November 20, 2020
Brambleton Holiday Traditions Video - BCA is inviting Brambleton kids to share short videos that will be featured in our Brambleton Holiday Traditions Video!
BCA EVENTSSalvation Army Angel Tree -
- Pick a winter holiday that is special to you/your family, such as Diwali, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, etc.
- Film a video 15-30 seconds in length, including introductions of yourselves (first names only) and your favorite holiday. Share what this holiday means to you and/or what family traditions you have.
- We recommend that videos be filmed in landscape/horizontal orientation.
- Send your video to email@example.com or Dropbox by Monday, November 30.
Help make a child's holiday wishes come true this year by participating in the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program! The Angel Tree
is located inside the Brambleton Welcome Center and adorned with tags that have holiday wishes and needs from local children. Please take a tag, purchase what you can, and return the gifts unwrapped to the BCA Management Office lobby by 5 PM on Monday, December 7.Community Holiday Light Tour -
BCA is putting together a map of homes to be featured in our 2020 Community Holiday Light Tour. If you would like to showcase your home’s holiday lights and décor, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. This is a great opportunity for families to drive around and see the wonderful holiday lights in Brambleton. It’s also an occasion for residents to go all out with decorations and spread extra holiday cheer this year!COMMUNITY STANDARDSSecure Your Trash -
Please take extra care to ensure that your trash and recyclables are properly secured when put out for collection. We are in a season of high winds, and it is important for the health of our environment and the attractiveness of our community that we keep trash and recycling from blowing into common areas or onto your neighbor’s property. Any trash/recycling not in a sealed container should be otherwise secured so that it won’t blow away before collection. There should be no open bags or loose packing materials. Please break down cardboard boxes so that they are collapsed flat.
Bag Those Leaves! -
- New to Brambleton? Residents should contact Republic Service’s customer service at email@example.com to arrange for the delivery of new trash and recycling toters if none accompany your property. More information about recycling, trash services, and bulk pickup can be found on our website. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Community Standards team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-542-6263.
Brambleton residents are reminded to keep grass clippings and leaves out of streets, storm drains, and common areas. Blowing leaves and other yard debris into the street, sidewalk, or storm drainage system is a violation of community standards and stormwater ordinances. Grass clippings, leaves, and other lawn debris can clog storm drains, resulting in street and private property flooding. Also, leaves blown into the street can create a slippery and dangerous surface for traveling motorcyclists and bicyclists. When finished mowing, be sure to use a blower, broom, or rake to clean up any leaves or debris that have inadvertently made their way into the street, sidewalk, or storm drain.Parking Considerations -
BCA regularly receives inquiries about parking in the community. Brambleton’s Board of Directors has established a vehicle policy
, and county parking ordinances
are enforced by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. We encourage residents to consider how parking impacts their neighbors, and we offer the following suggestions to be more neighborly:
- Use your garage and driveway as a first option rather than parking on the street or in open visitor spaces.
- Allow some distance when parking near a driveway. Parking too close to or opposite a driveway can make it difficult for residents to navigate around your car.
- While an overflow of guests can lead to parking up and down a street, encourage guests to use the space in front of your house first.
- Understand that you do not own the public parking spot in front of your house and it is first come, first served.
The following should be reported to LCSO for enforcement:
- Parking across sidewalks or blocking sidewalk ramps
- Parking close to stop signs, intersections, or fire hydrants
- Expired tags/inspection stickers, illegal parking, and abandoned or suspicious vehicles
The LCSO non-emergency number is 703-777-1021. Please contact the Community Standards department
with any questions.GREATER BRAMBLETONDrive-Thru Family Giving Day -
Brambleton Presbyterian Church is hosting a contactless donation collection for our Loudoun neighbors in need on Sunday, November 22 from 10 to 11 AM at Legacy Elementary
. More information can be found here
.Terraforma Church: Winter Coat Collection -
BCA and Terraforma Church
are partnering to collect new and gently used winter coats during November to benefit Women Giving Back
. A collection box is located in the Brambleton Welcome Center walk-through.Local Angel Tree -
The parent liaisons at Creighton’s Corner ES, Brambleton MS, and Independence HS are working with Arcola Church on an Angel Tree for Brambleton families in need this holiday season. If you would like to purchase gifts for someone, please visit the Angel Tree Signup page
.TALK OF THE TOWN CENTERNew to the Town Center in 2021 -
We're excited to announce a new restaurant - and cuisine - coming to the Brambleton Town Center next year: Himalayan Wild Yak
. Raised on a farm in Nepal, owner Dip Raj Jarga Magar learned to cook from his mother and grandmother and then went on to receive a hospitality degree from a Kathmandu university. Since 2011, he has worked in the DC restaurant scene, including at the Michelin star Blue Duck Tavern. He is also the owner of the acclaimed Royal Nepal Restaurant and London Curry House, both located in Alexandria. Himalayan Wild Yak will occupy the first floor of the restaurant space adjacent to Fox Cinemas and is anticipated to open in late spring 2021.
Shop Small & Shop Local in the Town Center - As we head into the final stretch of 2020, turn to the Brambleton Town Center for help with holiday meals and gift ideas. Check out our latest blog post on Town Center stores and eateries that can save you time and money this holiday season!
- Great Clips hair salon will also be opening in the Brambleton Town Center in 2021.
EatLoco Farmers Market Open Every Sunday -
If shopping small and local is on your holiday agenda, don't miss the EatLoco Farmers Market at Brambleton
every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM for great gift ideas like homemade soaps, candles, organic skincare products, candies, dog treats, and more! You can even order through LoudounGo
using coupon code BRAM20
for Saturday delivery/pickup in Brambleton.
COUNTY CORNERLoudoun HHW Collection Event -
- Please note that the Market will be closed on Thanksgiving weekend (Sunday, November 29).
The last 2020 Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste collection event will take place on Saturday, November 21 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Claude Moore Park
(46150 Loudoun Park Ln, Sterling). HHW events will return in March 2021. Visit www.loudoun.gov/hhw
for more information.
Free COVID-19 Testing on 11/21 -
- These events support measures that help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by using a drive-through collection process. Face coverings will be required at the point of service. Click here for more details on precautions being taken.
Loudoun County will host two free drive-thru COVID-19 testing events on Saturday, November 21 from 10 AM to 1 PM. Events will take place at Franklin Park
in Purcellville and Freedom High School
simultaneously. To help reduce wait times, people who plan to attend are encouraged to complete a registration form prior to arrival. Testing events are open to all with no prescriptions or appointments needed. More information can be found here
.Celebrating the Holidays Safely During COVID-19 -
The Loudoun County Health Department encourages residents to plan their holiday celebrations and travel carefully to lower the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. Those who choose to gather and travel should avoid high-risk activities. More information can be found here
.MARK YOUR CALENDARSSunday, November 22EatLoco Farmers Market at Brambleton, 9 AM to 1 PM - Legacy Park & Olympia Dr.Tuesday, November 24
Financial Advisory Committee Meeting (Remote), 7:30 PM
Residents can attend virtually though this Zoom meeting link (registration not required).
Thursday, November 26 - Sunday, November 29
BCA Management Office closed for Thanksgiving holiday
Tuesday, December 1
Board of Directors Meeting (Remote), 6 PM
Board members will be provided with a Zoom meeting link. Residents wanting to attend virtually must register here
by 5 PM on the meeting date.