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Brambleton Growing Families. Building Community. Connecting Life. December 2013

Community Association Looking Ahead to 2014 Calendar of Events Snow Removal

Upcoming Events Holiday Open House Santa Tour


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Winter Storm Responsibilities

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A LOOK AT THIS MONTH

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Preview all the meetings and events taking place in the month of December.

Heading into the end of the year is a busy time for the Covenants Team.

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The responsibility for snow and ice mangement falls on several different parties, depending on a few factors.

2014 ASSESSMENTS

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BCA Board adopted the 2014 Assessments & Budget at their October meeting.

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WINTER RESPONSIBILITIES

MESSAGE FROM THE GM Rick Stone looks forward to starting his 8th year as General Manager of the Brambleton Community.

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COVENANTS

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SNOW REMOVAL BCA is responsible for snow removal on common drives and townhome streets that have been final paved.

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Lace Up for Learning


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BOD Meeting Covenants Committee Meeting

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Activities Committee Meeting

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RESIDENT PERSPECTIVE

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Resident Director, Tom Gurganous, shares his perspective.

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2014 EVENTS SNEAK PEAK

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SANTA TOUR STOP LIST Santa and the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department will once again tour the neighborhood, collecting items for those less fortunate.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Visit with Santa and Rudolph at the Holiday Open House.

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Check out the latest developments from the Developer.

Be sure to mark your calendars for next year's upcoming BCA events.

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NEWS FROM THE DEVELOPER

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ROVING DINNER Sign up for the Roving Dinner, a great way to meet new neighbors.

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LACE UP FOR LEARNING The inaugural Lace Up for Learning race was a huge success.

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HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS

B_FIT AND HEALTHY Read 12 healhty tips to do each day during the holiday season.

Be safe this holiday season.

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WINTER PROGRAMMING 24 Take a look at what's being offered at the Community Center this winter.

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IMPORTANT INFO TO KNOW

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BABYSITTER DIRECTORY

RACE BRAMBLETON Congratulations to the Triple Crown Finishers.

Book those holiday sitters now!

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A MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

Looking Forward to Continued Growth in 2014 I recently wrapped up my 7th annual meeting and look forward to the start of my 8th year as the General Manager of Brambleton. The past 7 years working and living in Brambleton have been rewarding for me, both personally and professionally. I have met many great friends and neighbors since moving here. I have also met many dedicated and hardworking people through my position. One of those individuals I would like to congratulate is Tom Gurganous, for his re-election to the BCA Board. My time spent with Tom over the last three years has been productive and enjoyable, and I look forward to work-

ing with him for another three years. I would also like to congratulate and recognize Liz Jackson and Dave Norden on their continued contributions and commitment to the community. Both Liz and Dave have devoted countless hours as volunteers and are this year’s Distinguished Community Service Award recipients. Thank you for your efforts and positive impact on our community. In preparing for this year’s annual meeting, I took a little different approach than I have in years past. Normally, I would recite facts and numbers that confirmed the Association was doing well – something that re-

mains the same. But instead of simply reciting facts, I focused on a few key points where I have seen the Association grow and change over the past year and how it will continue over the next. “Change is inevitable, Growth is intentional”. A developing community, such as Brambleton, naturally brings change every day. The Association and community have done an outstanding job growing in an effort to keep up with the change. There is no better example of change than the recently adopted change the County School Board made to the HS boundaries. The Community came together

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in an attempt to voice our logic, perspective and concerns pertaining to the proposed boundaries that would split our community. Despite our best efforts, the School Board members had a much different perspective of community. With that said, residents of Brambleton can hold their head high knowing that neighbors came together on various levels to stand up for a cause that they felt strong about; and through that process Brambleton’s sense of community strengthened and grew. The Dulles Cargo Road is another example of how change is inevitable. Brambleton once again came together in an email campaign earlier this year that sent the County Supervisors, VDOT and other elected state officials more correspondence to the cargo road than they knew what to do with. While the North/South Corridor and Cargo Road is a hot topic, the desired location and funding of the Cargo Road remains unknown at this time. The Community cannot lose sight of the Cargo Road efforts. It is important that the community remains informed and ready to take action so that the growth of the local transportation network is in line with the County plan and does not adversely impact Brambleton. Brambleton continues to enhance and grow its communication program. Brambleton recently released its very own TV channel on Verizon FiOS, Channel 489. This channel will be used to communicate and showcase the community on many levels. We also recently updated and professionally printed the community’s New Homeowner Handbook. In addition, the Board approved the redesign of a new community website.

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Staff and our new contractor, CivicPlus, have begun work on this project and look forward to a late spring release. These enhancements will positively impact the process by which information is communicated to residents of Brambleton. Brambleton continues to grow its Lifestyles program. This program builds a strong sense of community and sets Brambleton apart from the other developments. With the current and future construction of pools, community centers, trails and other desired amenities; Lifestyles is no longer just Events and Programs. The Lifestyle staff is now responsible for all the fun stuff…. parks, pools, community centers, amenities, trails, events and programs. This broader vision of Lifestyles will give residents more opportunities to interact with their neighbors with similar interests. “Growing” forward, 2014 will be a busy year for the Community. The Association is planning for two news pool facilities, a new community center, more trails and amenities, and 400 new homes. Growth of the community will require growth by the Association so that we can maintain the current level of service our residents have come to expect. I look forward to that challenge and through the budget processes have planned to accommodate that growth. I expect and predict another great year. I would like to take a moment give thanks and recognition to members of the greater Brambleton team who have made Brambleton the community it is today. •

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I would like to first thank the Brambleton Board of Directors. The BCA Board is very communi-

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ty focused and doing a great job managing a growing community. They are also very supportive of staff and allow us to handle the day-to-day operations. •

I would like to thank my staff. They make my job easy and without them the community would not be what it is today. Their dedication and commitment to the community is outstanding.

