Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

April 20, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

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. To view the race course, click here.

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.

Loudoun Hunger Relief Food Collection - In partnership with Ashburn Cares, BCA is collecting food for Loudoun Hunger Relief. Ashburn Cares is a volunteer organization dedicated to fighting food insecurity in Loudoun County. Loudoun Hunger Relief provides food and assistance to families in need in Loudoun County. Non-perishable food donations are currently being accepted in the collection box at the Brambleton Welcome Center (42395 Ryan Rd) until Sunday, May 6th. Visit their "How You Can Help" page for more information about how to support Loudoun Hunger Relief year-round.

When Do Brambleton’s Pools Open? Where Are They? How Do I Get a Pass? - With the Beacon Crest Pool opening for weekends only starting on Saturday, May 12th, you can find answers to these and other questions at www.brambletonhoa.com/pools. Check out the Related Documents section for details on pool pass registration and required documents for tenants. For questions about pool passes, please contact hoa@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263.

Lifeguarding Opportunities - Crystal Aquatics is looking for hardworking and responsible individuals who want to have a great summer work experience while maintaining safe, clean, and fun swimming pools in Brambleton or other Loudoun locations. If you are interested in lifeguarding this summer, please submit an application at www.crystalaquatics.com. No experience or certifications required to apply. Lifeguard training is available. 


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 - Don't miss the start of the 2018 Race Brambleton series on Saturday, April 21st! Visit the website to learn more about the race and how it benefits local breast cancer patients.

Spring Yard Sale - This year’s Spring Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, April 28th from 8 AM to 12 PM. 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.

JDRF One Walk - Walk and raise money for life changing research for the millions affected by type 1 diabetes on Sunday, April 29th at 8 AM in the Brambleton Town Center. Click here to register.

Loudoun Lyme 5K/10K/1K - Join us for the 8th Annual Loudoun Lyme 5K/10K and 1K Fun Run on Sunday, May 6th! Visit the Loudoun Lyme website to register and find more information.

Bram Brew Fest - Join us for our annual Bram Brew Fest on Saturday, May 19th from 1 PM to 6 PM! New this year, enjoy unlimited pours with your General Admission ticket!

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.

Red White & BRAM - This year’s Red White & BRAM Tailgate Party will take place on Saturday, June 30th from 6 PM to 10 PM. The festival will include backyard games, live music, and a laser light show! Visit the event page for more details, including tailgating information.


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. Musician David Lange will be performing at the marketplace on Sunday, April 22nd.


COMMUNITY

Winwood Children’s Center: Family Fun Day - Winwood Children’s Center invites you to their Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 28th from 10 AM to 1 PM. Enjoy snacks, music, a bounce house, and more! More details can be found on their website.

Green Drop Purple Heart Donations - Green Drop will be collecting donation items for Purple Heart after the Spring Yard Sale on Saturday, April 28th. Collection will occur at the Brambleton Community Center from 12 PM to 2 PM. All donations will receive a tax receipt upon delivery. Please visit our website for information on acceptable and unacceptable items.

Soccer Bugs - The Soccer Bugs still have openings in their spring soccer classes taking place every Saturday morning through June 2nd. This is a great opportunity for young kids to have fun while developing social and motor skills! Visit their website for more information.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Time to Mow! - As the grass starts to grow, BCA reminds residents to review the Property Maintenance Standards, which include the requirement that all turf must be maintained at a height not to exceed six (6) inches. Proactive inspections for compliance with these standards are ongoing throughout the community. To report concerns, please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org.

Thinking of Installing an Irrigation System? - Irrigation systems require approval by the Covenants Committee. Submission requirements include a copy of the recorded plat showing the location of the irrigation heads. When installing irrigation systems, please be aware that the front property lines of most lots do not extend to the public street and are typically located a few feet behind the curb and gutter or public sidewalk. More information about irrigation system guidelines can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact designreview@brambleton.org or call 703-542-6263.

Please Be a Good Pet Owner and Pick Up and Dispose of Your Pet's Waste - Pet waste receptacles with bag dispensers are located throughout Brambleton. Removal and disposal of waste is required on your own property and in common areas. To report general animal-related complaints online to Loudoun County, including pet waste removal, click here. In addition, Loudoun County Animal Control can be reached at 703-777-0406. Brambleton’s Pet Policy provides details for resolving pet related concerns. For questions or assistance, email communitystandards@brambleton.org, or call 703-542-6263.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Rhino Rides - Dust off your bike for a weekly ride with neighbors and new friends! Bicycle Outfitters staff lead Wednesday night Rhino Rides through the community, finishing at Lost Rhino Retreat. The next ride will take place on April 25th. Meet at 6:30 PM in front of Bicycle Outfitters. Helmets & working bike lights required. Call 703-327-3222 for more details.

Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that one American dies every hour from oral cancer? Don’t wait until it’s too late! Call 703-542-7000 to schedule an appointment for an oral cancer screening.


COUNTY CORNER


Jury Duty Fraud - Loudoun County advises residents to be aware of jury duty fraud. An individual using the name of an actual Sheriff’s deputy in Loudoun County has called residents asking for payment of fines for failure to report for jury duty. Residents who believe they were a victim of this scam or of a similar scam are asked to contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021 or sheriff.loudoun.gov/ReportOnline. Click here for more information.

ISHARE66 Commuter Incentives - Loudoun County Commuter Services is unveiling more facets of the ISHARE66 Commuter Incentives program in order to reduce traffic congestion and promote alternate modes of transportation on I-66. Incentives apply to new commuter bus riders, carpoolers, and vanpoolers. More information can be found at www.loudoun.gov/ishare66.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Nar-Anon Family Groups - Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a twelve step program, they offer help by sharing experience, strength, and hope. See their flyer for more information, including meeting times and locations.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Tuesday, April 24th

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


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