Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

December 7, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

BCA is Hiring - BCA is seeking qualified candidates for a key full-time position. For a full job description, please visit our Careers page.

  • Community Standards Advisor: Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 2 years of service-focused work history in community association management or a related field, a detailed and organized approach to work, and be professional and self-motivated. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are also a must. This position is full-time and offers an entry-level salary with benefits. Please send your resume with cover letter and salary requirements to andrea.martin@brambleton.org or fax to 703-542-6266. No phone calls, please.

Update Payments to Align with the New 2019 Assessment Rates Effective 1/1/2019 - The 2019 Budget summary and the 2019 Assessment rates were recently mailed to all owners. After making 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.

New Verizon ONT & Wiring Conversion Update - Verizon has launched an infrastructure upgrade campaign in Brambleton. This work is required to enable all BCA homes to access the enhanced internet speeds that will be provided by the new agreement. To ensure an orderly, timely, and fair upgrade for all, the following process has been established:

  • Appointment request information will be delivered to homes via door hangers, by section, moving from older sections towards the newer sections.
  • Residents who receive a door hanger will need to call and make an appointment for the ONT & Wiring conversion work.
  • Once the work is completed for that individual home, the internet speed will be upgraded to 100/100 Mbps.

Work is projected to occur through Q3 2019. There is not a published timeline for sections or individual streets, as the schedule/pace of work is based upon resident response to the door hangers. Verizon will not process out-of-order requests until the necessary infrastructure work is completed. Please contact hoa@brambleton.org if you have questions or need more information.


DEVELOPER NEWS

Active Construction Zones - Access through or in active construction areas is prohibited. Please use caution when traveling near these areas.


LIFESTYLES


EVENTS


Bram Bus: Charles Town Casino - Hop on the Bram Bus for a ride to the Charles Town Casino on Friday, December 21st! Bus tickets cost $25 per person and cover transportation only. Bus departs at 7 PM and returns at midnight. Click here to purchase tickets and find more information.

Comedy Night - On Saturday, March 2nd, come out for a hilarious night of adult comedy featuring up-and-coming comedians from NYC and DC. Two shows at 7:30 PM and 10 PM. $25 per person and includes the tasty popcorn/candy bar. Get your tickets here

Brambleton House Hop (aka Roving Dinner) - Come to this annual progressive dinner/scavenger hunt on Saturday, March 9th from 6 PM to midnight. This is the perfect way to meet new people in the neighborhood while having a blast! There are 4 courses total, 3 at residents’ homes, and then we end the night at the Corner Clubhouse for desserts, a DJ, and dancing! Spots are limited, so don’t hesitate to sign up. Click here for more information and to register.


BRAM GIVES BACK

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 until Monday, December 31st. Instructions and more details can be found here.


PROGRAMMING

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 our website 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

New Vendors at the Marketplace - Perk up, Brambleton! New vendors are joining weekly at the EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace. PattyBakes is now serving fresh, hot coffee from Cafe Kreyol alongside their delicious baked goods every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Find them and all of your favorite vendors this weekend at Legacy Park and Olympia Dr. Come back every week to find new products for you and your family!

Marketplace Happenings - New things are always happening at the EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace! Whether it's giveaways, new food vendors, specialty products, or events, every week offers something different. To stay up-to-date, meet us every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM at the corner of Legacy Park and Olympia Dr. Can't make it out on Sunday? Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to stay in the loop with all things EatLoco!


COMMUNITY GIVING BACK

Mobile Hope Holiday Party - Mobile Hope will host their 4th Annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 15th at the Douglass Community Center. They are in need of volunteers to help wrap and sort gifts given to kids at this special event. Email getinvolved@mobilehopeloudoun.org or call 703-771-1400 to sign up. Visit the Mobile Hope Facebook page for more information.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Design Review - The next meeting for Design Review will be on Monday, December 10th. Applications can be submitted via email to designreview@brambleton.org. If you have any questions regarding the design review process or guidelines, please visit the website or call 703-542-6263.

Secure Your Trash - Please take extra care to ensure that your trash and recyclables are properly secured when put out for collection. We are in a season of high winds, and it is important for the health of our environment and the attractiveness of our community that we keep trash and recycling from blowing into common areas or onto your neighbor’s property. Any trash/recycling not in a sealed container should be otherwise secured so that it won’t blow away before collection. There should be no open bags or loose packing materials. Please break down cardboard boxes so that they are collapsed flat.

  • New to Brambleton? Residents should contact Republic Service’s customer service at brambleton@republicservices.com to arrange for the delivery of new trash and recycling toters if none accompany your property. More information about recycling, trash services, and bulk pick-up can be found on our website. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Community Standards team at communitystandards@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Brambleton Library Grand Opening - Over 10,000 people flocked to the new Brambleton Library during last weekend’s grand opening celebration! Thank you to everyone who attended and eagerly awaited this new state-of-the-art amenity. Drop by to see its impressive features and check out the list of upcoming programs and events. The library is open Monday through Saturday, 10 AM - 9 PM, and Sunday, 1 - 5 PM. To celebrate the library grand opening, select Brambleton Town Center merchants are offering discounts throughout December when you show your library card!

Brambleton Library Book Club - The Paperbacks & Pastries Book Club (formerly Adult Book Club) will host a discussion of this year’s 1book1community selection, All American Boys, on Monday, December 10th at 7:30 PM at the Brambleton Library. Click here for more information, and visit the Brambleton Library page and calendar for book club updates.

Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees - Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees have returned to Brambleton! Trees are being sold at Olympia Drive across from Legacy Park, and tree sales benefit the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation. Visit their Facebook page for more information.


COUNTY CORNER


Officials Celebrate Widening of Belmont Ridge Rd - Loudoun County officials are celebrating the widening of Belmont Ridge Rd (Route 659) from Gloucester Pkwy to Hay Rd. In conjunction with several other roadway improvement projects, including the Route 7-659 interchange construction project, Belmont Ridge Rd will eventually become a four-lane roadway from Route 7 to Evergreen Mills Rd. Click here for more information.

Loudoun Residents Encouraged to Help Stop the Spread of the Spotted Lanternfly - Loudoun County officials are enlisting homeowners, gardeners, agricultural producers, and others in a campaign to thwart the spread of the spotted lanternfly. Visit www.loudoun.gov/spottedlanternfly for more information, including helpful tips and resource links.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


LCSO Tips to Avoid Parcel Theft - As the holiday season approaches, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents to take steps to avoid the theft of their delivered items:
  • If possible, make arrangements to pick up packages at a package store or postal service facility.
  • If the items must be delivered, ask that packages be left on a back porch or set beside the front porch. This prevents the packages from being visible from the roadway.
  • Request a specific delivery time.
  • Ask a trusted neighbor to watch for the delivery and have them take it into their house until you get home. 
  • Use free package tracking options when you place an order. This will help you know when the package was delivered and if the package that was delivered is now missing.
  • Use of an exterior video monitoring service to deter thieves.
  • If you are expecting a package and it does not arrive as scheduled, follow up with the carrier immediately. 
Residents are asked to call the LCSO non-emergency number at 703-777-1021 to report any suspicious activity. Click here for more information.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Monday, December 10th

Covenants Committee Meeting, 7 PM - BCA Management Office

Tuesday, December 11th

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

Wednesday, December 12th

Safety & Security Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office

Thursday, December 13th

Asphalt Sub-Committee Meeting, 7 PM - BCA Management Office

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