I would like to thank the Developer for all their efforts. The Brambleton Group folks are truly here for the long haul. This is proven time and time again in the way they address community issues and involve the community on topics such as their active rezonings. Their commitment to Brambleton’s long-term success is unlike any others I have worked with.

Volunteers….. I cannot forget our volunteers. From committee members to event volunteers, the community would not be what it is today without these dedicated and caring people. Their service and commitment to the community is essential.

This is a good time of year! I look forward to spending time with my family and friends. I wish the best holiday season to all Brambletonians and hope that this time of year brings joy and happiness to all.

Sincerely,

Rick Stone PCAM, LSM General Manager


BUDGET

2014 Assessments The Assessments for monthly 2014 are as follows. •

Detached Homes

$173.89

Detached w/ Common Driveway

$185.61

Townhouse

$174.79

Townhouse w/ Grounds Maintenance

$189.79

Summerfield Condominium

$134.43

The Residences Condominiums

$143.35

Payment Coupon Booklets – The annual assessment payment coupon booklets will be mailed out after Thanksgiving to all owners who are not participating in the FSR Direct Debit program. Please be on the lookout for them. FSR Direct Debit Program – Owners can sign up for the Direct Debit Program with FirstService Residential Management. Through this program, the owner authorizes FSR to withdraw the monthly assessment on a recurring basis from the designated bank account on the first day of the month via ACH transfer. Please see the link to the Direct Debit Form. Personal Online Payment Services – Many owners make use of online service available through their personal financial institute. Owners using such services are reminded that they need to update the assessment amount for their January payment to avoid late fees for insufficient payments down several months into the New Year. Questions – All questions related to the assessments or 2014 Budget should be directed to the BCA Management office at 703-542-6263 or HOA@Brambleton.org

Holiday Schedule Reminders AAA Trash & Recycling Holiday Schedule: As the busy holiday season quickly approaches, AAA Trash & Recycling would like to remind Brambleton residents of the holiday collection schedule. Christmas Tree Removal: Christmas Trees will be removed on your normal yard waste removal day for the first two weeks in January 2014. The dates will be Tuesday, January 7th and Tuesday, January 14th. Trees in excess of 8 feet in length need to be cut in half in order to be removed by crews. After Friday, January 11th, trees will be removed with the trash. Please make sure trees have all tinsel, ornaments, lights removed before placing curbside. Brambleton Community Association Holiday Schedule: The Association Office will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas holiday. Residents with urgent needs or requests please call FirstService Residential at 703-385-1133. The office will re-open Thursday, December 26th at 9:00 a.m. Loudoun County Public School Holiday Schedule: Loudoun County Public Schools will be closed December 23rd – January 1st. School will resume on Thursday, January 2nd.

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COMMENTS ON COVENANTS

Brambleton’s Covenants Team is Wrapping up 2013 Elizabeth Stulga, Covenants Manager Heading in to the end of year is a busy time for Brambleton’s Covenants Team. To meet the objectives of Brambleton’s Strategic Plan, the Covenants team seeks to proactively maintain Brambleton as an attractive and pleasing place to live. In support of this goal, the team conducts a variety of inspection campaigns throughout the year. In addition to the weekly, monthly and seasonal campaigns, this team conducts comprehensive inspections of each and every lot in Brambleton. These inspections are designed to identify maintenance items that need attention and also serve to assist residents that need to submit Design Review Applications for exterior modifications. For 2013, the team’s goal was to complete 1,025 of these detailed inspections and the team is on track to accomplish this goal by year’s end.

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One result from the comprehensive inspections is an increase in the overall number of applications received by the Association. 2013 has been a record year for applications, and as of the November meeting, the Covenants team and the Covenants Committee have reviewed just over 600 applications… an increase of over 30% from 2012. The Covenants team would like to thank all the homeowners that have submitted applications this year. In an effort to make the application process as straightforward as possible and to provide a user friendly and useful tool for Committee members and residents, Brambleton’s Design Guidelines and application form were revised earlier this year. The Covenants team would like to remind applicants of the importance of submitting completed applications in advance of the Covenants

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Committee meeting. This allows staff to review the proposed changes and seek any additional information that may be needed. This may help to eliminate delays during the review process. Learn more about the details of the Design Review Process here. To finish out the year, the Covenants Committee has one final meeting in 2013, scheduled for the evening of 12/10. If gift giving is a part of your holiday celebrations and your gifting plans include outdoor play equipment, a patio, a porch, a deck or any other modification you ‘ve been asking for, please complete an application and submit as soon as possible. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact covenants@brambleton.org. 


ASSOCIATION MAINTENANCE

Winter Storm Responsibilities

Rick Stone General Manager PCAM, LSM

not apply salt to concrete sidewalks and driveways aprons. The salt can damage the concrete or shorten the useful life of the concrete. Residents are responsible for damage to sidewalks as a result of salt applications. *Please Note: Brambleton residents can assist the snowplow operators by parking in driveways or designated parking spaces during snowstorms. This practice will increase the amount of asphalt plowed, increase the efficiency of the operator and reduce possible damage that can occur to personal property.

