Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

May 24, 2019

AROUND BRAMBLETON


BCA wishes you a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day is a time to honor, reflect on, and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to this country. Thank you to those who made this sacrifice and to their families.


INSIDE BCA


BCA Office Closed on Memorial Day - The BCA Management Office will close today at 5 PM and remain closed through Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th at 9 AM. BCA wishes you an enjoyable and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Pools Are Now Open! - All of Brambleton's pools will be open starting this weekend. Find all of the pool information you need at www.brambletonhoa.com/pools.

FINAL WEEK: 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).

Townhome Grounds Maintenance: Section 24 Final 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 continues to apply weed control and fertilizer to common areas and townhome grounds maintenance properties throughout the community. Work may take up to two weeks and is weather dependent. 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 EVENTS & PROGRAMS


Summer Kick-Off - Start the summer off right at this year's Summer Kick-Off! Join us on Friday, June 7th from 5 to 8 PM at the Brambleton Corner Pool for music, games, contests, and more! Bram Life Pass required.

Teen Pool Party - Following our Summer Kick-Off event on Friday, June 7th, kids 6th grade and up are invited to stay at the Corner Pool for a Teen Pool Party! The pool will stay open until 11 PM, and pizza and beverages will be provided.

New Summer Camp: SteamforKidz SteamforKidz is offering a balanced blend of STEM and Arts programs for three weeks in Brambleton. They will be engaging tech-savvy, inquisitive kids through the use of STEM kits, circuits, maker kits, LEGO Mindstorms, robotics, recycled art, and yoga. Click here to register. Please contact programs@brambleton.org for a resident-only discount code ($25 off).


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Exterior Lighting Inspections Scheduled - Brambleton residents are responsible for ensuring the proper operation of exterior lighting fixtures which are designed to function automatically. BCA staff conducts quarterly inspections of proper operation of carriage lights, garage lights, and builder-installed landscape lights which should operate from dusk until dawn. These inspections will begin on Saturday, June 1st. More information on maintaining the functioning of exterior lights can be found on our website. Please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org with any questions.

Spring Property Maintenance - 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. Community Standards Advisors are conducting community-wide inspections to ensure compliance with these standards. To report concerns, please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org.

Blocking Roadways for Play is Not Safe - 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.


DEVELOPER NEWS

Birchwood HOA is Seeking a Part-Time Lifestyles Coordinator Are you creative with a knack for planning activities and events? Interested in a flexible schedule with variable hours, including evenings/weekends? Click here for the Lifestyles Coordinator position description. Contact Rosemarie Linder with questions or to submit a resume. No phone calls please.

Town Center Paving - Contractors will be milling, paving, and striping asphalt around the Brambleton Library, Capital One Bank, and Knutson townhomes over the next week (weather permitting). Traffic will be temporarily impacted during this work, and limited parking spaces will be available during this time.

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

Going Strawless - Join Brambleton Library for “Going Strawless: A World Environment Day Program” on Wednesday, June 5th at 7 PM. We’ll watch the documentary “Straws” and hear from Stacey Evers, master naturalist and environmental teacher, about what we can do to help our local environment. View the library’s calendar to learn more.

Paperbacks & Pastries Book Club - The Paperbacks & Pastries Book Club will meet on Monday, June 10th at 7:30 PM at the Brambleton Library to discuss The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Hanging Mary by Susan Higginbotham. Pick up a copy at the library’s second floor service desk. New members are always welcome!


GREATER BRAMBLETON

Paul VI Information Night - St. Paul VI Catholic High School will host a special information night on Wednesday, May 29th at the Dulles Multipurpose Senior Center from 7 to 8:30 PM. View their event flyer for more information.

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.

Brambleton Bettas: Mini Bettas - Brambleton Mini Bettas try-outs will take place on June 17-18 at the Brambleton Corner Pool. The program is for swimmers ages 5-8 who can swim at least half of the pool length independently. Mini practices will be held daily on weekdays in June and July from 10:30 to 11 AM. Space is limited to 25 swimmers, and the cost is $225 per swimmer. More info can be found on the Bettas website.


COUNTY CORNER


Hanson Park Fully Funded - Blue Ridge District Supervisor Tony Buffington and others have approved additional funding for the construction of Hal & Bernie Hanson Park. This regional public park will provide recreation on 257 acres located on both sides of Evergreen Mills Rd. Loudoun County will break ground on construction later this year. More information can be found here.

Lyme Disease Awareness Month - The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has recognized May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in an effort to raise awareness about the disease. More information about Lyme disease in Loudoun County, including tips on how to prevent the spread of the disease, is available online at www.loudoun.gov/lyme.

Loudoun County Launches Youth Net Initiative & Survey - Loudoun County is asking young people, their parents, and individuals who interact with youth to take part in a brief survey. The survey results will help the county as it works to develop high quality, inclusive activities for Loudoun’s youth. The survey will be active through Sunday, June 30th. Visit loudoun.gov/youthnet for a link to the survey and more information.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Sunday, May 26th

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

Tuesday, May 28th

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


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