Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

March 22, 2019

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA


Weed Control & Fertilizer Application - The Association’s grounds maintenance contractor will be performing applications of weed control and fertilizer starting the week of March 25th. It will take approximately two weeks to treat the entire community. Weather can impact this schedule. Please contact operations@brambleton.org if you have questions, need more information, or would like to opt out of the service (townhome grounds maintenance program only).

Brambleton Pool Lifeguards - Are you interested in lifeguarding at a Brambleton pool this year? BCA is partnering with American Pool to provide pool management at our pools. Minimum starting rate for an entry-level lifeguard is $10/hr. Click here (select “Ashburn” from the work area menu) or call 703-579-0885 to apply.
  • Lifeguard candidate interviews are scheduled to take place at the Community Center on Friday, March 29th and Tuesday, April 16th from 12 to 6 PM. View this flyer for more information and to sign up for an interview.
BCA is Hiring - BCA is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Resident Services Advisor position. Make a difference where you live and become a part of our amazing team! Please visit our Careers page for a job description and more information.

Street Sweeping - BCA has begun its annual spring street sweeping on all Brambleton streets. The sweeping will remove sand from streets in an effort to reduce the amount of debris that ends up in our streams, ponds, and other waterways. Street sweeping will continue for approximately two more weeks. Sweeping will occur daily as weather conditions permit. Residents are asked to assist with the sweeping process by taking the following actions:
  • Park vehicles in garages and driveways so that the sweeper can service the entire street. 
  • Blow or sweep any sand on driveway aprons and sidewalks into the street. 
  • Blow sand off of the concrete curb and gutter portion of the street to expedite service, but do not place sand into piles on the street.
Questions pertaining to sweeping can be sent to Isaiah at operations@brambleton.org.


BCA EVENTS

Bramble-Bunny Egg HuntRegistration is now open for this year’s Bramble-Bunny Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Spots fill up fast, so sign up here today! Kids ages 0-8 can enjoy a free, fun egg hunt at the Community Center along with crafts, activities, and more! For Brambleton residents only.
  • We are also looking for Egg Hunt volunteers! Click here to sign up. P.S. If you volunteer, we can get your child in anytime during the event.
Spring Yard Sale - This year’s Spring Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, May 4th from 8 AM to 12 PM. Sell from your home or at the Community Center. Register by 9 AM on Monday, April 29th to have your home included in our distribution list. Green Drop will also be at the Community Center collecting donations. Click here for more information and to register.

Brew Fest - Join us for our fifth annual Brew Fest on Saturday, May 18th from 1 to 6 PM! Use the discount code "Bruno20" when you purchase your ticket for 20% off (General Admission only). This code expires at 11:45 PM on Sunday, March 31st. Click here to purchase tickets and sign up to volunteer.


BCA PROGRAMMING


Luis Rosado Tennis Academy - A few spots are still available for Luis Rosado Tennis Academy’s youth and adult programs taking place in Legacy Park. Flexible make-up dates are available in case of weather cancellations. Register and find more information at www.luistennis.net.
  • Tennis courts are reserved for BCA programming as posted at the courts. Residents will be asked to vacate courts during these times. Please take note of program times to minimize disruptions to your game.
Safe Sitter Courses - We still have open spots in our Safe Sitter course on Saturday, April 27th from 9 AM to 2:30 PM. Click here for a class schedule and more information. Courses are sponsored by Beat4LifeCPR and take place at the Community Center. Brambleton residents only. RSVP at programs@brambleton.org today!


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Is it Time to Clean Your Siding? - Vinyl siding is fairly low maintenance, but occasional cleaning is important to remove dirt and debris that build up over time. Cleaning also removes mold, mildew, and chemical residue that can prematurely fade or discolor your siding. Ideally, siding should be cleaned once a year, particularly in shady or damp areas where mold and mildew thrive. If your siding is not shaded or damp and it looks clean, you can probably reduce the frequency to every other year. If you see green, it’s time to clean!

Proper Storage of Waste Containers - Trash is collected on Tuesdays, and yard waste collection (Mar. - Dec.) also occurs on Tuesdays. Trash, recycling, and scheduled bulk pickups are performed on Fridays. Bulk pickups can be arranged with the waste removal contractor via brambleton@republicservices.com; some items will incur an additional charge. Trash containers and recycling bins are to be put out no earlier than 6 PM on the evening before the scheduled pickup day. All containers and bins should be removed from the streets, walkways, or exterior portions of the lots following pickup on the day of service. 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. Please contact Community Standards with any additional questions at communitystandards@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263.


