Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

July 24, 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 7/27/15, 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 


AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED Class - Register by July 25th - Class held on 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.

Kids Triathlon - One More Week 'til Early Registration Ends - 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. 

Brambleton Idol and BONUS Summer Concert - Friday, August 21st, at the Brambleton Town Center, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM.  Do you have what it takes to be the Brambleton Idol?  Join us for our first Brambleton Idol contest!  The winner will receive a $100 gift card plus bragging rights.  Not only will you get to stand on the big stage, but you get to sing with the LIVE karaoke band HARIKARAOKE!  The contest will run from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, but the fun doesn’t stop there.  Covered with Jam will take the stage at 8:00 PM and play all your favorite classic rock tunes into the night.  Click here to see contest rules and sign-up.  Please email events@brambleton.org with any questions. 


COMMUNITY

Register Today for the The B_Fit Trail Challenge - Presented by Fitness Image Results and Families in Training, this family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, September 19th, in Brambleton. Timed waves will compete on approximately 2 miles of paved trails including 11 fitness stations with a variety of strength and agility challenges along the way. All ages and abilities are welcome! Your $27 registration fee includes a technical t-shirt. Proceeds from this event benefit the pediatric cancer cause through the Smashing Walnuts Foundation. Use coupon code FLASHFIT15 to save $2 on registration until midnight tomorrow. For more details, or to register, go to www.BFitTrailChallenge.com


COVENANTS

Japanese Beetle Control - While conducting comprehensive inspections recently in the community, we have noticed a lot of damage to plants and trees from Japanese Beetles.  Here are some helpful tips from Gardeners.com to help with these destructive insects: 

  • Play Defense: A multi-part attack is best. Start by spraying the affected plants with Japanese Beetle Killer(pyrethrin) or neem at the first sign of attack.
  • Hand Pick: Japanese beetles are slow. You can easily pick them off plants with your hands and toss them into a bucket of soapy water. Do it in the morning when the beetles are less alert.
  • Prevent: Although the following solutions won't provide immediate gratification, you will be better off next year. Grub Guard kills the grubs that turn into Japanese beetles. 
  • Trap: The Catch-Can with Bait is recommended only if you have a large yard and can place the trap away from your garden. If you have a small yard, you'll just be telling the beetles "The party's at my house!" If you use a trap, put it out for a day or two at a time every couple of weeks.

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 - One popular summer modification that many Brambleton residents have and cultivate is a vegetable garden. Design guidelines specify that fencing around gardens not exceed three feet in height.  Guidelines also specify that gardens can be located in rear yards only and may not exceed 50 square feet. Gardens do not require an approved application on file if they adhere to the guidelines.  As always, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the guidelines before any project is started.

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


Misguided Angels Meets Fab & Fit - Fab & Fit, voted one of Posh Seven Magazine's "Best Pop-up Boutiques" for 2015, is coming to Misguided Angels!  They will be here through Sunday, July 26th, offering their FABULOUS active wear that will take you from your workout to the world! Fab & Fit supports and promotes health, wellness, and fitness, motivating you towards a healthy, active life with style. They offer comfortable and functional active wear fashions, all made in the USA.  Exercise your beauty wearing trendy and functional fitness fashions. For questions, call us at 703-957-4601.  

Bloo Dental Offers Oral Surgery - We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Sanjeev Bhatia to our practice.  Dr. Bhatia is a board certified oral surgeon with years of training at leading centers in the world.  He completed his residency training and fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the Brooklyn Hospital Center and associated Cornell School of Medical Sciences.  He is offering oral surgery services for all ages in our office, including wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement.  If you would like to make an appointment with him, please call our office 703-327-5533.

Sport&Health - We're now hiring weekend housekeeping staff.  Email Jason Hall if you’re interested.  Competitive pay and free membership!

COUNTY CORNER


Residents Encouraged to Attend Upcoming Quarterly Meetings Held by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office - The LCSO will hold public safety meetings at each of the agency’s four service area stations in July and August.  All residents, HOAs, community groups, town representatives, and business owners are invited to attend.  Items to be discussed include recent crime trends in your area, traffic safety concerns, and other public safety related issues.  The meetings will be led by a LCSO Captain who represents your service area, as well as Sheriff Mike Chapman or a member of his leadership team.  To determine what station area your home or business is in, click here. To learn more about upcoming meetings and events held by the LCSO, please see the LCSO calendar.  

New Loudoun County Precinct Changes May Impact Your Voting Location This November - A Voter Registration Notice will be sent to those impacted by these changes in early to mid-September.  You can also verify your voting location, see what’s on the ballot and make sure you are registered at the correct address by going to vote.virginia.gov/search.  Take a moment now to become election ready!  The deadline to register to vote to participate in the upcoming election is October 13, 2015 by 5:00 PM.  You can now register to vote on-line at www.vote.virginia.gov.  Please feel free to contact us at 703 777-0380 or by email at vote@loudoun.gov if you have any questions about voter registration, absentee voting or the upcoming election.  You can also visit our website at www.loudoun.gov/vote.  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Thursday, July 30

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


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