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Weekly Community News Bulletin

September 27, 2019

AROUND BRAMBLETON


BCA SPOTLIGHT


Two by Four Race - The third annual Two by Four Race Against Childhood & Canine Cancer takes place tomorrow, September 28th from 8 to 10 AM. Join two-legged and four-legged athletes and race for a great cause! All net proceeds will support cutting-edge research for cancers that kids and dogs both develop.

  • Course signs will be placed along the race route in advance of the event. Please be advised that there may be some delays as police and course marshals allow runners to safely pass by.

INSIDE BCA

Ring: Exclusive Brambleton Offer - Starting Monday, September 30th, Ring will offer an exclusive promotion for Brambleton residents. Get $40 off of video doorbells, alarms, and security cameras when you use the promo code “cpp-20148-bramb”. View this flyer for program instructions and more information. Promotion ends Wednesday, October 9th.

Community Technology Committee - The BCA Board is looking for a couple more residents to serve on the new Community Technology Committee. This committee will focus on small cell antennas within the community, services and concerns related to the Verizon FiOS agreement and the future of bulk video services in the community, and other community technology-related services. This committee will meet every other month or more frequently if necessary. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:30 PM in the BCA management office.

  • Owners or residents interested in more details on becoming a committee member should visit our website for more information. Those interested in joining this committee can find an application form here. Questions can be emailed to ara.galang@brambleton.org.
Verizon Implementation Update - Community-wide implementation of the equipment and services provided under the new Verizon bulk services agreement is scheduled to occur in mid/late October 2019. This date was originally communicated as late September/early October in the Fall 2019 issue of the Brambleton Magazine. Visit www.brambletonhoa.com/fios for more information. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ara Galang at ara.galang@brambleton.org.

Brambleton Commuter Lot Notice - The commuter lot is owned and managed by BCA. Bus service to the lot is provided by Loudoun County. Parking is permitted only in designated spaces to ensure that buses can freely travel through the parking area. Overnight parking is not permitted. Vehicles parked overnight or outside of designated spaces are subject to immediate towing. BCA and Loudoun County are not liable for theft, vandalism, or damage to vehicles parked at this park-and-ride lot.

2019 Election: A Call for BCA Board Candidates - BCA is seeking candidates for three seats on its Board that will be filled in this fall’s election. Please visit our Call for Candidates page for a Nominating Petition and the election timeline.

  • Residents who have served on an Association committee or other board position or have an interest in serving the community typically make great candidates for a HOA board position. The commitment is for a three-year term.
  • The Board regularly meets every even month beginning at 8:15 AM, with possible additional meetings to handle special Association business. Meetings typically last approximately two hours. The meeting time and frequency is subject to change if the new Board deems it appropriate or necessary. Specific requirements and duties for Board Members can be found in the Association’s governing documents available here.
  • Residents interested in running for the Board are expected to schedule a meeting with General Manager Rick Stone to discuss the responsibilities and duties of a Board Member. If you have questions pertaining to the open Board positions or the election itself, please contact Mr. Stone at rick.stone@brambleton.org.
Brambleton Magazine: Fall 2019 Issue - The Fall 2019 issue of the Brambleton Magazine has been mailed to all Brambleton residents, and you can view the magazine online here. If you are interested in advertising in our Winter 2019-2020 magazine issue, please email us for rates and more information at communications@brambleton.org.


BCA EVENTS & PROGRAMMING


Fall Fest - This year’s Fall Fest takes place on Saturday, October 5th from 12 to 6 PM. Come out with the whole family and enjoy rides, live music, food trucks, beer and wine, an artist marketplace, and more!
  • Location: Shreveport Dr between Belmont Ridge Rd and Loudoun County Pkwy (Same location as Red White & BRAM)
  • Tickets: Tickets will be sold at the gate for $10 per person with a Bram Life Pass (pool pass) and $15 per person without a pass. Entry includes unlimited rides. Entry is free for ages 2 and under.
  • Volunteers: Volunteer registration is now open! Click here to sign up.
  • Artists and Crafters: We are also accepting applications to participate in the Artist and Crafters Marketplace! This is a great opportunity to get your name and products in front of thousands of people. Visit the Fall Fest page for an application.
  • Sponsors: Fall Fest is one of the best events to sponsor in Brambleton with attendance in the thousands. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please email events@brambleton.org.
School’s Out Day Camps - Registration is open for four different school’s out day camps being held on Monday, October 14th! Register for a full-day camp with Overtime Athletics or Drama Kids, enjoy a half-day of STEM using LEGO materials with Play-Well TEKnologies (ages 5-6 and ages 7-12), or hit the courts for a half-day of tennis with Luis Rosado Tennis Academy. Visit our website and contact programs@brambleton.org for more information.

