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Weekly Community News Bulletin

April 26, 2019

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA


Do You Have Your Bram Life Pass? - The Bram Life Pass (formerly known as our Pool Pass) is now so much more than just a pool pass. It is our community’s pass for fun and discounts that will positively impact you and your family’s lifestyle here in Brambleton. It will get you into our pools and tennis courts, provide Brambleton-exclusive discounts at neighborhood restaurants and local businesses, and provide reduced or free entry at Brambleton’s larger events. Click here for more information.
  • The Bram Life Pass (pool pass) is good for life as long as you haven't moved or changed addresses. Passes created before the Bram Life Pass rebranding are still active and do not need to be updated unless your information has changed.
  • Residents can swap out their old pool passes for the new Bram Life Pass at no charge until Friday, May 24th.
  • Want to beat the lines and get your passes as easily as possible? Email hoa@brambleton.org with the required documents and photos, then let us know if you would like to pick up your completed passes at our office or have them mailed to your address. It’s that simple!
Ribbon Run Traffic - The Step Sisters’ Ribbon Run will take place at the Brambleton Town Center from 7:30 to 10 AM on Saturday, April 27th. Please be advised that during this time, Olympia Dr between BTC and Creighton Rd will be impacted along with some trails south of Creighton Rd. Police will be stationed along the route to guide traffic in areas of significant impact. Traffic may be slowed to allow runners to pass, so please plan accordingly. Click here to view the race course.

JDRF One Walk Traffic - The JDRF One Walk will take place on Sunday, April 28th at 8 AM, starting from the One Life Fitness parking lot. Please be advised that Soave Dr along with Olympia Dr between the Brambleton Town Center and Creighton Rd will be impacted during this time.

Townhome Grounds Maintenance: Evermont Trace Herbicide NoticeThe Association’s contractor will be selectively applying small amounts of RoundUp within the next 7-14 days on residential lots participating in the townhome grounds maintenance program. A 2-3” strip of grass will be sprayed to assist with trimming and reduce the potential of damage to property. This herbicide will be sprayed around fences, a/c units, decks/stairs, and other areas that can be damaged by trimmers. Impacted owners can opt out of this service by completing this form and emailing it to operations@brambleton.org. If you have questions regarding this program, please contact operations@brambleton.org.


BCA EVENTS


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. Click here for more information and to register.
  • Greendrop will be onsite at the Community Center from 11:30 AM to 2 PM to collect gently used clothing and household items to help those in need. Proceeds will go to the National Federation of the Blind. Please check their website for items they can and cannot accept.
  • Yuck Old Paint will be onsite at the Community Center from 8 AM to 12 PM. Bring your old paint cans in the original containers and they will recycle the paint in an earth-friendly fashion! $5 fee per can, no 5-gallon buckets accepted. Charge/cash/check accepted. Be sure to take advantage of this service due to the fact that unused paint cannot be disposed of through Republic’s regular curbside trash service.
    • First 100 Cans Free! BCA will pick up the cost for the first 100 cans of paint dropped off by Brambleton residents. In order to receive this benefit, you must show your Bram Life Pass (pool pass) at the time of drop-off. Free disposal is limited to 4 cans per Brambleton household. Additional cans may be disposed of at the standard $5/can rate.
Brew Fest - Join us for our fifth annual Brew Fest on Saturday, May 18th from 1 to 6 PM! Save $5 off of General Admission tickets when you purchase tickets online. Click here to purchase tickets.
  • We're still looking for Brew Fest volunteers. Sign up before Friday, May 3rd to guarantee your volunteer t-shirt! Click here to sign up.

BCA PROGRAMMING


Luis Rosado Tennis Academy - Luis Rosado Tennis Academy will begin their next 8-week class session in Brambleton starting Tuesday, April 30th. Ages 4+. Click here to register and find more information. Limited spaces are available, so register today!


