Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

August 14, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Development Activity Update - Brambleton’s developer continues to perform bond release in the sections noted below. Work may include asphalt repair; concrete marking, break and repair; marking, or digging and installation of street lights. Work typically begins in the early morning and is complete by the early afternoon. 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 8/17/15, the following activity is planned:
 
Section 15 - Bond release activity
Section 21 – Bond release activity
 
Please note that during the bond release process, several inspections are conducted and residents are requested to review and take action to ensure that the following elements are in compliance. 

  •          Sprinkler/irrigation systems may not be placed in the right-of-way.
  •          Plantings over 3’ in height may not be placed in the right-of way.
  •          Hardscapes around mail boxes should be no more than 3’ in height.
  •          Trees hanging over sidewalk should be trimmed up at least 8’.
  •          Vehicles with leaking fluids should be removed from streets and repaired.

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. 

LIFESTYLES  

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

Float n’ Flicks - TONIGHT at Brambleton Corner Pool.  Movie starts at dusk.  This time we're showing DADDY DAYCARE!  Come enjoy this Eddy Murphy classic with your family! Bring your floats, snacks, and drinks for a lovely night under the stars.  BCA staff willl be on hand serving free popcorn.  Please bring your pool pass to get into the facility.

Sizzlin' Summer Concert - Thursday, August 20th.  Get into the groove with Back to Zero, one of the most energetic, versatile party bands out there.  Want dinner with that show?  DC Slices will be there to take care of you.  Gates open at 6:00 PM.  Show starts at 7:00 PM. You're welcome to bring blankets, chairs, and coolers. BYOB. ID's will be checked at the gate.
 
Brambleton Idol and Bonus Concert - August 21st, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Brambleton Town Center.  Do you have what it takes to be the FIRST Brambleton Idol?  Come step up on the big stage and belt it out! You could win a $100 gift card!  You must sign up prior to the event and choose a song from the live Harikaraoke song book.  For more information please visit our website.

Save the Date - B_Fit Trail Orientation on August 22nd - Join Coach Jeff Strahan (Fitness Image Results) next Saturday August 22nd at 8:00 AM, for a FREE, hands-on fitness orientation.  Learn how to get a fun, full-body workout, utilizing the B_Fit trail stations.  What a beautiful way to work out, moving from station to station, along the scenic trails of Brambleton.  Meet at the Corner Clubhouse Pool parking lot for the 2.25 mile loop, and enter a raffle to win a free month of boot camp.

Register Your Pup Now! - The annual Doggone Wild Pool Party is on!  Bring your pooch to the Community Center pool for an end-of-the-season pool party just for them on September 6th at 2:00 PM. Brambleton Kids Care will be onsite collecting donations for Friends of Homeless Animals, and Woofies will offer free puppy pedicures. For additional information, please click here.  Spots are limited, so please remember to register!

COMMUNITY

Run to Register Before School Starts - Registration for the fall Brambleton Kids Run the Nation program is now open! This structured co-ed youth program (developed by the Road Runners Club of America) encourages the enjoyment of running/fitness. Emphasis is on participation and developing a healthy lifestyle. Focus will be on improving personal times while increasing endurance and distance. The program culminates with group participation in Lace Up for Learning 5k & Mascot Mini Mile. Registration fees for the race are included in program fees. For more details, or to register, go to www.BrambletonKidsRuntheNation.com.

COVENANTS

Peddlers & Solicitors - Recently there has been an increase in concerns related to aggressive salespeople going door-to-door in the community.  They are required to be licensed by the County according to Loudoun County Ordinance Chapter 828, Peddlers & Solicitors. Standards of Conduct for licensed solicitors per Section 828.08 of the Ordinance are summarized as follows:

All solicitors shall:

  • Conduct themselves at all times in an orderly and lawful manner
  • Identify themselves by way of the County issued permit when requested
  • Immediately identify themselves and their purpose for which they are on the premises
  • Give written receipts of all orders taken
  • Operate only between 9:00am and 9:00pm
  • Leave the premises in an orderly fashion when requested by the resident or homeowner

Residents with concerns of non-permitted solicitors or permitted solicitors not adhering to the ordinance are encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s office non-emergency phone number at 703-777-1021


Design Review - The next meeting for Design Review will be on September 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Applications can be submitted via email to designreview@brambleton.org. Please have applications in to the Association by September 9, 2015.  Applications will be accepted in the office up to 4:00 PM on September 14, 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 - The Design Review Guidelines and a copy of the Design Review Application can be easily found on our website.  It is beneficial to review the specific guidelines pertaining to your planned modification before getting estimates or meeting with contractors so that you'll know if there are any restrictions to your proposed project that you should disclose to them. There are several great homeowner resources to assist you in completing an application.  Remember that when submitting an application or any subsequent, related information/inquiries regarding your application via email, to please use your PROPERTY ADDRESS in 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


Don’t Miss Out on Northern Virginia Orthodontics’ Giveaway! - Don't forget, every patient who starts treatment this summer at Northern Virginia Orthodontics will be entered to WIN! You can go home from NVO with a game jersey signed by every Washington Capitals player. That's right...an authentic signed home jersey will be given away to one lucky patient who starts treatment between now and August 28, 2015. NVO is proud to be the official orthodontic team of the Caps! To schedule an appointment today, call 703-327-1718.

Insight Eye Optique Holds Contest for Their Adorable Little Patients - Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to participate in Insight Eye Optique’s drawing contest!  Just draw some pictures and write a story to go with it.  It can be anything as long as it’s eye exam related or the characters wear cool glasses. The top 3 winners will get some fabulous gifts to help get started in the new school year. To enter, please email your child’s photo to info@insighteyeoptique.com, attention: Farzana, with the subject: Contest Entry.  Be sure to include your child’s name, age and favorite thing to do. Contest ends September 15th!

Spotlight Tenant of the Month: Papa Tony’s Trattoria - Enjoy a unique combination of extraordinary Italian cuisine, beautiful décor, affordable prices, and great specials! Stop by the Welcome Center anytime this month and enter your name in Papa Tony’s raffle for a chance to win dinner for two. Check out their Facebook page for weekly specials.

Fall Into a Brambleton Job - If you’re looking to start making some extra money for the holidays or maybe even a ski-trip with your friends this winter, then come check out all the places hiring in Brambleton! Bella Ballerina, Nick’s Taverna, California Tortilla, and Papa Tony’s all have part-time and full-time job openings. Stop by any of their stores and apply today!

Sport&Health - We’re hosting a back-to-school party for parents and preschool aged children on Aug 31st from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM.  Join us for special group classes in our east parking lot, kids activities, food and refreshments.  Members may bring a guest for free!  Contact 703.879.2009 and ask for Bridget for more information.

COUNTY CORNER


Think Twice Before Opening That Email - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents of recent reports of scams involving suspects who are utilizing various disposable email services to scam their victims out of money.  For more information, including some of the most commonly used disposable email domain names to look out for, visit the LCSO website.  These scams are occurring with great frequency and take various forms.  If you believe you were a victim of this or a similar scam, please contact the LCSO at 703-777-1021 or file a report online. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Tuesday, August 18

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

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