Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

November 8, 2019

AROUND BRAMBLETON


BCA SPOTLIGHT

BCA Board Election: Online Voting Closes Today, 11/8 at 5 PM - Today, November 8th is the last day to vote online in the 2019 BCA Board of Directors Election! The election to fill three open positions on the Board is open for online voting until 5 PM. Six residents have been nominated as candidates. 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.

BCA 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.


INSIDE BCA

Verizon Fios Upgrade - Verizon reports that all Brambleton homes requiring ONT & Wiring conversions have been notified. If you have received a door hanger and/or if your address is listed here, and you have not yet scheduled your ONT & Wiring conversion appointment, please contact Verizon at 800-501-1172 (option 1) at your earliest convenience to receive the upgraded speeds and equipment. Implementation of the new Fios services and equipment has begun and is done in batches of addresses. 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.

Now is the Time to Winterize Your Home - Residents should take action to winterize irrigation systems by draining and turning off exterior faucets in order to help prevent costly damage from pipe bursts due to freezing water. More timely tips for winterizing your home can be found here and here.


BCA EVENTS & PROGRAMMING


Winter Wonderland - Come out with the whole family for Winter Wonderland on Sunday, December 1st from 12 to 4 PM at the Brambleton Town Center! Enjoy a craft station and games, take pictures with Santa, listen to carolers, and more! Visit our website for more information.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Design Review - The next meeting for Design Review will be on Monday, November 11th. Applications can be submitted via email to designreview@brambleton.org. If you have any questions regarding the design review process or guidelines, please visit our website or call 703-542-6263.

Mailbox and Lamppost MaintenanceHas your black mailbox, post, and/or lamppost faded over the years? Mailboxes and carriage light lampposts are to be maintained in accordance with BCA’s Property Maintenance Standards. Black boxes and posts within the community can easily be refreshed and maintained with a can of black satin finish spray paint.

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.


GREATER BRAMBLETON

RRPA: Peter Pan - Peter Pan has landed at Rock Ridge Performing Arts! Come out to see Peter, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, and an unbelievable set come alive onstage. Performances are on Friday, November 8th at 7 PM and on Saturday, November 9th at 2 PM and 7 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.

Scouting for Food - On Saturday, November 9th, Cub Scouts Pack 1500 will be in Brambleton collecting non-perishable food items for the Capital Food Bank. Please place your food donation on your front porch by 8:30 AM.


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

Costa Family and Cosmetic Dentistry - Join Costa Dentistry at Top Golf in Ashburn this 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.

Storytime at the Animal Shelter - Join your friends from the Brambleton Library at Loudoun County Animal Services for a pet-themed family storytime on Wednesday, November 13th at 10:30 AM. A craft project and presentation about pets will follow the storytime. The program is free and open to the public.

Northern Virginia Orthodontics - NVO is hosting the biggest Invisalign event of the year next Wednesday, November 13th from 2 to 8 PM at the NVO Reston office. For one day only, NVO is offering $1,300 off of full Invisalign treatment! Appointment availability is limited, so call NVO now at 703-574-2174 and mention "Invisalign Extravaganza" to reserve your savings. Visit nvorthodontics.com to learn more!

Visit Loudoun Is Coming To Brambleton - Visit Loudoun staff will be onsite at the Brambleton Welcome Center on Thursday, November 14th holding “pop-up” office hours! Stop by anytime from 9 to 11 AM to learn more about Visit Loudoun while they learn more about Brambleton.

Indoor Holiday Pop-Up Markets - Shop local...very local...at Brambleton's Indoor Holiday Pop-Up markets on Small Business Saturday (November 30th) from 11 AM to 1 PM, and again on Sunday, December 15th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Find unique, locally crafted gifts for everyone on your list!

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.

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

LCSO Public Safety Meeting - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is holding public safety meetings at their four service area stations, and residents are encouraged to attend. The Dulles South area quarterly meeting will be held on Thursday, November 14th at 7 PM at the Dulles South Public Safety Center. Items to be discussed include recent crime trends, traffic safety concerns, and other public safety-related issues. More information can be found here.

LCSO No-Shave November - For the third year in a row, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with No-Shave November in order to raise cancer awareness and collect funds for cancer research and treatment. This year’s event will fund organizations including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Click here for more information and to make a donation.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Sunday, November 10th

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

Monday, November 11th

Covenants Committee Meeting, 7 PM - BCA Management Office


Tuesday, November 12th

BCA Annual Meeting, 7 PM - Brambleton Corner Clubhouse
  • Sign-in begins at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, November 13th

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


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