Brambleton Magazine: Fall 2022

Page 1

Brambleton Growing Families. Building Community. Connecting Life.

Brambleton Community Association Quarterly Publication

Neighborly Living

Fall 2022

www.brambletonhoa.com

1


Premier Preschool Teaches Little Hands to Make a Big Difference Compassion, generosity and kindness—it’s difficult to define these traits for young children, let alone determine how to teach them. However, these are essential traits to instill in the next generation as research shows socialemotional intelligence is one of the best indicators of future success in school and life. “At Primrose®, our goal is to help children build the foundation they need to succeed later on, and we believe who children become is just as important as what they know,” said Mike Hummer, Franchise Owner of Primrose School at Moorefield Station. “That’s why our Balanced Learning® approach includes classroom experiences that are intentionally designed to nurture children’s social-emotional development in fun, age-appropriate ways.” Although it takes time for children to fully develop complex social-emotional skills and character traits, parents and caregivers can help encourage them early on. According to research from child development expert Dr. Gail Gross, young children start observing the adults in their lives from a young age, picking up social cues that are absorbed into their behavior. Children also start to develop skills that are the building blocks for empathy at as young as 6 months old. At Primrose School at Moorefield Station, character development—which is the development of social-emotional skills and traits that make up a person’s character—is emphasized and nurtured on a daily basis. Children start to learn and practice generosity, compassion, kindness and more through engaging activities, modeling by teachers and experiential learning. For example, children

participate in various Primrose PromiseSM Giving Events throughout the year that allow them to apply concepts like giving and sharing in authentic, hands-on ways. One such event is the annual Caring and Giving Food Drive, which has more learning opportunities built in compared to a typical food drive. Children in Primrose classrooms learn the importance of giving back to their community along with lessons in civics, business, budgeting and nutrition. During the week-long activity, children are asked to earn money through chores at home. They bring their donations to the classroom where they count the money and develop a budget and shopping list for healthy food items. Teachers reinforce the importance of giving through related songs and books. Children further connect with the idea of selflessness through art and story-writing projects. The children then take a field trip to a grocery store to shop for the items on their list, which are donated to local charities and distributed to those in need. In the days that follow, teachers and children discuss how shelters and food banks help people in the community to ensure the lessons come full circle. “Activities like the Caring and Giving Food Drive help young children learn firsthand the joy and fulfillment of lending a helping hand to others,” said Hummer. “By purposefully nurturing compassion and generosity early on through hands-on activities and daily classroom experiences, we hope to instill a lifelong desire to make a positive difference in the world.”

Learn about the Primrose Schools Balanced Learning approach and Primrose School at Moorefield Station by visiting PrimroseMoorefieldStation.com or calling 703.726.9306. 1

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022

High-Quality Preschool Experiences Lead to Future Success in School and Life


A MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

Good Neighbors Make Great Neighborhoods

D

id you know there is a National Good Neighbor Day? This year, it falls on Wednesday, September 28. National Good Neighbor Day was created in the early 1970s by Becky Mattson of Lakeside, Montana. In 1978, United States President Jimmy Carter issued a Proclamation stating: “As our Nation struggles to build friendship among the peoples of this world, we are mindful that the noblest human concern is concern for others. Understanding, love, and respect build cohesive families and communities.” The “Good Neighbor Mindset” consists of five pillars that focus on building positive relationships that strengthen and build great neighborhoods.1 1. Connection: Introduce yourself and connect with others in your neighborhood. It simply starts by saying “hello.” 2. Invitation: Invite neighbors to join you for a meal or something fun. Gather around a table because the Latin word “communitas” means spirit of community and the number of meals shared together measures it. 3. Celebration: When it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, or milestone

moments in the lives of others, cheer them on and don’t miss out on congratulating them. 4. Awareness: Keep your eyes and ears open. Stay attentive to the safety and security of the people and homes nearby. As a result, we are safer and stronger together. 5. Availability: Availability is the highest benefit of good neighbors who genuinely care and look out for one another. When needed, show up to help and support others living around you. Brambleton Community Association observes and believes in these pillars. Our actions and activities have exemplified them since the start of our community over 20 years ago. Over the years, we have encouraged and promoted community and neighborhood events and activities, including the use of our Block Party Trailer; community campaigns like “See Something, Say Something” and the #9pm Routine; programs such as our Neighborhood Watch, Brambleton Kids Care, and “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”; and more. Fostering the Good Neighbor Mindset over two decades has made Brambleton a stronger community.

The Good Neighbor Mindset doesn’t just occur once a year; it is a way of life that requires a continuous commitment to neighborly values and actions. Have you recently introduced yourself to a neighbor who just moved in? Wished “good day” to a passing dog walker or jogger? Celebrated a special milestone or occasion with your neighbors? Reported any suspicious activity in your neighborhood to the Loudoun County Sheriff ’s Office? Attended a Brambleton event or a neighborhood block party? Or even helped a neighbor in a time of need? These neighborly acts, big and small, constantly occur throughout Brambleton and positively impact people’s lives. National Good Neighbor Day is an excellent time for all of us to practice the Good Neighbor Mindset and become more connected with the community. Good neighbors make great neighborhoods, and great neighborhoods make an even greater Brambleton. Sincerely, Rick Stone, PCAM, LSM

1.“National Good Neighbor Day.” Better Neighboring, LLC. www.nationalgoodneighborday.com.

2


Brambleton

FEATURES

Community Association Vision & Mission Vision

Leading a high-tech community with hometown traditions where everyone can connect with life.

Mission BCA is committed to proactively leading a quality community for its residents through stewardship of resources, advanced technology, and enhanced lifestyle opportunities.

Board of Directors Brian Viola President

Ravi Balaram Vice President

Jordan Crotty Treasurer

Anand Mohan Dharmapuri Secretary

Rosemarie Linder Director

Pat Martin Director

Management Office 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210 Brambleton, VA 20148 (p) 703-542-6263 (f ) 703-542-6266

2

Good Neighbors Make Great Neighborhoods A MESSAGE FROM RICK STONE, GENERAL MANAGER Brambleton Community Association is committed to building positive relationships and fostering neighborly values and actions within the Brambleton community.

hoa@brambleton.org www.brambletonhoa.com

Rick Stone General Manager, PCAM, LSM

Paul Gentine Communications Coordinator To advertise in the Brambleton Community Magazine, contact Paul Gentine via email at communications@brambleton.org or call 703-542-6263. The community magazine is published and mailed quarterly by Brambleton Community Association and can also be viewed on our website.

14

Fall 2022 Events

3

27

BY BCA STAFF

Loudoun Recreational Facility Updates

Check out the amazing BCA events happening this fall, including the return of Fall Fest and our celebration of National Good Neighbor Day.

New recreational facilities are coming to Loudoun County for Brambleton residents to enjoy.

