Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

June 5, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Development Activity Update - Brambleton’s developer has advised our office that bond release construction 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. In addition to the ongoing work on Northstar and development in the community, for the week of 6/8-6/12 the following activity is planned:

  • Section 15 - Bond Release activity
  • Section 22 - Outfall work in section 22
  • Northstar BLVD work from Ryan to Belmont

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 BLVD Closed Between Creighton RD and Majestic Knolls DR - This section of Northstar Blvd. is closed through the summer to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Hazardous conditions will exist throughout this construction project, and it is imperative for safety's sake that everyone remains clear of this area. The detour for pedestrians, runners and bicyclists is the Creighton Rd trail to the Olympia Dr sidewalk to the Brambleton Town Center to Northstar. Vehicular traffic shall use Creighton Rd to Belmont Ridge Rd to Ryan Rd for their detour.  

Community Voice: Removal of the Belmont Trace Black Fence? - The Association is considering the removal of the black board fence located along Belmont Ridge Road in the Belmont Trace neighborhood (just south of Creighton Road) and is seeking resident comments. For further information and to comment on this, please visit our website and submit comments through the Community Voice portal.

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. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM 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

LIFESTYLES

Red, White & Bram - June 27th - 6:00 PM -10:00 PM. Save the date for one of Brambleton’s favorite festivals. Enjoy live music (All Natural), dunk tanks, backyard games, dodgeball, knockerball, food trucks, beer/wine, and one of the best fireworks displays in the area! Tickets are available at the gate for $5 per person (2 and under are free).  Blankets, chairs, and coolers are welcome, but no outside alcohol or pets are allowed. Tents are permitted but only along the fence line. In addition, the 3rd Annual Bake-off registration is now open. For more information or to sign up, click here.
 
Summer Kick-Off Pool Party - June 19th - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse. Celebrate the start of summer at the Corner Clubhouse pool, complete with water slides, deejay, floats/rafts, prizes, concessions hosted by Rock Ridge Drama, and a special appearance by Bruno. This is for Brambleton residents only, so please bring your pool pass. 
 
Teen Pool Night - June 19th - 8:30 - 11:00 PM. Hang out with your friends at the Corner Clubhouse pool. Enjoy night swimming, deejay, free pizza, soda, and Rita’s Italian Ice, plus other giveaways!  This event is geared towards 6th - 12th graders. Residents must bring their pool pass; guests are $5/person.   
 
Sizzlin’ Summer Concert – June 25th - The first concert of the season is just around the corner, featuring 80’s night with Toxic Mouse! Join us at the Town Center, dressed in your best “hair band gear”.  Gates open at 6:00 PM (ID’s will be checked), and the show starts at 7:00 PM. Giveaways to the first 200 kids. Ooh Dat Chicken food truck will be on site. BYOB, chairs, and blankets. No pets allowed. 

Free Demo Classes For Brambleton Residents - New Spots Opened - LetSwim is conducting an instructor training at the Beacon Crest pool on Sunday, June 7th from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. We need your children to fill our training classes. If you haven’t yet taken classes with us and want to try them or take advantage of this great opportunity for a free lesson, go online to our website and look for the “Brambleton Training” session to begin the registration process. 
 
The following classes are open so please go online and register immediately. Registration Still Open. Contact Lynn with any questions.  

  • 10:30 - 10:45 AM Pre-School Beginner
  • 10:45 - 11:00 AM Pre-school Intermediate
  • 11:00 - 11:15 AM Parent/Tot – New Spots Opened
  • 11:15 - 11:30 AM School Age Beginner
  • 11:30 -11:45 AM School Age Intermediate

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.

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

Worried About What to Do With the Kids this Saturday? - Want to support a good cause? Are you an upcycler or want to become one? Then come out to Stone Hill Middle School this Saturday, June 6th, for the Rummage Sale of the Year! Everything from lawnmowers to baby clothes and everything in between - even a kitchen sink. The event is from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Checks and cash will be accepted. Delivery of large items is available for a fee. Refinishing services for all items is available for a fee, too. There's also a Science Fair on the same day from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Come see some awesome experiments, neat gadgets, and excellent research projects. Admission to this great event is just a nonperishable food item for Loudoun Interfaith. Concessions will also be sold to raise money for their IBS Program!

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

Comprehensive Inspections - Comprehensive inspections in Section 2 (Highcrest Circle) will commence the week of June 8, 2015. For more information regarding the purpose and the process for these inspections, please click here. Contact the Covenants Administrators if you have any questions or need more information at covenants@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263.

Spring Exterior Modifications - Thinking of building a deck or patio this year to enjoy the outdoors? Or maybe you can’t access the back yard from inside your brand new home and you wish to add stairs. Exterior modifications of this nature and others require prior approval from the Covenants Committee. The Covenants Committee meets for review the second Monday of each month. Applications can be accessed on our website and completed applications can be scanned and emailed, mailed, or dropped in the drop box located to the right, outside of the entrance door. 
 
Concerns - Concerns are regularly received by the Association. If you have a concern, you may Submit a Request or contact the Association directly.  
 
Grass Inspections - A friendly reminder that after the all the showers we had this week, grass will be growing rapidly. Grass inspections are conducted on a weekly basis, typically Monday and Tuesdays. All turf areas on a Lot must be kept neatly mowed, trimmed and edged to a consistent height. Turf may not be permitted to exceed six (6) inches in height at any time. If you have any questions please contact the Covenants Administrators at 703-542-6263 or covenants@brambleton.org.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Summer is Right Around the Corner and it's the Perfect Time to Get the Whole Family in for a Dental Check-up! - Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry has extended summer hours.  Now is the time to get your smile summer ready. Little Smiles is a proud sponsor for Red, White and Bram. Be sure to stop by and see us. We'll have lots of fun activities planned for both kids and adults.  Call (703) 542-7000 for more information.

Bloo Dental Offers Oral Surgery - We are excited  to announce the addition of Dr. Sanjeev Bhatia to our practice.  Dr. Bhatia is a board certified Oral Surgeon with years of training at leading centers in the world.  He completed his residency training and fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the Brooklyn Hospital Center and associated Cornell School of Medical Sciences.  He is offering oral surgery services for all ages in our office including wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement.  If you would like to make an appointment with him, please call our office 703-327-5533.

Sport&Health 5th Anniversary Pool Party - June 6th 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Enjoy live music, hot dogs, drinks, free guest day, Kidz Zumba and limbo in the fountains.  For more information, call (703) 774-9500.

Come Try Bella Ballerina's Popular Barre Classes with their FREE Barre Under the Stars Event on Wednesday, June 10th! - Meet at Bella Ballerina - first 10 to arrive get a free gift - and participate in a trial class OUTDOORS in Brambleton Town Center!  A new session of Barre starts 6/14! Register online.

COUNTY CORNER


Loudoun County Electronics Recycling - Loudoun County residents and businesses will have the opportunity to recycle computers, printers, TVs, stereos, cell phones, power tools, and many other electronic devices, as well as cords and cables - and even Christmas lights - at the next Loudoun County Electronics Recycling Event. The event will be held Saturday, June 6th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Leesburg Park and Ride, 19730 Sycolin Road, S.E., Leesburg 20175. More information, visit the website or call 703-771-5514.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Monday, June 8:

Covenants Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM - BCA Management Office

Wednesday, June 10:

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

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