Winter weather is on its way. Along with the winter storms are related risks and responsibilities to reduce risks related to the winter storms. The responsibility for snow and ice management falls on several different parties, depending upon the location and ownership of the property, stage of construction and other determining factors. Homeowners: Townhome and Single-Family homeowners are responsible for shoveling snow on their driveway and the sidewalks on and adjacent to their property. This includes the VDOT sidewalk or BCA common area sidewalk in front of your property. Once the sidewalk has been cleared of snow, the use of non-corrosive, environmental-friendly material, such as sand, should be applied for traction purposes. Do

Brambleton Community Association: The Brambleton Community Association (BCA) is committed to prompt snow and ice management on the common areas and common drives in sections of the community that have been final paved and are no longer under construction. BCA also removes snow on sidewalks and trails that are located on common area but not adjacent to residential lots. Please report all common area and common drive related concerns to Snow@Brambleton.org . Developer: The Brambleton Group or Developer will perform snow and ice management on all future VDOT streets that have been constructed but not yet accepted by the state, and on all common drives that have not been final paved and accepted by BCA. Please report these concerns to Snow@Brambleton.org so they can be assessed and reported to the de-

veloper accordingly. VDOT: Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will perform snow and ice management on public streets (Those that have been topped with the final coat of asphalt and released from bond). These streets typically have a 4-digit number on the street name sign. The following Sections have been turned over to VDOT: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 14. Please address all concerns regarding the below streets to VDOT at 1-800-3677623. Residences and Residences II Condominiums: There are several organizations responsible for the snow removal throughout the Residences. Unit owners are responsible for clearing the driveways that serve their unit. The condominium associations are responsible for clearing all sidewalks serving each building (Concerns to: Traci Tranquilli @ Traci. Tranquilli@fsresidential.com). The Developer is responsible for clearing and treating the common streets throughout the Residences. BCA is responsible for clearing hard surfaces around the Beacon Crest Pool and the trails and sidewalks along Ryan Road and Belmont Ridge Road. To simplify this, all concerns should be sent to Snow@Brambleton.org and will be addressed accordingly. Summerfield Condominiums: The Summerfield Condominium Association is responsible for clearing and treating all common hard surfaces on the property. Please forward all questions and related concerns to Joanne Mazzarella at 703-327-4818 or JMazzarella@cmc-management.com. ď Ž

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Snow Removal Expectations for BCA Streets and Amenities Rick Stone General Manager PCAM, LSM BCA is responsible for snow removal on common drives and townhome streets where the developer has final paved. BCA will always be responsible for these streets as they are deeded to the Association or there is an easement that requires the AssoForecast Calls For: 0-2 Inches 2-4 Inches 4-8 Inches 8-12 Inches 12+ Inches

Ice/Freezing Rain Other Amenities BCA Trails & Sidewalks

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ciation to maintain the street for the benefit to all that live on the street. Residents living on these residential streets should be aware of the standards that have been set in regards to snow and ice management during and after winter storms.

Please review the below standards and keep in mind that every storm is unique and comes with its challenges regardless of the planning and preparation that goes into it.

BCA Private Street Standards Are: Salting as needed; with a focus on streets with grades and intersections. Plowing begins at 2”. Clearing of all BCA streets to be completed 6 hours after the snow stops falling. Plowing begins at 2”. Clearing of all BCA streets to be completed 8 hours after the snow stops falling. Plowing begins at 2”. Clearing of all BCA streets to be completed 12 hours after the snow stops falling. Plowing begins at 2”. Conditions of VDOT streets could delay or suspend BCA clearing efforts on private streets. Clearing of all BCA streets to be completed 1 to 2 days after the snow stops falling. Salting of streets will occur during and/or after the storm depending upon conditions. Pretreatment of road may occur if significant ice is predicted. Summary of Actions Snow accumulations greater than 2” will be cleared once the streets have been completed. This work may occur the day following completion of the streets. It is the desire to clear the commuter lot prior to the arrival of the first vehicle. This may not always occur due to the timing of the storm. The lot will be plowed and treated with salt as conditions dictate.

In preparation for the next snow storm, please park your car in the garage or driveway so that crews can plow the streets efficiently.

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RESIDENT PERSPECTIVE

A Board Member's Perspective

Tom Gurganous, Resident Director

I want to take a moment and wish you all, whether you live in Brambleton, work here, or are visiting, a joyous holiday season. December is always somewhat bittersweet to me, because another year has come and gone. Time just seems to accelerate as I get older. I’m sure many of you feel the same. That passage of time, however, brings into perspective how grateful I am for my family and friends, and how much I rely on them over the course of the year. My wife and I are fortunate to raise our children in a community of such great people.

December is as much a time of promise as reflection. We close one year, and embrace the opportunities of another. This is especially true here in Brambleton. We are approximately halfway to build-out. In the very near future, residents will take delivery of additional pools and a community center. We will contribute programming to the Brambleton community Fios channel, making the channel a primary source of information for residents. Furthermore, residents will continue to create traditions and events that make Brambleton home.

Supervisors, Loudoun County School Board, and our members of the Virginia General Assembly. Brambleton is at a point in its development where we as residents must establish our place in the county, particularly in regard to schools. We will seek a Brambleton schools cluster. We will support efforts to build schools in the heart of our community, not on the perimeter. We will continue to seek traffic improvements to make our roads safer. Finally, we will continue to monitor county and state issues as they arise, and their potential impact on Brambleton.

I know that the coming year will bring its share of challenges. We are a large community, and adding homes each day. Residents throughout Brambleton have established their neighborhoods with a strong sense of community. One challenge will be to nurture a unifying community spirit as Brambleton grows, whether residents live north of Ryan, south of Creighton, east of Belmont Ridge or west of Northstar.

I have said it before, but I was honored to serve a term on the Brambleton Community Association Board of Directors. I am grateful to have the chance to serve a second. I have seen firsthand the commitment of Association staff and our residents to Brambleton. That commitment is the foundation of this community, and the reason I know the future for Brambleton is bright. Thank you for all you do on behalf of our hometown. Have a wonderful holiday and safe New Year ď Ž

Another challenge will be to continue our advocacy for Brambleton before the Loudoun County Board of

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EVENTS AND PROGRAMMING

A Little Sneak Peak at 2014 Events Beth Huck, Community Lifestyles Manager The New Year is quickly approaching and before you start planning out your year, be sure to note all of the activities on the 2014 Brambleton Community Association Calendar of Events. We listened to your comments, feedback and compliments to try to improve on what you didn’t like and expand on the things you did like. We will be continuing a few of the new events we created this year like the Roving Dinner, scheduled for February 8th, Comedy Night, scheduled for March 15th and the Brambleton Bunny Trail on April 12th. Of course we will still have the old favorites like Red, White, and BRAM on June 28th, Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series during the months of June, July, August

