September 4, 2015
BCA Office Labor Day Closures - The BCA office will close today at 2:00 PM and will remain closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. The office will reopen at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, September 8.
Bonus Weekends at Stratford Landing Pool - The Stratford Landing pool will be open on the two weekends following Labor Day. The hours of operation are 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM on September 12 & 13 and again on September 19 & 20.
Don't Throw Away That Pool Pass! - The pools may be closing, 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 our website.
Briar Woods HS Tennis Courts to Reopen - The high school tennis courts were recently locked in response to a continuing series of vandalism and misuse of the courts. Representatives from BCA and Briar Woods met to discuss this concern and see what could be done to reopen the courts to Brambleton residents. As a result of this meeting, the courts will reopen to the public outside of school hours. It is important that the courts are respected and used for their intended purpose - tennis. School officials ask the following:
- Respect the courts so that they will remain open to everyone. Failure to do so will result in further closing of the courts to the public.
- Do not adjust, remove, alter, sit on, or hang on the nets or center straps.
- The tennis courts are there to play tennis only. No pets, skate boards, bikes, scooters, strollers, or other items that could cause damage to the courts’ surface are allowed.
- Dispose of all trash and collect any litter that may be present.
- See Something? Say Something! Immediately report any vandalism, destruction of property, or misuse to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021.
Kids Triathlon: Road/Traffic Impact – Certain residential roads in the community will be coned off next Saturday, September 12th, during the race (specifically between 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM). Deputies/auxiliary will be helping with traffic flow along the course route. Please refer to the course maps to see which roads will be affected. Our youth athletes will also use most of the trails that are along the course. Residents may still leave their homes; however, please use caution. Deputies will be there to assist with your exit. We are still in need for more course marshals along the route! Volunteer here if you are able to help out. Cheer the kids on as you help guide them safely through the course! Please contact Christine Elansary or visit the website for more information.
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 09/08/15, bond release activity is planned in the following sections:
- Section 21
- Northstar Blvd. - see below
Northstar Blvd. Closed Between Creighton Road and Majestic Knolls Drive - This section of Northstar Blvd. remains closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Hazardous conditions will exist throughout this construction project, and it is imperative for safety's sake that everyone remains clear of this area. The detour for pedestrians, runners and bicyclists is the Creighton Road. trail to the Olympia Drive. sidewalk to the Brambleton Town Center to Northstar Blvd. Vehicular traffic shall use Creighton Road. to Belmont Ridge Road to Ryan Road for their detour. Please note that there is no outlet to Northstar Blvd. from Majestic Knolls Drive and Emerald Chase Place, and the underpass is also closed.There’s Still Grass to Mow!
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.
Kids Triathlon Registration is Almost Full - 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 - Bring your pooch to the Community Center pool on September 13th 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. There are only a few spots left, so please remember to register now!
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. Click here to sign up.
Calling All Crafters and Artists! - We still have a few spots left at our Fall Fest Marketplace. If you'd like a spot to showcase your one-of-a-kind, handmade work, please visit our website and click on "Marketplace Application." Sign up today!
Do You Make a Mean Pot of Chili? - If so, enter the annual Fall Fest Chili Cook-Off. You could win a $100 gift card. Click here for more details and to register.
Call For Bruno Mascots! – We are looking for volunteers with a fun/positive attitude who would like to be on our “go-to” list for Bruno (our big bluebird mascot) appearances. You will be required to attend a group orientation to learn all about Bruno, date TBD. There is a height requirement of 5’1” – 5’7”. Please keep in mind that the costume is little heavy and very hot. If you are interested in volunteering please email email@example.com.
Cub Scout Pack 1500 of Brambleton Hosts Join Scouting Night - Wednesday, September 9th at 7:00 PM at the Legacy Elementary School Cafeteria. Cub Scouts is open to all boys currently in 1st - 5th grade. Contact Dennis Kellen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Adam Mouw at email@example.com for additional information.
Loudoun Salute to Military, Veterans, and Families - Listen to distinguished speakers and enjoy musical performances to honor those who have served and continue to serve our country. September 20th from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Stone Bridge High School Auditorium. Click here for more information.
– Weekend Gardener
advises that mowing is the single most important thing to manage the vigor of grass and its ability to compete against weeds. In the fall, the best results are obtained by mowing at the highest setting. To help insulate the grass during the winter, mow to a height of 1.5 in (3.75cm) or higher. A friendly reminder for residents of single-family attached homes, when mowing, please remember to include the curb strips adjacent to your lot, as this maintenance is a resident responsibility. 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. Most lots in Brambleton will construct fences. Proper fence placement is essential. Fence
applications will be reviewed only if a marked plat is included in the application. When marking the plat for fence placement, it is a good idea to use X’s or colored pen for easier review by the committee. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
, or call 703-542-6263.
If you have any questions or would like to submit an application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
, or contact Elizabeth Stulga at 703-542-6263.