Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

November 16, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

2018 BCA Board of Directors Election & Annual Meeting Updates - Congratulations to Brian Viola on his re-election and Samrendra Nandi on his election to the BCA Board of Directors. They will both serve a 3-year term that begins immediately. The Board recognized and expressed their appreciation to Ram Venkatachalam for his service on the Board and thanked all the candidates for their participation in the election. Thanks to everyone who participated in the election online and in person; with quorum exceeding 10%, participation in this year’s election surpassed all previous records. View the Annual Meeting presentation here

BCA Update: Broadband & Cable Television Services and Verizon ONT & Wiring Conversion - The Ad Hoc Technology Community Services Committee and the BCA Board have been working to finalize a new agreement with Verizon with a goal of providing residents with increased internet speed, enhanced routers, and inclusion of a cable box with DVR service as part of the package. Full information on the package being finalized with Verizon is available here

  • Verizon will need to complete ONT & Wiring Conversions, by appointment, at approximately 3,700 homes in Brambleton. Verizon will begin providing notice to impacted homeowners starting in the older sections of Brambleton and will work through to the newer sections. Hand-delivered door hangers will advise residents to call Verizon to make an appointment for the necessary work. Once the work is completed, residents will receive an automatic internet speed upgrade to 100/100 Mbps at no additional charge. Questions pertaining to current or future Verizon FIOS services can be emailed to hoa@brambleton.org.

2019 Budget & Assessment Mailing - The 2019 Budget & Assessment Mailing will be postmarked next week and will include the 2019 Budget summary and the 2019 Assessment rates and payment options information. The new assessment rates will be effective 1/1/2019. After your December assessment payment, please take a moment to review and adjust your payments to align with the new assessment rates. Contact hoa@brambleton.org if you have questions or need more information regarding the various payment options available.

BCA Thanksgiving Office Hours - The BCA Management Office will close at 1 PM on Wednesday, November 21st for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen at 9 AM on Monday, November 26th. Any common area emergencies can be reported to 703-385-1133 during this time. 

Section Acceptance Inspections - The Association will be inspecting the common areas and related improvements for deficiencies in Section 24 and Section 33 in preparation of acceptance/turnover from the Developer to the Association. Residents with common area concerns in these areas of the community are asked to email CIP@Brambleton.org with a description of the concern and location. Association staff will then inspect the concern and determine next action.


DEVELOPER NEWS

Ryan Rd West of Northstar Blvd - The Developer will begin clearing and construction activities to widen Ryan Rd between Northstar Blvd and Beaverdam Dr. This project may take up to 3 years due to the relocation of numerous utilities.

Evergreen Mills Rd and Shreveport Dr The Developer will start construction of the new intersection at Evergreen Mills Rd and Shreveport Dr. This new configuration will relocate Evergreen Mills traffic onto Shreveport through Brambleton. Evergreen Mills will be closed to northbound thru-traffic at Belmont Ridge Rd. Construction should be completed by early 2019. This work is being completed in accordance with the Countywide Transportation Plan.


LIFESTYLES

BRAM GIVES BACK


Santa’s Holiday Tour - Santa and the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department will be making their way through Brambleton on Sunday, December 2nd to wish you Happy Holidays and to collect items for needy families in Loudoun County. A map of stop locations and more information can be found here.

Salvation Army Angel Tree - Help make a child's holiday wishes come true this year by participating in the Salvation Army Angel Program! The Angel Tree is located inside the Brambleton Welcome Center and adorned with tags that have holiday wishes and needs from local children. Please take a tag, purchase what you can, and return the gifts unwrapped to the Welcome Center by 6 PM on Tuesday, December 4th. If you have questions, please contact ambercolatosti@gmail.com.

Kids Craft for INOVA Children’s Hospital - Brambleton Community Association will be collecting No-Sew Blankets to be donated to INOVA Children's Hospital. You and your family can make blankets for a child and drop them off at the BCA office by Monday, December 31st. Click here for instructions and more details.

Cards for Soldiers BCA is collecting Cards for Soldiers that will be donated to our local military facilities through the American Red Cross. Please donate blank, stamped cards that represent all holidays (Birthday, Thank You, Congratulations, etc.) as well as blank cards. You can drop your donation in the North Pole Mailbox in the Welcome Center (42395 Ryan Rd, Suite 100) until Monday, December 31st. Instructions and more details can be found here.


EVENTS


Brambleton Kids Care Turkey Trail Trot & Food Drive - Join us for the Brambleton Kids Care Turkey Trail Trot & Food Drive on Thursday, November 22nd at 9 AM! Meet at the Corner Clubhouse for the 2-ish mile walk/jog/run on the trails. There is no fee to participate; however, we ask that you bring canned donations to benefit Loudoun Hunger Relief. For more information and to register, visit the Brambleton Kids Care page.

Winter Wonderland - Come out with the whole family for Winter Wonderland on Sunday, December 2nd from 12 to 4 PM at the Brambleton Town Center! Enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies, take pictures with Santa, and listen to great music performances! Visit www.brambletonhoa.com/winterwonderland for more information.


PROGRAMMING

Holiday Sip & Craft - Join us for Holiday Sip & Craft on Friday, November 30th at 6:30 PM at the Brambleton Community Center! Relax with friends while you create a chic, custom piece of seasonal decor. No experience necessary! This event is BYOB - food and drinks. Click here for more information and to register.

Safe Sitter Course - We are hosting a Safe Sitter course on Saturday, December 8th from 9 AM to 2:30 PM at the Community Center. This course is sponsored by Beat4LifeCPR and open to Brambleton residents only. RSVP at programs@brambleton.org to reserve your spot today!

