Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

September 7, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

2018 Election: A Call for BCA Board Candidates - BCA is seeking candidates for two seats on its Board of Directors that will be filled in this fall’s election. Residents who have served on an Association committee or other board position or have an interest in serving the community typically make great candidates for a HOA board position. The commitment is for a three-year term. The Board regularly meets every even month beginning at 8:15 AM, with possible additional meetings to handle special Association business. Meetings typically last approximately two hours. Specific requirements and duties for Board Members can be found in the Association’s governing documents available here. For a nominating petition and the election timeline, please visit our election page. If you have questions pertaining to the open board positions or the election itself, please contact General Manager, Rick Stone: rick.stone@brambleton.org.

Have You Taken the Technology Survey Yet? - BCA’s Ad Hoc Technology Committee is seeking resident input on the community’s bulk agreement for internet and television services. Here are some updates 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. The survey will be open until midnight on Sunday, September 16th, 2018.


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


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.

Campout Shirt Now Available - We are excited to present the third edition of our exclusive Neighborhood Campout Shirt! Final sales run through Sunday, September 9th, so don’t hesitate to buy! You can view this year’s awesome design and find the purchase link here.

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!

Zombie Run - Join us for our Zombie Run 5k on Saturday, October 27th at 5 PM! You can choose to be a zombie or a runner; this is one race you can’t live without! Register here
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PROGRAMMING

FIR Family Fun & Fitness - Join Fitness Image Results for a free, family-friendly workout on Sunday, September 9th at 9 AM in Legacy Park! This 60-minute workout includes yoga stretches and fun fitness stations for the whole family. Feel free to enjoy the many offerings at the EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace post-workout! Click here to register.

ICE Collaborative Arts Open House - Join ICE Collaborative Arts for their Open House on Tuesday, September 11th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM at the Community Center! Meet teachers, learn about upcoming classes, play games, and more! A free “Intro to Acting/Improv” session will be held as well. Email icecollab@gmail.com to RSVP.

Fall Sip & Craft - Join us on Friday, September 21st at 6 PM for Fall 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.

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.

FIR Road to Fitness - Are you interested in learning how to work out and eat better? Join Fitness Image Results’ Road to Fitness program! This program starts on Tuesday, October 2nd and includes a complete nutrition program and low-impact exercise classes. View the program flyer and visit the FIR website to register and find more information.


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

What's in Season at the Marketplace? - Hold onto these final days of summer with the last of the watermelon from Valencia's Produce or peaches from Apple Valley. The promise of fall means that rich vegetables are coming to the market soon; keep your eyes peeled for squash, leafy greens, peppers, and more! Visit the Brambleton Marketplace page on the EatLoCo website for a full vendor list.


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.

Girl Scout Information Night - Girl Scouts Service Unit 70-01 is hosting a Girl Scout Information Night on Wednesday, September 12th at 7 PM in the Legacy Elementary cafeteria. If your daughter is interested in signing up, please click the link or QR code on the flyer and fill out the interest form. Contact su70.01organizers@gmail.com with any questions.

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.

Fall Shredding Event - Need to get rid of old paperwork? Dan Thiewes is hosting a shredding event on Saturday, September 22nd from 9 AM to 12 PM at the RE/MAX Premier parking lot (44675 Cape Ct, Ashburn, VA). Click here for more information, including lists of acceptable and unacceptable items to shred. To RSVP, email dan@danthiewes.com.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Design Review - The next meeting for Design Review will be on Monday, September 10th. Applications can be submitted via email to designreview@brambleton.org. If you have any questions regarding the design review process or guidelines, please visit the website or call 703-542-6263. 

Comprehensive Lot Inspections - Community Standards Advisors will be conducting comprehensive inspections in Section 8 beginning Monday, September 24th, with ongoing comprehensive inspections continuing in Sections 12 and Brandt. Included in these inspections is confirmation that proper documentation for all modifications is on file with the Association. All inspections are performed by BCA staff. Staff does not enter fenced yards or access decks during these inspections. In accordance with the Association’s enforcement policies, notice will be sent to provide time to correct items noted to be in violation of Brambleton’s governing documents or policies. If you have any questions, please call 703-542-6263 or email communitystandards@brambleton.org.

Focus on Fall Lawn Care - August to mid-September is a great time of year to fix any bare, bald spots in your lawn. The quickest, easiest way to do this is with an all-in-one lawn repair mixture. Sold at most garden shops and home centers, this ready-to-use mixture contains grass seed, a special quick-starter lawn fertilizer, and organic mulch. Use a garden rake to scratch soil loose at bald spots, then spread a thick layer of the mixture over the area. Lightly compact the mixture, then water thoroughly and continue to water every other day for two weeks. Any additional questions or concerns can be submitted to the Community Standards Advisors at 703-542-6263 or communitystandards@brambleton.org.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Lunch at AhSo Restaurant - Starting Tuesday, September 11th, AhSo Restaurant will be open for lunch from 11 AM to 2 PM! They will offer an a la carte menu filled with re-imagined lunch classics and creations using locally sourced products as well as a daily-changing three course prix fixe lunch special. Also, AhSo will remain open between lunch and dinner on Fridays only, with happy hour starting at 2 PM!

Rhino Chasers Run Club - Our Rhino Chasers Run Club is going strong into the fall! 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, September 11th.

Fairfax Pediatric Associates - Fairfax Pediatric Associates is opening in Fall 2018 above the Brambleton Library! We are looking forward to caring for your children, and we are seeking RNs/LPNs/MAs/Medical Techs to join our amazing team. Please send resumes to tcirillo@fairfaxpeds.com.


COUNTY CORNER


Loudoun Surplus Auction - Loudoun County is currently holding an online surplus auction which will run until 9:30 AM on Thursday, September 13th. The auction includes office items, exercise equipment, bicycles, and even a fire engine. Visit www.loudoun.gov/surplus to participate in the auction and find more information.

Back-to-School Blowout - Loudoun County invites middle school students to a “Back-to-School Blowout” outdoor festival and concert on Saturday, September 15th from 3 to 6 PM at Woodgrove Park and Round Hill Indoor Aquatic Center (17010 Evening Star Dr, Round Hill). This inaugural event is for students in grades 6-8 and is designed to promote the health and well-being of Loudoun's young teens. More information can be found here.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


National Preparedness Month - Loudoun County encourages residents and businesses to observe National Preparedness Month this September by taking steps to prepare for all types of emergencies. The overarching theme of National Preparedness Month 2018 is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” Click here for tips and more information on being prepared for emergencies in Loudoun County.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Monday, September 10th

Covenants Committee Meeting, 7 PM - BCA Management Office

Tuesday, September 11th

Grounds & Facilities Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office

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


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