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November 27, 2019: Thanksgiving Eve Edition

AROUND BRAMBLETON


BCA SPOTLIGHT


BCA Thanksgiving Office Hours - The BCA Management Office will close at 3 PM today, November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen at 9 AM on Monday, December 2nd. Any common area emergencies can be reported to 703-385-1133 during this time.

Thanksgiving Weekend Trash & Recycling - Republic Services will be performing collection on a normal schedule on Friday, November 29th. Waste containers are to be placed curbside no later than 7 AM for service.

Winter Wonderland - Come out with the whole family for Winter Wonderland on Sunday, December 1st from 12 to 4 PM at the Brambleton Town Center! Enjoy a craft station and games, take pictures with Santa, listen to carolers, and more! Visit our website for more information.

Ring: Exclusive Brambleton Offer - Starting Monday, December 2nd, 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-bramble”. View this flyer for program instructions and more information. Promotion ends Wednesday, December 11th.


INSIDE BCA

New 2020 Assessment Rates Effective 1/1/2020 - The 2020 Assessments & Budget Summary can be viewed on the BCA website here. After making your December 2019 assessment payment, please take a moment to review and adjust your payments to align with the new assessment rates. Contact hoa@brambleton.org if you have questions or need more information regarding the various payment options available.

Connect Resident Portal - FirstService Residential has launched a new and improved resident portal to access your assessment account. The new site features an improved design and enhanced security, providing access to the portal anytime from any device. Homeowners are able to make payments, check balances, and link multiple Brambleton properties under one login account. Visit our website to register for access and find additional information.


BCA EVENTS & PROGRAMMING


Christmas Craft Party Join the Aviary Girls for another fun crafting afternoon at the Community Center on Sunday, December 8th from 3 to 5:30 PM. Choose from 8 different holiday projects. Click here to register.


BRAM GIVES BACK

Salvation Army Angel Tree - It’s not too late to participate in this year’s Salvation Army Angel Tree, as more tags have been added! Unwrapped gifts are due back to the Brambleton Welcome Center by 5 PM on Wednesday, December 4th.
  • The Welcome Center is open daily from 11 AM to 5 PM but will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 28-29. Please do not leave gifts unattended in the hallway by the tree.
Santa’s Holiday Tour - Santa and the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department will be making their way through Brambleton on Sunday, December 8th to wish you Happy Holidays and to collect items for Loudoun County families in need. A map of stop locations and more information can be found here.

Care for CaregiversBCA and the American Red Cross are joining together to collect items for Caregivers Kits. Kits are provided to family members of Walter Reed extended stay patients. A list of needed items and more information can be found here. You can drop your donations in the North Pole Mailbox in the Brambleton Welcome Center until Sunday, January 5th.

Kids Craft for INOVA Children’s Hospital - Brambleton Community Association will be collecting No-Sew Blankets to be donated to INOVA Children's Hospital. You and your family can make blankets for a child and drop them off at the BCA office by Monday, January 6th. Click here for instructions and more details.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Properly Securing your Trash and Recyclables - Gusting winds this fall have led to an increase in litter. Please make sure that your trash and recyclables are secure in their prospective bins to keep them from blowing down the street. BCA continues to proactively monitor and inspect for proper placement of trash and recycling bins with the goal of reducing the amount of litter that ends up around the community. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Community Standards team at communitystandards@brambleton.org or 703-542-6263.

Holiday Décor and Lighting Holiday decorations and lighting do not require approval by the Covenants Committee. Nevertheless, if the committee determines that any decorations or lighting attract excessive traffic, unreasonably interfere with the use and enjoyment of common areas or adjacent lots, or create a dangerous condition, then the resident responsible must remove the decorations or lighting within 48 hours after receiving notice from the Association. Please be mindful that decorations and lighting must be specific and appropriate to the holiday occurring at the time of display. All materials must be within the lot boundaries of the resident making the display. Exterior decorations for all holidays may be placed out 30 days in advance of the holiday and removed no later than 14 days after the holiday. Christmas or winter decorations may be placed out as early as the day after Thanksgiving and may remain on display until Tuesday, January 14th.


DEVELOPER NEWS

Blasting Operations in Section 23B - Blasting operations are currently underway in Section 23B and may be felt at times by residents living in this and surrounding sections.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Costa Family and Cosmetic Dentistry - Costa Dentistry would like to thank the Brambleton community for its years of continued support and kindness. We feel extremely fortunate to put smiles on the faces of such wonderful people. We hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving and a relaxing weekend.

Regal Cinemas: Frozen II Black Friday Giveaway - Regal FOX & IMAX Cinemas is bringing Frozen II to life on Friday, November 29th with an ice sculpture on the lawn and a free Frozen II snow globe giveaway to evening 4DX show attendees (while supplies last).

Shop Small, Shop Local - Small Business Saturday is November 30th. Celebrate our locally-owned businesses and familiarize yourself with all that the Town Center has to offer this holiday season.

Indoor Holiday Pop-Up Planned - Find unique, locally-crafted gifts for everyone on your list at our first-ever Brambleton Indoor Holiday Pop-Up market this Saturday, November 30th from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Welcome Center. A second Holiday Pop-Up Market will be held on Sunday, December 15th from 10 AM to 12 PM.

Winter EatLoco Brambleton Pop-Up Marketplace - Brambleton’s winter EatLoco Brambleton Pop-Up Marketplace opens this Sunday, December 1st in the Brambleton Welcome Center. Stop by between 10 AM to 12 PM for farm-fresh eggs, steaks, pork, chicken, milk, and more from farmers Chris & Heather Gorman of Harmony Hill Farm!

Good Dog Rocky Holiday Pet Photos - Head to Good Dog Rocky this Sunday, December 1st from 12 to 4 PM for a holiday pet photo shoot with photographer Carina Thornton (owner of Hounds & Hearth). Donations to Homeless Animals Rescue Team will be accepted in exchange for your session and a digital image. Throughout the holiday season, Good Dog Rocky will also be accepting donations to A Forever Home, HART and Friends of Homeless Animals. Food, toys, and blankets make great donation items and can be purchased right in the store.

Toys for Tots - The Brambleton Library is collecting Toys for Tots through Sunday, December 1st. Drop off a new toy at the library, but please note they will be closed for Thanksgiving from noon on Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, November 29th.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Go Bananas - Have you heard? Santa & Mrs. Claus are coming to Go Bananas on Sunday, December 8th from 1 to 3 PM. This event is free, but canned food donations will be accepted for Loudoun Hunger Relief. All who bring a donation will be entered into a raffle for various Brambleton Town Center gift cards.


COUNTY CORNER

Enhanced Weather Alerts with Alert Loudoun - Alert Loudoun provides subscribers with the opportunity to receive weather alerts that could impact their geographic area. You can receive weather alerts by email, text, or the Everbridge app. Visit www.loudoun.gov/alert to sign up for Alert Loudoun and find more information.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Thursday, November 28th - Sunday, December 1st

BCA Management Office closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Sunday, December 1st

EatLoco Brambleton Pop-Up Marketplace, 10 AM to 12 PM - Brambleton Welcome Center

Winter Wonderland, 12 to 4 PM - Brambleton Town Center


Wednesday, December 4th

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


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