Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

August 21, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Don't Throw Away That Pool Pass! - The pools may be closing soon, but you can use your existing pool pass each year.  As a homeowner, your pool pass is valid for as long as you live in Brambleton.  No need to stop in for a new one!  Renters, you will need to provide an updated lease and new letter of permission at the beginning of each pool season in order to keep your pass activated. The great news is that all of this can be done via email!  For more information, visit out website.


Back to School Reminders - Students throughout Loudoun County head back to school on Monday, August 31st.  Please join us in wishing all Brambleton kids, parents and teachers a terrific start to their new school year!  We ask for your consideration and share the following courtesy tips:

  • Use caution and care when driving throughout the neighborhood, especially in school zones. 
  • Avoid U-turns, and spend an extra few minutes to drive around the school drop off loop. Park with care to avoid blocking sidewalks, crosswalks, intersections and sight lines.
  • Place trash and recycling containers at curbside on days of collection to avoid blocking sidewalks.    
  • Please review the timer settings on irrigation systems so walkers are not forced into the street to avoid getting wet. 

If you need to report a concern or have any questions contact the covenants team. 

Verizon Billing Platform Upgrade Will Benefit Brambleton Residents - BCA has learned that residents will receive direct mail from Verizon within the next few days regarding a planned billing platform upgrade.  The major benefits to Brambleton residents will be an improved customer service experience when contacting Verizon, as representatives will have direct access to individual accounts, and billing statements will be more detailed.  This upgrade will not result in account number changes or have any other impact on service.  Please see the community website for details regarding the Verizon FIOS services provided to Brambleton residents, or contact hoa@brambleton.org with any questions.

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 8/24/15, the following activity is planned:
 
Section 15 - Bond release activity
Section 21 – Bond release activity

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 Cancellation - Just a reminder that there will be no Storytime on August 25th.  It will resume at the Community Center on September 1st.  For questions, contact programs@brambleton.org.
 
Brambleton Idol and Bonus Concert - TONIGHT, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Brambleton Town Center.  Come out and cheer on Brambleton's bravest as they dazzle us onstage with their vocal chops and battle it out for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Still thinking of signing up to sing?  Check out Harikaraoke's song book. Stick around after karaoke and party like it's 1979 with Covered With Jam, one of the best classic rock cover bands around. For more information please visit our website.

Make the Last Sizzlin' Summer Concert of the Season Count! - Next Thursday, August 27th, 80's cover band Toxic Mouse will help you relive the era of big hair, bad makeup, and awesomely bad wardrobe decisions.  Come dressed in your "best" 80's ensemble to really get in the spirit.  Gates open at 6:00 PM.  Show starts at 7:00 PM. BYOB.  ID's will be checked at the gate.

Save the Date - B_Fit Trail Orientation on August 22nd - Join Coach Jeff Strahan (Fitness Image Results) this 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.  Walkers and runners, feel free to bring your bikes.  While you're there, 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!

Kids Triathlon Needs Volunteers - Come support Brambleton's young athletes on September 12th.  In order for this always popular event to run as smoothly as possible, we need 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. 

COMMUNITY

Check Out Movie Night on the Lawn - August 22nd, 8:00 PM at Creighton’s Corner Elementary, presented by our in-kind sponsor, Park Valley Church. This Saturday at 8:00 PM they’ll be screening “Home” (2015, Rated PG).  Grab a blanket and settle in!

End of Summer Car Wash & Donut Sale - The Rock Ridge Phoenix Football Teams want to clean your car!  While you wait, grab some fresh Krispy Kreme donuts!  Car wash donations accepted.  Donuts are $8.00/dozen.  Saturday, August 29th, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Creighton Corner Elementary School.  All proceeds go to support the football program at Rock Ridge. 

Support Local First Lego League team Robo Pros on Their “Trash Trek” - Team Robo Pros, comprised of 6 Loudoun County elementary school students, will be collecting various materials to be shipped to TerraCycle, who will make new products with the collected trash, or “upcycle” them, thereby reducing the need to extract new materials from the planet.  Robo Pros will be collecting used shoes (no sandals or slippers), hair care packaging, and old pens/markers and their caps.  Items will be collected on August 29th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at 42657 Emperor Drive.  For more information, contact Sushma Bangarbale at sush_gm@yahoo.com.  


COVENANTS


Trash Reminders - As a reminder to Brambleton residents concerning trash collection and storage of containers:  Trash and is collected on Tuesdays (from March - December, yard waste is also collected on Tuesdays). Trash, recycling, and scheduled bulk pick-ups are performed on Fridays. Bulk pick-ups can be arranged with AAA by calling 703-818-8222; some items will incur an additional charge. Trash containers and recycling bins are to be put out no earlier than 6:00 PM on the evening before the scheduled pick-up day. All trash containers and recycling bins should be removed from the streets, walkways, or exterior portions of the lots following pick-up on the day of the scheduled trash removal. Trash containers and recycling bins are not permitted to be stored in a location visible from a neighboring property.  Additional information can be found on our website.  

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. 

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


Little Smiles Pediatric & Costa Family Dentistry - Now celebrating their 2 Year anniversary in Brambleton!  Check their Facebook page for lots of fun giveaways next week. Be sure to get your smile ready for fall.  Call 703-542-7000 to book your appointment now.

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.

Summer Selfie Photo Contest - We've got a new photo challenge for you!  Post your best summer selfie from one of the last Brambleton concerts (8/21 & 8/27) for a chance to win a Lost Rhino Retreat gift card! Post to Facebook or Instagram using #BramLife or #Brambleton. The winner will be notified and announced via social media.

Blue Ridge Grill is NOW HIRING! - We are looking to hire servers and hosts with the “right stuff.”  Full service restaurant experience is a plus but not required.  Qualifying candidates must have integrity, honesty, intelligence and  good communication skills, as well as the ability and willingness to learn.  Apply online anytime or in person Monday through Friday afternoons.

COUNTY CORNER


Loudoun County Wants to Know Your Thoughts About the Silver Line - Find answers to your questions, sign up to receive updates, and answer a quick survey to submit your ideas and input for the Silver Line Scenario Planning Process. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Tuesday, August 25

Finance Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office

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