Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

October 5, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

BCA Board 2018 Election: Nominating Petitions Due Today by 5 PM - 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. 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 or download the petition directly here. If you have questions pertaining to the open board positions or the election itself, please contact General Manager, Rick Stone: rick.stone@brambleton.org.

Ad Hoc Technology Community Services Committee to Present Recommendations at a BCA Board Special Meeting on Tuesday, 10/16 A Special Meeting of Brambleton’s Board of Directors is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16th at 7 PM at the Corner Clubhouse (42255 Palladian Blue Ter) for the purpose of receiving the Ad Hoc Technology Committee’s recommendations and hearing resident input. The Committee has been working for over a year to develop recommendations to the Board regarding BCA’s bulk agreement for internet and cable television programming and will present their recommendations to the Board at this meeting. Please visit this link for FAQs developed by the Committee. If you have questions about the meeting or need assistance to participate, please contact Rosemarie Linder, staff liaison to the Committee, at rosemarie.linder@brambleton.org.

Belmont Trace Black Rail Fence - The fence parallel to Belmont Ridge Rd near Nickens Pl and Franklin Benjamin Ter (south of Creighton Rd) is in poor shape. Typically, BCA would replace a site amenity such as this; however, the fence has deteriorated rapidly due to the adjacent irrigation system, and it is uncharacteristic of Brambleton’s roadscapes and berms. Therefore, BCA is considering removing the fence instead of replacing it. This item will be on the Grounds & Facilities Committee’s agenda at their meeting on Tuesday, October 9th. Please email any questions, concerns, or support to operations@brambleton.org.


DEVELOPER NEWS

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).

Active Construction Zones - Access through or in active construction areas is prohibited. Please use caution when traveling near these areas.


LIFESTYLES

EVENTS


Fall Fest - This year's Fall Fest takes place this Saturday, October 6th from 12 to 6 PM. Come out with the whole family and enjoy rides, food trucks, live music, an artist marketplace, and more! You can also take part in this year’s Van Metre Cornhole Challenge! Register a team and compete for prizes while raising money for HeroHomes of LoudounHomeAid Northern Virginia, and Payton’s Project.

October Bus Trips - Take the Bram Bus for a safe and fun trip to your favorite upcoming events! Purchase your bus tickets here.

  • Chris Stapleton at Jiffy Lube: Saturday, October 13th. $30 per person, transportation only. Concert tickets need to be purchased separately.
  • Field of Screams in Maryland: Saturday, October 20th. $25 per person, transportation only. Event tickets can be purchased here; use the discount code BramLife for 25% off!

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! Click here to register, volunteer, and find more information. Check out our promotional video as well!


PROGRAMMING

Bram Life Pass - Brambleton residents can now enjoy exclusive discounts by using their Bram Life Pass (aka pool pass) at several local businesses, including AhSo, Fleetwood, and Solace! We are happy to take suggestions for local businesses that you would like to see in this program; please email us at events@brambleton.org.

Teens & Tweens Craft Party - Teens and tweens can join us for a Craft Party on Sunday, October 14th from 4 to 6:30 PM at the Brambleton Community Center. Relax with friends and eat pizza while creating fun crafts! Cost is $35 per person. Click here or email aviarygirls@gmail.com to register.

STEM with LEGO School’s Out Workshops - Kids grades K-2 are invited to take part in STEM with LEGO School’s Out Workshops on Monday, October 22nd at the Corner Clubhouse! Morning, afternoon, and full day sessions are available. Visit www.play-well.org to register and find more information.

FIR Road to Fitness - Are you interested in learning how to work out more effectively? Join Fitness Image Results’ Road to Fitness program! This program starts on Monday, October 29th and includes low-impact exercise classes. View the program flyer and visit the FIR website to register and find more information.


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

October at the Marketplace - What’s in season at the EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace this October? Just about everything! Catch the tail end of pear, cucumber, and green bean season while you gear up to get pumpkins (of course!), sweet potatoes, and fresh leafy greens. Stop by every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM at the corner of Legacy and Olympia to find your fall favorites!

Loudoun County Food Trucks - Food Truck Rallies may be over for the year, but we know exactly where you can find all your favorite food trucks! Check out www.locofoodtrucks.com for Loudoun’s only comprehensive listing of food trucks in Northern Virginia.


COMMUNITY

Blessing of the Animals - Arcola United Methodist Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals event in Legacy Park on Sunday, October 14th from 4 to 5:30 PM. All leashed pets (or those in carriers) are welcome! Click here for more information.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Design Review - The next meeting for Design Review will be on Monday, October 8th. 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. 

Do You Own a Portable Basketball Hoop? - Recent inspections have noted that several basketball hoop bases are being weighted down with improper materials and are not being stored in the proper locations. Please review the placement and stabilization guidelines, and please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org with any questions.

Exterior Lighting Inspections UnderwayBrambleton residents are responsible for ensuring the proper operation of exterior lighting fixtures which are designed to function automatically. BCA staff conducts quarterly inspections of proper operation of carriage lights, garage lights, and builder-installed landscape lights which should operate from dawn until dusk. More information on maintaining the functioning of exterior lights can be found on our website. Please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org with any questions.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Fairfax Pediatric Associates - Fairfax Pediatric Associates is opening in Fall 2018 above the Brambleton Library! We look forward to caring for your children. Come check us out this Saturday, October 6th at Fall Fest!

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, October 10th. Meet at 6:30 PM in front of Bicycle Outfitters. Helmets & working bike lights required. Call 703-327-3222 for more details.

Brambleton Library VIP Sneak Peek - AhSo Restaurant and the Friends of the Brambleton Library invite you to their Brambleton Library VIP Sneak Peek fundraiser taking place on Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st at 5 PM. On either night, enjoy a 4-course dinner with wine pairings, followed by an exclusive tour of the new library before its Grand Opening on Saturday, December 1st! Tickets cost $99 per person and are for adults 21 and older. Tickets are selling fast, so buy yours today!


COUNTY CORNER


Back-to-School Blowout - Loudoun County invites middle school students to a “Back-to-School Blowout” outdoor festival and concert on Saturday, October 13th from 3 to 6 PM at Woodgrove Park and Round Hill Indoor Aquatic Center (17010 Evening Star Dr, Round Hill). This event was originally scheduled in September but postponed due to weather. This inaugural event is for students in grades 6-8 and promotes the health and well-being of Loudoun's young teens. More information can be found here.

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.

New Website Design Survey - Over the past year, Loudoun County has been working to redesign and reimagine a new website with a focus on the needs of residents and businesses. The county is now seeking public feedback on the new design via a quick survey. The survey can be taken online at www.loudoun.gov/WebsiteSurvey.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


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.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Monday, October 8th

Covenants Committee Meeting, 7 PM - BCA Management Office

Tuesday, October 9th

Asphalt Sub-Committee Meeting, 7 to 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office

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

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



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