Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

November 15, 2019

AROUND BRAMBLETON


BCA SPOTLIGHT

Bag Those Leaves! - Brambleton residents are reminded to keep grass clippings and leaves out of streets, storm drains, and common areas. Blowing leaves and other yard debris into the street, sidewalk, or storm drainage system creates hazards, increases undesired silt and pollutants in ponds, and is a violation of community standards and stormwater ordinances. Grass clippings, leaves, and other lawn debris can clog storm drains, resulting in street and private property flooding. Also, leaves blown into the street can create a slippery and dangerous surface for traveling motorcyclists and bicyclists. When finished mowing, be sure to use a blower, broom, or rake to clean up any leaves or debris that have inadvertently made their way into the street, sidewalk, or storm drain. Republic Services will collect unlimited numbers of bags of leaves each Tuesday through the end of the year.


INSIDE BCA

2019 BCA Board Election: Congratulations to Directors Crotty, Dharmapuri, and Wolford - The 2019 BCA Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election was held on Tuesday, November 12th to elect three new Board members. Congratulations to Jordan Crotty, Anand Mohan Dharmapuri, and Susan Wolford on their election to the BCA Board of Directors. The Board and staff would like to thank all of the residents and candidates who participated in this election. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Kim Adams, Tom Gurganous, and Ric Spencer for their service on the BCA Board and dedication to the Brambleton community. View the Annual Meeting presentation and video 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.

Christmas Craft Party Join the Aviary Girls for another fun crafting afternoon at the Community Center on Sunday, December 8th from 3 to 5:30 PM. Choose from 8 different holiday projects. Click here to register.


BRAM GIVES BACK

Salvation Army Angel Tree - Help make a child's holiday wishes come true this year by participating in the Salvation Army Angel Program! The Angel Tree is located inside the Brambleton Welcome Center and adorned with tags that have holiday wishes and needs from local children. Please take a tag, purchase what you can, and return the gifts unwrapped to the Welcome Center by 5 PM on Wednesday, December 4th.

Care for CaregiversBCA and the American Red Cross are joining together to collect items for Caregivers Kits. Kits are provided to family members of Walter Reed extended stay patients. A list of needed items and more information can be found here. You can drop your donations in the North Pole Mailbox in the Brambleton Welcome Center until Sunday, January 5th, 2020.

Kids Craft for INOVA Children’s Hospital - Brambleton Community Association will be collecting No-Sew Blankets to be donated to INOVA Children's Hospital. You and your family can make blankets for a child and drop them off at the BCA office by Monday, January 6th, 2020. Click here for instructions and more details.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Commercial Vehicles - BCA would like to remind residents that parking commercial vehicles in a visible location within Brambleton, other than on a temporary and non-recurring basis, is not permitted, per our Vehicle Policy Resolution and our Declaration (Article 8.2 (n) Vehicles). Additional information on Parking Commercial Vehicles in Residential Zones can be found through Loudoun County here. If you have any questions, please contact communitystandards@brambleton.org.

Manage Your Trash - We would like to share a friendly reminder to not leave your trash cans out for days on end. Trash containers and recycling bins can be placed at the curb no earlier than 6 PM on the evening before the scheduled pickup day. All containers should be removed following the pickup on the same day of the scheduled trash removal and stored out of view. Additional information can be found on our website here. Bulk pickups can be requested via email to brambleton@republicservices.com.


GREATER BRAMBLETON

Johnny Vet: Freedom Isn’t Free - Rock Ridge Performing Arts, Rock Ridge Sing Choirs, and the West Point Alumni Glee Club will perform “Johnny Vet: Freedom Isn’t Free” on Friday, November 15th at 7 PM and Saturday, November 16th at 2 PM. Take an inspirational musical journey and follow the men and women who’ve fought our nation’s wars and shaped its destiny. Click here to find more information and purchase tickets.

Independence HS: As It Is in Heaven - Come out for the first main stage production at Independence High School! The Independence Theatre and Performing Arts’ production of “As It Is in Heaven” opens Friday, November 15th with additional shows on Saturday, November 16th and November 22-23. Tickets can be purchased here. Click here for more information about this and upcoming productions.

The Nutcracker in a Shell: Clara’s Wish Creative Dance Center presents “The Nutcracker in a Shell: Clara’s Wish” on Saturday, November 23rd at 2 and 6 PM. Go on a delightful journey through the four realms where Clara rediscovers the joy of Christmas. Proceeds benefit the IPAYouth Scholarship Fund and the Smashing Walnuts foundation. Click here to purchase tickets and find more information.


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

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 12 PM in the Brambleton Welcome Center. 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 in the Welcome Center, beginning December 1st, from 10 AM to 12 PM.

Good Dog Rocky - Throughout the holiday season, Good Dog Rocky will be accepting donations for A Forever Home pet rescue foundation. Bring in an item or purchase one to donate! And don’t miss the pet photo shoot taking place on Sunday, December 1st from 12 to 4 PM with photographer Carina Thornton (owner of Hounds & Hearth). Donations to the Homeless Animals Rescue Team will be accepted in exchange for your session and a digital image.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Go Bananas - Have you heard? Santa & Mrs. Claus are coming to Go Bananas on Sunday, December 8th from 1 to 3 PM. This event is free, but canned food donations will be accepted for Loudoun Hunger Relief. All who bring a donation will be entered into a raffle for various Brambleton Town Center gift cards.

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 HHW Collection Event - The next Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste collection event will take place on Saturday, November 16th at Claude Moore Park. This will be the last collection event until March 2020. Visit www.loudoun.gov/hhw for more information.

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, November 17th

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


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