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September 16, 2011


Issue 223

AROUND BRAMBLETON Doggone Wild Pool Party – The Doggone Wild Pool Party will be held at the Community Center this Sunday, September 18th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. View the flyer here and download the registration form here. *Please note, only pets will be allowed in the pool. Bramble10 Bash and Fall Festival Next Weekend! – We will be celebrating 10 Wonderful Years as a Community on September 23rd and 24th! You will not want to miss all the fun – concerts, comedian, food, beer, rides and inflatables, Vendor Marketplace, demos, face painting, and so much more! Buy your Family Fun weekend pass for $45, which gets you entrance for both days and ride wristbands for Saturday. *Please note, family passes are for up to 2 adults and their children and are for Brambleton residents only. Prepay for your family pass here or stop by the BCA office, M-F from 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. Volunteers Are Needed! Gain free admission for you and your family the day you volunteer. Please sign up here if you can lend a hand for a few hours. Thank you in advance! Abrakadoodle – Starting Thursday, Sep 29th; 4-week Session; Tuition: $60 (+$7 Supply Fee); Session 1: 2.5 to 5 years old, 10:00-10:45 a.m.; Session 2: 3 to 5 years old, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.; Session 3: 6+ years old, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Download the registration form here. Calling all Kids! – "Get into the act" with Drama Kids International! We use proven, fun, creative and interactive drama activities to focus the bold, outspoken child, and to draw out the quiet child, helping develop communication skills, confidence and leadership abilities! Kids love the fun, Drama Kid's Parents love the results! Classes are $15.00 per class, held on Mondays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Brambleton Community Center thru January; Grades 1 5. Visit now to enroll or call Marla Schafer at 703-726-1226! The difference is DRAMATIC! Creative Dance Center Classes - Start Date Pushed Back – Fall session, now 10/5 - 12/14; no class on 11/23 (12 week session); Make-up class on 12/21 or 12/28 if needed. Email Beth Barlas at for more info. Flyer and registration form coming soon!  Hip Hop – 5:00 p.m. - ages 5-7yrs; 6:00 p.m. - ages 8-10yrs; 7:00 p.m. - age 11+.  Ballet/Jazz – 6:00 p.m. – ages 5-7yrs; 7:00 p.m. – ages 8-12yrs  Dance Cardio - 8:00 p.m. for Adults  Pre-Ballet/Creative Movement/Tumbling – 2 and 3 year olds 8:30-9:00 a.m. Theme based classes take children on a movement adventure! Classes include warm-up, pre-ballet, creative movement incorporating motor skills while exploring the elements of dance. Developmental Gymnastics includes tumbling on a mat and obstacle course sequencing. The program includes CDC's annual show, with costumes at no additional expense to the parents.  Ballet & Jazz Basics – 4-6yrs 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. This first half of this class is a magical way to expose your child to the world of ballet! The children will learn all the

fundamentals of ballet. The second half of this class, children will learn the basics of Jazz dance. Designed to instill the love of dance in the young dancer, this entire class will introduce concepts of listening, moving through space, and co-operating with others within a creative dance framework with use of current, appropriate music and terminology. The program includes CDC's annual show, with costumes at no additional expense to the parents. Streetlight Outages – Brambleton's streetlights play a greater role in the safety and security throughout the community. Residents should report any streetlight outages to the appropriate electric utility company. NOVEC is responsible for all streetlights south of Ryan Road (REPORT). VA Dominion Electric (1-866-366-4357) is responsible for the streetlights in the Residences and areas north of Ryan Road, while Summerfield (703-327-4818) is responsible for the streetlights located on their private streets. Reports of streetlight outages to the utility company must include the pole number and either the closest intersection or address to the pole. Thank you in advance for reporting the streetlight outages in your neighborhood. Playing by the Rules – In consideration of the shorter days, please make sure that the carriage light at the front of your home is in working order. In Brambleton, residents are responsible for the daily operation and ongoing upkeep of these lights. If you are experiencing trouble after attempting to replace the bulbs, some suggestions to consider are:   

Check the breaker or GFI switch associated with the fixture. It could be that the breaker or GFI switch may need to be reset. The sensor may need to be replaced. Sensors typically have a life span of a few years. Most national home improvement stores have them in stock or an electrician can perform the replacement. If these steps do not restore the light to operation, an electrician may be necessary to further troubleshoot the problem.

Association staff will be conducting inspections during the evening hours this fall and will request that owners take action to restore their lights to operation.

