Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

August 10, 2018

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

VDOT Slurry Seal Application on Brambleton Streets - VDOT is continuing to apply slurry seal to Brambleton streets as part of its residential street asphalt maintenance. The work is currently scheduled to be performed until Friday, August 17th. 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.

Weed Control & Fertilizer Application - The Association’s grounds maintenance contractor is actively applying weed control and fertilizer to common areas and townhome grounds maintenance properties. The applications should be complete by Friday, August 17th, weather dependent. Please contact operations@brambleton.org if you have questions or need more information.  

Legacy Park Sand Volleyball Court - The sand volleyball court project has been completed. Two benches and a woodchip trail have been installed, and the surrounding grounds have been graded and sodded. This area will be watered several times a day, resulting in soft and easily damaged turf. Please use caution when accessing the court or running after the ball. 

Sand Volleyball Court Rules and Parking - The BCA Board recently adopted rules for court usage. The rules can be viewed on our website, and a sign will be posted in the next week or two. When parking at the court, please park on the west side (side closest to the court) of Parkview Dr and Greenside Dr. Parkview Dr is a narrow street, and parking on both sides significantly impacts traffic flow. The newly installed woodchip trail located off Parkview Dr provides access to the court. Legacy Park Dr will be used by the adjacent neighbors, tennis players, and other park users.


DEVELOPER NEWS

Bond Release Activity - Bond release work is currently being performed in Section 24. These sections are experiencing concrete break and replacement work; this may impact ingress and egress of driveways. Residents will be notified by the developer's contractor if they are affected by this work.

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).

Active Construction Zones - Access through or in active construction areas is prohibited. Please use caution when traveling near these areas.


LIFESTYLES

Teen Late Night Swim - Rising 6th - 12th graders are invited to our Teen Late Night Swim at Beacon Crest Pool tonight, 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. Bring chairs and blankets so you can comfortably sit on the lawn next to the Clubhouse. 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.

Brambleton Kids Run the Nation - Registration for the fall season of Brambleton Kids Run the Nation is open! Spots are filling quickly with practices starting on Sunday, September 9th. This co-ed K-8th grade program culminates with the Lace Up for Learning 5k on Saturday, November 10th. Parents are encouraged to join their kids to train. To learn more, visit www.BrambletonKidsRuntheNation.com.

Family and Friends CPR Class - Join Beat4Life for their Family and Friends CPR class on Wednesday, September 19th from 6 to 8 PM at the Brambleton Community Center. This class is for Brambleton residents only. Cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple. Click here for more information, and register at programs@brambleton.org.

Fall Fest - Save the date for Fall Fest on Saturday, October 6th! Come out with the whole family and enjoy rides, food trucks, live music, an artist marketplace, and more! Also, the Van Metre Cornhole Challenge is calling on young Brambleton residents to submit cornhole board designs for this year's charity cornhole tournament; click here for more details.

Safe Sitter Course - We are hosting a Safe Sitter course on Saturday, October 13th from 9 AM to 2:30 PM at the Brambleton Community Center. This course is sponsored by Beat4LifeCPR and open to Brambleton residents only. RSVP at programs@brambleton.org to reserve your spot today!

Brambleton Youth Programming - Fall registration is now open for our youth programming in Brambleton! Programs include Little Hands Music, Drama Kids, Arpan Dance Academy, and Silver Knights Enrichment. Visit our website to register and find more information.


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 this Sunday, August 12th at the Brambleton Marketplace. 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, visit the EatLoco Pie Contest page.


COMMUNITY

Brambleton Bluebird and Garden Club - The Brambleton Bluebird and Garden Club welcomes all to join the group on Friday, August 17th at 7 PM to meet members and learn about bluebird nest box monitoring in Brambleton. Wine and cheese will be provided. Please reply to Ken Dzombar at kdzombar@yahoo.com by Monday, August 13th to RSVP and receive directions.

Backpack Blessing - Save the date for the Annual Brambleton Presbyterian Backpack Blessing on Sunday, August 19th at 10 AM at Legacy Elementary. All students are welcome, no matter their faith background! Click here for more information.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Design Review - The next meeting for Design Review will be on Monday, August 13th. Applications can be submitted via email to designreview@brambleton.org. If you have any questions regarding the design review process or guidelines, please visit the website or call 703-542-6263.

Political Signage - It has been noted that several properties have election signage placed on the property. The Design Guidelines for Temporary Signage within the community state that two political signs, no larger than 2’ x 2’, may be posted on a residential lot. Signs may be posted up to 30 days prior to a pending election and must be removed no later than five days after the election. Additional information on all temporary signage guidelines can be found here.

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. Contact communitystandards@brambleton.org if you have questions or need more information.


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 Chasers Run Club - Our Rhino Chasers Run Club is going strong this summer! Join us every Tuesday evening at Lost Rhino Retreat starting at 6 PM. Take your pick of a 1-mile, 3-mile, or 5-mile run, then come back to the bar/patio to enjoy beers and dinner. All run club members receive 10% off their check! The next run is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14th.

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.


COUNTY CORNER


LCSO to Conduct Joint Sobriety Checkpoint - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, August 10th, beginning shortly after 10 PM. Members of the LCSO Auxiliary Unit and volunteers from the Loudoun Chapter of MADD will assist with the checkpoint. 

LCSO Citizens’ Police Academy - Loudoun County Sheriff Michael L. Chapman announced the formation of the 42nd Citizens’ Police Academy, which will commence on Thursday, September 13th. The classes will be taught by LCSO personnel and will provide an overview of all the aspects of law enforcement within the agency. Class members may also have the option of participating in a ride-a-long after completing the academy. For class and registration details, visit the LCSO website.

Route 7 Night Closures - Loudoun County officials have announced planned nighttime lanes closures and detours to accommodate work on the Route 7/Belmont Ridge Rd interchange project. The work is scheduled to continue through late October. In advance of nighttime work, electronic message boards will be posted prior to each planned lane and road closure. Click here for more information.


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Text to 911 in Loudoun County - Loudoun County’s Emergency Communications Center has the capability to receive text to 911 messages. Text to 911 is available from all major carriers in Loudoun. Click here for more information, including resources and FAQs.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Monday, August 13th

Covenants Committee Meeting, 7 PM - BCA Management Office

Tuesday, August 14th

Safety & Security Committee Meeting, 7:30 PM - BCA Management Office


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