Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

November 1, 2019

AROUND BRAMBLETON


BCA SPOTLIGHT

BCA Director Election in Progress: One Week Remaining - Vote today! 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.

Lace Up for Learning 5k - Don’t miss the school spirit event of the year benefiting your school on Saturday, November 2nd! Visit www.LaceUpforLearning.com for 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.


INSIDE BCA

BCA Annual MeetingThe 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.

Verizon Fios Upgrade - Verizon reports that all Brambleton homes requiring ONT & Wiring conversions have been notified. If you have received a door hanger, please call 800-501-1172 (option 1) at your earliest convenience to schedule your appointment. Implementation of the new Fios services and equipment has begun. Please note that this is done in batches of addresses and may run for several weeks. Verizon will run account analyses and cleanups after each batch is completed. There is no published schedule of addresses receiving upgrades. We kindly ask for your continued patience and understanding during this process. For any questions or concerns, please contact Ara Galang at Ara.Galang@brambleton.org or call (703) 542-6263.

Weed Control & Fertilizer Application - The Association’s grounds maintenance contractor has begun performing applications of weed control and fertilizer. It will take approximately one week 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 November 4-5. Register for a full-day camp with Drama Kids 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.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Proper Storage of Play Equipment - BCA would like to share a friendly reminder that portable play equipment that is easily transportable by one person, such as soccer nets, bikes, or scooters, must be stored out of view of neighboring properties when not in use. Additional guidelines for play equipment can be found here. Guidelines for basketball hoops can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Standards Advisors at 703-542-6263 or communitystandards@brambleton.org.

Dogs Off Leash - Please remember that in Loudoun County, dogs are not permitted to roam free without a leash, and pet owners are required to pick up after their pets. To report concerns, contact Loudoun County Animal ControlBrambleton’s Policy Resolution #7, Pet Policies, outlines both the grounds for complaint and finding of a community nuisance as well as the procedures for solving pet problems. To discuss your concern with an Association team member, please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org.

Wooden Fence Maintenance and Cleaning - A wooden fence is a great way to keep your property private; however, it needs to be regularly maintained. Here are a few tips to help keep your fence looking great:
  • Check all the pickets on the fence to make sure that no nails have come out and that no pickets have started to rot. Hammer any loose nails or replace them with new ones.
  • Where a picket is rotting, warping, bending, or broken, put in a new one and repaint it to match.
  • Where you have sectional fencing, test each of the sections to check that they’re secure. If any sections are leaning, you’ll need to ensure that they’re replaced in the ground properly so that they are straight. 
  • Where there’s mildew on any sections of the fence, you’ll need to clean it off. Every few years, your wood fence will need to be repainted or stained with a clear coat preservative.
Please remember that any fencing installations or color changes need prior permission from the Covenants Committee. More information about the Design Review Application and Process can be found here.


GREATER BRAMBLETON

RRPA: Peter Pan - Peter Pan is soaring into Rock Ridge Performing Arts! Come out to see Peter, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, and an unbelievable set come alive onstage. Performances are on November 1-2 and 8-9 at 7 PM and November 2-3 & 9 at 2 PM. A sensory-friendly show will also be performed on November 9th at 11 AM. Tickets can be purchased here, and more information can be found on the RRPA website.

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.

Bow Tie Bash - Developmental Connections is hosting their first annual Bow Tie Bash on Saturday, November 2nd from 7 PM to midnight at 1757 Golf Club. Enjoy an evening full of dancing while raising funds to support school clubs and camps for individuals with social disabilities. Visit their website and view their flyer for more information.

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

Donate Your Halloween Candy to the Troops - Briar Woods High School’s Students for the Troops club is collecting extra Halloween candy and homemade cards to send to military members through Tuesday, November 5th. The collection box is located in the pass-thru of the Brambleton Welcome Center.

Costa Family and Cosmetic Dentistry - Join Costa Dentistry at Top Golf in Ashburn next Sunday, November 10th at 2 PM for our annual fundraiser with Smashing Walnuts - Golf For A Cause! Help us crack the cure for childhood brain cancer by enjoying a fun-filled day at Top Golf. 

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.


COUNTY CORNER

Loudoun County Election 2019 - Loudoun County will hold a General Election on Tuesday, November 5th for the purpose of voting for members of the State Senate and House of Delegates, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, School Board, and Constitutional Officers. Loudoun County Bond Questions will be on the ballot as well. Visit www.loudoun.gov/novemberelection for more information.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Saturday, November 2nd

Lace Up For Learning 5k, 8:30 AM - Brambleton Town Center

Sunday, November 3rd

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

Monday, November 4th

DMV2GO, 9 AM to 4 PM - Harris Teeter Parking Lot

Tuesday, November 5th

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

Wednesday, November 6th

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

Friday, November 8th – Sunday, November 10th

Pictures with Santa, Brambleton Community Center


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