Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

July 13, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Brambleton Bettas Swim Meet - The Brambleton Bettas will hold a swim meet tomorrow, July 14th at the Community Center Pool. The pool will open after the meet. The anticipated opening time is 1 PM.

Sand Volleyball Court - The construction on Legacy Park’s new sand volleyball court is progressing nicely. If all goes as planned, we should be able to play our first game in the next 7-14 days. The Association is drafting some basic rules for this amenity which will be posted at the court and on our website once finalized. A resident-initiated Facebook page B_Volleyball has also been launched to spark resident interest and discuss pick-up games and related topics. Questions pertaining to this project can be emailed to CIP@brambleton.org.

Fall Magazine Cover Contest - Enter your photos for a chance to be featured on the cover of the September issue of the Brambleton Magazine! Choose your best fall-themed, back to school, or Halloween photos and submit them to communications@brambleton.org by Friday, August 10th. Contest rules and more information can be found here.

Play SafelyThe sight of kids at play in Brambleton can bring out a smile. With miles of trails, sport courts, and tot lots, there are so many places to play in Brambleton. To be on the safe side, it is important to encourage play in these areas rather than on the streets. Our office regularly receives reports of concern regarding this issue. Not only is it a good idea to avoid playing the streets, it’s also state law:

§ 46.2-932. Playing on highways; use of toy vehicle on highways, persons riding bicycles, electric personal assistive mobility devices, electric power-assisted bicycles, mopeds, etc., not to attach to vehicles; exception. A. No person shall play on a highway, other than on the sidewalks thereof, within a city or town or on any part of a highway outside the limits of a city or town designated by the Commissioner of Highways exclusively for vehicular travel. No person shall use any toy vehicle on the roadway of any highway that (i) has a speed limit greater than 25 miles per hour, (ii) has more than two travel lanes, or (iii) is located outside a residence district as defined in 46.2-100.

 
The use of personal “children at play” signs is discouraged as they can create a false sense of safety. If used, signs should not be stored outside when not in active use, are not permitted in the roadway, and may not be used to block street access. To report concerns for signage in the roadway or a blocked roadway, contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. In emergencies, dial 911. For less urgent matters, the non-emergency number is 703-777-1021.


DEVELOPER NEWS

Bond Release Activity - Bond release work is currently being performed in Sections 33 and 24. These sections are experiencing concrete break and replacement work; this may impact ingress and egress of driveways. Residents will be notified by the developer's contractor if they are affected by this work.

Blasting Operations in Birchwood - Blasting operations are underway and will continue for approximately the next four months. Blasting may be felt at times by residents living in the southeast corner of the community (Sections 15, 21, 24, and 27).


LIFESTYLES

Teen Late Night Swim - Rising 6th - 12th graders are invited to our Teen Late Night Swim at Beacon Crest Pool tonight, July 13th from 8 to 10 PM! Pool passes are required, and guest passes are allowed for up to four guests per household.

Teen Summer Service Days - On Thursday, July 19th, teens will visit Loudoun Therapeutic Riding from 10 AM to 2 PM to perform community service work on the grounds. Click here to sign up and find more information.

Float n Flicks: Coco - Come with your family to the Brambleton Corner Pool on Friday, July 20th and enjoy Coco! This free screening will start around dusk (8:30 PM), but you are welcome to come to the pool anytime. Coolers are welcome. Pool passes required.

Sizzlin' Summer Concert Series - Our 2018 Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series continues with Kristen & The Noise on Thursday, July 26th from 7 to 9 PM! This free concert is located on the western end of Legacy Park. Gates open at 6 PM. No pets please.

Diaper Drive - Brambleton Kids Care and NOVA Diaper Bank will host a Diaper Drive on Thursday, July 26th at the Sizzlin’ Summer Concert in Legacy Park. Click here for more information.

Summer Sip & Craft - Join us on Friday, July 27th at 6 PM for Summer Sip & Craft at the Brambleton Community Center. Relax with friends while you create a chic, custom piece of home decor. No experience necessary! This event is BYOB - food and drinks. Click here for more information and to register.

Safe Sitter Course - We are hosting a Safe Sitter course on Saturday, August 11th from 9 AM to 2:30 PM at the Brambleton Community Center. This course is sponsored by beat4LifeCPR and open to Brambleton residents only. There are only five spots left, so RSVP at programs@brambleton.org to reserve your spot today!