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and the Fall Festival on October 11th. We also have a few new events that are already scheduled and are working on a few more - Look out for more details about the Loudoun Lyme 5k scheduled for May 17th, as well as the Brambleton Grand Prix scheduled for June 22nd. As always, our events wouldn’t be possible without the help of our awesome volunteers! Thank you for your continued service to our community! We hope that your experiences as a community volunteer has been both beneficial and rewarding. Anyone who is interested in lending a hand, meeting new neighbors and becoming a valued community volunteer, please visit the general volunteer

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sign-up http://www.signupgenius. com/go/508054EABAA2B0-brambleton where you can find more information on upcoming opportunities to serve within Brambleton. If you are looking to be more involved in the planning of our community events, please email events@ brambleton.org for information on becoming a member of the Activities Committee. On behalf of the BCA Lifestyles Team we’d like to wish all of you and your families a very Happy Holidays and Wonderful New Year! For the most up-to-date event and programming information, please visit www.brambletonevents.com or "like" the BCA on Facebook. 


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Sizzlin’ Summer Concert

Roving Dinner *

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Float’n Flicks *

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Unplugged at Beacon Crest *

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Sizzlin’ Summer Concert

march Comedy Night * (Adults Only)

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Kids Valentines Craft *

Ribbon Run

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Red Hot Triathlon

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Unplugged at Beacon Crest *

Flashlight Egg Hunt *

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Bunny Trail*

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Neighborhood Clean-Up

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Spring Yard Sale Loudoun Lyme 5k

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Night at the Nationals Summer Kick-Off & Teen Night *

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Unplugged at Beacon Crest *

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Brambleton Grand Prix

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Sizzlin’ Summer Concert

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Fall Yard Sale

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Fall Festival

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Teen Halloween Party

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Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Rain Date

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Kids Triathlon Doggone Wild Pool Party * Neighborhood Camp Out *

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Ringing in Hope Charity Walk, Run & Fun

may - october Farmer’s Market is held every Sunday from 9AM - 1PM, Soave Drive

* Denotes Residents Only. Dates are subject to change. Find ‘Brambleton Community Association’ on Facebook or visit www.brambletonevents.com for up-to-date event information.

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Happy Holidays Brambleton Board of Directors and Association Staff Wishes you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season and Happy New Year!

BCTV, FiOS Channel 489 Brambleton now has its own Community TV Channel on Verizon FiOS 489! This new medium will keep residents connected to community events & updates, Brambleton’s builders, Town Center merchants and even provides local metro traffic and weather conditions! For your chance to be on the Brambleton Channel, please stop by the Welcome Center to record a short message (we can help you with ideas, such as giving a shout-out to your all-star kids or wishing your neighbors a happy holiday).

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silver knights chess www.silverknightschess.com Wednesdays Tournament Training 5:00pm-6:30pm / Feb 12 - May 21 Thursdays Beginner Chess K -6th Grade 5:00pm-6:00pm / Feb 13 - May 22

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CDC is oīering Hip Hop/Jazz and Ballet/Jazz for this Winter’s dance session. This 8-week session costs $100. Classes provided by the staī of CreaƟve Dance Center. QuesƟons about the CDC program or to reserve a place for your child email Stephanie@cdcdance.com or 703 309 3588 call 703-309-3588

register by emailing: stephanie@cdcdance.com Wednesday / Feburary 12th - April 2nd Hip Hop for 7-12 yrs old – 6:00pm - 7:00pm Adult Jazz/Ballet - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Evening Flow Yoga for adults is returning to the Community Center! Rate: $10/class. All levels welcome! Special oīer: Try one class for free. For more info email: ashburnpoweryoga@yahoo.com or visit: www.AshburnPowerYoga.com

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Photo Credit Suzanne Robertson

BRAMBLETON GROUP

News from the Developer Small Business Saturday in Brambleton Brambleton celebrated Small Business Saturday on November 30th at the Town Center. Throughout the daylong event, shoppers participated in a Candy Cane Treasure Hunt, entered for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree giveaway plus a matching donation to a school of the winner’s choice, enjoyed merchant specials, watched classic holiday movies in the Welcome Center and took horse and carriage rides around the Town Center plaza. There was also a Kids’ Jingle Bell Bike Race and strolling outdoor entertainment throughout the afternoon. The Brambleton Town Center has

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partnered with Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees to launch “Christmas for the Cause” during the daylong event. Fresh cut trees will be sold on the Town Center green in front of ReMax Gateway, with all proceeds benefitting Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation. Dog Calendar Donations The 2014 Pawsitively Brambleton Dog Calendars are here! Just as last year, we are accepting cash and pet supply donations on behalf of Friends of Homeless Animals in exchange for calendars. Some of the items

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on FOHA shelter’s wish list this year include blankets, thunder shirts, dog toys, first aid supplies for dogs and Regal dog and cat food. You may drop off your donations in the Brambleton Welcome Center, open daily, 11:00 – 6:00pm. A NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION TO RING IN HOPE FOR AREA CHARITIES Nearly $5,000 in prizes and awards will be distributed at the fourth annual Ringing In Hope: A New Year’s Eve Celebration race on December 31st at the Brambleton Town Center. Registration is still open and volunteers are needed! This race draws participants from all over the region and from around the county. The


event features a 5K & 10K race on a USATF certified scenic course and a 1K walk/fun run. The walk kicks off at 12:00 pm, followed by the 5K and 10K races at 1:00pm and 1:15pm, respectively. Brambleton Corner Pool Progress

ians up to date with all the latest news on Brambleton - yet another wonderful way to stay in touch. The Community channel is currently viewable at the Brambleton Welcome Center, so feel free to stop by and check it out!

