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June 1, 2012


Issue 262

AROUND BRAMBLETON Brambleton Night at the Nationals is Tomorrow! – Hope to see everyone who bought tickets! Please contact for questions about this event. Swim Team Practice at Community Center Pool – Please be reminded that the Bettas Swim Team will hold practice in 5 of the 6 lanes from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., M -TH next week and M - F the following week. One lane, the beach entry area, wading pool, spa, deck and bathhouse remain open to all Brambleton residents. LetSwim Inc. Returns to Brambleton! – We are excited to return this summer to Brambleton. LetSwim offers all levels of swim programming for those 6 months and up as well as water aerobics, perfect for anyone wanting a non-impact full body workout. Session 1 begins Monday June 11th. Registration closes for Session 1 on Wednesday June 6th. Classes are filling up fast. To ensure you get the class you want, register today! For more information on all of our sessions, please visit us at and click on Brambleton under Locations. Don’t see what you need, please contact Tracy at Summer Kick-Off Party/Teen Night – School is almost over, and we want to celebrate! Join us next Friday, June 8th from 5:00 – 8:00pm at the Community Center Pool for games, contests, water slides, dunk tank, deejay, dancing, food vendors and concessions to help kick off the summer! This event is free and is for Brambleton residents only! Teen Night will follow from 8:30pm – 11:00pm with deejay, dancing, pool fun with your friends, and free pizza. Other concessions will be available for purchase. Brambleton residents with pool pass are free, and guests are $5 (Teen Night only). Sign up to volunteer at RED, WHITE, and BRAM – On June 30th, we will have a pre 4th of July celebration on the Brambleton Town Center Plaza, complete with concerts, food vendors, fireworks, family friendly field day games and a Dodge Ball & Volleyball Tournament. Please view information regarding the tournament in the link below. We do need volunteers for this event, so if you can lend a hand, please sign-up: Dodge ball Sign-up - Volleyball Sign-up - Event Volunteer Sign-up - Abrakadoodle Summer Camp – There are still spots available for the Abrakadoodle Summer Camp. For more info click here.

Sizzlin' Summer Concert Series – We are pleased to announce this year's Sizzlin' Summer Concert Series schedule. Check it out!     

June 21 - HYJINX (Party Rock) July 5 - JAH WORKS (Reggae)  July 19 - KELLY BELL BAND (Blues/Funk)  Aug 2 - DARRELL HAWKINS (Acoustic Rock)  Aug 16 - THE REFLEX (80's Tribute) 

Rain in the Drain – Brambleton participates in this important effort to help protect our local watershed. Awareness and education are essential in this ongoing program. Please be sure to share with your family, friends, and contractors that nothing should be dumped in the drains. Report violators immediately to Loudoun County at 703-777-0111, send an e-mail, or complete an online complaint form. Playing By The Rules – All basketball equipment requires an approved application by the Covenants Committee. Requirements for a completed application include a copy of the plat with the proposed location of the hoop indicated along with signatures of adjacent neighbors. The Design Guidelines for Brambleton require that hoops must be located at least 15 feet from the street and located so that basketballs will not fall into the yards of adjoining homes and state that the use of basketball equipment is limited to daylight hours. Please ensure that the basketball equipment located on your property is not used outside of daylight hours. In addition, the use of bagged mulch or sand, cinder blocks or other such items to secure portable hoops is not permitted. Research performed by our office reveals the following suggestions for securing portable basketball hoops:  

Place the hoop on a flat surface as portable hoops are unsteady and can fall over fairly easily. Fill the base using sand and/or water. Sand weighs more and is more stable than water. If you fill the base with water and the base cracks, the water could leak out unnoticed, and the unit could fall over, possibly causing injury. Sand is denser and heavier, and notes that filling the base with sand creates a much more stable pole and backboard. Inspect regularly and provide supervision while in use.

RESIDENCES CONDOMINIUMS Save the Date – The Residences at Brambleton I Condominium and the Residences at Brambleton II Condominium have scheduled a community pool party on Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Additional details will follow. Board Meeting Dates – Residences at Brambleton Joint Board Meeting – June 11, 2012 7:00 p.m. Location: Brambleton Community Center 42645 Regal Wood Drive

TALK OF THE TOWN CENTER Challenge to Everyone – If by June 12th, the Brambleton sport&health Facebook page has 450 likes, General Manager, Jason Hall will go down the water slide on July 12th at 6:00 p.m. in a shirt and tie, and the picture will be posted on the Facebook page. Tell all your friends!

COUNTY CORNER Public Input Session on Dulles Rail Project – The Board of Supervisors will hold a public input session on the Dulles Rail project at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2012, in the Board Room of the Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. Speakers may sign up in advance by calling the Office of the County Administrator at 703-777-0200. Advance sign-up is open until noon on June 4, 2012. Speakers may also sign up in person the night of the public input session. The Board of Supervisors has until July 4, 2012, to decide whether to commit to Phase II of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, which would extend Metrorail into Loudoun County. More information about the Dulles Rail project is online at Supervisor Matt Letourneau Will Hold a “Dulles Direct” Town Hall Meeting Focused on Metro next Thursday, June 7th, 7:00 p.m. at Stone Hill Middle School. Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet has been invited to make a presentation on the facts regarding the Board’s Metro decision. Supervisor Letourneau will then share his thoughts on the project before turning the time over to members of the public to share their views. While the Town Hall meeting will be open to all, priority for questions and comments will be given to citizens of the Dulles District. Citizens can also receive regular updates on Supervisor Letourneau’s Facebook page by “liking” his site (key word: Supervisor Matt Letourneau). Supervisor Letourneau also has a monthly Dulles Direct newsletter. To sign up, visit You may also contact him at or call his office at 703-771-5069. Dulles South Public Safety Center Day June 9, 2012 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM – The Sheriff’s Office and Fire Station 19 will have various equipment on display as well as guided tours throughout the stations. Free child identification cards and other public safety information will be available. The Virginia State Police will be onsite to offer their HEAT program, which is a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) etching on the windshield. There will also be a moon bounce on site for the children. Food and drinks will be provided. We hope to see you there! Crossing Guards Needed at Legacy Elementary, Belmont Station Elementary and Balls Bluff Elementary Schools for the 2012/13 School Year – $14.1826-$24.8195 p/h, two (2) hours per day. Applicants must be 18 years or older, High School diploma or equivalent and one year relevant experience working with the public or children. Applicants must complete and pass physical. No benefits. For information please contact Willy Stevenson, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at willy.stevenson@loudoun .gov or 703-771-5735.


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

Tuesday, June 5th:

Board of Directors Meeting 8:15 a.m. – BCA Management Office

Wednesday, June 6th:

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

Friday, June 8th:

Summer Kick-Off 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. & Teen Night 8:30 – 11:00 p.m. – Community Center Pool

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