Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

October 12, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

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.

Save the Date for BCA’s Annual Meeting - The Association will host its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 13th at 7 PM at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse (42255 Palladian Blue Ter). The purpose of this Annual Meeting is to elect two BCA directors, share Association and community information, and to provide an opportunity after the meeting for residents to ask specific questions of the Association. The Annual Meeting is also a great opportunity for you to meet the current Board members, Association staff, and your neighbors. Information about the online election and the election candidates will be distributed next week, and a meeting notice will be mailed to all Brambleton households later in October. If you have questions or need assistance to participate in the meeting, please contact hoa@brambleton.org.

Are You Impacted by Events/Races Held at Legacy Park or the Town Center? - If you are, sign up for Event Impact alerts through our Notify Me service. This category has been established to send out alerts to Brambleton residents who desire notice of non-recurring impacts to streets surrounding Legacy Park and the Brambleton Town Center. Messages sent through this category will alert subscribed residents to events that will impact Legacy Park Dr, Greenside Dr, Olympia Dr, Emberbrook Cir, Willow Creek Way, Soave Dr, and Brambleton Plz. Impacts could include event-related road closures, towing enforcement, amplified music, or other actions that affect adjacent homes. Notices for races, concerts, and festivals will typically be sent through this service; notices for farmers markets, food truck rallies, and programming will not typically be sent.


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


Bram Bus: Field of Screams - Take the Bram Bus for a fun trip to Field of Screams in Maryland on Saturday, October 20th! Bus tickets can be purchased here; $25 per person, transportation only. Event tickets can be purchased here; use the discount code BramLife for 25% off!

Lace Up for Learning - All Lace Up for Learning participants (registrants and volunteers) who sign up by Monday, October 15th will receive a long-sleeved race t-shirt! Don’t miss the "fun-racing" event of the year benefiting your school on Saturday, November 10th! Visit www.laceupforlearning.com to sign up and find more information.

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!

  • Calling all Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts! We are in need of kid zombies during the Brambleton Zombie Run! Kid zombies don't have to chase anyone, just look creepy for the runners passing by. Sign up here and earn a Zombie Run Patch!

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.

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.

Family and Friends CPR Class - Join Beat4Life for their Family and Friends CPR class on Wednesday, November 7th from 6 to 8:15 PM at the Corner Clubhouse. This class is for Brambleton residents only. Cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple. Click here for more information, and register at programs@brambleton.org.


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

Pumpkin Patch at the Marketplace - We’re bringing the pumpkin patch to you! Join us on Sunday, October 14th from 9 AM to 1 PM at the EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace, and the first 100 guests will get to pick out a FREE pumpkin courtesy of Valencia’s Produce. Get yours early while supplies last!  

Holiday Craft Market - Calling all makers! During the month of December, EatLoCo will be hosting a holiday craft market at the Brambleton Marketplace every Sunday. Apply now and help your friends and neighbors Shop LoCo for the holiday season! Email info@eatloco.org for more information.


COMMUNITY

Birding Banshee - Join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and the Friends of Banshee Reeks on Saturday, October 13th from 8 AM to 11 AM for the monthly bird walk at this birding hot spot. Whether you’re a beginning birder or an expert, you’ll be dazzled by the many bird species you’ll find at the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. Bring binoculars if you have them!

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

Yard Waste Disposal - Yard waste service continues Tuesdays through December. Brambleton Yard Waste stickers are available at the BCA Management Office. These stickers are free to all residents to mark designated yard debris containers. Residents that do not wish to use a dedicated yard debris container may use brown paper bags. The Association's contractor will not pick up yard debris in other styles of bags. Yard waste is not to be placed out on days other than Tuesday. Please refer to the website for guidelines regarding the proper disposal of yard waste.

Mailbox Maintenance RemindersMailboxes 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.

Clotheslines/Wind Drying Devices - During recent community-wide inspections, it was noted that several residents are hanging laundry items outside to dry. Per the Design Guidelines, clotheslines or any similar apparatus for exterior drying of clothes are prohibited. Please refrain from using deck or porch railings to dry laundry outside your home. If you would like to report a concern please visit here or email communitystandards@brambleton.org.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Lunch at AhSo Restaurant - AhSo Restaurant is now open for lunch on Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 AM to 2 PM! Happy hour also starts early on Fridays only at 2 PM. Visit their website for menus, event info, and more!

Van Metre Opens New Models in Birchwood at Brambleton - Van Metre Homes is excited to announce that their Lifts/Elevator Towns Model is opening on Saturday, October 13th in Birchwood at Brambleton. Stop in to see two new exciting home designs while participating in Brambleton’s Fall Model Home Tour Event.

Toll Brothers Plans Model Grand Opening - Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 27th to experience Toll Brothers’ model grand opening in Brambleton! Visit from 12 to 5 PM for tours, refreshments, and to learn about quick deliveries. RSVP today.

Get Your Costume Ready for the Halloween Rhino Ride! Rhino Rides continue every Wednesday at 6:30 PM through Wednesday, October 31st. The last ride of the season will be Halloween-themed, so costumes are encouraged! Full details can be found on our Facebook events page.


COUNTY CORNER


LCSO Panel on Tackling Opioids - Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman invites the public to an opioid/substance abuse forum featuring a panel of experts who will tackle the ongoing national opioid epidemic. The forum and panel discussion will be held on Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30 PM at the Ashburn Station (20272 Savin Hill Dr, Ashburn). Click here for a list of panelists and more information.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Loudoun County Voter Registration Deadline is 10/15 - Loudoun County will hold a General Election on Tuesday, November 6th for the purpose of voting for members of the US Senate and House of Representatives, Virginia Constitutional Amendments, and Loudoun County Bond Questions. Loudoun County election officials remind residents that if they are not registered to vote, they have until Monday, October 15th to do so. Click here for information on online, mail, and in-person registration deadlines. Visit our website and view the Loudoun Election Guide for more information about voting in Loudoun County.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Monday, October 15th

Covenants Committee Meeting, 7 PM - BCA Management Office

Tuesday, October 16th

BCA Board of Directors Special Meeting, 7 PM - Brambleton Corner Clubhouse


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