Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

August 28, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA


Back to School Safety Reminders - Students throughout Loudoun County head back to school on Monday, August 31st.  Please be alert and aware of traffic changes that will take place in and around Brambleton.  Pedestrian and vehicular traffic will increase in the mornings and afternoons around the schools and throughout the community. Always obey the crossing guards, speed limits, flashing lights on buses, and stop signs when driving the streets of Brambleton.  Report any suspicious or illegal behavior to LCSO at 703-777-1021.  It takes everyone’s commitment to safety to assure that our community remains a great place.  Please join us in wishing all Brambleton kids, parents and teachers a terrific start to their new school year!  

BCA Office Labor Day Closures - The BCA office will close at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 4, and all day on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.

Pool Hours Change - The pool hours will adjust back to the school schedule on Monday, August 31.  Please note the changes in the hours here.

Bonus Weekends at Stratford Landing Pool – The Stratfold Landing pool will be open on the two weekends following Labor Day.  The hours of operation are 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Sepember 12 & 13 and again on September 19 & 20.


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 8/31/15, bond release activity is planned in the following sections:

  • Section 15
  • Section 21 
  • Section 29
  • Overlook
  • Brambleton Apartments

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  

Kids Triathlon Registration Filling Up Fast - Calling all young Brambleton athletes, age 5 - 15!  Sign up now for our event on September 12th while there's still space.  And it goes without saying that in order for this always popular event to run as smoothly as possible, we need volunteers!  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. 

Doggone Wild Pool Party Has Been RESCHEDULED! - Same fun, same place, different day.  The event has been moved to September 13th.  Bring your pooch to the Community Center pool from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM for an end-of-the-season pool party just for them.  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!

Sign Up to Camp Out - Campfire weather is coming!  Grab your friends and join us at Legacy Park for our annual Neighborhood Campout on September 19th at 3:00 PM.  Cost is $15/tent and includes games, s'mores, and more!  Be sure to register while there's still space.  Visit our website for more information.

Fall Yard Sale - Now that kids are going back to school, it's a great time to make some extra space in your house.  Get rid of your stuff at the Fall Yard Sale on October 3rd at 8:00 AM.  Sign up to reserve your space at the Community Center parking lot, or if you'd prefer to sell from your house, add your name and address to the yard sale neighborhood directory. 

Fall Fest Volunteers Needed - Brambleton's annual Fall Fest is right around the corner.  Plan to spend the day with us on October 10th!  If you'd like to help make this event a huge success, we'd love to have you on board for a shift or two.  Email events@brambleton.org to sign up. 


COMMUNITY

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_gb@yahoo.com.  


COVENANTS


Comprehensive Lot Inspections Starting in Section 3 - The Covenants Advisors will be conducting inspections in Section 3; this section is located off of Ryan Road and includes Courtland Park Drive, Vickery Park Drive, Blue Copper Way, and Angel Wing Way.  In an effort to maintain Brambleton as one of the most architecturally pleasing and best maintained communities in the area, comprehensive exterior inspections of homes and lots are ongoing throughout the year. These inspections are done by section and note all exterior modifications on residential lots. Included as part of the comprehensive inspections is confirmation that proper documentation, such as an approved application, is on file with the Association. All inspections are performed by members of the Brambleton Community Association staff.  Staff does not enter fenced yards or access decks during these inspections.  In accordance with the Association’s enforcement policies, notice will be sent to provide time to correct items noted to be in violation of Brambleton’s governing documents or policies.  If you have any questions about these inspections please contact the covenants team.

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. Decks are a common modification and have varying guidelines depending on the type of home (attached or detached), the builder options available at the time of construction, and the height of the deck. Decks for which the lowest horizontal beam is less than four feet from grade must have undercroft screening or lattice or sufficient landscaping. More detail can be found in the Design Guidelines for decks.

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


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 (Warm-up: 9:30-9:45 AM, BodyCombat: 9:45-10:15 AM, Zumba: 10:15-10:30 AM, Cool Down and Stretch: 10:30-10:35), kids activities, food and refreshments.  Members may bring a guest for free!  JOIN BY AUGUST 31 at no money down and get SEPTEMBER FREE!  Contact 703.879.2009 and ask for Bridget for more information.

Blue Ridge Grill BBQ Night Coming to an End – Blue Ridge Grill’s Sunday BBQ Night ends on September 6th.  It’s your choice of a full rack of our mouth watering Baby Back Ribs, or a combination of Ribs and BBQ Shrimp or BBQ Chicken.  Each comes with fries and beans for just $16!  Go big and try all three for $21!  The BBQ Night specials begin at 3:00 pm on Sunday for dine-in only.  You only have a few days left to enjoy this fantastic deal.  Come take advantage of it while you still can!

40 Under 40 - Leesburg Today and Ashburn Today have announced their 2015 class of “40 Under 40” up-and-coming business and community leaders who live or work in Loudoun County. Brambleton would like to congratulate Dr. Shane Costa, Owner/Dentist at Costa Family Dentistry and Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry; Natalie Perkins, Owner at Bella Ballerina; and Brambleton resident and Activities Committee member Elizabeth Venafro, Co-Founder and CEO of Konvergent, for making the 40 under 40 list for 2015! Shane, Natalie, and Elizabeth were chosen from more than 100 nominations based on their professional accomplishments, community involvement, and commitment to Loudoun County. Brambleton would like to thank you for all your hard work and everything you do for our community!

COUNTY CORNER


Save the Date - September 10th at 6:30 PM at Creighton's Corner Elementary School,  The Loudoun County Planning and Zoning Department will host an Open House regarding proposed changes to the Loudoun County 2010 Transportation Plan.  Click here for more information.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Friday, September 4

BCA Management Office closes at 2:00 PM in observance of Labor Day.

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