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022

BY BCA STAFF


ARTICLES 2

5

EVENTS Pictures with Santa

Good Neighbors Make Great Neighborhoods

EatLoco Farmers Market

Sept. 17/18: Neighborhood Campout, 4 PM–10 AM

COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Sept. 22: Food Truck Thursday, 5–8 PM

INSIDE BCA

21

Being a Great Neighbor

BCA Board of Directors BCA Committees Ground Works: Fall Activity

23

Being a Good Community Neighbor

Sept. 28: National Good Neighbor Day, 4–7 PM

RESIDENT RESOURCES

OCTOBER

Assessment Payment Options

Oct. 2: Fall Sip & Craft, 2–5 PM

Connect Resident Portal Resales & PUD Questionnaires

2022 BCA Board Election

Important Contact Information

27

BCA Annual Budget Process

LIFESTYLES

29

Fall 2022 Events Fall Fest

National Good Neighbor Day Brains, Brews, & BBQ

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Oct. 20: Food Truck Thursday, 5–8 PM Oct. 22: Fall Fest, 12–6 PM Oct. 28: Brains, Brews, & BBQ, 7–11 PM Oct. 29: Step, Shred, & Shed, 9 AM–12 PM

NOVEMBER–DECEMBER

COMMUNICATIONS

Nov. 4-6: Pictures with Santa

Resident Spotlight: Nicole Whiteman

Nov. 13: Holiday Sip & Craft, 2–5 PM

New Face on the BCA Team

33

Oct. 6: Food Truck Thursday, 5–8 PM

Loudoun County Recreational Facility Updates

BCA Communications

Neighborhood Campout

Sept. 24: Fall Yard Sale, 8 AM–12 PM

Love Where You Live!

2022 BCA Annual Meeting

BCA Strategic Plan Update Underway

14

SEPTEMBER

MESSAGE FROM THE GM

HOW TO REACH US

Dec. 11: Arcola Santa Tour, 6:30–8:30 PM

MEETINGS 2022 BCA Annual Meeting: Nov. 15 at 7 PM

Step, Shred, & Shed

BCA Board of Directors: Oct. 18 at 6 PM; Dec. 6 at 8 AM

DMV Connect

Covenants Committee: Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12 at 6:30 PM

DMV Connect regularly visits Brambleton. Dates and registration details will be provided at www.brambletonhoa.com/dmvconnect, on the BCA Facebook page, and in the Friday Flash. DMV Connect offers:

Grounds & Facilities Committee: Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14 at 7 PM Financial Advisory Committee: Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22 at 7:30 PM

• REAL ID

• Disabled parking placards

• Drivers’ licenses

• Hunting and fishing licenses

• ID cards (adult and child)

• Compliance summaries

• Vehicle titles & registrations

• Transcripts

Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee: Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 17 at 7 PM

• Address changes

• and more!

Elections Committee: Dates TBD

Safety & Security Committee: Nov. 8 at 7 PM

4


INSIDE BCA

BCA Board of Directors The BCA Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance and success of the Association. The Board meets regularly to discuss BCA business, set policies and procedures, and take action on various Association matters. The Board last met on May 10, June 7, and June 14, 2022; and took the following actions in accordance with its Governing Documents, state statute, and federal laws:

May and June 2022 Board Meetings: Approved the March, April, and May Board Meeting Minutes. Appointed members to the Strategic Planning Ad Hoc and Elections Committees; appointed Mr. Tom Gurganous as the Election Committee Chair for 2022. Decided to keep the currently vacant Board Director position open until the 2022 BCA Board Election in November. Appointed Mr. Ravi Balaram as Board Vice President. Directed staff to make additional amendments and consult with counsel regarding the Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy. Adopted the Brambleton Community Association Disposition of Abandoned Assessment Guidelines as recommended by the Financial Advisory Committee. Adopted the 2023 Budget Calendar and Process. Approved $.20 rate increase for Republic Services starting July 1. Increase to owners will not take effect until January 2023. Initiated foreclosure process on a severely delinquent owner. Held a delinquency hearing for three owners and suspended Association-provided services and member privileges due to non-payment of assessments. Reviewed and discussed Board Presidency ownership requirements. Approved versions of all Board meeting minutes can be found in the FSR Connect Resident Portal at bca.connectresident.com.

5

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022

UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS Oct. 18 at 6:00 PM, Dec. 6 at 8:00 AM, BCA Management Office Visit www.brambletonhoa.com or the BCA Facebook page for meeting schedule updates.


INSIDE BCA

BCA Committees COVENANTS COMMITTEE Responsibility: Reviewing submitted design review applications, considering violations of BCA documents, and taking enforcement actions. Meetings: Second Monday of each month at 6:30 PM. Upcoming meetings: 10/10, 11/14, 12/12 Website: www.brambletonhoa.com/covenants

GROUNDS & FACILITIES COMMITTEE Responsibility: Advising the Board on issues related to rules, policies, maintenance, upkeep, and the use of the common grounds and facilities. Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM. Upcoming meetings: 10/12, 11/9, 12/14 Website: www.brambletonhoa.com/grounds

FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Responsibility: Reviewing financial reports and audits, monitoring investments, reviewing funding for capital projects, and developing financial policies and resolutions to recommend to the Board. Meetings: Fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM. Upcoming meetings: 9/27, 10/25, 11/22 Website: www.brambletonhoa.com/finance

SAFETY & SECURITY COMMITTEE Responsibility: Serving as a resource for residents with concerns and making recommendations to the Board regarding safety and security matters in Brambleton. Meetings: Third Tuesday trimonthly at 7 PM. Upcoming meeting: 11/8 (due to Annual Meeting) Website: www.brambletonhoa.com/safety

STRATEGIC PLANNING AD HOC COMMITTEE Responsibility: Providing assistance with the adoption of BCA's new Strategic Plan. Reviewing goals and coordinating with the BCA Board, staff, and the Brambleton community. Meetings: Meets as needed. Upcoming meetings: 9/19, 10/3, 10/17 at 7 PM Website: www.brambletonhoa.com/spc

ELECTIONS COMMITTEE Responsibility: Meeting the requirements of BCA's Governing Documents and advising the Board on issues related to and affecting the election of Directors for the Association. Meetings: Meets as needed. Upcoming meetings: TBD. Website: www.brambletonhoa.com/electionscommittee

BRAMBLETON KIDS CARE COMMITTEE Responsibility: Empowering the next generation of Brambleton’s residents and facilitating their development and growth towards becoming compassionate, service-minded citizens. Meetings: Meets as needed, typically during the school year. Website: www.brambletonhoa.com/brambletonkidscare

6


INSIDE BCA

Ground Works: Fall Activity As a steward of the land, Brambleton Community Association and its contractors continually perform various upkeep and service tasks in order to maintain a healthy environment and a great-looking community. BCA focuses its fall grounds maintenance tasks on renovating the grounds and replacing plant material impacted by summer conditions. Here are a few highlights of services that will occur over the next few months:

Common Areas Fall Fertilization: Two rounds of fall fertilizer will be applied to all common areas. Fall Mulching: All visible roadway common areas will receive a fall mulching. Mowing & Edging: Mowing and edging will continue through November (weather dependent). Shrub & Tree Replacement: All maintained common areas will be inspected for dead plant material. Replacement plants will be considered based on location, quantity, and current and future growth. Turf Renovations: All common areas will be aerated. All non-irrigated common areas will be overseeded. Locations needing greater attention will be top dressed and slit-seeded.