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Blocking Roadways for Play is Not Safe or Legal - BCA regularly receives concerns about community roadways being blocked off for play activity. The Association, VDOT, and Loudoun County do not condone street play and advise concerned residents to first approach the neighbors involved to directly resolve the concern. For unresolved concerns, we recommend contacting the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number (703-777-1021). Placement of personal "Children at Play" signs in roadways or common areas is also discouraged, as they have been shown to create a false sense of security.

Time to Mow! - The Association regularly hears from residents concerned with a lack of attention to necessary mowing on residential properties. BCA conducts proactive inspections throughout the community and provides notice to owners found to be in violation of the Property Maintenance Standards. For properties that have been identified with turf that exceeds 6 inches, BCA sends a certified letter providing 10 days to correct the violation. If the violation remains, the Association will document the violation with photos and then direct our contractor to perform the necessary mowing. Charges of up to $150 are then assessed to the individual lot owners. Please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org with questions or concerns.


DEVELOPER NEWS

Northstar Blvd Paving - Contractors will be milling and paving asphalt on Northstar Blvd between Ryan Rd and Belmont Ridge Rd over the next month. Traffic will be temporarily impacted during this work.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Produce Vendors at the EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace - Produce vendors are back at the EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace this week and every week through the end of October. Grab some fresh greens and shop all the magnificent vendors for coffee, sweets, proteins, and so much more at Brambleton Plaza every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Meet the Author: Abby Maslin - Local author Abby Maslin will visit the Brambleton Library on Wednesday, May 1st at 7 PM to discuss her book Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury and Reinventing Love. Hear details on her husband's recovery from a traumatic brain injury and how they learned to love again. View more about the book here.

L-O-V-E Returns to Brambleton - The iconic “Virginia is for Lovers” LOVEworks letters are coming back to Brambleton in time for Brew Fest! They will be on display in the Brambleton Town Center on May 14-19. Take your photo with these letters and post on social media using #BramLife for a chance to win a NEST outdoor camera!

Resident Spotlight: Syrus Wazir - Check out our Brambleton blog for the latest resident spotlight on Syrus Wazir, a local “celebrity” photographer who’s been capturing gorgeous photos and posting them in the newly created B_Beautiful group on Facebook. Please be sure to join the group to share your own photos!


GREATER BRAMBLETON

Winwood Children’s Center: Family Fun Day - Winwood Children’s Center invites you to their Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 27th from 10 AM to 1 PM. Enjoy snacks, music, a bounce house, and more! More details can be found on their Facebook page.

Runfor24 5K Color Run - Broad Run High School’s National Honor Society and Interact Club will host their Runfor24 5K Color Run event on Saturday, April 27th. All proceeds will benefit the Madison Small Foundation, the National Meningitis Association, and Shelter Box. Click here to register.

Blessing of the Bikes - Brambleton Presbyterian Church is offering a blessing of the bikes for motorcycle and bicycle riders on Sunday, April 28th following their 10 AM service. Bring your bike; all are welcome! Visit www.brambletonchurch.org for more information.

The Laramie Project - Rock Ridge Performing Arts will perform this deeply moving true story on May 2-4 in their Black Box performing space. Limited tickets are available for purchase here. General admission only.


COUNTY CORNER


LCSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, April 26th, beginning shortly after 10 PM. Members of the LCSO Auxiliary Unit and volunteers from the Loudoun Chapter of MADD will assist with the checkpoint.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for their “Take-Back” initiative. Loudoun County residents can discard potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 27th from 10 AM to 2 PM at five county sites, including the Dulles South Public Safety Center. More information can be found here.

Famous Signatures Exhibition - Loudoun County invites the community to their Famous Signatures exhibition on Friday, May 3rd from 5 to 8:30 PM at the Loudoun County Courthouse (18 East Market St, Leesburg). The exhibition features the original Last Will and Testament of George Washington along with documents signed by other presidents and Founding Fathers. Click here for more information.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Sunday, April 28th

EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace, 9 AM to 1 PM - Brambleton Plaza

Monday, April 29th

Covenants Committee Meeting (Work Session), 7 PM - BCA Management Office

Thursday, May 2nd

DMV2GO, 9 AM to 4 PM - Harris Teeter Parking Lot


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