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April 6, 2012


Issue 253

AROUND BRAMBLETON Spring Eggstravaganza is this Saturday! – Exclusively for Brambleton Residents, join us at the Community Center on Saturday, April 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and take your picture with the Easter Bunny. We will give out "Fast Passes" at the Information Table beginning at 10:00 a.m. for pictures so you don't have to wait in line! Enjoy a petting zoo, moon bounces, crafts and of course a traditional Egg Hunt. The first egg hunt will be at 10:15 a.m. for infants-3 year olds; the second egg hunt will be at 10:45 a.m. for 4-6 year olds. This event is free for Brambleton Residents. Don't forget to bring your egg-collecting basket! We will also have light breakfast items on sale at the Concessions Table (muffins, donuts, coffee, etc.). Volunteers Still Needed: If you would like to volunteer to help with the activities, please sign up here Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday! – Brambleton Residents are invited to Legacy Park on Saturday, April 7th (moved from Friday 4/6) for a Flashlight Egg Hunt. Bring your flashlight and egg-collecting basket and meet at the tennis courts. Flashlights will be given out while supplies last. The hunt begins promptly at 8:30 p.m., and some of the eggs will be filled with very special prizes! Due to the dark conditions and uneven terrain at Legacy Park, this hunt is recommended for children ages 7 -12 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Younger children are invited to join in the egg hunting fun at the Spring Eggstravaganza on Saturday morning. Brambleton NCAA Tourney Challenge – Congrats to bracket “Pack is Back” who correctly chose 43 out of 63 picks in their bracket in the Brambleton Men’s NCAA Tournament Challenge, and to bracket “Orange Crush II” who correctly picked 47 out of 63 picks in their bracket in the Brambleton Women’s NCAA Tournament Challenge! If you are the “owner” of either one of these brackets, please send an email to to arrange a time to claim your Brambleton prize pack! For those who didn’t win this year, thanks for participating and good luck next year! Totally 80’s Trivia Night – Join us next Saturday, April 14th at the Community Center from 8 11pm. Come in your best 80’s gear for a fun night with friends. Form a team, or we can assign you to one, as we test your totally 80’s knowledge. Beer, wine and light appetizers will be served. Tickets cost $25/person. Purchase tickets at: Neighborhood Clean-Up – In honor of Earth Day, our community wide neighborhood clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th from 9am – 1pm. If you or your family would like to participate and need further info, please contact Beth at Playing By The Rules – Within Brambleton, owners must seek approval from the Covenants Committee prior to making exterior modifications. To submit a proposed exterior modification to the Covenants Committee for review, an owner must complete the Design Review Application.

This form is available on the Association’s website, in our office or in response to requests submitted to Brambleton’s Design Guidelines contain specific information and owners should familiarize themselves with the guidelines related to their proposed improvement before completing a Design Review Application. Completed Applications may be submitted via email to, by fax to 703-542-6266 or to the management office at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210, Brambleton 20148. A drop box is located outside of our lobby entrance for after-hours submissions and materials are retrieved each business morning. If you have questions or need more information about the Design Review Application process, or any other Covenants related matter, please contact or 703-542-6263. Digging in Brambleton? – In addition to getting your project approved by the Covenants Committee, homeowners should contact Miss Utility of Virginia by calling 811 or 1-800-5527001 at least 3 working days (excluding weekends and legal holidays) before beginning any digging project. Some examples include:      

Landscaping Digging holes for fence posts or a mailbox Anchoring supports for decks or swings Removing tree roots Driving landscaping stakes into the ground Installing a retaining wall

Remember, even if your project is small, it's always best to call. It's a free service! For additional information regarding a home project and digging safely, go to Upcoming Events in May – Night at the Nationals is Saturday, June 2nd, vs. the Atlanta Braves. Ticket includes prime seating in sections 104 or 105; $10 concession credit per ticket to use at any concession stand or gift shop at the park that day; scheduled post-game concert* featuring Nine-time GRAMMY nominee Dierks Bentley (*special events at Nationals Stadium are subject to change). Purchase tickets ($35/each) at: Ticket Sales end on Friday May 4th. Spring Wine Tour is Saturday, May 12th, from 10 - 5pm. Visit Casanel, Dry Mill, and Notaviva. Bring a picnic lunch or plan to purchase lunch at one of the stops. Call the vineyards or check their websites for current offerings. Purchase tickets ($65/each) at:; Please contact Beth Huck for more information at: or 703-542-6263. Brambleton Event Sponsorships – With our busy events season just around the corner, we are looking for some local businesses to partner with for event sponsorships. This is a great way to gain some visibility for your company through advertising and networking opportunities at our events. Contact Beth Huck at to hear about the benefits of being an event sponsor, and how we can maximize and individualize your sponsorship to benefit you! Download the Sponsorship Packet here:

RESIDENCES CONDOMINIUMS Board Meeting Dates – Joint Board Meeting - April 9, 2012 7:00 p.m.; Location: Community Center; Lower Level Conference Room

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER Come in to The UPS Store and mention this blurb to receive our weekly deal of 20% off packaging. Les Mills Launch Party April 21st! – New class launch of BODYPUMP, BODYSTEP, BODYJAM, CX WORKS AND BODYCOMBAT at Sport&Health. It’s “free guest” day, so bring a friend to enjoy the fun! Join RE/MAX Gateway of Brambleton for the 7th Annual Putt-a-thon & Family Fun Night, benefiting Joe Gibbs’ Youth for Tomorrow! Come support a wonderful cause on Saturday, April 14th from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at The NZone, 14550 Lee Road, Chantilly, VA 20151; $10 to Play/$5 for Kids. Each golfer receives a raffle ticket for a chance to win GREAT prizes! Enjoy a full 18-hole indoor putt-putt course, raffle prizes, a silent auction, fun activities for the kids & more! Complimentary food provided by Glory Days. For more information contact: Erin Maestas at 703.652.5813. Caliente Southwest Grille – Join us this Sunday for Easter Brunch! In addition to our full menu, we will be serving brunch with a southwest slant starting at 11AM. Enjoy a mimosa and watch the coverage of the final round of the Masters!

COUNTY CORNER The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to remove high-dollar items and garage door openers from their vehicles when left unattended. In the past several days vehicles in the Lowes Island were entered and were either rummaged through or items were taken. Most of the vehicles entered were left unlocked. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit is offering residents several tips for deterring thefts from vehicles:  

KEEP YOUR VEHICLE LOCKED. Most stolen items are taken from vehicles that are left unlocked. Remove all items from your vehicle, including garage door openers, when not in use. When you cannot do this, put the items out of sight (inside a lockable glove box or trunk). If your vehicle has an integrated garage door opener, please try to park your vehicle in the garage. A visible GPS unit is an obvious target, but car prowlers also look for any signs that one may be inside your vehicle, such as a mount on the window or dashboard. Even the circle impression left on the windshield from the suction cup mount is enough for thieves to break-in. They assume a GPS is hidden somewhere inside. Please try to rid your unattended vehicle of all tell-tale signs. Park inside your garage, if available, and keep the garage locked. Or, try to park your vehicle near or under an illuminated area.

Residents are also encouraged to register high-dollar items such as GPS units, tablets, laptops and MP3 players with the manufacturer and have the serial number available for the responding deputy if a theft occurs. This may assist with recovering the item in the event of a larceny.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Monday, April 9th:

Covenants Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m.; BCA Management Office

Wednesday, April 11th:

Adult Pick-Up Basketball 6:30 p.m. – Legacy ES; Residents Only

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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