Townhome Grounds Maintenance Program Fertilizer & Weed Control: A turf application will be applied this fall. The application will consist of a fertilizer high in nitrogen and a broadleaf winter control mixture. Mowing & Edging: Mowing and edging will continue through November (weather dependent). The Developer will perform similar tasks on the common areas they are responsible for. Timely details on services and specific dates will be communicated in upcoming editions of the Friday Flash, on the BCA website, and on the BCA Facebook page. Questions pertaining to these services can be emailed to operations@brambleton.org.

7

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022


8


INSIDE BCA

Being a Good Community Neighbor Rick Stone, PCAM, LSM - General Manager

H

elping neighbors in times of need brings residents together and turns a residential development into a caring community. There are also times when a community as a whole may need a helping hand. Recently, our neighboring community, South Riding, was on the receiving end of significant damage from a summer storm, with over 500 trees damaged or destroyed throughout their community. While this storm severely hit South Riding, Brambleton was thankfully spared from damage to its trees, landscaping, and common areas.

Brian Viola, BCA staff reached out to the South Riding management team to see how we could assist them with their cleanup. South Riding graciously accepted Brambleton’s offer to help. Within a couple of hours, BCA Maintenance Technicians Derek Reid and Brett Unger were on-site in South Riding with a wood chipper, chainsaws, and other

Knowing that our neighbors to the south needed a helping hand, Brambleton Community Association could not let our tree care equipment sit idle in the maintenance yard. After consulting with BCA Board of Directors President

equipment. In total, BCA crews spent two days performing vital cleanup assistance alongside South Riding crews and contractors. Brambleton’s efforts were greatly appreciated by the South Riding management team and their residents. South Riding shared a tree removal compilation video with their community that thanked Brambleton for their service. Brambleton also received praise from community partners for their assistance. The BCA Board and staff were pleased that they were able to help an adjacent community in a time of need. These efforts strengthened goodwill between two of Loudoun’s largest communities, which are home to over 50,000 residents, and exemplified the ideal of “neighbors helping neighbors” on a grand scale.

2022 BCA ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE DATE & PLACE: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Brambleton Library, Meeting Room A TIME: 7:00 PM – Annual Meeting Begins Brambleton residents will be able to attend the Annual Meeting in person or virtually. The purpose of the Annual Meeting is to share Association and community information and to provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions. Representatives from the Developer’s office will also be present to provide updates. The Annual Meeting is also a great opportunity for you to meet the current Board members, Association staff, and your neighbors. More information will be shared at www.brambletonhoa.com/annualmeeting and through official BCA Communications channels. We hope to see you there!

9

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022


INSIDE BCA

2022 BCA Board of Directors Election Rick Stone, PCAM, LSM - General Manager

B

rambleton Community Association will hold a Board of Directors Election this November to elect three Directors. In preparation, the Board has established this year’s Elections Committee to develop and administer the election procedures and guidelines, review and recommend an online election vendor, and perform a post-election evaluation. The Committee began work in early June to develop guidelines and consider vendors in accordance with BCA’s Governing Documents and in response to feedback from last year’s election. After thorough discussions, the Committee presented their final election guideline draft to the Board and recommended GetQuorum as the 2022 online election vendor. The Board approved these recommendations at their August meeting. GetQuorum’s platform and partnership with Zoom offer improved efficiency, increased engagement, reduced costs, and enhanced security. Their electronic meeting notice and proxy campaign will save BCA about $14,000 in postage and mailing costs alone. Features that Brambleton homeowners can expect

include a seamless registration and voting process, an online meeting RSVP, and an efficient virtual meeting experience with electronic live, real-time voting and proxy revocation. Be on the lookout for an email from GetQuorum in mid-October with information regarding the 2022 BCA Annual Meeting and Election. If you are not currently receiving electronic notifications from BCA, please contact our staff

at hoa@brambleton.org to provide your email address or to request a mailed version of the meeting notice and paper proxy. More information on the 2022 Annual Meeting and Election can be found on our website at www.brambletonhoa. com/annualmeeting. Updates and reminders will also be provided through our Friday Flash and on our Facebook page.

Important BCA Election Dates Call for Candidates Opened: Friday, September 2 at 12 PM Candidate/Nominating Petition Deadline: Friday, September 23 at 5 PM Record Date to Determine Members: Friday, September 30 at 5 PM Meeting E-Notice & Online Election Opens: Friday, October 14 at 9 AM Effective Date of Notice: Friday, October 14 Requested Paper Proxy Deadline: Friday, November 11 at 5 PM Online Elections & Electronic Proxy Close: Monday, November 14 at 5 PM Annual Meeting and Election: Tuesday, November 15 at 7 PM Announcement of Election Results: Tuesday, November 15 at 8:30 PM

10


INSIDE BCA

BCA Strategic Plan Update Underway Rick Stone, PCAM, LSM - General Manager

E

arlier this year, the Brambleton Community Association Board of Directors contracted with Points North Strategies (PNS) to update the Association's Strategic Plan. The update process kicked off this spring when the Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee was created to work in coordination with PNS. The Committee consists of nine members: three Board members, three Brambleton residents, and three BCA staff members. All nine committee members are residents of the community. The first two steps enacted in the Strategic Plan update process were conducting a Stakeholders Assessment survey and a Community Survey. The Stakeholders Assessment was sent to over 70 individuals involved in the Association's operations, including current and former Board members, current BCA staff and Committee members, and others. Over 60% of participants responded to this assessment.

11

The Community Survey was conducted shortly thereafter, and more than 6,000 Brambleton households were invited to participate. BCA received over 1,000 responses from residents, which far surpassed the minimum required to achieve an exemplary confidence rate. The overall participation in both surveys was outstanding and provided a wealth of data for the Committee and PNS to review. Moving forward, the next steps in the process are to review BCA's Governing Documents, analyze the results from both surveys, and determine focus points for the Strategic Plan. The Committee will work with Cate Fulkerson from PNS to review all data and develop the focus points. Once the focus points have been established and discussed thoroughly, specific goals and action items will then be laid out that will determine the direction of the Association for the next five years.

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022

Continued involvement from Brambleton residents is essential to successfully completing the Strategic Plan update process. We thank all residents who provided crucial feedback in the Community Survey, and we encourage residents to continue to remain involved. One way to do so is by attending upcoming Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee meetings, where the Committee will provide updates on the draft plan's progress. The draft plan will also be shared on the BCA website for resident review. Furthermore, residents will be encouraged to provide comments and opinions on the final draft at Committee and Board meetings before the official adoption of the five-year Strategic Plan. Visit www.brambletonhoa.com/spc and stay tuned to the Friday Flash for the most current Strategic Plan information. Thank you again to all Brambleton residents for your vital participation in this process.


