Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

September 14, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Last Chance: Resident Telecom Survey Closes Sunday, 9/16 at Midnight - Give your input to BCA’s Ad Hoc Technology Committee regarding the community’s bulk agreement for internet and television services. 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. Residents always have the opportunity to comment during the resident forum period at Ad Hoc Committee and BCA Board meetings.

BCA Board 2018 Election Nominating Petitions Due by Friday, 10/5 - 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.

Brambleton Magazine Fall Issue - The Fall 2018 issue of the Brambleton Magazine has been mailed to all Brambleton residents, and you can view the magazine online here. If you are interested in advertising in future magazine issues, please email us for rates and more information at communications@brambleton.org.

Loudoun County Election 2018 - Loudoun County will hold a General Election on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018, for the purpose of voting for members of the US Senate and House of Representatives, Virginia Constitutional Amendments, and Loudoun County Bond Questions. Visit our website and view the Loudoun Election Guide for more information about voting in Loudoun County.


DEVELOPER NEWS

Section 24 Paving - Paving in Section 24 is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 17th, weather permitting. Paving operations will temporarily impact ingress/egress to homes while crews are actively paving. Operations will take three to four days to complete. Section 24 residents should view the paving schedule map to determine which day their street will be paved.

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.

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


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.

Neighborhood Campout RescheduledJoin us next weekend on September 22-23 for our annual Neighborhood Campout! This event was rescheduled due to weather conditions. We will have pickleball and volleyball games, a rock wall, moon bounce, movie, and s’mores! Register for your tent site today.

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 - 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.


PROGRAMMING

Bram Life Pass - We are excited to announce the new Bram Life Pass program! Brambleton residents can now enjoy exclusive discounts at several participating businesses, including Fleetwood Farm Winery, Solace Brewing, and AhSo, just by showing their Bram Life Pass (aka pool pass) on select nights. Visit the Bram Life Pass page for more information.

Little Hands - Little Hands is still accepting enrollment in their fall classes at the Community Center! Toddler and preschooler classes start next Thursday, September 20th. Click here to register and find more information.

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.

FIR Family Fun & Fitness - Join Fitness Image Results for a free, family-friendly workout on Saturday, September 22nd at 9 AM in Legacy Park! This 60-minute workout includes yoga stretches and fun fitness stations for the whole family. Click here 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.


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

EatLoCo: Small Business Awards - EatLoCo is excited to be a finalist in this year’s Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards! Please join us in voting for EatLoCo for the People's Choice Award in the “Destination” category. Voting ends today, September 14th, at 4 PM. Click here to cast your vote!

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 Mattress Sale - The Briar Woods High School Marching Band will hold their 9th Annual Mattress Sale on Saturday, September 15th from 10 AM to 5 PM in the Briar Woods cafeteria. Choose from over 20 name brand mattresses as well as sheets, bed protectors, gel pillows, and more. All proceeds support the band.

Verizon Recycling Rally - Verizon will host 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.

Van Metre Cornhole Challenge - Take part in this year’s Van Metre Cornhole Challenge at Fall Fest on Saturday, October 6th! Register a team and compete for prizes while raising money for HeroHomes of Loudoun, HomeAid Northern Virginia, and Payton’s Project. Visit www.thecornholechallenge.com to register and find more information.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Blocking Fire Lanes is Illegal - Parking in a yellow fire lane is illegal, yet many residents ignore this fact. If the space outside of a residence is designated as a fire lane, then it is not to be used as a loading zone, a parking space, or a place to wait for passengers. The fire lane is an area reserved for firefighters and emergency personnel to stage fire apparatus or park vehicles at a useful distance from a structure. BCA is monitoring this concern and follows the Vehicle Policy for all private streets. BCA will also report observations to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office for further enforcement if needed; observations can be directed to communitystandards@brambleton.org. As illegal parking frequently happens after business hours, we recommend contacting the LCSO non-emergency number at 703-777-1021 to report concerns in real time.

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.

Proper Storage of Waste Containers - Trash is collected on Tuesdays (yard waste pickup also occurs on Tuesdays from March - December). Trash, recycling, and scheduled bulk pickups are performed on Fridays. Bulk pickups can be arranged with Republic Services at brambleton@republicservices.com; some items will incur an additional charge. Trash containers and recycling bins are to be put out no earlier than 6 PM on the evening before the scheduled pickup day. Containers and bins should be removed from the streets, walkways, or exterior portions of the lots following pickup on scheduled service days. Containers and bins are not permitted to be stored in a location visible from a neighboring property. Additional information can be found on our website under Article 8 of the Declaration, Section 8.2 Restrictions on Use (i). Please contact Community Standards with any additional questions at communitystandards@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

BTC Parking Garages Available for Vehicle Storm Shelter - For the duration of Hurricane Florence, residents will be allowed to park their vehicles overnight on the upper levels of the Town Center parking garages. Please note that Town Center security will resume enforcing the “No Overnight Parking” rules beginning Wednesday, September 19th.

Northern Virginia Orthodontics - NVO is thrilled to announce that we have been named a finalist for Health & Wellness Business of the Year in the 2018 Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards! Now it's YOUR turn to vote for NVO as the People's Choice Award winner. Click here to cast your vote for NVO before 4 PM today, September 14th, or visit loudounchamber.org/SBA to learn more.

RhinO’fest 2018 - Lost Rhino Retreat will be transformed into a German-style beer hall this Saturday, September 15th from 12 to 6 PM for RhinO’fest 2018. Celebrate Oktoberfest with authentic German cuisine, new beer releases, live music, and much more! Admission is free, and food and drink tickets are available for purchase onsite.

Dentistry from the Heart - Costa Dentistry will be hosting their Dentistry from the Heart event on Saturday, September 22nd from 8 AM to 3 PM, providing free dental care to those in need. Call for details at 703-542-7000 or email smile@costasmiles.com.

Library Tour & Tasting - AhSo Restaurant and the Friends of the Brambleton Library invite you to an exclusive four-course dinner with wine pairings, followed by a tour of the new Brambleton Library! You can purchase tickets for either Saturday, October 20th at 5 PM or Sunday, October 21st at 5 PM; tickets cost $99 per person and are for adults 21 and older. Click here to purchase tickets and find more information.


COUNTY CORNER


LCSO to Conduct Joint Sobriety Checkpoint - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, September 14th, beginning shortly after 10 PM. Members of the LCSO Auxiliary Unit and volunteers from the Loudoun Chapter of MADD will assist with the checkpoint.

Traffic Shift on Belmont Ridge Rd - Southbound traffic on Belmont Ridge Rd between Gloucester Pkwy and Hay Rd will shift to newly constructed southbound lanes on Tuesday, September 18th between 9:30 AM and 3 PM (weather permitting). Drivers should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes. More information can be found here.

National Voter Registration Day - The Loudoun County Office of Elections is holding an open house on Tuesday, September 25th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM in recognition of National Voter Registration Day. Stop in and register to vote, apply for an absentee ballot, view the election equipment, and meet our great staff. Plus, enjoy hot dogs and a chance to win prizes!


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Hurricane Florence Preparation - While our area will not be seriously affected by Hurricane Florence, Loudoun County encourages all residents to be knowledgeable and prepared for the potential impacts of a hurricane. Find more information about storm preparation and safety here.

Try Transit Week - Loudoun County will kick off “Try Transit Week” on Monday, September 17th with free rides on all Loudoun County Transit buses that provide connections to Metrorail stations. Anyone who pledges to try transit is eligible to win prizes such as a year of free transit service and a $50 SmarTrip card. Click here for more information.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Tuesday, September 18th

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


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