Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

July 31, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


Congratulations to the Loudoun South Little League 9/10 National All-Star Team! - Brambleton residents Tyler Fetterman, Cooper Nelson, Troy Koerner and Colin Scherer were all part of a team that swept through the District 16 Championship and went on to become Virginia State Champions.  They competed in the Tournament of State Champions this week in Greenville, North Carolina, where they defeated teams from Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia before falling to North Carolina in a hard-fought championship game.  Congratulations on a great run boys!  

Brambleton to Host 2015 ODLS All-Star Swim Meet - Pool Hours and Traffic Impacted - Tomorrow, August 1st.  Brambleton Corner Pool will open at or around 1:00 PM in order to host the 2015 Old Dominion Swim League All Star Meet in the morning.  Expect heavy traffic in the vicinity of the pool between 6:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  Please watch out for pedestrians.


INSIDE BCA


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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 8/3/15, 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 

The Brambleton Bettas Have Had Another Amazing Season - with over 300 swimmers and an undefeated regular season record! The team will be hosting the League-Wide All Star Meet on Saturday, August 1st, from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  Come out and cheer our Bettas on!  If you're in the vicinity of the Brambleton Corner Pool, expect heavy traffic and please watch for pedestrians.

Kids Triathlon - Last Day for Early Registration! - 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. 

Children’s Storytime Location Change - Storytime will be held at the Welcome Center in the Brambleton Town Center on August 4th, 11th, and 18th at 10:00 AM.  It will resume at the Community Center on September 1st.  For questions, contact programs@brambleton.org.

Little Free Libraries are Here! - Brambleton is making it easier for you to enjoy your favorite book.  Six new, fully stocked library kiosks have been installed throughout the community, each containing a fun mix of books for readers of all ages.  Need a book?  Take a book!  For more details on locations, borrowing, or donating books, contact us at programs@brambleton.org or visit our website.

Sizzlin’ Summer Concert - Thursday, August 6th.  Gonzo’s Nose is back!  DC’s premier party band will be here to help you relive the 80’s and 90’s - no mall bangs or parachute pants required.  Come hang with us and enjoy dinner from Que Divas Rib Ride and dessert from Hawaii’s Best Shaved Ice.  Gate open at 6:00 PM; show starts at 7:00 PM.  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.

Teen After Dark Swim - Friday, August 7th, from 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM at Beacon Crest Pool.  6th - 12th graders, stop by for a late night swim.  Feel free to bring snacks or order a pizza to be delivered to the pool.  Present your Brambleton Pool Pass to enter.  You may bring one non-Brambleton guest by using your household guest passes.


COMMUNITY

LCSO Child Safety Day - Saturday, August 8th, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will be onsite for the 3rd Annual Child Safety Day at the Brambleton Town Center. This free event will feature law enforcement displays and highlight some of the services that the LCSO can offer.  Kids will also have the opportunity to check out LCSO cruisers, motorcycles and other vehicles!  Plan on spending a couple hours at this worthwhile event right here at our Town Center.


COVENANTS

Common Area Encroachment - As a friendly reminder for residents with lots adjacent to Common Areas, the Association wishes to make you aware of our efforts to ensure that the Common Areas are maintained with a harmonious aesthetic as natural areas. Brambleton’s Declaration states that no one owner, or group of owners, is entitled to make personal or exclusive use of the Common Area


Neither owners nor residents should improve or make changes to the common area without prior written approval from the Association.  As such improvements are considered a violation of the Association’s governing documents, the Association will intervene and require the owner to return the common area to the preexisting condition; or the Association may opt to act to restore the area, and the owner may be responsible for the costs related to the reconditioning of the common area. Storage of personal items or equipment in the common area is also considered encroachment and is prohibited.  


The Common Area is intended for the use and enjoyment of the Owners of the Association.  If you have any questions please contact the Covenants Advisors at covenants@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263.


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 - Patios are a popular modification to add to the back yard in the summer. The important thing to remember when applying for a patio is to provide both the sketch of the shape and design of the patio as well as information regarding materials, size, height of any walls, and any additional items you may want to add to the patio. Photos or spec sheets are needed for additions to the patio, such as constructed fire pits, fireplaces, or column lights. A completed application also requires a copy of a certified plat with the patio marked on it as close to scale as possible. When emailing applications or additional requested information, please use your address as the subject line. 

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


Get Your Smile Ready for School! - Summer appointments are filling up at Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.  Be sure to book yours now before school starts. We have some great Back-to-School giveaways in August.  Don’t miss out! 

Sport&Health - “Big summer blowout” was made famous by a recent Disney movie.  Call 703.879.2006 with the name of that movie and find out about Sport&Health’s “big summer blowout” that ends on July 31st!

Eclips Make-over Series - As part of their generous sponsorship to Red, White & BRAM, Eclips Day Spa & Salon chose another lucky winner to receive a full make-over at their salon.  Check out the video of the newest winner’s make-over in progress on the Brambleton Youtube channel

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, including the special accomplishments of our tenants and interesting tidbits you’ll only read here. There’s even a special section dedicated to Fave Photos, which we plan to fill with YOUR photo submissions!  So email us your photos as you’re out and about around the Town Center.  Each month we’ll randomly select one winner to receive a special Town Center prize.

COUNTY CORNER


Groundbreaking Ceremony for Dulles South Multipurpose Center Phase II & III - Tomorrow, August 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM.  Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services invites everyone to attend the ceremony, as well as the Family Fun Fest from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Dulles South Multipurpose Center.  Event is free of charge.  RSVP to prcs@loudoun.gov

Free Garden Lecture: Dealing with Stinkbugs and Other Invasive Pests - Thursday, August 6, at 7:00 PM.  Amanda Rose Newton, entomologist, will present “Who Invited You? Dealing with Stinkbugs and Other Alien Invasive Pests” in the Loudoun Extension Office conference room.  For more information about the lecture or the Loudoun County VCE Master Gardener program visit the website or call the Loudoun Extension Office at 703-777-0373.

Nova Enrichment Academy Hosting Free STEM Event - Saturday, August 8, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.  NASA scientist Victoria Friedensen will engage children with hands-on activities and deliver a keynote address discussing “The Importance of STEM in Tomorrow’s Job Market.”  NEA has made this a free event, but capacity is limited to 50, so please RSVP here. This event takes place at Ahrens National Recreational & Park Association Institute, Learn more here.

Keep Loudoun Beautiful - The next Watershed Cleanup event is planned to take place at the Beaverdam Creek Reservoir on Saturday, August 8th from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.   KLB is looking for 70 volunteers to man 35 canoes to remove unwanted litter and debris from the reservoir.  To participate in this event, register on the KLB Website.  

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.  


BUILDER NEWS


Ready to Move… NOW? - Our "Home of the Week" is Van Metre Homes’ Plan G in Clover Hill. This home is 100% complete and ready for an immediate move-in, so call Brooks today at 703-764-5441. Step inside for a quick video tour!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Tuesday, August 4

Board of Directors Meeting, 8:15 AM - BCA Management Office


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