Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

May 4, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Evergreen Mills Intersection Realignment Project - Supervisor Tony Buffington urges community input to ensure funding for the Evergreen Mills & Watson Road Intersection Safety Improvement Project. Please act before Wednesday, May 9th in order to advocate for this project. More details can be found here.

Loudoun Lyme Traffic Impact - The Loudoun Lyme 5k/10k will take place this Sunday, May 6th at the Brambleton Town Center from approximately 8 AM to 10:30 AM. Course signs will be placed along the race route in advance of the event. Please be advised that there may be some delays as police and course marshals allow runners to safely pass by. Click here for the course map. 

Loudoun Hunger Relief Food Collection - Drop off Non-perishable food donations 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.

Beacon Crest Pool opens for weekends only starting on Saturday, May 12th - 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.

Mosquitoes & Ticks  - BCA monitors news and information regarding mosquitoes and ticks.  At this time, the Association is not aware of recommendations for community wide vector control and does not take action to spray common areas. BCA actively monitors this and at such time that the County, CDC, or other agencies recommends such action, the Association will re-evaluate steps available.

As mosquitoes and ticks are a serious concern, the Association strongly encourages residents to take personal actions and actions on their property to reduce their exposure and the number of mosquitoes and ticks. There are several recommendations for precautions individuals can take and residents should familiarize themselves with County and national resources.  Some steps to consider taking on your property include: 

-Eliminate standing water
-Trim back vegetation
-Consider mosquito-repelling plants (catnip, lavender, marigolds, basil and peppermint)
-Remove yard debris

Links to resources and additional information:
 
CDC - Ticks

Loudoun County - Tick and Tick-Bourne Disease

CDC - Mosquitoes/Zika 

Loudoun County - Mosquitoes - Zika


DEVELOPER NEWS

New Construction Activity in Birchwood - clearing activity is underway and will continue for approximately the next two months.  Once this phase is complete, blasting operations will begin.  Prior to the blasting work, pre-blasting survey opportunity notices will be provided as required by the county.  

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 by the developers contractor 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

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 for more information.

Brew Fest Volunteers - Last call for guaranteed shirt sizes! If you want to pick your shirt size, you must sign up by Sunday, May 6th. 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 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!

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

Music at the 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. The Catoctin School of Music will be performing at the marketplace on this Sunday, May 6th.


COMMUNITY

Fashion for Paws - The 12th Annual Fashion for Paws runway show will take place on Saturday, May 5th from 7 PM to 12 AM at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. All proceeds support the Humane Rescue Alliance. Tickets and more information are available here.

StoneSprings Physician Office Open House - StoneSprings Hospital Center's physician office building will host an open house on Saturday, May 12th from 10 AM to 1 PM. Meet the physicians and learn about the healthcare services they offer. In addition, the open house will feature ambulance and fire truck tours, face painting, and more!


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Digging in Brambleton? - Homeowners should contact Miss Utility of Virginia by calling 811 or 1-800-552-7001 at least 3 business days before beginning any digging project. Remember, even if your project is small, it’s always best to call this free service! For additional information on digging safely, visit www.va811.com.
 
Spring Exterior Modifications -
 Thinking of building a deck or patio this year, or maybe adding steps to access your back yard? Exterior modifications like these and others require prior approval from the Covenants Committee. It is always best to turn applications in early to the Association so that these projects are not held up waiting for review at a meeting. The Covenants Committee meets for review the second Monday of each month. Applications can be found on our website. Completed applications can be scanned and emailed, mailed, or dropped in the drop box located outside of the BCA office building.

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.


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 Wednesday, May 9th. Meet at 6:30 PM in front of Bicycle Outfitters. Helmets & working bike lights required. Call 703-327-3222 for more details.


COUNTY CORNER


Public Safety Meetings - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is holding public safety meetings during May at their four service area stations, and residents are encouraged to attend. The Dulles South area quarterly meeting will be held on Thursday, May 17th at 7 PM at the Dulles South Public Safety Center (25216 Loudoun County Pkwy, Chantilly, VA). Items to be discussed include recent crime trends, traffic safety concerns, and other public safety-related issues. Click here for more information.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Safety Tips to Avoid Window Falls - Warmer weather is in the forecast, and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue remind parents to be careful when they leave windows open to let in fresh air and enjoy the warmer temperatures. For safety tips and more information, please visit sheriff.loudoun.gov/windowfalls.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Tuesday, May 8th

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

Thursday, May 10th


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


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