DEVELOPER NEWS

Model Home Showcases - There’s no better time than this weekend for a Brambleton model home house hop! Check out what’s new at these builders’ special events:

  • Miller & Smith First Look Event: Start your story this Saturday, March 23rd from 11 AM to 5 PM at Miller & Smith’s FirstLook Model Home Showcase in Downtown Brambleton’s Garden District. Enjoy family-friendly demonstrations and get inspired by thousands of Free FirstLook Perks for upgrades to make your home perfect for your family.
  • Toll Brothers Quick Delivery Showcase: Get an inside look at what Toll Brothers has to offer in Brambleton on Saturday, March 23rd from 1 to 3 PM! Spend an afternoon exploring their quick delivery homes featuring three and four-level townhome designs. Enjoy touring and light refreshments while talking with the sales team about availability. Click here to RSVP.
  • Van Metre at Birchwood Dusty Boots Tour: Van Metre’s highly-anticipated single-family model at Birchwood is almost complete, and you’re invited to join them for an exclusive sneak peek on Saturday, March 23rd from 12 to 3 PM while enjoying light refreshments. RSVP with Grace Strother at GStrother@VanMetreHomes.com or call 571-340-1150.

Bond Release Activity - Bond release work has started in Section 27 and will continue for the next several months. This section will be experiencing concrete break and replacement work; this may impact ingress and egress of driveways. Residents will be notified by the developer's contractor if they are affected by this work. 

Blasting Operations along Ryan Rd for Pond 9 - Blasting operations are underway and may be felt at times by residents living along Ryan Rd between Northstar Blvd and Beaverdam Dr (Sections 29, 31, and Town Center Residential).


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Book Club Conference Discover the resources the Brambleton Library has to offer your book club and learn how to run a successful book club from Art Taylor, author and assistant professor of English at George Mason University. Saturday, March 23rd, 1:30 to 4:30 PM. Click here for more information.

EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace: Grand Re-Opening - The sun is shining, the air is warming, and the birds are chirping. You know what that means – the EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace is coming back! Don’t miss our Grand Re-Opening on Sunday, March 31st where we’ll have live music, fresh coffee, giveaways, and the return of your favorite vendors, old and new. Join us from 9 AM to 1 PM next to the Brambleton Library for this spring celebration!

Biking with Confidence: Ride Safely on Roads and Trails - Bicycle Outfitters will host a bike safety presentation at the Brambleton Library on Monday, April 1st at 7 PM. Learn the rules of the road/trails as well as how to stay safe while riding your bike. Presented by Lisa Campbell, manager and ride leader at Bicycle Outfitters. This program is free and open to the public; no registration required.

Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - Support your local Girl Scouts; check out our Instagram page or come into our office to find out how!


GREATER BRAMBLETON

RRPA: Newsies - Rock Ridge Performing Arts presents “Newsies”, a Disney Musical perfect for every audience! Performances are on March 22-23 and 28-30 at 7 PM and March 23 & 30 at 2 PM. Tickets can be purchased here, and more information can be found on the RRPA website.

Girl Scouts Drive-Up Cookie Booth - Stop by the Community Center on Sunday, March 24th from 1 to 4 PM and support local Girl Scout troops, local fire stations, and USO Dulles by purchasing Girl Scout Cookies (cash only). View the event flyer for more information.

Brambleton Blue Bird and Garden Club - Join the Brambleton Blue Bird and Garden Club on Saturday, March 30th at 12:15 PM at the Brambleton Library to learn about nest boxes and how to monitor them during the spring and summer. The whole family can enjoy counting eggs and watching baby blue birds grow. RSVP with Don Lawhorn at lawhorn777@yahoo.com or 540-797-6695. Drop-ins are welcome as well.


COUNTY CORNER


Loudoun County HHW Collection Schedule - The Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste collection schedule for Spring 2019 has been released. The first HHW collection event of the year will be held on Saturday, March 23rd at 751 Miller Dr SE in Leesburg. All collection events are free and are held on Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Visit www.loudoun.gov/hhw for more information.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Tuesday, March 26th

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


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