Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

April 27, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

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.

Pool Season Is Around the Corner! - With the Beacon Crest Pool opening for weekends only starting on Saturday, May 12th, you can find all of the Brambleton pool information you need 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.


DEVELOPER NEWS

Bond Release Activity - Bond release work is currently being performed in Sections 27 and 33. Section 33 is experiencing concrete break and replacement work; this may impact ingress and egress of driveways. Residents will be notified if they are affected by this work. 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

Spring Yard Sale - This year’s Spring Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, April 28th from 8 AM to 12 PM. The sale will occur at the Brambleton Community Center and at residents' homes. A full list of participating homes can be found here. Visit the Yard Sale page for more details. GreenDrop will be collecting donations at the Community Center after the Yard Sale; see the post under the Community header below for more information.

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! Use the discount code "Unlimited" to earn 10% off of your ticket price; this code expires on Tuesday, May 1st.

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.

Bram Bus Trips - Spring and summer Bram Bus trips on our new bus have been scheduled! Check out the bus page for trip and ticket information. We will be traveling to see Luke Bryan, Jimmy Buffett, Bon Jovi, and more!


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace - Come to the corner of Legacy Park and Olympia Dr every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM to support local farmer and artisan vendors! Enjoy great meats, produce, pastries, jewelry, soaps, and more! Visit the Brambleton Marketplace page on the EatLoCo website for vendor and event information.


COMMUNITY

GreenDrop Purple Heart Donations - GreenDrop 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.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Time to Clean Your Roof and Siding - Do you have large streaks or stains on your roof and wonder what the cause is? Most roof stains are caused by the growth of algae, fungus, or moss that feed on the organic material frequently found in the granules that make up roofing shingles, mainly limestone. The portions of a roof that receive the least amount of sunlight (typically the northern and/or western exposure) are more likely to have growth. There are companies that can remove the stains, and some use organic products as well. You can also remedy this problem yourself. Additionally, dirt, grime, and debris can build up on your siding, causing similar discoloration. Cleaning removes mold, mildew, and chemical residues that can cause premature aging and fading. Please remember that if you see staining, streaking, or growth on your roof and siding, it’s time to schedule a cleaning!

Tree Care Reminders - Residents are responsible for maintaining trees and bushes on their property. These responsibilities include:

  • trimming/pruning trees to a minimum of eight (8) feet above the sidewalk to allow for free, unobstructed passage;
    • Never remove the whole top of trees as a means to control the size or to prune, as this practice often leads to insect and disease infestations.
  • maintaining all trees and landscaping within the scale of the property;
  • removing tree stakes which have been in place for more than one year;
  • removing dead plant material promptly and planning for required replacements.

If you have questions, please contact the Community Standards team at 703-542-6263 or communitystandards@brambleton.org.

Property Maintenance Standards - Lot turf areas must be kept neatly mowed, trimmed, and edged at a consistent height. Turf is not to exceed six (6) inches in height at any time. For more details, visit this page on our website. Please contact the Community Standards team at communitystandards@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263 if you have any questions.


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, May 1st.

Northern Virginia OrthodonticsNVO is hosting their Invisalign Extravaganza on Thursday, May 3rd from 3 PM to 8 PM. Guests will receive $1,250 off Invisalign treatment, plus a free take home professional whitening kit! Appointment availability is limited, so call 703-574-2174 to reserve your spot. More information can be found here. This offer is valid for new patients only and expires on 5/3/18.

Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - Have you heard about our VIP Referral Program? Refer a friend or family member to schedule an appointment between April and June and be entered into a drawing for a Summer-Stuffed Yeti Cooler!


COUNTY CORNER


Prescription Drug Take Back Day - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Middleburg Police Department for the “Take-Back” initiative. Loudoun County residents can discard potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 28th from 10 AM to 2 PM at four county sites. Click here for discard locations and more information.

Suicide Prevention Presentation - Loudoun County Public Schools’ Department of Pupil Services will be presenting “Suicide Prevention” on Thursday, May 3rd from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the LCPS Admin building in Ashburn. This presentation will address suicide prevention principles as well as LCPS suicide prevention strategies and procedures. Click here for more information and to register.

Dulles South Grand Opening - The grand opening of the Dulles South Recreation and Community Center and the Dulles South Senior Center will take place on Friday, May 4th at 6 PM. More information about the opening and the facilities can be found here.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Loudoun Targets Lyme - The Loudoun Targets Lyme initiative focuses on reducing the impact of Lyme disease in Loudoun County by providing steps to stay safe from this disease along with other resources. Visit their page for more information.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Tuesday, May 1st

Asphalt Sub-Committee Meeting, 7 PM - BCA Management Office

Grounds & Facilities Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office

Wednesday, May 2nd


DMV2GO, 9 AM - 4 PM - Harris Teeter Parking Lot


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