Bloō Dental Featured in Healthcare Spaces No. 6 Book – Healthcare Spaces 6 is a modern healthcare story with a happy ending. Responding to unprecedented challenges faced by healthcare institutions around the nation and across the world, leading architects and interior designers are developing environments that are more patientand-family focused, staff-friendly, technologically advanced and sustainable than ever. Bloō Dental is very proud to be featured in a book that highlights offices in the United States and all over the world.

Mama’s Meatloaf is Back for the Fall – Blue Ridge Grill in Brambleton will be serving our traditional style meatloaf that we make from scratch and bake with a ketchup crust weekdays for lunch. Mama’s Meatloaf is served with mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy. Hope to see you soon!

Town Center Tidbits www.brambleton.com/towncenter •

Brambleton's newest pool has gone vertical! This brand new pool and community center is located at the corner Shreveport Road and Northstar Blvd.

The Brambleton Community Channel Debuts

Brambleton is pleased to announce that their exclusive Community Channel which went live on Thursday, November 14th on Verizon FiOS TV Channel #489! This is a brand new tool to help keep Brambleton-

Bicycle Outfitters' Pre-Holiday Package Sale! – Giving a new bike as a holiday gift this year? Don't wait! The purchase of any NEW adult or kid's bike now includes a FREE SAFETY PACKAGE or a FREE MAINTENANCE PACKAGE. Package valued up to $100, and included FREE with your new bike purchase. Preserve the surprise by storing your purchase at NO CHARGE. HairLoom Studio: TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIERS: We are excited to announce that we are changing our salon name to Illusions Hair Salon & Spa. Our new internet address will be www. ILLUSIONSHAIRSALONSPA.com. Please stay tuned for more good news! Pre/Postnatal Yoga Class Now Being Offered at Sport & Health in Brambleton – A gentle, safe and supportive class in which the classic yoga postures are modified for the ever changing needs of the expectant or new mother, preparing the mind and body for experiences ahead. Saturdays, 12:00 - 1:00pm starting November 2 thru December 7; Cost - Members: $120/6 classes; Non-members: $210/6 classes. For more information, please contact Juli Presley, Mind/Body Director.

Builder Buzz www.brambleton.com/your-home/ modelhomes Single-Families Brambleton Sales Stats to date: Project to Date Sales (PTD) = 4,108 (opened 9/01) •

SF Home Sales = 1,718

Town Home Sales = 1,591

Condo Sales = 799

2013 Year to Date Sales (YTD) = 324 •

SF Home Sales = 126

Town Home Sales = 198

Condos = N/A

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Metre Homes is their 2-level Craftsman-style Villa Homes, 3-level Urbaninspired Townhomes and 3-level Craftsman-style Townhomes.

Brambleton Pricing: Single Family Homes: •

Average Base Price = $671,324 (based on 11/13 pricing)

Average % price change since 01/13 = 2.4%

*Prices, terms, conditions subject to change. New Home Information Packet – http://ht.ly/ccg85

Town Homes: •

Average Base Price = $466,647 (based on 11/13 pricing)

Model Home Map: http://ht.ly/gYthY

Average % price change since 01/13 = 4.3%

Utility Location and Geotechnical Testing for Phase 2 Starts on Greenway

Brambleton vs. Loudoun County (LoCo) Days on the Market: •

Brambleton, Sept ’13 = 33

LoCo, Sept ’13 = 40

Single Family Homes*: Winchester Homes’ Newport Model is now open in the West Park neighborhood. Come visit sales agent, Debbie

Ray, at 42233 Majestic Knolls Drive in Brambleton, or call her to find out more about these beautiful new homes priced from the mid $600s, 703-327-1290. Van Metre Homes' new Hemsworth Collection Model is under construction and is anticipated to open early January. Also coming soon from Van

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Phase 2 is more and more visible these days as preliminary construction work for the second segment of the Silver Line moves forward. Crews in early October expanded survey and geotechnical testing work to the Dulles Greenway in Loudoun. 

Heather Heppe • Another Home Listed by Your Neighborhood Real Estate Specialist… Thinking of Selling? Find Out What Your Home is Worth in Today’s Market

Recently SOLD! 앫 41640 Appleyard Place 앫 3083 Covington Street 앫 23354 Higbee Lane 앫 42811 Klondike Court 앫 25237 Riding Center Drive 앫 23076 Rushmore Court

42620 Hollyhock Terrace 앫 Steps to the Town Center & Beacon Crest Pool 앫 Adorable, Cozy & Glam Townhome-style Condo 앫 Tip Top Condition & Full Of Custom Finishes!

Select Properties, Inc. Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

Contact Heather Heppe 703.727.5941 앫 HHeppe@MySelectProperties.com

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20937 Ashburn Road, #200 Ashburn, VA 20147 MOBILE 703.727.5941 OFFICE 571.209.6375 HHeppe@MySelectProperties.com www.HeatherHeppe.com


Santa Tour Stop List: Sunday Dec. 8, 2013 3

Please Note: All times are estimates! The Arcola Volunteer Fire Department, on behalf of the Loudouun Holiday Coalition, will be collecting items for those less fortunate this holiday season. They are looking for donations of new and unwrapped toys, clothing, and canned goods and n onperishable food items!! Please have these items ready at the designated “Santa Stop” nearestt to you, listed below. See Map here: h ttp://goo.gl/maps/AM5B6.. * Email events@brambleton.org for any questions. *Route Subject to Change!

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Morning Walk Drive at Winter Haven Drive by Tot Lot

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

Holiday Season Safety Tips Rosemarie Linder, Director of Resident Services As we enter the busy holiday season we encourage you to keep safety in mind. The following tips have been prepared by referencing material from Brambleton’s governing documents, Loudoun County Sheriff ’s Office, Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office and Loudoun County We hope you and your family safely enjoy the season!

from the vantage of visiting relatives both young and old. Keep safety top of mind, especially in the kitchen.

