Friday Flash
Weekly Community News Bulletin

April 29, 2016

AROUND BRAMBLETON



INSIDE BCA

Brambleton Town Center Improvements Coming Soon - Brambleton Group L.L.C. anticipates that land development activity will on the vacant parcels in the Town Center during the first week in May.  Heavy construction equipment will be on site installing all of the necessary underground utilities in preparation for the new townhomes and library/office building.  During this time, there will be loud noise from drilling and construction equipment that will need to occur.  We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to have the land development completed in a timely fashion.  Construction will start on the parcel closest to Sport&Health and then move toward the Welcome Center.

Safety is our number one priority.  Town Center patrons are asked to please use caution and not enter into the active construction area that will be enclosed by fencing.   

Design Your Next Neighborhood Park – Come join your neighbors for this exciting opportunity to help design your next neighborhood park.  Parker Rodriguez, a landscape architecture and land planning firm, has been hired to lead the process to develop comprehensive plans for each park.  Resident input is essential throughout this process. The first step in the process is to invite all residents to attend a design session (design charrette) to solicit residents' involvement and input to create the initial draft plans.

Neighborhood Park in Recreation District 3: Consists of the open space along the trail that begins near Creighton and Northstar and heads south through the woods to the east of Northstar.  This park continues south past Morning Walk and ends at Belmont Ridge and Myan Gold; or just west of Stratford Landing Pool.

  • Design Charrette: Rec. District 3
    • Date: Thursday, 5/12/2016
    • Time: 7:00PM 
    • Location:  Brambleton Community Center, 42645 Regal Wood Drive

Neighborhood Park in Recreation District 4: Consists of the open and undeveloped area along the trail in Section 21, starting east of Belmont Ridge Road at Creighton Road and heading south to Virginia Rose Drive and the large pond (Pond 6) that can be seen from Creighton Road near Loudoun Valley.  

  • Design Charrette: Rec. District 4
    • Date: Thursday, 5/17/2016
    • Time: 7:00PM 
    • Location:  Brambleton Community Center, 42645 Regal Wood Drive

A page has been created on the BCA Website that contains information on these projects.  This page will be updated as the projects progress.  Please visit prior to attending one of the charrettes, and visit frequently as the process continues.

BCA Seeking Resident Services Administrator (RSA-L) – Ideal candidates will have customer service experience and be self-motivated, available to work a flexible schedule, and able to work cooperatively in a small office environment.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must. Positions are full-time and offer an entry-level salary with benefits.  Please send your resume with cover letter and salary requirements to rosemarie.linder@brambleton.org or fax to 703-542-6266 (RE: RSA-L). No phone calls, please.  For full job descriptions, please visit our Careers page.


Development Activity Update – Brambleton’s Developer continues to perform bond release activity throughout the community. Work may include asphalt repair, concrete marking, break and repair; marking, or digging and installation of street lights. Work typically begins in the early morning and is complete by the early afternoon. In addition to the ongoing development in the community, for the week of 5/2/16, bond release activity may occur in the following sections (see site map for locations):

  • Section 18


LIFESTYLES

Spring Yard Sale 2.0 - This Weekend - April 30th, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  Last weekend's rain made things a little soggy, so we're going to try this again.  We won't be using the Community Center this time, but take a look at the new directory of participating homes to see where to score some great finds throughout the neighborhood!

Wine 101:  A Series - The Old World and the New - May 14th, 7:00 PM.  Join us at the Community Center for the second part in this fun and educational series.  We'll focus on differences in wines and winemaking styles between Europe and those from just about everywhere else.  Cost is $25/person and includes tastings and course materials.  Must be 21 or over to attend. Class size is limited to 30 people.  Sign up now while there's still space!

All Things Brew Fest - May 21st, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Brambleton Town Center

  • Get Your Brew Fest VIP Tickets Now! - VIP ticket includes brunch at Lost Rhino Retreat and a meet and greet with all of the participating breweries, followed by exclusive early admission to Brew Fest from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (that's right - no lines!), and six 5 oz tastings. VIP tickets are limited, so get yours today!
  • Get 10% Off Regular Admission through TOMORROW, April 30th - Use promo code BEER10.  Does not apply to Designated Driver, Under 21, or VIP tickets.  Purchase tickets here!
  • Volunteers Still Needed for 3rd Shift (4:30 - 6:30 PM) and Clean-up Crew - Volunteers will get free admission to the event, t-shirt, sample glass, six 5 oz samples, and access to the hospitality tent. Get more information and sign up here.

Summer Camps Galore - Drama, art, engineering, sports, chess, and more!  With nine different camps in Brambleton to choose from, there's something for everyone, including some half-day and full-day options.  Check out our Summer Camps page to learn more, and sign up before it's too late!