ENJOY A $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD AT YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT!

scan to smile

(703) 542-7000 | COSTASMILES.COM | @COSTA_SMILES 42395 RYAN ROAD, SUITE 104 ASHBURN, VA 20148

12


INSIDE BCA

BCA Annual Budget Process Julianne Geyser - Finance Specialist

C

rafting the annual budget for Brambleton Community Association is a challenging and ever-changing process. Beginning in June of each year, the BCA Board of Directors, staff, and Committee Chairs start to gather the information necessary to develop a sound and balanced budget for the coming year. This includes historical data collection, current trend analysis, strategic planning, and replacement reserve spending projections. Once the budget is developed, it is presented to the Board and then voted on at their October business meeting. The goal each year is to determine the level of income necessary to pay for anticipated upcoming expenditures. Much like a household budget, there are expenses that stay the same and then some

that vary due to the unpredictability of Mother Nature, unplanned mechanical equipment failure, and other unforeseen scenarios. Once expenses are fleshed out, the projected income figures are calculated. Then, assessments may be adjusted to ensure there is adequate income to cover everything. Over 25 income and 98 expense categories are tracked each year. The pie chart below represents which areas the expenses fall into and what percentage of the budget is typically associated with these areas.

a $5 million budget, which equates to $16,949 per household. And then, the City of Fairfax with 8,751 households recently passed their 2023 budget of $155 million, or $17,712 per household. While we don’t fund schools or a police force, we do provide Verizon Fios TV and internet service; manage 5.8 square miles of beautiful landscapes, four pools, three clubhouses, miles of trails, and over 200 roads; offer dozens of community events and activities; and much more.

If you do a quick Google search, you will find that BCA’s $16 million budget encompasses a great deal of bang for the buck. With over 6,300 households, that amount equates to roughly $2,539 per household. For comparison, nearby Middleburg has 295 households with

Brambleton residents are invited to participate in the budget development process at every step. The Financial Advisory Committee will present the 2023 BCA Budget at their meeting on September 27, 2022, and the Board of Directors will review and approve the Budget at their meeting on October 18, 2022. Residents have the right to address the Committee or the Board during the Resident Forum portion held at every meeting. Questions pertaining to the current or 2023 BCA Budget or Assessments can be directed to General Manager, Rick Stone at rick.stone@brambleton.org or Finance Specialist, Julianne Geyser at julianne.geyser@brambleton.org. Additional information can be found at www.brambletonhoa.com/budget.

BCA Budget Expense Breakdown

13

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022


LIFESTYLES

September Sept. 17/18: Neighborhood Campout 4:00 PM–10:00 AM

Fall 2022 Events

Sept. 22: Food Truck Thursday 5:00–8:00 PM

Sept. 24: Fall Yard Sale 8:00 AM–12:00 PM

Sept. 28: National Good Neighbor Day 4:00–7:00 PM

October Oct. 2: Fall Sip & Craft 2:00–5:00 PM

Oct. 6, 20: Food Truck Thursday 5:00–8:00 PM

Oct. 22: Fall Fest 12:00–6:00 PM

Oct. 28: Brains, Brews, & BBQ 7:00–11:00 PM

Oct. 29: Step, Shred, & Shed 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

November & December Nov. 4-6: Pictures with Santa Nov. 13: Holiday Sip & Craft 2:00–5:00 PM

Dec. 11: Arcola Santa Tour 6:30–8:30 PM

Event dates and times are subject to change. Visit www.brambletonhoa.com for full event details and calendar updates. 14


LIFESTYLES

15

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022


LIFESTYLES

Wednesday, September 28 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Legacy Park Come celebrate National Good Neighbor Day with BCA! Brambleton residents are invited to enjoy FREE hot dogs and chips* along with live music, food trucks, and more! *Offered to first 400 residents only. Bram Life Pass required. Visit www.brambletonhoa.com and stay tuned to the Friday Flash and BCA Facebook page for more event details.

16


LIFESTYLES

STEP, SHRED & SHED SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM BRAMBLETON COMMUTER LOT 42790 CREIGHTON RD Step, Shred, & Shed is back for Fall 2022! BCA and the Step Sisters invite you to shred documents, recycle electronics, and drop off charity donations at this event. FREE for Brambleton residents; $20 per person for non-residents. Visit www.brambletonhoa.com/stepshred for more details.

17

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022


18


LIFESTYLES

B

rambleton Farmers Market

Where the Limeade is Always Cold, the People are Always Warm and the Smiles are Always Free!

Every Sunday 9am -1pm 19

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022


Heather Heppe • Results Matter! by Your Neighborhood Real Estate Specialist…

12760 Beebe Court

Lovettsville Under Contract: $1,075,000 4 Acres with Barns!

23321 Morning Walk Drive

1676 Moorings Drive - Reston Just Listed!!! $832,000 Dynamite Home, Steps From Lake Anne 4 Bedrooms/3.5 Baths/1 Car Garage

Brambleton SOLD in 3 Days! $1,050,000

Brambleton Seller... We’ve sold other properties in the past “ and Heather’s knowledge, attention to detail and responsiveness is unparalleled. Selling a house is typically a stressful event, but Heather’s partnership made it as stress free as possible from start to finish. EB

Contact Heather Heppe 703.727.5941 hheppe@remaxdistinctive.com

20937 Ashburn Road, Suite 200 Ashburn, VA 20147 MOBILE 703.727.5941 OFFICE 703.858.9108 hheppe@remaxdistinctive.com www.heatherheppe.com

Roofing, Windows, Siding and Gutters augustineroofing.com

703.281.ROOF

$350 OFF All Services

$75 OFF All Repairs

20


COMMUNITY STANDARDS

Being a Great Neighbor Andrea Dao, CMCA, AMS - Community Standards & Resident Services Administrator

N

eighborhoods are places where people build lasting friendships, share a sense of community, and take part in civic responsibilities. However, there are times when living in close proximity to people can be challenging. Showing consideration for your neighbors can have a positive and long-lasting impact that can make your little slice of Brambleton a fantastic place to call home. Brambleton Community Association often receives phone calls and emails seeking help with neighborhood issues. In cases where a violation of community guidelines exists, BCA staff will follow existing procedures to try to mitigate the conflict. When no violation exists, BCA staff will encourage neighbors to work together to reach amicable resolutions. Here are a few issues that are commonly brought to our attention. Noise, Noise, Noise Music, power tools, and loud vehicles seem to make up the bulk of noise issues in the community, especially in the early or late hours of the day. Proactive communication with neighbors when you will be hosting a gathering or doing work around the property could head off complaints or bad feelings. Also, if your car sounds like it is ready for the NASCAR circuit, go easy on revving the engine when driving.