Take a quick look around to make sure your house numbers can be seen from the street, even in the dark, and that walkways are clear of obstructions and trip hazards. Ask your guests to park carefully and with consideration for neighbors. Take care not to block sidewalks or impact sight lines for moving vehicles.

Expecting Deliveries?

Having Guests? •

specifically designed for hanging lights, don’t nail wiring in place.

If you’re not home to receive packages, plan to have deliveries made to an attended location – your office, or perhaps a neighbor’s home. As an alternative, many retailers are offering in store pick-up, Amazon offers a locker service, and don’t forget that the UPS store at the Brambleton Town Center offers Mail & Package Receiving Services.

Planning to Light it up? •

Once inside, consider your home

Choose your lights with care, use the proper lights for indoor and outdoor settings. Look for the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) rating tag. Use clips or hangers

For outdoor installations, be sure to follow Brambleton’s Design Guidelines and for indoor installations, consider turning the lights off when you leave the room and unplug them when you leave the house.

Be ready! •

Reference Loudoun County’s Winter Weather page for access to Loudoun Alerts, VDOT & Utility Company information.

Your Brambleton neighbors sponsor several community Facebook pages where you can find support and resources, see B_Informed@Brambleton for a comprehensive list. 

Draft Silver Line Bus Schedules Available for Review and Public Comment The public comment period on draft bus schedules for weekday service to the Silver Line Metrorail stations is open. The new service will begin in early 2014. Buses are proposed to depart from park & ride locations in Loudoun County and transport passengers to Wiehle-Reston East or Spring Hill Metrorail stations in the morning. Buses will return from the Silver Line Metrorail stations to Loudoun County in the afternoon and early evening. Within the next few weeks, a fare study will be conducted by an independent contractor. Findings will be shared with the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, who ultimately approve passenger fares for LC Transit. The fares will be determined prior to the beginning of the new service to the Silver Line. Comments concerning the draft schedules may be e-mailed to rideshare@loudoun.gov with the subject line “Buses to the Silver Line.” Comments will be accepted through December 13, 2013. More information is available at www.loudoun.gov or by calling the Department of Transportation & Capital Infrastructure at 703-771-5665.

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RACE BRAMBLETON

Congratulations to Race Brambleton Triple Crown Finishers Christine Elansary, Communications Coordinator Since the inaugural 5k/10k Ribbon Run in 2007, Brambleton has been a hot spot for a variety of races, bringing in thousands of people to the community each year. Since then, there has been a big increase in the sport of running overall here in Brambleton. Just last year, Brambleton earned the distinction of Road Runners Club of America Runner Friendly Community. At any given season, day or hour, runners can be spotted throughout the neighborhood. With more trails soon-to-be added to the existing trail system, the expansion will provide even more runner friendly terrain. Earlier this year, Race Brambleton was created in an effort to jointly market the six racing events held in the community. Those events include four road races and two triathlons. An added incentive for participants to complete three out of the six races,

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is the ability to earn a unique Triple Crown Finisher medal, sponsored by StoneSprings Emergency Center. Any three of the six racing events need to be completed in order to earn the coveted "brag swag". At the recent Lace Up for Learning 5k, about 25 participants picked up their Triple Crown Finisher medal. Members of the Brambleton Road Runners (BRR) were on site to personally award the finishers. "It was great to see how many young kids qualified for the medal", explained resident and BRR Board member, Heather Fruzzetti. If you have completed two races so far, there is one more chance to earn the Triple Crown Finisher medal. Sign up for RInging in Hope: NYE, to be held on December 31st. Visit the website to register http://www.ringinginhope.com/. If you completed three out of the six

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races but have not claimed your medal, please contact christine.elansary@ brambleton.org. We are looking forward to an even better Race Brambleton series next year and encourage everyone to sign up for all the fun races! For 2014, the Race Brambleton line up includes: •

April, Ribbon Run

May, Loudoun Lyme 5K

August, Red Hot Triathlon

September, Kids Triathlon (date may move to August)

November, Lace Up for Learning 5k

December, Ringing in Hope: NYE

Visit www.RaceBrambleton.com for more information about each individual race, and "like" Race Brambleton on Facebook. 


The Brambleton Activities Committee Cordially Invites You to a:

Roving Dinner February 8



You have probably heard of a traditional progressive or roving dinner where a different course is served in each home and the guests move together from one house to another. Well, we are going to mix it up a bit... think progressive dinner meets scavenger hunt. Progressive dinner in the sense that you will move from house to house. Scavenger hunt in the sense that you won't know where your next course is until the end of the current course - and you won't know who will be at each house, as the groups change up with each course. Each “course” is 45 minutes long and the theme again this year is tapas – or appetizers – for each of the first three courses. The final course is dessert and is where all diners come together in the Community Center. It’s a great way to meet other Brambletonians! Last year there were close to 80 diners in total. Spaces are filling up quickly so register today at www.brambletonrovingdinner.com Please email kathyturley@aol.com with any questions. The tentative schedule for the evening is as follows: 6:00 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. ~ Course #1 ~ Tapas, round 1 7:00 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. ~ Course #2 ~ Tapas, round 2 8:00 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. ~ Course #3 ~ Tapas, round 3 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ~ Course #4 ~ Dessert We need a firm commitment from all couples who wish to attend before beginning assignments, so line up your babysitters now!

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COMMUNITY

Lace Up for Learning Brings Together Community to Support Schools Ashley Campolattaro, President, Families in Training The inaugural Lace Up for Learning 5k & Mascot Mini Mile was a huge success. More than 600 people laced up to support their schools on a crisp November morning at Brambleton Town Center.

registration process, which directed funds to their school. A strong turn-

• Legacy Elementary School PTO raised $4,006.00

This family-oriented “fun-racing” event included a USATF certified 5k course and a kids’ fun run. Designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and engage local communities in support of their schools, the event exceeded expectations for a first-year event.