RESIDENCES CONDOMINIUMS Beazer Owners – Save the Date for the 2011 Annual Meeting scheduled for October 12, 2011. This yearly meeting offers residents an opportunity to meet their neighbors and Board members and to hear the latest news from the community. More details to come in a formal mailed notice. We hope to see you there. The regular September Board meeting has been rescheduled for September 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., at the Brambleton Management Office, 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210, Brambleton VA 20148. Centex Owners – The next regular Board meeting has been rescheduled to September 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Brambleton Management Office, 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210, Brambleton VA 20148.

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER Crab Cake Night is back at Blue Ridge Grill by Popular Demand! Visit us on Monday and Tuesday nights between 4:00 - 9:30 p.m. for Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes. Lightly breaded and sautéed, our 2 Crab Cake Entrée with Fries & Cole Slaw is only $14 and you can add a single Crab Cake to any Steak for only $3. Please take advantage of our Call Ahead system to minimize your wait – just call us on your way here or up to 2 hours ahead of your estimated arrival. 703.327.1047

2nd Annual Cacher’s Corner – We will be hosting our 2nd Annual Cacher’s Corner Geocaching Event on Saturday, September 24th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Brambleton Welcome Center. Never tried this Global high-tech game before, no problem – here are some instructions and make sure you create your free account here Geocaching Instructions: September 24th is Now Officially “Brambleton Day” – Resolution celebrating Brambleton’s Ten Year Anniversary - Loudoun County Board of Supervisors joins the Brambleton community in celebrating ten wonderful years in Loudoun County on September 24th, 2011. Official Resolution here: Emerald Ridge & Overlook Neighborhoods Take Shape – A few photos of our new neighborhoods that are really starting to take shape with new trails being added. Van Metre even hosted Emerald Ridge’s first Block Party, check out the video here:; More photos here: A Special 9/11 Tribute in Brambleton – On September 11th, we captured photos of a neighbor running throughout the Brambleton Town Center for about an hour in honor of all the victims and their families. We hope to join his lead next year! View more photos here: Sport&Health – Need motivation to help your workouts? Join our Kickoff Classic that begins September 26th! Compete against fellow members and earn prizes JUST FOR WORKING OUT! Pick up a flyer in the club today or call 703.774.9500 and ask for Rhys. NFL is back and so are the specials at Caliente! – Come and join us for every NFL game and enjoy drink specials and .50 cent wings! Don't forget the Redskins are playing the Cardinals this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. See you then!

COUNTY CORNER Please join us for Girl Scout Night! – Parents and their daughters interested in learning about and/or joining Girl Scouts are invited to Girl Scout Night on Tuesday, September 27th from 7:00 8:30 p.m. at Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School in Ashburn. This will be a fun evening where parents will learn about the organization, how girls become members and about volunteer opportunities. Troop leaders and co-leaders will be available to help answer questions and girls will have a chance to meet Girl Scouts and participate in a craft with them. Questions? Please contact Creighton’s Corner Elementary School Girl Scout Troop Coordinator, Lydia Quinn at or Legacy Elementary School's Girl Scout Troop Coordinator, Victoria Chronister at LCSO Announces 37th Women’s Self-Defense Workshop – The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office will hold their 37th Women’s Self-Defense Workshop on Thursday, September 22nd. The class is open to all female residents of Loudoun County over the age of fourteen and space is limited to 100 participants. “The workshop is a free session whose purpose is to educate women on sexual assault issues and rape awareness,” said Sheriff Steve Simpson. The session will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, located at 45299 Research Place in Ashburn. Those interested in participating in this workshop must register, as space is limited. To register for the workshop you are asked to contact Audra Vogel at 571-258-3049. CFC MOPS Consignment Sale – To be held on Saturday, October 1st from 8:00 am – 11:00 p.m. with Dollar Dash from 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. Toys & Clothes $1, Books & Videos 4/$1, Large Items 75% off! Location: Ashburn Elementary School; Visit us at for more information.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Sunday, September 18th:

Brambleton Farmer's Market 9:00 - 1:00 p.m. – Sport&Health Parking Lot (Olympia Side)

Wednesday, September 21st:

Activities Committee Meeting 7:30 p.m. – BCA Management Office Conference Room Adult Pick-Up Basketball 6:30 p.m. – Legacy Elementary; Residents Only

Friday/Saturday, September 23rd & 24th:

Bramble10 Bash and Fall Festival – Don’t miss out on Celebrating 10 Years!!

FEEDBACK WELCOME! Please forward any comments or suggestions pertaining to the FLASH or HOA. For all the latest information, please check our community Intranet. ____________________________________________________________________________ Brambleton Community Association 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210 Brambleton, VA 20148 703-542-6263 (o) 703-542-6266 (f)

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