Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

December 21, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA


Wishing You Happy Holidays! - May the holiday season fill every Brambleton home with laughter, joy, peace, and love during this wonderful time of year. BCA wishes every resident the warmest wishes for the holiday season and a prosperous new year.

Holiday Trash & Recycling - Republic Services will not be performing trash collection on Tuesday, December 25th and Tuesday, January 1st. They will perform trash and recycling collection on a normal schedule on Friday, December 28th and Friday, January 4th. Waste containers are to be placed curbside no later than 7 AM for service. Please note that seasonal yard debris pickup has ended and will resume on March 5th, 2019.

BCA Management Office Holiday Hours - The BCA Management Office will close today at 1 PM and remain closed through Tuesday, December 25th. The office will reopen on Wednesday, December 26th at 9 AM.

Christmas Tree Recycling Pickup - Services are scheduled for Tuesday, January 8th and Tuesday, January 15th. Trees in excess of 8 feet are to be cut in half, and all lights and decorations are to be removed before placing trees curbside. Trees placed curbside after January 16th will be picked up as regular trash on scheduled collection days.

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.

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

DMV2GO 2019 Dates - DMV2GO will return to Brambleton in 2019, now with two service dates per month. Click here for a full schedule and information on services provided.


LIFESTYLES


EVENTS

BCA Events Survey - BCA is conducting an Events Survey to better understand the desires of our residents regarding the current and future events program. The survey can be taken here and will be open until Friday, January 11th, 2019. This survey is for Brambleton residents only. Information will only be used by BCA and will not be shared with any other entity.

Fans in the Stands - Please join Brambleton Kids Care on Saturday, January 5th as Fans in the Stands to cheer on some amazing athletes at the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament! Meet us at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg from 11 AM to 2 PM. Kids are encouraged to make inspiring signs for the athletes. Contact Christine Elansary for more information or to RSVP.

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


BRAM GIVES BACK

Kids Craft for INOVA Children’s Hospital - BCA is 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.


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

New Marketplace Location - We’ve moved! The EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace has a new, permanent home on Brambleton Plaza, right by the brand new Brambleton Library. For directions to our new location, visit www.eatloco.org/brambleton-marketplace.

Holidays at the Marketplace - This weekend may be hopping with last minute shopping, gift wrapping, and holiday parties, but take time to slow down at the Brambleton Marketplace this Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM! We’ll have Alex Parez playing holiday tunes from 10 AM to 12 PM and goodies for the whole family! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for details.


COMMUNITY

Christmas Bird Count - Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy invites you to join them for the annual Christmas Bird Count on Friday, December 28th. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert birder, this is a fun way to go out and document how birds are doing in Loudoun County. More information can be found here.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Parking Considerations - BCA regularly receives inquiries about parking in the community. Brambleton’s Board of Directors has established a vehicle policy, and county parking ordinances are enforced by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. We encourage residents to consider how parking impacts their neighbors, and we offer the following suggestions to be more neighborly:

  • Use your garage and driveway as a first option rather than parking on the street or in open visitor spaces.
  • Allow some distance when parking near a driveway. Parking too close to or opposite a driveway can make it difficult for residents to navigate around your car.
  • While an overflow of guests can lead to parking up and down a street, encourage guests to use the space in front of your house first.
  • Understand that you do not own the public parking spot in front of your house and it is first come, first served.
The following should be reported to LCSO for enforcement: 
  • Parking across sidewalks or blocking sidewalk ramps  
  • Parking close to stop signs, intersections, or fire hydrants
  • Expired tags/inspection stickers, illegal parking, and abandoned or suspicious vehicles

The LCSO non-emergency number is 703-777-1021. Contact communitystandards@brambleton.org if you have questions or need more information.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Holiday Hours - The Brambleton Group wishes all of you a safe and happy holiday season! Please note that all builder model homes and the Welcome Center will be closed on December 24th & 25th and on January 1st.

Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - Take advantage of any of your unused dental insurance benefits before the year ends. Call 703-542-7000 or visit www.costasmiles.com to schedule your appointment.


COUNTY CORNER


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


Holiday Recycling Advice - Loudoun County recycling experts have some advice designed to help reduce waste generated over the holidays. While it is important to recycle as much as possible, it is equally important to keep the waste out of recycling. Click here for holiday recycling tips and information on recycling in Loudoun County.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Monday, December 24th - Tuesday, December 25th

BCA Management Office closed for Christmas holiday


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