Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

July 17, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Development Activity Update - Brambleton’s developer has advised our office that bond release construction work will begin, or continue, in the sections noted below. The type of work to be done may include asphalt repair; concrete marking, break and repair; marking, or digging and installation of street lights. Work of this nature typically begins in the early morning and is completed by the early afternoon. All work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled based upon weather or other unforeseen conditions. See the site map for the location of each section. In addition to the ongoing work on Northstar Blvd. and development in the community, for the week beginning 7/20/15, the following activity is planned:
 
Section 15 - Bond release activity
Overlook - Pond work
Northstar Blvd. - See details below
 
Our office works closely with the Developer’s office to include information in the Friday Flash; however, with the unpredictable pace of these activities, it is not always possible.  We do serve as the liaison to the Developer’s office, so if you have questions, contact us via email or submit a request on our website. 

Northstar Blvd. Closed Between Creighton Road and Majestic Knolls Drive - This section of Northstar Blvd. is closed through the summer to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Hazardous conditions will exist throughout this construction project, and it is imperative for safety's sake that everyone remains clear of this area. The detour for pedestrians, runners and bicyclists is the Creighton Road. trail to the Olympia Drive. sidewalk to the Brambleton Town Center to Northstar Blvd. Vehicular traffic shall use Creighton Road. to Belmont Ridge Road to Ryan Road for their detour. Please note that there is no outlet to Northstar Blvd. from Majestic Knolls Drive and Emerald Chase Place, and the underpass is also closed.


LIFESTYLES 

 
Float 'n' Flicks - TONIGHT, starting at dusk at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse, we're featuring the original JURASSIC PARK (1993, Rated PG-13).  Bring your floats and towels to watch this classic thriller!  BCA will be onsite to hand out free popcorn.  Feel free to bring snacks and drinks.  This event is open to Brambleton residents only. You must have your pool pass to enter.

Sizzlin’ Summer Concert - July 23rd, 7:00 PM.  Join us at the Brambleton Town Center to check out The Monster Band.  If there’s a song out there right now that you love love LOVE, chances are they’ll play it!  Gates open at 6:00 PM.  The first 200 kids through the gate get a special prize!  Merone’s Pizza and Hawaii’s Best Shaved Ice will be onsite serving up their delicious treats.  This is a free event; you are welcome to bring a picnic, beer/wine, chairs, and blankets. ID’s will be checked at the gate.  Pets and smoking are prohibited.   

Children's Storytime Cancellations and Relocation - Storytime has been canceled on July 21st and August 11th.  Please note that through September 1st, Storytime will be held downstairs in the lower level of the Community Center.  It will resume at its normal location on the main level of the Community Center on September 8th.

Brambleton Kids Triathlon, Early Bird Registration Ends August 1st - Take advantage of early bird pricing for the triathlon scheduled for Saturday, September 12th, at 8:00 AM. Registration has sold out the last three years, so don’t miss out!  In order for this event to run as smoothly as possible, we could use your help!  If you are able to lend a hand for one or two shifts, please take a moment to register here.  There are also several sponsorship opportunities still available.  Please contact Christine Elansary or visit the website for more information and to register. 

AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED Class - August 2nd, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Community Center.  Class will cover adult, child, and infant CPR/AED, and choking rescue.  This class is great for parents, expecting parents, lifeguards, babysitters, daycare workers, and anyone who wants to learn vital lifesaving skills.  Successful completion of the course will result in certification by the American Heart Association.  Cost is $85/person.  To register or learn more, visit www.frontlinescpr.com.


COVENANTS

Exterior Decorative Objects - Summer is upon us, and our inspectors have encountered several properties throughout the community with beautiful decorative objects in place at the front of their homes.  We want to remind residents that approval is required for all exterior decorative objects exceeding twelve (12) inches in height or eighteen (18) inches in width or depth, or in quantities greater than two (2), whether natural or man-made, which were not part of the original construction design (as either a standard or optional feature). More information can be found on our website.
 