21

Who Let the Dogs Out? Barking dogs and not cleaning up pet waste are ongoing issues in Brambleton. If dogs are constantly barking, it’s probably time to bring them back inside. If you are walking your dog in the neighborhood, please remember to bring bags. BCA has also placed pet waste stations with bag dispensers throughout the community to help keep yards, common areas, and your shoes clean and free of pet waste. Home Sweet Home Falling a little behind on home and yard maintenance happens to everyone, but when the grass gets too high or trash cans stay out for multiple days, it can lead to frustration between neighbors. Attending to grass and landscaping beds often during the growing season, keeping trash cans stored out of sight, and taking care of noticeable maintenance issues as soon as you are able will not only keep you in compliance with BCA standards, but will also protect the health and beauty of your property and street. Falling Leaves Trees and shrubs cause a surprising amount of neighborhood friction. While residents cannot control the wind blowing debris from one yard to another,

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022

they can ensure that trees and shrubs are pruned so they do not extend over sidewalks, adjacent yards, or fences. Also, be sure to pick up and dispose of leaves and yard debris promptly and properly. Parking Concerns Parking is another topic that BCA staff hears about on a regular basis. Blocking driveways and sidewalks, inhibiting access to property, and parking in restricted areas are frequent concerns. Per community guidelines and Loudoun County regulations, illegally parked vehicles, as well as vehicles with expired tags or in an inoperable condition, are subject to ticketing and/or towing. Also, vehicles with commercial lettering are not permitted to be parked overnight in a residential setting. Being mindful of the impact of where you park your vehicle will help you be a more considerate neighbor. Recognizing common issues that can lead to friction between neighbors and having mutual respect and consideration help foster harmony and pride in a community. Fortunately, Brambleton is a community where residents have that pride and always strive to make things better. Continually asking the question, “What can I do to be a great neighbor?” is the key to keeping Brambleton a great place to live.


Love Where You Live!

Monthly Tips to Keep Brambleton Beautiful September

Driveways take a beating in the summer months. Extreme hot temperatures can cause changes in concrete and asphalt. Fall is a good time to check your driveways for cracks. Patch any cracks with a concrete resurfacer. Worn asphalt can be treated easily with an asphalt sealer which gives a fresh uniform color to the surface. Take a moment to walk around your house and inspect the roof for any missing shingles. Also, make sure the flashing is secured and there is no damage from high winds. Inspecting the house for missing shingles/shutters or loose/ missing siding may be a good practice following any storms the seasons may bring. Fall is the optimal time to address chipping, peeling, or fading paint. The proper time to paint is when the temperature is over 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Check mailboxes, shutters, front doors, decks, and fences to see if any surfaces need restaining, repainting, or repairing. As with any color changes or modifications, please refer to the Design Guidelines before starting to determine if the project needs approval from the Covenants Committee.

October

Trim any dead branches and cut back overgrown trees and bushes. Street trees should be pruned to a minimum of eight feet from grade to allow for unobstructed use of the sidewalk. If you have blooming perennials, such as clematis or roses, now is the time to prune them and train the branches. Some plants do best when planted in the fall. If you want to add new shrubs or spring bulbs like hyacinth, now is the time to place them in the ground. Fall annuals, such as pansies, are also a great addition to keep some color in your yard as other plants go to sleep. Fall brings shorter days and crowds of trick-or-treaters. Check and change the bulbs on exterior carriage lights, garage lights, and landscape up-lighting in order to safely greet your goblins. Don’t forget that mailbox and carriage post paint maintenance is the responsibility of residents. Refresh tired, faded paint and order replacement parts in order to keep your mailbox and lights looking great all year long.

November

Pull out old vegetable plants, remove debris, and completely till the whole vegetable garden plot. If you compost, now is the time to add a layer of compost to help nurture your soil for planting next spring. Prevent the growth of mold and mildew by cleaning the deck and siding where it is most likely to accumulate. Check for missing roof shingles and peeling paint and address any repairs before they become larger and more costly. Fall is a good time to seal cracked driveways to prevent further deterioration. Thinking about adding a storm door? Storm/ screen doors must be “full-view”, and approvable styles can be found in the Brambleton Design Guidelines. Check first before you buy. Clear leaves and other debris from rain gutters. Check for proper drainage, clear out any blockages, and rinse with a hose. Please remember Republic Services picks up yard debris on Tuesdays (March - December). Please place yard waste in dedicated and identified containers/trash cans or paper yard bags. Plastic bags are no longer accepted. The BCA office has free Yard Waste stickers to place on your containers/trash cans.

22


RESIDENT RESOURCES

Assessment Payment Options

Assessment payments are due on the first day of each month. To avoid incurring late or other collection related fees, it is recommended to align payment with the due date. Late fees are assessed for payments not posted by the 10th day of the month. BCA offers a variety of payment options and encourages owners to select the method that best suits their needs. Details regarding the various payment options can be found on www.brambletonhoa.com/assessmentpaymentoptions. Payment options include: • Mail: Owners may make payment by check or money order mailed to the Association’s lockbox service. Please reference your account number or property address, or include the payment coupon, to ensure the payment is properly recorded. Mailing Address (NEW): Brambleton Community Association, C/O FirstService Residential, PO Box 30403, Tampa, FL 33630 • Online Bill Pay: Owners may pay assessments using an online bill paying service from their personal banking institution. • Direct Debit: The owner authorizes withdrawal of the monthly recurring assessment amount from a designated checking or savings account. Owners can sign up for Direct Debit service online at www.clickpay.com/firstservice.

Monthly Assessments 2022 $197.41 $210.69 $205.05 $224.05 $130.77 $149.06 $157.87

House Type Detached Detached w/Common Driveway Townhouse Townhouse w/Grounds Maint. The Woods at BTC Summerfield Condominiums The Residences Condominiums

• ClickPay: This third-party payment service offers owners the ability to make one-time or recurring e-check or credit card payment at www.clickpay.com/firstservice. For help with your account or setting up payments online, please contact ClickPay at www.clickpay.com/gethelp, or call 1-888-354-0135 (option 1). It is important to note that assessment payments are NOT accepted at the BCA Management Office, as all payments are processed by the Association’s bank via a lockbox. Payments delivered to the BCA office will be returned. Please also note that cash cannot be accepted at the BCA office or at FirstService Residential offices for payment of assessments. Please email hoa@brambleton.org for more information or to request online access to your account.

Connect Resident Portal

Resales & PUD Questionnaires

BCA and FirstService Residential encourage all Brambleton homeowners to use the Connect Resident Portal to access their assessment accounts and view important Association meeting minutes and financial reports. This resident portal makes it easy to access your account anytime and from any device! This resident portal features:

BCA processes single-family home and townhome resale disclosure packets, PUD questionnaires, and payoff requests through HomeWiseDocs.

• Payment: A self-service platform empowering you to make payments, check balances, and more. • Transparency: View BCA Board agendas & meeting minutes, financial reports, audits, and other important documents and reports. • Simplicity: The ability to link multiple Brambleton properties using a single login for all your online needs.

