambleton Soccer Camp - Ages 5-13 – Soccer camp designed to create positive environment with high energy for young players to improve their skills and knowledge of the game.
Soccer Bugs - Ages 18 months – 6 years – Soccer Bugs uses play as a catalyst to develop motor skills, balance and coordination, hand eye coordination, and social skills.  SATURDAY MORNINGS

Free Demo Classes for Brambleton Residents - Date Change - LetSwim is conducting an instructor training at the Beacon Crest pool on Sunday, June 7th 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.  
 
Bram Brew Fest - May 30th – 1:00 - 6:00 PM. Purchase your tickets online to get through registration quicker! Please note that the online service fee will be the same at the gate unless you are using cash. You are welcome to bring your chairs and blankets, but tents are prohibited. We will have several large tents for your enjoyment, along with live music by Hypnotic Willie and Crowded Streets (DMB Cover Band). Newly added to this event is a silent disco!  Entrance will be located on Brambleton Plaza in front of Lost Rhino Retreat.  
 
Make-Over Contest – Eclips Salon - As part of their generous sponsorship to the Bram Brew Fest, Eclips will be choosing one winner to receive a full make-over at their salon.  If you feel you are in need of a new look, you can enter by sending a message to Eclips on Facebook, and they will send you the entry form.  Winner will be announced at the Bram Brew Fest, but you do not need to be present to win. 

Save the Date - B_Fit Trail Challenge - The B_Fit Trail Challenge will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Timed waves will compete on approximately 2.5 miles of paved trails including 11 fitness stations with a range of strength and agility challenges along the way. Registration (opening soon): $25 person, which includes a technical shirt and registration fees. Proceeds from this event will directly benefit the pediatric cancer cause.

COMMUNITY

SHHHHHH..... IT'S A SURPRISE! - Legacy's founding principal, Mr. Duckworth, is retiring. We want to show our appreciation by giving him a meaningful gift. We invite your family to contribute towards a VISA gift card to send him and his family on a well-deserved vacation! To participate:

  1. Send in to the school, CASH ONLY, in a sealed envelope addressed to Lynn Brizzi by FRIDAY, June 5.
  2. Include a short note/card to Mr. Duckworth. All donations will be pooled for the gift card. 
  3. Spread the word to all Legacy families (past and current!) to participate!  ALL are invited to participate.
  4. Gifts will be presented at his Farewell Open House on Monday, June 8 (5:00 – 7:00 PM at Legacy).

RRHS iGem Team and Science Program is hosting a Parents Night Out event on Saturday June 13th from 6:00 - 10:00 PM.  Drop off your kids and enjoy a night out.  Children will be cared for and entertained by Rock Ridge High School's amazing student and parent volunteers. Kids will enjoy watching movies, playing board games, doing arts and crafts and other fun activities. The cost is $15 per child and it is open to children who are potty trained up to age 11. Pre-registration is encouraged, walk-ins will be accepted if capacity allows. Guarantee your child's spot and pre-register here today!


COVENANTS

Modification Review - The next meeting for review is on Monday, June 8th. Please have your applications in for review by June 3th prior to the meeting. Please contact the covenants team with any questions.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Sport&Health 5th Anniversary Pool Party - June 6th from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  Live music, hot dogs, drinks, free guest day, Kidz Zumba and limbo in the fountains.  

New Running Club Now Forming! - If you're the type who likes to reward yourself with a cold pint after a great run, we've got just the thing for you starting June 2nd! Join the Rhino Chasers every Tuesday at 6:00 PM (weather permitting) June-October at the Lost Rhino Retreat for an organized 1, 3 or 5 mile run through Brambleton. We'll meet back at the Retreat to enjoy drinks, food (fees separate from free run) and camaraderie with fellow runners and beer enthusiasts. All paces and ages welcome for run! For questions please contact Kelly Superak.

The Virginia LOVEwork Returns to Brambleton - The Virginia LOVEwork will be on display in the Brambleton Town Center, May 22 - June 1. 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 Brambleton’s, Visit Loudoun’s and Virginia is for Lovers’ pages; or on Twitter and Instagram using the special hashtags #LOVEVA, #LoveLoudoun and #BRAMBLETON! Visit the website for more info.
 
Farmer’s Market this Week - Visit the market this Sunday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Stock up for your holiday gathering while you have a sweet or savory crepe. You will find freshly made cupcakes, cookies, and granola. Our meat vendor selection: beef, pork, chicken, rabbit and eggs. Fresh fruit and vegetables are always available, and the selection changes with the season. Strawberries are popular now, and blueberries will be along soon. Bring home salsa, fresh juice, dog treats and wine too. Andrew Tufano will entertain you with his acoustic pop-folk-soul sounds. Follow the Brambleton Farmers’ Market by signing up for the newsletter from our Facebook page (click the Sign-Up button at the top).
 
Help Wanted - Winchester Homes at Glenmere is searching for a Model Home Administrative Assistant. This is a full time job with benefits, and your work week would run Thursday - Monday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Great organizational and computer skills required. Contact and send resume to Juan Rodriguez.
 
Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Hours - The Brambleton Welcome Center and most builder model homes will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.  All Van Metre Homes’ model homes will be open on Monday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

COUNTY CORNER


DMV2GO Coming to Brambleton - Additional Dates - DMV2GO will be at the Brambleton Town Center (Harris Teeter side) from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM on the following dates:
  • Friday, June 26th
  • Friday, August 7th
  • Friday, October 16th
  • Thursday, December 3rd
The mobile customer service center allows residents to apply for or renew ID cards (available for adults and children), apply for or renew driver's licenses, update their DMV information, obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, and transcripts, order disabled parking placards or plates and other services.   

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Tuesday, May 26:

Finance Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office

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