Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

August 31, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

BCA Office Closed for Labor Day - The BCA Management Office will close today at 1 PM and remain closed through Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, September 4th at 9 AM.

Take the Technology Survey Today! - BCA’s Ad Hoc Technology Committee is seeking resident input on the community’s bulk agreement for internet and television services. To update you on the Committee’s progress; 

  • The Committee has been meeting for over a year.
  • Verizon is open to negotiating a potential new bulk services agreement prior to the end of the current agreement in 2020.
  • The Committee’s goal is to make a recommendation to BCA’s Board of Directors regarding a potential bulk services agreement for the 2019 budget year.

Take the survey here and visit the Committee’s webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Neighborhood Watch & Safety - BCA and concerned residents have teamed up with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office to establish a Neighborhood Watch program throughout Brambleton. The program focuses on educating and encouraging residents to “say something when you see something”. Resident patrols are not part of this program. Neighborhood Watch signs have been installed throughout the community to remind residents of the need to report all suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Office. BCA has initiated an order with LCSO for more signs that will be installed upon delivery. 

  • If you see any suspicious activity, call LCSO immediately at 703-777-1021, or call 911 if a crime is in progress.
  • For the most up-to-date information regarding LCSO activities, subscribe to AlertLoudoun.
  • To share safety-related information and to discuss Neighborhood Watch-related topics with your neighbors, subscribe to B_Alert@Brambleton on Facebook. This is a resident-sponsored Facebook page that is not administered by BCA.

Change in Brambleton Pool Hours - Please note that pool hours have changed at Brambleton pools now that the school year has started. Pools will shift to the post season schedule starting Tuesday, September 4th. Visit our website for a full schedule of pool hours.

Grounds & Facilities Committee Meeting Schedule Change - The Grounds & Facilities Committee recently voted to adjust their meeting schedule to the second Tuesday of every month. The next Grounds & Facilities Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 11th at 7:30 PM. The Asphalt Sub-Committee meeting schedule has not changed, and their next meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 4th at 7 PM.


DEVELOPER NEWS

Northstar Blvd Extension Work - Blasting is currently being performed for the extension of Northstar Blvd. 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.

Two By Four Race - Two and four-legged athletes are invited to help crush cancer in the 2nd Annual Two By Four Race Against Childhood & Canine Cancer! All net proceeds will support cutting-edge research for cancers that kids and dogs both develop. This event takes place on Saturday, September 29th from 8 to 11 AM. Registration is open at www.twobyfourrace.org.

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

ICE Collaborative Arts Open House - Join ICE Collaborative Arts for their Open House on Wednesday, September 5th from 6 to 8 PM at the Community Center! Meet teachers, learn about upcoming classes, play games, and more! Two “Intro to Acting/Improv” sessions will be held as well. Email Icecollab@gmail.com to RSVP.

BramLife Nutrition & Wellness Challenge - Fall back into health with the BramLife Nutrition and Wellness Challenge! Join our 8-week nutrition challenge which begins on Monday, September 24th and includes nutrition seminars, online journal reviews, and more. View our flyer for pricing and more information, and email programs@brambleton.org to register.

Silver Knights Enrichment - Silver Knights Enrichment's Chess, Coding, and Robotics Clubs for Fall 2018 are open for registration! Visit www.skenrichment.com or our website to register and find more information.


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

What's in Season at the Marketplace? - August is on its way out, and that means getting your favorite summer produce at the EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace while you still can! Enjoy delicious watermelons, peaches, corn, and more! Visit the Brambleton Marketplace page on the EatLoCo website for a full list of vendors.


COMMUNITY

Briar Woods Tag Day - The Briar Woods High School Marching Band will hold a Tag Day event on Saturday, September 8th from 10 AM to 5 PM. Band members will knock on doors in the community to ask for donations and give out tags in return. Collected gifts will be used for competition fees, sheet music, uniform upkeep, and more.

Cub Scout Pack 1500: Join Scouting Night - Cub Scout Pack 1500 will host a Join Scouting Night on Wednesday, September 12th at 7 PM in the Brambleton Middle School cafeteria. Cub Scouting is open to all children, K-5th grade. Contact Adam Mouw for more information.

Verizon Recycling Rally - Verizon will be hosting its 8th Annual Recycling Rally on Thursday, September 20th from 7:30 AM to 2 PM at Verizon’s Ashburn Campus (22001 Loudoun County Pkwy). View this flyer for a list of acceptable donation items and more information.

Go For Launch! - Register now for Higher Orbits’ Go For Launch! event taking place on Saturday, October 6th and Monday, October 8th at Leesburg Junction! Students are welcome to attend each day from 8 AM to 6 PM and learn about human spaceflight from space experts, including a retired astronaut! Register by Tuesday, September 18th to be guaranteed an event T-shirt. Click here to register and find more information.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Landscape Bed Maintenance - Turf areas and mulched landscape beds are to be kept as weed-free as reasonable. At no time shall weeds exceed more than 25% of the total turf area or 10% of mulched areas. Mulching landscape beds is one of the best ways to prevent weeds from growing out of control. More information and tips on landscape bed maintenance can be found here. Please contact the Community Standards team with any questions or to report a concern.

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;
  • 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.


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, September 5th. Meet at 6:30 PM in front of Bicycle Outfitters. Helmets & working bike lights required. Call 703-327-3222 for more details.


COUNTY CORNER


Loudoun Workforce Resource Center - During September, the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center will feature special events and workshops for job seekers and employers in recognition of Workforce Development Month. These events include talks with career counselors, mock interviews, resume clinics, and more. More information, including a schedule of events, can be found here.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Capital Project Status Report - Loudoun County builds public facilities and infrastructure improvements to serve county residents and businesses. The county has an online map and database that provides updates on the county's many capital infrastructure projects. Click here to find an interactive project map along with more information.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Monday, September 3rd

BCA Management Office closed for Labor Day

Tuesday, September 4th

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

Wednesday, September 5th

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

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