BCA Single-Family Homes & Townhomes: BCA has partnered with HomeWiseDocs to offer a streamlined process for the order and delivery of resale, refinance, and lender documents such as: resale disclosures, estoppels, demands*, lender questionnaires, and governing documents. Simply visit www.homewisedocs.com to get started. BCA Condominiums (Residences, Residences II, Summerfield): Condominium properties require information from both BCA and the condominium sub-association for closing. Visit www.fsresidential.com/ corporate and select “Order Documents” to order a resale package, request payoff information, or obtain a condominium questionnaire for the sub-association. Visit www.homewisedocs.com to obtain a resale disclosure package and payoff information from BCA.

• Security: Up-to-date security and strict privacy settings give you the highest level of protection.

*BCA must receive written authorization from the seller/current owner in order to process all demand requests. Authorization forms can be uploaded directly to HomeWiseDocs when placing the order.

Register or Login to the Connect Resident Portal at bca.connectresident.com.

Visit www.brambletonhoa.com/resales for more information. Owners can contact hoa@brambleton.org for further assistance.

23

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022


#1 INVISALIGN® PROVIDER

|

M O S T PAT I E N T S S U C C E S S F U L LY T R E AT E D

DISCOVER YOUR VERY BEST SMILE WITH THE NATION’S #1 INVISALIGN® PROVIDER With some of North America’s leading orthodontists right here in Brambleton, we’re ready to help kids, teens and adults discover their best smiles.

R E S E R V E Y O U R C O M P L I M E N TA R Y C O N S U LTAT I O N T O D AY !

A S H BU R N | R ESTO N O N E LO U D O U N | T YS O N S NVORTHODONTICS.COM 703.327.1718

24


RESIDENT RESOURCES

Important Contact Information County Contacts

Community Management Contacts Brambleton Community Management Office: 703-542-6263 Residences at Brambleton (FSR): 703-385-1133 Summerfield Condo (FSR): 703-327-4818

Emergency (Fire/Rescue/Police): 911 (call or text); www.sheriff.loudoun.gov Sheriff (Non-Emergency): 703-777-1021

BCA Services

Alert Loudoun: www.loudoun.gov/alerts

Republic Services Recycling & Trash Removal: Brambleton@republicservices.com Verizon (Activation/Account Changes/Billing/Disconnect): 800-501-1172 Verizon (Repair): 888-553-1555

Loudoun County Main Number: 703-777-0100 Animal Care & Control: 703-777-0406

Utility Contacts

Building Permits: 703-777-0220 Ashburn Post Office: 44715 Prentice Dr 703-406-6291

Dominion Electric (North of Ryan Rd): 888-667-3000; www.dominionenergy.com/outage-center NOVEC (South of Ryan Rd): 888-335-0500; www.novec.com/customer_services

Brambleton Town Center

Miss Utility: 800-552-7001 Washington Gas: 703-750-1000

Brambleton Plz, Brambleton, VA 20148

Loudoun Water (Water/Sewer): 571-291-7880; www.loudounwater.org

703-542-2925 www.brambleton.com/towncenter

Builder Information Builder Beazer Homes Centex/Pulte Homes Gulick Group Knutson Miller & Smith Stanley Martin Toll Brothers Tri Pointe Homes (formerly Winchester) Van Metre

25

Warranty/Customer Care 888-623-2937; www.beazer.com (Request Service) 888-686-0269; dcservice@pulte.com; www.pulte.com; (Customer Care/Warranty Request) 703-674-0330 x 143; customerservice@gulickgroup.com; www.gulickgroup.com (Contact Us/Customer Care) 703-996-4232; customerservice@knutsoncos.com; www.knutsoncos.com 703-821-2500 x 202; warrantyservice@millerandsmith.com; www.millerandsmith.com (Warranty) 703-636-9210; WarrantyGroup@StanleyMartin.com; www.StanleyMartin.com (Contact Us) 571-291-8000; www.tollbrothers.com; www.mytollhome.com (Warranty) 866-844-3235; customerservice@tripointeassurance.com; www.tripointehomes.com/warranty-portal-guide 703-348-5800; customercare@vanmetrehomes.com; www.vanmetrehomes.com

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022

Wiring Integrator Chesapeake System Services: 301-317-0001 Vintage Security: 703-689-2731, 877-767-1800 (Toll-free) Sight & Sound: 703-802-6443 Advanced Wiring Group: 703-488-9850, 571-237-7621 SmartCom: 540-286-0300

Vintage Security: 703-689-2731, 877-767-1800 (Toll-free) Sight & Sound: 703-802-6443


In a Changing Market, Trust an Agent With a Proven Track Record. Selling Real Estate in Brambleton & Beyond for 19+ Years Over $113 Million in Real Estate Sold

STAGING

SOLD IN BRAMBLETON Hickox

Boca Field

STAGING

$110K + Highcrest

Morning Walk

Ashton Woods

in Any Market!

STAGING

Sta gin g Ser vices In cluded in Mos t Lis tin g Agreem ents

$94K + Rhett

works

Balduck

Heather Gosman

Livingston

R E A LT O R ® AWARD -WINNING ASSOCIATE BROKER

703-201-1891 | HWGosman@yahoo.com 20116 Ashbrook Place, Suite 200, Ashburn, VA 20147 | 703-430-9008

Virginia Licensed Broker

LOUDOUN GATEWAY

LOUDOUN GATEWAY

B O B B I O F A M ILY DE NTAL IS OP E N! AN D W E H AV E

SOMETHING SPECIAL

F O R O UR F IRST 100 PAT IEN T S

GET A

F R E E S O N I CA R E E L E C T R I C TOOT H B R U S H AT YO UR F IRST VISIT *Offer valid for new patients who complete a new patient exam, necessary x-rays, and a cleaning.

W HAT YO U CA N EX PECT F RO M

B OB B I O F A MI LY D E N TA L C OMFORTA B L E DE N TA L C A RE PRI C E TRA N S PA RE N C Y RA N GE OF S E RVI C E S & TRE ATME N TS TRU S T I N OU R TRE ATME N T PL A N S FI N A N C I N G OPTI ON S

Stop by and say hi to your NEW Brambleton dentist, Dr. Jenni Bobbio! 2 3 7 1 0 S C H OOL E R P L A Z A # 2 1 5 , B R A M B L E TON , VA

C A L L N OW ! 5 7 1 - 4 7 0 - 5 9 4 6 | B OB B IOF AMILYDE NTAL . C O M

26


GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Loudoun County Recreational Facility Updates

B

rambleton residents enjoy access to a multitude of parks and other recreation facilities located throughout Loudoun County, and new amenities continue to open as well to serve the greater community. Three notable parks and facilities opening in the coming months and years are Hal & Berni Hanson Regional Park, Beaverdam Reservoir Park, and the Ashburn Recreation & Community Center.

and the park opening is anticipated to occur in spring 2024. In the meantime, Brambleton residents are welcome to boat, fish, and hike in designated areas of the reservoir. More information can be found at www.novaparks.com/parks/ beaverdam-reservoir and www.loudounwater.org/beaverdam-reservoir.