• Creighton’s Corner Elementary School PTA raised $2,288.00 • Moorefield Station Elementary School PTO raised $971.00 • Stone Hill Middle School PTO raised $928.00 • Briar Woods High School Key Club raised $826.00

Registrants designated their preferred beneficiary school during the

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out and generous sponsorship support from the business community allowed a total of $8,350 to benefit Brambleton’s schools:

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As a condition of receiving event funds, beneficiary schools were required to provide volunteer support in addition to registrants. More than 125 volunteers supported the event including 65 Briar Woods High School Key Club members and Cub Scout Pack 1500. Par ticipants donned their school spirit wear with pride and a number of school mascots were on-hand at the finish line to cheer in the younger runners in the Mascot Mini Mile. Nearly 100 Brambleton Kids Run the Nation kids and their families

participated in the race as the culminating event of the fall season. The event was dedicated in the memory of Alex Lamme. Alex was a long-time Brambleton resident who passed away suddenly in April. He is survived by his wife, Janae, and four children. Friends and family of the Lammes wore blue “In Memory of Alex” shirts at the event. Alex’s Father and a partner from the law firm where Alex worked for 14 years spoke at the event. An education trust fund was established

for the children in conjunction with the Lace Up event and $6,250 was contributed to the fund. The Alex Lamme Memorial Spirit Award was presented to the school providing the most volunteer support and registered participants (combined total as a percentage of the school’s total 2013-2014 enrollment). Legacy Elementary was the recipient school and received a $500 bonus as well as a trophy to keep until next year’s event! The event was organized by Families in Training, a local small business that also coordinates the popular Brambleton Kids Run the Nation youth running program. “I look forward to growing this event in the coming years, “ said Event Organizer, Ashley Campolattaro, owner of Families in Training. 

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HEALTH AND FITNESS

B_Fit and Healthy Laura Malnati, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS Holiday time can get a bad rap when it comes to health and fitness. Its temptations to eat and drink things that make us feel good in the moment but crummy later and excuses to participate in holiday activities in lieu of exercise are often highlighted. But that’s a terrible spin to put on a time of year that also brings with it feeling of joy, community, and gratitude. This may actually be the best time of year to really fuel a healthy lifestyle because we have so many opportunities to nourish ourselves spiritually, socially, and physically. Being truly healthy involves a balance of each of these areas. So try to make healthy food choices and fit in some time to be active, but also fully enjoy that giddiness deep inside that makes you feel like a child, your time with loved ones you may not see often, and the excuse to put some of life’s little stressors on the backburner for a brief time.

down to work! I’m planning a series of 12 challenges, one for each month of 2014, that will break down many aspects of being healthy-- from exercising to servings of fruits and veggies eaten to the numbers of hours spent sitting each day. It’s going to be challenging at times, but we’ll work through it together. By this time next year, we’ll have established some really great lifestyle habits to keep us fit and healthy for years to come!

Starting in January, we’re getting

TWELVE new holiday memories

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For now, however, enjoy this season and all it brings. Rather than a lecture on how to burn off those holiday calories, I’ll leave 2013 in the spirit of light-hearted Holiday fun. I present ideas for 12 things to do each day to fully take advantage of the season and all its health promoting potential — The 12 Fit and Healthy Days of Christmas… On each day of Christmas, to be as healthy as you can be, enjoy:

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An ELEVEN station B_Fit trail workout TEN thousand steps NINE mini breaks from work EIGHT glasses of water SEVEN minutes of reflection on holiday happiness SIX great big bear hugs FIVE hearty belly laughs FOUR random acts of kindness THREE sets of push-ups At least TWO Christmas carols sung at the top of your lungs dam e full of fresh fruits and vegAnd meal  gies Laura is a physical therapist at The Jackson Clinics in Ashburn and writes monthly about health and fitness topics. If you have questions or would like more information, join the B_Fit in Brambleton Facebook page or e-mail her at: lmalnati@thejacksonclinics.com


RESIDENT RESOURCES

Important Info to Know Brambleton Community Association 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210 Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm 703-542-6263(p) 703-542-6266(f ) HOA@brambleton.org www.brambletonhoa.com www.brambletonevents.com www.racebrambleton.com Brambleton Community Center 42645 Regal Wood Drive Available for private rentals and community programming. Contact Dana Vinci or Beth Huck events@brambleton.org After Hour Emergency Contact To report a concern after normal business hours, please call 703-385-1133.

awnings, and for smaller projects like changing the color of paint on your front door. 

the pole number when making the call.

Submit completed applications to the management office at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210, Brambleton VA 20148, via fax to 703-542-6266 or to elizabeth.stulga@brambleton.org.

Dominion Power

As the Covenants Committee meets once per month, it is important to submit all of the required information with your application so as not to delay review of your project. Need Mailbox Repair? Black Mailboxes - Call Main Street Mailboxes at 703-753-5521. Weathered Bronze Mailboxes - Call Dominion Electric Supply Company, Erin Schwartz, at 703-631-8100. Trash Collection

Board of Directors Meetings Board of Directors meetings are held at the BCA Management Offices, located at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210.

Trash: Tuesdays & Fridays Yard Debris: Tuesdays (March - Dec) Recycling: Fridays AAA: 703-818-8222

Upcoming Meetings Tuesday, December 10, 8:15am

BCA Drop Box

Assessment Mailing Address

A drop box is available after hours and is located outside of the Brambleton Community Association office building, located at 42395 Ryan Road.

Brambleton Community Association c/o FirstService Residential P.O. Box 11983 Newark, NJ 07101-4983

Residents may drop off architectual applications, committee applications, etc. Assessments will not be accepted.

Do You Need to Apply?

