Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

September 11, 2015

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA


Kids Triathlon: Road/Traffic Impact – Certain residential roads in the community will be coned off tomorrow, September 12th, during the race (specifically between 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM).  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.

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 12th & 13th and again on September 19th & 20th.

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.

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 09/14/15, bond release activity is planned in the following sections:

  • Section 21
  • Overlook
  • The Woods
  • Section 15

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.

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  

Sign Up to Camp Out! - Campfire weather is coming!  Grab your friends and join us at Legacy Park for our annual Neighborhood Camp Out 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.

Exercise Your Way to the Finish Line at the B_Fit Trail Challenge! - Presented by Fitness Image Results and Families in Training, this family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, September 19th, in Brambleton. Participants will compete on approximately 2.5 miles of paved trails including 10 fitness stations with a variety of strength and agility challenges along the way. All ages and abilities are welcome! Your $27 registration fee includes a technical t-shirt. Online registration closes on September 17th. Proceeds from this event benefit the childhood cancer cause through the Smashing Walnuts Foundation. For more details, or to register, go to www.BFitTrailChallenge.com.

CPR/AED First Aid Certification Class - September 27th from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Community Center.  This class will teach adult, child and infant CPR and AED along with how to assist an adult, child or infant who is choking.  You will receive your American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED Course Completion Card at the end of the course.  For more information and to register, please visit our website

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. 

All Things Fall Fest - Join us at the Town Center on October 10th for Brambleton's largest event of the year! There's sure to be something for everyone, including rides, moon bounces, train rides, a hay maze, food vendors, beer, wine, chili-cook off, cornhole challenge, live music, and more!  Mark your calendars for this fun filled afternoon.  

  • Volunteers Needed:  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.  Volunteers get a free event t-shirt, admission wristbands, and food and beverage vouchers.  Click here to sign up today!
  • 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".
  • Show off your cooking skills and enter the annual Chili Cook-Off. You could win a $100 gift card.  Click here for more details and to register.
  • Costume Drive:  Brambleton Presbyterian Church is collecting new Halloween costumes for children living in two local homeless shelters.  Volunteers will be at the hay maze entrance to collect donations and deliver them to local children who wouldn't be able to trick-or-treat or enjoy school costume parades otherwise.

Fall Programming Starting - Cooler weather is on the way, but that doesn't mean we're slowing down.  Check out our Programs page to find ways for you and your family to stay busy this fall and winter.  See something you like?  Sign up now while there's still space.


COMMUNITY

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.

Deliver Meals to Homebound Seniors - If you are able to volunteer even one hour of your time each week (or month), your good deed can touch the hearts of older adults in Loudoun who are confined to their homes. The Home Delivered Meals Program, administered by the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging, currently needs volunteers (18 and older) to deliver nutritious, noontime meals and friendship to homebound seniors on weekdays in Dulles South or Ashburn. For more information, contact debra.bressler@loudoun.gov or call 703-777-0505.

Calling All Brambleton Golfers! - Help support local breast cancer patients by joining the Step Sisters for their 4th Annual Scramble Golf Tournament! The event will be held on October 8th at the prestigious Golf Club at Lansdowne!  The Step Sisters are excited about the new venue this year, and space is filling up fast! Tournament registration includes a 4-person scramble, followed by a lunch and awards reception, and unlimited beverage stations! For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to register, please visit: www.stepsistersscramble.com!



COVENANTS


Carriage Light Inspections – In Brambleton, residents are responsible to ensure the proper operation of lighting fixtures which are designed to operate automatically. BCA staff conducts quarterly proactive inspections for proper operation of carriage lights and uplighting. These inspections will commence in late September. 

Comprehensive Inspections - Comprehensive inspections have commenced in Section 3, which includes the following streets: Vickery Park Drive, Angel Wing Way, Blue Copper Way, and Courtland Park Drive. For more information regarding the purpose and the process for these inspections, please click here. Contact the Covenants Team if you have any questions or need additional information.