Hal & Berni Hanson Regional Park

Construction of the Ashburn Recreation & Community Center is now underway, with groundbreaking occurring this past June. This two-story facility will be located on Broadlands Boulevard, between the Loudoun County Public Schools Office of School Administration

Hal & Berni Hanson Regional Park is a 257-acre regional park located on Evergreen Mills Road in Arcola, between Brambleton and Willowsford. The park will feature a wealth of amenities, including 17 athletic fields, a skate park, a splash park, an amphitheater, picnic pavilions, indoor event spaces, a Nature Center, nature trails, and over 75 acres of passive recreational space. The construction of the park is nearing completion, and the grand opening will be coordinated by the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS), who will then operate the park. Visit www. loudoun.gov/2652/Hal-Berni-HansonRegional-Park for timely updates and a full list of park features.

Ashburn Recreation & Community Center

and Claiborne Parkway. The center will feature a 50-meter competition pool, leisure pool and spa, a gymnasium, running track, fitness areas, classrooms, and meeting spaces. A multi-use trail will also be located on the exterior of the property, along with a splash play area and playground equipment. Construction is anticipated to be completed in summer 2025. Visit www.loudoun.gov/5261/Ashburn-RecreationCommunity-Center to review facility features and project updates. Thank you to the Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure, Loudoun County PCRS, Loudoun Water, and NOVA Parks for contributing article content and photos.

Beaverdam Reservoir Park Beaverdam Reservoir Park will be situated on the southeast side of Beaverdam Reservoir, which is located just north of Brambleton on Belmont Ridge Road. Loudoun Water and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks) have partnered to build this 60acre park that will include a welcome center, pavilions, a rental boathouse, natural trails, waterfront boardwalks, and educational exhibits. Construction is expected to begin this September,

27

Top Photo: Beaverdam Reservoir. Middle: Hanson Regional Park. Bottom: Ashburn Recreation Center.

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022


a great dental experience for your child!

Your Child’s SAFETY Comes First! Our office follows and exceeds infection control recommendations by the CDC, ADA & OSHA. Our caring, experienced dental team make sure your child is comfortable during their entire visit!

Convenient Evening Hours Gentle, Caring Staff Fun, State of the Art Office

NEW PATIENT SPECIAL! FREE

Cash Price for Cleaning, Polishing, X-Ray, Dental Exam - $59 Valued at $230

Consultation/Second Opinion Valued at $86

Expires in 30 days

Dr. Lance Cheng , DDS

big smiles for little kids PATIENTS LOVE

Sedation Dentistry Convenient Financing

CALL:703-542-7300 24565 Dulles Landing Drive, Ste 150, Dulles, VA 20166 Next to the New Walmart

PediatricDentistLoudoun.com

Our Fun & Friendly

DENTAL TEAM

Open 7am- 7pm & Saturdays

CARING DENTISTRY NEW PATIENT SPECIAL

$79

Cleaning, Exam & X-Rays

Valued at $376

Expires in 30 days

EMERGENCY EXAM

FREE

Includes Necessary X-Rays and Screening for New Patients.

Not to be combined with any other offer. New patients only. Valued at $118 Expires in 30 days

Implants

Root Canals

Amazing Oral Surgeon

TMJ Treatment

Veneers

Digital X-Rays with Less Radiation

Crowns

MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED 3D Imaging for Precise Implant Placement

Dr. Theo Batistas, DDS • Dr. Andrew Pham, DDS • Dr. Megan Keyton, DMD

LoudounDentalAssociates.com | 703-542-7600 24565 Dulles Landing Drive Suite 190, Dulles, VA 20166 | Next to the New Walmart

28


COMMUNICATIONS

Resident Spotlight: Nicole Whiteman We spoke with Brambleton resident Nicole Whiteman about her children's book The Cow That Meowed. She shared her inspiration for writing her first book, her advice for aspiring writers, and more! The Cow That Meowed is available at Go Bananas in the Brambleton Town Center and can also be purchased online from multiple outlets, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, and Walmart. How long have you lived in Brambleton? What prompted you to choose Brambleton? Our family has lived in Brambleton for eight years. We chose Brambleton because it has everything a family could want: beautiful homes, many amenities to get us outside (numerous parks, playgrounds, pools, tennis courts), and community events. It was an easy decision to move here. What inspired you to write The Cow That Meowed? My daughter, who was three years old at the time, inspired the title one night while we were getting ready for bed. The title stuck with me for several weeks and I felt it needed a story to go with it, but I didn’t have one. COVID-19 hit the world a few weeks later in the spring of 2020, and our family, like so many around the world, found ourselves at home without anywhere to venture to. While my kiddos were home playing one day, the story just came to me very quickly. I grabbed the closest thing to me, which was a napkin, and jotted the story down. It didn’t seem half bad. But I had never written a children’s story before. What was the process like to write and publish your book? After I wrote the story, I sent the manuscript to a couple of publishers who both showed interest in the book. I ended up choosing the publisher who could help with illustrations and marketing, and the rest is history. What has the reaction to your book been like? There has been a lot of support for the success of this book from family, friends, and the community. Go Bananas held a book signing in the fall. It was wonderful to see members of the community come out and support this book. What are some of your favorite books? While I love a good mystery, most of my time spent reading is with my kiddos. Magic Tree House and Pinkalicious are very popular in our house at the moment. What advice would you share for someone interested in writing their own book? When inspiration hits, run with it. Grab whatever you have, whether it’s pen and paper, your phone/laptop, or a napkin, and just write. Get it all down. There really isn’t the perfect time to write, but rather write when the words come to you. And don’t worry about it being perfect. There’s time for editing down the road. Just go with the flow, and you could find yourself published and in a bookstore. What are your favorite Brambleton spots? We love the pools in the summer. Swimming in Brambleton is always a great time with four fun, diverse pools to choose from. The walking paths and beautiful waterfalls along Legacy Park Drive are our favorite places for family bike rides, and Blue Ridge Grill is a family favorite restaurant. We also love to check out what’s stocked in the Little Free Libraries located throughout Brambleton, and from time to time, one might find an autographed copy of The Cow That Meowed in there. What are your favorite Brambleton events? We all love seeing Santa and Mrs. Claus when they visit from the North Pole every Christmas, and we look forward to the annual Easter Egg hunt in the spring as well!

29

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022


Curious about the value of your home? Please reach out for a no-obligation and confidential valuation.

“This is our second time working with Kelly Ettrich. We returned to Kelly because she’s simply amazing when it comes to top notch and fully customized broker service. She is phenomenal. Kelly has something that cannot be taught; she understands subtext, emotion, and what the buyer/ seller exactly needs.

SOLD!

She is hands down the best real estate agent in the market today.” -Adam & Erika, Sellers/Buyers, Brambleton 2022

SOLD!

