Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

April 13, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Ad Hoc Technology Community Services Committee Seeks Resident Input Regarding Verizon FIOS Services Provided Through the Association - The current agreement for bulk services is due to end in early 2020, and the committee is seeking resident input regarding end of term options. The committee will host a resident comment period at their meeting on Tuesday, April 17th at 7 PM at the Brambleton Community Center (42645 Regal Wood Dr). If you have questions or need any accommodations to participate, please contact hoa@brambleton.org.

Loudoun County Transit Advisory Board (TAB) to Hold Meeting in Brambleton - TAB is seeking resident comments and concerns regarding the Metro Connect and County Long Haul Commuter services. They will be meeting on Tuesday, April 24th from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at the Brambleton Community Center. Save the date and attend the meeting if you make use of the services and want to share your thoughts with the Transit Board.

April #Bramlife Minute - Check out this month's #Bramlife Minute and find out more about our upcoming events, including the Step Sisters' Ribbon Run!



DEVELOPER NEWS

Bond Release Activity - Bond release work is currently being performed in Sections 27 and 33. The sections map can be found here.

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



LIFESTYLES

Step Sisters' Ribbon Run 5k Next Weekend! - Don't miss the start of the 2018 Race Brambleton series on Saturday, April 21st! Register online to run or walk in the Ribbon Run by 12 PM on Wednesday, April 18th. Visit the website to learn more about the race and how it benefits local breast cancer patients.

Ribbon Run Traffic - The Step Sisters’ Ribbon Run will take place at the Brambleton Town Center from 7:30 AM to 10 AM on Saturday, April 21st. Please be advised that during this time, the southbound lane of Olympia Dr between BTC and Creighton Rd will be impacted along with some trails south of Creighton Rd. Police will be stationed along the route to guide traffic in areas of significant impact, but traffic may be slowed to allow runners to pass so please plan accordingly. Safety is a primary concern for everyone; thank you for your cooperation! To view the race course, click here. Residents are encouraged to come out and cheer for Ribbon Run participants!

Spring Yard Sale - This year’s Spring Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, April 28th from 8 AM to 12 PM. There are four yard sale spots still available at the Community Center, and you can also participate in the sale from your home. Register by 9 AM on Monday, April 23rd to have your home included in our distribution list. Click here for more information and to register.

Bram Brew Fest - Join us for our annual Bram Brew Fest on Saturday, May 19th from 1 PM to 6 PM! Use the discount code NOPOGS when you purchase your Brew Fest ticket for 15% off of your ticket price. This code expires on Monday, April 16th.

Brew Fest Volunteers - Volunteer now! Volunteers receive a sweet Bram Brew Fest T-shirt and a General Admission ticket to the festival. Don’t hesitate, spots fill up fast! Click here to sign up. 

Bram Bus Trips - Spring and summer Bram Bus trips on our new bus have been scheduled! Check out the bus page for information on upcoming trips. We will be traveling to see Bon Jovi, Journey, Taylor Swift, and more!


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace - Our marketplace is now open every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM! Come to the corner of Legacy Park and Olympia Dr and support local farmer and artisan vendors. Visit the Brambleton Marketplace page on the EatLoCo website for vendor and event information.


COMMUNITY

1st Annual Dulles South Food Pantry Charity Golf Tournament - The Dulles South Food Pantry is a multi-faith emergency food pantry that provides nutritious food, personal supplies, and other services to those in need in Dulles South and surrounding areas, regardless of income, faith, or other criteria. Visit this page for more information about their Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, April 20th.

Brambleton Middle School Used Book Sale - Brambleton Middle School is currently accepting book donations for their Used Book Sale on June 4-13. Collection boxes are located inside of the library, and books for all ages are accepted. If you have questions, please contact Melissa.larson@lcps.org.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Do You Own a Portable Basketball Hoop? - Recent inspections have noted that several basketball hoop bases are being weighted down with improper materials and are not being stored in the proper locations. Please review the placement and stabilization guidelines, and please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org with any questions.

Common Area Encroachment - The Association wishes to make residents aware of our efforts to ensure that common areas are maintained with a harmonious and natural area aesthetic. Residents are reminded that per Brambleton’s Declaration, no one owner, or group of owners, is entitled to make personal or exclusive use of common areas. The Association takes this requirement seriously and does not permit exclusive personal use of common areas or encroachment into common areas.  

  • Changes to common areas are not permitted without prior written approval from the Association.    
  • Storage of personal items or equipment in common areas is not permitted. This includes, but is not limited to, woodpiles, play equipment, and sheds.  
  • Dumping or placing materials such as grass clippings or construction materials in common areas is not permitted.

If any resident, or their contractor, is found to be making personal use of the common areas, they are subject to removal, restoration, and related costs. They may also be subject to further additional charges or other sanctions permitted by the Association's governing documents. Common areas are for the use and enjoyment of the Owners of the Association. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Standards Advisors at communitystandards@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Rhino Chasers Run Club - Our Rhino Chasers Run Club is back! Join us every Tuesday evening at Lost Rhino Retreat starting at 6 PM. Take your pick of a 1-mile, 3-mile, or 5-mile run, then come back to the bar/patio to enjoy beers and dinner. All run club members receive 10% off their check! The next run is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17th.

Little Smiles and Costa Family Dentistry - We're hiring! We’re looking for hardworking, driven individuals. FT/PT positions include front desk, dental assistants, and hygienists. If you’re responsible, self-motivated, and looking for a stable and fulfilling career, contact us at 703-542-7000.


COUNTY CORNER


LCSO McGruff Safety Camps Registration - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has announced that applications for the 30th Annual McGruff Safety Camps will be made available on Monday, April 16th at 9 AM. These camps allow children entering kindergarten and first grade to learn various topics including fire safety, bicycle safety, and 911 emergencies. Registration forms will be downloadable at http://sheriff.loudoun.gov/mcgruffcamps. More information can be found here.

Loudoun County Home Improvement Programs - Loudoun County is hosting informational meetings to provide homeowners with details on their Home Improvement Programs. Interested residents are invited to drop in at any time during the sessions, which are being held between 10 AM and 2 PM on Monday, April 16th at Gum Springs Library and Tuesday, April 17th at Ashburn Library. Click here for more information.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Ride Free to Metro Stations - Beginning Monday, April 16th and continuing through Saturday, June 2nd, passengers will ride free on all Loudoun County Transit bus services that provide connections to Metrorail stations. The free bus rides are the first of the ISHARE66 Commuter Incentives designed to reduce traffic congestion and promote alternative modes of transportation through the I-66 corridor. Click here for more information.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Tuesday, April 17th

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


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