Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

May 29, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Stratford Landing Pool Closed Tuesday, 6/2 - The Stratford Landing Pool will be closed on Tuesday, June 2nd, for maintenance.  If the maintenance goes as planned, the pool will reopen the following day. The Community Center Pool will open this Tuesday from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM to accommodate both daytime and evening use. 
 
BCA is Currently Hiring for the Following Positions:

  • Full-time Maintenance Laborer/Driver - In this role, you’ll help to keep Brambleton looking beautiful every day. We are seeking an enthusiastic and service oriented individual that is able to work independently, is available to work a flexible schedule with some nights and weekends. For more information, see the job description and contact Rick Stone for application information.
  • Full-time Resident Services Administrator - Customer service is key to this position as you’ll serve as the first impression of the Association. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, flexible, and able to work cooperatively in a small office environment.  It’s crucial to be detail-oriented, well organized and superior communication skills are a must. The position is full time and offers an entry-level salary with benefits.  Job share applicants will be considered and part-time employees are eligible for limited benefits.  Please see the job description for more details and contact Rosemarie Linder for application information.

 
Seeking New Safety & Security Committee Members - We are in search of two new committee members.  If you are interested or know someone that is, please consider attending an upcoming meeting on June 10th or July 14th to meet the members and experience a meeting.  Meetings begin at 7:30pm at the BCA Management Office, 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210 (above the Welcome Center).  For more information about the Committee, and to review their charter, please see the Committee page on the BCA website.  If you have any questions, please email hoa@brambleton.org

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 6/1 - 6/5, the following activity is planned:

  • Section 15, 22 & Town Center Residential - 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.

Northstar Closure Set to Begin on 6/2/2015 - 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

Brambleton Brew Fest is Tomorrow! - Come out to the Town Center tomorrow, May 30th1:00 - 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.

Brambleton Brew Fest Main Sponsor, Lost Rhino Retreat, will be open this Saturday from 2 - 8PM to serve beer and a limited menu of carnitas, carne asada, nachos, and brats in a "street food " style. All food will be $6. In addition, they will fill growlers and sell 6 packs of Rhino Chasers and Face Plant. Guests will be allowed to come in, grab a beer, something to eat and check out the place. They are excited to be part of the Brew Fest and to give everyone a sneak peek of what they have to offer.

Cricket Camp Director - Overtime Athletics is in search of a Cricket Camp Director for Cricket Camp to be held on July 20th - 24th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Please contact Chris Whelan if you are interested or for more information.

Little Free Library - Two Site Librarians Needed - Our Little Free Libraries will be up soon!  We are still in need of two more site librarians. These volunteers will be responsible for checking on their assigned library a couple times a month. Site librarians would also let BCA know when/if book supplies are running low or if maintenance on the unit is needed. If you are interested in being a site librarian, please contact Beth Huck

Soccer Camps in Brambleton - 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.  

Mini Bettas Evaluation - June 17 and 18, 10:30 AM at the Brambleton Corner Pool - The Mini Bettas program is for children 5-7 years old who are comfortable in the water and can swim ~10 meters (1/3 of pool length) unassisted. The program is designed as a low-stress introduction to competition swimming. Practice is held every weekday, 10:30-11:00 AM from June 22-July 24, with about two or three Mini Meets - held at 10:00 AM on weekdays, exact dates TBD. The cost is $165.00. Attendance is only required at one of the two evaluation sessions - no need to sign up in advance. Mini Bettas is NOT swimming lessons. Visit the LetSwim website if you are looking for lessons. 
 
There are 30 spots available. Registration for those swimmers approved at the evaluations will take place online on a first-come, first-served basis in two waves with priority going to existing Bettas families. Registration times will be announced at the evaluations. For questions about Mini Bettas, please contact Bettas Parent Liaison Kelly Nelson.

COMMUNITY

Play Youth Rugby this Summer! - Coed Tag Rugby practices start on June 9th and are held every Tuesday and Thursday @ Selden’s Landing Elementary with matches on the following (5) Saturdays: 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, and 7/18. The season will culminate with the State Championship, July 25 (tackle) and 26 (tag). We currently field U5, U7, U9, and U11 coed tag sides and U13 & U15 tackle sides. Follow our Facebook page for the latest updates and visit us on the web. Contact Jorge Arias for additional details.

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.

  1. Send in to the school, CASH ONLY, in a sealed envelope addressed to Lynn Brizzi by FRIDAY, June 5.
  2. Feel free to write a note if you choose.
  3. Spread the word to all Legacy families (past and current!)!  ALL are invited to participate and any amount is welcome. $5 goes a long way in planning a trip.
Farewell Open House on Monday, June 8 (5:00 - 7:00 PM at Legacy. For more information, send an email.


COVENANTS

Just So You Know… You Have To Mow! - The experts say that you should not let the grass grow more than four inches high and then only mow ¼ of the height. It is best to take one inch off, using a mulching blade to put that one inch back onto the lawn. That top one inch has the most nutrients and will aid in growing healthy grass. In Brambleton, grass cannot exceed six inches in height. When it gets too long, you need to bag the grass and not mulch it, as it will leave clumps, not to mention, will be very heavy and unhealthy for the lawn beneath. During the growing season, it may be necessary to mow every five-seven days. Therefore, when traveling for an extended time, alternative arrangements are necessary to attend to your lawn in your absence. Brambleton’s Covenants Advisors conduct proactive weekly inspections to monitor for compliance with Brambleton’s Property Maintenance Standards.  If you have questions or need more information regarding requirements or to report a concern, please contact the Covenants Team

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 send an email to Design Review with any questions.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Brambleton Farmers Market on Emberbrook Circle - You'll find sugar snap peas, strawberries, lots of fresh produce. Pink Polka Dot Bake Shop will be bringing tasty cake pops, Breezy Meadows will have chicken and eggs, and Greenheart Organics will bring 2 new drink offerings too. Bring the whole family to this very friendly market. Happy Crepe will be pleased to make you a fresh crepe with sweet or savory fillings. Music will be provided by local musician Nikki Lynn. Sit and enjoy the music while you nibble on something tasty from the market, open 9:00 - 1:00 PM! 

Summer is Coming Special - Become a Sport&Health member by May 31st and receive $0 joining fee PLUS June FREE! Call General Manager, Jason, at 703-879-2006 for more details.  

Take Advantage of the Last Couple Weeks of the School Year and Book YOUR Appointment with the Northern Virginia Orthodontics Center for Invisalign Today! - One of the top 20 Invisalign practices in the NATION, Dr. Zach Casagrande and Dr. Kristin Nelson can treat almost any malocclusion with the clear alternative to braces. Schedule your complimentary smile analysis today and come see our state-of-the-art facility attached to Northern Virginia Orthodontics. Discount for Brambleton residents. Reach us at 703-327-1718 or online.

COUNTY CORNER


Beaverdam Reservoir Temporarily Opens May 30th - Loudoun Water and NOVA Parks have formed a joint partnership, along with the community to reopen this wonderful local asset. The easiest access to the reservoir from Brambleton is on Mount Hope Road off of Belmont Ridge Road.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Saturday, May 30:

Beaverdam Reservoir Opens

Wednesday, June 3:

BCA Management Office Closing at 3:00 PM for Staff Development Meeting

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