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, as well as to see if a modification needs review and approval from the Covenants Committee. Play sets and trampolines need approval from the committee and have specific guidelines regarding placement and materials. Please review the guidelines and apply for those items prior to installation.  When this equipment becomes obsolete, damaged or broken, you can have it removed by contacting  AAA/Republic at 703-818-8222 for a special pick-up. You would be responsible to break the item down and leave it curb side.

Design Review - The next meeting for Design Review will be this Monday, September 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Applications can be submitted to designreview@brambleton.org. 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. 

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Lace Up Early Bird Rates End Tuesday! - Early bird registration for the 3rd Annual Lace Up for Learning 5k & Mascot Mini Mile on Saturday, November 14th, is underway. This family-oriented "fun-racing" event is designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and engage local communities in support of our schools. The following beneficiary schools are participating: Briar Woods, Creighton's Corner, Legacy, Moorefield Station, Rock Ridge, Stone Hill and St. Theresa. Choose which school to support when you register! For more details, or to register, visit www.LaceUpforLearning.com.

Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry and Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is NOW HIRING! - You might not always like going to the dentist, but we know you'll love working for this one! We are looking for awesome, new smile-makers to fill multiple positions. The right candidate must have great communication skills and an eagerness to learn. Dental experience is a plus but not required for all positions. Open positions include Patient Care Coordinators and Dental Assistants. Interested applicants should email DeniseFrisby@costasmiles.com

Breakfast at Lost Rhino - Join us this Sunday, September 13th, at Lost Rhino Retreat during the Farmer's Market for a delicious breakfast taco and beverage. Bring the kids! We will have a Fall craft table and will be serving Lost Rhino Rootbeer Floats and other delicious treats out of the food truck parked in front of the restaurant. Don't forget to fill up your growler for the big game before you leave!

Sport&Health's New Group Exercise Schedule Launches September 14th - Come check out our revamped schedule with FIVE new classes by visiting www.sportandhealth.com and click on the Brambleton club!  Stop by the End of Summer Open House September 15th and 16th with a special membership incentive to join! Contact 703.879.2006 for more info on the savings!  

Insight Eye Optique - With school in full swing, it’s very important for our kids to have healthy eyes and the best vision possible. We have a $50 Kids Lens Package which includes polycarbonate lenses (safety shatter proof, impact resistant material) with Anti-Glare coating (reduces glare and reflection from boards and projectors in the classroom) that offers scratch resistance, along with a year warranty on the glasses with purchase of any frames.  Call us at 703-962-1010 for more information.

Calling All Realtors - Save the Date: Brambleton’s Realtor Birthday Bash will be held on Tuesday, September 22nd, from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM at the Lost Rhino Retreat. Realtors, please RSVP here.

Brambleton Town Center Newsletter Now Available - The September edition of the Brambleton Town Center Newsletter is now available online here or in print at the Brambleton Welcome Center! Highlights include Leesburg Today’s 40 Under 40, Brambleton B_Fit Challenge, Spotlight Tenant Nick’s Taverna, Meet the Merchant Ramos Santos from Scotto’s Rigatoni Grill, fan photos, and more. If you stop by the Welcome Center, be sure to enter to win dinner for two at Nick’s Taverna!

COUNTY CORNER


Save the Date: Verizon to Host 6th Annual Recycle Rally - Thursday, September 24th, from 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM.  The rally will be held at Verizon’s Ashburn Campus, 22001 Loudoun County Pkwy, and is free and open to area citizens and businesses. Accepted items include glass, plastics, and aluminum cans; laptop and desktop computers; CRT and LCD monitors and TVs; computer cables, mice and keyboards; gaming consoles; phones and answering machines; stereo and audio equipment; paper shredders; alarm clocks; printers; cameras; remote controls; earphones; small electronic appliances; microwave ovens; vacuum cleaners; and electronic toys without batteries. Please note that hard drives will not be wiped, and all batteries should be removed prior to turning in any items.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Monday, September 14

Covenants Committee Meeting - 7:00 PM, BCA Management Office

Tuesday, September 15

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

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