Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

September 21, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

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

Two by Four Race Traffic Impact - The Two by Four Race will take place next Saturday, September 29th at the Brambleton Town Center from approximately 8 AM to 10 AM. Course signs will be placed along the race route in advance of the event. Please be advised that there may be some delays as police and course marshals allow runners to safely pass by.

BCA Bus Tour - Join us on Saturday, September 29th from 9 AM to 10:30 AM for a guided bus tour of everything that Brambleton has to offer! Learn about the history, services, and activities of Brambleton as we traverse the community. A maximum of 24 people can participate in this tour. Click here to sign up.

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 will continue through this weekend. Paving operations will temporarily impact ingress/egress to homes while crews are actively paving. Residents can view a map of affected streets here.

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. The sale will occur at the Brambleton Community Center and at residents' homes. A full list of participating homes can be found here. Visit the Yard Sale page for more details. GreenDrop will also be collecting donations at the Community Center after the Yard Sale. If you are making a donation, please assist with loading your donation onto the truck before departing.

Neighborhood Campout - Join us this weekend on September 22-23 for our annual Neighborhood Campout! We will have pickleball and volleyball games, a rock wall, moon bounce, movie, and s’mores! Online registration has closed, but you can register in person for a tent site and activity wristbands tomorrow starting at 2 PM at the Legacy Park tennis courts.

Lace Up for Learning Registration - Early Bird registration rates for the Lace Up for Learning 5K end on Tuesday, September 25th. Don’t miss the school spirit "fun-racing" event of the year benefiting your school on Saturday, November 10th! Visit www.LaceUpforLearning.com to register and find more information.

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 by Monday, October 1st to be guaranteed to receive a tech shirt sponsored by StoneSprings Hospital Center. Volunteers can also sign up 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.

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

Campout Breakfast - The EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace will open early on Sunday, September 23rd for breakfast at 7 AM. Whether you’re camping in Legacy Park or want to grab an early breakfast, enjoy offerings from Grubbers, AhSo, and Gilette’s Coffee! And stick around for everything that the full marketplace has to offer until 1 PM!

Fall at the Marketplace - Even though summer has left us, the Brambleton Marketplace is still in full swing! The market is open year-round, so come out every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM for your favorite foods, quality proteins, healthy vegetables, and artisan crafters. We’ll always be there, rain or shine. Hope you can make it!


COMMUNITY

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.

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.

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! Click here to register and find more information.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Dogs Off Leash - There have been several reported sightings of pet owners allowing their dogs to run off-leash, especially on Brambleton trails. In Loudoun County, dogs are not permitted to roam free without a leash, and pet owners are required to pick up after their pets. To report animals running at large or pet owners not cleaning up after their pets, please contact Loudoun County Animal ControlBrambleton’s Policy Resolution #7, Pet Policies, outlines both the grounds for complaint and finding of a community nuisance as well as the procedures for solving pet problems. We encourage residents to talk to each other before escalating concerns to the County or Association. To discuss your concern with an Association team member, please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org.

Mailbox and Lamppost MaintenanceHas your black mailbox, post, and/or lamppost faded over the years? Mailboxes and carriage light lampposts are to be maintained in accordance with BCA’s Property Maintenance Standards. Black boxes and posts within the community can easily be refreshed and maintained with a can of black satin finish spray paint. For replacement parts for black mailboxes, contact Main Street Mailboxes at 571-379-8454. For the Gulick, weathered bronze mailboxes, contact Mailbox & Signs Solutions at 407-366-6565 or mailboxsoutionsstaff@gmail.com. USPS maintains the cluster boxes serving townhomes in the community.

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. A major nuisance in landscape beds is large crabgrass; smooth crabgrass is primarily a turf weed. 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.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - 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.

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 26th. Meet at 6:30 PM in front of Bicycle Outfitters. Helmets & working bike lights required. Call 703-327-3222 for more details.


COUNTY CORNER


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!

Loudoun County Government Career Fair - Loudoun County Government will host a Career Fair on Wednesday, September 26th from 4 to 6:30 PM at the Loudoun County Government Center (1 Harrison Street SE, Leesburg). Staff from various departments will be on hand to discuss opportunities throughout the county, and Loudoun Workforce Resource Center representatives will also attend to showcase their job seeker services. Click here for more information and to register.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Loudoun Launches Live Healthy Survey - Loudoun County encourages residents to take a few moments to complete the Live Healthy survey now underway in the region. Loudoun County is participating in the effort to survey public health needs in conjunction with other Northern Virginia cities and counties. The survey is open through October 2018 and is available in multiple languages. The survey is online at www.livehealthynova.org.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Tuesday, September 25th

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


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