Solar Lights - Garden.com advises those wanting to install outdoor lighting may find that this can pose many challenges. In addition to the cost of the lights, it's usually necessary to hire a licensed electrician to do the installation. Solar-powered lights are an increasingly popular alternative. They are affordable, easy to install yourself, and can be relocated easily. You also save on electrical costs. Solar lights do not require an application for approval.  The Design Guidelines permit low voltage landscape lighting located along a walkway or among shrubbery as long as it does not distract from the overall appearance of the home. Such lighting is permitted to shine upward. The use of landscape lights with built in solar panels are approvable fixtures as long as the number of lights is in scale with the dimensions of the landscaping bed they are lining as well as the visual impact on neighboring lots.  Solar lights must also be kept in a neat manner and upright position at all times and be maintained in keeping with Brambleton’s Property Maintenance Standards.  
 
Landscape Bed Maintenance - With a lot of summer rain showers, plants and shrubs in landscape beds are growing quickly!  Lawncare.net recommends that mulching landscape beds is one of the best defenses in preventing weeds from growing out of control.  At no time shall weed cover exceed more than 10% of mulched areas.  After a few seasons of weed control, your weed problem in landscape beds will be significantly reduced.

Design Review - The next meeting for Design Review will be on August 10, 2015. Applications can be submitted via email to designreview@brambleton.org.  Please have applications in to the Association by August 6, 2015.  Applications will be accepted in the office up to 4:00 PM on August 10, 2015 but may not be reviewed for accuracy and completion prior to the meeting.  If you have any questions regarding the design review process or guidelines, please visit the website or contact Elizabeth Stulga at designreview@brambleton.org, or call 703-542-6263. 

Highlight on Design Guidelines - The committee has reviewed many applications for planting and/or removing trees in recent months. Trees are an integral part of the overall image and streetscape of Brambleton and must be protected. Please review the guidelines for trees, which provide information on tree planting or removal and what actions require approval by the Covenants Committee.

If you have any questions or would like to submit an application, please email designreview@brambleton.org, or contact Elizabeth Stulga at 703-542-6263.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


“A Day in Brambleton” Video Contest - Show us what you've got!  Share your video of your "Day in Brambleton" for a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Town Center store of your choice.  Upload the videos to Brambleton’s Facebook page (use #Brambleton) or email to brambletoninfo@gmail.com.  Need an idea?  How about a Sizzlin’ Summer Concert, a visit to the Brambleton Farmers’ Market, Float 'n Flicks, or shopping in the Town Center?   Be creative and have fun!  Video submissions are due by July 31.

Send Us Your Fave Photos! - The recently debuted Brambleton Town Center News is a monthly publication which highlights news and events around the Town Center.  Each month we’ll spotlight an upcoming event as well as our Tenant of the Month. There’s even a special section dedicated to Fave Photos, to be filled with YOUR photo submissions!  So send us your photos as you’re out and about around the Town Center; submit to bramtowncenter@gmail.com.  Each month we’ll randomly select one winner to receive a special Town Center prize.  Copies of the recent newsletter are available in the Brambleton Welcome Center pass-thru.

Start your Sunday Morning at the Farmers' Market in Brambleton! - July 19th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Stop by the Town Center to find ready-to-eat goodies and lots of meats, fruits, and veggies to cook up later in the week. Fresh, cold-pressed juice, cake pops, hot crepes, tasty breads, and so much more will make your week super great. This week we have music by Niki Lynne!  See you there!


BUILDER NEWS


Ready to Move… NOW? - Brambleton’s featured Home of the Week is the Orion from Miller and Smith’s Skyview Collection. Priced at $603,350, this 2-car garage townhome has 3 finished levels, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a sought-after walkout lot with fenced backyard, rear screened-in porch, contemporary gray shaker kitchen cabinets with Corian counters, cararra ceramic tile backsplash, stainless steel chimney hood, floor-to-ceiling stacked stone fireplace in the great room, 5" plank hardwood floors on main level, and it’s within walking distance to the Brambleton Corner Pool.  For more information, contact Debbie Paschal at 703.327.0736.

Van Metre’S Northstar Collection - is now sold-out!  For a list of builders’ current availability, please visit brambleton.com.

COUNTY CORNER


Opportunities Available to Participate in County Government - The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors encourages residents to become actively involved in their county government. There are currently opportunities for people to serve on several county and regional advisory boards, commissions and committees.  Click here for more information.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Sunday, July 19

Farmers' Market, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Emberbook Circle at Brambleton Town Center


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