Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

July 2, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

BCA Office Closure - Please note that the Brambleton Community Association Office will close today at 3:00 PM and remain closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day.  The office will reopen on Monday, July 6.

Trash/Recycling Pick-Up - There will be no impact to service on Friday, July 3. 

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 Blvd. and development in the community, for the week beginning 7/6/15, the following activity is planned:
 
Section 15 - Bond release activity
Section 19 - Pond work
Northstar Blvd. - See details above
 
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


LIFESTYLES 

Brambleton Corner Pool Schedule Changes - The Corner pool hours will change on the following days, due to the Bettas Swim Team meets:

  • Close Wednesday, July 8th at 4:00 PM
  • Open Saturday, July 11th at 1:00 PM
  • Close Monday, July 13 at 4:00 PM
  • Close Wednesday, July 15th at 4:00 PM
  • Open Saturday, July 25th at 1:00 PM
Sizzlin’ Summer Concert – July 9th, 7:00 PM.  Come on out to the Brambleton Town Center to rock and roll with The Ten Band, a Pearl Jam tribute band.  Gates open at 6:00 PM.  Be sure to bring the kids early because the first 200 get a prize!  Merone’s Pizza and Hawaii’s Best Shaved Ice will be onsite serving up their delicious treats.  This is a free event; you are welcome to bring a picnic, beer/wine, chairs, and blankets. ID’s will be checked at the gate.  Pets and smoking are prohibited.   
 
Teen After Dark Swim - Calling all teens, grades 6-12!  Wanna swim with your friends under the stars? Beacon Crest Pool will be open late just for you on Friday, July 10th and Friday, August 7th from 8:00 PM -11:00 PM. Don’t forget to bring your pool pass!

Wine Tour - Let the Brambleton bus be your chauffeur to Hillsborough Vineyards on Saturday, July 11th.  We'll start with a group tasting, followed by some lounging and relaxing as you soak up the beautiful hillside views.  Bring a blanket and a picnic for a great afternoon.  The bus departs from the Brambleton Welcome Center in the Town Center at 12:00 PM and will return at 5:00 PM. Cost is $25/person and includes transportation and tasting fee. If you would prefer to drive yourself you can join us in the group tasting for $15.  Please sign up here.  Registration closes on July 10th at 12:00pm.  Please contact events@brambelton.org if you have any questions.  Cheers!
 
Float n’ Flicks - July 17th.  Grab your floats and rafts and the whole family for an evening viewing of the classic thriller The Lost World: Jurassic Park  at the Brambleton Corner Pool.  Showtime begins at dusk.



COVENANTS

Grills & Fire Pits - With the holiday weekend and summer cookouts taking place, we wanted to send a friendly reminder that portable equipment, including grills or fire pits, may not be stored at the front of the home.
 
Comprehensive Inspections - Comprehensive inspections in Section 2 (Highcrest Circle) are currently under way. For more information regarding the purpose and the process for these inspections, please click here. Contact the Covenants Advisor Team if you have any questions or need more information at covenants@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263.
 
Proactive Inspections for the Proper Storage of Waste Containers - The governing documents for Brambleton and Loudoun County ordinance require that waste is to be placed in sturdy containers with sealable lids to prevent a litter problem.  Trash and recycling containers must be stored out of view at all times, except on scheduled pick up days (Tuesdays & Fridays).  Containers should be placed out at curbside early in the morning on pick up days or after dark the evening before.  Each resident is responsible for picking up litter on his property and preventing wind-blown debris from originating on his land.

Design Review - The next meeting for Design Review will be on July 13, 2015. Applications can be submitted via email to designreview@brambleton.org. To have your application reviewed for accuracy and completion prior to the meeting, please submit your application to the Association by Wednesday July 8, 2015. If you have any questions regarding the design review process or guidelines, please visit the website or contact Elizabeth Stulga at designreview@brambleton.org, or call 703-542-6263.

Highlight on Design Guidelines - One modification that residents like to construct after moving into their new home is fencing. Fencing guidelines vary for single family attached homes, single family detached homes, by section, by builder, and by lot location. Please review to the specific guidelines for the details.
 
Growing vegetable gardens is also a popular idea at this time of year.  Approval is not required for vegetable gardens in the rear of the home when the border does not exceed 24” in height and the garden does not exceed 50 square feet; gardens that do not meet these guidelines do require review and approval from the Covenants Committee prior to installation. Please note the specific guidelines for fencing around vegetable gardens.
 
If you have any questions or would like to submit an application, please email designreview@brambleton.org, or contact Elizabeth Stulga at 703-542-6263.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Sweet Frog’s Summer Hours Are Here - Now open daily from 11:30 AM - 10:00 pm Sunday - Thursday, and 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.

Northern Virginia Orthodontics - We have been named the Official Orthodontist Partner of the Washington Capitals, Wizards & Mystics. Give us a call today at 703-327-1718 to score YOUR new smile, or find us online at capsortho.com.


COMMUNITY


One-on-One Basketball Camps at the Loudoun Country Day School - Is your child interested in basketball?  One-on-One Basketball coaches will help them improve their game through drills and scrimmages.  Players get individual and team instruction with emphasis on improving fundamental skills.  No experience necessary. Participants will be divided by age and skill level to ensure maximum benefit. 
 
Session 1: July 6-10
Session 2: July 20-24
Session 3: July 27-31
 
Register at ashburn.1on1basketball.com  Contact us with questions at 703-376-1639 or loudoun@1on1basketball.com

COUNTY CORNER


Is it Legal for Residents to Use Fireworks in Brambleton? - Certain fireworks are permitted; however, for more information please see this page of the Loudoun County website regarding fireworks.  Please note that in Loudoun County, any firework that explodes, rises into the air, moves across the ground, or shoots projectiles into the air is illegal to possess in Virginia. These devices include firecrackers, roman candles, pop bottle rockets, as well as shell devices used at public displays. Although it is fairly easy to obtain these items by going across state lines, possession and use of these devices is a Class 1 Misdemeanor in Virginia. Depending on the classification of the device, federal explosives charges could also be imposed for interstate transport. The Fire Marshal's Office recommends that only fireworks sold at retail stands in Loudoun County be used. They may not be used on public property, including streets and roads. These fireworks have been tested to ensure they are suitable for consumers and are on an approved list maintained by the Fire Marshal's Office.

Fireworks Safety - To report an emergency, please call 911.  For non-emergency concerns related to the use or storage of fireworks, contact the Loudoun County Fire Marshal at 703-737-8600.  

LCSO Reminds Residents to Secure Garage Doors After Burglaries in Ashburn - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to lock their vehicles and close garage doors after several burglaries have been reported in the Dulles South area where a garage door was used to gain entry.  As part of the agency’s efforts to prevent crimes in the community, the LCSO Crime Prevention Section also offers free home security surveys. To schedule a security survey of your home or business, please contact Major John Fraga, Commander of the Operational Support Division, at John.Fraga@loudoun.gov.  If you have any information regarding these cases you are asked to contact Dulles South Station Detective R. Schmidt at 703-777-0488.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Friday, July 3

BCA Management Office closed in observance of Independence Day

Sunday, July 5

Farmers Market at Brambleton Town Center, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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