COMMUNITY 

Mark Your Calendars for the Step Sisters' Think Pink Auction! - The Step Sisters' Think Pink Auction will be held Friday, May 6th, 6:30 - 10:00 PM at the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse (42255 Palladian Blue Terrace). Come out for an evening of complimentary food and beverages and to bid on an item or two. Net proceeds go towards funding quality-of-life services for local breast cancer patients. There will be over 100 auction items perfect for Mother's and Father's Days, graduations, summer fun and more! For an updated list of donors, go to our auction site at here. Hope to see you there!

MOMs Club Open House - May 6th.  Are you a stay-at-home mom looking to meet other moms in the neighborhood? The Broadlands-Brambleton chapter of MOMs Club International is having our annual Open House next Friday at the Brambleton Community Center.  Stop by with your little ones anytime between 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM.  We will have indoor and outdoor toys, snacks, and popsicles to share.  If you would like additional information about our club but are not able to make it on May 6th, please email us at membership.momsclub.broadlands@gmail.com.

Save the Date: RRHS Bands Touch-a-Truck Fundraiser - May 14th.  Come explore all different kinds of things that move - forklifts, game trucks, moving trucks, fire trucks, ambulance bus, cranes, and more! The Loudoun Life Safety Trailer will be on hand to offer tips on home safety. More information and tickets can be found at http://www.rockridgetrucks.com



COVENANTS


Are You Ready for the Growing Season? -  The onset of spring showers will likely lead to a quick start to the growing season this year. During periods of fast growth, it may be necessary to mow every five to seven days to maintain turf in compliance with BCA’s Property Maintenance Standards during the growing season. Weeds enjoy the spring as well, and now is a great time to add pre-emergent weed control to your lawn.

Proposed Design Guideline Revisions Ready for Public Comment - Please visit the website to  review the proposed revisions to certain sections of BCA's Design Guidelines related to Home Based Businesses and Vehicles.  You'll find the timeline for review, comment, and adoption. Staff and the committee continue to review the Design Guidelines and policy resolutions to find ways to support transparency, ease of understanding and alignment between the documents. Any comments or suggestions may be sent to docreview@brambleton.org.  

Design Review Meeting Scheduled for May 9th
  • Applications that are submitted on or prior to May 4th, will be reviewed for accuracy. 
  • Applications may be submitted up to 5:00 PM on May 9th in the office or
  • In the drop box outside the office door before 9:00 AM May 9th or
  • Via email to designreview@brambleton.org up to 5:00 PM May 9th (please include your property address in the subject line) or
  • You can bring it to the meeting beginning at 7:00 PM.   
If you have any questions regarding the design review process or guidelines, please visit the website or contact Elizabeth Stulga at designreview@brambleton.org, or call 703-542-6263.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER


Healthy Living Expo POSTPONED! - Due to this Sunday’s weather forecast for rain and thunderstorms, we have decided to RE-SCHEDULE the Brambleton Healthy Living Expo that was planned for this Sunday, May 1st.  We apologize for this inconvenience but will definitely be rescheduling soon. The Farmers’ Market will be open in the Town Center from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

BUILDER/DEVELOPER NEWS


Van Metre Berkshire Collection - Van Metre’s all-new Berkshire Collection brings the urban lifestyle to Brambleton.  These 4-level townhomes feature an open design and a unique SkyNest terrace on the top floor – affording both view and privacy to enjoy day or evening.  With upscale finishes and first-quality features throughout, the Berkshire Collection is unique to Brambleton, the perfect place to call home!  Priced from the upper $500s.  Contact Brooks Sears for more information, 703-764-5441.

Builder Model Homes Now For Sale
Miller & Smith’s Carina, priced at $645,990
Van Metre’s Plan H, priced at $624,990
Winchester’s Paxton, priced at $589,990

Chesterbrook Academy Preschool of Brambleton – Now Enrolling! - A new daycare facility is currently being built near the intersection of Northstar Blvd and Shreveport Drive.  The Chesterbrook Academy Preschool of Brambleton plans to open this summer to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children learn, grow and thrive.  Make plans to attend an upcoming Open House on Tuesday, May 10th from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM at their sister school located at 22695 Cotton Grass Way in Brambleton.  This new school is currently accepting enrollments, so call today to save your spot: 877-959-3746.

COUNTY CORNER


Reminder:  DEA Take-Back Day - April 30th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has once again partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. Residents can discard potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction.  Since the inception of the DEA Take-Back Day program, over 6,500 pounds of unwanted and unused prescription medications have been taken off the streets of Loudoun County.  Collection sites and more information can be found at www.dea.gov

MARK YOUR CALENDARS


Friday, May 6th:

DMV2GO, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Brambleton Town Center

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