Drama Kids Winter Break Camp - Drama Kids is holding a Winter Break Camp on December 26-28 at the Corner Clubhouse! Activities include improvisation, theater games, performances, and more. Open to ages 5-11. Half and full day sessions are available. Click here for more information and to register.

STEM with LEGO Winter Break Camps - Kids ages 5-12 are invited to take part in Winter Wonderland STEM with LEGO Break Camps on December 26-28 at the Community Center! Morning and afternoon sessions are available. Visit www.play-well.org to register and find more information.

Bram Life Pass - Brambleton residents can now enjoy exclusive discounts by using their Bram Life Pass (aka pool pass) at several local businesses, including AhSoFleetwood, 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.


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway - It’s officially November, and that means Turkey Day is on its way! Dreading the grocery store? EatLoCo can help with that! Our marketplace vendors have put together an amazing product giveaway for a Thanksgiving feast that will feed the entire family. Visit the contest page for details, or text “TURKEYDINNER” to 55678 to enter!  

New Vendors at the Marketplace - Do you raise it, grow it, or make it? We want you! EatLoco’s 2019 Brambleton Marketplace is now accepting new vendor applications. Join the expansive lineup of farmers, food producers, crafters, and artisans at the marketplace! Enjoy flexible scheduling as a drop-in vendor or join us weekly and let us market for you! Email Nikolle at nholland@eatloco.org for more details. Also, stop by the marketplace every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM at the corner of Legacy Park and Olympia Dr to enjoy offerings from our current vendors!


COMMUNITY

Friends of the Brambleton Library Fundraiser - Support Friends of the Brambleton Library at Barnes & Noble One Loudoun on Saturday, November 17th from 11 AM to 3 PM! FOBL will be onsite with coloring pages, stickers, and bookmarks. A percentage of funds from each purchase will benefit FOBL when customers mention the Brambleton Library at checkout. Online purchases through Thursday, November 22nd will also support FOBL when you use the Bookfair ID code 12460143.

Family Giving Day - Join Brambleton Presbyterian Church in a multi-faith community-wide event on Sunday, November 18th at 10 AM to assemble snack bags and hygiene kits. Click here or email Jess at jessamynjoy@hotmail.com for more information.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Comprehensive Lot Inspections - Staff will be conducting comprehensive inspections in the Brownstones/Town Center Residential homes beginning Monday, December 3rd. More information regarding comprehensive inspections can be found here. If you have any questions, please call 703-542-6263 or email communitystandards@brambleton.org.

Signage The BCA would like to remind residents that political signage must be removed within 5 days after an election. More information about the Design Guidelines for Temporary Signage within the community can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Standards Advisors at 703-542-6263 or communitystandards@brambleton.org.

Dogs Off Leash - Please remember that in Loudoun County, including Brambleton, dogs are not permitted to roam free without a leash, and pet owners are required to pick up after their pets. To report concerns, contact Loudoun County Animal ControlBrambleton’s Policy Resolution #7, Pet Policies, outlines both the grounds for complaint and finding of a community nuisance as well as the procedures for solving pet problems. To discuss your concern with an Association team member, please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Brambleton Library: Library Card Registration - Get ready for the Grand Opening of the Brambleton Library on Saturday, December 1st by signing up early for a library card! Loudoun Library representatives will be onsite at the Brambleton Library hosting pre-opening library card registrations on November 16, 26 & 27 from 1 to 8 PM. You can also register at www.library.loudoun.gov/GetACard and pick up your card within 30 days. 

Northern Virginia Orthodontics - Skip the lines this Black Friday and instead save big when you visit NVO from November 19-21! All new patients will receive $500 off their full treatment cost when they start the same day. New patients will also be able to select a mystery gift card from the NVO Holiday Tree for stores like Target, Amazon, and Best Buy, ranging in value from $25-$250! Schedule your complimentary consultation today at 703-547-2174 or at nvorthodontics.com/contact. Exclusions apply, call for details.

AhSo Restaurant - Let AhSo do the Thanksgiving cooking this year! For $38/person, dinner includes butternut squash soup, local turkey roulade, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes & gravy, and choice of individual rustic tartlet per person; bottles of wine are optional. Pickups are scheduled for Wednesday, November 21st and until noon on Thursday, November 22nd. We will be closed for dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Visit ahsoresto.tocktix.com to order!

  • AhSo is currently running a special cocktail promotion featuring bartender Phil Duong’s signature cocktail, the Black Manhattan. All proceeds from the sale of this cocktail will be donated to assist with Phil’s medical expenses, and the promotion will run until Phil is back behind the bar!


COUNTY CORNER


Quarterly Update from Supervisor Tony Buffington - Blue Ridge District Supervisor Tony Buffington has released his Fall 2018 Quarterly Update, highlighting current and future transportation improvement programs. Click here to register for Supervisor Buffington’s newsletter.

LCSO No-Shave November - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is again partnering with No-Shave November this year in order to raise cancer awareness and collect funds for cancer research and treatment. This year’s event will fund organizations including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Click here for more information and to make a donation.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Loudoun County Cold Weather Shelter - The Loudoun County Cold Weather Shelter (Sterling Community Center) is now open for adults in the community who are experiencing a housing crisis resulting in homelessness. The shelter will be open every night from 9 PM to 7 AM. The shelter also provides case management, mental health services, and other resources. Click here for more information.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Thursday, November 22nd - Sunday, November 25th

BCA Management Office closed for Thanksgiving holiday


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