Neighborhood Block Party - Brambleton’s first community-wide Neighborhood Block Party will take place on Saturday, October 19th from 4 to 11 PM! This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your neighbors better, create a greater sense of community, and build a safer neighborhood. We are looking for residents to participate as well as serve as captains/co-captains for each block party. Contact us at events@brambleton.org if you are interested in being a captain. Visit www.brambletonhoa.com/blockparty for more information, including a map of suggested block party locations.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Curb Your Paint - This is a friendly reminder that Republic Services does not collect latex paint in liquid form. For paint to be collected curbside, paint cans must be completely dry or the paint inside solidified. The Loudoun County landfill will also not accept liquid paint waste. Latex paint is not considered hazardous waste material when solidified. To solidify paint, you must do the following:
  1. Add an absorbent material such as kitty litter, sawdust, or newspaper. A commercial waste paint hardener may also be available at home improvement stores.
  2. Once the paint has fully dried, the paint container may be placed at the curb with regular household waste for disposal.
Additionally, Republic Services can collect only latex paint. Oil-based paints and stains must be taken to a Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste event for disposal. More information about these events can be found here.

Neighborly Considerations at the Bus Stop - When waiting for the school bus, be respectful of the private property around you. Please be conscientious and remember that loud noises and yelling may disturb others whom live near the bus stop. More information on the Loudoun County Noise Ordinance can be found here. Brambleton Community Association’s Article covering noise can be found here.

Proper Storage of Play Equipment - BCA would like to share a friendly reminder that portable play equipment that is easily transportable by one person, such as soccer nets, bikes, or scooters, must be stored out of view of neighboring properties when not in use. Additional guidelines for play equipment can be found here. Guidelines for basketball hoops can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Standards Advisors at 703-542-6263 or communitystandards@brambleton.org.


GREATER BRAMBLETON

Little Flower Children's Consignment Sale - Little Flower Consignment will host a children's consignment sale on Saturday, September 28th from 8 AM to 2 PM at St. Theresa’s Catholic School. The sale offers gently used children's clothing, baby equipment, toys, books, and more. Visit www.lfcsale.org for more details.

“Dentistry from the Heart” Free Dental Clinic - Costa Dentistry and Northern Virginia Orthodontics are working together this Saturday, September 28th to provide FREE dental care to those in need. This “Dentistry from the Heart” event will be held at NVO’s Reston office (12110 Sunset Hills Rd #475) from 8 AM to 3 PM. Patients will be helped on a first come, first served basis and can receive a dental cleaning, extraction, or filling. Registration begins at 7:30 AM, and those who are interested are encouraged to arrive early.

Celebrate Calm Workshops - Brambleton Presbyterian Church is bringing in Celebrate Calm on Sunday, September 29th for three free workshops on navigating stress & anxiety for students, parents, and educators. All are welcome. Click here to register and find more information.

Blessing of the Animals - Arcola United Methodist Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals event in Legacy Park on Sunday, September 29th from 4 to 5:30 PM. All leashed pets (or those in carriers) are welcome! Click here for more information.

Independence HS Tailgate - Join the Independence High School PTO for their tailgate on Friday, October 4th from 5 to 7 PM in the school parking lot prior to the varsity football game against James Wood High School. They will have food trucks, music, games, and giveaways.

Comfort Cases: Community Collection - The Ashburn Chapter of Young Men’s Service League is collecting items for foster children in the community through Comfort Cases. A collection bin is located in the Welcome Center through October. Wishlist items include small duffel bags or backpacks, pajamas, small blankets, toothbrushes, travel size toiletries, small stuffed animals, books, coloring books, and crayons. Items should be new and unopened. To learn more about Comfort Cases, visit www.ComfortCases.org.

Lace Up for Learning 5k - Don’t miss the school spirit event of the year benefiting your school on Saturday, November 2nd! Save $5 with coupon code FRIFLASH5 if you register before Tuesday, October 15th. Run, walk, volunteer, sponsor, donate, or even Snooze for Schools (virtual race). Visit www.LaceUpforLearning.com to register and find more inform


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Family Fall Craft Day - Kick off fall and enjoy family fun with Robyn Davis, lifestyle & family blogger from “Mom The Magnificent”, at a free Family Fall Craft event at the Brambleton Welcome Center this Saturday, September 28th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Craft supplies are limited to the first 50 guests. All are welcome to attend!

The Silhouette Man at Go Bananas - The talented Tim Arnold, “The Silhouette Man”, will be at Go Bananas on Monday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 15th. Watch Tim magically transform black paper into timeless profile portraits in about 5 minutes – even if your child does not sit still (he can also work from a good profile photo if necessary). Book your appointment by calling the store at 703-327-1900.


COUNTY CORNER

Coffee with LCSO - Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will host “National Coffee with a Cop Day” on Wednesday, October 2nd from 7 to 9 AM at four locations throughout Loudoun County. Residents are encouraged to attend the events and provide any comments or concerns regarding LCSO and public safety. The Dulles South Station will host their event at Peet’s Coffee in the Brambleton Town Center (42385 Ryan Rd).

Crossing Guard Opportunity: Creighton’s Corner Elementary - The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is looking for a crossing guard at Creighton’s Corner Elementary School. Visit www.loudoun.gov/jobs to apply for this position. For more information, view their flyer or call 703-771-5735.

Census Job Recruitment Sessions - The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center is hosting a series of information sessions with the U.S. Census Bureau in October to recruit for and fill U.S. census enumerator positions. Click here to find a session schedule and more information. Visit www.loudoun.gov/wrcworkshops to register.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Saturday, September 28th

Two by Four Race Against Childhood & Canine Cancer, 8 AM - Brambleton Town Center

Sunday, September 29th

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

Wednesday, October 2nd


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

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


Thursday, October 3rd

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


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