Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

August 3, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

Weed Control & Fertilizer Application - The Association’s grounds maintenance contractor will be applying weed control and fertilizer starting Monday, August 6th. Work could take up to two weeks to complete and is dependent on weather. Please contact operations@brambleton.org if you have questions or need more information.  

VDOT Slurry Seal Application on Brambleton Streets - VDOT has begun the next phase of its residential street asphalt maintenance, which involves the spreading of slurry seal. The work is currently scheduled to be performed until Friday, August 10th. Residents may park overnight in the upper or lower levels of the Brambleton Town Center garages while this work is underway. Click here for more information, including a list of affected Brambleton streets.

Dead Tree Removal - The Brambleton community and the East Coast continue to be impacted by the emerald ash borer (EAB). The Association will be removing dead or partially dead ash trees on maintained common areas throughout the community over the next month. Replacement trees will be considered on maintained common areas. Dead and hazardous trees in natural common areas will also be addressed.


DEVELOPER NEWS

Blasting Operations in Birchwood - Blasting operations are underway and will continue for approximately the next three months. Blasting may be felt at times by residents living in the southeast corner of the community (Sections 15, 21, 24, and 27).


LIFESTYLES

Sizzlin' Summer Concert Series - Our 2018 Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series concludes with As If on Thursday, August 9th from 7 to 9 PM! This free concert is located on the western end of Legacy Park. Gates open at 6 PM. No pets please.

Teen Late Night Swim - Rising 6th - 12th graders are invited to our Teen Late Night Swim at Beacon Crest Pool on Friday, August 10th from 8 to 10 PM! Pool passes are required, and guest passes are allowed for up to four guests per household.

Movie on the Green: Wonder - Come with your family to the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse on Friday, August 17th and enjoy Wonder! This free screening will start around dusk (8:30 PM), and seating is first come, first served. We will have free popcorn for you to enjoy, and the pool will be open until 8 PM before the movie.

Brambleton Fall Events - Registration is now open for upcoming fall events! Click on the event links to sign up and find more details.


EATLOCO BRAMBLETON MARKETPLACE

EatLoCo's Food Truck Rally - There are only a few more Food Truck Rallies left this summer in Brambleton! The rally takes place every other Thursday from 5 to 8 PM; catch the next one on Thursday, August 16th. Now with 13 trucks to choose from, enjoy everything from barbecue to gyros to donuts! Visit EatLoCo's Food Truck Rally page for more information.

Pie Baking Contest at the EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace - EatLoco’s 2nd Annual Pie Baking Contest takes place next Sunday, August 12th at the Brambleton Marketplace. Love to bake? Enter your pie to win cash prizes! Can’t work the oven? That’s okay! Come to the market at 10 AM to taste and vote for your favorite pie. 100% of proceeds go to Loudoun Hunger Relief. For more information or to register your pie, visit the EatLoco Pie Contest page. Registration ends today.


COMMUNITY

Rainbow Fish Luau - Winwood Children’s Center invites you to their Rainbow Fish Luau on Saturday, August 11th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Enjoy food, games, specials, face painting, water slides, and a DJ! Call 703-542-8008 for more information.

Van Metre Cornhole Challenge - The Van Metre Cornhole Challenge is calling on young Brambleton residents to submit designs for the boards used in this year’s charity cornhole tournament at the Brambleton Fall Fest! Visit www.thecornholechallenge.com for more details.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Comprehensive Lot Inspections - Community Standards Advisors will be conducting comprehensive inspections in Section 12 beginning Monday, August 20th, with ongoing comprehensive inspections continuing in Sections 22 and Brandt. Included in these inspections is confirmation that proper documentation for all modifications is on file with the Association. All inspections are performed by BCA staff. Staff does not enter fenced yards or access decks during these inspections. In accordance with the Association’s enforcement policies, notice will be sent to provide time to correct items noted to be in violation of Brambleton’s governing documents or policies. If you have any questions, please call 703-542-6263 or email communitystandards@brambleton.org.

Construction of Approved Modifications - Owners are responsible for ensuring that their contractors adhere to Brambleton’s standards and rules. It is important to know that construction materials of any kind may not be stored in common parking lots, common areas, or in the street. Excavated materials such as grass clippings, turf, dirt, sand, or rocks may not be dumped in any wooded areas or common areas and especially not in the wetlands. When planning a project, BCA recommends that you review plans with your contractor for proper placement and storage of construction materials along with proper disposal of debris to avoid costly delays or cleanup. If you have any questions or if you care to report a violation, please contact 703-542-6263 or communitystandards@brambleton.org.

Peddlers & Solicitors - There has been an increase in concerns related to aggressive salespeople going door-to-door in the community this summer. Solicitors are required to be licensed by the County according to Loudoun County Ordinance, Chapter 828 – Peddlers & Solicitors. Residents concerned that non-permitted solicitors or permitted solicitors are not adhering to the ordinance are encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s office non-emergency phone number at 703-777-1021.


TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER

Brambleton Pie Bake-Off Photo Contest - If you are entering the EatLoCo Pie Baking Contest on Sunday, August 12th, send us a picture of you in your kitchen making your pie for our Brambleton Photo Contest! The most fun/creative photo wins a $150 Harris Teeter gift card! Submit your photos by posting on social media using #brambletonbakeoff or emailing brambletoninfo@gmail.com.

Rhino Rides - Dust off your bike for a weekly ride with neighbors and new friends! Bicycle Outfitters staff lead Wednesday night Rhino Rides through the community, finishing at Lost Rhino Retreat. The next ride will take place on Wednesday, August 8th. Meet at 6:30 PM in front of Bicycle Outfitters. Helmets & working bike lights required. Call 703-327-3222 for more details.

Regal Summer Movie Express - Keep the kids entertained this summer with the 10-week Regal Summer Movie Express. Every Tuesday & Wednesday through August 22nd, you’ll find kid-friendly classics at 10 AM at Regal Fox Cinemas for only $1 each! A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

AhSo Restaurant - AhSo is open for brunch every Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM! They offer fun takes on brunch classics and a brunch cocktail list worth waking up for. Visit www.ahsoresto.com for menus and more information.


COUNTY CORNER


Virginia Sales Tax Holiday: Emergency Preparedness Items - Loudoun County emergency management officials encourage residents and businesses to take advantage of the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday occurring through Sunday, August 5th. Many emergency preparedness items will be eligible to purchase without having to pay sales tax, including batteries, bungee cords, and generators. More information can be found at www.loudoun.gov/EmergencyPrep.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Loudoun Launches New System for Public Records Requests - Loudoun County recently launched an improved online system for managing public records requests in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The county’s new system makes requesting public records easier for members of the public. Click here for more information.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Monday, August 6th

Ad Hoc Technology Committee Meeting, 7 PM - BCA Management Office

Tuesday, August 7th

Board of Directors Meeting, 8:15 AM - BCA Management Office

Asphalt Sub-Committee Meeting, 7 PM - BCA Management Office

Grounds & Facilities Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office


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