Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

August 24, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Loudoun County Election 2018 - The Loudoun County Office of Elections will bring a mobile office to the Brambleton Welcome Center today, August 24th from 12 to 4 PM. This office will provide the same election services offered at the main office in Leesburg, including voter registration. View this flyer and visit www.loudoun.gov/vote for more information about voting in Loudoun County.

Change in Brambleton Pool Hours - Please note that pool hours have changed at Brambleton pools now that the school year has started. Visit our website for a full schedule of pool hours.


DEVELOPER NEWS

Northstar Blvd Extension Work - Blasting will begin for the extension of Northstar Blvd on Monday, August 27th. A blasting map and air horn warning information can be found here.

Bond Release Activity - Bond release work is currently being performed in Section 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. Final pavement is scheduled for the end of September, weather permitting.

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


LIFESTYLES

EVENTS

Dog Gone Wild Pool Party -
 Our annual Dog Gone Wild Pool Party takes place on Sunday, September 9th from 2 to 6 PM. Don’t let your furry friend miss out on the chance to dip in the pool before summer ends! Dogs must be registered prior to the event, and the entrance fee is $5 or a donation from the A Forever Home Wish List. Register here.

Neighborhood Campout - Looking forward to camping out Brambleton-style? Join us on the weekend of September 15-16 for our annual Neighborhood Campout! We will have pickleball and volleyball games, a rock wall, moon bounce, movie, and s’mores! Register for your tent site today.  

Fall Yard Sale - This year’s Fall Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, September 22nd from 8 AM to 12 PM. Register by 9 AM on Monday, September 17th to have your home included in our distribution list. Click here for more information and to register.

Fall Fest - Save the date for Fall Fest on Saturday, October 6th! Come out with the whole family and enjoy rides, food trucks, live music, an artist marketplace, and more! Also, the Artists and Crafters Marketplace at Fall Fest is looking for more vendors. If you would like to participate, please fill out the Artist and Crafters application found on the Fall Fest page.

Zombie Run - Prices are about to RISE to participate in our Zombie Run 5k on Saturday, October 27th at 5 PM! You can chose to be a zombie or a runner; this is one race you can’t live without! Register here
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PROGRAMMING

Children’s Storytime - Children's Storytime in Brambleton will resume at the Community Center on Tuesday, August 28th at 10 AM. Stop by on Tuesday mornings for fun and interactive stories that children will be sure to enjoy!

Brambleton Kids Run the Nation - Registration for the fall season of Brambleton Kids Run the Nation closes on Tuesday, August 28th! Limited spots remain in this co-ed K-8th grade program. Practices start on Sunday, September 9th, and the program culminates with the Lace Up for Learning 5k on Saturday, November 10th. To learn more, visit www.BrambletonKidsRuntheNation.com.


ICE Collaborative Arts - ICE Collaborative Arts presents their Fall 2018 Brambleton programming schedule. Students can take part in a production of “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” or enroll in the Advanced Acting and Audition Techniques program. Classes start on Tuesday, September 11th. Also, $50 off to all Brambleton residents who register for "Little Mermaid, Jr." by Tuesday, September 4th! Register and find more information on our website.

Brambleton Flag Football - Overtime Athletics’ Brambleton Flag Football program starts on Saturday, September 15th. Kids can enjoy learning how to play non-contact football in this seven-week session which meets every Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM. No experience necessary, and everyone plays! Visit our website to register and find more information.

Family and Friends CPR Class - Join Beat4Life for their Family and Friends CPR class on Wednesday, September 19th from 6 to 8 PM at the Community Center. This class is for Brambleton residents only. Cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple. Click here for more information, and register at programs@brambleton.org.


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

EatLoCo's Food Truck Rally - Hungry? Come on out to the next Food Truck Rally on Thursday, August 30th from 5 to 8 PM! Now with over a dozen trucks to choose from, enjoy everything from empanadas and jambalaya to popsicles and milkshakes! Visit EatLoCo's Food Truck Rally page for more information.

EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace - Are you interested in getting involved in the community? Look no further than the Brambleton Marketplace! Farmers are looking for extra hands to help them sell goods at the market every Sunday. These paid positions are perfect for reliable, hardworking individuals; no experience necessary. Please visit www.eatloco.org/vendor-help-page to apply.


COMMUNITY

Birding the Blue Ridge Center - On Saturday, August 25th, join the Loudoun Wildlife Conservatory for a walk through the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship at 8 AM. With its diverse wildlife habitats, this beautiful preserve draws a wide variety of birds and other creatures. Bring binoculars if you have them! Click here for more information.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Call Before You Dig! - 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. Miss Utility will notify participating utilities of the upcoming work so that they can locate and mark their underground facilities (power, sewer, gas, and water lines) in advance. Remember, even if your project is small, it’s always best to call! For additional information, visit the Miss Utility website.

Compost Bins - The Loudoun County Master Gardeners recommends composting as a great way to recycle your lawn, tree clippings, and kitchen waste. The trimmings from end-of-season perennials and vegetables along with fallen leaves provide the perfect ingredients for composting. Brambleton residents are encouraged to compost when possible. Additional information on the Design Guidelines for compost bins can be found on our website.

Contacting the Association to Report a Concern - Residents are encouraged to contact the Association regarding any concerns. Brambleton’s governing documents detail the requirement for concerns to be submitted in writing. This can be done through email or on the Request Tracker page on our website. The Association recognizes the desire of some residents to remain anonymous when reporting concerns; however, if no contact information is given, then following up on a concern is not possible. BCA encourages these residents to open a free, anonymous email account in order to facilitate our ability to communicate updates.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

AhSo Restaurant - If you haven't tried AhSo Restaurant yet, now's your chance! AhSo will be participating in the first annual Loudoun County Restaurant Week, which takes place August 24-31. They will be offering a special three-course dinner menu with wine pairings for $48.18 ($34.18 without wine pairings). The regular a la carte menu will also be available. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are also welcome! Visit AhSo’s website to learn more.

Dusty Boots Tour: Van Metre’s Lifts in Birchwood - This Saturday, August 25th from 12 to 4 PM, join Van Metre Homes for a Dusty Boots Tour of their new Lifts condo models in Birchwood at Brambleton. Enjoy light refreshments while touring two models. Please RSVP to ekyger@vanmetrehomes.com or 703-928-8242.

Now Open: New Van Metre Birchwood Center - Van Metre is now selling their Birchwood at Brambleton condominiums at the new Welcome Center at 42844 Cumulus Terrace. Stop by for a visit or contact Grace Strother or Shannon Bray for more information.

Toll Brothers Now Open - Toll Brothers at Brambleton is now open and selling three and four-level rooftop terrace townhomes. Priced from the upper $500s, all homesites back up to trees! Visit 42500 Mildred Landing Square or call 703-997-7900 for more information.

Northern Virginia Orthodontics - Start treatment at Northern Virginia Orthodontics by Friday, August 31st and you'll receive $1,000 off your full treatment cost! Plus, the school with the most new NVO patients this month will receive a $1,000 donation from NVO. Exclusions apply. Call 703-574-2174 or visit nvorthodontics.com/backtoschool to learn more and schedule your complimentary consultation today.

Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - Have you heard about our VIP Referral Program? Refer a friend or family member to schedule a visit through September and be entered into a drawing for a Fall Weekend Getaway Kit valued at $1,000! Visit www.costasmiles.com or call 703-348-2818 to schedule an appointment today.


COUNTY CORNER


LCSO Back to School Enforcement Campaign - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is launching an enforcement campaign to ensure the safety of children returning to school. Deputies will be utilizing RADAR, message trailers, and more to carry out this campaign. LCSO is also offering tips for students and parents from the National Transportation Safety Board to help make this a safe school year. Click here for a list of tips and more information.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Loudoun County Veterans Program - Loudoun County has launched a program designed to coordinate a one-stop information, outreach, and referral hub for veterans, as well as to establish a collaborative network of partners who serve veterans in the county. Visit www.loudoun.gov/veterans for information about services for veterans, assistance with employment and training, and more.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Tuesday, August 28th

Finance Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office


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