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Weekly Community News Bulletin

October 25, 2019

AROUND BRAMBLETON


BCA SPOTLIGHT

Pictures with Santa - Online registration is now open for this year's Pictures with Santa taking place on November 8-10! Click here to register and find more details. We're also looking for volunteer Santa Helpers! Sign up here to volunteer.

Nationals Watch Parties - Come hang with your neighbors and BCA staff to watch the Washington Nationals in the World Series at the Corner Clubhouse! The next watch party takes place tonight, October 25th (game starts at 8 PM). Hot dogs, nachos, and Lost Rhino beer will be provided (while supplies last). Admission is free, but a donation of a new/gently used coat for the Women Giving Back coat drive is suggested. This is a private event for Brambleton residents only. Limited to the first 150 guests. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.


INSIDE BCA

BCA Office Closing at 1 PM Today - The BCA Management Office will close today, October 25th at 1 PM for a Staff Training session. The office will reopen on Monday, October 28th at 9 AM.

BCA Director Election in Progress - The 2019 BCA Election to fill three open positions on the Board of Directors is open for online voting until 5 PM on Friday, November 8th. The Association encourages all residents to view the candidate information and vote online. Candidate profiles are posted on our website and have also been mailed to residents. Online voting occurs through Balloteer, a third party secure online voting contractor. Register here to vote.

  • Registration note: Please check to make sure that spam filters/email security software will allow you to receive e-mail from Brambleton@Balloteer.com. The secure Voter ID will be emailed immediately to you upon successful registration.
  • Meet the Candidates: You’re invited to meet the candidates at an informal Meet & Greet to be held on Wednesday, October 30th from 6:30 to 8 PM in the Welcome Center at the Brambleton Town Center (42395 Ryan Rd, Suite 100). Drop in anytime during the event to meet each of the candidates and to learn more about their goals for serving the community.
  • Save the Date for BCA’s Annual Meeting: The Association will host its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 12th at 7 PM at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse (sign-in begins at 6:30 PM). The purpose of this Annual Meeting is to elect three BCA directors, share Association and community information, and to provide an opportunity after the meeting for residents to ask specific questions of the Association. The Annual Meeting is also a great opportunity for you to meet the current Board members, Association staff, and your neighbors. Notice of the Annual Meeting has been mailed to all owners and also includes a draft agenda, proxy, instructions for voting, and profiles for each of the candidates. If you have questions or need assistance to participate in the meeting, please contact hoa@brambleton.org.

Weed Control & Fertilizer Application - The Association’s grounds maintenance contractor will begin performing applications of weed control and fertilizer starting on Monday, October 28th. It will take approximately two weeks to treat the entire community. Weather can impact this schedule. Please contact operations@brambleton.org if you have questions, need more information, or would like to opt out of the service (townhome grounds maintenance program only).


BCA EVENTS & PROGRAMMING


School’s Out Day Camps Registration is open for school's out day camps being held on Monday, October 28th and November 4-5. Register for a full-day camp with Overtime Athletics or Drama Kids, enjoy a half-day (11/4 only) 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.

Lace Up for Learning 5k - Don’t miss the school spirit event of the year benefiting your school on Saturday, November 2nd! Online registration closes at 12 PM on Wednesday, October 30th. There are tons of ways to participate: run, walk, volunteer, sponsor, donate, or even Snooze for Schools (virtual race). Visit www.LaceUpforLearning.com to register and find more information.
  • Please be advised that community trails, some residential streets, and streets within the Town Center will be in use for this race between 8:30 AM and 9:45 AM. Police and course marshals will be stationed along the race route to guide traffic, but please plan extra time in the morning to get to any scheduled activities, as traffic may be slowed to allow runners to pass by. Safety is a primary concern for everyone. Thank you for your cooperation! Click here to view a map of the course.

COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Exterior Lighting Inspections Scheduled - Brambleton residents are responsible for ensuring the proper operation of exterior lighting fixtures which are designed to function automatically. BCA staff is currently conducting inspections of proper operation of carriage lights, garage lights, and builder-installed landscape lights which should operate from dusk until dawn. More information on maintaining the functioning of exterior lights can be found on our website. Please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org with any questions.

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 January 14th, 2020.

Vegetable Garden Maintenance - Vegetable gardens and associated materials must be maintained in keeping with BCA’s Property Maintenance Standards. Vegetable gardens must be maintained in a neat manner, and all plant debris must be removed and the soil turned at the end of the growing season. If changes to a previously approved vegetable garden are desired, then a new Design Review Application is required and must be submitted for review and approval prior to making any changes.


GREATER BRAMBLETON

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 Brambleton 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.

CDC Festival of the Nutcracker - Introduce your children to the magic of the Nutcracker at Creative Dance Center’s Festival of the Nutcracker Open House on Saturday, November 2nd. Kids will make a holiday craft, enjoy yummy treats, and have a meet-and-greet with the stars of the upcoming Nutcracker performance. $5/child, free for adults. Proceeds will benefit the Institute for Performing Arts for Youth. More information can be found here.

Winter Coat Drive - Terraforma Church will be collecting new, or gently used, winter coats until Sunday, November 3rd to benefit Women Giving Back. All women, children and men's sizes are needed. The collection box is located in the Brambleton Welcome Center (42395 Ryan Road, Suite 100). Any questions may be directed to nancy@terraforma.church.


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

Brambleton Town Center’s Trick-or-Treat - Brambleton Town Center's family-friendly Trick-or-Treat event will be held on Sunday, October 27th from 12 to 2 PM. Bring the family out for an afternoon of candy, crafts, games, and hay rides. Get spooky with science in our special Curiosity Zone with slime, fun, and exploding pumpkins. This event will be held rain or shine.

North Parking Garage Restoration Work - Restoration work in the Brambleton Town Center North Parking Garage is currently underway and will be completed in the first week of December. The project will be done in phases to reduce impact to parking spaces. Day work will be performed from 8 AM to 5 PM, and night work will be performed from 9 PM to 6:30 AM.

Costa Family and Cosmetic Dentistry - Will you help Costa Dentistry stand up to cancer? For every new Instagram follower, Costa will donate $1.00 to The Step Sisters, an organization that provides practical care to patients during cancer treatment. You can find Costa on Instagram at Costa_smiles. One follow could change a life!

Winter at the EatLoco Brambleton Pop-Up Marketplace - The EatLoco Brambleton Marketplace will be closing for the season on Sunday, November 24th. However, throughout the winter months, farmers Chris & Heather Gorman of Harmony Hill Farm will bring farm-fresh eggs, steaks, pork, chicken, milk, and more to Brambleton! This weekly pop-up indoor marketplace will be open every Sunday, beginning December 1st, from 10 AM to 12 PM.


COUNTY CORNER

LCSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight, October 25th, beginning shortly after 10 PM. Members of the LCSO Auxiliary Unit and volunteers from the Loudoun Chapter of MADD will assist with the checkpoint.

Battle of the Bands - Loudoun County’s annual Battle of the Bands is now accepting applications. This free contest is open to the county’s middle and high school students, and over $900 in prizes will be awarded to the top three winners. Performers interested in competing should apply online at www.loudoun.gov/teens by Thursday, October 31st. Click here for more information.

Brambleton Library: Family Storytime - Join Brambleton Library at Loudoun County Animal Services (39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford) on Wednesday, November 13th from 10:30 to 11:30 AM for a pet-themed family storytime. They will lead a craft project and have an animal-shelter led presentation about pets. The program is free and open to the public.

2020 Census Opportunities - Join the 2020 Census team in Loudoun County! Visit www.2020census.gov/jobs to apply and find more information.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Sunday, October 27th

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

Brambleton Town Center's Trick or Treat, 12 to 2 PM - Brambleton Town Center


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