NOVEC

Our office regularly receives applications for decks, patios and fences.  Please note that an application is also required for play equipment,

Please contact NOVEC at 1-888-3350500 for any street light outages. Be sure to give your street address and

Tuesday, February 4, 8:15am

Call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-3664357) to report an outage. Neighborhood Watch If you see something suspicious or criminal, immediately call LCSO at (703) 777-1021 or 911 if it is a crime in progress. Subscribe to the resident sponsored B_Alert@Brambleton FB page to be linked to the group that is focused and concerned about safety and security within Brambleton. Notary Service Available by Appointment Only please call 703-542-6263. Notary service is free to Brambleton residents for the first two documents, with a $2.00 fee per document thereafter. Non-residents will be charged $2.00 per document. Photo ID required. Witnessing on documents will not be provided by the Brambleton Community Association. Virginia notaries are not authorized to certify true copies of birth, death or marriage certificates. Only the Division of Vital Records/Statistics may perform such a certification. Follow Us on Facebook "LIKE" the Brambleton Community Association for the latest Association news.

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VOLUNTEER

Committees Activities Committee

Financial Advisory Committee

Safety & Security Committee

Co-Chairs: Amber Colatosti, Liz Jackson

Chair: Mark Davis

Chair: Dave Pavlik

Membership: Open

Upcoming Meetings:

Upcoming Meetings:

December 10, 7:30pm

Canceled for December

January 14, 7:30pm

Membership: Open Upcoming Meetings: December 12, 7:30pm

January 28, 7:30pm Technology Ad-hoc Committee

January 16, 7:30pm Covenants Committee Chair: Mike Dorrity Membership: One seat open Upcoming Meetings: December 9, 7:00pm

Grounds & Facilities Committee

Chair: Paul Raven

Chair: Walter Berkey

Upcoming Meetings:

Membership: Open

Scheduled as necessary

Upcoming Meetings:

* All Association Committee meetings are held at the BCA Management Offices, located at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210. Location and date changes will be announced in the Friday Flash.

December 17, 7:30pm January 21, 7:30pm

January 13, 7:00pm

Please contact HOA@brambleton.org or call 703-5426263 for more information on joining a committee.



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This Holiday Season…...

Help Bring Christmas To Area Children In Need! Long & Foster Ashburn Office will conduct its annual toy drive Sunday, November 30 - December 15, 2013 We are honored to give our community members a convenient locaƟon to make their donaƟons.

 Please bring a new unwrapped toy to donate  Toys may be dropped off 7 days a week between 9-5  As part of our toy drive, consider dona ng a new bicycle to the “Bike Drive.” Help us exceed the 55 bikes that were collected in 2012!

For more info on dona ng to this wonderful cause contact Dan Freire, Managing Broker at 703-724-9494 Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ ashburnlongandfoster or call us at 703.724.9494

Long & Foster Realtors 43490 Yukon Dr. Suite #105 Ashburn, VA 20147 Located adjacent to Home Depot & behind Giant Food

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COMMUNITY CONTACTS

Important Numbers Community Management Contacts Brambleton Community Management Office

703-542-6263 703-542-6266 (f )

Residences at Brambleton (AMS)

703-542-6263

Summerfield Condo (CMC)

703-327-4818 703-542-5845 (f )

Town Center Brambleton Welcome Center

703-542-2925

BCA Services Verizon - Activation/Account Changes/Billing/Disconnect (M - F, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

800-501-1172

- Repair

888-553-1555

- Questions/Assistance w/ Verizon.com

888-669-9901

- Assistance w/ Suspension of Service

888-338-9333

RecycleBank

888-727-2978

AAA Recycling & Trash Removal

703-818-8222

Utility Contacts Dominion Electric - North of Ryan Road

888-667-3000

NOVEC - South of Ryan Road

888-335-0500

Miss Utility

800-552-7001

Washington Gas

703-750-1000

Water/Sewer: Loudoun Water

571-291-7880

County Contacts

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Emergency: Fire/Rescue/Police

911

Animal Care & Control

703-777-0406 540-882-3984 (f )

Building Permits

703-777-0220

Post Office, Ashburn - 44715 Prentice Drive

703-406-6291

Sheriff : Non-Emergency

703-777-1021

Sheriff : Traffic Hotline

703-771-5798

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Babysitter Directory The BRAM Sitters list is always being updated, and if you would like to be added to our directory, feel free to call the HOA office at 703-542-6263 Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm or email elaine.llanos@brambleton.org. Make sure you leave your name, age, any certifications, telephone number, and address for proof of residency in Brambleton.

Name

Age

Telephone Number

Sydney Wayne (B) Max Wayne Mackenzie Long (N) Megan O’Sullivan (F,C,N) Ariana Abousaeedi (F,C,N) Casey Forbes (C) Kaitlin Scalzo (C, F) Yvetter Goetlle (N) Maddie Presely-Wolff (C,B) Christian Jessup (C, B, F) Emily Sola (B,F,C) Bradley Ace (F,C) Malena Llanos (F,C) Erika Llanos (B,C) Erin Donahue (B,F,C) Megan Poole (N) Tanvi Rawat (C) Esha Rawat Alexis Haycraft (C) Jade Morris (C) Audrey Haisley (F,C) Samantha Charlton (F,C) Bailey Moore (B,C,F) JP Castro Lauren Cohen (B) Ashlie Massara (C) Whitney Kirkpatrick (F,C) Kristie Gogo Kirby Shultz Ashley Kucuk (C) Shaelyn Mullaney (C,F) Dina McAleer Autumn Redding (B,F,C,N) Caleigh Hensley (C,F) Christin Hensley Carly Hensley Sophia Travers (B,F,C) Ashley Yi Samantha Lee Melissa Abboud (B,C,F) Jessica Abboud (C) Andrea Abooud Daniel Abboud Paige Baxter Hailey White (B,F,C) Antonia Pelligrini (B,C)

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(B) Taken a Babysitters Course (C) CPR certified (F) First Aid certified (N) Nanny or daycare experience

* The Association makes no representations about these individuals except that they have given permission for their names to be published. We do not endorse or promote a single sitter. Please contact the specific person for his/her rates and abilities.

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Brambleton Community Association Newsletter

December 2013

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