Two by Four Race - On your marks, get set, start training for the 2018 Two by Four Race Against Childhood & Canine Cancer on Saturday, September 29th! Walk or run with or without your pup - there's something for everyone! Register before Wednesday, August 1st for early bird savings at http://twobyfourrace.org.


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

Food Truck Rally - EatLoCo's Food Truck Rally is now underway in Brambleton! This rally takes place every other Thursday from 5 to 8 PM, with the next rally occurring on Thursday, July 19th. Enjoy a variety of local food trucks offering everything from quesadillas to barbecue to falafel and more! Visit EatLoCo's Food Truck Rally page for more information.

Live Music at the EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace - Enjoy great summer offerings 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. Visit the Brambleton Marketplace page on the EatLoCo website for vendor and event information. This Sunday, July 15th, enjoy live music from The Catoctin School of Music!


COMMUNITY

Bettas Give Back - The Brambleton Bettas are partnering with the Step Sisters to collect items for Chemo Care Bags at their swim meet tomorrow, July 14th at the Community Center Pool from 8 AM to 12 PM. Items being collected include: fuzzy socks, mints, small tissue packs, hand sanitizer, lip balm, small blankets, BPA free water bottles, gift cards ($25 and under), and handwritten notes. Visit www.stepsisters.org for more information about the Step Sisters.

Christmas in July - Take part in the Christmas in July Community Give Back Day tomorrow, July 14th! This resident-sponsored community event hosted in part by Girl Scout Troop 3512 takes place from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Corner Clubhouse. Shop local vendors, fill a shoebox for children in need, and bring food to donate to the Dulles South Food Pantry! Two food trucks will be there, along with the local band Saturnine!


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Vegetable Gardens - Vegetable gardens must be located in the rear of the home and cannot exceed 50 square feet in area. They must be maintained in a neat manner, and all plant debris must be removed and the soil turned at the end of the growing season. A border not to exceed 24 inches in height may be installed to provide for a raised bed. A “rabbit fence” or similar fencing may be erected to provide for pest control but must not exceed three feet in height. More information can be found here.
 
Yard Waste Disposal -
Brambleton Yard Waste stickers are available at the BCA Management Office. These stickers are free to all residents to mark designated yard debris containers. Residents that do not wish to use a dedicated yard debris container may use brown paper bags. The Association's contractor will not pick up yard debris in other styles of bags. Yard waste collection occurs on Tuesdays and should not be placed out on days other than Tuesday. Yard waste consists of grass clippings, leaves, and branches in small bundles that are less than four feet long and no more than 50 lbs. Tree stumps, sod, dirt, mulch, rocks, bricks, and other construction debris are not accepted. Please refer to the website for proper disposal practices of yard waste.


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, July 17th.

Regal Summer Movie Express - Keep the kids entertained this summer with the 10-week Regal Summer Movie Express. Every Tuesday & Wednesday through August 22nd, you’ll find kid-friendly classics at 10 AM at Regal Fox Cinemas for only $1 each! A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - We’re growing again! We’re hiring for FT/PT positions for Patient Care Coordinators and Hygienists. Call 703-542-7000 or send resumes to denisefrisby@costasmiles.com.


COUNTY CORNER


Loudoun County Broadband Survey Extended - Loudoun County has extended its broadband survey through Friday, July 27th. This online survey is being conducted to analyze the availability of broadband in the county and the various technologies used to deliver broadband services. The data will be used to help identify ways to improve broadband service. More information can be found here.

Mooreview Parkway Now Open - Construction of the missing link of Mooreview Parkway in eastern Loudoun County is now complete, and the new segment is open to traffic. The new road segment is located between Croson Lane and Old Ryan Road. Click here for more information.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Project Lifesaver - The Project Lifesaver program is an electronic tracking system for people with medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s or autism who have a tendency to leave home and become lost. The program allows certified Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Deputies to fit clients with a wristband transmitter that emits a tracking signal. If the client becomes lost, the trained deputy will use a mobile antenna and hand-held directional device to help locate the client. If you are interested in participating in this program or would like more information, visit the LCSO website.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Tuesday, July 17th

Ad Hoc Technology Committee Meeting, 7 PM - BCA Management Office


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