Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

November 22, 2019

AROUND BRAMBLETON


INSIDE BCA

New 2020 Assessment Rates Effective 1/1/2020 - The 2020 Assessments & Budget Summary can be viewed on the BCA website here. After making your December 2019 assessment payment, please take a moment to review and adjust your payments to align with the new assessment rates. Contact hoa@brambleton.org if you have questions or need more information regarding the various payment options available.

Connect Resident Portal - FirstService Residential has launched a new and improved resident portal to access your assessment account. The new site features an improved design and enhanced security, providing access to the portal anytime from any device. Homeowners are able to make payments, check balances, and link multiple Brambleton properties under one login account. Visit our website to register for access and find additional information.


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 - Thank you to everyone who has participated in this year’s Salvation Army Angel Tree! Unwrapped gifts are due back to the Brambleton Welcome Center by 5 PM on Wednesday, December 4th.
  • The Welcome Center is open daily from 11 AM to 5 PM but will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 28-29. Please do not leave gifts unattended in the hallway by the tree.
Santa’s Holiday Tour - Santa and the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department will be making their way through Brambleton on Sunday, December 8th to wish you Happy Holidays and to collect items for needy families in Loudoun County. A map of stop locations and more information can be found here.

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.

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. Click here for instructions and more details.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Contacting the Association to Report a Concern Residents are encouraged to contact the Association regarding any concerns. Brambleton’s governing documents detail the requirement for concerns to be submitted in writing; this can be done through email or submittal of a request here
  • The Association recognizes the desire of some residents to remain anonymous when reporting certain concerns. However, if no contact information is given, then follow-up is not possible. BCA encourages these residents to open a free email without your name to facilitate our ability to communicate updates.
Home-Based Businesses - Home-based businesses are permitted with proper approval from the Board of Directors and the appropriate government agency. Businesses should not generate significant traffic or parking issues from clients, customers, or persons related to the business. This restriction and others are documented in Policy Resolution #10.

Pet Waste Removal - Please be a considerate neighbor and pick up and dispose of your pet’s waste. It is unsightly, unsanitary, and harmful to the environment to allow the waste to remain. There are several pet waste receptacles with bag dispensers located throughout Brambleton. Removal and disposal of waste is part of our Pet Policy as well as a Loudoun County Ordinance, whether on your own property or in a common area. More information can be found here. If you have any questions or concerns, please email communitystandards@brambleton.org or call 703-542-6263.


GREATER BRAMBLETON

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.

Family Giving Day - Join Brambleton Presbyterian Church in a multi-faith, community-wide event on Sunday, November 24th at 10 AM to assemble lunch bags for local students and hygiene kits for Mobile Hope. Click here to sign up. Everyone is welcome!


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

CVS Opens This Weekend! - The new CVS drugstore located in the Brambleton Corner Plaza at the intersection of Northstar Blvd and Shreveport Dr is scheduled to open this Sunday, November 24th.

Retro Reels Movie Club - On Sunday, November 24th at 1:30 PM, enjoy a showing of Alfred Hitchcock's 1941 movie Suspicion at the Brambleton Library. And on Sunday, December 15th at 1:30 PM, enjoy a showing of the 1944 comedy classic, Arsenic and Old Lace. Enjoy treats and post-movie discussion on both dates. For adults.

Regal Cinemas: Frozen II Black Friday Giveaway - On Friday, November 29th, the first 250 people who buy Frozen II evening showtime 4DX tickets will receive a free Frozen II snow globe! Snow globes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Toys for Tots - The Brambleton Library is collecting Toys for Tots through Sunday, December 1st. Drop off a new toy at the library, but please note they will be closed for Thanksgiving from noon on Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, November 29th.

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.

Jane Austen Birthday Bash - Have fun and geek out with other Janeites! Join Brambleton Library as we celebrate author Jane Austen's birthday with crafts, trivia, tea, and treats on Saturday, December 14th from 2 to 5 PM in Meeting Room A. Trivia starts at 3:30 PM. For adults and teens.


COUNTY CORNER

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

Sunday, November 24th

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

Tuesday, November 26th

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

Thursday, November 28th - Sunday, December 1st

BCA Management Office closed for Thanksgiving holiday


FEEDBACK WELCOME!


Please forward any comments or suggestions to the FLASH or HOA. For all the latest information, please check our community website.


Powered by
CivicSend - A product of CivicPlus