KELLY (ELSON) ETTRICH

Brambleton Real Estate Specialist REALTOR® | Licensed in Virginia

703-389-9693 (cell) Kelly@KEsells.com | KEsells.com facebook.com/KEsells Raising a family in Ashburn for over 17 years.

c21redwood.com

SOLD!

DOUBLE CENTURION

®

Producer

Each office independently owned and operated | 44095 Pipeline Plaza #300, Ashburn, VA 20147 | (703) 790-1850

10 % off new clients

www.sync3.com/br

About Us

Our Services

SYNC3 provides remotely managed IT services for all types of organizations and market sectors. We Take pride in our elevated support, tech consulting & help desk experience. You will have access to a team of over 25 years of qualified experts. We understand how difficult it is to stay updated with new technology, particularly when running a business. So let us take care of your technical & support needs so that you can produce, boost and grow your business.

703-965-5398 30


COMMUNICATIONS

BCA Communications

Brambleton Community Association utilizes a variety of resources in order to communicate with Brambleton residents in a timely and engaging manner. Here are some of the ways that we connect with the Brambleton community.

Quarterly Magazine The Brambleton Community Association self-publishes a visually rich and engaging quarterly magazine in March, June, September, and December, which is mailed to all Brambleton residents. In addition, the magazine is published digitally and archived on the BCA website, and printed copies are available at the BCA Management Office and in the Welcome Center. If you would like to view digital versions of our past magazine issues, please visit www.brambletonhoa.com/communications. Advertising spaces are also available in the magazine. If you are interested in advertising with us, please send us a message at communications@brambleton.org.

Friday Flash and Notify Me The Friday Flash is a weekly bulletin sent via email to benefit the residents of Brambleton. The purpose of the Flash is to keep residents aware of upcoming community events and programs, future committee meetings, BCA rules, and community governance. Residents can sign up to receive the Flash via email or text by clicking on the “Stay Connected” button at www.brambletonhoa.com and following the instructions. BCA’s Stay Connected email subscription service also allows residents to receive updates on community news, events, fertilizer and weed applications, and more. Just click on the icons next to the relevant list items to subscribe.

Website and Social Media Visit www.brambletonhoa.com for community news, event and meeting updates, and information on all BCA services and programs. News and updates are also posted on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/brambletoncommunityassociation). Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @brambletonlife, and add #bramlife to your social media posts to share your content with the Brambleton community!

New Face on the BCA Team Please join us in welcoming Julianne Geyser to our BCA staff! In her role as Finance Specialist, Julianne oversees and manages the day-to-day accounting activities for the Association.

Julianne brings over 25 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience to her position. She and her husband have been residents of Brambleton since 2006. Outside of work, Julianne is an avid golfer, accomplished musician, and active member of her church.

31

Brambleton Community Association Magazine

Fall 2022


Your Decision Matters.

Choose Extraordinary! Join us for our 2022 Open House

Exp lore Paul VI! Over 20 million in college scholarships

Sunday, October 16 1-4 p.m. Complete our interest form: www.paulvi.net/brambleton

51 AP and Dual Enrollment Courses

Students served over 12,000 hours to others

42341 Braddock Road, Chantilly, VA 20152

3 million granted in tuition assistance

32 paulvi.net | @paulvicatholic


How to Reach Us We Love to Hear from You! You can reach us anytime via email. Here is a short list of easy to remember email addresses. It is our goal to respond to all inquiries within one business day. If you have not received a reply, please contact us at 703-542-6263. HOA@brambleton.org

Start here and we'll be glad to help!

Operations@brambleton.org

Reach our Operations team for questions or concerns regarding BCA’s common areas, pools, or other facilities.

Communitystandards@ brambleton.org

To request attention to a concern or to request information about BCA’s Community Standards.

Communications@ brambleton.org

Contact us about all things communications, including social media, the Friday Flash, our videos, or our Magazine.

Designreview@ brambleton.org

For information regarding the Design Review process and to request or follow up on an application.

Events@brambleton.org

The best place to reach our amazing events team!

Programs@brambleton.org

Need info about a BCA program, camp, or activity?

Rentals@brambleton.org

Have questions about renting a community facility?

BCA Management Office

Official BCA Communications www.brambletonhoa.com

Check Us out on Social Media “Like” Brambleton Community Association on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at brambletonlife. You can also find our mobile app in the Apple App Store and Google Play by searching for Brambleton.

Please visit www.brambletonhoa. com/disclaimers for our publishing and media use disclaimers.

703-542-6263 (p); 703-542-6266 (f ) hoa@brambleton.org Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM Brambleton Community Association Magazine

A drop box is available after hours and is located outside of the BCA office building at 42395 Ryan Road. Residents may drop off design review applications, committee applications, etc. Monthly assessments are not accepted.

Important Disclaimers

42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210, Brambleton, VA 20148

33

BCA Drop Box

Fall 2022


Hungry ? HAVE O NE O F T HE

AMAZING RESTAURANTS IN BRAMBLETON DELIVER YOUR FOOD ANYWHERE IN THE COMMUNITY!

TOWN CENTER

34


Shop Local AT BRAMBLETON TOWN CENTER Join Us In Welcoming Ahso Cellars & Rebel Taco to the BTC!

There's Even More Around the Corner... in

Brambleton Corner!

• • • •

CVS Pharmacy Tropical Smoothie Cafe with Drive Thru Filling Co. Gas & Grub | Exxon Gas Station & Car Wash Chesterbrook Academy Preschool

A&A Music Costa Family Dentistry Ahso Cellars Dragon Yong-In Ahso Restaurant Eclips Salon & Day Spa Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun Edible Arrangements Asian Spice Cafe Fairfax Pediatric Associates Associates for Counseling Services Filling Co. Gas & Grub B&T Dry Cleaners G3 Technologies Galaria Plastic Surgery & Dermatology Bella Ballerina Go Bananas Toy Store Best Brains Learning Center Good Dog Rocky Bloō Dental Great Clips Blue Ridge Grill Brambleton Community Association Harris Teeter Himalayan Wild Yak Brambleton Library Illusions Hair Salon & Spa Broadlands Family Practice InSight Eye Optique BurgerIM Jackson Clinics Physical Therapy California Tortilla Knutson Companies Cold Stone Creamery Levo Nails & Spa Commonhealth Chiropractic 35 Brambleton Community Association Magazine Fall 2022

42395 RYAN RD. BRAMBLETON, VA 20148 www.brambleton.com/towncenter

Located at the intersection of Northstar Blvd & Evergreen Mills Rd.

Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry My Thai Place Nick’s Taverna Northern Virginia Orthodontics NVO Center for Invisalign Onelife Fitness Peet’s Coffee & Tea Regal Fox Cinemas IMAX 4DX Rebel Taco Scotto’s Rigatoni Grill Shell Gas Station Starbucks Subway Sweetfrog Frozen Yogurt The UPS Store Verizon Wireless Center Virginia ABC Store Welcome Center OCTOBER 30th SAVE TRICK-ORTHE DATE: BTC TREATING