July 24, 2015
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.
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 email@example.com with any questions.
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
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.
- The next meeting for Design Review will be on August 10, 2015. Applications can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
, or contact Elizabeth Stulga at 703-542-6263.