Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

May 17, 2019

AROUND BRAMBLETON


BCA EVENTS


Brew Fest - Join us for our fifth annual Brew Fest tomorrow, May 18th from 1 to 6 PM! Save $5 off of General Admission tickets when you purchase tickets online. Click here to purchase tickets. Check out our video as well!
  • The Bram Bus will be making stops throughout the community during the Brew Fest event. Visit our website for a bus stop map and more information.


INSIDE BCA


Beacon Crest Pool Opens This Weekend - Beacon Crest Pool will be open this weekend from 11 AM to 6 PM. All Brambleton pools will open on Memorial Day weekend. Find all of the Brambleton pool information you need at www.brambletonhoa.com/pools.

BCA Office Closing at 1 PM on Monday, May 20th - The BCA Management Office will close on Monday, May 20th at 1 PM for a Staff Development session. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 21st at 9 AM.

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 and visit the Bram Life Pass page 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. After that date, there will be a $5.00 per pass reprint charge. Residents must turn in their existing passes in order to receive the new Bram Life Pass. You may mail your passes, drop them off at our office, or place them in the drop box located outside of our office building.
  • 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!
  • Red, White & BRAM: If you bring your Bram Life Pass to the Red, White & BRAM festival, your entry fee is only $5. Entry is $10 without a pass. Persons aged 2 and over must have a valid pass in order to receive the discount.
Townhome Grounds Maintenance: Section 24 Initial NoticeThe Association’s contractor will be selectively applying small amounts of RoundUp within the next 7-14 days on residential lots in Section 24 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.

Weed Control & Fertilizer Application - The Association’s grounds maintenance contractor has begun performing applications of weed control and fertilizer. 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.


BCA PROGRAMMING


Creighton West Park Tennis Courts Ribbon Cutting - Join BCA and Luis Rosado Tennis Academy for the grand opening of the newest tennis courts and tennis programs in Brambleton at Creighton West Park. This family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, May 18th from 11 AM to 2 PM. Click here for more information.

Family and Friends CPR Class - Join Beat4Life for their upcoming Family and Friends CPR class on Wednesday, May 22nd from 6 to 8 PM at the Community Center. This class is for Brambleton residents only. Cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple. Click here for more information. Register at programs@brambleton.org.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Time to Mow! - As the grass starts to grow, BCA reminds residents to review the Property Maintenance Standards, which include the requirement that all turf must be maintained at a height not to exceed 6 inches. Proactive inspections for compliance with these standards are ongoing throughout the community. To report concerns, please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org.

Tree Care Reminders - Residents are responsible for maintaining trees and bushes on their property. These responsibilities include:

  • trimming/pruning trees to a minimum of 8 feet above the sidewalk to allow for free, unobstructed passage;
  • maintaining all trees and landscaping within the scale of the property;
  • removing tree stakes which have been in place for more than one year;
  • removing dead plant material promptly and planning for required replacements.

If you have questions, please contact the Community Standards team at 703-542-6263 or communitystandards@brambleton.org.

Dogs Off Leash - There have been several reported sightings of pet owners allowing their dogs to run off-leash, especially on Brambleton trails. In Loudoun County, dogs are not permitted to roam free without a leash, and pet owners are required to pick up after their pets. To report concerns, contact Loudoun County Animal ControlBrambleton’s Policy Resolution #7, Pet Policies, outlines both the grounds for complaint and finding of a community nuisance as well as the procedures for solving pet problems. We encourage residents to talk to each other before escalating concerns to the County or Association. To discuss your concern with an Association team member, please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org.


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

L-O-V-E is Back in Brambleton - Virginia is for Lovers is celebrating 50 years with their beloved and well-known slogan, and Brambleton is sharing the love by displaying their iconic LOVEworks letters outside the Brambleton Library through Sunday, May 19th. Take your photo with these letters and post on social media using #BramLife for a chance to win a NEST outdoor camera!

Celebrate Brambleton in Color - Local artist Penny Hauffe continues to work on her “Brambleton In Color” mural outside of OneLife Fitness. Get colorful and playful as you snap a photo to share on social media using #BrambletonInColor!


GREATER BRAMBLETON

PASTA Passion Fair - Peers and Students Taking Action (PASTA) is holding a Passion Fair on Saturday, May 18th from 2 to 5 PM at Selden's Landing Elementary School. The Fair is geared for 3rd-6th graders and helps them explore and uncover new interests, including sculpting, gardening, magic, and more. View their flyer for more information.

Art Supplies Needed - May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Terraforma Church is supporting the INOVA Children’s Hospital Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit by collecting art supplies throughout the month. A list of desired items can be found here. These items will be used by art therapists who provide care to kids in this special unit. Please bring all donations to the BCA office during office hours (9 AM to 5 PM, M-F).

StoneSprings Hospital: Health and Safety Fair - Join StoneSprings Hospital for their free Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, June 1st from 10 AM to 2 PM. View their flyer and visit their Facebook page for more details.


COUNTY CORNER


Free Adoption Event - On Saturday, May 18th, Loudoun County Animal Services will host the fourth annual “Homeward Bound” free pet adoption event from 11:30 AM to 5 PM at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter. Adoption fees will be waived on all available animals, including cats, dogs, small pets, and reptiles. More information can be found here.

Emergency Home Repair and Accessibility Grant Program - The Loudoun County Home Repair Program for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities will assist qualified homeowners with incomes at/or below 50% of the Area Median Income with emergency repairs and accessibility items. Repairs and/or accessibility items will be funded by a one-time grant of up to $5,000. Visit the EHRA page for more information.

Loudoun County Home Improvement Program - The Loudoun County Home Improvement Program will assist low and moderate income homeowners to renovate their home. The program will improve homes by remedying health hazards, building code violations, and addressing accessibility needs and other conditions. Please refer to the income guidelines listed at www.loudoun.gov/housing. If you have any questions, please contact Robert McCarthy at 703-777-0506 or Robert.mccarthy@loudoun.gov.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Sunday, May 19th

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

Monday, May 20th

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


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